Friday, 15 February 2013

History of the early settlement of Bowmanville and vicinity

This book (pdf) by J. T. Coleman published in 1875, just available on the Internet Archive (Texts), which starts with an early history of settlers, contains a militia roll call for 1812, by R. Lovekin, with the names:
Ebenezer Hartwell, Daniel Lightheart, Norris Carr, Augustus Barber, Waterman A. Spencer, James Burke, Nathan Pratt, Samuel Burk, Enoch Davis, John Trull, John Dingman. William Pickle, Matthew Borland, John Wilson, Eliphalet Conat, Richard Martain, Michael Coffun, David Burk, Jeremiah Conat, Thomas Powers, James Flannigan, David Seron, William Preston, Timothy Johnson, Dyer Moore, James Grant, Reuben Grant, Jr., James Hawkins, Jr., Thomas Hartwell, John Paine, Lanson Soper, Caleb Raymond, Joel Byrns, Jr., William Bebee, Nehemiah

Vail, Aaron Hills, John Brown, Nathan Haskell, Joel Byrns, Sr.. Jonathan Bedford, Jr., John Odell, Nathan Watson, Alexander W. Ross, Luther McNall, Gershom Orvis, Jered Kimball, Jonathan Rodgers, John Potter, Abraham Bowen, Stadman Bebee, Daniel Wright, Israel Bowen, Daniel Crippin, Dorous Crippin,
Luke Smades, Joshua Smades, John Walker, Joseph Barden, Pletiah Soper, James Merrill, John Perry, Adna Bates, Francis Lightfoot, Samuel Marvin. William Carr, William Borland, Jr., Roger B. Woloott, John Spencer, John Hartwell, Myndert Hanis, Senr., John Burn, Alexander Fletcher, Robert Clark, John D. Smith, Leonard Soper, John Haskill, Samuel W. Marsh, Thomas Gaige,
Jeremiah Brittain, Daniel Porter, James Hawkins. Sr., Gardner Gifford, Elias Smith, Jr., Roger Bates, James Stephens, Samuel Gilford, Ezra Gifford, Peter Rice, Christopher Merkley, Jodiah Caswell, David Gage, Joel Smades. George Potter, David Bedford, Samuel Willet, David Crippin, Benjamin Preston, Reuben
Grant, Sr., Abell Allen, Isaac Hagerman, Justin Johnson, Jeremiah Mays. Hiram Bedford, Joseph Caldwell. Stephen Morse, Benjamin Root. Benjamin Preston, Warren Munson, Edward McReloy, Myndert Harris. Jr.,Asa Callendar, Joseph Haskell, James Lee, Zephaniah Sexton. Cornelius Daly, Jonathan Sexton, Zachariah Odell, William Munson. Timothy Haskell. Ephraim Clifford, John Voree, Josiah Wilson, Stephen Bedford.

There is also a list of early marriages:
Third March. 1807, married. Thomas Conat, of Darlington, to Hannah Stoner. Present, Peter Stoner, her father. Abel Conat, Polly, his wife, and Phoebe Lightheart

Twenty-first April. 1807, married. John Carr. of Darlington, to Betsey Woodruff, of Pickering, with the written consent of her father. Present. Norris Carr and wife. James Burk and wife, and Mr. Woodruff's son.
Twenty-eighth December, 1807. married. John Burk. Junior, of Darlington, to Jane Brisbin. of Whitby, with the consent of her sister and brother in-law. Present, John Burk. Senr.. David Stevens, and David Burk.
Third October, 1811, married. William Picket, of Darlington to Nancy Wilson, of Whitby, being fist duly published, in presence of William Smith, and Waterman A. Spencer &c, &c.
Twenty-eighth October, 1811, married. James Bates, of Clarke, to Elizabeth Burk, of Darlington, in presence of John Burk, Sr.. her father, David Stephens, Jessia Burk, Adna Bates, and Stoddard Bates.
Sixteenth June, 1805, married. Luke Burk, of Darlington, to Nancy McBane. Present, James Burk. John Hartrode. Francis Lightheart. and Rachel Lightheart.
Fourth March. 1817, married. Icabod Hodge, to Elizabeth Coolley. both of the Township of Whitby, being first published by Alexander Fletcher, Esq., in presence of Francis Lightheart. of Darlington, William Maxson, and John Stevens, of Whitby.



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