Spencerville, Ontario, , Canada, Leeds and Grenville County, Edwardsburgh Township
Spencerville, Ontario, Canada
Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario
Edwardsburgh Township



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 Spencerville Church
The Mill at Spencerville, 2005 Spencerville Mill
Geese at Spencerville, below the dam Geese at Spencerville
Wendy Millar is researching her Millar ancestors in this area (James Millar and Mary Byers). August 20, 2012: Wendy: 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 James Millar at Spencerville


April 1, 2008:
Map of the Village of Spencerville, Ontario in 1879 Source: McGill University Digital Maps Spencerville Village in 1879

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 Spencerville Mill

E-mail Al Lewis

Back to Bytown or Bust - History and Genealogy in the Ottawa area