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Union Cemetery (Briggs Cemetery)
Wayne County, Michigan

East of Haggerty at 6mi Rd
Livonia Michigan

Lat: 42° 24' 40"N, Lon: 83° 25' 40"W

Contributed by Julie Witkowski, Nov 28, 2001, last edited Aug 14, 2005 [jfwski@hotmail.com] Total records = 167.

Also referred to as "Briggs Cemetery".

The cemetery is north of 6 Mile Road, east of Haggerty Road. The graves are behind what is now the Trinity Theater in a commercial area.

??, Helen, 17yr "Our Sister Helen" (large monument, but no mention of last name)
Barker, Betsey (Leland), d. 5 Oct 1855, 77yr 1mo 5da, w/o John
Barker, Content (McKinstry), d. 2 April 1878, 79 yrs., w/o Rev. Harvey Barker
Barker, John, d. 13 Nov 1853, 83 yrs., h/o Betsey
Barlow, Catherine (Briggs), d. 10 Jan 1856, 87 yrs., w/o John M.
Benton, Constance (Content) S., b. 28 Oct 1858, d. 30 May 1888, s/o Hiram & Melvina
Benton, Sybel Melvina (Simmons), b. 26 Sep 1835, d. 2 Dec 1870, First w/o Hiram
Briggs, Alta, b. 14 Jan 1818, d. 3 Aug 1882, w/o Luther, d/o Wheaton Allen Briggs & Fanny Barbour
Briggs, Alzina Betsey, d. 1 Jun 1842, Infant, d/o Lewis & Hannah Briggs
Briggs, Alzina, b. 17 Apr 1819, d. 7 Dec 1841, d/o Pardon & Betsey
Briggs, Beattie A., b. 28 May 1843, d. 18 Oct 1876, d/o Luther & Alta
Briggs, Betsy (Elizabeth Cook), b. 7 Jan 1782, d. 10 May 1846, w/o Pardon
Briggs, Carmi G., b. 30 Dec 1828(23?), d. 29 Oct 1875, 47yr, h/o Elvira Loomis and Ann Shaw (s/o Pardon & Betsy)
Briggs, Elvira (Loomis), b. 15 Jun 1829, d. 6 Aug 1858, w/o Carmi G., (Possible correct birth date 15 Aug 1828)
Briggs, Fannie M., b. 24 Sep 1846, d. 21 Oct 1914, d/o Luther & Alta
Briggs, Ida M., b. 23 Apr 1885, d. 27 Mar 1885, d/o Luther & Alta
Briggs, Infant Daughter, b. 1 Jan 1854, d. 14 Jan 1854, 13 days, d/o Luther & Alta
Briggs, Luther, b. 28 Jul 1814, d. 11 Apr 1892, h/o Alta (on his land - Log Seminary school was built around 1840)
Briggs, Pardon, b. 9 Jun 1783, d. 27 Aug 1861, (from Niagara Co., New York), h/o Betsy (he donated the land for Union Church & Cemetery)
Briggs, Zilpha (Mattson), b. 19 Jul 1757, d. 19 Aug 1838, "Mother", Widow of John, m/o Pardon Briggs (Damage to stone - name scratched out. Correct birth date should be 19 Feb 1857.)
Brown, Keziah, d. 7 Apr 1844, 28yr, w/o Silas
Bulis, Caroline M. (Fuller), d. 27 Dec 1867, 41 yrs., 9 mos., 23 days, w/o Seymour L. (a Baptist Clergyman)
Cable, Edna E., b. 15 Jul 1875, d. --- (Her name is located on the Briggs monument - no death date is listed.), w/o George C. Snyder
Cable, Frances B., b. 1874, d. 1938, Member of the Eastern Star, w/o Luther D.
Cable, Helen G. (Briggs), b. 23 Jan 1849, d. 6 Feb 1933, w/o Joseph
Cable, Luther D., b. 1868, d. 1948, Member of the Masons, h/o Frances B.
Castle, Lemuel, d. 7 Apr 1839, 62yr
DeGarmo, John, d. 4 Jan 1863, 79yr 8mo 29da, h/o Sarah (This stone is broken.)
DeGarmo, Sarah (Culver), d. 29 Jul 1853, 67yr 10mo, w/o John
Downer, Anna Maria R. (Fry), d. 16 Mar 1855, 25yr 26da, First w/o Truman
Downer, Frances A.M., d. 10 Sep 1855, 4 mos., d/o Truman & Anna Maria
Downer, Frances Ann (Wisdom), d. 23 Feb 1904, 70yr 6 mos, 9da, Second w/o Truman
Downer, Hannah Celestia (Briggs), d. 18 Mar 1847, 30yr, w/o Tyler
Downer, Huldah (Briggs), d. 19 May 1856, 64yr, w/o Simon
Downer, Simon, d. 10 Dec 1838, 50yr, h/o Huldah
Downer, Truman, d. 4 Aug 1875, 54yr 7mo, h/o Anna Maria & Frances Ann (this stone is broken)
Downer, Tyler, d. 2 Dec 1876, 67 yrs., 7 mos., 4 days, h/o Hannah
Duclass, James, d. 9 Dec 1861, 91yr 8mo 21da (Possibly Douglass, this stone is tipped over and damaged.)
Dunn, Betsy (Briggs), b. (2) 22 Apr 1821, d. 5 Aug 1841, First w/o Thomas, d/o Pardon Briggs
Durfee, Mary Ann, d. 5 Oct 1834, 5yr 6mo 24da, d/o Sarah & Allen (This stone is flat on the ground.)
Durfee, Sarah (Thayer), d. 4 Jan 1862, 59yr 8da, w/o Allen (This stone is tossed into the woods/overgrowth.)
Eckels, Orlando P., d. 26 Jan 1865, 24yrs., First Michigan Cavalry Co. H, at Mower Hospital, PA of disease. Enlisted 3 Aug. 1861. s/o Thomas & Elizabeth
Everitt, Catherine A., d. 14 Aug 1878, 51yr 5mo 12da, d/o Marshall & Catherine V.
Everitt, Catherine V. (VanGorden), d. 9 Jun 1866, 83yr 7mo 15da, w/o Marshall
Everitt, Emily M., d. 29 Jul 1891, 68yr 3mo 16da, d/o Marshall & Catherine V.
Everitt, Emira (Northrup), b. May 1819, d. 2 May 1905, w/o Nelson
Everitt, Infant (L.R.), no dates, s/o Marshall & Catherine V.
Everitt, Marshall, b. 1842, d. 1922, s/o Nelson & Emira
Everitt, Marshall, d. 30 Nov 1833, 59yr 9mo 16da, h/o Catherine V., "Mason"
Everitt, Moses, d. 10 Jun 1873, 70yr 11mo 1 day, s/o Marshall & Catherine V. (broken stone)
Everitt, Nelson, b. 28 Feb 1811, d. 6 Jan 1892, h/o Emira
Everitt, Orion L., d. 20 Apr 1868, 2 yrs., s/o W. H. & A. J.
Fox, Franklin Joel, b. 1836, d. 1854, s/o George W. and Huldah
Fox, George W., b. 1800, d. 1858, h/o Huldah
Fox, Huldah (Way), b. 1802, d. 1864, w/o George W.
Francis, Ephriam, d. 25 Aug 1846, 69yr, h/o Mary
Francis, Mary, d. 29 Sep 1846, 64yr, w/o Ephriam
Fuller, Aaron C., b. 7 Sep 1799, d. 16 Sep 1864, h/o Harriet (broken stone)
Fuller, Cyrus, d. 14 Jun 1894, 83 yrs., h/o Lucena
Fuller, Edwin, d. 12 Mar 1882, 74yr, h/o Harriet (This stone has been repaired.)
Fuller, Florence, b. 25 Mar 1860, d. 15 Aug 1864, only daughter of Aaron & Harriet
Fuller, Harriet H. (DeGarmo), d. 9 Nov 1886, 79 yrs, w/o Edwin
Fuller, Harriet (Flint), b. 26 Apr 1800, d. 22 Jul 1875, Widow of Aaron (This stone is broken & toppled over.)
Fuller, Truey, b. 20 Apr 1837, d. 7 Aug 1864
Greenlaw, Mary E. (Everitt), d. 21 Jan 1889, 29 yrs., w/o Charles (broken stone)
Griswold, Zilpha (Briggs), b. 9 Nov 1802, d. 27 Mar 1822 at Royalton, (Niagara Co.) NY, first child of Pardon & Betsey, Wife of _________ Griswold. (Damage to stone - name scratched out!)
Gilson, Nancy L. (Barker), d. 29 Aug 1861(64), 44 yrs.,w/o Joseph H.
Harper, Nancy B., b. 3 Mar 1805, d. 15 Nov 1875, w/o William (This stone is broken & damaged.)
Harper, William, d. 28 Jul 1879, 69yr 5mo 19da, from Genesee Co., New York, h/o Nancy (stone knocked over)
Harvey, Content, d. 2 Apr 1878, 79yr, w/o Rev. Harvey
Hazen, Paul Willard, b. 25 Oct 1793, d. 24 Jan 1878, Clark's New York Militia, Veteran of the War 1812, s/o Edward & Mercy
Hinman, Bertha Aileen, b. 1892, d. 1975, d/o Chauncy & Celestia
Hinman, Celestia E. (Everitt), b. 1850, d. 1918, h/o Chauncy
Hinman, Chauncy W., b. 1848, d. 1910, w/o Celestia E.
Hulburd, Emily, d. 12 Feb 1851, 17 yrs., 11 mos., d/o William & Rachel
Hungerford, Abigail (Simmons), d. 6 May 1855, 68yr, w/o Uriah
Johnson, Silas, d. 4 May 1854, 31 yrs.
Jones, Alta, d. 4 Mar 1853, 42 yrs., d/o Eben (Ebenezer) & Lydia
Jones, Eben (Ebenezer), d. 14 Jun 1844, 73 yrs., h/o Lydia (This stone is very worn.)
Jones, Lydia, d. 5 Apr 1858, 78 yrs., w/o Eben (Ebenezer)
Joslin, Richard M., d.7 Mar 1844, 51 yrs., 9 mos., 30 days
Joslin, Willie, d. 29 Apr 1858, 11yr 4da, s/o Grant? & Margaret
Kipp, Mary B. (Barker), d. 3 Apr 1863, 33 yrs., w/o Henry
Lloyd, Betsey A. (Simmons), d. 1 Jan 1877, 45yr, w/o Nelson
Lloyd, Nelson S. Jr., d. 12 Jul 1868, 2yr, Infant of Nelson S. & Betsey A.
Myers, Gershom, d. 1 May 1892, 81yr 4mo 20da, h/o Ziphia & Mary A.
Myers, Mary A., d. 28 Oct 1845, 39yr, w/o Gershom
Myers, Zipha (Downer), d. 20 Jun 1889, 66yr 11mo, w/o Gershom
Ogden, Marrietta (Willet), d. 25 Jun 1856, 34 yrs., 10 mos., 20 days, w/o J.C.
Peck, Augustus C., d. 21 Jan 1858, 29yr 5mo 11da, s/o Theophilus & Christiana M.
Peck, Christiana M., d. 3 Feb 1836, 42yr 10mo 5da, w/o Theophilus
Peck, Dexter, d. 2 Sep 1841, Infant, s/o Rufus & Elizabeth
Peck, Juliann, d. 25 Oct 1843, Infant, d/o Edwin & Hannah
Peck, Theophilus, d. 26 Apr 1841, 57yr 3mo 27da, h/o Christiana M.
Pennington, Elizabeth, d. 18 Feb 1856, 72 yrs., 6 mos., 24 days, w/o Joseph
Pennington, Joseph H., d. 7 Jul 1839, 58yr 3mo 7da, h/o Elizabeth
Porter, Mary C. (Simmons), b. 1822, d. 1902, w/o Phillip S.
Porter, Phillip S., b. 1829, d. 1902, h/o Mary C.
Potter, Elizabeth, d. 13 Sep 1869, 64 yrs., 6 mos., 3 days, w/o Ahaz (Possibly Alex?)
Potter, Georgie, d. 13 Apr 1874, 5 yrs., 4 mos., 24 days, s/o Charles & Helen
Potter, Matilda (Willet), d. 26 Mar 1881, 64 yrs., 6 mos., w/o Samuel W.
Potter, Samuel W., d. 16 Jan 1873, 68 yrs., 4 mos., 7 days, h/o Matilda
Riddle, Caroline Moorland, b. 1881, d. 1962, d/o William & Sarah Riddle
Riddle, Charles W., b. 1871, d. 1946, s/o William & Sarah
Riddle, Elizabeth (Douglas), b. England, d. 7 Apr 1874, 73yr 7mo 9da, w/o William, d/o J. & E. Douglas
Riddle, Nellie M., b. 1870, d. 1949, d/o William & Sarah
Riddle, Sarah E., b. 24 Sep 1847, d. 8 May 1925, w/o William
Riddle, William, b. 15 Jul 1837, d. 3 May 1902, h/o Sarah
Riddle, William, b. Ireland, d. 9 Dec 1840, 42yr, 8mo, s/o Elizabeth & William
Sands, Emery, d. 8 Apr 1832, 21yr 18da, (said to be the oldest grave)
Simmons, Alanson, b. 1798, d. 1876, h/o Mary
Simmons, Bertha L., b. 6 Jul 1871, d. 20 Mar 1883, d/o Constant & Prudence
Simmons, Betsey, d. 15 Oct 1878, 75 yrs., 9 mos., 24 days, w/o Zebina
Simmons, Buell L., b. 1862, d. 1928, "Father", h/o Adelaide
Simmons, Byron G., d. 14 Nov 1843, 11yr s/o Alanson & Mary
Simmons, Constant, b. 21 Mar 1827, d. 6 Oct 1904, h/o Prudence
Simmons, Florence A., d. 29 Apr 1868, 5yr 6mo 16da, d/o George W. & Mary Adeline
Simmons, Gardner P., b. 14 Dec 1825, d. 7 Dec 1898, h/o Nancy & Lovina
Simmons, Gardner, b. 7 Jun 1803, d. 15 Aug 1840, h/o Melancy
Simmons, George W. C., d. 20 Oct 1889, 60yr 8mo 16da, h/o Mary A.
Simmons, Harriet, "Children of Gardner & Melancy" No dates listed for Harriet.
Simmons, Harvey, b. 18 Dec 1828, d. 16 Oct 1903, h/o Lovina
Simmons, Infant Son, b. 30 Jun 1839, d. 22 Jul 1839
Simmons, Lovina, b. 19 Jul 1837, d. 1932, w/o Harvey
Simmons, Lovina, b. 5 Aug 1842, d. 7 Dec 1890, Second w/o Gardner P.
Simmons, Mary Adeline (Gooding), d. 7 Feb 1906, 73yr 9mo 11da, w/o George W.
Simmons, Mary (Bartlett), b. 1800, d. 1857, w/o Alanson
Simmons, Mary, b. 10 Oct 1829, d. Oct 1833, d/o Gardner & Melancy
Simmons, Melancy, b. 27 Apr 1806, d. 10 Nov 1860, w/o Gardner
Simmons, Phebe M., b. 29 May 1831, d. 14 Oct 1833, d/o Gardner & Melancy
Simmons, Prudence Rachel (Rounds), b. 27 Aug 1834, d. 17 Oct 1916, w/o Constant
Simmons, Rosalette Adel, b. 1857, d. 16 Nov 1865, 8yr 4mo 18da, d/o Harvey & Lovina
Simmons, Zebina, d. 27 Feb 1846, 44 yrs., h/o Betsy
Smitherman, Martha, d. 25 Oct 1863, 4yr 8mo 11da, d/o Thomas & Mercy (Stone knocked over)
Smitherman, Mercy (Pannel), b. 17 Mar 1818, d. 20 Oct 1895, 77yr 7mo 3da, Born in the Isle of Grain, Kent Co., England, w/o Thomas
Smitherman, Sarah Ann, b. England, d. 28 Oct 1863, 14yr 7mo, d/o Thomas & Mercy
Smitherman, Thomas Jr., d. 25 Jan 1861, 10mo 25da, s/o Thomas & Mercy (This stone is severely worn.)
Smitherman, Thomas, b. 2 Aug 1818, d. 10 Jul 1889, 70yr 11mo 8da, Born in Berlin, Kent Co. England, h/o Mercy
Snell, Anson, d. 19 Feb 1875, 76 yrs., 10 mos., 11 days, h/o Sally (This stone is flat onthe ground.)
Snell, Anson Jr., d. 2 Dec 1853, 4yr 10mo, s/o Anson & Sally Emily (This stone is flat onthe ground.)
Snell, George S., d. 8 Aug 1854, 28yr 11mo 3da, s/o Anson & Sally Emily
Snell, Sally Emily, d. 13 Mar 1852, 61yr, w/o Anson (This stone is damaged and flat on the ground.)
Snell, Silvenis T., d. 9 Apr 1851, 22yr 5 mos. 4da, s/o s/o Anson & Sally Emily
Starkweather, Alfred, b. 1 Dec 1813, d. 25 Dec 1880, h/o Electa
Starkweather, Austin, b. 11 Mar 1837, d. 7yr 10mo 4da, s/o E.W. & Eleanor
Starkweather, Cicero, d. 18 Jun 1839, 6yr 7mo 27da, s/o Erastus & Eleanor
Starkweather, Eleanor (McKeeby), d. 12 Aug 1866, 76yr, w/o Erastus W.
Starkweather, Erastus Wolcott, b. 27 Jul 1788, d. 19 Oct 1857, 68yr 2mo 22da, h/o Eleanor
Starkweather, Henry V., d. 31 May 1857, 21yr 6mo 6da, s/o Erastus & Eleanor
Starkweather, Willard H., d. 17 Jun 1852, 24yr 11mo 22da, s/o Erastus & Eleanor, "died on the road to California"
Stebbins, Irene, b. 8 Feb 1787, d. 24 Feb 1861
Stuart, Amanda M. (Lapham), b. 24 Aug 1838, d. 14 Mar 1876, w/o George (stone knocked over)
Stuart, Elmira H., d. 22 Jun 1859, 48yr, w/o Sidney S.
Stuart, Nina, d. Feb 1862, 8mo d/o G. S. & A. Stuart
Welsh, Clara M., d. 8 Aug 1859, 4yr 10mo, d/o B. B. & M. Welsh
Welsh, Franklin E., d. 4 Feb 1851, 2 mos., 2 days, s/o B.B. and M.
Welsh, George M., d. 3 Oct 1857, 5 yrs., 2 mos., s/o B.B. and M.
Whipple, Calvin, b. 17 Jul 1806, d. 6 Aug 1887, h/o Harriet (From Ontario Co., New York)
Whipple, Harriet H.(Stebbins), b. 9 Aug 1809, d. 19 Dec 1894, w/o Calvin
Willet, Hannah (Pennington), d, 4 Dec 1863, 87 yrs., 14 days, w/o Micajah (The stone is broken and very badly damaged.)
Willet, Mordecai, d. 12 Oct 1879, 64 yrs., 6 mos., 28 days, s/o Hannah (The stone is broken and very badly damaged.)
Worden, Betsey A., d. 12 Aug 1858, 6 yrs., d/o A. B. and M.B.
Worden, Eva, d. 21 May 1862, 8 yrs., d/o A. B. and M.B.
Worden, Olivia Charlotte (Sturgh), b. 26 Dec 1822, d. 23 Mar 1900, w/o Alfred R.
Worden, Ripha, d. 28 Nov 1849, 58 yrs., War of 1812 as a Private, in Swift's Detachment, New York Volunteers, commanded by Lt . Philetus Swift from May 16, 1812 until May 24, 1813. h/o Rebecca Ripley
Worden, Ripha P., d. Jan. 28, 1867, 8 yrs.
Worden, Willard C., d. 1 Sep 1881, 22yr 9mo 11da, s/o Alfred & Olivia

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