The Islands: Amherst Island: Wemp Cairn

Wemp Cairn Tombstones
Amherst Island

Wemp Cairn, Strain Farm Lot 24 Conc 1, Amherst Island

This cemetery is available on microfilm number MS 451, Reel 106


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 Catherine Wemp

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 family name.

submitted by Doris Wemp with photo

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