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

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Alexander Fisher, J.P., of North Easthope, was born in Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland, on March 2nd, 1804. In 1833 he came to Canada, remaining for a time in the township of Esquesing. ON removing to North Easthope he settled on lot 32, con. 2, which was his home until his death. He married Elizabeth McNaughton (daughter of Donald McNaughton, also an old pioneer), who still survives. During the rebellion of 1837 he was enrolled in the regiment of Col. Jarvis, his company being under command of Capt. Brown. He was one of the first magistrates in Perth County, and during his life-time was a prominent citizen of North Easthope. He took an active part in municipal organization, under the Act of 1850, and was township treasure for a quarter of a century. His son, Alexander McNaughton Fisher, who became township clerk, held that position for 30 years. He, again, was succeeded by his son in that important office. There is no other case in this county where one family has held the two most responsible offices for so long a period. A faithful and honest discharge of the duties arising in these positions has won for this family a feeling of confidence from those they serve which has been steadily maintained for over half a century.

 

 

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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