Augustus Hurd was born in Newport Township on July 21st 1866. He was a descendant of Col. Edmund Heard, who settled in Newport Township in 1793. Augustus died in Cookshire on August 18th, 1956. He was the son of Augustus Hurd Sr. and Eliza Ann Planche. His siblings were: John Bennett who was born on October 16th, 1850. Ella Jane (January 20th, 1853 to November 19th, 1926), she married Lorin G. Jones (July 16th, 1843 to August 13th, 1931), they had no children. Edith A. who was born on March 20th, 1857. Ellen (May 21st, 1861 to December 6th, 1953), she married Hazen A. Beecher, they had no children. Eliza Mary (May 21st, 1863 to June 25th, 1953), she married Henry Stewart Nourse, they had no children. Augustus married Sarah Hurd (b. at Maple Leaf on November 20th, 1875, d. at Cookshire on November 29th, 1960) in Sawyerville in 1892. Sarah was also a descendant of Col. Edmund Heard, and she was the daughter of Edmund Haskell Hurd who was a farmer at Maple Leaf and Eliza McCurdy. Her siblings were: Laura Abigail (b. April 26th, 1865), Mary Maria (b. November 5th, 1870), Jessie Minerva (October 4th, 1878 to April 27th, 1957), she married Joseph Riddell (September 20th, 1873 to August 27th, 1945) on June 25th, 1902. Jessie attended school at Maple Leaf and Sawyerville, and later taught in the community until her marriage to Joseph Riddell. Joseph was prominently engaged in both farming and lumber during his youth in the Sawyerville District. He was the son of James and Mary Riddell. Augustus served on the school board. He was the warden of St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Randboro. He was a farmer, lumberman, and he raised beef cattle. Augustus and Sarah's children were born in Newport Township. They're names were: (Edmund) Lionel (b. February 3rd, 1907), Frederick Karl (b. November 1st, 1910), and Arthur Haskel (b. July 14th, 1917).