HALIFAX COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA

Tombstones in Old Sambro Cemetery (St. James United), Sambro, NS


Surveyed in October 1965 by John and Evelyn (Nickerson) Longard


A special thank you to Nancy Hood (daughter of John and Evelyn Longard) for allowing this information to be posted on the HalifaxCountyNSGenWeb Pages!!


A note from Nancy Hood: These headstone surveys were completed by my parents back in 1965. Some of the older stones may have lost their inscriptions by now and I know that some were very near the edge of the ocean and were being washed away even then.

A note from Leslie Harnish: I had the opportunity to walk through the Old Cemetery on March 28, 1999, and as Nancy predicted, many stones are now tipped over, broken and sitting crumbled on the ground and are mostly unreadable. At the time of Mr. & Mrs. Longard's survey, there were 49 stones, today there are approximately 20 - 30 stones remaining. Time and the elements, most notably our salty sea air, have certainly taken its toll on this cemetery. There are many bare spots and sink holes in the cemetery with the possibility of stones being buried under the long grass or on the rocky shore that the cemetery sits on. I am very thankful that Mr. and Mrs. Longard had the insight back in 1965 to survey this cemetery and preserve this information for generations to come.


The numbers correspond with the map. (Copy of map to follow)

1. Stephen SMITH, 1910, 88 yrs.
2. Eleanor, wife of Stephen SMITH, 1907, 77 yrs
3. Ernest COOK, 1928
4. Rebecca COOK, 1863-1936
5. Alexander COOK, 1923, age 63 yrs
6. Amos SMITH, 1903, 85 yrs
----Susanna
7. Margaret A. MARYATT, 1907, 64 yrs
8. George SCHNARE, 1906, 67 yrs
9. William HART, 1915, 87 yrs
10. Matilda ROGERS, wife of George, 1885, 20 yrs
11. Rebecca HART, wife of William, 1892, 55 yrs
12. Josiah GRAY, hus. of Catherine, 1926, 63 yrs
13. James MARYATT, 1917, 75 yrs
14. John NICKERSON, 1903, 87 yrs
----Rebecca NICKERSON, 1899
15. Muriel HART, dau. of Mildred and Irene, 1918, 9 yrs
16. Maude GRAY, 1866, 13 yrs
----Alice, 1896, 3 mos.
----Maude, 1897, 3 yrs.
17. Audrey GRAY, 1902, 58 yrs
18. Alice Geneva (GRAY), dau. of Andrew and Rebecca, 1890, 3 mos.
19. Rebecca GRAY, wife of Andrew, 1900 52 yrs
20. Caleb NICKERSON, 1890, 55 yrs
21. Albert HAMM, 1891, 31 yrs
22. Melissa HENNEBERRY, 1920, 56 yrs
23. Sarah NICKERSON, wife ofCaleb, 1910, 65 yrs
24. W.A.NICKERSON, 1901, 41 yrs
25. Hannah GRAY, wife of James, 1899, 87 yrs
26. Elizabeth FINCK, 1922, 85 yrs
27. Elizabeth NICKERSON, wife ofJosiah Smith, 1870, 28 yrs erected by dau. Isobel
28. Mary NICKERSON, wife of Smith Nickerson, 1881, 58 yrs
29. William GRAY 1900, 76 yrs, Esther, 1918, 87 yrs
30. Jane GRAY, wife of James 1816, James GRAY, 1810, 11 days
31. John NICKERSON (broken)
32. James (Gray), son of Sarah and Caleb, 1917, 34 yrs
33. Caleb GRAY, 1925, 75 yrs
34. Sarah GRAY, 1950, 88 yrs
35. Ella BAKER, wife of Henry, 1902, 27 yrs
36. Gideon SMITH, 1888, 18 yrs
37. Georgina SMITH, dau. of Gideon and Mary, 1899, 18 yrs
38. Daniel SMITH, 1901, 84 yrs
----Sarah, his wife, 1902, 78 yrs
39. very old
40. Sarah SMITH, 1815, 43 yrs
41 Mary SMITH, wife of James N., 1915, 48 yrs
42. Eliza Ann NICKERSON, wife of Richard, 1866, 37 yrs
43. Richard NICKERSON, 1911, 87 yrs
----George, 1912, 59 yrs
44. Charles V. FINCK 1907 21 yrs.
----Clara B., 1903, 16 yrs, child of Charles and Mary
45. Hannah GRAY, wife of Andrew, 1893, 78 yrs
46. Andrew GRAY, 1900, 84 yrs
47. C.S. (footstone)
48. Hannah GRAY, wife of Charles, 1904 61 yrs
49. Mary HERNON, dau. of Andrew and Hannah, 1904 8 yrs.


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