Pioneer Lives is R. Robert Mutrie's series of articles
documenting Niagara's pioneers before, during and after putting down roots in Niagara wherever they may have been. Keep an eye on this page
for new biographical stories on a regular basis. This is a gripping series of
war and peace biographical articles.
magnet in the agrarian society was the availability of 200-acre grants of
farmland in Ontario. This served as a major attraction not only from Ontario's
earlier settlements, but also new arrivals from the United States and
still others from Europe, making the young county cosmopolitan. Descendents of many of these pioneers have contributed
transcripts of their “paper-trail” of documents to Robert Mutrie who will be
posting them here with credit to each contributor. More are invited.
essence, it is a continuation of his popular Long Point Settlers Journals
and freely presented here.