Presbyterian Cemetery, Plymouth, Wayne County, Michigan
In 1835, Edward Brooks deeded to the trustees of the Second Presbyterian Church one-quarter acres of land directly in the rear of the church to be used as a burial lot. This burial lot became known as the Presbyterian Cemetery. Additional land was added to the cemetery in a deed dated December 27, 1853. On March 30, 1859, Dan Punches and his wife transferred to the Second Presbyterian Church an additional 20 foot right of way to be used as a driveway. Additional land was donated to the cemetery on August 2, 1862 by John Kellogg and his family. On October 6, 1913, Chancy H. Rauch asked the Plymouth City Council to close the abandoned Presbyterian Cemetery. The request was approved and the Plymouth City Council requested the cemetery committee write letters to all the families who had family members in the Presbyterian Cemetery to remove the bodies. The request was documented in the Plymouth City Council minutes dated April 22, 1914. Most bodies were removed to Riverside Cemetery by Lew Passage and Bert Brown in 1915 and 1916. The land reverted back to the Presbyterian Church and is now used as a parking lot. [NOTE: Documents relating to the people buried in this cemetery are very rare.]
The data was provided by Garry D. Packard who generously supplied it to the Genealogy Center for distribution to individual genealogical researchers. Mr. Packard states, "Great care was taken to make the information correct and to exclude any information related to living persons." For additional information about individuals or families found in this database, please contact Mr. Packard, c/o Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170; phone (734) 455-8940.
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