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Wilson Burial Site

Lot 13 & 14, Con 12, Lanark Township.

Burials - 1869 to 1889

The above nine headstone are located against the back fence in the Robertson's cemetery.

Wilson Cemetery, by Jean Steel

Situated on the East and West halves of lots 13 & 14 in the 12th concession of Lanark Township, there once stood the Wilson family burying site.  For many years, it deteriorated through neglect into a state of disrepair, and many of the fine old stones became flaked and broken.  In September 1972, the remaining nine stones were removed, restored and placed in the Robertson family cemetery, concession 1, lot 15, Ramsay Township, as many of the pioneers buried there were interrelated.

The earliest burial in the Wilson Cemetery seems to have been in 1869.  According to an obituary from the Almonte Gazette, Eliza Wilson, relative of the late John Kellough of Ramsay, who died in November, 1901, may have been the last body interred in that spot.

By the removal of the stones from Wilson's to Robertson's cemetery we see a fine example of family and interested friends co-operating in an effect to preserve a substantial portion of the history of the area.   Let us hope many more are motivated to follow their example.

In Memory Of Jane (Wilson) Halpenny, who died June 9, 1874, aged 42 yrs.

"I know that my redeemer liveth"

"Henceforth there is laid up for me, A crown that cannot fade.  The righteous Judge at that great day, Shall place it on my head."

Erected by her brother George Wilson.

In Memory of Thomas Wilson, who died Feb. 9, 1873, aged 76 yrs & 6 mo's.

"I know that my redeemer liveth"

"Henceforth there is laid up for me, A crown that cannot fade.  The righteous Judge at that great day, Shall place it on my head."

In Memory Of Sarah Walker, widow of the late Thos. Wilson, died May 5, 1875, AE 83 yrs.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, that they may rest from their labours"

"O may we stand before the Lord"

"We Hope To Meet In Heaven"

In Memory Of James Kellough, died Aug 26, 1869, aged 25 yrs.

In Memory Of John Kellough, died Feb. 27, 1889, aged 68 yrs.

"A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled.  A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled"

In Memory Of James Kellough, died Aug. 10, 1887, aged 54 yrs.

"Our parent here lies underground, The dearest friend we ever found, But through the Lord's unbounded love, We hope to meet in realms above"

In Memory of Jane Gemmill, wife of James Kellough, died July 31, 1884, age 53 yrs.

Also their daughter Mary Christina, died Oct 13, 1886, aged 13 yrs.

We Hope To Meet In Heaven

In Memory Of James Kellough, who departed this life, March 18, 1869, aged 71 yrs.

Erected by his affectionate wife.

"To me to live is Christ and to die is gain"

In Memory Of Mary Ann Rea, wife of James Kellough, who departed this life Jun. 29, 1871, AE 74 years.

"Sweet to rejoice in lively hope, That when my time shall come, Angels shall hover around my bed, And waft my spirit home, Cheerful I leave this vale of tear, Where pains and Sorrows grow, Welcome the day that ends my toil, And every scene of woe"

Pictures taken by Keith Thompson - Clayton, Ontario - 22 August, 2001