"Breaking Ground: The Pegg Family in Scott Township and Related Family
by Daniel K. Dixon. Chock-full of genealogical gold for the East Gwillimbury
Daniel Dixon, a lifelong resident of the former Scott Township, and a Pegg
descendant, captures the life and times of one of old York County's most
prolific pioneering families in "Breaking Ground". 238 pages, approx. 140 photos and illustrations,
hard bound, gold stamped cover.
book directly from author Daniel Dixon.
In the summer of 1801,
Samuel Pegg arrived in Upper Canada with his parents, Isaac and Deborah,
and nine siblings. The family immediately began the task of carving out a
life for themselves in the new Township of East Gwillimbury. Later in
1833, Samuel purchased 200 acres in neighbouring Scott Township which set
in motion a lengthy association between the Pegg family and the township.
Discover new links to the Rebellion of 1837, including a Pegg connection
to Samuel Lount and the Children of Peace. Explore one of the earliest
water-generated mills and its participants in East Gwillimbury. Purdy,
Terry, Bielby, Dunn, Grose, Cuyler and Risebrough are just some of the pioneering
families discussed in the book. Inside are several descendant reports
including the most comprehensive three-generation report of Samuel Pegg
descendants published to date. Approximately 140 photos and illustrations
accompany the text.