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 (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.
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