Grampie had his
own way of telling stories. Tonight the curl of the smoke from his pipe
brought forth memories of the time two highway men who wore dark
hard felt hats and black ties robbed a couple of establishments in
They wandered down to Norton, where they were recognized by Constable
Loughery hence they took off in a hurry along the railway tracks to
Constable Loughery, his son Delancy and Charles Sheck raced to
Bloomfield to head off the pair.
They put their horses up at the Titus Hotel and proceeded to wait the
arrival of the men.
Things didn’t go well in the capture. Young Charles Sheck, who was from
the head of Millstream was wounded with a shot from the revolver.
The next night, two men, fitting the description of the highwaymen were
seen crossing the nearby pasture of John Innis.
It has been many years since I sat spellbound listening to that story
but thanks to David Henderson’s publication, “Kings County New
1887 - 1910", I was able to read the details in an article that was
taken from the Kings County Record of July 11, 1890 titled - “Robbers
I also read with interest the item of 1903, when Mr. John McIntyre
of Springfield turned eighty-five and was still able to do farm chores
comparable to the work accomplished by a younger man. “He does not
labour for the almighty dollar, but finds it a pleasure rather to wear
out than to rust out.” Personal details were given on his sons.
An interview in April of 1899 with George Langstroth who
planned and built Dr. Ryan’s barn at Lakeside describes in
detail "A Model Barn”.
Articles dealing with information on many of the settlements of Kings
County have been included.
One of them being, Annidale, located 13 miles from Sussex with
a large steam sawmill owned by Messrs. Leonard and McGregor. A lodge of
the International Organization of Good Templars - I.O.G.T. had been
organized prior to June of 1891.
Kiersteadville - August 4, 1905. Justice Gray is one of the
oldest residents. Captain Norwood is the master of the steamer “Waring”
which leaves Hatfield Point every Monday.
The obituary for James Marr on March 4, 1892 - the oldest
resident on Jordan Mountain - gives the place of origin of his father,
Marr, as Aberdeen, Scotland. James and his wife, Mary Ann Graham lived
together on the mountain for 62 years.
David Henderson has compiled twenty-five publications of the
collections of births, marriages, deaths and assorted articles of
interest gleaned from various sources, in particular newspapers for the
areas of, Wickham, Cambridge and Johnston in Queens County, Springfield
and Norton Parishes of Kings
County, Hatfield Point, Stewarton, Henderson Settlement, Tragedy on the
Washademoak, Kings County 1887 - 1910 and Kings County Communities.
David’s publications can be viewed at the Kings County Museum in
Webber: I am seeking information on a Home Child
named James (Jim) Webber, who in the early 1900's lived and worked on a
farm at Hatfield Point until he was probably twelve years of age.
-Christine Webber Little, 216 Gondola Point
Road, Rothesay, NB, Canada, E2E-2A3. E-mail to email@example.com.
Middleton - Church - Best: George S. Middleton was born 7
June 1846 in England, and immigrated to Canada in 1866. Possibly
married twice. Second marriage was to Lydia Florence Church, who
was born in Havelock in 1864. He died around 1918 in Bloomfield. In
1920, Lydia remarried to
-Sherrie Wright, 137 Main St. #2, Belfast, Maine,
04915, USA. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slavin-Gallagher - Jones - Culliton - Meagher: John Slavin married
Catherine Gallagher in 1850 in Saint John. They moved to a farm
Woodstock by late 1850's and John died by 1861. Catherine remarried
Jones and was dead by 1870. The children were raised by Michael and
(Meagher) Culliton in Dumfries, York County..
-Sharon MacDonald, 3913 Terry Place, Alexandria, VA,
22304, USA. E-mail email@example.com.