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VanVolkenburgh, Lavina

Female 1805 - Aft 1881  (> 77 years)


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  • Name VanVolkenburgh, Lavina 
    Born 1805  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1851  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1861  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1871  Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Aft 1881  Bedford Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1  VV-Battersea-Brides
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2014 

    Family Sears, Hezekiah,   b. 28 Feb 1800, Caldwell Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1873, Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sears, Catherine,   b. Dec 1825, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1895, Oxford Twp., Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Natural]
     2. Sears, Horace,   b. 14 Mar 1828, Caldwell Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1896, Bedford Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [Natural]
     3. Sears, David James,   b. 09 Oct 1833, Caldwell Manor, Missisquoi Co., Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1884, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     4. Sears, William,   b. 09 Apr 1839, Kingston Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1887, Fostoria, Tuscola Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [Natural]
     5. Sears, John R.,   b. 28 Feb 1845, Loughborough Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1921, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    MARRIAGE - John Sears--Saphrona Darling-27 Jan 1873
    MARRIAGE - John Sears--Saphrona Darling-27 Jan 1873

    Kingston, Ontario

    A document that shows John Sears' mother's name as "Vanvolkingburg"

    Histories
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)
    INTRO: Battersea Brides: Sears & Lake & Emma-widow (STRAY Branch)

    These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for these families - gathered from the family trees online at the NAVVF, or from personal family records supplied to us, and backed by records wherever possible. We recognize that the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but present it here as a starting point for discussion and welcome your feedback.

    Maps
    MAP of the locations of the mystery 'Battersea Brides' in proximity to the David VV-Lucy Miller-Storrington branch.
    MAP of the locations of the mystery 'Battersea Brides' in proximity to the David VV-Lucy Miller-Storrington branch.

    Locations of Lavina VV-SEARS (pink), Julia Ann VV-LAKE (yellow) from the 1851 census, compared to locations of Quebec-based VV family David VV - Lucy Miller (green).

    Updated (salmon-colour) with the location of the family lot of Emma, widow of an Allan VV, who sold this lot in 1851, later purchasing a nearby lot in the same township. One child of this couple was born at Brewers Mills, a town on the east side of Cranberry Lake.

    The lots are shown on an 1860 atlas. By 1860 the Lakes had moved to the USA, and the Sears family was still at the Loughborough location, but not on the atlas, perhaps because Hezekiah Sears was a shoemaker and not a land owner? The lot to the north is Lyman Pixley whose son married a daughter of David VV. Also, for many years the Sears family had a VV man living with them, perhaps John VV, brother of David VV.

    No records yet have been found to prove blood relation of these mystery VV women to each other or to the David VV-Lucy-MILLER line. Research is ongoing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Loughborough-SearsHVVJohn, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Loughborough, Frontenac Co., Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A and Schedule: B (Agricultural); Roll: C-11712.

      Loughborough, Frontenac, Canada West

      H. (male) Sears, 60 b. abt 1792 Lower Canada, shoemaker
      T. (female) Sears, 55 b. abt 1797 Lower Canada
      Horace, 24 b. abt 1828 Loughboro
      David, 22 b. abt 1830 Loughboro
      John, 8 b. abt 1844 Loughboro
      J. (male) Vanvalkenburg, 57 b. abt 1795 Lower Canada

      Agricultural

      H. Sears at Con 4 Lot 14 Loughborough Twp. 100 acres
      Pixley at Con 4 Lot 13

      [With them is a John VV also b. Quebec. Is this Lavina's brother or cousin? He is with the family in 1851 and 1861. Perhaps he is the same "Uncle John" VV who later was living with a nearby VV family in Storrington Twp. on the 1871 census and at his 1879 death?]


    2. [S2] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Loughborough-SearsHezVVJohn, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Loughborough, Frontenac County, Canada West; Roll: C-1046 - C-1047.

      Loughborough, Frontenac, Canada West

      Hezekiah Sears, 60 b. 1801 Lower Canada
      Lavena Sears, 55 b. 1806 Lower Canada
      William Sears, 21 b. 1840 Upper Canada
      John Sears, 17 b. 1844 Upper Canada
      John Vemvollingburgh, 55 b. 1806 Lower Canada

      [With them is a John VV also b. Quebec. Is this Lavina's brother or cousin? He is with the family in 1851 and 1861. Perhaps he is the same "Uncle John" VV who later was living with a nearby VV family in Storrington Twp. on the 1871 census and at his 1879 death? The household next to them are a Lyman Pixley family, also intermarried with the Storrington VV family.]

    3. [S3] 1871 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Addington-Loughborough-SearsHezekiah, Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1871. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada, n.d. RG31-C-1. Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: C-9977 to C-10097.

      Loughborough, "Addington", Ontario, Canada

      [on this census, this part of Loughborough Twp. in Frontenac Co., was enumerated with Addington Co.]

      John Seers, 25 b. abt 1846 Ontario
      Heezkiah Seers, 71 b. abt 1800 Quebec, married
      Lorenia Seers, 66 b. abt 1805 Quebec, married

      [Nearby are a Lyman Pixley family, with son Lyman who will marry a VV grand-daughter from the JohnVV-HannahPatterson family.]