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VanValkenburg, John

Male 1802 - 1879  (77 years)


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  • Name VanValkenburg, John 
    Born 1802  "on Lake Champlain", Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 25 Feb 1879  Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2697  VV-David-LucyMILLER-Storrington
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2014 

    Father VanValkenburg, Unknown 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Unknown, Unknown,   d. Bef 1871 
    Family ID F883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    DEATH REGISTER - John VanValkenburg,February 25, 1879
    DEATH REGISTER - John VanValkenburg,February 25, 1879
    Battersea, Storrington Twp., Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada
    b. 1796 d. 25 Feb 1879

    note his birthplace as stated: "on Lake Champlain in the Province of Quebec" and that he had lived his last years with his nephew Hezekiah (son of David VV)near Battersea.

    Histories
    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.
    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.

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1871 - Lucy VanValkenburg(Miller)(widow),John VanValkenburg(widower)
    CENSUS-1871 - Lucy VanValkenburg(Miller)(widow),John VanValkenburg(widower)
    Hezekiah,Suphrona,Wellington,Diadema,Hezekiah,Mary,James William
    Storrington,Frontenac

    David's widow Lucy is here in 1871 with son Hezekiah VV and a John VanValkenburg listed as a widower in the census. (John's 1879 death record states he lived with his "nephew Hezekiah" VV in his last years).



    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.
    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. [S34] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-Ag, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Loughborough, Frontenac County, 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 Census

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

      [John is living with Lavina VV married to Hezekiah Sears. Is John Lavina's brother/cousin?]


    2. [S82] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-Sears, Canada. "Census returns for 1861." Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa. Loughborough, Frontenac Co., 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

      [John is living with Lavina VV married to Hezekiah Sears. Is John Lavina's brother/cousin?]

    3. [S78] 1871 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Frontenac-Storrington-MillerLucy, 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-9888 to C-9975, *C-9977 to C-10097.

      Storrington, Frontenac, Ontario

      Lucy Vanvolkingburg, 57 b. 1814 United States, widow
      Hesekiah, 39 b. 1832 Ontario
      Sefronah (f), 29 b. 1842 Ontario
      Wellington, 25 b. 1846 Ontario
      Didane (m), 19 b. 1852 Ontario German
      Hezkiah Vanvolkingburg [actually Matthews *], 13 b. 1858 Ontario
      Mary Vanvolkingburg [actually Matthews *], 11 b. 1860 Ontario
      James Willm. Vanvolkingburg [actually Matthews *], 6 b. 1865 Ontario
      John Vanvolkingburg, 60 b. 1811 Quebec, widower

      [* these young children are grandchildren of Lucy Miller VV, their mother Sarah having died in 1867.
      John VV is Lucy's brother-in-law.]