Patrick HARTIN and Mary KENLY (McKINLEY?
from County Antrim to Goulbourn and Huntley Townships

June 28, 2005:

Thanks to the late Robert Sample for the following:

On the south side of the Hazeldean Road (old Highway 17), where Poole Creek
flows, is a large stone home which survived the great fire of 1870. At one time, it was
a restaurant for fine dining -- Chequers Restaurant. I believe that this was
an original Hartin home. Correct me if I'm wrong ... Al

Descendants of Patrick Hartin
1 Patrick Hartin b: 1795 in Country Antrim, Ireland abt 1824 with wife d: July 25, 1875 Spelled HARTEN on Grave Marker. Settled on L1C1 Huntley Twp. 80 yrs. Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Township, Ontario .. + Mary Kenly b: 1796 in County Antrim, Ireland. Came to Canada with husband Some say Mary McKinley d: August 17, 1870 in Perished in the Great Fire of 1870. The book I got this info from said 1870. See Scbk. Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ........ 2 James Hartin b: 1821 d: June 12, 1893 in Farmed L26C12 Goulbourn Twp., Ontario. 72 Yrs Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ............ + Mary James b: 1837 d: March 1895 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario Father: John James Mother: Unknown Unknown ................... 3 Margaret Hartin b: 1851 d: 1929 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... +Weley S. Moore b: Abt. 1845 d: in Lived in Ottawa ................... 3 John Hartin b: 1854 d: November 04, 1875 in Died at 21 yrs. ................... 3 James Henry Harten b: 1870 d: December 02, 1920 in Moved to Russell Township, Ontario Burial: Lot 330, North Russell Cemetery, Ontario ....................... + Sarah Jane Buckingham b: April 26, 1876 d: December 15, 1970 Burial: Lot 330, North Russell Cemetery, Ontario Father: Thomas Buckingham Mother: Unknown ................... 3 Martha Hartin b: 1856 d: 1933 in Single Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 Ellen Hartin b: 1857 d: January 05, 1955 in Lived on the 3rd line of Huntley, Ontario. (98 yrs.) Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... + David George Alexander b: Abt. 1849 d: April 23, 1941 in 92 yrs Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario Father: William Alexander Mother: Jane Thompson ................... 3 Sarah Jane Hartin b: 1866 d: 1914 in 48 yrs Burial: Pinegrove United Cemeteries, Cemetery Rd., Beckwith Township, Ontario ....................... + Joseph Ormrod b: 1866 d: 1947 in Lived in Ashton 81 yrs. Burial: Pinegrove United Cemeteries, Cemetery Rd., Beckwith, Ontario ................... 3 Millie Hartin b: Abt. 1860 ....................... +John Tinney b: Abt. 1860 ................... 3 Mary Anne Hartin b: Abt. 1861 ....................... +John Graham b: Abt. 1855 d: in Lived in Russell, Ontario ................... 3 Malcolm Hartin b: 1863 in Remained on Fathers Farm d: 1936 Single, Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ........ 2 David Hartin b: 1824 d: November 23, 1893 in D.o.d. from grave marker 66 yrs, 9 mos. Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ............ + Sarah Malcomson b: 1827 in Known as Aunt Sally. Presbyterians d: June 01, 1904 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 Charles Hartin b: 1854 d: March 04, 1914 in 60 yrs. Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... +Mary Ann Wilson b: 1869 d: December 24, 1939 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario m: January 1891 Father: David Wilson ................... 3 Robert Hartin b: 1856 d: December 17, 1883 in Died at 27 yrs as a result of injuries in a logging accident. Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 Gilbert 'MD' Hartin b: 1858 d: in Became a Medical Doctor and settled in British Columbia ................... 3 David Hartin b: 1865 d: March 09, 1914 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... + Mary MacDonald b: 1869 d: 1946 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 William Henry Hartin b: Abt. 1861 d: 1948 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... + Matilda Good b: Abt. 1865 m: 1111 Father: Unconnected Good ................... *2nd Wife of William Henry Hartin: ....................... + Emma Wisbey m: 2222 ................... 3 Catherine Hartin b: 1862 d: August 20, 1924 in Single 62 yrs Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 Margaret Ann Hartin b: Abt. 1867 d: October 20, 1932 in Single Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ........ 2 Catherine Hartin b: Abt. 1826 d: in Moved to Alcove, Gatineau District. ............ + Gilbert Willis b: Abt. 1825 (believed to be a descendant of William Willis) ........ 2 Margaret Hartin b: Abt. 1827 d: in Moved to Alcove, Gatineau, Quebec, District. ............ + John Mullen b: Abt. 1825 ........ 2 Elizabeth Hartin b: Abt. 1828 d: in Single ........ 2 Anna Hartin b: Abt. 1829 d: in Died at 21 yrs. ............ +[1] William Curren b: Abt. 1840 in 29 at time of marriage d: in Farmed on Forced Rd., near Nepean Twp Line. Father: Andrew Curren Mother: Elizabeth Unknown ................... 3 Andrew Curren b: Abt. 1845 ........ 2 Jane Hartin b: Abt. 1841 in of Huntley, 28 yrs at time of marriage Marriage records say mother was Margaret. ............ +[1] William Curren b: Abt. 1840 in 29 at time of marriage d: in Farmed on Forced Rd., near Nepean Twp Line. m: November 08, 1869 in Ottawa, Ontario Wit. Robert Monaghan & Mary Ann McKearnan both of Ottawa, Ont. Father: Andrew Curren Mother: Elizabeth Unknown ........ 2 Eleanor Hartin b: Abt. 1831 ........ 2 John Hartin b: 1832 d: 1914 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ............ + Margaret Cramm / Cram b: 1833 in Carleton Place, Ontario d: 1913 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ................... 3 John Hartin b: 1866 d: 1962 in Lived on L28 C10 Goulbourn Township Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario ....................... + Lila F. Boucher b: 1876 d: 1963 Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian (descended from John Boucher) Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario m: 1904 in Celebrated 57 Wedding Anniversary June 29, 1961 ................... 3 James Hartin b: 1868 d: 1930 Single Lived with Parents on homestead Burial: Carp Rd Presbyterian Cemetery, Huntley Twp., Ontario
May 2, 2008: Hi, I found your Hartin page on the bytown webpage. You have a Sarah Malcomson who married a David Hartin. I believe she is the daughter of my ancestors, Robert Malcomson + Catherine Stevenson. ... Vivian
May 3, 2008: Thanks to Sue for the following: From the Christian Guardian of Toronto of 13 July 1853 "At the Wesleyan Parsonage (St. Andrew's) on 23 June, Upper Bytown, David Hartin of Goulbourn, to Sarah McKimson (Malcomson), of Nepean, by the Reverend Kennedy Creighton." This McKimson family is in the 1851 Nepean census (as MacKimson) with both Robert (c.1802 Ireland and a tavern keeper) and Catherine (c.1797 Ireland) and children Joseph(25), James(18), Sarah(20) and Elizabeth(16) - all children born in Nepean. There is also an entry for James Mekinson (the way it's spelled there), age 22, born Nepean, parents Robert and Catherine Mekinson, marrying Janet Anderson, age 20, born in Nepean, on 28 Jan 1859 in Ottawa, a daughter of Thomas and Cynthia Anderson. ... Sue
May 4, 2008: Hello All. The photo of the stone in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Carp Rd., Huntley is attached. David Hartin and Sarah Malcomson ... Robert Sample
September 4. 2014: Al, Attached is a photo of the John (later Patrick) Harten small stone house in Huntley on Concession 1, lot 1 south. This, and the Kemp's Hotel (now the Cabotto Restaurant on Hazeldean Road) on Goulbourn Con. 11, lot 27, were the only two buildings in the Stittsville - Hazeldean - Bell's Corners corridor which survived the devastating fire of 1870. Also attached is a pic of the beautiful larger house built some years after the fire only about 50 meters away. Today these two buildings sit on a piece of land smaller than a football field and completely surrounded by new housing. They are on Maple Grove Road. They are not occupied and do not appear to be being used. If left like this much longer they will rapidly deteriorate and probably be lost altogether. Another good farm now growing only houses. It should be noted that the farm on Huntley Con. 1, lot 1 north is being referred to as 173 Huntmar (the Boyd farm) and the city is currently examining a site plan for it to be changed from a farm to a housing development. Each of these lots were 100 acres of productive agricultural land. To be continued. Ian White
Hartin House 1 Hartin House 1

New September 10, 2014: Continued from above, and thanks again, Ian! Hi Al, The next lots to the south of those of John Hartin of Huntley Township were also settled by Hartins but they were in Goulbourn Township. On the Belding map of 1878 James Hartin had Con. 12, lot 26 (part) and David Hartin also had part of it. John Hartin was at Con. 12, lot 27. These all bordered onto the Huntley family property. David Hartin was at Con. 11, lot 26 which was on the south side of Highway 7 (now Hazeldean Road). Their wooden houses were destroyed by the fire of 1870 but Jas (James) quickly built a stone house which still is in use today. Another report says that David Hartin built the house, which has the date 1876 on a stone above its door, but he might have done the construction for James. The house is in a cottage style of architecture popular with settlers of the period. It is frequently referred to as Hartin House, being on a crescent about 100 meters north of Hazeldean Road. As recently as the 1990s it visually stood out to drivers on the main road, but since then a variety of light industrial operations have made it less visible although it can still be seen. David Hartin House In the 1870 fire, although their wooden properties were consumed, almost all the Hartins survived by jumping into the Poole Creek which runs through these lots to join up with the Carp river. They stayed covered in water as much as possible as the hot flames rolled over them destroying their possessions and buildings. The sad exception was Mrs. Mary Hartin (Peter's wife) who got out of her burning house then ran back into the flames to retrieve a clock which was a valuable family heirloom (possibly having been brought by their ancestors from Ireland ?). The clock survived, slightly scorched, but Mrs. Hartin did not. Almost a century later another tragedy hit the Hartins then living in the house. On halloween night in 1967 Eric Lloyd Hartin, age 14, only son of Beattie and Iolene Hartin (nee Boucher) was killed while out trick-or-treating. Newspaper reports describe how he with four other boys were collecting candy along a darkened stretch of Highway 7 (now Hazeldean Road) when he suddenly darted across the road, was hit by an eastbound car and died instantly. It was raining lightly, visibility was poor, the road was wet and slippery. The boys had stopped at the Goodway Coffee Bar for a soft drink and joked with the owner John Schhymrosczyk and his wife who gave them some candy in their sacks. Eric was a grade eight student at Carp Public School. They were about half a mile east of Old Stittsville, in the area of Savage Drive, when the accident happened. He is interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Third Line, Huntley. The Hartin family still occupied the house until at least the 1970s, after which it was unoccupied for a few years until, in about 1997, it was converted into a restaurant which was used by the provincial government as a training facility for cooks, servers and other staff for the hospitality industry. (This writer can attest to the excellent service and meals produced !). The government program lasted for only two or three years. Today the building appears to be well maintained and is used as a spa - 'The Winds of Change' on Cedarow Court at Hartin House. In the 1870s David Hartin built a saw mill on the Poole Creek at Con. 12, lot 26, however it did not last long, possibly due to considerable seasonal fluctuations in the flow of the creek and perhaps due to local competition ? In 1872 David moved to a farm near Twin Elm, deeding his Hazeldean property to his eldest son, Charlie. His Hazeldean land on the 1878 Belden map sits next to that of Kemp's Tavern, one of the only two buildings to survive the 1870 fire. At one time in the late 1800s Peter Hartin owned land and a building in Bells Corners, Nepean. He called the building "The Hartin Hotel". It is now known as 'Al's Steak House" [source = "The City Beyond" by Bruce Elliott]. An Ancestry.ca record shows that Annie Laura Hartin was born in the Hazeldean Hartin House in 1894 and died in 1982. She married Harold Spearman (1884 to 1961) and had a child Charles Wilson Spearman (1919 to 1941). In the 1870 fire Robert Grant perished when he ran back into his burning house to retrieve church records [source - the Goulbourn Museum]. His property lay immediately east of the Hartin land on concession 12, and today's Grants Crossing shopping mall bears his name. Another house bearing the Hartin name is at 6019 Perth Street in Richmond. Marion Scott's excellent blog "RichmondHeritage.ca" on July 22nd. 2013 contains research and details about the Stewart- Hartin House in Richmond which lies close to Stittsville and Hazeldean. Hartin House in Richmond, Ontario, Canada ... Ian White

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