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Ebenezer Jones

Ebenezer Jones was a tenant farmer residing in New York near the Westchester/Dutchess County Line. He joined the King’s Orange Rangers in 1777 and was a recruiter for them. He and his family settled in Saltfleet. Several of his sons were active in the military and his son Augustus was a well-known surveyor.

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Ebenezer Jones

Ebenezer Jones was a tenant farmer residing in New York residing near the Westchester/Dutchess County Line. He joined the King’s Orange Rangers in 1777 and was a recruiter for them. He and his family settled in Saltfleet. Several of his sons were active in the military. His son Augustus was a well-known surveyor.

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Anthony Westbrook

The original Anthony Westbrook was born Anthony Jansen in 1640 in the small village of Westbroeck, Utrecht in the Netherlands. He appeared in New Amsterdam in 1658, and owned a tavern on Long Island. Upon the English assuming control of the colony, he was required to distinguish himself from the many Anthony Jansens residing in …

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Augustus Jones

Augustus Jones surveyed the very land upon which I am writing this. Now known as Central Elgin, it was for 200 years called Yarmouth Township. Jones surveyed the southerly portion in 1799. The Baby (pronounced ‘Bawby’) family of the Detroit-Windsor area controlled/owned all of these lands, but never lived in this area. It was not …

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