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Sherwood Cemetery

Buchanan Township, Berrien County, Michigan

Markers transcribed by Daundra Baker, 1970 and Oct. 2001.

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This cemetery is located in Sec 14. of Buchanan Twp., and is No. 68 in the Michigan Cemetery Atlas of 1991. Directions: Travel Red Bud Trail north out of Buchanan, just past Miller Rd. on the west (left) side of the road. There are unmarked interments, identified by indentations, which when prodded one can feel a very light pocket. All information here is from grave markers. The X under the heading 2001 Status indicates the presence of the grave marker at that time. Locate the burial site of your ancestor by locating the Map No. here on the Map of Burial Sites below. View Pictures of Headstones, footstones and monuments in the cemetery (everything, standing or laying).


Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions and Comments

2001 Status

Map No.
Bolton, Madge  1870 1878   X #16
Brewster, Ezra  26 Sept 1796  24 Sept 1864 Born Norwich,  X #23
Chandler, Benjamin    4 Aug 1850 65y  Missing #10 
Chandler, Sara    9 June 1854 71y, Wife of Benjamin Chandler  Missing #9 
Conder, Edward  6 Jan 1896  7 Apr 1896 Brother  X #15
Fuller, Delila B. [or H]   16 Aug 1863 68y, Wife of Scott Fuller  X #17
Fuller, Julia R.  Apr. 9, 1853  22 Mar 1859 5y, 6m, 18d, Dau. of J & J Fuller [d. Buchanan, Dau. of Joseph & Julia.]  X #11
F., J. R.       [Footstone]   X #18
Fuller, Mattie E.   July 4, 1864 Mar. 22, 1879 14y, 3 [or 8]m, 18d, Dau. of J & J Fuller [d. Buchanan. Dau of Joseph & Julia]  X  
Fuller, Uncle Truman          #20
Gazley, D.W.(David Ward) 29 Oct 1880 2 Dec 1899   X #22
Gazley, Mary Baker __Jan. 1836 5 Apr. 1921 b. Ontario, Canada (prob. St. Catharines, Lincoln Co.) d. Petoskey, Emmett Co., MI, Wife of David, Dau. of William & Catharine Baker; bur. next to husband. Missing [Info from Harold Quardokus]
Hollett, Hannah, Mother    19 Aug 1863 75y, Wife of T. Hollett  X #14
Ingelright, Sylvia [Fuller] 12 Mar 1827 8 July 1900 Wife of William Ingelright [See more abt. Sylvia & Wm Ingelright below.]  X #19
Ingelright, William  17 Mar 1833  13 Sept 1904  Co. K, 25th Regiment, Michigan Infantry  X #21
Purgeson, Jonathan    __ May 1860 [age 68] [Stone broken & scattered.]  Missing #7
Sherwood, Amos C.    23 Feb 1858 2y, 10d, Son of A & C [Clark] Sherwood  X #2
Sherwood, Willie A.   15 Aug 1868 1y, 5m, Son of A & C [Clark] Sherwood  X #3 
Sherwood, Kittie A.    21 Oct 1872 1y, 12d, Dau. of A & C [Clark] Sherwood  X #4 
Sherwood, Emilia    23 Jan 1882 76y, 2m, 22d, Wife of Seth S. Sherwood  X #5
T., S.        X #18
Unknown     [Plot with field stones surrounding, graves unmarked.]  X #8
Unknown      [Grave indentation with US Flag, 1970.] Next to Sherwood family. X #1
Unknown      [Grave indentation.]   #6
Unknown      [Grave indentation.] X #12
Unknown     [Grave indentation.]  X #13

INGLERIGHT: (submitted by Dave,

Sylvia Fuller Ingleright was possibly b. in Adams, Mass. She married Wm. Apr. 22, 1855, Niles. Marriage license is under the mispelling of Bugleright, Liber B, p. 378. William's second wife was Jocobina Fredericka Conradt, m. Dec. 18, 1901.

Berrien County Federal Census, 1880, reads:

Ingleright, William, White, Male, 46, Farmer, b. Michigan
...Sylvia, White, Female, 52, Keeping House, b. Mass.
..Arthur, White, Male, 19, Laborer, b. MI
...Maria, White, Female, 18, at home, b. MI

Buchanan Record, Friday Sept. 16, 1904, reads:
In Memoriam Wm. Ingleright was born in Niles on March 17, 1833. His early life was spent around Buchanan. He went to school in the Kelsey school district. In 1855 he was joined in holy marriage to Silva Fuller who on July 8, 1900 preceded him in death. This union was blessed with five children, two sons and three daughters being still alive.
On December 8, 1901, he again embarked upon the matrimonial sea and this time with Mrs. Fredricka Carpenter, his now mourning wife besides the aforementioned and children he leaves to mourn his loss one brother and three sisters.
Mr. Ingleright was a veteran of the civil war in which he served faithfully three years receiving an honorable discharge. He carried about with him the mark of his service for his country, in that he lost one eye on a southern battlefield. On his return he settled with his family on the farm which he still owned at the time of his decease, a few miles northwest of Buchanan on the river road. He lived there until last spring when he moved on the farm owned by Mrs. Ingleright where he died.
Since last November he had been ailing very much with heart trouble, but he was a very patient sufferer. The end came peacefully and rather unexpectedly at 12:40 pm Sept. 13, 1904. Funeral services conducted by Rev. J.A. Halumhuber of the evangelical church were held on Thursday Sept 15 at 10am from the house and 10:30 at Coveney's school house. No parting words shall e'er be spoken, In yonder world so fair; But songs of joy and peace and gladness, we'll sing forever there."

Sherwood Cemetery Map by Daundra Baker



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