Photos: From left to right, top row: Scenes of a ferry, a stagecoach, and a ship in Eastern Ontario dating from the 1800s; Family grouping is Reverend Atwood Cohoon and his family taken in Port Medway, Nova Scotia, Canada around 1800; Small house is the old Cohoon house in Port Medway; May shows Upper and Lower Canada before 1867; Other photos around map are of Elgin County, Ontario around 1800.
In the center, left to right: A small round picture of Dorcas Tabitha Smith, a long-time resident of Port Medway, N.S.; Center photos of the old Rossdhu House, the Cohoon family's ancestral home on the shores of Loch Lomond. It is presently the Loch Lomond Golf Course clubhouse. The original tower of Rossdhu castle, built in 1500s appears above the ancient kitchen fireplace.
Bottom, left to right: Tombstone of Jabez Cohoon, one of original settlers of Malahide Township, Elgin Co., Ontario; buried in Calton cemetery. Next to it, tombstone of Samuel Mack, prominent lumber baron in Port Medway, N.S. - below is Port Medway Cemetary with gravestones going back to 1700s. Advertisement for first telephones in Elgin Co. led by Edgar Cohoon.
Far right, bottom: My father Donald Cohoon with his supervisor, Bill Morrison (seated) working on a tube television set, around 1950 - from Library and Archives, Canada.
Welcome to the Cohoon Ancestry blog. I hope you will be encouraged to participate with all the Colquhouns, the Cahoones, the Cohoons, and other relations to the ancient Scottish Colquhoun Clan to link up possible relatives and friends of this family.
My new ebook, The Colquhouns in Canada, will be out very soon (on www.Amazon.com). It is a work of historical fiction which is the result of more than two years' research into genealogical records dealing with the first Cohoon to emigrate to the New World in 1650 - William Cahoone (Colquhoun). The book is in four parts, and each part deals with new generations of Cohoons who made the trek from New England, then on to Nova Scotia, Canada, and on to Eastern Canada - Ontario and Quebec. Many, many relatives dispersed through the whole United States as well, but my direct family line lived mostly in Canada. I think you will enjoy reading the book - comments are appreciated.