George Bailey –Headstone– the Cemetery on the Ninth line

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George Bailey –Headstone– the Cemetery on the Ninth line

 

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I posted this photo this week from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum.

The only thing I could find out was the following:

Name: George Bailey
Death Date: 8 Mar 1859
Death Place: Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery: Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Mississippi Mills, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada

But what I did find out was that the from the looks of the headstone in this recent photo it has been thankfully repaired.

 

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Opened in 1827, this cemetery which lies on the road between Almonte and Carleton Place, contains the remains of many early settlers of Upper Canada. Daniel Shipman, founder of Almonte, and Joseph Teskey, founder of Appleton are just two of the interred.

It was closed as a cemetery in 1947, and fell into disrepair. In 1979, Jean Steel and Dawn Leduc spearheaded a drive to restore the cemetery. Many headstones were preserved by placing them in concrete. Others have been lost to time, although some are occasionally uncovered.

There are no records of who was buried here but Archives Lanark (http://www.globalgenealogy.com/archiveslanark/index.html) has surveyed the remaining stones and published a partial list of who is buried there. There are also references to burials there in the archives of the Almonte Gazette which are available on the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s website (http://mvtm.ca/museum/?page_id=2759.) Researchers should note, it is often referred to as “the cemetery on the ninth line,” referring to the prior name of the road.

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

 

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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