George Bailey –Headstone– the Cemetery on the Ninth line

George Bailey –Headstone– the Cemetery on the Ninth line



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.



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 ( 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 ( 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

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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