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Pioneer / Montbeliard Cemetery, Colchester County , NS

Community: Tatamagouche
Locality: Colchester County
Province: NS
GPS: 45.721746,-63.300128

The land for this cemetery was donated by Col. Joseph F. W. DesBarres about 1771 to the French Protestants (Huguenots) whom he had transported by ship from Lunenburg. Nova Scotia, to Tatamagouche. The land had been part of his 1765 land grant. The cemetery is located on the north side of the Canada Trail which once was a railroad bed. It is about mid way between the French River Canada Trail Bridge and Nelson's Park, and almost directly back of the Tatamagouche Centre. The head stones, about 25 of them, all face to the east. There are no identifying marks on these stones except for one possible letter on one of them. There are no cemetery records but persons buried here likely have surnames such as Bigney, Gratto, Joudrey, Jollimore, Langille, Mattatall, Millard, Patriquin, Perrin and Tattrie.

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