Date: June 18, 2011
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Cindy Drive Park, St. Catharines, ON
The St. Catharines Heritage Committee invites you to witness the unveiling of a historical plaque and dedication to the Darby Family at their family burial plot.
This family came to Grantham as UEL's following the American Revolutionary War, and lived on this farm from the 1780s until well into the 20th century. The burial ground itself was in use between about 1800 until as late as 1864, and contains perhaps 8 or 10 interments. One of the burials was that of George Darby, an 1812 fatality, so the plot will have significance as a possible tourist destination during the upcoming 1812-14 bicentennial celebrations. Other members of the family also took part in 1812, AND in the Seven Years War (1759) and the Revolutionary War, making this is an important family historically.
The plot is located at Cindy Drive Park, between Cindy Drive and Lakeshore Rd., and between Arthur Street and Wilcher Drive.
For additional information, contact Brian Nahri at 905-934-1744 or Kevin Blozowski at 905-688-5601 ext. 1710.