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History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902 William Johnston, 1903

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    John Corry Wilson Daly was born in Liverpool, in 1796, his parents being visiting in that city from the County Monaghan, Ireland, at that time. He had all the advantages of a superior education, and was chosen by the Canada Co. to succeed Mr Galt as their representative in Stratford. In 1833 he reached the Huron Tract, and entered on the duties of his office. Although Mr Daly was a very early settler in this county, he could scarcely be called a pioneer, except in the sense that Dunlop and Galt were pioneers. As the agent of the Company, however, no one had a better opportunity of noting those hardships endured by the first settlers than he. Every aspect of backwoods life was familiar to him as it was to be seen in others, his connection with the Company extending as it did over a period of 30 years. Mr Daly was a public spirited man, taking an active part in every scheme leading to a development of Perth County. He was an early store keeper in Stratford and first postmaster. He was district councillor for several years, and established the first school sections in what is now Perth County. The citizens of Stratford honoured him with positions of trust, and he took an active part in promoting their commercial interests. In the militia he attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel, was an old magistrate and coroner in this county, and a most charitable man. He died in Stratford in 1878 at the advanced age of 83 years.

     

About Perth County, Ontario

Welcome to Perth County GenWeb, your online guide to Perth County Genealogy since February 1998! I am Meg Fuller, Your Coordinator for this County site.

I hope you enjoy your visit. Please email me if you have any suggestions or contributions you would like to make.

I hope you find my efforts helpful in your research of your County roots. I am unable to do additional research on your family as I do not have direct access to records. I post everything I have for all to use.

Perth County is located in south-western Ontario in about the middle of the peninsula. There are many small towns and hamlets in this area, and the largest city is Stratford. Stratford currently has a population of about 30 000. This population swells in the summer tourist season! For the most part Perth County consists of rural agricultural land. The other major industry is tourism because of the Stratford Festival.

It is one of the few counties in South-Western Ontario that doesn't touch any of the Great Lakes. Because of its location, and distance from the Great Lakes, it was one of the last areas in Ontario to be settled. People who aren't familiar with Ontario often confuse it with Perth, a city in Lanark County. If it's Perth, Lanark County you're after, or if your reference just says Perth, here's a link to the Lanark County GenWeb. But it was nice of you to visit.

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