Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Haleys Buried at Chebogue, Nova Scotia- Tombstone Tuesday

Some of the Haley family members buried at the Town Point Cemetery, Chebogue, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  This burial ground is located down the road from the Chebogue Congregational Church.  This is a beautiful location, on a point of land surrounded on three sides by the sea.  Unfortunately, the stones are quite weathered because of the ocean air and weather.  The Haley family relocated from Yarmouth, Massachsuetts, on Cape Cod, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

In Memory
Mrs. Abigail Hele
Wife of
Mr. Comfort Hele
Died June 16, 1799
Aged 46 years

Abigail Allen was born 23 July 1753 in Manchester, Massachusetts, and died 16 June 1799 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  She came with her parents, Jeremiah Allen and Eunice Gardner, to Nova Scotia in 1766.  Abigail married Comfort Haley on 21 July 1777, probably in Chebogue. 

In memory of
Mr. Comfort Healy
who died May 15, 1821
Aged 67
Hear what the voice from Heaven proclaims
For all the pious dead
Sweet is the savior of their names
and soft their sleeping bed
Them while ye hearing heart strings break
How sweet my minutes roll
Immortal paleness on my cheek
And glory in my soul 

Comfort Haley was born in 1754 in Brimfield, Massachusetts, and died 15 May 1821 near Chebogue, Nova Scotia.   He was the son of Ebenezer Haley and his second wife, Grace Bullen.  Ebenezer took his family to Nova Scotia in 1762 and settled on Shurliffe's Point. 

relict of
Comfort Haley
d. Jan 17, 1862
Aged 92 yrs
11 mos 13 days

Hannah Ellis was born 4 February 1765 in Chebogue, Nova Scotia, and died 17 January 1862 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  She was the daughter of Ebenezer Ellis and Hannah,  settlers who had removed from Sandwich, Massachusetts. Hannah married Comfort Haley in December 1795 as his second wife.

In Memory of
wife of
Ebenezer Haley
who died 1st July 1828
in the
25th Year of her Age.
Hear what the voice from heaven proclaims
For all the pious ready
Sweet is the savor of their names
And soft their sleeping head

Margaret Hilton was born about 1803, and died 1 July 1828.  She was the first wife of Ebenezer Haley, son of Comfort Haley and Hannah Ellis, and they married on 8 January 1822 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  Margaret was the daughter of Henry Hilton.

wife of
Jeremiah Haley
16th Aug, 1786
22nd Mar, 1852

Martha Shurtliffe was born 16 August 1786, and died 22 Mar 1852, daughter of Henry Shurtliffe.  She married Jeremiah Haley on 1 September 1807, son of Comfort Haley and Abigail Allen. 

Click here for a story I wrote about the Chebogue Town Point Cemetery

Old Cemetery at Chebogue Town Point, Nova Scotia
GPS coordinates N43 46.61 W 66 05.907

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting these pictures (and transcriptions of the tombstones), Heather!