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BOOK - The History of the County of Huntingdon and of The Seigniories of Chateaugay and Beauharnois From Their First Settlement To The Year 1838
By: Robert Sellar
Originally published by The Canadian Gleaner, Huntingdon, 1888
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010 (CD 2010)

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This thick local history is overflowing with the history of the settlement and advancement of the Quebec county of Huntingdon and the seigniories of Chateaugay and Beauharnois from the time of the first European settlement up to 1838. Lists of occupants of properties and first settlers are a windfall for family historians who seek information about their ancestors who settled or lived in the community. Much anecdotal and biographical information about specific individuals is included in this fine local history.

Contents include:
  • Preface
  • The Creation of the Seigniories
  • The Forming of the Townships
  • The First Settlers in the Townships
  • The First Settlers onthe Chateaugay and Trout River
  • The War - The First Year [American Revolution]
  • The Second Year of the War
  • From the Close of the War to 1820
  • The First Party of Immigrants
  • Dundee
  • St. Anicet
  • Beauharnois
  • Chateaugay
  • Ste. Martine and the Country South of it
  • From Reeves' to Ormstown
  • The English River
  • From Chateaugay to the St. Louis
  • Ormstown and Jamestown
  • Huntingdon
  • Godmanchester
  • Elgin
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Franklin and the Contest with the Seignior
  • Russeltown and Edwardstown: Havelock and Franklin
  • Hemmingford
  • The Rebellion
About the author:
    Robert Sellar was newspaper editor and author of several books. Born on 1 Aug. 1841 in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the ninth of the ten children of Alexander Sellar, a notary, and Isabella Grant. He was married on 1 July 1886 to Mary Watson in Huntingdon, Quebec. They had four sons and a daughter. Robert Sellers died in Huntingdon on 29 Nov. 1919. Robert Sellarís youth was beset by poverty and hardship endured out of duty to his family. He left school at age 12 to help support his mother, younger brother, and two sisters after his elder brother Thomas emigrated to Upper Canada in 1853; his father followed Thomas the next year. In 1863 he was recruited to found a newspaper for supporters of George Brown, an mla and editor of the Globe, in the backwoods community of Huntingdon, Lower Canada [Quebec]. Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography
589 pages
6" X 9.75"
Hardcover (premium binding) Hardcover is out of print at this time
Originally published by The Canadian Gleaner, Huntingdon, 1888
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2010 (CD 2010)

ISBN 978-1-926797-04-5 (Hardcover edition)

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