Franklin Centre Cemetery

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Last edit: 2008-01-06

Franklin Centre Cemetery, called Russelltown Burying Ground in church records and Cantwell Cemetery by some local residents, is located a short distance to the east of Franklin Centre on Route 202 where it is found at the intersection of Cantwell Road. The cemetery is Protestant and  served, historically, Methodist and Congregationalist families living in the area. The cemetery is well cared for and it appears that headstones have been replaced where tine and erosion has made this necessary. There are, of course, a few headstones for which inscriptions can no longer be transcribed and some plots for which the headstones have most likely disappeared.

Except for a few additional inscriptions as the result of later interments, this cemetery list is almost identical to the one prepared by Gerry Rogers in the last 1970's. There are a few minor corrections, including the incorrect listing for Nelson Manning who headstone is located a short distance away in Christ Church Cemetery.

 

PHOTO GIVEN NAME(S) SURNAME BIRTH DEATH AGE

NOTES

Photo

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Photo of Cemetery looking northwest

Photo

Row 1

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Photo

Ella Louise

Gordon

Dec. 30, 1865

Apr. 25, 1902

 

Wife of Wm. Shutts

Photo

W. Wallace

Gordon

1855

1935

 

Husband of Myra Lord Gordon

Photo

Myra

Lord

1868

1943

 

Wide of W. Wallace Gordon

Photo

Merritt

Gordon

Sep. 30, 1825

Apr. 25, 1889

 

Husband of Sarah McCarroll

Photo

Sarah

McCarroll

Dec. 24, 1828

Jun. 1, 1904

 

Wife of Merritt Gordon

Photo

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Gordon

-

-

-

Photo of monument.

Photo

Charles

Gordon

Nov. 21, 1860

Nov. 28, 1861

 

Child of Merritt Gordon & Sarah McCarroll

Photo

Matilda M.

Gordon

Jun. 7. 1862

Feb. 26, 1864

 

Child of Merritt Gordon & Sarah McCarroll

Photo

Mary F.

Gordon

May 19, 1864

May 20, 1870

 

Child of Merritt Gordon & Sarah McCarroll

Photo

Carrie M.

Gordon

Jun. 28, 1870

Mar. 16, 1878

 

Child of Merritt Gordon & Sarah McCarroll

Photo

Constance

Biddleston

Dec. 8, 1928

Apr. 19, 1988

 

Wife of Frank Biddleston

Photo

Frank

Biddleston

Oct. 27, 1921

Jun. 21, 1992

 

Husband of Constance Biddleston

Photo

Scott

Johnson

 

May 14, 1879

25

Son of D.W. & C.O. Johnson

Photo

Cleoria C.

Johnson

 

July 27, 1881

18

Daughter of D.W. & C.O. Johnson

Photo

David W.

Johnson

 

Nov. 3, 1880

57 yrs, 8 months

Husband of C.O. Johnson

Photo

Eugene Grinneck

Bullard

 

Oct. 5, 1891

 

 

Photo

Christine Agnes

Palmer

1919

1965

 

Wife of Frederick George Sherrington

Photo

Frederick George

Sherrington

1912

2006

 

Husband of Christine Agnes Palmer

Photo

Hiram

Adams

 

Oct. 1, 1918

84

Husband of Laney Huse

Photo

Laney

Huse

 

Jan. 1, 1920

85

Wife of Hiram Adams

Photo

George

Adams

 

Jun. 17, 1882

8

Son of Laney Huse & Hiram Adams

Photo

Merritt

Adams

 

May 7, 1941

73

Husband of Clara Johndro

Photo

Clara

Johndro

1874

Aug. 24, 1959

85

Wife of Merritt Adams

Photo

Lyle

Adams

 

Sept. 25, 1902

6 months

Son of Merritt Adams & Clara Johndro

Photo

-

Young

-

-

-

Photo of monument

Photo

Mamie E.

Smith

 

Jul. 14, 1895

42

Wife of Henry Young

Photo

Henry

Young

 

Feb. 18, 1928

82

Husband of Mamie E. Smith

Photo

Edith A.

Young

 

Apr. 19, 1951

75

Wife of William Whitehead

Photo

William

Whitehead

1880

1968

 

Husband of Edith A. Young

Photo

Mary F.

Gordon

 

Mar. 29, 1875

2 yrs, 3 months

Daughter of D. & M. Gordon

Photo

-

Manning

-

-

-

Photo of monument.

Photo

Jane

Broder

 

Feb. 8, 1905

77

Wife of James A. Manning

Photo

Maggie

Manning

 

Jul. 17, 1878

12

Daughter of Jane Broder & James A. Manning

Photo

James A.

Manning

 

Feb. 23, 1873

41

Husband of Jane Broder

Photo

Robert C.

Manning

1862

1945

 

Husband of Jessie G. Edwards

Photo

Jessie G.

Edwards

1862

1939

 

Wife of Robert C. Manning

Photo

Jean A.

Manning

1893

1957

 

Daughter of Robert C. Manning & Jessie G. Edwards

Photo

Margaret A.

McLaren

1896

1990

 

Daughter of R.C. Manning

Photo

James F.

Manning

1901

1968

 

Husband of Alice McGugan

Photo

Alice

McGugan

May8,1909

May 8, 2002

 

Wife of James F. Manning

Photo

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Cain

-

-

-

Photo of monument.

Photo

William

Cain

Jul. 12, 1819

Jun. 9, 1885

 

Husband of Elizabeth Barron

Photo

Elizabeth

Barron

Dec. 29, 1829

Mar. 16, 1893

 

Wife of William Cain

Photo

William

Cain

Dec. 10, 1857

Nov. 1, 1898

 

Son of William Cain & Elizabeth Barron

Photo

William

Blair

1825

1904

 

Husband of Adelia H. Morrison

Photo

Adelia H.

Morrison

1835

1931

 

Wife of William Blair

Photo

Lillis M.A.

Hanna

 

Feb. 8, 1905

19

Daughter of Thomas A. & Clara A. Hanna

Photo

Chas.

Grimshaw

 

Jan. 25, 1898

72

Husband of L.M. Grimshaw

Photo

L.M.

Grimshaw

 

May 30, 1905

83

Wife of Chas. Grimshaw

Photo

?

?

 

 

 

not legible

Photo

Row 2

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-

-

-

-

Photo

George

Adams

1849

1922

 

Husband of Elizabeth Jane Hennagin

Photo

Elizabeth Jane

Hennagin

1848

1893

 

Wife of George Adams

Photo

Margaret

[Kearns]

 

Dec. 18, 1872

31

Wife of Joseph Greer

Photo

Mellisa J.

Greer

 

Jul. 5, 1869

7 yrs, 4 months

Daughter of J. & M. Greer

Photo

-

-

-

-

-

Photo of monument. Possibly for J. & M. Greer.

Photo

Thomas

Blair

 

Aug. 7, 1909

77

Husband of Rebecca T. Horton

Photo

Rebecca T.

Horton

 

Apr. 8, 1927

86

Wife of Thomas Blair

Photo

-

Young

-

-

-

Photo of monument

Photo

Frank E.

Young

 

Apr. 1, 1912

37

Husband of Mary Ethel Pringle

Photo

Harold H.

Young

 

Nov. 9, 1908

11

Son of F.E. Young & M.E. Pringle

Photo

Mary Ethel

Pringle

 

Mar. 16, 1940

 

Wife of Frank E. Young

Photo

Charlie R.

Barr

1869

1939

 

Husband of Lillie E. Wilson

Photo

Lillie E.

Wilson

1872

1925

 

Wife of Charlie R. Barr

Photo

Allen A.

Barr

1905

1908

 

Son of Charlie R, Barr & Lillie E. Wilson

Photo

Cecil

Barr

May25, 1911

Mar. 4, 1985

 

Son of Charlie R, Barr & Lillie E. Wilson

Photo

Alexander

Blair

Mar. 1837

Jul. 12, 1912

75

Husband of Elizabeth Anthony

Photo

Elizabeth

Anthony

Aug. 1843

June 1919

 

Wife of Alexander Blair

Photo

Aaron A. H.

Blair

Mar. 1882

Dec. 1911

29

Son of Alexander Blair & Elizabeth Anthony

Photo

Alfred Chalmers

Abbott

1841

1935

 

Husband of Mary Frances Welch

Photo

Mary Frances

Welch

1861

1957

 

Wife of Alfred Chalmers Abbott

Photo

Willard A.

Post

1913

1943

 

Son of Lansing & Ruth Abbott Post

Photo

Ruth

Abbott

1882

1975

 

Wife of Lansing Post. Daughter of Alfred Abbot and Frances Welch. Died June 28 1975

Photo

Dorothy Frances Post

Demarest

1910

 

 

Daughter of Ruth Abbott Post

Photo

Gordon John

Allan

1888

1981

 

Husband of Emily Sims

Photo Alfred Adams 1865 1948   Husband of Mary (McDowell) Adams
Photo Mary Adams 1864 1948   Wife of Alfred Adams

Photo

Row 3

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-

-

-

-

Photo

Jane

Blair

 

Jan. 30, 1891

63

Wife of Benjamin Johnston

Photo

Benjamin

Johnston

 

Oct. 30, 1905

83

Husband of Jane Blair

Photo

 

Sharpe

 

 

 

Photo of monument

Photo

Stewart

Sharpe

Jul. 5, 1828

Jan. 29, 1891

 

 

Photo

Mary A.

Sharpe

 

Dec. 20, 1927

66

 

Photo

Geo. A.

Sharpe

 

Sept. 10

2

 

Photo

Margaret A.

Sharpe

 

Mar. 9, 1891 ?

1

 

Photo

Margaret

Stewart

 

Jun. 13, 1875

42

Wife of Stuart Sharp

Photo

-

Blackwood

-

-

-

Photo of monument.

Photo

Alexander

Blackwood

 

Aug. 7, 1884

73

Husband of Agnes Craik

Photo

Agnes

Craik

May12, 1813

Dec. 23, 1903

 

Wife of Alexander Blackwood

Photo

-

Young

-

-

-

Photo of monument

Photo

Mary G.

Finlayson

 

Mar. 4, 1886

57

Wife of Leonard Young

Photo

Leonard

Young

 

Jun. 9, 1902

74

Husband of Mary C. Finlayson

Photo

Sarah

Young

 

 

6

Daughter of Leonard Young & Mary C. Finlayson

Photo

Frederick

Young

1857

1926

 

Son of Leonard Young & Mary C. Finlayson

Photo

Frederick

Young

1857

1926

 

Son of Leonard Young & Mary C. Finlayson. Separate monument.

Photo

Leonard Alfred

Young

1859

1948

 

 

Photo

Benjamin G.

Rowe

Mar. 29, 1845

Nov. 21, 1919

 

Husband of Julia A. Adams

Photo

Julia A.

Adams

Nov. 10, 1850

Feb.1, 1897

 

First wife of Benjamin G. Rowe

Photo

Ida M.

Adams

Jul. 9, 1852

Feb. 12, 1922

 

Second wife of Benjamin G. Rowe

Photo

Lily

Patenaude

1908

1978

 

Wife of Medric Vaillancourt

Photo

Medric

Vaillancourt

1904

1939

 

Husband of Lily Patenaude

Photo

Row 4

 

 

 

 

 

Photo

William A.

Sharpe

1856

1932

 

Husband of Estella M. Waddell

Photo

Estella M.

Waddell

1887

1970

 

Wife of William A. Sharpe

Photo

Mary Jane

Morrison

 

Jun. 10, 1877

37?

Daughter of C.H. & E. Morrison

Photo

Aldice A.

Priest

 

Jan. 8, 1890

68

Wife of Fredrick Young

Photo

George A.

Young

 

Sept 4, 1876

24

 

Photo

Amos

Priest

 

Nov. 17, 1873

 

 

Photo

Fred A.

Priest

 

Nov. 21, 1879

22

Son of Amos & Margaret Priest

Photo

Hartwell B.

Priest

 

Jan. 26, 1890

34 yrs,
6 months, 13 days

 

Photo

Frederick Guy

Sherrington

1886

1972

 

Husband of Ada Belle Simmons

Photo

Ada Belle

Simmons

1892

1982

 

Wife of Frederick Guy Sherrington

Photo

Douglas James

Sherrington

1932

1952

 

 

Photo

Henry

Rowe

1858

1936

 

Husband of Eliza J. Rowe

Photo

Eliza J.

Rowe

1859

1900

 

Wife of Henry Rowe

Photo

 

Rowe

 

 

 

Photo of monument

Photo

Benjamin

Rowe

 

Sept. 9, 1886

78

Husband of Rebecca Waller

Photo

Rebecca

Waller

 

Feb 14, 1891

75

Wife of Benjamin Rowe

Photo

Edward A.

Johndro

 

Aug. 27, 1913

77

Husband of Lucretia Rowe

Photo

Lucretia

Rowe

 

Apr. 2, 1925

86

Wife of Edward A. Johndro

Photo

Victor A.

Johndro

 

Apr. 13, 1917

38

Son of Edward A. Johndro & Lucretia Rowe. Sergt. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge, France

Photo

George W.

Johndro

 

Jan. 26, 1914

38

Son of Edward A. Johndro & Lucretia Rowe. Drowned at Gabriola Island, B.C.

Photo

William

Johndro

 

Apr. 16, 1868

7

 

Photo

Victoria R.

Johndro

 

Jun. 15 , 1878

15

 

Photo

Row 5

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-

-

-

-

Photo

David

Hennagin

 

Dec. 23, 1840

72

Father of David Hennagin Jr. who  married Permelia Covey.

Photo

Mary Mathilda

Brunel

 

Feb. 24, 1869

12 ?

Daughter of Jos. Brunel & Mary A. Provost

Photo

Elisha

Covey

1806

1872

 

Husband of Sarah Covey

Photo

Sarah

Covey

1810

1883

 

Wife of Elisha Covey

Photo

Hiram

Noakes

 

Aug, 12, 1812

2

Son of Hiram & Neoma Noakes

Photo

Noah

Lord

1823

1889

 

Husband of Elizabeth Parker

Photo

Elizabeth

Parker

1840

1923

 

Wife of Noah Lord

Photo

Frank B.

Lord

1859

1923

 

Son of Noah Lord & Elizabeth Parker

Photo

Harriet A.

Priest

 

Sept. 2, 1848

24

Wife if Abram Priest

Photo

Samuel H.

Priest

 

Sept. 22, 1838

25

 

Photo

Isaac A.

Priest

 

Sept. 15, 1838

20

 

Photo

Aaron

Priest

 

Aug. 14, 18__

57

Part of date broken off.

Photo

Susan

Priest

 

 

 

Wife of Aaron Priest

Photo

Weltha M.

Row

 

Apr. 10. 1841

1

Daughter of Conrad & Betsy Row

Photo

Thomas John

Rowe

 

May 15, 1859

6 yrs,
11 months

Son of Benjamin & Rebekah Rowe

Photo

Also of ?

Rowe

 

 

 

 

Photo

Margaret

Rowe

 

Aug. 5, 1844

3

Daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca Rowe

Photo

Rebecca

Rowe

 

Aug. 9, 1844

1

Daughter of Benjamin & Rebecca Rowe

Photo

Mary (Mrs.)

Smith

 

Mar. 1857?

 

Wife of Benjamin Row

Photo

Samuel H.

Fargo

 

Mar. 26, 1836

45

 

Photo

Aaron B.

Priest

 

Sept. 22, 1838

33

 

Photo

Row 6

-

-

-

-

-

Photo

Joshua

Frier

 

Sept. 15, 1863

45

Husband of Harriet House

Photo

Harriet

House

 

May30, 1893

71

Wife of Joshua Frier

Photo

Peter

House

Mar. 1, 1782

Aug. 4, 1846

 

 

Photo

Elizabeth

House

 

Apr. 23, 1859

72

Wife of Peter House

Photo

Janett

Priest

 

 

 

Wife of Jonathan S. Priest

Photo

Peter

Row

 

Nov. 17, 1841

48

 

None

John

Rowe

1824

1841

48

Found on Gerry Rogers' list, but no matching monument found.

Photo

Lydia K.

Lord

 

Jan. 30, 1850

25

Wife of Noah Lord

Photo

Mathilda

Moe

Feb 4, 1824

Jul. 5, 1840

 

 

Photo

Row 7

-

-

-

-

-

Photo

Emily L.

Mills

 

Jul. 28, 1865

25

Wife of Horatio Mills

Photo

Mary E.

Cain

May1848

Nov. 1877

 

Wife of H. Mills

Photo

Deborah

Vancamp

 

Aug. 10, 1847

49

Wife of Thomas Kennedy

Photo

Mary Jane

Kennedy

 

 

 

Wife of Robert Rogers

Photo

James

Garland

1800

1883

 

Native of New Hampshire

Photo

Elizabeth

Garland

 

March 1844

45

 

Photo

Frederick

Young

 

Jan. 6, 1859

53

 

Photo

-

-

-

-

-

Illegible

Photo

John

Brown

 

Oct. 10, 1854

70

 

Photo

Eliza

Brown

 

Jun. 25, 1845

42

Wife of John Brown

Photo

Emely

Brown

 

1850

 

Daughter of John & Eliza Brown

Photo

Joshua

Manning

 

May 8, 1834

32

 

Photo

Tharsey

Dixon

 

Jul. 7, 1840

58

Wife of the late Mr. Main

Photo

Thomas

Wilson

 

Jan. 15, 1857

49

Husband of Phebe Wilson

Photo

Phebe

Wilson

 

?

 

 

Photo

 

Wilson

 

 

 

Photo of monument

Photo

William

Wilson

 

Jan. 11, 1875

29

Died in Richmond, VA

Photo

Nicholas

Safian

 

 

 

Husband of Eugenia Safian

Photo

Eugenia

Safian

 

 

 

Wife of Nicholas Safian

Photo

Olga

Safian

1933

1969

 

Daughter of Nicholas & Eugenia Safian

Photo

Eugene

Safian

 

 

 

Son of Nicholas & Eugenia Safian

Photo

Alexander

Safian

1931

1979

 

Son of Nicholas & Eugenia Safian

Photo

Row 8

-

-

-

-

-

Photo

-

Rogers

-

-

-

Photo of Monument

Photo

Robert (Col.)

Rogers

 

Jan. 31, 1893

73

Husband of Phoebe M. Kennedy

Photo

Phoebe M.

Kennedy

 

Nov. 17, 1897

58

Wife of Robert Rogers

Photo

James

Rogers

 

Oct. 11, 1873

86

A native of Roxburo, Scotland

Photo

Charles F.K.

Rogers

 

May15, 1912

40

 

Photo

Ada Caroline

Rogers

 

Nov. 29, 1860

6 months

Daughter of Robert & Phoebe Rogers

Photo

Lizzie

Rogers

 

Mar. 7, 1871

4

Daughter of Robert & Phoebe Rogers

Photo

Norman Leslie

Rogers

 

Jan 11, 1876

3

Son of Robert & Phoebe Rogers

Photo

-

-

-

-

-

Inscription below ground

Photo

John

Abbott

 

Oct. 28, 1858

61

 

Photo

Clementine

Abbott

 

Aug. 31, 1865

27

Wife of Rev. A. Campbell, Wesleyan Minister

Photo

Samuel

Lord

 

Feb. 19, 1875

81

 

Photo

Clementine M.

Abbott

1880

1909

 

Daughter of Alfred Abbott

Photo

Catherine Fisher

Abbott

1844

1918

 

Daughter of John Abbott & Pluma Chamberlin

Photo

Jacob I.

Manning

 

Aug. 4, 1850

76

Native of Poughkeepsie, NY

Photo

Eliza

Wright

 

Sept. 22, 1861

15

Daughter of Joseph & Eliza Wright

Photo

Row 9

-

-

-

-

-

Photo

Hiram

Spencer

1848

1937

 

Husband of Ellen Rowe

Photo

Ellen

Rowe

1854

1926

 

Wife of Hiram Spencer

Photo

Edward

Spencer

1818

1906

 

Husband of Lucretia Gentle

Photo

Lucretia

Gentle

1823

1892

 

Wife of Edward Spencer

Photo

Clara

Spencer

1853

1906

 

Daughter of Edward Spencer & Lucretia Gentle

Photo

Willie

?

 

 

 

Son of ?

Photo

Jane

Stead

Mar. 18, 1832

Nov. 8, 1863

 

Wife of Rev. H. Lancashire

Photo

Pearson

Nichols

 

Feb. 20, 1851

28

 

Photo

Annie

Calkin

 

Nov. 6, 1863

79

Wife of Jacob I. Manning. Native of Milton. VT

Photo

Grace

Dickenson

 

Feb. 5, 1899

5

Daughter of Albert & Carrie Dickenson

Photo

Row 10

-

-

-

-

-

Photo

 

Cantwell

 

 

 

Photo of Monument

Photo

William W.

Cantwell

 

Jul. 21, 1861

27

 

Photo

 

Rogers

 

 

 

Photo of Monument

Photo

Kate

Cantwell

 

Mar. 19, 1884

35

Wife of T. L. Rogers. Died at Parkhill, Ont.

Photo

Kate Marion

Rogers

 

 

4 months

Infant daughter of T. L. Rogers & Kate Cantwell

Photo

 

Cantwell

 

 

 

Photo of Monument

Photo

William

Cantwell

Apr. 24, 1804

Nov. 20, 1886

 

Husband of Jane Ann Wilson

Photo

Jane Ann

Wilson

 

Sept. 21, 1895

88

Wife of William Cantwell. Died in Montreal.

Photo

Henry

Struthers

 

Aug. 12, 1854

34

Husband of Mary J. Patterson

Photo

Mary J. Patterson

 

 

Apr. 18, 1877

70

Wife of Henry Struthers

Photo

-

Cantwell

-

-

-

Photo of Monument

Photo

Elizabeth

Patterson

 

Feb. 12, 1873

68

Wife of Thomas Cantwell

Photo

Thomas

Cantwell

 

Feb. 23, 1872

69

Husband of Elizabeth Patterson

Photo

Thomas

Cantwell

 

Oct. 29, 1837

3

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cantwell

Photo

Edward

Cantwell

 

Jul. 29, 1837

14 months

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cantwell

Photo

Nancy Cantwell

Hall

 

Jun. 21, 1840

19

 

Photo

John

Crowe

 

Jan. 20, 1896

72

 

Photo

Lena

Vaincourt

1885

1954

 

Interred Cemetery Lot 39. Found on Gerry Rogers' list, but no matching photo.

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