Wemp Cairn Tombstones
Wemp Cairn, Strain Farm Lot 24 Conc 1, Amherst Island
This cemetery is available on microfilm number MS 451, Reel 106
WEMP CAIRN ON FIND A GRAVE
Here are the transcriptions from the Wemp Cairn.
Barnabas WEMP 1759 - 25 Dec 1843
Catherine GATES Sept 1761 - 27 Aug 1843
wife of Barnabas Wemp
According to the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, these are the only two people with stone(s) in the cemetery.
If anyone has a photo, or can confirm the actual transcription please email me.
WEMP CAIRN, on Amherst Island
The graves of Barnabas Wemp who died 1843,
and his wife Catherine Gates who also died in
1843. It has been said that two young children are
also buried there.
In 1971, the placing of new markers were
organized by Moutray Wemp great-great
grandson of the Loyalist farmer.
In 1995 a Family Reunion was organized
by great-great-great grandson Leigh Herbert
Wemp. A plaque was dedicated to the
memory of loyalist settlers Barnabas and
Herbert Dean Wemp, son of Leigh Wemp
purchased the farm in 1989. In 1994 the
farm was sold and three and half acres were
severed off to keep the Wemp Cairn in the
submitted by Doris Wemp with photo