|W. Blanchard (#47440261)|
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I am interested in Photographing the older Headstones in Cemeteries and searching for the old and abandoned and forgotten Cemeteries in Leeds County. The most interesting of these Stones date from the 1800s. Some of them are true works of art and most have stood the ravages of nearly two centuries. Many have high relief carvings of symbols, all of which have a special meaning.|
Willow Tree = Meaning Sorrow
Dove = A live Dove means at Peace
= A dead Dove means a life cut short.
Chain with a broken link = Family unity broken
Clasped Hands = Without sleeves, shaking
hands with God.
Clasped Hands = With sleeves, with one of ruffled, represents Unity in Life or Death.
Hand with finger pointing up = Gone to
Hand with finger pointing down = God reaching down for the Soul.
Children's Gravestones usually have a fully carved resting Lamb or flowers, usually Roses, that have a bud that's been broken off meaning a life cut short.
Many of the people from the 1800s came to this area from a far away country. This is usually recorded as well as the time they had spent on this Earth in the number of Years, Months and Days.
Some of the Epitaphs are sad, some funny and others warn us of our own Mortality.
There is an 1852 gravestone in the Toledo Church Yard that has an epitaph that reads:
Remember friends as you pass by,
As you are now , so once was I.
As I am now so you shall be,
Prepare for Death to follow me.
There is also a Child's Gravestone at the Oak Leaf Cemetery with an Epitaph that simple says:
"Gone To Be An Angel"
All of these Gravestones are attributed to the Craftsmanship of the Local Stone Carvers. Some of these never Signed their work and their names may never be know. Below is a list of some of the Stone Carvers names as they appear on many of these Stones:
A. Greer - Eastons Corners
G. F. Moore - Napanee
C. B. Leroy
W. M. Church - Merrickvile
Leroy & Gould - Brockville
H. F. & Son - Brockville
Williamson[?] - Gananoque
C. Allyn - Delta
D. R. Cameron
H. Fulford - Brockville
C. R. Kilbourne - Brockville
L. le Carle
C. G. Alquire - Farmersville (Athens)
C. G. A. Farmersville (Athens)
W. R. Moore - Elgin
W. Corbett - Smiths Falls
Fulford[?] & Bro. - Wolford
J. Davies - Perth
Fulford & Church - Eastons Corners
de Carle Sc.
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|Bocephus||RE: Selena Alexander|
Always happy to help out, especially for our war veterans!
Added by Bocephus on Apr 07, 2015 2:35 PM
|Nickole||RE: Pvt. Gladys Lomax|
Your most welcome
Added by Nickole on Apr 07, 2015 4:49 AM
|Terry Miller||RE: Lieut. Frances Ellen Cooper|
Also included in the family plot were stones for Mabel, Isaac and Belle. I took photos of their stones as well in case you didn't have them. If you want these photos too, let me know.I also have a shot that shows the large family marker with the four personal stones laid at the foot of each family member. This photo is larger than the maximum allowed download size, but I could e-mail it to you if you wanted.
|Alison||RE: Bassano Union Cemetery|
The photos I have from Bassanno were donated to me by good friends, I will ask if they would be willing to go back and take more photos. Please do not hold your breath, they do not understand our love of Cemeteries.
Added by Alison on Mar 28, 2015 10:02 AM
|Alison||RE: Edna Sherman|
please let me know if I can help in any way
have a 'soft spot' for military personel
Added by Alison on Mar 28, 2015 9:59 AM
I have added the info.Hope you don't mind that I replaced "son" with the word 'child'
are you related to her?
Added by Alison on Mar 28, 2015 7:51 AM
Thank you very much for transferring Sally Hodge to me. I really appreciate it.
Added by Barbara on Mar 23, 2015 3:46 AM
|Sharon S||Roswell & Hannah Rowley|
What a nice surprise to see the headstones for my 3x great-grandparents when I wasn't even looking for them. Thanks.
Added by Sharon S on Dec 08, 2014 7:57 PM
|The Goldens||Emily Smith Clark|
Thank you so much for the photo. Looks like the grave has seen better days. Glad for the photo!!!
|John Russell Pierson||Betsy McNish|
Thanks for the pic!
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