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

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George Leversage, of Fullarton, a pioneer of that township, and for many years a prominent man in this county, was born in England, in 1830. At an early age he came to Fullarton, settling near where is now the village of Carlingford, and entered on the laborious work of clearing a farm. He was a person of great public spirit, and while still a young man began his public career in being elected to the first council of Fullarton, in 1850. In 1866 he sat as deputy-reeve, and became clerk in 1873. In 1879 he succeeded Mr William Davidson as reeve, till he was appointed county treasurer in 1896. He was a Conservative in politics, and opposed Hon. Thos. Ballantyne on two occasions, being defeated in both contests. Mr Leversage was a consistent advocate of temperance during his whole life. As a Methodist he was long a prominent man, and few men of any denomination were more loyal in their conduct to the faith they supported. He was a conscientious and honest man, ind and affable to all, and by his death in 1900 this county lost a faithful old servant, society an exemplary man, and his church a well-tried and devoted member.

 

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The Townships of Perth County

Blanshard Township and town of St Marys
Downie Township
North Easthope
South Easthope
Ellice Township
Elma township
Fullarton Township
Hibbert Township
Logan Township
Mornington Township
City of Stratford
Wallace Township and town of Listowel

Outside Links (Not part of this site)

$ Perth County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Stratford-Perth Archives
The Stratford Beacon-Herald the main newspaper for the area

The Listowel Banner is the main newspaper in the north part of the county

County of Perth
Museums of Perth County
Perth County Historical Foundation
Stratford Public Library
Town of North Perth
Township of Perth East
Township of West Perth
Hmm... North, East, West, where is a website for South Perth?

Historic Plaques of Perth County on Wayne Cook's Historic Plaque site

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