James WALLACE and Theresa LATIMER
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
History and Genealogy

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New September 4, 2013:

I came across your names on a message on Bytown or Bust and am working on my family's genealogy. 

I'm descended from Theressa Latimer and James Wallace--which from what I can tell puts me in the line of Henry Latimer, 
son of George Latimer and Ellen Benson, original settlers to Osgoode.  As well as Benjamin Wallace, son of Robert Wallace. 

So far, I've found military service records for George and a nice obituary of Robert's and this excerpt from the Bytown 
site: "In the fall of 1837 there walked into Bytown, from the township of Osgoode, five loyal and sturdy young men to 
offer their services to the government as volunteers during the critical times of Mackenzie and Papineau. The names of 
these young men from 30th ult. deserve to be remembered among those of the pioneers of Carleton County:  John McEwen, 
Henry Latimer, Benjamin Wallace, John McKay and Paul Cooper." 

By chance do you have any other bits of information on either of these families that you might be able to share or point 
me to?  

E-mail Allan Lewis

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