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Newtonville, and there has, therefore, been some unearned increment in that case.

The first house on the Jones homestead was of log, but this was soon replaced by a stone structure. Even that was grey with age when this story was told, although the narrator of over fourscore and ten, born before the stone house was erected, was still vigorous in mind and body. On the same homestead the first orchard in the neighbourhood was planted, and

OLD FAMILY PLOT

"In the centre are three trees, a pine, a basswood, and a walnut. Here lie buried eight members of the family of William Cornell."

 

 

one of the trees, a Pumpkin Sweet, over one hundred years old, was bearing fruit when I was there.

In company with one of the third generation of the family I mounted the hill on which the village cemetery is located, and there I saw, what I had observed in countless other cemeteries, where the pioneers of the settlement lie. On the

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