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An American Family History

Ontario Settlers

 
Church Date
Brockville First Presbyterian 1815
   
 
     
 
 
     
 
  Date
Jessup's Loyal Rangers 1781-1783
War in Leeds County 1812
Leeds County Militia 1812
 
 
 
 
    Date
Petition of the Ninth Township Thurlow Township, Hastings County 1791
1805 Yonge Assessment Yonge Township, Leeds County 1805
 
 
 

 

United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.
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.

Grenadier Island is in the St. Lawrence River in Leeds County, Ontario. United Empire Loyalists settled on the island in the early 19th century. During the War of 1812, there was a watch post. By 1818, twelve farms had been established.

Family Name Lived in From Remarks
Adams   Middlesex County, Massachusetts  
Alguire Yonge Township    
Andress Elizabethtown Township Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Austin Yonge Township New York  
Avery Yonge Mills Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York  
Ayers/Eyers Elizabethtown (now Brockville) Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts  
Bates Rear of Yonge Tribes Hill, Montgomery County, New York  
Baxter Elizabethtown Township Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut
Fairfield County, Connecticut
 
Birdsell Elizabethtown Township, Leeds    
Botsford Elizabethtown Township Brookfield Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Brown   Groton, New London County, Connecticut  
Buell Brockville (was Elizabethtown), Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Burtch Grenadier Island Pawling, Dutchess County, New York
Montgomery County, New York
 
Byrne      
Cain Caintown
Grenadier Island
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut  
Church   Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont  
Churchill   Tribes Hill, Montgomery County, New York  
Cole Elizabethtown now Brockville    
Comstock Grenadier Island West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island  
Connolly      
Derbyshire   Saratoga, New York  
Dickey   Ireland  
Dwinnell Yonge Mills New York  
Elliott   Pawling, Dutchess County, New York  
Ferguson Caintown Scotland  
French Mallorytown Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Gardnier   Vermont  
Gibson   Scotland  
Griffin      
Guild Mallorytown Milton, Litchfield County, Connecticut  
Hagerman   Dutchess County, New York  
Hewitt   Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey  
Hogeboom   Claverack, Columbia County, New York  
Howard   Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts  
Hutchinson   Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
June   Dutchess County, New York  
Kincaid Caintown Scotland  
LaRue   Pompton Plains, Morris County New Jersey
Otsego County, New York
 
Lapoint   Quebec  
Lee   Columbia County, New York.  
Lewis Toronto Gloucestershire, England  
Mallory   Fairfield County, Connecticut  
McArdel   Ireland  
McLean   Scotland  
Miller Elizabethtown (now Brockville), Leeds County Prussia  
Miller Kingston Ireland  
Mott   Dutchess County, New York  
Munro   Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Munsell   Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Palmer   Dutchess County, New York  
Parish   Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Patterson   Ireland  
Pennock   Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut  
Phillips   Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York  
Plumb   Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut  
Polly      
Pouliot   French Canadians  
Purvis   Scotland  
Ripley   Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut  
Root Grenadier Island Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Rowsome   Ireland  
Seaman   Dutchess County, New York  
Seeley   New York  
Sherwood   Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Shipman   Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Slack   Dutchess County, New York  
Smyth   New York  
Stevens   Dutchess County, New York  
Tennant Caintown Scotland  
Thomas Toronto England  
Thompson   Scotland  
Treahy Toronto Ireland  
Trickey   Orange County, New York  
Truesdell   Fairfield County, Connecticut  
White   Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts  
Wickware   Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut  
Wilcox   Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island  
Wiltse   Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York  
Wing   Dutchess County, New York  
Wood Caintown    
Wright      

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

Hebron, Connecticut was incorporated in 1708 in Hartford County. It became part of Windham County in 1726 and part of Tolland County in 1785.

Dutchess County, New York patriots forced colonists loyal to the British government to flee north into what became Ontario.

Fairfield County, Connecticut originally consisted of the towns of Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Stratford. Woodbury (1673) , Danbury (1687), Ridgefield (1709), Newtown (1711), and New Fairfield (1740) were added later. In 1751, part of Woodbury was included in Litchfield County.

 

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