John L. Haines and family


This burial lot is shared by the Haines and Nason families and contains two stones.

In memory of Marianne, only daughter of John L. and Phoebe Haines, died 13th Sept. 1868, aged 15 years. Also their only son, James, died 24th March, 1856, aged 4 years.

In memory of William Haines, died July l0th, 1876, aged 49 years.

The Haines stone is four-sided but inscribed on the east side only.

Joseph and Peter Haines of the New York Volunteers had land grants in the Upper Keswick area.

The Saint John Morning News of 7 January 1852 notes that John L. Haines and Miss Phoebe Nason were married "on the 18th ult." by Rev. S. Elder, all residents of Fredericton. According to the New Brunswick Directory for 1865-66, John L. Haines, carpenter and builder, lived on St. John Street near George. He was the contractor who built the Free Baptist Church, dedicated on 29 December 1861. At the time of his daughter’s death, John L. Haines was an alderman in Queen’s Ward, Fredericton.

The relationship of William Haines to John L. Haines is not certain. The census of 1871 shows a William Haines, farm labourer, lodging with William Day and his wife Elizabeth.

In memory of Florence B. Nason, died Oct. 14, 1876, aged 17 years.

The present stone, of coral marble, retains the old base and the top inscribed with the name Nason.

John and Lemuel Nason were the original grantees of Nasonworth, York County. The Morning News of 25 June 1851 announced the marriage of Mr. Lemuel Nason on 14 June 1851 to Martha, second daughter of Mr. James Bailey of Sheffield. According to the census of 1861, Lemuel Nason was born in 1826. He was a joiner, George St. near Church Street. Lemuel Nason and his wife had three sons, Pembroke, Frederick and Herbert, and one daughter, Florence. His sister Ann married Israel Phillips of Blissville in December 1851. He was 58 when he died on 22 April 1885. He was a Methodist.  John and Lemuel Nason are not known to be buried in the Old Burying Ground.

Sophronia Clark Huestis Atherton


Lot #183. This lot, containing three stones, was enclosed with an iron railing with the name B. Atherton on the gate. The owner marked on the plan is Sophronia Atherton. The Bailey stone, six feet high, of black granite, is engraved on one side only.

In memory of Julia Ann, wife of B. Atherton, died February 12, 1864, in the 52nd year of her age, also Benjamin Atherton, born May 15, 1813, died February 23, 1883. "Forever with the Lord."

Lewis Carl Huestis died August 1, 1859 aged 34 years, Sophronia Hustis Atherton, born Oct. 9, 1836, died Jan. 22, 1913. "Blessed are the dead, who died in the Lord."

Sacred to the memory of Mary M. Huestis, d. Jan 21, 1881.

Sacred to the memory of Gordon P. Bailey, born April 21, 1851, died July 5, 1900. "Come to God." Also his wife Annie M. 1859-1933. "At rest and at home".

Sophronia was Benjamin Atherton’s second wife and the niece of his first wife, Julia Ann. Julia Ann Atherton was a daughter of William Clark.

The first husband of Sophronia Clark, Lewis Carl Huestis, was a widower when he married her on 16 January 1855. The marriage was performed by Rev. James Tupper of Queensbury, Baptist, and witnessed by Thomas H. Huestis and Elizabeth Clark. His daughter, Mary Huestis, was already married to Robert Pengilly at that time. She died in 1893 and is buried in Section I, in the Huestis plot. The lineage of the Mary M. Huestis who is buried with the Athertons is uncertain.

When Lewis Carl Huestis died in 1859, his widow, Sophronia, came to live with her aunt, Julia Ann, Mrs. Benjamin Atherton, and eventually married her uncle, Benjamin. Sophronia Atherton had two children, William M. and Anne ("Annie") M. Huestis, by her first marriage and a daughter, Mary C. Atherton, by her second. Annie, who married Gordon P. Bailey, is buried here with the Athertons.