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African Methodist Episcopal Church / New Canaan Cemetery, Essex County, ON

African Methodist Episcopal Church / New Canaan Cemetery
Street Address: County Rd 12
Community: 1/2 km west of Gesto
Township: Colchester North Township (Concession 9, Lot 18)
Locality: Essex County
Municipality: Essex
Province: ON
GPS: 42.12735,-82.890217

Registered to Town of Essex.

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

    Photos courtesy of Douglas Gammon [2007]
    Indexed by Sherri Pettit

    The Cemetery is located on County Road #12 about 1/2 km west of the Hamlet of Gesto. It's about 1/4 km off #12 down a public laneway to the Cemetery. The Cemetery is encircled by trees and can't be seen from the road.

    Photos & 1980 news article courtesy of Douglas Gammon

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

    (unreadable)   186? - 186? (age: 15)
    A., Clara   footstone
    ARTIS, Henrietta   1817 - 1877 (age: 60)
    ARTIS, Jessey T.   1872 - 1875 (age: 3)
    ARTIS, Lewis   spouse
    ARTIS, Mancy J.   1851 - 1863 (age: 12)
    ARTIS, Martha   parent
    ARTIS, Martha A.   ? - 1864
    ARTIS, Mathew   parent
    ARTIS, Mathew   spouse
    BUSH, George W.   parent
    BUSH, Susan   parent
    BUSH, William   1864 - 1884 (age: 20)
    DAVIS, Anne   1811 - 1881 (age: 70)
    DAVIS, Clara Ann   1873 - 1892 (age: 19)
    DAVIS, D.R.   parent
    DAVIS, Delos R.   spouse
    DAVIS, James, Sr.   1818 - 1892 (age: 74)
    DAVIS, Nancy J.   parent
    DAVIS, Nancy Jane (Mitchell)   1851 - 1893 (age: 42)
    HICKISIN, Amer W.W.   1852 - 1869 (age: 17)
    HICKISIN, Beisey L.   parent
    HICKISIN, Samuel   parent
    HICKISIN, Samuel C.   1825 - 1892 (age: 67)
    MITCHELL, Nancy Jane   1851 - 1893 (age: 42)
    W., A.W.   footstone
    WALKER, Eliza J.   1822 - 1885 (age: 63)
    WOODSON, Annie   1882 - 1938
    WOODSON, Daniel   1876 - 1939

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