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VanVolkenburg, Sylvester DuColon Ducklin

Male 1830 - 1913


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  • Name  VanVolkenburg, Sylvester DuColon Ducklin 
    Born  16 May 1830  Huntingdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  1861  Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  19 Apr 1913  Hamlin, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I137  VANVALKENBURGH
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2020 

    Father  VanValkenburg, Pieter Peter,   b. 19 Jan 1789, Kinderhook, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hazleton, Sarah,   b. 18 Jun 1798, Kinderhook, Columbia Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  29 Dec 1818  Foxboro, USA or Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F49  Group Sheet

    Family  Henderson, Mary Jane,   b. 21 Oct 1830, Athens Twp., Leeds-Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1908, Kent Twp., Orleans Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jul 1853  Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanVolkenburg, Martha Jane,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1912, Kendall, Orleans Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. VanVolkenburg, William Melzar,   b. 06 Dec 1858, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1930, Whitby, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. VanVolkenburg, Sara Ann,   b. 06 Apr 1860, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1863, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. VanVolkenburg, Sylvester Nelson,   b. 18 Jul 1861, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1887, Kansas City, Clay Co., Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. VanVolkenburg, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 07 Oct 1864, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1865
     6. VanVolkenburg, John Wesley,   b. 02 Nov 1866, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1947, Macedon, Wayne Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. VanVolkenburg, Theressa Lucy,   b. 29 Sep 1868, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1924, Kendall, Orleans Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. VanVolkenburg, Charles Hiram,   b. 06 Jan 1871, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1952, Utica, Oneida Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F59  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jul 1853 - Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    'Marriage Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Newcastle District Part 2 (1848-1855)', by Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press
    "Marriage Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Newcastle District Part 2 (1848-1855)", by Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press

    Various VV record transcripts.

    Headstones
    Graves of Sylvester D. VV ((1830-1913) and wife Mary Henderson (1830-1908)
    Graves of Sylvester D. VV ((1830-1913) and wife Mary Henderson (1830-1908)

    Kent Cemetery, Kent, NY

    Headstone photos at Findagrave.com

    Histories

    » Slide Show
    VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.
    VV names in two directories for Northumberland Co., Ontario - 1865 and 1870.

    Shows VV / Vollicks in the following townships: Brighton, Campbellford & Emily, Seymour. An 1885 directory was consulted but not copied as it showed only one: Oscar Vollick, shoemaker, in Marmora, Hastings Co.

    David VV, (who incidentally was also a shoemaker), wrote a will out of *Cramahe* Twp. in 1846 describing his holdings at Lots 4 and 5 in the 4th Concession. By the 1870's, that part of Cramahe Twp. just north-west of the village of Brighton, was incorporated into Brighton Twp., so he is the "D." VV in these directories. On censuses he was actually a resident of Brighton village - maybe he had his shoemaker shop there.

    Note the proximity of an "S.D." VV living very near to David at Con 3 Lot 3. Is this Sylvester Ducklin VV?

    Directories available at the Cobourg Public Library.
    50th Wedding Anniversary - Sylvester D. VV and Mary Henderson, 1903
    50th Wedding Anniversary - Sylvester D. VV and Mary Henderson, 1903

    at Kendall, Orleans Co., NY. Family members named.

    [This item found online at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.]
    MARRIAGE - Charles Banker--Lucy Van Volkenburg-1895
    MARRIAGE - Charles Banker--Lucy Van Volkenburg-1895

    at Kent, Orleans Co., NY.

    The marriage took place at Lucy's sister's home - Martha VV-Frank Gray. Also note the news item that precedes the marriage notice: "S.W. Van Valkenberg and family, of Brighton, Pa., have moved here and occupy Frank Gray's tenant house." This is the immigration of the parents from Brighton, Ontario, Canada to NY state, 1895.

    More news items portraying the timeline of visits between NY and Canada, found here.

    [This item found online at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.]
    Newspaper announcements concerning Sylvester D. VV - Mary Henderson family
    Newspaper announcements concerning Sylvester D. VV - Mary Henderson family

    from the Orleans Co., NY newspaper The Holley Standard, found online at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.]
    Death of Mary Jane Henderson - VV (1830-1908), Kent,NY
    Death of Mary Jane Henderson - VV (1830-1908), Kent,NY

    Family members named. Son William M. VV attended funeral from Canada, not "Pa."


    More news items portraying the timeline of visits between NY and Canada, found here.

    [This item found online at Fulton History Newspaper Archive.]
    Death notice of Sylvester D. VV (1830-1913)
    Death notice of Sylvester D. VV (1830-1913)
    at Kendall Mills, NY.
    A proper obituary was not found in this issue - nor the next.

    [This article found online at Fulton History Newspaper Archive]

    Census Records

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    CENSUS-1871 - Sylvester DuColon Ducklin VanValkenburg--MaryJane Henderson
    CENSUS-1871 - Sylvester DuColon Ducklin VanValkenburg--MaryJane Henderson
    Martha Jane,William Melzor,Sylvester Nelson,John W,F.L.A.(?),Charles Hiram
    Brighton,East Northumberland,Ontario-PG 1 of 2
    CENSUS-1871 - Sylvester DuColon Ducklin VanValkenburg--MaryJane Henderson
    CENSUS-1871 - Sylvester DuColon Ducklin VanValkenburg--MaryJane Henderson
    Martha Jane,William Melzor,Sylvester Nelson,John W,F.L.A.(?),Charles Hiram
    Brighton,East Northumberland,Ontario-PG 2 of 2
    1905 NY State Census - Kendall, Orleans Co., NY
    1905 NY State Census - Kendall, Orleans Co., NY

    Sylvester D. VV and wife Mary, with married son John Wesley VV and family in same household.

    Note: grand dau Hazel was actually born in Canada.

  • Sources 
    1. [S205] 1851 Canada West census -ONTARIO-Northumberland-Brighton, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Brighton, Northumberland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11739 - C-11740..
      Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co.

      Peter Vanvokenburg, 64 b. 1787 USA, carpenter
      Sarah Vanvolkenburg, 54 b. 1797 Canada
      Sylv'r (m), 22 b. 1829 Canada
      William, 18 b. 1833 Canada
      Sarah, 8 b. 1843 Canada

    2. [S58] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Northumberland-Brighton-VVSyl, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Brighton, Northumberland County, Canada West; Roll: C-1054 - C-1056..
      Brighton, Northumberland Co., Canada West

      Syl Vanbol Kenbey, m, 31, b. 1830 Upper Canada
      Mary, 31, b. 1830 Upper Canada
      Martha, 6 b. 1855 Upper Canada
      William, 4 b. 1857 Upper Canada
      Sarah, 1 b. 1860 Upper Canada
      Peter Vanbol Kenbey, 74 b. 1787 United States, widower, carpenter