Business Directory for Ferguson Falls 1866



From Fuller’s Directory for 1866 and 1867
A small post village situated in the Township of Drummond, and County of Lanark, South Riding. It possesses a good water privilege — that supplied by the River Mississippi, on which it is built. It contains one Roman Catholic Church. Distant from Perth, the County Town, 12 miles. Population, 130. Bennett, Edward, blacksmith Blair, C. C., carpenter Blair, Robert, miller Gomersell, George, tanner and farmer ferquson’s falls — watson’s cor. — bennie’s cor. 85 Hicks, Robert, general merchant Hollinger, Charles, hotel keeper McCaffy, J ames, carpenter Stafford, John, boot and shoe maker Sulivan, Edward, boot and shoe maker WATSON’S CO RNERS. A small post village situated in the Township of Dalhousie, and County of Lanark. It has one Free Church, and contains a population of about 75, and is distant from Perth, the County Town, 18 miles, Barrie, Agnes, Mrs., hotel keeper Barrie, James, boot and shoe maker Craig, John, cooper Ford, William, blacksmith Harrow, Charles, cooper Munroe, A., M. D., dealer in dry goods and groceries Park, Alexander, millwright Park, James, millwright Park, William carpenter Purdon, Alexander, blacksmith Purdon, J ames, postmaster, carriage maker, dealer in dry goods, groceries, &c Scott, Jane, Mrs., hotel keeper BENNIE’S CO RNERS. A small post village in the Township of Ramsay, and County of Lanark. It has a water privilege. Distant from Perth, the County Town, 30 miles. Population about 100. Baird, John, miller Bredden, James, lumber merchant Cockell, George, boot and shoe maker Cummings, Robert, boot and shoe maker Glover, John, cooper Gommersall, Robert, tanner Henderson, Robert, flour and grist mill proprietor Leishman, Alexander, postmaster and general merchant Marshall, A., saw mill Philip, William, blacksmith

A post village situated in the Township of Lanark, County of 
Lanark, near the river Clyde. There are three Churches in 
Middleville, namely, Congregational, Presbyterian and Baptist. 
Distant from Perth, the County Town, 19 miles. Population 

Affleck. George, boot and shoe maker 
Aickman, George, hotel keeper 
Blackburn, John, cabinet maker and dentist 
Borrowman, John, machinst 

Croft, William, postmaster, township treasurer, general merchant 
and fur dealer 

Deachman, Thomas, blacksmith 
Douglas, James, Bev., Congregational 
Guthrie, Edward, carriage maker 
Guthrie, William, boot and shoemaker 
McLachlan, Peter, gentleman 

McLean, Donald, Bev., superintendent of schools, County of 

McPherson, John, potash manufacturer 

Milotte, Alphonse, cooper, and inspector of beef and pork 

Bankin, James, bailiff 2nd division court 

Bankin, William, waggon maker 

Bobertson, Thomas, carpenter and cabinet maker 

Stewart, James, general merchant 

Watt, Bobert, blacksmith, and cattle dealer 


A small post village situated on the river Mississippi, in the 
Township of Dalhousie, and County of Lanark* It is distant 
from Perth, the County Town, 18 miles, and has a population of 
about 70. 

Anderson, James, carpenter 
Anderson, Thomas, blacksmith 
Campbell, Duncan, tailor 
Campbell, Thomas, blacksmith 
, Erskine, James R., clerk 

Jackman, Thomas, boot and shoe maker 
McDonald, Alexander farmer 
McLean, Colin, waggon maker and carpenter 
McLean, Hugh, general merchant, postmaster, and issuer of 
marriage licenses 

Meighan, Robert, general merchant 
Paul, George, general merchant 
Scott, Thomas, hotel keeper 
Sim, Robert, carpenter 
Sock, William, hotel keeper 
Welsh, Thomas, blacksmith 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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