Mom's Impossible Lines

Some of my mother's lines removed from New England and New York to Quebec after the Revolutionary War. A few just rolled out from under rocks.... Here are a few of my unsolved mysteries. 

Looking for info on BRIGGS in Columbia county, NY. Mary BRIGGS was b. c 1757 NY?, and m. Hix SALLS ca 1775 likely near Canaan, Columbia Co, NY. While some sources link her as a dau of Elkanah BRIGGS, it would seem that his dau Mary died long before Mary BRIGGS SALLS in 1839 at Noyan, Missisquoi Co, Quebec. Who were her parents?
Jacob BRUST was b. c1727 Poppenweiler, GMY, d. after 1792 Brunswick, Rensselaer Co, NY. He m. c1750 Anna Katherina WOLFF b. c1723, d. after 1792 Brunswick. When did they die? Would like to correspond with any BRUST of Brunswick, NY descendents, as they were all related.
Samuel COVEY b. bef 1755 was living at Fort Anne, (now Wash Co), NY when he was forced to abandon his land as a Loyalist, following British troops into Canada in 1777. It is suspected he was related to the family of James COVEY and wf Sarah LAMPHERE of RI., possibly through any one of three untraced sons. He and family settled at Caldwell's Manor, Quebec. Samuel d. 1822 Alburgh, Grand Isle Co, VT, and wf Susannah d. there 1822. Either his 1st wife , or a 2nd wf was a YARNES/YEARNS, as the name was used repeatedly amongst descendants.
Henry CRAWFORD, wife and 3 daughters, Sarah b. c1785, m. 1) John SALLS, 2) John COLTON;Elizabeth b. c1787, m. David TRYON, Jr. and Jane b. c1789, m. Isaac SALLS were living in Cambridge, Washington Co, NY in 1790. He was a member of the United Presb Church of Coila (a hamlet of Cambridge) in 1785. He served as a dragoon in Sheldon's Regmt during the war and was disabled Nov 1777. In 1796 he is on list as receiving land in Stoke, QC. What happened to him, his wife? His daughters married and remained in the area of Noyan, Quebec. 
Coonradt DERICK entered this country about 1753 with his wf Elizabetha Catherina MULLERIN and family of at least 6 sons, from Siegen, Germany. The family lived within Columbia County, NY during the 1750's and 1760's. By the 1770's, they had arrived at Centre Brunswick, Rensselaer Co, NY. The name has been recorded as DIRK, WURKEN, DERRICK and other variations. Later family members used either DERICK or DERRICK, in NY and Canada. Anyone successfully researching them in Siegen?
Looking for any info on ENGLISH within Worcester and Hampden Cos, MA. Rebeckah ?, widow of John ENGLISH whose estate record of 1754 named her executrix m2 John PATTERSON of Barre, MA in 1758. Rebeckah was of Greenwich before her marriage to PATTERSON. I can not find any marriage of a John ENGLISH/INGLISH anywhere, nor can I tie him into the ENGLISH family of Palmer. Need clues as to Rebeckah's maiden name.
Need any info on likely parents of Hannah HAWLEY, b. ca 1730, probably CT. By 1752 or so, she was married to Isaac SALLS/SEARLS . Residents of Salisbury, CT by 1756. [See SALLS]
Genevieve RAYMOND, b. ca 1753, d/o Joseph-Marie RAIMOND PASSECAMPAGNE (aka Joseph Raymond) & Marie Geneviève LANDRY dite GAGNE (aka Genevieve Gagner) of St Joseph-de-Beauce, Beauce Co, Quebec. Did Joseph and Genevieve have children other than daughter Genevieve in 1753? She married Rene Bodineau dit Langevin son of Andre BODINAUD and Marie TRIGORI deceased, of France, b. ca 1741, married in 1784 at Chambly, Quebec. Children were born at Chambly, L'Acadie, St Luc, before moving to Noyan, Quebec about 1797. They later became known as Remie LONGEWAY with wife Jane and were Anglican and Methodist.Would like to contact other researchers interested in these RAYMOND and LONGEWAY families.
Isaac SALLS is recorded in Salisbury, Litchfield Co, CT in 1756 as a taxpayer Isaac SEARLS. In 1760 he was listed on the tax roll as Isaac SALL. Sons Isaac Jr in 1757 and Jacob by his wf, Hannah HAWLEY,are registered there in 1757 and 1759. By 1760 perhaps, the family was on the move to Canaan, Columbia Co, NY where they were to remain until about the 1780's. By 1783/4, most family members had moved to Caldwell's Manor, Quebec as Loyalists. It is occasionally suspected that he is the Isaac SEARL s/o of James SEARL and Mary MANSFIELD of western MA. Other family lore mention brothers and/or father Nathaniel and Moses.
Mary SHEER / SHIER, born probably March 1776, died on 6 Mar 1820 in Christie's Manor, (now Missisquoi Co), Quebec. She had married Briggs WAIT sometime before 1779, probably in the area of Clinton, Dutchess Co or Canaan, Columbia Co, NY. Her name has also been listed as SHELT.
Complete mystery surrounds Humphrey TALLMAN, b. c1759 USA, who was noted to be a Loyalist in the Dartmouth, MA area in 1776 (Hurd's "History of Briistol Co, MA, 1883, p. 59). It is suspected that he might be related to Rescom TALLMAN of Dartmouth. Humphrey TALLMAN and his 1st wife Patience were of Noyan, Quebec by 1792, and he had had married 2nd wife Sarah GILFILLIN before 1815. It is unknown what happened to dau Rebecca TALLMAN b. 1794. Dau Mary b. 1795 m. John SCOTT of Noyan, Quebec. Sons Joseph, David, Dexter, Gilbert, John and Daniel settled NY, WI and Quebec.
Daniel TRYON b. c1739 CT, d. aft 1795 Noyan, Quebec, m. Ellenor VAUGHAN of New Fairfield, CT bef 1762. In 1766, land in Shaftsbury, VT was sold to Daniel TRYON of New Fairfield, CT. Daniel "Trial" and wife were still of Shaftsbury, VT during 1791/2 census. Only known child was David TRYON b. 1762 Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY (according to pension application). He moved to Caldwell's Manor, Quebec about 1783. By 1795, Daniel TRYON was also of Caldwell's Manor, presumably living w/ son David and family.Whether Ellenor lived to make the move to Canada is not known. Where did Daniel come from? Who were his parents?
Seeking any info on Dr. Benjamin VAUGHAN b. about 1713, d. c1756 and his wife Rose ?, d. abt 1785 who were of New Fairfield, CT. Several ch removed to Quebec as Loyalists, dau Ellenor m. Daniel TRYON and moved to Shaftsbury, VT before Noyan, Quebec. Dau Sarah m. Zacheus TOWNER, another dau Rebecca m. Michael HOWLIN, then Nathaniel EARLS.
Seeking info on George WAIT and wf Elizabeth, parents to Enoch WAIT b. 1776 and Briggs WAIT b. 1778 of Canaan, Columbia Co, NY, according to 1815 adult baptism records for both in Caldwell's Manor, Quebec. George was son of Samuel & Sarah WAIT of Exeter, RI, and younger bro to their sons Jonathan and Samuel WAIT, who were living in the Canaan area in 1779, along with a George.It appears that George and Elizabeth removed from Columbia Co, NY to Haldimand, Northumberland Co, Ontario as did his brother, Benjamin. When and where did they die? They were present in Haldimand in 1806/7.
Wishing to find others researching the YARNES/YEARNS family of CT-RI-NY from about 1750's onward. Samuel COVEY, Sr. b. ca 1756, married a YARNES probably in the area of Dutchess County or Fort Anne, (now) Washington Co, NY. There were several COVEYS who married YARNES. For more info on these lines, please visit:

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