Oakland Pioneer Cemetery

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Date: 1811 to 1941
Location: 1 Cummings Street, Oakland, Brant, Ontario, Canadamap
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See Oakland Pioneer Cemetery category page to view wikitree profiles for people buried in this cemetery and other details.

The town of Oakland has two cemeteries: the Oakland Pioneer Cemetery (closed) and the Oakland Cemetery (open). The Oakland Pioneer Cemetery is historically significant because it contains United Empire Loyalists as well as the only remaining historical record of pioneers who first settled in this region.

There are several signs on the property noting it's historical value:

  • Historical Plaque about the Battle of Malcolm's Mills 1814. (the former name of Oakland)
  • United Empire Loyalist sign
  • Heritage cairn with a brass notice concerning the importance of these early grave stones

As with many cemeteries in this area containing old historically significant grave markers, the stones have been moved and erected in cement in an attempt to preserve them.

Resources for Further Research

Internment.net. Oakland Pioneer Cemetery contains a summary of names that were legible in 2003.

OntarioGenWeb's Cemetery Project. GenWeb Oakland Pioneer Cemetery also has a list of names of persons buried in this cemetery.

The Ontario Name Index (TONI) Another resource provided by the Ontario Genealogical Society is The Ontario Name Index (TONI) which provides a searchable index of names. These names are linked to a number of different sources of data including cemetery transcriptions. It does not provide this source information but only where to find it. Most sources are available for purchase via the OGS (Note: this database includes all of Ontario and it is massive. Nevertheless, it may prove helpful place to start).

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA) Another excellent tool for searching cemetery records in Ontario is the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid (OCFA). This is a comprehensive searchable database of cemeteries and family names. The site does not have links to transcriptions or provide details about the individual you may be searching for, but it is very helpful for quickly locating the burial location of someone in Ontario to guide your next steps for research.

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