Allumette Island, Calumet Island and Morrison Island, Quebec, Canada
Pioneer Settlers and the Algonquin Nation

(Ottawa River, west of Renfrew in Pontiac County, Quebec, Canada)


November 9, 2010:

Painting by A.W. Holdstock, 1840-1901 Source: National Gallery of Canada Calumet Island Painting by A.W. Holdstock

December 19, 2012:
Text Source below: Since Time Immemorial: Our Story by Stephen McGregor, page 62 Algonquin, Mohawks and French at Calumet Island (Ottawa River) in 1665 Keywords: Algonquins, Mohawks, and French, Pembroke
February 9, 2006: Thanks to Phil McGrath who has sent along the following list of pioneers who resided on Calumet Island at the time of Canadian Confederation. He is researching his McGrath ancestors. Landowners on Calumet Island Quebec in 1867. 1. Mic Crawford Lot 1 - Range 9 2. T. (??) Deyjardin(??) Lot 2 - Range 9 (Desjardins) 3. Thomas Letts Lot 3 - Range 9 (Lett) 4. C Crawford Lot 4 - Range 9 5. C. Crawford Lot 5 - Range 9 6. R. Girvan Lot 8 - Range 9 7. R. Girvan Lot 9 - Range 9 8. R. Girvan Lot 10 - Range 9 9. Garven (??) Lot 13 - Range 9 10. W. McVeigh Lot 33 &34 - Range 8 11. ? Carswell Lot 32 Range 8 12. James Carswell Lot 31, 30 - Range 8 13. James WilNeut (??) Lot 29 - Range 8 14. John Egan Lot 28 - Range 8 15. Antoine Bertrand Lot 27 - Range 8 16. A. Ladoceur Lot 26 - Range 8 17. A. Benoit Lot 25 - Range 8 18. L. Brisard Lot 12, 13 & 14 - Range 8 19. Andrew Neville Lot 11 - Range 8 20. ?? Hamal Jr. Lot 10 - Range 8 21. John Hamershaw Lot 9 - Range 8 22. Charles Donnelly Lot 7 & 8 - Range 8 23. Pat Donnelly Lot 6 - Range 8, Lot 4 Range 8 24. Patrick Gahagan Lot 3 - Range 8 25. James McCarth Lot 1 - Range 7 26. John Newell ½ of Lots 2 & 3 Range 7 27. William Maherell ½ of Lots 2 & 3 Range 7 28. John Smith Lot 7 - Range 7 29. Michael O'Hare NE ½ of Lot 8 Range 7 30. Eliza Lurell Lot 11 - Range 7 31. Morris Roach Lot 12 - Range 7 (Roche) 32. Hugh Creighton Lot 13 - Range 7 33. John Beemam Lot 14 & 15 - Range 7 (Beaman?) 34. John Turnbull Lot 16 - Range 7 35. Thomas Lett Lot 17 - Range 7 36. Hugh McGee Lot 18 - Range 7 37. Thomas McVeigh Lot 20, 21, 22 & 23 - Range 7 38. John Stewart Lot 24 & 25 - Range 7 39. G. Hamilton Lot 26 - Range 7 40. Ed Lapointe Lot 27 & 28 - Range 7 41. P. Nadeau Lot 29 - Range 7 42. J. Meonaw (??) Lot 30 - Range 7 43. A. McVeigh Lot 31 - Range 7 44. (??) Milker (??) Lot 32 - Range 7 45. (??) Henery (??) Lot 33 - Range 7 (Henry) Range 6 - Calumet Island Quebec 46. B. McAtteer Lot 1 - Range 6 47. J. Cauley Lot 2 - Range 6 48. Antoine Berube Lot 3 - Range 6 49. R. Turgon Lot 4 - Range 6 (Turgeon ?) 50. James Cahill Lot 5- Range 6 51. Joseph Cahill Lot 6 - Range 6 52. James Cahill Lot 7 1/2- Range 6 53. W. Moore Lot 7 ½ - Range 6 54. James Cahill Lot 8 1/2- Range 6 55. W. Moore Lot 8 ½ - Range 6 56. John Houston Lot 9 - Range 6 57. Joseph Moore Lot 10 - Range 6 58. L. Cahill Lot 11 - Range 6 59. M. Roach Lot 12 1/2- Range 6 60. George Cahill Lot 13 - Range 6 61. D. Cunningham Lot 14 NE 1/2 - Range 6 62. George Cahill Lot 14 SE ½ of - 6th Range 63. Thomas Shirley Lot 15 - Range 6 64. (??) Turnbull Lot 16 - Range 6 65. (??) Turnbull Lot 17 - Range 6 66. Thomas McVeigh Lot 18 - Range 6 67. (?/) Lopath (??) Lot 19 - Range 6 68. Robert Girvan Lot 20 -Right ½ - Range 6 69. Robert Girvan Lot 21-Right ½ - Range 6 70. Arthur McVeigh Lot 22 - Range 6 71. Vacant Lot 23 - Range 6 72. Vacant Lot 24 - Range 6 73. Vacant Lot 25 - Range 6 74. Vacant Lot 26 - Range 6 75. E. Lapointe Lot 27 - Range 6 see Joseph BELLAND and Elisabeth LaPOINTE Lot 24 - Range 2 76. E. Lapointe Lot 28 - Range 6 77. E. Lapointe Lot 29 - Range 6 78. Vacant Lot 30 - Range 6 79. G.W. Osburn Lot 31 - Range 6 (Osborne / Osburne ?) 80. G.w. Osburn Lot 32 - Range 6 81. Fr. Medard Lot 33 - Range 6 82. Vacant Lot 34 - Range 6 83. James Dunn Lot 1 -Range 5 84. James Dunn Lot 2 - Range 5 85. R.G. Leadeu Lot 3 - Range 5 86. John Cahill Lot 4 - Range 5 87. G. Cahill Lot 5 - Range 5 88. Thomas Stitt Lot 6 - Range 5 89. J. Gagnon Lot 7 - Range 5 90. H. Godin Lot 8 - Range 5 91. P. (??) Spencer Lot 9 - Range 5 92. L. Brisard Lot 10 - Range 5 93. D. Moorehead Lot 11 - Range 5 (Moorhead ?) 94. M. Ricard Lot 12 - Range 5 95. L. Martell Lot 13 - Range 5 96. J. Desmoyer Lot 14 - Range 5 97. J. Germais Lot 15 - Range 5 98. M. Germain Lot 16 - Range 5 99. A. Cahill Lot 17 - Range 5 100. W Ostrum Snr Lot 18 - Range 5 101. R. Dunn Lot 19 - Range 5 102. F. Spencer Lot 20 - Range 5 103. Thomas McVeigh Lot 21 - Range 5 104. L. Martell Lot 22 - Range 5 105. S. Steloi Lot 23 - Range 5 106. S. Steloi Lot 24 - Range 5 107. P. Pepin Lot 25 - Range 5 108. R. Ouellet Lot 26 ½ of - Range 5 109. R.Ouellet Lot 27 ½ 0f - Range 5 110. Vacant Lot 28 - Range 5 111. Vacant Lot 29 - Range 5 112. Vacant Lot 30 - Range 5 113. Vacant Lot 31 - Range 5 114. Vacant Lot 32 - Range 5 115. Vacant Lot 33 - Range 5 116. Vacant Lot 34 - Range 5 117. Denis Maiorey (??) Lot 1 - Range 4 (Majory ?) 118. Denis Maiorey (??) Lot 2 - Range 4 119. Thomas Kennedy Lot 3 - Range 4 120. Thomas Kennedy Lot 4 - Range 4 121. John York Lot 5 - Range 4 122. John York Lot 6 - Range 4 123. Thomas McVeigh Lot 7 - Range 4 124. Thomas McVeigh Lot 8 - Range 4 125. Lawn & (??) Lot 9 - Range 4 126. Lawn & (??) Lot 10 - Range 4 127. Lawn & (??) Lot 11 - Range 4 128. John Lawn Lot 12 - Range 4 129. William Lawn Lot 13 - Range 4 130. W. Gordon Lot 14 - Range 4 131. J. Robertson Jr Lot 15 - Range 4 132. J. Roberston Jr Lot 16 - Range 4 133. J. robertson Jr Lot 17 - Range 4 134. Vacant Lot 1 - Range 3 135. P. Kelly Lot 2 - Range 3 136. P. Kelly Lot 3 - Range 3 137. G. Belanger Lot 4 - Range 3 138. T. (??) Atkinson Lot 5 - Range 3 139. J. Turcotte Lot 6 - Range 3 140. E. Rimm (??) Lot 7 - Range 3 141. M. Griffin Lot 8 - Range 3 142. Thomas McVeigh Lot 9 - Range 3 143. Thomas McVeigh Lot 10 - Range 3 144. Thomas McVeigh Lot 11 - Range 3 145. Thomas McVeigh Lot 12 - Range 3 146. A. Roschaud(??) Lot 13 - Range 3 147. F.(??) Rouleau Lot 14 - Range 3 148. D. Brisard Lot 15 - Range 3 149. A. McNalley Lot 16 - Range 3 (McNally) 150. J.B. Meilleur Lot 17 - Range 3 151. P. LaSalle Lot 18 - Range 3 152. Joseph Paquin Lot 19 S ½ - Range 3 153. O.(??) Lapierre Lot 19 N ½ - Range 3 154. F.K. Germain Lot 20 - Range 3 155. A. Ladouceur Lot 21 - Range 3 156. P. Derouin Lot 22 - Range 3 157. J. McCarth Lot 23 - Range 3 158. J. Worill Lot 1A - Range 2 (Worrell ?) 159. J. Worill Lot 1 - Range 2 160. Joseph Houston Lot 2 - Range 2 161. Antoine Ladouceur Lot 3 - Range 2 162. Antoine Ladouceur Lot 4 - Range 2 163. Andrew Bowie Lot 5 - Range 2 164. Richard Gaughen (?/) Lot 6 - Range 2 165. Th. Godin Lot 7 - Range 2 166. M. Godin Lot 8 - Range 2 167. B. Derouin Lot 9 - Range 2 168. L. Lemay Lot 10 - Range 2 169. S. Godin Lot 11 -Range 2 170. R. (??) Lot 12 - Range 2 171. T. (??) Terrill Lot 13 - Range 2 172. P. McNalley Lot 14 - Range 2 173. Vacant Lot 15 - Range 2 174. J. Bertrand Lot 16 - NE ¼ - Range 2 175. S.(??) Maney(??) Lot 16 - SE ¼ - Range 2 176. David Lepine Lot 17 - Range 2 177. L. Richard Lot 18 - E ½ - Range 2 178. A. McNaulty (??) Lot 18 - W ½ - Range 2 (McNulty ?) 179. Antoinne Beland Lot 19 - Range 2 180. (??) Beauchamps Lot 20 - Range 2 181. J.B. Gauthier (??) Lot 21 - Range 2 182. Isaac Bastien Lot 22 - Range 2 183. Joachim Lamothe Lot 23 - Range 2 184. Vas 185. N. Chevallier Lot 25 - Range 2 186. N. Chevallier Lot 26 - Range 2 (Chevalier ?) 187. Vacant Lot 4 - Range 1 188. Thomas Arnold Lot 5 - Range 1 189. John Abbott Lot 6 - Range 1 190. George Kemp Lot 7 - Range 1 191. Martin Griffin Lot 8 - Range 1 192. Vacant Lot 9 - Range 1 193. L. Brissard Lot 10 - Range 1 194. B. Deroin Lot 11 - Range 1 195. T. (??) Ricard Lot 12 - Range 1 196. T. (?/) Ricard Lot 13 - Range 1 197. L. Brisard Lot 14 - Range 1 198. L. Brisard Lot 15 - Range 1 199. FX Rouleau Lot 16 - Range 1 200. L. Jacques Lot 17 - Range 1 201. FX Rouleau Lot 18 - Range 1 202. FX Bastion Lot 19 - Range 1 203. D. Lerriere Lot 20 - Range 1 204. Riel(??) Sicard Lot 21 - Range 1 205. Louis Brissard Lot 22 - Range 1 206. Peter Hanratty Lot 23 - Range 1 207. Thomas McGrath Lot 24 - Range 1 208. Joseph Dufault Lot 1 - South Range 209. Vacant Lot 2 - South Range 210. Vacant Lot 3 - South Range 211. Vacant Lot 4 - South Range 212. B. Brewster Lot 5 - South Range 213. B. Brewster Lot 6 - South Range 214. W. Thomson Lot 7 - South Range 215. W. Thomson Lot 8 - South Range 216. Vacant Lot 9 - South Range 217. W. Thomson Lot 10 - South Range 218. F. Bertrand Lot 10 - North Range 219. Narcisse Rivet Lot 11 - North Range 220. J. Tancie Lot 12 - North Range 221. George Morissette Lot 13 - North Range 222. J. Malo Lot 18 - North Range 223. Baptiste Poirier Lot 22 - North Range 224. J.B. Allard Lots 23 - North Range
also posted on February 9, 2006: Michael Gilchrist is researching his O'Hare and Gilchrist ancestors on Calumet Island.
February 5, 2007: Good afternoon Al. Could you please post that I am looking for pictures of Calumet Island Quebec. Any pictures will do, scenery, people etc. I can also help those looking for that elusive relative who settled on the Island. I have been researching my Kelly, Ladeceour and McGrath roots and have accumulated a large collection on people who settled there. (and Bryson Quebec Also.) Thanks and keep up the good work. Phil McGrath E-Mail: philmcgrath@sympatico.ca
August 11, 2007: hello... i believe my great grandparents were margaret Mcgee...b. 1853 died 1926 and charles donnelly born 1841, died 1889..of calumet island. cannot find record of all their children.. can you help? my grandfather (a son) charles Donnelly married mary margaret Cahill any info would be helpful bernetta (donnelly) hotrum bernetta.hotrum@sympatico.ca
July 5, 2010: Kelly is researching her Ryan and O'Leary ancestors who had settled on Allumette Island by the mid-1850's.


December 2, 2010: A terrific book about the Ottawa River from the time of Samuel de Champlain (c. 1608) to the mid-twentieth century is Ottawa Waterway by Robert Legget - there is a small park at the corner of Main Street and Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East named after him.
Here is a map from page 24 of his book: Map of Calumet and Alumettes Island Keywords Pembroke, Renfrew, Riviere Noire (Black River), Coulonge River, Champlain, Cobden, Muskrat Lake, Chief Tessouat of the Kitchesipirini Band (Algonquin Nation) met Samuel De Champlain on Morrison's Island in 1613. Painting by Arthur Heming, 1910 "Timber Crib in the Calumet Rapids" Source: National Gallery of Canada Painting of Calumet Island by Arthur Heming, 1910

February 10, 2013: Smallpox kills many Algonquin people in Canada Smallpox kills many Algonquin people in Canada
August 28, 2013: Mr. Ken Desjardins has written four books about Catholic Churches in Pontiac County: Glad to hear from you, Al, and happy to share. The books I've written to date and their prices are: "The marriages of St. Peter's Parish, Fort-Coulonge, Quebec 1884 - 1992" $18 "St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Parish, Vinton, Quebec 1875 - 1996" $30 "St. James The Greater Parish, Portage-du-Fort, Quebec 1851 - 1998" $30 "St. Anne's Parish, Grand-Calumet Island, Quebec 1846 – 2004" $50 The small profit from their sale is given to each parish. The one on Fort-Coulonge is nearly out of print and the one on Calumet Island is 640 some pages in two volumes. The books can be picked up here in Orleans, Ontario or from my sister in Fort-Coulonge. I can also ship the books through Canada Post at an additional $10 to $18, depending on where people live. The books are really for heavy users or people who were born in those places. For those who are only looking for a few pieces of information, I would be happy to look up their info & email it to them. Yes, by all means add my email to your site. Take care. Ken, E-mail Ken at kendesjardins@hotmail.com
May 13, 2016: The JEWELL and KENNEDY families
Ireland to Allumette Island, Pontiac County, Quebec
New April 23, 2017: Walter Thompson on Lot 217 Range 6 on Calumet Island Hi Al. Your site came up when I was searching for something else entirely. Walter Thompson was born in about 1814 in County Donegal, Ireland according to my records. In 1850 he was the slide master at the timber slide at Calumet Island. He was my chum's great grandfather. From my records:
Thompson at Calumet Island
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