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The Robbins Stone
In Buxton Cemetery
Located very near the Buxton Museum Building

Three Special places!

Pretty much everyone whose final resting place is described in these areas, came here by Faith as mentioned on the monument in the photograph above. Our First Nations people came here so many thousands of years ago on Faith, looking for a new home where they could more easily find food and water. The early Black African settlers including those who came in the time period of the Underground Rail Road came here on Faith of wanting to find a new beginning. We also know today that a very few came to this nation as slaves. Lastly, we should never forget those who for some reason were not able to be interred in a normal cemetery in the way we think of this today. They were placed in forgotten Communal and Potter's Fields. Those people should not be forgotten as they so often are.

Click on the photo links to see the three distinct areas here.

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Our First Nations History

'''The photograph to the right is called "Falling Star" and is by "RC Gorman".'

The Robbins Stone In Buxton Cemetery
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The Early Black Residents of Chatham-Kent

This area involves the people and the cemeteries involved with some of the early Black settlers of Chatham-Kent. As time passed, these people began to help the passengers and some conductors of the Underground Railroad as they began to settle here. We often forget the contribution that these folks made to our great County.

Maple Leaf Cemetery.
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Potter's Field

The last area is the Potter's Field of Maple Leaf Cemetery, hopefully along with some information of those fields of other cemeteries as well. We can only give you general information as there is no list of names for it! But this information is so fascinating. Yet it can be so depressing. But I really believe that it is up to us to think of their lives as a triumph. To recognize the contributions of each and every member of Generations Past for what they have given us today.

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