BELDEN, BILDAD - Lorain County, Ohio | BILDAD BELDEN - Ohio Gravestone Photos


BROWN's Lake Road Cem. Cemetery
Lorain County,

BELDEN, Bildad 1745*-1824 [*-his headstone erroneously shows his birth year as "1742"]
Bildad BELDEN's headstone as it was in 1994 after I set it upright for the photo. [His headstone was probably purchased for Belden's grave in the 1840's, about 2 decades after Belden's death, which may explain the birth year error inscribed.]
In 1993, Members of the O.G.S. had cleaned up around his headstone on Nov. 5, 1993, but when I was doing further independent extensive cemetery cleanup in Fall 1994, I discovered that BELDEN is most likely buried beside his daughter (not beside his son-in-law). [Due to vandalism in the 1940's, etc., many of the headstones were not exactly where they belonged). Therefore, if Belden's headstone is still next to his son-in-law, then the plot upon which the current caretakers have erected his headstone, is probably not really his grave.
Unfortunately since there are no official plot records for any of the graves in this cemetery, some of the scattered headstones will never be properly positioned atop their true graves.

Contributed on 11/28/11 by ohiopioneers
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Submitted: 11/28/11 • Approved: 11/28/11 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R139306-G0-S3

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