Virtual Hike to Sackville, New Brunswick

The next destination on my Virtual Hike was Sackville, New Brunswick.

Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Virtual Hike, AncestorsThe previous destination on my virtual hike was to Avonlea Village, Prince Edward Island.

Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Virtual Hike, AncestorsTo get to Sackville, I first had to make my way back across Prince Edward Island to catch the ferry to Caribou. You may have noticed in the map that I did not cross the PEI Bridge. It would have made for a much shorter hike, but you cannot walk across the bridge.

According to my Virtual Hike rules, I had to take the ferry again 🙂

Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Virtual Hike, AncestorsFrom the ferry terminal at Caribou I then hiked across Nova Scotia near to the north shore. Following on Google Maps, it had some beautiful views.

Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Virtual Hike, AncestorsAs I entered New Brunswick, Google Maps took me down some unpaved country roads. It even took me through a covered bridge.

Sackville New Brunswick, Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Virtual Hike, AncestorsI finally made it into Sackville. If I was physically taking this hike I probably would have headed to the library to do some research on local history.

The reason I chose Sackville as a stop on the Virtual Hike is that my 7th great-grandfather, Dr. John Jenks, had at one time lived in the area.

Dr. John Jenks attended the first town meeting of Sackville, New Brunswick in 1762. Dr. Jenks was part of a group of settlers know as the New England Planters.

Due to the expulsion of the Acadians from New Brunswick in the 1750’s there was a lot of land available there. Many New Englanders moved north to New Brunswick to take advantage of the vacant land. Dr. Jenks moved to Sackville along with a group of settlers from Smithfield, Rhode Island.

The Jenks family did not live in Sackville for long as they were back in New England before the Revolutionary War started.

A grand-daughter of Dr. John Jenks married Joseph Braman, so that is how they fit into my family tree.

I am still determining the next stop on the Virtual Hike. I am thinking about setting shorter distances between stops for better motivation for my daily walking.

My current plan is to make my way toward northern New York through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Perhaps I can find some interesting stops along the way.

Steven

Images in this post are from Google Maps and Street View.

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