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An American Family History

The Wickware Family of Leeds County, Ontario

  Wickwire or Wickwise  
New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

Lebbeus Wickwire was born about 1745 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut. The church records of Goshen, Lebanon, Connecticut record that he joined the church on April 14, 1754.

His children probably included:
Johnathan Wickware
Frank Wickware,
Jonathan Wickware,
Phillip Wickware (1770), and
James Wickware.

He moved to Ontario, Canada about the time of the American Revolution. He was a United Empire Loyalist and is said to have served in the British Army and to have surrendered at Yorktown. He receive a grant of land near Brockville, Ontario.

4 Jul 1817 Lebeus Wickwire sold E ½ to Philip Wickwire;
5 Jan 1826 Philip Wickwire sold E /2 to David Mallory,
6 Oct 1826 Lebeus Wickwire sold W ½ to Joseph Benedict.

Lebbeus served in Captain Adiel Sherwood's Company in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.
United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.
 
 
 

Philip Wickware was born about 1770


Philip Wickware (1791, married Matilda Griffin)
Jonathan Wickware.
Lebeous Wickware.
Jane Wickware (married George Bronson)
Polly Wickware (married Gilbert Griffin)

 

 
     
 

from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1814. Oct. 10th.-Jehial Bissel and Elenor Wickwire, banns, both of Augusta, witnesses J. Wickwire, M. Wright.

Augusta, Aug. 28, 1820, Charles D. Wickwire, bachelor, and Elizabeth White, spinster, both of Augusta, banns.

 
 
 
 

Philip Wickware was born on July 24, 1791.

He married Matilda Griffin (1798) on December 1, 1816.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto.

Children:
Libeous Philip Wickware, (1817, married Catherine Mallory ),
Alpheus Wickware (1819, married Florence Lapointe),
Samuel Griffin Wickware (1821-1826),
Gilbert Wickware (1823, married Elizabeth Truesdell), and
Matilda Wickware (1826-1826).

In 1824 Philip witnessed the marriage of Nathaniel Brown and Peggy Phillips.

 
     
 

from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1824 Jan. 28th.—Phillip Wickwire and Mary Ann Wooley (or Morley), both of Elizabeth Town, banns,
wit. Jonathan Fulford, John G. Booth.

 
 
 
 

Libeous Philip Wickware was born on November 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Leeds County, Ontario.

He married Catherine Mallory (1815) on May 25, 1837.

They moved to Ellington, Tuscola County, Michigan

He died on March 4, 1877.

Catherine died on March, 22, 1888, at Ellington.

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

 
 
 
 

Alpheus Wickware was born on June 19, 1819.

He married Florence Lapointe.

Children:
Zelina Wickware (1744),
Alphema Wickware (1745, married George Washington Mallory).

Alpheus died on October 15, 1844.

 
 
 
 

Gilbert Wickware was born on May 21, 1823.

He marrie Elizabeth Truesdale.

He died in Ellington, Michigan on December 27, 1899.

 
 

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New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Philip [Wickware] (Lebbeus, Lebbeus) b. about 1770; m. Lived in Ontario.

Children:
I. Philip,b. July 24, 1791.
II. Jonathan.
III. Lebeous.
IV. Jane, b. ; m. George Bronson.
V. Polly, b.; m. Gilbert Griffin.

Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. July 24, 1791; m. Dec. 1, 1816, Matilda Griffin, b. Feb. 9, 1798. This branch spell the name Wickware.

He operated a vessel on the river and contracted a fever at Toronto, and d. Aug. 18, 1826.

Children:
I. Libeous Philip, b. Nov. 18, 1817.
II. Alpheus, b. June 19, 1819.
III. Samuel Griffin, b. Apr. 16, 1821 ; d. June 21, 1826.
IV. Gilbert, b. May 21, 1823.
V. Matilda, b. Feb. 11, 1826; d. June 30, 1826.

Libeous Philip [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. Nov. 18, 1817, at Mallorytown, Ont.; m. May 25, 1837, Catherine Mallory, b. Jan. 15, 1815. Residence, Mallorytown, Ont., and later Ellington, Mich. He d. Mar. 4, 1877. She d. Mar. 22, 1888, at Ellington. .

Alpheus [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. June 19, 1819; m. Florence La Point; res. at or near Brockville, Ont. He d. Oct. 15, 1844.

Children:
I. Lena,
II. Alphema, b. ; m. Washington Mallory of Mallorytown, Ont.

Gilbert [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. May 21, 1823; m. Elizabeth Truesdale. Resided at Ellington, and later Caro, Mich. ; d. at Ellington, Dec. 27, 1899.

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

     

 

Bauman & Dreisbach
 
 
 

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