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(History Article)
One of the earliest settlers of Way’s Mills, Harry Hollister, owned over 100 acres in the Fifth Range on which he operated a grist mill and a saw mill. He died in 1857 (see Part 8, 10 and 11). The following year, his widow Mary Ann Yemans sold the farm and the mills to Valorous Truell for 100$ on condition that (the following is an extract from the 1858 deed of sale):
(History Article)
By the 1850s, residents in the Coaticook area, including Barsnton are fighting with Stanstead over the location of the Railroad running from Portland, Maine, into Canada. Daniel Way and Harry Hollister, are shareholders of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad (2 shares each!). Coaticook is chosen and the region develops quickly as a result of the economic boom that follows. Way’s Carding Works, as Daniel’s mill is then called, is prospering.
(History Article)
Daniel Way lives at the entrance of the settlement, by the first bridge. Cloth manufacture is his trade. At the far end of the settlement, by the bridge at the foot of Chemin Madore, lives Harry Hollister. He has been operating a saw mill and a grist mill for several years.
(History Article)
The waters of the Niger had attracted settlers to the area as early as 1796, long before Daniel and Lorenzo Way’s arrival. By the late 1830s, several families were established.
(History Article)
So who was waiting for Daniel Way and his young family in Canada after 1816?
(History Article)
Keziah Jaquith, Daniel Way’s future wife, was born on November 16, 1793. She was the second daughter of Jesse Jaquith and Keziah Hathorn.
(History Article)
We’ll catch up with the Gustins, Macks and Millers near the U.S.-Canada border later. For now, their nephew Daniel Way, born in 1794, is growing up in Marlow, Cheshire County, NH.
(History Article)
The Way family thus came in 1787 to the area of Marlow, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, joining some 200 souls just recently settled there.
(History Article)
We know that Way’s Mills was founded in the mid-19th century by Daniel Way, who is buried in Way’s Mills cemetery, up on Jordan Rd. His son, L.S.
(History Article)
Taproot IV: Poetry, Prose, and Images from the Eastern Townships, the latest edition of a series of anthologies published by Townshippers’ Association, has just been released.
(History Article)
"From Ottawa or Washington this international community is something that can not possibly exist officially. But it does still exist at the community and personal level. Our fire departments […] stand ready at all times to assist one another.
(History Article)
“My father bought that gatherin’ tub in 1919, the year he started sugarin’. It was made by a fella name of Odd Aldridge over here in Moe’s River.
(History Article)
Derek Booth has just released his latest contribution to Quebec’s railway and transportation history. Quebec Central Railway – From the St.
(History Article)
Well known Townships writer and filmmaker Louise Abbott has teamed up with her partner Niels Jensen to produce what will certainly be considered a fine addition to any library of Eastern Townships source material.
(History Article)
A new publication, titled (in English) Cemeteries of Austin, is now available.
(History Article)
The publication, Cemetery Heritage in Quebec: A Handbook , is still available.
(History Article)
The one-room schoolhouse, so long the focus of folklore and nostalgia, is the subject of a new book.
(History Article)
The Eastern Townships : On Lake and River, by Matthew Farfan, is still available.
(History Article)
The Eastern Townships are home to some of Quebec’s most picturesque villages and towns, with some communities dating back to the beginnings of colonization in the region over two centuries ago. The region is also known for its colourful history.
(Attraction or Tour)
(History Article)
Anyone with more than a passing interest in the architecture and history of the Eastern Townships, in particular that part of the Townships bordering the U.S., will be interested to know that a new book has just been published on a type of architecture that, apart from the neighbouring states of New England, is quite unique to this part of Quebec.