Thank you for the reference to the McDonell family in the book "Early Furrows." I found an electronic version of the book via ourroots.ca (http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=3602701
If you could send me some of the photos you've mentioned that would be great.
By the way, there is quite a bit of information on my great grandparents (Dakota Dunc McDonell and Mary Ann McCormick) on the ourroots website as well. (http://www.ourroots.ca/f/page.aspx?id=895875
. The title of the book is "Butternuts and Maple Sugar" by Elsie MacMillan. It is truly amazing the amount of local and family histories that are now becoming available online.