Sunday, May 21, 2017

Settlers of Present day Ottawa

21 May 2017

Honeywell, Ira
1810  First permanent settler in Nepean Twp.
REF. 'Land History in Canada'  929.2 HARTAL
          Chapter 3 - Honeywell page 5-8
Located in Ottawa Branch, OGS Library in
City of Ottawa Archives. He settled lot 26
on both Concession I and II Nepean Twp.
OF (Ottawa Front) refering to the River.

Billings, Braddish
1810.  Refer to Ottawa Branch, OGS website  (Down list on left side
of homepage 'Billings Descendants'
His home etc. still exists along the Rideau River
just off Riverside Drive

Chapman, Gerard B.  1771 - 1830.
Lived in Nepean Twp. near intersection of the
Jock River and Richmond Rd. It is to be noted
that the Duke of Richmond passed away in his
barn in 28 Aug.1819, Lot 16, Con 6, Nepean Twp.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Settlers of Present Day Ottawa

1 May 2017

Bellows, Caleb
  From Vermont. Kept a store at Bellows Landing, now known
as LeBreton Flats.  Ref: 'Carleton Saga' pg52,53
Collins, Jehiel
  Clerk at Bellows Store.  Ref:  Carleton Saga pg53
  Son of Captain Collins?
      Note. No other info available on above two settlers.
Randall, Robert. He never lived in local area altho he probably
   visited the area. Is listed in Dictionary of Canadian Biology
DCB Vol. VI  [covers 6 pages and is a very interesting person]

Above three settlers were in 'Ottawa' area in 1809.

Next Honeywell and Billings settlers about 1810.
A very good source of early, local info is
Bytown or Bust site. [Search on surnames of interest] . Also located on
down left side list.