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SANDY HILL CEMETERY
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.
- 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 ______ ."
- 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.
- Martha Carey - wife of - Robert Beggs - died July 31, 1889 - aged 59 yrs.
Native of Belfast - Ireland.
" No _____ Rifted Rock
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]
- Charles W. Bangs - died Apr. 15, 1904 - aged 61 years.
- 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
to the memory _________
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
- No inscription on visible side of stone. I did not turn over stone to check back. This stone was broken as well.
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
- Top missing, 1st piece reads
1867 ae ________
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.
- top missing, then
aged 56 years
Natives of Mass.
"Beloved in Life, Lamented in death."
- Top reads,
In memory of Charles Kelly, rest missing
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