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SANDY HILL CEMETERY
HAWKESBURY, ONT.



THIS CEMETERY IS JUST WEST OF THE LEVAC MUNICIPAL PARK, WEST HAWKESBURY TOWNSHIP, CORNER OF SANDY HILL ROAD & FAUTEUX STREET, ABOUT A 1/4 TO 3/8TH OF A MILE WEST OF HIGHWAY 34, IN A GROVE OF TREES, IN THE NORTH WEST CORNER, OPPOSITE THE HOUSE OF GUY PERREAULT. [[ July 2,1992 a.w.f.]]


The stones are laying on a mound about 4 feet in height, about 30 or so feet in length and the stones are on a slope facing south east, in a north-east to south west direction. On this visit I copied 12 stones half of which are in 2 or more pieces. Also laying around are numerous pieces of markers with lettering on them and which could if all the pieces could be found make up probably, at least another 4 stones. The broken pieces could also be part of the stones copied, which are as follows and were copied from right to left.


  1. Mary Griswold - wife of - Baxter B. Cobb - died Sept. 27. 1853 - aged 20 years.
    "And no con__ision may keep the soul's release
    The palsied lips a sheild of rapture ______ ."

  2. Broken in 2 pieces vertically about 4 inches from the right edge.
    Sacred - to the memory of - Agness Sheilds - daughter of Samuel & - Matilda Sheilds. who - departed this life - 7th June 1855: - aged 10 months & 18 days.

  3. Martha Carey - wife of - Robert Beggs - died July 31, 1889 - aged 59 yrs. Native of Belfast - Ireland.
    " No _____ Rifted Rock
    I'm resting. Sure and safe
    From all harm. "
    I could not turn over this stone to see if there was an inscription on bottom. [awf July 2.92]

  4. Charles W. Bangs - died Apr. 15, 1904 - aged 61 years.

  5. there are 2 pieces.
    The first has a diagonal break on the top right corner, the 2nd has its left side gone and the following is how the inscription reads. 1st piece reads
    Sacred
    to the memory _________
    Thomas Be_____________
    a native of ____________
    who departed __________
    on the 18th of M________
    aged 37 years.

    2nd piece reads

    ________ was erected
    ________ Magdaline Rae
    _______imony of her esteem
    _______ . and regret for
    ______ed as he had lived
    _____ne merits of our
    _______Redeemer.

  6. No inscription on visible side of stone. I did not turn over stone to check back. This stone was broken as well.

  7. Darwin Stevens - born at Petite Nation Mill - Canada Oct. 24, 1823 - Drowned - at Hawkesbury Mills - July 23. 1888.
    "The sweet remembrance of the
    Just, shall blossom when they
    Sleep in dust."
    Bates Co.

  8. the words "Our Mother" in centre of a wreath.
    Charlotte M. Bangs - beloved wife of - John McLaughlin - died July 18, 1893 - ae. 46 yrs. 8 ms, & 20 ds.
    "_______ ______, yes _______ ________ ______
    ______ ______ ______ dearly, and _______ will
    ______ ______ ______ too, and thought it first
    to take her home, to Him at rest."
    Bates

  9. This stone is in 3 pieces. Top part reads.
    This stone - erected by Geo. Higginson - in memory of his wife Harriet - daughter of Samuel Stevens - of Hawkesbury who departed, rest missing

    2nd part reads & is upside down
    Darwin Stevens - drowned at Hawk'y Mill - July 23 1888 - ae 64 y'rs - Sylvester Stevens - died Oct 30 1868, ae 36 y'rs.

  10. Top missing, 1st piece reads
    1867 ae ________
    Anna Whitec__________
    died Dec 31 1839 ae ________
    Elvira died May 2 - 1835, ae 10 months
    Margaret died July 5, - 1852. ae. 22 years.

    2nd piece reads
    on broken top edge, only bottom of line visible, then
    the 32 year of her age - also their son George who died Jan 5, 1854 - aged 5 years.

  11. top missing, then
    aged 56 years
    Natives of Mass.
    "Beloved in Life, Lamented in death."

  12. Top reads,
    In memory of Charles Kelly, rest missing



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