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From: Keith Berry <>
Subject: [WOODWORTH-L] Attn: Dave: (UTZ@aol.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:37:45 -0600
At 11:00 AM 6/25/98 -0400, you wrote:
Dave, the first was in private.
This is twice.
Please observe some normal protocal when quoting other people's work.
>>Why did Wm and Sarah and the rest of the clan move on up to NS? Too early to
>have been Royalists! Did they see the handwriting on the wall? Was NS still
>part of the US at that time - 1761, with a grant in 1763.
> In 1761, the United States did not exist. It was the New England
>Colony, and subject to the King of England. Nova Scotia was as well. It had
>been taken from the French during the war between France and England and was
>referred to as Acadia. In 1755, while experiencing difficulty with some
>(French) farmers, the English decided to expel some dissident families to
>relieve some of the turmoil. This was known as the Expulsion of the Acadians.
>Some of these people went to Quebec, some returned to France and some went to
>Louisiana, where France maintained another colony. These people became known
>as "Cajun's". In all, about one third of the entire population was
>a total of about 6,000 people.
> The English now had a more docile population to rule and in a couple
>of years the Governor decided that a larger, more friendly populace was
>required. The English went to their other Colony, the New England Colony, and
>suggested that there was excellent farm land available in Nova Scotia.
>Several thousand New England families re-located there and settled. The early
>grants were given in 1760 through 1765 in several counties.
> The Expulsion has been immortalized in Longfellow's "Evangeline". It
>is an exagerated but emotional view of the plight of one person during that
Please visit these two locations.
The Nova Scotia Eatons
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