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|Where They Rest in Peace: A Guided Tour of Seven Historic Cemeteries in Kings County, NS|
2000 / History / $21.95
9781894031417 / Trade paper / 112 pp
Edition is out of print
Walking through a cemetery, one can't help but wonder about the stories behind the names and dates on the headstones. Who were these people? What sort of lives did they lead? In Where They Rest in Peace, amateur historian Maynard Stevens addresses this curiosity with a walking guide of seven historic cemeteries in Kings County, Nova Scotia. Focusing his investigation on people born in the 1700s, Stevens' discussion of cemeteries in Hortonville, Wolfville, Kentville, Chipman's Corner, Upper Canard, Lower Church Street and Starr's Point includes biographical information on many of the New England Planters and United Empire Loyalists who settled in the Annapolis Valley.
If you are curious about the Planters and Loyalists who played prominent roles in our formative years after the expulsion of the Acadians, Stevens book will surely satisfy that curiosity. Ed Coleman, The Advertiser