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Austin, Brome County, Quebec
Contributed by Joan Cruickshank [firstname.lastname@example.org], Aug 03, 2005.
Total records = 24.
Out of Sherbrooke, Quebec, take the Eastern Townships Autoroute 10 West, to the St.-Benoit-Du-Lac exit (Exit # 115), then follow Route 112 East in the direction of Magog, Quebec, to the intersection of Route 112 and Chemin des Peres. Follow Chemin des Peres for about 6 miles. Chemin des Peres becomes Chemin Nicholas Austin when you reach the Austin townline, and once you reach the Austin townline, watch for Shuttleworth Road which leads off to the right.
This cemetery is situated on a plot of land on the farm that was once settled by Christopher Bryant 1st. As in older days, many were buried on home farms. In later years, the plot was enlarged to include some Browns and Bowens, who married into the Bryant family. For many years, the cemetery remained unknown and unkept, until a few members of the more current Bryant families decided to restore and maintain it.
When I visited the cemetery this summer, 2005, I found it nestled among a wooded area in an open field. It was surrounded by a rail fence, and the brush had been cleared so that I could easily walk through it. Most of the stones were broken and in bad condition, and they had been carefully placed on the ground and encased with wood.
Because I was not able to read these stones, I went to the local archives and obtained a copy of burials for this cemetery. I am submitting this listing, based on the information that I found in the files at the archives.
Bowen, ??, d. 31 Jul 1884, age 10 days, Infant s/o H.H. & H.E.
Bowen, Charlotte McCrillis, d. 5 Jan 1890, age 44y 2m 6d
Bowen, Ernest, d. 11 Feb 1887, age 19m 17d, s/o M. & C.
Bowen, Merrill, d. 28 Mar 1916, age 76y 9m
Bowen, Ora E., d. 8 Feb 1889, age 15y 6m 27d, s/o M. & C.
Bowen, Roy, d. 29 Sep 1883, age 6 mo., s/o M. & C.
Brown, Alice Edna, d. 6 Aug 1874, age 2y 6m 24d, d/o W.R. & Hattie
Brown, Estella H., d. 1 Sep 1865, age 8y 3m 9d, d/o S.G. & E.
Brown, Louretia Adams, d.22 Dec 1888, age 53 yrs, w/o I.
Bryant, Abigail Gilman, d. 8 Aug 1902, age 70y 4m 5d, w/o J. S.
Bryant, Calista Packard, d. 10 Apr 1881, age 71y 11m 23d, w/o Holsey
Bryant, Christopher C., d. 27 Jan 1892, age 82y 5m
Bryant, Christopher, d. 12 May 1858, age 82 yrs
Bryant, Holsey, d. 1887, age 7?
Bryant, Jane Kinsman, d. 3 Aug 1874, age 39 yrs, w/o Charles
Bryant, Sarepta Geer, d. 22 Apr 1866, age 55y 9m, w/o Christopher C.
Bryant, Trythena, d. 14 Sep 1855, age 68 yrs, w/o Christopher
Bryant, Walter H., d. 10 Dec 1874, age 4y 6m 3d, s/o May W. & Hamiel
Hastings, Nehemiah, (broken stone)
Hastings, William Timothy, d. 23 Jul 1880, age 5y 1m 11d, s/o Timothy S. & ??
Kinsman, Calista Bryant, b. 1841, d. 1915, w/o F.I.
Pearsons, Earl L., d. Jan 1889, age 10m, 20d, s/o ?? & Zoa
Smith, ??, d. 26 Apr 1861, age 3 yrs
Smith, Annis Judd, d. 23 Jun 1890, age 73y 8m, w/o Hugh