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Auger, Leonard Arthur, 1893-1973

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  • 1893-1973

Leonard Arthur Auger was born 15 February 1893, in Magog, Que to parents Alfred Auger (1868-1950) and Ella Elmira Buzzell (1870-1934). On 25 November, 1915, Leonard married Clarida Darcy (1892-1969). Throughout his life, Leonard lived in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Quebec. He was employed as a personnel manager for Dominion Textile in Magog until his retirement in 1948. He also served on the Magog Protestant Board of School Commissioners. Leonard Auger became well known for his study of Indigenous and Eastern Townships history. He published several articles on his various history topics and lectured around the United States and Canada. He died on 25 January, 1973 and is buried with his wife in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Magog.

Heard, Capt. Edmund VI

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  • 1768-1830

Capt. Edmund VI Heard was born 16 February 1768, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, to parents Col. Edmund V Heard (1743-1814) and Sarah Willington (1743-1770). He was the oldest of two siblings, Sarah (1766-1849), and Luke VI (1770-1831) and two half-siblings, Samuel VI (1773-1815) and Hannah (1775-1831). As an adult, Edmund VI Heard signed up for the Worcester County Militia, and served under Capt. Ezra Sawyer. In 1792, Edmund VI Heard married Lucy Bennet (1774-1845). The couple had nine children, Edmund VIII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). The family went on to settle in Newport Township, after Edmund VI’s father was able to secure a land grant for him in 1803. Just like his father, Edmund VI Heard, was instrumental to the establishment of Newport Township. He died 1830 and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery in Compton Quebec.

Heard, Lucy Bennett

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  • 1774-1845

Lucy Bennett Heard was born 5 January 1774 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1792, she married Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830). The couple had nine children Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865,) Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). In 1803, the family, including a pregnant Lucy, traveled to Newport Township to join Edmund VI Heard’s father, brother, and sister, who had moved to the area in order to escape the persecution they faced as Loyalists. It is recorded that Lucy Bennett was an ardent gardener, which was used to supplement her family's diet. She died in 1845 and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton, Quebec.

Heard, Capt. Samuel VI

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  • 1773-1815

Capt. Samuel VI Heard was born 1773 in Massachusetts Bay Colony to parents Edmund V Heard (1743-1814) and Elizabeth Andrews. He had three half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage, Capt. Edmund Heard (1768-1830), Sarah Heard (1766-1849), and Luke VI Heard (1770-1831), and one full sister, Hannah Heard (1775-1831). Samuel VI moved to Newport with his father and sister, Hannah, in part to escape the persecution faced by Loyalists after the American War of Independence. Samuel VII Heard briefly returned to the United States to marry Miriam Gibbs. The couple had five children, Henry Herschel (1799-1860), Elizabeth Andrew (1803-1844), Samuel VII (1805-1887), Robert Power (1807-1860), and Miriam Gibbs (1815-1891). In Newport, Samuel VI Heard was an active member of the community, he was the captain of the Newport Militia, and regularly attended town meetings. He died in 1815 in Brompton Falls after his boat capsized, and is buried in Eaton Cemetery, Eaton, Quebec.

Heard, Samuel Andrews VII

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  • 1815-1877

Samuel Andrews VII Heard was born 12 Nov, 1815 in Newport, Lower Canada to parents Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830) and Lucy Bennett (1774-1845). He was the youngest of eight siblings, Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett Heard VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814).In his teens, Samuel Andrews VII moved to Stanstead to pursue a further education, where he met Catherine Nash Hubbard. In 1838, the couple married and went on to have five children, Edward Payson Heard (1838-1899), Ellen Corilla (1840-1918), Lucy Jane (1844-1871), Laura Ann (1850-?), and Samuel Augustine VIII (1850-1910). The family went on to settle in Eaton, where Samuel Andrews VII Heard became the chairman of the school committee for Eaton Township and an elder at the Congregational Church in Eaton. Additionally, he opened a successful general store. Samuel Andrews VII was instrumental in the funding of a school in the Town of Maple Leaf. Samuel Andrews VII Heard died in 1877 in Sherbrooke, he is buried in the Eaton Cemetery, in Eaton, Quebec.

Heard, Luke VII Heard

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  • 1801-1873

Luke VII Heard was born 1801 in Lancaster, New England Colonies to parents Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830) and Lucy Bennett (1774-1845). He was the last child of Lucy Bennett to be born in the United States. He had nine siblings, Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). As a youth, Luke VII worked at a mill in Stanstead where he met Persis Hubbard (?-1887). The couple went on to marry and have five children, Lucy Gibson (1830- 1875), Achsah Hubbard (1834- 1897), Samuel IX Newell (1837-1906), George IV Gibson (1838-1907), Julia A. (1844-1864). The family settled on and farmed the land adjoining to his grandfather, Edmund V Heard’s, original plot. Just like his brother, Samuel Andrews VII, Luke VII was an advocate for education, as shown by his service on the first school committee for the combined townships of Newport, Eaton, Ditton, and Clifton. Luke VII Heard died on 18 November, 1873, and is buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton.

Hurd, Abigail Haskell

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  • 1797-1880

Abigail Haskell Hurd was born in 1797 in Sawyerville, Que to unknown parents. In 1837, she and Edmund VII Heard got married after the death of Edmund’s first wife. On top of the three children Edmund VII had from his previous marriage, Mary Maria Heard (1819-1898,) Lucy Minerva Heard (1824-1897,) Matilda Rosetta Heard (1827-1870), the couple had two children Edmund VIII Haskell (1836-1923), and Abigail Susanna (1839-1910). Abigail Haskell Hurd died in 1880, and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton, Quebec.