re: 15 Oct 1890 (Victoria Co) at Kirkfield. John Parks, 25 Laxton Tp. Cartwright Tp., married Clara Houston, 20, Laxton Tp., d/o Andrew Houston & Mary Adair. www.rootsweb.com/~onvsr/death/deathindex_aa-an_new.htm
Laxton Township from "History of Victoria County", Ontario, Canada. The followingpatentees are represented on farms other than the original lots: George Adair, Jesse Adair, etc.
Victoria County (Laxton Township), now called "The City of Kawartha Lakes". Laxton Township is very close to Norland, Fenelon Falls, Coboconk, Kirkfield. www.ontariogenealogy.com/Victoria/
Laxton township is only 5 miles from north to south, and about 9 from east to west. The earliest settler in Laxton was a Frenchman, Augustine Angiers, who located on the west shore of Shadow Lake in the early 1860's.
Norland is Laxton's only village. It is situated at a fall in the Gull River about a mile above Shadow Lake. Early settlers at Norland were the Adairs, Pearsons, LeCraws, and McLaughlins, the latter being the first mill owners in 1857-58.Norland is also known as "The Land Between" as Norland is located in between the Haliburton Highlands and the Kawartha Lakes.In 1862, the post office had been established with Alexander A. McLauchlin as the first postmaster.
In 1864 Johnston Adair opened a hotel & tavern, now the site of the Norland Trading Compnay. Adair's house was on Lot #1.
"A pioneer on the shores ofHead Lake was a man named Adair, evidently a cultured individual."Adair taught Mr. Bradley a few verses of poetry he had formed. Some of the words of one of his poems about the beauties of Head Lake were : "I have traveled, through countries more favored, Where nobles expended their gold In vain competition with nature, Expecting such scenes to behold. Some thousands, I’ve saw them expended, By artists whose fame was at stake, But their efforts all fruitlessly ended, They never could equal Head Lake. Had some of our great learned sages Who studied all nature with care In the course of their perigrination , Just happened by chance to come there. There senses would be captivated Their schemes they’d forever forsake, And spend all their days in contentment on the sweet-scented shores of Head Lake."
There was a John (Johnston ?) Adair in Norland, 6 Sep 1861, in 1892 a Robert Albert Adair, and in 1916 a William Adair.
1 July 1874 Marriage. Edward Adair to Miss Flora Jane McLauchlin, second daughter of Alexander McLauchlin, Esq., all of Norland.by Rev. A. L. Watson, Wesleyan Minister
14 Dec 1874 at Coboconk, Robert Albert Adair, 21yrs (bc.1845/1852 at Oakwood ?) carpenter, Blanshard twp, Norland, s/o George & Jane Adair, married Alina (Alma) Edith McLauchlin, 19, Mariposa, Norland, dau ofAlexander & Edna McLauchlin, witn: James Wakelin of Norland & Mary Hoskins of Laxton.
Arthur Chisholm Adair and Mary Ellen Wessell (Polly) Adair had dau, Robin Adair b. 1921.