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Ridgetown Old Cemetery, Kent County, ON

Community: Ridgetown
Township: Howard Township
Locality: Kent County
Municipality: Chatham-Kent
Province: ON
GPS: 42.449168,-81.876140


GPS location is approximate, the cemetery was located where the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus sports field is now. When Greenwood Cemetery opened families stopped using Ridgetown Cemetery and after 1895 the town hired Henry Spencer to move burials to Greenwood Cemetery. "He removed 137 bodies, all that he could find."

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  • Some persons named in this index may not be interred in this cemetery. They are designated as spouse or parent on appropriate stones, and may not have their own birth and death recorded here (See our FAQ).

    Women, if maiden names are known, will appear under both their maiden and married names.

    Photos courtesy of Douglas & Donna Gammon [2013]
    Indexed by Sherri Pettit

    This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited

     
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    BELL, Jane   1855 - 1870 (age: 15)
    BINGHAM, Alice Marian   1847 - 1879 (age: 32)
    BINGHAM, William W.   spouse
    BRITTON, Annie   1844 - 1867 (age: 23)
    BRITTON, Christena   1849 - 1870 (age: 21)
    BRITTON, Christena   parent
    BRITTON, Ephram   parent
    BRITTON, Ida Jane   ? - 1869
    BRITTON, J.C.   spouse
    BRITTON, J.C.   spouse
    BRITTON, John   ? - 1856
    BRITTON, John   spouse
    BRITTON, Malvina   parent
    BRITTON, Mary   1874 - 1874
    BRITTON, Mary   ? - 1867
    BRITTON, Minnie   1865 - 1867 (age: 2)
    BRITTON, Samuel   parent
    ELFORD, Charles   spouse
    ELFORD, Mary Ann   1807 - 1870 (age: 62)
    GLEASON, Jane   ? - 1878
    GLEASON, Silas   spouse
    GRAHAM, Elizabeth   1856 - 1857 (age: 8m)
    GRAHAM, J.M.   spouse
    GRAHAM, James   1812 - 1856 (age: 44)
    GRAHAM, Maria   1828 - 1869 (age: 41)
    HARDER, Abigail   1857 - 1862 (age: 5)
    HARDER, Charlotte   parent
    HARDER, Nathan   parent
    HARDER, Nathan T.   1826 - 1869 (age: 43)
    HARTWICK, Mary   1859 - 1862 (age: 2)
    HARTWICK, Norris B.   1865 - 1866 (age: 1)
    HARTWICK, Winifred   1876 - 1877 (age: 1)
    HAWKE, Ellen   parent
    HAWKE, Thomas D.   1862 - 1867 (age: 5)
    HAWKE, William, Rev.   parent
    JOHNSTON, Annie   parent
    JOHNSTON, George Robert   ? - 188? (age: 6)
    JOHNSTON, Isabella   ? - 188? (age: 3)
    JOHNSTON, James   parent
    KEMP, Christiana Elizabeth   ? - 1836? (age: 3)
    KEMP, John   1858 - 1862 (age: 4)
    KEMP, Mary A.   1862 - 1867 (age: 5)
    KEMP, Praxel   parent
    KEMP, Praxel   parent
    KEMP, Praxel   ? - 1872
    KEMP, William   parent
    KEMP, William   parent
    KEMP, William   spouse
    KINSEY, D.P.   parent
    KINSEY, Edwin   1865 - 1868 (age: 3)
    KINSEY, M.A.   parent
    MARSH, Mary   parent
    MARSH, Mary Rebecca   1858 - 1860 (age: 2)
    MARSH, Richard   parent
    McLAREN, James   1822 - 1849 (age: 27)
    McLAUGHLAN, John   parent
    McLAUGHLAN, Mary   parent
    McLAUGHLAN, Phemie   1865 - 1878 (age: 13)
    MITTON, Hannah   1795 - 1856 (age: 61)
    MITTON, Joseph   spouse
    MITTON, Joseph   1784 - 1875 (age: 91)
    MUNFORD, G.T.   1867 - 1916
    MUNRO, Annie   1852 - 1870 (age: 18)
    MUNRO, John   parent
    MUNRO, John   spouse
    MUNRO, Mary   parent
    MUNRO, Mary (Sinclair)   1829 - 1867 (age: 38)
    ROSEBRUGH, Hannah   ? - 1876
    ROSEBRUGH, Samuel   spouse
    RUSHTON, Jacob   1849 - 1876 (age: 27)
    SCANE, Ann Jane   ? - 1858? (age: 3m)
    SHAVER, Hannah   ? - 1863
    SHAVER, Jacob   spouse
    SIMMONS, Mary   1814 - 1873 (age: 58)
    SINCLAIR  
    SINCLAIR, John   1788 - 1867 (age: 79)
    SINCLAIR, Mary   1829 - 1867 (age: 38)
    SIVER, Adam   1802 - 1872 (age: 69)
    SIVER, John T.   1843 - 1880 (age: 37)
    SMITH, D.A.   parent
    SMITH, Elizabeth   1837 - 1868 (age: 30)
    SMITH, G.S.   parent
    SMITH, James   spouse
    SMITH, Sarah Ann   1872 - 1873 (age: 1)
    STOVER, Reuben   1805 - 1873 (age: 68)
    STOVER, Sarah   1807 - 1891 (age: 84)
    SWEET, Jennet   1807 - 1859 (age: 52)
    SWEET, William   spouse
    WARNER, M.?   1813 - 1872 (age: 59)
    WARNER?, ?   1804 - 1878 (age: 74)
    WATSON, George T.   ? - 1862
    WATSON, Helen S.   ? - 1860
    WATSON, John   parent
    WATSON, John   parent
    WATSON, John   1834 - 1870 (age: 36)
    WATSON, Sarah   parent
    WATSON, Sarah   parent
    WRIGHT, Mary   parent
    WRIGHT, Mary (Simmons)   1814 - 1873 (age: 58)
    WRIGHT, Walter   1856 - 1856 (age: 1m)
    WRIGHT, William   parent
    WRIGHT, William   spouse
    YOUNG, Fanny Jane   1870 - 1870 (age: 8d)
    YOUNG, John   1875 - 1876 (age: 5m)
     

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