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VALLIANT, Joseph and Mary Ann Crawford

Joseph Valliant was born in Lower Canada and married Mary Ann Crawford, from Ireland. In the 1851 Census they have a young family of 3 boys and they had settled in Portage du Fort, Lower Canada.  1851 Census Township of Litchfield    Joseph’s work would be plentiful for a skilled blacksmith, because in that era, Portage was a bustling centre. The Ottawa River was the highway for all commerce and goods, and incoming settlers were coming up by boat from the larger downstream centres;...

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VIGGERS, John and ____

John Viggers was born in London, England, and came to Canada  at age 9, with his brother Willie and parents  John and ____ Viggers.  He attended school in Eden (Fitzroy Township), then came to Westmeath Township in 1906. JOHN VIGGERS married LUCY BELLE TATE, daughter of John and Sarah Curry Tate.  Their children were: Edna married Cecil Jeffrey; Harry married Hilda Hawthorne, daughter of James Hawthorne and Mary McBride; and Sydney. Westmeath Native Celebrates 90th Birthday Saturday, Sept....

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VIZENA, Joseph-Emelie (Elie) and Mary Jane Hamilton Vizena

We are fortunate that extensive research work has been done on the Vizena Family History by Linda Gervais Bromley, resulting in:  VIZENA FAMILY Genealogy. An excerpts from this comprehensive and extremely useful document, pertaining to the Westmeath Township Vizena Family appear below..  Vizena family members married into many of the early ancestor families of Westmeath Township.  This document and photographs have been submittted by Linda Gervais Bromley, who’s immediate family is...

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