Excerpt from Incidents of Pioneer Days at Guelph and the County of Bruce I was born in the Mansion House of Craig, in the Parish of Colomonell, Ayrshire, Scotland, upon the 20th day of April, in the year 1828. My father, John Kennedy, was the youngest son of David Kennedy, Laird of Craig, which estate is entail. My mother, Sarah Caldwell, was the youngest daughter of a large farmer, and was born on the Farm of Morriston, in the Parish of Kirkswald, Ayrshire. They were married upon the 27th day of December, in the year 1825. My father and mother united the names of their birth places, and called our homestead in the Paisley Block, Guelph, Craigmorriston, in which place I resided for about fifty-five years. Emigration and Ultimate Settlement at Guelph My father and mother, with my oldest brother, William, and myself, emigrated to Canada when I was one year old, leaving Scotland in the month of April and in the year 1829, and after a long and tedious voyage in a small vessel, arrived in Montreal during the summer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.