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    January 29, 2020 @ 3:26 pm

    Just wanted to point out that the concession number is noted incorrectly, Lehigh’s Corner is at the intersection of Hwy 29 and Concession 9. My grandparents owned the SuperTest gas station and garage at the intersection for many years and I grew up two lots east of the garage at lot 21/conc 9.


    • John
      January 30, 2020 @ 7:37 am

      thanks for this we will update the website. You wouldn’t have any old photos of your grandparents gas station that you could share with us? If you do you can contact us at, thanks John


      • John
        February 4, 2020 @ 7:15 am

        The Ontario Land Records are on line. It’s time consuming to locate and look up, by County, Township, Lot and concession number but it’s there. I don’t have the url for it so good luck.


  2. C. Ireland
    January 31, 2020 @ 10:51 am

    Thank you for the correction of the Concession.


  3. C. Ireland
    February 6, 2020 @ 6:44 pm

    Of note: “my” Darius West Ireland family line, is not the only branch of the Ireland family emanating from Darius Ireland. Darius had four children through his first marriage with Harriet Wood. b. 1839 d. 1877. (Phoebe McManus was the second wife of Darius, with two children surviving infancy: James Bruce Ireland and his sister, Susan, who married a Fenlong.) Offspring of the first marriage:
    Nelson Fredrick b. 1864 d. 1946
    Ernest Franklin b. 1866 (or, 1869) d. 1937
    Alice Flossie b. 1870
    William Henry b. 1876
    Descendants of these children still reside in the Elizabethtown-Kitley Township area.


  4. C. Ireland
    February 13, 2020 @ 9:03 am

    Many thanks to John Mack in helping me pull this together.


  5. Leslie Watts
    November 18, 2020 @ 8:34 pm

    Hi, Cherylynn.

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful images! My great-great grandmother was Darius’ sister, Lucinda Ireland (1826 – 1880) who married John Watts (1826 – 1917). I’m thrilled to see these photos of the Ireland family. Do you have any others from 19th century? I would love to see them.

    All the best,
    Your very distant cousin Leslie


    • Cl Ireland
      November 19, 2020 @ 6:38 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. Could you contact me at my home e-mail address for follow-up?


  6. Shannon Ireland Leckie
    June 10, 2021 @ 3:43 pm

    This was an amazing read! Thank you so much for publishing and sharing this! I’d always wondered about this branch of the Ireland family.
    Just a few things to add: Thomas Ireland (1745-1811) was a Loyalist, although he did not leave the US. He was put to taking the revolutionary pledge and signing a document in Newburg recognizing the patriot cause, but he refused. His name, along with other refusers, are published in the New York Journal in 1775 and in the published History of Newburg. He later signed but only in agreeing to abide by the prevailing continental measures of congress, not in support their actions/cause. He did not live long enough to follow the many of his Loyalist compatriots north to Canada, but Isaac — his son — did!
    Isaac (1776-1854) is not buried there in Lehigh with Susannah, though. Isaac married again to Esther Tallman and had several more children, from which I’m descended! He’s buried in the expansive Ireland family plot in Warkworth Cemetery in Percy Township, surrounded by many of his children, descendants and their progeny. I do have a photograph of his gravestone that I’d be happy to share, as well as a letter he penned to his brother Seely still living in the US regarding his new wife Esther, his lovely home in the Warkworth area, and his desire for them to strike up a correspondence so that they acquaint themselves while he and Seely settle estate matters. Isaac and his other brother Losee served in the 2nd Leeds, Flank Company during the War of 1812.
    Warmly, from your distantly-related Ireland cousin —


    • C. Ireland
      June 11, 2021 @ 11:38 am

      Thank you for your comment and additional information/corrections. Yes, please send me a photo of Isaac Ireland’s gravestone at my e-mail address:


  7. Scott
    August 9, 2023 @ 9:20 pm

    I now live at the house Bessie Ireland moved into after her husband passed away. I came across this because I was tearing down a closet and found a note saying “Bessie Ireland moved here 1937 month of March” with 1938 small and underlined beside 1937


  8. C. Ireland
    August 10, 2023 @ 7:28 am

    Thank you Scott.


    • Scott Orcutt
      August 10, 2023 @ 8:57 pm

      Peeling back paneling on another wall I found a message written by Tracy stark age 11 1977 from: James Stark Jr
      Isabella Ireland
      Hazel Stark
      Tracy Stark
      The message is about the house being built in the early 1800s and renovated in 1977, along with a bunch of pictures. If you know Tracy I would love to send her pictures of the drawings for a little blast from the past.


      • Andrew
        August 11, 2023 @ 6:06 am

        Hey Scott, that’s very interesting! If you want to send us photos we can add it to the article with credit.


        • C. Ireland
          August 12, 2023 @ 1:04 pm

          Hi Andrew. Before posting what Tracy Stark wrote when she was 11…I suggest contacting her.
          Perhaps it would be best to send her the photos, and let her decide if she wants it posted?

          Thank you. Cheryllynn Ireland (289) 240-7077.


  9. Beth
    October 16, 2023 @ 11:11 pm

    Hi Cathy,
    I was researching sugar bushes for my present employer – for about 2 hours. A long story short, the keywords were very, very broad ie. ‘Sugar bush in Canada.’ …low and behold this charming picture popped up that I recognized. God works in mysterious ways. Happy soon-to-be Birthday! Love Beth


    • Cheryllynn Ireland
      October 17, 2023 @ 9:29 am

      Hi Beth. Thank you for your comment. I think I’ve met you? Upholstery?
      Cathy is my younger sister. And yes, her birthday is coming up.

      To my knowledge, Cathy isn’t interested in Family History and would never have gone through the effort to post anything at a museum website. Whereas, our Family History goes back to 1636 in North America. Most humans are like this…I don’t mean this as a criticism.

      Give her a call on her birthday. I’m certain she would be delighted to hear from you. If you don’t have her #, give me a call. (289) 240-7077.

      BTW, we didn’t have a sugar bush. We had sugar maples; but during our several generations in Kitley Township, we didn’t tap them. The grandfathers felt it would damage the tree. The photo you recognize is from me, via my mother’s collection. Photo taken by my father. Although, I was happy to see Cathy use it on the cover of her self-published book, “In my Father’s House”. Cathy has rebranded and perhaps relaunched her book under a different title.


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