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Geneva is located in Seminole County Florida, north east of Orlando. The Geneva Cemetery located at the end of Cemetery Road (off of First Street between Main Street and Route 46. See the maps below. Note that some internet seaches may pick up another cemetery on Little Fawn Road - this is the Geneva's black cemetery, Stewart Memorial Grounds.
I have learned to be careful about trusting Mapquest.com. If you study the first map below you will notice "Iowa City" near the center of the map. There is actually nothing at that spot except trees and a road - and the last time I checked, Iowa City was still in Iowa!
There are many Nicholson and Raulerson relatives buried in this cemetery including James Jasper and Georgia Ann Aletha Nicholson my 2nd great grandparents.
A special thanks to Mary Jo Martin of the Geneva Historical and Genealogical Society who provided valuble information and gave us a tour of the Geneva Museum. She has also provided some corrections to the Civil War markers in the cemetery. She writes,
"You may have noticed that the Civil War markers don't match the papers that we sent. Attached is the information on all the soldiers and you will see in column 4 the correct information on companies, divisions, etc. When someone long ago looked up the Civil War records for the markers which were donated by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, they seemed to have just found a name, such as James Nicholson, without realizing that there were 10 James Nicholsons. Therefore many of the markers are incorrect." (Geneva Cemetery Civil War Records Corrections)
I tried spot gravestones that seemed to be related to family history. I took photographs of these gravestones and, in some cases, I took multiple photographs in an attempt to record indistinct engraving. I have also included close cropped views of some gravestones.
Some of my photographs may appear distorted. I have not yet sorted out a remedy for this. The originals are all fine but the problem occurs when the images are viewed or downloaded online.
Some graves found at the Geneva Cemetery.
John Nicholson, 17 Sept 2005 trip.