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BOOK - History of Compton County and Sketches of the Eastern Townships, District of St. Francis, and Sherbrooke County
Compiled by L.S. Channell
Originally published by L.S Channell, Cookshire, 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 1999 (CD 2009)


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After more than 100 years, this book is still considered an essential resource for those with an interest in the early settlement history of Compton County, and its founding families. Filled to the brim with biographical sketches, first-hand accounts, and historical records from a wide array of primary and secondary sources, The History of Compton County will continue to delight readers and researchers for centuries to come.

From the Introduction:
    New persons, reading any ordinary history, appreciate the amount of research necessary to obtain ample and accurate information on the subjects treated. This labor is enhanced when the value of the history depends upon the minuteness with which the events narrated are recorded. The history of an age where a country may be written in a broad, general way, in which the leading events stand out in large perspective, while the minor details are omitted of only introduced in a cursory manner. But the value of the history of a century consists largely in the extent and minuteness of the detail furnished, and to obtain and verify these involves a vast amount of painstaking investigation.

    In the present instance the difficulty of obtaining records is increased by the fact that no published book exists which might serve as a starting point. The only works extant of any use in describing the Eastern Townships, are those of Joseph Bouchette, Suveyor-General of Lower Canada for thirty years, published in 1815 and 1831, and Mrs. Day's "History of the Eastern Townships", published in 1869. The author had only managed to extract a few tidbits from these works, primarily in the Township histories. Nearly all the information has been gathered from old settlers, old newspapers, government reports, municipal records, and written accounts left by some pioneers.

    The aim has been to write a romance, but simply to give the facts as they have been found, after months of research and study. Every item of interest that could be learned concerning the County of Compton has been traced out and, so far as verified, here recorded.
Table of Contents includes:
  • Introduction
  • The Eastern Townships [origins through settlement]
  • District of St. Francis
  • Early History - 1672-1791
  • Buckingham County - 1791-1829
  • Sherbrooke County - 1829-1853
  • Compton County - 1853-1896
  • Political History - 1792-1896
  • Municipal History
  • The Militia [early history to 1896]
  • Railways of Compton County
  • Township of Eaton [including Cookshire and Sawyerville]
  • The Late Honourable John Henry Pope
  • Township of Compton [including Waterville and Compton]
  • Township of Clifton [ including East Clifton, Martinville, and St. Edwidge]
  • Towsnhip of Newport
  • Township of Westbury
  • Township of Hereford
  • Township of Bury
  • Township of Lingwick
  • Township of Hampden [including Scotstown]
  • Township of Winslow [including North and South Winslow]
  • Town of Whitton [including Village of Lake Megantic and South Whitton]
  • Township of Marston [ including South Marston]
  • Townships of Ditton, Chesham, Auckland, and Clinton
  • Corrections
  • General Index
  • Index to Engravings
  • Index to Biographies
Click here to view the General Index; Index of Engravings; and Biographies Index (pdf).

296 Pages
8.5" x 11.25"
Photos and Illustrations
General Index
Index of Engravings
Biographies Index
Hardcover (premium binding, dark green)
Originally published by L.S Channell, Cookshire, 1896
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 1999 (CD 2009)

ISBN 1-894378-13-X (Hardcover edition)





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