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VanValkenburgh, David Mahany

Male 1793 - Bef 1881


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  • Name  VanValkenburgh, David Mahany 
    Born  01 Aug 1793  Shuylervlle, Saratoga Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Brighton, 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  Bef 1881  Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  i6  VV-Jacob-ChloeHodges
    Last Modified  22 Dec 2015 

    Father  VanValkenburgh, Jacob,   b. 1765,   d. 1828, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., OR Brockville, Leeds-Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Hodges, Chloe,   b. New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

    Family  Unknown, Cynthia,   b. 1799, Brockville, Leeds-Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1885, Hilton, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F35  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - 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
    Petitions of David Mahany VanVolkenburg for pension and land related to his CONSIDERABLE service in the War of 1812.
    Petitions of David Mahany VanVolkenburg for pension and land related to his CONSIDERABLE service in the War of 1812.
    One petition states David had a 'family to support'.
    See text and images of the petitions:

    (more about David's Glengarry Regt. history and his medical review 1836
     

    Histories

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    Upper Canada Land Petitions
    Upper Canada Land Petitions
    pertaining to Jacob VV, his wife Chloe HODGES DUE, and their son David VV
    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.
    Shoemaking in Colonial America
    Shoemaking in Colonial America
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1935.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1935.

    Letter 3 of 4. See transcription of text here. Outlines what is known of his family's history through his aunt, Mrs. Almeda VV-Quackenbush.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1934.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1934.

    Letter 2 of 4. See transcription of text here. Outlines what is known of his family's history through his aunt, Mrs. Almeda VV-Quackenbush.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1934.
    Letter written by John VV (1863-1951) of Cordova Mines, Ontario to a Paul E. VV in 1934.

    Letter 1 of 4. See transcription of text here. Outlines what is known of his family's history through his aunt, Mrs. Almeda VV-Quackenbush.
    Transcription of Letter #3 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1935.
    Transcription of Letter #3 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1935.

    Transcription of original hand-written letter.

    See other letters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
    Transcription of Letter #2 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1934.
    Transcription of Letter #2 by John VV of Cordova Mines, Ontario, written in 1934.

    Transcription of original hand-written letter.

    See other letters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
    David VV as POW during War of 1812
    David VV as POW during War of 1812

    VV-descendant Andrew Quackenbush retraces the steps of his great-great-uncle David Vanvolkenburgh as a prisoner-of-war of the Americans from his 1813 capture at Fort George, to his release nearly a year later at Melville Island near Halifax.
    INTRO: Jacob VV m. Chloe Hodges (STRAY Branch)
    INTRO: Jacob VV m. Chloe Hodges (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.
    Canadian VanValkenburghs (and related families)on War of 1812 Nominal Rolls & Paylists * names in the family trees attached to this record are 'guesses' only!
    Canadian VanValkenburghs (and related families)on War of 1812 Nominal Rolls & Paylists * names in the family trees attached to this record are 'guesses' only!

    Original muster lists online at Library & Archives Canada site. This index gives start pages for each regiment or flank company, and shows some VV names already found through a 'skimming' search. Please email us your updates.


    Census Records

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    CENSUS-1871 - David VanValkenburg--Cynthia Unknown
    CENSUS-1871 - David VanValkenburg--Cynthia Unknown
    Brighton,East Northumberland,Ontario

    The couple is living in Brighton village, occupation shoemaker. They did report crops in the Sched. 4 Cultivated Lands schedule of this 1871 census. David was O=owner of 1 1/4 acres of Brighton Twp. Concession 4 Lot 5.

    Note, a mystery 'Alex VanValkenburg' was enumerated on or close to Lot 6 in the 4th Concession, on this same census. Perhaps this was a son of David and Cynthia.
    CENSUS-1842 - David Mahany Van Valkenburg-page 1
    CENSUS-1842 - David Mahany Van Valkenburg-page 1
    Murray,Newcastle,Ontario
    CENSUS-1842 - David VanValkenburg-page 2
    CENSUS-1842 - David VanValkenburg-page 2
    Murray,Newcastle,Ontario

    Mystery Media
    CENSUS-1871 - Alex VanValkenburg--M.H. Unknown
    CENSUS-1871 - Alex VanValkenburg--M.H. Unknown
    Brighton,East Northumberland,Ontario

    Does anyone have any information for them?

    A CLUE: Alex. VV aged 58 in 1871 (b. abt 1823 in Ontario) is a separate, but adjoining, household to the C.A. Fiddick household on this census. Viewing the corresponding Agricultural Schedule of this census, the Fiddick household reported crops at Brighton Township Concession 4 Lot 6. The Land Registry Abstract Index of Deeds for that full 200-acre parcel shows part-owner Charles Fiddick. Another part owner was David Mahany VanVolkenburg and his wife Cynthia. By whatever means he obtained the small portion of 34 acres, is not known, but on 25 Aug 1846, David wrote a will regarding the property which was registered in 1877, probably at his death.

    Note: Alex was of age to be a son of David and Cynthia, although no children have been found in census records. The day that David VV wrote the will, was the day a surgeon had come to amputate his foot. In petitions to various land boards David explained he had retained a musket ball in his ankle from the war of 1812's Battle of Lundy's Lane, and finally was compelled to have the foot amputated, 32 years and one month to the day of the Battle. Although David had received a land grant for military service, he had been unable to perform settlement duties and thereby forfeited the land. He was a shoemaker by trade and a "cripple", and perhaps any children had lived 'out' of the home.

    Features
    Canadian VanValkenburgs in the War of 1812
    Canadian VanValkenburgs in the War of 1812
    VV's found on the Quarter Pay Lists of the Glengarry Light Infantry Fencibles

    See VV's and related names on Pay Lists for other War of 1812 Militia

    Resources
    RESEARCH: New York State Probate Records, 1629-1971
    RESEARCH: New York State Probate Records, 1629-1971

    Early New York state estate files (last wills and testaments, letters of administration) images are now indexed by county and surname, and the images viewable online for free.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] 1851 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Northumberland-Brighton-VVDavid, 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, Northumberland Co., Canada West

      David Vanvolkinburg, 59, b. USA, shoemaker
      Cynthia, 54 b. 1798 Canada


    2. [S15] 1861 Canada West census - ONTARIO-Northumberland-Brighton-VVDavid, 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

      D. Vanbolkimbry /Vanbelkenburg, 68 b. United States, shoemaker
      Cyntha Vanbolkimbry?, 63, b. Upper Canada