Dad's Impossible Lines

Some of my father's lines removed from New England to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia after the Revolutionary War. Others just showed up ;-). Here are a few of my "puzzlers": 

Daniel BELDING is said to have been b. 29 May 1754 or 1760 New Haven, CT, d. about 1849 Chance Harbour, Saint John Co, NB. He m. Mabel BRISTAL about 1782 CT. They came as Loyalists 1783. Am trying to prove Daniel is the son of Jared BELDING and wife ...
Looking for any info on the name BEYNON in Nova Scotia. Morgan or James BEYNON m. Hannah WILLIAMS before 1812 in NS, having Joseph Williams BEYNON NS about 1813. Joseph Wms BEYNON was of Saint John by 1838, w/ no sign of his parents. Where in Nova Scotia were they? Hannah WILLIAMS was a n older sister to Olivia Hovey WILLIAMS b. 1794, who m. William WOOD 1817 Rawdon, NS.
David DALEY/DEALY b. c1735, is assumed to be the son of John DALEY, one of the Irish immigrants arriving at York, Maine about 1735. York's militia list on 1757 included both men. Before 1762, John and David DALEY had settled at Penobscot. Nothing can be found in later records for John DALEY. In 1783, David DALEY removed to St Andrews, New Brunswick where he rec'd land as a Penobscot Loyalist w/ wife Mehitable WEBBER, whom he m. in 1755 at York, ME, and 4 ch: George, Sarah, Mary and Joseph. Joseph DALEY was of Saint John, NB by 1800 w/ his wife Abigail d/o another Loyalist, Zebedee HAMMOND.
Looking for any info on John DARRAH (spelled DAROUGH on his marr rec), b. c 1834 New Brunswick, d. Saint John NB 13 Mar 1899. He m. Rebecca JONES 4 Dec 1860 Saint John. They were both of Portland Parish.
Zebedee HAMMOND was b. 13 Apr 1753 No. Yarmouth, Cumberland Co, ME, s/o John HAMMOND and Patience WEBBER. He m. Martha BENNETT 16 Oct 1774 there. Zebedee was among the Penobscot Loyalists who left Maine for Saint Andrews, NB in 1783 with wf and at least 5 ch: Abigail, Patunel, Martha, Nathaniel and Zebedee Jr. Abigail, probably the oldest, m. Joseph DALEY and went to Saint John. Zebedee Jr, prob the youngest b. c1781, d. 1798 Fredericton. What became of Nathaniel and Patunel? Nathaniel was part of the Kings NB Regmt (aka NB Provincials) and was in Fredericton in 1798. Did he stay there? Zebedee HAMMOND Sr. died at Saint Andrews in 1802. What exact date? What happened to his wife?
Alexander HEPBURN b. c1775 Scotland, d. 18 Nov 1842 Musquash, Saint John Co, NB. He m. Mabel BELDING 1802 Saint John. I need info on their children. #1 Question -- Was Mary HEPBURN b. c1827 who m. Joseph DALEY c 1860 Alexander's dau or granddau? Her burial permit says father was Edmund HEPBURN. I did find ref to an Edmund HEPBURN of Hepburn's Basin who was born Ireland(!), but nothing else. Who was he?
Capt John HOWARD was b. 6 Oct 1742 (according to a family Bible), and d. 1 Jul 1824 Hampton, Kings Co, NB. He. m. 1) Lucy ? about 1765 NY and had 8 ch. The 7 youngest were lost at sea w/ Lucy in the Fall of 1779 while enroute to Halifax. He m. 4) Patience HOWARD d/o Edward HOWARD & Phoebe HART of Dutchess Co, NY (formerly of Dartmouth, MA). I am trying to prove that John HOWARD was not b. 1742, but rather, Oct 1734, the s/o John HOWARD of Simsbury, CT. Both John and a brother Elisha HOWARD were of Dutchess County during that time, and this birthdate more closely matches his age in military records.
James KERR, b. December 1754 in Dumfrieshire, was bapt. 16 Dec 1754 in Ecclefechan (Hoddam Parish ), Dumfrieshire, s/o Thomas KERR. In 1773, he went to Norfolk, Virginia to join a brother. He joined the British forces when the "troubles broke out" and later married Elizabeth BROWN in 1784 in New York. They quickly removed to Ecclefechan where, supposedly, three children were born before March 1786 when they were in London, preparing for a trip to Nova Scotia to settle. James' brother was John KERR, who owned and commanded the schooner "Fannay" at Virginia, sailing with dispatches to Norfolk, later going to New York. In Sept 1783, John KERR returned to Scotland where he married twice and had children. I would love to find more about this family in Scotland, as there were quite a few KERR entries in Ecclefechan's records, but no proven connection.
Seeking any info on Job STANLEY/STANDLEY b. c1760 in the US, and d. 6 Jan 1854 Mispec, Saint John Co, NB. He m. Isabella DYER c1795 prob near Provincetown, Barnstable Co, MA. Where did he come from? They lived Provicetown 1800, but purchased land in Newmarket, NH in 1801. Sons Job & Joseph b. Portsmouth, NH 1803 and 1804. Job Sr was supposedly of Maine in 1810 when son Andrew was born, and living in Mispec, NB by 1817. There are many ties to the STANLEYS of Grand Manan, but how is Job related to John STANLEY, b. c1790 England of Grand Manan?
Looking for info on the children of Joseph WILLIAMS who m. Hannah HOVEY 2 Jan 1770 at Horton, NS. They had Charles, William, Elizabeth b. 1775 (m. Thomas COX), Hannah b. 1777, Nancy, and Joseph Jr. Did this Hannah m. BEYNON? Was there a younger dau Olivia Hovey WILLIAMS b. 1791? Or , did Charles b. 1771 and William b. 1773 have families, including a Hannah and Olivia?
Trying to locate parents for William WOOD, b. c1794 Cornwallis, Kings Co, Nova Scotia, who m. Olivia Hovey WILLIAMS in 1817 at Rawdon, Hants Co, NS. Cannot seem to tie him in to any of the WOOD families. He and family came to Saint John 1826, and he d. 29 May 1866 Saint John , NB. Is he a son of Marble WOOD and wife Rebecca RAWLINS who b. d. 1813?

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