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O’BRIEN, Patrick and Janet McConnell O’Brien

PATRICK O’BRIEN and JANET MCCONNELL emigrated from Ireland coming first to Hull, Lower Canada, and then Allumette Island, the Pontiac. By the early 1840s they were established in Westmeath Township – making them one of the earliest immigrant ancestor families of Westmeath Township. They homesteaded on the Sixth Line – Lookout Road, of Westmeath. “Sometime in the early 1800′s (they) arrived at Portage du Fort and carried their luggage overland to establish a homestead on...

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