Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sackville Trip Part Two

As part of our Sackville, NB trip, Eileen and I also visited the Westcock Cemetery which is on the outskirts of town heading toward and area known as Woodpoint.  At first we got a little lost, but thanks to a local who was passing by on the road, we finally found the cemetery.

Westcock Cemetery
Barren Ground Hill Rd.

Directions; Take Route #106 towards Dorchester – once out of town, at fork in road, take Route #935 toward Woodpoint (aka Woodpoint Rd.) – after immediately crossing RR tracks take a right turn onto Brittish Settlement East Rd. -  Follow until first(?) left; Barren Ground Hill Road.  Cemetery will be towards the top of the hill on the Left.  The Barnes/Lawrence plots are in the closest section near the road (upward on the hill).

Here lies the body of
John Barnes 
Who died April 18, 1815
In the 77th year of his age
Mark from the tombs a
Doleful sound my ears
Attend.  The cry ye living
Men come view the
Ground where you must
Shortly lie

This stone is erected by
Oliver Barnes
In tribute of filial
Affection to Departed

In Memory of
Wife of John Barnes
Who departed this life
January 1, 1824 in the
82nd year of her age
Jesus said unto them
I am the resurrection
And the life.

The image to the left was one I found online prior to our visit to Westcock Cemetery.  It was no longer there … the stone above must have been put there in its place – history unknown at this time.       

In Memory of
George Lawrence
Oct. 4th 1870
Aged 66 Years

We wait for thy loving kindness
O God in the midst of thy people

His Wife
Died June 4, 1874
Aged 60 Years

Our prayer is to God!

Memory of
Mary J.
Daughter of George &
Jacobina Lawrence
Who Died
Sep. 30 1852
Aged 19 years

In Memory of 
George Lawrence
Oct. 29, 1910
Aged 70 yrs.

His Wife
Mary E. Purdy
1843 - 1929