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Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Brighton Village Cemetery

 
 
Brighton Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
1. Brighton Village Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
The Brighton Village Cemetery began as a burial ground for the family of William A. Clark, D.D., an Episcopal minister from New York City, who settled with his family in Brighton Township in 1837. Clark acquired many acres of land, which he farmed. He owned and operated several sawmills. In his will, he donated approximately four acres of land to the village for a cemetery and set aside one acre for church, on which St. Paul's Episcopal Church was built.
Side 1
The earliest burial in the Brighton Village Cemetery was that of Truman Worden, who died in 1837. Among the prominent citizens buried here are Michigan Governor Kinsley Bingham. In addition, merchants, physicians, attorneys, carpenters, educators, and 30 Civil War veterans are interred in the cemetery. Of the 571 graves, representing 154 families, 99 are for children under 10, a reminder of the hardships faced by early Michiganians.
 
Erected 2000 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2078.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.879′ N, 83° 46.965′ W.
Brighton Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
2. Brighton Village Cemetery Marker
Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker can be reached from West St. Paul Street north of West North Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the north end of the Old Village Cemetery, behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West St. Paul Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alvira Gilluly (within shouting distance of this marker); Duke the Hereford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bessie the Holstein (about 300 feet away); Pipp Children Fishing (about 400 feet away); St. Paul's (about 500 feet away); B.T.O. Clark (about 500 feet away); Henry Ford and John Tanner (about 600 feet away); Old Town Hall (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
 
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Brighton Village Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2017
3. Brighton Village Cemetery Marker
View looking north through the Old Village Cemetery. The Millpond Trail can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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