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Redford Cemetery (Bell Branch Cemetery)
Redford Township, Wayne County, Michigan

Telegraph Road
Btwn 5 & 6 Mile Rds
Redford MI 48239

Lat: 42° 24' 23"N, Lon: 83° 16' 31"W

In 1831 Israel Bell, a Pekin Village commissioner, gave one acre of land to the village for a cemetery. Originally called Bell Branch Cemetery after the river and the settlement founded by Bell in 1818, its name was changed to Redford Cemetery after Pekin's modern name, Redford Township.

Additional acreage was obtained in 1849, 1854 and 1883 expanded the cemetery to ten acres of which half is in Redford Township and half is in Detroit. A wrought iron fence was built for the cemetery in 1886 with money contributed by Redford Township citizens.

Among those buried here are Israel Bell and many war veterans, including two from the Revolutionary War, and many from the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War I. Earliest burials date from the late 1800's. Cemetery is still being used.

This is not a complete listing of burials! The records below were provided by contributors to Cemetery Records Online. Total records = 42.

Contributor's Index:

Armstrong, Charles W., b. 21 Mar 1929, d. 3 Feb 1999, PFC US Army, [JW]
Binns, Charlotte P., b. 1906, d. (blank), [JW]
Binns, Gertrude B., b. 1874, d. 1960, [JW]
Binns, Harry M., b. 1898, d. 1989, [JW]
Binns, Harry, b. 1877, d. 1975, [JW]
Coon, Almiria Harris, b. Sep 24, 1838, d. Nov 22, 1908, w/o John F. Coon, [KD]
Coon, Balthasar (Baltus), b. Jun 27, 1790, d. Aug 15, 1863, s/o Margaretha (Simmons) and Valentine Coon, h/o Margaret, [KD]
Coon, Cornelius, b. Jul 12, 1862, d. Nov 17, 1862, s/o Almiria & John Coon, [KD]
Coon, Harvey Spencer, b. Jan 1876, d. May 05, 1899, s/o Mary and Spencer Coon, [KD]
Coon, Hiram, b. Feb 15, 1810, d. Aug 29, 1864, s/o Margaretha (Simmons) and Valentine Coon, h/o Julia (Taylor), [KD]
Coon, Ida C., b. Jan 1869, d. Sep 11, 1870, d/o Mary and Spencer Coon, [KD]
Coon, James, b. Apr 01, 1857, d. Apr 08, 1858, s/o Letitia (Pearsall) and Charles Coon, [KD]
Coon, John F., b. Apr 18, 1824, d. Sep 6, 1908, s/o Margaret & Balthasar Coon, h/o Almiria (Harris), [KD]
Coon, Letetia, b. Jul 1827, d. May 15, 1857, w/o Charles Henry Coon, d/o Abelard Pearsall, [KD]
Coon, Margaret, b. Feb 28, 1791, d. Feb 02, 1870, w/o Balthasar Coon, [KD]
Coon, Orrin Avery, b. Nov 1837, d. 1916, s/o Sally & Joseph Coon, h/o Mary Ann (Clark), Mary Ruth (McInnis) and Elmira, [KD]
Coon, Spencer, b. May 18, 1838, d. Aug 18, 1894, s/o Sarah & William Coon, h/o Mary Ann (Maxon), [KD]
Coon, William, b. Apr 1859, d. Jul 12, 1860, s/o Mary and Spencer Coon, [KD]
Coon, William, b. Feb 25, 1808, d. Mar 16, 1850, s/o Margaretha (Simmons) and Valentine Coon, h. Sarah, [KD]
Dains, Ephraim, b. 7 Jul 1757, d. 7 Jul 1836, Connecticut, Pvt. 2 Regt Lt Dragoons - Rev. War, [JW]
Geney, David, b. 1842, d. 1907, Sgt Co. E 7th Michigan Cav., [JW]
Geney, Little Mary, b. 1887, d. 1888, d/o David and Mary, [JW]
Geney, Mary Etta, b. 1848, d. 1909, w/o David, [JW]
Londrosh, Eleanor, b. May 10, 1827, d. Feb 19, 1891, d/o Margaret & Balthasar Coon, w/o Adolphus Londrosh and Wilson Catlin, [KD]
Losey, Perry, b. Oct 12, 1876, d. Jan 31, 1972, s/o Charlotte (Proctor) and Sylvester Losey, [KD]
Mccoy, Jas. H, no dates, CO I 7th Michigan Inf., [JW]
Morris, Cynthia, b. 1837, d. 1912, d/o Mary (Coon) and John Reed, w/o James Morris, [KD]
Morris, James D., b. Jan 08, 1835, d. Nov 28, 1859, s/o Lucinda (Sackett) and John Morris, h/o Cynthia (Reed), [KD]
Morris, John, b. Oct 20, 1803, d. May 03, 1858, h/o Lucinda (Sackett), [KD]
Morris, Lucinda, b. Jun 04, 1811, d. Nov 08, 1888, d/o Elizabeth (Woodward) and Ezekiel Sackett, w/o John Morris, [KD]
Proctor, Effie, b. 1876, d. 1971, d/o Catherine (Postiff) and Edward Wright, w/o Linton Proctor, [KD]
Proctor, Emma, b. Jun 23, 1844, d. Aug 30, 1894, d/o Julia (Taylor) and Hiram Coon, w/o William Proctor, [KD]
Proctor, Linton, b. May 1883, d. Nov 21, 1947, s/o Emma (Coon) and William Proctor, h/o Effie (Wright), [KD]
Proctor, William James, b. Oct 1847, d. Mar 3, 1923, s/o Harriet (Driffel) and Samuel Proctor, h/o Emma (Coon), [KD]
Reed, Maria, b. 1817, d. 1850, d/o Margaretha (Simmons) and Valentine Kuhn, w/o Jesse Reed, [KD]
Sackett, Ezekiel H., no dates, Btry E 1 Michigan Lt. Arty., [JW]
Sackett, Ezekiel, b. 22 Nov 1786, d. 28 Oct 1857, 70yr, Sgt NY Militia, War of 1812, [JW]
Sackett, Martin, b. 1840, d. 1914, Co. B 10 Michigan Cav, h/o Susan, [JW]
Sackett, Susan, b. 1845, d. 1886, w/o Martin, [JW]
Smead, Darius, b. 1766, d. 1846, Pvt NH Line, Rev. War, [JW]
Spencer, Maria, b. Jan 26, 1818, d. Sep 30, 1855, d/o Margaret & Balthasar Coon, w/o Elijah Spencer, [KD]
Tomczak, Alice J., b. 3 Mar 1932, d. 7 Aug 1974, w/o Richard Tomczak, d/o Harry Clifford Norris and Dorothy Mae Briggs, [SR]

 

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