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VanValkenburg, Washington

Male 1839 - 1918


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  • Name  VanValkenburg, Washington 
    Born  07 Jun 1839 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  1861  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1871  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1881  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  12 Jun 1918  Sunbury, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I242  VV-David-LucyMILLER-Storrington
    Last Modified  27 Oct 2014 

    Father  VanValkenburg, David,   b. 1810, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Miller, Lucy,   b. 1812, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F93  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Chambers, Agnes,   b. 13 Aug 1839, Belfast, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1877, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Aug 1862  Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanValkenburg, Eliza Jane,   b. 15 Jul 1863, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. VanValkenburg, John,   b. 13 Dec 1864, Gananoque, Leeds-Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. VanValkenburg, Sarah Ann,   b. 11 Sep 1867, Rome, Oneida Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. VanValkenburg, Willie,   b. 1869,   d. 1875, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. VanValkenburg, Georgie,   b. 1872,   d. 1875, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. VanValkenburg, Charles,   b. 10 Nov 1874, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. VanValkenburg, Richard Francis Frank,   b. 15 May 1877, Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F103  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ryan, Mary Anne Elliott,   b. 1843, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919 
    Married  1881 
    Children 
     1. VanValkenburg, Elsie,   b. 1883,   d. 1906
     2. VanValkenburg, Gilbert Elliot,   b. 03 Feb 1884, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961
     3. VanValkenburg, Kathleen,   b. 1886, Victoria, Victoria Co., British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F104  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    'County Marriage Registers of Ontario, 1858-1869: Frontenac Co.', by Elizabeth Hancocks C.G, Generation Press 
    "County Marriage Registers of Ontario, 1858-1869: Frontenac Co.", by Elizabeth Hancocks C.G, Generation Press 

    Various VV record transcripts, as sources.
    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875
    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875
    GSU1723916-FRONTENAC-Storrington-No1653-VVLucy-1875

    1 of 2 | 2 of 2 | See Transcription and more about VanVolkenburgh Island.


    An original Crown grant of this lot (which includes VanVolkenburgh Island in Loughborough Lake), is signed over after the death of David VV, for one dollar, to eldest son Washington VV.

    See historic maps of this 12th Concession property. The VV family, by this time, were living on a farm further south near Milburn in the 8th Concession (map). These two properties shown in green on Storrington Twp. map.

    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875
    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875
    GSU1723916-FRONTENAC-Storrington-No1653-VVLucy-1875

    1 of 2 | 2 of 2 | See Transcription and more about VanVolkenburgh Island.


    An original Crown grant of this lot (which includes VanVolkenburgh Island in Loughborough Lake), is signed over after the death of David VV, for one dollar, to eldest son Washington VV.

    See historic maps of this 12th Concession property. The VV family, by this time, were living on a farm further south near Milburn in the 8th Concession (map). These two properties shown in green on Storrington Twp. map.

    Headstones
    Graves of Washington VV (1839-1918), his wife Mary Elliott (1843-1919) and two children: Elsie (1883-1906) and Gilbert (1886-1961)
    Graves of Washington VV (1839-1918), his wife Mary Elliott (1843-1919) and two children: Elsie (1883-1906) and Gilbert (1886-1961)
    Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario

    Link to photo at Canadian Headstones site.

    Histories

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    VanVolkenburgh farm adjoined local industry in Milburne near Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co.
    VanVolkenburgh farm adjoined local industry in Milburne near Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co.

    Homestead of David VV (1789-) and Hezekiah VV (1834-1926) families at village of Milburne.
    'Memories of Milburn', Storrington, Frontenac Co. regarding David VV-Lucy Miller family.
    "Memories of Milburn", Storrington, Frontenac Co. regarding David VV-Lucy Miller family.

    Written by Sarah Clark Gardner in the 1940s to become part of the Battersea Women's Institute (Tweedsmuir) History collection. One anecdote that was not copied was concerning Hezekiah VV being a favourite of the local children; they remember he always had candies for them which sometimes took considerable time to produce from his pocket.
    INTRO: David VV of Storrington m. Lucy Miller (STRAY Branch)
    INTRO: David VV of Storrington m. Lucy Miller (STRAY Branch)

    These notes are a few early assumptions and sources found for this family - 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.
    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875
    Land Register - Frontenac Co., Storrington Co. - Con 12 Lot 12 - transfer by inheritors to eldest heir Washington VV, 1875

    A transcription of GSU1723916-FRONTENAC-Storrington-No1653-VVLucy-1875

    Images: 1 of 2 | 2 of 2 | See Historic Maps of this property and VanVolkenburgh Island.

    An original Crown grant of this lot (which includes VanVolkenburgh Island in Loughborough Lake), is signed over after the death of David VV, for one dollar, to eldest son Washington VV.

    The VV family, by this time, were living on a farm further south near Milburn in the 8th Concession (map). These two properties shown in green on Storrington Twp. map.

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1851 - David VanVoltingburg--Lucy Miller
    CENSUS-1851 - David VanVoltingburg--Lucy Miller
    Sarah L.,Hezekiah,Washington,Suphrona,Wellington,Diadema
    Storrington,Frontenac,Ontario

    Maps
    Historical Atlases of the Battersea area of Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co. in 1860 and 1878.
    Historical Atlases of the Battersea area of Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co. in 1860 and 1878.

    Shows property of D. VanVolkenburgh and H. VanVolkenburg on Con. 8 Lot 13 at Milburn village. For modern location, enter 44.416862,-76.370087 into Google Maps address bar.

    See a list of other nearby VV locations and a depiction of the Tannery at the adjoining property.

    Reproduction of an original copy of the Map of United Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Canada West, by H.F. Walling, Putnam & Walling Publishers, Kingston, C.W., 1860.

    Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, by J.H. Meacham & Co., Toronto, 1878.
    Historical Atlases of the North Reach of Loughborough Lake area of Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co. in 1860 and 1878.
    Historical Atlases of the North Reach of Loughborough Lake area of Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co. in 1860 and 1878.

    The first map is from Ontario Archives RG 1-100 Patent Plan maps with an undated but early survey showing original patentees of Crown Lands. David VanVolkenburgh is shown in this location Con. 12 Lot 12 in what was then Pittsburgh Twp., now Storrington Twp. What is now known as VanVolkenburgh Island is circled.

    The 1878 atlas shows property of a "W. VanVolkenburgh" on Con. 12 Lot 12; however no settlers in this location at the 1860 date. The VV family are located in 1860 and 1878 at their farm in the 8th Concession near Milburn village.

    New research indicates that ownership of this 12th Concession area north of Battersea was transferred in 1875, after David VV's death, to his eldest son and heir - Washington VV. The land transfer represented the surviving widow and siblings ceding their inheritance rights to Washington for the nominal sum of one dollar. The document also states that this lot had been an original Crown grant. Any further research into such a grant, might be searched within Storrington AND Pittsburgh Twps. and under VV/Vollick/Follick or Miller surnames.

    Lot 13 adjoined to Lot 12 in later maps, includes the island, circled on the maps, that has retained its modern identity as VanVolkenburgh Island!

    To locate this island, enter 44.4797222, -76.3738888 in Google maps address bar, and zoom in as the name appears. A modern map now shows the island just north of the peninsula. The much larger island, just beyond VV island on the old maps, may be now sunken, with a shadowy form showing in satellite view on Google maps.

    Sources:

    Patent Plan Map: Pittsburgh Twp. (now Storrington Twp.), Frontenac Co.
    See full map digitized online, and a description of the RG 1-100 records.

    Reproduction of an original copy of the Map of United Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Canada West, by H.F. Walling, Putnam & Walling Publishers, Kingston, C.W., 1860.

    Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, by J.H. Meacham & Co., Toronto, 1878.

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-David, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Storrington, Frontenac County, Canada West (Ontario); Roll: C-11721..
      Storrington, Frontenac Co., Ontario

      David Vannoltingburg, 42 b. 1809 Canada West
      Lusy, 39 b. 1812 United States of America
      Sarah, 20 b. 1831 Canada West
      Isaziah, 17 b. 1834 Canada West
      Washington, 13 b. 1838 Canada West
      Sophrona, 11 b. 1840 Canada West
      Welington, 7 b. 1844 Canada West
      Diedame, f, 1 b. 1850 Canada West

      Storrington, Frontenac Co., Ontario
      (Agricultural Schedule)

      David Vanvoltingburgh Con 8 Lot 15

    2. [S63] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-Wash, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Storrington, Frontenac County, Canada West; Roll: C-1021 - C-1023..
      Storrington, Frontenac Co., Canada West

      Washington Danvotry (Vanbotry), 21 b. 1840 Upper Canada, labourer
      Sephonia Vanbotry, 17 b. 1844 Upper Canada
      Wellington Vanbotry, 15 b. 1846 Upper Canada
      Diadema Vanbotry, 8 b. 1853 Upper Canada

    3. [S81] 1871 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-VVWashington, 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..

      Storrington, Frontenac, Canada West

      Washington Vanvalingburgh, 32 b. 1839 Ontario
      Agness Vanvalingburgh, 30 b. 1841 Ireland
      Elize Jane, 7 b. 1864 Ontario
      Sarah A., 2 b. 1869 Ontario
      John, 4 b. 1867 Ontario
      William, 1 b. 1870 Ontario

    4. [S80] 1881 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-VVWashington, Canada. "Census of Canada, 1881." Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1881/index-e.html.

      Storrington, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

      Washington Vanvolkinburg, 39 b. 1842 Ontario
      Mary Ann Vanvolkinburg, 29 b. 1852 Quebec
      Eliza J., 18 b. 1863 Ontario
      John, 16 b. 1865 Ontario
      Sarah, 14 b. 1867 USA
      Charles, 7 b. 1874 Ontario
      Richard F., 4 b. 1877 Ontario

      [Ancestry transcriptions say that daughter Sarah was b. USA, but the image is washed out and difficult to read anything but names.]