Building a Cabin circa 1815 in Glengarry County
Last week, I read an interesting article about the ‘Pilgrims’, who traveled from England to settle in Massachusetts — four hundred years ago this month. William Bradford was their leader and the ship in which they sailed was ‘The Mayflower’.
While this story was interesting, I have a better tale to tell. A little over 200 years ago, my g-g-g grandfather, William Fraser, and his wife, Mary Campbell, left the Western Highlands of Scotland to settle in Glengarry County in Upper Canada. It’s a better story, because the difficulties of the early settlers in Canada are just as compelling, but not as well known. Here are some details.