New Arrivals    Books    Archival Products   Charts   Newsletters   Upcoming Events   Contact Us  

Popular Categories

   Australia & New Zealand
   British Home Children
   Canada
      - Acadie, Acadian
      - New Brunswick
      - Newfoundland & Lab.
      - Nova Scotia
      - Ontario
      - Prince Edward Island
      - Quebec
      - Western Canada
      - First Nations, Metis
      - Military - Before 1920
      - Loyalists / UEL
      - Pioneers' Stories
      - Genealogy How-To
   England & Wales
   Ireland & Northern Ireland
   Scotland
   United States
      - American Revolution
   more countries...
   Genealogy How-To

   Archival & Acid-Free
   Conservation How-To

   Charts, Forms
   Magnifiers
   Gift Certificates


Popular Authors

   Thomas MacEntee
   Paul Milner
   Chris Paton
   Ron W. Shaw
   Gavin K. Watt


Popular Publishers

   Global Heritage Press
   Institute of Jesuit Studies
   MacDonald Research
   OGS - Ottawa Branch
   Unlock The Past





Search by topic, title, author or word:

Cenral Ontario in red
Central Ontario
Genealogy & History Resources
Includes counties of Dufferin; Durham; Halton; Haliburton; Lincoln; Peel; Niagara;
Ontario; Northumberland; Peterborough; Simcoe; Welland; Wentworth; York; Victoria.
Cities include Hamilton; Oshawa; Toronto, etc.


Central Ontario Resources | Western Ontario Resources | Eastern Ontario Resources
Northern Ontario Resources | More Canadian Resources



BOOK - Life and Times of Joseph Gould [Uxbridge, County of Ontario].
By W. H. Higgins.
Originally published in 1887
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008


Hardcover... 52.95 (C$)
pdf download.....14.95 (C$)
Link emailed within 1 business day
Licensed for personal use only

This account of Joseph Gould's life is far more than an interesting life-story. It provides a glimpse into the struggles of the early pioneers, the settlement of Uxbridge, the Rebellion of 1837, and an insiders' view of the establishment and history of the County of Ontario.

The original book title was a long one: The Life and Times of Joseph Gould, Ex-Member of the Canadian Parliament. Struggles of the Early Settlers -- Settlement of Uxbridge -- Sketch of the History of The County of Ontario -- The Rebellion of 1837 -- Parliamentary Career, etc., etc. Reminisences of Sixty Years of Active Political Life.

Ontario County and Uxbridge Township native Joseph Gould was revered within his community as a business leader and the people's representative in local and national government. Born on his parents' farm near Uxbridge in 1808 in what later became Ontario County in the Province of Ontario, he was active and successful in local politics at an early age. By the time he was thirty years old he served as an Uxbridge Township Councilor, soon followed by service as District Councilor.

Gould's business accomplishments were many. While still in his early thirties, he began to assemble considerable wealth through the establishment of saw, flour and woolen mills. Real estate holdings filled out his portfolio, including assembly of much of the farmland that eventually became the present day town of Uxbridge. By 1859 the land had been further subdivided into building lots which sold out quickly. He was also a home builder, building many houses for his mill workers and their families.

In 1859 Gould was elected as the first Reeve of the newly established County of Ontario. Ontario County was separated from the existing Counties of York and Peel, partially through his efforts. In 1854, he ran for and was successful in acquiring the Federal House of Commons seat for Ontario North. A strong supporter of William Lyon Mackenzie, he sat as a Reformer until 1861.

Joseph Gould enjoyed a successful and full life, while contributing much to the community where he lived. He passed away peacefully in 1886, having earned the love and respect of his community.

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • Birth of Joseph Gould---How his father
  • Migration to Canada, 1850- Townships
  • Building of the log shanty
  • Mode of clearing the land
  • Want of Educational facilities
  • Effects of the War of 1812
  • The story of the murder of Issac James
  • Illness-Recovery- Working at the trade
  • Impression of his first visit to York
  • Engagement to run a sawmill
  • Unfortunate journey on Christmas Day
  • Uxbridge-1806-1833 -A mighty change
  • Successful operation of a sawmill
  • The Collins Family--What became of the
  • Abraham Anderson settles-1833-Buys from the
  • Popularity of Gould's mill
  • Politics---Takes the Reform side--speaks at
  • 1837--Misgovernment of Canada--The Causes
  • Active measure---Mr. Gould not a willing
  • County Ontario--Name--Extent--Boundaries
  • Ancient divisions of the Province
  • Names of the early settlers
  • East Whitby-Area, population, assessed value
  • Pickering-Character of soil, area, population
  • Reach-Survey, 1809-Area-assessed value
  • Thorah--Satatistics- surveys, 1820
  • Mara--First survey--1821--completed 1836
  • Whitby--Constituted county Town-
  • Oshawa--Shae's Corners--Pioneers
  • Municipalities of Ontario in the United Counties
  • First meeting of Provincial Council
  • The fight for the County offices
  • 1854--First meeting of the new County Council
  • New Railway Charter--Whitby to Port Perry
  • Extension to Lindsay--- Connection with the
  • Visit of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales to
  • Roads---Harbours---Proposed canal
  • Educational interests--Growth of education
  • Farming---Stock-breeding--Position of the Farmers
  • Mr. Gould urged to enter Parliament
  • Reform measures passed---A contrast
  • Representation by Population, Mr. Gould
  • Session February, 1857---Seat of Government
  • Effects of the injurious accusation against Mr. Gould
  • A lucky venture--Death--Children-- His will; family gatherings; etc
This account of Joseph Gould's life is far more than an interesting life-story. It provides a glimpse into the struggles of the early pioneers, the settlement of Uxbridge, the Rebellion of 1837, and an insiders' view of the establishment and history of the County of Ontario.

  • 304 pages
  • hard cover (blue Buckram, gold stamping on front and spine)
  • 6 X 9"
  • Originally published by C.B. Blackett Robinson, Toronto 1887
  • This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2008
  • ISBN: 978-1-897446-17-1




More Canadian Genealogy & History Resources from Global Genealogy:

© GlobalGenealogy.com Inc. 1992-2017
Sign up for our free newsletter!   |   Unsubscribe from our newsletter
















History & Master Roll
Jessup's Loyal Rangers

Loyalists - American Revolution