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Aldborough Township

Fleming Cemetery

In order to be able to photograph this  cemetery, we had to promise the gentleman who owns the land on which it is located, not to reveal its location. There appears to be 12 graves, all are illegible or nearly so and many are crumbling or broken or partially sunken into the earth as to hide part of the inscription. Some are in too many pieces to ever know who they belong to.  The cemetery is fenced off from surrounding fields and sits high, overlooking lower ground to the east. To the best of my ability, these are the people whose stones are still readable.   I have discovered this cemetery high above the Thames River is the final resting place of Aldborough's first settler, James Fleming, an Irishman with his wife, Barbara - who were possibly the first white settlers within many miles around. He was granted the land he farmed for services rendered while in the employ of Col. Thomas Talbot and Sir John Graves Simcoe.

    Large, 4 sided and most elaborate grave marker is pitted and wording badly eroded.
West side is blank. /  South facing: Charles E or G FLEMING died June 14, 1856. 23 years, 3 months, 8 days. / East face: James FLEMING died June 18, 1848 age 32 years. / North face: Ann GIBB wife of James FLEMING died January 18, 1868. 55 years, 6 months, 28 days.
     James FLEMING
died Sept 18 1838 - can't be certain of 3rd. number but looks like a 3. Possibly an 8.
    His wife: looks like Elsa BURL _ IRT died September 1863
their child name illegible 1 month 21 days.
    Peter died Jan 23 1829 (everything else too worn to read)
    PIERCE (can't read first name) died Oct 27 age 3 months
    Malcolm M son of John & Barbara Pierce died Feb 25, 1861
    Hannah Rebecca daughter of John & Barbara (assuming last name is PIERCE) died Jan 21, 1862 age 4 years, 1 month


Thanks to Joan Wilton for the photos and information!




Love's Cemetery


Old #3 Highway between Wallacetown and Eagle, Elgin Co., Ontario on right side of highway going west. The wide view of the cemetery is from the 'new' entrance which allows for safer exiting from the grounds.  

Nancy and Donald GUNN's sons, Donald, George & John. Orville DAWDY Nancy McGUGAN, Donald GUNN's first wife. Isaac Elmer DAWDY & Mary Jane WILLIAM, wife of Isaac Hannah Jane NEWTON, first wife of Burlington M DAWDY &  Gordon their son
Gladys Dawdy Clare, a twin to Carman DAWDY Donald George GUNN and Catherine GRANT


Thanks to  Joan Dawdy Wilton who submitted the above!


Thanks to Roger Whitehead for submitting the information and photos below!


Our little Elena Emma
Died Sep 6, 1871 AE 3 m's
dau. of John & Eliza Crabbe

John Crabbe
Died July 25, 1915
Aged 78 yrs 9 mos
His beloved wife
Died Oct 24 1925
Aged 28 yrs1 mo 20 dys

Ethel M              Frank
1887   -   1949  1872   -  1964

George                     Uceba
1868   - 1930     1872  -1958

Edna M Crabbe
Nov 23, 1908
Jan 7 2001



Ernest Melbourne CRABBE
Jan 12 1893
Jan 10 1967
Veteran W.W.I

Son of William & Sarah Page
Died Mar 29, 1872
ae 27 y's & 10 m's




McColl's Cemetery

McColls Cemetery est. 1822 - Talbot Trail (formerly #3 Highway) - Elgin County, Ontario

 There are two cemeteries at this site; McColls proper and a second tiny burial ground comprised of 7 or 8 gravestones and in spite of the McColls buried here, there is a separate name for this little cemetery. They are divided by a small ravine through which Brock's Creek trickles. Because the immediate area is heavily wooded with an unmarked lane leading off the old #3 Highway, the cemetery is remarkably quiet and serene. Sounds of passing traffic is muffled to such an extent, you'd think you were far away from a busy thoroughfare. A convenient bench just inside the gate is a nice place to sit and reflect.

LINDENMAN Nichol MacNICOL died 1912 (native of Arran Scotland)
Isabella CARMICHAEL 1948 (native of Lismore Scotland)
  McCOLL James Francis & Leona May SPENCE

Photos from the separate cemetery:

CRAIG Samuel S. McCOLL 1914 Annie Louise McCOLL 1970
w/o James W BLACK
James W. BLACK 1974 Ebenezer McCOLL 1902
Ella Beebe McCOLL 1909    

Thanks to Joan Wilton for the above information and photos!


McIntyre Cemetery

This is a very small family cemetery overlooking busy highway #3 in Elgin county between Eagle and New Glasgow, Ontario in a farmer's field. There is in total, 8 gravestones and with the exception of the first small marker, all inscriptions are in very good condition and easily read. There seems to be 9 burials with no way of telling if there were other graves or not. These grave markers have obviously been removed from their original sites and imbedded upright in concrete.


Facing the gravestones, from Left to Right:
Small grey slab; Babe, possibly Barb
White stone: Donald McINTYRE, died Jan. 4, 1868. Age 34 years.
Tall square grey stone: Barbara, wife of Malcolm McCALLUM. Died June 1, 1857, 26 years.
White slab: Barbara, wife of Donald McINTYRE born Argyleshire. Died August 20, 1852, 58 years.
Tallest 4 sided stone: Archi. McINTYRE Died Feb 28, 1824, 28 years.
Isabell. Died January 1825 age 28 years.
Duncan B, son of Arch McINTYRE, Died April 10, 1887 age 68 years.
White Slab with rounded top: Donald McINTYRE Died March 16, 1886. 96 years 8 mos. Argyleshire.
Tiny white slab: BML


Thanks to Joan Wilton for the above information and photos!



Bayham Township

Calton Van Pine Cemetery



Coming from Aylmer, I turned West onto John Wise and then a right at the end of the road.  The cemetery is just up a little on the left.

Thomas J. died 28-Jan-1872
Levi E. died 02-Jan-1880 Mary J. died 10-Oct-1859 Alfred died 10-Sep-1864  
Thomas PETTIT died 1888
Hulda PETTIT died 1870
Jemima PETTIT CHALK died 1925
Almedia PETTIT McRAE died 1912
Angeline GRAVES died 29-Jul-1862 Ursula PHELPS died 01-Aug-1865 Lydia M. BAKER died 02-Nov-186?  
Elijah PHELPS died 28-Mar-188?   PHELPS Asenath VANVELZER PHELPS died Nov-1887  
John VANVELZER died 06-Jun-1892
Ann died 08-Aug-1853
Daniel died 1841
John died 1841
Sarah E. died 1842
William R. died 1842
Alma M. VANVELZER died 02-Jun-1866 John PRITCHARD Phoebe PRITCHARD  

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Eden Cemetery



Offa Davis 1896 - 1964
Gertrude McCaffrey His Wife 1896-1981
Billie Davis 1934 - 1947



With thanks to Carol Morrow for the photo and information!




Guysboro Cemetery


57682 Heritage Line, Bayham, ON


Guysboro United Church 1864 - 1971
In memory of Guysboro United Church which was the worship centre of many of the pioneers who are buried in this cemetery.
The original building was built of white pine of this region by the Wesleyan Methodist Church of the New Connexion.
The building stood on the south side of Talbot Road about one mile east of here.


Annie SANGER June PRITCHARD (w/o Robert CUCHMAN) John SANGERS James H. DAY Ann (w/o John SANGER)
William EVANS Annie Maria DREDGE Eliza A. (w/o Nicolas FULLER) Sophia Malvina (w/o George M. CLEMENT) Priscilla (w/o Rueb'n KING)
Mary Malvina CLEMENT William JEFFERSON
wife Ann
wife Nellie
Harriet Ann (w/o Simeon BRINN)
Martha Jane VINCENT

Above photos courtesy of Janet Jones
Thanks to Carol Morrow for the photos below!


Amelia Irene BRINN
Anna Kathleen BRINN
Jesse A. BRINN
Gordon D. BRINN
Infant Daughter of Roy & Olive BRINN William BRINN




Old Eden Cemetery

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Pioneer Edison Cemetery

Pioneer Edison Cemetery, Bayham Twp, Elgin Co., Ont., Plot #6



White Marble Rectangular Stone
(L) Elizabeth / wife of / J. ANDERSON / who departed this / life 27th Sept. / A.D. 1844 / in the 75th year / of her age
(R) Jeremiah ANDERSON / who departed this / life 2nd April / A.D. 1857 / in the 92nd year / of his age / Lord now lettest they servant depart / in peace, according to thy word /   For mine eyes have seen thy salvation

Submitted by:  Lori Mifsud UE


St. Luke's Anglican Church Cemetery


Eliza MORRIS 1888-1960
w/o Clarence MORRIS 1882-1961
Robert C. MORRIS 1929-2003 Leola BRINN
Clifton BRINN


Thanks to Carol Morrow!



Sim-Martin Cemetery


At the 4 corners at Kinglake (heading south) turn right and, heading west, take this winding paved road for about 2 kms; it will cross the County Road (first road you come to) between Norfolk County & Elgin County.  The S-M cemetery is about 1/2 km across the county line, on the right, up on a knoll in a grove of maples.  The cemetery is part of a farmer's field.  This is a v-e-r-y old pioneer cemetery, probably the first in the area.

Daniel MOSHER 25-May-1851 Lavina MOSHER
Not much is left of Lavina's stone as it was knocked over and is all but buried in moss, leaves and crumbled limestone, but in the tradition of the others, it would read: Lavina Mosher, Wife of Daniel, Died 2 Dec 1870, Age 81 Yrs 11 Mos 3 Dys.
William MOSHER 07-Oct-1853


Daniel & Lavina Mosher; William O Mosher (Daniel & Lavina were Mary Ett's grandparents; William was their son.)

Thanks to Carol Morrow for the photos and information!




Dunwich Township


Black’s Cemetery

Wallacetown, Elgin County, ON - Talbot Trail (formerly #3 Highway)

Black's Cemetery overlooks the Talbot Trail (highway #3) from a vantage point upon a small hill on right side of the road, west out of Wallacetown in Elgin county, Ontario.  It is easy to miss the unmarked entrance to the cemetery. Going west, it is a dirt laneway on the right at the bottom of the hill winding up to the cemetery. The tallest monuments can be seen coming from the west more easily than coming from Wallacetown.

Donald McGUGAN 1857
Mary McALPINE 1865
(natives of Argyleshire Scotland)
Alex McGUGAN 1861
Mary McGUGAN 1876
Isabella BRAY 1867
Donald McGUGAN 1924
Catherine GILLIES 1928
Dugald McGUGAN 1906
John M McGUGAN 1914
D. A. CLARKE 1953
Eliza CUSACK 1948
Jean CLARKE 1989
McGUGAN John BLUE 1844
Isabella McGUGAN 1876
Angus BLUE 1882
Daniel BLUE
Cerlisty RAPELJE 1927
Louisa O'MALLEY 1883 George B. O'MALLEY 1926
Isabella GILLIES 1932
Anthony D. O'MALLEY 1943
Marion GILBERT 1978
James THOMPSON 1938
Mary Anne O'MALLEY 1946
George H. O'MALLEY 1913

Thanks to Joan Wilton (photos taken July 2, 2005)


Fairview Cemetery


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Kerr Cemetery


High on hill approximately 1/2 mile from Thames River (Tait's Bridge now gone) almost at corner of Coyne Road and Thamesview Rd., in Dunwich Twp., Elgin Co. 

Gravestones have been removed from original burial sites and placed together on a cement pad and can easily be seen from gravel road that fronts the cemetery. Photographs do not show all stones & names that are on site. Situated north of Dutton, Ontario.


Photographed April 11, 2004  Joan Dawdy Wilton



Largie Cemetery

Only a few stones remain to commemorate this small roadside cemetery found near the junction of Duff Line and Largie Road, Dunwich township, Elgin County. Largie church is within site, perhaps 1/4 mile distance, and presumably belongs to this little burial ground to be found north of Dutton, Ontario. I was not able to photograph all that is left of the cemetery this day.

Photographed April 11, 2004  Joan Dawdy Wilton




Lumley Cemetery

Tiny cemetery containing fewer than 12 burials by grave stone count and places stones are obviously gone. Lumley's & Willson's buried here.  Located on the right side of road going south from Iona,  overlooking tartop road formerly known as the Townline dividing Southwold and Dunwich townships, approximately 2 - 2.5 miles south of Iona in Elgin county, Ontario.


    Louisa LUMLEY w/of James LUMLEY

Photographed April 11, 2004  Joan Dawdy Wilton



McKenzie Cemetery




The cemetery is completely absorbed into the surrounding woods, although the growth is somewhat smaller than the woods generally, suggesting to me that it was cleared perhaps 20-25 years ago, and subsequently re-absorbed back into the woods.  There is even a remnant of a sign on the surrounding Frost wire fence.  There are a couple of photos showing the woods from the nearest road, and a couple showing the Thames River through the spring woods from the height of land upon which the cemetery sits.  The cemetery is located in Concession A, Broken Front, Lot 5, Dunwich County.  It is located by a ravine near the river, on the north side of the McKenzie Line.


Roderick MATHESON John MATHESON (native of Scotland) John McLENNAN Janet McLENNAN Colin McLENNAN
wife Isabella

Thanks to David Thompson for the above photos and information!



St. Peter Cemetery



St. Peter’s Church 1827 

A fine example of early Gothic Revival architecture, this Anglican church lies in the midst of the original “Talbot Settlement”. The nave is erected by the congregation in 1827.  The belfy and tower, added in 1845 to accommodate a bell donated by the Earl of Galloway, adhered to the original style.  In 1849 Bishop John Strachan consecrated the church, and two years later the Reverend James Stewart became first resident priest of the parish.  Charlotte Simcoe, a daughter of the province’s first lieutenant-governor, gave St. Peter’s a silver communion service in 1844.  The nearby burying grounds contains the graves of some of the area’s earliest settlers, including that of Col. Thomas Talbot, found of the “Talbot Settlement”.


St. Peter’s Anglican Church & Cemetery - Lakeview Line

St. Peter's Anglican Cemetery and Church are among the oldest in this part of Ontario, the cemetery being the final resting place of Col. Thomas Talbot. Col. Talbot is responsible for the settling of surrounding townships and distribution of lands as early as 1803. The cemetery is situated high over Lake Erie upon a long, narrow, gently rolling stretch of ground almost directly across from the church. To find the cemetery, travel south from Wallacetown on the Talbot Trail (formerly #3 highway) and stay on the Tartop Road as far as it goes then turn left onto Lakeview Line..  You will come to the Backus-Page house museum first, on the left; then the church manse and St. Peter's Church also on the left side with the cemetery on the right fronted with white picket fence and large sign stating it is St. Peter's Cemetery.

  Louisa Ann CLARK Hon. Thomas TALBOT
Feb 5, 1853
Jane HUNTER 1868 Jeffrey HUNTER 1846 John CLARK 1874
Martha 1875
(natives of Devonshire England)
Percival JONES 1909 (native of Armagh Ireland)
George JONES 1974
Gwendoline POTTICARY 1972
Catherine MacBETH
Isabelle MacBETH WHYTE 1909
Alexander MacBETH 1897
Robert Gunn GARBUTT 1920
Catherine BOBIER 1955
Roma Victoria 1964
Sydney S. TURVILLE 1936
Bertha PEARCE 1963
E Marion 1948

With thanks to Joan Wilton for the above information and photos!





Tyrconnell Cemetery

Tyrconnel Cemetery - Lakeview Line


To reach this small cemetery, travel to Wallacetown, Elgin county, on the Talbot Trail (formerly #3 highway) and turn south at the caution light. Stay on this road and drive as far as you can. Turn right onto Lakeview Line and follow this gravel road  a few kilometers watching for the posted cemetery sign. It is set a little off the road but the grass is kept cut and so is easily seen. The cemetery itself is long and narrow with one central lane. There is only a few miles separating this cemetery and St. Peter's Anglican cemetery.


James William SHIPLEY 1954
Mable E LYONS 1938
Ellmore SHIPLEY 1966
Alma W DAWDY 1996
Percy James SHIPLEY 1967
George CRANE? 1899 Eliza BOBIER 1888 John CLAY 1912
Martha 1926
George KNIGHT 1962 (native of Sussex England)
Mabel E RUSSELL 1975
Rev H. HAMILTON 1967
May A 1967
Herbert GOULD 1961 (native of Sussex England)
Hannah RUSSELL 1977
Frederick E HILLIS 1976
Elizabeth STEPPLER 1973
Roy James 1969
Hiram HYDE 1936
Mary A NEWTON 1933
John MacMILLAN 1994
Alfred SHIPLEY 1941
Emma READ 1947
Hannah wife of William Chapman 1896

With thanks to Joan Wilton for the above information and photos!


Malahide Township

Aylmer Cemetery


This cemetery is located just south of Aylmer on Highway 73.  It is on the west side, just after the Catholic Cemetery.

ASHBAUGH Frances Jane WINTER died 1915
Gable P. WINTER died 1947
Mary Martha WINTER died 1949
WALL James MATTHEWS died 1914
Elizabeth MARSHALL died 1918
Wilson Cecil 1894-1916
  Clinton CARTER Louisa Uella HUFFMAN died 1897 Clinton Alywnne HUFFMAN died 1875
J. M. HUFFMAN died 1908
Mary Miranda MATTHEWS
Helena A
James ROSE died 1922
Phoebe A. LAND died 1940
Ada Gertrude McCOLLOM died 1883 John George McCOLLOM died 1870
John Edward FUNSTIN

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Luton Cemetery


Luton cemetery is located right in Luton on the South side of John Wise Line.  It lies behind the church.  This cemetery could use some volunteers to help preserve the old stones.


    Thomas BENNER, Mary Catherine WOOLLEY, Murray BENNER    
? 1903
Martha J 1926
Wilbert H 1870
Zilpah A 1870
Bloomy D GERHART died Feb 10, 1874 ADAMS


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Queen of Peace Cemetery

This cemetery is located just south of Aylmer on Highway 73.  It is on the east side, just before the Aylmer Cemetery.

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St. Thomas

Old English Churchyard, St. Thomas


Elizabeth SEELEY
(United Empire Loyalists)


Thanks to Denise Smith!




Old St. Thomas Church and Cemetery


This cemetery is located on Walnut Street in St. Thomas, Ontario



Thanks to Joan Wilton for the photos and information!


Mary W. (w/o David CAUGHELL) 1880
Contributed by Denise Smith




St. Thomas West Ave. Cemetery

Cook NEWCOMBE 1844-1910
Annie NEWCOMBE 1847-1921
Nora M. NEWCOMBE 1877-1946
Abram C. NEWCOMBE 1875-1952
John H. HAWLEY d. 1906
Elizabeth A. PRITCHARD d. 1927
Herbert A. NEWCOMBE 1870-1871
Ada M. 1873-1874
Nina 1885-1856
Elizabeth Winchester 1825-1909
Frank DOAN 1868-1954
wife Louise 1879-1956
Mary GODBY 1857-1916
Cortley H. FISHBACH 1867-1934
Angus McINNIES Sov. Thomas T. SMITH 1915 Cathrine (w/o Angus McINNES) Donald McBR???
native of Argyleshire Scotland
Fred. W. ARKELL 1908
Robert ARKELL 1883
native of Gloucester England
Charlotte HALL 1881
native of Gloucestershire England
Henry HALL 1880
native of Gloucestershire England
Chester HALL 1865
Gloucestershire England
William COULTER 1812-1880
Margaret McINTYRE 1823-1915
Enoch 1860-1914
Thomas 1853-1853
Sarah J. COULTER 1857-1935
Frederick M. IRWIN 1885-1959
Iola E. IRWIN 1886-1974
Gladys K McKENNA 1891-1980
Agnes (w/o Thomas ARKELL) 1878 Thomas ARKELL 1823-1906
native of Througham, Gloucestershire, England
wife Agnes 1845-1878
Murdoch MACKENZIE 1873
native of Scotland
Elizabeth ARKELL 1871
native of Gloucestershire, England
Palahia Lysyzia DZIABENKO
Spurgeon CAMPBELL 1870-1935
Ethel Ferguson CAMPBELL 1877-1970
Lt. Kenneth Turner CAMPBELL 1919 (KIA buried France)
Peter L. SPAUN      


Southwold Township

Fingal Cemetery

Christina w/o John WELTER died 1889 John WELTER 1879

Thanks to Bernice Borgia!



Iona Cemetery




  Jacob DECOW Samuel DECOW Coughlin LUMLEY Elizabeth LUMLEY
infant son of LUMLEY Elizabeth LUMLEY Joseph LUMLEY Jane (w/o Samuel CLARK) CLARK
Christopher CLARK William LODGE
Jennett KERR
Hiram LUMLEY Thomas LUMLEY  

Coughlan LUMLEY


Special thanks to Shannon Clark for the photos!



McArthur Cemetery


Alfred German DAWDY
Burlington DAWDY & Edith COOK
Arthur Elmer DAWDY & Marion G. WEBBER
John A. McLEOD & Candace DAWDY Chauncey LAMPMAN & Susan ASTON; Dexter LAMPMAN & Rosa WILLOUGHBY; Winifred, Edward Ted, Archibald, Laura LAMPMAN COLFAX Deborah Ann DAWDY
Margaret W (Peg)
William H (Smoker)
Robert W.
Jacqueline J. BLEWETT
Donald B.
Margaret M. GLENN
Earl Franklin DAWDY & Edith TAILBY Edith R. COOK Emerson DAWDY
Laura A. BOLE
John Harold BOUGHNER
Marilyn E. & Gary F. DAWDY   Herbert DAWDY & Eliza Jane McLEOD McKAY
William, Elizabeth, Cyrus
Percy A. DAWDY & Margaret N. BLAIR
Ronald A.
Kathryn Ann
Robert Victor McLEOD
Karen Lynn McLEOD
O. Maxine SNYDER
C. T. Russell "Rusty"
Dorothy J. MANNING
Sherman S. DAWDY
Son of DAWDY
Catherine (w/o Sylvester DAWDY)
Lavera M (w/o Thomas WILSON)
Sylvester DAWDY
Sylvester O. DAWDY & Cora PANSEY Terry DAWDY & Sandra A. TELFER



Shedden Cemetery


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Yarmouth Township

Salt Creek Cemetery


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Union Cemetery

This cemetery is located in Union, Ontario just south of St. Thomas.  It's a beautiful and well taken care of cemetery.  This cemetery is still active and holds some of my relations that I'm researching.  I would like to take time to say my special thanks to the late Norma Smith, and to her husband Lloyd who were so helpful when I visited with them in November, 2003. 


Herbert William and Winnifred Gertrude BARRETT Jesse Martin and Emmeline Maria PETTIT

Charles, Cornelia and Reaford PETTIT Frank PETTIT

Janet Jones


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