Max Sutherland had no ancestors in Darling Township, but that did not deter his interest in the place he adopted as his second home. Max devoted many years of his life chronicling the history and the families of this place. He was also not adverse to trying to literally dig up where the pioneers were buried, climbing fences, crawling through brush, over rock piles with his shovel, along with friends to try to find where the old families buried their loved ones before there were organized cemeteries.
He visited with descendants and recorded stories and family histories, documenting for the future generations, life in Darling Township. Along the way, he used his special talent for sketching to record the old buildings and scenes from the past. Max had called his collection of essays Wild Lands of the Crown – Essays on the History of Darling Township.
Sadly he did not live to see it published but now thanks to the Tatlock Hall Historical Group, Nancy Veary Jibb, Joan Armstrong, and Pat Burnett, Max’s 246 page book has been made available to us all. For anyone whose ancestors lived in Darling Township this is a must-have possession.
Limited copies of this indexed book are available from Lanark County Genealogical Society lanarkgenealogy.com for $40 plus shipping.
Order your copy by completing the form below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 343-262-2772.