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HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD
 
JAMES McLEOD

  James McLeod
James McLeod jAMES McLEOD was born on his farm, located East 1/2 Lot 5, Fourth Concession, Cornwall Township, January 11th, 1846. He is the son of Alexander McLeod, and by his wife Mary Sullivan had four sons and three daughters. In religion he is a Presbyterian.
       His farm, which consists of 100 acres, is stocked with 35 head of cattle, the milk being, delivered daily to the Mays Fancy Factory. He also keeps 5 horses, 15 swine and about 125 fowl. The annual production of his farm is 1,000 bushels grain, 75, tons hay, 300 bushels potatoes, also including 9 acres corn and some fruit. Mr. McLeod has the best assortment of flowers in this part of the country, which are under his own exclusive care.
       Our subject assisted in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway north of Lake of the Woods and Lake Superior, and is a Veteran of the Fenian Raid. His great grandfather, Donald McLeod, settled here in 1794 as a United Empire Loyalist. He came from Albany, N.Y., and took up the 200 acres which is still owned by Mr. McLeod and his son. Mr. McLeod is the father of James McLeod, secretary-treasurer Cornwall Cheese & Butter Board, and Cornwall Township Clerk.

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