Spencerville, Ontario, , Canada, Leeds and Grenville County, Edwardsburgh Township
Spencerville, Ontario, Canada
Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario
October 8, 2005:
Photos by Al Lewis, taken on October 5, 2005.
We also visited Prescott on the St. Lawrence River.
Spencerville is within the area covered by the Leeds and Grenville Historical Society.
It is a picturesque village about a half hour drive south of Ottawa. The South Nation
River flows through the center of the village. This river, which is only about 15
miles north of the St. Lawrence River, flows eventually into the Nation River at
Casselman and makes its way to the Ottawa River at Plantagenet.
Sandra Robertson who belongs to the historical society (above) has written a book
documenting the historic UEL cemetery at Johnstown. Some of the names in the cemetery
are familiar as early land-grant holders in Bytown and Nepean Townships.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church at Spencerville
The Mill at Spencerville, 2005
Geese at Spencerville, below the dam
Wendy Millar is researching her Millar ancestors in this area
(James Millar and Mary Byers).
August 20, 2012:
I'm quite sure that the following James Millar is related to your Millar family. There is more information about him in the book
and apparently Library and Archives, Canada has a collection of his personal papers!
Worth a gander. No pun intended regarding the above photograph! OK, bad pun intended. ... Al
James Millar at Spencerville
Source: The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855 - Glengarry and Beyond, by Lucille Campey,
National Heritage Books, Toronto, 2005, ISBN 1-897045-01-8, page 95
April 1, 2008:
Map of the Village of Spencerville, Ontario in 1879
Source: McGill University Digital Maps
June 2, 2008:
Spencerville was founded in 1810 by Peleg Spencer who built the first mill.
Photo Source: Reflections of the South Nation Watershed / Histoire Illustrée de la Nation Sud, page 61
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