Concession 1, Lot 6
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This cemetery, the family burial ground of James Fleming, the first settler in Elgin County in 1796, is located at the back of the farm, in the flats, near the River Thames and cannot be seen from the road. Located on the Fleming Line at the front of the farm is a plaque, erected to honour the Flemings. The property in 1981 was owned by Ted Johnston.
Transcribed in 1981 by Marjorie Gillies & Jean Gillies Zimmer for the West Elgin Genealogical & Historical Society.
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1. White headstone with base and four broken pieces
Charles G. / FLEMING / [two line verse illegible]
2. Large white monolith
South – James / FLEMING / died / June 16, 1848 / AE 37 yrs. 11 ms / & 26 ds / Into thine hand / I commend my spirit /
West – Charles G. / FLEMING / died / June 14, 1856 / AE 23 yrs. 3 ms. / & 13 ds / Thou has redeemed / me O Lord God of truth
East – Ann GIBB / wife of / James FLEMING / died / Jan. 18, 1868 / AE 55 yrs. 6 ms / & 28 ds / To die is gain /
Footstones: J. F. ; C. G. F.
3. broken piece of stone
4. broken piece of stone
5. foot stone broken in two – no inscription
6. base of stone
7. head stone – broken in four pieces:
Ann / FLEMING /
8. White head stone – broken in 5 pieces
Hann [broken ] [illegible] / FLEMING /
9. White marker – broken in two pieces
10. White slab stone, with lamb motif – broken in two pieces
[broken] In memory of / William A. / S [broken] n of / John [ broken ] / [broken] n / & Bar[broken] / PIERCE / died / Oct. 27, 1859 / AE 3 ms /
11. White broken piece: _p. 13 / AE 9
12. Broken piece: 60
13. Headstone, broken: J. & B. F.
14. Headstone, broken off base: A. F.
15. Large white slab stone; rose motif, finger pointing heavenward: “Gone Home”
James FLEMING / a native of Ireland on the 8th Sept. 1838 after / after a sojourin of 78 years / Also Barbara / his wife on the 7th Sept. 1862 after tarrying here 88 yrs / 1 mo. & 21 ds / I would not live alway / Job 7 ch / & 16 vs
16. White slab stone, with lamb motif
In memory of / Malcolm M. / son of / John & Barbara / PIERCE / died / Feb. 25, 1861 AE 2 ms & 14 ds /
17. White slab stone, lamb motif, broken off base
In memory of / Wm. FLEMING / died / June 1855 [rest embedded in ground]
18. White slab stone, lamb motif; broken off base
In memory of / Elizabeth / died / July 1, 1839 / AE 3 yrs. 4 ms & 27 ds / beloved child of Samuel & / Hannah FLEMING / Sleep [broken, illegible] / and take thy rest / God called thee home / He thought it best /
19. White slab stone, lamb motif
In memory of / Peter / died / Jan. 23, 1839 / AE 8 ms. & 13 ds / Beloved child of Samuel / & Hannah FLEMING / He has left us for a better world /
20. White slab stone with rose motif
In memory of / Hannah Rebecca / daughter of John & Barbara PIERCE / who died / Jan. 21, 1862 / AE 4 yrs. 4 ms & 10 ds / Dearly beloved in life and deeply / regretted in death / Gentle Jesus meek and mild / [rest embedded in ground]
21. Footstone: W. F.
22. Footstone: E. F.