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VanValkenburg, Thaddeus

Male 1809 - 1891  (82 years)


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  • Name VanValkenburg, Thaddeus 
    Born 11 Mar 1809  Toronto Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Between 1817 and 1855  Toronto Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canada - various lots east of Springdale / Erindale Village Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1851  Mosa Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Oakland, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 23 Sep 1891  Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I540  VANVALKENBURGH
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2020 

    Father VanValkenburg, Cornelius,   b. 22 Feb 1774, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Davis, Louisa,   b. 22 Feb 1779, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1874, Norwich, North Norwich Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Feb 1801  Guilderland, Albany Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Comfort, Mary,   b. 20 Jul 1823, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1892, Oakland, Alameda Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1841  Gore District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Sep 1891 - Alameda Co., California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Affadavit signed by Thaddeus VV and wife Mary Comfort-VV, 1878
    Affadavit signed by Thaddeus VV and wife Mary Comfort-VV, 1878
    regarding last will and testament of Thaddeus' sister Sarah VV-Chisholm, 1878 at Elgin, Ill.
    'Vital Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Gore District Part 1 (1818-1857)', by Dan Walker, Global Heritage Press
    "Vital Records of Upper Canada / Canada West: Gore District Part 1 (1818-1857)", by Dan Walker, Global Heritage Press

    Various VV record transcripts.

    Histories
    MILITARY - War of 1812 - Cornelius VV, DAVIS & VANDENBURGH families, Niagara
    MILITARY - War of 1812 - Cornelius VV, DAVIS & VANDENBURGH families, Niagara
    & LOCATIONS of Cornelius VV- Lois DAVIS Family 1801-1817
    OCCUPATION: Thaddeus VanValkenburg (1809-1891) Police Chief
    OCCUPATION: Thaddeus VanValkenburg (1809-1891) Police Chief
    1857 Lovell's Directory shows Thaddeus VanValkenburg is the Chief of Police of London City, Middlesex Co.

    The 1851 census, Thaddeus is a 'bailif' and is enumerated in Mosa Twp., outside of his usual residence of London, Ontario.

    The 1871 census, Thaddeus is a 'detective' living in London.

    The William Perkins Bull family notes, gathered genealogies and interviews from the 1920's regarding the original families of Peel Co., states: "Thaddeus VanValkenburg was the first Chief of Police at London, Ontario 1849".
    Death Notice - Thaddeus VV (1809-1891)
    Death Notice - Thaddeus VV (1809-1891)
    Reported in Elgin, Illinois newspaper.
    NEWS: 'Chisholm Curse' myth dispelled.  History of R.B. Chisholm family of St. Thomas, Ontario.
    NEWS: "Chisholm Curse" myth dispelled. History of R.B. Chisholm family of St. Thomas, Ontario.
    Robert Bruce Chisholm who, as the last surviving member of his family in Canada, erected a spectacular monument in St. Thomas. Contributing to this article in 1954 was a VV-descendant historian Dr. John Hostly Soady. He reports on the relationships between R.B. Chisholm and the brothers of Chisholm's wife Sarah VanValkenburgh.

    Census Records
    CENSUS-1851 - Thaddeus VanValkenburg
    CENSUS-1851 - Thaddeus VanValkenburg
    Mosa Twp,Middlesex,Ontario
    CENSUS-1871 - Thaddeus VanValkenburg--Mary Comfort
    CENSUS-1871 - Thaddeus VanValkenburg--Mary Comfort
    London,Ontario
    CENSUS - 1817 'Circa 1817' - Thaddeus Davis Sen., Cornelius VV, Vandenburgh families at Allanburgh.
    CENSUS - 1817 "Circa 1817" - Thaddeus Davis Sen., Cornelius VV, Vandenburgh families at Allanburgh.
    Thorold Twp., Welland Co., Ontario, Canada

    The Thorold Township Minute Book (1799-1842) is a collection of censuses, assessment rolls, etc. many of them undated. The "1817 Census Thorold Township" and "1817 Assessment" are stated to be "circa" 1817 but historians feel they could have been recorded as early as 1815 and as late as 1818.

    Column Headers: Name, Husband, Wife, Males, Females

    See also the "Circa 1817" Tax Assessment for Thorold Twp.

    Maps
    VV Land Holdings - Erindale/Springdale, Toronto Twp., Peel Co.
    VV Land Holdings - Erindale/Springdale, Toronto Twp., Peel Co.
    Land records taken from William Perkins Bull family files, against 1859 Tremaine map and modern map. Pertains to Cornelius VanValkenburgh - Lois Davis and their sons in the 1815-1870 period.

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] RES-VV-PeelCo-WmPerkinsBull, Perkins Bull, William. “William Perkins Bull Historical Series”. Research notes, Family Files: Vanvalkenburgh Family, c1930’s. Microfilm.
      Various land records of VV property in the 1817-1860 period in Toronto Twp., Peel Co. Original land grants to Cornelius VV and Lois Davis-VV were: Con 1 SDS Lot 7, Con 1 NDS Lot 23 and Con 1 SDS Lot 17. Sons John, Hiram and Ira recorded on these lots and others until about 1860 when they had moved elsewhere.

    2. [S21] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Middlesex-Mosa-VVThad, Canada. "Census of 1851" (Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Mosa, Middlesex County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C-11737 - C-11738.
      Mosa Twp., Middlesex Co., Canada West

      Thaddeus Vanvalkenburgh, m, 38, bailif, b. 1813 Toronto, regular residence: London, Middlesex Co., Canada West.

    3. [S147] CENSUS-1880-Alameda-California-VVThaddeus-SackriderAtwood, "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GL-7PD), Atwood Sackrider, 1880.

      Oakland, Alameda Co., California

      Atwood Sackrider, 56 b. 1824 Canada, occ: stock horses,
      Louisa Sackrider, 53 b. 1827 Canada
      Thadeus VanValkenburg, 72 b. 1808 Canada, laborer
      Mary VanValkenburg, 56 b. 1824 Canada

      [Louisa VV-Sackrider and Thaddeus VV are siblings. Atwood Sackrider imported fine horses - Dashaway Stables in Oakland.]