Monday, May 29, 2017

ETCHED IN OLD STONE: Highland Cemetery-The Unmarked Graves

Post/Smith
“Lest We Forget” ~ Memorial Day
Highland Cemetery
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Civil War Memorial, Highland Cemetery
(Inscription) “1861-1865 Erected by the Woman’s Relief Corps of Ypsilanti
In memory of the men who in the War of the
Great Rebellion fought to uphold their country’s flag.
Memorial Day 1895.
They died to make their country free
Monument (double circle) located above green dot
Green Section: graves of my maternal great grandfather Daniel Post and his second wife Grace alongside of my grandfather Leon Vern Smith and grandmother Ona Dort Post. 
Yellow Section: graves of great-great grandfather John Franklin Post, Jr., some of Daniel's siblings and the grave marked "Mother" which is probably Daniel's maternal grandmother.
John F. Post, Jr.'s unmarked grave to right of "Mother" headstone
Next to him is unmarked grave of his first child, Franklin.
End stone marks grave of daughter, Nellie.
In this lot of 8 graves, only one other is used and set
with a headstone, John's son Edward.
Although John's wife Elizabeth remarried following his death, 
her death certificate lists this cemetery as her burial place. 
Cemetery records cannot confirm that she may be buried
in one of the three other unmarked graves in the Post lot.
Note: Highland Cemetery is at 943 N. River St. 
John Franklin Post lived just down the street at 803 River St. 
Post Family Gallery
John Franklin Jr. & Elizabeth (Fulmer) Post
Daniel & Edward Post with sister Ida
Ona Dort (Post) Smith