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BOOK: St John's Cemetery South March with History of the Church and Burying Ground, March Township, Carleton County, Ontario
Recorded by Bruce S. Elliott from Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Originally published by Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1985
This reprint published by Global Heritage Press, Carleton Place, 2022

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This publication deals with St. John's Church and Cemetery at South March, a historic rural burial ground dating back to 1839. Included is a detailed history of the church and burying ground. The transcriptions of memorial stones are complete for all stones on site in 1985.

The oldest sections of St. John's Cemetery constituted the second churchyard in the parish of March, the first being at old St. Mary's, Pinhey's Point. In the mid-nineteenth century St. John's served the interior of March Township and the northwestern part of Nepean . Many Nepean pioneers worshipped and buried here before a Union Church, with graveyard, was built at Bells Corners around 1850.

The cemetery inscriptions were recorded October 5, 1975 by Bruce Elliott, updated December 7, 1982, and checked by E. Marjorie Moodie. That means that transcriptions are of memorial stones erected prior to 1983.

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • History of St. John's Anglican Church and graveyard
    • Where will the Church Be?
    • The Site of St. John's
    • Construction of the Church and Rectory
    • Securing the Title
    • Early Burials
    • Early Cemetery Administration
    • Trouble with Methodists, and a New Graveyard
    • Administration of the Anglican Cemetery
    • Expansion of the Cemetery
    • The Cemetery Fund Society and Vestry
    • Current Administration [1985]
    • Notes [31]
  • Plans and Illustrations
  • Memorials inside the Church
  • Anglican Burial Entries
  • Presbyterian Burial Entries
  • Methodist Burial Entries
  • Gravestone Inscriptions
    • Old Section
    • Second Section
    • New Rows at Rear of Second Section
    • Former Union Cemetery
    • New Section (1928)
  • Index (click here to browse the complete Index) Includes:
    • Every name Index
    • Index to Stonecutters [on last page of Index]
    • Index to Places [on last page of Index]
Included Plans and illustrations
  • Map of South March area, 1879
  • General view of Church. Rectory, & graveyard
  • New section and Vault
  • Plan of glebe land and sections of cemetery
  • Burial lot receipt, 1878
  • Herron and Goodman stones
  • Elizabeth Bell and Hobbs stones
  • Hedley and Corbett stones
  • Beatty and Malcomson stones
  • Plot plan of the complete cemetery (numbered)
90 Pages
8.5 X 11"
Originally published by Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, 1985
Original 1985 ISBN (none recorded)
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Carelton Place, 2022
New ISBN 978-1-77240-206-3 (Coilbound edition)

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