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An American Family History

The Trickey Family of Leeds County, Ontario

 

Christopher Trickey was born about 1750 in Orange County, New York.

September 15, 1814
Christopher Trickey’s mare was found “mortally wounded”, having been stabbed a number of times with a bayonet or other pointed weapon. The residents of Lansdowne in Leeds Township, had been under the threat of a gang of horse thieves from across the St. Lawrence River. Daniel McNeil and John Trickey were sure that the gang were responsible for killing the horse. (from Collections Canada, War of 1812, Board of Claims and Losses, Microfilm t-1137, page 811, Fred Blair's Blog Spot)

 
 
 

Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

John Trickey married Mary Ann Miller.

John and Mary's children included:

Christopher Trickey (1797),
James Trickey (married Margaret Webster),
Joseph Miller Trickey (1809, married Jane Buck) and
John Trickey (1813, married Jane Burley).

John was listed in the 1800, 1802, and 1805 Yonge Township., Leeds County, Ontario, census.

John served on the Petit Jury in 1802 in the Johnstown District.

John was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

During the War of 1812, Christopher and John served in the Leeds County Militia

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

     
 

Peter P. Trickey was born about 1775.

Peter married Mercy Mallory.

Peter and Mercy's children included:

James Mallory Trickey (1804, married Permelia Hogaboom),
Nancy Trickey (married T. Phillips Kenyon),
Thomas Trickey (1813, married Emeline Wells),
Amelia Trickey (married Jacob Hogaboom),
Sylvester W. Trickey, (1825), and
Lydia Trickey (1828).

Peter was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

Peter was with the 1st Regiment Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

 
 
 
 

Henry Trickey was born about 1776 in Orange County, New York.

He married Elizabeth Mosher on February 19, 1801 in Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth was born in 1780 the daughter of Lewis Mosher and Mary Freeman.

Henry served on the Petit Jury in Johnstown District, Leeds County in 1801.

Henry was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

The 1810 census indicated that they had an adopted son and an adopted daughter.

Henry was with the 1st Regiment Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

Henry died on August 13, 1846.

Elizabeth married second to George Noble Brown.

 
     
 

Isaac Trickey was born in 1791 in Orange County, New York.

Isaac served in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

Isaac and his family were listed in the 1819, 1821, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1839, 1840, and 1841 Front of Leeds and Lansdowne records.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.

Windmill

 
 

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