from "Focus on
the District," by Harry Painting, Recorder and Times" October 16, 1978 in the
The June family is believed to have originated in England or
France and the name originally may have been spelled "Juin."
William June and his wife Margaret were living at Dryden, N.Y., early in
the 18th century, and came to Canada in 1740. Their
family consisted of Sheldon, Margaret, Wooster, Levi, George, Joshua,
David, Peter and Robert John.
In the American Revolutionary War, members of the family fought on
the British side, and several received Crown grants in
Joshua petitioned for land filed on by Roger Stevens in the Rideau
area, while Levi took script in lieu of land.
Peter June settled on what is now the Bruce Warren farm here,
Robert John married Ester MacDonald, a sister of
Randy MacDonald, and settled not far from the MacDonald homestead which was
located north of Quabbin Hill.
Their four children, Sarah, Mercy, James and Thomas, died of
diphtheria in 1795 and their graves lie on the hill south of
the Floyd Birtch farm.
Broken hearted, the couple pulled up stakes, sold their farm to the
Quinsey family and moved to Connecticut.
Peter and his family remained. A descendant, Albertus, lived in
Morton for a while. He had three sons, William, Hubert,
and Hallam. All died without descendants, and today there is no one by the
name of June in Leeds County.