This historical journey begins with 15 family surnames most of which were referenced in the 1794 poll tax of Harbour au Bouche. A brief narrative is provided for each family surname addressing the circumstances surrounding their arrival in our area. We give a shout out to summer intern student Brooke Breen for her assistance in compiling these narratives. One striking characteristic common to all of the pioneer families is the massive out migration to the Massachusetts area in the latter part of the 19th century.
Detailed genealogies for each pioneer family are listed below. More families will be added as the project progresses. Each page of family descendants can be searched and browsed in the viewer included on the page.