Yarmouth – Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley Cemetery

Abandoned

Lot 69, Concession 8

near 46283 Talbot Line, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S7, Canada

Yarmouth Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

Gravestone Inscriptions

YA 824
OGS 5678

Recorded by
Tony Hofstee
Elgin County Branch OGS
July 1982

Revised and formatted for the Internet and Mobile Devices 20 August 2017 by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.

Copyright by the Genealogical Society, Elgin County Branch 1982 – 2002
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means – electronic, mechanical, photocopying, microform reproduction, recording, or otherwise – without prior permission of the publisher.

1. White slab
Sacred / to the memory of / Munson / son of / Robert & Catharine A. / STOKES / died March 17, 1841 / aged 6 mos. / God my Redeemer / ………..from the ……. / look down and wake / ………….He …………….. /

2. Black slate [only the letter “A” appears on it]

3. White slab with willow motif
In / memory of / James H.STOKES/ departed this life / Jan. 11, 1861 / AE 100 yrs / 6 ms & 9 ds / ………………..is past …………. / the storms of ………….are……………/ ………..are……..at last /

[NOTE: given in error in the Weekly Dispatch article of 1 April 1858 as James Stroke instead of Stokes ]

4. White slab
In / memory of / Catharine / daughter of / James & Catherine / STOKES / who died Dec. 28, 1854 / AE 18 y’rs 6 mo. / 8 days / A faithful friend a companion dear / A tender sister lieth here / Great is the loss that we sustain / But hope in Heaven to meet again /

5. White slab, broken at top
In / memory of / Catharine / wife of / James H. STOKES / died / July 8th, 1873 / aged 81 yrs. & 25 d’s / Jesus has called the mother home / Her flesh lies mouldering in the tomb / God grant her offspring may be blest / And meet her in eternal rest /

6. White slab, willow motif
In / memory of / David STOKES / who died / Sep. 5, 1856 / AE 26 y’s 6 ms / & 13 days /

7. White slab, willow motif
In / memory of / Alma / beloved daughter of / Jacob M. & Maryann CRANE / who died / Apr. 26, 1854 / Aged 15 yrs / [rest is missing]

8. White slab
In / memory of / Elizabeth H. / beloved wife of / David STOKES / & daughter of Jacob M. & Maryann CRANE / who died / Mar. 19, 1854 / aged 19 years /

9. JHS[or is this JMS ]footstone, surrounded by two black pieces of slate about ten inches high