Born: null 1827

Died: 18 May 1828

Map Location: 57 - under the church hall

Inscription

CHRISTIANNA WALKER died May the 18th 1828 Aged 8 months ALEXANDER JOHN died Oct. the 22nd 1830 Aged 1 year & 5 months CHRISTIANNA SARAH died June the 26th 1832 Aged 1 year & 4 months Children of A.J. & C. FERNS

ALEXANDER JOHN FERNS Father of the above children died April the 30th 1835 Aged 36 years

Further Information and Sources

The burial register indicates the name of the child as Christina Walker but the stone clearly shows Christianna Walker.

Long’s Sketchy History of St. Paul’s Church records “Christianna Walker, 1827-1828 and Alexander John, 1829-1830 and Christianna Sarah, 1831-1832, children of Alexander Ferns, 1799-1835.” (pg 45, #57)

There are five children of the Ferns family buried under the church hall: Christianna (Christina Walker) (d 1828, 8 mos), Alexander John (d 1830, 1 yr), Christianna Sarah (d 1832, 1 yr), William James (d 1832, 9 yrs), and Eliza (d 1833, 8 mos).  They died in a 5 year period before their father, Alexander John Ferns committed suicide in 1835.