An American Family History

John Wiltse

  Wilsey, Willsey, Wiltse, Wiltsie, Wiltsee  

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 Wiltse was born on March 31, 1748 in Dutchess County, New York.,

He married Anna Cary. She was the daughter of David Cary and Ann Cornell.

Ruth Wiltse (1772, married Thomas How),
Solomon Wiltse ( 1773),
Cornelius Wiltse (1775, married Patience Mott),
Rhoda Wiltse (1780, married James Brown, son of Nathaniel Brown),
Sarah Wiltse (1783, married Oliver Brown, son of Benjamin Brown),
Mary Wiltse (1785, married Wing Walker), and
Anne Wiltse (1788, married Lemule Cornell).

His second wife was Mary Conley.

John Wiltse, Jr. (1778, married Susannah Wiltse, daughter of Benoni Wiltse),
Elizabeth Wiltse (1790, married Richard Jacqua),
Catherine Wiltse (1792, married Samuel Slack),
Phoebe Wiltse (1794, married Thomas How),
Abigail Wiltse (1796),
Henry Wiltse (1799), and
Mathilda Wiltse (1801, married John Robinson).

John, Sr. died on July 26, 1801.

John, Jr. and Solomon were assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

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



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