Early settlers in Gatineau / Hull, Quebec
March 5, 2003:
Dear Ms Meech,
Your are no doubt aware of the story of David Moore, who made a fortune in lumber
in the mid-19th century and whose mansion, Riverview, is the site of the present
Quebec Conservatory of Music in Hull QC. I'm sure you also know of David Moore's
sister Ellen, who married Charles Meech, son of Rev. Asa Meech. A less well-known
story is that of the three Moore brothers, John, Job and Benjamin, who were cousins
of David Moore.
Job Moore Sr. and David Moore Sr. married Prentice sisters, Sarah and Deborah, in a
twin ceremony in Nepean in 1815. Job and David were partners in a sawmill and lumber
company in the 1820s. Job died in 1831, and when David died in the 1840s, his son
David and the three sons of Job inherited the business. By the late 1840s, David
was the sole owner of the company and the three other Moores--John, Job and Benjamin
--had set out upriver with their families to settle at Rapides des Joachims. They
are among the handful of pioneers of that area.
John Moore is my maternal great-great-great-grandfather and I have done a lot of
research on him and his line. He was born in Hull in 1819, married Elmire Romain / Romaine in Hull
in 1844 and died at Des Joachims in 1890. I am hoping against hope that somewhere among
the papers and memorabilia of some branch of the Moore family, photographs of John and
Elmire survive. Would you happen to have any photopraphs or any information on John Moore
and his brothers? If not, perhaps you know of some descendants who might. If so, they
can e-mail me at email@example.com.
October 9, 2003:
my name is Stephanie Prentice and i found your article on the ottawa
web page. do you have any more info on the marriages of Job Moore and David Moore to the
Prentice sisters. i am tracking the Prentice line.
Anything would help thank you stephanie
January 13, 2004:
I am sorry I have no photos such as you seek, and I am not a descendant
of these people, however my interest lies in searching for the reason and
place and date and anything else (if available - I can't find it so far)
on Maria Moore one of the daughters of Sarah Prentice and Job Moore.
Maria was born 1827 and married my great-grandfather John Hollinger,
Ontario schoolteacher, in Eardley, Hull, Quebec. They had eight children
together. John then remarried Sarah Sutherland my great grandmother and
had six more. Thank you for reading this.
To Al Lewis,
No. I do not mind at all if you put that stuff out there. I also have the
names of the eight children of John and Maria, as I have found them anyway,
as follows: Charles b. 1847 m. Mary Ann O'Brien, Benjamin b. 1849, John b.
1850 m. Mary McDonald, Jerome,Isaac (resided 1913 Chicago, Joseph, resided
1913 Kansas City, Thomas m. Eleanor McDermott, ( resided 1913 Honolulu ),
Sarah m. Payette, Penetanguishene Ontario. The 1913 information is from
John Hollinger's obituary. John Hollinger started his second family in 1877
with my grandfather (another Charles). Thanks for putting this stuff up.
February 24, 2005:
I'm working on an overhaul of my website which featured my
Guertin genealogy and a brief Flatters genealogy. I will be
adding my Moores which is almost 1,000 individuals.
These are the Moores of the Dudley, and Dudley, Jr., Roger,
Martin, David, Job, etc from around this area.
(see also coxford.htm .
Hopefully, I can also dispel certain other ideas such as the
common belief that they were "late" Loyalists, etc.
I'll let you know when and the url of the site when it's up
August 31, 2005:
I am just starting to do a bit of research again and of course one of the
first places I would check out is your site Bytown or Bust.
I noticed your email from Johni and Stephanie regarding the Prentice and
Moore families. My husband is related to both these families. Ron's great,
great grandmother was Lydia Prentice and my sister-in-law is a Moore (Her
grandmother was also related to Ron).
I have quite a bit of information on Lydia and George Routliffe's family and
I know Sue had a family history of the Moore family. Please let me know is
you are interested in this information and would Johni and Stephanie be
willing to share information on the Prentice side.
There is a Routliffe Family Reunion held at my brother-in-laws in
Luskville, Quebec every July.
I am also enclosing a picture of Lydia Prentice and of her six sons, Back
Row: Richard, Edward Albert "Ab", Vallentine "Bud", James and in the front
row there is William and George.
... Maureen Jamieson
October 10, 2006:
I was Touring Hull this afternoon and found this Tomb Stone , did a search and found
that it would be David Moore son of David Moore and Deborah Mary Prentice.
I have no other Pictures just this one but how interesting to see a Mother and a
Father stone on the right side of this Stone. The other Marker was for an Augustus
Moore who died in Jan 28 1892.
... Cheryl Thomas
(Note: Cheryl has a larger, full-colour, legible version of this picture ... Al)
February 10, 2007:
Hello Mr. Lewis,
I stumbled across your site Bytown or Bust this morning as I was
looking for information about my Moore relatives -- It's a very
informative site, by the way, and easy to navigate.
I may have information re: the Moore family that may interest other
seekers. My grandmother was Edna Grace Moore Hogg daughter of Albert
Augustus Moore - (Grace Adelia Adams); son of James Moore-(Marie
Cecile Pelletier); son of David Moore- (Deborah Prentice); son of
Dudley Moore, Sr. -(Sarah Milk) etc.,.. (The chain goes back to Andrew
Moore in Connecticut in 1671, and includes dates of birth, death,
siblings. etc.). If you or anyone else is interested, please let me
know and I would be happy to pass on my information. Feel free as well
to send this e-mail to anyone whom you think may be interested.
I would love to know more about Marie Cecile Pelletier aka Ceceila
Pelletier, Cecilia Pelletier. ( see link to photographs of Cecilia Pelletier below, dated May 15, 2015).
I've tried to track her through the Pelletier Family sites, but have had no luck whatsoever. I have begun
to wonder if perhaps she was of native ancestry. Any ideas?
Thanks, Cheers, Grace Hogg
February 14, 2007:
Added e-mail address for Dennis Moore to the list below.
March 7, 2007:
You should include the Dudley Moore families on your list of founding families.
Dudley and his families went from Bennington county, Vermont to The Ottawa Area.
They were considered late U.E.L's and Dudley Sr. is on the UEL list
and is in the book about the U.E.L's.
His first grant was in Augusta, Upper Canada (now Ontario) where he is on
the census for that area in 1796.
Then he went to Eardley, Que.
He and his father, Jedediah, and sons are on the militia list
They married into the McConnel, the Meech, Prentice, Bebee,
Ingles, Waller, and Moulton families.
Dudley Jr. and Jedediah Jr married in in Vermont, USA before coming to Canada.
They came later in 1800..
June 18, 2007:
I have a great deal of information on the Moore family as well. I am another
descendent of Jedidiah, Dudley, Sr, Roger, Calvin David, Archibald.
I discovered something that is confusing me at the moment. I was under the
opinion that Jedidiah Moore, father of Dudley Moore Sr (married Sarah Milk) was
one of the original UEL. They came across to Canada and resided in Nepean,
Hull area. Reading the descendents of Andrew Moore they make the statement that
Jedidiah Moore died in Duchess, New York and not Eardley Township where he lived.
Dudley was only one of 7 children that he had. Maybe he decided to return to
the rest of his family before he died. Anybody got any information about this?
I have read in a number of areas that Dudley Sr. was given a land claim in Ontario
after arriving as an UEL but I can’t substantiate this. Anybody able to help
me to prove this? I know that Roger was given 200 acres of land. This may have
been given as a son of a UEL or because he was also a UEL because I believe they
all came across to Canada together and all of them were adults at the time. For
the information of any of you that are writing about the Prentiss side I do know
that David and Job married the two Prentiss girls in a double ceremony at the
home of my ancestor Roger Moore. I don’t have any further information on this.
There were too many of the Moore family to trace that were not direct ancestors.
Would you happen to know if there is a picture of the original Moore family in
existence? I would love to see a picture of my great, great grandfather Roger
Moore. David and another brother got married in his home in Nepean to the two
Prentiss girls so there could be a picture of this happy occasion which might
include big brother and his wife. If this picture exists I would guess it might
end up in your website.
Thank you for your assistance.
February 5, 2008:
Thanks to Maureen Jamieson for sending the following link:
January 12, 2012: Cecilia PELLETIER
I am also trying to get further information on Cecelila Pelletier. I have photos of her and was also told she is of native background
but I have been unable to get any more information. I see Grace Hogg was trying to get information a while ago and was wondering
if she found any. I would also be interested in getting any more of the Moore family history that is out there and photos if possible.
... Wayne Phillips
Thanks to Dennis Guertin for the following:
I may have other information buried but off the top here's what I have.
Some of this was obtained as far back as 2000 so others' research may
have discovered more, or different information.
Cecelia Pelletier (also found as Cecilia, Celia Pelkay.) was born in
1848 to Jean-Octave Peltier-dit-Antaya married to Henriette Lafont
(Dupont) - St-François-de-Sale, Pointe-Gatineau, QC on 1848 Jul 26.
I have her as one of 8 children.
Jean-Octave came from Pierre Peltier-dit-Anataya (1779-??) and
Marie-Louise Cécile married in Nicolet, QC 1814 Sep 26.
Pierre was from Pierre Peltier-dit-Antaya (1747-1838) and Thérèse
Pierre was from Hyacinthe Pelletier (1716-1780) - 5/3/1744 and Catherine
Lefebvre married Baie-du-Febvre, QC 1744 May 3.
Hyacinthe was from Michel Pelletier (1674-??) and Françoise
Meneux-dit-Chateauneuf married Ste-Famille, Ile d'Orléans, QC 1697 Jul 9.
Michel from François Pelletier (1635-??) and Marguerite-Madeleine
Moriceau or (Morrisseau) married Notre-Dame, Québec City, QC 1661 Sep 26.
(Note: the above Michel also married Dorothée La Sauvagesse at
Tadoussac, QC a year earlier so maybe this is where the "native"
suspicion creeps in...)
Michel was from Nicolas Pelletier (abt 1590-1679) and Jeanne de Voissy
(abt 1611-1689) - St-Pierre, Gallardon, Beauce, France married about 1632.
As you've probably found out Nicholas was one of the three Pelletier
brothers who came to Canada and are probably the ancestors of all North
American Peletiers, Pelletiers, etc...
I've forgotten what the "Antaya" was...I have it somewhere well out of
reach, but you'd certainly have better luck with folks with better
memories by checking out the Pelletier genealogies and websites...
So Cecilia would have been ~18 years old when she married 36 year old
James Moore on 1866 November 3 in Ottawa. The probable reason they got
married in Ottawa was that Cecilia gave birth to her first son three
months later on 1867 Jan 31st!
She went on to have nine more sons and seven daughters. Child number 9
was my grandfather who died in 1966.
Cecilia died 1924 Jan 16 and is buried with the Moores in Bellevue
Cemetery in the Aylmer sector of Gatineau. My mother remembers her.
I know I still have photos of her to scan (also somewhere well out of
reach at the moment...)
Hope this helps.
(new e-mail addres for Dennis Guertin is incorporated in the list below ... Al)
No problem, go right ahead and add my e-mail to your web site. Once I added this information to the tree on Geni, I hooked up
with over three thousand other names going way back. Now I just need to get the branch with Robert Phillips, born 1827, died 1884,
married to Melissa Phillips, children include Uri Seth Phillips, born 1857, died 1896, also Robert, Carrie, Hattie, George and William.
I don't know Melissa Phillips' maiden name and I can't get any further back than Robert. It seems to be such a common name.
If anyone has any information on that branch that would be appreciated as well.
Thanks for your help,
May 15, 2015:
More from Dennis Guertin. Here are two photographs of Cecelia Pelletier:
E-mail John Levesque, Nancy Meech, Stephanie Prentice, Michele Hollinger, Dennis Guertin, Maureen Jamieson, Cheryl Thomas, Grace Hogg, Dennis Moore, Sylvianne Forsythe-Penner, Mel Smith and Al Lewis
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