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John Wilson

John Wilson was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and became a Sergeant in Captain Andrew Bradt’s Company of Butler’s Rangers. He and his wife, Maria Bradt, and their children settled in Thorold where they raised their family and became founding members of the Anglican Church in St.Catharines. Before settling he had many adventures including …

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Peter Bowman

The earliest known written record of any settler venturing as far as Ancaster to squat on land here can be found in a land petition dated 1793 in which 22 men, often called James Wilson & Associates, stated “that having made the settlements on which they live adjoining the west line of Township No. 8 …

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John Wilson

John Wilson was born in 1741 in Renssalear County, New York to Hugh Wilson and Anna Townsley. He married Maryjte Bradt, who was a cousin to Catherine Bradt, wife of Colonel John Butler. John Wilson served in the Butler’s Rangers as Sergeant in Captain Andrew Bradt’s Company. As Sergeant, he was involved in one of …

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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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Harmanus House and John Depew

Harmanus HOUSE, a Butler’s Ranger and Gloria’s ancestor, settled in Clinton Township on land that became known as Cave Springs Farm, and later is recorded as holding the office of pound keeper. One of his daughters, Anna Margaret married Joseph Smith. I have traced most of their 12 children and published the records in my …

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