Eganville
Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

History and Genealogy


August 31, 2013:
Sign for Eganville
Museum at Eganville Map Source: Wallings 1863 Map of Renfrew County Museum at Eganville
During our day-trip to the museum at Eganville, we bumped into John Egan...
John Egan
John Egan was certainly a busy pioneer. He was known for being: the namesake for Eganville; timberman; a one-time Mayor of Aylmer, Quebec; founder of Quyon and Aumond; a member of the Legislature; a Justice of the Peace; a Militia man; a railroad builder; a Rideau Canal advocate; and an advocate of the Opeongo Line. Thanks to the staff at the Eganville Museum, we were permitted to take several pictures and we provide some of them here for your convenience... One display highlighted six founders of Eganville: John Duncan McRae, Robert Turner Sr., John Egan, James Bonfield, James Wadsworth and Gregoire Belanger.
John Duncan McRae, one of the six Founders of Eganville John Duncan McRae Keywords: Kenyon Township, Glengarry County, Robert Campbell, lumbering, electricity, Knight sawmill, Fourth Chute of the Bonnechere River.
Robert Turner, Sr, one of the six Founders of Eganville Robert Turner Sr. Keywords: Frances Kittley, Aylmer Quebec, Old Lacey Farm, Jessup family, first white settlers, Kippewa River, Turner's Island Lake Clear, phosphates. January 4, 2015: See also our Robert Turner web page. John Egan, one of the six Founders of Eganville John Egan Keywords: saw mills, grist mills, Lochaber Township, Mount Pleasant, Aylmer Quebec.
View of the Bonnchere River at Eganville

New July 10, 2015: Thanks to Charlie Donohue for the following: St. James the Less Catholic Church at Eganville: The old stone church burned to the ground about 20 years ago but thanks to some thinking parishoners the church records were saved. Maybe you have visited the link below under Familysearch but if not this should take you to it. ... Charlie
New November 20, 2015: Here is my connection to Eganville: My grandfather's sister Ellen (Nellie) Balfour Burns married Parnell / Perry Bryson from Eganville.
Descendants of Charles Bryson
Generation No. 1 1. CHARLES1 BRYSON He married CATHERINE MCHUGH. Child of CHARLES BRYSON and CATHERINE MCHUGH is: i. PARNELL (PERRY)2 BRYSON, b. Eganville, Ontario; m. HELEN NELLIE BALFOUR BURNS1, May 04, 1917; b. February 15, 1885, Osgoode Township. There was a neighbouring McHugh family. Some of them went to Springtown in Renfrew County. Notes for PARNELL (PERRY) BRYSON: Name: Ellen Balfour Burns Birth Place: Gloucester Ontario Age: 29 Father Name: James Burns Mother Name: Anna Robb Estimated birth year: abt 1888 Spouse Name: Parnell Bryson (Perry) Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse Birth Place: Eganville Ont Spouse Father Name: Charles Bryson Spouse Mother Name : Catherine McHugh Marriage Date: 4 May 1917 Marriage Place: Carleton County Marriage County: Carleton Perry was a Newspaperman (in Eanville or in Ottawa?) Notes for HELEN NELLIE BALFOUR BURNS: Helen worked as a civil servant at time of her marriage She signed her marriage registration as Ellen Balfour Burns The Burns were strong Irish Catholics .. the Balfour name comes from her Scottish mother, Ann Robb). Name: Ellen Balfour Burns Birth Place: Gloucester Ont Age: 29 Father Name: James Burns Mother Name: Anna Robb Estimated birth year: 1885 Spouse Name: Parnell Bryson (Newspaper Reporter) Spouse's Age: 28 Spouse Birth Place: Eganville Ont Spouse Father Name: Charles Bryson Spouse Mother Name : Catherine McHugh Marriage Date: 4 May 1917 Marriage Place: Carleton Marriage County: Carleton ... Allan Lewis, grand-nephew of Ellen Burns

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