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Echoes of the Past - From the Millstream and Surrounding Areas.
Includes some history of Berwick & Millstream Road, Centreville, Carsonville, Collina, Gibbons and Head of Millstream, Keirstead Mountain, Lower Millstream, Manitoba, Mount Hebron, Mount Middleton, Pearsonville, Perry Settlement, Pleasant Ridge, Snider Mountain, Summerfield of Kings County, New Brunswick. A 1984 New Brunswick Bicentennial sponsored project. Information is given on early settlers, schools, churches, businesses and land owners Partial listing of surnames mentioned: Belding, Brundage, Byron, Carson, Chamberlain, Cook, Crother, Ducrid, Elder, Ellison, Fair, Fenwick, Folkins, Foster, Fowler, Ganong, Gaunce, Good, Gregg, Grigg, Hallett, Haney, Heine, Johnson, Keirstead, Kelly, Kelso, Leiper, Lester, Little, Long, Lydecker, Marr, McAuley, McEwen, McFarlane, McKnight, McLary, McLeod, McVey, Murray, Musgrove, Northrup, Parlee, Perry, Piper, Reid, Ryan, Sharp, Smith, Snyder, Soper, Weyman and Wilson. Staple stitched. 100 pages 6 x 9. Out of print book.
Book 8386 $39.95 with free shipping within North America Echoes of the Past - From the Millstream and Surrounding Areas. Published in 1984 - former owner's name written on inside of cover. Used book - showing some handling wear - otherwise in good condition.
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Settling in Millstream
A Publication with information on Millstream and surrounding communities
Mum was ahead of her time as she believed in recycling way back in the 1940s. Tonight Cliff and I were glad that she had kept those empty tomato cans as we needed them to use as containers for our sap gathering. With hammer and a nail, Cliff made two nail holes near the top of each can and then I threaded rabbit wire through the openings to fashion a handle.
Luckily we awoke on Saturday morning to sunshine. Off we headed to the pasture with Dad's brace and bits, some spiles, hammer and tomato cans to start our yearly venture into the world of tapping maple trees. Cliff bored the holes and I hammered the spiles into the tree trunk. We hoped the weatherman would co-operate with chilly nights and warm days so the sap would run. Maple syrup tasted some good on Mum's hot home made bread.
I wonder if the Keirstead children, who lived on Keirstead Mountain hurried to the woods each March to tap the maple trees and then carried the birch bark buckets of sap home to their mother.
Benjamin Keirstead was their ancestor. He came to New Brunswick with the Loyalists in 1783.
In 1984 the New Brunswick Bicentennial Commission sponsored the publishing of "Echoes of the Past - From the Millstream and Surrounding Areas" a joint project of: Berwick-Mt. Middleton Women's Institute, Millstream Regional Recreational Council Inc., and the Millstream Senior Citizens Club with contributions from several individuals on the history of the communities of Berwick and Millstream Road, Centreville, Carsonville, Collina, Gibbons and Head of Millstream, Keirstead Mountain, Marrtown, Lower Millstream, Manitoba Road, Mount Hebron, Mount Middleton, Pearsonville, Perry Settlement, Pleasant Ridge, Snider Mountain and Summerfield.
Matthew Fenwick left his home in England and came to Nova Scotia in the 1770s and in 1801 he came up the Kennebecasis River and settled on the Millstream where he received an eight hundred acre grant.
Samuel and Jane Carson were the first land grantees of Carsonville. In 1850, William Gaunce was born in this community and he overcame many hardships to obtain an education from Normal School and the University of New Brunswick. In 1933, two years before his death, he addressed the United Empire Loyalist Society of Victoria, British Columbia and spoke of his early life with a description of preparing food for to last the winter.
Thomas Musgrove came from Durham, England in 1795 and was one of the pioneers who settled along the Lower Millstram Valley. In 1854, two days of heavy rain caused this area to be hit by a great freshet which caused loss of livestock and buildings.
Three Sharp brothers were granted a parcel of land that included most of what is now known as Mount Middleton but in earlier times it was referred to as Sharp's Settlement. In 1886 ‘A Sons of Temperance league' was initiated in this community.
The first settlers of Perry Settlement were brothers, Robert and William Perry, who came from Ireland in the early 1830s. Robert Perry married Mary Gailey from Letterkenny County, Ireland and they had eight children.
In 1824, the first white baby, Lester Snyder, was born on Snider Mountain and in 1847 he was married to Margaret Long.
Tragedy struck the John and Elizabeth Long family of Snider Mountain in January of 1886 when they lost three of their children within a week to Black Diphtheria and then again in July of 1888, three other children died of the dreaded disease.
Echoes of the Past - From the Millstream and Surrounding Areas" is a journey to a valley in Kings County. The book is filled with memories of the early settlers, the struggle to survive, churches, schools, industries and land ownership