Brown Family Private Burying Ground
Lot 21, West Half
South Dorchester Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Transcribed by Nadyne Gooding
Revised and formatted for the Internet 20 November 2002 by BruceC.JohnsonJr.
Copyright by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Elgin County Branch 1999
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A previous owner said a field on this property was a cemetery at one time but I have not been able to find any evidence of this. I believe it may have been a private burying ground as the farm once belonged to the Brown family. Only two broken stones remain.
1. BROWN / died / June 28, 1863 / AE 1 yr 5 ms 17 ds / Weep not for me my parents dear / I am not dead but sleeping here / I was not yours but God’s alone / He loved me best and took me home /
2. [W]m H. & Fanny / BROWN / (Ja)n. 31, 1848 / AE 2 m & 23 d / [verse illegible]
[Note: A check of the Brown family history reveals the following: Wm. Henry Brown (son of James Brown & Dianne Mandeville), born ca 1822, died 1883, married 1846 Fanny Augustine, born 1827, died 1907. They had children Catherine, Lorenzo, William and James]
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