Photos by Barry Wallace
Born before the American Revolution
- interred in Lloydtown
The King Township hamlet of Lloydtown has a pioneer cemetery that dates back to the early 1830s and was founded by Lloydtown resident and renown revolutionary Jesse Lloyd. A number of people buried there were pioneers or settlers from the British Isles and their graves are evidence that these hardy souls were born before, during or shortly after the American Revolution (1775-1783). One such individual, buried at Lloydtown, was James Pinkerton who was born 258 years ago, died at age 96 and was interred in the pioneer cemetery in 1858. A stroll through this cemetery is indeed like stepping back in time and for some, the verdant setting is a soulful experience. The Lloydtown Cemetery is listed as KNG-017 in the Directory of Cemeteries in the Regional Municipality of York published by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Copies of the Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery directory are available at a nominal cost from the Ontario Genealogical Society, Richmond Hill Branch at Harding Post Office, Box 32215, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4C9S3.
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