Chris Greer Keeps Alive
the Memories
of Hammond Parish

Aunt Tillie always had her Brownie Box camera handy. She used it at every opportunity to take pictures of family gatherings, school closings and individuals. Thanks to her, our family can step back in time and stroll down a memory lane that commenced more than 80 years ago. Unknowingly she preserved the past for future generations.

Chris Greer hopes to provide on his Web site, a walk in photos along the roads of Hammond Parish in Kings County. He needs your help to make this a marathon walk into the years gone by.

If you have pictures of buildings, school and church gatherings, lumber camps and any individuals relating to Hammond Parish, he would like to include them on his website at He can be contacted by e-mail at His postal address is 4 Elm Court, Port Hawkesbury, N.S., B9A 3J1.

There are several historic buildings still standing in Hammond Parish but over time houses, barns, schools and churches have disappeared and in many instances so have the memories and facts of their history. Chris has taken on the task of attempting to compile a brief history on each one and in this way preserve the history of the parish for present and future generations.

When you visit his Hammond Parish Web site, you will find interesting information as to when the early settlers arrived and settled on their Land Grants as well as surnames found in documents and a listing of individuals living in Hammond Parish according to the 1851, 1861 and 1871 censuses.

Finding communities, whose names may have disappeared has been made easier with the inclusion of maps for 1857, 1891, 1895, 1908 and a Kings County Gazeteer.

Although Chris Greer lives in Nova Scotia, his roots are firmly planted in Hammond and Waterford Parishes. A descendant of Irish immigrants arriving in these parishes between 1830 and 1860, these roots keep calling to him and inspire him to keep the history of this area alive. Visit his Web site at

By the way, the dust will roll along the road to Londonderry on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003 as cars travel to the yearly church service to be held at St. Paul's Church at 2:30 p.m.

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Query 1091
Harrison - Logan - Green
: Andrew Harrison (1820 - 1900) and Hannah Green (1818 - 1902), had one son Michael Harrison (1853-1926) who married Charlotte Logan, who died in 1936. They all lived in the North End of Saint John. I am interested in any information available.
RICHARD HARRISON, 25 Elizabeth Circle #1, Framingham, Mass., 01702,

Query 1092
Hugh McKinley was born in 1794 in Ireland and died 22 Apr 1893. His wife, Frances who was born in 1803 in Ireland, died 24 May 1863. Nine children were born in Dunfanaghy, Ireland or Harvey Parish, New Brunswick. Does anyone have information on the parents of Hugh and Frances?
RAE MARTIN,  E-mail to

Query 1093
: I am searching for information on the daughters of Cornelius O'Donnell - Catherine (1844), Annab (1850), Mary (1852), Sarah (1857), Margaret (1866) and Elizabeth (1861) - born in Dumfries Parish, York County. I have found two others, Johanna and Bridget. Can anyone help me?
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, Box 1028, Biggar, Sask., S0K 0M0.
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