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Col. Stephen Burrit and (156) Roger Stevens Jr. had worked together out of St. John's as secret agents for the British during the American Revolution (see below). In 1793, Col. Burritt, his three brothers and their wives floated down the Rideau River on a raft, looking for a spot for a settlement. When they got to a certain rapids, they saw the potential for a mill. The community that grew there later became known as "Burrit's Rapids". The story goes that, soon after settling there, the Burritts were dying from fever when they were rescued by a band of local Indians, nursed back to health, and even had their crops harvested for them. Ever after, the Burritt home was a welcoming place for Indians.(REF:
There is a tradition of there being Native Americans in my family tree; a good candidate would be (78) Guy Stevens' little-known wife (78) Margaret.
"The Petition of Martha Burritt Daughter of Roger Stevens U.E. -
"Humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioner is desirous of Availing herself of an Order of the Govenor in Council bearing date the 9th of November 1789 wherein the Sons and Daughters of Such Loyalists as Joined the Royal Standard before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783 are entitled to 200 acres of Land - - - That your Petitioner considers herself coming under this description . . . . Granted her Matilda Martha Burritt 27 March 1793 PAC RGI L3 67 Certificate Granted 27th March 1793 200 acres."
"A regional road commemorates his name. In 1790, (156) Roger [III] was the first settler in what was to become Carlton Co."
"In the public Archives in Toronto there is considerable information on [Roger III]. There are several Petitions that reveal the amazing vision of this individual who had already suffered much - ostracism, jail, threat of flogging and execution, and the loss of the mother of his two young daughters, all because of outspoken support for government under the British Monarchy rather than that of the American Revolutionary Forces. In 1784 he was granted land along the St. Lawrence, but he left the security of the "front" when he learned, perhaps from the Indians, of the "Great Falls" on the north side of the Rideau where he envisioned a settlement where his mills would support a growing population in a then unknown Wilderness..."
"Early in the American conflict, Roger Jr., declared his allegiance to Britain and was imprisoned in Litchfield, Conn. He escaped, General Burgoyne, and then became part of the Secret Service, [spying for the British in rebel territory, disguised in civilian clothing. Roger's property was sold to defray the expenses of the American army. According to his grand-nephew, Dr. Stephen Stevens, `He was given a terrible death sentence, also with forty lashes on his bare body with Beech branches, should he be captured, and possibly death.'] He had married Martha Doolittle and had 2 daughters before the mothers untimely death 3 Dec 1782 at Dorchester, St. Johns, Lower Canada. (District of Montreal). While in the Secret Service he worked with Stephen Burritt who became his son-in-law. Stephen & Martha Burritt with an infant son settled on his wife's new grant on the north side of the Rideau in Marlborough Twp within a mile of her father.
"In December [1793], (156[1]a) Martha had another son, Edmund, the first white child born in Carleton County. *"Our STEVENS Story on the Move" by Elizabeth Stevens Stuart."
In the Autumn of 1793, Roger mysteriously drowned; later that same year, his new wife (157) Polly reported that "her home and moveables had burned" (including title deeds, etc.). In 1784 he had been granted land along the St. Lawrence, but he left the security of the "front" when he learned, perhaps from the Indians, of the "Great Falls" on the north side of the Rideau where he envisioned a settlement where he planned to construct mills to support a growing population.
William Merrick was with Roger when he drowned in what was to become known as Stevens Creek. Two years later, in 1795, Merrick applied for Roger's property, stating that he had bought it from him. William built new mills there, which formed the nucleus of a community that would later be called "Merrickville". The Merrick family remained the driving force in local business and politics for years to come. 
STEVENS, Roger (I2355)
2 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2733)
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4 1830 was assessor of North crosby TWp, Leeds, Ontario
15 feb 1841 lived in Beverly Twp, Leeds, Ontario 
STODDARD, Ichabod (I2196)
5 1850 resided with parents at Quincy Twp, Franklin co PA. 1860 Resided with husband and 4 children at Quincy Twp, Franklin Co, PA-age 25.

1880 census Lydia Ann Welsh (married to Enoch Ambrose Stoops) was living with her 1st 2 children (as boarders) at Quincy Twp, Franklin Co, PA, under the Misner name. 
6 2 Alternate death dates

26 Jul 1660, Edinburgh, Scotland
After Nov 1660, Salem, Essex Co

Emigration 1638 to Salem, Essex Co, MA
Resided: Parish of St. Michael, Cornhill Ward, England 
DOWNING, Hon. Emanuel (I2128)
7 2 Alternate death dates:

Before 10 Apr 1622
23 Oct 1641, Salem, Essex Co, MA 
WARE, Anne (I2129)
8 3 Volumes, maybe 8 volumes Source (S32)
9 A bit about Nathaniel Bonnell
Here is abit about Harve Bunnell's great-great-great grandfather. It was written by Alvy Ray Smith, who's website can be linked here: Nathaniel Bonnell1,2 (M)b. 1648, d. 1696Pedigree Nathaniel Bonnell His surname spelled Bunnell, then Bonnel, then Bonnell. Day Upon Day, p 42:"Our ancestor Nathaniel was born in New Haven in 1648, and died at Elizabeth, N. J. in 1696. He came to New Jersey as one of the Elizabethtown Associates in 1664. On January 3, 1665, he married Susanna Whitehead, b. New Haven, Aug. 5, 1650. Her parents were the Rev. and Mrs. Isaac Whitehead. Isaac Whitehead was born about 1624 in Kent, England. He was one of the founders of New Haven, a planter in 1643, taking the oath of fidelity on Marfch 7, 1647. He was the first known Clerk in New Haven [I think this should be Elizabethtown]. He also was one of the Elizabethtown Associates. On March 22nd, 1679, he was appointed Captain in the militia at Elizabeth. He was a Judge of Small Causes in 1683 and Coroner in 1686. This information comes from the History of Elizabeth, by Edwin Hatfield.From Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England by Savage, Vol. IV, 1862:-The children of Isaac Whitehead:1. Susanna b. Aug. 5, 16502. Isaac b. Nov. 20, 16523. Mary b. Nov. 20, 16544. Sarah b. Jan. 3, 16565. Samuel b. June 15, 16586. Joseph b. Apr. 20, 16617. Grace b. Nov. 12, 1663Along with the other Elizabethtown Associates, Nathaniel Bonnel was granted a farm of sixteen acres and a six-acre town-house lot.About 1670, nathaniel I, with his skill as a carpenter and builder erected a residence on his town house lot which was so strong and beautiful that it is still standing at 1045 East Jersey St., the oldest house in Elizabeth, N. J. It has been restored and is now the headquarters of the New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. These are the children of Nathaniel and Susanna Whitehead Bonnel: - ...1. Nathaniel II, born about 1670 2. Isaac 1673 3. Samuel 1675 4. Lydia 1677 5. Jane 1680 6. Benjamin 1682 7. Joseph 1685 In the New Jersey Archives, Vol. XXI, p. 159, NB. I, Nathaniel is referred to as a member of the General Assembly from Elizabeth in 1692 and in 1696 he signed a petition of the inhabitants of Elizabeth asking relief from oppression of the Lords Proprietors. This is the last mention of his name in the records and he probably died soon after. After his death, his wife Susannah Witehead Bonnel moved to Springfield, N. J. where she died on February 13, 1733 and was buried in the cemetery at Connecticut Farms (now Union, N. J.) near Elizabeth."I visited the Nathaniel Bonnell - Susannah Whitehead house in Elizabeth NJ on 4 Oct 2000 and took photos of it. It also now houses the East Elizabeth Development Corporation. It has two historical signs in its front yard. It faces another home built by another relative, the Belcher-Ogden home, across East Jersey St. Both houses are surrounded with not so pleasant slumming Elizabeth buildings. They are only a block or two from the Elizabeth City Hall. Descendants spell the name "Bonnell". i Nathaniel, b c. 1670, d 4 Sep 1736; m Mary ____. ii Isaac, d Jan 1712; m Elizabeth _____. iii Samuel; m Abigail _____, step-daughter of Samuel Rose. iv Lydia; [m Ephraim Price]. v Jane. vi Benjamin, d 17 May 1760; m Sarah Potter. vii Joseph, d 14 Mar 1748; m (1) c. 1711 Rebecca, wid. Samule Riggs; m(2) Martha _____." NHV = New Haven Vital Records. I don't know why "[m Ephraim Price]" above is enclosed in square brackets. Nathaniel was born at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1648.3 He was the son of William Bonnell and Anne Wilmot . He married Susannah Whitehead at New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, on 3 January 1666. Savage gives year as 1667 ns.4,5,2,6 Nathaniel died in 1696 at Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, USA. Children of Nathaniel Bonnell and Susannah Whitehead Nathaniel Bonnell + b. c 1670, d. 4 Sep 1736 Isaac Bonnell b. 1673, d. Jan 1712 Samuel Bonnell b. 1675 Lydia Bonnell b. 1677 Jane Bonnell b. 1680 Benjamin Bonnell b. 1682, d. 17 May 1760 Joseph Bonnell b. 1685, d. 14 Mar 1748 
10 A genealogy of the family of Anthony Stoddard, of Boston

This is an entire book written in 1849 containing the genealogy. It's pretty interesting. 
STODDARD, Anthony (I2103)
11 Abel Stevens followed his brother, (156) Roger Stevens Jr., into Augusta Twp., Leeds, Ontario in 1793, when it was unknown to whites and unsurveyed.He built a mill on Upper Beverly Lake, and a 31 mile road. He also discovered an iron ore mining area near by, the only one in the province, and laid out a blue print for its operation. He established a nonconformist church in 1803, based on the doctrine, "The Bible itself is sufficient for Faith & Practice; Church & State should be separate". He walked alone from one end of the province to the other, and back and forth to VT, bringing over 100 families to settle in Bastard and Kitley Twps. He was not discouraged by the mysterious death in of his older brother Roger, with whom he had closely collaborated throughout the Revolution, or with the loss to the family of that brothers valuable 400 acres north of the Rideau. STEVENS, Abel (I2356)


In 1900 California Census, he is living with his brother, Andrew J, was a single white male. He worked as a farm laborer and could not read or write english. He did not own any land, but could speak english.

In 1920, he lived with his nephew, Adrian Shipley, was 79 years old, was no longer working. 
SHIPLEY, Hiram Jasper (I224)
13 Alternate birthdate is about 1795 per Paul Jacobson. JACOBSEN, Jacob (I62)
14 Alternate death date

25 Jun 1564

Will probated: 26 Jun 1564, Suffold, England
Will: 15 Dec 1561 
DOWNING, George (I2287)
15 Alternate last name on some documents, including her death certificate: Olsdatter OLSEN, MAREN Oline (I63)
16 Alternate marriage date Abt 1610 Family F958
17 Another Source:

Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1st Congregational Church Records Volume 1 (1670-1829), page 90

1740 Aug 3d Abijah Stoddard and Eunice his wife of sd Abijah were admitted to full communion

Marriage dates between books disagree. One has April 4, 1739 and another has August 1, 1739 
Family F116
18 Are Ebenezer and Eleazer and Eliphalet triplets-with Ebenezer and Eliphalet born the same day but Eleazer born 2 days apart? Ebenezer and Eleazer died in infancy. CURTISS, Eleazer (91) (I1826)
19 Are Ebenezer and Eleazer and Eliphalet triplets-with Ebenezer and Eliphalet born the same day but Eleazer born 2 days apart? Ebenezer and Eleazer died in infancy. CURTISS, Eliphalet (93) (I1828)
20 Available from BYU online collections as a download. Source (S28)
21 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2731)

Eugene Perkins found AJ Shipley and his obituary, his wife' obituary and his death certificate. All info updated according to this info. 10/2007

Andrew J Shipley possibly had more than one wife. On 1900 California Census, there is a single Female living right next door as a widow. This was a common practice to stay out of jail for polygamy at the time. Mary B. Horton/Morton/worton?, born Feb 1846, 54 years old, widow, living on her own farm free and clear. She was born in Ohio, both her parents were born in New York. She can read, write and speak english,number on farm schedule is 173. More research is needed. 10/2007 There is no evidence that he had been in a plural marriage.

Per 1900 Census, Andrew was living with his wife, two children, his brother Jasper. He was born Dec 1840 and was 59 years old. He was married for 34 years. He was born in Illinois, his father was born in Tennessee and his mother was born in North Carolina (May be his stepmother-Mary (Polly) Shuggars Shipley). He is a farmer. He could not read or write English, but he spoke English and owned his own farm outright. The number of farm Schedule is 174.

Andrew had been living with Ute Perkins-his uncle in 1850, but he says in that census that he is 14, which would mean he was born in 1836 or 1837-could he have lost track of his birthdate over the years? 
SHIPLEY, Andrew Jackson (I225)
23 Benjamen Wilmot died 1 on 18 Aug 1669 in New Haven NJ. He married Anne Ladd.
Benjamin Wilmot and his wife Ann settled early in New Haven, Conn. At"aCourt the 2th of Maye 1648," "Old Goodman Willmote and Samuel Marsh took the oathe of fidellitie" (Colonial Records, vol.i.p.111). His son Benjamin was in New Haven at least as early as 1641. On May 1, 1654,"Old Goodman Willmot desired the Court, that his son may be freed from training which was considered, and with reference to his own age, his wife's weakness, and their living at a Farm, his Son was freed, only is to attend as other Farmers do" (Colonial Records, vol.ii., p. 180). The son referred to was William. The father, Benjamin, died Aug 18, 1669 aged "about fourscore"; and his wife died Oct 7. 1668. 
24 Billa Dickson, second son of John Dickson, was born March 8, 1815, in upper Canada.
Billa married Mary Ann Stoddard about 1837. He, in company with his father's family, traveled with the saints until they arrived in the Valley of Salt Lake in 1852.
Their first son, Albert Douglas Dickson, was born January 26, 1840, at Porter County Indiana. Judson Dickson was born April 20, 1843. Alvira Dickson was born January 26, 1846.
Billa Dickson and his family moved to the Wisconsin Lead Mines. They remained there a couple of years until they had the means to come to Utah. From Wisconsin they moved to Monroe County, Iowa, near Eddisville, on the Desmond River, where they stayed for two years. It was there that William H. Dickson was born in 1850.
In 1850 they moved to Pig Pigeon, Iowa, and the next summer, 1851, Billa raised seventeen acres of corn. That fal1, after the harvest, they moved to Kanesville, Iowa and bought a farm the following spring. He then sold this farm and bought two yoke of oxen and two yoke of cows. They then went to the Missouri River bottom where Ezra T. Benson was organizing the 14th company of Saints. This company started to Utah in the spring of 1852.
They crossed the Missouri on a large flat boat; two wagons to a trip, three men to the oar, and one at the rear to steer it. The current carried them about a quarter of a mile downstream. Oxen then towed the boat upstream and it recrossed for another load until all had landed on the western bank.
Their company consisted of fifty wagons and five extra teams, and was organized after Brigham Young's original plan with a captain over each ten, and another captain over each fifty. David M. Cowley filled the former job in their company.
Under this organization they made the westward start, and continued on to the Elk Horn River in Nebraska. Here they chanced upon an old flat bottom boat of about four or five ton capacity, and concluded that it had been the property of fur traders who had lost or left it there.
The second night camp was on the Platte River where cholera broke out and two of their company succumbed to this dreaded disease. Cholera continued to make inroads into the camp as far up the river as Loup Fork, taking a total of ten more lives. At Loup's Fork someone threw out a buffalo robe that caused fifty wagons to be stampeded. This caused one woman to be thrown out and killed, and others to be badly shaken.
From there to Grand Island they trailed without anything out of the ordinary happening. The first buffalo were sighted two days later. There were six or eight in the herd. Billa Dickson, along with others, tried to get one for meat and succeeded in wounding a bull. The children's dog took up the chase of the injured buffalo trailing him until he melted himself. The children mourned more over the loss of their noble dog then the men did over the buffalo making his escape.
Two days later more buffalo were sighted. William Lindsey killed one and distributed the meat among members of the company. Buffalo became a daily sight and they shot one every time they needed meat. There were thousands of them and often the wagons stopped to let a vast herd pass by.
They saw many buffalo bones that were bleached white and it was not uncommon to find some little message written by an advance company. They would, in turn, leave messages for the companies still to come.
While traveling up the north side of the Platte they saw thousands of buffalo on both sides of the river. Since the supply of buffalo meat was exhausted it was necessary for Billa, Ephriam Lindsey and George Ricks to cross the river to get meat. While they were across the river, night overtook them and they dared not return to camp. When they did not return when they were expected, the rest of the company was greatly alarmed.
The next morning a search party was organized, but before they were ready to start in came the three heavily loaded men with choice strips of meat across their shoulders. This caused much joy to the tired, and worried company.
Further up the river small bluffs were seen. Cedar was sighted on the other side of the river. The cedar was a welcome sight since many of the wagon tires were getting loose and needed resetting. Accordingly, camp was made by a small bluff and the men with their shovels soon had crossed the river for the cedars. Upon their return a pit was dug and by setting the wood on end in the form of an Indian wigwam, covering it with grass and dirt, and burning it, charcoal was obtained. The next morning the tires were cut and by use of the charcoal fire they were welded and set.
After traveling several days they passed Ash Hollow and Chimney Rock. Twelve miles later they came to Scott's Bluff, and sixty-four miles from there arrived at Fort Laramie. There they crossed the Platte River to the south side. At Deer Creek a halt was called for the day.
Billa went hunting with his son. They located a herd of about fifty buffalo. Two members of a Welsh company were after the same buffalo, but on the opposite side and out of sight. The Welshmen shot! The buffalo ran up a small hill, charging toward Billa and his son! When they were within fifty yards, Billa shot and dropped one. The other buffalo came on in a mad rush, not seeing them until they were almost upon them. The herd parted just enough to keep from killing the two men. One animal ran between them, though there was only a yard or so separating them. They went down to where the buffalo lay and found that it was not dead. Billa had to finish him with a butcher knife. At this time the two Welshmen came up. Billa cut out all the meat that he could carry, and gave the rest to them. This was the first buffalo meat that the Welsh company had on their trip. Billa and his son arrived back at camp after dark.
After traveling a few more days they again stopped for repairs. After setting wagon tires, shoeing oxen, etc., they then continued on up the Platte until the last crossing. This brought them back to the north side of the river. A few days further travel brought them to the Sweetwater River.
Here a man overtook their ten who belonged to a ten in the rear. He told then that he had broken a wagon tire. Billa, being a blacksmith, was sent back to make the repair. He took a piece of wagon tire, a drill, and with four rivets made the mend. He then made a fire and set the tire, which held until their arrival in the valley.
The next landmark they passed was Independence Rock. Upon arriving at Devil's Gate the tar supply ran short. They obtained a supply in the following way; in a large kettle were driven strips of split pitch pine as tight as possible, the kettle was then turned bottom side up on a large flat rock, and a fire was made over it. Thus a sufficient quantity of tar was obtained to grease the, wooden axles and linch pins till the end of the journey.
The next camp was made at the three crossings of the Sweetwater. These crossings are less than a half mile apart. Here Billa, with the others, killed the last buffalo to be seen on the trip. However, some antelope were killed and Billa Dickson had the distinction of killing the only deer on the trip.
The next place was Ice Springs where there were several bogs. There is said to be ice year around if it is dug for. From Ice Springs they passed over Rocky Ridge, forded several small streams and made the last crossing of the Sweetwater. Going over South Pass they camped on Pacific Creek, the first stream to empty into the Pacific. On they went to a place called Dry Sandy, then to Little Sandy. In this vicinity they came to two roads, one led to Oregon and the other to California. The latter was known as the Sublette Cut-off. They followed it until they came to the Big Sandy which followed to the Green River. After crossing Green River they continued on to Black Fork. A few days travel up this stream brought them to Fort Bridger. They traveled from Fort Bridger to the Muddy, then over Pioneer Ridge to Wold's Creek, on to Bear River and Yellow Creek.
A young man named Sherman was buried there. He was the last to die on the long and wearisome march. They then came down a fork of Echo Canyon. This was a region filled with brush, beaver dams, and mud holes that afforded them much difficulty in driving their sheep. Continuing up East Canyon they passed up a small hollow to the right, over Big Mountain, and later the same afternoon over Little Mountain into Emigration Canyon, then finally into the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived there October 3, 1852.
The first glimpse of the Valley with its few scattered houses led most to exclaim, "Do I have to live here the rest of my days?" Whatever doubts Billa Dickson might have had at that first view, he did just that.
The family went up to Centerville and visited with their mother's Uncle Stoddard for two or three weeks, and then moved to American Fork. That fall they built two houses and a blacksmith shop with logs that were brought from Alpine Canyon by their father and John Meyers. During the winter they made their living from blacksmithing.
The following spring in 1853 they broke some land and raised their first crop. Bill and Mary Ann's last child, John, was born that fall, at American Fork.
In the spring of 1854 their father, John Meyers and Alva Nickles made some chaff pitters. Alva Nickles did the wood work, Meyers the iron work, and Bilia made the cogs. That fall they moved up to Davis County and with their machine threshed nearly all winter. At times they shoveled snow from the stacks. This was one of the first threshing machines in Utah.
In the spring of 1855 they rented a farm from Henry Dalton in Centerville, but a scourge of grasshoppers ate nearly all the crops. In 1856 they moved to Kaysville. They raised a good crop on some land that they rented there. This was the hard year for the people in Utah. They nearly starved before the harvest came.
In the spring of 1857 one of Billa Dickson's sons was called to build a station for the B. Y. Express Co., thirty-three miles west of Fort Laramie. On the 24th of July, 1857, word was received that Johnston's Army was coming to Utah. This news interfered with the plans of B. Y. Express Co. and consequently everyone tending the various stations was recalled.
Gov. Young sent the militia to go to meet the army and find out what they were coming for. Billa's son was at Fort Bridger when Lot Smith picked a company, under direction of General Wells, to go to meet Johnston's Army. This son was one of that company.
In 1859 Billa Dickson bought a small farm in what now is Layton. In the spring of 1863, Billa and his son bought a farm in Richville, Morgan County, Utah. Billa Dickson helped to build the first school house in Richville. It was made of logs. He was County Attorney in Davis County for some time.
Taken from the Journals of: Asa L. Dickson Albert Douglas Dickson

Went to the the same church as Henry Stevens-or at least married by the same Reverend: Rev. Wyatt E. Chamberlain, Methodist Episcopal church 
DICKSON, Billa (I153)
25 Birth may also be 1798 Johnstown, Canada STODDARD, Nathaniel (I2152)
26 Birth may have been in Salina, Sevier County, Utah. RASMUSSEN, LaRayne (I2695)
27 BIRTH: Town of Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Volume 1 (1650-1684), page 34, John Curtiss ye son of Israell Curtiss was born ye first week in October: one thousand six hundred seventy 1670: Sources: Randall & Allied Families by F.A. Randall, 1943, page 405, 407. Gen of Conn. page 1176. Comp of genealogy Vol 7, page 823. History of Ancient Woodbury. Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1st Congregational Church Records Volume 1 (1670-1829), page 25 1699 May 26 John Curtiss and Johanna, his wife were admitted to full communion DEATH: Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut (1683-1867), page 289 Ensign John Curtiss departed this life April 14th 1754

PROBATE: Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Volume 3 (1749-1759), page 181, Att a court of probate held in Woodbury May 5th 1754--We Nathan Curtiss of Woodbury appeared on court and exhibited the last will or testament of his father Ensign John Curtiss late of Woodbury in order to its apprebation and allowance, which being considered and no objection amde against it, and the witnesses being full and agreeing--Said testament is now approved and allowed and accepted to be recorded, and is as followeth and wheras in said testament or th codicil the abovesaid Nathan Curtiss is nominated executor thereof. Thereof said Nathan Curtiss on the date above declared his acceptance of said care and himself bound in recognizance of 50 pounds lawful money that he will be faithful unto the abovesaid trust reported to him Attest Anthony Stoddard, Clerk
WILL: Town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, Volume 3 (1749-1759), pae 181, In the Name of God Amen. The last will and testament of me John Curtiss of Woodbury in the County of Litchfield and Colony of Connecticut in New England, I being advanced in years, but att present in health and of sound mind, thanks be it to God therefore, calling to mind my mortality, knowing it is appointed for man once to die, do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament and first of all commit my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and body to a christian and decent burial in hopes of a glorious resurrection at the last days and as to such worldly goods and lands as God hath graciously given me, I having chiefly disposed thereof unto my several sons and daughters and to my grandchildren as by the particular deeds of gifts and bequeathments will plainly show and therefore my will is, that my several daughters hereafter mentioned, viz Ellizabeth, Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Joanna, Olive and Eunice shall be content with what each of them have already received to be in full of their portion, and do therefore ordain that neighter they nor their heirs shall have or lay any claim to any estate after my deceased. Secondly, my will is that that the children of my son John Curtiss, deceased having already received by deed of gift and particular bequeathments whatever I design for to give them my will that they and each of them shall forever hereafter remain contented with what each of them have already received--and never have any portion out of my estate after my death. Thirdly, as I am so far advanced in years that I am past all labour and haveing my whole dependence for the support of my life, upon my children, I do therefore ordain and appoint that my three surviving sons, viz Nathan, Peter, and David shall equally and conjunctly pay and defray the charge of providing neccesaries for the comfortable support of my life, while God is pleased to continue me in being and having reserved yet in my hands sundry pieces of land, that are not yet disposed of by any deed of gift whatsoever I do therefore add to my son Nathan Curtiss over and above what he hath already received by deed of gift, that five acres of meadow lying in the old field so called, bounded South on the River Eastward on James Kason, Northward on highway or Timothy Hinman's land, and Westward on Capt Knowles' land to be to him, his heirs and assignes forever. Also I give and bequeath to my son Peter Curtiss over and above what he hath already received of deed of gift five acres of meadow from the South end of the Meadow called the Long Meadow, bounded eastward on the River, Southward on Eleazer Hinman's land, Northward and West on his own land, to be to him and his heirs forever; and lastly I do give and bequaeth unto my son David Curtiss all the land as yet undivided of lying at Walnut Tree Hill, bounded Northward on Deacon Hinman's land, Southwardly on Nathan Curtiss' land, West and East on Highway and also that piece of land where Holebrook's Mill now stands, if ever it shall return to me or any estate, to be to him his heirs and assignes forever; hereby renoucing all other wills and testaments by me made heretofore I satify and confirm this to be my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of February Anno Domino 1754 Signed, Sealed, in presence of us who as evidence signed the same in the presence of the testator and heard him pronounce the same to be his last will and testament. Benjamin Stiles John Curtiss Seal Daniel Sherman Joseph Perry This Codicil made and added to the above written will foreasmuch as I have neglected to appoint some meet person to execute my last will and testament above written, I do therefore order my son Nathan Curtiss to be the sole executor of my above written will as witnesseth my hand and seal on the day of the date above written John Curtiss Seal The codicil added to the above written will signed in presence of us, Benjamin Stiles Joseph Perry 
CURTISS, Ensign John (63) (I1630)
28 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2511)
29 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2507)
30 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2070)
31 Changed birth year from 1786 to 1792-per info in Philo Hodge book and transcribed notes from Stoddard Family Bible STODDARD, JUDSON (I205)
32 Changed date of birth from 1763 to 2 Mar 1756. Keeping old info in case needs to be changed back ever. The source is more reliable for the mar 1756 date, though. ALso added last name and parent info from this source. COOLEY, MARY (I194)
33 Changed date of sealing to parents to that listed on Genealogical Family Group Record GS film # 1239618 Entry 35779
Was originally listed as 30 Nov 1965 in Oakland, California (the same date as she and Wells were married)

John Sheldon Shipley Dickson 1870
Jennie Myrtle Creager
Family Group Record

Creager-Welsh Families
Genealogical Association
%Deon Creager Smith
6154 South 2900 East
Ogden, Ut 84403 (801) 479-4244

Birth, baptism & marriage certificates in poss of Edith D. Fuller
Birth & marriage certificates in poss of Alice D. Galley
Birth & marriage certificates in poss of Leola D. Jacobson
Birth & marriage certificates in poss of Lee Grant Dickson
Birth & marriage certificates in poss of Lucy D. Eller
GS Film # 1239618 Entry #35779 (Endowments and Sealings) 
DICKSON, Leola (I41)
34 Changed death date from Jan 1822 to 11 July 1818- as the updated date is from a more reliable source. KLH HENDERSON, DAVID (I193)
35 Changed fathers name from Henry Creager to William Krieger(Creager) because I could never find anything on Henry Creager but did find a nice website that had William Henry Creager as William Creager's son and seemed a well documented site. Still should check to see if we can verify this. KLH 
36 Changed from birth in 1727 in Cambridge NY to current info-Keeping the original info I had in case I have to change it back ever. KLH

37 Changed name according to info given by Paul Jacobson. Name here previously was Osaa Iverson IVERSEN, Aasa (I64)
38 CHILD # 3, 4, & 5 SEEM TO BE THE SAME ONE STEVENS, Daughter (I111)
40 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1621)
41 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1623)
42 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I46)
43 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I220)
44 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1625)
45 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1626)
46 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1624)
47 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1627)
48 Date of marriage is chosen for after death of first wife-Kerri Harris Family F882
49 Death date same as brother Matthew Curtis. Did Matthew Curtis #141 die as an infant and the death date listed for both of them is really for this Matthew Curtis #143? It was not uncommon to name a later child the same name as a child that had previously died.-Kerri Harris CURTIS, Matthew (143) (I1933)
50 Deleted unknown marriages from paf record-he was only married once 4/6/2004 JACOBSON, DAVID WELLS (I38)

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