The Lancelot-Dane Junkin Family Group History Society (The Junkin Society) was formed in 1982 by a group of Junkin family members interested in researching the Junkin family genealogy and history. Since that time:
We have published a book called "The Junkin Families... from County Fermanagh, Ireland to Victoria County, Ontario and beyond..." and a supplement about the Junkin families and their descendants
4 Junkin reunions have been held
The Junkin House was moved to Kawartha Settlers' Village in March 1993, restored and furnished with artifacts
Detailed recording and photographing of each artifact is ongoing
Junkin Society participate in Kawartha Settlers' Village events by welcoming visitors to the Junkin House
The Junkin House is maintained by Junkin Society members
Our Junkin logo shows a shamrock superimposed over a maple leaf, representing the Junkin family immigration to Canada in the 1800's. Married names of the original Junkin sisters, including Beatty, Patterson and Martin, are also on the logo. Family names encircling the logo include many of the descendant names of the original Junkin family settlers who settled in Verulam Township.
The Junkin families were among the earliest settlers to settle in Verulam Township / Bobcaygeon & Fenelon Falls, Ontario area.
Several siblings and first cousins of the Launcelot Junkin line and their families emigrated from County Fermanagh, Ireland in the 1800's. Most settled in this area, while one sister emigrated to the USA. The Dane Junkin family settled in the Ottawa area after serving in the war of 1812.
The Junkin House at Kawartha Settlers' Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario
The Junkin House
Built in the early 1860s
Thomas and Easter / Esther Junkin built the Junkin House in the early 1860's. It was located on a farm in the east half of Lot 20, Concession 3, Verulam Township, between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls, where they raised their family. Malcolm Junkin, a descendant of Thomas and Easter, and his wife Phyllis donated the house to The Junkin Society, after which it was moved to Kawartha Settlers' Village, Bobcaygeon, Ontario in March 1993.
To find out more about Kawartha Settlers' Village and their activities, visit their website.
Above is the Junkin House decorated for Kawartha Settlers Village Annual Haunted Village experience for Halloween.
On the left is the Junkin House decorated for Kawartha Settlers' Village annual Festival of Trees.
This event runs each November, and you can be sure to see the Junkin House decorated and lit up each year as the entire village embraces the holidays.