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Henry Bethuel Halladay

Henry Bethuel Halladay

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  • Name Henry Bethuel Halladay 
    Born 14 Nov 1782  Barnet,,Vermont Territory,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Dec 1838  Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 9 Dec 1838  Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • REF: Had 4 additional daughters who died as infants. Source: Stone from Henry's
      farm in Rideau, CT

      UEL Book p. 73  Jessup bros.:  Ebenezer, Edward, Joseph.  Prominent Albany business men, large land holdings along upper Hudson River.
      John Peters:  Connecticut men from  Green Mountains of NH.  1776 Winter spent in Montreal.

      UEL Book p. 96.  Burgoyne's army [Indian Germans] 2 corps of Loyalists (500 men).
      King's Loyal Americans under Ebenezer Jessup.  Edward and Joseph 1776 had joined Sir G. Carleton's army.
      The Queens Loyal Rangers.  Col. John Peters.

      July 1777.  Burg -- N. to Fort Edwards and Fort George.  Dwindling supplies to replenish dwindling stock of horses expedition to Bennington organized.  Peter's Queen's LR. chosen to go (300 men).  Justus Sherwood under command of a German.
      Aug. 13 met large militia (+500) under John Stark.  Peters lost half his men.  Remaining Loyalists tied in pairs to horses.  [jail, execution, or escape].
      After Battle of Bennington remainders of Loyalists merged.  2nd battalion of Sir John Johnson's regiment under Jessup's Command.
      3 brothers Jessup's surrendered with Burgoyne allowed to go to Canada. 1783 - Col. Edward extensive grants in township of Augusta.
      Prescott lots 1,2,3 in 1st Concession.  Built a school house.  b. 1735 Stamford, CT, d. 1816 age 81.

      p. 165  Burritt family.  Arlington, VT.  Stephen, Adiniram.  Abel Stevens, Loyalist and early industrialist from VT, built 1796 first mill at Delta in Leeds Co.

      Notes from the Elgin Library July,1980 written by Nancy P. Bredbeck

      History of the Township of South Crosby by C. Clare Churchill, 1955.

      UE Loyalists before 1783 list made.
      Capt. Grass -- Kingston, Cataraqui Spring 1784.
      Major Jessup near Prescott.
      First Loyalists to arrive:  Walter Davis, Joseph Merriman, George Delong, Abraham Coon
      Joseph Merriman.  South Crosby.  Lot 15, 3rd Concession.  Tanner and Furrier.
      Jesse DeLong.  First white child born in South Crosby 1805.
      First Reeve.
      Abraham Coon b. 1778 at Kingsburg, NY.  Came with father Abraham.  Lot 13, 7th Concession.  Married (1) Sarah (Sabry) Halladay, married (2) Sylvia Sly -- 10 children.  Planted first orchard.  Fought 1812.
      Chapman Pennock, b. VT.  Lot 2, 2nd concession.  Nephew Oliver Penworth, first buried in Halladay Cemetery.  Lot 14, 2nd Concession.  Grant.
      First council meeting 1814, March 7.  Clerk:  Chapman Pennock...James Halladay:  2nd assessor...Henry Halladay: 2nd division...

      Singleton's Corners:
      1825 first other settler John Bennett
      1850 100 people
      1839 Methodist New connection Church
      1888 Brockville-Westport railway built

      Brockville-Westport RR
      1880 first tourists.  Mr. Harvey, an American 1882.  Lack of funds to pay during building.  Farmer issued script for free rides to be paid.  1910 Canadian  Govt. took over.  Friday Cheese day.  Saturday Excursion day to Brockville.  Last ran Aug 31,
      1952.  Lloyd Stone 1967.

      Morton.  Grant to Josiah Ballard 1811.  1853 purchased by George Morton (and Andrew McKee).  Whitefish falls.  Planned a town.  Built a mill. Fine farm, brick yard, cheese maker from Switzerland/imported.  1881 farm sold.  Cemetery (56 years old)
      North on Lyndhurst Road.
      Morton United Church.  1875 "bee" Presbyterian.  George Morton directed building.  Closed now.  1967 Sharon Hudson.

      Jones Falls.
      1790 Hon. Charles Jones - planned a mill and a townsite.  "Charleston." Never matured.  Engineers sent in to plan canal.  Puzzling largest drop - 60 feet, river rolling down a ravine for nearly a mile.  Plans of John McTaggert:  suggested using
      "McDonald's Gully on the south side of the ravine and building locks with a basin between...build a dam 216' at top, 65' in height.  Bases extend far out into lake -- Before...there were no falls only rapids.  The falls...represent the spillway...the
      contract...was let to two Scots, Thomas McKay and John Redpath...The Basin Lock was a marsh with some cedars...in the early morning a green mist could be seen arising..."infernal place".
      1827 work started.
      1827-28 50 stone cutters at quarries north of Elgin.  Quarters for 200 men at Glover's bluff.
      1828 malaria.  Irish weak unhealthy.  Many died.  Darcy school house - hospital.  Volunteer nurses.  Graves north of falls on Baxter farm - unmarked.
      1831 completed in 4 years.  Houses auctioned.
      1832, May 29.  First boat, Capt. Hunter, Col. By.  Two block houses, cook house.  Scow-could carry 2 teams and 2 wagons.
      1838 Bill Johnson, pirate threatened.
      1885 bridge built.

      First lockmaster, Peter Sweeney, of the Royal Sappers and Miners 1832-1870.

      First hotel (1) Barney O'Neil - gold, (2) Newman, (3) Wood.  Thomas Kenney built hotel and PO across from McNeil farm after bridge built across street.

      1885 contractor C.S. Burtch.

      Hotel Kenney's emigrated 1855.

      Opinicon 1868.  2 gaps.  Indian word.  1830's Benjamin and Mary Chaffey deeded land to Col. John By.

      1899 Flemmings began tourist hotel.  Ohio.

      Cliff Pennock of Elgin, barber and photographer.

      1870 grist mill.

      Simmons.
      1822 William Chaffey.
      1857 James W. Simmons II Lockmaster.
      1871 granted land.
      1886 N.Y. Peter Hayden got off town boat from fishing.
      1935 he died at Chaffey's.  Invented tree fishing.

      Davis Lock.  Nine left Sand Lake to Opinicon.  Davis owned a saw mill below the falls.  First lock master Foster.  House stone, fort.  Gold never found.

      1897 building of St. Columbanus R.C. Church.

      United Church Newspaper 1894

      1856 church building planned.  Log school house had served as school, meeting, and Sunday school.  Uncle Eben donated land for church, cemetery.
      1857 dedicated stone church.
      1893 torn down.  Unsafe.
      1894 new completed.

      A Social History of Elgin by Rev. J.H. Seeley, 1955.

      1788 UEL arrival, township established.  Named in honour of Brass Crosby, friend of Lord Simcoe.  (Ethan Allen tried negotiating union of VT with Canada...Henderson papers.)

      1802 Ebenezer Halladay received lot where Elgin stands as a UEL grant, donated land for cemetery and church, fought 1812, Halladay's Corners.
      1844 first stone house, Halladay homestead operated first cheese factory on this farm.
      Traveling parson, Halladay home - meeting place.
      Eben served at Battle of the Windmill, Mac Kenzie Rebellion -- pension. Eben wounded.

      1880 Agricultural Society of South Crosby

      1827 -- building of canal began.  No road between Elgin and Jones Falls. Abraham Coons carry message.  Road built to "move material from stone quarries of Henry Halladay's" [Frank Stanton, Lewis Soper].  Stone drawn on sled in winter.  North of Elgin.

      First blacksmith Harvey Mitchell where Fisherman Stone is, son Ira threatened to go Mormon.  Neighbors called Nauvoo.

      Robert Dargavel suggested name Elgin in honour of Lord Elgin, one time Governor General.

      1833-34 135 covered wagons left for Mormon settlements.  One of first businessmen Henry Laishley (English).  The Seven Dollar Store. Manufactured pot ash, sold intoxicating beverages.  Erected several buildings.  Halladay's Store.  Built for his
      bookkeeper, Thad Leavette (historian).  Sold to Abraham Brown for a hotel.  1863 Zeph Sexton made it a grocery store.  Philemon Pennock clerked. [John Write: Hotel, Mustard: Liqueur, etc.]

      1869 200 people.  R. H. Baker - shoe maker, Dargavel - merchant, B. Halladay - carriage maker, James H. - carriage maker, N.H. Howard, Israel Hunter - blacksmith, etc.  Z. Sexton - merchant.

      1868 second school house built.  3rd building large 2 room brick building.

      Ben  Campbell's store on what was formerly Sexton property.

      Dance Hall back of Halladay's Grocery Store moved toward street -- blacksmith town down.

      The house owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair Smith was bought by Robert Smith from Jarvis Randolph in 1898.

      J.B. Pinkerton residence (sold by Rand). Old Dr. McGhie.

      Early history of Methodist.  2 branches.  Methodist and Episcopal.  First church near L.W. Brown farm.

      Old Meeting House dismantled 1859, small brick house built.  Mrs. Betty Pyne.  "The Elgin Chapel" sandy foundation.  1881 rebuild.  1894 built. 1886-90 parsonage built.  Anglican - Rev. T. Tremayne 1839-1857 traveling missionary.  1850 St. Mary's
      Newboro, 1905 church built in Elgin.  Rev. William Wright 1879-1889. Prior to 1898 R.C. worshipped in Philipsville.

      Elgin File/Library - memories of various.
      Before Xmas Turkey fair by train station, made cheese twice on Sat., Sat. night farmers all came to town.
      Most people had wells but town pump in front of  Edmund Kenney's.
      1840(?) or so Pennock, Topping, Halladay.  Total  children: 36.
      Pennock's came from UEL Ireland: 2 girls, 9 boys.
      Toppings: 2 boys, 9 girls.
      Stagecoach ran from Westport to Kingston.  6 to 7 people and mail and freight, another one went to Smith Falls.
      Mail came from Brockville twice a day.
      Train, no glass -- cinders.
      Egg collector -- shipped eggs to Montreal.
      Baseball, parade with floats.  Horse race.
    • (Research):Source CitationYear: 1881; Census Place: Crosby South, Leeds South, Ontario; Roll: C_13232; Page: 45; Family No: 222DescriptionSub-district: Crosby SouthSource Information
                 
              Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. 1881 Canada Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Images reproduced by courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada.Original data: Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/index-e.html.Source DescriptionThis database is an every name index to individuals enumerated in the 1881 Canada Census, the second census of Canada since confederation in 1867. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1881 Census (images are of Library and Archives Canada microfilm reels C-13162 to C-13286).Viewer built on Microsoft Technology
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    Person ID I9381  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640, Decendants of Ebenezer Halladay, 1675-1779, Decendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Decendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764, Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, I7152 and Noah Halladay, I8837
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2013 

    Father Ancestors Noah Halladay,   b. 27 Jul 1748, Simsbury,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1803, Augusta Township,Grenville,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mahitabel Cross Married: 2x2x ,   b. Est 1760, Orford,,New Hampshire Territory,British America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1831, Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1776  Simsbury,Hartford,Connecticut,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Judd,   b. 31 May 1789,   d. 6 Sep 1845, Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Bethuel Cross Halladay,   b. 1808,   d. 1885  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    +2. Anson Miller Halladay,   b. 1810, ,,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1894, Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     3. Halladay,   b. Between 1810 and 1811,   d. 19 Jul 1811  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     4. Halladay,   b. Between 1812 and 1813,   d. 15 Jun 1813  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
     5. Henry Halladay,   b. 1815,   d. 26 Sep 1842  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
    +6. Truman Judd Halladay,   b. 23 Sep 1816, Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1895, ,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     7. Eliz Ann Halladay,   b. Abt 1817, ,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1819, ,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)  [natural]
    +8. Albagence A. Halladay,   b. 1821, South Crosby,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1910, Lyndhurst,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x9. Charlotte Halladay,   b. Abt 1824,   d. 29 Jul 1849  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
     10. Elizabeth Halladay,   b. Abt 1828,   d. 21 Aug 1829  (Age ~ 1 years)  [natural]
    +11. William Judd Halladay,   b. Abt 1831, ,,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F4143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Nov 1782 - Barnet,,Vermont Territory,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Anson Miller Halladay - 1810 - ,,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Truman Judd Halladay - 23 Sep 1816 - Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Eliz Ann Halladay - Abt 1817 - ,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Albagence A. Halladay - 1821 - South Crosby,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Judd Halladay - Abt 1831 - ,,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1838 - Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Dec 1838 - Elgin,Leeds,Ontario,Canada Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S403] Ontario Genealogical Society Cemetery Transcriptions Leeds County, Ontario Genealogical Society, (Canada), Leeds Co. South Crosby Twp. Halladay Burial grounds, Elgin, Con. 2, Lot 12 (Reliability: 3), 14 Jan 2007.
      Leeds Co. South Crosby Twp. Halladay Burial grounds, Elgin, Con. 2, Lot 12
      MS 451, Reel 32

      Leeds Co. South Crosby Twp. Halladay Burial Grounds Con. 2 Lot 12
      MS 451, Reel 106