South Dorchester – Brown

Brown Family Private Burying Ground

Concession 12
Lot 21, West Half

South Dorchester Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

SD 602
OGS 6444
Transcribed by Nadyne Gooding
July 1987
Revised and formatted for the Internet 20 November 2002 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.

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    A previous owner said a field on this property was a cemetery at one time but I have not been able to find any evidence of this. I believe it may have been a private burying ground as the farm once belonged to the Brown family. Only two broken stones remain.

1. Stone
BROWN / died / June 28, 1863 / AE 1 yr 5 ms 17 ds / Weep not for me my parents dear / I am not dead but sleeping here / I was not yours but God’s alone / He loved me best and took me home /

2. Stone
[W]m H. & Fanny / BROWN / (Ja)n. 31, 1848 / AE 2 m & 23 d / [verse illegible]
[Note: A check of the Brown family history reveals the following: Wm. Henry Brown (son of James Brown & Dianne Mandeville), born ca 1822, died 1883, married 1846 Fanny Augustine, born 1827, died 1907. They had children Catherine, Lorenzo, William and James]