Gravestones from Riverside Cemetery – Chippewa County, Michigan

Most of the following were originally interred in Fort Brady, which was located along the Saint Mary River in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. In 1893 the fort was considered too small to be effective and was moved to a larger area. At this time those buried in the cemetery within the fort were moved to Riverside Cemetery along the Saint Mary River.

In Memoriam, George Johnston, died January 6, 1861, aged 64 years, 3 months.  His wife, Mary Rice Johnston, died September 25, 1858, aged 55 years, 11 months.  And their children – Benjamin S. Johnston, killed at Manassas, Virginia, August 20, 1862, aged 21 years, 10 months; James L. Johnston, died at Bladensburg, Maryland, October 17, 1861, aged 19 years, Members of CO K, 1st Michigan Volunteers; Louisa M. Johnston, died September 6, 186, aged 41 years.

Capt. Daniel Hicks, born at Newburg, New York, April 11, 1813, died August 9, 1849.

James L. Hopkins died June 6, 1858, 46 years.

Sacred to the memory of Adaline C. Dickens, died August 1, 1854; aged 29 years, 6 months and 23 days, and daughter born June 6, ????.  Died – At her residence in this village, on Tuesday the 1st of August, Mrs. Adaline C., wife of L. M. Dickens, aged 29 years and 7 months, leaving two small children, one an infant daughter about four weeks old.  Mrs. Dickens was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Culver of Genesee County, New York, but was adopted in the family of P. S. Church, Esq., of this place.  Before her union with Mr. Dickens, Miss Culver resided between one and two years in the Mission Family at this place, and taught the Mission School, and by her correct and amiable deportment warmly recommended herself to the esteem and affectionate regard of all the family, and a circle of friends around.  She was a good teacher, an amiable young lady, an exceedingly pleasant inmate in a family, an affectionate and devoted wife, and a tender mother.  Although she had been ill some four weeks, the announcement of her death fell heavily upon the ears of the community in general, and exceedingly so upon those of some of her most intimate acquaintances.  According to the Record of Interments in the National Cemetery at Fort Brady, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, she was a civilian whose remains were “removed from the post cemetery at old Fort Brady during the month of October 1893, and re-interred in the Riverside Cemetery on ground reserved for military use exclusively.”

William Wither died February 27, 1855, aged 40 years.

Moses W. Stevens, in his 31st year, August 4, 1843.

E. Glenn Seymour died June 25, 1850, aged 32 years 1 month.

Belle Cass, daughter of Major J. H. & Lucie M. Gore, died March 14, 1852, aged nine months, 11 days.

Charles Thomas Miller died June 3, 1845.

J. Stanly Wood died June 13, 1847, aged 22 months and 5 days.

Sacred to the memory of Helen Amelia, daughter of Rev. John and Sarah Clark; who died of dropsy on the brain September 26, 1834, aged 4 years, 9 months and 7 days.

Hipolyte Edouard, son of Francois and Marie Artault, died October 2, 1854, aged 12 months.

In memory of William Henry, the dearly beloved son of Henry R. and Jane Schoolcraft, born June 20th, 1824, died March 13th, 1827.

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft is sister to George Johnston, the first notification.

On another note, my internet has been horrible lately. Having a hard time getting my blogs written. It is what it is when you live in the wild!

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