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1853/01/01 to 1931/01/01
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
This cemetery is located on the south side of Route 224 in the rural community of Ebenezer in Queens County. The site has seven gravestones with several trees and shrubs and is surrounded by agricultural land. A small square sign indicates the name of the cemetery.
The Glasgow Road cemetery is valued for its historical association with the early Scottish pioneers to this southern area of Lot 24.
Many of the families who settled Lot 24 were Acadians, but in this southern portion of the Lot, Scottish families began settling in the 1830s. Most of the people interred in this cemetery were Presbyterians, although a few Methodist families were also interred on the site.
By 1855, the name of the community was referred to as Ebenezer, which has been suggested by one source as coming from 1 Samuel 12 in the Bible. It translates from Hebrew as "stone of help" and can be seen to refer to those things which remind us of God's love, presence, or assistance.
The earliest interment in the cemetery was John McInnis (1790-1853). His wife, Margaret (1802-1882) was also later interred here. The 1861 Census notes three John McInnis households in the area and two of these had been born in Scotland. Meacham's 1880 Atlas shows the cemetery near the road in a corner of Malcolm McInnis' property. He was interred here in 1919. Other surnames associated with the site include: Stewart, Campbell, and MacCallum.
Today, the cemetery is well maintained by the local branch of the Women's Institute.
Source: Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/P33
The heritage value of the cemetery is shown in the following character-defining elements:
- the location of the cemetery near the highway and surrounded by agricultural land
- the variety and style of the remaining headstones with their inscriptions
- the potential for unmarked graves on the site
Prince Edward Island
Province of Prince Edward Island
Heritage Places Protection Act
Registered Historic Place
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Culture and Heritage Division, PEI Department of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
File #: 4310-20/P33
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