Tully, followed the sea and finally became enamoured by the new world America and the place he chose was Canada. He emigrated, leaving his ship just when he was to become captain.

His wife Sarah Robson, came of the same stock. Her people were sheep farmers and she had seen service in the "big hoose". Much of her time had been given to needlework and in her new life in Canada, she was noted for her skill in this line. Some of her work remained with members of the family until recently, or perhaps, up to the present. She was a very pious woman, a true believer and rigid follower of the Master.

There were four children in this family, my grandfather, John, James, Mary and Sarah. The Peter Tully family set up their home in the wilds of Peterborough County, Ontario. James inherited the home farm in Ontario. Mary married Gordon Wright and had two children, Gordon and Sarah. They came west to the Carberry district. Sarah Tully, the youngest, died in her thirties, unmarried, and was buried in the Carberry cemetery, as she had been living with her sister, Mrs. Wright.

John Patrick Tully (my grandfather) married Mary Ann Doran. They came to Springfield, Manitoba, in October 1878 with their ten children, Will, Sarah, Ellen, Mary, Peter, Jim, Amelia, Margaret, Elizabeth and Dave. The next spring 1879, Grandfather, Will and Sarah, came by oxen- and Red River cart to the Strathclair Municipality and settled on section 1, township 18, range 22, which they homesteaded. My grandmother and the eight other children stayed at Springfield and prepared to join the others in the fall at Elphinstone. Grandpa and his won Will returned for them and with two oxen and carts and a cow tied on behind, they began the long trek to their new home. _A log house had been built that summer, some land broken and potatoes planted. The haz- ardous journey with water and mosquitoes took two weeks. Grandpa chose this site for their home because of the timber, for building and shelter, and the abundant water supply. There were several lakes nearby and the Little Saskatchewan River. There was also a Hudson's Bay post at Fort Elphinstone and the factor was Mr. Jim Audy.

Grandfather and Uncle Will helped get out the timbers that built the first flour mill and saw mill there on the Little Saskatchewan River. They also freighted flour from Fort Elphinstone to Fort Ellice over the old Fort Ellice trail that ran through the north side of the old Tully farm. While Grandpa and Uncle Will got out timber up north in those early days, with a gang of men as- sisting, Grandma and the girls at home baked the bread for them. Twice a week Grandpa sent a man and dog sled down for the bread. On these occa-

sions, the door would open and man, dogs, sled and all would come in out of the cold.

In 1880 another son, John, was born. Some of the early settlers at this time were the Mortons, the Geekies, the McMurchies and members of our family worked for these early settlers.

Grandfather Tully was a community builder and played a worthwhile role in the early days in church, school and on the municipal council, being noted for his oratorical ability. In his boyhood days, his ambition was to be a dOCtOF and to this end, he practised and studied medicine, but times and circum—

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