They may just have said they came from Enniskillen as it was the nearest
town. I would think most people came from smaller farms and villages. My
family would always say they were from Enniskillen if someone asked. Lots
of Irish went to the Pontiac. I wonder if a group went there. If others came
from a specific part of Fermanagh, maybe they did too.
Anne In Ottawa
----- Original Message -----
From: "russ taylor" <rwtjmt(a)sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: FERMANAGH-GOLD Thomas McGuire b. 1810 d, Dec.19,1890 Sarah Jane
Gregory b. 1808 d. April 18, 1863
Thomas McGuire b. 1810 d, Dec. 19, 1890 and his wife Sarah Jane Gregory. b.
1808 d. April 18, 1863 came to Canada around 1830 and eventually settled on
Allumette Island , Pontiac, Quebec.
They are both Buried at the old St Alphonsus R.C. cemetery at Chapeau on the
They show up in the island tax report first in 1848. Some of their children
were born 1846 in Quebec so they were probably on the island prior to 1848.
Family tradition (letter from 1943) has them coming from Enniskillen but
there are no real source documents. I'm trying this to see if I can nail
down if they came from Enniskillen. Russ rwtjmt(a)sbcglobal.net
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