Did you ever hear anything about your ancient family farming in Nova Scotia before coming to Peterborough area? We have some evidence our Madill's were in Nova Scotia, oral history, land petitions, a land grant. While I was hunting all this I came across the 1784 land grant or petition of a Louis Moncrief. Of couse, common name, maybe not, just thought to let you know. Can be accessed via the New Brunswick CA site online.
Also, if you are willing to share any 19th c. photos (online) I will gladly share our Goodfellow photos.The, at any rate, were neighbors and lived very nearby.