Burton in Geauga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Welton Cemetery was known as Roselawn Cemetery until the early 1900s. Early settlers to the Burton area donated the land. Welton Cemetery is the burial place for veterans of the nation's wars and for several state officials. Judge Peter Hitchcock (1781-1853) served in the War of 1812. From 1810-1852, he was elected to both houses of Ohio's General Assembly and one term in the U.S. House of Representatives and served on the state's Supreme Court. He was Chief Justice from 1831-1833 and 1849-1851. In 1850, he was a member of Ohio's constitutional convention. (Continued on other side)
(Continued from other side) Seabury Ford (1801-1855), Judge Hitchcock's nephew, served in Ohio's House of Representatives and State Senate (the General Assembly) from 1835-1848 and was Ohio's 20th governor from 1849-1851. Peter Hitchcock, Jr. (1818-1886), Judge Hitchcock's son, fought in the Civil War and served many terms in the General Assembly between 1857-1878 and 1880-1882. George Ford (1842-1912), Seabury Ford's son, also fought in the Civil War and served in the General Assembly from 1881-1890. George Ford was Burton's first mayor when it was incorporated in 1895.
Erected 2012 by Village of Burton and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 14-28.)
Marker series. Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 28.488′ N, 81° 8.457′ W. Marker is in Burton, Ohio, in Geauga County. Marker is on Goodwin Street 0.2 miles east of Cheshire Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burton OH 44021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burton, Ohio-First Permanent Settlement in Geauga County / The Village Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burton Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Commemoration of Rev. Joseph Badger (approx. 0.3 miles away); Erected to the Memory of the Soldiers of the American Revolution (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Second High School / The Burton Public Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Burton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Under This Penstock Base (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.