Forbes Cemetery

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Forbes Cemetery

Location
Motts Mills, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Memorials 44 added (45% photographed)

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Forbes (Abandoned) Cemetery is located at Kitley Township, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

It is located on Kitley concession 3, lot 17. The closest village would be "Newbliss" on concession 4.

There is no sign for Forbes Cemetery...it's actually pretty difficult to find. It's down a long laneway in the middle of a cow pasture on what would have been the "George Forbes Farm" in the middle of nowhere. Use the satellite/hybrid view for the best orientation.

Fortunately it is totally fenced in, and actually well maintained by the families of the deceased.

The Forbes Cemetery is named after George and Jane (Purcell) Forbes who homesteaded the land on which the cemetery sits. Their youngest son, George Forbes, Junior, is the first person buried there, dying in his 17th year on June 4, 1841. His parents buried him on land close to their home. His tombstone reads as follows:

In Memory of GEORGE son of George and Jane FORBES Who Departed This Life. June 4, 1841 in the 17 Year of His Age.


Thanks to Vera Jones for the directions!

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GPS Coordinates: 44.79618, -76.00879

  • Added: 26 Aug 2008
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