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Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery
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Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery
(Lower Ireland Methodist Cemetery)
Megantic County, Quebec

Saint-Jean-de-Brebeuf, Quebec

Contributed by Joan Cruickshank, Dec 16, 2004 [dean.cruickshank@sympatico.ca]. Total records = 71.

Out of Thetford Mines, Quebec, take Route 267 North, and travel about 9 miles to the small village of Saint-Jean-de-Brebeuf, once known as Lower Ireland. In the village, at the intersection of Routes 267 and 216, take Route 216 East, in the direction of St. Jacques de Leeds, Quebec. This road is also known as the old Craig's Road. The cemetery is about three miles up the road on the right.

I have read where this cemetery has also been known as the Lower Ireland Methodist Cemetery and the United Church Chapel Cemetery.

In this tiny cemetery of about 25 headstones, you will find names such as James Keough and his wife, Jane Stott Gelford Redfern, who arrived from England, and were pioneer settlers here in 1833. I was able to research the files of Mr. and Mrs. W.T.L. Harper, who, back in the 1970's, recorded burials in this cemetery from church records, and I found some burials there without markers. These are listed below and are identified with an asterisk (*).

When I walked this cemetery in the summer of 2004, it was very well kept, and I transcribed from the headstones to the best of my ability.
- Joan Cruickshank
Legend:
b = born
d = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = son of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of

??, Elizabeth, d. 7 Jan 1848, age 22 yrs
Ashcroft, Clara Ida, b. 1878, d. 1926, s/w Richard her husband, & Elmore Norman & Howard her sons
Ashcroft, Elmore Norman, b. 1902, d. 1943, s/w Richard & Clara Ida his parents, & Howard his brother
Ashcroft, George, d. 22 Oct 1928 *
Ashcroft, Howard, b. 1909, d. 1971, s/w Richard & Clara Ida his parents, & Elmore Norman his brother
Ashcroft, Mary Jane Ferguson, d. 20 Nov 1904, age 66 yrs, w/o Robert *
Ashcroft, Richard, b. 1869, d. 1952, s/w Clara Ida his wife, & Elmore Norman & Howard his sons
Ashcroft, Robert, d. 9 Nov 1891, age 55 yrs *
Ashcroft, William, d. 11 Feb 1924 *
Bailey, George, d. 4 Feb 1861, age 76 yrs
Bailey, Mary Keough, d. 19 Jul 1903, age 72 yrs, w/o & s/w Robert
Bailey, Robert, d. 14 Dec 1902, age 72 yrs, s/w & h/o Mary Keough
Bailey, William, d. 21 Apr 1879, age 64 yrs
Cox, Ann, d. 20 May 1907, age 81 yrs *
Crawford, Margaret Johnston, d. 3 Sep 1874, age 72 yrs, w/o Francis *
Donaghy, Mary C. Thurber, b. 1856, d. 1894, w/o William J., & s/w William Lee & Catherine Thurber, & Richard J. Thurber
Forbes, David, d. 23 Sep 1946, age 81 yrs *
Forbes, John, b. 1809, d. 1905, s/w & h/o Margaret Jamieson
Forbes, Margaret Jamieson, b. 1825, d. 1914, w/o & s/w John
Greaves, John, d. 31 Jan 1888, age 86 yrs, s/w & h/o Mary Johnston
Greaves, Mary Clark, d. 19 Mar 1892, age 59y 10m, w/o & s/w William
Greaves, Mary Johnston, d. 8 Mar 1884, age 88 yrs, w/o & s/w John
Greaves, William, d. 4 Nov 1899, age 74y 11m 15d, s/w & h/o Mary Clark
Henderson, George, b. 1867, d. 1933, s/w Hannah O'Shea, & W.A. Henderson
Henderson, W.A., b. 1865, d. 1935, s/w George Henderson, & Hannah O'Shea
Keough, Agnes, b. 1811, d. 1895, s/w John her husband, Esther, & Mary Ann
Keough, Esther, b. 1849, d. 1876, s/w John & Agnes, & Mary Ann
Keough, James, d. 5 Nov 1866, age 67 yrs, s/w & h/o Jane Stott Gelford Redfern, Native of Cheshire, England
Keough, Jane Stott Gelford Redfern, d. 22 Mar 1868, age 70 yrs, w/o & s/w James, Native of Manchester, England
Keough, Jennie, d. 21 Oct 1862, d/o J. & E.
Keough, John, b. 1800, d. 1859, s/w Agnes his wife, Esther, & Mary Ann
Keough, Margaret Aspinall, d. 6 Sep 1884, age 80 yrs, w/o Michael *
Keough, Mary Ann, b. 1848, d. 1862, s/w John & Agnes, & Esther
Keough, Michael, d. 12 Jun 1890, age 86 yrs *
McCrea, Edith Helen Taylor, b. 1884, d. 1967, w/o & s/w Edward Robert
McCrea, Edward Robert, b. 1876, d. 1947, s/w & h/o Edith Helen Taylor
McCrea, Elizabeth J., b. 19 Oct 1878, d. 29 Jun 1893, s/w Joseph & Sophia her parents, Jennie her sister, & John A. her brother
McCrea, Jennie, d. 29 Mar 1909, age 25 yrs, s/w Joseph & Sophia her parents, Elizabeth J. her sister, & John A. her brother
McCrea, John A., b. 12 Aug 1891, d. 6 Aug 1893, s/w Joseph & Sophia his parents, & Elizabeth J. & Jennie his sisters
McCrea, Joseph, b. 1849, d. 1920, s/w Sophia his wife, Elizabeth J. & Jennie his daughters, & John A. his son
McCrea, Lawrence Bruce, b. 1926, d. 1955, s/o Edward Robert & Edith Helen
McCrea, Margaret McKelvie, d. 18 Nov 1889, w/o Robert *
McCrea, Mary Jane Delaney, d. 29 Mar 1900, w/o Daniel *
McCrea, Sophia J. Redman, b. 25 Sep 1854, d. 21 Aug 1913, s/w Joseph her husband, Elizabeth J. & Jennie her daughters, & John A. her son
McElravy, Catherine Ashcroft, b. 1873, d. 1944, w/o & s/w William
McElravy, William, b. 1858, d. 1931, s/w & h/o Catherine Ashcroft
Montgomery, Charlotte Edith Joliffe, b. 1877, d. 1948, w/o Joseph *
Montgomery, Joseph, d. 18 Aug 1933, age 53 yrs *
Moore, ??, Infant sons of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moore (no names or dates)
Moore, Agnes Ferguson, b. 1833, d. 1926, s/w John her husband, & Agnes her daughter
Moore, Agnes, b. 1874, d. 1880, d/o & s/w John & Agnes
Moore, John, b. 1825, d. 1904, s/w Agnes his wife, & Agnes his daughter
Moore, Sarah Robinson, d. 18 Jan 1924 *
Moore, William, d. 5 Jul 1926, age 67 yrs *
O'Shea, Hannah, b. 1883, d. 1968, s/w George Henderson, & W.A. Henderson
Ralston, Agnes Wright, d. 6 Jan 1923, w/o Henry R.*
Ralston, Henry Roe, d. 29 Jul 1901 *
Thurber, Catherine Lowry, b. 1829, d. 1919, s/w William Lee her husband, Richard J. Thurber, & Mary C.(Thurber) Donaghy
Thurber, Edwin Bertrand, b. 7 Oct 1873, d. 26 May 1944, s/w & h/o Harriet Lowery
Thurber, Harriet Jane Simons, b. 1877, d. 1971, w/o & s/w William
Thurber, Harriet Lowery, b. 22 Dec 1889, d. 31 Dec 1952, w/o & s/w Edwin Bertrand
Thurber, Lee R., b. 1904, d. 1972, w/o & s/w Russel W. J.
Thurber, Richard J., b. 1852, d. 1858, s/w William Lee & Catherine Thurber, & Mary C.(Thurber) Donaghy
Thurber, Russel W. J., b. 1910, d. 1982, s/w & h/o Lee R.
Thurber, William Lee, b. 1828, d. 1909, s/w Catherine his wife, Richard J. Thurber, & Mary C.(Thurber) Donaghy
Thurber, William, b. 1859, d. 1951, s/w & h/o Harriet Jane Simons
Wark, Jane McCullough, d. 16 Jan 1886, age 53 yrs, w/o & s/w Joseph
Wark, John, d. 13 May 1887, age 70 yrs
Wark, Joseph, d. 30 Mar 1890, age 64 yrs, s/w & h/o Jane McCullough
Wark, Margaret Louise Moore, b. 1868, d. 1942, w/o & s/w Richard
Wark, Richard, b. 1869, d. 1924, s/w & h/o Margaret Louise Moore

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