Family & Friends of Mount Sinai Cemetery conduct clearing and cleaning of abandoned burial ground at Little Britain

April 10 cleanup: Timbers and Lewis family and descendants with Ken Fleming who found and restored grave marker of Pvt. Samuel Timbers (at far left)

Family & Friends of Mount Sinai Cemetery gathered at the cemetery site on April 10 to begin the process of clearing part of the property in anticipation of eventually clearing the entire site and restoring the cemetery.  Since the property is privately owned, we only had the owner’s consent to clear the part of the property where gravestones are visible.  There are about 12 graves which are marked, but neighbors have reported that there could be as many as 100 burials on the site.

 

Before the April 10 cleanup

Before the April 10 cleanup

April 10, after cleanup
April 10, after cleanup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group of volunteers at work on April 10
Group of volunteers at work on April 10

 

 

 

 

Brush and clippings ready to be hauled away. Truck and trailer provided by Daniel Cooper and Garry Orrison.
Brush and clippings ready to be hauled away. Truck and trailer provided by Daniel Cooper and Garry Orrison.