Pierre Jacques Pioneer Cemetery

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Pierre Jacques Pioneer Cemetery

1722 MacDonald Rd (Rte 176)
Glenwood, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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This cemetery was added to the Canadian Register of Historic Places on January 6 2009.

Extracts from http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=10767
It is situated on a grassed knoll overlooking the Big Pierre Jacques River. The registration includes the area believed to comprise the original cemetery site. The cemetery is valued for its historical association with the early Protestant Scottish pioneers of Pierre Jacques, which is now known as Glenwood. The Scottish settlers to this area came from Benbecula in the Isle of Skye. They had originally arrived in the Belfast area in eastern Prince Edward Island as part of Lord Selkirk's immigration plan. However, around 1810, they located to this area, then known as Pierre Jacques. They were later joined by other Protestant Highlanders from the Indian River area in the 1820s and 1830s.

Although not formally marked and now adjacent to agricultural land, the current cemetery is believed to have 18 interments. These include individuals such as Angus Stewart; Ronald MacDonald and his wife, for whom the MacDonald Road is named; as well as members of the Campbell and Gillcash families.

GPS Coordinates: 46.63592, -64.31053

  • Added: 29 Sep 2017
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