Letter #7 April 3, 1861: Ann Wants a Man

In the letters from 1858 that I shared in my previous post, John and James Kaine related how they were settling into their lives as married men and responsible members of the pioneer community in Huron County. This letter written two and a half years later, is from their younger sister Ann who had emigrated…

Huron County Here We Come!

My pioneer Kaine relatives settled in Huron County, 60 miles north west of London in Southwestern Ontario. This post shares some things about the location and history of Huron County. But first, I want to relate how this part of Ontario has personal significance to me. The fondest memories from my teens are from Huron…