Click here to register online!

Please view the Settlers of the Long Point Settlement post and the footer, Loyalists of the Long Point Settlement, to check to see if your ancestor was in Norfolk County around 1812.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

It's Not Over Until ...

Last weekend, we had the Founding Families Fair & Picnic. It was covered by the Port Rowan Good News, The Simcoe Reformer, and the Brantford Expositor. It was a good showing - only about 100-120 people despite the rain all morning. Scott Gillies' speech was interesting.
We plan on doing the same thing next year, but with a twist (more to come on that). If you would like to be on the committee for the 2012 Founding Families Fair & Picnic, please email me.
I will not be posting on this blog very much. This year (which starts in September as I am an elementary teacher), I have decided that I need to use a research journal to encompass all of my genealogical wondering. So, I have gotten that organized and plan to post updates and quandaries on my personal blog, Among the Trees of My Ancestors. Scope and focus can be found on the blog.
Until next year, may you cup be filled and your quests be fruitful!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Last Minute Details ...

One last post before the big day.  The Weather Network is calling for a 60% chance of thunder storms Saturday. Don't fret - there is a back up plan if it rains (but it won't - positive thinking). The event will move to a number of dry locales within Backus Heritage Conservation Area if need-be. But we won't need to, right?!

You can now register online! Click here to fill out the form and send it to me. Pay at the gates  and at the registration table on the day of the event.

  1. Entry & Parking - When you drive into Backus HCA, please stop at the gate to pay the discounted entry fee. There, you will be directed to the event site. Follow parking directors as you go. Parking will first, be available to those needing close proximity (i.e., handicapped or aged persons) and first come, first served behind the Heritage Village. 
  2. Registration - There have been a number of early registrants. For all registrants, please find the Registration Tables at the parking entrance to the Heritage Village (Suderman Barn). You will be required to fill out a form that details your pedigree and will receive your family poster then. Remember, $2 for individuals and $5 for a family of up to 4. The cost covers rental fees and production costs such as photocopying, etc.
  3. Stake your Claim - Picnic Table have been set around the Heritage Village for your use. Don't like where they are situated (e.g., not enough shade)? They can be moved to suit your needs.  When you find the perfect spot, post your family poster so others can find you.
  4. Picnic Time! Have your picnic whenever you want. The event is very casual. Remember, Scott Gillies is speaking at the Cherry Valley Schoolhouse at 2:00 pm. Besides that, follow your own schedule.
  5. Information Booths - There are a number of historical societies and family historians in the Forbes Barn. Visit with them at your convenience.
Remember, there is a fire ban in Norfolk County - no barbecuing. Hopefully, we will get rain Thursday and Friday to help farmers out. On your drive, you will notice that we are in the middle of a drought. Orchard crops failed in the Spring (frost) and extreme dry conditions have really taxed field crops. It's been a rough year for farmers.

Well, I guess that's it. Thank you in advance for your participation in the event. There are so many people that have come together to help me on the day of the event. Thank you all!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Register Online!

You can now register online! Click here to fill out the form and send it to me. Pay at the gates  and at the registration table on the day of the event.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Backus HCA staff, descendants of the Founding Families of Long Point Region, and the event convener tie up loose ends in preparation for the Founding Families Fair & Picnic on Saturday, July 28, 2012. To be held at the Heritage Village at Backus Heritage Conservation Area from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the day promises to be rewarding to both participants and county residents. For more information, contact Trevor R. Shelly at (226) 228-5451 or Wanda Backus-Kelly at (519) 586-2019.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Itinerary for the Event

Well, there's less than 3 weeks to go before the picnic and genealogy fair. Really, I wish I would have called it a family reunion instead. It's that casual!
FYI - the event has been moved to the Heritage Village at Backus Heritage Conservation Area. So, when you pay the discounted park entry fee of $7 at the gatehouse, drive past the 1798 Backhouse Mill and bear right at the foot of the hill leading to the Village. Then, turn left at the "Heritage Village Parking" sign and bear left. There will be parking attendants there to help you find the best place to park. Overflow will, first, be on the north shore of the Upper Mill Pond, then one either side of the road at the Nature Education Centre.
Registration can be made at the booth at the parking entrance into the Heritage Village.

10:30 am     Historical societies may set up their information booths in the Forbes Barn.
11:00 am     Registration open! Those that pre-registered need only to check in at the booth and receive their family place card. Then, it is up to you to Stake Your Claim by choosing a nice spot to picnic. Picnic tables are available all around the Village. By all means, move them to suit your needs!
11:00 am     Meet & Greet Picnic Until 1:00 pm Meet others in your family line. Check out the other claims. Is there anyone here that fits into your tree too?
1:00 pm       Tours of Backus Heritage Village Interpreters will be available to show you through the many on-site buildings. Visit the information booths as well!
2:00 pm       "Flames Across Norfolk" Scott Gillies will present his keynote address in the Cherry Valley Schoolhouse until 2:45 pm. Get there early - seating is limited!
3:00 pm       Genealogy Fair Networking Visit with fellow researchers in the Forbes Barn. It's time to try to fill in those ever-present holes in your research. Gather contacts to add to your genealogical network. Talk shop!
4:00 pm       The Village is closed. The event is finished. Enjoy the drive home!

Well, that's it, I guess. I think I used more exclamation marks in this post than any other. Can you tell I'm excited?!

PS - If you are interested in helping out for the next Founding Families event, let me know. The one thing I learned was that we need a committee!

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Exciting News and Happenings!

What a month! I have kind of backed off on working on the picnic and genealogy fair - end-of-year stuff for teaching. I did make it to the Grand River Branch UELAC meeting last Saturday. They will be there with bells on (i.e., 'lots of  visitors and they will have a kiosk set up). I'm really happy the branch and members will be attending. Thank you, all!
I got a phone call this morning from my cousin, Wanda Backus-Kelly. She said my hometown, Port Rowan, was a-buzz with anticipation. The Port Rowan Good News ran a human interest story on the event and she was getting numerous calls. Great news EXCEPT that some were asking how to get a registration form. I tried the link to the left (under Contact Us!) and it works fine from various locations. I'm not sure why people are having difficulty - can someone let me know?
As well, I included my phone number and Wanda's contact information to halp alleviate concerns. Don't worry - you can register the day of the event as well!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

An Exciting Night at South Walsingham Heritage Association

Last night, I was scheduled to present the Founding Families Fair & Picnic to the members of the South Walsingham Heritage Association. Headquartered in my hometown, Port Rowan, it was a delight to talk to fellow family historians about the event.
Paul and Marlene Smith were very welcoming. I spent about 25 minutes discussing with the members what my vision for the fair & picnic was. There were some very interesting questions that I would like to post (with answers of course):
  1.  Can the general public attend? Absolutely! Even if you don't have a founding family ancestor, you are welcome to attend. Especially for those amateur genealogists out there, I think that Scott Gillies' presentation and the various kiosks set up around would be of great interest for visitors. You know, sometimes when you are so into marketing an event for a specific audience, you forget that there might be a whole 'nother bunch of people who might find what you are doing interesting!
  2. When do I have to register? The day of the event or any time before. However, when you register early, it gives me more time to prepare a section for you - with banner and everything!
  3. What about parking? Am I going to have to hike to the site? Yes and know. Early parking will be available near the large pavilion - between the mill and education centre and upper mill pond. As the day wears on, I expect that parking will move further and further away. That reminds me - I better set aside about 10 parking spots for handi-capable vehicle. Please note: There is a $13 entry fee into Backus Conservation Area. I am in talks with them to have if discounted, depending on numbers. Again - the more early registrations, the better!
  4. Will you have computers available for registrants? Okay, this one puzzled me and broke my smarmy smile ;) I explained that, no, I wouldn't provide computers for everyone - the cost alone is prohibitive. As well, most avid genealogists have laptops or have printed their family trees. There's got to be some way you lug around all of your research to each archive, land registry office and cemetery! There will be, however, plugs for interested registrants. Another logistical point that will be solved if you register early. (An aside - I've never been asked this question before. REALLY?!)
  5. Where will family sites be set up? It's an outdoor venue - you will be outside. There are spots available for kiosks and some requests. Again early registration = first come, first served.
  6. Why are you not inviting any post-war families from the area? This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Since the War did not come to Norfolk County until 1813, there is nothing being planned for this year. I thought there was a definite need for an event this year and thought of those families who were here bright and early. Some major families came afterward - maybe someone will create an event for them. 

Saturday, 12 May 2012

May Happenings

Really busy last couple weeks! Scott Gillies has officially agreed to by the keynote speaker. Robert Mutrie, author of The Long Point Settlers, is attending. I am off to the South Walsingham Historical Society meeting on Monday night to plug the event. Everything's really coming together!
If I haven't said already, the large pavilion and surrounding environs is booked for the event. The staff at Backus Heritage Conservation Area are great - they also tagged the small pavilion just in case. So rain or shine, the displays and visitors will stay dry!
I've finished inviting Facebook and Ancestry members. Now it's time to focus on traditional media. If you get the Port Rowan Good News, check out next month's issue.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

It's Official!

Yep - it's official! Earlier this week, I received word that the event is now booked at the large pavilion at Backus Heritage Conservation Area. There is some more discussion needed on the finer details (including reducing the entry fee) but it is definitely a go!
As well, the reservation fee can now be paid at the door, so to say. Check out the new information on the registration form.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Looking for Osterhout-Brandow-Mabee-Manuel Descendants

Brenda Scott sent the following on January 22, 2012:

"Here is an outline of my mother side of my tree.  Guess what I am asking is, does this qualify for attendance and do you have any info that might help me in my research.
My mother was Ruby Pauline Osterhout, Her father was Chancey Osterhout born to Thomas Osterhout born to Samuel Osterhout who married Leah Brandow the daugher of Henry Brandow who was married to Elizabeth Manuel whose father was Anthony Manuel who married Margaret Mabie.
Looking for any info on these families.  Also, looking for help in seeing if any of my relatives were UEL's.Looking forward to hearing from you. Also, is there any connection here to your family tree?"

Well, Brenda, here are Robert Mutrie's writing on them:
"Brandow, Abraham (1775-) and his wife Grietje Becker lived at Westcamp, Ulster County, New York then settled in Walsingham Township about 1805.  Includes Abraham’s parents, grandparents and five generations of his descendants in Norfolk County and elsewhere."
"Mabee, Frederick* (c. 1740- c. 1794) and his wife Levinah Pelham lived in Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, New York during colonial times. During the American Revolution, Frederick joined the British forces and after the war took his family in the 1783 exodus from New York to New Brunswick. In 1793, the family came to Upper Canada and settled at Turkey Point in Charlotteville Township. Includes Frederick’s parental family and six generations of descendants in Norfolk and elsewhere . The full biography of Frederick and Levinah Mabee was included in The Long Point Settlers Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2."
"Mabee, Silas* (1758), a brother of Frederick Mabee; grew up in Dutchess County, New York and joined Delancey’s Corps during the American Revolution. He went in the 1783 exodus from New York to Nova Scotia and a year later settled in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Silas and his wife Phoebe LaPeca brought their family to Port Dover, Woodhouse Township in 1808. His sons settled in Middleton Township. Includes five generations of descendants. William Mabee, a nephew of Frederick and Silas lived at Belisle Bay, New Brunswick the in 1837 came with his wife Mary Downey to Walsingham Township and later settled in Windham Township. Includes children and grandchildren."
* Mabee Family Ancestry. A 219 page soft-covered book includes the colonial ancestors and cousins of Frederick Mabee and Simon Mabee by R. Robert Mutrie, 6000 New York Ancestors: A Compendium of Mabee Research. $21.
"Manuel, Anthony (c. 1745-1816) emigrated from Portugal to New York and married widow Margaret (Mabee) Griffin during the American Revolution. After the war, the couple settled in New Brunswick then in 1808 came to Charlotteville Township with their daughters who are continued in other Norfolk genealogies. Their son Anthony Jr. continued in New Brunswick and four generations of his descendants are included. One son of Anthony Jr., Frederick Manuel, settled in Windham Township."

She asks if I am related to her ancestors. Funny enough, No-Yes-Yes-Yes! For a complete view of my pedigree, I have an family tree that is not necessarily public but one may request to view it. I think I will make a basic pedigree tree to illustrate my connections to many of the Long Point settlers.

Descendance from Benjamin Beecraft to Howard Ray Lawrence

Robert Mutrie writes, "Bigcraft, Benjamin (c. 1758-) and his wife Elizabeth Westbrook lived in colonial New York. During the American Revolution, Benjamin came to Niagara and served in the Indian Department. He subsequently settled in Ancaster Township, Wentworth County. Their son James Bigcraft/Beecraft (1794-1853) lived in Oakland Township, Brant County, then in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County. Includes two to three generations of descendants from James."

Here is Howard's second instance:
1 BENJAMIN Beacraft Beecraft b. 1762 d. 1800
   m. c.1786 ELIZABETH WESTBROOK b. 16Oct1768
        2 SARAH BECHRAFT BEACROFT Beecraft b. 1779 d. 07May1843
           m. 1783 or 1775 George Lawrence, Sr. b. 26Mar1757 d. 05Aug1848
                3 William E(dward?) Lawrence b. May1781 d. 09Sep1864
                   m. 01Apr1804 Mary Ann Cudney b. 1787 d. 1820
                   m. Mary Mitchell
                        4 William Francis Lawrence b. 18Jul1819 d. 18Mar1898
                           m. Elizabeth Ann (Langestraat) Longstreet b. 1823
                                5 Sylvester Lawrence b. 10 MAR1855 d. 21AUG1932
                                   m. 29MAR1893 Araminta Palmer b. 05Mar1871 d. 15Jan1950
                                   m. 21AUG1896 Elizabeth Leotta Whittington b. 29JUN1862 d. 15MAR1935
                                   m. 05 January1887 Rebecca Catharine (Katie) Beam b. 9Oct1860 d. 12Jul1888
                                        6 Ray Palmer Lawrence b. 26Mar1894 d. 25Feb1981
                                           m. 28Jun1930 Ina Mabel Sharp b. 06Feb1895 d. 25Feb1975
                                                7 Howard Ray Lawrence b. 21 MARCH 1936
                                                   m. 14Aug1970 Katharine Marie Mulvany b. 06Mar1938 d. 25Jun2002

Descendance from Benjamin Fairchild, Sr. to Howard Ray Lawrence

The very first pedigree submitted by Howard R. LAWRENCE 12 Jan 2012:
 Robert Mutrie states that:
"Fairchild, Benjamin (1721-1794/5) and his wife Melissa Hall lived in "The Oblong," Dutchess County, New York during colonial times then moved upstate to the Queensbury Patent north of Albany. During the American Revolution, Benjamin joined the British forces at Fort Edward. Prior to 1792, his sons Benjamin and Isaac came to Upper Canada and were joined by the rest of the family in that year. Family members, including Rev. Peter Fairchild, settled in Townsend Township. Includes ancestors and four to five generations from Benjamin Fairchild Sr. in Norfolk and elsewhere."

1 Benjamin Fairchild, Sr. b. 21Mar1721 d. 18Jun1794
    m. c. 1754 Millicent (Melissa) (Mille) Hall b. 1723 d. AFTER 1804 
         2 Isaac Fairchild b. 01Nov1769 d. 09Jan1859
            m. Lucy Kilbourne b. 24 May 1779 d. 01Feb1859
                 3 Millicent Fairchild b. 19Mar1822 d. 14Apr1885
                    m. 08Apr1846 George Roberts b. 31 Oct 1814; 14 AUG d. 23 Jul 1896
                         4 Matilda "Tillie" Roseltha Roberts b. 10 Dec 1849 d. 12Apr1926
                            m. 23Apr1866 Edward James ("Ted") Claxton b. 05Mar1841 d. 27Apr1927
                                 5 Martha Millicent Claxton b. 13Mar1868 d. 30Oct1901
                                    m. 07Aug1893 Theodore (Frank) Monro(e) Sharp b. 14Jan1868 d. 09Jan1952
                                         6 Ina Mabel Sharp b. 06Feb1895 d. 25Feb1975
                                            m. 28Jun1930 Ray Palmer Lawrence b. 26Mar1894 d. 25Feb1981
                                                 7 Howard Ray Lawrence b. 21 MARCH 1936
                                                    m. 14Aug1970 Katharine Marie Mulvany b. 06Mar1938 d. 25Jun2002

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Monday, 16 January 2012

I have received a number of emails from interested parties. If you have any questions about, what some have called a festival, please comment on the blog or post on Facebook. I'll answer your questions on a post on both sites.
Thank-you to all those interested! I am excited that we will have many families represented. As well, I am working through Ancestry to contact descendants far and wide. If you know someone interested, please point them to the blog.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Registration Information

Wow! This week has been great. I just started to blog and have a lot of likes via Facebook, I thought I would upload the 2012 information poster and the Registration Form. They are located at the top of the left navigation bar under "Links of Interest".
If you would like to register, fill out the form and send it my way. The registration fee ($2 per individual; $5 per family) covers the pavilion and site rental at Backus HCA. Because it is a conservation area, campsite, and pioneer village, there is a per vehicle charge at the gate. Parking is included.
So, if you are excited to talk genealogy with fellow researchers, find family connections, and meet new cousins, register today!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

My First Challenge

Dear Readers,
Today, I issue a challenge to all to prove how they are related to the settlers and Loyalists of the Long Point Settlement (Norfolk County). So, to kick off all the fun, here are my three connections:

Ancestor #1: Rev. Jabez Collver (1731-1818) m. Anna Smith (1740-1813
                             John Collver (1768-1834) m. Miriam Culver* (1772-1852)
                               Hiram E. Collver (1814-1897) m. Sarah Ann Stokes (1821-1889)
                                 Amanda Moneral Collver (1864-1937) m. Albert Deming (1861-1927)
                                   Orpha Dott Deming (1896-1939) m. Wm. Francis Shelly (1892-1975)
                                     Harry Walter Shelly (1924-1997) m. Lucinda Ada Smith (1926-)
                                       Richard Alan Shelly (1951-2006) m. Stella Ruth Dedrick (1952-)
     * Miriam Culver was the daughter of Loyalist Timothy Culver (1734-?) and one of four couples in the 
          Collver/Culver Double Quartet.

Ancestor #2: Lucas Dedrick (1760-1808) m. Lucretia Parsons (1770-?)
                             James Dedrick (1795-1851) m. Elizabeth Edwards (1798-1886)
                               Thomas Henry Dedrick (1830-1912) m. Rachel Ann Pearson (1839-1922)
                                 Ernest Elgin Dedrick (1881-1962) m. Clara Isobel Cope (1884-1970)
                                   Lawrence Pearson Dedrick (1922-) m. Grace Stella Mudford (1925-)
                                     Stella Ruth Dedrick (1952-) m. Richard Alan Shelly (1951-2006)

Ancestor #3:  William Cope (1757-1813) m. Frances Sands (1757-1847)
                              Thomas Cope, Sr. (1835-1913) m. Catherine Manuel (1794-1889)
                                Thomas Cope, Jr. (1862-1946) m. Alfredda Amelia Cline (1861-1941)
                                  Clara Isobel Cope (1884-1970) m. Elgin Ernest Dedrick (1881-1962)
                                    *** See Ancestor #2 ***

Well, those are my first 3 ancestors. I have a few more (Anthony Manuel, Simon Mabee, etc.) but thought I would keep it to Loyalists this time. So here is the challenge:
Post your ancestry proof by emailing me at:

Good luck all! If you are a family member of mine and need to see how you are related to Long Point settlers and Loyalists, email me.         

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Settlers of the Long Point Settlement

Here is the addendum to the Loyalists In the Long Point Settlement that is found at the foot of the blog. Please note that this is organized, SURNAME, Given Name(s):

Charlotteville Township: ANDREWS, Allen; Andrews, Joseph; Andrus, Joseph; BAKER, Christian; BAKER, Jonathan; BAKER, Jesse; BAKER, Samuel; BARTOW, Stephen; BAYAR, Jacob; BEEMER, Philip; BLANEY, James; BLAYNEY, James; BOWEN, Wm. Daniel ;BROWN, Samuel; CHURCHILL, Levi; COLLARD, Edward; COLT, Isaac; COWPERTHWAITE, David; CRAM, Robert; CROMWELL, Josiah; CRONK, Tunis; CULVER, Joseph; DEASE, Richard Wm.; DOXSIE, John; DRAKE, William; FAIRCHILD, Noah; FINNIMORE, Richard; FREEMAN, Daniel; GOODHUE, Ebenezer; GUSTIN, John; HENDERSON, Robert; HILTON, William; HOLLOWOOD, Thomas; JACKSON, John; JEWELL, Ezekiel; JOHNSON, Larrance; KITCHEN, Joseph; LANNING, Richard; LAWRENCE, William; LODOR, Job; MABEE, Frederick; MANUEL, Anthony; McCALL, Donald; SECORD, James; McCLISH, Andrew; McCLOUD, Robert; McCRACKEN, Robert; McDONALD, Hiram; McDONELL, Hiram; MERRILL, William; MILLARD, Dan; MILLER, Joseph; MITCHELL, James; MONRO, James; MONRO, John; MONRO, Robert; MONTROSS, Peter; MOOR, Enoch; MOORE, Enoch; MOORE, Jedediah; MORRISON, Jacob; NEAL, George; NEILL, George; OAKES, Benjamin; OAKES, Christopher; OAKES, James; OUTHOUSE, Nicholas; OWEN, Epenetus; PACE, Michael; PALMERTON, Benjamin; PERLEY, Israel; RICE, Maiden; ROLPH, Thomas; RUSSELL, James; SECORD, Peter; SHEARER, Robert; SILVERTHORN, George; SMITH, Abraham; SMITH, Othniel; SPITLER, Joseph; SPRAGUE, Jonathan; SPURGIN, William; STACY, John; STONE, John; TAYLOR, Abraham; TEEPLE, Peter; TISDALE, Ephraim; WADE, Nathan; WALSH, Thomas; WEEKS, Amos; WOOD, Jacob.

Townsend Township: AVERILL, Paul; BARBER, Samuel; BEAL, Barzillai; BRAY, John; CAMFIELD, Ira; CHAMBERS, Joseph; CLOUSE, Leonard; CORLIS, James; CUNNINGHAM, Geo.; DAVIS, John; DAVIS, Thomas; DENNIS, Joseph; DISBROW, Rowland; EARLE, John; FISHER, Samuel; FOWLER, Joseph; GREEN, Benjamin; GREEN, Job Lodor; GREEN, John; GREEN, Reuben; GILBERT, Josiah; GLOVER, Jacob; HAVILAND, John; HEATH, John; JOHNSON, John; KITCHEN, Joseph; KITCHEN, Richard; LANE, Cornelius W.; LEFLER, David; LEFLER, Peter; LODOR, Job; MANWELL, Amos; MASECAR, Abraham; MASECAR, John; MASECAR, Matthias; MATTHEWS, Abner; McALISTER, Samuel; McCOOL, Joseph; McCOOL, William; McMICHAEL, James; MERRITT, Isaac; MILLARD, Noah; MUCKLE, John; MUDGE, Elijah; NELLES, Abraham; NUNAMKER, Jacob; NUNN, Benjamin; OMSTEAD, Gideon; OSTRANDER, Andrew; PARNEY, Ezra; PERRY, Barnabus; RICE, Jesse; ROBINSON, Cuthbert; ROBINSON, William; ROOF, Jacob; ROOT, Nathaniel; ROUSE, Oliver C.; SAYLES, Mordecai; SCOVELL, Champion; SERLES, Moses; SHAW, Michael; SHOAFF, Michael; SLAGHT, Job; SLAGHT, John; SLAGHT, Richard; SLAWSON, Bowers; SOPER, Gilbert; SOVEREEN, Frederick; STYLES, Selah; TAGGARD, Alexander; WALKER, John; WALKER, William; WEIRS, William; WHITING, Isaac; WILLCOX, Benjamin; WILCOX, Benjamin; WILLSON, Andrew; WILLSON, Jacob; WILLSON, Joseph; WOODLEY, George; YOUNGS, Benjamin.

(North & South) Walsingham Township: BACKHOUSE, John; BACKHOUSE, William; BACKHOUSE, John Jr.; BARRETT, Marks; BAMWART, Henry; BRANDOW, Abraham; CARTWRIGHT, John; DEWITT, James; DUSTEN, Paul; ELLIS, Cornwall; FICK, Peter; FORYEA, John; FRANKLIN, John; FROST, Edmund; GILASPY, William; HUTCHISON, William; KERN, John; KILLMASTER, John; KNIGHT, Charles; LAYMAN, Tobias; McMICHAEL, Edward; MISENER, John; MURPHY, Charles; MURPHY, Timothy; NEWKIRK, Peter; OVERBAUGH, Hezekiah; PRICE, Stephen; PRICE, Thomas; PROCUNIER, Peter; ROCKEFELLER, Diehl; ROHRER, Christian; SHOEMAKER, Nicholas; SMITH, Henry; SMITH, William; TROYER, John; WEST, John; WHITE, Dedrick; WOOLVEN, Jeremiah.

Windham Township: AXFORD, Jonathan; DELL, William; DERRICKSON, James; GRIFFIN, Nathaniel; HUNTER, David; HYDE, Sherman; JOHNSON, Jeremiah; MILLER, John; MUMA, Chirstian; PETTIT, Isaac; PETTIT, Jonathan; SMITH, Hart; SMITH, John; WIDENER, John; WIDNER, John.

Woodhouse Township: ATKINSON, William; AXFORD, Abraham; BACON, Benjamin; BACON, John; BACON, Nathaniel; BEAUPRE, Francis C.; BECKER, John; BUCHNER, Jacob; CLARK, William; CONKLIN, James; CONRADT, John; COOLEY, Gideon; CROSBY, Eliakim; CULVER, William; DECOW, Abner; DOAN, Elijah; DOUGLASS, Levi; DUGGAN, Cornelius; DUTCHER, John; FREEMAN, Daniel; GRAHAM, James; HAMILTON, Thomas; HARRIS, John; HAZEN, Daniel; HOLMES, Asa; HORNING, Aaron; LANDON, Zebulon; LEMON, Joseph; LOGAN, Alexander; LONG, Patrick; MABEE, Silas; MALCOLM, Finlay; MANDEVILLE, David; MANN, Nathan; MARR, David; MARR, Lawrence; MATTHEWS, James; McALISTER, Samuel; McQUEEN, Alexander; MEAD, Richard; MEDCALF, Henry; MISNER, John; NICHOL, Robert; O’BRYAN, Roger; PARK, William; PEGG, John; PHILLIPS, John; POTTS, Jacob; POWELL, Abraham; PREFFER, Jacob; RAPELJE, Abraham A.; RAYMOND, William; RISCH, John Philip; RYERSE, Samuel; RYERSON, Joseph; SALMON, George; SELLS, Abraham; SHELER, Jacob; SIDWAY, Jonathan; SPITLER, Joseph; STEAD, Thomas; STEEL, Matthias; STEINHOFF, John; TALLMAN, Samuel; TENBROECK, John; THOMPSON, Samuel; VAIL, Isaac; VAN ALLEN, Henry; VANDERBURGH, Richard; WALKER, Henry; WALKER, Joseph; WATTLES, James; WHITE, Nathaniel; WILLIAMS, Jonathan; WILLIAMS, Wynant; WILSON, McFarland; WOOD, Israel; WOOLLEY, Joseph.

Again, if your ancestor is found in the list, please make plans to join us on Saturday, July 28, 2012 near Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Welcome One & All!

I would like to welcome you to one of the virtual media sites for the Founding Families Fair & Picnic. The event will be held at the Backus Heritage Conservation Area, Saturday, July 28th, 2012. If you would like to know more about the event, stay tuned!
For those that think they would be interested in joining us for a day of genealogy discussion and networking, check to make sure your ancestor's name is at the bottom of this blog*.

* Currently, I only have the Loyalists' Directory completed. There are a great number more names who were settlers of the region.