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Re: Schools & Teachers
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 August 17 02:00 BST (UK) »
It was a small community in the township of the Rear of Yonge and Escott, Leeds County, and was called Sheatown (near Athens, if you are familiar with that part of the country). From other sources at the Archives of Ontario I found the Sheatown school, which was Catholic in a Protestant township, opened its doors in 1864. From the list you have so generously made available I now know it closed for good in 1935. All together it was open for 67 years and with your list, the one from the Ontario Archives (through interlibrary loan) that covered township schools from about 1850-1870, and some local newspaper reports (the Sheatown District News) I can now name the teachers for 33 of the 67 years. My interest is that I have been working on a history of Sheatown and the school was a focal point. If you ever find some of the missing volumes or any earlier volumes I would be delighted to hear about them.
Paul

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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 August 17 02:20 BST (UK) »
One place you could try if you haven't already, is the Athens Public Library   https://www.athenslibrary.ca/genealogy.html

or possibly the The Township of Athens.

http://www.athenstownship.ca/

If they don't have the other volumes, they might know where they can be found.
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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 August 17 14:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Janice,
Thanks for the links. I covered those bases quite some time ago. I do have to go back to the township, though, for a different reason. Another chapter in the book explores the history of the road network that ran through the community. I've discovered that the roads in Sheatown predate the community by a couple of decades. I'm hoping the township will let me go through their old minutes books to see if I can find out how they determined the road divisions for statute labour, and when (and maybe why) that road through uninhabited, largely inhospitable land was built in the first place. There is a larger story to be found that will provide more context to the history.
Thanks again for your help,
Paul

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 13 August 17 19:53 BST (UK) »
No problem. Good Luck with your search.

Please let us know how you make out.

Janice
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