Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: McGregory Van Every Headstone

"Outstanding in the Warner Cemetery is the restored Van Every plot. This has been enclosed by a two-foot wall of rough, red sandstone, capped with dressed gray stone. The old, old headstones have been built into the interior face of this wall, so that they are preserved from damage as long as the wall shall stand." -- The Loyalist Gazette | March 22, 2000 | McBride, Robert Collins

Warner Cemetery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.


Born April ye 27th 1723
Departed this life
Sept ye 25th 1786

MARY WILCOX his wife
Born April ye 29th 1736

McGregory and Mary Wilcox were my great-great-great-great-great grandparents, and this is one of my oldest ancestral tombstones that has survived. I am indebted to a kind photographer I found at RAOGK for this photograph.

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