Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brown's Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, Caledon

A few remaining monuments from the original cemetery

Remnants of  plot markers found in bushes

Brown Family Monument
Brown's Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery is located at the north end of the Caledon East Public Cemetery in Caledon East on the west side of Airport Road just south of Hwy 9. The land was originally donated by James Brown and his wife Mary Kyle Brown  around 1850 for a church and cemetery.

The church was moved from its original location on this lot in 1915 to the side then sold in 1938 for $ 64.00 and dismantled and removed in 1942.  The earliest marker is for 1850 and the last for the Wesleyan Methodist parish is for 1964.

A cairn with early headstones from the original cemetery is located at the north east corner of the original cemetery site.  Today the site is maintained by the Town of Caledon.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting these pictures of Boston's Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery. My Smith family and Cheavins are buried there. I almost lost hope of finding any pictures of the site until I found you. Thank you it is good to know where my G-G-G Grandfather and Grandmother are buried. I live in North Carolina, USA and doubt I'll ever come to see them.

    Tombstone, "John Smith died Oct 20, 1855 in the 62nd year of his age. Native of Birmingham Co., England"

    His wife: Mary Ann Cheavins Smith, is buried at the same cemetery, Her tombstone says, "Mary Ann wife of John Smith died April 15, 1869 aged 62 years.
    Thank you very much, Teri Hanna