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Central New Brunswick Gravestones from a Genealogy

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By JohnWood1946@hotmail.com

Central New Brunswick Gravestones from a Genealogy

These pictures of cemetery stones are from my sons’ family tree. However, I have cut out the main trunk and parts of the lower branches to exclude more recent generations. This leaves an unusual looking collection, but it can still be followed by looking to the numbers in bold red. These indicate the positions of the people in the tree.

Generation 4 

8 & 9: William Harrison Wood and Henrietta (Nettie) Sarah Bunker.

At the Wood Cemetery in French Lake, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

10: Addie P. Webb and Blake E Webb

With an Order of the Eastern Star marker beside the stone. At the Gladstone Cemetery in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

11: Abner Mersereau April 11, 1885 – October 2, 1912

At the Gladstone Cemetery in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

12 & 13: Frederick Roy Stewart and Laura Jane Porter

At the Taymouth Cemetery in York County, New Brunswick. 

14 & 15: Charles Frederick Seely, 1883-1955, and his wife Beatrice Georgina Smith, 1885-1990.

At the Greenwood Cemetery in Hartland, Carleton County, New Brunswick

Generation 5 

16 & 17: Fennettae [Elizabeth Smith], wife of Gain Wood, died February 11, 1897 aged 54 years; her Daughter Eva aged 5 years; Gain Wood, died April 17, 1907 aged 69 years

At the Wood Cemetery in French Lake, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

Bunker, John T. 1839 – 1921; Eliza, his wife 1838 – 1925; Spafford B. 1873 – 1897; Maggie 1869 – 1887; Alberta 1867 – 1903; Elsie E. Wood, 1886 – 1918.

18 & 19: John Thomas Bunker and Eliza Mersereau. Maggie was a daughter of John and Eliza, and Elsie Wood was a daughter of Maggie, widow of James Andrew Wood.

At the Rusagonis Station Cemetery in Rusagonis, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

20 & 21: Leonard Mersereau, April 22, 1842 – March 10, 1916. His wife Elizabeth [McQuestion], 1838 – 1924

At the Gladstone Cemetery in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

22 & 23: Sherman S. Phillips, September 21 1856 – August 11, 1945. Margaret E. [Nason], his wife, December 14, 1865 – January 16, 1948

At the Baptist Cemetery in Rusagonis, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

24 & 25: John Stewart and Jane Murray

At the Taymouth Cemetery in York County, New Brunswick. 

PORTER

This stone is at the Blackville Parish Anglican Trinity Cemetery in Blackville, New Brunswick. It seems likely that this is where 26 & 27 James Porter, Jr. 1844-1904, and Elizabeth Arbo, 1848/49-1929 are buried. However, no earlier stones were located. 

28 & 29: Perley E. Seeley, 1851 – 1914; Dora B., 1885 – 1903; his wife Marilla M. [Mersereau] 1856 – 1949.

Dora was a daughter of Perley and Marilla. At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick.

30 & 31: James Edra Smith, 1848-1929 and Margaret Maria Smith, 1846-1924. Parents of Beatrice G. Smith (Number 15).

These graves are supposed to be in the Waterville Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick but they were not found there. They are likely unmarked.

Generation 6 

32, 33 & 78: John Wood, 1788-1868 is buried in the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, but there is no stone. His second wife Gertrude (Gitty) Mersereau, 1798/99-1842/51 (Number 33) is likely also buried there, but there is no stone. 

34: Andrew Holland Smith, 1804/05-1887 husband of Sarah Ann Till (Number 35 below).

‘A.H.’ is buried in the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, but there is no stone. 

 35: Sarah Ann Till abt. 1812 – aft. 1881, wife of Andrew Holland Smith

At the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

 

36 & 37: Samuel Bunker and Rebecca Thomas. The obelisk reads: Samuel Bunker died June 16, 1872, aged 84 years; Rebecca died April 9, 1880, aged 82 years; Ella C. died Feb. 3, 1883, aged 9 months; Manzer W. died Jan. 3, 1898, aged 34 years. There is another older obelisk which reads simply ‘Bunker’, and neither of the two are period. The two small stones appear original and are located with the older obelisk inside an iron fence.

At the Rusagonis Station Cemetery in Rusagonis, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

40: Rev. Abner Mersereau died March 14, 1853, aged 50 years, with an illegible inscription.

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

41: Mary Ann [Hoyt], wife of Rev. Abner Mersereau died … [broken stone]

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

42: James McQuestion died February 14, 1901, aged 97 years. Also his son James McQuestion died September 14, 1906, aged 59 years. I did not find a marker for his wife, Elizabeth Shields (Number 43),

At the Gladstone Cemetery in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick

43: Elizabeth Shields, 1815-1890, wife of James McQuestion

No stone was found at the Gladstone Cemetery in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. Maybe it is unmarked

 

44 & 45: John Phillips died January 21, 1901 aged 63 years; His wife Eunice A. [Smith] died May 31, 1900 aged 63 years.

At the Baptist Cemetery in Rusagonis, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

I do not know where the following people are buried:

46 & 47: David Nason and Elizabeth (Betsy) McNeil

48 & 49: Charles MacLeod Stewart and Elizabeth Maria Collings

50 & 51: John Murray and Marjorie MacDonald

52 & 53: James Porter Sr. and Eleanor ___

54 & 55: James Arbo and Julia Ann Astles

56: James [Wilford] Seely died May 1, 1883 aged 76 years.

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

57: Phebe E.D. [Phebe Elizabeth D. Bailey], wife of James Seely, who died February 2, 1872 aged 61 years.

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

58 & 59: Joseph Mersereau, born May 5, 1825 died August 16, 1898; His wife Eunice C. [Phillips], born December 10, 1834 died August 18, 1886.

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. This stone is of un-dyed grey granite, and is very difficult to read. 

60: Jeremiah Smith, died July 28, 1870 aged 95 years. Also Elizabeth, his daughter and wife of Thomas Kitchen died 18 January, 1861 aged 44 years. Elizabeth (Betsy) Smith appears on another side of the stone. She was Jeremiah’s second wife. His first wife Margaret Ann Foss (Number 61) died in 1894 in Eau Clair, Wisconsin and is likely buried there.

At the Waterville Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

62: William H. Smith, died March 3, 1860, aged 59 years

At the Smith Cemetery in Geary, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

63: Rebecca [Elizabeth Boone] wife of William Smith who died February 22, 1853 in her 47th year

At the Smith Cemetery in Geary, Sunbury County, New Brunswick.

Generation 7 and Beyond 

64, 65 & 156, 157: Daniel Wood, died August 21, 1847 aged 83 years; Also his wife Ann [Morgan] Wood, died September 4, 1847 aged 78 years.

At the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick

I do not know where the following people are buried:

 66 & 67: Andrew Mersereau and Elizabeth Bartlett

68 & 69: Samuel Smith and Hannah Olive Tapley

71: Ruth [Boone] Till wife of James Till, died November 5, 1877 aged __ years. I do not know where James Till (Number 71)  is buried.

At the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick

 79: Dorothy Stennick, the first wife of John Wood (number 32 above) is buried at the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, but there is no stone. 

82 & 83: Left: William Hoyt Esq., died March 9, 1867, aged 84 years. Right: Nancy [Wyatt] wife of William Hoyt, died September 28, 1848

At the Pioneer Cemetery in Hoyt, Sunbury County, New Brunswick 

116 & 117: Lydia Ann [Hoyt] wife of Andrew Mersereau, died May 2, 1877, Aged 71 years. Andrew Mersereau, 1800 – 1886

At the Baptist Cemetery in Blissville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick. 

122 & 123: John Foss, 1784/87-1851/61 and Lucretia Christianna Stennick, 1785/86-1851/61 are buried in the French Lake Cemetery in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, but there are no stones

126 & 127: William Boone, 1766-1849 and Ann Hayward, 1768-1843/45 are buried in the Boone Cemetery in Geary, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, but there are no stones 

132, 152, 160, 380 & 464: John Mersereau 1735-1814

A commemorative stone at the Anglican Church Cemetery onLot90 in Maugerville. John lies nearby but his and many other headstones are now below the sod. 

242, 243 & 362, 363: Jeremiah Tracy, 1744-1812 and Sarah Leighton, 1744-1834

At the Pioneer Cemetery in Tracy, Sunbury County, New Brunswick.

 

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Written by johnwood1946

May 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

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  1. Very interesting information. My great,great,great grandfather Lemuel Nason married Jeremiah’s daughter Mary. A lot of them buried in Pioneer Cemetery. S. R. Nason. These posts are so interesting!

    S.R. Nason

    June 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM


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