Looking for Map or Info.. Can you Help?

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Looking for Map or Info.. Can you Help?

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Paul Sterling from Hoquiam, WA. emailed yesterday and said this:

I recently found my Great Grandmother was born at Greenock Swamp farm settled by my family in 1823 on C5 L26W Lanark Co. from a military grant, shown in the painting above.

Now I’m told there were several. One may also be lot 35 sec 8 Greenock Township.

The painting hung in my adopted grandma’s bedroom and then my Mothers, and now I have it. We may find out who the missing father was. Note the large bottom matte with no signature. Thursday we get it redone and the mystery may be solved.

Can you help me find an early map showing the location?
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Rick Roberts

Greenoch Township is located in Bruce County in Western Ontario. The “swamp’ term fits insofar as that township is very swampy. Here is a link to a lots and concession map for the township (late 1800s)http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/bru-m-greenock.htm
Lot 26 concession 5 is right in the middle of the swampiest area.
Several Lanark county families migrated from Lanark County to Bruce County… and several of their descendants continued to migrate west from there. They may have initially settled in Lanark, then moved on to find better prospects. That could be the source of the family lore of Greenoch Twp being in Lanark County.

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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  1. Greenoch Township is located in Bruce County in Western Ontario. The “swamp’ term fits insofar as that township is very swampy. Here is a link to a lots and concession map for the township (late 1800s) http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/bru-m-greenock.htm

    Lot 26 concession 5 is right in the middle of the swampiest area.

    Several Lanark county families migrated from Lanark County to Bruce County… and several of their descendants continued to migrate west from there. They may have initially settled in Lanark, then moved on to find better prospects. That could be the source of the family lore of Greenoch Twp being in Lanark County.

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