Clement Neff V




Clement Neff V was born May 10, 1797, in Windham Co., CT, and died April 9, 1881, in Singhampton, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada,, at age 83. Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Clement Neff IV of Hampton, Windham Co., CT, and Susannah Abbe of Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Mary Honeywell was born May 13, 1801, in Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, and died May 25, 1887, in Singhampton, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 86. Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. She was a twin. She is the daughter is Isaiah Honeywell of Carmel, Westchester Co., Province of New York, and Martha Hutchenson of Sharon, Litchfield Co., CT.

Clement Neff V and Mary Honeywell were married about 1818 in Upper Canada.

Clement Neff V and Mary (Honeywell) Neff had eight children:

  1. Calvin Neff: Born 1819 in Singhampton Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada; Died March 14, 1867, in Nottawasaga, Ontario, Canada (age 48). Married about 1841, Haldimand, Northumberland Co., Canada West, to Rhoba Lavina Purdy: Born September 7, 1819, in Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died January 22, 1905, in Nottawasaga, Ontario, Canada (age 83). Buried in Dunedin Union Cemetery, Dunedin, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.
  2. Isaiah Neff: Born 1823 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died June 21, 1872, in Goderich, Ontario, Canada (about age 49). Married about 1851, in Haldimand Twp.,  Northumberland Co., Canada West, to Lucinda Honeywell: Born about 1837, in Haldimand Twp.,  Northumberland Co., Canada West; Died Unknown.
  3. Salmon J. Neff: Born April 23, 1827, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died July 22, 1861, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West (age 34). Married about 1847, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, to Almira Smith Harnden: Born April, 1832, in Upper Canada; Died January 20, 1864, in Nottawasaga, Ontario, Canada (age 31).
  4. Milo Curtis Neff: Born July, 1828, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died May 22, 1851, in Nottawasaga Twp. Simcoe Co., Canada West (age 31).
  5. Aquilla Neff: Born 1830 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died Unknown. Married Unknown, to Joe Gibson: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  6. Priscilla Neff: Born 1830 in Haldimand, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died September 21, 1878, in Ontario, Canada (about age 48). Married about 1847, in Canada West, to William Robert Gibson: Born 1810, in Ulster, County Down, Northern Ireland; Died March 18, 1894, in Collingwood, Gray East, Ontario, Canada (about age 84).
  7. Clement Edmund Neff: Born February 18, 1832, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died February 14, 1925, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (age 92). Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. Married to Margaret Bislin Beecroft: Born December 4, 1844, in Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West; Died March 16, 1929, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (age 84). Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
  8. Martha Elizabeth Neff: Born 1833 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died 1890, in Sault Ste Marie, Chippawa Co., MI (about age 63. Married (1) about November, 1857, in Canada West, to Willard Ensign Hill: Born July 7, 1838, in Simcoe, Haldimand, Upper Canada; Died January 16, 1865, in Simcoe, Haldimand, Canada West (age 26). Married (2) December 16, 1868, in Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, to William H. Purdy: Born 1836, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died Unknown.



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Clement Neff V and Mary (Honeywell) Neff are buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White.


Clement Edmund Neff is buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Lee Breadner & Myrna White. Margaret (Beecroft) Neff is buried in Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.


Clement Edmund Neff: Born February 18, 1832, in Haldimand, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died February 14, 1925, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada (age 92). Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.

Clement Neff V was born May 10, 1797, in Windham Co., CT.

Haldimand, 1802: Nathan Bradley; Lemuel Bradley

Haldimand, 1803: Nathan Bradley; William Bradley; Lemuel Bradley

Haldimand, 1804: Nathaniel Abee; Isaac Abbee; Lemuel Bradlee; Nathan Bradley; Oliver Bradlee; William Bradlee

Haldimand, 1805: Nathaniel Abbe; Isaac Abbe; Nathan Bradley; William Bradley; Lemuel Bradley; Oliver Bradley

Haldimand, 1806: Nathaniel Abbe; Isaac Abbe; Nathan Bradley; William Bradley; Lemuel Bradley; Olever Bradley

Haldimand, 1807: Isaac Abbee; Daniel Massey; Lemuel Bradlee; Olever Bradley; Lemuel Bradlee; Nathan Bradlee; William Bradlee; Oliver Bradlee

Haldimand, 1811: Isaac Abbey; Wm. Bradley; Olaver Bradley; Samuel H. Bradley; Nathan Bradley

The 1803 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 3 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

 

Census Returns Ė 1803 to 1850 Haldimand Township, Northumberland County (contíd).

Year
Name

Male

Female

Total

1803

Apr. 12, 1803 Pop. = 312

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan Bradley

0

2

3

0

1

3

9

 

William Harden Bradley

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

 

Lemuel H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first census we have is the 1803 census. At this time the population of Haldimand is 312 persons and there are three Bradley households enumerated. The households are those of Nathan Bradley with 9 family members, William Harden Bradley with 3 family members and Lemuel H. Bradley with 3 family members. We know from other research that Nathan Bradley is married to Elizabeth Harden, William Bradley is married to Deborah Tripp and Lemuel Bradley is married to Catherine Waite. Both the Tripp and Waite families were prominent families in Haldimand who also came to Canada from the USA after the American Revolution. Furthermore, we know from this census that Nathan and Elizabeth have 3 male children less than 16 years of age (likely Hamilton; Nathan and an unknown male child), 3 female children under 16 years of age (likely Susanna; Hannah and Mary) and one male child over 16 years of age (likely Oliver). We also know that William and Deborah have only one child, a female under 16 years of age (likely Lucinda or Lucina), whereas, Lemuel and Catherine have one child, male under 16 years of age (likely Sisson).

 

 

The format of succeeding census follows this same pattern.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1804

Apr. 9, 1804 Pop. = 356

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan Bradley

0

1

4

0

1

4

8

 

William H. Bradley

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

 

Lemuel H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

0

3

 

Oliver Bradley

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

The 1804 census adds an Oliver Bradley family consisting only of Oliver and his wife. It can also be noted that the Nathan Bradley family decreases by one in the category of males over 16 years of age in this census. Therefore, it stands to reason that Oliver was the son of Nathan enumerated as the male child over 16 years of age that was listed in the 1803 census. The number of male children increases by one and I have assumed this represents the birth of Hiram. We can further make an educated guess at the birth year of Oliver. Assuming he was 18-20 years of age when he married, his birth year would be 1786-1788. What was the name of Oliverís wife? It will be shown later (1822 census) that a Bradley widow Ė named Dorcas Bradley is enumerated and Oliver no longer appears in any later census returns. I have assumed that Oliverís wifeís name is Dorcas Abbey and not Brown as reported in the family Bible of Irene Price of Kentucky.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1805

Apr. 9 Pop. = 376

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan Bradley

0

1

4

0

2

1

8

 

William H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

1

4

 

Lemuel H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

1

4

 

Oliver Bradley

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

In the 1805 census we can see that there is a shift in category on the female side. I believe this represents the capture of the age of Hannah who was reported to have been born 1790. The remaining female is I believe Mary who was born in 1791. We can also see the families of William and Lemuel increase. In the case of Williamís family the additional male child probably represents the birth of Abraham or Abram. In the case of Lemuelís family we cannot identify the name of the additional female child.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1806

Apr. Pop. = 448

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan Bradley

0

1

4

0

1

1

7

 

William H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

1

4

 

Lemuel H. Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

1

4

 

Oliver Bradley

0

1

1

0

1

0

3

Examination of the 1806 census reveals that Oliver and Dorcas now have a son less than 16 years of age. I take this to represent the birth of Levi Bradley and to have occurred between April of 1805 and April of 1806. We also see the reduction of one female in the adult category from Nathanís family. This could mean that a marriage took place since the last census --- possibly the marriage of Hannah.

The 1807 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Male under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1808 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female age 16 - 60.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1807

Apr. Pop. = 479

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

0

1

5

0

1

1

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

1

5

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

2

5

 

Oliver

0

1

1

0

1

1

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1808

Apr. 11 Pop. = 530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan

0

1

5

0

1

1

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

1

5

 

Lemuel

0

1

2

0

1

2

6

 

Oliver

0

1

2

0

1

0

4

 

The 1807 census shows an increase of a male child in Nathanís family. This is likely the birth of Sylvanus, which is recorded as Apr. 1807.

The April 1807 census shows us that Oliver now has another child, a female under the age of 16 years of age. Unfortunately, we do not know the name of this child.

The 1808 census shows us another male child born to Oliver and Dorcas. We might assume this child is Isaac. We can note also that by the 1808 census the infant female child no longer appears raising the possibility that she died in infancy. We also see Lemuelís family increase by one male under 16 years of age.

The 1809 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1810 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1809

Apr. Pop. = Un-stated

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

0

1

5

0

1

1

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

2

6

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

3

6

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

2

0

1

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810

Apr. Pop. = 627

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan

0

1

5

0

2

0

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

2

6

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

3

6

 

 Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

2

0

1

1

5

In the 1809 census we note that Williamís family increases by 1 female child and Lemuelís family increases by 1 female child but drops 1 male child. This may be the case of another infant or child death. In the 1810 census we see that one of Nathanís female children moves into the category age 16 to 60 years. We do not know the name of this child but it may be Mary.

The 1812 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1813 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1812

Apr. Pop. Un-stated

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

0

2

4

0

2

0

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

2

2

7

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

4

7

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

2

0

1

3

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813

Apr.  Pop. Un-stated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan

0

2

4

0

2

0

8

 

William

0

1

2

0

2

3

8

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

4

7

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

2

0

1

3

7

The 1814 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1815 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1814

Apr. Pop. = 752

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

0

2

3

0

2

0

7

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

5

8

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

2

2

0

1

3

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1815

Apr. Pop. Un-stated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan

0

1

4

0

2

0

7

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

5

8

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

The census of 1815 shows an addition of a George Bradley family consisting of 3 persons. George Bradley, his wife and a female child under the age of 16. Also note that the family of Nathan Bradley decreases by one male over the age of 16 years in this census. It is reasonable to assume then that George is a son of Nathan and Elizabeth.

The 1816 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 4 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 2 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1816

Apr. Pop. = 844

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

1

3

0

2

0

7

 

William

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

Lemuel

0

1

1

0

1

5

8

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

4

0

1

2

8

Note that the April 1816 census reports that the Nathan Bradley family has one male over the age of 60. This would be Nathan himself and thus we can place his birth year at 1754 or 1755.

The 1817 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1817

Apr. Pop. = 886

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

2

3

1

2

0

9

 

William

0

1

1

0

1

6

9

 

Lemuel

0

1

3

0

1

5

10

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

5

0

1

3

10

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

2

4

Note that in the 1817 census his wife Elizabeth becomes over 60 years of age. Therefore, her birth year is calculated as 1756 or 1757. Other sources have indicated that Elizabeth was born in 1760. I have assumed that 1760 is the correct year and this recording of the census data is an error.

The 1818 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1818

Apr. Pop. = 1046

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

William

0

1

3

0

1

3

8

 

Lemuel

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

5

0

1

3

10

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

1

0

1

2

5

The census for the year 1818 misses accounting for the Nathan Bradley family.

The 1819 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 4 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1819

Apr. Pop. = 1112

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

2

2

0

1

0

6

 

William

0

1

3

0

2

5

11

 

Lemuel

0

1

2

0

1

5

9

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

5

0

1

4

11

 

George (data illegible)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we now examine the 1819 census we see that the Nathan Bradley family has only one person over the age of 60 years. This changes to two persons over the age of 60 in the year 1821. This is likely a simple error in recording of the 1819 and 1820 data. I have assumed that Elizabethís birth occurred in 1760 and therefore, she would have turned 60 years of age in the year 1820. The 1821 census would therefore capture her as a female over 60 years of age.

The 1820 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 6 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1820

Apr. Pop. = 1180

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

3

0

0

1

0

5

 

William

0

1

4

0

1

4

10

 

Lemuel

0

2

3

0

1

5

11

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

6

0

1

3

11

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

3

5

The 1821 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 7 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 4 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1821

Apr. Pop. = 1222

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

1

1

1

0

0

4

 

William

0

2

3

0

1

5

11

 

Lemuel

0

2

2

0

2

4

10

 

Oliver (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

2

7

0

1

4

14

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

4

6

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

The census of 1821 indicates the first enumeration of a Hamilton Bradley family. Again the family of Nathan decreases by two males and we can assume that this Hamilton is the son of Nathan and Elizabeth.

The 1822 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 6 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1822

Apr. Pop. = 1285

< 60

16-60

>16

<60

16-60

>16

 

 

Nathan

1

2

 1

1

1

0

6

 

William

0

2

4

0

1

5

12

 

Dorcas Bradley (widow)

0

1

6

0

1

3

11

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

5

7

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

The 1822 census records the listing of a Dorcas Bradley (widow) with a family size of 11 persons. This is the census year in which Oliver disappears and a look at 1821 indicates Oliverís family to consist of 14 persons. We could hypothesize that possibly two of the infant children died along with Oliver or that one male child moved to his uncle Williamís home. In any event there is a decrease of 3 persons. Dorcas Bradley is enumerated in one more census, that of April 1823, then she disappears from these census returns for Haldimand Township. A search of the census and assessment rolls for Hope Township, an area a little to the west of Haldimand, for the year 1824 reveals and indication that Dorcas Bradley re-located to Hope Township. The census information did not survive but the assessment rolls are available at the NA. In this roll Dorcas is enumerated in both the years 1824 and 1825. From this roll we know that she did not own land but that she did own 1 horse, 0 oxen, 3 milch cows and 3 horned livestock --- probably goats. A very interesting aspect emerges from this roll. There has been some controversy as to what was Dorcasí maiden family name. Some researchers have indicated Potts; some have suggested Brown; still others have suggested Abbey. Well, on this role in both years she appears, her name is adjacent to a Ann Abbey, who does own property --- 20 acres on Lot 26 in Concession 1. We notice also that the family of Lemuel Bradley does not appear in this or following census returns for Haldimand.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1824

Apr. Pop. = Un-stated

< 16

> 16

< 16

> 16

 

 

Nathan

3

0

1

0

4

 

William

3

4

1

5

13

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

0

1

5

7

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

1

1

0

3

 

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1825

Apr. Pop. = 1516

< 16

> 16

< 16

> 16

 

 

Nathan

4

0

1

0

5

 

William

2

4

1

3

10

 

George (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

0

1

5

7

 

Hamilton (data illegible)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abraham (son of William)

1

0

1

0

2

 

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1839

Apr. Pop. = Un-stated

< 16

> 16

< 16

> 16

 

 

Nathan

1

1

1

1

4

 

William

1

4

1

0

6

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

2

1

1

6

10

 

Abraham (son of William)

2

4

1

3

10

 

Sylvanus (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

2

2

3

8

 

Levi (son of Oliver)

1

2

1

1

5

 

If we move forward to the April 1839 census we now have the introduction of the Levi Bradley family. At this time the family consists of 5 persons, Levi his wife and three children, two boys and one girl. Since the census returns for the years 1826 to 1838 did not survive, we must assume that Levi probably married around the year 1835. If this were the case he would have been 29 years of age. For the times 29 years of age for a first marriage is an unlikely age, thus it is quite possible that he was married earlier as family folklore indicates. Furthermore, who are these three children? No names are evident Ė Richard one of the oldest children of Levi and Mary Ann is not born until May of 1839.

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1840

Apr. Pop. = Un-stated

< 16

> 16

< 16

> 16

 

 

Nathan

1

1

1

1

4

 

William

2

3

1

0

6

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

2

1

1

5

9

 

Abraham (son of William)

2

4

1

3

10

 

Sylvanus (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

2

2

3

8

 

Levi (son of Oliver)

1

3

1

1

6

 

Year

Name

Male

Female

Total

1841

Apr. Pop. = Un-stated

< 16

> 16

< 16

> 16

 

 

Nathan

1

1

1

1

4

 

William (son of Nathan Sr.)

2

3

2

0

7

 

Hamilton (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

1

2

1

5

 

Abraham (son of William)

1

4

2

3

10

 

Sylvanus (son of Nathan Sr.)

1

3

2

3

9

 

Levi (son of Oliver)

1

3

1

2

7

 

Daniel (son of William)

1

1

1

0

3

 

William (son of William)

1

0

1

1

3

 

The census of 1848 is similar in format but includes an agricultural schedule. This schedule exemplifies the nature of farming in Ontario at this time. The pursuit of farming was not taken up as a commercial enterprise but as a method of employment to support oneís family. In this census Levi is shown to own a farm of 50 acres on lot 16 in concession 5. This particular property may not be the only property owned by Levi, as the census did not attempt to enumerate all properties owned by an individual. The family consisted of 9 persons. Levi and his wife plus 2 male children under 5 years of age and 3 male children over 5 years and under 14 years as well as 2 female children over 5 years and under 14 years. Analysis of later census returns allows us to identify these children as Hiram and Levi (Jr.) as the two boys under 5 years of age, Oliver, Isaac and Richard as the 3 boys over 5 years of age but under 14 years of age. We have no information on the names of the 2 girls over 5 years of age but less than 14 years of age. It is too early for the birth of Olive Emaline and Dorcas. Three of the children are attending school. The agricultural schedule indicates that the farm consists of 18 acres of tilled land, 10 of which is in pasture. Another 22 acres is bush or wooded. Crops consisted of 3 acres of wheat with a yield of 25 bushels, 11/2 acres of barley with a yield of 40 bushels, 3 acres of oats with a yield of 100 bushels, 11/2 acres of corn with a yield of 30 bushels and 1 acre of potatoes with a yield of 100 bushels. The farm also produced 150 pounds of maple syrup, 20 pounds of wool, 6 pounds of fulled cloth, 10 pounds of flannel and 1 barrel of pork. Livestock consisted of 2 milk cows, 2 horses and 2 hogs

The 1850 census is incomplete but a breakdown of property owned does survive. The Bradley families have expanded greatly in 50 years and own a significant amount of property in the township as the following list indicates.

William (Jr. or Sr.?)   Conc. 8            Lot 3    200 acres

William (Jr. or Sr.?)   Conc. 2            Lot 17  750 acres

Jonathan                      Conc. 5            Lot 13  100 acres

Hiram                          Conc. 5            Lot 14  25 acres

Oliver                          Conc. 5            Lot 14  75 acres

Silas                            Conc. 5            Lot 14  75 acres

Levi                             Conc. 5            Lot 16  200 acres

Lorenzo                       Conc. 4            Lot 16  100 acres

Nathan                         Conc. 5            Lot 11  200 acres

 

Ancestors of Nathan Bradley:

The known ancestors of Nathan Bradley are listed in Appendix A. It has been shown that they originated in the colony of Massachusetts and that sometime in the 17th. or 18th. century some members migrated to the colony of New York.

Nathanís wife, Elizabeth Harden is listed as being born in Washington County, New York. It is possible and likely that some of their children were also born in New York.

Descendants of Nathan Bradley and Elizabeth Harden:

Cynthia Bradley                                  married George Ash

William H. Bradley                             married Deborah Tripp

Lemuel H. Bradley                              married Catherine Wait

Oliver Bradley                                   married Dorcas Abbey

Susanna Bradley                                  married William Carter

Hannah Bradley                                  married Moses Hinman

Mary ďPollyĒ Bradley                         married Jonathan Russ

Hamilton Bradley                                married Betsy Abba

Nathan Bradley                                   married Polly Brown

Hiram Bradley                                    married Nancy Stovel

Sylvanus Bradley                                married Sally Tucker

George K. Bradley                              married Patty Moore

 

 

 

Mary Honeywell was born May 13, 1801, in Northumberland Co., Upper Canada.

Clement Neff V and Mary Honeywell were married about 1818 in Upper Canada.

Oliver Nathan Bradley and Dorcas Potts? Abbey were married 1803 in Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada.

The 1803 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 3 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1803 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  2 Females age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1804 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; and 1 Female age 16 - 60.

The 1804 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1804 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 2 Females under age 16.

The 1805 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; and 1 Female age 16 - 60.

The 1805 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1805 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 2 Females under age 16.

The 1806 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Male under age 16; and 1 Female age 16 - 60.

The 1806 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1806 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.


In 1806, the magistrates in Newcastle District fined Isaac Abbe 30 shillings, a very large sum for that period, for assaulting Clement Neff, "an infant."


The 1807 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1807 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1807 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Male under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1808 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female age 16 - 60.

The 1809 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1809 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 4 Females under 16.

The 1809 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; and 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1810 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1810 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is assessed for 50 acres of cultivated land, and 100 acres of uncultivated land. The valuation is 118 £.

The 1811 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 4 Females under 16.

The 1811 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is assessed for 50 acres of cultivated land, and 125 acres of uncultivated land. The valuation is not legible £.

The 1812 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

On September 21, 1812, Nathaniel Abbey petitioned for a lease on the broken front of Lot No. 25, in front of the 1st Concession of Hope Township, a Reserve.

The 1812 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60;  and 1 Female age 16 - 60. Isaac Abbee is assessed for 40 acres of cultivated land, and 60 acres of uncultivated land.

The 1813 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1813 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 3 Males under 16; and 5 Females under 16.

The 1813 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Abbey III is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; and 1 Male under age 15.

Isaac Abbey III died 1813 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 41.

The 1814 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There is: 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1814 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1815 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16.

The 1815 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 3 Males under 16; and 6 Females under 16.

The 1816 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 4 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 2 Females under age 16.

The 1816 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 2 Males age 16 and over; 2 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1817 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 2 Males age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 3 Males under 16; and 6 Females under 16.

The 1817 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1818 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 2 Males under age 16. There is no Tax Assessment. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; and Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818.

The 1818 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 2 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 5 Females under 16.

The 1818 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1818 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There is: 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1819 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 2 Males under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for no land, with an assessment of 4 £. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; and Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818.

On June 23, 1819, Isaac Phineas Abbey petitioned to be recognized as a Settler, and was assigned One Hundred Acres of Land in the North Half of Lot No. Eight, in the Third Concession of Smith Township, Newcastle District, Upper Canada. He stated that he was age 21, was born in the United States, and had been in this Province 20 years. The Final Settlement Date was November 27, 1824.

The 1819 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows, Isaac Phineas Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 4 Males age 16 and over, 1 Female 1 Female age 16 and over; 2 Males under age 16; and 5 Females under age 16. Leigh Larson Note: This would be Isaac Phineas Abbey.

The 1819 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 5 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 4 Females under age 16.

The 1820 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 6 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1820 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Female under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 100 acres Uncultivated, in Lot 27 of the 4th Concession land, with an assessment of 43 £.

The 1820 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 100 acres Uncultivated, in Lot 7 of the 2nd Concession land, with an assessment of 23 £. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; and Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821.

The 1820 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There is: 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1820 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 4 Males age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 4 Females under 16.

The 1821 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Oliver Nathan Bradley is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 7 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 4 Females under age 16.

The 1821 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female under age 16. There is no Tax Assessment. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; and Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821.

The 1821 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1821 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 1 Female age 16 and over; 1 Male under 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1822 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 6 Males under age 16; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Females under age 16.

Oliver Nathan Bradley died April, 1822, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Canada at about age 38.

The 1822 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female under age 16. There is no Tax Assessment. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; and Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821.

The 1822 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1822 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There is: 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1823 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 4 Females under 16.

The 1823 Census for Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; 2 Males under age 16; and 1 Female under age 16. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; and Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821.

The 1823 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 1 Male under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 18 acres of cultivated land, and 52 acres Uncultivated, in the south part of Lot 27 of the 4th Concession.

The 1823 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Female age 16 and over; and 1 Male under age 16.

The 1823 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, is enumerated in one more census, that of April 1823, then she disappears from these census returns for Haldimand Township.

A search of the census and assessment rolls for Hope Township, an area a little to the west of Haldimand, for the year 1824 reveals and indication that Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, re-located to Hope Township. The census information did not survive but the assessment rolls are available at the NA. In this roll Dorcas is enumerated in both the years 1824 and 1825. From this roll we know that she did not own land but that she did own 1 horse, 0 oxen, 3 milch cows and 3 horned livestock --- probably goats. A very interesting aspect emerges from this roll. There has been some controversy as to what was Dorcasí maiden family name. Some researchers have indicated Potts; some have suggested Brown; still others have suggested Abbey. Well, on this role in both years she appears, her name is adjacent to a Ann Abbey, who does own property - 20 acres on Lot 26 in Concession 1.

The 1824 Census for Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 2 Males under age 16; 1 Male over 16; 2 Females under age 16, and 1 Female over age 16. Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821; and Margaret M. Altenburg, born March 28, 1823.

The 1824 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Male age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 2 Males under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 25 acres of cultivated land, and 43 acres Uncultivated, in the south part of Lot 27 of the 4th Concession.

The 1824 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under 16; and 3 Females under 16.

The 1824 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over, 5 Males under age 16; and 2 Females Under age 16.

The 1824 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, did not survive, but Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, is shown in the assessment rolls at the National Archives. In this roll Dorcas is enumerated in both the years 1824 and 1825. From this roll we know that she did not own land but that she did own 1 horse, 0 oxen, 3 milch cows and 3 horned livestock --- probably goats.

Isaac Phineas Abbey and Lucinda B. "Sandy" Bradley were married by Banns, August 21, 1825, by Joseph Thompson of the St. John's Anglican Church, Ida, Cavan Twp., Peterborough Co., Upper Canada, in the presence of Mary Abbey and Elizabeth Bradley, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

The 1825 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley, widow of Oliver Nathan Bradley, is the Head of Household. There are: 2 Females age 16 and over; 5 Males under age 16; and 3 Females under age 16.

The 1825 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Phineas Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 2 Males age 16 and over, and 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1825 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 3 Males age 16 - 60; 1 Female age 16 - 60; and 3 Males under age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 35 acres of cultivated land, and 35 acres Uncultivated, in the south part of Lot 27 of the 4th Concession.

The 1825 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; 2 Males under age 16; and 2 Females under age 16.

Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley died about 1825 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada.

Nathaniel Abbey died about 1826 in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 51.

The 1826 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Mary "Polly" (Winters) Abbey, widow of Nathaniel Abbey, is the Head of Household. There are: 1 Male age 16 and over; 4 Females age 16 and over; and 2 Males age under 16.

The 1826 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Anne (King) Abbey, widow of Isaac Abbey III, is the Head of Household. There is: 1 Female age 16 and over.

The 1826 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Males age 16 - 60; and 3 Males under age 16; and 1 Female over age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 50 acres of cultivated land, and 20 acres Uncultivated, in the south part of Lot 27 of the 4th Concession.

Anne (King) Abbey died about 1826, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada.

The 1827 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Phineas Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 5 Females age 16 and over; 3 Males under age 16; and 1 Female age under age 16.

The 1827 Census for Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Daniel David Altenburg is the Head of Household. There are 3 Males over 15; 3 Males under age 15; 3 Female over age 15, and 2 Females under age 15 . Daniel David Altenburg, born about 1788; Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg, born 1793; Jonathan William Altenburg, born June 14, 1815; Ephraim Fancher Altenburg, born 1818; and Mary Ann Altenburg, born June 10, 1821. There are 115 acres of land uncultivated; 85 acres of land cultivated, in Lot 31, Concession 1.

The 1827 Census for Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, shows Clement Neff V is the Head of Household. There are 1 Males age 16 - 60; and 4 Males under age 16; and 1 Female over age 16. There is also a Tax Assessment for 55 acres of cultivated land, and 13 acres Uncultivated, in the south part of Lot 27 of the 4th Concession.

The 1828 Census for Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Isaac Phineas Abbey is the Head of Household. There are: 3 Males age 16 and over; 3 Females age 16 and over; and 2 Males under age 16.

Isaac Phineas Abbey died about 1828, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle Dist., Upper Canada, at about age 32.

On February 25, 1831, Daniel David Altenburg made a Land Lease Petition for Lot. No. 8, 5th Concession, Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle Dist., Upper Canada..

On November 9, 1831, Phineas Winters Abbey petitioned for a lease in the Clergy Reserve, Lot No. 25, 7th Concession, in Darlington Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle Dist., Upper Canada.

Daniel David Altenburg died August, 1832, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 44. Cause of death was Cholera.

John Taaffe Irwin and Lucinda B. "Sandy" (Bradley) Abbey were married April 15, 1833, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle Dist., Upper Canada.

Phineas Winters Abbey (about age 32), a bachelor, and Elizabeth (Fancher) Altenburg (about age 41), a widow, were married about 1834 in Port Hope, Durham Co., Newcastle Dist., Upper Canada.

Nathaniel Abner Abbey and Mary Louisa "Polly" Nugent were married August 5, 1833, in St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope, Durham Co., Upper Canada.

On April 17, 1840, Nathaniel Abner Abbey petitioned to Locate or sell the Militia Right of lands due him for the Military service of his deceased father, Nathaniel Abbey, for services During the Late American War, he being a Private in Capt. John Burns Company.

The 1842 Census for Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Nathaniel Abner Abbey is the head of Household. The 5 people in the household are all natives of English Canada. There are: 1 male ages 6 - 13; 2 single males ages 14 - 17; 1 married male ages 30 - 59; and 1 married female ages 14 - 44. a total of 3 have Church of England affiliation. There are 100 acres owned, and 40 acres are cultivated in Wheat, Oats, Pease, Indian Corn, and Potatoes. Leigh Larson note: These two Abby farms are adjacent to each other.

The 1842 Census for Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, shows Orrin Abbey is the head of Household. The 2 people in the household are all natives of English Canada. There are: 1 married male ages 30 - 59; and 1 married female ages 14 - 44. No religious affiliation is listed. There are 30 acres owned, and 20 acres are cultivated in Oats, Indian Corn, and Potatoes. Leigh Larson note: These two Abbey farms are adjacent to each other.

In 1844, Barney Etcher is living at Lot 31 3rd Concession, Hamilton Twp.

In 1848, Nathaniel Abner Abbey was living in Concession 5 Lot 2 in Clarke Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.

Nathaniel Abner Abbey died March, 1849, in Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West, at about age 52. Buried in the old cemetery near where he resided.

After Nathaniel Abner Abbey died, Mary Louisa "Polly" (Nugent) Abbey married Barnabas "Barney" Etcher.


OntB1: CLEMENT NEFF and MARY NEFF. Clement was born in USA, was listed in the 4th Co. Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada Militia Return in 1828. He settled the first time in the Newcastle District, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario and is there in the 1848 census. Some time between 1852 and 1861 the family moved to Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario. Original spelling of the surname may have been NAPH and tradition says they were Pennsylvania Dutch (a term applied to any German or Dutch speaking immigrant at that time). Children: Calvin, Isaiah, Salomon, Milo, and Clement, Jr.


The 1851 Canadian Census Census shows Clement Neff V (age 55 at next birthday) born in the United States, and with E. Methodist religion, is a married Farmer, and is living in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West. Living with him is a married female, Mary Neff (age 49 at next birthday) born in the United States, and with Episcopal Methodist religion; Mary Neff (age 49 at next birthday) born in the United States, and with Episcopal Methodist religion.

The 1861 Canadian Census Census shows Clement Neff V (age 64 at next birthday) born in the United States, and with Episcopal Methodist religion, is a married Farmer, and is living in a one story log house in Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West. Living with him are: a married female, Mary Neff (age 58 at next birthday) born in Canada West, and with E. Methodist religion; an married male, Andrew Neff (age 16 at next birthday) born in Canada West, and with E. Methodist religion, a Labourer; and an married male, Edmund Neff (age 28 at next birthday) born in Canada West, and with E. Methodist religion, a Labourer.

The 1871 Canadian Census Census shows Clement Neff V (age 73 at next birthday) born in the United States, and with Episcopal Methodist religion, and who cannot read or write, is a married Farmer, and is living in Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada. Living with him are: a married female, Mary Neff (age 70 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with E. Methodist religion; an unmarried male, Maitland Neff (age 21 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with E. Methodist religion, a Farmer; an male, Curtis Neff (age 21 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with E. Methodist religion; and an unmarried male, Smith Neff (age 23 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with E. Methodist religion, a Farmer.

The 1881 Canadian Census Census shows Clement Neff V (age 83 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with Episcopal Methodist religion, is married, and is living in the Martha Purdy household, Nottawasaga, Simcoe North, Ontario, Canada. Living with him is: a married female, Mary Neff (age 78 at next birthday) born in Ontario, Canada, and with E. Methodist religion.

Clement Neff V died April 9, 1881, in Singhampton, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada,, at age 83. Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.


Clement Neff V Death Record.


Mary (Honeywell) Neff died May 25, 1887, in Singhampton, Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 86. Buried in Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada.

Mary "Polly" (Nugent) (Abbey) Etcher died August 28, 1887, in the Village of Millbrook, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada, at age about 78. Buried in Saint Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Cavan Twp., Ontario, Canada. Her death was registered May 16, 1888, with vague personal information.


I think the main difficulty in understanding this dilemma is that there were numerous generations that used the names of Clement Neff, Susannah Abbe and Isaac Abbe.

Clement Neff III (1738 - 1820) married Susannah Abby (1733 - about 1774), the daughter of Benjamin Abby and Prisella Unknown. Their son, Clement Neff IV (about 1764 - Unknown) married about 1790 in Hampton, Windham Co., CT, to Susannah Abbe (1760 - Unknown), daughter of Isaac Abbe and Eunice Church.

After 1774, Clement Neff IV (born 1764) may have been living with his brother-in-law Isaac Abbey (born 1753). Clement Neff V (born about 1790 or 1797) accompanied his uncle Isaac Abbey (born about 1778 in the Province of New York, the son of Isaac Abbe born in 1753 in Connecticut) and Clement's cousins: Isaac Abbey, Nathaniel Abbey, as well as aunt Dorcas Abbey (who would become married to Oliver Nathan Bradley in 1803), to become some of the pioneering settlers of Durham County, Upper Canada, about 1797.

At least, this is my assessment of this all.

The first wife of Clement Neff III was Susannah Abbe, the daughter of Benjamin Abbe and Prisella Unknown. They had at least three children: Benjamin Neff born about 1762; Clement Neff IV born about 1764; and Nathaniel Neff born about 1766. Clement Neff III was a soldier, but after his wife Susannah died about 1774 he left the farm and went to sea, where he was taken prisoner by pirates and was carried to Algiers where he was a captive for 24 years. It is likely that the three Neff children (Benjamin about age 12, Clement IV age 10, and Nathaniel age 8) then made their home with their uncle Isaac Abbe (born 1753). When Clement Neff III returned from captivity he married (at age 65) Patience Dean (age 28) on November 17, 1800 in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

The above may help explain why Clement Neff V (born about 1790) accompanied his uncle Isaac Abbey and cousins Isaac Abbey, Nathaniel Abbey, as well as aunt Dorcas Abbey (who would become married to Oliver Nathan Bradley in 1803), to Canada about 1797. After 1774, Clement Neff IV (born 1764) may have been living with his brother-in-law Isaac Abbey (born 1753).


Susannah Abbe was born November 15, 1760, in Windham, Windham Co., CT.

Clement Neff IV was born about 1764 in Hampton, Windham Co., CT.

Clement Neff IV and Susannah Abbe were married about 1788 in Connecticut.

Susannah (Abbe) Neff died after 1802 in Unknown.

Clement Neff IV died 1808 in Hampton, Windham Co., CT, at about age 44.


Personal Information

   

Name:

 

Clement NEFF

Year of Record:

 

1875

Source/Event:

 

Statement showing Militiamen of 1812-1815 who have applied to participate in the gratuity voted by Parliament in 1875

Comments:

 

Militiaman (1812-1815)

Age:

 

79

Reference:

 

National Library of Canada: Parliamentary Sessional Papers, 1876, No. 7 page 93

 


Source Information:
Anonymous. Records of Immigrants to Canada. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com., 1999-.

PARKER 1861 census 385 page 044 line 20
@ca.on.simcoe.nottawasaga_township section 2
20 NEFF Clement m 64 married
21 NEFF {?} Mary f 58 married
22 NEFF Andrew m 16
23 NEFF Edmund m 28
24 PARKER Ellen f 16

Trying to find out ANY information on my Clement Neff. I have all the information after him. All we know is that he was born in the USA May 10 1797 and died Apr. 9 1881 in Singhampton, Ont. Canada. He married Mary Honeywell.

I have information on all of his descendants, but have hit a big brick wall finding out anything about him. I have learned from the Neff News pages, that Clement Neff is the start of the ONT B1 line of the Neffs here in Ontario, but I would really appreciate ANY info in regards to his parents etc. We have been told that he might have been adopted?

Could some kind soul please shed some light on this Clement Neff!!

Much thanks in advance!

Sonja McSorley


Neff Letter from Mrs. Rogers, Genealogist

MRS. ELISHA EDGERTON ROGERS
GENEALOGIST
99 Division Street,
NORWICH, - CONN.

April 2, 1910

My dear Mrs. Kennedy,

I am sending you a certified copy of the NEFF records as they appear on the records of Windham, Conn., and I had the clerk attest that they were full records of the family up to 1752. I said 1752, because that was the latest date on those particular records. The next dates were the marriage Mary Neff to Zachariah Mainard, on Jan.28 1754, and the marriage of Content Neff to Thomas Kingsbury on March 1, 1759.

These were both sisters of Ann Neff. I am also enclosing a certified copy of a record from the certified copy made by the clerk of the Hampton Church, of the marriages of Hampton Church records. This copy belongs to the town clerk of Windham. You will remember that I have a printed reference for this marriage, taken from Baileyís "Early Connecticut Marriages." but this record omitted the part important to us, namely that they were "both of Windam." (Hampton was set off from Windam, in 1786). Now there was only one ANN NEFF I Windham, at the date of this marriage, nor for many years after.

I trust that this will sufficiently establish Ann Neff as the daughter of Clement Neff and Patience Brown.
 
Yours truly,

Edna M. Rogers.


MRS. ELISHA EDGERTON ROGERS
GENEALOGIST
99 Division Street,
NORWICH, - CONN.

During the period of more than ten yearsí research work in eastern Connecticut and the adjoining parts of Rhode Island, I have not seen the name of NEFF except in connection with Clement Neff and his descendants.

Clement Neff came from Westerly, Rhode Island, to Windham, Conn., in 1716, as stated in Weaverís Manuscript of early Windham families, (now in custody of the Connecticut Historical Society); he bought 200 acres of land in two parcels, in the part of Windham, called Canada Parish, which was set off as the town of HAMPTON, in 1786.

Here, on May 9, 1717, he was one of those who petitioned for the establishment of a society for the carrying on of public worship, as given in Miss Larnedís "History of Windham County," Vol.1, page 95.

The births of Clement Neffís children are recorded at Windham, as per certified copy previously sent; he had three sons, William, Clement, and Thomas, and two daughters, Mary and Ann. Mary died unmarried after the death of her father in 1746, and before her mother in 1752; Ann probably died young, as she is not mentioned in her father or motherís will. These children were all baptized at Hampton Church; Mary in 1724, and the others in 1725.

On Feb.22, 1731/2, Clement Neff deeded to his "son William Neff, my 100 acre lot on which I now dwell, that is the reversion right after my decease and the decease of his mother Mary," etc.

(Land Rec. Windham, Conn; Vol.7, p. 188.)

On Sept.24, 1734, Clement Neff conveys his land to "his son William Neff---as his full portion of my estate." (Vol.7-304).

The following February, Clement Neff sold the remainder of his land in Windham, and on Feb.26, 1734/5, he bought land in Stonington, Conn., and removed to that place. part of his land, he sold in 1737, to Eleazer Brown, brother of Patience Brown; (Land Rec. Stonington, Conn.; Vol.4, pps.499, 618.) Clement Neff lived here till his death in 1746.

William Neff, the oldest son, remained in Windham, on the farm given to him by his father; his marriage and the births of his children are recorded on Windham records, as per certified copy. He had no daughter ANN.

Clement Neff, Junr. and Thomas Neff went to Stonington with their father; here Clement married Dec.12, 1735, Patience Brown, who lived in the neighborhood. Thomas Neff married, Dec.25, 1734, Mary Corey; (Vital Record of Rhode Island, Vol.5, WESTERLY, page 47); and had Arnold, born 1735, Derius, born 1737, and Mary, 1739, as recorded on the Stonington records. Thomas died before his father, as Clement Neffís will, dated May 17, 1746, the "heirs of son Thomas deceased." So he had no daughter ANN.

After the fatherís death, Clement Neff, his family, and his mother and sister, went back to Windham, where on June 30, 1747, "Mary Neff Widow and Mary Neff, Singull woman: conveyed for love to Clement Neff," the land which they had bought in January.

(Windham Land Rec. Vol.9, p.12 & 77.)

Clement Neff, Junr. had daughters, ANN & MARY, born Aug.12, 1736,
ANN was probably named after her grandmother, Ann (Pendleton) Brown, and after Clementís sister, Ann; Mary was named after Clementís mother and sister, as was the custom in those days. This Clement had only two sons who lived to maturity, Clement and John.

Clement, the third of the name, was taken prisoner about 1776, and remained in captivity for twenty four years, and was given up for lost. (See History of Windham County, Vol.2, page 244)

In 1751, Mary Neff and Clement Neff of Windham sold part of their land to Aaron Geer of Preston, Conn.

1757, Oct.25, "Clement Neffís deed of gift to Ebenezer Abbe [Av?be] John Bond, Oxenbridge Dains and other inhabitants of Windham, a parcel of land 112 rods, being part of the farm I now dwell on--- thence on a line between my own land and land of Aaron Geer--where several persons are already buried."

(Land Rec. Windham, Vol."L", p.436)

After this date, Clement Neff sold various parcels of land. The last sale being from "Clement Neff of Windham to son John Neff, of Windham, for love parental and £100, and Clement" personally appeared at Hampton, and acknowledged the deed on July 10, 1793.

There was no other ANN NEFF in this region at that date, except this daughter of Clement and Patience (Brown) Neff.


Town Records of Windham, Conn.

Children of CLEMENT AND MARY NEFF.

    Mary Neff, born June 7, 1707.
  * William Neff, " Mar.16, 1708/9.
  * Clement Neff, " May 17, 1711.
    Thomas Neff, " Mar.12, 1713/14.
    Ann Neff, " Aug. 3, 1723.

        Book A, page 127.

WILLIAM NEFF mar. June 11, 1733, GRACE WEBSTER;

  * Benjamin Neff, born May 16, 1734.
    Ruth Neff, " May 31, 1737.
    William Neff, " May 14, 1739.
    Thomas Neff, " July 31, 1744.     Book A, page 145
    Martha Neff, " Oct. 4, 1742.
    Joseph Neff, " July 27, 1746.     Book B, page 126.

CLEMENT NEFF mar. Dec,12, 1735, PATIENCE BROWN.

  * Ann Neff
        &
    Mary Neff born Aug.12, 1736.
    Clement Neff, " Apr.29, 1738.
    Content Neff, " Aug.15, 1740.
    Hannah Neff, " July 6, 1743, & died Sept.13, 1752.
    John Neff " May 6, 1746.
        &
    Mathew Neff " May 6, 1746, & died Sept.15, 1752.
    Deborah Neff, " Aug.30, 1750.

        Book A, page 311.

(HANNAH NEFF mar. Oct.22, 1771, JAMES SPALDING)

    "Hannah Spalding, wife of James Spalding, died Aug.24, 1790,
    aged 35 years."                   Book B, page 62.

State of Connecticut,

County of Windham, SS. Windham, April 1, 1910.

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that I have examined the foregoing copy of records taken from WindhamTown records, and find the same to be true and correct. Also that the same is a complete copy of the "NEFF" records to be found in the Vital Statistics up to 1752.
 

Attest: Hepsy Bodru -                     
Asst. Town Clerk
Town of Windham, Conn.


State of Connecticut,)
                      ) SS. Windham, April 1, 1910.
County of Windham,   )

THIS IS TO CERTIFY that on a copy of marriage records of the Congregational Church of Hampton,(formerly Windham Village) prior to the year 1786, is found the following record:

"The marriage of BENJAMIN NEFF & ANNE NEFF, both of Windham, June ye 3rd. 1754."

This copy is in Town Clerkís Office of the Town of Windham.

Attest: Hepsy Bodru -
Asst. Town Clerk

Scanned copy of above, done 2004


  1. *Major Brian Pendleton, born 1599 in England, died 1681, in Portsmouth, N.H. married Eleanor-----

Birth. Wheelerís History of Stonington, Conn.; page 531. Savageís Genealogical Dictionary of New England; Vol.3p.388.
Bowler Genealogy, page 31.

Death History of Stonington, page 531. Savageís Gen. Dictionary of New England, 3-338
Bowler Genealogy, page 31.

Eleanor, wife of Major Brian Pendleton survived her husband. Savageís Gen. Dict. New England, 3-338

  1. *Capt. James Pendleton, born 1628 (according to one of his depositions) prob. in England, died Nov.29, 1709, at Westerly, R.I., mar. 2nd. April 29, 1656, at Sudbury, Mass., Hannah Goodenow, daughter of *Edmund and Ann......Goodenow, who was born Nov.28, 1639, at Sudbury, died 1725+, at Westerly,

Birth of James; manuscript of the Pendleton Genealogy (now in press)

Death " " ; History of Stonington, page 532.
            Austinís Gen.Dictionary of Rhode Island, p.149.

Marriage "     "         "         "         "          "
            Savageís Gen. Dict. of New England, Vol.3-388.
                "      "      "     "     "     Vol.2-271

Birth of Hannah; "     "     "     "      "     Vol.2-271
Death of  " Austinís Genealogical Dict. Rhode Island, p.149.

  1. Ann Pendleton, born Nov.12, 1667, at Sudbury, Mass., died 1727, at Stonington, Conn, aged 60 years; married Oct.18, 1693.

  1. Eleazer Brown, born Aug.5, 1670, at Lynn, Mass., died Nov. 30, 1734, at Stonington Conn,; son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown.
    Birth of Ann; Savageís Gen. Dict.New England, Vol.3-338 Austinís Gen. Dict. of Rhode Island, p.150 Brown Genealogy, by Cyrus H.Brown, p.12.
            History of Stonington, page 531.

    Death of Ann; Brown Genealogy, "  " 12.
    Marriage         "     "     "      12.
    Austinís Gen. Dict. Rhode Island, p.150
    History of Stonington, p.531.
     

  1. Eleazer Brownís

Birth;

  1. Hannah Neff, born 1755, at Windham, Conn, died Aug.24, 1790,


From the "BOWLER GENEALOGY", page 31.

Brian Pendleton, born 1599, died 1681, in Portsmouth, N.H., was elected Deputy President of the Province of Maine to act as President in absence of the President Danforth. This title is equivalent to that of Deputy Governor, which office is duly established and provided for by the Georges Charter, which did not lapse with the annexation of the Maine Colony with that of Massachusetts Bay. Therfore the President and Deputy President of Maine after the annexation, are true Governor and Deputy Governor.

All descendants of BRIAN PENDLETON are eligible to the Order Colonial Governors.

James Pendleton, son of Brian, married April 29, 1656, Hannah, daughter of Edmund and Ann Goodenow, and died Nov.29, 1709.

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"BRYAN PENDLETON, 1599-1681, Mass., & N.H.

Deputy from Watertown to the General Court of Massachusetts 1636, 1637, 1638, 1647, 1648. Deputy from Portsmouth to the General Assembly of New Hampshire 1654, 1658, 1660, 1661, 1663.

Major of Militia, Saco, Maine, from 1668 to 1672.

Deputy-President of Maine, 1680."

Register of the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames of America, page 275.

"Major Brian Pendleton was born in 1599, in England. He first settled in Watertown, and was made freeman there Sept.3, 1634, and was Deputy for six years to the General Court. He moved to Sudbury and helped settle that town, and was selectman for several years. From Sudbury he went to Ipswich. He was a member of the famous artillery company of Boston. He moved to Portsmouth, N.H. about 1651, and was Deputy there for five years. In 1653 he purchased two hundred acres of land near Winter Harbor, Saco, Maine. After a few years, he returned to Portsmouth, where he made his will, which was proved April 15, 1681. He was an eminent man in his day, and held the office of captain and major for many years, besides important civil and military offices."

History of Stonington, Conn., page 531; Major Pendletonís will is given on page 722.

"Bryan Pendleton of Watertown, an early settler, made freeman 3 Sept. 1634, helped to settle Sudbury of which he was selectman some years but representative before and after for Watertown, between 1636 & 48, six years; removed to Ipswich perhaps, certainly to Portsmouth of which he was representative some years then removed to Saco, Winter Harbor, thence after nearly a dozen years, driven by Indian war, Aug. 1676, went again to Portsmouth, there made will 9 Aug.1677, which was proved 5 April 1681; he was captain and major many years; left wife Eleanor, son James and daughter Mary, who marr. Seth Fletcher."

Savageís Genealogical Dictionary of New England; Vol.3, p.388.

Capt.JAMES PENDLETON, only son of Major Brian Pendleton, was first at Watertown, then at Sudbury, Mass., and came to Westerly, R.I., in 1669. He was in the early Colonial Wars. He was admitted to the First Church of Stonington, Conn., Nov.7, 1680. He married 1st. Mary,......, who died Nov.7, 1655; he married 2nd. April 29, 1656, Hannah Goodenow, daughter of Edmund Goodenow, and had nine children. His will was dated Feb.9, 1702; he died Nov.29, 1709. Ann, his fourth child be second wife, was born Nov.12, 1667, mar. Eleazer Brown.

History of Stonington, page 531; on page 22, Capt. Pendletonís name appears on the "list of the English volunteers in the late Narragansett War."

From Smithís "Military and Civil List of Rhode Island; Vol.1,p.vi

Members of Sir Edmund Androsí First Council held at Boston. From 1687-1691; Court of Quarter Session held at Newport and Rochester; Capt. James Pendleton one of the members present.

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From Savageís "Gen. Dict. New England," Vol.3-388.

James Pendleton of Watertown, son of Bryan, had wife Mary who died 7 Nov.1655 and he married second wife 29 Apr.1656, at Sudbury, Hannah, dau. Of Edmund Goodenow; their children were Bryan, b.27 Sept.1659; Joseph, b.Dec.1661; Edmund prob.24 June 1664; Ann 12 Nov.1667; Caleb 8 Aug.1669 and James. He was one of the founders of the first church at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1671; but perhaps had his fatherís love for removing and lived at Stonington, Conn., 1674-8, then called captain and served in war against Philip 1676; was at Westerly R.I. 1686-1700."