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The articles below were transcribed from the LCGS "Lanark Log" newsletter or submitted by website users.


Memoir of Rev. Robert Crawford - 1804 - 1896 (elder brother of Janet M. Crawford)
Author: Crawford, Robert,
Title: Reverend Robert Crawford diaries, 1845-1892
by Tracey Kirouac, Grande Prairie, Alberta

Joseph Coombs
Prepared and was published in Ottawa Branch News Jan/Feb 2008 by Jim Stanzell. Surnames include: COOMBS, COUCH, MacGILLIVARY, McLEAN, OLMSTEAD, ROBINSON, STOCKDALE, TRACY.

Obituary of Mrs. Robert Affleck
Transcribed from the Lanark Era 1916, and submitted to the August, 1998 LCGS newsletter by Del Dunlop.. Surnames include:
AFFLECK, BORROWMAN, GREY, HUNTER, KEMP, LONG, MASSON, TAIT, WATT.

The Baileys: Bathurst Township
By Gordon Bailey, from the LCGS newsletter, Sept., 1997.
Surnames mentioned: BAILEY, COPE, MANDERS, WRATHALL.

A Bell Family History
Written by William Steacy Bell in 1961, edited by Elaine Kirkham.
Surnames mentioned: ANGLIN, ASSELSTINE, AVISON, BAIRD, BARNES, BARTRAM, BELL, BENNEDICT, BROWN, BUCHANAN, BURDEN, CALVIN, CHALMERS, COMPO, CONDIE, COOPER, CORBETT, CREIGHTON, DERIEU, DULMAGE, EDGAR, EWART, FELKER, FRASER, GLIDDEN, GOHEEN, GOODWIN, GRAY, GREG, HABERLANDT, HARRISON, JOYNT, KEIR, KERWIN, KYO, LARSON, LIVINGSTON, MACE, MARTIN, McCARTEN, McCREERY, McKENZIE, McNABB, McROSTIE, PENGELLY, RAWSON, ROBESON, ROBINSON, ROSS, SHAVER, SHAW, SMITH, STEACY, STEPHENS, TRESTRAIL, VANDUSEN, WARWICK, WHELTER/WHETTER, WHITE, WIGEMYR, WILLIAMS, WILLIS, WILSON, WING, WINSLOW, YOEGER.

Obituary of Rev. George Bell

Transcribed from The Westminster by Charles Dobie. Submitted by Rupert Speyer. George Bell was the youngest son of Rev. William Bell. Surnames mentioned: BELL, CAVEN, CHADWICK, DOBBS, GREGG, MACDONALD, WARDROPE, WHITEFORD.

Some Bond Family Obituaries

Transcribed from local newspapers by Robert T. Bond. Surnames: BOND, BUTTER, McADAM, TEMPLEMAN, THOBURN, WILLOUGHBY.

The Golden Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. George Bond

Transcribed from the Lanark Era, 1908 and submitted by Robert T. Bond.

 Some Craigs In Pontiac & Lanark Counties Added December 18, 1999 By Helen C. Craig. Published in the November, 1999 LCGS newsletter. Surnames include: CARSON, CRAIG, DUNHAM, ENGLAND, FARRELL, GIBSON, HUDSON, MCCAULEY, MCLAREN, MILLER, MILLIKAN, PITT, QUEALE, ROONEY, SINCLAIR, SMILEY, SPECK, WILSON.


 Andrew Dickson, Sheriff of Pakenham Transcribed from the Almonte Gazette, 1915. Surnames mentioned: AMI, BELL, BROWN, DICKSON, FORBES, GEDDES, GEMMILL, HERVEY, HILLIARD, LEES, LOGAN, McARTHUR, McLAREN, POWELL, SWEETLAND, THOMPSON, WALLACE.


 "She Had A Part In Making Alberta" Article from the Edmonton Journal, 1925. Published in the LCGS newsletter, Sept. - Nov., 1998. A short history of Agnes (CRAM) HUTCHINGS, from Carleton Place, a pioneer in Edmonton, AB. Surnames noted: BAILEY, BAIRD, BOSE, BRENTON, BREWSTER, CRAM, CUST, FIELDERS, GOODRICH, GRANDIN, HAYES or NOYES, HEIMIAK, HENDERSON, HUTCHINGS, KELLY, LONG, MOWAT, OLIVER, PERTIE, ROBINSON, ROSS, ROSWELL/ROWSWELL, SANDERSON, SIMPSON, STOCKER.


 Obituary of George H. Jones Submitted by Fred Jones. George H. Jones was born in Smiths Falls and served in the US Civil War. Surnames mentioned: CHIRNEY, JONES, POTTS.


 The Obituary of "Granny Majaury" Updated February 25, 2000 Obituary, photos and newspaper clipping submitted by Jo-Anne (Majaury) Camelon. Mrs Henry (Jennie) Majaury, the daughter of Joseph Crawford and Margaret Stewart, died February 13th, 1955, having lived for 103½ years in Darling Township. She smoked a pipe and went on her first airplane ride at the age of 102. Surnames mentioned: CHALMERS, COLLINS, CRAWFORD, DEVLIN, DOBSON, FISHER, FOLKARD, FOSTER, GARRA, GUNN, HAWLEY, HEADRICK, HILL, HORNE, HUGHES, HUNTER, HURDIS, JAMES, KING, KNIGHT, KUBESIEKIE, LADOUCER, LALONDE, LAVERTURE, LAWSON, LEVECK, MAJAURY, MANN, MARSHALL, McHUGH, MEAROE, PAUL, PIERCE, POYNTER, RAYCROFT, RIOPELLE, ROBERTS. ROBINSON, STEAD, STEWART, SWEENEY, THOMPSON, TOPPING, VIRGIN, VOYCE, WALTERS, WILSON, YUILL.

The Legacy of Peter McGarry By Mark McGarry. Peter McGarry emigrated from Ireland and settled in Lanark County about 1823. Surnames mentioned: BAILEY, COYLE, DORAN, DOWDALL, DOWNEY, DUFFY, FLANNAGAN, HALL, McCAFFREY, McGARRY, McGRATH, SKINNER, STAFFORD, TONE.


History Of George W. Millikin Farm Transcribed from the Sarnia Observer by Donna Scott. This Millikin family settled in Lanark County in 1822, then went to Lambton County in the mid-1840's. Connected surnames mentioned: BOWLES, BRUCE, FLECK, HANNA, HILLIER, JAHN, JOHNSON, McINTYRE, MILLIKIN, TAYLOR, YOUNG.


PACE: A Family History And Lineage Added November 4, 1999 By John Raphael Pace. This book on the PACE family details the descendants of Richard PACE IV (ca 1699-ca 1775) and Elizabeth CAIN (ca 1723). Surnames mentioned: ACOX, ALLEN, APPLEBEE, BANNIAN, BEISWHANGER, BELYSEA, BRADLEY, BROWN, BYER, CAIN, CLOUTER, DAUGHERTY, DIESSO, DUPREE, EDMONDS, ELSMORE, FARMSWORTH, FARBUSH, FAULKNER, GUTHRIE, GRAHAM, HATCH, HENSON, HILL, HYDE, KITCHEN, KETCHUM, LAMB, LEE, LEWIS, McDONALD, McEACHEN, MARSDON, MORAN, MOWE, MUNROE, PACE, PARIS, PLUMPTON, RAINES, RICHARDSON, SCOTT, SEWELL, SMITH, STAFFORD, SWANN, VANHEMERT, WALLING, WEEKS, WHEELER, WOODSUM.


The Daniel Pretty Family By Lyle Pretty, from the LCGS newsletter, March, 1997.
Surnames mentioned: BARR, PRETTY, WARK.


Documents Related to George Goodson Pretty Transcribed by Martha Louise (TerMarsch) Pickard. Obituary of George Goodson Pretty, plus assorted funeral cards, other obits, etc.
Surnames noted: BELLAMY, EVANS, HARDY, HICKEY, MILLER, POXON, PRESCOTT, PRETTY, SCOTT, WARK, YOUNG.

The Robsons of Lanark County By Dr. James Neelin, from the LCGS newsletter, February, 1995.
Surnames mentioned: BEATTIE, ELLIOTT, FAICHNEY, GOURLEY, HALL, HUME, JOHNSTON, MCTAVISH, POTT, REEVES, RICHARDSON, ROBSON, THOMPSON.

Roe Family History By Bill Roe, from the LCGS newsletter, January, 1999. Surnames mentioned: DUNBAR, KIDD, KILFOYLE, (G)LEESON, HORNE, JOHNSTONE, MAGGAT, McINNES, POOLE, ROE, SCULLAND.

Staffords: From Wexford, IRL, to Lanark County By Arlene Stafford, from the LCGS newsletter, Sept. - Nov., 1998. Surnames mentioned: BLAIR, CARBERRY, CARROLL, DORAN, DOYLE, FERGUSON, HANOVER, HOLLINGER, LINNEN, McCAFFREY, MacDONALD, McGARRY, McKEAN, MOFFATT, POWELL, POWER, QUINN, RYAN, SCANLON, STAFFORD, TONE, WATERS.


Mystery In Almonte: The Eccentric Family Of Henry Stafford By Arlene Stafford, from the LCGS newsletter, January, 1999. Surnames mentioned: HANOVER, KERRY, STAFFORD.


Perth Lads Triumph in The Cradle of Jazz By Arlene Stafford, from the LCGS newsletter, February & March, 1999. A touching story of why a family of Stafford children went to New Orleans and Atlanta. Surnames mentioned: BOLAND, CARDIFF, FINNER, FRENCH, McCOY, McDONALD, McGARRY, McGRATH, McKEAN, MOONEY, STAFFORD, STEWART.


Timeline Of Joseph Stanzel (Sgt.) By J.E. Stanzell, from the LCGS newsletter, June, 1998.
Surnames mentioned: CAMPBELL, COIL, COOGAN, EYNOUGH, GLATES, JOHNSTON, STANSAL/STANZEL.


A Short History of the Wallace & Pettapiece Families By Bruce Wallace. Joined in marriage, members of these families went west from Lanark and Carleton Counties to Alberta in the 1880's. Includes a 4-generation ancestor chart and 8 photographs. Surnames mentioned: BLAIR, BROWN, BUTTER, CALLANDER, CRAIG, FERGUSON, FRENCH, FULTON, GRAHAM, HARRIS, HOSKIN, LINDSAY, MARTIN, MATTHEWS, McLAUGHLIN, MONTGOMERY, MUIR, PARK, PETTAPIECE, QUIRKS, SMITH, THOMPSON, TIERNEY, TRIMBLE, UPTON, WALLACE, WRIGHT, YORK.


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