Map showing Buchanan Township located along the Ottawa River, Musculonge Lake, Sturgeon Lake, Allumette Bay, Corry's Lake, Chalk River, Tucker's Creek, lots and concessions. Signed by Commissioner Russell of Crown Lands Department of Quebec.
John Stewart was born in 1841 in Beckwith Township, Lanark. He was the youngest son of Alexander Stewart and Elizabeth Douglass. John Stewart became a partner in the Stewart Brothers enterprise in Waba with his brother Donald. His wife was Margaret Robertson of Robertson's Corners. They had 7 children. He was politically active on behalf of the Reform Party. He served as Reeve from 1879 - 1889 and 1906 - 1913. During the second period, he was appointed Warden of Renfrew County.