Kings County, New Brunswick
the way home from church, Mum suggested it would be a great day to take
a drive to see all the autumn colours. After we ate and the dishes were
done, we piled into the car.
Cliff and I thought the route through Hammond was taking us to Sussex
but just before Sussex Corner, Dad made a sharp turn. Soon we were in a
valley which seem to cut right through high hills.
What a surprise we had, when the car stopped at Waterford and we raced
to the bridge and looked down at the rushing pools of water in Trout
Creek. I thought it was the most beautiful sight I had ever seen.
In 1995, Faye Armstrong Pearson compiled "The History of Waterford Parish"
using information gathered by Harvey Dalling and Ernest Friars for the
Kings County Historical and Archival Society newsletters of 1979 and
1980. In some cases, information was gathered during interviews with
residents or former residents of the Parish.
The information gives the history of churches, schools, teachers,
buildings, families and cemeteries in the parish under the headings of
the following settlements: Waterford, Walker Settlement, Rockville,
Cedar Camp, Chamber Settlement, Urney, Donegal, Elm Valley and
Cemetery inscriptions are included of the Walker Settlement and Baskin
Cemeteries as well as a partial list of those buried at St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic Cemetery in Philmunro.
There were many mills in Waterford Parish, mostly saw and grist mills.
From 1870 until 1906, James A. Moore ran both saw and grist mills at
Waterford Village. Marshall Sharp not only operated saw and grist mills
but also a carding mill until his death in 1905 when they went to his
For information on "The History
of Waterford Parish"
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On October 14 and 15, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Provincial
Archives of New Brunswick will be in attendance at the Waterford Valley Fall Festival,
organized by the Waterford Valley Development Association and hosted by
The Archives will be bringing resource material to enable people to do
genealogical research as well as a display of photographs from their
collection of the Waterford area.
Allen Doiron, Manager of the Cartographic Records of the Archives
will be doing a presentation on genealogy for people interested in
knowing more about the subject and how information can be gained
through the many resources that will be on hand.
For more details on Waterford’s second annual festival to celebrate the
fall season through genealogy, music, art exhibits and lively
interpretive activities visit http://www.poleymountain.com/mountain/events/
One of the events is an old fashioned Turkey Supper that will be served
in the Waterford Hall on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
By the way, the years have passed and a lot of water has flowed under
the Waterford Bridge but I still like to pay a visit to that bridge to
watch the eddies and then look around to wonder what has happened here
in the past and what was life really like way back then. I can almost
see the many mills, both large and small, that once stood on Trout
- Hopewell - Welch: Specifically looking for the parents
of John Vaughan (1827-1911), married to Mary Jane Hopewell (c1838-1905)
on 13 Jun 1853 in St. Martins, St. John County, New Brunswick. Also
searching for the parents of John Welch (c1850-1923) married to Mary
Jane Vaughan (1854-1949), daughter of John and Mary Jane (Hopewell)
Vaughan, on 18 Feb. 1873 in New Brunswick.
77 Farquhar Place, Elliot Lake
Ontario, Canada, P5A 3J5
- Nichols - Werner - Crowley: I am inquiring about John
O'Leary born1794 in Cork, Ireland and died in Chipman, New Brunswick,
21 Jun 1871. Married Elizabeth Nichols in 1822, who was born 1802 in
Digby, Nova Scotia, died in Chipman in 1871. Her parents were John
Richard Nichols and Catherine Werner. Children: Michael, Marguerite,
Mary Ann, Matilda, John, and my line Harriet born in 1844 in Chipman -
married James Crowley. James and Harriet moved to Olympia, Washington
8825 114th Ave. SE