The Old Soldier in Renfrew

thomas-and-horse

Around 1834

When their eldest son was about 18 years old, the whole family moved northeast to Renfrew. Two more children were born there, and Thomas bought one of the first horses in the area.

Thomas and his sons were involved with the church, the Order of Good Templars, and the mechanics institute, which promoted reading and learning. They served as councillors, inspectors and school trustees in the new community.

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