|Clearly, there was
no real parking lot or public drive available to access the cemetery.
Rather than block the homeowner's driveway, we parked in the ditch
directly in front of the cemetery.
|A close-up of
one of the taller markers.
Upon further exploration, we found
that the cemetery was much larger (and older) than expected, and seems
to be comprised mostly of the Hartshorn Family and their descendants.
Later research revealed some interesting things about the Hartshorn
Family. Apparently, the Ottawa county area was settled in the
1820's by Wyatt Hartshorn and his wife, Sarah Jane. Sarah Jane was
only around 13 at the time. A later transcription of an interview
with her details her stressful, 8-week canoe trip from Buffalo to
Below, some Hartshorn markers.
The left belongs to that of Wyatt's son, Byron Hartshorn (born 1825 in
Danborn Township) and his wife Mary. To the right is the tombstone
believed to belong to Wyatt Hartshorn, although the engravings are so
eroded that a literal reading was impossible.