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Eldon and North Carolina Connections?
If communications have been sluggish, you can blame my server. I've been sending lots of letter to zilker, but they didn't get through. I did get all of yours, and replied to some. Now I'll have to try to find and re-send them.
In the meantime, last weekend I did some research in Peterborough, Ontario,
looking for our ancestors in Eldon Township, which is next to Fenelon, where
we thought they settled. I came across a book by Rae Fleming, called "Eldon Connections". In it he states that settlers from Islay, Argyll, to Eldon Township, came by way of North Carolina, through Virginia, Pens., N.Y., to
Buffalo, around the Lake (Ontario), through Toronto, and then northeast to
Eldon Township. This is news to us. I'm trying to phone him to ask what his source of information is for that statement. That would certainly open up an
interesting new investigation.
Do any of you know about this? Up to now, I never kept record of the comments
by people from the south, because I didn't think there was a connection. The
two men (plus families) I'm particularly searching for are : Archibald (m. Peggy Kirkland) to Canada in 1833, and his son, Neil (m. Christina or Christian
Sinclair) to Canada in 1847. Do these sound familiar to any of you in N. C.?