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kate_lowes Posted: 15-Nov-09 22:02
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Hello Cousins...

Our branch of the family is having a reunion this summer and we would like to invite you!

Please join us for the 2010 Hall Family reunion!
New Carlisle Quebec to the Kootenays of British Columbia.

July 2nd-4th, 2010
Jaffray hall
Jaffray, B.C. Canada

All descendants & relations of Henry "Garnet" & Mary (Vallance) Hall are welcome!

Harry came to British Columbia from New Carlisle, Quebec in 1903 with two of his relations. We would like to reconnect with those branches and anyone sharing history with this family.

Please contact me if you are able to attend!

Registration fees are $10 per person or $25 per family

We also have a group started on facebook. Search: Hall Descendants
Please include a message stating your connections to the family.

Here is a bit of what we know:
In 1903, three cousins from New Carlisle, Quebec came to British Columbia. Harry "Garnet" Hall, Harry Jessie "Bud" Caldwell and Leslie Alexander Sawyer.

Garnet was born January 10, 1886, one of 11 children of John Charles Hall & Hannah Bradshaw Caldwell, the rest remaining in Quebec.
Garnet married Mary Vallance in Nelson, B.C. Mary was one of seven children born to John Vallance & Mary Isobel McFarlane from Scotland. Garnet and Mary raised 9 children.

Leslie Alexander Sawyer was born July 23, 1882 in New Carlisle, Quebec, the son of Alexander & Hannah (Garrett) Sawyer. He married Agnes Vallance, Mary's older sister on January 1st, 1908. They had three chidren.

Harry Jesse Caldwell was born July 3, 1887, the son of Robert "Jesse" Caldwell and Annette Billingsly. He married Lillian Mary Leask in Cranbrook about 1916. I believe they had 5 children.

Related Surnames include (but are not limited to): Hall, Vallance, Caldwell, McFarlane, Sawyer, Sherar, Cooke, Powers, McMillian, Campbell
Bob Caldwell Posted: 29-Mar-11 02:40
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Dear Kate,

Sorry I missed your reunion. Let me introduce myself. My name is Robert Charles Caldwell (b.1945, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). So, hence we are Caldwells from Australia, who will be travelling across Canada, from Vancouver to New Carlisle in August & Sept 2011. I won't bore you with my Caldwell Connection to New Carlisle ,but I have posted a message on the "Loyalist (ex-militia)Forum which I think it is called, this very today when I happened to open up Guest Book & red your message. That posted message will fill you in to where I fit into the scheme of things. But basically, my direct line of Caldwells starts with Charles Campbell C. (b.1812, New Carlisle, Qc & my g/g/g.f))being one of 12 kids, who for some unknown reason to me at this stage of my family research, bobbed up in Sydney & married in 1842, without a trace of his background. His father was John Todd C.(b.1763, Washington Co. NY ? & my g/g/g/g.f)being one of 5 kids raised in NY State & New Carlisle, due to their father Robert C.( & my g/g/g/g/g.f) being a "Loyalist" in the 1776-1783 American War of Independence. So there you go. I would have loved to have broaden my family tree in attending your reunion, but it wasn't meant to be.
The only Caldwells I know & have been in contact with in B.C, while on my retracing "The Journey of My Caldwell Descendants" research, from Australia and back to Canada are: Jack(John Robert)C. of Campbell River,Vancouver Is & Elizabeth his niece from Cranbrook.


Bob & Anne Caldwell (2 Senior "Visitors from across the Pond" as someone has tagged us from Cambridge, Washington Co. NY)

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