The Pioneer Sketches of Kent and Elgin County file is an index of names appearing in the 1992 Kent Branch publication The Pioneer Sketches of Kent and Elgin County, transcribed by Nancy Cameron, indexed by Bill Claus, with computer direction from Leslie Mancell. It was originally written between 1896 & 1899 by Henry Watson, a one-time owner/publisher of the Highgate Monitor. During that period Henry Watson researched, wrote and published a number of sketches on pioneers and pioneer life in the area. It has been described as an excellent glimpse into the past and life on the border between Kent & Elgin Counties. This publication includes a Surname Index, along with an Index of Businessmen and Tradesmen, and is 88 pages in length. The Index can be viewed here in pdf format, and the Surname Index has been transcribed and is searchable online through the Master Index above. This publication is available for purchase on-line in electronic format ($7) or hard copy format ($20 plus $15 handling fee plus postage) via Paypal below, or on our Kent Branch OGS website through the Publications page.