Matilda Stapleton Jekill
In 1857, Matilda Stapleton (1830-1904), Abraham's aunt, married Isaac Jekill (1833-1894), with whom she had five children. The couple lived in a small house at the corner of Route 364 and Route 329. Isaac was an illustrious figure in Morin-Heights.
"Mr. Jekill was a man capable of great things; soon after he arrived in Morin, he organized an Orange Lodge, of which he became Master. In 1877 a post office was established in Morin Flats, and Mr. Jekill was appointed Postmaster. He has always taken a keen interest in municipal affairs and for 20 years held the office of Mayor. He also served as secretary-treasurer of the council and school board for a time and as a justice of the peace for several years.
At an early age, he enlisted as a Ranger and, during the Fenian raids, was sergeant of the 3rd Company under Captain McKnight. Upon the latter's death in 1882, Mr. Jekill was promoted to his position and subsequently to the rank of major.
"Excerpt from the book "History of the counties of Argenteuil (Qc) and Prescott (Ont.), from the establishment to the present day. C. Thomas, John Lovell & Son, Montreal, 1896.