Gabriel DUNLOP and Ellen McCLOSKEY
Ireland to Chelsea, Quebec, 1820's

September 12, 2005: Picture - Dunlop Picnic Area, Gatineau Park
Picture of Meech Lake
July 23, 2005: The pioneer Dunlop family came from Ireland and were among the first settlers in the Meech Lake area of the Gatineau Valley. According to Katharine Fletcher's book, Historical Walks, The Gatineau Park Story, John Dunlop, who had a cabin near Camp Fortune in 1900, "was a hardy pioneer who at the turn of the century gave up the fight against bears, trees and shrubs, and moved his house and wares down the valley". (page 18). Pioneer neighbours of the Dunlops were the Mulvihill, Daly, Carroll, Lacharity, Jeremiah Sheehan, William Jeffs and Asa Meech families. The following is from Will Dunlop: "Our records indicate that the Gabriel Dunlop who married Ellen McCloskey was the son of (1) Gabriel Dunlap (b. 1803) who married Margaret Daley / Daly. That Gabriel's father is (2) Gabriel Dunlap of Old Chelsea who married Catherine Hoben (Hoban?). I have 100+ names of Gabriel's descendants here in Ottawa region. You may certainly use the Dunlap/Dunlop info. as you see fit. The earliest reference source we have to Gabriel Dunlap & wife Catherine Hoben is found in Anson Gard's book, Humours and Peoples (?) in the Ottawa Valley. [I've misplaced my copy and am guessing at the title.] The National Archives have a number of maps of the first land grants on the Meech Creek Valley and the Dunlap grant can be found adjacent to that of Nicholas Sparks. The faint imprint of the Dunlap farm can be found of course along the Dunlop Rd. at Camp Fortune and below at the (NCC) Dunlop Picnic Grounds. It was a pleasure exploring your website. Well done! Now if I can only find some information on the Kealeys and Murphys (Mountain Road). All the best, keep up the good work." ... Will Dunlop ____________________________ 1881 Census Place: Hull, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375861 NAC C-13225 Dist 97 SubDist Z Div 1 Page 103 Family 439 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occupation Religion Gabriel DUNLOP M M 72 Irish Ireland Farmer Catholic Margaret DUNLOP F M 64 Irish Ireland Catholic Elisabeth DUNLOP F 40 Irish Quebec Servant Catholic Margaret DUNLOP F 30 Irish Quebec Catholic Isabella DUNLOP F 24 Irish Quebec Servant Catholic Anna DUNLOP F 21 Irish Quebec Servant Catholic
August 30, 2005: Hi Wendy and Will: Thanks for your recent e-mails. I've included Wendy's e-mail address as another contact for the Dunlops (and others in the Meech Lake / Chelsea area). There were many connections between the early settlers of the South Gloucester area of what is now Ottawa, and the pioneers in the Gatineau Valley. This may be one, although I'm not sure if and how this Dunlop family connects with yours. The following record is from Our Lady of the Visitation cemetery on Bank Street, just north of Mitch Owens Road. In memory of James R. Dunlap died April 17, 1895 aged 55 years. May his soul rest in peace. His wife Mary J. Fenning (Fanning) died Sept. 29, 1920 aged 73 years. John A. Dunlap died August 31, 1904, aged 65 years, Lucy E. Dunlap died July 8, 1918, aged 36 years. Mary Stackpole 1886-1942, wife of Patrick Dunlop. Billy Dunlop, July 10, 1928, aged 11 years. Agnes Dunlop Phillips 1885-1966. Patrick Dunlop died April 8, 1969, aged 90 years. Source: Cemetery listing transcribed August 1985 by David G. Bryden. See wedding photo dated April 16, 2015, below). New Dunlop researcher: Wendy Millar (e-mail address included below)
August 31, 2005: Jeez, Al we seem to be related. My great uncle, after whom I am partly named, is the Patrick Dunlop who married Minnie Stackpole. His brother John Joseph Dunlop is my grandfather. They were both from the family farm in Greely. Their parents were James Robert Dunlap and Mary Jane Fanning. I think they're all buried at St. Mary's in South Gloucester. (now Our Lady of the Visitation). We should maybe compare notes in case we're third or fourth cousins or something. Regards, John Patrick William Dunlop. ________________________________ Hi Will, Wendy and Mike: It's a real small world. I'm sending a copy of this e-mail to Michael Daley, also, whose family were near neighbours of the Stackpoles and Fannings in Osgoode Township beginning about the 1830's. Mike, this correspondence relates to the Dunlop family who had connections to the Meech Lake area and also to our gang. There are some fairly complete (and interesting) histories of the Stackpoles and the Fannings already on our web site. The Dunlops are mentioned on both of these pages, but I never connected them to Gabriel Dunlop from Meech Lake. The Stackpoles from County Cork were next door neighbours of my Christopher ancestors beginning in the 1840's. (Stage Coach Road). My Burns ancestors were on the Manotick Station Road, the next concession to the west. The Stackpoles, Christophers and Burns were often godparents for each others' children. I'll update these pages tomorrow, with your permission, Will. Also, Michael, I'll add your e-mail address to these pages as well. Take care, ... Al ________________________________ Indeed you are right Al. Of course you have my permission (and my blessing) to use the material to update your site. You need not ask. It is your very site that seems to be shrinking the world around town! Part of the Dunlap Farm at Meech Creek (the site of present day Camp Fortune on the Dunlop Road just at the corner of the Dunlop P{icnic Grounds) was expropriated / sold by / to the NCC. My ggrandfather James Robert Dunlap obtained the farm in Greely. So the lineage travels from Old Chelsea through Greely back to Ottawa. The sequence for me is Gabriel-William-Robert-John-John-William. A you suggested, I connected with Michael Daley's page on the Fannings. What a great find ... considering that it describes my grandparents. Might I offer some detail to the descendants info. of Mary Jane Fanning? (1) Her son 'Jack' was my grandfather's familiar name but he is christened John Joseph. He married (my granny) Laura O'Callaghan (daughter of Mary Helena McCartin and John Henry "Black Jack" O'Callaghan) of Osgoode. (2) The daughter "Pidgey" is the familiar name of Bridget Ann who married Michael Foran and had 4 children: Veronica, Viola, John and Margaret (the mother of His Eminence, Bishop Brendan O'Brien). I hope this helps. All the best. ... Will _____________________________ and thanks to Michael Daley for the following: hi to all, AL, WILL and Wendy, [read this slow] i just pulled this file out, dated march 1999 ,its reads info to Michael Daley, subject , Fanning article , Dec 98 newsletter. i enjoyed very much your article concerning the Fannings , there is one bit of information that i would like to add, John Fenning [son of Patrick Fenning and Ann Guilfoyle] was first married to Catherine "Kate" Dunlop, [March 1864-Dec,1896, she was the daughter of George Dunlop, [12 April, 1841-22 Aug, 1925,and Mary Ann Daley,[8 April,1846-1882 ] of Farm Point, Quebec. George is a younger brother of J. Robert Dunlap, who married Mary Jane Fenning. Catherine's name is inscribed on the same tombstone as John F ,.in St. Catherine's cemetery, Metcalfe, Osgoode Township. another thing which i noticed from reading the inscriptions is that John's baby, Walter Patrick died just a few days after his father, John on April 6, 1900 and the baby on April 21.1900 , signed Diane Proc,[dianeproc@rogers.com]. ... Michael Daley
September 1, 2005: Hi to all, My brother Will has been forwarding messages passed between you about the Dunlops who originated in the Meech Lake area (where Camp Fortune is now) and then some moved on to Gloucester Township. I am the same Diane P who sent the message to Mike Daley about John Fenning. I thought maybe we should keep in touch. I will look over the website and see if there is anything that should be added that I know of. I've gotten away from hard research in recent years but Will keeps me up to date. I just recently transferred my data from my old Mac computer to my new Windows XP one. I will try to get back to you all soon with my thoughts, observations on the website data. Are any of you going to the BIFHSGO conference in September? Maybe we could touch base there. We have a photo of Patrick Dunlop and Minnie Stackpole on their wedding day. It was used once as the cover of the Ontario Gen Soc newletter. My up to date e-mail address is dianeproc@rogers.com or diane_proc@hotmail.com . Happy hunting! ... Diane
September 16, 2005: Hello all! Dunlop's picnic area (the picture of the Dunlop sign) is the land which my ancestors Gabriel and Ellen (McCloskey) who first settled up on the Gatineau Hills (our family said up on the mountain) to their sons James and John. My grandmother Catherine Dunlop (McGrath) was given a piece of land on the Old Meech Lake Road where there is a ski tow today. I visited what we called the house at the Lake often when I was a child. The Federal District Commission (now the NCC) expropriated land from the Dunlop's first in the 1930's. My grandmother kept the house at the lake until the early 1950's when the National Capital Commission expropriated it. Her sister Annie Dunlop (Mrs. O'Neil) refused to her land on the Old Meech Lake road and remained there without electricity and running water until her death. Annie's son Martin lived with her grandson until I believe it was the 1970's. Martin died and the NCC stepped in. I remember hot summer days traveling up the Mine Road past the Mica mine in my Grandmother's 1940 something car. My Aunt drove the car having learned to drive after my Grandfather's death and she would take my sister, myself and my Uncle up to the lake. Great times we had with my Dad's cousin's children (his Uncle Johnny and Jimmy's kids) and my Uncle Gus McGrath had a Hot Dog stand a Meech Lake Road and Camp Fortune Road. My Uncle (who was two years older than my older sister) would take us to the creek scaring us with snakes he would pick up off the rocks. It seem to me in my child like mind that there were hundreds of snakes bathing in the sun on the rocks and my Uncle took great delight in chasing us girls with a snake or too. The old place is gone but memories of traveling on the gravel road across the wood trestle (over the creek) is still in childhood memories. Also I heard stories that the Dunlops and McCloskeys had the best parties. People gathered with their fiddles playing and dancing until the late hours of the night. P.S. Al - I am still interested in the husband of Alice Christoper McGrath and their two children. Would appreciate if you could give my email address to your cousin? ... Pat
March 14, 2007: Thanks to Will Dunlop for the following link to the Gabriel Dunlop family history: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/l/Thomas-J-Daley/FILE/0015text.txt
April 26, 2007: ... and more from Will Dunlop: Excerpt from: Laughing All the Way Home, Joan Finnigan, 1984, Deneau Publishers, Ottawa, ISBN 0-88879-103-8 [In a conversation in 1980 with Carl Jennings (born 1900) of Sheenboro, (Pontiac County) Quebec]. - page 58 " John Dunlop, God rest his soul, was one of the best. He was a neighbour of mine but he originally came from Dunlop's Hill at Camp Fortune. He and I were great friends: we shared machinery and we went to all the fairs together and we drank together. We were going out this time for a little drink at Sheen. And John's wife Ann said, "Now, John, supper will be ready at seven. Be home." So anyhow we got back the next morning about two. And when we come in the door, John's wife took his dinner out of the oven and smashed his plate on the floor. And John walked over to the cupboard and took another plate, and smashed it on the floor. And she walked over to the cupboard and took another plate, and smashed it on the floor. They took turns for a while until John finally said to his wife, "If we keep this up, we'll have nothing to eat off. Let's go have a drink." So we all packed off and went to the Sheen for another round." "I can tell you another John Dunlop story. One time we were out on a binge and didn't get home until four in the morning. It was one damn cold night and when we got to Dunlop's the door was locked. We pounded on the door for a while. Finally John's wife came down, took pity on us and come down, and opened the door and let us in. And John said to her right there in the middle of the kitchen, "My girl, half of this farm is yours. Half this house is yours. Half this door is yours. From now on, you lock your half - but leave my half open."
September 17, 2010: My Dunlop ancestors from Old Chelsea Quebec had relatives in Horton Township up in Renfrew County, which up until a few weeks ago I could not find what happened to the family after 1871. Now I can report that they left Canada for Kansas, USA. I contacted Will Dunlop & passed the info on so that he can fill in his Dunlop line with the info. MARRIAGE – 1841 Source of marriage - at La Cathedrale Ottawa (Notre Dame) 1827-1840 Vol 1, page 271 # 35, marriage of Gabriel and Ann Patterson. 1841 Notre Dame Cathedrale Ottawa marriage record indicates that Ann Patterson and Gabriel are both of Horton Township. (Renfrew area Ontario) - Presence of James Dunlop, Michael Patterson and Honore Davis. CENSUS HORTON TOWNSHIP 1871 1871 Horton Township, Renfrew Gabe Dunlop, age 60, born in Ontario (1811) Roman Catholic, District Renfrew South (081) Horton (H) Division 1, page 17, C10, 020 RG31 Statistics Canada. ISSUE: - All born Horton Township Renfrew James Catherine John Gabriel Ann William Sarah Jane (This line of Dunlop’s did not settle in Old Chelsea as my great-great great grandfather Gabriel Dunlop and his wife Margaret Daly did. However I have in my possession a photograph taken of Robert Dunlop in Renfrew who married a cousin Mary Dunlop from Chelsea. My research over the years did not reap any benefit of finding where the Renfrew Dunlop’s went until a couple of weeks ago when I found that they emigrated to Kansas. The Kansas 1880 census records the following information: 1880 USA census - March 1, 1885 - page 1, District 3 enumeration District 2, Twin Mound Township line 15, roll K51885_98 "Ann (I believe to be Patterson) age 75 living with son Gabrile age 33, on a farm Township Aldine, County Norton Kansas. The death of Gabriel and his wife Anne is as follows Gabriel Dunlop Born 1819 D 1889 New Amelo, Norton , Kansas, USA Anne Patterson B 1819 County Tyrone Ireland Died 1818 New Amelo, Norton Kansas ... Patricia McGrath
April 9, 2012: It's been a while since we've exchanged messages. Reading "what's new" on your site, as I do daily, I realized the marriages listed on the page for Notre Dame Cathedral includes that of my ancestor and namesake, William Dunlop. My gr/gr/grandfather. His marriage to Bridget Daley can be found in the list of 1830 marriages. You might wish to cross-refernce this item to your existing Gabriel Dunlop page. William worked for Philemon Wright and his name is listed among the Wright Papers in the National Archives as holding an account at Wright's store. The date was 1818 and he was buying shoes. ... Will Dunlop _________________________________ April 10, 2012: Anson Gard's book, Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa and Humours of the Valley, written in 1904, states that Gabriel Dunlop arrived in the Ottawa area in 1831. However, here's a note from Will Dunlop which states that he was here by 1818. Thanks Al. I know the Anson Gard reference you mean ... page 363. It gave us the earliest date for our ancestors until my sister's research found the 1818 date in the Wright Papers. This Meech Creek Valley Dunlop clan is related to one of the Valley Dunlop clans in the Goulbourn and Renfrew areas. Gabriel's brother, James Dunlop is referenced in the book, Founding Families of Admaston, Horton & Renfrew Village (library ref. 971.381.F771) pages 108-110. One of James' grandsons, Robert, married one of Gabriel's granddaughters, Mary, with special dispensation from the Church, in Hull in 1862. No children. If the book is accurate the Dunlop family originates in County Roscommon. No information yet on how and when they actually arrived in Upper and Lower Canada. regards, Will According to Anson Gard's book, Gabriel Dunlap married Catherine Hoben. Some of the family never came over. Children who came to Canada: William married Bridget Daly, Gabriel married Margaret Daly, Sarah married John Brooks, Catherine married Elisha Sheffield, jr., and Elizabeth married Thomas Berry. (page 363).
April 30, 2013: Thanks to Michel Groulx for the following: Ancestors of Michel Roger Joseph Groulx to James Dunlop / Dunlap (Census Records) James Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. was born abt. 1785 in County Roscommon, Ireland James Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. married Mary (???) Mary (???) was born abt. 1794 in County Cork, Ireland 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Province: Canada West (Ontario) District: Renfrew County Sub-district: Horton Image: 13 James Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. was listed as 67 years old Mary (???) was listed as 50 years old Robert Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. was listed as 22 years old 1861 Census of Canada Province: Canada West County: Renfrew Image Number: 367 Robert Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. was listed as 28 years old James Dunlop / Dunlap Sr. was listed as 73 years old Mary (???) was listed as 70 years old James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. was born abt. 1821 in Goulbourn Township, Ontario (Upper Canada) James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. married Mary Butler (???) Mary Butler (???) was born abt. 1820 in County Tipperary, Ireland 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Province: Canada West (Ontario) District: Renfrew County Sub-district: Horton Image: 11 James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. was listed as 30 years old Mary Butler (???) was listed as 31 years old William Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 6 years old James Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 4 years old Mary Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 2 years old Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was born in 1856 (???) in Admaston, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Note: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Nipissing, Calvin – Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap birth date is recorded as 28 February 1856 (???). Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap died on 24 August 1926 and he was buried on 26 August 1926 in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Note: It states on the burial record dated 26 August 1926 that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap died at the age of 67 years old and he was born in Admaston. Name of Father: James Dunlop / Dunlap Birthplace of Father: Ireland Name of Mother: Maggie ? Birthplace of Mother: Ireland Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap married * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle daughter of (Francois Diel / Dielle / Doyle and Rosalie Vaillant) * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle was born estimated around 1862 (???) according to her burial records. Note: According to the 1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Nipissing, Calvin – Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle birth date is recorded as 01 March 1862. I have two separate baptism records which are under the name Angele Dielle and from those records both parents are different, baptism record number [1] may be the official baptism record for * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle. Angele Dielle [1] was born on 28 February 1859 and she was baptized on 01 March 1859 in La Passe, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada at the Paroisse Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel. Note: Angele Dielle [1] is the daughter of Francois Dielle and Rose Vaillant, there is no other baptismal records listed in the year range of 1862 under the name of Angeline Dielle born in Fort Coulonge, Quebec, Canada. The parish of St-Pierre de Fort Coulonge did not begin recording church acts until 01 January 1885, prior to this a mission did exist in the village but the register was maintained in La Passe, Paroisse Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel across the river in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. Angele Diel [ 2 ] was baptized on 09 December 1866 at the age of 2 months old in La Passe, Paroisse Notre-Dame du Mont-Carmel, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Angele Diel [2] is the daughter of Baptiste Dielle et Angelique Lariviere * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle died on 10 July 1917 and she was buried on 12 July 1917 in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Note: * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle is listed as Angeline Dunlap on her death register. Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (Census Records) 1861 Census of Canada Province: Canada West County: Renfrew Image Number: 372 James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. was listed as 39 years old Mary Butler (???) was listed as 39 years old William Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 14 years old James Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 12 years old Mary Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 10 years old Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 8 years old Margaret Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 6 years old Judy – Judith Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 4 years old Robert Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 1 year old 1871 Census of Canada Province: Ontario District: Renfrew South Sub-district: Admaston Image Number: 9 James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. was listed as 53 years old Mary Butler (???) was listed as 55 years old James Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 25 years old William Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 23 years old Mary Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 20 years old Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 17 years old, he is listed under the name (Gabe) Margaret Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 15 years old Judy – Judith Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 13 years old Robert Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 10 year old 1901 Census of Canada Province: Ontario District: Nipissing Sub-district: Calvin Image Number: 1 Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 45 years old (b. 28 February 1856) * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle was listed as 39 years old (b. 01 March 1862) Mary Adeline Dunlop was listed as 12 years old (b. 04 March 1888) Rosanne Dunlop was listed as 10 years old (b. 24 September 1890) William Dunlop was listed as 9 years old (b. 01 July 1891) Angeline Dunlop was listed as 7 years old (b. 04 March 1893) 1911 Census of Canada Province: Ontario District: Nipissing Sub-district: Sub-District 28 - Calvin Image Number: 8 Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was listed as 50 years old (b. February 1861) * Angeline Diel / Dielle / Doyle was listed as 49 years old (b. March 1862) Mary Adeline Dunlop was listed as 22 years old (b. March 1889) Rosanne Dunlop was listed as 20 years old (b. November 1891) William Dunlop was listed as 18 years old (b. July 1893) Angeline Dunlop was listed as 16 years old (b. March 1895) Mary Adeline Dunlop Mary Adeline Dunlop was born on 04 March 1889 in Admaston, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Mary Adeline Dunlop died on 01 April 1963 and she was buried in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Mary Adeline Dunlop married Joseph Oliver Laplante son of (Denis Laplante and Catherine Labelle) on 23 January 1906 in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Joseph Oliver Laplante was born on 28 December 1883 and he was baptized on 20 January 1884 in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Joseph Oliver Laplante died on 21 November 1973 and he was buried in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Clara Belle Laplante Clara Belle Laplante was born on 03 May 1908 Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada and she was baptized on 24 May 1908 in Bonfield, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada at the Ste-Bernadette Parish. Clara Belle Laplante died on 03 March 1986 in North Bay, Ontario, Canada and she was buried in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Clara Belle Laplante married Lionel Hector Amyot / Amyotte son of (Eusebe – Eusibe Amyot / Amiot and Marie Mathilde Brisson) on 19 August 1930 in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Ontario, Canada. Lionel Hector Amyot / Amyotte was born on 22 August 1902 and he was baptized on 22 August 1902 in Embrun, Russell, Ontario, Canada at the St-Jacques Church. Lionel Hector Amyot / Amyotte died on 02 June 1992 in Mattawa, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada and he was buried in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Marie Yvonne Amyot Marie-Yvonne Amyot married Lionel Groulx son of (Denis Louis Groulx and Elizabeth a.k.a. Liza Lapensee) all of the above is from Joseph Roger Michel Groulx __________________________ The following was submitted by Will Dunlop: You have James Dunlap Sr. correctly shown as born in 1785 in Co. Roscommon. I have the same and I have Gabriel born in 1819 in Ireland; James Jr. born in 1822 in Goulburn Township; John born 1817 in Ireland (who married Rebecca Burwell), William born in 1826 in Hull, P.Q. and Robert born in 1830 in Goulburn. The son Gabriel married Anne Patterson on Aug,31, 1849 in Notre Dame parish in Bytown. She was born in 1821 in County Tyrone, Ireland. Our records are similiar to your list and show their children included Mary (1843), James (1846), Katherine (1847), John (1849), Gabriel (1850), Ann (1852), William (1856) and Sarah Jane (1860). Your info about the son Gabriel's marriage to Cath. McEnroe and move to Kansas is all new to me. James' son, James Jr. who married Mary Butler also had a son, Gabriel, b. 1852, not 1856. It seems to be this Gabriel who married your Angeline Diel/Doyle. I had no information about the Nipissing connection. The senior James Dunlap had a brother Gabriel, also born in Ireland. He married Catherine Hoben and we know he was in the Meech Creek Valley (Old Chelsea, P.Q.) by 1818 (source: Philomen Wright Papers, Nat. Archives). Accompanying children included William, Gabriel (b.1803), Catherine, Elizabeth and Sarah (source: Pioneers of the Upper Ottawa by Anson A. Gard), [Note: I descend from this William and his father Gabriel.] That son Gabriel in turn named a son Gabriel (b. 1843) who in turn named a son Gabriel Augustine (b.1874) and also had another grandson named Gabriel (b. 1930's). All this to say that it's not easy keeping track of the Gabes. ... Will Dunlop ________________________________________ Over to Michel: Hi Will & Allan, You mentioned that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was born in 1852 and not 1856 were you able to find his baptismal record at Ottawa Stake Family History Center under Mount St. Patrick (1846 – 1910) or Renfrew, St. Francis Xavier (1852 – 1866)? I never got around at looking at those microfilms but if you have this document with his parents (James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. and Mary Butler) with their name on it can you please forward me a copy. I have a baptismal record of Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap older brother William Dunlop / Dunlap (26 June 1846) in Mont St-Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada and his mother is listed as Marguerite Butler and not as Mary I would imagine that she also went by the name Maggie which would be short for Marguerite the name Maggie is also listed on Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap death record in 1926. Regards, ... Michel
September 27, 2013: Our deepest sympathies to Will Dunlop and his family. ... Al
Obituary for Mr. John (Jack) Dunlop

January 30, 2014: Hello, My name is Shawn Francis Dunlop. I am related to James Stephen Dunlop, the last owner of the Dunlop farm located at the bottom of Camp Fortune hill, close to the Dunlop picnic grounds. I remember visiting my Great Aunt Annie and Martin when they lived in the old house on the old Dunlop road back in the 70s. My grandfather is buried along with a lot of the family at St. Stephens Church in Old Chelsea. James and My grandmother Bridget had seven children. They were . . . . . . . All have passed now and only fond memories remain. I do remember going up and swimming in Meech Creek, as a child and wonderful suppers cooked on woodstoves in Old Chelsea. The original farm was expropriated by the now NCC to preserve the land as it was before it was populated. My grandfather ran a lumber mill, did some farming as well. I have heard many stories of deer and bear hunting, and incredible stream fishing for speckled trout. My father said he used to go fishing for trout when he was young to feed the Mink my Uncle Walter kept on the farm. I remember the apple orchards, and the streams that used to be controlled before the beavers came back and flooded all the fields again. If I can help fill in any holes in this family history, please contact me via the e-mail links below. I remember my father many times running into people and then after telling my brother and I that that person was a relative. I am sure most of the original Irish families were related from the area one way or another. ... Shawn Dunlop ___________________________ Hello cousin! I think I have found you in my Dunlap/Dunlop family tree. I'm thinking you are in the line of James Dunlop (1878-1957) and Bridget Anne Burke (b.1912). I have few details about some of their children. If I am correct you are descended from James back through Gabriel Dunlop (b. Jan. 1843) and Ellen McCloskey, Gabriel Dunlop (b.1803) and Margaret Daley and lastly, our shared family patriarch, Gabriel Dunlap and spouse, Catherine Hoban. I would love to hear more about your family. It would add much missing info about the Dunlop clan and I have more details about your relatives still in the Ottawa and Farm Point, PQ regions. ... Will Dunlop
April 20, 2014 Additional Information from Michel Groulx on Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. (1850 – 1924) son of (Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Sr. and Anne Paterson) and Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) son of (James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. and Mary Butler) Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. son of (Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Sr. and Anne Paterson) was born on 12 November 1850 and he was baptized on 15 December 1850 in Mount St-Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada. Church Record: Baptism Source Information: Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747 – 1967 Location or Parish: Mont St Patrick Year Range: 1846 – 1851 Image Number: 46
Baptism Record
Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. died on 16 August 1924 and he was buried at St Joseph Cemetery New Almelo, Norton, Kansas, USA.
Tombstone for Gabriel Dunlap
It states on the thombstone that Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr was born 28 February 1853 ??? ************* Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap son of (James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. and Mary Butler) was born on 28 February 1853 in Admaston, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada and he was baptized on 05 March 1853 in St-Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. Parish: St Francis Xavier, Renfrew for the years 1852-1866 Record: Baptism Source Information: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church) runs the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The FHL, has one of the most impressive collections of genealogical material in the world. Location: Toronto Reference Library for interlibrary loan of LDS microfilm (Church of Latter Day Saints) LDS Microfilm Number: 1304821
Baptism Record
Rev. T. Patrick Ryan was a past pastor at St Francis Xavier Parish in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada (1893 – 1914) Rev. T. Patrick Ryan (1893 – 1914) made correction’s to Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) baptism record possibly to confirm the biological parents of Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. (1850 – 1924) and there may have been a request from Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. (1850 – 1924) himself or his descendants to provide an actual baptism document with his parents name on it and Rev. T. Patrick Ryan (1893 – 1914) may have not been aware that Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. (1850 – 1924) original baptism record was actually kept in the church archives of Mount St. Patrick, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada therefore Rev. T. Patrick Ryan (1893 – 1914) may have suspected that Rev. Bouvier (1852 – 1854) may have accidentally inserted incorrect names on the baptism record dated 28 February 1853. Rev. T. Patrick Ryan (1893 – 1914) wrote on an angle next to the original baptism record dated 05 March 1853 that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap mother name should be Patterson or and underneath it states Father’s name James, then the pastor / curator authorized the document (P. T. Ryan) then it seem’s that he wrote short for Patterson Patter most likely. The actual baptism record dated 05 March 1853 for Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap was originally written in French: Le cinq mars mil huit cent cinquante trois a ete baptise par nous pretre … Gabriel ne le vingt huit fevrier dernier du mariage legitime de Gabriel James ? Dunlop et de Mary Butler. Parrain Thomas …… et marraine Louisa Whelan qui non’t pas signer. Bouvier Ptre. Rev. Bouvier was a past pastor at St Francis Xavier Parish in Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada (1852 – 1854) James ? was written above Gabriel Dunlop Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap died on 24 August 1926 and he was buried on 26 August 1926 in Calvin Township-Eau Claire, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. Church Record: Burial Source Information: Ontario, Canada, Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747 – 1967 Location or Parish: Mattawa Year Range: 1926 – 1935 Image Number: 14
Burial Record
Note: It states on the burial record dated 26 August 1926 that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap died at the age of 67 years old and he was born in Admaston. Church Record: Death Source Information: Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869 – 1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939 – 1947 Location or Parish: Nipissing Year: 1926 Image Number: 16 Note: It states on the death record dated 24 August 1926 that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap father is listed as James Dunlop / Dunlap and his birthplace was Ireland and Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap mother was Maggie ? and her birthplace was Ireland * Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) census records in 1901, 1911 & 1921 in Calvin Township, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada all indicate his birth month was February. ************* Gabriel Dunlap / Dunlop Jr. (1850 – 1924) and Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) were 1st cousins. ************* Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) had a twin brother named Richard Dunlop / Dunlap. ************* Richard Dunlop / Dunlap son of (James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. and Mary Butler) was born on 28 February 1853 and he was baptized on 05 March 1853 in St-Francis Xavier Parish, Renfrew, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. Parish: St Francis Xavier, Renfrew for the years 1852-1866 Record: Baptism Source Information: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS church) runs the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The FHL, has one of the most impressive collections of genealogical material in the world. Location: Toronto Reference Library for interlibrary loan of LDS microfilm (Church of Latter Day Saints) LDS Microfilm Number: 1304821
Baptism Record
Richard Dunlop / Dunlap original baptism record dated 05 March 1853 states his parents are (James Dunlop / Dunlap Jr. and Mary Butler). Regards, Michel Roger Joseph Groulx Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Please let me know if this seems accurate or if any correction need to be made; any feed back would be greathly appreciated.
CORRECTION received from Michel Groulx: 1921 Census of Canada does not state that Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) birth month is in February. * Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) census records in 1901 & 1911 in Calvin Township, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada all indicate his birth month was February. * Gabriel Dunlop / Dunlap (1853 – 1926) census records in 1901, 1911 & 1921 in Calvin Township, Nipissing, Ontario, Canada all indicate his birth month was February. 1921 Census of Canada Province: Ontario District: Nipissing Sub-district 17 – Calvin (Township) Image Number: 2 It specifies the following on the 1921 Census of Canada for Gabriel Dunlop Gabriel Dunlop was born in Ontario Gabriel Dunlop is listed as being 70 years old. Gabriel Dunlop is listed as being a widower Gabriel Dunlop (father) was born in Canada Gabriel Dunlop (mother) was born in Ireland ... Michel Groulx
New April 16, 2015: Thanks to Diane Proc for this photograph of Minnie / Mary Stackpole and Patrick Dunlop:
Marriage of Patrick Dunlop and Minnie / Mary Stackpole in 1907

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