Beatrice Jones1

F, #35194, b. 1872
  • Birth*: 1872; Ontario; Date 1872 per 1881 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1881 Census: see Ralph Jones1

Citations

  1. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Lewis Roy Spafford1,2,3,4

M, #35195, b. 16 November 1891, d. 1921

  • Birth*: 16 November 1891; Ontario; Date Nov 16 1891 per 1901 Census. Date 1891 per Burial. Date Nov 1891 per 1911 Census.2,3,4
  • Death*: 1921; Ontario; Date 1921 per Burial. -2
  • Burial*: 1921; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) SPAFFORD; Mary C. Tompkins; 1862 - 1943; Wife of; Herman E. Spafford; 1860 - 1947; Lewis Roy Spafford; 1891 - 1921; Served in France As CRF Battery CFA? (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)2
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1901 Census: see Herman Spafford3
  • Census: June 1911; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1911 Census: see Herman Spafford4

Citations

  1. Roy L. per 1901 Census. Arthur R. per1911 Census - written over??
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Nellie Grace Rowley1

F, #35196, b. 12 February 1899, d. 1950
  • Birth*: 12 February 1899; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#027057: Name: Nellie Grace Rowley; Date: Feb 12 1899; Parents: Amos Rowley, farmer, Brighton Twp. & Jennie McCready; Inf.: Jane Rowley; Phys.: N. B. H,. Dean; Reg'd.: Feb 25 1899; Reg'r.: Darius Crouter (Ontario Birth Registration, #027057-1899, ancestrycom) Date Feb 12 1899 per 1901 Census. Date Feb 12 1899 per GEDCOM of Rebecca Aaronson, Aug 25, 2005. Date 1899 per Burial.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 20 March 1918; Brighton Twp., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#013964: Groom: John Lewis Loomis; Age: 21; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Geo. Loomis & Mary Egan; Bride: Grace Nellie Rowley; Age: Nineteen; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: spinster; Occ.: Millinery; Rel.: Pres.; Amos Rowley & Linnie McCready; Expected Res.: Brighton Village; Wit.: Floyd & Jennie Clark, Codrington; Date: Mar 20 1918; Performed by: A. K. McLeod, Brighton, Pres.; Sworn: Brighton, March 19 1918; Reg'r.: A. W. Thorne (Ontario Marriage Registration, #013964-1918, ancestry.com)
    Name is Jack Loomis per GEDCOM of Rebecca Aaronson, Aug 25, 2005.; Principal=John Lewis Loomis1,2,5
  • Death*: 1950; Ontario; Date 1950 per Burial. " ... was predeceased by two wives, Nellis Grace Rowley and Susan Bonnard." per Death Notice of John Lewis Loomis, from The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington, copied from microfilm at The Metre Toronto Reference Library, Nov. 2007.1,6
  • Burial*: 1950; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) LOOMIS; Lohn L. Loomis; 1896 - 1983; His Beloved Wife; Nellie Grace Rowley; 1899 - 1950 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)1
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 2 at 1901 Census: see Amos Rowley3
  • Married Name: 20 March 1918; Loomis1

Family: John Lewis Loomis b. 26 Jun 1896, d. 28 Aug 1983

Citations

  1. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #027057-1899.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #013964-1918.
  6. [S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.

Muriel Margaret Wells1,2,3

F, #35197, b. 1900, d. 1983

  • Birth*: 1900; Portland Twp., Verona, Frontenac Co., Ontario; Date 1900 per Burial. Date 1900 & location Verona, Ont. per marr. reg'n.2,3
  • Marriage*: 10 December 1924; Bloomfield, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#017449: Groom: Morley Arthur Russell Simpson; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Alonzo N. Simpson & Hattie E. Russell; Bride: Muriel Margaret Wells; Age: 24; Res.: Bloomfield; Born: Verona, Ont.; Status: spinster; Occ.: nurse; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Thomas Stanley Wells & Mary E. Godfrey; Expected Res.: Bloomfield; Wit.: Russell B. Wells, Brighton & Seybil Western?, Cobourg; Date: Dec 10 1924; Place: Bloomfield; Performed by: A. K. McLeod, Brighton, Pres.; Sworn: Brighton, Dec 2 1924 (Ontario Marriage Registration, #017449-1924, ancestry.com); Principal=Morley Arthur Russell Simpson2,3
  • Death*: 1983; Ontario; Date 1983 per Burial.2
  • Burial*: 1983; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) JEWETT - SIMPSON; F. C. Jewett, C.B.E.; 1880 - 1951; His Wife; E. Mae Simpson; 1885 - 1965; N. Alonzo Simpson; 1853 - 1955; His Wife; Harriet E. Russell; 1866 - 1953; Morley R. Simpson; 1900 - 1991; His Wife; Muriel M. Wells; 1900 - 1983 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)2
  • Residence*: 10 December 1924; Bloomfield, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Residence Bloomfield per marr. reg'n.3
  • Married Name: 10 December 1924; Simpson2

Family: Morley Arthur Russell Simpson b. 23 Feb 1900, d. 1991

Citations

  1. Muriel Margaret Wells per marr. reg'n.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Frederic Coburn Jewett1,2,3

M, #35198, b. 1880, d. 1951
  • Birth*: 1880; Date 1880 per Burial. Date 1880 per marr. reg'n.2,3
  • Marriage*: 15 December 1909; Seymour Twp., Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#015415: Groom: Frederic Coburn Jewett; Age: 29; Res.: Campbellford; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Engineer; Rel.: Congregationalist; Parents: Frederic B. Jewett, farmer & Harriet Elizabeth Burpee; Bride: Ethel Mae Simpson; Age: 24; Res.: Campbellford; Status: spinster; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: Alonzo Simpson, liveryman & Hattie Russell; Wit.: Donald W. Douglas, Campbellford & Grace Crooks, Hamilton; Date: Dec 15 1909; Place: Campbellford; Performed by: Geo. A. Brown (Ontario Marriage Registration, #015415-1909, ancestry.com); Principal=Ethel May Simpson2,4
  • Death*: 1951; Ontario; Date 1951 per Burial.2
  • Burial*: 1951; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) JEWETT - SIMPSON; F. C. Jewett, C.B.E.; 1880 - 1951; His Wife; E. Mae Simpson; 1885 - 1965; N. Alonzo Simpson; 1853 - 1955; His Wife; Harriet E. Russell; 1866 - 1953; Morley R. Simpson; 1900 - 1991; His Wife; Muriel M. Wells; 1900 - 1983 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)2

Family: Ethel May Simpson b. 7 Jul 1885, d. 1965

Citations

  1. Frederic Coburn Jewett per marr. reg'n.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #015415-1909.

Philip F. Flagler1

M, #35199, b. 8 September 1761, d. 1812
  • Birth*: 8 September 1761; Beekman, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1783; Beekman, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per IGI Record. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Anna Jane Dorland1,2
  • Death*: 1812; Adolphustown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1

Family: Anna Jane Dorland b. 29 Sep 1763

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Anna Jane Dorland1

F, #35200, b. 29 September 1763
  • Birth*: 29 September 1763; Beekman, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per IGI Record.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1783; Beekman, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per IGI Record. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Philip F. Flagler1,2
  • Married Name: circa 1783; Flagler1

Family: Philip F. Flagler b. 8 Sep 1761, d. 1812

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Catherine Flagler1

F, #35201, b. 1794, d. 1871
  • Birth*: 1794; Adolphustown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 7 February 1816; Thurlow Twp., Cannifton, Hastings Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Daniel David Canniff1
  • Death*: 1871; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Married Name: 7 February 1816; Canniff1
  • Census*: 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age ? at 1851 Census: see Thomas Flagler (father)2

Family: Daniel David Canniff b. 1795

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Lettie Flagler1

F, #35202, b. 22 September 1787, d. 24 September 1861
  • Birth*: 22 September 1787; Adolphustown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 1 June 1813; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Jonas Canniff1
  • Death*: 24 September 1861; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Married Name: 1 June 1813; Canniff1

Family: Jonas Canniff b. 28 Dec 1789, d. 15 Jan 1882

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Jeremiah Canniff1

M, #35203, b. 24 June 1727, d. 28 August 1808
  • Birth*: 24 June 1727; Terrytown, Westchester Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1756; Terrytown, Westchester Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Annatie Derevier1
  • Death*: 28 August 1808; Bombout, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1

Family: Annatie Derevier b. 1 Jun 1725

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

Annatie Derevier1

F, #35204, b. 1 June 1725
  • Birth*: 1 June 1725; Phiilipsburgh, New York, U.S.A.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1756; Terrytown, Westchester Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Jeremiah Canniff1
  • Married Name: circa 1756; Canniff1

Family: Jeremiah Canniff b. 24 Jun 1727, d. 28 Aug 1808

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.

James C. Canniff1

M, #35205, b. 10 August 1765, d. 2 April 1851
  • Birth*: 10 August 1765; Phillipsburgh, Westchester Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 3 March 1788; Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Elizabeth McBride1
  • Marriage*: 10 February 1840; Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Richard Lander, Nov 23 2012.; Principal=Jane Parliament1
  • Death*: 2 April 1851; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Canada West; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Immigration*: circa June 1794; Adolphustown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "When Margaret was but a few weeks old her father, being a U.E. Loyalist, removed from Poughkeepsie to Canada, and settled in Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte." per Obit of Margaret Singleton.2

Family 1: Elizabeth McBride b. c 1770, d. 8 Mar 1837

Family 2: Jane Parliament b. 1776, d. a 1861

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Elizabeth McBride1

F, #35206, b. circa 1770, d. 8 March 1837
  • Birth*: circa 1770; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 3 March 1788; Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=James C. Canniff1
  • Death*: 8 March 1837; Ontario; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Married Name: 3 March 1788; Canniff1

Family: James C. Canniff b. 10 Aug 1765, d. 2 Apr 1851

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Jonas Canniff1

M, #35207, b. 28 December 1789, d. 15 January 1882
  • Birth*: 28 December 1789; New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 1 June 1813; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Lettie Flagler1
  • Death*: 15 January 1882; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1

Family: Lettie Flagler b. 22 Sep 1787, d. 24 Sep 1861

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Margaret Canniff1

F, #35208, b. 4 May 1794, d. 23 July 1886

  • Birth*: 4 May 1794; Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date May 4 1794 & location Poughkeepsie, NY per Obit, transcribed from news article linked to family tree of liz sutherland on ancestry.ca, June 1 2022.
    Date 1795 & location USA per 1881 & 1871 Census. Date 1794 per Burial. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 3 February 1811; Thurlow Twp., Singleton River, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 3 1811 per Loyalist List - see per his father, Capt. George Singleton. Date Feb 3 1810 per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Lewis, Nov. 22, 2004. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.
    Note: From the Singleton point of view, the place was called Singleton's River, but others called it Meyers Creek. John Walden Meyers would have much stronger influence with the authorities due to his extensive secret service work during the war, so he won out on grants of land at the mouth of the Maoira River. Belleville would be named such around 1818.; Principal=John Singleton1,5
  • Death*: 23 July 1886; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Margaret Singleton Obituary (unknown newspaper); “Mrs. Margaret Singleton; Relict of the late John Singleton, departed this life on Friday, the 23rd of July, 1886, in the village of Brighton, Ont., aged 92 years. A brief sketch of her life may be of interest to the public as well as to her many personal friends. It will, therefore, be necessary to speak first of her birth and childhood. She was born in Poughkeepsie, on the Hudson River, May the 4th, 1794. She had three brothers, all older, and six sisters all younger than herself. They were the children of James and Elizabeth (McBride) Canniff. The names of these ten children were Jonas, John, Abraham, Margaret, Sarah, Ann, Mary, Olive, Chloe, and Elizabeth. When Margaret was but a few weeks old her father, being a U.E. Loyalist, removed from Poughkeepsie to Canada, and settled in Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte. Here she spent the early years of her life and here she received as good an education as the time and locality offered.
    On the 3rd of Feby, 1811, she was married by the Rev. R-Lt. McDowall, of Fredricksburg, to Mr. John Singleton, only son of Capt. George Singleton, of Singleton’s River, as Belleville was then called.
    It may be interesting to some to know that Capt. George Singleton was the son of the Rev. John Singleton, of Armagh, Ireland, (a memorial tablet of whom is said to be in the English Cathedral of that city.)
    Capt. Singleton came to this country in early life and was in the merchantile business in Montreal but enlisted in the army and served in the war of 1776 under Sir John Johnson, was wounded in the siege of Fort Scuyler and taken prisoner.
    At the close of the war he came to Canada and on account of military services drew over 5000 acres of land, a part of which forms the present city of Belleville. He married Miss Ann MacArthur and the only child of this marriage became the husband of Margaret Caniff. Capt. Singleton died at his farm in Fredrickburg in September, 1789, while on a journey, accompanied by his wife and child, from their home at Singleton’s River to Kingston.
    In April 1815, John Singleton and his wife removed from Singleton’s River where they had resided from the time of their marriage, and came to live in what was then an almost unbroken forest, but is now the site of the village of Brighton. Here they began to clear for themselves a place for a home and on that very spot they commenced their pioneer life where their home has stood for 73 years.
    On the evening of one of their first days while the husband was burning brush two men were observed going eastward in the path through the woods. The travelers said nothing to the new comers but passed on and were soon out of sight. That evening about 1 ½ miles east in a thickly wooded ravine the mail carrier was seized by two men, tied to a tree, his horse shot; and the mails robbed of much valuable matter including some important military dispatches. It was at that time considered that the travelers noticed were the notorious Bill Johnson and a companion, and that they affected their escape by a boat moored in Presque Isle Bay in charge of a daughter of Johnston. A schooner nearly completed was burned in the harbour about the same time. Such were some of the things that served to break the monotony of the life of the early pioneers.
    In their homes in Belleville and Brighton were born to John and Margaret Singleton five children all still living. These were all baptized by that venerable pioneer Presbyterian Minister, the Rev. Robert McDowall who often remained with them when passing through on his missionary journey. In their early days many were the ministers who found a welcome to their home—ministers of all Evangelical churches.
    But death at length invaded their home. On the 14th April, 1837, a time of great excitement and commotion in the country, the head of the family was taken sick, and after an illness of eight days
    succumbed to the disease and breathed his last. The blow was very severe but God was dealing mercifully, alth[o]ugh the affliction was great. About this time the Rev. Charles Jones, a minister of the American Presbyterian Church came to Brighton, and under his preaching God was pleased, with others, to bring Margaret Singleton to see the light of his face; and she then became and continued to be a consistent member of the Presbyterian church. In testimony of her attachment to that church, she and her family gave the site for a church to be used only as such, and on it a church was erected which has been used until lately by the Presbyterians of Brighton: but was sold for the purpose of making a payment on the church purchased by them from the Methodist Episcopal church. Mrs. Singleton bore a consistent
    Christian character during her long life. She delighted in reading the Scriptures and in prayer her disposition was remarkably happy. It is believed that she never allowed any poor person to leave her door unfed. Her last days were peaceful and contented. She often said to those who called upon her “Do you not think I am well cared for?” The occasional visits of her eldest brother, Mr. Jonas Caniff, of Belleville, the father of Dr. Wm. Caniff, of Toronto, were much enjoyed. She survived her brother by three years.
    When she was deprived through infirmity of attending the sanctuary, she almost daily read sermons written by Dr. Guthrie, Spurgeon, Moody, and other ministers. The Scriptures were her delight. The 23rd Psalm was a great favorite and verses of poetry were often repeated, of which she was very fond; one of which was: “Oh! to grave how great a debtor, Daily I’m constrained to be, Let they goodness like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to thee.”
    During the last few weeks of her life she suffered at times severe pain and on the morning of the 23rd of July, 1886, she fell asleep in Jesus. The funeral was attended by a number of sympathizing friends. The Rev. Mr. Sutherland, of Warksworth, was at the request of the friends invited to attend the funeral. He preached an excellent sermon. The Rev. Dr. Hodgkins, of Colborne, also related some very interesting and touching reminiscences of the earlier years of her Christian life. The Rev. Mr. McLeod, of Brighton, took
    part in the services. The Rev. Mr. Duncan, Colborne, her pastor, was also present and being a near relative was one of the pall bearers. The other pall bearers were her own nearest relatives they being her only sons George and A.C. Singleton, Geo. S. Marsh, half-brother of her husband, Harry Meade, her grandson, and William Duncan, her great-grandson. This was somewhat remarkable, as they are the representatives of five generations. Her remains were carried to their last resting place in Mount Hope Cemetery and there deposited in hope of a “blessed and glorious resurrection.”
    The following is an extract from a communication of Dr. Caniff, Toronto, with reference to the above obituary notice.— “I should much like to see a memoir of your mother published. Lives like hers should not be forgotten. In her life are lessons which should be understood by Canadians at large.” A.C.S”; Original owned by Patti Nickolaus; Transcribed by Lynelle Swensen" this document came to be as a PDF file attached to an email from Shelley MacKenzie, a Singleton researcher who I contacted with a question. It represents the complete obituary, in contrast to several pages of the newspaper article that are connected to various trees in ancestry.ca. This one includes the important information about the death of John Singleton. (Dan Buchanan, June 2 2022)


    Date 1886 per Memorial.6,4,7
  • Burial*: 25 July 1886; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) John Singleton; Born 1789 Died 1837; Margaret Canniff; Born 1794 Died 1886; Thier Children; George; 1815 - 1892; Melissa; 1820 - 1891; Abraham; 1817 - 1903; Leonora; 1822 - 1909 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004, by Dan.) Date of Death July 23 1886 per Obit.6,4
  • Immigration*: circa June 1794; Adolphustown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "When Margaret was but a few weeks old her father, being a U.E. Loyalist, removed from Poughkeepsie to Canada, and settled in Adolphustown on the Bay of Quinte." per Obit of Margaret Singleton.4
  • Residence: 3 February 1810; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Loyalist List: Canniff, James of Adolphustown. Jonas of Adolphustown; m. Letty Flagler, 1 June 1813; d. 15 Jan. 1882 age 92. O.C. 16 Feb 1811. John of Thurlow. O.C. 20 May 1817. Mary, m. Rykerson R. Haight of Fredericksburgh. O.C. 6 Feb 1823. Sarah, m. Thomas Casey of Marysburgh, 3 Feb 1810. O.C. 19 Feb 1823. Margaret, m. John Singleton of Murray, 3 Feb 1810. O.C. 23 July 1823. Allida, m. -- Clapp of Adolphustown. O.C. 7 Oct 1830,9 March 1837. Cleo. O.C. 7 Feb 1833. Elizabeth, m. -- Hawley of Adolphustown. O.C. 7 Feb 1833. Nancy, m. Cornelius Van Horn of Hillier. O.C. 22 June 1825. (The Loyalist List in Ontario, Vol. C., pg. 51 (pg 59 of 420, ancestry.ca)5
  • Married Name: 3 February 1811; Singleton1
  • Residence: 3 February 1811; Singleton's River, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "On the 3rd of Feby, 1811, she was married by the Rev. Robert McDowall, of Fredericksburgh, to Mr. John Singleton, only son of Capt. George Singleton, of Singleton's River, as Belleville was then called." per Obit of Margaret Singleton.
    Note: The term "Singleton's River" refers to the present city of Belleville, although for some time before that name was applied to the place around 1818, it was called Meyers Creek after John Walden Meyers who became the dominant figure after Goerge Singleton died in 1789.4
  • Note*: 1844; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; "Papers and magazines were brought in by stage. The earliest magazine recorded is the MOTHER'S MAGAZINE published in 1844 and was read by Hiram Buckley and family. Mrs. Duncan, born in 1844, who lived with her grandmother, Mrs. John Singleton, said: "a paper, the Montreal Witness, came once a week to Brighton, just two men being subscribers - A.C. Singleton and Alex. Martin - and when the paper arrived by the Stage, you can hardly imagine how everybody was anxious to know of what was going on in the world. In the evening after the paper arrived, the men assembled in A.C. Singleton's store, where the counter served as a platform. Mr. Alex. Martin perched upon the counter with a man on either side of him holding a candle that he might see to read. The war was talked over and there were great discussions before they parted for the night." page 154 & 155 of The Tobey Book.8
  • Census: 1848; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Margaret Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, occ., prop., widow (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1850; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: Margaret Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, occ., P School, prop.; Total 4 persons (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 24 February 1852; Lot 1 Nort of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Release A481) show that Margaret Singleton (widow of John Singleton) released her interest in the west half of the west half of lot 35, conc A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. (later designated as Lot 1 north of Singleton Street) to Abraham C. Singleton. ITS Date: Feb 24 1852. Reg. Date: Jan 26 1852. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, North of Singleton Street, Lot 1, pg. 009 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)
    Also re Conc A Lot 35: Land Registry Records (B&S A501) show that Abrham C. Singleton sold the west half of the west half of lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to Margaret Singleton. ITS Date: Feb 2 1852. Reg. Date: Feb 17 1852. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, East Side of Young, Lot 1, pg. 167 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)10
  • Residence*: 16 February 1853; Conc A Lot 35, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S 803) show that Agnus A. Chisholm & other sold part of the east half of Conc A Lot 35 to Margaret Singleton, ITS Date: Feb 16, 1853, Reg. Date: Apr 17, 185310
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 68 at 1861 Census: see A. C. Singleton (son)11
  • Residence: 3 June 1861; Village Lot 1, East of Young, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A89) show that Margaret Singleton sold Village Lot 1, Brighton, the west half of the west half of lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to Leonara E. Singleton. ITS Date: Jun 3 1861. Reg. Date: Aug 29 1861. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, East Side of Young, Lot 1, pg. 167 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)10
  • Residence: 12 June 1861; Lot 1 North of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A113) show that the Trust and Loan Company sold "the same land with reservations" to Margaret Singleton. ITS Date: Jun 12 1861. Reg. Date: Dec 30 1861. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, North of Singleton Street, Lot 1, pg. 009 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)
    Note: The transactions seem to suggest that ownership of the Singleton farm went from Abraham C. Singleton to his mother Margaret and then she sold it in 1862.10
  • Residence: 20 June 1861; Lot 1 North of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Mortgage (Brighton Village) A87) show that Margaret Singleton took a mortgage for $3,520 from the Trust & Loan Company re "the same land with reservations". ITS Date: Jun 20 1861. Reg. Date: Aug 12 1861. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, North of Singleton Street, Lot 1, pg. 009 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)
    Note: This is the first transaction specifically shown to be under "Brighton Village" because Brighton Village had separated from Brighton township in 1859 and was now an incorporated municipality. Same land, just under a different structure of governance.10
  • Residence: 13 September 1862; Lot 1 North of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A215) show that Margaret Singleton sold 3/10 acre of Village Lot 1, north of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co. to Lewis A. Purdy. ITS Date: Sep 13 1862. Reg. Date: Mar 29 1864. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Village, Book 009, North Side of Singleton, Lot 1, pg. 009 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Feb 4 2022 by Dan)10
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 76 at 1871 Census: Singleton, Margaret, 76, b. United States, French, Can. Pres., Widow; Abraham C., 49, b. Ont., Irish, C. Pres., farmer, single; Melissa, 46, b. Ont., Irish, WM, single; Leonora, 42, b. Ont., Irish, WM, single3
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 86 at 1881 Census: see Abraham Singleton (son)2

Family: John Singleton b. Jan 1789, d. 22 Apr 1837

  • Marriage*: 3 February 1811; Thurlow Twp., Singleton River, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 3 1811 per Loyalist List - see per his father, Capt. George Singleton. Date Feb 3 1810 per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Lewis, Nov. 22, 2004. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.
    Note: From the Singleton point of view, the place was called Singleton's River, but others called it Meyers Creek. John Walden Meyers would have much stronger influence with the authorities due to his extensive secret service work during the war, so he won out on grants of land at the mouth of the Maoira River. Belleville would be named such around 1818.; Principal=John Singleton1,5

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S29] Loyalist Lists.
  6. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  7. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  8. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  9. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  11. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

John Singleton1

M, #35209, b. January 1789, d. 22 April 1837

  • Birth*: January 1789; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Quebec; Date Jan 1789 per " ... The Singletons now had a young son, George, just nine months old." pg. 5, The Story of the Singletons, The Rambling River: History of Thurlow Township by Mary G. Plumpton Location Adolphustown per IGI Record. Date 1789 per 1803 Census. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.
    Note re Location: The Province of Quebec was divided into Upper and Lower Canada in 1792 so before that it was still Quebec.1,2
  • Marriage*: 3 February 1811; Thurlow Twp., Singleton River, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 3 1811 per Loyalist List - see per his father, Capt. George Singleton. Date Feb 3 1810 per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Lewis, Nov. 22, 2004. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.
    Note: From the Singleton point of view, the place was called Singleton's River, but others called it Meyers Creek. John Walden Meyers would have much stronger influence with the authorities due to his extensive secret service work during the war, so he won out on grants of land at the mouth of the Maoira River. Belleville would be named such around 1818.; Principal=Margaret Canniff1,3
  • Death*: 22 April 1837; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "But death at length invaded their home. On the 14th April, 1837, a time of great excitement and commotion in the country, the head of the family was taken sick, and after an illness of eight days succumbed to the disease and breathed his last." from the complete Obituary of Margaret Singleton sent to my by Shelley MacKenzie via email June 2 2022.
    (Note: I am assuming we should use the date April 22 1837 for the death of John Singleton, based on this info. (Dan Buchanan, June 2 2022)
    Date 1837 per Burial. Date Apr 14 1837 & location Brighton Village per family tree of Shelley MacKenzie on ancestry.ca, June 2 2022.4,5
  • Burial*: 24 April 1837; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Memorial: (See Exhibit) John Singleton; Born 1789 Died 1837; Margaret Canniff; Born 1794 Died 1886; Thier Children; George; 1815 - 1892; Melissa; 1820 - 1891; Abraham; 1817 - 1903; Leonora; 1822 - 1909 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004, by Dan.)
    Date of Death Apr 22 1837 per Obituary of Margaret Singleton provided by Shelley MacKenzie on ancestry.ca, June 2 2022.4,5
  • Census: 31 May 1789; St. Paul's Church, Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Quebec; per IGI Record.2
  • Note: September 1789; Ernestown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Quebec; John's father, Captain George Singleton, died at Ernestown during a trip to Montreal in September 1789, nine months after his only child was born.
  • Residence: 10 June 1797; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Singleton, George of Thurlow. Capt. KRRNY. He was buried 23 Sept 1789. OC 10 June 1797.; John of Thurlow, m. Margaret Canniff, 3 Feb 1811. OC 16 Feb 1810. Only Heir." Sons and Daughters of American Loyalists, Ontario Registers CD3
  • Census*: 1803; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Age 14 at 1803 Census: see Alexander Chisholm (step-father) (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 3 February 1811; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Loyalist List: Singleton, George of Thurlow. Capt., KRRNY. He was buried 23 Sep. 1789. OC 10 June 1797. John of Thurlow, m. Margaret Canniff, 3 Feb 1811. OC 16 Feb 1810. Only heir. (The Loyalists in Ontario, pg. 291, (pg 299 of 420, ancestry.ca)3
  • Residence: April 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The following quote comes from the Ensign of April 22, 1887 and was part of the obituary of Mrs. Margaret Singleton. "In April 1815, John Singleton and his wife removed from Singleton's River where they had resided from the time of their marriage, and came to live in what was then an almost unbroken forest, but is now the site of the Village of Brighton." from page 64 of The Tobey Book.7
  • Residence: April 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "In April 1815, John Singleton and his wife removed from Singleton's River where they had resided from the time of their marriage, and came to live in what was then an almost unbroken forest, but is now the site of the village of Brighton. Here they began to clear for themselves a place for a home and on that very spot they commenced their pioneer life where their homo has stood for 73 years." per Obit of Margaret Singleton.5
  • Residence: after May 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1815 Assessment: John Singleton; 1,450 acres wild land (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: after May 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The Tobey Book, pg. 47, shows "We have now recorded eight families whose land was offically registered. They are" Obediah Simpson, 1796; Jeremiah Scripture 1808; James Richardson, 1809; Henry Nix, 1811; Josiah Proctor, 1814; John Singleton, 1815; T. D. Sandford, 1817; and James Lyons, 1817. Undoubtedly there were a few who were squatters living on land marked by themselves and not by a surveyor. Therefore these people are not mentioned in the Ontario Registry."
    Note: An example of "squatters" would be Alexander Chisholm who built mills on the creek where Spring Valley is now. He came in expecting to get the Crown Reserve granted to him but his wife Nancy and step-son John Singleton did not own the land until the 1820's.7
  • Census: after May 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1815 Census: Jn. Singleton; 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female over 16; 1 female under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1816; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1816 Assessment: John Singleton; 86 acres uncult.; 2 acres cultivated; 1,600 acres uncultivated (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1816; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1816 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female over 16; 1 female under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 7 February 1816; Conc 2 Lot 5, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that John Singleton obtained the Patent from the Crown for all 200 acres of Lot 5, Conc. 2, Thurlow Twp., ITS Date: Feb 7, 18168
  • Residence: 7 February 1816; Conc 2 Lot 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that John Singleton obtained the Patent from the Crown for all 200 acres of Lot 6, Conc. 2, Thurlow Twp., ITS Date: Feb 7, 18168
  • Note: 1817; Conc 1 & 2 Lots 5 & 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "There was a great deal of trouble getting many of the patents for Crown Land along the Front Concession and it was not until 1817 that the son, George, received them in his father's name. Lots 5 and 6 on the 2nd Concession were then sold to Mrs. Singleton's father, James Canniff of Ernestown. The Singleton's went to pioneer at Little Lake in Cramahe Township, near Brighton, where George and his son, Abraham, eventually had a saw-mill and lumber business. Mrs. Margaret Singleton lived until 1860." pg. 6, The Story of the Singletons, The Rambling River: History of Thurlow Township by Mary G. Plumpton
    Note: Some of these details do not match the documents. John Singleton's wife was Margaret Canniff and they lived at Conc B, Lot 35, Murray Township which was the eventual east side of the village of Brighton. They do not appear in the Cramahe census records at all. Abraham was a son of John Singleton and they farmed in the said lot at Brighton.
  • Residence: 1817; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1817 Assessment: John Singleton; 1,560 acres uncult.; 30 acres cultivated (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1817; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1817 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female 16 to 60; 1 female under 16; Total 4 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 27 June 1817; Conc 2 Lot 5 & 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Deed D392) show that John Singleton sold 400 acres of Lots 5 and 6, Conc 2, to James Canniff, ITS Date: June 27, 1817, Reg'.: June 30, 18178
  • Residence: 20 December 1817; Conc 1 Lot 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that John Singleton obtained the Patent from the Crown for all 200 acres of Lot 6, Conc 1, Thurlow Twp. ITS Date: Dec 20 1817. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co., Thurlow Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Book 388, Pg 185 of 377, Conc 1, Lot 6, by Dan, May 25 2021.)8
  • Residence: 1818; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1818 Assessment: John Singleton; 800 acres Midland Dist uncult.; 659 acres uncult.; 25 acres cultivated (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)
  • Census: 1818; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1818 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female 16 to 60; 1 female under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 3 September 1818; Conc 2 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Records (BS 677) show that Edward Goodyear, Jr. sold 90 acres in East Half of Lot 1, Conc 2, to John Singleton. ITS Date: Sep 3 1818. Reg. Date: Jul 13 1819. (Land Registry Records, Cramahe Twp., Conc 2, Lot 1, Northumberland County Archives, Cobourg Public Library)8
  • Census: 1819; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1819 Census: John Singleton; 2 males over 16; 1 female over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female under 16: Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Note: circa 1820; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Theiler & Steele and Cyrus Marsh issued a receipt to John Singleton for pounds 200.0.0 in payment for a schooner." from page 90 of The Tobey Book. (Note: There is not date associated with this anecdotal info, but the chapter covers the time before 1850, and we know Cyrus Marsh died around 1828. (Dan Buchanan, Apr 11 2022)7
  • Residence: 1820; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1820 Assessment: John Singleton; (unclear) appears to show Thurlow, 1,000 acres Conc 3 Lots 6 & 7??? (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1820; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1820 Census: John Singleton; 2 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 1 female under 16: Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1821; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1821 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 male under 16; 2 females under 16: Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1821; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1821 Census & Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, south half, 16 acres cult.; Conc B., Lot 35, north half, 86 acres uncult., 16 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1822; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Census & Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, south half, 16 acres cult.; Conc B., Lot 35, north half, 86 acres uncult., 16 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1822; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1823; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1823 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 3 females under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1823; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1823 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, South part of Lot 15; 16 acres cult.; Conc B, North Half of Lot 35 - 85 acres uncult., 15 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)
  • Census: 1824; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1824 Census: John Singleton; 3 males under 16; 3 females under 16; 2 males over 16; 1 females over 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1824; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1824 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc B, Lot 35, 91 acres uncult., 25 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 4 May 1824; Broken Front Lot 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S G 908) show that John Singleton is the Grantor and John Taylor is the Grantee for "supposed to be as in C267" re Lot 6 Broken Front, Thurlow Twp. ITS Date: May 4 1824. Reg'n. Date: May 10 1824. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co., Thurlow Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Book 386, Pg 032 of 257, Broken Front Lot 6, by Dan, May 25 2021.)
    Note: Frankly, I have no clue what this transaction means. John Singleton (son of George) has sold Lot 6 BF to John Canniff in 1814 and Taylor does not appear again afterward. (Dan Buchanan, May 25 2021.)8
  • Residence: 4 May 1824; Conc 1 Lot 6, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S G 908) show that John Singleton is the Grantor and John Taylor is the Grantee for "part Lot 6 off SW part", Conc 1, Thurlow Twp. ITS Date: May 4 1824. Reg'n. Date: May 10 1824. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co., Thurlow Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Book 388 Pg 185 of 377, Conc 1, Lot 6, by Dan, May 25 2021.)8
  • Residence: 14 June 1824; Conc 2 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (BS 1137) show that John Singleton & wife sold 56 acres of east half Lot 1, Conc 2, to Benjamin Davidson. ITS Date: Jun 14 1824. Reg. Date: Jun 15 1824. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 2, Lot 1, pg 005 of 317, pg 01, copied from OnLand.ca by Dan May 11 2020)
    Note: This is the east part of lot 1 - the west part 35 acres was sold to Thomas D. Sanford.8
  • Census: 1825; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1825 Census: John Singleton; 2 males under 16; 3 females under 16; 3 males over 16; 1 females over 16; Total 9 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1825; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1825 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc B, North Half Lot 35, 60 acres uncult., 40 acres cult.; Conc A, Part Lot 35 - 56 acres uncult., 6 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 9 June 1825; Conc 2 Lot 1, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Records (BS 1539) show John Singleton & wife sold 35 acres of the SE part of the East Half of Lot 1, Conc 2, to Thomas D. Sanford. ITS Date: Jun 9 1825. Reg. Date: jun 22 1827. (Land Registry Records, Cramahe Twp., Conc 2, Lot 1, Northumberland County Archives, Cobourg Public Library)
    Note: This would be the southern part, from Main Street up to just north of Proctor House.8
  • Census: 1826; Conc A & B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1826 Census & Assessment: John Singleton; 95 acres uncultivated; 6 acres cultivated; Lot 35; Conc A; 20 acres uncultivated; 28 acres cultivated; Lot 35; Conc B; 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 3 females under 16; Total 7 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)
    Note: This lot is on the western boundary of Murray Township and would become the east side of the village of Brighton.6
  • Residence: 1827; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1827 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, 90 acres uncult., 10 acres cult.; Conc B, Lot 35 - 15 acres uncult., 25 acres cult.; Conc A, Lot 35 - 100 acres uncult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1827; Conc A & B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1827 Census: John Singleton; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; 2 males under 16; 3 females under 16; Total 7 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Note*: 1828; Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1828 Northumberland Militia Return: Capt. John Singleton, 2nd Company, 3rd Regiment (Sgt. Archibald C. Chisholm is listed immediately below)
  • Residence: 11 November 1828; Conc 1 Lot 34, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (BS 3688) show John Singleton sold 100 acres of the south half of Lot 34, Conc 1, to Isaac C. Proctor. ITS Date: Nov 11 1828. Reg. Date: Dec 5 1834. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Brighton Twp., Northumberland County, Conc 1, Lot 34, pg 276 of 307, pg. 01, copied from OnLand.ca by Dan, Oct 5 2021.)8
  • Residence: 1829; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1829 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, 85 acres uncult., 15 acres cult.; 1 male over 16; 2 males under 16; 2 females over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 7 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1830; Conc A & B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1830 Assessment: John Singleton; 78 acres uncultivated; 22 acres cultivated; Part of Lot 35; Conc A (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: April 1831; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "One regards this corner with curiosity and respect for it is known that in 1831 at the Union Hall kept by S. Kellogg, Brighton first got its name." page 109 of The Tobey Book.7
  • Residence: 1832; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1832 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc B, Part Lot 35, 62 acres uncult., 38 acres cult.; Conc B, Lot 35 - 1 1/2 acres cult.; 2 males over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1833; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1833 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, West Half Lot 35, 6 acres uncult., 30 acres cult.; 2 males over 16; 1 male under 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1834; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1834 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, West Half Lot 35, 70 acres uncult., 30 acres cult.; 3 males over 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 6 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 19 March 1834; Lot 1 North of Singleton St., Brighton, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 3902) show that Anne Marsh & Archibald C. Chisholm sold the west half of the west half of lot 35, conc A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. (later designated as Lot 1 north of Singleton Street) to John Singleton. ITS Date: Mar 19, 1834, Reg. Date: June 25, 1835. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, North of Singleton Street, Lot 1, pg. 009 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)8
  • Residence*: 19 March 1834; Conc A Lot 35, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 4481) show that Anne Marsh & Archibald C. Chisholm sold 50 acres of the west half of the west half of lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to John Singleton. ITS Date: Mar 19, 1834, Reg. Date: June 25, 1835. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Book 009, East Side of Young, Lot 1, pg. 167 of 220, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca Sep 21 2021 by Dan)8
  • Residence: 1835; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1835 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, West Half Lot 35, 71 acres uncult., 37 acres cult.; 3 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: 1836; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1836 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, West Half Lot 35, 66 acres uncult., 35 acres cult.; 2 males over 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 5 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Residence: before 1837; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1837 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc B, West Half Lot 35, 78 acres uncult., 30 acres cult.; 2 males over 16; 2 females over 16; 1 females under 16; Total 5 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: before 1837; Conc B Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1837 Assessment: John Singleton; 78 acres uncultivated; 30 acres cultivated; West 1/2 Lot 35; Conc B (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)6
  • Census: 1839; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1839 Census: John Singleton; 2 males over 16; 3 females over 16 (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)
    Note: I checked this 1839 Census Record again and confirmed that John Singleton is shown as I recorded earlier. There is both an assessment record and a census record showing his name in 1839. This raises the question of the 1837 death date, which is recorded on the Memorial. (Dan Buchanan, June 2 2022)6
  • Census: 1839; Conc A Lot 35, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1839 Assessment: John Singleton; Conc A, Lot 35, west half of the south part, 60 acres uncult, 40 acres cult. (Newcastle Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)
    Note: I checked this 1839 records again and confirmed that John Singleton is shown as I recorded earlier. There is both an assessment record and a census record showing his name in 1839. This raises the question of the 1837 death date, which is recorded on the Memorial. (Dan Buchanan, June 2 2022)6

Family: Margaret Canniff b. 4 May 1794, d. 23 Jul 1886

  • Marriage*: 3 February 1811; Thurlow Twp., Singleton River, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 3 1811 per Loyalist List - see per his father, Capt. George Singleton. Date Feb 3 1810 per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Lewis, Nov. 22, 2004. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.
    Note: From the Singleton point of view, the place was called Singleton's River, but others called it Meyers Creek. John Walden Meyers would have much stronger influence with the authorities due to his extensive secret service work during the war, so he won out on grants of land at the mouth of the Maoira River. Belleville would be named such around 1818.; Principal=Margaret Canniff1,3

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  3. [S29] Loyalist Lists.
  4. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  5. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  6. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.
  7. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  8. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  9. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Nancy Canniff1

F, #35210, b. 1800, d. 2 February 1878

  • Birth*: 1800; Upper Canada; Date 1800 & location Ontario per 1871 Census. Date 1800 & location Cda. per 1861 Census. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004. Date 1799 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1820; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Cornelius Van Horn1
  • Death*: 2 February 1878; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Feb 2 1878 per Burial. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1,5
  • Burial*: 4 February 1878; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory; Of; Nancy; Wife of; Cornelius VanHorn; Died Feb. 2, 1878; Aged; 78 Y'rs & 7 Mo's (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)5
  • Married Name: circa 1820; Van Horn1
  • Census: 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Age 52 at 1851 Census: see Cornelius Van Horn3
  • Census: April 1861; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Age 61 at 1861 Census: see Cornelius Van Horn4
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 71 at 1871 Census: Vanhorn, Nancy, 71, b. Ont., Ger., widow; nancy, 36, b. Ont., Ger., single; Chamberlain, Sarah, 332

Family: Cornelius Van Horn b. 1799, d. 1 Mar 1871

  • Marriage*: circa 1820; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Cornelius Van Horn1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.

Cornelius Van Horn1

M, #35211, b. 1799, d. 1 March 1871

  • Birth*: 1799; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Date Aug 1789 per Burial. Date 1796 & location Cda. per 1861 Census. Date 1799 & location Hillier per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004. Date 1798 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: circa 1820; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Nancy Canniff1
  • Death*: 1 March 1871; Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Mar 1 1871 per Burial. per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1,2
  • Burial*: 3 March 1871; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In; Memory of; Cornelius VanHorn; Who Died; Mar 1, 1871; Aged; 72 Years; & 7 M's (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, July 10, 2004)2
  • Note*: 1839; Prince Edward Co., Ontario; "2nd Prince Edward; Ensign; C. Van Horn" per pg. 499, 2nd Victoria, 1839. Return of Militia Commissions., image sent to me by Andrew Way, Feb 6, 2006.5
  • Census*: 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1851 Census: Vanhorn, Cornelius, 53, b. Cda., CE, farmer, married; Nancy, 52, b. Cda., CE, married; Paul, 22; James, 20; Nancy M., 18; Robert H., 15; ???, Cleo, 93
  • Census: April 1861; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 65 at 1861 Census: Van Horn, Cornelius, 65, b. Cda., CE, farmer, married; Nancy, 61, b. Cda., CE, married; Paul, 29, v. Cda., CE, single; Nancy M., 21, single; Leicester(m), 11; Canniff, 2; Haddon, Jane, 194
  • Residence*: April 1861; Conc 2 Lot 16 & 17, Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Residence per 1861 Census: Conc 2, Lot 16 & 17, Hillier Twp., 150 acres4

Family: Nancy Canniff b. 1800, d. 2 Feb 1878

  • Marriage*: circa 1820; Upper Canada; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Nancy Canniff1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Paul Caniff Van Horn1

M, #35212, b. 1830
  • Birth*: 1830; Upper Canada; Date 1832 & location Cda. per 1861 Census. Date 1830 per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004. Date 1829 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: before 1863; Canada West; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Agnes Hubs1
  • Marriage*: after 1865; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Cornelia ?1
  • Census*: 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Age 22 at 1851 Census: see Cornelius Van Horn2
  • Census: April 1861; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Age 29 at 1861 Census: see Cornelus Van Horn3

Family 1: Agnes Hubs b. 1843, d. 1866

Family 2: Cornelia ? b. c 1830

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Agnes Hubs1

F, #35213, b. 1843, d. 1866
  • Birth*: 1843; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: before 1863; Canada West; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.; Principal=Paul Caniff Van Horn1
  • Death*: 1866; per GEDCOM of Eric Johnson, Aug 29, 2004.1
  • Married Name: before 1863; VanHorn1
  • Married Name: before 1863; Van Horn1

Family: Paul Caniff Van Horn b. 1830

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.