Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Warner Cemetery

In 2002, I photographed Warner Cemetery in Ontario, Canada. 

At the time I didn't know how many of the stones were for people I would later be researching.     

plaque at Warner Cemetery, Ontario, photo taken by Kris Stewart in 2002
The Historical Plaque reads:

"Christian Warner 1754-1833
Born in Albany County, N.Y., Warner served in Butler's
Rangers during the American Revolution, and settled in
this vicinity shortly after the corps was disbanded in
1784.  Converted to Methodism, Warner became the
leader of one of the earliest "Methodist Classes" in the
province.  Serviced were held at his home, and in 1801
a simple frame chapel was erected on his property. It
became known as the "Warner Meeting House" and was
the first Methodist church in Canada west of the Bay of
Quinte.   This structure was replaced about 1870 by a 
new chapel.  The adjacent "Warner Burial Ground"
contains the graves of Christian Warner and other
Pioneer Loyalist settlers of this region"

William Van Every, Warmer Cemetery, photo by Kris Stewart, taken in 2002



Peter Weaver, Warner Cemetery, photo by Kris Stewart, taken in 2002


McGregory Van Every and wife Mary Wilcox, Warner Cemetery, photo by Kris Stewart, taken in 2002
 McGregory Van Every and Mary Wilcox

Elizabeth (Van Every) Weaver, Warner Cemetery, photo by Kris Stewart, taken in 2002

Elizabeth (Van Every) Weaver
Joseph Van Every, Warner Cemetery, photo by Kris Stewart, taken in 2002