The "Lyttelton Times" on 12th June 1852 reported - "The
remains of the unfortunate man Cone who was killed on the Bridle Path
were deposited in the cemetery here on Monday afternoon. He had been a
quiet, good humoured man and having been much respected, his body was
followed to the grave by many who had known him."
William Cone was
buried in the Barbadoes Street Cemetery on the 7th of June 1852 in what
was termed the Plantation Plot. William was the 20th person buried at
Barbadoes cemetery which had no cemetery plan and William's unmarked
grave was located by descendant Ron Cone and a plaque
was erected in his memory.