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.