First Settlers - 1790s
The first settlers in what is now Montague Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada were United Empire Loyalists and arrived between 1790 and 1794.
|Surname||First Name or Profile||Origin||Arrival Year||Located||Details|
|Stevens||Roger Stevens||Pittsford, Vermont, USA||1790||Site of Present Day Merrickville, Ontario||First settler in Montague Township|
|Mix||Polly Stevens||Vermont, USA||1790||Wife of Roger Stevens. Married August 13, 1786 in Vermont|
|Stevens||Martha (Stevens) Burritt||Vermont, USA||1791||Marlborough Township||Daughter of Roger Stevens. Wife of Stephen Burritt|
|Stevens||Sarah||Vermont, USA||1790||Daughter of Roger and Polly Stevens|
|Merrick||William Merrick||Massachusetts, USA||1791||Site of present day Merrickville, Ontario||Received land grant originally given to Roger Stevens|
|Merrick||Sylvia (Comstock) Merrick||Unknown location, USA||1796||Site of present day Merrickville, Ontario||wife of William Merrick|
|Burritt||Stephen Burritt||USA||1791||Site of present day Burritt's Rapids, Ontario||Husband of Martha (Stephens) Burritt. A United Empire Loyalist|
|Nettleton||Daniel Nettleton||USA||1793||A United Empire Loyalist. Status proven|
|Heck||Samuel Heck (1771-1841)||before 1797||Augusta Township||He did not receive the grant for his lands in Montague Township|
|McCrea||John McCrea (1777-1869)||Stillwater, New York, United States||before 1790||Montague Township||Is credited with cutting the first road from Montague to Perth.|
|McCrea||Samuel McCrea (1749-1806)||Saratoga County, New York, United States||before 1790||Montague Township||Was one of the original settlers in Montague Township|
|McCrea||William||No documentation found|
|Chester||John Chester UE (1763-1839)||Albany, New York, United States||before 1787||Montague and Wolford Townships|
- Book: The History of Leeds and Grenville from 1749 to 1879, by Thad WH Leavitt.
- Book: A Pioneer History of the County of Lanark, by Jean S McGill
- Book: The Burritt Family in America...
- Website: Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada