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Cookshire, Compton County, Quebec
Cookshire Cemetery, Cookshire, QC
GPS: 45.421520, -71.610255
Rue Principale E. (QC Rte 108)
Cookshire, Cookshire-Eaton, QC J0B 1M0
From Lennoxville, take Route 108 East to the town of Cookshire. Continue through the town and the cemetery is on the right side of the road.
The present Cookshire Cemetery was established in 1885, when it was decided that the old burying ground in the center of town should be moved. All of the headstones and remains were removed from this original site and deposited at the present site east of the town.
This included the headstone and remains of Captain John Cook who died in 1819 and for whom the town was named. The cemetery is in very good condition with paved lanes and nearly all stones are legible. It is maintained by the Cookshire Cemetery Association..
Records below were transcribed from tombstone inscriptions by Leslie and Angela Nutbrown during a visit to the cemetery in November 2004, then updated again with another visit in 2018 and then supplemented with church records.
(CR) = Church records