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Grandfather's Books is the history of Quebec. It is a detailed three-part record of the White Family dating to 1755. In her introduction, Teresa White records: "When my father entered St. Brigid's Home, I became the depositary of his boxes and our family chronicles. Among these precious souvenirs, I found my grandfather's books and retrieved the records on which this work is based." The three parts include a narrative of the events that brought the family from Ireland to Quebec and North America.
Book I: From
Ireland to Quebec
"At this period in time, many seigneurs wanted their lands cleared and settled, and they preferred Irish settlers, for they found the Irish more able to endure the hardships of settlement in places of little access, far from the larger centers. Such was the case for the seigneur Arthur Juchereau-Duchesnay, who colonized his seigneury almost exclusively with Irish settlers whom he placed at St. Catherines and at Valcartier."
"The James White branch of the family (our branch) settled at Lake St. Joseph, about three miles (four kms) from the village. They were one of three families that first settled the Lake, the Conways and the Gurrys being the other two."
Book II: In
"Aug 27 - I picked blueberries (3 quarts) and had a
hard time getting out of swamp. Charlie came in to get me. George went
to Saint Gabriel and left a tire with Phonsey White to get vulcanized,
then went to Gourdeaus for a corn roasting party. Got home 1:30
Book III: Timepieces
Published by Carraig Books, a Canadian publisher specializing in Quebec-Irish history, Grandfather's Books (195 pages) features over 100 photos and a family tree. Catalogued as ISBN 0-9698581-8-3, and published December 15, 2005, it is distributed by: RTS Canada, Montreal. Copies may be ordered ($20 Cdn). plus shipping) from
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