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Family stories:Phillips and Lien History
Posted by: will phillips on Oct 5 2010 11:37

For Phillips history, Silas to current go to the web site "Our Roots", search for the title "Bridging the Centuries Abbey" and look up Phillips.

For Lien history, go to the same web site search topic and go to Hazlet and look up Lien.

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Genealogy:Phillips early History
Posted by: Diane Chappell on Nov 22 2009 10:31

Phillips, Nicholas

(1)Nicholas Phillips born on or about 1756 in Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

His military Service between 1778 & 1783 with another Nicholas, and a John Phillips of butlers Rangers. They were taken prisoner with father and brother (?); all captured in 1778.

Records show Nicholas Phillips as a member of Captain Peter TenBroeck’s Company 1778.

Residence 1786 Grand River Landing, Ontario as per Census 1770 for Nicholas Phillips Sr and Jr.

Records in Genesee Town, Ontario Co., NY 1790 Nicholas Phillips listed as head of household with 2 men 16 yrs+ and 2 women 16+ years, listed as well Jacob Phillips.

Nicholas married Elizabeth and Children as listed below

2 Elizabeth Phillips B 22 Mar 1755, Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

2 Nicholas Phillips B. 1756 in Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

2 John Phillips, B bet 1758 – 1762 Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

2 Margaret Phillips B 1764 Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

2 Jacob Phillips B 1767 Corry’s Bush, Mohawk Valley, NY

2 Female Phillips B before 1775 Susquehanna District, Pennsylvania

2 Female Phillips B before 1775 Susquehanna District, Pennsylvania

Nicholas Phillips was from a family who lived in the Tunkhannack area of New York, about 40 miles from Wyoming on the Sysquehanna River, When the Revoluntionary War started, the Phillips family took the side of the British as did the majority of the Colonist, The father, Nicholis Phillips and his sons were captured and confined for eighteen months in 5 different jails, ending up in Hartford, Conneticut. They escaped from that Jail and joined Butler’s Rangers in 1777. Nicholis Phillips and his sons were given land in Ontario. Nicholis Phillips, Sr. Returned after the war to Genesee County, where he died.

Nicholis Phillips (2) of Guysboro is his son. He lived first at Ancaster, just west of Toronto. My moved by xo team to Guysboro. The gown of Guysboro does not exist anymore, but the cemetery where Nicholis is buried is large and well tended and his stone is prominent. He was one of the first settlers of that area. It is just south of the town of Tilsonburg, not too far from Lake Erie.

The Phillips were classified as Empire Loyalists.

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Genealogy:Whitmore Apsley History
Posted by: Diane Chappell on Oct 26 2009 16:59

Whitmore – Free land under Grants 1868

When The Free Grant and Homesteading Act was proclaimed by John Sandfield Macdonald’s Government in 1868 it brought a wave of new settlement and growth. One hundred acre lots (later 200 acres) were made available to heads of households, the only requirement being that fifteen acres be cleared and under cultivation within five years and a dwelling built and lived in. During the 1870’s and 1880’s many newcomers, including a number of women, some widows with families along with sons and daughter of the first settlers, took advantage of the opportunity. Township papers in the Ontario Archives List the following as receiving land under the Free Grants and Homestead Act during this period: Daniel Whitmore.

Whitmore – Community Schools and teachers 1940’s

In the years for which records are available, enrolments at the rural schools varied, averaging between ten and twenty-five students. Clydesdale and Hales Schools, both went over 30 at times, and Glen Alda, Lasswade and Rose Island were over twenty, but in all except Glen Alda attendance was often below ten. And in 1948, when it was decided to build a new school at Glen Alda, Clydesdale was invited to cooperate.

Often the teachers were local girls, recently matriculated and along with their pupils, they too had long walks to school. Sybil Windsor who taught at S.S. #8 Hawkes School in 1911-12, walked five miles each day from her home at the east end of what is now known as Jeff’s Road. Other familiar names on teachers’ list include Bullied, Campbell, Danford, Hales, Hoard, Hubble, McPherson, McCaw McIlvena, Prouty, Scott, Tanner, Wilson and Whitmore.

S.S. No 2 Hales School on the East Road, west of McCauley Road, opened in 1876 with Mrs. William McIlmoyle as teacher. In 1904 the log school burned down and a bee was held to build a new frame school that years. Fathers turned out to help put up the structure and while the finishing touches were put on the white painted exterior and dark green trim, classes were held in the nearby Hales home. Fire again destroyed Hales School in January 1943 and the school was rebuilt on the same site, while the children attended classes in the old log Whitmore house until it was completed.

Among those who served as secretary of S.S. No 4 were John Bullied (1911) W. J. McColl (1912) Archie Whitmore (1913-22) Mrs. A. Whitmore (end of 1922) Mrs. H. Woodbeck (1924-31) Mrs. A.T. Post (1932)Mrs. Theodore Post (1935-39) B. Steen (1940-45)

Summering in Chandos

George Douglas, the Lakefield prospector and writer went up to Chandos to discuss a prospecting excursion in the neighbourhood with Dan Whitmore and took the opportunity to look over Loon Lake. (Nothing else is noted in the book regarding Dan Whitmore’s involvement)


[i] Taken from “The Loon Calls, A history of the Township of Chandos” by Jean Murray Cole

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Other:Important family news
Posted by: Diane Chappell on Sep 17 2009 22:17

Hello Family,

It it with sadness that I send the message the Hilda Walker made her passing today, further news will be sent when available.


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Obituaries:Terrance Eugene
Posted by: Diane Chappell on Sep 10 2009 20:35
Terrance Eugene “Terry“ Bedore
BEDORE, Terrance Eugene “Terry“ - It is with sadness that the family announces the unexpected passing of Terry, in his 56th year, on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Susan Jones. Dear father of Alyssa (Mike) Heffernan and Michael (Rachel Adamson) Bedore. Dear son of Madeleine Bedore and the late Eric. Dear son-in-law of Ray “Ike“ and Joan Jones. Remembered by brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and many friends. Friends will be received at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1040 Hilliard Street, Peterborough, from 1-2 pm on Saturday, September 12, 2009. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 pm. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Condolences to the family, directions to the church, and donations to Lakefield Animal Welfare Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME at 742-1875.
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Other:Family news update
Posted by: Diane Chappell on Aug 15 2009 11:05

Hello family,

Just wanted to let everyone know the the status of Jerry Harding. Unfortunately it is not good, The cancer is quite agressive. Marilyn and Jerry have a tough road ahead of them. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers over the next few months. They are going to need time to come to terms with this, please respect their privacy and if I hear of anyway we can help I will send out another message.


Diane Chappell

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