Journal Report

Family History of Elsie Oleaf Dorn



Generation One




Elsie Dorn, ca. 1910


Elsie Dorn and class, Wisconsin, ca. 1910

1. ELSIE OLEAF1 DORN (William, #2)1 was born on 25 Mar 1889 at Bennett Siding, WI.2 She married Frank Romuald Wilma, son of Ignatz Wilma and Anna Agatha Potratz, on 10 Aug 1915 at Malta, Montana.3 She died on 6 Aug 1976 at Longview, WA, at age 87.4 She was buried in Longview Memorial Park.5

Elsie grew up in mill towns in northwest Wisconsin with six brothers.3 In the 1890s, she and the rest of her family fled a disastrous forest fire by jumping into a nearby lake.3 She was listed in the household of William Dorn in the 1900 Census at Lake Nebagamon, Douglas Co., WI.6 She was employed at Bruce, WI, as an elementary school teacher in 1910.3 In 1912 she moved to Montana with her parents where they built a farm. She homesteaded land and taught school. After marriage, she and her husband farmed near Wagner, Montana for five years.3 During World War II, Elsie resumed her teaching career to help with the labor shortage and she continued after the war until she retired.3


Generation Two




William Dorn, ca. 1940

2. WILLIAM2 DORN (John, #4)7 was born on 1 Jan 1858 at Bronson Twp, Michigan.8
William Dorn married Susan Eugenia Peterson (see #3), daughter of James Alexander Peterson and Oleaf Saxton, on 25 Jul 1888 at Hope, ND.9 He died on 9 Sep 1961 at Malta, Montana, at age 103.10 He was buried in Malta Cemetery.10

He was raised on a farm in southern Michigan and as a child he watched the Lincoln Funeral Train pass through his hometown.11 He was a member of the Opera House Band, Bronson, Michigan, on 25 Nov 1882 and he was called "Picolo Bill".12 He was mentioned in the probate of the estate of John Dorn on 10 Jun 1886 at Bronson, Michigan.13 He went West in 1887 to work as a grade finisher on the Great Northern Railway "high line" to Billings, MT. He once said, "Jim Hill [president of the Great Northern] was right on the job a lot of the time. He had a 'democrat' and a lively team and would travel along the construction line, turning up every tew days. He was often accompanied by a Catholic bishop named Ireland. He was a jolly man. He had gray hair and whiskers even then. He'd come up on the dump where I was working and visit a while. I got to know him pretty well".11 Will adopted his wife's three sons and they moved to northwest Wisconsin where he worked in lumber mills and they had four more children.14 He and Susan Eugenia Peterson were listed in the 1900 Census at Lake Nebagamon, Douglas Co., WI.6 In 1912, at the age of 53, Will migrated to Phillips County, Montana where he homesteaded a farm. He raised wheat there until his retirement at age 85.

Children of William2 Dorn and Susan Eugenia Peterson (see #3) were as follows:


Susan Eugenia Peterson Dorn, Duluth, Minnesota, 1889


Susan Eugenia Peterson Dorn, ca. 1940

3. SUSAN EUGENIA2 PETERSON (James, #6)26 was born on 26 Jul 1858 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.9 She married (--?--) Sawyer in 1887 at Michigan and Eugenia adopted Sawyer's three little boys.3 She married William Dorn (see #2), son of John Dorn and Bridget Hanley, on 25 Jul 1888 at Hope, ND.9 She died on 30 Jun 1947 at Malta, Montana, at age 88.27 She was buried in Malta Cemetery.28

She was usually known as Eugenia.3 She was listed in the household of James Alexander Peterson in the 1871 Census at Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada.29 She immigrated with James Alexander Peterson and Oleaf Saxton to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1874.30 She immigrated to Port Huron, MI, in 1874 with her parents.31 In the 1890s, she and the rest of her family fled a disastrous forest fire by jumping into a nearby lake.3 She and William Dorn were listed in the 1900 Census at Lake Nebagamon, Douglas Co., WI.6 In 1914, she and her husband moved to Montana where they farmed for the next thirty years.3


Generation Three




Famine in Ireland, 1845

4. JOHN3 DORN ((?), #8) was born circa 1820 at Tipperary, Ireland.32 He married Bridget Hanley (see #5), daughter of James Hanley and Bridget Cathcart, in 1844 at Ireland.33 He died on 1 Dec 1864 at Bronson, Michigan.34 His estate was probated on 10 Jun 1886 at Bronson, Michigan.13

He and Bridget Hanley immigrated to New York on 4 Jul 1844 aboard the vessel Hogarth from County Kilkenney, Ireland, at the time of the Potato Famine with their son James. They went first to New York City, then to Cleveland, Ohio. They bought a farm near Bronson, MI in 1854.35 In 1845 in Ireland John Dorn the Potato Famine. He moved after 1850 to Bronson Twp., Branch Co., Michigan.36 He was a farmer in Jun 1860.37 He made a will on 28 Oct 1863 at Bronson, Michigan, After all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate real and personal I give bequeath and dispose of as follows (to wit) to my beloved wife Briget Dorn the land and appurtenances situated thereon hereafter described as the East half of the West quarter of Section Number Nine in township Number Seven South of Range Number eight west now possessed by me during the term of her natural life, and after her death to be divided equally among my children whenever the youngest one Martin Dorn shall become of age and not sooner unless the said Martin Dorn shall die before coming of age. Likewise I make constitute and appoint my brother Michael Dorn and Mikel Carol to be executors of this my last will and testiment herby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness Hereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my Seal the 28th Day of October A.D. 1863 Witness O.L. Cowles SS his John X Dorn mark. .13Research note: Family tradition says that he went to California, but died of the fever in Panama. The probate of his will says he died in Michigan.

Children of John3 Dorn and Bridget Hanley (see #5) were as follows:

5. BRIDGET3 HANLEY (James, #9)59 was born on 2 Feb 1822 at Kilkenney, Ireland.60 She married John Dorn (see #4), son of (--?--) Dorn, in 1844 at Ireland.33 She died on 9 Apr 1896 at Bronson Twp, Michigan, at age 74.53 She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bronson, Michigan.54
She was also known as Bridget Hanly Cathcart.61 She and John Dorn immigrated to New York on 4 Jul 1844 aboard the vessel Hogarth from County Kilkenney, Ireland, at the time of the Potato Famine with their son James. They went first to New York City, then to Cleveland, Ohio. They bought a farm near Bronson, MI in 1854.35 In 1845 in Ireland Bridget Hanley the Potato Famine. The family moved to Bronson Twp., Branch Co., Michigan, after 1850.36 After her husband's death, she ran their 80 acre farm on Swan Creek, 2 miles west of Bronson.62 She was employed at Bronson Twp, Michigan, as a housekeeper between 1870 and 1871.63 She was mentioned in the local paper when she "received $97 back pay for her son's services that was killed in the Custer massacre." Beginning in 1888, she received $12 a month from the Army for the rest of her life on 22 Nov 1878.64 She was listed in the 1880 Census at Bronson Twp, Branch Co., Michigan. She was mentioned in the probate of the estate of John Dorn on 10 Jun 1886 at Bronson, Michigan.13 Her obituary reads: Death of a Pioneer Mrs. John Dorn died at the home of her son, John, west of town, April 9, 1896. Bridget Hanley was born in Kilkenny county, Ireland, Feb 2, 1822, and left her native land for America when whe was 24 years of age; she stopped in New York city a short time and then went to Cleveland, Ohio, where whe stayed one year, and then came to Bronson, where, up to the time of her death she resided, about 49 years, and was one of the oldest settlers in Bronson township. John Dorn, her husband, died some 33 years ago, and three sons are left to mourn her loss - William, who lives in N. Dakota, Mike and John of Bronson. the funeral was held Saturday at St. Mary's church, conducted by Ref. Fr. Schaeper, and was largely attended.65


6. JAMES ALEXANDER3 PETERSON (William, #11)66 was born on 6 Sep 1826 at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.67 He married Oleaf Saxton (see #7), daughter of Lt. Col. Alexander Saxton and Elizabeth Saunders, circa 1845 at Ontario, Canada.68 He died on 17 Nov 1885 at Port Huron, Michigan, at age 59 from complications of hernia surgery.69 He was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Port Huron, Michigan.67
He and Oleaf Saxton were listed in the 1851 Census at Niagra Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada, Occupation farmer.70 He was a farmer and inherited land from his father in 1861 at Wainfleet, Ontario.71 He was mentioned in the probate of the estate of William R. Peterson on 5 Apr 1861 at Lincoln County, Ontario.72 He and Oleaf Saxton were listed in the 1871 Census at Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada, (Religion: W. Meth., Origin: German, Occupation: Farmer).29 He and Oleaf Saxton immigrated to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1874 from Canada following stories of opportunity brought back by their son who worked on Lake Erie steamers.30 He was a laborer in 1885.73

Children of James Alexander3 Peterson and Oleaf Saxton (see #7) were as follows:

7. OLEAF3 SAXTON (Alexander, #13)82 was born on 1 Nov 1826 at Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada.83 She married James Alexander Peterson (see #6), son of William R. Peterson and Elizabeth Lownsberry, circa 1845 at Ontario, Canada.68 She died in Apr 1903 at Hawthorne, WI, at age 76 at the home of her son Roland.84 She was buried in Hawthorne, WI.77
Her nick name was Leafy. She and James Alexander Peterson were listed in the 1851 Census at Niagra Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada, Occupation farmer.70 She and James Alexander Peterson were listed in the 1871 Census at Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada, (Religion: W. Meth., Origin: German, Occupation: Farmer).29 She sold the farm inherited from her father to her brother Charles Batot Saxton in 1873.29 She and James Alexander Peterson immigrated to Port Huron, Michigan, in 1874 from Canada following stories of opportunity brought back by their son who worked on Lake Erie steamers.30 Oleaf had a sister Margaret who left her a house (or property) in her will. Every year in December, "just before Christmas," she received money, probably rent, from it. Mary Peterson Walker to Jane Fleury.77


Generation Four



8. (--?--)4 DORN was born circa 1800 at Ireland. He died at Ireland.
Research note: The name of John Dorn's father is unknown and his date and place of birth are conjecture. Three of his sons immigrated to America in the 1840s.13

Children of (--?--)4 Dorn include:

9. JAMES4 HANLEY89 was born circa 1800 at Ireland. He married Bridget Cathcart (see #10) before 1822 at Ireland.89 He died at Ireland.

Children of James4 Hanley and Bridget Cathcart (see #10) were:

10. BRIDGET4 CATHCART90 was born circa 1800 at Ireland. She married James Hanley (see #9) before 1822 at Ireland.89 She died at Ireland.



Battle of Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, 1814

11. WILLIAM R.4 PETERSON91 was born in 1781 at United States.92 He married Elizabeth Lownsberry (see #12), daughter of William Lownsberry and Sarah (--?--), on 2 Dec 1805 at Queenston, Ontario.93 He died on 7 Mar 1861 at Niagara Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada.94 His estate was probated on 5 Apr 1861 at Lincoln County, Ontario.72

He immigrated to Canada circa 1800 at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, according to family tradition. He and a friend walked to the Niagara Falls area where local Indians gave them shelter.95 Peterson was of German extraction and may have been part of a migration of to Canada of Pennsylvania and New York Germans (research on this matter is continuing). He prospered in Canada and, by the 1850s, he had acquired an estate with several pieces of property in the Niagara Falls area.71 William Peterson Lounsberry was named after William R. Peterson.96 He was listed in the 1851 Census at Niagara Twp., Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada.70 He made a will on 7 Nov 1859 with an estate of $7,000.97 He was listed in the 1861 Census at Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada.98

Children of William R.4 Peterson and Elizabeth Lownsberry (see #12) were as follows:

12. ELIZABETH4 LOWNSBERRY (William, #15)113 was born in Oct 1786 at Bay of Quinte, Ontario.114 She was baptized in 1818 at Stamford, Ontario.115 She married William R. Peterson (see #11) on 2 Dec 1805 at Queenston, Ontario.93 She died on 30 Oct 1833 at Stamford, Ontario, and is listed on her tombstone as her husband's "consort".114


13. LT. COL. ALEXANDER4 SAXTON (John, #17)116 was born on 16 May 1800 at St. Mary's Bay, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, He was raised in a community of Loyalist refugees in Nova Scotia. At the age of 10, he migrated with his parents to Ontario in 1810.117 He married Elizabeth Saunders (see #14) circa 1824 at Bayham Twp., Ontario, Canada.117 He married Harriet McConnell on 29 Jan 1846 at Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, 2nd.118 He died on 7 Aug 1872 at Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, at age 72.119 He was buried in Port Burwell Baptist Cemetery.120
He enlisted in the 2nd Regiment, Middlesex Militia, Bayham Twp., on 19 Jun 1826 and was commissioned Lieutenant. Ultimately, he became Colonel of the regiment.121 "Alexander was one of the early harbor masters at Pt. Burwell. A man noted for his courage and fortitute under suffering is well illustrated by the following incident. One day while assisting in driving some piling in the harbor the pile-driver was inadvertently allowed to drop on his arm badly crushing it. He was taken to a doctor but refused to be given an anesthetic, saying he wanted to be able to watch the doctor sew up the wound.".122 According to family tradition, he ran a hotel in Port Burwell.123 He was listed in the 1842 Census at Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, as a farmer.124 He was listed in the census as a Baptist.125 He appeared in the 1861 census at Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, with 341 acres in concession 1 and 2.125 He was listed in the 1871 Census at Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada.126 He made a will on 7 Aug 1872 at Wainfleet Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada.127

Children of Lt. Col. Alexander4 Saxton and Elizabeth Saunders (see #14) were as follows:

14. ELIZABETH4 SAUNDERS118 was born in 1806 at Nova Scotia, Canada.137 She married Lt. Col. Alexander Saxton (see #13), son of Rev. John Saxton and Margaret Haines, circa 1824 at Bayham Twp., Ontario, Canada.117 She died on 12 Feb 1845 at Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada.138
Research note: Elizabeth's origins are unknown, but she is probably a descendant of Loyalists from Massachusetts who settled in Nova Scotia (research into this is continuing).


Generation Five



15. WILLIAM5 LOWNSBERRY139 was born on 29 May 1749.140 He married Sarah (--?--) (see #16) circa 1776 New York? Massachusetts?.141 He died after 1840 at Fenner, Madison Co., NY.141 He was buried in Tommy Dwyer Farm, Madison Co., NY.142
He enlisted in 1777 the Massachusetts Militia.142 He was granted 200 acres of land at Lot 32, 4th Concession after swearing that he was a Loyalist at Sydney, Mecklenburgh District, Ontario, Canada, on 17 Feb 1790.143 Was a resident of Niagra and was awarded 200 acres of land.144 He witnessed the marriage of Elizabeth Lownsberry and William R. Peterson on 2 Dec 1805 at Queenston, Ontario.93 William Lownsberry and Sarah (--?--) sold property to Jacob Meyers at Sydney, Ontario, Canada, on 15 Mar 1816.145 According to an affidavit in 1816 signed by four men, he remained loyal to the Crown through the War of 1812.146 He and Sarah (--?--) resided in 1820 at Fenner, Madison Co., NY.147 He was the applicant for a pension in 1834 for Revolutionary War Service in the 2nd Connecticut Light Dragoons under Col. Sheldon. The application was denied in because there was no record of service.148

Children of William5 Lownsberry and Sarah (--?--) (see #16) were as follows:

16. SARAH5 (--?--)141 was born in 1756.156 She married William Lownsberry (see #15) circa 1776 New York? Massachusetts?.141 She died between 1850 and 1855 at Madison Co., NY.141
Her nick name was Sally.141 William Lownsberry and Sarah (--?--) sold property to Jacob Meyers at Sydney, Ontario, Canada, on 15 Mar 1816.145 She and William Lownsberry resided in 1820 at Fenner, Madison Co., NY.147



John and Margaret Saxton, Elgin County, Ontario, 1845

17. REV. JOHN5 SAXTON (William, #19)157 was born on 4 Jul 1758 near Montauk Point, Long Island, NY.158 He married Margaret Haines (see #18), daughter of Alexander Haines and Clarine C. Purdy, in 1786 at Weymouth, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.159 He died on 6 Jun 1847 at Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, at age 88.160 He died on 11 Jun 1847 at Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 88.161 He was buried in Port Burwell Baptist Cemetery.160

He was also known as John Saxon.162 When the American Revolution began, John remained loyal to the Crown. His father farmed land in Scarsdale Manor which was leased from the DeLancey family.163 In September 1776 he fled the Rebels to Marineck, NY where he warned Col. Rogers (Rogers' Rangers of the French and Indian War) of an impending raid. He was credited with saving that unit from capture.164 On 22 March 1777, as a member of the Westchester Volunteers, he participated in a British raid behind Rebel lines to capture Judge Thomas and William Miller, prominent Rebel leaders. In July 1778 he was taken prisoner by the Rebels who required him to pay the expenses of his confinement. After a year he escaped and reached British lines 110 miles away. He was wounded several times while serving with the Westchester Refugees under Lt. Col. Isaac Hatfield. During the war, Westchester County was known as the Neutral Ground and was subject to frequent depredations by Rebel bands called 'Skinners' and Loyalist bands called 'Cowboys.165' The Westchester Refugees numbered about 400 men and they were not formally enlisted in the British Army. They supported themselves and the British Army by foraging, that is, they took food and supplies from the local populace. The Refugees have been accused of the worst depredations against civilians in Westchester County during the War.166 He was part of the Loyalist exodus from New York in 1783 and he settled on St. Mary's Bay, Digby Twp., Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. He was granted 100 acres of land by the Crown for his service.167 Alexander Haines sold property to Rev. John Saxton lot 83 on St. Mary's Bay, 112 acres at Annapolis (later Digby) County, NS, Canada, on 27 Nov 1787. He was granted 300 acres of land at Digby Twp, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia, in 1801.168 He and Margaret Haines were members of the First Baptist Church of Christ, Digby Twp, on 9 Jun 1810 where he was a minister.169 He and Margaret Haines moved circa Jul 1810 to Malahide (later Bayham Twp.), Elgin Co., Ontario. The captain of their ship was John Edison who was the grandfather of inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The Edisons and the Saxtons were related by marriage.170 He witnessed the will of Alexander Haines on 7 Jun 1811 at Digby Township, Nova Scotia, Canada, John Saxton named executor.171 He acquired at Lot 30, Conn. 1, Malahide (Bayham) Twp., Elgin Co., in 1821.172 He made a will on 10 Jun 1821 at Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada, which gave land to his sons and town lots to his daughter Jane.169 A photograph of John and his wife exists which makes it one of the few photographic records of a veteran of the American Revolution.173

Children of Rev. John5 Saxton and Margaret Haines (see #18) were as follows:



18. MARGARET5 HAINES (Alexander, #21)180 was born on 4 Nov 1768 at Westchester Co., NY.181 She married Rev. John Saxton (see #17), son of William Saxton and Jane Jones, in 1786 at Weymouth, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.159 She died on 4 Jun 1855 at Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 86.182 She was buried in Port Burwell Baptist Cemetery.183

She and Rev. John Saxton were members of the First Baptist Church of Christ, Digby Twp, on 9 Jun 1810 where he was a minister.169 She and Rev. John Saxton moved circa Jul 1810 to Malahide (later Bayham Twp.), Elgin Co., Ontario. The captain of their ship was John Edison who was the grandfather of inventor Thomas Alva Edison. The Edisons and the Saxtons were related by marriage.170


Generation Six




Loyalists arrive in Nova Scotia, 1783

19. WILLIAM6 SAXTON (George, #23)184 was born circa 1730 at White Plains, Westchester Co., NY.185 He married Jane Jones (see #20) circa 1755 at Westchester Co., NY.185 He died on 26 Nov 1791 at White Bay, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.186

Before the American Revolution, most of this county, north of New York City, was owned by a few families in English style manors. Rents were low and leases were long. The farmers were quite satisfied with the political system and were unwilling to declare independence from England. He was He leased 313 acres from John DeLancey with a house and barn "for three lives, his was the third life" and was also a miller in 1775 at White Plains, NY.187 William was loyal to the King and he signed the Freeholders' Protest against the Declaration of Independence. When Loyalists were being arrested by the Rebels in February 1777, he fled to the safety of British lines. Later he was imprisoned by the Rebels and kept at his own expense. His property lay generally behind the American lines, but both American and British forces robbed him.188 On 13 Apr 1775 in Westchester Co., NY, William Saxton Freeholders protest of the New York legislature's support of the Revolution when they pledged loyalty to the King.189 He joined the British Army in 1777 and was a prisoner of the Rebels for six months, confined at his own expense.190 He and Jane Jones migrated to Nova Scotia in Sep 1783 from New York with the Loyalist Refugees by order of Sir Guy Carleton.191 He filed a claim with the Crown for loss of his home and 313 acres in Westchester Co., NY on 31 Jan 1784 at Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada.192 He acquired at Digby Twp., Annapolis County, NS, on 16 Nov 1787.193 Today the land in New York is called Saxon Woods Park.

Children of William6 Saxton and Jane Jones (see #20) were as follows:

20. JANE6 JONES185 was born circa 1730 at NY.185 She married William Saxton (see #19), son of George Saxton and (--?--) Ogden, circa 1755 at Westchester Co., NY.185 She died at Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.197
She and William Saxton migrated to Nova Scotia in Sep 1783 from New York with the Loyalist Refugees by order of Sir Guy Carleton.191


21. ALEXANDER6 HAINES (Joseph Hains, #25)198 was born in 1733 at Westchester Co., NY.199 He married Clarine C. Purdy (see #22), daughter of Caleb Purdy and Hannah Brown, before 1765 at Westchester Co., NY.200 He died after 7 Jun 1811 at Weymouth, Digby Township, Nova Scotia, Canada.201
He was a farmer in Harrison's Purchase, Westchester County, NY. His property was confiscated by the State of New York because of his loyalty to the King.202 On 13 Apr 1775 in Westchester Co., NY, Alexander Haines Freeholders protest of the New York legislature's support of the Revolution when they pledged loyalty to the King.189 On 4 July 1781, Alexander was captured by a party of forty rebels under the command of Mr. Fitch. The rebels landed from boats and found him sleeping under a tree.203 "Grandfather Haines owned three hundred acres of land on Long Island. The property at the present time would be worth millions of dollars. He was a captain in the British army during the revolutionary war. Captured by the Americans, he was handcuffed and condemned to die, but owing to the smallness of his hands, he was able to throw off the handcuffs and escape to Boston. From there he made his way to Nova Scotia. His lands were confiscated, and his family followed him to Nova Scotia (Haggan Papers).".204 In jail as he could not pay his debts due to the fact that his property was confiscated in the U.S.205 He and Clarine C. Purdy immigrated to Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, in May 1784 from New York aboard sloop Shoulderham.206 Alexander Haines sold property to Rev. John Saxton lot 83 on St. Mary's Bay, 112 acres at Annapolis (later Digby) County, NS, Canada, on 27 Nov 1787. He made a will on 7 Jun 1811 at Digby Township, Nova Scotia, Canada, John Saxton named executor.171

Children of Alexander6 Haines and Clarine C. Purdy (see #22) were as follows:

22. CLARINE C.6 PURDY (Caleb, #26)215 was born on 7 Oct 1740 at Westchester Co., NY.216 She married Alexander Haines (see #21), son of Joseph Hains, before 1765 at Westchester Co., NY.200 She died after 1785 at Weymouth, Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada.217
She and Alexander Haines immigrated to Digby Co., Nova Scotia, Canada, in May 1784 from New York aboard sloop Shoulderham.206


Generation Seven



23. GEORGE7 SAXTON;185 "The Saxtons had also come from England. Their English estate had been taken from them by the government, but it was later decided that there had been a mistake, and so the government granted them a tract of land in the colonies." (Memories of Elsie Dorn Wilma) was born in 1700 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.185 He married (--?--) Ogden (see #24), daughter of David Ogden, circa 1730 at Westchester Co., NY.218
He was also known as George Sexton.219 He was a cordwainer in 1732 at Rye, NY.219 David Ogden sold property to George Saxton 34 acres in the 4th division for 42, 10 at Rye, NY, on 9 Jan 1732.220 He moved circa 1737 to Trenton, NJ.221

Children of George7 Saxton and (--?--) Ogden (see #24) were:

24. (--?--)7 OGDEN (David, #28)222 was born circa 1700 at Westchester Co., NY.218 She married George Saxton (see #23) circa 1730 at Westchester Co., NY.218


25. JOSEPH7 HAINS (Godfrey, #29)223 was born in 1710 at Westchester Co., NY. He died at Nova Scotia, Canada.224
He was a farmer in Harrison's Purchase, Westchester County, NY. His property was confiscated by the State of New York because of his loyalty to the King.202

Children of Joseph7 Hains include:

26. CALEB7 PURDY (Samuel, #31)227 was born on 25 Jan 1711 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.228 He married Hannah Brown (see #27), daughter of Samuel Brown and Hannah Rundle, on 11 Dec 1739 at Westchester Co., NY.229 He died on 7 Apr 1794 at age 83.230

Children of Caleb7 Purdy and Hannah Brown (see #27) all born at Westchester Co., NY, were as follows:

27. HANNAH7 BROWN (Samuel, #33)238 was born on 20 Mar 1721 at Greenwich, Connecticut.230 She married Caleb Purdy (see #26), son of Samuel Purdy and Penelope Strang, on 11 Dec 1739 at Westchester Co., NY.229 She died on 11 Jun 1805 at Rye(?), NY, at age 84.239


Generation Eight



28. DAVID8 OGDEN (John, #35)240 was born circa 1680 at Fairfield, Connecticut.241
David Ogden sold property to George Saxton 34 acres in the 4th division for 42, 10 at Rye, NY, on 9 Jan 1732.220

Children of David8 Ogden both born Westchester Co., NY include:

29. GODFREY8 HAINS243 was born in 1675 at Hamburg, Germany, (or possibly The Netherlands).244 He married Anne (--?--) (see #30) circa 1720 at Westchester Co., NY.245 He died on 22 Jul 1768 at Rye, NY.244 He was buried in Blind Brook Cemetery, Rye, NY.246
He was also known as Gottfried or Gotfret. A sailor, he was captured by Turks in the Mediterranean Sea and they took him as far as Jerusalem and then released him. He returned to Germany and went to sea again, this time as part of a fleet bound for South America. He was shipwrecked and rescued by a English warship. The English pressed him into the Royal Navy and then he learned he would be required to fight against his own country (England was almost constantly at war with Europe in those years). When the ship arrived at Kip's Bay, New York, he slipped into the water and swam ashore. He made contact with Mr. DeLancey (a prominent colonist) who found use for his knowledge of ship's rigging and ropemaking. Col. Caleb Heathcote backed his ropemaking business. He became very prosperous and settled in Mamoroneck in 1709.247 He was a ropemaker in 1710 at New York.224

Children of Godfrey8 Hains and Anne (--?--) (see #30) were as follows:

30. ANNE8 (--?--)243 was born in 1690 at England the daughter of an English noble.252 She married Godfrey Hains (see #29) circa 1720 at Westchester Co., NY.245 She died on 19 Feb 1758 at Westchester Co., NY.244 She was buried in Blind Brook Cemetery, Rye, NY.247
She immigrated to NY before 1700 with the Heathcote family.247


31. SAMUEL8 PURDY (Joseph, #37)253 was born on 1 May 1695 at Westchester Co., NY.230 He married Penelope Strang (see #32), daughter of Daniel Strang and Charlotte Le Maistre, on 19 Apr 1709 at Westchester Co., NY.254 He married Sarah Budd after 1726 at Westchester Co., NY.255 He died on 4 Mar 1753 at Rye, NY, at age 57.254
The Rev. James Wetmore described Samuel as an extremely kind and benevolent man; his home lot at Rye is now (1890) part of the Rectory grounds at Christ Church, Rye.256

Children of Samuel8 Purdy and Penelope Strang (see #32) were as follows:

32. PENELOPE8 STRANG (Daniel, #39)264 was born on 13 Jun 1688 at Boston (or possibly at sea), Massachusetts.265 She married Samuel Purdy (see #31), son of Judge Joseph Purdy and Elizabeth Ogden, on 19 Apr 1709 at Westchester Co., NY.254 She died on 6 Dec 1726 at Westchester Co., NY, at age 38.230


33. SAMUEL8 BROWN (Deliverance, #41)266 was born on 15 Apr 1689 at Rye, NY.267 He married Hannah Rundle (see #34) in 1720 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268 He died before 20 Apr 1738 at Rye, NY.269

Children of Samuel8 Brown and Hannah Rundle (see #34) were as follows:

34. HANNAH8 RUNDLE268 was born on 16 Jul 1690 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268 She married Samuel Brown (see #33), son of Deliverance Brown and Mary Purdy, in 1720 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268 She died before 17 Mar 1784 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268 Her will was proved on 17 Mar 1784 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268
She made a will on 21 Feb 1781 at Greenwich, Connecticut.268


Generation Nine



35. JOHN9 OGDEN271 was born on 3 Sep 1600 at Bradley Plain, Hampshire, England.272 He married Anne Richardson, daughter of Joseph Richardson, on 4 May 1627 at Bradley Plain, England.273 He married Judith Budd (see #36), daughter of John Budd and Katherine (--?--), on 19 Apr 1638 at Stamford(?), Connecticut.274 He died in 1682 at Rye, Connecticut.275 His estate was inventoried on 7 Aug 1682 at Fairfield, Connecticut.276
Research note: The research tracing the Ogden family to Bradley Plain, Hampshire appears to be a hoax perpetrated by a genealogist at the turn of the century. The source cites parish registers, but there is no record of a Bradley Plain. He was a miller and stonemason in 1640 at Fairfield, Connecticut.277 He was appointed deputy to the General Court at Rye, Connecticut, in 1674.278 Received 50 acres at the fishing rock to build a wharf for the use of the town.278

Children of John9 Ogden and Judith Budd (see #36) were as follows:

36. JUDITH9 BUDD (John, #43)281 was born circa 1620. She married John Ogden (see #35) on 19 Apr 1638 at Stamford(?), Connecticut.274
She was also known as Judette.282 Her nick name was Juddey.283


37. JUDGE JOSEPH9 PURDY (Francis, #45)284 was born after 1640.255 He married Elizabeth Ogden (see #38), daughter of John Ogden and Judith Budd.285 He died on 29 Oct 1709 at Rye, NY.230 His will was proved on 26 Oct 1710 at Westchester Co., NY.271
In about 1670, Joseph moved to Westchester County, which was then part of Connecticut. In 1699 that area became part of New York. He was appointed a judge and elected as a representative to the legislature.230 He was elected Representative and Justice of the Peace in 1702 at Rye, NY.286 He made a will on 25 Oct 1703 at Westchester Co., NY.271 He made a will on 5 Oct 1709 at Westchester Co., Connecticut.287

Children of Judge Joseph9 Purdy and Elizabeth Ogden (see #38) were as follows:

38. ELIZABETH9 OGDEN (John, #35)292 was born circa 1655.293 She married Judge Joseph Purdy (see #37), son of Francis Purdy (Sr.) and Mary Brundage.285 She died in 1742 at Westchester Co., NY.271


39. DANIEL9 STRANG (Henry, #49)294 was born circa 1655 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.295 He married Charlotte Le Maistre (see #40), daughter of Jean Le Maistre and Charlotte Mariette, in Aug 1680 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.296 He died circa Feb 1706/7 at Rye, Westchester Co., NY.297 He was buried in Grace Churchyard.296 His will was proved on 11 Feb 1706/7 at Rye, NY.296
The Strangs were wine merchants and Daniel was educated at the Protestant Academy in Geneva. They lived in Paris and in Loiret Province.298 Under the Edict of Nantes, France allowed religious toleration of Protestants. In 1685, Cardinal Richelieu and King Louis XIV revoked the Edict and Protestants were required to either convert to Catholicism or to leave the country without their property, or face death. When the treaty was revoked, he chose to flee to England, a Protestant nation. One story says he fled alone and arranged for his wife and children to follow. On 18 Oct 1685 in France Daniel Strang Edict of Nantes revoked by King Louis XIV forcing 500,000 Huguenots to flee France.297 He and Charlotte Le Maistre immigrated to Westchester Co., NY, in 1688 from England.297

Children of Daniel9 Strang and Charlotte Le Maistre (see #40) were as follows:

40. CHARLOTTE9 LE MAISTRE (Jean, #51)301 was born circa 1655 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.298 She married Daniel Strang (see #39), son of Henry Strang and Marie Babault, in Aug 1680 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.296 She died in 1723 at Westchester Co., NY.302
On 18 Oct 1685 in France Charlotte Le Maistre Edict of Nantes revoked by King Louis XIV forcing 500,000 Huguenots to flee France.297 She and Daniel Strang immigrated to Westchester Co., NY, in 1688 from England.297


41. DELIVERANCE9 BROWN (Peter, #53)303 was born circa 1656 at Westchester Co., Connecticut.304 He married Mary Purdy (see #42), daughter of Francis Purdy (Sr.) and Mary Brundage, before 1678 at Rye, Connecticut.305 He died between 1724 and 1727 at Westchester Co., NY.304
He resided in 1678 at Rye, Connecticut.304 He was elected Deputy for Rye to Connecticut Legislature in May 1697 at Rye, Connecticut.306 He was appointed Justice at Rye, Connecticut, in 1698.306

Children of Deliverance9 Brown and Mary Purdy (see #42) were as follows:

42. MARY9 PURDY (Francis, #45)308 was born circa 1656.304 She married Deliverance Brown (see #41), son of Peter Brown and Elizabeth (--?--), before 1678 at Rye, Connecticut.305


Generation Ten



43. JOHN10 BUDD309 was born circa 1600 at England.309 He married Katherine (--?--) (see #44) circa 1620 at England.283 He died in 1670 at Rye, Connecticut.309
He was one of the planters of New Haven and the original purchaser of Budd's Neck (now Rye), NY in 1639 at Connecticut.310 He resided circa 1650 at Southold, Connecticut, (returned to England for a visit).311 He was appointed deputy to the General Court at Southold, Connecticut, in 1653.309 He resigned in 1660 at Southold, Hampshire, from his position as lieutenant.311 He was elected Representative in 1664 at Greenwich, Connecticut.312 He made a will on 15 Oct 1669 at Rye, Connecticut.283

Children of John10 Budd and Katherine (--?--) (see #44) were as follows:

44. KATHERINE10 (--?--)283 was born circa 1600 at England.283 She married John Budd (see #43) circa 1620 at England.283 She died after 1670 at Rye.283


45. FRANCIS10 PURDY (SR.)236 was born circa 1610 at England.314 He married Mary Brundage (see #46), daughter of John Brundage and Rachel (--?--), on 5 Aug 1642 at Wethersfield.315 He died in 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut.316 His will was proved on 14 Oct 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut.317
He was also known as Francis Pardee.318 He immigrated to Boston in 1635 from England and settled in Fairfield, CT.314

Children of Francis10 Purdy (Sr.) and Mary Brundage (see #46) were as follows:

46. MARY10 BRUNDAGE (John, #57)324 was born circa 1616 at England.318 She married Francis Purdy (Sr.) (see #45) on 5 Aug 1642 at Wethersfield.315 She married John Hoyt circa 1659 at Fairfield, Connecticut, and removed to Rye with her children.317


47. JOHN10 OGDEN (see #35)


48. JUDITH10 BUDD (John, #43) (see #36)


49. HENRY10 STRANG298 was born circa 1620 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.298 He married Marie Babault (see #50) circa 1650 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.325
He was a wine merchant.326 On 18 Oct 1685 in France Henry Strang Edict of Nantes revoked by King Louis XIV forcing 500,000 Huguenots to flee France.297

Children of Henry10 Strang and Marie Babault (see #50) were:

50. MARIE10 BABAULT325 was born circa 1630 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.325 She married Henry Strang (see #49) circa 1650 at Gien, Loiret Province, France.325


51. JEAN10 LE MAISTRE (Samuel, #61)327 was born circa 1630 at France.297

Children of Jean10 Le Maistre and Charlotte Mariette (see #52) were:

52. CHARLOTTE10 MARIETTE298 was born circa 1630 at France.298


53. PETER10 BROWN328 was born circa 1610 at England.328 He married Elizabeth (--?--) (see #54) circa 1638 at Stamford, Connecticut.328 He married Unica Buxton on 25 Jul 1658 at New Haven, Connecticut.329 He died on 22 Aug 1658 at Stamford, Connecticut.330 His will was proved on 29 Nov 1658 at New Haven, Connecticut.306
He immigrated to New Haven, Connecticut, in 1638 from England.331 He moved in 1639 to Stamford, Connecticut.328 He was a baker in 1639 at New Haven, Connecticut.332 He made a will on 19 Aug 1658 at Stamford, Connecticut.330

Children of Peter10 Brown and Elizabeth (--?--) (see #54) were as follows:

54. ELIZABETH10 (--?--)328 was born circa 1610.328 She married Peter Brown (see #53) circa 1638 at Stamford, Connecticut.328 She died on 21 Sep 1657 at Stamford, Connecticut.339


55. FRANCIS10 PURDY (SR.)236 was born circa 1610 at England.314 He married Mary Brundage (see #46), daughter of John Brundage and Rachel (--?--), on 5 Aug 1642 at Wethersfield.315 He died in 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut.316 His will was proved on 14 Oct 1658 at Fairfield, Connecticut.317
He was also known as Francis Pardee.318 He immigrated to Boston in 1635 from England and settled in Fairfield, CT.314

Children of Francis10 Purdy (Sr.) and Mary Brundage (see #46) were as follows:

56. MARY10 BRUNDAGE (John, #57)324 was born circa 1616 at England.318 She married Francis Purdy (Sr.) (see #45) on 5 Aug 1642 at Wethersfield.315 She married John Hoyt circa 1659 at Fairfield, Connecticut, and removed to Rye with her children.317


Generation Eleven



57. JOHN11 BRUNDAGE293 was born circa 1585 at England.318 He married Rachel (--?--) (see #58) before 1635 at England.340 He died in 1639 at Fairfield, Connecticut, between May 20 and Oct. 27.341 His will was proved on 27 Oct 1639 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.340
He immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts, before 1635.318 He was a tanner circa 1635 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.340 He was admitted as a Freeman on 4 Mar 1635 at Watertown, Massachusetts.342

Children of John11 Brundage and Rachel (--?--) (see #58) were as follows:

58. RACHEL11 (--?--)340 was born circa 1600 at England.340 She married John Brundage (see #57) before 1635 at England.340 She married Anthony Wilson on 5 Aug 1642 at Fairfield, Connecticut.341 She died in 1648 at Fairfield, Connecticut.340


59. JOHN11 BUDD (see #43)


60. KATHERINE11 (--?--) (see #44)


61. SAMUEL11 LE MAISTRE297 was born circa 1600 at France.297

Children of Samuel11 Le Maistre include:

62. JOHN11 BRUNDAGE293 was born circa 1585 at England.318 He married Rachel (--?--) (see #58) before 1635 at England.340 He died in 1639 at Fairfield, Connecticut, between May 20 and Oct. 27.341 His will was proved on 27 Oct 1639 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.340
He immigrated to Watertown, Massachusetts, before 1635.318 He was a tanner circa 1635 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.340 He was admitted as a Freeman on 4 Mar 1635 at Watertown, Massachusetts.342

Children of John11 Brundage and Rachel (--?--) (see #58) were as follows:

63. RACHEL11 (--?--)340 was born circa 1600 at England.340 She married John Brundage (see #57) before 1635 at England.340 She married Anthony Wilson on 5 Aug 1642 at Fairfield, Connecticut.341 She died in 1648 at Fairfield, Connecticut.340





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