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Where they resided from about 1760 onward : hamlets or villages or settlements listed no longer exist as such or have gone through a name change ( Missisquoi county)

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Abbott’s Corners – Missisquoi County - A village first settled about 1795 and located about 2 km east of Frelighsburg – All that exist today as a memorial to the past is an old Baptist church building and two Protestant cemeteries - Frelighsburgh on modern maps

Aird – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within the Parish of St.Thomas and located just north of the Vermont border and south of Clarenceville and Nutt’s Corners - Clarenceville on modern maps

Allen’s Corners – Missisquoi County – First established in 1800 - Was the original name for what is now East Farnham – When postal services were introduced, it was discovered that there was already another Allan’s Corner in the Chateauguay Valley district – So the name of East Farnham was adopted, the latter located 5 km north of Cowansville - see the latter on modern maps

Baie Missisquoi – Missisquoi County – see Missisquoi Bay

Bay Missisquoi – Missisquoi County – Baie Missisquoi on modern maps

Bedford – Missisquoi County – First settled about 1800 and incorporated as a village in 1812 and located a few km north of St-Armand and a few km west of Dunham

Canada East – Missisquoi County – The expression does not refer to an exact location but to a region – Authors dealing with Lower Canada from the 1790’s to about the 1850’s have also used the expression of Canada East instead of Québec or Lower Canada

Chapel’s Corners – Missisquoi County - The community was once a place name located about a km north of Dunham. There were several churches established in the pioneer days in the hamlet, today only two cemeteries remain, one Protestant, the other being Catholic – A road to Fordyce still exist (hence the “corners”), the latter road was also referred to a few years back as “Johnnycake Road”

Churchville – Missisquoi County – Originally named as a memorial to the first settler John Church, the town would later-on change name to Sweetsburg, named for a Mr. Sweet, the first postmaster – In the 1960’s, the village was annexed to Cowansville

Clarenceville – Missisquoi County – A village of 1776 or perhaps prior and previously referred to as Christie’s Manor within the ancient Parish of St.Thomas, the latter located east of Noyan, south of Henryville and slightly north of Vermont

Cook’s Corners – Missisquoi County – A hamlet of 1788 and also referred to as St-Armand Centre and located on the Vermont border, a few km west of Frelighsburg and close to Eccles Hill. The small village was one of the sites of the Fenian Raids. A Protestant cemetery remains in the hamlet

Cowansville – Missisquoi County – First named Nelsonville and first settled in 1798, at a later time period, the town would change name to Cowansville, named for Peter Cowan, the first postmaster – Located south of Granby, west of Brome Lake, north of Dunham and east of Farnham

Dunboro – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within Dunham township, north of Dunham and East Dunham - Dunham region on modern maps

Dunham Flat – Missisquoi County – First settled by Americans about 1794 and incorporated as a village in 1867– It later became Dunham Village

Dunham Township – Missisquoi County – First settled in 1793 and located east of Stanbridge, south of Farnham, north of St. Armand and west of East Farnham townships – In 1794 the region was settled.

Dunham Village – Missisquoi County – First settled in 1793 and located south of Cowansville, halfway to the Vermont border.

East Dunham – Missisquoi County – The hamlet first settled in 1797 was once a thriving community just a few km east of Dunham – The village had one church, only two cemeteries remain as a memorial to the pioneering days - Dunham-Est on modern maps

East Stanbridge – Missisquoi County – Located east of Bedford, west of Dunham, north of St. Armand – Stanbridge on modern maps

Farnham – Missisquoi County – A small city located south of Granby, west of Cowansville and north of Bedford – Farnham on modern maps

Farnham Corners – Missisquoi County – Most likely a hamlet which is today part of Farnham – Farnham on modern maps

Farnham Township – Missisquoi County – First settled in 1798 and located in the northern portion of the county, northwest of Dunham township, west of Brome county, northeast of Stanbridge township and south of Shefford county.

Farnham West – Missisquoi County – Also referred to as West Farnham – It was first settled in 1798 – see Farnham township for  details

Fordyce – Missisquoi County – Located about 4 or 5 km from Cowansville – Cowansville on modern maps

Freeport – Missisquoi County - Located north west of Cowansville – Freeport is the home of the only covered bridge in the region - Cowansville on modern maps

Frelighsburg – Missisquoi County – Located east of St. Armand, west of Glen Sutton and north of the Vermont border

Mansfield Burying Ground – Missisquoi County – Located in East  Farnham, also known as Riverside Cemetery and located about 2 km southwest of the village of East Farnham or just northeast of Fordyce road.- Farnham on modern maps

Miranda – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within the ancient Parish of St. Thomas and located west of Clarenceville and north of the Vermont border - Today, it is referred to as Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur on modern maps

Missisquoi Bay – Missisquoi County – A region located north of the Vermont border and referred to in many of the earliest church records of the county – Baie Missisquoi on modern maps

Missisquoi County – Bounded entirely to the south by the American border, to the east by Brome county and to the  northwest by Rouville county and to the west by Iberville county and the Richelieu river – The county of St-Jean is on the other side of the Richelieu river – The northernmost point of the county is also the junction of the borders of Missisquoi, Rouville, Iberville counties – The westernmost point of the county is on the Richelieu river – The county is divided into four townships; Farnham in the north, Dunham in the east, Stanbridge in the west and St. Armand along the US border

Moore’s Corners – Missisquoi County – A settlement also referred to as St. Armand’s Station and located in the Philipsburg region - Saint-Armand on modern maps

Moore‘s Station – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within West St-Armand township and located north of St. Armand Station and east of Philipsburg - Saint-Armand on modern maps

Mystic – Missisquoi County – A village of the early 1800’s and located 6 miles west of Bedford and Stanbridge, south of Farnham, east of Henryville – The town was also referred to as Stanbridge Centre - Mystic on some modern maps

Nelsonville – Missisquoi County – Nelsonville was settled in 1798 and was named for Horatio Nelson, the town would later change name to Cowansville – Cowansville on modern maps

North Pinnacle – Missisquoi County – Only three cemeteries remains in the hamlet of 1796; Barnes, Dening and Johnson cemetries – The hamlet is located northeast of Abbotts Corners - Abbotts Corners on modern maps

North Stanbridge – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within Stanbridge township and located north of Mystic, Pearceton and Riceburg - Stanbridge Station on older maps

Owens Corner – Missisquoi County – An early settlement of 1790 within St. Armand East township - St. Armand on modern maps

Pearceton – Missisquoi County – A hamlet within Stanbridge township and located north of Riceburg and east of Mystic - Stanbridge on modern maps

Philipsburg – Missisquoi County – Located next to St. Armand, slightly north of the Vermont border on the shores of Missisquoi  Bay – In 1784, the first known settlers from the USA arrived - Philipsburg was also referred to by some of the Missionary Societies of the 1790’s as St. Armand West - Philipsburg on modern maps

Pierceton – Missisquoi County – Was once a small community with a post-office about 5 km northeast of Stanbridge East – Only a Protestant cemetery remains from the pioneering days – The town was later renamed Pierceville - Stanbridge on modern maps

Pigeon Hill – Missisquoi County – A village also referred to as Sagersfield and first settled in 1788 and located between Philipsburg and St. Armand, just north of the Vermont border in a region also referred to as St. Armand West -

Pigeon Hill or Saint-Jean-Baptiste-Vianney on modern maps

Pike’s River Village – Missisquoi County – One of the tributary river into Missisquoi Bay, the hamlet of 1816 is located west of Bedford and Stanbridge - Stanbridge on modern maps

Riceburg – Missisquoi County – A hamlet of 1799 within the township of Stanbridge and located north of Bedford and Stanbridge - Stanbridge on modern maps

Sagersfield – Missisquoi County – A hamlet of 1788 and located next to Pigeon Hill in the southern portion of the county – Pigeon Hill on modern maps

Scottsmore – Missisquoi County – A hamlet located south of Cowansville within Dunham township - Dunham or Cowansville on modern maps

Southwest River – Missisquoi County – A region in the district of Dunkin and Glen Sutton - see the latter towns on modern maps

Stanbridge – Missisquoi County – Located southwest of Cowansville and north of Bedford and Dunham – Stanbridge on modern maps

Stanbridge East – Missisquoi County – Bedford region - Stanbridge-Est on modern maps

Stanbridge Ridge – Missisquoi County – Bedford region - Stanbridge on modern maps

Stanbridge Station – Missisquoi County – A small village, which still exist to this day, located between Stanbridge East and Bedford, about 2 miles west of the latter - Stanbridge-Station on modern maps

Stanbridge Township – Missisquoi County – First settled in 1797 and located north of St. Armand, south of Farnham, east of Dunham, west of Rouville county - Stanbridge on modern maps

Stanbury – Missisquoi County – A hamlet located a few km north of Stanbridge East – Only a Protestant cemetery remains from the pioneering days – Stanbury on modern maps

Sweetsburg – Missisquoi County - The village was annexed to  Cowansville in the 1960’s – Churchville was the original name of Sweetsburg, named after the first settler, John Church – Cowansville on modern maps

St. Armand – Missisquoi County – Located east of Missisquoi Bay – Saint-Armand on modern maps

St. Armand Centre – Missisquoi County – A village first settled in 1788, also known then as Cook’s Corners, located east of Frelighsburg - Saint-Armand on modern maps

St. Armand East – Missisquoi County – see St. Armand township – First settled in 1789 - Saint-Armand on modern maps

St. Armand’s Station – Missisquoi County – see Moore’s Corners

St. Armand Township – Missisquoi County – Also referred to in church documents as Saint Armand or Freligshburg or Philipsburg – The township is bordered on the U.S. border to the south, east of Missisquoi Bay, south of Stanbridge and Dunham and west of Sutton townships – The region was first settled by American settlers as early as 1784, thus making it the oldest settlement in the Eastern Townships, slightly older than the southern region of Stanstead County by less than 10 years - Saint-Armand on modern maps

St. Armand West – Missisquoi County – Also known as Philipsburg and first settled in the 1790’s - Saint-Armand on modern maps

St. Charles of Stanbridge – Missisquoi County – A village within Stanbridge township, located northwest of Mystic - Saint-Charles-de-Stanbridge on modern maps

St. George of Missisquoi – Missisquoi County – The Parishes of St. George and St. Thomas are two discontinuous zones along the western fringes of Missisquoi county without any township designation, divided under the pre-1760 French parochial framework.

St. Thomas Parish of Missisquoi – Missisquoi County – The Parishes of St. Thomas and St. George are two discontinuous zones along the county of Missisquoi’s western fringes without any township designation divided under the pre-1760 French parochial framework.

Upper Mills – Missisquoi County – see Stanbridge East - Stanbridge-Est on modern maps

Western Boundary of Stanbridge Township – Missisquoi County – A region first established in 1816 – see also Stanbridge - Stanbridge on modern maps

West Farnham Township – Missisquoi County – A village first settled in 1798 located in the Brigham district – see also Farnham township – see also Farnham West - Farmham-Ouest on modern maps

Article about list from Gail Dever blog here
Quebec Family History Society

Mystery of President Chester Arthur's birthplace ...

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The original "birther" controversy CBS interviews Missisquoi Historical Society : http://cbsn.ws/1MvS7JN

Stanbridge and Stanbridge East old photos

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A generic source for all 77 notaries held by the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) for district judiciaire of Bedford.

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Thanks to Howard Jackman for working on a guide for notary records in our area.

Source:Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec.
District judiciaire de Bedford.
Greffes de Notaires Source District judiciaire de Bedford.
Greffes de notaires Author Bibliothèque et


Archives nationales du Québec Coverage Year range 1799 - 1956
Subject Deed/Land records, Legal/Court records,
Will/Probate records Publication information Type Miscellaneous Citation Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.
District judiciaire de Bedford. Greffes de notaires. Repositories Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/notaires/index.html

Howard's page 
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Cowansville Sloggett Family Mystery

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Ethel writes... Here's the photo of Hattie Sloggett Fuller b. 1855 who did the painting. She was 17 in this one. I added the furniture store belonging to her father or parents Thomas and Lucretia Slogget in Cowansville.









Here are the two paintings done by Hattie Sloggett b. 1854 from Cowansville. She was married to a William H. Fuller also from the same place.
  

If you know anything about the Sloggett family please contact Ethel : paulethel.dessert {at}comcast.net



Directory County of Missisquoi and Town of St Johns for 1879, 1880 and 1881

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Look at transcript here
Thanks Mary Anna !

Eastern Township Directory 1889 - Missisquoi County section

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Transcription here

Farnham old photos

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