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CHRONOLOGY
1283
Ibn Al Sabha
  Ibn Al Sabha from Kfarsghab helps the Mamelouk Army to take the fort of Hawqa, then repents and builds the Hawqa Monastery
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1391
Farah, the priest of Qaryat Moussa
  The hermit Elisée of Hadath accused by Gibrail Ibn Al Qalaii of being Jacobite lived in 1391 and was taught by Farah, the priest of Qaryat Moussa
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1470
Saint Awtel Church
  According to AinTourini, the first Mar Awtel church was built in Kfarsghab in that year, the same year as Mar Roumanos church in Hadchit.
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1487
Moussa of Qaryat Moussa
  In 1487, the jacobite priest Nouh of Bqoufa (the future patriarch of Jacobites) attracted young Maronites, notably Moussa of Qaryat Moussa.
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1489
Defense of the region
  In 1489, the inhabitants of Ehden and of the neighbouring villages, including Kfarsghab, pushed back an attack of the region perpetrated by the Muqaddams of Danniyeh.
 
1519
Population
  According to the Ottoman Census, Kfarsghab population was of 14 males, that is to say around 92 inhabitants.
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1571
Population
  According to the Ottoman Census, Kfarsghab population was of 12 males, that is to say around 79 inhabitants.
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1598
Maronite Synod in Mart Moura Church
  A Maronite Synod took place in this church in 1598. The priest, Ibrahim of Qaryat Moussa, at the time of that Synod was an important aide of the Patriarch Youssef AlRazzi from Bqoufa.
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1600
Bridge between Kfarsghab and Aintourine
  Around 1600, the Maronite Patriarch Youssef Al Rizzi from Bqoufa (1598 - 1608) built the bridge on Ehden's river between Kfarsghab and Aintourine according to Bishop Youssef El Debs in AlJamii AlMoufassal - Editor Dar Lahd Khater- 4 Edition 1987 - p. 193
 
1698
Father Abdallah Habqouq
  Father Abdallah Habqouq of Kfarsghab becomes administrator (Mudabbir) of the newly founded Lebanese Maronite Order.
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1710
Brother Boulos 
  On the 17 February 1710, Brother Boulos from Kfarsghab took his vows in Mar Lishaa, Bcharri, being the first Kfarsghabi to join formally the Lebanese Maronite Order.
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1729
Father Abdallah Habqouq
  Father Abdallah Habqouq of Kfarsghab becomes superior of the Monastery Our Lady of Tamish.
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1737
Sheikh Mansour Ibn Hanna
  The Sheikh of Kfarsghab, Mansour son of Hanna, vouched for the settlement of the Kfarsghab taxes by the Sheikh Hussein bin Moussa Hamadeh at the Court of Tripoli.
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1742
Bishop Abdallah Habqouq
  Father Abdallah is consecrated Bishop by the Bishop Tubiya Al Khazin ( future Patriarch 1756-1766) on 20 May 1742.
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1748
Sheikh Hanna Abou Mansour
  The Sheikh of Kfarsghab, Hanna Abou Mansour, guaranteed the payment of taxes by the Sheikh Assaad bin Moussa Hamadeh at the Court of Tripoli.
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1748
Purchase of Morh Kfarsghab
  The Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias from Kfarsghab bought from Assaad Hamadeh the land that will become later the village of Morh Kfarsghab..
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1752
Sheikh Hanna Ibn Mansour
  We find in the records of the Court of Tripoli that the Sheikh Hanna Son of Mansour from Kfarsghab was the guarantor of Assaad Hamadeh.
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1754
Deacon Hanna son of Father Youssef AlBahri
  Deacon Hanna helps Fr. Ibrahim Jilwan copying the manuscript Reesh Qoryan
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1755
Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias
  At the Court of Tripoli, the guarantor of Assaad Hamadeh was the Sheikh Elias Abou Youssef son of Bahri or Al Bahri.
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1758
Death of Bishop Abdallah Habqouq
  Bishop Abdallah Habqouq died on 7 August 1758 in Kfarsghab and is buried in Saint Awtel Church.
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1761
Oktaat (district) of Kfarsghab
  Abou Youssef Elias from Kfarsghab, along with three other Sheikhs, took directly the collection of the taxes of Jebbet Bcharri from the governor of Tripoli.
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1761
Sheikh Hanna Ibn Rizk
  At the Court of Tripoli, the guarantor of Abou Youssef Elias was the Sheikh Hanna son of Rizk from Kfarsghab.
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1763
Oktaat (district) of Kfarsghab
  The Emir Youssef Al Shihabi takes the collection of Taxes in Jebbet Bcharri and confirms the Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias from Kfarsghab in his Oktaat.
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1772
Final Defeat of the Hamadeh
  The Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias, along with the others sheikhs of Jebbet Bcharri, helps the Emir Youssef Al Shihabi to defeat the Hamadeh for good.
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1776
Saint Awtel Church Restoration
  The Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias extends the Saint Awtel Church to accommodate increasing numbers of churchgoers.
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1785
Death of Abou Youssef Elias
  The Sheikh Abou Youssef Elias passed away on 12 December 1785.
 
1799
Father Seraphin Habqouq
  Father Seraphin becomes superior of the Monastery of Mar Antonios Sir.
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1806
Building of a school for the children of Bane and Kfarsghab
  A school was built in Bane for the basic instruction of the children of Bane and Kfarsghab by the Lebanese Maronite Order according to Bishop Youssef El Debs in AlJamii AlMoufassal - Editor Dar Lahd Khater- 4 Edition 1987 - p. 383
 
1812
Death of Hanna Abou Youssef Elias
  The Sheikh Hanna Abou Youssef Elias passed away on 22 June 1812.
 
1813
Death of Estephane Abou Youssef Elias
  The Sheikh Estephane Abou Youssef Elias (Estephane family) passed away on 11 July 1813.
 
1819
Elias Costantine (Istantheen)
  Elias Istantheen from Kfarsghab finishes copying the book of Sheikh Antonios Abi Khattar (Aintourini) - A Concise History of Mount Lebanon.
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1826
Father Ephrem of Kfarsghab
  Father Ephrem becomes administrator (Mudabbir) of the Lebanese Maronite Order.
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1834
Father Maroun I
  Father Maroun From Kfarsghab (1795 - 1850) becomes Superior of the Monastery of Mar Aabda Maad.
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1835
Death of Youssef Elias Abou Youssef Elias
  The Sheikh Youssef Elias Abou Youssef Elias passed away on 8 June 1835.
 
1843
Father Maroun I
  Father Maroun From Kfarsghab (1795 - 1850) becomes Superior of the Monastery of Qozhaya where he will stay till 1845.
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1844
Death of Antonios Estephane Abou Youssef Elias
  The Sheikh Antonios Estephane Abou Youssef Elias passed away on 9 January 1844.
 
1849
Population
  The census of 1849 made state of 374 males and 80 houses, that is to say roughly a total of 1,870 people (number of males multiplied by 5).
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1862
Population
  344 males lived in Kfarsghab in 1862, that is to say 1,720 inhabitants.
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1868
Father Maroun Sam
  Father Maroun "Youssef" Sam from Kfarsghab (1836 - 1916) becomes the Superior of Mar Girgis Echach.
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1886
Father Maroun Sam
  Father Maroun "Youssef" Sam from Kfarsghab (1836 - 1916) was the Superior of Qozhaya from 1886 to 1890.
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1887
Ibrahim son of Ishaq son of Ibrahim Moubarac
  Tafseer Bawa'ith wa sawaghit alshahim copied by Ibrahim son of Ishaq son of Ibrahim Moubarac from Kfrasghab
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