Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bentham Pioneers

Destitute to Successful, A Poor Man’s Dream will be a talk that will be given by Richard Bentham on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the Bruce and Grey Branch of the OGS at the LDS Family History Centre, 2nd Ave. SE, Owen Sound.

The forebears of Richard Bentham fled the grinding, dismal circumstances of ordinary people in Yorkshire, England and Ireland in the mid 19th century. They arrived in Ontario as pioneers and faced daunting challenges simply to survive. Hope for a new beginning saw them through many hardships.

Richard Bentham of Grey Highlands Farm near Flesherton discusses what they were leaving behind and what they were looking for here. The story of the Bentham Pioneers could be a template for the many thousands of pioneers that poured into Grey County.

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