History of Argyle and
Annie Dyer and Herbert Bradley
Mum took one
look at me when I walked through the door and asked, “What is
I answered with, “I have terrible
pains in my stomach.”
Without a word, she disappeared
into the pantry and returned with a cup and
a spoon. Her instructions were, “Take this and you will feel better.”
I opened my mouth wide for the
spoonful of medicine. It was terrible tasting!
There was no place to spit! I had to swallow the eggshells and
Eggshells must have been a
hand-me-down Kings County remedy, as way back
in June of 1866, Eliza Cromwell of Springfield wrote to her friend
Jane Smith in Argyle, “Tell Maria to be sure to eat egg shells for the
in her stomach, for they have cured me.”
David Smith, his wife Nancy
MacLelland and small children had come from County
Tyrone, Ireland in the early 1830s and settled first in the parish of
Kings County near Belleisle. By June of 1866 David, Nancy and son David
along with their three adult daughters - Matilda Jane, Maria and Lucia
were living in Argyle.
While reading, the 1979
publication,“History of Argyle and Vicinity” by Annie
Dyer and Herbert Bradley, I also learned about the moving of several
from the Counties of Kings, Queens and Saint John to Argyle.
Edward H. Smith of Passekeag
married Hannah Bettle of Hampton in 1856.
By 1865, they were in Argyle with their five children.
William Thompson who formerly
lived in Codys and his wife Isabella Armstrong,
whose parents came from Jedburgh, Scotland established a hotel there
travellers by 1876.
Richard Boyd was a half brother to
Robert Jordan, and came from Dingletycooch
or Jordan’s Mountain, Kings County about thirteen miles north of
He married Susan Jamieson and they had several children when they moved
George Campbell and family left
Millidgeville, now part of Saint John, in
1880 by boat, accompanied by a cow and settled in Golden Ridge.
Zemro White, who was born in 1852
in White Settlement, near Houlton, Maine
and his wife Annie Whiteman came to Northfield in 1882.
Some of the surnames discussed
are: Akerly, Anderson, Andow, Appleby, Arbo,
Ball, Boyd, Branscombe, Brown, Buchanan, Buckley, Cahill, Campbell, Re
Carpenter, Chute, Condren, Corey, Crawford, Crawford, Currie, Currie,
Dyer, Faulkner, Fisher, Gardiner, Gillespie, Glenn, Guthrie,
Harvey, Hemphill, Home, Hovey, Hudson, Hughes, Humphrey, Jamieson,
Lilly, Lindsay, Lloyd, Lunnie, Mackey, MacLachlan, Mann, McCordick,
McDonald, McElhinney, McKenzie, McLaughlin, McLean, Milbry, Miller,
Powers, Rogers, Rogers, Ryan, Sewell, Shaw, Sherwood, Skinner, Smith,
Sproul, Starkey, Stewart, Taylor, Thompson, Thorne, Upton, Weeks,
Whitehouse, Wiggins, Wiley, Wilson, and Worden.
History of Argyle and Vicinity by
Annie Dyer and Herbert Bradley is available
for viewing at the
Florenceville, Hartland and Woodstock Libraries and at the New
Legislative Library in Fredericton.
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