One of the puzzles that I'd been unable to solve until August of 2008 was the origin of the name of the cemetery in which many of my kin are buried. I spent considerable time searching Scotland to no avail. Then out of nowhere came Denver Boyd in IRELAND who lives about 7 miles from a stream called "Glenburn". He was kind enough to send me a map with the location of Glenburn marked on it in red. I took the map into Photoshop, modified his markings slightly and added the word "Glenburn" in red.
In the time of my ancestors in IRELAND, Glenburn had been a lovely, wee stream in a small valley with wildflowers growing on its banks - quiet and beautiful. Today it has been reduced to being enclosed in a culvert so that a street could be built over it. Such is progress.
Several Methodist families from the Magherafelt area that were close to each other set out for UPPER CANADA in 2 ships, one in 1822 and another in 1832. Three of those families settled close to each other near the town of Pendleton, Prescott Co., Ontario, CANADA. Those families were: Anderson, Johnston, & Wylie. Later the Derby family joined them. Others settled elsewhere giving old and familiar names to new places. Two Scots-Irish names of note in this area are Glenburn & Curran. In Co. Derry, IRELAND, Curran is a very small town due north of Magherafelt. Half way between Curran and Magherafelt is Johnstons Hill which I suspect was named after our ancestors.
Our Wylie branch of the family was from Coolshinny which is in the lower left-hand part of the map. The Wylie cottage is still standing. Cousin Harold Wylie visited his elderly Wylie cousins who were living in the cottage in the 1960's. In 2009 another cousin visited the elderly Alex Wylie who still lives in the same cottage. I've identified it too in red.