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The Bachelder Family in Canada

This page is dedicated to all members of the Bachelder family who have resided in Canada or who have links and ties both to the north and south of the border.  It is hoped that we will be able to feature stories and photos of several of our very inventive and restless ancestors as this page evolves.   Contributions and corrections from fellow researchers who may have a link to this family are welcomed.


1.  Diary of Jethro Bachelder (1840-1933)
Jethro Bachelder was a resident of the town of Rougemont, P.Q. near the border of Vermont at the birth of Canada as a nation in 1867.  In his hand-written memoirs, penned at the age of 90, he has left us with a fascinating insight into his many adventures before and after that time.
 
 
Diary pages 1 to 5
  Jethro describes his family origins in Canada and his earliest recollections
Diary pages 6 to 11

  He drives wagon trains on the Platte River trail in Nebraska and elopes with Sarah Jane Cousens of Ottawa.
Diary pages 12 to 17

  Jethro's son moves to Manitoba  and Jethro visits California.
Diary pages 18 to 24

  Early settlers of Rougemont, P.Q.


2.  George Whitfield Bachelder
The life of George Whitfield Bachelder, the seventh of eight children of Jethro Bachelder and Sarah Cousens and his wife Margaret Gauley, is recalled by his daughter Doris Petersen.
 
 

George Whitfield Bachelder
George Whitfield Bachelder (1880-1951)
Margaret GauleyMargaret Gauley
(1887-1965) wife of George Whitfield Bachelder

 
 
 


3.  Surnames mentioned in Jethro Bachelder's diary -
 
Alcorn
Cousens
Gauley
Code
Austin
Carden
Hyde
Killan
Peters
Reynolds
Reid
Sloggett
Fyles
Gilmore 
Paterson
Standish

If you have comments or suggestions please e-mail BonnieCromwell at walt.cromwell@sympatico.ca

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