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Washington Methodist Church Cemetery
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2007
On the east side of Scarborough Golf Club Road south of Kingston Road can be seen this 1988 Washington United Church-Scarborough Historical Society plaque. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.743673 -79.208272
Levi Annis (1781-1855) and his wife, Rhoda Conant, were the first European settlers on this acreage stretching from Kingston Road to Lake Ontario in Lot 16, Concession C. In 1808 they opened an inn on this farm where circuit-riding preachers held services. This was the beginning of the Washington Church, named in honour of a local evangelical lay preacher, Stephen Washington. In 1838, the first frame church was built facing Kingston Road on land donated by Levi Annis. The early Annis pioneers used this site as a family burial ground and donated it to the church in 1825. Many of the congregation's early, hard-working and devoted adherents are buried here. Some of their descendants still live in this community.
> Posted February 14, 2013
Hello. Can anyone tell me if anyone by the name of Devlin or Durnan is buried here? Thank you so much.
Mary Devlin Kollman email@example.com
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