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Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec
From Barnston take Route 141 toward Ayers Cliff. Watch for either Madore or Wheeler Roads on your left. Either will get you to the cemetery which is actually off Wheeler Road near the junction of Madore and Wheeler.
This cemetery has no known name at this time and is way down in the field a long way from Wheeler Road. It was probably a community cemetery when it started and never named. The Barnston Heritage Corporation calls it the Hanson Howe Kilburn Cemetery.
There is no access to it unless you get permission from local farmers. If you decide to visit this cemetery you should go in spring or fall when you will not be a problem crossing the crop fields.
I was able to drive right to the cemetery through neighbouring farmland as permitted by the owner since it was early in May. Otherwise it is a half mile walk from the road, and is completey surrounded by farmland.
This old cemetery is being restored by the Barnston Heritage Cemetery Corporation. I saw evidence of some stone repair but it is still treacherous walking in there as there are several woodchuck holes and uneven ground and broken stones. The earliest headstone appears to be 1839 and the latest is 1890. Some stones are illegible.
I walked and read this cemetery and did a complete recording of all existing and legible headstones in May of 2006.
- Leslie Nutbrown
??, ?, no dates, age: 18y 3m
??, Susannah, no dates
Cleveland, Lydia, d. 14 Jul 1870, age: 68y 2m, s/w & wife of Lewis Hanson
English, Joseph W., d. 25 Feb 1843, age: 9m 20d, son of James & Mary
Hanson, Austin, d. 5 Sep 1849, age: 8m 2d, son of Lewis & Lydia
Hanson, Lewis, d. 31 Jan 1871, age: 72y 9m 6d, s/w & husband of Lydia Cleveland
Hanson, Nahum, no dates, son of Lewis
Hanson, Wilder A., d. 31 Aug 1872, age: 21yrs
Hawes, Ursula, b. 1803, d. 1890, s/w & wife of Otis Kilburn
Hollister, Eliza, d. 4 May 186?, age: 61yrs, s/w & wife of Ebenezer Kilburn
Hollister, Florence, d. Jun 1884, wife of ?
Hollister, Nathaniel, d. 15 Mar 1839, age: 67yrs
Hollister, Sally, d. 23 Oct 1866, age: 65y 6m
Howe, Jonas, d. 5 Apr 1855, age: 58y 1m
Howe, Sarah J., d. 14 Jul 1856, age: 21yrs, dau of J. & P.
Humphrey, Dorothy, no dates
Humphrey, Samuel A., d. 14 Feb 1869, age: 74y 2m
Kilburn, Ebenezer, d. 2 Mar 18?4
Kilburn, Ebenezer, d. 5 Apr 1863, age: 65y 5m 24d, s/w & husband of Eliza Hollister
Kilburn, Honestus, d. 15 Oct 1864, age: 26y or 76y
Kilburn, Josiah, d. 27 Jan 1859, age: 65y 5m
Kilburn, Otis, b. 1804, d. 1881, s/w & husband of Ursula Hawes
Lovejoy, Hollis, d. 1843, son of Jerry & Salome
Lovejoy, Jerry, d. 1862
Lovejoy, Salome, d. 22 Nov 1852, age: 51y 27d, wife of Jerry
Plumley, Lucy, b. 1790, d. 1862, s/w & wife of Levi Sanborn
Sanborn, Levi, b. 1780, d. 1842, s/w & husband of Lucy Plumley
Walker, Clarinda, d. 5 Jan 1865, age: 67y 2m, wife of Samuel Humphrey
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