CLELAND Surname
Lots 25-27, Concession 2, Osgoode Township in 1863 and 1879
Also in Northfield Canton, Ottawa County, Quebec

June 21, 2003:

The 1881 census for Osgoode shows two neighbouring Cleland families in Concession 2.
Most were Presbyterian, but there are many Catholic Clelands buried at St. John's 
in Enniskerry.

Family #1:
1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 1  Page 50  Family 220
	Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace
Robert CLELAND	M	M	45	Irish	O 
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Presbyterian	
Mary Ann CLELAND	F	M	35	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Robert CLELAND	M		20	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Henyh CLELAND	M		18	Irish	O 
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Presbyterian	
Alexander CLELAND	M		14	Irish	O 
	Occ:	Farmer	Religion:	Presbyterian	
Theodore CLELAND	M		12	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
John CLELAND	M		10	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Clarke CLELAND	M		5	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Barthie CLELAND	F		3	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Freddie CLELAND	M		1	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian
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Family #2:
1881 Census Place:	Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375865  NAC C-13229  Dist 104  SubDist G  Div 1  Page 38  Family 168
	Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace
Hugh CLELAND	M	M	36	Irish	O 
	Occ:	Marchent	Religion:	C. Presbyterian	
Mary Ann CLELAND	F	M	27	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Catholic	
Hugh CLELAND	M		9	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
William CLELAND	M		5	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian	
Minney CLELAND	F		2	Irish	O 
			Religion:	Presbyterian
December 1, 2003: I am aware of the Clelands from Osgoode as well as the Clelands from LaChute but I can't make any connection between them and my great-grandfather William Cleland. The earliest record that I can find of him is the 1851 census of Hull,Quebec where I find him working as a hired man for his future father-in-law Hugh Turney. One thing I find somewhat odd is that some of my Clelands wound up living in Carleton Place. ... James Cleland See also the Northfield Cemetery which has been transcribed by James Cleland ... Al 1881 Census Place: Cameron, Ottawa County, Quebec, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375861 NAC C-13225 Dist 97 SubDist OO Page 4 Family 12 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace William CLELAND M M 40 Irish Ireland Occ: Farmer Religion: Church of England Isabel CLELAND F M 35 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England Elizabeth CLELAND F 22 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England James CLELAND M 21 Irish Quebec Occ: Farmer Religion: Church of England Margaret CLELAND F 18 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England William CLELAND M 13 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England John CLELAND M 10 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England Mary Jane CLELAND F 8 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England Sarah Anne CLELAND F 6 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England George CLELAND M 3 Irish Quebec Religion: Church of England
March 10, 2004: New e-mail address for James Cleland: jimcle@nb.sympatico.ca
March 25, 2006: "Cleland Family" feed and seed merchants, operated a general store, in Osgoode Village. Oliver J, Cleland, married , my father's sister Elizabeth Daley in 1906, he operated the Post Office in that building from 1911, till his death ,oct 4 1915, Mrs M Cleland operated the post Office, 1916 to Feb,26 1922, Lon Daley was the acting Post Master from Feb,27 1922 to Nov 13, 1927, Nov,14 1927 , he was made permanent, till July 30, 1941, in 1925 they moved across the street to the new building, 237 main street, you called home . Mr. Pat McGahey, became the owner of the building assisted by his wife, [May Shields], opened up an ice cream parlour , took away the railing on that veranda, and I'll remember going into the store for ice cream, I recall Mr. McGahey sitting in chair while his wife was serving people,??. that building had the first Bell Telephone in the village . the building , has changed owners a number of times. ... Michael Daley
March 21, 2006: Clelands were early postmasters in Osgoode Township.
April 22, 2006: Thanks to Michael Daley for the following:
The Clelands of Osgoode -- A Brief review
Hugh Cleland born 1750 lived in Killinchy woods Ireland died June 3, 1831 buried in Kilmore Cemetery Co Down Ireland, His son William Born 1798 moved to Canada about 1831 settled near the village of Mountain, in Dundas County, Ontario, His wife Mary Cleland died October 28 ,1849, was buried in South Gower Cemetery, William moved with his family to West Osgoode, settled on lot 28, con .2. where he married Nancy Ann, --. By 1855 William had accumulated 550 acres, and as Alexander, John and Hugh came of age they got land. Hugh shared lot 28, con .2 with his father. The west Osgoode Post Office was situated on this lot, Hugh was listed as being a Merchant. . William died 1879 buried in Reids Mills Cemetery, in Osgoode Township, his second wife was a Roman Catholic, her earthly remains lie beneath a grass covered marker in St. Johnís Cemetery ,in Enniskerry ,[ I checked it on Sunday April 9, 2006,] it reads ďNancy Ann wife of William Cleland died April 27, 1880 age 79 years. Hugh Cleland born July 16,1844 ,married Mary Ann Kenny, born ,18 of March 1848, five children were born to this couple, by 1855, the Bytown Prescott rail line was in operation Hugh and two sons, merchants were reported to be shipping cattle by rail to markets, elsewhere, from the Osgoode Station. A Post Office was established in Osgoode Village, in the year ,1880, . Hugh died 1921, he was buried in the Reids Mills Cemetery, his wife Mary Ann Kenny ,died January 9 ,1913, buried in St,Johnís Cemetery, Son, Hugh John ,born May 12 ,1872, married Gertrude Daley, daughter of Thomas Daley and Mary McGee. Minnie born 13 June 1876, married Thomas Herbert , son of James Herbert and Elizabeth Nash, William ,born 27 of July 1877 died Jan, 2 1899. Oliver,born June 16,1884, married Elizabeth Daley, born 1879, daughter of Michael Daley,& Catherine Keough, Oliver eventually owned property at 134 main street in the village of Osgoode , operated a general store, and a feed and seed supplier to farmers, the first Bell Telephone in the village was in this store, Oliver , operated the Post office in this building from 1911 till his death 0ct,4 1915, Roland born Dec,17 1887, married Mary Ann McEvoy,June 9 ,1909, daughter of John McEvoy and Anastasia Powers , Roland died Feb,25 1911, [no children] Mary Ann , married June 28 ,1922,to John Harvey McEwen [widower] son of James McEwen & Catherine Gosson, The farm homes of William , and Hugh Cleland are occupied by Grandsonís of Hugh Cleland, and Gertrude Daley, Oliver and Hugh, with their families, James Cleland born 1830 Ėd, 1890. son of William &Mary, married Matilda Moses in 1855 ,Matilda died Sept 15 ,1915,is buried Fleming Saskatchewan , Son ,Robert Cleland, born August 15, 1834 married Eliza Wright April 3 ,1873, Robert and Eliza are buried in the Union cemetery on the Prescott Road [ now called Stagecoach road] for much more, contact the Osgoode tws Historical Society, ... Michael Daley
New November 6, 2006: Gentlemen, I ran across www.bytown.net/cleland.htm this evening and am very excited. Iím hoping you may help me find a link with William Cleland of Mountain / West Osgoode and my line. My GGGG grandfather, Thomas Cleland, was born 1798 in County Down and settled in Edwardsburg, Grenville Co. before 25 Oct 1830 (the date my GGG grandfather William Thomas was born). Thomas was married to Mary McClaffery but Iím not sure if they were married in Ireland or Canada. They had six other children beside William Thomas (who married Catherine Urania Orr): Mary, John, James Elias (m. Marinda Marlatt), Elizabeth Jane (m. William David Giffin), Robert, Thomas Alexander (m. Elizabeth Lamson). I know my line communicated with Cleland family members in Dundas County, I just donít know how they were connected. If you have any information on a connection, I would be very grateful to hear back from you. Thank you, ... Elizabeth Boggs GA, USA ___________________________ reply to Elizabeth from Michael Daley: Hi Elizabeth, hope this helps The Cleland of Osgoode, A Brief review, Hugh Cleland born 1750 lived in Killinchy Woods Ireland died June 3, 1831 buried in Kilmore Cemetery Co. Down Ireland, His son William Born 1798 moved to Canada about 1831, settled near the village of Mountain, in Dundas County, Ontario, His wife Mary Cleland died October 28 ,1849, was buried in South Gower Cemetery. William moved with his family to West Osgoode, settled on lot 28, con .2. where he married Nancy Ann, --. By 1855 William had accumulated 550 acres, and as Alexander, John and Hugh came of age they got land. Hugh shared lot 28, con .2 with his father. The west Osgoode Post Office was situated on this lot, Hugh was listed as being a Merchant. William died 1879 buried in Reids Mills Cemetery, in Osgoode Township, his second wife was a Roman Catholic, her earthly remains lie beneath a grass covered marker in St. Johnís Cemetery ,in Enniskerry , [I checked it on Sunday April 9, 2006,] it reads ďNancy Ann wife of William Cleland died April 27,1880 age 79 years. Hugh Cleland born July 16,1844 ,married Mary Ann Kenny, born ,18 of March 1848, five children were born to this couple, by 1855, the Bytown Prescott rail line was in operation Hugh and two sons, merchants were reported to be shipping cattle by rail to markets, elsewhere, from the Osgoode Station. A Post Office was e stablished in Osgoode Village, in the year ,1880, . Hugh died 1921, he was buried in the Reids Mills Cemetery, his wife Mary Ann Kenny ,died January 9 ,1913, buried in St,Johnís Cemetery, Son, Hugh John ,born May 12 ,1872, married Gertrude Daley, daughter of Thomas Daley and Mary McGee. Minnie born 13 June 1876, married Thomas Herbert , son of James Herbert and Elizabeth Nash, William ,born 27 of July 1877 died Jan, 2 1899, Oliver,born June 16,1884,married Elizabeth Daley, born 1879, daughter of Michael Daley, & Catherine Keough, Oliver eventually owned property at 134 main street in the village of Osgoode ,operated a general store, and a feed and seed supplier to farmers, the first Bell Telephone in the village was in this store, Oliver , operated the Post office in this building from 1911 till his death 0ct,4 1915, Roland born Dec,17 1887, married Mary Ann McEvoy,June 9 ,1909, daughter of John McEvoy, and Anastasia Powers , Roland died Feb,25 1911, [no children] Mary Ann , marriedJohn Harvey McEwen [widower] son of James McEwen & Catherine Gosson, James Cleland born 1830 Ėd, 1890. son of William & Mary, married Matilda Moses in 1855 ,Matilda died Sept 15 ,1915,is buried Fleming Saskatchewan, Son ,Robert Cleland, born August 15, 1834 married Eliza Wright April 3 ,1873, Robert and Eliza are buried in the Union cemetery on the Prescott Road [ now called Stagecoach road] for much more, contact the Osgoode Towmship Historical Society, ... Michael Daley

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