Griggs-Steel Pioneer Cemetery

Location
Noyan, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorials 14 added

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Griggs-Steel Pioneer Cemetery
Noyan, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada

Contributed by Bill MacCallum, Sep 30, 2003 [willmacc@enoreo.on.ca]. Total records = 12.

Cemetery is in back of 22 South Shore Road (Bord de L'eau Sud). It is surrounded by farmland. This is in the southwest corner of the Municipality of Noyan. It is about 20 metres north of the U.S. border and 150 metres east of the shoreline of the Richelieu River / Lake Champlain.

Originally, in the 18th century, this land was part of Seigneurie de Foucault. The area became known as Caldwell's Manor in the 19th century. Since 1815, it has also been part of the Parish of St. Thomas. This is essentially a small United Empire Loyalist cemetery used originally by some of the families who arrived from the United States during the American revolution on the British ship 'Maria' captained by John Steel. It was used from 1795 to 1862 and is not accepting new burials.

The farm on which the cemetery is situated is now owned by my father, John MacCallum. It was owned by Abraham Griggs until 1795, his son-in-law Commodore John Steel until 1826, his grandson Abraham Griggs Steel until 1850. In 1850, John Dewar MacCallum paid 300 pounds for the land. It has been owned by the MacCallum family ever since.

This represents all known burial records. This was originally compiled by my grandfather, Donald MacCallum, in 1980 from the tombstones. His transcription was compared with the tombstones by me in August, 2003. Some inscriptions are now difficult to read.

- Bill MacCallum

GPS Coordinates: 45.01117, -73.33244

  • Added: 16 Aug 2011
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