Residents – Founders, Free Will Baptist and Calvinist Baptist Cemeteries
The Society is providing here a set of links to each resident in any of the three cemeteries. Clicking on any name below to brings you to that person’s individual information site, where we have also provided profile information and a Family Group file index link, which leads to an index including that person.
The Old Beaver River and Port Maitland Cemeteries Preservation Society is working on plain language and genealogical information for each resident. The profiles will eventually all be descriptive of what we know about the person, and will also contain the information researchers would like to know. If you know something about a person buried in one of the cemeteries, we’d love to hear from you. If your research is helped by this website, we’d also love to know.
List of Residents – Founders, Free Will Baptist and Calvinist Baptist Cemeteries
Clicking on any name brings you to that person’s individual information site.
Notes and Key to Sources:
For the genealogist – the following is the key to the information behind each resident:
Key to Sources
Note: if the Source abbreviation appears in italics in the preceding text it refers to a complete citation earlier in that biography.
APS Ann (Porter) Sorensen
BTR Patricia A. (Stoddart) Terry (transcriber); Barrington Township Records; Early Records of Marriages, Births and Deaths in Barrington, Nova Scotia from the year 1761 (Shelburne, N.S., Shelburne County Genealogical Society 1994) ISBN 896269-00-1
EWH Eric Whitehouse
FSO http://www.familysearch.org, web site maintained by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This acronym is most often used to indicate that information about a specific person was not found on this site.
GSB George S. Brown (prepared for publication by Martha & William Reamy), Yarmouth Nova Scotia Genealogies, Transcribed from the Yarmouth Herald (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993) ISBN 0-8063-1372-2
GRM Grave Marker, information came from inscription on the grave marker.
GAS George Albert Snow
HST Hazel (Smith) Trask
HTR Historical Trails through Port Maitland, Beaver River, Sandford, Short Beach, Darling’s Lake (Port Maitland, N.S., High Hopes Senior Citizens Club 1985) ISBN 09691552-5-5
IGI International Genealogical Index, available on http://www.familysearch.org (maintained by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). As the sources for most of the information is not given the IGI should not be used as substantive information.
NSH Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics, novascotiagenealogy.com. Note: a citation that reads <NSH Marriages 1869: 1839 p29 #21> shows it came from the 1869 Marriages Register, Book 1839, Page 29, Entry #21.
PRF Pedigree Resource File, available on http://www.familysearch.org (maintained by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Note: 43:271625 would mean Disc #43, PIN #271625
SRU Source Unknown
TPF Ann (Porter) Sorensen, The Porter Family of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; Descendants of John and Mary Porter of Salem and Hingham, Massachusetts who settled as Planters in Yarmouth County Nova Scotia after 1761 and their following generations to 2009 (Port Maitland, Nova Scotia; published by the author, 2010) ISBN 978-0-0865289-0-3
YHR Yarmouth Herald, newspaper (Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: 1833-1966). The longest running newspaper in Yarmouth and one of the longest running in Canada. There were some name changes: Yarmouth Herald and Western Advertiser (1833-1843); Yarmouth Herald (1843-1943); Yarmouth Herald-Telegram (1943-1949); Yarmouth Herald (1950-1966).
YPP J. Murray Lawson, Yarmouth Past and Present; A Book of Reminiscences (1902; reprint, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: Sentinel Printing Ltd., 2002).
YVR – Early Vital Records of the Township of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 1762-1811 (Yarmouth N.S.; Yarmouth County Historical Society, 1982) ISBN 0-9691202-2-2