Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
History and Genealogy

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Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
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New December 13, 2020:

A six story, plank hip-roof barn, built in Horton Township in 1913 on the farm of D. B. Stewart. 

Picture Source: Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, 
Juniper Books, 1986, ISBN 0-919137-14-8, page 96

A Plank hip-roof Six Story Barn, built 1913
New December 13, 2020:
Ethnic Origins in 1851 in Horton Township The following ethnic / religious groups are plotted on the map, See Legend below map: English, Irish Protestant, American Scottish, Irish Catholic, French Canadian Ethnic Origins in 1851, Horton Township

December 11, 2020: A round barn, built in Horton Township in 1884 (only two of them at the time in Ontario). Picture Source: Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, Juniper Books, 1986, ISBN 0-919137-14-8, page 68
A Round Barn in Horton Township

December 10, 2020: There are not many areas in Ontario which can grow tobacco plants but Horton Township is one.
Tobacco picking with horse Picture Source: Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, Juniper Books, 1986, ISBN 0-919137-14-8, page 62

December 8, 2020: This steamship is probably the longest to float on the Ottawa River. It is called the Alex Fraser and is from page 58 in the book Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, Juniper Books, 1986, ISBN 0-919137-14-8. This boat was likely too long to fit in the locks.
The longest steamer, the Alex Fraser, Text Keywords: Jennie Campbell, John S. Johnston, Reverend William Westall, Roland C. Johnston, Nora Early
The longest steamer, the Alex Fraser

February 17, 2013: Horton Township is located within Renfrew County and has its front on the Ottawa River, between the towns of Arnprior and Renfrew.
Map of Horton Township in 1879 Source: McGill University Digital Map Project Horton Township, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada in 1879
Key words: Castleford, Carswell, Winnoch Lake, (Loch Winnoch), Harcourt, Lac des Chats See Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, 1986 -- it is a very good book about the history of Horton Township.
Some early settlers in Horton Township Cole, Ezekiel, from Goulbourn Township Dunlop, Gabriel, from the Gatineau Valley, Quebec (see posting dated March 8, 2013, below) Source for the next four names: McGill University 1879 Digital Atlas for Horton Township Mann James Physician and surgeon born from Pakenham, Canada McLachlan James Farmer from Lanark County, Canada McNicol Duncan Millwright and builder from Pakenham, Canada Ward James Tinsmith and Reeve from Lanark County, Canada
March 8, 2013: Might I suggest the following detail be added to the above-noted page? It is unlikely that Gabriel Dunlop was an early resident of the Township. Gabriel, my 3 X great grandfather farmed in the Meech Creek Valley at Old Chelsea. He no doubt visited his brother James Dunlop who was living in Horton Township. I use as a reference The Founding Families of Admaston, Horton & Renfrew Village, ISBN 971.381 F771 (pages 108-10). [Note that this source itself quotes The Story of Renfrew, Vol.1, 1919.] James (c1785, County Roscommon, Ireland) first lived in the Richmond Military Settlement [ref. 1821 census] with wife Mary (c1794, County Cork, Ireland) and in 1837 moved to the Township from Goulburn and Huntley with his sons Gabriel, James, John and William. A son Robert remained in Perth. Gabriel (c1819, Ireland) and wife Mary (c1821, County Tyrone, Ireland) farmed on Concession 3, Horton and had the following children: Mary, James, Katherine, John, Gabriel, Ann, William, Sarah Jane. [Note: Conflicting data from Notre Dame parish, Bytown holds that Gabriel's spouse was Anne Patterson (c1821, County Tyrone]. James (c1822, Ireland) and wife Mary (c1821, County Tipperary) was on the adjoining farm in Concession 3 and had the following children: James, William, Mary, Gabriel, Judith, Robert. John and wife Rebecca Burwell (c1815, Lincoln, England) farmed in Concession 6 and had the following children: Elizabeth, John, Anne, Sarah (Sally). William (b.1826, Hull, PQ) and wife Mary (County Fermanagh, Ireland) farmed in Concession 2 and had the following children: Robert, Margaret, John, William, Mary Anne. ... Will Dunlop
March 21, 2019: Horton Township was well known in the 1800's as a leading employer in the Canadian forestry industry. The following picture shows the steamboat Samson owned by the Upper Ottawa Improvement Company. Our web page for steamboats shows many of the steamers used on the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers.
Photo source: Horton - The Story of a Township, by Doris and Campbell Humphries, Juniper Books, 1986, page 5. The steamship Samson on the Ottawa River, 1910

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