Cornwall library welcomes renowned genealogist, author

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Jennifer DeBruin

CORNWALL, Ontario - An author and genealogist who has explored the history of the Lost Villages will be at the Cornwall Public Library next week.

Jennifer DeBruin is promoting her new book "A Walk with Mary" which tells the story of William Phillips, a young blacksmith, his wife Adelaide and their daughter Mary.

Phillips settles in Moulinette - now a lost village following the creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  Mary, raised in a generation known for its stoic resolve, is witness to some of the greatest events in modern history: the advent of the automobile, the tuberculosis pandemic, war, the Great Depression, and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Hundres of the books have already been sold.

DeBruin will be at the library at 7 p.m., but those interested must reserve a spot at the library by calling 613-932-4796.

Organizations: Cornwall Public Library

Geographic location: St. Lawrence Seaway, Ontario

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  • Judy Barkley
    April 30, 2013 - 10:29

    Hi Jennifer, can I buy your book online? I grew up on a farm west of Aultsville, and our family re-located to Williamsburg when I was 10 years old in 1955...the Seaway Project was starting to take over....sad times, I don't think it would be allowed now.

    • Jennifer DeBruin
      May 01, 2013 - 10:02

      Yes! My book is available through local retailers, online - and e-book. My website has a listing or you can query my name/book title and retailers will come up. Thank you for sharing your history, it is an important part in supporting the legacy of our incredible region and its history.