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


John SANDERSON, a St Marys pioneer, was born in County Cavan, Ireland, in 1823. Coming to Canada with his parents he settled near Port Hope. In 1848 he removed to St Marys, as yet a hamlet on the River Thames, entering into business as a lumber merchant. In this department of trade he continued during the whole period of his active life, retiring a number of years ago with a competency. Mr Sanderson was a quiet, unassuming man, honest, reliable, and a good citizen. He is a strict Presbyterian, and took an active part in founding that denomination in St Marys. When their present edifice, which crowns the hill on Widder street, was erected, he took an active part as one of the construction committee. He is now one of the few remaining pioneers of the town, nearly all the others having passed away.


Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator

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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

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$ 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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