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Raymond Paddock Gorham Collection #6

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RAYMOND PADDOCK GORHAM COLLECTION
PANB MC211

Notes on Loyalist Grantees

Group One
 Farms along Kingston Creek and The Belleisle.

 

Group Two
Beginning the next range of farms, lot No 1 adjoines lot 22 before recorded
Group Three
Farms along the Midland Rd
Farms facing on the Kennebecassis. Kingston North.
Group One - - - - - - - - - - - -
1: Parsonage lot 
2: John London
3: George Hooper
4: Ebenezer & Thaddus
    Scribner
5: John Lyon
6: Benajah Northrup
7: William Beach & 
    Louis Beach
8: James Ketchum
9: Amos Moss
10: Peter Graugh
11: Ebenezer Holley
12: Hezekiah Scribner
13: Cornelious Nice
14: Wm. Crawford & 
      Saml. Osborne
15: John Frederick Stickls
16: Geo. Price & Allan Price
17: Euclid Nickerson
18: Thomas Beaty
19: Thomas Close
20: Josh. Brothers & 
      Geo. Harris
21: Wm. Olive & 
      Mal'm. McKenzie
22: John Hamilton & 
      John Small
Group Two - - - - - - - - - - - - 
1: Ephraim Wheaton
2: Samuel Peters
3: William Peters
4: Michael Earle & Nath.Teed
5: John Watt
6: Uriah Wright
7: Moses Vail & John Vail
8: Henry Arp & Seth Briant
 
 
 

Group two -
Not located yet
 
 
 
 
 
 

Group one - some items 
not found yet
 
 
 

 

Group Three - - - - - - - - - - -
1: Silas Raymond
2: Elias Scribner
3: John Hendricks
4: Saml. Lockwood
5: Joseph Dickson
6: Joseph Scribner
7: David Pickett
8: Israel Hoyt
9: Jonathan Knapp
10: John Ketchum
11: James Chick
12: Thomas Sumner
13: Freedom Burdock
14: Samuel Ketchum
15: Jonathan Ketchum
16: Darling Whelpley
17: Christopher Jenkins
18: James Ketchum & 
      Jedediah Ketchum
19: Daniel Ketchum
20: Andrew Perkins
21: Anthony Rogers

Group three -
Nothing found in these
records for 13-21,
at this time. 
 


Group One

1: Parsonage lot (Rev. James Scovil)

    Before the lots in Kingston were drawn for it was agreed, as we note in Bate's narrative, that Lot No. 1, on the west side of the center ssurvey line should be reserved for the parsonage.
    When the Rev. James Scovil first visited Kingston in 1787, the church voted that as an encouragement for him to settle in Kingston the land known as the parsonage lot shoul be given him as his own property (presumably during his life or term as rector) anad also the adjoining lot, known as Kings Land, if he could obtain a grant of it. Land memorial no. 537 in the archives is the petition of Rev. James Scovil for lot no 24 in Kingston, formerly granted to Wm. Tying and associates and adjoining the parsonage lot. This grant was obtained as appears on the plan of Kingston, and for three generations the two lots were managed by the Scovil family. The full history of the lots not being followed. A considerable portion still remains connected with the parsonage.  Land memorial No. 585 in the archives contains the request of Rev. James Scovil for 1500 acres of land at the head of Belleisle Bay for his six sons.

The children of the Rev. James Scovil were:
I    James Scovil, Jr., b. 1764 m. Aletha Lawson. Lived in Waterbury, Conn. where he was a prominent business man and later a Judge. He had ten children:

  • James Mitchell [Lawson] Scovil. b. 1789, m. Sarah Ann Merriman (widow)
  • Elizabeth Scovil, b. 1792, m. John Rockingham
  • Sarah Hannah Scovil, b. 1794, m. Aaron Hitchcock
  • Wm. Henry Scovil, b. 1796, m.1) Eunice Ruth Davis; m.2) Rebecca Hopkins Smith
  • Edward Scovil, b. 1798, m. Harnet Clark
  • Amy Maria Scovil, b. 1801, d. 1804
  • Caroline Scovil, b. 1803, m. Wm. Preston
  • Alathea Maria Scovil, b. 1805, m. Joel Hinman
  • Mary Thankful, b. 1808, m. Jacob L. Clarke
  • Stella Ann Scovil, b. 1811, d. 1815
  • II   William Scovil, b. 1766, m. (1) Elizabeth Byles, d/o Rev. Mather Byles of St John; m. (2) Ann Davis, d/o Thomas & Margaret (Cecil) Davis of Manchester, England and Kingston, NB. He was in the Commissary Dept during the war and a half pay officer in later life. He d. in St. John in 1851, leaving one son, William.

    III  Hannah Scovil, b. 1769, m. Daniel Mechiau, d. 1846. There is a tablet to her memory in the Kingston Church.
    Amy Mechiau, b. 1797, d. 1818
    Mary Mechiau, b. 1800, m. James Keator, d. 1886

  • John Mechiau Keator
  • George E.S. Keator
  • IV   Elias Scovil, b. 1771, m. 1805 Eliza Scovil, d/o William & Sarah (Brown) Scovil, of Watertown. He was the second rector of Kingston, where he d. in 1841.
  • Susannah Scovil, b. 1806, d. 1816
  • Wm. Scovil, b. 1810, m. Frances Lee
  • Hannah Scovil, b. 1814, d. 1861
  • Samuel James Scovil, b. 1816, m. Mary Eliza Robinson
  • Susannah Elizabeth Scovil, b. 1818, d. 1819
  • Susannah Elizabeth Scovil, b. 1823, m. Morton Hunter Peters
  • V Samuel Scovil, b. 1773, m. (1) Deborah Gilbert (who d. 16 Apr 1839); m.2) Mary Smith.  Samuel Scovil was a judge in the Court of Common Pleas, and owner of the estate called Meadowlands, opposite Gagetown, NB. He had no children.

    VI   Daniel Scovil, b. 1776, m. (1) Amelia Branch & (2) Mary Smith. He was a merchant in St. John and had no children.

    VII  Sarah Scovil, b. 1779, m. Dr. C. Hatheway of St. John. No children.

    VIII Edward George Nicholas Scovil, b. 1781, m. Mary L. Bates, d/o Walter & Frances (Lyon) Bates of Kingston. d. 1840. Mr. Scovil farmed the grant on the Belleisle, Springfield Parish, and had seven children.

  • James Scovil, b. 1809, d. 1833
  • Wm. Henry Scovil, b. 1811, m. Ann Elizabeth Lee
  • Elizabeth Scovil, b. 1813, d. 1902
  • Susannah Scovil, b. 1816, m. Edward L. Thorne
  • Frances Bates Scovil, b. 1823, m. Edward Smionds
  • Walter Bates Scovil, b. 1823, m. Charlotte [Her...let]
  • Mary Lucretia Scovil, b. 1828, m. James W. Smith
  • IX   Henry Augustus Scovil, b. 1783, m. Mary Cunningham, d. 1872 at Shediac. He was a farmer at Springfield and a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. (9 children)
  • George Nicholas Scovil, b. 1814
  • James Jackson M. Scovil, b. 1815, m. Charlotte [Greenslade]
  • Mary Ann Scovil
  • X Mary Scovil, b. 1787, d. 1864

    Another generation is in packet MC211/4/8/6 and the following two items:

    Rev. James Scovil (4) William (3) John (2) John (1) was s/o William & Hannah (Richards) Scovil of Waterbury, Conn, and was born there 27 Jan 1732 (old style) He married in 1762 Amy Nichols, d/o Capt. George & Susannah (Hickix) Nichols of Waterbury. He was brought up on his father's farm, studied under Rev. M. Southward of Waterbury and graduated from Yale in 1757. He was ordained in 1758 and for the next twenty seven years ministered in the towns of Waterbury, Plymouth and New Cambridge, Conn. In 1786 he visited Kingston for the first time and in 1788 settled there.

    (Israel Hoyt's diary/journal - states: he made his first visit to Kingston on 6 Aug 1786.)


    2: John London


    3: George Hooper

        Very little information has been found regarding this grantee. On the manifest of the Union the name appears as Happie, shoemaker of Dutchess County, NY. He signed the petition for a minister on Mar 1786, but his name does not appear in the list of subscribers to the building fund in the following year. Israel Hoyt had a considerable trade in shoes and possibly hired Hooper as an assistant.
        The brook north of the village has been known for three quarters of a century as the Hooper Brook.


    4: Ebenezer & Thaddus Scribner

        Five Scribners, all from Norwalk, Connecticut, settled in New Brunswick in 1783 according to Sabine. On the ship Union were Hezekiah with his wife, Elias with his wife and five children, and Thaddus, Joseph and Thomas, and were all grantees of St. John. Another name, that of Ebenezer appears on the plan of grants. Hezekiah Scribner died in St. John in 1820, aged 60. Thomas in [1737], aged seventy-seven. Numerous descendants remain in the parish. The history of the family has not been studied in detail. In the Dominion Archives may be seen a petition from Joseph Scribner
    asking for 500 acres of land on the Pascobac River at the head of Belleisle Bay.
        The Gagetown records, as quoted by Rev. W.O. Raymond, noted the baptism at Kingston, June 25, 1786 of Samuel s/o Ebenezer and Mary Scribner, also Betsy, d/o Elias & Lydia Scribner, and another Betsy, d/o Hezekiah and Mary
    Scribner. On the same day, Hannah and James Jones [sons] of Joseph & Barbara Scribner were baptized.
        A mortgage agreement in 1866 from Henry Smith of St. John to Samuel Foster on part of lot No. 4, mentions that William Scribner [desired] it by will to his daughter Jane Elizabeth, wife of Peter Scribner and Charlotte, wife of William Sherwood.

    5: John Lyon  (pp 31-32 / plus extra page)

        According to Sabine eleven persons named Lyon were memners of the Loyalist Association of Reading, Connecticut. Lieutent Peter, Lieutentant Daniel, Jabez, Eli and John of Reading. Joseph, Jonathan, Thomas, Jesse, Ebenezer and Gersholm, Jr. of Fairfield, Connecticut.
        Campbell's Map of the St. John River, published in 1786 shows the proposed roads around Kingston as dotted lines and has "Lyons" marked on the eastern side of Kingston Creek, about in the position of Lot 5. Lyon's Mill is marked on the brook between Kingston Lake and the creek.
        On the roll of men eligible for duty on the Grand Jury in 1800 appear the names of John Lyon, Sr. John Lyon, Jr. Joseph Lyon and Reuben Lyon. In 1804 a tavern licence was issued by the Kingston Court to Peter Lyon,
    Reuben Lyon and James Betts being sureties.
        The "Lyons" marked on the shoe of Kingston Creek, Campbell's map my have been a public house. Green;s and Keirstead's taverns on the Kennebecassis are similary marked.

        James Lyon, son of John Jr., kept a hotel for many years in Kingston. The Walling map of 1862 shows the hotel of J.B. Lyon in the house known at present as the John Hill house. He was also the builder of the Lyon's mill on Kingston
    Creek. He married Olivia Belyea and had children:

  • DeVeber Lyon, b. 1828, d. 1918, m. Georgiana Hoyt.
  • Albert Lyon, m. Louise Smith.
  • Isabelle Lyon, m. Mr. Ellison
  • Eliza Lyon, m. [W.] McGregor
  • Louise Lyon, m. Brunswick Belyea
  • Margaret Lyon, never married
  • Agnes Lyon, m. Tully Robertson
  • David Lyon, son of John Jr. married ... Flewelling, and lived on the farm now known as the Hazen Farm. He had children:
  • John Lyon, house carpenter & Builder of Natick, Mass and Kingston  Alonzo Lyon, of Public Landing  Beverley Lyon
  • Matilda Lyon, who married James Henry Flewelling of Kingston
  • Amanda Lyon, who larried James Belyea of Public Landing
  • Harriet Lyon, who married ... Craft.
  • Albert Lyon, son of James and Olivia (Belyea) Lyon moved to Fredericton where he was captain of a boat called the Zephius. He later moved to the United States. He married Louise Smith and had children:
  • Lillian Lyon, b. 1872
  • Earl Lyon, b. 1874
  • Lena Lyon, b. 1878
  • DeVeber Lyon, son of James and Olivia (Belyea) Lyon was a farmer of Kingston, living on the present Lyon farm to an advanced age. He married Georgiana Hoyt, daughter of Edward Jarvis and Ann (Dixon) Hoyt, and had children:
  • Burton Lyon, b. 1868, unmarried 1924
  • Josephine Lyon, b. 1870, married Nov 6, 1906, Edgar Peck
  • Annie Lyon, b. 1877, married, Sept 19, 1905, Ottie Lyon
  • Ottie Lyon, son of John Lyon and [Emily Smith] of Kingston followed the trade of his father as house carpenter and builder in Mass. He married Annie Lyon, daughter of DeVeber and Georgiana (Hoyt) Lyon of Kingston and had children:
        Jessie Lyon, d/o John & Emily (Smith) Lyon married [...] King and has one son Kenneth Kings. After the death of first husband she married [Beverly ....] .... in Kingston (This was hand written over dotted lines and can not be fully deciphered.]

    THE OLD LYON BURIAL GROUND ON HAZEN FARM.

        A visit was paid to this burial ground on the last day of April 1922. A hilltop commanding a magnificent ciew of the river and surrounding country. The plot is at present enclosed by a wire fence in a somewhat dilapidated state. Only three headstones remain and they are not erect. A number of other graves are marked by small footstones. The stones read:

     In Memory of John Lyon, Jr. / who died April [9] 1845 / In the 82nd year of his age / Also of Sarah, his wife / ... April 1839 ... age 65  (There is a portion broken off, so whole line is not decipherable)

     In Memory of John Lewis Lyon /   who died March 27 1845 /  In the 29th year of his age.

     In Memory of Philo Lyon /  who died Nov. 20th 1820 /  In the 23rd year of his age.

    A tradition in the Lyon family of Kingston is to the effect that the landing of the Kingston colonist was on the gravel point which now forms part of the Burpee Hazen farm, at one time owned by David Lyon, son of a Loyalist.

    On a stone in Kingston Churchyard is carved the names of Capt. John Lyon and Hepzibeth his wife who ended their work in Kingston in 1817 and 1818.

    John Lyon, Jr. born 1763, also a Loyalist m. 9 Dec 1790, Sarah Northrup, d/o Benajah Northrup, Loyalist settlers on lot No. 6 adjoining. They had children:

  • Hannah Lyon, b. 1791, m. John Prince, d. 1869
  • Nancy Lyon, b. 1793, m. Dr. Adino Paddock
  • George H. Lyon, b. 1795, m. S.M. Benedict
  • Philo Lyon, b. 1797, d. 1820
  • James Boaing Lyon, b. 1800, m. 1825, Lydia or Olivia Belyea
  • Mary Lyon, b. 1802, m. 1823, Thomas Flewelling
  • Betsey M. Lyon, b. 1804, d. 1807
  • David Alanson Lyon, b. 1808, d. 1873
  • Walter Wilson Lyon, b. 1810 never married
  • Sarah Melinda Lyon, b. 1813, d. 1815
  • John Lewis Lyon, b. 1816, d. 1845
  • The descendants of Nancy (Lyon) Paddock will be found in the Paddock genealogy.

    Note from H.G. Smith:
    A man named Philo Lyon lived on the back part of the Roger's farm within his memory. His wife was widow of Wm. Seeley.
    Who was this Philo Lyon?

    Where did Reuben Lyon of Long Reach fit into the Lyon family? There is a tradition that he was part Indian.


    6: Benajah Northrup  (p.33)

        "Benajah Northrup of Connecticut died at Kingston in 1838 aged eighty eight, leaving fourteen children, one hundred and eighteen grandchildren and one hundred and eleven gread grandchildren." Thus reads Sabine's note about the New Brunswick ancestor of the Northrup family.

        The Northrup family came to America from Yorkshire, England and the first of the name in New England was Joseph Northrup resident of Milford in 1639. He died Sept. 11, 1669 leaving his widow (Mary Norton) and eight children, six of whom were boys, Samuel, [...], Jeremiah, William, [...] and Joseph. The last [named and eldest] was baptized August 9, 1649 and died in the year 1720 leaving four children, one of whom was named Joseph like his father and grandfather. This third Joseph was baptized in October 1689. He settled in Ridgefield, Connecticut and married Susannah Roberts on the 20th of November 1713. He died in 1773 aged 84 years leaving seven children, the third bearing the name of Eli. This Eli of the fourth generation in America, was born in May 1718 and married in 1739. He had a family of six children and the
    fifth child was Benajah the Loyalist settler of New Brunswick. He was born March 27, 1752, married in New England Sarah Keeler and in 1783 was a Loyalist settler at Maugerville, NB. The freshet of the following spring gave him a bad impression of the county and with his family he moved to the high hills on the east side of Portage Creek settling on Lot No. 6 which has since remained in possession of his descendants. His wife, Sarah (Keeler) died July 17, [1872] [1782?] and in [1874] [1784?] he married Rachel Fowler. The Loyalist founder of the New Brunswick family passed to his rest May 17, 1838.
        The sons of Benajah were: Zadach, Camaliel, William 1st, William 2nd, John, Eli, Benjamin, James, Sturgis and David.
    {see later for better listing}
        James Sturgis Northrup, born Sept 1, 1795, married Susannah Cox 8 Jan [1878?], lived on the homestead and died Nov 25 1865.
        The family of James Sturgis Northrup consisted of seven sons who all married and had families and one daughter Matilda, who died unmarried. The sons were: Eli S., Daniel D., Philo A., Walter W., Harvey H. and William B.  James Sturgis Northrup divided his farm, two sons, Daniel and Eli settling on the [...] where it touched the midland road. Philo and Walter on Kingston Creek. Walter later moved to Kars and lived at what is known as Urquhart's Point.
        Daniel D. Northrup was a farmer and blacksmith and in the later capacity was noted for his manufacture of fine edge tools, particularly borad axes and draw knives. He married in 1892 Hannah S. [Whiting] and had a family of eleven
    children, the sons being: Hebert E. Moved ...

    (page 34 seems to be missing)

    Second copy:

    The children of Benajah Northrup, Loyalist were:

  • Sarah Northrup, b. 1771, m. John Lyon
  • Joanna Northrup, b. 1773, m. Joseph Benedict, lived Ridgefield, Conn.
  • Zadock Northrup, b. 1775, m. Charlotte Worden
  • Gamaliel Northrup, b. 1777, m. Jerusha Morrel
  • Mary Northrup, b. 1781
  • William Northrup, b. 1783, d. 1784
  • William Northrup, b. 1785, m. Ann Cox
  • John Anson Northrup, b. 1787, m. Mary Ann Cox
  • Mary Northrup, b. 1789, m. John McKenzie
  • Eli Northrup, b. 1791, m. Nancy Mills
  • Benjamin Keeler Northrup, b. 1792, m. Catherine Hamstead, removed to US
  • *James Stergis Northrup, b. 1795, m. Susanna Cox
  • Abigail Northrup, b. 1797, m. Nathan Benson
  • David Northrup, b. 1800
  •     James Stergis Northrup, son of the Loyalist, Benajah, lived on the homestead until his death in 1865. His family was as follows:
  • Eli Stergis Northrup, b. 1819, m. Susan Crawford
  • William Benajah Northrup, b. 1821, d. 1839
  • Sarah Ann Northrup, b. 1823, d. 1835
  • James Edward Northrup, b. 1825, m. Joanna Benson
  • Daniel Dominic Northrup, b. 1827, m. Hannah S. Whitney
  • Philo Adino Northrup, b. 1827, m.1) Phoebe Mills; m.2) Jane Foster
  • Susannah Matilda Northrup, b. 1832, never married
  • Walter Wilson Northrup, b. 1834, m.1) Rachael Mills; m.2) Sarah Jones
  • Harvey Hort Northrup, b. 1837, m. Margaretta Benson
  • William Benajah Northrup, b. ...., m. Deborah Booker
  • Sarah Eliza Northrup, b. ...., m. Wm. Appleby
  •     James Sturgis Northrup divided his farm, two sons, Daniel and Eli settling on the rear where it touched the Midland Road, and two sons, Philo and Walter on the front part facing Kingston Creek. Walter later moved to the parish of Kars being on what is known as Urquhart's Point. Three sons remained on the homestead.

        Eli, the eldest of the family, was a farmer and had children:

  • Stephen Crawford Northrup, b. 1848, m. Janet E. Cowan
  • William Scovil Northrup, b. 1849
  • Emma Northrup, b. 1854
  • Arthur James Northrup, b. 1855
  • Mary Ann Northrup, b. 1857, m. Albert Hoyt
  • Helena E. Northrup, b. 1860
  • Henrietta A. Northrup, b. 1863
  • Aubrey Dibble Northrup, b. [1877], m. Mary H. Duffy
  • The last names lives on the farm at present (1925) and has children:
  • Barbara - teaching on Long Island
  • Margarita - a student at Mt. Allison
  • Raymond >
  • Albert      > at home
  • Charles   >
  •     Daniel Dominic Northrup was a farmer and blacksmith in Kingston and was known through the parish for his manufacture of fine edge tooks, axes, borad axes and draw knoves. He has children as follows:
  • Matilda Jane Northrup, b. 1853
  • Herbert E. Northrup, b. 1855
  • Charles Edwin Northrup, b. 1857
  • Laura Adelia Northrup. b. 1859
  • Isaac Hanford Northrup, b. 1861
  • Horace E. Northrup, b. 1863, m. Minnie Frost
  • Emma Sarah Northrup, b. 1864
  • Alma Ida Northrup, b. 1866
  • Mary Louise Northrup, b. 1868
  • Lelia Elizabeth Northrup, b. 1870
  • Amelia A. Northrup, b. 1873
  • Horrace E. Northrup lives on the homestead on the Midland roas and has two children:
  • Florence Northrup, m. 1923, Walter Hoyt & Lives in Bristol, Conn.
  • Percy Herbert Northrup, m. Dec 1925, Maud Seely and lived on the farm with his father.
  • WEDDINGS (clipping from a newspaper / 1925)  NORTHRUP-SEELY HAMPTON VILLAGE, Dec. 18 - A pretty wedding took place at the Church of the Ascension, Lower Norton, at 3 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, when Maude Beryl
    Seely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Seely, became the wife of Percy Herbert Northrup, of Kingston. The church was prettily decorated with pine and cones, of which the brideal arch was made. Red berries brightened the decorations at
    the altar and green myrtle was also used. Wilfred Wetmore, of Fredericton, was groomsman and the bridesmaid was Miss Alison Dixon.  The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin with bridal veil and orange blossoms. She wore a string of pearls, the gift of the groom, and carried a shower boquet of white carnations.
        The bridesmaid wore peach brocaded satin with black picture hat, stocking to match the dress and black shoes. She carried pink carnations and wore the grooms gift, a gold bracelet.
        Mrs. Harold Hoyt presided at the organ and played Lohengrin;s and Mendelssohn's wedding marches. She was presented by the groom with a pair of gloves.
        The ceremony was preformed by Rev. Thomas Parker. Following this, dinner was served at the home of the bride to relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. Among out-of-town guest were: Miss Jessie Olive, Mrs. Price and Mr. & Mrs. Buick, West Saint John; Mrs. Stanley Granville, St Stephen; Mrs. Nelson Jeffries, Jeffries Corner; Rev. Mr. Brittain, Kingston, Miss Ida Northrup, Saint John; Mr. Horace Northrup, Kingston; Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Raymond, Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Northrup will make their home in Kingston.

    Philo Adino Northrup farmed on the river fron of the Loyalist farm and had children:

  • Norman Foster Northrup, b. 1861
  • Julia E. Northrup, b. 1863, m. Norman Scribner
  • Frank Sidney Northrup, b. 1865, m. Minnie Urquhart
  • Charles Aubrey Northrup, b. 1867
  • Margaret A. Northrup, b. 1871
  • Jennie H. Northrup, b. 1871 / twin m. Robert Prince
  • Fenwick E. Northrup, b. 1874
  • Frank and Charles operate the home farm at present (1925). Norman operates a restruant in Boston, Mass. Fenwick E. is farming in New Hampshire. Margaret is dead.
        Throughout the whole history of Kingston the Northrup farm has never changed hands and from it have gone out a seccession of sucessful business men and women to ad in the world's work.


    7: William Beach & Louis Beach


    8: James Ketchum

        Jonathan Ketchum was a tavern keeper, gauger, Deputy Post Master of Norwalk, Conn. He gave the following evidence before the Loyalist Claims Commission.
     He had help the postion of gauger from the town for many years before the Recolution. As he was too advanced in years to bear arms he was not asked to sign any revolutionary association. As his sons grew up he sent them into the British lines. His tavern was burned by General Tryons forces, 1779; he then accompanied General Tyron into the British lines. Property lost: House, barn, 1 1/4 acres of land in Borwalk, valued at 400 pounds, mortgaged for 300 pounds to John Croner, his late partner in trade. Five acres of meadow 1 1/2 miles from Norwalk valued at 4 pounds per acre, 4 1/2 acres salt medow valued at 3 pounds per acre, household furniture and stock, valued at 196 pounds, 16 shillings. The five acres of meadow was sols under confiscation to a man named Betts (possibly the same Betts who drew lot at Perry's Point for a relative.)  Witnesses for Jonathan Ketchum before the Loyalist Claims Commission were his son Samuel and James Fairweather.
        In 1802, Jonathan and Isaac Ketchum were signers of an address to Colonel Coffin, country members regarding better
    schools. Isaac Ketchum died in 1820, aged 64. His widow died in 1821, aged 54.
        Jonathan Ketchum married Hannah Quintard and had eight children: Samuel, Isaac, Thomas, Milham, James, Charles, Deborah and another daughter, name not found.
        Isaac Ketchum settled in Hampton and had a son Edwin who went into business in St. John with E. Barbour under the name of Barbour and Ketchum, later with Charles Adams under the firm name of Adams and Ketchum. He had
    children:

  • Ezekiel Barbour Ketchum
  • Frances Edwin Ketchum who died in California.
  • Jane Ketchum who married John McArthur and after his death, Mr. Brown of San Fransico
  • Margaret Ketchum married John H. Parks
  • Charlotte Ketchum married L.E. Griffith of Boston
  • James Ketchum who died unmarried
  • Julia Ketchum who died young.
  •     Ezekiel B. Ketchum, son of Edwin was a sea captain, commander of the ROSCOE. In 1854 he left the sea and settled in St. John where he went into business. Later he was manager of the Lowton Saw Company. He married Annie Guthrie Barr. Children: Francis Edward Ketchum of the Postal Service, Margaret Anne Ketchum who married Archer Puddington, and Alice Ketchum.

        William Ketchum, fourth son of Jonathan and Mary (Quintard) Ketchum married Ann Forrester and lived in Kingston. His wife died in 1877 and William in 1844. Their children were Hannah G., Mary, Frances, Betsy, William 2nd, Edward LeBaron, George Forrester.
        The last named, George Forrester, born Jan 9, 1817 was a farmer and carpenter in Kingston. He married December 29, 1850 Elida Snider and had children:

  •  Frances Ann married Samuel E. Hoyt
  •  George William Ketchum
  •  Mary Elizabeth married William Provan
  •  Edward LeBoran, died 1874
  •  Blanche Elida
  •  Charles Henry
  •  Frank Forrester Ketchum of Greenwood, B.C., died 1925
  •  Edith Seeley of Boston
  •     George William Ketchum, son of George Forrester and Elida Snider married Elizabeth Fairweather and had children.  Wm. Percy b. Aug. 8, 1880; Harold Quintard b. Sept. 10, 1885; Mary Louise b. 1887; Jean Beatrice b. May 10, 1889; George Francis died May 15, 1892.

    Samuel Ketchum

        Samuel Ketchum was a son of Jonathan Ketchum and claimed that he always agreed with his father in supporting the British cause.  On only one occasion had he carried arms against them, when the British troops marched to Amber he
    said he was forced to turn out in the militia to oppose them, but in doing his duty General Arnold who commanded the rebel forces ordered him and a few more Tories to be shut up in a house and burned alive.  He escaped.  Later he hired
    a substitute to take his place in the militia.  He left Norwalk with General Tryon's forces in 1779, taking his family to Lloyd's neck where he lived on a lumber farm and supported himself by cutting wood.  He went on several expeditions into Connecticut after joining the British forces.
        Losses claimed, Furniture burned in his father's house 60 pounds, 4 horses which he got from the Loyalists at different times by helping them to escape.  Two horses he purchased, 2 cows, 24 sheep, saddle and bridle taken by rebel captain, 27 pounds lawful currency.  He worked land on the shared and had some corn in the ground when he left home.

    Notes on James Ketchum

        James Ketchum, who settled at Kingston in 1783, was a native of Stanford, Connecticut where he had some property.  He was a pilot of a vessel and went to sea on it part of the time.  Before the Revolution began he was known to be afavorable to the British and in consequence was visited by a number of armed men representing the revolutionary party and was by them forced to sign a paper agreeing to support their side.  For a time he was left unmolested, but at the beginning of 1787 he was notified that he must take active service for the revolutionary cause.  He preferred to remain British and made his escape to the British lines in January 1777.  In making his escape across Long Island Sound his vessel was sunk.  He joined a colony of refugees at Lloyd's Neck and engaged in the wood trade with New York.  He left
    New York with the first fleet of Loyalists of 1783.  His property was confiscated by the revolution committee.  It consisted of 1 1/2 acres in Norwalk purchased for 25 pounds, New York currency, a valuable building site, 3 1/2 acres pasture and meadow in Fairfield purchased in 1772 for 21 pounds currency, a house and lot in Fairfield, lot costing 3 pounds, 13 shillings, 4 pence, currency in 1771, house which cost at least 100 pounds to build, seven acres ploughed and pasture lands in Norwalk valued at 10 pounds, personal property, one cow, one horse and colt, 4 pounds in currency, one iron crow, one scythe, one cradle, one shovel, spade and hoe, wheels, reels, etc.  He stated debts due to him amounted to 130 pounds lawful, paid into the treasury. He owed about 40 pounds lawful.  Witness for the claimant were Fitch Rodgers and Uriah Wright.  The latter valued Ketchum's house at 60 pounds currency.

    OBITUARY 1925
    F.F. KETCHUM WAS FORMERLY OF HERE
        Frank Forester Ketchum, formerly of Saint John, died at his home in Baverdell, B.C., on Friday, July 10, and was buried at Greenwood, B.C., on July 13.  This news was received by his heirs in New Brunswick yesterday.  He was born in Kings county and came to Saint John to live when a young man, later going to British Columbia, where he prospered.  Mr. Ketchum leaves three sisters, Mrs. Samuel E. Hoyt, Hampton Village or Lower Norton; Miss Blanche Ketchum and Miss Edith Ketchum, of Jamaica Plains, Mass.  His brothers, George W., of this city, and Charles H., of Hampton Village, died some years ago.  A sister resides in the United States.  Mr. Ketchum was unmarried.  He was an active member of St. George's Society and of Loyalist descent.


    9: Amos Moss

    No information.  About the year 1900 there was an old man named Moss living at the south end of Kingston Lake supporting himself by the manufacture of berry boxes.  Whether he was a descendant of the Loyalist grantee or not is
    not known.

        A deed dated Dec. 15, 1814 records the transfer of the rear part of half lot no. 9 on the south east side of Belleisle Bay from the ownership of Benjamin Hinds to John Crawford, Jr. for the sum of thirty pounds.  This lot was bounded by lands owned by Malcolm McKenzie, Bradbury Mills, Samuel Peirs and John Dann, and was estimated to contain fifty acres.

        The Hinds family continued to live in Kingston until the beginning of the twentieth century, the last representative being Brad Hinds, the deaf and dumb shoemaker who had a little shop at the corner of Kingston Creek and Backland roads.  He with his family moved to St. John within the memory of the writer.


    10: Peter Graugh     No information.

    11: Ebenezer Holley  No information.

    12: Hezekiah Scribner     See Ebenezer Scribner.

    13: Cornelious Nice

    14: Wm. Crawford & Saml. Osborne

    15: John Frederick Stickls

    16: Geo. Price & Allan Price

    17: Euclid Nickerson

    18: Thomas Beaty

    19: Thomas Close

    20: Josh. Brothers & Geo. Harris

    21: Wm. Olive & Mal'm. McKenzie

    22: John Hamilton & John Small


    Group Two

    1: Ephraim Wheaton
    2: Samuel Peters
    3: William Peters
    4: Michael Earle & Nath. Teed
    5: John Watt
    6: Uriah Wright
    7: Moses Vail & John Vail
    8: Henry Arp & Seth Briant


    Group Three

    1: Silas Raymond (pp.39-41)

        Silas Raymond with his wife, four children and widowed mother, Mary Raymond, were passengers on the ship UNION in 1783. In 1787 he appeared before the Loyalist Claims Commission in St. John and gave the following evidence in presenting his claim for losses sustained.
        That he was by trade a house carpenter and joiner of Norwalk, Conn. And an adherent of the British side. For refusing
    service in the rebel militia he was imprisoned for a time but allowed his liberty on paying a fine of 100 pounds. He fled to
    the Brisish lines in November 1776 and worked as a carpenter and farmer within the lines until the end of the war. His wife was allowed to live in Norwalk after he fled but left after General Tryson's force occupied the town. His house was burned and with it all his papers. A rebel, Capt. Betts by name was in possession of the house at the time it was burned.
    Losses: house and land in Norwalk, probably valued at 215 pounds, 18 acres of woodland in Great Pasture, 14 acres left him by his father, 4 acres which he bought later at 5 pounds lawful per acre, 7 acres ploughed land at West Rolton in Norwalk valued at 10 pounds per acre, 4 1/2 acres wood and meadow in the Great Swamp from his father, 2 1/2 acres of this taken for debt, 1 1/2 acres in Judas Island, salt meadow, valued at 7 pounds per acre; 4 cows, 3 hogs, carpenter tools, furniture, farming utensils, and clothing, 186 pounds, 10 shillings.
        The witness for Silas Raymond was Israel Hoyt. Mr. Hoyt gave evidence that the values were much the same as stated but knew Raymond's mother who lived with them in Norwalk and still does in New Brunswick had a life-rent of the homestead and a third part of the moveables. It was the custom in Connecticut to give a wife the widow's third. He knew the house was well furnished, but did not know what belonged to the son and what belonged to the mother.
        From his farm lot in Kingston Silas Raymond granted a portion for church purposes and in the erection of the church
    building and many of the first buildings of Kingston he continued his trade as house carpenter. He died at Kingston in 1824, at the age of 76. The stone in the churchyard has, in addition to his name the following: "Also his mother Mary, widow of Samuel Raymond of Norwalk, Conn. Died Dec. 1793, aged 96 years."  We have information from a member of the Raymond family that she was of English descent and one of the oldest of the Kingston Loyalist.

    Genealogy

    1: Richard Raymond of Salem, Mass. Married in 1634 and had three sons: John, b. at Norwalk in 1635; Joahua and Daniel.

    2: John Raymond married Mary Betts and had sons: John Raymond, Jr.; Samuel Raymond, born 1673; and Thomas.

    3: Samuel Raymond married Judith Palmer of Greenwich and had sons: Samuel Raymond, Jr., born 1697 and Joshua.

    4: Samuel Raymond, Jr. married Mary Betts (b. 1697, d. at Kingston, NB 1793) and had the following family: Ruth Raymond who married Nathaniel Sears; Mary Raymond, b. 1744, married Jesse Hoyt. (Her grave is marked in the old English cemetery at Annapolis Royal, NS). Mercy, b. 1746, married Israel Hoyt. Silas, b. 1748, married Sarah Barlow.

    5: Silas Raymond and his wife were Loyalist settlers at Kingston, as noted. They had a family of nine children as
    follows:
         1: Sarah Raymond, married Fyler Dibblee. Had one daughter Harriet who died unmarried.
         2: Grace Raymond, married John Marvin
         3: Samuel Raymond, married Elizabeth Clare Perkins
         4: Jesse Raymond, married Hannah Bostwick
         5: Hannah Raymond, married J.O. Betts
         6: Acheah Raymond, never married
         7: Mary Ann Raymond, married Stephen Crawford
         8: Charles Raymond, married Polly S. Beardsley
         9: George Raymond, married Eleanor Mills

    Family of John and Grace (Raymond) Marven.
         1: Silas Marven, married Abigail Brood
         2: Samuel Marven, married Rachael Crawford
         3: Josiah Marvin, married Miss Fowler
         4: Philo Marvin, married Miss Dominick
         5: Charles Marvin, married Miss Dominick
         6: Eliza Marvin, never married
    Charles Marvin lived in Woodstock, all the others of this family in Springfield.

    Family of Samuel and Elizabeth (Perkins) Raymond.
         1: Fred H. Raymond, married Phoebe Foster, Kingston. Moved to Ontario.
         2: Caroline Raymond, never married
         3: Edward G. Raymond, married Adelaide McLeod
         4: Sarah Raymond, married Elijah Perkins
         5: Samuel B. Raymond, married Grace E. Marven
         6: Philo M. Raymond, married Elizabeth McLeod.

    Family of Jesse and Hannah (Bostick) Raymond.
         1: Charles Raymond, married Hector Beldune [?]
         2: Isaac Raymond, married Eliza Smith
         3: John Raymond,  married (1) Caroline Whelpley; married (2) Mary Amelia Carmen; Married (3) Jane McArthur
         4: Mary Raymond, never married
         5: Sarah Raymond, married Isaac Hoyt, a Sea Captain
         6: Claressa Raymond, never married / teacher
         7: Silas Raymond, married (1) Helen Wetmore; Married (2) Francis Flewelling
         8: Hannah Raymond, never married / teacher

    Family of Elijah and Sarah (Raymond) Perkins.
         1: Alma Perkins, never married / lives in Roxbury, US
         2: John Perkins
         3: Edward Perkins
         4: Horatio Perkins
    2.3.4 - sons of Elijah Perkins went to California during the "Gold Fever". Horatio visited his parents again, the
    two eldest did not.

    Note from a letter of Arthur Northrup to Mary Hoyt.
    Stint And White Raymond, sons of Thomas Raymond of Daven, Conn. Thomas was probably a son of Thomas brother of Samuel who was grandfather of Silas Raymond.

    Stint Raymond had children:
         1: James Raymond, b. in St. John
         2: Charlotte Raymond, m. John Mc[Cually], Esq.
         3: Mary Raymond, m. James Smith
         4: Elizabeth Raymond, m. John Patterson
         5: Hannah Raymond, m. Ralph Calpet
         6: Sarah Raymond, m. George Scribner

    Silas Raymond was born in Norwalk in 1748, so was about 8 years older than Stint Raymond.



    2: Elias Scribner (p.42)
    See note on Ebenezer and Thaddus Scribner.



    3: John Hendricks or Hendrickson  (p.42)

     John Hendrickson and his wife, of Duchess Co, New York were passengers on the ship UNION in 1783. No further information has been found concerning the grantee.


    4: Samuel. Lockwood  (p.42)

     Samuel Hoyt's diary
    = 3 Jan 1786 Samuel Lockwood pitched me load of hay from [Sumners]
    = Monday the 20th, Samuel Lockwood pitched me a load of hay from [Sumners]
    = 10 Feb The Lockwood brothers are on the old road north of Paddock's farm in Kingston.


    5: Joseph Dickson  (p.43)

     Joseph Dickson, who drew lot No. 5, on the Kennebecassis River was a native of Fairfield, Connecticut, where he had a house and small plot of land. In 1776, he joined the British forces with the Queen's Rangers, in which regiment his brother was an officer. By his brother he was sent out to recruit and brought in a number of men. The next spring he enlisted in Major Starks Regiment and served about two years and was then discharged. He later joined the Loyal Rangers at Lloyd's Neck. He took part in diferent expeditions on Long Island Sound and once served as an ensign under Colonel Upham. He came to New Brunswick with "Commission of Lieutenant to ye Loyalist."  Losses. He had 6 1/2 acres of land with house in Northfield Parish, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The land was purchased four years before the war from one Seth Sherwood for 6 pounds, 10 shillings per acre paid in hired money. He cleared land and built a house. He had a deed of this land but it was not recorded. Part of the property was taken by the claimant's brother for which the claimant received 40 pounds, The other part was taken by one Eben Bigsby who pretended to have a debt due him from the claimant. At the time he appeared before the Loyalist Claims Commission 1787 the claimant said he did not have 20 shillings in the world. He valued the whole estate he said at 100 pounds currency. Before the commissioners he produced certificated from Major Upham to show that he had served as ensign in his regiment and to his good character and loyality.  Witness for claiment, Andrew Patchim. Andrew Patchin remembered the calimant joining the British and thought he was employed in recruiting. He served with Major Clark's Regiment under Colonel Lockwood nearly a year afterwards with the loyal refugees at Lloyd's Neck. Also, he knew his place, 6 1/2 acres of land and a good house. His brother had part of the land to the value of 40 pounds. One Ebenezer Bigsby took residue on pretense of debt. Witness was there at the time and Bigsby told him that if he had not got it some one else would, so he procured Captain Duncan to carry on a law-suit to get the premises of which Captain Duncan was to have half. Bigsby and Duncan were in possession when the witness was there.


    6: Joseph Scribner (p.43)

     Sabine notes Joseph Scribner as a grantee of St. John. It is possible that he did not settle at Kingston.


    7: David Pickett (pp.44-45)

        David Pickett occuppies a prominent place in Kingston History as one of the leaders of the settlement in early days. From his evidence before the Loyalist Claims Commission Feb 2 1787 we have first hand information on his estate and adventures in Connecticut as follows:
        He was a resident of Stanford, Conn. At the outbreak of the revolution and a weaver by trade. In the early part of the war he signed a paper professing allegience to the British, in consequence he was tried by a revolutionery committee and was advertised as an enemy to his country. For safety he had to flee to the British lines in September 1776. His buildings and property were confiscated and sold and his wife turned out of the house in Stamford eleven days after he left. She later joined him on Long Island.
        He was employed in the wagon department of the British forces for a time and then engaged in the wood trade with New York until the sailing of the Loyalist fleet in 1783. He came to St. John in May of that year on the ship UNION and proceeded up the river soon after with the Kingston settlers. They encamped until they got their lots surveyed and settled on them in the fall of that year. Losses: He was possessed of a house and lot in Stamford, Connecticut. The lot of about 1/2 acre was purchased in 1766 for 47 pounds subject to widow's third and made an onto the house which he valued at 150 pounds. He lost weaving inplements worth 40 pounds, furniture, provisions, one cow, one steer, one yearling, also 15 pounds of tea which he had on board a boat, and meant to sell; he also loat half a share in a schooner employed in carrying wood. His house was plundered and some money taken. He produced for the court a copy of the judgement of
    confiscation.
        Witness: Isaac Bell. Isaac Bell said that he knew the claimant and that he declared his allegiance from the first and
    suffered as much as any one. He remembered that he was advertised as an enemy of the state. Witness was oblidged to assist his family privately at that time. He was a weaver and carried on a good business. He thinks he had two or three looms going. He was esteemed an honest and good man. Mr. Bell was witness to Pickett's wife being turned off the place.
     In Huntington's History of Stamford County we find the following: "In April, 1776, the committee of inspection advertised him (David Pickett) as an enemy of his country and recommended to all person to break off commerce and intercourse
    with him."  "Accompanied by his wife and seven children he went to St. John, NB on the ship UNION in 1783. He passed the remainder of his life in that province where he was judge of the Court of Common Pleas and Treasurer of Kings County. He died in 1826.
        "James Pickett of Connecticut went to St. John, NB on the ship UNION in 1783 and was a grantee of that city. He died in Portland in 1812. A son of Savid Picket, Justice S. Pickett, had a very long life and his wife still longer. The newspaper item at her death in 1922 tells in a few words the end of the Pickett family in Kingston. "A life long resident of Kingston, NB passed peacefully away yesterday in her ninety-first year in the person of Mrs. Julia J. Pickett, widow of Justice Pickett. No children or any brothers or sisters survive." (Feb 1922)

    Saint John Gazette of [Feb] 17 1797, there was printed one of the [...] advertisements of public business at Kings County, signed by David Picketts.
     Notification
     The subscriber request all those persons who have any demands against King's General Sessions of the Peace to be holden in Kingston, Kings County, and all those indebted to the county are desired to make payments without delay.
    Daniel Pickett Treasurer, Kingston, Kings Co. Jan 23 1797


    8: Israel Hoyt (pp.46-49)

        Israel Hoyt, was a shoemaker of Norwalk, Connecticut, and must have been one of the founders of the great shoe trade of New England, for we read that he kept two or three people working for him. He early declared his loyality to the British and in consequence was insulted by a mob, was carried before a committee of investigation and imprisoned to be tried for his life. He broke jail and made his escape to the British lines at New York where he was sent on board a tender for a time, in the year 1777. Then he obtained a paper of protection for the purpose of getting wood to supply the city of New York and continued within the lines until the end of the war. He came to Saint John in 1783, in the ship UNION and settled at Kingston. Losses. He had a house, barn and one acre of land in Norwalk, purchased in 1769 from Nehemiah Street of 700 pounds, New York currency. He had expended a considerable sum on repairs and valued it at least 100 pounds. It was sold by the commission of confiscation to one Donald Jackson. The claimant returned to Norwalk in 1781. He was again taken prisoner and again broke jail and escaped. He saw Jackson at that time who was in possession of his place. The house had suffered by fire. His wife had saved some of his moveables. Before the Loyalist Claims Commission he produced an appraisment made by order of the Commission of Confiscation of Estates in which the value of the premisses was given as three hundred and fifty dollars, Connecticut currency (6.00 for one pound). He lost furniture and tools which were burned in the house of his wife's brother. Silas Raymond was witness for the claimant. His evidence was to the value of the property as stated.

        The Hoyt family is an old one and appears to have been established in Somerset and Wells England before the beginning of the 15th century. The first of the name in America was William Hoyt, Mayflower passenger in 1620 and Simon (1) who settled at Charlestown from the ship ABIGAIL in 1768. The latter settled at Dorchester. In 1633 mention is found that he had two cows and was therefore required to put up 40 feet of fence on the marsh while in the fall of that year he was one of the two owners appointed by the colonist to see to the fences dor the east field. From Dorchester Simon went to Scitute where he and his wife became members of the church in April 19, 1635. From Scitute he went to Windsor where he was granted four score acres according to the first book of records of that Township. His next move was to Stamford, Connecticut, where he died Sept 1, 1657, leaving a family of seven sons and three daughters. The sons were: Walter Hoyt, b. about 1618, Nicholas, b. 1620, Moses, b. 1637, John, b. 1640, Joshua, b. 1641, Samuel, b. 1643, Benjamin, b. 1644

     (2) Walter Hoyt settled first at Windsor and later at Norwalk. One of the earliest records of that town is that of an agreement between Walter Hoyt and Ralph Kieler to build a house for the minister. At a town meeting in 1655 we find record that Walter Hoyt was to set up a good gate leading to the meadows and to be one of three whose duty it was to drive the cows to pasture. The grants and deeds of lands to Walter Hoyt occupy two pages of the first book of records of Norwalk. He died about 1698 leaving two sons, John, b. July 13, 1644 and Juable born 1650, also two daughter, Elizabeth and Hannah.

     (3) Juable married the widow Mehitable Kiesler and lived in Norwalk. In the town records of 1680 mention is found that he was to beat the drum for public meetings and for the sale of stray horses brought into the town to be sold for which he was to have 14 shillings and 10 pence when the horses were sold. In 1701 he was paid $5.00 for one half a wolf and in the same year was appointed a pounder to pound all swine on town commons not properly yoked and signed. On his death in 1721 he left an estate valued at 342 pounds. He had sons, Joseph, Daniel and Calip. Daughters, Abigail, Hannah and Rhoda.

     (4) Joseph Hoyt born about 1676 lived on the hosue lot which his father deeded to him in 1704. He died December or January 1730/1, leaving sons Zimbabel, James, Moses and Joseph, daughters, [Joseph], Sarag, Elizabeth and Hannah.

     (5) Joseph Hoyt, Jr. born 1709, was a sea captain of Norwalk. He died in 1782 leaving sons Israel, Gilbert, Joseph and Jesse, daughters, Hannah, Asceneth, Elizabeth and Sarah.

     (6) Israel Hoyt, born 1742, married Mercy Raymond, daughter of Samuel Raymond while his brother Jesse Hoyt married Mary Raymon, another daughter of Samuel Raymond. From the records of Fairfield probate court and other documents it appears that after the year 1775 Israel Hoyt had gone over and joined the enemies of the US and his property valued ar 390 pounds was confiscated in 1778-9. He received permission from Clinton to cultivate 30 acres of land at Lloyd's Neck, Long Island. In the spring of 1783 he, his wife and six children went to St John, NB, in the ship UNION. He was a shoemaker by trade and settled in Kingston, NB where he died on May 3, 1803. He was so much respected for his integrity and had made himself so much beloved by his quiet humor and sociable qualities that it was said that one half of Kingston would not have been missed than he when he died. Je lived on a farm which has been owned and occupied by his descendants since. He had four sons, Hezekiah, Samuel, Israel, and Raymond, and two daughters, Anne and Esther.

    7th Generation:

    = Hezekiah, born Dec 25 1768 at Nowlak, never married. He lived on the farm later owned by Albert Hoyt, and died Feb 28 1849.

    = Samuel, born Sept. 2nd, 1776, married Hannah daughter of Joseph Scribner, and lived on the farm owned by his father. He was a tanner and shoemaker by trade. He had four* sons: Charles Peter, Edward Jarvis, Gilbert and George. He was a church warden for forty years in Kingston. He died April 1860.

    = Israel, Jr., b. 1776, died at Kingston Jan 6, 1810.

    = Raymond, married Eleanor Ghent and moved to Canada in 1842. His children were Edward, Isaac, Samuel, Hezekiah, Munson and Betsy.

    = Anne, married Nathan Deforest.

    = Esther, married Moses Foster and lived on the farm adjoining, owned now (1925) by Roy Foster.

    8th Generation:
    = Charles Peter Hoyt married Jane Dixon, b. Dec. 7, 1802. Children: Jane, Samuel, Albert, Sarah, Amelia, Virginia, John. Albert died Oct 7/8 1912, John, April 1913

    = Edward Jarvis Hoyt married Ann Dixon, b. 1814, d. 1878. Two children, Georgiana and Josephine.

    9th Generation:
    = Georgiana Hoyt, b. 1841 married DeVeber Lyon, 1865, three children, Burton, b. 1868, Josephine, b. 1876, Annie, b. 1877.

    10th Generation:
    = Josephine Lyon married Nov. 6, 1906, Edgar Peck at St. Thomas Church, Somerville, Mass

    = Annie married Ottie Lyon at Newton, Mass, 19 Sep 1905. Two boys, Edward and Jack.

    = Josephine Hoyt married Collins Belyea. Children: Lindie Belyea, Georgiana and Muriel Belyea.

    8th Generation:
    = Gilbert Hoyt, son of Samuel, married Elizabeth Scribner and had two daughters, Harriet and Susan. (Mrs. Dingee Scribner and Mrs. Haney, Boston.)

    = George Hoyt, son of Samuel, married Harriet DeForest and lived on the homestead, was a tanner and shoemaker. He had two children, Henry and Elmira. He died Mar 3, 1921.

    9th Generation:
    = Henry Hoyt, son of George, b. 1838, died 1863.

    = Elmira Hoyt, daughter of George, b. Oct 21 1842, m. Charles Bruce, Jan 29, 1868, living on the homestead. Had two children: Harriet, b. June 7, 1869, d. June 1810, and George Winifield Bruce, b. May 19, 1872, m. Elizabeth Nutter, Oct 3, 1895, living on the homestead. Three sons and one daughter.

        In the Archives is found the petition of Joseph Hoyt, Captain of armed boats for land in back tier of lots at Grand
    Bay. This may have been a brother of Israel Hoyt, Loyalist.

        Mention has been made of the marriage of the Hoyt borthers, Israel and Jesse to the Raymond sisters, Mercy and Mary. In the old cemetery at Annapolis Royal, NS stands a graceful tree with, on either side of its base a marble slab, one to Jesse Hoyt and the other to Mary his wife, while in Kingston church yard are similar stones to Israel and Mercy. Israel Hoyt was one of those who helped in the building of Trinity Church in Kingston. Jesse Hoyt was warden of St. Luke's in Annapolis Royal when the Loyalist settlers undertook the task of erecting the present church building. Jess Hoyt was the first Loyalist schoolmaster of Annapolis and labored long in the field of education. He was also the first schoolmaster authorized by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to teach in Kingston where we find record he was master in 1797.

    In the Calnek-Savoy History of Annapolis appear the names of Jesse Hoyt's children:
         Silas,  b. 1765 married 1802, Jane Dickson
         Jesse,  b. 1767 "    Irene Wheelock
         Mary,  b. 1767 "    Nathan B. Miller
         Hannah,  b. 1774, d. 1777
         Hannah,  b. 1775
         Frederick, b. 1776, lost in the woods
         Harriet, b. 1781
         Alfred, b. 1783
         Ann,  b. 1784, married    Handly Chipman
         James, b. 1789, "      Mary ...

    9: Jonathan Knapp (p.49)

     No information has been found.

         Moses Knapp of Fairfield County, Connecticut and Andrew, Jonathan and David of Reading, Connecticut were members of the Reading Association (Sabine)

    10: John Ketchum (p.49)

    See notes on Ketchum family.

    11: James Chick / later recorded as Johannes Chick ? (p.49)

    No further information.

        "John and Johannes Chick of Long Island, New York, arrived at St. John on the ship UINION in 1783, the latter accompanied by his wife and two children." (Sabine)

    12: Thomas Sumner (p.50 +)

        Very little has been found concerning this grantee. Isreal Hoyt's diary of 1786 has reference to obtaining hay from Sumners. It is probable that this was hay cut on one of marsh lands, probably one of the marshes of the Kennebecassis.
        Israel Hoyts account books show that Thomas Sumner was active in 1791. Shoes for Silery, George, Henry, Bets and Mrs. Camby are charged against him.
        Land memorial no. 193 from William Sandford above Patrick Rogers and Jacob Lester on Wharf of the propritors of the
    Amesbury Grant in Houser's First Survey, asks that lot no. 22 may remain for the use of the public and not be granted to Thomas Sumner. The memorial speaks of the lot as a landing place.


    13: Freedom Burdock

    14: Samuel Ketchum

    15: Jonathan Ketchum

    16: Darling Whelpley

    17: Christopher Jenkins

    18: James Ketchum & Jedediah Ketchum

    19: Daniel Ketchum

    20: Andrew Perkins

    21: Anthony Rogers



    Mounted: 1 June 1999
    Updated:Tuesday, 23-Sep-2003 12:02:21 MDT