29 October 2011

Early Settlers Bytown

In this weeks CHOO newsletter under Nepean Museum
They have a display on the cabin representative of the one Ira Honeywell's [1774-1852] family would have lived in when they arrived to settle in Feb 1811. He arrived with his wife Charlotte Andrews [1785-1861] and infant son Rice [1802-1885]. They were the first permanent settlers in what is now Ottawa.
I have yet to see the display but on a previous visit I was told that they would build the display from slabs obtained from the sawmill at the Cumberland Museum.
We have now entered the era of the 200th Anniversaries.
FYI, Braddish Billings was in the Bytown area. He settled in Gloucester Twp where the present day Billings Museum is located

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