Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Diary of Henry Jones

Lambton County Branch Meeting of the OGS will hold its regular meeting on Sunday, May 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm at 1400 Murphy Rd., Sarnia when they will present the Diary of Henry Jones 1832 by George Bice.

*Note: This meeting will also be available online via Live Meeting

Henry Jones brought settlers from Scotland to Lambton County to establish a communal settlement in the late 1820s. He was a believer in socialist theory, and his diaries are kept in the Lambton County Archives.

Lambton County Archives www.lclmg.org/lclmg/?TabId=110

They hold many records including –

Cemetery records - Lambton, Kent and most of Middlesex Counties

Local newspapers

Church records

Family surname files

Family histories


Historical atlases

Municipal records

Township papers

Ontario Vital Statistics

Lambton O.G.S. library

Lambton County Archives: History from the Vault http://lambtoncountyarchives.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html The Lambton County Archives also has a blog, where the Henry Jones’s diaries are written about quite extensively

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=38113 Gives the history of Henry Jones, a community founder of Maxville, Ontario (near Brights Grove, Ont).

Go to the Lambton County Branch of the OGS at www.ogs.on.ca/lambton

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