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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
 
 
  26 Jul 2019

Histories

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A brief description of Adam VanValkenburg and Anna Diamond's family and history. The history includes documents that we have that link family members to Adam and Anna.

 
  1 Aug 2019
In Love with the word 'Love' - Edith May VanValkenburg (1892-1977)
In Love with the word 'Love' - Edith May VanValkenburg (1892-1977)

Retiring telegraph clerk reflects on what has inspired her working in communications. 
  28 Jul 2019
Possible family of origin for Cynthia b. 1799 Brockville, Leeds Co., who married David VanVolkenburg.
Possible family of origin for Cynthia b. 1799 Brockville, Leeds Co., who married David VanVolkenburg.
 
  26 Jul 2019
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.

 
  25 Jul 2019

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.
 
  26 Jul 2019

Mystery Media

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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.
 
  26 Jul 2019

Features

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N.A.V.V.F. Annual Reunion comes to Canada, September 2019
N.A.V.V.F. Annual Reunion comes to Canada, September 2019

Updates will be posted here. 
  27 Jul 2019