In 1819 James Mahon, his wife Ellen Troy and their eight children left County Offaly and sailed from Dublin, Ireland across the Atlantic Ocean to their new home in Canada.
The voyage lasted 45 days under the guidance of Captain George Watson and his brig Ajax.
They eventually arrived in Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada where they received a land grant of 100 acres after completing their settlement duties to the Crown.
James and Ellen raised their family of four daughters and four sons a few miles from the town of Perth.
Over the years the children moved north into Renfrew County when it opened; south to Leeds County and New York state as well as south-west Ontario.
The second generation migrated north across Ontario and Quebec; into western Canada and into the U.S. mainly Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and the Dakota's.
In honour of the 200 years since their arrival, Mahons from across Canada, the United States and points beyond gathered to celebrate our kinship.
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