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  1. Sharon Simms
    November 5, 2016 @ 4:08 pm

    We found an old picture of the Anglican Church in a house in Manitoba belonging to former residents of New Dublin, Benjamin and Ann Boulton/Boulton.


    • John
      November 6, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

      Good morning Sharon,

      Thank you for that great photo of the church in New Dublin. If it’s all right with you I will add it to our post on New Dublin.

      I read through your blog, and I must say it is interesting and very well done, congratulations. I don’t know if you ever heard of a small soft covered book called “Edna’s Scrapbook”, it contains news clippings she collected og this area. I am going through it for articles of interest and so far have come across two in which the Bolton name is mentioned. I don’t know if there is a connection with you or not but thought you might find them of interest.

      “Robert Bolton, aged 20 years, of New Dublin, was drowned in the St. Lawrence River on July 31, 1895. He and a friend, Leslie Row, took a canoe, and started out for a paddle but the wind came up and they decided to turn back. However, as they attempted to turn the canoe capsized and both were thrown into the water. Both could swim a little but they clung to the boat, calling for help. A Mr. Stevens heard their cries and went out in his boat to help them. Just as he reached them, Bolton slipped beneath the surface and did not reappear. Row was rescued and they spent an hour looking for Boulton. His body was not found until August 6th, a mile away at Morristown, NY.”

      The following article was written on May 12, 1985 by Stanley W. Cadwell of Solvay, NY in his 90th year.
      “The first man to settle at New Dublin was named Lamb and as there was a small body of water nearby, the settlement became known as Lamb’s Pond. Not long after this several Irish Immigrants moved in and the hamlet was named “New Dublin”. The store at the four corners was owned by a man named Sheppard Rowsome, who also ran the post office in the store. Directly across the road was the home of a Mr. Barry. The house between that and the old school, which was built in 1890, was the home of a stone mason, Aaeron Sherman. Between there and Glen Buell were settlers named Bolton, Walker and Davis. These people were farmers. At the four corners lived a man named Kendrick. He raised bees and sold honey. On the same road was the blacksmith shop, owned and operated by Len Orr. At the foot of the hill on the same side of the road lived the father and mother of Len Orr. Directly across the road lived a family named Sheridan. My father, Byron Cadwell, and my mother lived in Athens and were married in 1872. Dad and his father operated a carriage shop where they made wagons, sleighs and some furniture. At that time, there was a sawmill for sale in New Dublin and dad purchased it in 1886 and they moved to New Dublin. He bought a piece of land across from the mill, where he built a home in 1887. I wish to say at this point that there was probably no better constructed house anywhere. Dad used to say if there was anything worth doing, it was worth doing right. And at that time he fully expected to spend the rest of his life there. He used only the best materials, and even then realized the importance of insulation, as he filled the walls from foundation to the eaves with the course sawdust from the mill. My mother used to say it was the warmest in winter and the coolest in summer of any house she had ever known. He guilt an addition to include a grist mill, and he also made cheese boxes and shingles. All this was done before I was born. The youngest of four children, I was born September 24th, 1896 and attended the old school. In 1903 my father was badly injured when a truckload of lumber fell on him at the mill. This made it impossible for him to carry on the business and in 1904 he sold it to Ira Mallory of Brockville. We then moved to Brockville where we lived for four years, and then moved to our present address in New York State.”

      Thanks again for thinking of us, John Mack


  2. Sharon Simms
    November 9, 2016 @ 1:12 am

    Thanks for that, John! I will file it away for future reference.
    Great website – I’ve spent quite a while browsing and loved the YouTube tour as well. Keep up the rest work!


  3. Rachel Donnelly
    May 9, 2017 @ 1:55 am

    I was looking for more history on my house I had purchased last August. I bought the house that the Boltons lived in. I’m sure it’s the same house. Now the address is 3102 county rd 29 .. I was looking for images an who first built it. Curious of the history. Such an intesting home. I love it.


    • John
      May 9, 2017 @ 11:18 am

      Hi, Is the stone house we have posted as Bouton’s House in 1900 the same one as you have on Hwy 29 ? Everything we have has been posted on the website. However keep looking on the website as you never know when something else might come to light.


  4. Barton Breen
    August 13, 2018 @ 10:48 am

    Hello. I am a descendant of the Boltons in New Dublin. My Grandmother was Doris Bolton. We are descended from Richard Henry Bolton.

    Thank you for your page. I live in Ottawa now and am studying to be certified in Genealogy through the National Institute of Genealogy in their Canadian Program.

    Thank you for your page and the information on it. If I can help in any way, please let me know.


  5. June McIlwain
    October 7, 2021 @ 3:49 am

    There is a memorial headstone in the Dalton, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Church Graveyard which reads: James Person (correct spelling Pearson) in Dormont Mill (DF, Scotland) who died at New Dubling Mills, Upper Canada 23 May 1845 aged 80 years. Also Elizabeth Calvert his spouse who died at the same place 28 April 1854 aged 85 years. After reading your information I wonder if this is the New Dublin Mill and whether it is possible to find out any more information from Museum sources regarding this couple who emigrated to Canada with their daughter who was married to a Lockerbie. Regards,


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