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Gunn / Pensioner MacKay Cemetery, Colchester County, NS


Gunn / Pensioner MacKay Cemetery
Street Address: Squire MacKay Rd
Community: East Earltown
Locality: Colchester County
Province: NS
GPS: 45.630940,-63.104360

Cemetery also known as the Pensioner MacKay Cemetery as Donald MacKay, who died in 1871, was pensioner of the British Army. His family came to be known locally as the Pensioner McKays. This is Cemetery #37 in the Colchester County Historical Society numbering system.

Directions: From the intersection of Rt #6 and 326 go 11.8 kms (7.3 miles) to McBain's Corner. Turn left onto West Branch Road (Rt 256 East) go 0.8 kms (0.5 miles) to Squire MacKay Road , turn right and follow the road for 2.3 kms.(1.4 miles). There will be a narrow road on your left. Walk it for 200 m. to the cemetery on the right. It is 9 kms (5.3 miles) from the intersection of Rts 311 and 326 in Earltown to the West Branch Road, Rt 256 East.

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    Photos courtesy of Roberta Cameron. Transcript compiled by Donald Beeler.

    This index does NOT include every headstone in this cemetery

    BAILLIE, Alexander   1770 ?
    BAILLIE, Elizabeth   1848 - 1921
    BAILLIE, Helen (Sutherland)   ? - 1887
    BAILLIE, Janet   1785 - 1844
    BAILLIE, John   1805 - 1892
    BAILLIE, William   1814 - 1896 (age: 82)
    GRAHAM, Bessie (McKay)   1819 - 1901 (age: 82)
    GRAHAM, George   1820 - 1908 (age: 88)
    GRAHAM, Peter   ? - 1856 (age: 13m)
    GUNN, Esther   1829 - 1877 (age: 48)
    GUNN, Hugh   1807 - 1885 (age: 78)
    GUNN, Isabella   1850 - 1864 (age: 14)
    GUNN, Jennie (McKay)   1808 - 1908 (age: 100)
    GUNN, Margaret   1848 - 1860 (age: 12)
    GUNN, William   1835 - 1909
    MacDONALD, Betsy (Matheson)   1823 - 1899
    MacDONALD, Donald   1815 - 1887
    MacDONALD, Donald   1859 - 1903
    MacDONALD, Donald   1785 - 1857 (age: 72)
    MacDONALD, Esther (Sinclair)   1790 - 1829 (age: 39)
    MacDONALD, Mary Jane   1863 - 1865
    MacKAY, Barbara   1792 - 1878 (age: 86)
    MacKAY, Donald   1770 - 1871 (age: 101)
    MacKAY, James   1824 - 1841 (age: 17)
    MATHESON, Betsy   1823 - 1899
    McBAIN, Alexander   1765 - 1863 (age: 98)
    McBAIN, Benjamin   1820 - 1857 (age: 37)
    McBAIN, Henryetta   1822 - 1888 (age: 66)
    McBAIN, Nancy   1811 - 1889 (age: 78)
    McBEAN, Angus   ? - 1840 (age: 14m)
    McBEAN, Donald   1838 - 1838 (age: 6m)
    McBEAN, Duncan   1807 - 1880 (age: 73)
    McBEAN, Helen Rose   1809 - 1845 (age: 36)
    McBEAN, Jane   1832 - 1837 (age: 5)
    McKAY, Bessie   1819 - 1901 (age: 82)
    McKAY, Christy (Sutherland)   1790 - 1826 (age: 36)
    McKAY, Jennie   1808 - 1908 (age: 100)
    McKAY, Margaret   ? ?
    McKAY, Peter   1824 - 1846 (age: 22)
    McKAY, Thomas   1792 - 1866 (age: 74)
    McKAY, William   1817 - 1846 (age: 29)
    MOLLISON, Elizabeth (Baillie)   1848 - 1921
    MUNRO, Alexander   1849 - 1875 (age: 26)
    MUNRO, John   1806 - 1884 (age: 78)
    MUNRO, Nancy (McBain)   1811 - 1889 (age: 78)
    SINCLAIR, Esther   1790 - 1829 (age: 39)
    SUTHERLAND, Christy   1790 - 1826 (age: 36)
    SUTHERLAND, Helen   ? - 1887

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