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ROBINSON, John Good and Margaret Hawthorne

“Immigrant Ancestors” James Robinson (1810-1887) and  Margaret Good (1815-1887)  were married in 1833. James, the son of Thomas Robinson and Jane Wilson, was born in 1808 in Gartinardress Estate, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland. He would die a world away in 1887 in Maple Leaf, Hastings County, Ontario. Mary Margaret Good was born in 1816, also in Gartinardress Estate, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, Ireland. They are both buried in the Emmanuel Cemetery at Maynooth, Ont. [An...

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ROSS, William and Theresa Martin Ross

“Our ancestor William Ross, a weaver, came from Ballykilbeg, a small community in County Down, Northern Ireland, which village is now incorporated into the town of Downpatrick. With him were his wife Theresa Martin , his son John, perhaps three other small sons and William’s sister Jane Ross. They came directly to Perth in Lanark County and according to the Registry Office there he received the deed of the SW 1/2 Lot 14, Con. 8 of Drummond Township on May 11, 1827. He father also...

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ROSS, Hugh and Margaret Coffee Ross

William Ross (1770-1845 ) and  Marrion McLean (1770-  ) parented an important group of “ancestor immigrants” to this part of Eastern Ontario. The ancestral home was Ariel Farm in Tain, Rosshire,  in the Highlands of Scotland. Their sons would name Ross Township, Upper Canada, in remembrance of that part of Scotland. James Ross (1798-1887).  James Ross and wife Elizabeth Galley were early settlers in Ross Township and the Ross Museum in Forester’s Falls has more...

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ROBINSON, James and Mary Clemons Robinson

James ROBINSON was born in 1813 in County Armagh, Ireland and died on February 16, 1881; a world away. His wife Mary Clemons, born 10 March 1816, was also an immigrant from County Armagh. The married in County Armagh in 1845. Both of these ancestor immigrants, James and Mary, are buried in the Greenwood United Church Cemetery, Westmeath Township. Two Robinson brothers John and James; their wives and children, a sister of the two brothers and their widowed mother made up the group coming to the...

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ROBINSON, John and Margaret McLaughlin Robinson

John Robinson was born in Ireland about 1812 and died 1888 in Westmeath Township, ON. His wife Jane Rowan (1811-1888) also emigrated from Ireland. They are both buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Westmeath Township. Two Robinson brothers John and James; their wives and children, a sister of the two brothers and their widowed mother Ellen made up the group coming to the New World. For more on the James Robinson family, see ROBINSON  entry. “The wooden trunk they used has been handed down...

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REID, Norman and Phoebe Tucker Reid

A Reid property, that stood for many years, was a white house at the end of an exceptionaly lovely sand beach on Hennessy Bay, off the Ottawa River’s Coulonge Lake. The interior of the house was finished with the best of lumber floors and mantels. That home then was owned by Gordon and Nancy Hooper and they named the place Nan-Gor, combining their names. Nangor Beach continues to be used by locals, but the Reid house has been replaced with a new home. The store in Westmeath served a large...

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