I'm descended from the Barters of Boston who originated in Devonshire, UK. One son of the third generation in the new world, James Martin Barter and his wife, Mary Ann Mills, became the first settler-landowners in Avondale, New Brunswick, Canada about 1854. Their grandson, Sam Barter, was my great-grandfather and this blog complements and updates the 2009 book, Stories from Sam.
11 October 2010
James A Barter was awarded this fine certificate for his cheese at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. It mustn't have been easy to get a cheese from rural New Brunswick all the way to Chicago way back then.