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BONAVISTA BAY DISTRICT,
One of the oldest communities in Bonavista Bay, Salvage has five graveyards.
The oldest of these is on Burden's Point, just inside of Salvage Harbour,
and it has eleven readable (or partially readable) headstones.
|1.||DYKE||Edward||Feb. 1, 1865||56? years|
|2.||DYKE||????||(Actually only KE visible)|
|4.||BROWN||John||son of Thomas and Caroline BROWN d. Dec.29, 1860|
|5.||TRIM||Mary||29 Dec., 1859||66 years||In memory of|
|6.||BROWN||Jane||who departed this life Nov. 6, 1837?||32 years||Sacred to the memory of beloved wife of Joseph BROWN|
|7, 8 and 9 all contained within a two-foot high iron fence.|
|7.||BURDEN||David||March 26, 1861||7 mo.||In memory of son of James & Elizabeth BURDEN|
|7||BURDEN||Hannah||Sept. 29, 1865||11||their daughter|
|8.||BURDEN||Joseph||1852||Sacred to the memory of son of James & Elizabeth BURDEN|
|9.||BURDEN||Susanna||Sept. 2, 1886||3 mo.||daughter of James & Elizabeth BURDEN|
|10.||KELLEGREW||Mary||March ,1866||19||daughter of Edward KELLEGREW teacher under the c & c? Church society Sacred to the memory of|
|11.||Sacred to the memory of J___?)__ _______ ________ Native of ________ shire|
|(This may be James R. Sheldon, Salvage=s first teacher, who died here about 1830. A local retired NF Power employee says he saw Sheldon=s headstone here in 1970.)|
Submitted by: W. Roy Babstock
(June 15th, 2000)
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