Black and white photograph of Lachlan MacCallum (1823-1903) from Cornaigbeg.
Lachlan MacCallum was born in Cornaigbeg in 1823. He emigrated to Canada with his mother and brother in 1842 and settled in Ontario where he worked as a contractor and shipbuilder. For many years a Member of Parliament, he was appointed as senator in 1887 and died in office in 1903. In 1854 he married Priscilla Thewlis, an American of English descent, and the 1881 cenus for Sherbrooke, Monck County in Ontario records six children to the marriage. He was a hero at the defense of Fort Erie during the Fenian Raids of 1866.