Eleanor Helen Bell1

F, #105911, b. 28 November 1762, d. 6 May 1851
  • Birth*: 28 November 1762; Castleton Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1
  • Death*: 6 May 1851; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Canada West; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1

Citations

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

Elizabeth Bell1

F, #105912, b. 2 May 1767, d. 8 February 1857
  • Birth*: 2 May 1767; Castleton Parish, Liddesdael, Roxburghshire, Scotland; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1
  • Marriage*: 1785; Fort Edward, Washington Co., New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.; Principal=Sgt. Elisha Phillips1
  • Death*: 8 February 1857; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Canada West; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1
  • Married Name: 1785; Phillips1

Family: Sgt. Elisha Phillips b. 23 Jan 1759, d. 1812

Citations

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

Sgt. Elisha Phillips1

M, #105913, b. 23 January 1759, d. 1812
  • Birth*: 23 January 1759; New Milford, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, U.S.A.; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1
  • Marriage*: 1785; Fort Edward, Washington Co., New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.; Principal=Elizabeth Bell1
  • Death*: 1812; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Karen Salisbury on ancestry.ca, Nov 8 2020.1

Family: Elizabeth Bell b. 2 May 1767, d. 8 Feb 1857

Citations

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

Abigail Bell

F, #105914, b. April 1794
  • Birth*: April 1794; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism Apr 27 1794 per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html
  • Baptism: 27 April 1794; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Abigail Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Apr 27 1794; Parents: Duncan & Anna Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Flora Bell

F, #105915, b. April 1791
  • Birth*: April 1791; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada
  • Baptism: 17 April 1791; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Flora Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Apr 17 1791; Parents: Duncan & Anna Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Ruth Bell

F, #105916, b. December 1788
  • Birth*: December 1788; Fredericksburgh Twp., Province of Quebec; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 1 January 1789; Fredericksburgh Twp., Province of Quebec; "Name: Ruth Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Jan 1 1789; Parents: Duncan & Anna Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

William Bell

M, #105917, b. August 1805
  • Birth*: August 1805; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 11 August 1805; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: William Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Aug 11 1805; Parents: Duncan & Anna Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Catharine Bell

F, #105918, b. June 1810
  • Birth*: June 1810; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 10 June 1810; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Catharine Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Jun 10 1810; Parents: William McCorquindale & Margaret Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Thomas Bell

M, #105919, b. January 1792
  • Birth*: January 1792; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 25 January 1792; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Thomas Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Jan 25 1792; Parents: Thomas & Hannah Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Elizabeth Bell

F, #105920, b. March 1790
  • Birth*: March 1790; Fredericksburgh Twp., Province of Quebec; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 17 March 1790; Fredericksburgh Twp., Province of Quebec; "Name: Elizabeth Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Mar 17 1790; Parents: William & Anne Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Flora Bell

F, #105921, b. May 1809
  • Birth*: May 1809; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 28 May 1809; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Flora Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: May 28 1809; Parents: William MacCorquindale & Margaret Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Helen Bell

F, #105922, b. March 1792
  • Birth*: March 1792; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date before Baptism.
  • Baptism: 4 March 1792; Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; "Name: Helen Bell; Birth: - ; Baptism: Mar 4 1792; Parents: William & Anne Bell" per Births and Baptisms in Fredericksburgh Twp. from Heritage web site http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/birthAB.html

Rachel Hare1

F, #105923, b. 1771, d. 1853
  • Birth*: 1771; Albany Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date 1771 & location USA per 1851 Census. per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1793; Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=William Bell1
  • Death*: 1853; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Married Name: circa 1793; Bell1
  • Census*: 1851; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Canada West; Age 80 at 1851 Census: Bell, Rachel, b. US, Ep., lady, widow; William B., 57, b. Cda., Ep., lab., single (1851 Census: Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., pg. 95 of 194, line 27, ancestry.ca)
    Note: This would be Rachel (Hare) Bell, wife of William Bell, and their son William B. Bell.2

Family: William Bell b. 12 Aug 1757, d. 28 Mar 1833

Citations

  1. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

William Bell1

M, #105924, b. 12 August 1757, d. 28 March 1833
  • Birth*: 12 August 1757; Tyrone Co., Ireland; Date Aug 12 1758 & location Tyrone Co., Ireland per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020. Date Aug 12 1757 & location Tyrone Co., Ireland per family tree of jnobes0521 Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020 - says per family tree of Mary Sophia Bell.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1793; Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Rachel Hare1
  • Death*: 28 March 1833; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date Mar 28 1833 & location Thurlow Twp. per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Residence*: 1787; Sidney Twp., Rhinebeck, Province of Quebec; "By 1787 the Lower Bay is receiving a steady trickle of further settlers. The great income of people in these previous years from the American States has slowed somewhat, but persons arrive from other regions, mainly the Maritime Colonies, where many have not been happy with that land. The tiny settlements are taking shape as the incoming settlers struggle for a foothold on their lots. This year is to see the opening of a number of merchants' stores upon the Bay, one of which is commenced by William Bell on the Front of Sidney, further east from the Meyers settlement. Bell has been the next arrival to Sidney and he has built a cabin and store by the shore. A John Ferguson appears as partner in this small trade centre, operating from King's Town as a supply merchant to procure provisions and stock for the trade with the Indians, and brings these to Bell from the lower centres, having contacts, in turn, with the merchants of Montreal." page 249 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E.2
  • Residence: 1787; Sidney Twp., Rhinebeck, Province of Quebec; "William Bell, in his store on the shore of the wilds of Sidney, will record that he is selling tea at 6 shillings a pound. Sugar, always a scarce commodity, costs one shilling, ten pence. Lists of goods for the Indians' use in trade for skins include tomahawks, knives, razors, beaver and fishing spears, scalping knives and cooking pots. At this date, ladies such as Elizabeth Smith are smoking pipes. Ferguson is also Bell's fellow merchant this year, and they are selling tobacco for two shillings, six pence a pound, and loaf sugar and butter at two shillings a pound. Eleven shillings is the wage for 2 1/4 days' work with a team." page 254 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E.
    Note: It is suggested that this was located around where Bayside is today.2
  • Residence: 1788; Sidney Twp., Rhinebeck, Province of Quebec; "During this Hungry Year, Ferguson and Bell are also struggling with the survival of their trading post. Ferguson has gone down to King's Town in an attempt to find additional supplies to bring west, in order to preserve the continuance of their Indian trade in this depressed year. He chastizes William Bell at length in a letter concerning his distribution of the supplies to the white settlers. Their trading post business is supposed to be directed at the Indian trade, but Bell, out of concern for the starving settlers, has given them the supplies he has on hand at the Sidney post. Ferguson fears the mounting debts to the partners that will be incurred, and suggests to Bell that "all the settlers be compelled to pay in wheat, else they themselves will go lacking for wheat, and under no circumstances must any person be allowed any potatoes. He hopes to secure a barrel of pork, if at all possible, but it is not likely"." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., pg 266.
    Note: The year 1788 is called "The Hungry Year" because of a very bad winter, freezing crops in summer and a draught that caused starvation in Upper Canada. The traders had to make tough decisions about giving their products to starving people in the community or saving them to trade with the Indigenous people in the area as per the plan. Apparently, William Bell opted to help his neighbours and John Ferguson was disatisfied with this approach as it caused their enterprise to loose money.2
  • Residence: 1788; Sidney Twp., Rhinebeck, Province of Quebec; "The post of Bell and Ferguson has continued fairly successfully further up the Bay, although they have precious little provisions to barter with the Indians or whites. William Bell maintains the store and Ferguson purchases and transports the supplies from Cataraqui up to the post, and takes furs on down to Montreal. They plan to call the centre they have created "Rhinebeck", and are in hopes that there will be a number of houses here soon, and maybe a much needed smithy." page 262 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E.2
  • Residence: 1790; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Province of Quebec; "As of this year, the partnership of Ferguson and Bell is now dissolved. Within this past year, Ferguson's interests have lain more in King's Town; the discouraging differences in opinion between himself and Bell during the Hungry Year have somewhat soured the business relationship, and a breakup of their venture has ensued. William Bell has decided to forsake his proposed settlement at Rhinebeck, even though it is now enlarged and boasts a blacksmith; with his move to Meyers' Creek, that hamlet is doomed to disappear. He now permanently locates his store and trading post on the main trail (Dundas Street) leading through the village, running east and west at that point. John Ferguson was wont, last year, to bring their supplies up to the post by Indian transport canoe, it being a larger craft than is used by the average traveller. Bell will now send a hired man down the Bay to purchase supplies for him." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., pg. 283.2
  • Residence: 1790; Sidney Twp., Rhinebeck, Province of Quebec; "In 1790, he is mentioned as having an account at William Bells' store in now-gone Rhinebeck, situated between present-day Trenton and Belleville. In the account book, he is referred to as 'Colquhoun (Coon) Frederick.'" Comment regarding Colqhuoun Frederick in Rootsweb. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~saylormowbray/frederick.html3
  • Residence: 1792; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "William Bell and Samuel Sherwood are both continuing operations as store-keepers at Meyers' Creek this year. The activities of healthy businesses here will attract settlers to the growing community." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., pg. 308.
    Note: Upper and Lower Canada were created out of the Province of Quebec in 1792.2
  • Residence: 1793; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Amongst the settlers there is great variety between one farm and another, in the pioneering methods used to develop each allotted acreage. Already, noticeable differences exist in the methods and types of farming being developed. Some, such as Captain Meyers and William Bell, have planted orchards immediately as an important aspect of their food production, fruit cultivation being a tradition inherited from the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 322.2
  • Residence: 1794; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "A Baptist minister has come to town and preaches on Sundays in John Macintosh's tavern. Preaching around the Bay at various homes is now being conducted by itinerant missionaries among the Baptists. When there is a considerable group of people, a larger meeting room is resorted to, with the use of barns. Exhortations of great length are performed by Elders Wyner, Turner and Holts. Besides Captain Macintosh's, they are welcomed at a home at the head of the Bay, or at William Bell's at Thurlow, or betimes at Gilbert's home in Sidney. In a short time, the Wesleyan Methodists and Presbyterians will also conduct services in these places." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U. E., page 334.2
  • Residence: 1795; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "William Bell runs a tavern now at Meyers' Creek in the centre of lower town. With Meyers', Sherwood's, Bell's and Macintosh's establishments, the village is assuming the business air of a thriving settlement, with other settlers, traders, travellers, and Indians constantly frequenting the site. Numerous other tradesmen will soon be attracted here: a blacksmith, a cooper, a baker, a waggon-maker, and an apothecary." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 338.2
  • Residence: 1795; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "The profits of the merchants, of which John Meyers and William Bell are part, locally, are indeed considerable. Movement and market pricings of provisions, both incoming from Europe, and outgoing from their district, are within their control and cause them, as importers and exporters, to compound a double profit. On a basis of exchange with the farmers, flour is eventually sold to the military authorities for an excellent price. The merchantmen of the Bay will indeed find their trade a lucrative one, even if indeed demanding in adventuresome speculation and toilsome hardship." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 337.2
  • Residence: 11 October 1796; Kingston, Frontenac Co., Upper Canada; "Township of Thurlow, No. 3922, 1, William Bell, U.E." from "Ontario People: 1796-1803", File 4, Page 15, page 153. Intro reads: "Roll of Inhabitants of the Midland District in the Province of Upper Canada who adhered to the Unity of the Empire and joined the Royal Standard in America before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783. Taken in open sessions held at Kingston Octover 11 and at different adjournments to the 15th November 1796."
    Note: To clarify, this was a list made up in 1796 from people coming to Kingston and making themselves known to authorities, knowing themselves to have been loyalists during the War of Independence. It does not mean that these folks were in Canada before 1783, just that they had remained loyal. What it makes certain, is that they visited Kingston in 1796 to get themselves on this list.
  • Note*: September 1797; Tyendinaga Twp., Mohawk Tract, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "William Bell of Thurlow is a well-educated man and now decides to follow the vocation of school-teaching. He is with knowledge of the Mohawk tongue, and so submits his name to be considered as the future school-teacher for the Indian children on the Mohawk Tract. His name is approved and he commences his duties this year. The Mississaugas proceed every year at an appointed time to Kingston to receive their presents from the government officials. Sometimes there are over one hundred canoes gathered at one time." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 352.2
  • Residence: 1798; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "The year of the building of the Simpson Tavern has co-incided with the Thurlow petitions. John Simpson and his wife have situated their business" near to Meyers' wharf landing; thusly, their deed, being also situated on Lot 4, is likewise unobtainable. Bell's store is adjacent to Simpson's. All these settlers are still legally classified as squatters. But the rightful Indian owners seem quite willing to share their land with the whites." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 362.2
  • Note: September 1798; Thurlow Twp., Meyers Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "George Walden Meyers and his brother Leonard have been made captains of the local Militia, that status to be in effect from this year on. Their father rejoices for them in the honour of their position of advanced rank, but again he thinks back to his long struggle to attain his own captaincy, won on the field. William Bell is now being appointed Colonel of the Hastings Militia, and Captain Meyers is placed in command of the local Militia at Meyers' Creek." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 355.2
  • Note: 29 November 1798; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "John Ferguson, former business partner of William Bell, has risen in respectability in the garrison town of Kingston. He is now appointed Lieutenant of the County of Hastings this year. It has been through his order that the edict has been issued to muster the local Militia without delay. It is also through his recommendation that William Bell is appointed Adjutant of the Militia, as well as holding the captaincy of a company. Captain Bell has been informed of this in a letter dating November 29th. It is upon John Ferguson's order that the meeting of Lieutenancy has been called on December 8th. Major Alexander Chisholm will be second in command to Colonel Ferguson." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 355.2
  • Note: 25 February 1799; Conc 1 Lot 23, Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "This year of 1799 is bringing renewed warnings of dangers from the forces of the United States to the south. On February 25th, in the dead of winter, an alarm has been sounded by the authorities. Having received a communique on this date from the Lieutenant-Governor that there may be impending danger in the westward reaches of Upper Canada from the American States, Colonel Ferguson writes to Adjutant Bell on the subject, requiring the officers of the Militia commanding the various companies, he states in his message, to - "Cause the volunteers and drafts in their respective companies to assemble, with such arms as they may have, at the house of Ferguson, on the point of Sidney, Lot 23, to be made aquainted with the purport of a letter received from the Hon. Peter Russell, President.''" per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 364.
    Note: Lot 23 on the front of Sidney is where the Montrose Inn is located today. John Ferguson did not own this lot although he may have located there. The first land record for this lot is the Patent from the Crown in 1810 which went to Abel Gilbert.2
  • Note: 10 March 1799; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "On March 10th, Colonel Ferguson has communicated to Captain William Bell of Thurlow of the Governor's intention concerning the Militia's training. Both volunteers and drafts are now ordered to assemble at Wallbridge's Common, a field in the village adjacent to the old Wallbridge cabin on "every other Saturday for platoon exercises & c." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 364.2
  • Residence: 1800; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Captain William Bell, store-keeper at Thurlow, has been a school-teacher in his earlier years. The need for instruction for the young is desperate and very apparent to him, as he observes how few colonists here are literate. A new generation is growing up without education, the struggle of the settling years having robbed them of the benefit of schooling. It is agreed that he will conduct classes for a few pupils at Meyers' Creek, in the back room of his store. This will be the first instruction received in Thurlow." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 370.2
  • Residence: 10 January 1801; Conc 2 Lot 7, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that William Bell received the Patent from the Crown for all 200 acres of Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. ITS Date: ?? 10 1801. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 390, page 165 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Note: 1802; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Captain William Bell of Thurlow has expanded his career of teaching to include the children at the Mohawk Reserve since the year of 1795. The work has been financed by the English Missionary Society from London, England, which has been concerning itself with the Christian education of the Mohawk peoples. An allotment of £30 a year has been sent, as well as the provision of a residence for the instructor appointed. Bell has undertaken this work earnestly for the past seven years, but has been severely hampered by the lack of text books that are translated into the Mohawk tongue. He himself is fluent in the language, but the Indian children's lack of English can not allow their tutorage in that language. Attendance has gradually fallen off, as no seeming progress has been made by the students. And now, this year, the Society has regretfully withdrawn its' support. Captain Bell, disappointed at his lack of success in his endeavours, now prepares to leave the Tract to return to Thurlow, where he will teach again in the rear of his store." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 378.2
  • Note: 18 March 1803; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Captain William Bell has now become Indian Agent for the Mohawk Reserve. He has continued to show interest in Indian affairs, and maintains an excellent rapport with these important subjects of the King. His other duties have been in turn, a justice of the peace for Thurlow and also Coroner of the District. As of March 18th of this year, Conrad Frederick, another newly arrived settler at Meyers' Creek, has been allotted Lot 2, Concession 1, that area being now vacant." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 382.2
  • Note: 1807; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "James Potter is a schoolteacher now at Meyers' Creek. Before his coming, a Mr. Leslie has taught for a short while. Captain William Bell has taught in the previous years. There is also a Reverend Mr. Wright, a Presbyterian cleric, who teaches and preaches upon occasion, living nearby to Mrs. Simpson's tavern." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 396.2
  • Note: April 1812; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Colonel William Bell, John Fraser, and Captain John Taylor of Thurlow, and Abel Gilbert of Sidney are the four citizens named locally to keep a sharp lookout for spies and to report the presence of any aliens. This is a difficult task, as newcomers and strangers are always about in the Province. These men have been given an important task, as disloyal settlers who may have come up to merely receive land will not fend off the invaders. Every settler's loyal intent will be checked." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 411.2
  • Note: 27 June 1812; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Upon the 27th of June, John Ferguson, Colonel commanding the 1st. Regiment of Hastings Militia, has written from Kingston to his old business partner, Colonel William Bell of Thurlow: "To cause the volunteers of the battalion who already offered their service, and to apply to the Quartermaster for such arms as are in his possession, to be used by the volunteers until others are got from Kingston. Captain John McIntosh to take command, the other Captain will be J. W. Meyers. Notice to be given at once, be it night or day, to meet on the Plains - and be drilled by the Sergt.-Major." Colonel Bell of Thurlow has received the letter of directive for the Militia at sunset on the twenty-ninth of June, by the hands of John Weaver, a courier. A grave postscript has been added to the bottom of the letter, chilling words which all have dreaded to hear: "War is declared by the United States against Great Britain"." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 411.2
  • Note: 10 February 1814; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "A letter has been written to Lieutenant-Colonel William Bell of Thurlow, dating from February 10th, concerning the transport of supplies, and sent by His Excellency, General Shaeffe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Colonel Bell, along with his other duties, is in charge of Indian supplies at this time, he being still attached to the Indian Department. Bell is being ordered "to bring thirteen (13) sleighs, laden with Indian presents to York immediately", these items having been laid in store locally for such a purpose or eventuality. It is necessary for the authorities to award their Indian allies, hundreds of whom have fought gallantly beside their compatriots in the defense of Canada." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 424.2
  • Note: 7 March 1814; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "John Ferguson, commandant of the Militia at Kingston, is Superintendent for Indian Affairs, and to him Colonel Bell sends a report of the goods to be dispatched to York: "Account of Indian goods on the 7th of March 7th March, 1814, remaining in store in the barn of Lt.-Col. William Bell at Thurlow, and March 10th forwarded (by sleigh) on the 10th, 11th, 11th & 20th and 20th of the said month of March, to the store of Captain McIntosh, at the mouth of the river Moira, viz.: 12 bales cloth, 9 do do, 7 do do, 1 do Calicoes, 1 bale Scotch sheetings, 1 do spotted black swanskins, 2 do serges, 2 do common grey coats, 11 do Caddires, 5 packs deer skins, 11 bales moltons, 20 cases shot and ball, 7 do tomahawks, 4 do spears, etc., 27 bales 2-1/2 feet blankets, 6 cases saddles and bridles, 1 do pistols, 25 do Chiefs and common guns, 5 casks tobacco, 3 bags beef saws, 22 bales 3 feet blankets, 7 do 2 feet do, "N.B. - The above packages have been delivered into the store of Captain John McIntosh, at the mouth of the river Moira and his receipt taken from them and delivered to you at Kingston and also the book in which all the marks and numbers are entered. (signed) - "William Bell." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 424.2
  • Note: April 1814; Thurlow Twp., Meyers Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "This year Colonel William Bell has been ordered to arrange for forty officers and men to manage the King's batteaux and to move provisions to the Niagara Peninsula. These continue to be the duties of the Militia, as still no local attack has come. But the prolonged absence from home for the Militiamen, the strict military discipline and a growing loss of interest in the War which has come upon the settlers of the Quintie region by the end of this previous year, has made it most difficult to raise forces for such purposes." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 4252
  • Note: 1815; Thurlow Twp., Meyer's Creek, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "The formal charges that are being laid against Captain John Walden Meyers are being brought before the Provincial Lieutenant-Governor this year. The official charge is that of "betraying the Crown" in his "failure" to aid the War effort. The rumours will persist of his apparent indifference to the country's situation at hand in time of peril. Not only are his loyalty and sentiments towards his King unquestionable by past record, but the galling fact is that the charges have been instigated last year by his archrival in business, James McNabb, aided by Colonel William Bell, a local merchant, school teacher, head of the recent Militia, and a former good friend of Meyers. The charges have infuriated and embittered the old Captain, especially as the McNabb family does not even have the distinction of being Loyalists, let alone marked by any distinguishing accomplishments. The three incidents cited are brought to the Governor's attention, entirely ignoring even this War's effort by Captain Meyers as an important focal official, retired officer of the Militia, and supplier of innumerable articles of stores these past three years. The fact that his household has been disgracefully attacked, and injuries sustained by elderly persons, one of whom died as a direct result of her injuries, are being entirely discounted by his accusers. The two local residents of Thurlow who are levying the charges now ask the Governor not to grant any further "honours" to Captain Meyers. They are guilty of totally ignoring his major role in the development of this settlement, his outstanding military career and, lastly, his advanced age. McNabb and Bell have supplied accompanying affidavits from other personages, claiming to certify the truth of the charges of his "disloyal" actions. Meyers now realizes, by the existence of these affidavits, that he apparently has more enemies in Thurlow than just McNabb and Bell. But the Governor is a wiser man than the chargers of these irrelevant claims would be led to believe. As the formal charges are dropped by him after careful consideration, it is plain that the pendulum of justice will ever swing in favour of a man whose proven loyalty has previously cost him his all." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 431.2
  • Residence: 3 August 1816; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "The residents of the village of Meyers' Creek have met at Mrs. Simpson's Tavern, on the evening of August 3rd., and, being led by the McNabb brothers, have decided to ask the Governor's permission to rename the settlement "Belleville". At this meeting, it has been arranged that Captain Meyers should not be present. It is an occasion of special importance because of the presence of Lieutenant-Governor Gore and his wife, who are passing through the settlements, and are spending a night at the inn. A ball has been arranged in their honour, to which folk have come, having been summoned by messengers on foot. The name of Belleville has been chosen in honour of Lady Bella Gore. The vice-regal pair are indeed pleased with the suggestion. The other interpretation of "Belleville" could also have the meaning "beautiful town", but will be a long look into the future, as the village as yet does not deserve that description. The town has even in this year borne the name of "Moira". The Governor now signifies his pleasure thusly that it shall be known from this day forward as "Belleville". However, by this move, the McNabbs have now totally erased the name of "Meyers" from the community, a further dishonour to its' founder. This ignoble development has followed upon the heels of the survey confusion. The survey this year of Lot 4 and its' subsequent purchase by the Government from the Mississaugas for its' use as the new town site has prevented Meyers from ever having Lot 4 granted to him, as requested these many years. Captain Meyers notes, with considerable displeasure, the altering of the name of the town from his own, but the settlement is growing and changes are inevitable." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 442.2
  • Residence: 1817; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "By this year, John Meyers now owns Lot 7 of Thurlow, of which forty acres are improved, and buildings are already built. A further extension of his orchards will now be thereon planted. William Bell, John Palmer and a Mr. Fowler also now have orchards planted." per "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 444.2
  • Residence: October 1819; Conc 2 Lot 7, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records for Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. include a map of lots subdivided by William Bell in October 1819. A note on the side is difficult to read near the top but, lower down it reads "... laid out by the said late William Bell thereon. (Signed) William B. Bell." (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 3 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Note: 1820; Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Hastings County now has a fully formed Agricultural Committee, which is part of the new Midland District Agricultural Society. A meeting has been held this year at the home of Roswell Leavens, with John W. Meyers in the chair. He will hold the office of vice-president, and other settlers on the committee include his son, George W. Meyers, Thomas Coleman, William Bell, William Ketcheson, James Canniff, Thomas Jones and Gilbert Harris." from "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, U.E., page 454.2
  • Residence: 9 July 1820; Conc 2 Lot 7, Lot 5, Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S F674) show that William Bell sold 10 acres of Lot 5, west side, of subdivision in Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. to John Hubbard. ITS Date: Jul 9 1820. Reg'n. Date: Aug 9 1822. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 125 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Residence: 18 January 1821; Conc 2 Lot 7, Lot 3, Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S D616) show that William Bell sold 10 acres of Lot 3, west side, of subdivision in Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. to Daniel Dexter. ITS Date: Jan 18 1821. Reg'n. Date: May 4 1821. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 116 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Residence: 21 January 1823; Conc 2 Lot 7, Lot 2, Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S ??) show that William Bell sold 20 acres of Lot 2, west side, of subdivision in Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. to Jubez Kellog. ITS Date: Jan 21 1823. Reg'n. Date: Mar 21 1823. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 90 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Residence: 6 September 1823; Conc 2 Lot 7, Lot 9, Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S ?78) show that William Bell sold - acres of Lot 9, west side, of subdivision in Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. to David Baker. ITS Date: Sep 6 1823. Reg'n. Date: Sep 8 1823. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 146 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Note: 29 February 1824; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; "Early in the l820's there were still slaves close to Brighton. Canniff wrote: "We have before us the copy of an assignment made in 182^, by Eli Keeler, of Haldimand, Newcastle, to William Bell, of Thurlow, of a Mulatto boy, Tom, in which it is set forth, that the said boy has time unexpired to serve as the child of a female slave, namely ten years from the 29th Feb. 182^, according to the laws of the Province for the sum of % 75• Probably, this was the last slave in Canada whose service closed, 1835." this quote from Canniff is found on page 80 of The Tobey Book, Brighton Public Library.5
  • Residence: 1833; College & Centre St., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; The modern location of William Bell's subdivision is: east side of river, north of College, Centre street is the road north that went up the middle of the subdivision, thus called Centre Street. It went north to near where the 401 is today. (Checked this out using the Belden County Atlas map for Thurlow Township and Google Maps. Dan Buchanan, Nov 9 2020)6
  • Will*: 10 February 1833; Conc 2 Lot 7, Lot 1, East Side, Thurlow Twp., Belleville, Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Will ?71) show that William Bell made a Will appointing his wife, Rachel Bell, and his son, William B. Bell, as executors. ITS Date: Feb 10 1833. Reg'n. Date: Sep 8 1823. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 156 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)
    Note: The same Will entry is included on many more pages, related to all the lots in his subdivision.4

Family: Rachel Hare b. 1771, d. 1853

  • Marriage*: circa 1793; Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Rachel Hare1

Citations

  1. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  2. [S109] U.E. Jane Bennett Goddard, Hans Waltimeyer.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  5. [S54] Wilfred M. Sprung & Barbara Nyland, Tobey Book.
  6. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.

William B. Bell1,2,3

M, #105925, b. 1794, d. 1852
  • Birth*: 1794; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date 1794 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date 1794 & location Thurlow per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.2,3
  • Death*: 1852; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Canada West; William B. Bell is in the 1851 Census with his mother Rachel. Date 1851 per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.2,3
  • Residence*: October 1819; Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records for Conc 2, Lot 7, Thurlow Twp. include a map of lots subdivided by William Bell in October 1819. A note on the side is difficult to read near the top but, lower down it reads "... laid out by the said late William Bell thereon. (Signed) William B. Bell." (Ontario Land Registr yRecords, Hastings Co, Thurlow Twp., Book 014, page 3 of 291, copied from Onland, Nov 9 2020)4
  • Census*: 1851; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Canada West; Age 57 at 1851 Census: see Rachel Bell (mother)3

Citations

  1. William B. Bell per 1851 Census.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

Rachel C. Bell1

F, #105926, b. 1796
  • Birth*: 1796; Fredericksburgh Twp., Mohawk Village, Lennox & Addington Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1

Citations

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

Margaret Ann Bell1

F, #105927, b. 1 February 1800, d. 17 December 1886
  • Birth*: 1 February 1800; Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Marriage*: 1824; Hastings Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Joseph Peter Huyck1
  • Death*: 17 December 1886; Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Married Name: 1824; Huyck1

Family: Joseph Peter Huyck b. 14 Dec 1793, d. 29 Jan 1890

Citations

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

Joseph Peter Huyck1

M, #105928, b. 14 December 1793, d. 29 January 1890
  • Birth*: 14 December 1793; Albany Co., New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Marriage*: 1824; Hastings Co., Upper Canada; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Margaret Ann Bell1
  • Death*: 29 January 1890; Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1

Family: Margaret Ann Bell b. 1 Feb 1800, d. 17 Dec 1886

Citations

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

Peter Huyck1

M, #105929, b. 1759, d. 1840
  • Birth*: 1759; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1784; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Machteld "Magdalena " Quackenbush1
  • Death*: 1840; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1

Family: Machteld "Magdalena " Quackenbush b. 1764, d. 1807

Citations

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

Machteld "Magdalena " Quackenbush1

F, #105930, b. 1764, d. 1807
  • Birth*: 1764; New York, U.S.A.; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1784; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.; Principal=Peter Huyck1
  • Death*: 1807; per family tree of Barb Crombie on ancestry.ca, Nov 9 2020.1
  • Married Name: circa 1784; Huyck1

Family: Peter Huyck b. 1759, d. 1840

Citations

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