In the 1861 Census Thomas Tennant (1835-1909) and Andrew Grawbarger (1835-1907) were neighbours in Wilberforce Township. Thomas had moved there with his father from Lanark County and Andrew came with his father from Westmeath Township and previously from Dundas County. Andrew Grawbarger Sr. was born in the United States.
Thomas and his wife (Andrews sister) Mary Ann Grawbarger (1837-1911)( in the photo on the right ) lived on 100 acres on Concession 25 lot 17.
Andrew (in photo below) and his wife Sarah Jane Tennant (1837-1882) who was sister to Thomas lived on 100 acres as well on Concession 25 lot 9 in Wilberforce Township
Thomas and Mary Ann had 10 children - 7 boys and 3 girls. Andrew and Sarah Jane had 12 children - 10 boys and 2 girls.
Edward Tennant (Thomas' brother) married Sarah Ann Grawbarger (b. Nov. 7, 1847). Robert Tennant (born on the Twelth of July 1846) married Elizabeth Grawbarger (Sarah and Mary Ann's sister).
Four Grawbargers married four Tennants and thus the Tennant/Grawbarger Journey started.
Tom Tennant m. Mary Ann Grawbarger
Edward Tennant m. Sarah Ann Grawbarger
Robert Tennant m. Elizabeth Grawbarger
Sarah Jane Tennant m. Andrew Grawbarger
As of the 1871 Census data Andrew Grawbarger Jr and his wife Sarah Jane Tennant had moved to Petawawa Township to what would become to be known as the Tennant Settlement (Damn Tennants stole the name of the settlement). In 1871 Richard Tennant and Jane Cardiff and their sons Thomas (& his wife Mary Ann Grawbarger), George, Edward and Robert were still living in Wilberforce Township.