Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. Alexander De Noon

Male 1800 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Alexander De Noon 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born CA 1800 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation minister 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-199222 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I199222  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

  • Notes 
    • The first clergyman who ever preached in Dumfries is believed to have been the Rev. Alex. De Noon, of Caledonia, New York, to whose congregation several of the first settlers near Branchton had belonged. A member of his church named William Forbes, had removed about 1818 to the head of Lake Ontario, where his family was attacked by what was then called lake fever a species of fever and ague-and, sad to relate, himself, wife and nephew, all died. Mr. De Noon, accompanied by one of his elders, Mr. Donald Mackenzie, father of the late Simon Mackenzie, of Branchton, came over to Upper Canada in 1819, to look after Mr. Forbes' property, and being within thirty miles of his former parishioners, he determined to make his way through the bush to Dumfries, and see them and their new home. He remained over one Sunday, and preached in the house of Mr. Alex. Harvie, which the handful of settlers in the neighbourhood greatly enjoyed and appreciated.

      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose