Jean Baptiste ST. LOUIS

possibly ML# 82 on the McCabe List

November 8, 2002:

The McCabe List shows a Jean-Baptiste St. Louis who is "a Canadian residing in Bytown
and is a very industrious man"

In 1831 Colonel By leased the mill site at Rideau Falls (later New Edinburgh) to Jean 
Baptiste St. Louis  (Source: Professor Bruce Elliott, The City Beyond, page 94). 

In 1838 this property was sold to Thomas McKay.

The dam on the north end of Dow's Lake near Preston Street, built before 1832, was called the St. Louis Dam.

June 5, 2008:
Photo Source: Ottawa, An Illustrated History, by Courtney C. J. Bond, page 38 Mill at Rideau Falls, 1830

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