Founders Cemetery, Marker #20
Elsie was born in Yarmouth Township 7 Oct 1795, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Foote) Corning. Although her name appears as Alice on her grave marker it is the only known reference where she wasn’t called Elsie. She died 13 Feb 1856, the place is not known. Elsie married William A Perry who is buried next to her and named on a separate grave marker. The date and place of their marriage is not known. They had seven children. One son, Reuben, is buried in the Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Other children may have been buried in Founders Cemetery and later removed to the currently active Port Maitland Beaver River Cemetery (aka Island Cemetery).
One of Elsie’s ancestors may have been William Knowlton, whose grave marker in Shelburne is among the earliest for any English settler in Nova Scotia—it simply reads “William Knowlton, 1632”.
More about Elsie and her family appears in the Old Stones Family Group Sheet Index.
Please leave a comment if you have any additional information about Elsie, particulary the date and place of her marriage and her place of death.