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East River Worthies
by Rev. Robert Grant, 
1895
Hattons of Pictou, Wexford and Ireland
by David Crerar,
1999
Updates as at October, 1999
are reflected in The Crerar Compendium Exerpt 
The author welcomes any questions or input with regard to
Hattons in Pictou and anywhere else around the world.
David Crerar:jeldac@home.com

History of the County of Pictou
BY THE REV. GEORGE PATTERSON, D.D.
1877


CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTORY.
Boundaries - Divisions Coast and Harbours - Interior - Geological Structure - Natural History - Name


CHAPTER II.
PICTOU IN THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Early visitors - Micmac occupation - Remains - Names - Their Wars

CHAPTER III.
THE FRENCH IN PICTOU.
French Settlements - Remains found - Removal of French - Peace with Indiands - Vessel stranded at Cariboo

CHAPTER IV.
FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT OF PICTOU.
Schemes for settling Nova Scotia - Philadelphia Company and their grant - Arrival of first settlers - Their labours - Social conditions

CHAPTER V.
ARRIVAL OF HECTOR AND SETTLEMENT OF HER PASSENGERS.
Hector's voyage and arrival - Difficulties of settlers - Progress - Settlers from Dumfries, on Prince Edward Island and removal to Pictou


CHAPTER VI.
PICTOU DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR.
American Revolutionary War - Effects on Trade - Vessels captured - Indian gathering = "Malignant" - Slavery - First Settlement at Merigomish

CHAPTER VII.
FROM THE CLOSE OF THE WAR TO THE ARRIVAL OF DR. M'GREGOR - 1783-1786.
Eighty-second Regiment - Eighty-fourth - Upper Settlement, East River - Other arrivals - Firest settlers of Tatamagouche and River John - Dr. McGregor's arrival

CHAPTER VIII.
DR. M'GREGOR'S EARLY LABOURS - 1786 1789.
State of Society - First churches - Pastoral labours - Redemption of slaves - Missionary journeys

CHAPTER IX.
FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TOWN TILL THE FRENCH WAR - 1786 - 1789.
Governor Patterson's grant - Commencement of town - First ship-building - Immigration - Pictou made a separate district

CHAPTER X.
FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE FRENCH WAR TILL THE WALLACE ELECTION 1793-1799.
French Revolutionary War and trade - Rev. Duncan Ross - Population - Social condition - Hunting - Micmacs - First contested election - Discovery of coal

CHAPTER XI.
COUNTY AND COURT BUSINESS.
Building jail - Stocks - Collecting taxes - Sessions regulations - Inferior Court - Supreme Court - First trial for murder

CHAPTER XII.
IMMIGRATION AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CENTURY - 1801-1805.
Large immigration - Dunoon's passengers - New settlements - Mount Thom - McLennans Mount, New Lairg, &c

CHAPTER XIII.
FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CENTURY TILL THE PEACE - 1800-1815.
Timber trade - Drinking - Edward Mortimer and others - War times - Travelling - Dr. McCulloch - First Bible Society - Rev. John Mitchell - Rev. Wm. Patrick - New Glasgow commenced

CHAPTER XIV.
IMMIGRATION AND NEW SETTLEMENTS AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.
New settlements - Dalhousie Mountain, Earltown, Blue Mountain, St. Marys, &c.

CHAPTER XV.
FROM THE PEACE TILL THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 1825-6 - 1815-1826.
Effects of peace - Year of the mice - Year of frost - Agricultural improvement - Murders - Business men - Financial crisis - Religious societies - Religious divisions

CHAPTER XVI.
DR. M'CULLOCH AND THE PICTOU ACADEMY.
Higher seminary projected - Commenced - Opposition - Dr. McCulloch's labour - Native preachers - Institution remodelled - Decay and fall

CHAPTER XVII.
FROM THE FINANCIAL CRISIS OF 1825-6 TO THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTY 1826-36.
Trade - Jotham Blanchard and Pictou Patriot - First Temperance Society - Improved roads and travelling - Dr. McGregor's death - Election of 1830 - First steam navigation - L. and S. Society

CHAPTER XVIII.
MINES AND MINING INDUSTRIES OF THE COUNTY.
First coal mining - Coal field - General Mining Association - Acadia Company - Intercolonial - Nova Scotia Company - Vale - Iron ores

CHAPTER XIX.
FROM THE DIVISION OF THE COUNTY TO THE PRESENT TIME - 1836-1876
Pictou as a separate county - Shipbuilding and Capt. McKenzie - Trade, agriculture and manufactures - Religious denominations - Conclusion

Pictonians at Home and Abroad
by Rev. James P. MacPhie, M.A., 
1914
   Introduction
I.  The Pioneers of Pictou
II.  The Religious History of the County
III.  Pictonians in the Pulpit
IV.  Pictonians in the Medical Profession
V.  The Bench and the Bar
VI.  The Story of Pictou Academy
VII.  Pictou Educationists
VIII.  Pictonians in Foreign Fields
IX.  The Press and Printers of Pictou
X.  Pictou in Politics
XI.  Pictou in the Business World
River John: Its Pastors and People
by G. Gordon Lawson,
1911
Courtesy of the Chignecto Project Volunteers
The Crerar Compendium (Pictou Chapter)
(with information on Hatton, MacKenzie and other Pictou families)
by David Crerar,
Updated October, 1999

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
For the past several years the author has undertaken a one-name study of
Crerars, tracing some 25 branches of the family around the world, all
descended from the Loch Tay area of  Perthshire, Scotland. This research
has led to the publication of a 450-page one-name study, The Crerar
Compendium. The author welcomes any questions or input with regard to
Crerars in Pictou and anywhere else around the world.
David Crerar: jeldac@home.com
The History of Pictou County
From the J. H. Meacham Company

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Pictou, 
Nova Scotia 1879
Part I Introduction
Early Records, Indians, Wars, French Settlers
British Settlement of Pictou
 
Part II
 
Arrival of the Ship "Hector." Early Struggles of her Passengers
American Revolutionary War
Geological Features of the County
Coal Mines in the County
 
Part III
 
First Churches and Preachers of the Gospel in Pictou Co.
Early Education
The Press
Town of Pictou, Town of New Glasgow, River John,
   Westville, Stellarton, Hopewell, Durham , Springville
Personal Sketches: Hon. Judge Fogo, William Irving, 
   John Logan Esq., Basil Bell Esq. J.P., 
   Robert Fraser Esq., James Kitchin, Esq.
Messrs. George Kerr & Sons
Census of Counties in the Province of Nova Scotia
County Officials
Polling Sections
The History of Riverton
Note: The author of this document is unknown and therefor information contained 
within it should be corroborated with other sources. The 
document appears to have been written prior to 1960. 
The Story of Pictou Twist
by Kevin McKenna Newman, 
1999

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