“Cantons-de-l’Est” in French are Eastern Townships region in the Province of Quebec, Canada (discover).
Eastern Townships photo gallery
After American War of Independence, the first wave of American immigrants arrived wanting to stay loyal to the British crown. They were first settlers in Eastern Townships of Quebec. Silent tombstones are witness of hard life some families went through in late 18th and through 19th century. More in travel notes…
The stories a tombstone will tell us
Next two photographs show both sides of one tombstone found in a cemetery in Eastern Townships. If you look closely at them you can sense the hardship and tragic life story of one family of settlers stretching throughout the 19th century.
Johnston Worden 1809-1896
Catherine M. Hawk 1817-1860
Back of the tombstone notes that after his wife’s death, Johnston Worden got married two more times.
Abigal Chambers 1824-1871
Eliza Rouse 1833-1901
Near by: Apple picking on Mount Rougemont…