County of Oxford Gazetteer and General Business Directory for 1862/3-East Oxford.

TOWNSHIP OF EAST OXFORD
The townships of North, East, and West Oxford, although separately known by their distinct names, were originally combined for municipal purposes under the designation of the Townshop of Oxford, or Oxford Upon The Thames, but each having attained that status provided for by the Act of Parliament 33 Geo. III., cap. 3, (1793,) which entitled a township to a municipal government of its own, they became divided into separate Municipalities accordingly. The present township of East Oxford is bounded on the north by the township of Blandford; on the south by that of North Norwich; on the east by the township of Burford, (County of Brant): and on the west by that of West Oxford. It is considered one of the best cultivated townships in the County; is watered by tributaries of the Thames, having also an abundant supply of water from streams and brooks for mill purposes. It affords excellent mill sites, and contains several large mills driven by water power, besides saw mills by powerful steam engines. It has likewise a heavy growth of timber, principally of hard wood. The population of the township was, by the last census, (1861) returned at two thousand seven hundred and twenty nine: 1381 males and 1348 females, being and increase five hundred and nineteen over its population in 1851. Children attending school in 1861, five hundred and eighty-two; births recorded in 1860 one hundred and thirteen, and deaths fourteen. The "Woodstock and Otterville Plank and Gravel Road" runs through the Township, as also the Great Westerm Railway, which has a station (Eastwood) within it. Eastwood and Oxford Centre are the Post Offices situated in the Township. There is an excellent Agricultural Association in the township, named the "East Oxford Agricultural Society." It was organized in 1851, for the advancement of agricultural interests and is successfully carried on. Under its auspices there is an annual exhibition of, and prizes given for, neat cattle, horses, swine, farm produce, field roots, and dairy produce. Residents in the township are admissible as members of the Society, on payment of an annual subscription of one dollar. The following members compose its present
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
James G. Pettit, President Robert Vandecar, Vice-President
DIRECTORS
James Park Valentine Ficht James Beard John Watt Joel Canfield James McCallum William Peers Joseph Mighton William Chambers James Scarf, Sec. and Treas.
AGRICULTURAL CENSUS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST OXFORD FOR THE YEAR 1861
Number of acres for farming purposes 31635 " under cultivation 19534 " under crops in 1860 12212 1/2 No. of acres under pasture in 1860 6788 3/4 " under Orchards or Gardens 532 3/4 " under wood or wild 12101 Cash value of Farms, in Dollars 1263510 " of Farming Implements or Machinery, &c. 42827 Number of acres under Fall Wheat 1938 1/4 Produce in bushels of Wheat 24328 No. of acres under Spring Wheat 3427 Produce in bushels of " 67455 No. of acres under Barley 614 Produce in bushels 22497 No of acres under Rye 7 Produce in bushels 42 No. of acres under Peas 2248 Produce in bushels 56462 No. of acres under Oats 2205 3/4 Produce in bushels of 86607 No. of acres under Buckwheat 97 3/4 Produce in bushels 2319 No. of acres under Indian Corn 164 Produce in bushels 3895 No. of acres under Potatoes 369 3/4 Produce in bushels 41879 No. acres under Turnips 303 3/4 Produce in bushels 114217 No. of acres under Mangel Wurzel 8 3/4 Produce in bushels 2421 Carrots-bushels 17020 Beans, " 143 1/2 Hops, lbs. 25 Hay, tons of 2000 lbs or bundles of 16 lbs. 2186 Clover Seed, Timothy Seed, or other Grass Seed, bushels 218 Flax or Hemp, lbs. 444 Wool, lbs. 18324 Maple Sugar, lbs. 50341 Cider, gallons 7351 Fulled Cloth, yds 800 Linen, yds 12 Flannel, yards 5950 Bulls or Oxen, over 3 years of age 194 Steers or Heifers under 3 years of age 1710 Milch Cows 1282 Horses over 3 years of age 894 Value of same in dollars 66813 Colts or Fillies uuder 3 years of age 302 Sheep 5582 Pigs 2293 Total value of live stock in dollars 169768 Butter, lbs 86442 Cheese " 13354 Beef-in bls of 200 lbs. 279 1/4 Pork in bbls. of 200 Ibs. 1406 Pleasure Carriages kept 176 Value of " in dollars 10908 Produce of Orchards and gardens in dollars 7568
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE RESIDENTS OF EAST OXFORD
Con. Lot Con. Lot Ackley, Hugh 7 6 Case, Caleb 8 6 Ackley, Samuel 7 6 Case, Jonathan 8 6 Ainslie, Andrew 7 6 Case, Wm. 8 7 Aling, James 4 4 Case, Wm. 8 6 Aling, Wm. G. 4 4 Cawfey, Bridget 3 5 Allen, James 5 10 CHAMBERS, JAMES 8 19 Allen, Joel 5 10 CHAMBERS, JOHN 5 14 Anderson, John 3 9 CHAMBERS, ROBERT 7 16 Arnell, James 7 13 CHAMBERS, WM. 7 20 Arnell, Thos. H. 5 4 Clark, Wm., sr. 4 1 Arnell, Wm., wagon-maker 4 12 Clark, Wm,, jr. 4 1 Baigent, John 2 4 Clark, Henry 1 15 Ball, Thos. 2 11 Clark, John 3 21 Barber, Wm. 5 9 Clement, Thos. 6 2 Bartley, John 3 20 Clendennen, Walter W. 4 16 Bartley, Wm. 8 3 Clifford, Thos. G. 2 14 Baskville, Wm. 4 5 Collins, Patrick 3 4 Bass, Robert 7 6 Conk, Stephen 8 5 Bates, Hy. W. 7 4 Corbin, Chas. & Bro., rakemakers 8 12 Bates, Robert 7 4 Corbin, Geo. H. 6 8 BEARD, CHAS. 2 15 Corner, Robert, Sr., shoemaker 4 18 BEARD, JAS. 2 16 Corner, Robert, jr. " 4 18 Bell, Thos. 2 11 Corner, Wm. J. " 4 18 Bell, Wm. 2 11 Costin, John 4 4 Bennett, Thos. 3 1 Costin, Thos. 7 5 Bennett, Wm., Sr. 3 1 Cox, Joseph 6 12 Bennett, Wm., jr. 3 1 Crawford, Wm., blacksmith 4 12 Bertram, Daniel 5 5 Crosthwaite, Peter 8 10 Bertram, Wm. 5 4 Cunnibre, Jas. 5 8 Biggins, Jno. 5 13 Currie, Geo. 6 19 Blatchford, Thos. 2 21 Currie, Robert 6 19 Blow, John 3 18 CUTHBERT, ALEX. 8 20 Blow, Joseph 3 17 Cuthbert, Charles 7 21 Bolsum, Chas. 1 11 Cuthbert, John 8 21 Bowtell, Geo. 1 12 Cuthbert, Robert 7 21 Briggs, Daniel W. 8 17 Cuthbert, Wm. 8 21 Briggs, Wm. 8 17 Dake, Lyman 7 11 Broders, Thos. 2 19 Daly, Alex. & Fred. 4 5 Brown, Daniel 4 12 Daly, Geo. A. 2 3 Brown, Thos. 3 15 Davidson, Alex. 5 11 Branchflower, Abram 6 4 Davidson, Andrew 5 11 Bunting, John 2 18 Davis, John 5 1 Burgess, John 5 17 Davis, Jane 1 4 Burgess, Wm. 5 18 Davis, Richard 1 15 Bursee, Andrew 3 15 Davis, Wm. Jas., painter 5 2 Burtch, Wentworth 4 10 Dayton, John 5 12 Butler, Wm., blacksmith 7 9 Dayton, Reuben 8 1 Byron, Alex. 1 14 Derrick, Patrick 3 4 Cain, John 4 1 Deviny, Ulick 3 5 Cameron, Finley 7 2 Doyle, Wm. H. 8 21 Campbell, Robert 7 15 Downey, Wm. 2 15 CANFIELD, EARL 4 12 Drake, Daniel 7 9 Canfield, Ora 4 11 Drake, Phineas 6 7 CANFIELD, JOEL 4 6 Drake, John 6 7 Canfield, Wm. 4 7 Drake, Vincent 6 7 Carr, Rachal 1 3 Dumont, Samuel 6 16 Carroll, John 4 20 Dunn, Wm., miller 5 4 Con. Lot Con. Lot Eakins, Maria 1 4 Hartsell, Elias 7 3 Ede, David 3 12 Hartsell, Francis T. 7 3 Ede, Geo. 5 12 Hartsell, Geo. 8 3 Edwards, Abraham 5 20 Hayward, John 1 7 Edwards, James 5 20 Hayward, Wm. 1 6 Edwards, Wm. 4 20 Hendershot, Henry 5 19 Ekins, James 2 19 Hendershot, Isaac Hy. 7 8 Elliott, Mrs. Sarah 6 19 Hickey, James 8 10 Fahhy, John 2 3 Hider, Peter 4 13 Falconer, Jas. 8 3 Hilliker, John 8 16 Falconer, Ralph B. 8 3 Holdsworth, Benjamin 7 10 Fallen, John 2 2 Holdsworth, John 6 5 Fauth, Francis, mason 6 10 Hopkins, Geo. 7 10 Ferguson, Yates 1 5 Hopper, John 4 16 Ferrington, James 4 2 Howden, John, Jr. 2 17 Ficht, Valentin 6 7 Howell, John 6 9 Flood, John 2 4 Hughes, James 8 21 Foreman, Joseph 3 2 Hughes, Thos., tailor 4 17 Fountain, Elisha 7 6 Hunt, James 2 19 Fountain, Embry 7 6 Hunter, John B. 6 18 Fowler, Bartholomew 4 4 Hutchinson, Wm. 4 1 Frazer, J. G., teacher Section N. 6 Innis, John 6 15 Fredenburg, Anson 1 4 Irwin, John 6 20 Frizell, John 2 12 Jaques, Daniel 8 15 Frizell, Samuel 3 13 Karney, Patrick 3 5 FitzStephens, Thomas 2 12 Kennedy, John 7 9 Gainer, James 5 10 Keyes, Sytvesler W. 1 17 Galbraith, F. J., miller 5 4 Kipp, Anis 1 1 GARBUTT, WM. 4 14 Kipp, James, teacher 8 15 Garthwaite, Geo. 6 12 Kipp, Reuben 1 6 Garthwaite, Joseph 7 14 Kipp, Wm. 1 1 Gayner, Thos. 6 10 Knaggs, John 7 7 Gibson, Thos. & John 7 14 Lackie, Robert 4 13 Goble, Wm. 2 4 Laing, Robert 4 2 Gordon, Andrew 5 14 Lampman, Peter 6 12 Gordon, Donald 5 14 Lampman, Philip 2 9 Gracy, Robert 6 16 Lampman, Wm. A. 6 13 Grant, John 4 21 Law, James, carpenter 5 18 Gray, Wm. 6 12 Lazenby, Thomas 2 5 Green, Aaron 2 17 Leak, John 3 8 Green, Allen 5 15 Leak, Robt. D. 3 8 Green, Henry 5 15 Lee, Francis 7 5 Green, John 2 16 Lee, James 2 11 Green, John Jr. 5 10 Lemon, Wm. 5 11 Greenaway, Wm. 4 20 Lewis, Edwin 2 1 Grey, Thos. 8 8 Lewis, Evan 1 15 GRISWOLD, H. C., Storekeeper 4 12 Lindsay, John 2 19 Gunn, John 7 12 Lightheart, James 7 4 Gunn, Margaret 7 11 Losee, Edmund 8 15 Haball, Hugh 2 2 Losee, Lawrence 8 15 Haball, Jonah 2 2 Ludington, --- 1 17 Hayne, Mrs. 1 18 Lumis, Hubbard 1 3 Hall, John 7 1 Lund, James 6 15 Hallam, Samuel 1 18 Lund, Ralph 6 15 Haly, Patrick 1 7 McCollum, James - 3 Harrison, Jane 3 7 McDonald, Malcolm 4 17 Harrison, John 3 7 McGivern, Michael 2 2 Hart, John 3 17 McIntyre, Alex. 6 13 Hart, Wm. 3 17 McKay, Neil 4 18 Con. Lot Con. Lot McKeage, Wm. 2 12 Powell, Henry 2 19 McLean, Kenneth, mason 1 18 Pratt, John 1 14 McLees, John 8 14 Pride, Mary 6 21 McLevy, John 5 9 Pullen, Robert 8 15 McMil1an, Wm. 1 13 Ranger, Thomas 4 10 Mabee, Alfred 3 13 Rankin, Samuel 8 5 Mabee, John 3 13 Rankin, Wm. 8 6 Mabee, Samuel 4 12 Rice, Alfred 7 18 Mabee, Simon, carpenter 4 12 Rice, George 7 19 MacAfee, Nathaniel A. 8 11 Rice, John 7 18 Magee, Edward 2 13 Rice, John 6 2 Magee, John 3 16 Rice, James 7 19 Malony, James 3 6 Rice, Roger 3 13 Malony, John 3 6 ROBB, ALEX. teacher 4 11 Manson, Wm. 6 11 Ross, Donald 5 15 Marcle, Barney 8 11 Ross, Hugh 5 16 Martin, James 7 2 Ross, Wm. sen. 5 15 Martin, Philip 8 4 Ross, Wm. jr. 5 15 Martin, Wm. 8 4 Rounds, Chas. 8 5 Meek, Wm., Jr. 4 8 Rutledge, Edward, blacksmith 5 1 Mercer, Richard 8 13 Rutledge, Alex. 5 1 Mighten, Joseph 1 5 Rutledge, James 5 1 Miller, Asa W. 6 4 SACKRIDER, ABRAHAM 8 18 Millman, Robert 4 9 SACKRIDER, ROBERT 8 18 Mollins, Thos. 8 16 Sage, Dechanah 5 6 Moon, Thos. 6 9 Sage, Seymour 4 7 Mullery, Mary 3 6 SCARFF, JAMES 2 19 Mulvin, Robert 7 16 Scarff, George 2 19 Mulvin, John 7 13 Scott, John 1 2 MUNRO,ALEX. 6 14 Scott, Michael 2 10 MUNRO, HUGH 6 14 Scott, Thomas 1 2 Nelmes, Wm. 2 1 Seburn, Stephen 4 3 Nelson, John 3 11 Shaw, Francis 2 7 Noyes, Jacob 4 3 Shaw, Wm. 2 7 O'NeiI, Edward 7 13 SHELL, ABRAM 5 7 Orth, Daniel 8 18 SHELL, HIRAM 6 16 Parker, Samuel 8 7 SHELL, JACOB 4 18 Parks, Archibald 6 17 Shell, John 2 6 Parks, James 5 13 SHERRED, JNO. 5 8 Parrett, Wm. 2 16 Sherred, Thomas 3 4 Parsons, Wm. 4 20 Siple, John 8 17 Patrick, Wm. 4 5 Slattery, John 3 7 Peers, Mrs. Henry 5 8 Sleightholm, Wm. 6 4 PEERS, JOHN 2 18 Smith, Catharine 2 6 PEERS, JOSEPH, snr. 3 14 Sprague, Clark 8 1 PEERS, JOSEPH, jr. 1 16 Sprague, Henry 7 1 PEERS, WM. 2 20 Sprague, Hiram 8 1 Perking, Philip 5 9 Stephenson, John, weaver 1 7 Pettit, James G. 8 9 Sturgeon, John, school teacher PIERSON, JOHN 6 17 sec. No.7 PIERSON, ROBERT 6 17 SUMMERVILLE, THOS. 5 2 Piffers, Adam 3 2 SUTHERLAND, GEO., 5 13 Pike, Abraham 8 12 Swayze, John 1 12 Pollard, Alfred 8 13 Taber, Absolom 6 20 Pope, Chas. 3 20 Taber, Henry 6 21 Potter, Armer 3 3 Taleston, John G. 6 3 Potter, David 1 7 Taylor, John 1 11 Powell, Ambrose 4 15 Templar, Geo. 6 8 Powell, Geo., blacksmith 2 19 Templeton, Admiral N. 7 11 Con. Lot Con. Lot Templeton, Daniel, jr. 8 8 Vroman, John 3 12 Thompson, Geo. 5 4 Vroman, Nelson 3 14 Thompson, Henry, blacksmith 4 18 Wallace, Anthony 8 7 Thompson, Hiram 8 12 Washington, James 5 6 Thompson, Wm. 7 14 WATT, DAVID 5 18 Thornton, Richard 4 21 WATT, JAS. 5 18 TRORNTON, REMEMBER 3 21 WATT, JOHN 5 19 Tincknew, Chas. 1 5 Webster, John 5 21 Topley, Joseph 7 21 WEIR, JOHN 4 2 Topping, Edward, minister 3 22 Welch, J. T. 1 11 Trumble, Robert 6 12 Whale, Thomas 2 1 Tucker, Geo. 8 19 Whiteside, John 7 20 Turner, Charles, Innkeeper 1 12 Will, John, teacher 8 8 Tuttle, Hezekiah 7 7 Wilson, James 3 18 Tuttle, Samuel 7 7 Wilson, Robert 8 16 Twohy, Michael 2 3 Wilson, Levi C. 8 6 Tyler, John 2 19 Wood, Eliphalet 4 9 Ulman, John 3 3 Wood, Herman J. 7 8 Ulman, Peter 3 3 Wood, James 8 8 UPPER, JOSEPH 2 6 Woodrow, Smith 5 7 VANDECAR, ISRAEL D. 5 4 Wooley, Enoch 6 1 VANDECAR, L. 4 3 Wright, Hugh 2 13 VANDECAR, R. 5 3 Yuile, W. P. 5 17 Vandoser, Robert W. 7 15