An American Family History

Ontario Settlers

Church Date
Brockville First Presbyterian 1815
Jessup's Loyal Rangers 1781-1783
War in Leeds County 1812
Leeds County Militia 1812
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
David 1699
Elijah 1785
John 1752
Jonathan 1646
Samuel 1730
Walter 1787
William 1756
  Middlesex County, Massachusetts  
Alguire Yonge Township    
Andress Elizabethtown/Kitley 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/Kitley Township Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut
Fairfield County, Connecticut
Birdsell Elizabethtown/Kitley Township, Leeds    
Botsford Elizabethtown Township Brookfield Fairfield County, Connecticut  
Benjamin 1741
Benjamin 1771
Ezra 1782
James 1779
Nathan 1769
Nathaniel 1750
Oliver 1776
  Groton, New London County, Connecticut  
Jonathan 1769
Samuel 1767
Samuel P. 1801
Timothy 1732
William 1751
Brockville (was Elizabethtown), Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Burtch Grenadier Island Pawling, Dutchess County, New York
Montgomery County, New York
Cain Caintown
Grenadier Island
Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut  
Church Brockville (was Elizabethtown), Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont  
Churchill   Tribes Hill, Montgomery County, New York  
Cole Elizabethtown now Brockville    

Aaron 1769
Ezekiel 1740
John 1730
Levi 1769
William 1791

Grenadier Island West Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island  
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  
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  
Daniel 1767
David 1783
Elisha 1769
Elisha 1797
Enoch 1744
George W. 1841
Israel 1776
Jeremiah 1771
Lemuel 1771
Nathaniel 1742
Mallorytown 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  
Purvis   Scotland  
Ripley   Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut  
Root Grenadier Island Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut  
Rowsome   Ireland  
Seaman   Dutchess County, New York  
Augustus 1739
James 1765
Justus 1766
Peet 1766
Elizabethtown 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  
Cornelius 1785
Daniel 1789
Justin 1755
Justin 1801
Samuel 1796
William 1797
  Fairfield County, Connecticut  
White   Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts  
Philip Lebbeus 1770
Alpheus 1819
Lebeous Philip 1817
Philip 1791
Lebbeus 1745
  Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut  
Wilcox   Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island  

Benoni 1758
Cornelius 1775
James 1764
John 1748
John 1778

  Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York  
Wing   Dutchess County, New York  
Wood Caintown    

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.





Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

©Roberta Tuller 2023
An American Family History is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.