Posted By:Richard Alan McCool
Subject:Re: Van Siclen/Van Sicklen Controversy revisited”
Post Date:December 08, 2002 at 06:20:25
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Forum:Vansickle Family Genealogy Forum
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Dear Van,

I was revisiting your post from last July. This included:

Just a quick note about the Van Sicklin Cemetery in Brighton, Ontario. The plaque at the front gate reads as follows:

"Van Sicklin Families emigrated from Holland to America before New Amsterdam became New York City. In 1805, a branch of those families, Cornelius and his wife, Hannah Van Sicklin, together with their children Mary, Ferdinand, Sarah, and Elizabeth arrived in upper Canada from the United States and took up residence in the **LAWSON** Settlement. When death overtook this neighborhood, Ferdinand Van Sicklin contributed a half acre of land and established a community burying ground on this knoll, and it became known as the Van Sicklin Cemetery."


I'm wondering who created this plaque and caused it to be affixed to the cemetery gate?