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I have no problem with your using the data I sent, that's the only way we will ever move it further and fill in blanks. Printed all my data in book form and gave it to my children and relatives in the hope that one of them or their children may someday pick up the search. My next project is to scan/digitize all my old 35mm slides, they go back to when I married in the 50s.
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Generation No. 1
1. George Buck, UE (Source: The Loyalists in Ontario, LDS Microfiche number 6046758, by William D. Reid, The sons and daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada.) was born Abt. 1740, and died Abt. 1805 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada. He married Elizabeth HOPP Abt. 1765 in New York, daughter of
Jan Hopp and Elizabeth KASEBY. She was born May 1742 in Dutchess, New York, and died September 10, 1823 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.
Notes for George Buck, UE:
Twentieth Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario,
LOYALIST IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
UNITED EMPIRE LOYALIST, PART II, VOL XX, MONTREAL
Part II Vol. 1 Montreal, 1788 page 1259
#1190 Claim of George Buck, late of Tryon Co. Lodged in England by Capt. Gomersal.
Michl Grass, Wits.
Says Claiment has met with an accident lately, which has made him quite a cripple. He is unable to travel to Montreal. He is a native of Germany. Came to America quite a child lived in Tryon County. He was then a cripple & could not serve, but he was very Loyal. Went to Canada in ‘81 on acct. of his Loyalty. He was driven from his Farm by the Rebels. He now resides at Cataraqui. Witness speaks very favourable of him.
He had no Land of his own but was on hired land. He lost a horse & a colt & cow & some grain. Witness remembers that he had the horse, colt & cow & thinks that he lost them by being driven from his place. He came into Canada helpless & Stript of all his property.
UE Loyalist list and Crown Land, OA-Reel 2222,
George Buck of Kingston, Ontario, Canada April 7, 1807, Employed in assisting and directing persons on secret service.
The Old Empire Loyalists List, Appendix B, Page 145, by Milton Rubicam,
Buck, George, Kingston, Order in Council 7th April 1807, employed in assisting and directing persons on secret service.
George emigrated from Germany and settled in Tryon Co, NY. During the revolution he assisted and directed people involved in spying for the British forces. He was unable to serve in the army because he had a clubfoot. After the war he moved with his family to Kingston, Ontario. He drew 3 lots on 4 July 1785: Lot 18. 4 Con. - Lot 5. 4 Con. - Lot 10. 4 Con. George was a United Empire Loyalist, Order in Council, 7 April 1807. It shows in records that he drew rations for his wife, himself, and a family, which consisted of 2 sons over the age of 10, 2 sons under 10, 4 daughters over 10, and 2 daughters under 10. George had Crown Deed for Lot 24 in 4 Con. Kingston Township.
Early Ontario Settler, A Source Book, by Norman K. Crowder
Page 63, Return of Disbanded Troops and Loyalists Settled in Township No. 1 Cataraqui (Kingston) mustered this 9th October 1785; B950 Loyalist George Buck, one man, one women, two boys above ten, two boys under ten, four daughters over ten, total 13, 10 1/2 rations per day, family on their lands.
1785 Location list; page 97; D316 George Buck.
Page 158 List of loyalist victual led at the first township above Cataraqui (Kingston) mustered this 9th October 1785; H475, number 45 George Buck, men 1, women 1, boys over ten 2, boys under ten 2, girls over ten 4, girls under ten 1, total 11, rations per day 9 1/2.
George contributed to the building of St George's Church.
Children Source: United Empire Loyalist Links - Waller - Allen Co Lib
George Buck's case.
This man was placed on the U. E. List by the Magistrate of the Midland District on the following grounds namely that he had during the American War openly adhered to his Majesty's Government, was employed in supporting and directing persons sent on secret service and had his property confiscated by the American Government. In July 1784 he was placed on the provisions list at Kingston with the other Loyalists by Order of the Inspector General of Loyalists, he received Compensation for the loss of his property from the Commissioners for examine the claims of American Loyalists. These particulars can be vouched by the Honorable Richard Cartwright and John Ferguson, Esquire. Yet his name has been expunged from the List because he appears not to have been within the British Lines previous to the Treaty of 1783. From this however he was prevented by being a Cripple, which he still continues to be, from having had his leg broken. This submitted whether under these circumstances he has not a reasonable claim to the conferred by His majesty's Government on the U. E. List.
Signed, Richard Cartwright, York February 7, 1804
Personally appeared before me William Atkinson, Esquire one of his Majesty's Justice of the Peace in and for Midland District of the Province of Upper Canada, Jacob Powley of the Township of Kingston in the County of Frontenac and Province aforesaid, Yeoman, and being duly sworn upon the Holy evangelical of Almighty God, deposeth and saith the he knows and personally acquainted with George Buck, Yeoman, now of Kingston aforesaid, during the late American War, and that the said George Buck was a Loyalist, and always adhered to His Majesty's Government, and as that demeaned himself, and that he took every opportunity of furnishing His majesty's Scouts in person employed on front lines with provisions, and doing them any them service in his power, and in consequence of his loyalty. His property in the United States was confiscated, and that the reason of his not getting within the British Lines at an early period, was owing to a lameness, he having his left leg broken.
Signed, Jacob Powley
Sworn before me at Kingston this 21st January 1804, William Atkinson
Personally appeared before me William Atkinson Esquire, one of His Majesty's Justice of the Peace in and for the Midland District of the Province of Upper Canada, Michael Grass of the Township of Kingston in the county of Frontenac and Province aforesaid, Yeoman, and having been duly sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, depose and saith that he knows and was personally acquainted with George Buck Junior, Kingston aforesaid, during the late American War and that the said Buck was a Loyalist and always adhered to His Majesty's Government, and as that demeaned himself, and that the reason of his not getting within the British Lines at an early period, was owing to a lameness, he have his left leg broken.
Signed, Michael Grass
Sworn before me at Kingston this 21st day January 1804, William Atkinson
NAC-C-102-Land Book F, Page 406
B79 George Buck
The Honorable Richard Cartwright having stated to the Board George Buck's Case, (who has been expunged the UE List), with other accompanying Certificate. The Committee recommended as follows: Recommend that the Name of George Buck be reinstated on the UE List.
Approved, Signed A. Grant, President
Signed L. Baby, Presiding Counselor
National Archives of Canada, Land Petitions, C-1620, B/79-1802-1806.
Read in Council 27 February 1800. Recommended that the name of George Buck be re-instated on the U. E. List.
Signed, L Baby, Presiding Council.
Land Book F, Page 406
NOTE: See the Petition of George Buck Junior, page 374 of Land Book G. (Son of George Buck, Sr. who’s efforts in reinstating his father to the United Empire Loyalists List. bh)
Haldimand papers, Loyalist Volumes, National Archives of Canada C-1475,
Index to Volumes 105, 166, 167, 168.
Buck, George, Volume 168, pages 83 and 108.
Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada, Ontario Archives Microfilm C-1476, Appendix B, page 145; Buck, George, Residence Kingston, Order in Council 7th April 1807, Employed in assisting and directing persons on secret service.
Ontario Archives United Empire Loyalist Audit Index C-9821, page 27;
Buck, George of New York, v32, page 32; v64, page 239; v109, pages 98/1012.
William D. Reid, The Loyalists In Ontario:
The Sons and Daughters of The American Loyalists Of Upper Canada, Hunterdon House, Lambertville, New Jersey; 1973.
BUCK, George of Kingston.
Margaret. m. William Ashley of Town of Kingston 6 July 1788. OC 16 June 1807.
Mary. m. Samuel Smith of Kingston. OC 23 Feb 1808.
George of Kingston. m. Hannah Snook.
Hannah. m. Moses Smith of Kingston. OC 23 Feb 1808.
Catharine. m. John Horning of Kingston. OC 23 Feb 1808.
Eve. m. Daniel Howe of Kingston. OC 23 Feb 1808.
Adam of Kingston. m. Rachel Emons. OC 16 Feb 1810.
Frederick of Kingston. m. Dorothy Snook. OC 25 March 1809.
Susannah. m. John Leoney of Kingston. OC 17 Nov 1797.
Peter Wilson Coldham's "American Migrations 1765-1799", Published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore, MD, which is "The lives, times and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British Crown before, during and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondence".
"Buck, George of Canajoharie, Tryon Co. Memorial Kingston, NB, 1788. He lived at Bowmans Creek. Claim for a house; cattle; crops. Evidences: Letter from the claimant 21 January 1788 Kingston, NB,
that he is lame and unable to journey to Montreal; his claim is therefore presented by Capt. Michael Grass. (12/32/32, 64/239, 109/98; 13/11/83, 80/56)"
Note that the quoted figures at the end indicate the first 3 items are in series AO 12 while the next 2 are AO 13. This might be an interesting one to follow up on the film(s) as the letter is likely included.
Notes for Elizabeth Hopp:
LDS information not confirmed.
Born: 1740 Germany
Died: Abt 1805 Canada West
Married: Abt 1765 New York
Wife's Name: Elizabeth HOPP
Born: May 1742 Dutchess, New York
Christened: 25 May 1742 Rhinebeak Flatts, Dutchess County, New York
Died: 10 September 1823 Kingston, Canada West
Married: Abt 1765, New York
Father: Jan HOPP Family
Mother: Elizabeth KASEBY
1. Margaret BUCK, Born: Abt 1766 New York
2. Mary BUCK, Born: Abt 1768 New York
3. Catharine BUCK, Born: Abt. 1774 Fonda, New York
4. Catherine BUCK, Born: Abt 1783 Canada
5. Susannah BUCK, Born: Abt 1784 Canada
6. Hannah BUCK, Born: Abt 1873 New York
7. George BUCK, Born: 1771 Tryon, New York, Died: Aft 1851 Canada
8. George Jr. BUCK, Born: 1770 Kingston, Ontario, Died: 1856
9. Eve BUCK, Born: 1782, Christened: 24 December 1872 Fonda, New York
10. Adam BUCK, Born: 1782, Christened: 24 December 1782 Fonda, New York, Died: 1831 Ontario
11. Frederick BUCK, Born: 1778 New York, Died: 29 April 1864
Children of George Buck and Elizabeth Hopp are:
2i.Margaret Buck, born Abt. 1766. She married William Ashley July 06, 1788 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada (Source: Marriage Record of Rev. John Langhorn, William Ashley and Margaret Buck were married on 6 July 1788 by Rev John Langhorn of St. John's Church at Bath.).
Marriage Notes for Margaret Buck and William Ashley:
Reverend John Langhorn of St. John's Church, Bath, married, prior to noon, William Ashley, of Kingston Township and Margaret Buck of Kingston Township on 6 July 1788, Witnesses Sheldon Hawley, Hannah Johnson, Hannah Davy.
3ii. Mary Buck, born Abt. 1768 in New York. She married Samuel Smith.
+ 4iii. George Buck, Jr., UE, born Abt. 1770 in Canajoharie, Tryon County, New York;
died July 07, 1856 in Storrington Township, Ontario, Canada.
+ 5iv. Catherine Buck, DUE, born Abt. 1774 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada;
died Abt. 1839 in Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario.
6v. Fredrick Buck, born Abt. 1778 in New York; died April 29, 1864. He married Dorothy Snook;
born May 23, 1781 in Hillsdale, Columbia, New York; died September 30, 1884.
+ 7vi. Adam Buck, born December 24, 1782 in Fonda, New York.
8 vii. Eve Buck, born Abt. 1782. She married Daniel Howe.
9 viii. Susannah Buck, born Abt. 1784. She married John Leoney.
10 ix. Hannah Buck, born Abt. 1873 in New York. She married Moses Smith.
Generation No. 2
4. George Buck, Jr., UE (George1) (Source: The Loyalists in Ontario, by William D. Reid, LDS microfiche number 6046758, page 38, the sons and daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada.) was born Abt. 1770 in Canajoharie, Tryon County, New York, and died July 07, 1856 in Storrington Township, Ontario, Canada. He married Anne Hannah Snook, UE February 14, 1792 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada. She was born July 22, 1773 in Manorton, Columbia County, New York.
Notes for George Buck, Jr., UE:
NAC Land Book F, Page 313
George Buck Junior eldest son of the late George Buck, Deceased. Stating that his late Father applied to the Executive Government to be reinstated on the UE List, but on examination it appeared that his name had never been on the List. And praying that his late Fathers Petition may be revised and taken into further consideration and his Father's name placed on the said List.
As it appears to the Committee that George Buck, deceased, was considered by the Commissioners for examining the Claims of American Loyalist, as a Loyalist, and, under their Authority, did receive compensation on that account. It is recommended that his name be inserted on the UE List.
Twentieth Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, 1931, by Alexander Fraser, L.L.D., Provincial Archivist and Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario (King's Printer, Toronto, 1932):
17th November, 1797.
Council Chamber at York.
Present: Hon. John Elmsley, Chief Justice;
Hon. David William Smith, Speaker of the Lower House.
Read the following petitions:
George Buck. Praying for lands as a settler and a town lot in Kingston, also for lands in right of his wife as a loyalist. Recommended for 200 acres and 200 acres for his wife as a U.E. Loyalist also a town lot in Kingston to petitioner on his making immediate improvements.
National Archives of Canada, Land Petitions, Reel # C-1620, B3/136-1807.
To the honorable Peter Rupel Provincial Administrating the Government of the Province of Upper Canada in Council.
The Petition of George Buck and Ann Snook now Buck.
That your petitioner came with his father to this Country in the year 1784 and now being of age humbly pray a Grant of Two Hundred Acres of land. And Your Petitioner's wife being a Daughter of a U. E. humbly pray for a Grant of Two Hundred acres of Land.
Your Petitioner is desirous of Building a House in Kingston under the conditions only, prays for a Town Lot.
Signed, George Buck
Ann Snook now Buck
The Petition of George Buck and Ann Snook now Buck B/36, Bundle 3.
Requests 200 acres and 200 acres for his wife in Kingston. Petition on making immediate improvements. 17 November 1797
Twentieth Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, 1931, by Alexander Fraser, L.L.D., Provincial Archivist and Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario King's Printer, Toronto, 1932.
17th November, 1797.
Council Chamber at York.
Present: Hon. John Elmsley, Chief Justice;
Hon. David William Smith, Speaker of the Lower House.
Read the following petitions: George Buck. Praying for lands as a settler and a town lot in Kingston, also for lands in right of his wife as a loyalist.
Recommended for 200 acres and 200 acres for his wife as a U.E. Loyalist
also a town lot in Kingston to petitioner on his making immediate improvements.
Twentieth Report of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario, 1931, by Alexander Fraser, L.L.D., Provincial Archivist and Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario King's Printer, Toronto, 1932, p. 124.
11th January, 1798.
Council Chamber, York.
Present: His Honour Peter Russell, Esq., President; Hon. John Elmsley, Chief Justice; Hon. A. Eneas Shaw, Hon. John McGill, Hon. David William Smith.
Number of the claim 409, Claimant George Buck, Junior, Lot 20, Concession 1, Township Kingston. The west half of this lot appears to have been allowed before to Philip Pember under the 208 claim.
Signed) D.W. Smith, Acting Surveyor, General.
National Archives, C-1011, Land Book C-1797-1802, Page 263
George Buck praying for land as a Settler?? Town Lot in Kingston, also for land in right of his wife as a Loyalist. Recommended for 200 acres, and 200 acres to his wife as U.E: also a Town Lot in Kingston to Petitioner on his making improvements.
I certify that the within named George Buck is the reputed son of George Buck of the Township of Kingston.
Signed, Allan MacLean, York, November 12, 1807
Name: George BUCK
Given Name: George
Note: Children Source: United Empire Loyalist Links - Waller - Allen County Library.
Birth: 1770 in Tryon County, New York
William D. Reid, The Loyalists In Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of The American Loyalists Of Upper Canada, Hunterdon House, Lambertville, New Jersey; 1973.
BUCK, George Jr. of Kingston, married Hannah Snook. See 31/8 Darlington.
Elizabeth, Bapt. 1 February 1795; married Oliver Lyons of Loughborough. OC 18 Feb 1843.
Susannah married Henry Christopher of Kingston. OC 19 Sept 1839.
Catharine married David Hughston of Loughborough 31 July 1814. OC 18 Feb 1843.
Martin of Loughborough baptized 17 December 1809. OC 18 Feb 1843.
George of Kingston. OC 18 Feb 1843.
Philip of Kingston. OC 18 Feb 1843.
Children of George Buck and Anne Snook are:
11i.Elizabeth Buck, born Abt. 1795. She married Oliver Lyons.
12ii. Susannah Buck. She married Henry Christopher.
HUGHSTON, David, Male, 79 years old, Laborer, Origin Irish, born Ireland, Canada Presbyterian/C. Presb.
14iv.George Buck, born Abt. 1796; died Abt. 1889. He married Phoebe Orser. She was a widow in 1881 census living with Thomas & family. I have them in 1852, 1871 census. >[email protected]<
Notes for Martin Buck:
Buck, First Name Martin, born Canada, Retired, Year Settled 1809, Post Office Bath, Township Ernestown, Atlas Date 1878.
16vi.Philip Buck, born Abt. 1798 in Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.
17vii. John Buck, born Abt. 1805.
18viii. Frederick Buck, born Abt. 1816.
5. Catherine Buck, DUE (George1) was born Abt. 1774 in Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, and died Abt. 1839 in Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario. She married (1) John Horning. She married (2) William Woodward March 25, 1811 in St. Georges' Parish, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.
Notes for Catherine Buck, DUE:
UE Loyalists and Military Claimants of Upper Canada" #1224 Catharine Horning w/o John, of Kingston, d/o George Buck.
National Archives #C-10821, Land Book-G-1806-1808, Page 475 23 February 1808
Catherine Horning Wife of John Horning-Praying for Land as Daughter of the Late George Buck of the Township of Kingston a UE Loyalist.
Loyalist Lineages of Canada
Publication: Toronto, UEL Association of Canada
National Archives of Canada, Upper Canada Land Petition, #C-10821, "H", Bundle 8-1806-1807, #H-113.
Catharine Horning maketh oath and stated that she is the Person she describes herself to be in the within Petition that she is Married and never received any Land on Order for Lands from the Crown.
Signed Catharine Horning, by her mark "X"
Sworn before me this 22nd day of January 1808, Thomas Markland, J. P.
I do hereby Certify that Catharine Horning signed the within Petition in my presence is that she is the Person she therein describes herself to be and has never received any lands on Orders for Lands, from the Crown to the best of her knowledge and belief. Witness my hand at Kingston this twenty second day of January 1808.
Signed Thomas Markland, J. P.
To his excellency Francis Gore Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, V. D., In council.
The Petition of Catharine Horning wife of John Horning of the Township of Kingston Yeoman.
Humbly Sheweth, That your Petitioner is the daughter of the late George Buck of the Township of Kingston Yeoman a U. E. Loyalist. That she married and has never received any Lands on Order for land from the Crown therefore Your petitioner prays that Your excellency may be pleased to grant her Two Hundred Acres of the Waste Lands of the Crown and permit Thomas Markland now of the Town of York to be her Agent to locate the same and take out the Deed when completed.
And Your Petitioner as in duty Bound with ever Pray.
Signed Catharine Horning, her mark "X"
Kingston 22 January 1808
Read in Council 23 February 1808
The petitioner recommended for a Grant of Two Hundred Acres of Land as Daughter of a U. E. Loyalist.
Approved Warrant D62 ? by Allan McLean Esq., 26 February 1808
The Petition of Catharine Horning received 17 February 1808 from Allan McLean, Esq..
George Buck appears on the U. E. List.
Petitioner has had no Land by Order in Council.
Land Office York, 23 February 1808.
Referred to the Executive Council, By order of the Lt. Governor W. Halton
Entered in land Book "G" page 475.
Notes for John Horning:
In the United Empire Loyalty Association (UELA), anyone who joined the British Royal Standard before the Treaty of Separation in 1783 has the right to use Mark of Honour, (UEL) to them and their families. The index says he was not recommended, but an investigation of the documents will tell the story of why he was not accepted or the proof he sued to make his case.
National Archives #C-10821, Land Book-G-1806-1808, H80, Bundle number 8
The Petition of John Horning Received from Mark McLean Esq. 2 March 1807.
The certificate annexed to the within petition not showing to what Corps the petitioner belongs or that he obtained a sufficient discharge. The prayer of his petition cannot be recommended.
Signed Thos Scot
Approved Chairman, Francis Gore
To His Excellency Francis Gore Esquire, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada V. D. in Council.
The Petition of John Horning of the Township of Kingston Yeoman, Humbly Showeth;
That Your petitioner joined the Royal Standard in the Year 1777, that Your Petitioner afterwards came into Canada in the Year 1784, that Your Petitioner applied to be put on the U. E. list at Kingston, but not being able to produce any other proof than his own affidavit the Magistrate declined putting him on the U. E. list. Your petitioner has since obtained the annexed affidavits of his having joined the Royal Standard in 1777. Therefore prays Your Excellency would be pleased to put him on the U. E. list, that his children may be restored to the Benefits that the other Loyalists Children obtain. And Your petitioner will as is duty bound for ever pray.
Signed John Horning by mark.
NAC Land Book F, Page 313
John Horning of the Township of Kingston Yeoman. Praying that his Name may be inserted on the UE List accompanied by a Certificate in the following words.
Eastern District, County of Dundas, Upper Canada.
Personally came before me Jacob Weegar, Esquire, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the Eastern District, Peter Yarbough, Jacob Yarbough and John Hickie, all of Williamsburg in aforesaid County and
made ? Holy Evangelists of the Almighty God, that John Horning now an Inhabitant of the Town of Kingston came
in at Fort Stanwix in the year one Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven, and joined the Royal Standard
or the British Flag.
Signed Jacob Weegar, J.P.
Signed by mark, Peter Yarbough, Jacob Yarbough and John Hickie. (In the listing of men from Williamsburg that joined the militia the surname names of Yarbough are spelled "Gerloch"
The certificate annexed to the within petition not having to what Corps the Petitioner belonged or that he ever obtained sufficient discharge. The premise of his petition cannot be recommended.
Surveyor's Letters 1788-1791, pages 113-131.
Horning, John Kingston Township, Frontenac County;
Concession 4, Lot 1, 4 July 1785, item number 20.
Horning, John, Concession 6, Lot 18, acreage 200, page 8. Crown patent granted 17 May 1802
Concession 6, Lot 20, acreage 200, patented 1800 sold to Aron Brewer in 1801.
Concession 3, Lot 4, acreage 200, Crown patent dated 14 November 1804.
Concession 3, Lot 3, acreage 200, patented 1807, instrument number M-384
The following was found in the Public Archives of Ottawa, Military Series under "C" Micro: 10862;
HORNING, John; Tryon County, New York, Bundle 80, Micro C-B2245, page 211. Account of the losses sustained
by Jno Horning of Canajoharie in the County of Tryon, during the unhappy dissention in America in the year 1783, Sheweth L51.16. Approved.
John Horning is Listed in Turlock, Tryon County, New York Militia 1775-77 and later in the Kings Royal Rangers of New York. Sir John Johnston's Brigade/Butler's Rangers formed in June 1776. This list was found in "Loyalty on the Northern Frontier of NY 1775-84" by Dwight M. Turner and found in Families, Vol. 26 #2, May 1987. Source; The New Loyalist Index by Paul Bunnell.
Source is Norman K. Crowder, "Early Ontario settlers" A Source Book.
1785 Location List
Page 97 D317 Jn Horning
This is a list Certified by Neil McLean, D. Insp. Loyalists. Source: PCA, RG 19, Vol. 447, Parcel1, File 1. Page 97, HORNING,Jho; D317, H 476 John Horning Settler at Cataraqui Township Number 1, 1785, Roll Number 4. Page 158; A List of Loyalists Victualled at the first Township above Cataraqui [Kingston] from 1st July to 31st August 1786 Inclusive, John Horning with one man, one woman, 2 boys under 10 for a total of 4. Three rations per day.
Page 63, Return of disbanded troops and loyalists settlers in township number 1, Cataraqui (Kingston) mustered this 9th October 1785; B951 Loyalist John Horning one man, one women, two boys under ten, total of four, three rations per day, Family sick.
BUTLER'S RANGERS, SIR JOHN JOHNSTON'S [sic]BRIGADE & KING'S ROYAL REGIMENT OF NEW YORK (KRRNY)
In June 1775 Sir Guy Johnson, superintendent of Indians in the north, was forced out of his home in the Mohawk Valley of New York. He took with him the Butlers - John and his son Walter; Gilbert Tice; Daniel Claus; Frey; William Fraser; and the Indian brothers Peter and William Johnson.
In June 1776 Sir John Johnson led 200 of his friends, his tenants and some Mohawks and left the Mohawk Valley of New York. After 19 days of near-starvation they arrived at St. Regis. Continuing on to Chambly he was given permission to raise the 1st. Battalion of the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, also known as the King's Royal Yorkers; Johnson's Greens; the Royal Greens and Sir John's Corps.
On Aug. 6 1777 at Oriskany, forces under Sir John Johnson's command including 150 KKRNY, 40 Indian Department Rangers commanded by Major John Butler (later reorganized as Butler's Rangers), 50 German riflemen and many Mohawks and Seneca's ambushed 800 militia on their way to Fort Stanwix. 400 rebels were killed.
In September 1777, Butler's Rangers was formally organized with eight companies, several of them doing special duty with the natives. They began their raids of the Mohawk Valley, Ohio, Pennsylvania and other areas. Butler's Rangers Roster rolls are incomplete. In 1778 only half the corps had been recruited. By war's end (1783) the Ranger corps was at full strength with about 519 men on the roster.
List of Men From the Turlock Militia who Joined KRRNY or Butler's Rangers
Turlock was a small village in Tryon County New York that had been settled by Palatine immigrants in the early 1700s. 54 men from this area, proclaiming their loyalty to the British Crown, united to form the Turlock Militia under Captain Jacob Miller from 1775 to 1777. The Turlock Militia arrived at Fort Stanwix on 14 August 1777, 10 days after the rebel defeat at Oriskany. Because they were considered too small to continue as a unit, the Militia was divided between Sir John Johnson's 1st. Battalion of the Kings Royal Rangers of New York (KRRNY) and Butler's Rangers.
Following is a list of men who joined these forces. Many settled in Upper Canada as Loyalists, particularly in Williamsburg Township.
KRRNY - First Battalion
Captain Jacob Miller
Lieutenant John Peter Sommer
Sergeant Francis Clark
Corporal Jacob Markle
John Crouse / Claus??
John Horning, Private, in the First Regiment (Canajoharie District),
Colonel Samuel Campbell Commanding
Number 5357 00421
Province of Upper Canada.
Grant to John Horning of the Township of Kingston in the County of Frontenac in the Midland District Yeoman John Horning, Loyalist, Lot Number 4 in the 3rd Concession of the said Township of Kingston.
Dated November 14, 1804.
The Parish Register of Kingston, Upper Canada 1785-1811, April 11th, 1803.
"Pew rents at the stated prices amounted yearly to £50, 5, 0."
The following, of the same date, is the last list of pewholders given in Dr. Stuart's time. Pews 1 to 31 and 39 to 53 brought in 20/ per annum; pews 32 to 37, 17/6; 54, in the Gallery, 10/. Numbers 9 and 38 paid no rent, being reserved for the Governor and Rector respectively.
1 Captain Thomas Paxton
2 James Russell, Junior
3,4 Peter Smith, Esqr
5 Allan McLean, Esqr.
6. Thomas Humphry
7. Edward Walker
8. Emmanuel Ellerbeck
10 John Everitte
11.William Atkinson, Esqr.
12 Thomas Cook, Senr.
13 William Stoughton
14. John Cannon
15 John Darley
16. John Horning
17 John Grant
18 Richard Cartwright, Esqr.
19 " "
20 Philip Pember
21 John Ferguson
22 James Robins
23 James Russell, Snr
24 David Brass
25 Joseph Forsyth, Esqr.
26 Thomas Markland, Esqr.
27 Nathaniel Lines
28 Thomas Burnett
29 Thomas Sparham
30 John Stauber
31 William Brayley
32,33 Capt.. James Richardson
34 James Robinson
35 Henry Cassidy
36 Michael Grass
37 Christopher Fornyea
38 Revd. Doctor Stuart
39 William Ross, Esqr.
40 John Bayne
41 John Cumming, Esqr.
42 Robert Watker
43 Francis Wycott
44 Henry Murney
45 Doctor Gamboll
46 Mrs. Herchmer
47 Captn. Jos. Anderson
48 Mrs. Macaulay
49 Captn. Poole England *
50 Captn. Theo. Sampson
51 Jermyn Patrick
52 Patrick Smyth
53 Jeremiah Worden
Pews in the Gallery, viz.
54 John Ferguson, Esqr.
This Deed is the transfer of a part of John and Catherine Horning's property to their son George Horning.
Ontario Archives Microfilm Number 5144, Land Extract Number M384.
To the Register of the County of Frontenac.
A Memorial of a Deed to be Registered pursuant to the Statue in words following. Know all men by there presents that this indenture being made this Twenty first day of January in the Forty Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven between John Horning of the Township of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Midland District and Province of Upper Canada, farmer and George Horning of the Town, County, District and Province aforesaid, Yeoman, of the second part Witnessed that the said John Horning of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty Pounds current lawful money of Hallifax currency to him in hand paid at or before the sealing and delivery of them. Presents the receipt whereof he said John Horning doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by there presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said George Horning of the second part his heir executor administrator and assigns all that ----piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the third Concession of the aforenamed Township of Kingston, County of Frontenac, Midland District and Province of Upper Canada known by name or composed of the east half of Lot Number Three and the whole of Lot Number Four in the said Third Concession of the Town, County, District and Province aforesaid or beginning at a certain post at the south east angle of the said Lot Number Four then North One Hundred and five chains and twenty seven links then West twenty eight chains and one half chain, then South One Hundred and Five chains and Twenty Seven links then East Twenty eight chains and one half chain to the place of beginning, containing Three hundred acres be the same more or less together with all and singular the hereditiments. The house and Outhouses, Edifices, Barns and Outbuildings Stables, Woods and Underwood, Ways, Paths and passages, Water and Water courses ------and profits hereditments, and appurtenants, Dowry and Emoluments of whatever name or nature, thereunto belonging or in any will appertaining. His Majesty executions only excluded and all and every of the Dower of Catharine Horning and all the right title property claim or demand of him the said George Horning and his wife Catharine Horning unto him the said George Horning his heirs and assigns for ever all excepted as is excepted and the said George Horning and heirs to remain on property of the said land for ever and the said John Horning his heirs and assigns doth covenant and grant to and with said George Horning his heirs and assigns that he the said John Horning is the true lawful and right owner of all the said lands and premises above mentioned and every part and parcel thereof of all except as is excepted and also that he the said John Horning at the time of the sealing and delivery of these presents is lawfully seized of the same in his own right of a good and perfect and absolute estate of inheritance of and in all and singular the said lands and premises above mentioned with the appurtenants all except as is excepted and that he the said John Horning hath good right full power and lawful authority in the law to grant release convey and confirm all the said lands and tenements unto him the said George Horning his heirs and assigns forever according to the same interest and meaning of these presents and that the said George Horning his heirs and assigns shall and or may at all times forever hereafter have hold use occupy ----and enjoy all the said lands and tenements with the appurtenances all except as is excepted without the lawful ---suit hindrance trouble molestation interruption or disturbance of him the said John Horning his heirs and assigns and Catharine his wife or any other person or persons claiming or to claim by from him or them or under any of them that ---and discharged or otherwise sufficiently safe kept harmless and indemnified of any from all other grants bargains gifts loans, mortgages intact jointly dowerys uses Wills, extant judgments, executions of and from all other charges estate rights, titles, troubles or encumbrance whatever had on or committed done or suffered by the said John Horning his Wife Catharine or any other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him, them or any of them or any other person. In witness wherefore they the said John Horning and Catharine his Wife hath hereunto set their hands and Seals this day and year first above written.
Signed; Catharine Horning (by mark)
John Horning (By mark)
Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of us.
Signed; Joshua Booth
Which said Deed is Witnessed by Joshua Booth late of Ernest Town Yeoman and Darius Smith of the Township of Kingston Yeoman and this Memorial thereof is hereby required to be registered by me the said George Horning the Grantee therein mentioned in witness whereof have hereto set my hand and Seal at Kingston this the Twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord, One Thousand and eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed; George Horning
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of us; James Melcalts, Jr., and Darius Smith
The execution of the foregoing Memorial and the indenture of Bargain and Sale to which his Relatives was duly proved by the oath of Darius Smith one of the subscribing witnesses thereto before me the Twenty first day of January, One Thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed; Allan Marlean, Register
County of Frontenac
Children of Catherine Buck and John Horning are:
19i. Richard Horning, born Abt. 1777 in USA; died April 06, 1859 in Storrington Township, Frontenac
County, Ontario, Canada. He married Largaret Huffman October 10, 1810; born Abt. 1784 in
Canada-East; died September 19, 1856 in Storrington Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada.
Notes for Richard Horning:
Name: Richard Horning
Birth: Abt 1777 in, New York, USA
Death: 6 April 1859 in Storrington Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Burial: Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Reference Number: #28981
Probate: 13 May 1859
Note: Instrument Number B43, Township of Storrington
Change Date: 21 October 2001 at 20:04
Grant Number 1-71, years covered on film 1858-1860, Microfilm film number GS1 Reel 1224.
BUEL is the name, which this post office took about 1830, and a little hamlet has since been known by that name. Its first remembered settlers, who went there about the beginning of this century, were John Bowman, Benjamin Button, an eccentric and ingenious blacksmith, with the strength of a giant and the courage of a mastiff; Hon. Peter Walrath, Benoni Bullock, a close-communion Baptist preacher; Michael Hickey, Frederick Weller, Audolph Walrath, Richard Horning, Cornelius Flint, James Smith, Noah Dodge, a justice of the peace; James Adsit, Daniel McDonald, Asa Kimball, whose place was afterward known as the Milligan farm; Adam Brown, and his son Peter, who was a merchant; Doctor Conklin, who died by falling into a kettle of boiling potash; William Bartlett, a tanner, and John Seeber, Esq., who was one of the earliest inn-keepers. He is believed to have sold out to Peter Brown and the latter to Henry Garlock, who was succeeded by his brother John Garlock, who at one time was running a grist mill and a distillery, enabling him to supply his table and his bar. The post office is believed to have been kept at Garlock's when its name was changed to Buel, in honor of Jesse Buel of Albany, then a prominent agriculturist of the State. Near this place a deaf and dumb asylum was established in 1823, which for a time had some success, but whose pupils at the end of a dozen years were removed to New York.
Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Section L2, Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, , Richard Horning, died April 6, 1859, aged 82 years.
Notes for Largaret Huffman:
Cataraqui United Church Cemetery, Section L2, Kingston Township, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada, , Largret Horning, died September 19, 1856, aged 72 years.
20 ii. Jane Horning, born Abt. 1786; died January 01, 1804 in Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario, Canada.
Marriage Notes for George Horning and Margaret Huffman:
Married: Margaret HUFFMAN,
Marriage: Abt. 1807, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario
7. Adam Buck (George1) was born December 24, 1782 in Fonda, New York. He married Rachel Emons.
Notes for Adam Buck:
National Archives of Canada, Upper Canada Land Petition, # 80 Reel number C02995, Bundle 20-1836.
The Petition of John Horning praying that his deed may fare.
Lot number 3 in the 3 concession of the Township of Kingston was originally described ? to George Buck and John Horning, the description appears to have been returned and acted upon.
Under the 5 claims of the Midland Concession in March 1808 Adam Buck Claimant was allowed the west half of the said lot of George Buck original nominee of and for whom a description ? in may following leaving the east half open for the Petitioner for whom no subsequent description has ?.
In Council 14th January 1837, Recommended. The Crown granted a patent on 27 May 1808 for this land.
To His Excellency Sir Frances Bonehead K.B.H., Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada.
The petition of John Horning. Shewith; That he was located for the east half of lot number three in the third concession of the Township of Kingston upon which he is settled and for which he is desirous of obtaining the Patent.
Therefore he prays Your Excellency may be pleased to order the Patent to be completed for said Lot in his name.