PELLETIER MILLS CEMETERY: Map with clearly marked burial location
Located on the east side of the St. John River, 6.5 km NE of Connors, on the road to Saint-François-de-Madawaska; Saint-François Parish, Madawaska County:
This cemetery was destroyed after the land was sold and then plowed through to make way for potato farming. A small section of the field was returned to the family after a dispute. Map details show the land reserved for a burial ground was adjacent to land owned by George Young. At one point a wooden monument was erected but has since deteriorated and is all but gone. The names placed within this cemetery come from the monument that was placed there. The photo was taken by Allen Jackson in 2005 and was never meant to be used for research purposes. He's an avid researcher for the area and just wanted to add it to his collection. The photo was released by someone else, without his permission, and has caused confusion for years. It is for this reason that the decision was made to make a memorial of this cemetery and clear up some of the errors and confusion surrounding this image. THE WOODEN MARKER IS ONLY A MEMORIAL AND IS "NOT" PROOF OF BURIAL.
Note: So far, as of Feb 2018, I've found many on this memorial that are in fact buried in different locations as shown through church records. See links below. For this reason, I have not placed them here. It should also be noted that not all burials here were necessarily Native American and there are most likely more names unknown here; Alexis Oakes was NOT an Indien (sic). I don't know why they put that next to his name. The images of the teepee and Indians have caused some to believe that all buried here were Native American. That is a very false belief.
List of names as I read them:
Marie Henriette Lavigne
Christine Sara Oakes
Guilliaume (Bill) Oakes -- Luce Landry
Louise Oakes -- Bruno Landry
Olive Oakes -- Jean Baptiste Landry
Etienne Young -- Marie Lavigne (no evidence of burial here)
Jean Young**(no evidence of burial here)
Madeleine (sauvagesse)**(no evidence of burial here)
Thomas Thiboutot -- Marie Coulombe
**Jean Young & Madeleine sauvagesse Dedam: History of The Youngs from Nipisiguit by Daniel P. Young
This is a link to a google maps aerial view of the field. The triangle shaped section of the field is the section that was returned by the farmer. It was in this section that the wooden monument once stood.
Aerial view of Cemetery by Google Maps.
GPS Coordinates: 47.2229, -68.771
- Added: 29 Jan 2018
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2659469
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