A Glimpse of the Past, A Centennial History of Brantford and Brant County

Copyrighted 1966 by Brant Historical Society, Indexed 2000 by Vikki Gray

 

The following names were extracted from the book, along with a few cryptic remarks. If you find your surname you should request the book through interlibrary loan (usually very inexpensive) or purchase a copy from the Brant Historical Society.

Name Comments Pages

Adams Wagon Company

Precursor to Brantford Coach and Body, drawing

35, 40

Adams, Peter

Began making wagons in Paris in his blacksmith shop in 1863

34

Agnew family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Ahrens, J

Made pottery, painting of his pottery shop

36, 69

Allen family

Early Brant County settler

12

Anne, Queen

4

Apps, Syl

Photo, hockey player

93

Armstrong family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Arnold, Charles

Paris native, grew famous fruit and vegetables in 1850s

42

Bain Brothers Mfg Co.

Came to Brantford and made farm wagons in 1890, photo

34

Bain Brothers Wagon Works

35

Baker family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Baldwin family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Barber, Barbara (Mrs)

Resident of Bford, 1873-1966, artist

70

Barber-Ellis Company

Bford mfg of envelopes & stationery

36

Barker family

Early Paris settler

13

Bauslaugh family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Beckett, Richard

Brantford mayor

62

Beebe family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Beebe family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Beemer family

Early Brant County settler

12

Bell, Alexander Graham

Made first long distance telephone call from Paris to Brantford in August 1876, son of Alexander Melville Bell

70, 71, 72, 73, 74

Bell, Alexander Melville

Father of Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of deaf-mutes

70

Bell, Benjamin

Started plow company in St George, plow drawing

32, 40, 42, 50

Bennett, Richard B

Politician

58

Beverley Swamp

22

Biggar family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Biggar's Town

Proposed as name for Brantford

14

Birkett family

Early Brantford settler

14

Bissell, Claude (Dr.)

64

Bixel Brewing

Founded by Cyrus Bixel in 1888

36, 37

Bixel, Cyrus

Founded Bixel Brewing in 1888

36, 37

Bond, Professor

Tightrope walker

47

Bondhead, Francis (Gov)

Ontario Governor abt 1838

20

Borden, Robert (Hon)

Politician

58

Bostwick, Col.

Leader of 1814 Oxford Militia

20

Boughton, Levi

Built Paris Plains Church in 1845, photo

78

Bowen, Daniel (Capt.)

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford

12

Bown, JY

Politician

58

Brant County

Formed in 1852

14

Brant family

1840s settler

11

Brant, John

Son of Joseph

5

Brant, Joseph (Capt.)

Thayendanegea Mohawk Indian Chief, namesake of Brant County, buried beside Chapel of the Mohawks in Brantford

Entire book

Brantford Carriage Company

Began producing buggies in 1889 in Bford, photo

34, 35, 40

Brantford Cordage Co.

Bford twine maker

36

Brantford Courier Newspaper

Formerly the Sentinel, purchased by the Expositor in 1918

100

Brantford Expositor Newspaper

Brantford's oldest continually published newspaper, purchased the Courier in 1918

100

Brantford Gazateer Newspaper

1867 Bford newspaper

100

Brantford Sentinel Newspaper

estab 1839, renamed the Courier

100

Brantford Stoneware Works

In Bford, photo

35, 36

Brantford Twp

Originally part of Wentworth County

13

Brantford, Buffalo & Goderich

Mfg railway cars in Bford in 1859, photo

34

Brebeuf, Father

Early French Missionary

2

Brethour, JE

Burford farmer, bred Yorkshire pigs

44

Brown family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Brown, Beatrice

Photo

82

Brown, Edgar

Photo

82

Brown, George

Started Bow Park farm, editor of the Globe newspaper, photo

42, 49, 52, 53, 72

Brown, Harold

Ran Amateur Broadcasting Station, picture

82

Brown, James E

Politician

57

Brown, JE

Politician

58

Brown, Joseph

Built first inn in Onondaga Twp in 1837

14

Brown, Tom

Had 1899 service station in Brantford, photo

28, 82

Brown, Wilbert

Photo

82

Bryning, John (Rev.)

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Buck, William

Began Victoria Stove Works "Buck's stoves" in 1852 Brantford, photo

31, 38

Bunnell family

Early Brantford settler

14, 16

Bunnell, Enos

School built at his place on Fairchild's creek in 1812

17

Burford

Became police village in 1884

59

Burford Advance Newspaper

Established 1909

100

Burford Pioneer Cemetery

Created in 1802 by John Fowler

12

Burford Township

Laid out in 1793, originally part of Oxford County

12

Burtch family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Burtch, David

Opened hotel at Mt Pleasant in 1812

14

Burtch's Landing

In Onondaga Twp, now Newport, had a tavern as early as 1822

14

Burwell, Lewis

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford, surveyor, surveyed Brantford in 1830

12, 16

Butler, Frederick Clayton

Editor and publisher

82

Cainsville

Also known as Cayuga Heights, laid out in 1837 by Grand River Navigation Company

11, 14

Calder, George W

Bford fire chief in 1889

62

Caledonia

Town on Grand River

23

Canada Glue Co.

Bford company

36

Capron, Hiram "King"

Founder of Paris, from VT, mfr of Plaster of Paris, photo

13, 41, 59, 60

Carlyle family

Early Brantford settler

14

Carpenter family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Cayuga

Town on Grand River

23

Cayuga Heights

Aka Cainsville

11

Charlton, John A (Dr.)

Politician

57, 58

Chockshutt Male Choir

In Bford

83

Christie, David

Bred shorthorns at Oak Park Farms

42, 52, 78

Christie, Thomas (Rev.)

Early missionary

17

Clement, JD

Photo

60

Clement, Joseph

1st reeve of Bford

59

Clemons family

Involved with Canadian Herdbook

44

Clench, Ralph

1867 Fenian detective

48

Clump family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Cockshutt family

Early Brantford settler

16, 62

Cockshutt, Edward

His will donated Glenhyrst Gardens to Bford in 1956

62

Cockshutt, EL

Donated land for Brant Sanitarium in 1913

61

Cockshutt, Harry (Hon)

Had 1st horseless carriage in Brantford, photo, youngest son of Ignatious, Lt Gov of Ontario in 1921

28, 56

Cockshutt, Ignatius

Formed toll road companies in Brantford, photo of store and him

29, 32, 49, 51, 61, 62, 95

Cockshutt, James

Establ Farringdon Church, drawing

42, 79

Cockshutt, JG

Started Brantford Plow Works in 1877, photos

32, 33

Cockshutt, WF

Oldest son of Ignatius, 1904-1921 Brantford MP, politician

56, 58

Cole

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Connel and Co.

Paris farm implement firm

32

Cook, Abraham

1st Mt Pleasant postmaster in 1826

14

Cornwell family

Early Brantford settler

14

Costain, Thomas B

Writer, bn Branford in 1885

67, 68

Cotes, Everard

Married Sara Jeannette Duncan

64

Cowherd, James

Fashioned mouthpiece for Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, tinsmith

71

Cowherd, Thomas

Tinsmith and poet, poem "The Sheffield of the West"

27, 31

Crandon family

Early Brantford settler

16

Craven Cotton Mill

In Bford in 1880

35

Craven Wincey Mill

In Bford in 1882

35

Crawford, Seth

Early Indian missionary

17

Creighton family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Cunningham family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Daillon, Father

French missionary, visited Brantford in 1626

2

Daniels family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

David family

1840s settler

11

Davis family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Davisville

Aka River's Bend, 1.5 miles W of Brantford

17

Dawdy family

Early Brantford settler

14

Dawson's Bridge

In South Dumfries Twp, also named Middletown, renamed Glenmorris

13

Dayton, Abraham

Father in law of Benaijah Mallory

11

DeCou family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Denton family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Dickie family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Dickie family

Early Brantford settler

14

Dickson, William (Hon.)

Bought all of S Dumfries Twp in 1816

13, 41

Diefenbaker, John G (Hon)

Politician

58

Digby, JW (Dr)

1st Bford mayor, photo

59, 60

Dodd family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Douglas family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Douglas family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Douglas family

Raised shorthorn cattle

44

Douglas, SVR

Early Brantford merchant

16

Downs, Mr

On 1847 Bford town council

59

Doyle family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Drew, George

Politician

57

Duncan, Charles

Had 1867 Bford dry goods store

49

Duncan, Norman

Bn Bford, brother of Robert, educated at Univ of Toronto

65

Duncan, Robert

Bn Bford, brother of Norman, educated at Univ of Toronto

65

Duncan, Sara Jeannette

Bn Brantford, novelist, mar Everard Cotes

64, 65

Duncombe, Charles

1838 American who raided Ontario

20

Dunnville dam

On Grand River

23

Dutton family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Dutton, William Douglas

Ran shoe shop in early Brantford

16

Eadie family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Eaton, John

1st to take oath of allegiance in 1800, carpenter

12

Eddy family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Edmondson family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Eland, Dr.

Erected Arlington Hotel in Paris in 1884, photo

96

Elliott, John

1867 Bford mayor

47

Ellis

See Barber-Ellis Company

36

Ellis family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Ellis, Albert

Asst Operator of Amateur Broadcasting Station, picture

82

Elllis store

In Mt Pleasant

72

Fair family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Fairchild, Isaac

Opened trading post on Fairchild's Creek at Brantford in 1788

13

Fairchild's Creek

Near Smoky Hollow

11

Farr, SW

Carriage maker

50

File

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

File, John

One of Butler's Rangers, built mills in Brantford area in 1790s

13

Finlayson, Hugh

1st Paris mayor

59

Fisher, JH

Politician

58

Fisher, John H

County Warden, Paris Mayor, senator

55

Flanagan family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Fleming, G

Politician

58

Force family

Early Brant County settler

12

Forsythe family

Early Paris settler

13

Foster family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Foster family

Early Brant County settler

12

Fowler family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Fowler family

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford

12

Fowler, Dr.

Erected Cornish House in Burford in 1850, photo

76

Fowler, John

Donated land at Burford for Pioneer Cem in 1802

12

Fowler, Nathan

Listed in early account book

15

Gage, Nathan

Ran saw mill in Brantford

16

Gardiner, Henry

Built saw mill in So. Dumfries Twp in 1823

13

Gardiner, Herbert F

Wrote Nothing but Names, a study of the origin of Ontario place names

65

Gates, Henry

Ran carding mill abt 1813 in Oakland Twp

12

German family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Gilkison family

Early Brantford settler

16

Gillen family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Glassco, Ezra

1867 Bford resident

47

Glenmorris Village

Originally Dawson's Bridge and Middletown

13

Goderich

See Brantford, Buffalo & Goderich

34

Good, WC

Farmer

56

Goodwin

See Ker and Goodwin Company

36

Goold, Shapley and Muir Co.

Formed in Bford in 1892, built windmills and engines

36

Gordon, George T

Politician

57

Grand River Navigation Company

Laid out Cainsville in 1837

14

Grand River Roarer Newspaper

Published 1858-1859 with the Snapping Turtle

100

Green family

1840s settler

11

Green, Peter

Place in Locks Road area

23

Grobb, Franklin

Had first Model A Ford in Brantford

28

Gullen, Augusta Stowe (Dr.)

Dtr of Dr. Emma Jennings Stowe, she was Canada's first woman medical graduate,

94

Gunniesman?

Mt Pleasant hotel proprietor

50

Gurney family

Raised sheep

44

Haas Brothers

Paris farmers who bred Percheron and Belgian horses

44

Hager family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Hagey, HL

Lawyer, politician

57

Haight family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Hainer family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Haldimand, Frederick (Sir)

4

Haldimand, Gov

3

Ham and Nott Company

Formed 1892 to make hard goods

36

Ham, Arthur (Dr.)

Brantford author

67

Hamer, Danny

Photo

82

Hamilton family

Early Paris settler

13

Hamilton, Elizabeth

Mar Paul Wickson

70

Hamilton, JS

Founded Hamilton Dunlop Winery in 1871

36

Hardy family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Hardy, Arthur Sturgis

Bford lawyer

49, 54, 55

Hardy, Susan (Miss)

Teacher

5

Harmer, Henry

Railway Hotel proprietor

50

Harold, J

Politician

58

Harris, A & Son

Moved from Beamsville to Brantford in 1871 and started a farm implement business, photo

32, 34, 38

Harris, Alanson

Settled near Mt. Pleasant

42

Harris, L

Politician

58

Harris, Lawren

Bn Bford in 1885, artist and member of Group of Seven

70

Hart, Sarah D'Acres (Mrs)

Possibly Canada's 1st female journalist, aka Sarah Keeler

64

Hawley family

Early Brantford settler

14

Hearle, BC

Estab Paris Star in 1850

100

Heath family

Early Paris settler

13

Henry, R

Politician

58

Henry, Robert

Mayor

55

Hepburn, Mitchell

Politician

56, 57

Hext Carriage Works

Brantford wagon works

35

Heyd, CB

Politician

58

Heyd, CB

Politician

58

Hiawatha

Deganawidah chief, founder of 5 Nations (later 6) Confederacy

4

Hill, John (Chief)

Early settler w/807 acre farm

16

Hillier, James (Dr)

Bn Bford in 1915, research scientist, photo

74

Hincks, Francis (Sir)

Brant politician

54

Holme, William

Sold 1000 acres at Paris to Hiram Capron in 1829

13

Holton, Frank

Director of Cockshutt Male Choir in Bford 1935-1946

83

Hoodless, Adelaide Hunter

Photo of her home

94

Hopkins

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Horner Creek

12

Horner, Thomas

From NJ, Justice of the Peace, Burford settler in 1793

12

Howell family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Howell family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Howells, William Dean

American author, related to wife of George H.M. Johnson

64

Hubbard, Mabel

Wife of Alexander Graham Bell

70

Hunter, Adelaide

Photo of her home

94

Huntington, Arunah

Ran shoe Shop in early Brantford

16

Hutton, WL (Dr.)

Photo, Bford doctor, fluorinated Bford's water, d 1959

74

Isaac family

1840s settler

11

Ives, Major

Of Burford, attempted to navigate Grand River in 1830s

22

Jackson family

Early Paris settler

13

Jenkins, J

1867 Bford resident

47

Jennings, Emma (Stowe)

1868 photo, 1st woman doctor in Ontario, her dtr, Dr. Augusta Stowe Gullen was Canada's first woman medical graduate,

94

John family

1840s settler

11

Johnson

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Johnson family

1840s settler

11

Johnson family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Johnson Settlement

1840s settler

11

Johnson, Emily Pauline

Bn at Chiefswood, Indian poetess, dtr of Chief George H.M. Johnson, 1861-1913

64

Johnson, George

Son of Sir William Johnson, 1st Indian School teacher

11

Johnson, George H.M. (Chief)

Father of Emily Pauline Johnson, son of Chief John "Smoke" Johnson, his wife was English and related to William Dean Howells an American author

64

Johnson, John "Smoke" (Chief)

Father of George H.M. Johnson,

64

Johnson, William (Sir)

Lord of the Mohawk Valley, son George

2

Joliet, Galinee (Father)

Early French Missionary

2

Jones, Augustus

Surveyor for Gov Simcoe, Welshman, owned 1200 acres in Brantford

12, 16

Jones, David

Settled Onondaga Twp in 1836

14

Jones, Peter (Rev)

Son of Augustus, early missionary, photo

17, 77

Jones, Wm Augustas

Listed in early account book

15

Jordan, Henri K.

Founded Schubert Choir in Bford, 1905-1941

83

Keeler, Sarah (Mrs.)

Possibly Canada's 1st female journalist, aka Sarah D'Acres Hart

64

Keeton car

Manufactured in Brantford

28

Kelly family

Early Brant County settler

12

Kelly, MJ (Dr.)

1st county school inspector in 1872

61

Kennedy family

Early Brantford settler

16

Ker and Goodwin Company

Founded Bford 1897 to make engines and lathe chucks

36

Kerby family

Early Brantford settler

16

Kerby House Block

Royal Fusiliers stationed there in 1867, photo

48, 96

Kerr family

Early Brantford settler

16

Ker's Music Hall

In Brantford

46, 47, 49

King family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

King, Prime Minister

1940

57

Kippax, J (Dr.)

Brantford author

67

Kitchen family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Kitchen family

Early Brantford settler

14

Landon family

Bur in Landon burial ground on Bishopsgate Road. Son Stephen was first white child born in Burford Twp in 1797

12

Landon, Stephen

1st child born in Burford Twp in 1797

12

Lane

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Langford

Named after Jacob Langs

13

Langs, Jacob

Namesake of Langford, came from PA in 1810

13

Lansdowne, Marquis of

Purchased Wickson paintings

70

LaPierre family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Latshaw family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Latshaw, Samuel

Founded Glenmorris

13

Laurier, Prime Minister

54

Laurier, Wilfrid (Hon)

Politician

58

Lawrason family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Lawrence family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Laycock, Jane

Jane Laycock Children's Home establ in 1850

61

Lemon, Thomas

Founded the Branford Sentinel in 1839

100

Leonard family

Early Brantford settler

16

Lester family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Lewisville

Proposed as name for Brantford

14

Linscott, Dr.

Bford dentist

74

Lloyd, James

Began carriage business in Burford

35

Loder, Job

Ran saw & grist mill in Oakland Twp

12

Longboat, Tom

Photo, marathon runner

93

Lord, Frederic

Conductor of 1930 Canadian Choir

83

Lorne, Marquis of

Namesake of Lorne Bridge

22

Lovejoy estate

62

Lovejoy, John

Had stage from Brantford to Halton, tollgate operator

17

Lovejoy's Pond

Aka Mohawk Lake

46

MacDonald, John A (Sir)

In Bford in 1867, photo, politician

49, 52, 53, 54, 58

MacDonald, W Ross

Politician

57, 58

Mackenzie, Alexander

Politician

58

Mackenzie, Prime Minister

54

Mackenzie, William Lyon

Rebel

20, 42

Mainwaring family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Malcolm, Eliakim

Oakland Twp reeve, photo

59, 60

Malcolm, Finlay

Earliest settler of Oakland Twp before 1802, 6 sons and 4 dtrs

12

Malcolm, John

Sheffield farms

44

Malcolm, Tryphena

Wife of Malcolm, d 1813 age 52, bur in Oakland Village Cem

13

Malcolm's Mills

At Oakland, burned by Americans in 1814

20

Mallory, Benaijah

Son in law of Abraham Dayton, "land grabber", defected to USA and his lands were sold

11

Marlatt, J

Made pottery

36

Marr, Alvin

Brant County Warden

62

Marshall, Kay Tew

Brant County author

67

Martin family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Martin, John S

Developed Wyandotte fowl

44

Martin, WG (Hon)

Photo, politician

56, 57

Massey & Company

32

Matthews family

Early Brant County settler

12

Matthews family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Maxwell & Whitelaw

Paris farm implement firm

32

McAllister family

Early Brant County settler

12

McAllister family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

McBride, Morris M. "Mac"

Bford mayor

56, 57

McCann, John

Photo, Chief of Bford Volunteer Fire Dept

90

McEwan, Archibald

Mt Pleasant storekeeper, 1 of his record books is in Brant Co Museum

14

McGee, D'Arcy

Orator

52

McIntyre family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

McLean, Thomas

Sold tweeds in 1867 Bford

49

McMeans, Thomas

1st paid police chief in Bford

62

McNab, Allan (Sir)

Canadian Prime Minister

69

Meacham, Dr.

Photo of his office in 1867 Bford, dentist

49, 51

Merrill family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Merritt, William Hamilton

St. Catharine's merchant, miller and member of Parliament

23

Messecar family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Middletown

In South Dumfries Twp, aka Glenmorris and Dawson's Bridge

13

Milloy, Capt.

Bought Oak Park Farm in 1895

43

Mohawk Lake

Aka Lovejoy's Pond

46

Molaskey family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Montez, BLO

Sold men's whisker solution in 1867 Bford

51

Montgomery, Miss

1867 Bford teacher

47

Morton, Justus

Sold Brantford Stoneware in 1872

35, 36

Mount Pleasant

Village laid out abt 1800,

14

Mount Pleasant Cem

In Mount Pleasant

14

Mowat, Sir Oliver

54

Moyle family

Early Brantford settler

14

Muir

See Goold, Shapley and Muir Co.

36

Muir family

Early Brant County settler

12

Muir, RC (Major)

Wrote Political and Military History of Burford

20, 67

Muirhead family

Early Brantford settler

16

Muirhead, William

Brantford mayor, photo

Insert, 59, 60

Mulligan family

Early Onondaga Twp settler

14

Muma family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Narraway family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Nelles family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Nelles, Abram (Rev)

1838 Mohawk Church official

20

Newport

Formerly Burtch's Landing

14

Newton, GR

Hotel proprietor

50

Nixon, Harry (Hon)

Photo, politician

56, 57

Noble, John

John Noble Home for the Aged built in Bford in 1953

62

Nott

See Ham and Nott Company

36

Oakland Township

Laid out in 1796, originally part of Oxford County

12

Ohsweken

Tuscarora village

14

Ole family

Early Brantford settler

13

Oles, Mrs.

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

O'Neail, Daniel

Early Paris settler, built 1st brick home in 1843 on Keg Lane Road

13

Onondaga Twp

Laid out in 1840

14

Palmer family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Palmer's Hall

In Brandford, picture of 1870s handbill

80

Paris Star Newspaper

Established in Paris in 1850

100

Pate, James

Developed Redwin spy apple

44

Paterson, W & Son Candy Works

Made candy & biscuits in 1863

35

Paterson, William

S Brant reformer, had candy and biscuit factory in Bford, Photo, politician

54, 55, 58

Pearce, Theodocia

Brantford author

67

Pearson, Lester B (Hon)

Politician

59

Penman Manufacturing

In Paris in 1868

35

Pennell, Lawrence T

Politician

57

Percy, James

Built first mill in 1801 which was destroyed by the American invaders in 1814

14

Perrin, Thomas

Mt Pleasant settler, owned a mill there, moved to Mt. Vernon

14

Perth

Village in Oakland Twp laid out in 1810

12

Phelps family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Phillips, John

Built grist mill in So. Dumfries Twp in 1817

13

Pickle, Rev. Francis & wife

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Pilkey, PJ

Scotland House proprietor

50

Pite, George

Estab Burford Advance in 1909

100

Proudfoot, William (Rev.)

Early missionary

17

Pullman, George M

34

Qua family

Early Brantford settler

16

Racey family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Racey, Henry

Estab Brantford Expositor in 1852

100

Ramsey family

Early Brantford settler

14

Raymond, Ethel T

Brantford author

67

Raymond, WG

Politician

58

Reid family

Early Brantford settler

14

Reid Wagon Shop

In Cainsville

35

Rennick family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Reville, F. Douglas

Brantford author, editor and newspaper writer

67

Riding, JGC

Drawing of his plow

40

Rosebrugh family

Early Paris settler

13

Rounds family

Early Brant County settler

12

Russell, Peter

Pres of Exec Council in Canada in 1796

3

Ryerson, RE

Politician

58

Sage family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Saint Laurent, Louis

Politician

58

Sayles faily

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Scarfe, R

Photo

38

Scarfe, WJ Company

Made varnish in 1878

35, 50

Schubert Choir

In Bford

83

Schuyler family

Had orchards

44

Schuyler, Peter (Col.)

4

Schyler, Roy

Farm boy, District Representative

41

Scotland

Became police village in 1907

59

Secord family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Secord family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Secord family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Shade, Absalom

Of Galt, tried to navigate Grand in 1830s

22, 41

Shapley

See Goold, Shapley and Muir Co.

36

Sharpe, Melvin

Paris mayor

62

Shaver family

Early Brantford settler

14

Shenstone, TS

1st Brant County Registrar in 1853

61

Sheppard family

Early Brantford settler

14

Showers family

Early Brant County settler

12

Showers family

Early Paris settler

13

Simcoe, Lady

Wife of Governor

4

Simcoe, Lt. Gov and Gov.

3, 12, 16, 29

Simpson

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Skimmin family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Slater, Clayton

Began Craven textile mills

35

Slingsby Mfg Company

In 1893 Bford, photo

37

Slingsby, William

Started Holmedale Wollen Mills in Bford in 1872

35

Smiley family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Smith family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Smith family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Smith, Donald

Wrote Paris local history, At the Forks of the Grand

67

Smith, John

Built Mohawk Church with his father in law, John Thomas, came from NY in 1784

11

Smith, William K

Listed in early account book

15

Smith, WK

Early Brantford settler

16

Smith's Hill

Aka Terrace Hill

46

Smoke, Franklin

Politician

58

Snapping Turtle Newspaper

Published 1858-1859 with the Grand River Roarer

100

Snowball family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

Snowball Wagon Works

35

Somerville, J

Politician

58

Sour Springs

Tuscarora village, named after local springs w/sulpher gas bubbles

14

South Dumfries Twp

Originally part of Halton County, became part of Brant in 1852

13

Southwick family

Settled Burford by 1820

12

Spence family

Early Brantford settler

16

Squire

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

St. George

Became police village in 1908

59

St. Laurent, Louis

Politician

58

Stalts, John

Believed to be 1st settler of Brantford, built log cabin there in 1805

14

Sterne, GF

Photo

38

Stowe family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Stowe, Augusta (Dr)

Mar Mr. Gullen. Dtr of Dr. Emma Jennings Stowe, she was Canada's first woman medical graduate,

94

Stowe, Emma Jennings (Dr.)

1868 photo, 1st woman doctor in Ontario, her dtr, Dr. August Stowe Gullen was Canada's first woman medical graduate

94

Strange, CA

Politician

57

Stratford, John H

His home deeded to Bford for hospital in 1885

62

Stuart, John (Rev)

Translated Gospel into Mohawk language

2, 4

Stubbs Blacksmith Shop

In 1867 Bford

49

Sturgis, Amos

1798 Mt Pleasant settler

14

Sturgis, Henry

1798 Mt Pleasant settler

14

Talbot, Thomas

Govt official

29

Taylor family

Early Brant County settler

12

Tecumseh family

1840s settler

11

Telfer family

Raised sheep

44

Terrace Hill

Aka Smith's Hill

46

Thomas family

Early Mount Pleasant settler

14

Thomas, John

Rec'd lease on Lot E 4th Conc near Cainsville from Joseph Brant in 1801, built Mohawk Church with his son in law, came from NY in 1784

11

Thompson family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Tisdale family

Bur at Baptist Church near Landon burial grounds on Bishopsgate Road, in Burford Twp

12

Torry, Alvin (Rev.)

Early Brant Co Wesleyan Methodist minister

17

Totten family

Early Paris settler

13

Turnbull family

White family settled near Smoky Hollow in 1840s

11

Tuscarora Twp

Originally in Wentworth County, remains of immense territory ceded to Six Nations Indians

14

VanBrocklin, PC

Came to Brantford in 1844, made wood stoves and engines

31

Vanderlip family

Early Brantford settler

13

Vanevery family

Early South Dumfries Twp settler

13

VanSteen, Marcus

Wrote biography about poetess Pauline Johnson

67

Verity Plow Company

32

Virtue family

Early Brant County settler

12

Vivian family

Ran grist mill in Oakland Twp

12

Waldie, Jean H

Brant County writer

67

Walker

Name in Burial Grounds on Johnson Road, overlooking Fairchild's Creek

11

Wanless, R

Published Snapping Turtle and Grand River Roarer 1858-1859

100

Waterous, CH

Started Waterous Engine Factory abt 1848, photo

31, 38

Watkins Wholesale

Photo

71

Watson Manufacturing Co

Moved to Paris in 1897

35

Watson, Thomas

Electrician and partner of Alexander Graham Bell

72

Watts, Alfred

Bought the upper navigation system in 1875 for $1 and then began electric power company

24

Weaver family

Settled Burford by 1820

12

Webling, W Hasting

Brantford author

67

Weir family

Settled Burford by 1810

12

Welding, WE

Acq Brantford Stoneware in 1872

35, 36

Welland Canal Company

23

Wesbrook family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Wesbrook, Anthony

Moved to Grand River Valley in 1788

13

Wesbrook, Haggai

D July 1821, bur in Oakland Village Cem

13

West, Robert & William

Photo, entertainers in Paris

81

Westbrook, Fred

Photo, world famous bicyclist

91

Westons

See Paterson, W& Son Candy

35

Whale, Robert

1805-1887, artist who came from England to Bford in 1852

68, 69

White family

Early Brant County settler

12

White, Marvel (Capt.)

1808 teacher W of Burford

17

White, Robert

Had shoe store

72

Whitehead, Thomas (Rev.)

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford, 1st Pres Wesleyan Meth Conference in Province

12

Whitelaw

See Maxwell & Whitelaw

32

Whiteman's Creek

11

Whiting, Isaac

Came from MA to Brantford in 1793

13

Wickson, Paul Giovanni

Artist, 1860-1922, mar Elizabeth Hamilton

69, 70

Wilkes, John Aston

Early Brantford merchant

16

Wilson, Obed

Built home in St. George district of S Dumfries in 1814

13

Wisner, Jesse O.

Started seed drilling company in Bford by 1872

31

Wisner, Son and Co.

Seed drill company of Jesse O Wisner

32

Wood, EB (Hon)

South Brant politician

49, 58

Wood, Edmund B. (Hon.)

Photo

55

Wood, Edmund Burke

Lawyer, lost arm on dad's farm

52

Wood, GE

Politician

58

Wooden family

Early Brant County settler

12

Wooden family

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford

12

Woodley family

Early Oakland Twp settler

12

Wratten, J

Politician

58

Yates, Tilly

"local version of Calamity Jane", photo of her home

96

Yeigh family

Pre 1800 Burford settler

12

Yeigh family

Bur at Pioneer Cem in Burford

12

Yeoward, FC

Opened store at Mt Pleasant in 1814

14

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