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BOOK - Contributions To The History of The Eastern Townships, Accounts of the Early Settlement of St. Armand, Dunham, Sutton, Brome, Potton, and Bolton
By Cyrus Thomas
Originally published by John Lovell, Montreal, 1866
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2006 (CD 2009)


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The original title of this book was a long one: Contributions To The History of The Eastern Townships, A Work Containing An Account of the Early Settlement of St. Armand, Dunham, Sutton, Brome, Potton, and Bolton; With a History of the Principle Events That Have Transpired in Each of These Townships Up To The Present Time {1866].

Cyrus Thomas created a work that has endured as a valued reference work since it was first published by John Lovell, Montreal in 1866. It is a carefully prepared text that offers valuable insights into the early settlement and development of the Eastern Townships of present-day Quebec as reported by a witness from more than one hundred and forty years ago.

When Thomas speaks to the communities in the Eastern Townships, he shares biographical information that illustrates the stories with valuable information for the family historian. An example is a small exerpt regarding one Mr. Marsh (page 197):
    "In 1813, Mr. Marsh removed to Stanbridge [Quebec], where he remained till 1825..... at a later period he went to Whitby C.W. [Ontario] .... He died in peace at that place March 15, 1843, in the 76th year of his age."
The contents of the book are organized by place as is the index:
    St Armand
    • Philipsburg
    • St Armand Station
    • Pigeon Hill
    St. Armand East
    • St Armand Centre
    • Lagrange
    • Frelighsburg
    • Abbott's Corner
    Dunham
    • Dunham flat
    • Nelsonville
    • Sweetsburg
    • East Dunham
    Sutton
    • Abercorn
    • Sutton Flat
    • North Sutton
    • Glen Sutton
    Brome
    • West Brome
    • Brome Corner
    • Knowlton
    • Fulford
    • Bromere
    • Brome Woods
    Potton
    • Meig's Corners
    • Mansonville
    • North Potton
    Bolton
    • East Bolton
    • Bolton Forest
    • West Bolton
    • South Bolton
    Municipal and Judiciary Systems
This book is essential to those with an interest in the early settlement and development of the Eastern Townships. The descendants of the settlers and early inhabitants of those townships dispersed thoughout Quebec, the rest of Canada, the USA and beyond.

378 pages
6" X 9"
Index (places)
Originally published by John Lovell, Montreal 1866
This edition published by Global Heritage Press Inc. 2006
Hardcover (medium brown Buckram with gilt printing on spine and front)
ISBN 1-894378-91-1 (Hardcover edition)





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