Registered to City of St. Catharines. GPS location is approximate.
From Dr. David T. Brown: The Turney homestead stood by the old Indian trail that became Pelham Stone Road, and the family burial ground still exists north of Tailrace Road leading from Power Glen Village to the valley bottom. Though they did not formally own the land, they were eventually deeded the lots on which they squatted. [See: Hughes, Alun. 2008. Shades of Reynoldsville and DeCew Town: A History of Power Glen and Vicinity. Newsletter of the Historical Society of St. Catharines, December 2008.]
From Graves and Inscriptions in the Niagara Peninsula (By Janet Carnochan): TURNEY GRAVEYARD, "About two miles from St. Catharines lie the remains of this family, in which there were two famous soldiers, although here their names are not recorded. Particulars of the first are found in a memorial in the Canadian Archives." "John Turney, Lieutenant in Butler's Rangers, born in Co. Down, Ireland; 1744, enlisted in King's 8th Regt., served as sergeant in Germany and America, and promoted to Butler's Rangers." In his memorial giving his services he says: "They (the Rangers) were Britons and the descendants of Britons ____ and trained to arms, determined to transmit to posterity the rights that are dear to man, or nobly perish in the defence of our King, and God, who never forsakes His people, brought us through many dangers and trials." His son, Capt. George Turney, of the 2nd Lincoln Militia, was killed at the battle of Chippawa, 5th July, 1814 that day so disastrous to our forces. The name was originally written Torney. Note: Janet Carnochan was born in 1839 in Stamford, C.W, (Canada West) and educated in Niagara. She was the principal of the Public School for six years and teacher in the high school for twenty-two years. She was secretary of the Public Library, the oldest in Ontario, for thirty-five years. She was founder of the Niagara Historical Society and its president until her death. She was the curator of the Memorial Museum and author of the History of Niagara and many pamphlets on local historical subjects.
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This index represents ALL visible headstones still in existence at the time this cemetery was visited
|B., W. footstone|
|BOYD, Jenny ? - 1812|
|BOYD, William ? - 1837|
|CHRISTIE, Alexander 1831 - 1880 (age: 49)|
|CHRISTIE, Alexander spouse|
|CHRISTIE, Alexander spouse|
|CHRISTIE, Clorinda (Turney) 1828 - 1856 (age: 28)|
|CHRISTIE, Jane 1826 - 1876 (age: 50)|
|CHRISTIE, Oscar 1856 - 1856 (age: 7m)|
|TURNEY, Clorinda 1828 - 1856 (age: 28)|
|TURNEY, John 1809 - 1882 (age: 73)|
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