Lenawee County Michigan
Friends Cemetery
Palmyra, Lenawee County, Michigan 1837-1863



This cemetery listing was transcribed by M. Diana Davis from a transcription from the original
recording by Jonathan Harned. The recording was found in May of 1938 in the attic of Will Avis'
(Ovis' ?) home at 504 South Main Street, Adrian Mi.  These records were kept by Jonathan Harned.
The handwritten booklet also includes a genealogy of the HARNED family. Jonathan Harned (one of
many generations of  Jonathan Harned) was a Quaker Preacher in Palmyra. My great grandfather,
JH DAVIS, was named after him. JH's mother, Mary E PIERCE, was raised a Quaker in Lenawee
County.  My Great, Great, Great Aunt Hannah Pierce, a devout Quaker, kept a journal for 50
years. Her writings confirm/coincide with the deaths listed in the cemetery from 1837-1863.
Adrian Michigan June 8, 1938

"This book contains a copy of those buried in the Friends cemetery (a small cemetery with wire
fence around it back some distance from the road) as recorded by Jonathan Harned.
A list of deseased children" :

Second row

				Day/Month/Year
No 1	Silas Dodge's child	12-6-1837
No 2	Abriham Laings child	24-8-1837
No 3	Thomas Irish's child	30-9-1837
No 4*	William Pearse's child	30-9-1837
No 5	Alen Chafee's child	5-1-1839
No 6	Robert Street's child	27-4-1839
No 7	Ephram Rubauds' child	9-11-1839
No 8	Abraham Laing's child	12-12-1840
No 9	Abraham Laing's child	21-10-1841
No 10	Abraham Laing's child	29-11-1843
No 11	Jason Angles child	10-8-1845
No 12	Benjamin Wilson's child	16-6-1847
No 13	William Pearce's child	24-7-1847
No 14	Edward Pearce's child	14-8-1847
No 15	Angalus Buttels child	2-5-1848
No 16	Hugh W. Harned's child	8-4-1849
No 17	Hugh W. Harned's child	16-10-1854


"A list of the deseased buried in Friends cemetery such as were grown to the age of
men and women".

First row
			Day/Month/Year
No 1	John Hunt	27-2-1838
No 2	Sara Hunt	2-9-1836
No 3	Lidia dodge	20-9-1837
No 4	Eliza Clark	2-9-1838
No5	George Field	14-9-1838
No 6	Hasard Gardner	12-1838
No 7	Geroge Tagg	17-3-1839
No 8	Sarah Jackson	19-7-1839
No 9	Turner Aldrich	20-9-1840
No 10	Ester Laing	26-8-1841
No 11	Stranger	16-11-1841
No 12	Elizabeth Cook	14-11-1844
No 13	Lidia Larson	15-7-1846



Third row
				Month/Day/Year
No 1	Elizabeth Walton	19-8-1846
No 2	Mariah Irish		11-9-1846
No 3	John Mosier		20-10-1846
No 4	Thomas Sackrider	2-1-1847
No 5	Lidea Pearce		12-3-1847
No 6	Emaline Pearce
	Wife of Edward Pierce	4-8-1847
No 7	Epsa Smith		6-9-1847
No 8	Nathan Harned		21-10-1847
No 9	Catherine Harned	4-2-1852
No 10	John Irish		7-3-1848
No 11	Benjamin Secoy		21-9-1849
No 12	Jane Secoy		21-7-1850
No 13	Smauel Secoy		28-7-1850
No 14	Elizabeth Secoy		17-8-1850

Fifth row and begin at South End.

No 1	William Pearce's child	25-10-1852
No 2	James Canada's child	24-8-1860
No 3	Amos Wilson's child	29-8-1860

Fourth row and begin at south end.
				Day/Month/Year
No 1	Willit Smith
	Son of Joseph Smith	10-9-1850
No 2	David Secoy		13-9-1850
No 3	John Lee Hunt		6-12-1852
No 4	Sarah Hunt
	Dau of John & Sarah Hunt	11-1-1853
No 5	Rachel Walton		28-5-1853
No 6	Desire Hoag		27-6-1853
No 7	Almira Street		10-7-1853
No 8	Crofford White		3-9-1854
No 9	Benjamin Hoag		26-4-1857
No 10	Mary B. Scott		30-7-1857
No 11	Asa Wilson		10-1-1860
No 12	John L. Harned		26-1-1862
No 13	Jonathan Harned		28-10-1862
No 14	Deborah Field Pierce
	Wife of John Pierce	26-11-1862
No 15	Christina Harned
	Wife of Jonathan Harned	18-8-1863


Transcribers Note: The information above was transcribed from handwriting. There are many
misspellings in the original text, and discrepancies in spelling in the orginal.

*Pearce and Pierce are used interchangeably through this document and by others from the Pierce
Family. The "Pearce" spelling is not seen in our family documents after the 1860s,
only "Pierce"


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