Oliver Nathan Bradley




Oliver Nathan Bradley was born about 1784 in New York, and died April, 1822, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, at about age 38. He is the son of Nathaniel Bradley of Abington, Plymouth, MA, and Harriet "Elizabeth" Harnden of Connecticut.

Dorcas Potts? Abbey was born 1773 in Dutchess Co., Province of New York, and died about 1825, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, at about age 48. She is the daughter of Isaac Abbey of Windham, Windham Co., Colony of Connecticut, and Darla Potts? of Coventry, Tolland Co., Colony of Connecticut.

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

Oliver Nathan Bradley and Dorcas Potts (Abbey) Bradley had eight children:

  1. David King Bradley: Born about 1805 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died November 21, 1859, in Elgin Co., Canada West (about age 54). Married about 1825 to Lovicia Unknown: Born about 1806 in Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Unknown.
  2. Levi George Bradley: Born about August, 1806, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died Jan 15, 1897, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Newcastle District, Canada (age 90). Married to Mary Ann Shannon: Born about 1802 in County Cork, Ireland; Died January  5, 1891, in Simcoe Co., Ontario, Canada (age 89).
  3. Lucinda B. Bradley: Born January 15, 1806, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died July 19, 1896, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario, Canada (age 90). Buried in Zion Cemetery, Port Hope, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. Married (1) 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, to Isaac Phineas Abbey: Born 1796, in Dutchess Co., NY; died about 1828, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Upper Canada, at about age 32. Married (2) April 15, 1833, in Upper Canada  to John Taaffe Irwin: Born October, 2, 1799, in County Sligo, Ireland; Died June 29, 1861, in Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West (age 61). Buried in Welcome United Church Cemetery, Welcome, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada.
  4. Isaac Bradley: Born about 1814 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Unknown.
  5. Nathaniel "Orme" Bradley: Born about 1815 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1859 in Ontario, Canada.
  6. Nathan Nathaniel Bradley: Born January 28, 1819, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died May 10, 1900, in Kenockee Twp., St. Clair Co., MI (age 81). Buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. Married Oct. 11, 1842, in Newcastle District, Upper Canada, to Susannah Malinda "Malindy" Briggs: Born June 12, 1821, in Dunham, Stanbridge East, Mississquoi Co., Lower Canada; Died November 8, 1892, in Sanilac Co., MI (about age 71).
  7. Hiram Bradley: Born January, 1821, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died December 8, 1863, in Northumberland Co., Canada West (age 42 years 11 months). Buried in Eddystone Baptist Cemetery, Northumberland Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada. Married January 7, 1843, in Home Dist., Canada West, to Phebe Wells: Born about 1823 in Reach, Myrtle, Upper Canada; Died Unknown.
  8. Anne Olive Bradley: Born December 16, 1816, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died June 11, 1863, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West (age 46). Married August 5, 1835, in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada, to Elemuel Hadley Rogers: Born March 31, 1811, in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Upper Canada; Died after 1871 in Unknown. Elemuel Hadley Rogers then married December 13, 1865, in Haldimand Twp., Simcoe Co., Canada West, to Armeda Rebecca Tuck: Born about 1845 in Canada West; Died Unknown. Armeda's parents are Thomas Tuck and Drusilla Bradley; Elemuel's parents are William Rogers and Mrs. Rogers.



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Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.


The Barbour collection of Windham Town birth records, pre. 1870, Connecticut.  


   

Connecticut historic maps: left to right, 1755 and 1768.  


   

Upper Canada maps; left to right, 1772 and 1798.  


Dorcas Potts Abbey was born 1773 in Dutchess Co., Province of New York.

Oliver Nathan Bradley was born about 1784/1785 Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada.

It is surmised that brothers Nathaniel (age 28) and Isaac Phineas Abbey (age 27), along with their sister Dorcas Abbey (age 26), and their nephew Clement Neff (age 1), came to Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, from New York or Connecticut about 1798. They were some of the pioneering settlers of Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. If this connection is accurate, the Abbey ancestry can be connected through their father Isaac Abbe all the way back to John Abbe, born about 1587 in West Halton, Lincolnshire, England. His son, John Abbe, Jr. of Norwich, Norfolk Co., England emigrated to the United States about 1635 and married Mary Loring in 1635 at Wenham, Essex Co., MA.

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

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

Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley died after 1825 in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Newcastle District, Canada.

 

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.

1819 Land Lease or Petition Oliver Bradley Northumberland

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.

 

 

 


December 16, 2011

Leigh,

I came across your site when researching the wife of my long lost GGG-Grandfather, Elemuel (or Lemuel) Rogers. His wifeís name was Olive Bradley the daughter of Oliver Bradley.

Olive and Elemuel married and lived in Haldimand, Northumberland Ontario, Canada. Olive died in 1863 at the age of about 47. Before good civil records but the Church records and newspapers confirm this fact.

In your genealogy there is an Oliver of the right age to have a daughter Olive but you did not find one in your research. Do you have any additional data?

Elemuel and Olive had 5 children, 4 boys and one girl. John, William, Joseph and James Edward were the boys. Emma Ester was the girl. All of the boys immigrated to the Midwest of the US. Emma married Albert Hall and stayed in Northumberland area.

After Olive died in 1863 Elemuel remarried Armeda Tuck. Their wedding is well documented but there movements after the wedding are not as clear. They travel with Emma and John (who has married and has one child) to Wisconsin and John sets up a home in Green County, Wisconsin. They are there for the US 1870 Census but in Canada for the 1871 Canadian Census. Emma marries in 1873; no record of Elemuel and Armeda at this event. Later however, Armeda is a witness for her brother's wedding in 1876. After that no record of either Armeda after 1876 or Elemuel after 1870.

What happened to Elemuel and Armeda? Where is Olive buried? Can you help?

Vern Dale


 

 

 

1803 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland County)  
Ontario  
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Honeywell Isaiah 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 2 1 0 5
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Abbel Isaac 0 0 1 2 1 0 4

Abbey, Isaac: 1 Male 16 - 60; 2 Females 16 - 60; 1 Male Under 16; Total of 4 in Family.

 

1803 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland County)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
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Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Hinman Thomas 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
Hare Stephen 0 0 2 2 2 0 6
Bennett Obodiah 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Hoit John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Lothrop Silas L. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pering Frederic 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Georet (?) Ferdinand 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hull Luther 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Carter John Sr. 1 1 1 0 0 1 4
Tripp Jobes (?) 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Carter William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Tripp David 0 0 3 1 3 3 10
Tripp Daniel 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Purdy Daniel or David (?) 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Honeywell Isaiah 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 2 1 0 5
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Abbel Isaac 0 0 1 2 1 0 4
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 4 0 6
Kenny (?) Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Eddy Bayer (?) M. 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pettitt Timothy 0 0 2 1 1 1 5
Day John 0 0 1 1 0 5 7
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Wait Benjamin 0 0 2 1 2 0 5
Brown John 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Philips Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Irish Peter 1 0 2 1 0 1 5
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Dean Gaius 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Wyatt David H. (?) 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Bettie (?) Nicholas 0 0 2 1 0 2 5
Cary Arthur 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Blair John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Doolittle Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Delong William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Gilbert Thaddeus 0 0 3 1 1 3 8
McGregor David 0 0 1 2 1 2 6
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Greeley Jonathan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Clark John 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Winter James 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wait George 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total Inhabitants: 5 2 86 67 71 81 312
 
"A true copy by David Ferguson, Clerk, for Haldimand 2 April 1803."  
Disclaimer:    
These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

 

 

 

 

1804 Haldimand Twp Census           Created: October 26, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland Cty)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
(?) Denotes difficult to decipher entries.  
   
Use your "Find" feature to search by last name  
 
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Hinman Thomas 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Grout Ferdinand 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Hare Stephen 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 2 1 3 2 8
Dean Gaius 0 0 1 2 1 3 7
Holt John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Terry Paul 0 0 1 2 4 1 8
Blair John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Doolittel Moses 0 0 3 1 2 2 8
Wyatt David H. 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Kary Arthur 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Betty Nicholas 0 0 3 2 0 5 10
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Gleason Jonathan 0 0 1 1 4 3 9
Keler Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Day John 0 0 1 1 0 6 8
Losee Joseph I. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Wait Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Irish Peter 1 0 2 2 0 0 5
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Brown John 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Carter John Sr. 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
Tripp Jabes (?) 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Phillips Joseph 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hull Luther 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Kelly John Jr. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Carter William 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Tripp David 0 0 2 1 3 3 9
Eddy Bayer M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Elsworth Caleb 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Bradlee Samuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 2 0 4
Hinman Moses 0 0 2 2 3 3 10
Winter Lewis 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Kenny Moses 0 0 2 1 2 2 7
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 4 0 6
Abbee Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Abbee Nathaniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Purdy Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Hare Richard 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Bradlee Oliver 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pettitt Isaac 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Pering Frederick 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
White Liberty 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Carter John Jr. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Grover John 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Burr Rufus S. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wait George 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hurley Joseph 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hinman Theron 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Winter James 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Spalding David 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Waite Cecil 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total Inhabitants: 5 2 90 76 82 101 356
 
"A true return by David Ferguson, Town Clerk, for Haldimand 9 April 1804."  
Disclaimer:    
These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

1805 Haldimand Twp Census         Created: October 27, 2002
Newcastle District  
(became Northumberland Cty)  
Ontario  
 
Transcribed from Ont. Archives Film: M 7740  
Records are entered as they appeared in the original census.   
(?) Denotes difficult to decipher entries.  
   
Use your "Find" feature to search by last name  
 
Heads of Household: Males Females Males Females Males Females Total Family
Last Name First Name(s) > 60 yrs > 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs 16 - 60 yrs < 16 yrs < 16 yrs Members
   
Winter Christopher 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
Carter John Sr. 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Hare Stephen 0 0 1 2 2 0 5
Hare Richard 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Spalding Thomas M. 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Vaughan Richard 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Spencer Abner 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Grover John   0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Norris James 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
McDonnell Levi P. 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Terry Paul 0 0 1 1 4 2 8
Holt John 0 0 1 1 1 2 5
Richmond Ichabod 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Carter William 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hull Milles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Russ Wilson 0 0 1 1 3 2 7
Kelley John 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Kelley John Sr. 0 1 3 1 0 1 6
Kelley John Jr. 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Baker (?) Joshua 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Coon (?) John 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Coon William 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rogers John Sr. 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Rogers William 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Brown John 0 0 1 1 2 4 8
Varian David D. 0 0 1 1 2 5 9
Tripp David   0 0 4 1 3 3 11
Tripp Daniel 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
Kary Arthur 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Losee Joseph J. 0 0 1 1 0 1 3
Odle Jacob 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Allen Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Abbee Nathaniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Abbee Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Debois James 0 0 1 1 1 3 6
Burnham Nathan 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Winter Lewis 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Winter James 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Bradlee Nathan 0 0 1 2 4 1 8
Bradlee William 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hinman Moses 0 0 2 1 2 3 8
Braintnell Asa 0 0 1 1 3 0 5
Harden Abraham 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Dowling John 0 0 1 1 3 1 6
Ewing Benjamin 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Eddy Bayes (?) M. 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
Reynolds John 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Phillips Joseph  0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Irish Robinson 0 0 1 1 0 3 5
Irish John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Irish Peter 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
Irish Daniel 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Wait Benjamin 1 0 0 2 2 0 5
Wait Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Wait Jenks 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Wait Cecil 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Smith Ebenezer 0 0 1 1 3 0 5
Williams Samuel 0 0 1 1 1 4 7
Williams Elias 0 0 1 1 2 1 5
Pettitt Isaac 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Phin John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Delong William 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cartwright Hezekiah 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
Greeley Aaron 0 0 1 1 1 0 3
White Liberty 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Greeley Jonathan 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Moore Patrick 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Glason (?) Jonathan 0 0 1 1 4 3 9
Bettee (?) Nicholas 0 0 2 1 2 1 6
Lothrop Phebe 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Burr Rufus S. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Wyatt David H. 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Honeywell Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
Spencer John 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Doolittel Moses 0 0 3 1 2 2 8
Eastman John 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Purdy Daniel 0 0 1 1 2 3 7
Bradlee Lemuel (?) 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Burnham Francis 0 0 1 1 0 2 4
Ferguson David 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
Hurley Joseph 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Burtch Mark 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Morris Matthias 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Hinman Rhoda (?) 0 0 0 2 1 0 3
 
Total Inhabitants: 6 5 91 76 92 91 361
 
"A true list by David Ferguson, Clerk for the Township of Haldimand 9th April 1805."  
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These records are compiled as a courtesy for researchers.  However, errors or omissions are not the fault of the author.  

 

 

Leslie Wilson of Canada has provided the following information:

The 1851 Charles and Oliver were sons of Isaac Abbey & Lucinda Bradley, and grandsons of Nathaniel Abbey  b 1773/74 NY d 1825/26 Hope & Mary____ b Apr 11 1777 d Mar 29 1869.  If you recall, Lucinda Bradley was the daughter of Dorcas Abbey (believed to be a sister of Nathaniel #1 and his brother Isaac) and Oliver Bradley. Isaac Abbey, brother of the 1773/74 - 1825/26 Nathaniel Abbey, had no surviving issue. Lucinda & her husband Isaac did not help matters because they named the boys, Charles Oliver Abbey and Oliver Nathaniel Abbey!!!

It has been argued that Isaac Abbey, husband of Anne, was the father of Dorcas Abbey-Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey #1. This is possible, but there are many circumstantial factors that argue equally that he was their brother.

1) The Abbey men were not long lived - average age of death (and yes, I removed the ones who were killed in the Civil War to come up with this) - about 50.

2) In the 1790s, very few men over the age of 50, without a housefull of strong sons and daughters between the ages of 14 and 21, took up homesteading in Upper Canada.

3) When Isaac died sometime between March of 1813 and March of 1814, it seems he died intestate - and the property did not pass to Nathaniel Abbey Sr. but rather to David King Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey Jr.  If Nathaniel #1 had been Isaac's son, by British law it would have passed to the son.  But Isaac died - without heirs it seems - so it passed to the two eldest male heirs of Dorcas (Abbey) Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey, they being David King Bradley and Nathaniel Abbey Jr.

4) I suspect Isaac died of a disease that entered local lore as the Spotted Plague. It seems to have affected only those in the prime of life - two teenage boys died, everybody else was in their forties and fifties. Most were male.

This was not small pox - that had swept through the area in 1811, the people were familiar with it and of those who remained, most had acquired an immunity to it. This disease was especially virulent - death occurred within 7 days of contact, the victim remained lucid until the end - the body swelled and large purple spots, like bruises, appeared all over the body within 24 hrs of death.   Believe it or not, I was able to find a specialist in weird epidemic diseases (he once worked for the Atlanta Centre for Disease Control) who agreed to take on the project of finding out what this plague was.  It only affected those living in Hope Twp, the only exception was a man from Hamilton Twp who had been called to the death bed of one of the victims to notarize the will.  I expected Mr. Lamb would take at least a month or two to work out a possible cause - he came back in less than 48 hours with the answer - a disease endemic to flying squirrels, carried from them to humans by lice.  The first case appeared in early February - by the end of April, it had petered out.  When I asked him how certain he was about this being the cause, his reply was: "99 percent, and you can quote me".

The scenario is that the men were out cutting down trees (this still is winter time work in southern Ontario), the boys found a downed tree with a litter of young flying squirrels, took them home and divided them up amongst their friends.  The lice on the squirrels spread from person to person.

The disease cannot be passed by sputum or touching feces or urine of an infected person or squirrel - it must be introduced into the blood stream by an infected louse, and only a louse, not a flea or mosquito.

Anyway - I digress, although that is the sort of stuff my book is about, not the genealogy.  The genealogies are needed to discover the whys and wherefores of the movements and interactions of this 1793-1813 group of people.  

Leslie

It is surmised that brothers Isaac Abbey (age 27) and Nathaniel (age 28), along with their sister Dorcas Abbey (age 26) and their nephew Clement Neff (age 1) came to Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada West from New York about 1798. They were some of the pioneering settlers of Durham Co., Ontario, Canada. If this connection is accurate, the Abbey ancestry can be connected through their father Isaac Abbe all the way back to John Abbe, born about 1587 in West Halton, Lincolnshire, England. His son, John Abbe, Jr. of Norwich, Norfolk Co., England emigrated to the United States about 1635 and married Mary Loring in 1635 at Wenham, Essex Co., MA.

 

 

Name: David K. Bradley
Event: Living
Year: 1846
Province: Ontario
County: Ontario
Place: Whitby Township
Source: Brown's Toronto City and Home District Directory 1846-7, George Brown, Toronto, 1846.
Volume_Page: 105
Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.

 

 

 

Elgin County, Ontario, Canada Estates:

Last Name: Bradley
First Name: David King
Residence: South Dorchester
Date: November 21, 1859
File: 40
M F No.: 1375
Notes: Formerly of the Township of Whitby, Home District
Executor was Lovicia Bradley, widow
Mention of brothers Levi Bradley,
Nathaniel Bradley, Isaac Bradley,
Nathan Bradley, Hiram Bradley