Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Settlers of Present Day Ottawa

4 April 2017

Wright, Philemon
REF; 'The Wrights'  City of Ottawa Archives,  929.2097122 EVA
   This book is a genealogy of the Wright family and other families
who  settled in present day Gatineau/Hull starting in 1800,[7 March]
Written by Patrick MO Evans. List of first settlers on page 27
and contains important info in the notes on this page.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography  http://www.biographi.ca
In Volume VII there is a 4 page write-up on Wright, Philemon
"colonizer, farmer, businessman, militia officer and politician;
b. 3 Sept. 1760 in Woburn,  Mass., son of Thomas Wright,
a farmer and Elizabeth Chandler; m. 1782 Abigail  Wyman,
had nine children; d. 3 June 1839 in Hull, Lower Canada.[Quebec]"
Ottawa Citizen   Canada 150: The Capital Builders
  Monday 9 Jan. 2017  page A7

Philemon Wright and his fellow settlers were the first to settle in what
I refer to as modern Ottawa. There are a few individual settlers after
them and will list what little info I have. This is leading towards the
Richmond Military Settlement, who are previously listed above in years
2015 [Military] and 2016/17[civilians]. FYI, next year, 2018 is the
bi-centennial of this settlement, These above listings mention the settlers
but many of them left not long after settling. I am trying to determine
where those settlers went to.???  happy hunting Jim