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Date: 97-11-19 08:09:08 EST
From: sdeddy@discover-net.net (Dan and Sue Eddy)

Hello,
Thanks for writing. I am descended from Alvah Gaffin's sister, Elizabeth. She married Luke Bailey. I have not researched the Hoverland family that extensively, although they were in the same area of Canada as the Gaffins. I believe Nancy's father was Harmonius, son of Andrew Hoverland. From what I have gathered, Andrew was with the Butler's Rangers as a loyalist. Does this seem to be the same Hoverland? They owned land in Willoughby, on the District of Niagara. Nancy and Alvah were married there and then came to Ogle County, IL. I do have more information on the Gaffins. Many of the family members are buried in Ogle County.
I'm glad to share information if I would have anything that you don't already have. You probably have more on the Hoverlands then I do.
Sue

From private collection of Leslie R. Gray, Past President of Ontario Historical Society:

Andrew Hoverland, formerly of Tryon Co., NY, but born in Germany, joined the British forces during the American Revoulution and fought under Col. Butler in Butler's Rangers. He had 200 acres in Tryon Co. for which he gave two years service to Col. Crawford. He had cleared 40 acres before the war and had 13 horned cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, furniture, utensils, all lost to the rebels.

Above included in a letter written November 2, 1958 from Catherine Gaffin Lynn

ROSTER OF BUTLER'S RANGERS

This list is based on the one compiled by A. H. Van Dusen in his article "Butler's Rangers", which was published in the journal New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 31 (1900), pages 12-18.

This roster is based on two sources: the list of disbanded Rangers who settled at Niagara, reported by Lieutenant Colonel A. S. De Peyster in 1784, as printed in the Report on Canadian Archives, 1891 (Ottawa, Queen's Printer, 1892), pages 2-5; and, the "old U.E. List", which was published as "Appendix B" to The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884... (Toronto, Rose Publishing Company, i 88~) pages 129-334. (This book was reprinted, with a new introduction by Milton Rubin-cam, by the Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, in 1969).

The names taken from the De Peyster list are marked with an asterisk (*) and are additional to the names found in the "Old U.E. List".

Hoverland, Andrew*

This is what is recorded in An Annotated Nominal Roll of Butler's Rangers 1777-1784 , compiled and arranged by Lt. Col. Wm. A. Smy. pages 101/2

Haverland, Andrew. Private ["Andreas Hoverland"] Native of Germany. Lived in Tryon County. had fought in the French and Indian Wars (Seven Years War) and had settled in America at its conclusion. Had cleared 40 acres of his 200 acre farm. Joined in 1778. With one child at Niagara in Jul 1784. On a list of Loyalists who drew rations at Fort Erie between ?Dec 1784 and Dec. 1786. On that list his family is given as himself and one boy over 10 years of age. Listed as a settler " at the Mountain and near Fort Erie, 1785". He estimated losses at 199 pounds ($14,876 in 1991 US dollars) and was awarded 106 pounds Sterling ($7,924 in 1991 US Dollars.) In Jul 1796 he stated he had come into the Province in 1788 with a wife and three children. To date he had only received 100 acres of land. He was granted 200 acres to complete his military entitlement and 200 acres as family lands. Granted 100 acres in Willoughby Township.

From Ontario Bureau of Archives, 2nd Report, 1904, Toronto King's Printer, 1905, page 983:

Claim of ANDREW Hoverland of Tryon Co. Clamt. says he was at Niagara in the year '83. Is a native of Germany. Was in the last French War. Settled in America after end of that war, resided in Tryon Co. Went to Niagara in '78 to join Col. Butler. Served all the war in the Rangers. Had 200 acres, had it soon after the French War, gave 2 years work for it to Col. Crawford. Had 40 acres clear. Vals. the clear land at 100, the rest at 100 mon. Does not know what is become of it. Had 13 horned Cattle, 3 horses, 12 hogs, furniture, utensils. The Rebals have taken all these things.

LAWRENCE BLASON, Wits:
Knew Claimt. He left his home to join the Brit. He would not stay with the Rebels. He served a long time with the Rangers. He had a farm in Tryon Co., thinks about 40 acres were clear. Remembers him in possession long before the war. He had a good stock. He had 12 horned cattle, 3 horses. Justice Burch certifies that claimt. was settled on a good farm and had good stock.

Descendants of Andrew Hoverland

1 Andrew HOVERLAND b: in (see notes)
. 2 Harmonious HOVERLAND b: in Germany
..... 3 John H. HOVERLAND b: 1802 in Canada (appears in 1850 Concord Twp., Erie Co., NY, 1870 and 1880 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) d: May 05, 1884 in Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
......... +Julia Ann KELCH b: October 29, 1816 in Frankfort, NY m: 1841 in Springville, Erie Co., NY d: January 27, 1900 in at the home of her daughter Frances, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: John Kelch Mother: Patience ?
......... 4 Frances Emily HOVERLAND b: July 27, 1842 in near Springville, Erie Co., NY d: March 13, 1922 in Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL
............. +Charles C. CRAWFORD b: November 17, 1838 in Springville, Erie Co., NY (came to Mt. Morris in 1873, appears in 1880 and 1900 Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) m: March 22, 1873 in Ogle Co., IL d: April 01, 1925 in Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL
............ 5 Cornelia (ADOPTED) b: September 06, 1887 in IL d: December 03, 1982 Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL
................ +Adolph C. JINDRA b: December 13, 1890 d: June 30, 1953 Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL Military service: WW I
......... 4 Frederick Emmett HOVERLAND b: January 17, 1844 in Springville, Erie Co., NY (came to Ogle Co. in about 1865, appears in 1880 and 1900 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) d: 1930 in at the home of his son George, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Military service: Civil War, Co. F, 116th NY Infantry Regiment Volunteers
............. +Jane Cady BROWN b: July 10, 1852 in Roscany, County Tyrone, Ireland m: January 17, 1878 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL d: March 19, 1922 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: John Brown Mother: Isabella McClain
............ 5 Annabelle HOVERLAND b: December 23, 1878 in IL d: April 04, 1898 Burial: Shearer Cemetery, Pleasant Vale Twp., Pike Co., IL
................ +James G. WHEELAN b: February 1870 in Pike Co., IL m: August 24, 1897 in Pike Co., IL Father: James Wheelan Mother: Isabelle Brown
............ 5 Elizabeth A. HOVERLAND b: June 16, 1881 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL d: December 02, 1901 Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
................ +Frank C. WILSON b: September 29, 1874 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL m: October 09, 1901 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL d: August 29, 1938 Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Walter Wilson Mother: Amelia Susan Palmer
............ 5 Jennie Cady HOVERLAND b: December 03, 1883 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL d: April 19, 1956 in Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
................ +Louis Clarence KRAMER b: December 25, 1875 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1900 and 1930 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) m: March 02, 1904 in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL d: October 03, 1960 in Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: John (Abel/Ebeling) CRAMER / KRAMER Mother: Barbara Ann (Ernst/Anst)
............ 5 George Brown HOVERLAND b: October 20, 1886 in Leaf River Township, Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1930 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) d: May 25, 1968 in Hospital, Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL
................ +Nellie Naomi HIGHBARGER b: October 18, 1894 in Seward, Winnebago Co., IL m: March 16, 1911 in Winnebago Co., IL d: May 29, 1915 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: William Fillmore Highbarger Mother: Emerilla Minerva Rothermel
............ *2nd Wife of George Brown HOVERLAND:
................ +Elva May THOMAS b: February 17, 1896 in Ogle Co., IL m: January 29, 1919 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL d: September 30, 1975 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Millard Fillmore Thomas Mother: Mary Elizabeth Wagner
......... 4 Florence E. HOVERLAND b: October 06, 1849 in Springfield, Erie Co., NY (appears in 1880 and 1900 Mt. Morris, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL census, later living in Kansas City, KS) d: August 29, 1930 Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL
............. +Benjamin G. STEPHENS b: June 22, 1827 in Cornwall, England (originally came to Quebec, Canada in 1832 and to Mt. Morris in 1841, appears in 1860 Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co.,IL census) m: July 09, 1870 in Ogle Co., IL d: January 10, 1879 in Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL
............ 5 Frances "Fanny" E. STEPHENS b: Abt. 1871 in IL
............ 5 Mary E. STEPHENS b: Abt. 1873 in IL
............ 5 George E. STEPHENS b: Abt. 1875 in IL
................ +Lulu ?
............ 5 Hugh E. STEPHENS b: Abt. 1878 in IL
..... 3 Nancy HOVERLAND b: March 24, 1804 in Chippewa Province, Ontario, Canada d: November 01, 1872 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Burial: Rice Cemetery, Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL
......... +Alvah GAFFIN b: February 02, 1805 in near Toronto, Ontario, Canada (appears in 1850, 1860, and 1870 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census) m: February 14, 1825 in Chippewa, Ontario, Canada d: May 12, 1874 in Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL Burial: Rice Cemetery, Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL Father: Abraham Gaffin Mother: Anna Carpenter
......... 4 John Alexander GAFFIN b: July 04, 1827 in Chippewa, Ontario, Canada (appears in 1860 Town of Ridott and 1870 Ridott Twp., Stephenson Co., IL census, moved to Gerald Co., SD or ND) d: April 17, 1901 in Wessington Springs, SD
............. +Amanda Ellen WELLS b: June 21, 1829 in VA m: September 12, 1850 in Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL d: April 25, 1901 in Wessington Springs, SD
............ 5 Lydia Olive GAFFIN b: November 08, 1851 in IL d: December 18, 1851
............ 5 Frederick William GAFFIN b: January 17, 1853 in IL d: January 01, 1879
............ 5 Osborn Edwin GAFFIN b: April 14, 1855 in IL d: October 03, 1938
................ +Emma Norvella DENISTON m: March 12, 1879 in Black Hawk Co., IA
............ 5 Herbert DeForest GAFFIN b: August 15, 1857 in IL d: February 12, 1934 in Spring Arbor, MI
................ +Hattie B. CUSICK m: 1879
............ 5 Olive Asenath GAFFIN b: March 14, 1860 in IL
................ +Frank PECK
............ 5 Frank Ellsworth GAFFIN b: August 18, 1863 in IL
............ 5 Cora Mae GAFFIN b: February 10, 1866 in Stephenson Co., IL d: February 22, 1918 in SD
................ +James KAMMERDINER b: June 10, 1856 d: May 22, 1924
............ 5 Jesse Wells GAFFIN b: February 21, 1869 in Stephenson Co., IL d: February 08, 1959 in Minneapolis, MN Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
................ +Amelia BARBER b: August 03, 1872 m: October 05, 1893 d: August 03, 1960 in Minneapolis, MN Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN
......... 4 James Harvey GAFFIN b: September 29, 1829 in near Toronto, Ontario, Canada (moved to Los Angeles, CA) d: 1895 in Colon, NE
............. +Mary PALMER b: Abt. 1836 in NY
............ 5 James Nelson GAFFIN b: May 27, 1856 in Winnebago Co., IL d: November 03, 1906 in Colon, NE
............ 5 Otho GAFFIN b: 1859 in Winnebago Co., IL (living in Saunders Co., NE in 1885)
................ +Drusilla ? b: Abt. 1864 in IA
............ 5 Frances GAFFIN b: Abt. 1866 in IL
......... 4 Frederick Nelson GAFFIN b: September 16, 1832 in near Toronto, Ontario, Canada d: November 03, 1854 in Ogle Co., IL Burial: Rice Cemetery, Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL
......... 4 Morris GAFFIN b: June 27, 1838 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL (appears in 1860, 1870 and 1880 Leaf River Twp., Ogle Co., IL census, moved to TN about 1886) d: November 30, 1890 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN Burial: Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co., TN
............. +Jane "Jennie" Clark ZEIGLER b: June 11, 1840 in Clarke Co., OH m: March 12, 1860 in Ogle Co., IL d: December 21, 1922 in Warren Co., TN Burial: Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co., TN Father: Jacob Zeigler Mother: Catherine Margaret Stanger
............ 5 Olin Morris GAFFIN b: December 17, 1860 in Mt. Morris, Ogle Co., IL (moved to SD in about 1900) d: October 02, 1941 in Lincoln Co., SD
................ +Clara Amelia BROWN b: October 23, 1860 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL m: October 18, 1885 in Oregon, Ogle Co., IL d: September 02, 1923 in Lincoln Co., SD Father: Thomas Brown Mother: Elizabeth Phillips
............ 5 Ralph Rollin GAFFIN b: June 10, 1864 in Ogle Co., IL d: February 05, 1936 in Chattanooga, TN Burial: Sparta, TN
................ +Mary Lou TAYLOR b: April 24, 1874 in Doyle, TN m: in Doyle, TN d: March 31, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN Burial: Sparta, TN
............ 5 Charles Elmer GAFFIN b: November 10, 1866 in Ogle Co., IL d: November 26, 1938 in Greeley, CO
................ +Ida L. RICE m: January 10, 1893 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN d: April 25, 1941 in Longmont, Boulder Co., CO
............ 5 Jacob Alvah GAFFIN b: September 11, 1869 in Ogle Co., IL d: April 03, 1940 in Sherwood, Franklin Co., TN Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, near Sherwood, Franklin Co., TN
............ 5 Walter Clark GAFFIN b: May 13, 1875 in Ogle Co., IL d: February 19, 1949 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN Burial: Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co., TN
................ +Lucy DODSON b: April 09, 1877 in Warren Co., TN m: November 23, 1898 d: July 05, 1953 in McMinnville, Warren Co., TN Burial: Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co., TN
......... 4 Jane GAFFIN b: Abt. 1840
......... 4 Lydia C. GAFFIN b: October 23, 1846 in Leaf River, Ogle Co., IL (moved to NE)
............. +DeWitt WILSON
......... *2nd Husband of Lydia C. GAFFIN:
............. +William O. GEETING b: September 03, 1845 in MD (appears in 1870 Ridott Twp., Stephenson Co. and 1880 Polo, Buffalo Twp., Ogle Co. IL census) m: September 15, 1867 in Ogle Co., IL Father: Joseph Geeting Mother: Mary Margaret Sharer
. 2 Lydia HOVERLAND b: 1766 in (born 1774 according to Rice Cemetery record) d: September 18, 1843 in Ogle Co., IL Burial: Rice Cemetery, Mt. Morris Twp., Ogle Co., IL
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