Has no 911 number, located by a ravine near the river. On the north side of the McKenzie Line.
Lot 5, Con A, Broken Front
Dunwich Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Elgin County Branch OGS
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Latest Revision 6 December 2006 by Carol VanHarn
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This small local cemetery in a remote location is in a terrible condition of neglect. Stones are broken and animals are digging among the graves, burying markers and digging up bones. It is located in a wooded area on a hill overlooking the Thames River. It is enclosed by a chain link fence donated by Mrs. Tena McGregor and erected by Kenneth Staddon. To reach this cemetery, one must cross a field on the north side of the road allowance.
Transcribed in 1983 by Donald Carroll, Jean Drummelsmith, Mary Prud’Homme, Yvon Prud-Homme, Norma Schnekenburger, David Vanseader and Beverly Walker, for the West Elgin Genealogical & Historical Society.
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1. Large limestone lying flat on ground
In / memory of / John MATHESON / a native of Lochalsh / Ross Shire, Scotland / who died / June 18, 1864 / aged 82 y’rs / Erected by his son / Donald MATHESON / Few are thy days and full of woe / A man of woman born / Thy doom is written: dust thou art / And shall to dust return /
2. Broken large limestone lying flat on ground
3. Large limestone with clasped hands in centre top, Scottish thistles on either side; broken and lying flat on ground
4. White limestone with top broken off, of which 2 pieces are lying on the ground. Stone resting against blue ash tree
5. Loose black granite slab
6. White footstone resting on ground: M S
7. Old grey sandstone resting on ground, Scotch thistle in centre top
8. Large grey concrete arched stone, with granite inset
9. Grey sandstone headstone resting against # 8: Malcolm
10. White sandstone marker (possibly for stone #3): D. McK
11. Grey sandstone headstone (for stone #8): Mother
12. Grey sandstone headstone (for stone #8): Father
13. Base for Stone # 4
14. 9″ X 15″ granite plaque in cement base; same base as Stone #15, 16, and 17, below
15. Janet / McLENNAN / 1833 – 1880 /
16. Colin / McLENNAN / 1820 – 1868 /
17. Margaret / McLENNAN / 1886 – 1886 /
18. Broken grey sandstone slab lying on ground. Weeping willow design centre top with Scotch thistle on either side (see Stone # 14 and # 16)
19. Footstone lying by east fence: C. McL
20. Footstone lying near east fence (see Stone # 9) : M. M.
21. Grey sandstone, lying on ground and broken in 9 pieces. Open book on centre top. Scotch thistle on either side.
22. Broken base, lying on ground – no markings