Thursday, September 29, 2011

Peach's United Church Cemetery, Markham

Peach's United Church est 1847.

Pioneer Headstones

Peach Family Monument

Peach's Primitive Methodist Church  Cemetery, aka Peach's United Church Cemetery is located at the N/W corner of McCowan Rd and Elgin Mills Rd., E. in the town of Markham.  Although, the church and cemetery were established in 1847 the land was not donated to the Primitive Methodist Church until 1863 by Thomas Peach.  Prior to that year the congregation met at the school house which was located on the S/E corner. It was closed and renovated then moved to the N/W corner. 

A stipulation was made by Thomas Peach with the donation of land for the cemetery, and that was all plots were to be free.  The cemetery was enlarged 1891, both Thomas and his wife Catherine are buried here.

The cemetery still received burial for those with family plots and is managed by the United Church of Canada.

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