Old Richmond Cemetery
Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Gravestone Inscriptions and Burials without Monuments
Originally transcribed: Summer 1983
Summer Canada Employment Project
Data Entry: M. F. Doan
Proof Reading: Marg. Daugharty
Revised and formatted for the Internet 24 November 2002 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Latest Revision 15 November 2009 by Carol VanHarn
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1. Concrete scroll on stones, concrete base.
McCALLUM / Eunice / .1824-1898 / Phebe / 1823-1913 / Matilda / 1827-1915 / At Rest
2. Log shaped concrete scroll, floral motif.
Mother / 1939-1881
3. White marble, willow motif, pointing finger.
Gone too soon / Margaret E. wife of / George A. DOAN / died / Jan. 17, 1864 / aged 40 ys 1 mos. (Part buried)
4. Grey granite on concrete base, floral motif.
Thurza / wife of / L. R. HIGH / died / June 16, 1897 / In her 26th year / Be ye also ready for in such / an hour as ye think not the / son of man cometh / HIGH
5. Five foot concrete obelisk, vault top, cross and crown motif.
(NW) Maggie / HIGH / died June 28, 1923 / aged / 48 years /
(NE) In memory of / Amos HIGH / died / Mar. 29, 1879 / aged 71 years / Mary Ann / HIGH / died Jan. 9, 1891 / aged 73 years / Mary, Ida E. / children of / Amos and Mary Ann / HIGH. /
(SW) In memory of / Harvey M. HIGH / died / Nov. 17, 1904 / aged 62 yrs / Jane / wife of / Harvey M. HIGH / died / Feb. 9, 1888 [see note]/ aged 41 yrs / Gone but not forgotten / Wilson / Harry, Curtis / children of / Harvey M. and Jane / HIGH. /
(Note: Monument inscribed in error. Both the Ontario Death Registration and the probate record for Jane HIGH indicate that she died 9 Feb 1884 – BCJ)
6. Grey marble.
(Top) Father / Harvey M. HIGH / Nov. 17, 1904 / in his 63rd year.
7. Grey marble obelisk with flat top.
(NW) JohnBEATTIE/ born at / Mulligar Co. West / Meath Ireland / Oct. 3, 1822 / died / July 5, 1901 /
(NE) Margaret / beloved wife of / Andrew BEATTIE / died / Feb. 7, 1883 / aged 53 years / Asleep in Jesus / BEATTIE /
(SE) Jane / beloved wife of / John BEATTIE / died / Sep. 21, 1882 / aged 65 ys & 17 ds / There is rest in Heaven / BEATTIE /
(SW) Andrew / BEATTIE / died / Feb. 15, 1908 / aged / 79 ys 3 ms 21 ds / J. H. Atkinson Co. Simcoe
8. Concrete stone with mourning cloth and open book. (Holy Bible)
(East) In / memory of / Thos. GODWIN/ who died / Jan. 1st 1855 / aged 71 ys / Isabella / his wife / died / Mar. 21, 1894 / aged 75 years / 8 mos & 9 days / GODWIN
(North) Esther / wife of / Thomas GODWIN / died / Feb. 7, 1848 / aged / 65 years / H. & T. Aylmer
9. White marble, drawn curtain with woman standing in middle, picture.
Smith SEALEY / died / Nov. 20, 1845 / aged 47 years / & 28 d’s / Erected by his wife / Abigail
10. Broken stone, ten foot grey marble obelisk with flat top.
(SE) Henry HIGH/ died / June 17, 1868 / aged 88 yrs / 5 ms & 17 ds / Elizabeth / wife of / Henry HIGH / died / May 11, 1862 / aged 76 yrs & 6 ms / Elizabeth Ann / Henry / Joseph / Philip Francis / children of Andrew & Sarah HIGH /
(SW) Andrew HIGH / died / Nov. 24, 1892 / age 70 yrs / 4 m’s & 14 ds / So teach us to number our / days / That we may apply our hearts / unto wisdom / HIGH /
(NW) Sarah wife (broken) / Andrew HIGH / died / June 23, 1895 / aged 73 yrs / & 13 ds / The fear of the Lord is / the beginning of wisdom / Philip / son of Henry & Elizabeth / High / died Aug. 5th, 1837 / aged 7 years /
(NE) Anna / dau of Henry & Elizabeth / HIGH / died / Aug. 6th 1834 / aged 5 years
11. White marble, floral motif.
Susannah / dau. of / William & Isabella / VEITCH / died Nov. 8, 1856 / aged 25 years 15 ds / Dearest sister thou hast left us / Here thy loss we deeply feel / But tis God that hast bereft us / He can all our sorrows heal.
12. White marble, pointing finger.
Gone so soon / children of / Wm. & Isabella / MURRAY / Louisa / died 28 Sept. 1859 / aged 1 mo / M. Wallace / died 21 Sept. 1860 / AE 8 yrs 3 mos 11 ds / Suffer the little children come / unto me and forbid them not / for such is the kingdom of / Heaven.
13. White marble.
Margaret / wife of / Nathan HOWELL / died / Nov. 22, 1846 / aged 28 yrs.
14. White marble.
William GODERICH / died / Sept. 5, 1851 / AE 52 yrs / Elizabeth / his wife / died May 18, 1850 Herd Hamilton
15. White marble.
Albus CONORS / died / Jan. 1, 1852 / AE 62 years.
16. White marble, willow and lighthouse motif.
Sarah / wife of / John CUTLER / died Sep. 26, 1847 / AE 26 yrs 5 mo.
17. White marble, willow motif.
In memory of / Eliza / wife of / John CUTLER /daughter of /Joseph & Elizabeth McCOLLOM / who died June 15, 1851 / aged 34 ys 2 mo / & 10 ds
18. Concrete on concrete base, floral and anchor motifs.
(West, left side) In / memory of / Servilia / LOUNSBURY / who died / Mar. 15, 1887 / AE 60 yrs 7 ms / & 3 days /
(West, right side) In / memory of / Sylvester / LOUNSBURY / who died / May 21, 1885 / AE 63 ys 8 ms / & 5 days / (West, bottom) LOUNSBURY / At rest
(East) Arza / son of / S. & S. LOUNSBURY / died / Jan. 25, 1876 / AE 12 ys 10 ms / & 27 days.
19. White marble, willow motif.
Sacred / to the memory of / Peter CARNES / born Oct. 2, 1791 / died June 12, 1845
20. Red granite on concrete base, floral motif.
Daniel A. / FRANKLIN / born Apr. 29, 1831 / died Jan. 28, 1901
21. White marble, weeping willow motif, floral motif, pointing finger.
In / memory of / Mary / wife of / Daniel A. FRANKLIN / died Jan. 12, 1860 / AE 30 ys.
22. White marble.
Nancy / wife of Caleb COOK / died Oct. 8th A.D. 1828 / in the 54th year of her age.
23. White marble.
Emeline / daughter of Caleb and Malinda COOK died / 20th Nov. 1845 age 5 years / and 9 months.
24. White marble, weeping willow.
In / memory of / Susan / wife of / Ebenezer OSTRANDER / who died / April 3, 1850 / aged 32 yrs / 9 ms 15 ds.
25. White marble, weeping willow.
In / memory of / Caleb / son of Silvester & / Caroline COOK / who died / Aug. 29, 1852 / aged 9 yrs & 29 d / also / James H. / their son died / Sep. 8, 1851 / aged 4 m & 27 ds.
26. White marble.
Adaline / dau. of Caleb & Malinda / COOK / died Feb. 29 / 1852 / also their infant / son.
27. White marble.
William FISHER / born Feb. 17, 1826 / died Feb. 19, 1828 / William FISHER / born Jan. 27, 1829 / died Aug. 21, 1837 / Ester FISHER / born Oct. 14, 1831 / died Aug. 19, 1837 / children of Henry / & Catharine FISHER.
28. White marble, weeping willow.
In memory of / Margaret / wife of Thos. HERDMAN / died July 27, 1859 / AE 62 ys & 6 ms / This lonely grave is dear to me / Though over it no willows weep / for underneath this grassy sod / A mother’s mouldering ashes sleep / Tis sweet to visit now her grave / And dwell on scenes long since gone by / To treasure thought of one so pure / And leave to feel that all must die.
29. White marble, pointing finger.
Gone home / My home is above / In / memory of / Mary Ann / beloved daughter of / Thomas / & Margaret / HERDMAN / who died / July 9, 1855 / aged 20 yrs / & 5 m. T. Gadsby & Sculptor St. Thomas C. W.
30. White marble headstone, weeping willow motif.
In memory of / Ann BERRY/ died / Oct. 16, 1850 / AE 63 ys 7 m / & 16 ds /wife of Emanuel BERRY
31. White marble headstone. Lodge symbol, compass and T-square.
(Left side) In / memory of / Noah COOK / who died / June 23, 1828 / AE 66 yrs / 5 mo & 16 d / A faithful friend a companion dear / In gloomy shade lies buried here / Great is the loss that we sustain / But hope in Heaven to meet again.
32. White marble, lamb motif.
In / memory of / Mary / dau of / Joab & Fanny / LEACH / who died / Dec. 15, 1832 / AE 1 yr 1 mo / & 18 ds / Sleep on sweet babe and take thy rest / God cal’d thee home he thought it best.
33. White marble headstone.
Martha Jane /dau. of /Levi and Mary Ann / HATCH / died Apr. 11, 1852 / AE 1 yr 1 mo & 3 ds / I take these little lambs said he/ and lay them in my breast / Protection they shall find in me /In me be ever blest.
34. Concrete on concrete base, scroll on double logs.
In memory of / Jessie Lorena / dau of / James & Mary / PROCUNIER / died May 24, 1899 / AE 6 ys 6 ms 5 ds / At rest.
35. White marble headstone, sleeping lamb motif.
In memory of / John G. / son of George N. / & Elizabeth / PROCUNIER / who died / Feb. 25, 1856 / Ae 8 ms & 16 ds.
36. White marble headstone, leaf motif.
In memory of / James GIBBONS / died / April 11, 1861 / AE 81 ys / also / son of / James & Mary / GIBBONS / died Oct. 11, 1825 / AE 1 yr 3 m / How must a spirit late escaped from earth / The truth of things new blazing into view / Look back astonished on the ways of man / Whose lives whole drill is to target their grave.
37. Grey marble on grey marble on concrete, mourning cloth.
(SE) In / memory of / George N. /PROCUNIER/ born / May 3, 1818 died / Nov. 30, 1886 / Elizabeth / wife of / the above / born Mar. 8, 1823 / died / Apr. 25, 1889 /
(SW) While faith & hope endure / We gently rest in love serene / and wake immortal and arise this day with me in paradise.
38. Grey marble on grey marble on concrete.
Victoria/dau. of/ C. & Mary D./McCONKEY /died / Apr. 4, 1895 / aged 14 yrs /Asleep in Jesus. Atkinson Co. Simcoe
39. Grey marble on concrete, oak leaves motif.
Wilbur L. / son of / Cicero & Mary D. / McCONKEY / died / April 20, 1902 / aged 16 years & 2 mo. & 26 days / Our loved one / McCONKEY
40. Grey marble on concrete base.
Daisy M. / dau. of / Cicero & Mary D. / McCONKEY / died April 15, 1904 / aged 5 yrs & 1 mo / Only sleeping.
40.1 White marble, hand holding open book.
Farewell / John ACKER / died / Nov. 18, 1888 / aged / 88 years / & 7 mos.
40.2 White marble.
Gone but not forgotten / In / memory of / Margaret / ACKER / who died / Nov. 28, 1900 / aged 80 y’rs. / Jesus hast called the mother home / Her flesh lies mouldering in the / tomb. God grant her offspring / may be blest . . eternal rest
(Top) Julia A. / TRUMAN / born May 15, 1823 / died / June 21, 1894.
41. White marble slab.
Alexander / son of / Henry & Margaret / MILLER / died Oct. 14, 1848 / AE 18 ys
42. Red granite, leaf motif.
TODD / Francis TODD / 1785-1867 / Susan / his wife / 1812-1860
43. White marble slab.
John M. HARTLEY / died / July 6, 1852 / AE 61 yrs 8 m / & 2 days / He emigrated to this coun- / try from New Brunswick / AD 1829
44. White marble slab, pointing finger.
Mary J. / wife of / Thos. HILLIKER / died / Nov. 3, 1863 / AE 25 ys 6 m
45. White marble slab, double headed.
(Left) Mary / CHESEMAN / wife of / Thos. M. FORD / died / April 11, 1852 / aged / 26 ys 9 ms/ & 22 days
(Right) Thos. M. FORD / died / Jany 5, 1883 / aged 68 ys 2 ms / & 11 days
46. White marble slab, willow motif.
In / memory of / Margaret / beloved wife of / William CHEASEMAN/ who died / Aug. 15, 1853 / aged 66 yrs / Friends or physicians could not save / This mortal body from the grave / Nor can the grave confine it here / When Christ shall bid it to appear.
[Name also given in Elgin sources as CHEESEMAN and CHEESMAN]
47. White marble slab, willow motif.
In / memory of / Wm CHEESEMAN / died / Jan. 20, 1863 / AE 87 yrs / & 8 ms / A faithful friend a companion dear / A tender father lieth here / Great is the loss that we sustain / And hope in Heaven to meet again.
48. White marble slab, willow motif.
Joseph BOWES / died / Mar. 9, 1848 / aged 82 yrs / & 2 ms / Shed not for him a bitter tear / Give not the heart to vain regret / Tis but the casket lies here / The gem that fill’d it sparkles yet.
49. White marble slab, lamb motif, small heart inscribed at bottom.
Juliet / daughter of / William and Margaret BOWES / died / Apr. 4, 1854 / aged 2 yrs / & 5 ds
50. Broken piece in ground
50.1 White marble slab.
In memory of / Henry MEDCALF / who died / May 18, 1849 / AE 72 yrs / Weep not for me my partner dear / I am not dead but sleeping here / My debt is paid my grave you see. / Prepare in time to follow me.
51. White marble slab.
In / memory of / Mary / wife of Hen’y KETZEBACK / died / Apr. 26, 1861 / AE 62 ys 7 ms / & 1 d.
52. White marble slab, dove motif.
Gone home / Henrietta / dau. of E. W. & Jane / HAZEN died 28 Dec. 1853 / aged 11 mo. 4 ds. / Poor child her days on earth / were few / She passed away like morning / dew.
53. White marble slab, floral motif, 2 willows motif & monument motif.
In memory of / Jane / wife of / Elijah W. HAZEN / died 14 July 1853 / aged 27 yrs 10 mo / In deaths cold arms lies sleeping here / A tender parent a companion dear / In love she lived in peace she died / Her life was asked but was denied.
54. White marble slab, willow motif.
In memory of / Rachel / beloved wife of George FRANKLIN / died / Feb. 27, 1861 / AE 69 ys 11 m / I lived on earth in sore distress / Great trouble and disease / But was like Lasuras asked who Christ my Saviour is.
55 White marble slab.
George FRANKLIN / born May 11, 1792 / died / Jan. 30, 1853 / I shed not for him the bitter tear / Give not the heart in vain regret / Tis but the casket that lies here / The gem that filled it sparkles yet.
56. White marble slab.
Leah M. / wife of / Andrew MORE / died / May 9, 1841 / AE 27 yrs 8 mo & 9 ds.
57. White marble slab.
Charles D. / son of Henry & Mary / KATSEBACK / died May 10, 1853 / AE 15 yrs 2 mo / & 25 ds.
58 White marble slab.
ATSEBACK/ died / Feb. 19, 1853 / AE 66 ys 8 ms / & 3 ds.
59. White marble slab.
Henry J. / son of / Henry & Mary / KATSEBACK / died Sept. 17, 1838 / AE 3 yrs & 22 ds.
60. White marble slab, willow motif.
Edward BORBRIDGE / died / Dec. 7, 1849 / aged 93 years / The winter of trouble is past / the storms of affliction are o’er / The struggles are ended at last / And sorrows of death are no more.
61. White marble slab in ground, dove motif. (Broken)
In / memory of /Thomas B. WESTON /who died / Nov. 1, 1847 / aged 37 years / 10 mo & 15 ds.
62. White marble slab in ground, dove motif.
Hark the herald angels sing / In memory of / George A. DOAN / who died Oct. 5, 1872 / aged 52 yrs / 1 mo & 5 ds.
63. White marble slab in ground, willow motif.
In memory of / Elizabeth / wife of / Henry METCALF / who died / Jan. 20, 1888 / in the / 99 years of / her age / At evening time it shall be light.
64. White marble slab, draped stage with two girls praying inscribed.
In memory of / Thomas HERDMAN / who died / July 18, 1850 / AE 65 ys & 6 ms / & 18 ds.
65. White marble slab in the ground, pointing finger, floral motif.(Broken)
In / memory of / Matilda Jane / wife of / Edwd BORBRIDGE / / died / Jan. 27, 1864 / AE 84 ys / A faithful friend & companion dear / A tender mother lieth here / Great is the loss that we sustain / But hope in Heaven to meet again. J. W. Smyth / London
66. White marble slab, in the ground, double headed, dove motif. (Broken)
(illegible )______ / children of John & C _______
67. White marble slab, in the ground, willow and obelisk motifs.
In / memory of / Wm. MEDCALF / died / June 22, 1851 (1854) / AE 77 yrs & 9 ms /
68. White marble slab in the ground, floral motif, pointing finger, double willow motif. (broken)
In /memory of /Elizabeth A. /wife of Darius DEAN /died /Oct. 6, 1868 /AE 23 yrs 6 ms /& 24 ds.
68.1 White marble slab.
In memory of / Mary / wife of / Robt N. COOK / and daughter of __m & Isabella /VIETCH / died June 26, 1847 / aged 27 ys. 2 ms / & 7 ds.
69. Large white marble slab in the ground, willow motif.
Sacred / to the memory of / Ann FIRBY / who died / June 7, 1848 / aged 83 years / A native of Yorkshire, England /A virtuous woman free from strife /A tender mother and loving wife / Sleep on dearest mother / Till God from the skies / Shall appear in his glory / And bid thee rise / Erected by her son Thomas FIRBY.
70. White marble slab in the ground.
Louisa J. / daughter of / Loce & Mary / DENTON / died Aug. 29, 1850 / aged 1 yr 3 mo / & 18 ds / (Verse illegible)
71. White marble stone on concrete base.
FORD (Base only in 1992)
72. Concrete base.
RIDDELL #71 & 72 are surrounded by seven posts.
73. Black granite on concrete base, floral motif, 4 cornerstones.
(East)YEANDLE/ William YEANDLE / 1858-1924 / Mary M. his wife / 1855-1931.
(West) P.O. Austin Simcoe
Burials without Monuments
ANDERSON, Andrew, age about 88 years, native of America, buried near Richmond 17 August 1849. No monument found. JM & CVH November 2009
COACHMAN, Maria, age 49 years, native of England, buried in burying ground in Bayham 1 June 1848. No monument found. JM & CVH November 2009
COACHMAN, Sarah, age 30 years, wife of Robert COACHMAN, buried in grave near Bell’s School 19 April 1853. No monument found. JM & CVH November 2009
NEVILS, Alfred, 20 yrs 3 ms 17 ds, native of Bayham, buried near Richmond 12 November 1848. No monument found. JM & CVH November 2009