Sheena StewartThe Pakenham library has a ‘book’ with the history of most homes in the village
Rose Mary SarsfieldSheena Stewart I was just there on Friday looking for some information. Most of the Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir histories are at Archives Lanark and most branches have two or three books, so I was a bit taken aback when there were two shelves full of the Pakenham ones at the Pakenham Library. They are a great resource on Pakenham village.
Pakenham Twp. in historical LANARK Co.
Opened in 1823. Its earliest settlers were some of Peter Robinson’s Irish immigrants of 1825. Others came from the Richmond settlement in Carleton county. Pakenham village was founded by James Harvey in 1825. Was a postal station from 1832. It is located on the Mississippi River. It was known as Dickson’s Mills then Pakenham Mills. In 1842 the village’s population was 250 persons. It contained 3 churches – Episcopal, Presbyterian and Methodist, post office, grist mill, saw mill, carding machine & cloth factory, four stores, a tannery, two taverns and some shops.
Jesse E. Middleton, The Province of Ontario: a History: 1615-1927, published 1927
Hi Linda…just scrolling through your posts and noted that you inquired about the same house in Pakenham with an old and newer pics..These are the same homes. I believe Tommy McCann owns it now. My Grandmother was a McCann—Allan Fulton
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|Spouse Name:||Anne Coburn|
|Spouse Birth Place:||Canada|
|Marriage Date:||9 Apr 1866|
|Spouse Father Name:||Robert|
|Spouse Mother Name:||E.|
|Residence Place:||Pakenham, Lanark North, Ontario|
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|Household MembersAgeSamuel Lowe50Eliza Lowe33Samuel Lowe12William Lowe10Annie Lowe8Jane Lowe6George Lowe3Thomas Lowe0|