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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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