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Furler

The Furler Family
 in Norfolk and Lincoln Counties, Ontario, Canada

And their ancestors
The Völler Family in Ulster County, New York, USA

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Contents of this page

  1. Introduction
  2. The Origin of the Name Furler (a.k.a. Völler)
  3. The Furler Family of Niagara
  4. Jacob Völler in Ulster County, New York, USA
    1. Ulster County, New York
      1. Marbletown
      2. Kingston
    2. The American Revolution
      1. Captain Peter Ten Broeck of Butlers Rangers
  5. BRANCH 1: Pvt. Jacob Völler FURLER , U.E.
  6. BRANCH 2: Pvt. Cornelius Völler FURLER , U.E.
    1. Branch 2a: William Foller/Furler/Furlow of Lincoln County
    2. Branch 2b: Cornelius Furler/Furlow of Norfolk County
      1. William Henry Furler (a.k.a. Furlough) (1829-1907) of Oakland, Norfolk, Ontario
      2. David Orren Furler (1851-1931) of Caistor, Lincoln County, Ontario
  7. Ancestors of Mary Nancy Swears
  8. Research Leads
  9. Links
  10. Fellow Researchers
  11. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  12. Legend
  13. Contact

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Introduction

Welcome to the Furler family page of my family history website.  This is the family of Winnifred Pauline Thornton's mother, Elvira Furler.  The Furler family were pioneer farmers in the Niagara, Ontario area from the late 1700s. The Furlers are descended from a pair of United Empire Loyalist brothers, Cornelius and Jacob Völler, who were both privates in Butler's Rangers and fought for the British during the American Revolution and eventually settled in the Niagara Penninsula.  Elvira Furler's ancestors were primarily of German background with a smattering of Québecois, Loyalist, and ex-American Patriot thrown in.  Those who are following the family of Elvira Furler should refer to Branch 2b below.

Please Note: This page is intended only as a narrative historical overview of this family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on this page.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying GEDCOM database.  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of the page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Acknowledgments

The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the Fellow Researchers listed below.  I am indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the Fellow Researchers.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

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The Origin of the Name Furler (a.k.a. Völler)

The origin of the Furler surname is Germanic, and it took me the better part of three years to trace its origins.  Etymological sources give no listing for the surname Furler, which suggests that it is, in fact, a corrupted form of another surname.  The original form of the surname is actually Völler, sometimes written without the umlaut as Voeller, which, when pronounced with a Germanic accent, would sound to our English ears almost exactly like "Furler" (with the "r" not completely closed).  In Old French the word becomes Fouleor or Foleur, and in English it is rendered Fuller.  All of these words have the same meaning.  Fuller in English or Völler in German is an occupational surname referring to a dresser of cloth.  A fuller (in English), or a Völler (in German), or a foleur (in French), scoured and thickened raw cloth by beating and trampling it with water.  Contemporary German speakers tell me that the name has an "Alpine" (i.e. Swiss) sound to it.  Völler researchers claim the origin of the surname comes from the Swiss/German border region.

Variants

The following variants or corruptions of the name Völler/Furler have been found in various records, either from Anglicization or from transcription errors or clerk errors. Researchers are cautioned to look for all these variants: Feller, Foeller, Folver, Fuller, Furler, Furlough, Furlow, Veller, Vollar, Voeller and Voller.

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The Furler Family in Niagara, Ontario


Niagara Map 1800
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Pennsylvania "Dutch"

It is a common misunderstanding among North Americans that the early "Dutch" settlers of Pennsylvania were from the Netherlands -- the people whom we refer to today as Dutch.  However the early settlers of Pennsylvania were actually German, or Deutch, in their own tongue, which was mispronounced by the English as "Dutch".

Our Furler family were rural farmers in the Niagara Penninsula, descended from American immigrants who first came to Canada in 1783.  Some family traditions claim that our Furlers were originally Pennsylvania "Dutch" (see side note).  This is not quite correct, but not wholly untrue.

After extensive research the Furlers in Niagara, Ontario have been traced back to a German immigrant family by the name of Völler who settled in upstate New York in the early 1700s.  The primary branch of this family became known by the Anglicized surname of Veller or Feller.  Descendants of this family spread across upper New York State and down into Pennsylvania.  One branch (ours) came to southern Ontario and Anglicized their surname to Furler and Furlow.  As the Pennsylvania "Dutch" settlers were actually German, it would be correct to say that our Furlers had cousins who were Pennsylvania Dutch, but our Ontario Furlers are not descended from any Pennsylvania Dutch.

Jacob Völler in Ulster County, New York, USA

Our present accounting of the Furler family begins with Jacob Völler who was born around 1734 on Robert Livingston's estate on the west side of the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York.  It is suggested that he was the son of Johann Phillip Veller and Catharina Elisabeth Rauch.  His suggested birth family can be found on The Völler Family Page.

Ulster County, New York, USA

Ulster County, New York

Ulster County is in the southeast part of New York State, south of Albany and bordered on the east by the Hudson River.  It is nestled among the Catskill Mountains and contains some of the earliest European settlements in North America.  The county was settled by the Dutch as early as 1614 as part of the New Netherlands settlement.  A trading post was established at Rondout with a few families and was subsequently destroyed by First Nations Peoples.  In the 1630s the trading post was re-established and again destroyed in 1655, but by the 1660s a stable settlement pattern was emerging.  The Dutch were followed in 1663 by a settlement of French Huguenots.  In 1683 Ulster County was organized as a county by the English as one of the original 12 counties of the British colony of New York.  For the following 9 decades Ulster County saw steady immigration and development until the outbreak of the American Revolution.  The various battles of the American Revolution destroyed many of the frontier settlements and the larger towns were all captured by the English.  In 1777 many of the towns, including Kingston, were pillaged and burned.

Two local towns become significant for the purposes of our Furler family history: Marbletown and Kingston.

Marbletown

Marbletown is located in the central part of the county and was one of the original five English townships in 1683. Old soldiers of the Indian wars and veterans of the English Army who came in 1664 received grants there from the government in 1670 and settled in a village at what is now called North Marbletown, but soon scattered and took up the outlying land for farms, which in some cases they purchased from the local First Nations Peoples.  The town lands, covering the area of many of these purchases, were granted by Queen Anne to the town trustees on June 25,1703, and were re-conveyed by them to settlers. It has always been an excellent farming country.  Civil government was established by 1703.  Marbletown is the location of First Dutch Reformed Church where some of our early Furler baptisms can be found.

Kingston

Kingston, as it is known today, was originally called Wiltwyck (Dutch for "wild woods"), It was an early Dutch walled settlement which, when taken over by the English, became the early colonial capital and home of the county courthouse from 1684 onwards.  Kingston was chartered as a town in 1667 and local government was in the hands of twelve trustees, five of whom formed the court, which continued until the early 19th century.  Kingston survived the Indian Wars of the mid-18th century, and it was after this period that more aggressive colonial settlement began.  With the First Nations Peoples "pacified" it became "safe" for white settlers to venture beyond the early walled villages and forts.  Kingston became a major crossroads on travel routes between Boston, Philadelphia and Albany.  Kingston had its share of wealthy land owners including the Livingston family.  These landlords did not live quite as lavishly as their Southern counterparts, but they still owned slaves and lived with an aire of aristocracy.  In 1872, the two villages of Rondout and Kingston were combined together to form the present-day city of Kingston.

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Woodstock &
Shokan, NY
Catskill Park

Very little is known of Jacob Völler except that he was a tenant farmer on the estate of the Livingston family mentioned above.  Jacob's birth year is uncertain, but it appears that he was very young when he had his first son.  His full family is detailed below, but his eldest two sons become significant for our narrative: Jacob and Cornelius Völler, born 1750 and 1753, respectively, in Ulster County, New York.  Their baptisms are registered in Kingston, but they were probably baptized by an itinerant minister.  It appears that their actual residence and place of birth was near Shandaken or Shokan on the north shore of what is today the Ashokan Reservoir in the Catskill State Park, about 10 km west of Kingston.

Jacob and Cornelius continued as tenant farmers, just as their father had, also on the estate of Robert Livingston, until the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776.

The American Revolution

During the years leading up to outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776 a spirit of independence was already growing in the New York colony, and the people of Ulster County were described as "patriotic, almost to a man".  During the American Revolution, Kingston, as the state capital, became a key strategic point.  An improvised state senate house was established in the home of the Ten Broeck family (a name which becomes significant below).

In the spring of 1777, during the Revolution, men from Shandaken and Shokan were induced by British recruiting officers to desert their homes and join a party headed for New York City to enlist in the King's army.  Attractive promises were made to them that they would receive one hundred acres for each man and fifty acres for each child in his family.

Among those who joined up were Jacob and Cornelius Völler  (a.k.a. Furlow or Furler) and their brothers-in-law, William Diets (a.k.a. Teets) and Hendricke Crispel. The whole party was captured near New Paltz and taken to Fort Montgomery for trial. The trial took place in April 1777 and most of them were condemned to be hanged for treason.  Most of the men, including Jacob and Cornelius Furler, William Diets and Hendrick Crispel, were later pardoned on account of youth or other extenuating circumstances and released. Although it is recorded that the Shandaken men promptly joined the patriot forces, the Furlers appear to have remained with the British under the command of Captain Peter Ten Broeck in the company of Butler's Rangers.

A reference from Berthold Fernow's book, New York in the Revolution, p.225, cites: "New York Line, Fourth Company Privates: Furrlough, Corn., May 24 '77, 3 yrs, des'd [deserted] Apr 19 '78, MR."

In the fall of 1777 the British forces occupied Kingston and on October 16, 1777 they burned the town to the ground. 

Captain Peter Ten Broeck of Butler's Rangers

At the outbreak of the American Revolution, John Butler was a successful farmer on the Mohawk River opposite Fort Hunter (now Fonda, NY). He held the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the colonial militia of New York and the appointment of Deputy Superintendent in the British Indian Department.  In November 1775, John Butler was posted to Fort Niagara with instructions to maintain the neutrality of the Six Nations in accordance with British policy.  By 1777 the British realized that rebel overtures to the Six Nations might succeed in winning them to the American side and thus they were recruited to fight for the British against the Americans.  In August 1777, Butler gathered a large force of Indians at Oswego while Rebel forces gathered on the Mohawk River, and at the Battle at Oriskany Creek Butler successfully decimated the rebel army.  Butler was then authorized to raise a Corps of Rangers to serve with the Indians on the frontiers. The Beating Order was issued 15 September 1777 and Butler's Rangers came into being.  Recruiting began immediately and although slow, the Rangers were probably the most successful corps in the North in attracting recruits.

Among the Captains in Butler's Rangers was one Captain Peter Ten Broeck, and recorded among his company were Privates Jacob and Cornelius Furler (or Furlow).  (See Roster of Butler's Rangers.)  Privates in Butler's Rangers were paid 2 shillings, 6 pence per day.

Peter Ten Broeck had been a Captain in the New York Militia in the Mohawk Valley.  He served as a Captain in the York Provincial Regiment during the Seven Year's War.  At the outbreak of the American Revolution he was taken by the Americans at Shoemaker's Tavern along with Walter Butler (the son of Colonel John Butler) in September 1777. He eventually escaped and was subsequently commissioned in the Rangers on 4 May 1778. Walter Butler registered a complaint against Ten Broeck for his conduct while a prisoner and Ten Broeck's loyalty was called into question.  He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by a Court Marshall in 1781 at Fort Niagara.

By late 1783 the men of Butler's Rangers were released from service and given their promised 100 acres each in the area of the Niagara Peninsula of southeastern Ontario.  Among those who were decommissioned were Jacob and Cornelius Furler (Furlow), however they did not claim their land grants until 15 years later.  In the meantime they returned to Ulster County in New York and settled on farms in Woodstock township.  As the Niagara Peninsula was still largely uncleared land at that time, it may be that Jacob and Cornelius sent their families back to New York to live in a more settled location while Jacob and Cornelius travelled back and forth to establish their land claims, clear their land, and build houses in which to live.  It is known that their wives' families (Crispell and Diets) remained in New York which would also explain the many later trips back and forth between Ontario and New York State.

Jacob VÖLLER/FOLLER, b. ABT 1728 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America. Jacob's exact birth date is not known. His marriage date is not known. The only evidence of his marriage is found in the baptismal records of his children.  Jacob is presumed to have married ABT 1750 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America to Maria Catharina ACKERMAN b: ABT 1729 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Pvt. Jacob Völler FURLER , U.E. b: 1750 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  Jacob and Cornelius Furler grew up in Ulster County, New York. They appear to have been tenant farmers on the property of Robert Livingston. During the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776 they were recruited by Captain Peter TenBroek to serve with Col. Butler's Rangers. In 1777 they were captured by the Americans in New Paltz, New York and tried at Fort Montgomery. (Trial documents in 1777 record Jacob and Cornelius Furler as "tenants for life" living on the land of Robert Livingston.) They were convicted of treason and sentenced to hang. They managed to convince the court that they were young and naive and had been seduced by British offers of free land for their service. For some reason the court was lenient and dismissed their sentence. Having been freed, it appears they went straight back into service in Butler's Rangers.

    After the war, in 1783 they were released from service in the Niagara area of southern Ontario, where they were permitted to apply for land grants from the British Crown. Records show they did not apply for their grants until 1798. During those intervening years they returned to the area of Woodstock in Ulster County, New York, where they are found in the 1790 census.

    On 30 May 1798 Jacob and Cornelius both petitioned for Loyalist military land grants as soldiers reduced in 1783. It notes that each of their families were "not in the province" at the time of the petition. Census records show that their families were back in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA in 1800. Census records indicate that Jacob remained in Ulster County for the remainder of his life so it would seem that he never claimed his entitled land grant in southern Ontario.

    In 1790 Jacob was living in Middletown, Ulster County with the following family: 1m +16, 2m-16, 3f. It is believed that Jacob's wife, Majke was dead before 1783 and that the three females shown here are his daughters. In 1800 Jacob is found with his brothers, Cornelius and John, as well as his brother-in-law Coonradt Meisner, in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York with the following family: 1m-10, 1m45+, 2f-10,1f26-45. It is believed that the ages of the younger children are incorrectly recorded. His son Jacob has established his own farm nearby in Woodstock by this time. Jacob is not found in the 1810 census and is presumed to have died.

    Jacob married in 1768 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America to Majke CRISPELL b: 27 AUG 1738 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America. 

    1. The descendants of Pvt. Jacob Völler FURLER , U.E. are presented below.
  2. Has Children Maria Catharina FORLER b: 24 NOV 1751 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  For residency information see notes on her husband. No record has been found of Maria's death and census information for the time lists only the male head of household by name and the rest by age. We can infer by the ages that Maria probably lived until after the 1830 census, but we cannot be certain that the elderly woman recorded therein is in fact Maria.  She married in 1771 to Pvt. Coonradt MEISNER b: 1744 in Sussex County, Pennsylvania Colony, British North America as the son of Henry Meisner.

    Coonradt Meisner is recorded as a Private in Butler's Rangers, however he is not listed among those who were arrested in 1777 from Shandaken. Smy's Annotated Roll of Butler's Rangers says that Conrad married Mary Furlow/Forler about 1771. On 30 NOV 1783 he was at Niagara in Frey's company, 39 years old, with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Mary. All three were drawing rations. His other children were still in the colonies: Conrad, Catey, Elisabeth, Margareath, Cornelius, and Sary. Smy also lists his brothers Leonard Misner, Peter Misner and Nicholas Misner all as Privates in Butler's Rangers.

    In 1790, Coonradt was found residing near his Furlow brothers-in-law in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family: 2m+16, 5m-16, 5f (the extra people are unidentified, but may represent mothers or his son Conrad may have been already married with children.) In 1800, he is still residing in Woodstock with the following family: 3m-10, 2m10-16, 1m16-26,1m45+, 1f16-26, 1f26-45, 1f45+. In 1810 he was residing in the town of Shandaken in Ulster County, however this may not actually represent a geographic move as Shandaken was formed in 1804 by separating part of Woodstock. Coonradt is described as "one of the first residents of Shandaken...along with a man named Furlow." (Shandaken town website) He was still residing near his Furlow brothers-in-law and now next door to his son, Conrad Jr with the following family: 3m16-26, 1m45+, 1f26-45, 1f45+.

    Coonrad and Maria had the following children:

    1. Has No Children Catey MEISNER b: ABT 1771 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    2. Has Children Conrad MISNER b: 1773 in Ulster County, New York, USA.  Conrad resided with his parents until between 1800-1810 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA. in 1810 he is found married with a young family residing next to his father in Shandaken, Ulster County, however this is likely not a geographic move as Shandaken was formed in 1804 by separating a portion of Woodstock. He is shown with the following family: 1m-10, 1m26-45, 1f26-45, 1f45+.  He married to ELIZABETH b: 1785 in New York, USA, whose surname is unknown.  They had the following child:
      1. Has No Children Henry MISNER b: 1831 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
      2. Has No Children Conrad MISNER
    3. Has No Children Elisabeth MEISNER b: ABT 1775 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    4. Has No Children Margareath MEISNER b: ABT 1777 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    5. Has No Children Sary MEISNER b: ABT 1781 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    6. Has No Children Mary MEISNER b: ABT 1783 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    7. Has No Children Cornelius MISNER b: AFT 1784 in Ulster County, New York, USA
    8. Has No Children Jacob MISNER b: ABT 14 NOV 1785 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
    9. Has No Children John MISNER b: ABT 25 JUN 1788 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
    10. Has No Children Henry MISNER b: BET 1780 AND 1790 in Ulster County, New York, USA
  3. Has Children Pvt. Cornelius Völler FURLER , U.E. b: ABT 17 JUN 1753 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  Jacob and Cornelius Furler grew up in Ulster County, New York. They appear to have been tenant farmers on the property of Robert Livingston. During the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776 they were recruited by Captain Peter TenBroek to serve with Col. Butler's Rangers. In 1777 they were captured by the Americans in New Paltz, New York and tried at Fort Montgomery. (Trial documents in 1777 record Jacob and Cornelius Furler as "tenants for life" living on the land of Robert Livingston.) They were convicted of treason and sentenced to hang. They managed to convince the court that they were young and naive and had been seduced by British offers of free land for their service. For some reason the court was lenient and dismissed their sentence. Having been freed, it appears they went straight back into service in Butler's Rangers.

    After the war, in 1783 they were released from service in the Niagara area of southern Ontario, where they were permitted to apply for land grants from the British Crown. Records show they did not apply for their grants until 1798. During those intervening years they returned to Woodstock in Ulster County, New York, where they are found in the 1790 census.

    On 30 May 1798 Jacob and Cornelius both petitioned for Loyalist military land grants as soldiers reduced in 1783. It notes that each of their families were "not in the province" at the time of the petition.

    Cornelius married ABT 1775 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America to Elizabeth DIETS b: ABT 25 JAN 1756 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America, as the daughter of Johan Wilhelm Diets and Elisabeth Schneider.

    1. The descendants of Pvt. Cornelius Völler FURLER , U.E. are presented below.
  4. Has Children Susannah FOLVER b: ABT 1760 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  It is not certain that Susannah Folver is the daughter of Jacob and Maria Voller/Furler. This relationship is based on circumstantial evidence only.  Baptism records show her as the mother of the following son by an unknown father:
    1. Has No Children Jacob FOLVER b: ABT 23 SEP 1781 in Marbletown Reformed Church, Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
  5. Has Children Johannes Ure (George) FURLER/FURLOW b: 31 JAN 1768 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  Johannes is recorded at his baptism as Hans Ure Furler, son of Jacob Furler and Maria Cathira Ackerman. Ure is a short form of Jorg, or George.  Johannes' brothers, Jacob and Cornelius, are found in 1790 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, living near a John Furler. It is suggested that the later John is the same person as this Johannes and that he simply Anglicized his name from Hans to John. Furthermore John Furler and Rachel Krom were witnesses to his nephew John Meisner's baptism in 1788.

    John was too young to have joined his older brothers in Butler's Rangers and it does not appear that he followed them to Ontario at all. In 1790, 1800, and 1810 he is found in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York.

    It is not certain that John Furler actually married Rachel Krom. They are simply listed as co-witnesses on a baptism. However it was the custom in the early Dutch community to allow newly engaged couples to act as witnesses at baptisms.  When a man and woman are listed together as witnesses and they are not engaged then the register usually states so.

    Johannes Ure Furler is believed to have married ABT 1789 to Rachel KROM.  It is believed they had the following children.  The arrangement of children below is calculated from early census data.  No birth records have been found for any of these children.

    1. Has No Children Son FURLOW b: ABT 1789 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  This son is shown in the 1790 census as being "under 16" years of age, however his parents are believed to have married after JUN 1788. Assuming he was born at least 9 months after his parents' marriage (not always a safe assumption for the 18th century!), then he would have been born sometime in 1789 or early 1790. He is not shown in the 1800 census and is presumed to have died as a child. His name is not recorded anywhere
    2. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW b: ABT 1792 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  This daughter's name is unknown. Her father, John, is shown in the 1800 census as having three daughters under the age of 10. The 1810 census shows one of these daughters as being 10-16 and the others as not in the home (either dead or married young). Given an approximate average gap of two years between children, the present birth dates have been approximated.
    3. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW b: ABT 1795 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA. This daughter's name is unknown. Her father, John, is shown in the 1800 census as having three daughters under the age of 10. The 1810 census shows one of these daughters as being 10-16 and the others as not in the home (either dead or married young). Given an approximate average gap of two years between children, the present birth dates have been approximated.
    4. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW b: ABT 1797 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  This daughter's name is unknown. Her father, John, is shown in the 1800 census as having three daughters under the age of 10. The 1810 census shows one of these daughters as being 10-16 and the others as not in the home (either dead or married young). Given an approximate average gap of two years between children, the present birth dates have been approximated.

      The 1820 census is ambiguous. This daughter's brother, Cornelius, appears to be shown as the head of the household and with a female the correct age to be this younger sister. However the census is open to multiple interpretations.

    5. Has Children Cornelius FURLOW b: 1799 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  It is not confirmed that Cornelius is the son of Johannes (John) Ure Furler/Furlow. Cornelius is found residing nearby to John Furlow in some census records (see below) and appears to be residing in the household of John in a few others. Pre-1850 census records are vague and open to various interpretations, however there is no other Furler/Furlow family nearby after 1810, so John seems the most obvious father for Cornelius. Furthermore, John had a brother named Cornelius and the present Cornelius named his first son John.

      In 1800, John is found living in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family: John FURLOW, 1m-10, 2m 26-45, 3f-10, 1f26-45. It is suggested that the one male under 10 is Cornelius as an infant.

      In 1810, John is found in Shandaken (Woodstock), Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family: John FURLOW, 1m-10, 1m45+, 1f-10, 1f10-16, 2f26-45, 1f26-45, This would appear to be John with his 10 yr old son Cornelius. Shandaken became incorporated as a new township in the early 1800s comprising part of the former Woodstock township. The shift from "Woodstock" to "Shandaken" likely reflects this civil administrative change, not a geographic move for the Furlow family.

      Cornelius, is found in 1820 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family: Cornelius FURLOW, 2m-10 (son and nephew?), 2m26-45 (Cornelius and unknown, possibly brother-in-law?), 1m45+ (father?), 1f10-16 (sister?), 1f16-26 (wife?), 1f26-45 (mother). Thus it is presumed that by 1820 Cornelius had become head of the household with his elderly father John residing with him.

      The Furlow family have not been found in the 1830 census.

      Cornelius is found in 1840 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family: Cornelius FURLOUGH, 1m-5, 2m10-15, 1m40-50, 2f5-10, 1f30-40. He is found residing next to his elderly father: John FURLOUGH, 1m 70-80, 1f70-80. They are living nearby to Cornelius' first cousin, Conrad Misner.

      Cornelius is found in 1850 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family:
      Cornelius FURLOW (transc as PARLOW), b. 1799 in NY, farmer
      Elizabeth, 46
      Mary 18
      Sarah A (or H), 16
      John 12
      Elizabeth 9
      Josephene 6

      In 1860 Cornelius is residing in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA with the following family:
      Shandaken 1860
      Cornelius FURLOW (TURLOW) 60
      Elizabeth 53
      John 22
      Josephene 16

      Cornelius is found in 1880 in Greig, Lewis, New York, USA as a widower residing with his son John.  Cornelius married ELIZABETH b: 1804 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Mary FURLOW b: 1832 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
      2. Has No Children Sarah A. FURLOW b: 1834 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
      3. Has Children John FURLOW b: 1838 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA.  John married Mary J. b: 1847 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Theresa FURLOW b: 1864 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
        2. Has No Children Eugene Henry FURLOW b: 1866 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
        3. Has No Children Sarah Libby FURLOW b: 1869 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
        4. Has No Children Josephene FURLOW b: 1872 in New York, USA
      4. Has No Children Elizabeth FURLOW b: 1841 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
      5. Has No Children Josephene FURLOW b: 1844 in Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, USA
    6. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW b: BET 1800 AND 1810 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  This daughter's name is unknown. She is shown in the 1810 census as under 10 years of age residing with her parents.
    7. Has Children John B. FURLOW b: 1802 in New York, USA.  It is not proven the John B. Furlow is the son of Johannes Ure Furlow. He is suggested as such based on onomastics, geography, and chronology. John B. Furlow was born 1802 in New York and first appears in census records on his own in 1840 in Greene Township, Chenango County, New York, USA with the following family: 3m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40, 1f 30-40. In 1850 he was residing in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA with his wife and sons: Cornelius, Charles, Benjamin, and Nelson. George is not found.

      We know he was born about 1802 in New York, thus his birth family must have been in New York in 1810 and was almost certainly in New York for the 1800 census. It would seem most likely that John was born in or near Chenango County. Chenango is close by to Ulster County and there is no other Furlow family nearby other than that of Johannes Ure in the 1800 and 1810 censuses that John B. Furlow could have been belonged to. John is the perfect age to be a son of Johannes Ure Furlow and would appear to be named after his father.

      The names of John's sons would seem to support this connection:

      1. George W. (probably George Washington) who appears to be named after Johannes Ure Furlow (Ure is a Germanic nickname form of George). George Washington Furlow is also a name used in a close cousin branch
      2. Cornelius G. who appears to be named after John's brother, Cornelius. The middle initial "G" would suggest another appearance of the name George.
      3. Benjamin Franklin who appears possibly to be the source of John B. Furlow's middle initial.

      John B. Furlow married Hannah Mariah BARNETT b: 17 SEP 1811 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA.  They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children George W. FURLOW b: ABT 1828 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA.  George W. Furlow is not found in any public records. The only evidence of his existence is an ancestral file submitted to LDS, which gives only his name as a son of John B. Furlow with no dates or locations. George is not found in any census records and his father, John, is shown in 1840 with only four sons. Thus it would appear that George must have been born before 1840 and died as a child before 1840. The present accounting is estimated based on these assumptions.
      2. Has Children Cornelius G. FURLOW b: 1830 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA.  Cornelius married Lucy JOHNSON and had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Jennie FURLOW
        2. Has No Children Amanda Adelia FURLOW b: 1857
        3. Has No Children Maria E. FURLOW b: 1858
        4. Has No Children Thomas FURLOW b: 1861
        5. Has No Children Wesley E. FURLOW b: 14 MAR 1865
        6. Has No Children Emma FURLOW b: 1866
        7. Has No Children Burton D. FURLOW b: 30 MAR 1871
      3. Has No Children Charles FURLOW b: 1832 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA
      4. Has No Children Benjamin Franklin FURLOW b: 1834 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA.  Benjamin married Laura Jane UNKNOWN.
      5. Has Children Horatio Nelson FURLOW b: 1838 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA.  Horatio married Julia B. SPRINGSTEEN and had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Henrietta FURLOW b: 1859
        2. Has No Children Isabelle FURLOW b: 24 DEC 1880 in Greene, Chenango County, New York, USA

BRANCH 1: Pvt. Jacob VÖLLER/FURLER, U.E.

Has Children Pvt. Jacob VÖLLER/FURLER , U.E. b: 1750 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America, shown above as a son of Jacob Völler/Foller and Catharina Ackerman.  Jacob and Cornelius Furler grew up in Ulster County, New York. They appear to have been tenant farmers on the property of Robert Livingston. During the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776 they were recruited by Captain Peter TenBroek to serve with Col. Butler's Rangers. In 1777 they were captured by the Americans in New Paltz, New York and tried at Fort Montgomery. (Trial documents in 1777 record Jacob and Cornelius Furler as "tenants for life" living on the land of Robert Livingston.) They were convicted of treason and sentenced to hang. They managed to convince the court that they were young and naive and had been seduced by British offers of free land for their service. For some reason the court was lenient and dismissed their sentence. Having been freed, it appears they went straight back into service in Butler's Rangers.

After the war, in 1783 they were released from service in the Niagara area of southern Ontario, where they were permitted to apply for land grants from the British Crown. Records show they did not apply for their grants until 1798. During those intervening years they returned to the area of Woodstock in Ulster County, New York, where they are found in the 1790 census.

On 30 May 1798 Jacob and Cornelius both petitioned for Loyalist military land grants as soldiers reduced in 1783. It notes that each of their families were "not in the province" at the time of the petition. Census records show that their families were back in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA in 1800. Census records indicate that Jacob remained in Ulster County for the remainder of his life so it would seem that he never claimed his entitled land grant in southern Ontario.

In 1790 Jacob was living in Middletown, Ulster County with the following family: 1m +16, 2m-16, 3f. It is believed that Jacob's wife, Majke was dead before 1783 and that the three females shown here are his daughters. In 1800 Jacob is found with his brothers, Cornelius and John, as well as his brother-in-law Coonradt Meisner, in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York with the following family: 1m-10, 1m45+, 2f-10,1f26-45. It is believed that the ages of the younger children are incorrectly recorded. His son Jacob has established his own farm nearby in Woodstock by this time. Jacob is not found in the 1810 census and is presumed to have died.

Jacob married in 1768 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America to Majke CRISPELL b: 27 AUG 1738 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Mary FURLOW b: 1768 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America
  2. Has Children Sarah or Sally VÖLLAR b: ABT 22 NOV 1770 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  She married Johannes COENS b: ABT 1760.  They had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Polly Middag COENS b: 11 JUL 1797 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
  3. Has Children Lewis Jacob FURLOW b: ABT 2 AUG 1772 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  Jacob Furlow IV was a farmer born in Kingston, Ulster County, New York to Germanic parents and raised in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA, as the son of a Loyalist soldier from the American Revolution who returned to New York after the revolution.

    In 1790 Jacob was still living with his widowed father, brother and sisters in Ulster County, New York, USA. By 1800 Jacob had his own household in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA residing nearby to his father. Jacob was married, presumably to Mehitable W. (whose surname is unknown), however no record of their marriage has been found. He is shown with the following family: 1m26-45, 1f26-45. (Either Mehitable's age is incorrect here or, more likely, Jacob had a wife previous to Mehitable. The latter suggestion is supported by 1810 census data.)

    By 1810 Jacob disappears from Ulster County records and a matching Jacob appears in Tully, Onandaga County, New York, where he is shown with the following family: 2m-10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 2f-10, 1f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f26-45. We have no proof that these two Jacobs are the same, however, there is no earlier record of any Jacob Furlow in Onandaga County. The fact that they match statistically, and that one appears at the same time the other disappears would certainly suggest that they are the same person. The 1810 census indicates that Jacob may have had a son b 1794-1800 from a previous marriage.

    By 1820 Jacob disappears from Onandaga County records and a matching Jacob appears in the town of Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York, USA. Again we have no proof that they are the same Jacob, except for the same argument as above. Also, family records state that Jacob came to Chautauqua county as one of its earliest settlers, having come from Onandaga or Cayuga County. (Onandaga and Cayuga Counties were in fact one county prior to 1799, hence the ambiguity.) Census records place Jacob in Chatauqua County as early as 1820, where he would live out the rest of his life. He is found in 1820 in the town of Chautauqua with the following family: 1m-10, 2m10-15, 1m45+, 3f-10, 2f10-15, 1f26-44. This census would indicate that one of his daughters died before 1820 -- either Jerusha or Christina (whose later whereabouts is unknown).

    By 1825 a local census indicates that he had moved to Ellery Township, Chautaqua, New York.

    In 1830 Jacob was residing in Ellery, Chautauqua, New York, USA with the following family: 1m -5, 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60, 2f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50.

    In 1840 he was residing in Carroll, Chautauqua, New York with the following family: 1m 20-30, 1m 70-80, 1f 50-60. Jacob's age at death is given as 79, but this may not be entirely accurate.

    Family tradition claims that Jacob was also known as "Lewis Jacob Furlow". Whether Lewis was a formal first name or just a nickname is not known.

    Jacob is suggested to have married firstly to an unknown woman for whom no record survives and by her had the following son:

    1. Has No Children Bernard FURLOW b: BET 1794 AND 1800 in New York, USA  Bernard's relationship is inferred from census data. In 1820 he is found in Ripley, Chautauqua County, New York, USA. The only other Furlow family in the entire count is that of Bernard's suggested father, Jacob Furlow. In 1810 Jacob is shown in Onondaga County with an older son, unaccounted for by later family records and matching Bernard's age. From these records it is suggested that Jacob Furlow had a son by a first marriage (previous to his marriage to Mehitable) and that that son was the Bernard Furlow found in Ripley in 1820. Bernard is not found in the 1830 census or any later ones.

      In 1820 Bernard is shown with his wife and 4 children under 10: 3m-10, 1m26-44, 1f-10, 1f26-44. None of their names are known for certain, but Bernard's cousin, Joseph is found in 1850 with a 50 year old Minerva Furlow who is unaccounted for. It is suggested that she could easily be Bernard's widow

    Jacob married Mehitable W. .  Her surname is unknown.  She was born 9 APR 1786 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:

    1. Has Children James FURLOW b: 28 OCT 1806 in Cayuga County, New York, USA.  James married Esther CARPENTER b: 29 FEB 1812 in Rensselaer County, New York, USA.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW b: ABT 1828 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  This daughter is found only in an on-line family tree. Her existence is chronologically challenging. She is not found with her birth family in any census records. The only possible chronology that would allow her to have married and died by 1844 would be if she was a twin of Elijah, b. 1828. This would have made her only 16 when she died, and it would make her mother only 16 when she was born. She is buried in Frewsbury Cemetery.  She is said to have married Derrick CARPENTER.
      2. Has No Children Elijah FURLOW b: 1828 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  In 1850 Elijah was residing with the family of Jerusha Carpenter, next door to Elijah's parents.
      3. Has No Children George Washington FURLOW b: 7 MAY 1831 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA (next door to father).  George is believed to have married firstly BEF 1860 to ELVIRA b: 1841 in Virginia, USA, secondly AFT 1860 to MARY, thirdly AFT 1861 to UNKNOWN, fourthly AFT 1862 to Unknown BUCK, and finally on 22 APR 1890 to Eliza J. Dole BARBER.
      4. Has No Children Luther James FURLOW b: 7 MAY 1831 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Luther is believed to have married firstly BEF 1860 to an unknown woman and secondly AFT 1860 to Emily E. BEACH.
      5. Has No Children Jerusha FURLOW b: 1833 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Jerusha married BEF 1860 to Charles Hiram RAYNOR.
      6. Has No Children Polly Jane FURLOW b: 9 MAY 1839 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Polly married firstly AFT 1860 to Mordecai WING and secondly AFT 1861 to Frank M. CADY.
      7. Has No Children Charles H. FURLOW b: 1842 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Charles married Amelia KIBBEE.
      8. Has No Children Refine FURLOW b: 1843 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Refine married AFT 1860 to Margaret WILMARTH.
      9. Has No Children Patience A. FURLOW b: 1847 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Patience married AFT 1860 to Jerome BROWNELL.
      10. Has No Children Sarah Mehitable FURLOW b: 12 MAY 1848 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Sarah married Kingsley BROWNELL.
    2. Has Children Joseph S. FURLOW b: 28 OCT 1806 in Cayuga County, New York, USA.  Joseph was a twin of James Furlow. In 1840 he was residing in Kleny, Chautauqua County, New York, USA with the following family: 1m -5, 1m 30-40, 1f 20-30. In 1845 a local census shows him living in Ellery, Chautauqua. In 1850 he was living in Ellery, Chautauqua with his family and his widowed mother. In 1860 he was living in Ellery, Chautauqua nearby to his brother James, and residing with a "Minerva Furlow" age 50. Minerva's identity is unknown -- she may have been a cousin,

      Joseph S. Furlow b. - 28 Oct 1806 in NY, m. - in NY to Matilda Hull, daughter of Daniel Hull Jr. and Jane Van Dusen, d. - 1888. Matilda Hull b. - 1815, d. - 1875 Joseph and Matilda are buried in Bemus Point Cemetery in Chautauqua Co, NY. Cemetery records indicate Joseph was 81 years, 3 months, and 6 days at time of death.

      In 1850 Joseph has his widowed mother living with him.

      In 1860, there is a 50 year old Miroslava Furlow residing with Joseph -- no specified relationship. They are living three houses away from Joseph's brother, James, and his family.  Joseph married Matilda HULL b: 1815 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Daniel FURLOW b: 1840 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA
      2. Has Children Mary Jane FURLOW b: 4 MAR 1841 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Mary married on 6 JAN 1858 in New York, USA to Lewis Monroe STARR.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Furlow STARR b: 1874 in New York, USA
        2. Has No Children Alta Finette STARR
        3. Has No Children Myrtle S. STARR
        4. Has No Children William Monroe STARR b: 1882 in Waterloo, Iowa, USA
      3. Has Children Eber FURLOW b: 15 SEP 1844 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Obit: PJ: 2/3/1919 Bemus Point: The funeral of Eber Furlow was
        held from the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon being in charge of Peacock Lodge, F.& A. M., with prayer by Rev. C. M. Woodmansee of the Bemus Point Methodist Church.
        The bearers were James Culver and Howard Haviland of Peacock Lodge; George Rappole, Selden Phillips, Fay Putnam and George Phillips of Sylvan Lodge, A.F. & A.M. of
        Sinclairville. Interment was in Bemus Point Cemetery.

        The services at the grave were in charge of the Masons. Flowers were omitted at the request of the family. The services were largely attended, the Peacock Lodge attending in a body.

        Among those in attendance from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Eben Crandall and Mrs. Frank Potter of Mayville; Sidney Littlefield and Fay Putnam of Sinclairville; Mary Leet, Charles Leet, Fayette Leet and Mrs. Alton Hunt of Jamestown.

        Eber Furlow was born Sept. 15, 1844, the son of Joseph and Matilda Furlow. He always resided on the farm where he passed away with the exception of five years when he lived at Bayview. Mr. Furlow is survived by his wife, one son, Martin H. Furlow, three grandchildren, Laura, Lillian and Helen Furlow and one sister who resides in Kansas.  He was a prominent and highly respected resident and will be greatly missed in the community.  Eber married on 15 SEP 1868 to Ann E. LEET b: 5 OCT 1840 in New York, USA.  They had the following child:

        1. Has Children Martin H. FURLOW b: ABT 1870 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Martin married on 2 SEP 1891 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA to Belle A. CARPENTER b: 3 JUN 1871 in Maple Springs, Ellery Township, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Lillian FURLOW b: 1893 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
          2. Has No Children Laura FURLOW b: 1895 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
          3. Has No Children Helen FURLOW b: 1897 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
      4. Has No Children Martin FURLOW b: 1846 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA
    3. Has No Children Sarah FURLOW b: 8 APR 1808 in Cayuga County, New York, USA.  Sarah married William Sears SADLER.
    4. Has No Children Jerusha FURLOW b: 9 APR 1810 in Onondaga County, New York, USA
    5. Has No Children Rhoda FURLOW b: 5 MAR 1812 in Onondaga County, New York, USA.  Rhoda married firstly to Moses PLOSS and secondly to Jeremiah TOWNE.
    6. Has No Children Jacob FURLOW b: 29 MAY 1814 in Onondaga County, New York, USA.  Jacob was drowned or killed on Lake Erie. His body washed ashore near Dunkirk, N.Y. It was identified by one of the twins and his Uncle (sic - brother in law) Burton D. Manley. Place of burial not known. Date of death not known.
    7. Has No Children Christina FURLOW b: 1816 in Onondaga County, New York, USA
    8. Has No Children Elizabeth L. FURLOW b: 9 MAY 1818 in Onondaga County, New York, USA
    9. Has No Children Polly Mary FURLOW b: 25 AUG 1821 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA
    10. Has No Children Premalia FURLOW b: 8 DEC 1823 in Chautauqua County, New York, USA
    11. Has Children Elijah J. FURLOW b: 21 DEC 1825 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Elijah married to Olive MERRICK b: 1834 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Newell FURLOW b: 1858 in New York, USA
      2. Has No Children Gertrude FURLOW b: 1863 in New York, USA
      3. Has No Children Cyrena FURLOW b: 1869 in New York, USA
      4. Has No Children Lavant FURLOW b: 1872 in New York, USA
      5. Has No Children Mary FURLOW b: 1876 in New York, USA
      6. Has No Children Elisabeth B. FURLOW b: 1878 in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, New York, USA.  Elisabeth married on 4 SEP 1911 in Fort Erie, Welland County, Ontario, Canada to John W. STAMM b: 1878 in Cincinatti, Ohio, USA.
  4. Has No Children Elizabeth FURLER b: JUN 1774 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America
  5. Has No Children Son FURLOW b: AFT 1774 in Ulster County, New York, USA. The existence of this son is inferred from the 1790 and 1800 census records. His name is unknown.
  6. Has No Children Batah FOLLER b: ABT 23 JUN 1779 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York State, USA.  This entry comes for a member-submitted IGI record. It may be that Batah is the same person as Elizabeth, or it may be that Batah is the same person as the unknown son found in the 1790 census with the gender in the IGI record being incorrect.

BRANCH 2: Pvt. Cornelius VÖLLER/FURLER, U.E.

Cornelius Furler's 18th century Musket


Photos by Paul L Bingle

Thanks to descendant Paul L Bingle, a remarkable family heirloom has recently been unearthed -- the English Fowling Piece flintlock musket rifle that belonged to Cornelius Furler and was likely used by him during the American Revolution.  Paul says the following about the rifle:

This is an English Fowling Piece -- A flintlock musket, 52" long, .62 calibre smoothbore, 37" octagonal-to-round barrel, English walnut stock, brass front sight, brass furniture (trigger-guard and butt-plate are beautifully engraved with floral and fern motifs). The gun maker's rectangular stamp is visible but contains indecipherable characters (ends with tiny letters "ON" for LONDON?) on what is clearly an English lock-plate, similarly the barrel-smith's initials (DX?) are a mystery. This has been and is a working gun. The spring action is still there. Even the flint is readily removable. But the barrel shows light pitting. The stock has evidence of expert putty repairs in a couple of fine cracks near the butt. There is no side-plate where one ordinarily goes, although it doesn't appear to be removed (Was the gun made without one?). The ramrod is made entirely of one length of English walnut (including the tip), and, while it fits perfectly where it is supposed to fit, it may not be original, as most ramrods were steel.


Click on thumbnails for full-size photos.

Has Children Pvt. Cornelius VÖLLER/FURLER , U.E. b: ABT 17 JUN 1753 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America.  Jacob and Cornelius Furler grew up in Ulster County, New York. They appear to have been tenant farmers on the property of Robert Livingston. During the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776 they were recruited by Captain Peter TenBroek to serve with Col. Butler's Rangers. In 1777 they were captured by the Americans in New Paltz, New York and tried at Fort Montgomery. (Trial documents in 1777 record Jacob and Cornelius Furler as "tenants for life" living on the land of Robert Livingston.) They were convicted of treason and sentenced to hang. They managed to convince the court that they were young and naive and had been seduced by British offers of free land for their service. For some reason the court was lenient and dismissed their sentence. Having been freed, it appears they went straight back into service in Butler's Rangers.

After the war, in 1783 they were released from service in the Niagara area of southern Ontario, where they were permitted to apply for land grants from the British Crown. Records show they did not apply for their grants until 1798. During those intervening years they returned to Woodstock in Ulster County, New York, where they are found in the 1790 census.

On 30 May 1798 Jacob and Cornelius both petitioned for Loyalist military land grants as soldiers reduced in 1783. It notes that each of their families were "not in the province" at the time of the petition.

Cornelius married ABT 1775 in Ulster County, New York Colony, British North America to Elizabeth DIETS b: ABT 25 JAN 1756 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York Colony, British, daughter of Johan Wilhelm Diets and Elisabeth Shneider.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children William VÖLLER b: ABT 23 JUN 1776 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
  2. Has No Children Cornelius FURLER b: ABT 17 JAN 1779 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA
  3. Has Children William FOLLER/FURLER/FURLOW of Lincoln County b: ABT 9 FEB 1786 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA, although family tradition accounts that he was born in 1791 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  William is shown above as a son of Pvt. Cornelius Völler FURLER , U.E. although this relationship is unconfirmed, but he is certainly descended from either Jacob or Cornelius Furler mentioned above.  William married ABT 1814 to Nancy SPRINGSTEEN, born about 1795 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She was the daughter of Casparus Springsteen, U.E., and Elizabeth Comfort (descendants of this line will be pleased to know that Nancy Springsteen has been shown to be of the same family as singer Bruce Springsteen, thus descendants of this line can claim to be cousins of Bruce Springsteen.)  William and Nancy began their family together, but William died about 1820 leaving Nancy widowed.  Nancy then applied for a Loyalist land grant as the daughter of a United Empire Loyalist.  Nancy is shown as the Widow Furlough in the 1828 Census living just a few doors away from Coonrad Furlough/Furler of Branch 2.  Thus it is suggested that William Furlow and Coonrad Furlough/Furler were brothers.  However their father is unknown. 
    1. The descendants of William Furler and Nancy Springsteen are presented below under Branch 2a.
  4. Has No Children Elisabet FOLLER b: ABT 11 NOV 1787 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
  5. Has No Children Sartje VÖLLER b: 9 JUN 1789 in Ulster County, New York, USA
  6. Has No Children Cathrina FURLER b: ABT 12 JUN 1791 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York
  7. Has Children Cornelius FURLER/FURLOW , U.E. b: BET 1792 AND 1794 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.
    1. The descendants of Cornelius Furler/Furlow, U.E., are presented further below under Branch 2b.
  8. Has No Children Coonrad FURLER , U.E. b: BET 1795 AND 1797 in Woodstock, Ulster County, New York, USA.  Coonrad is recorded as having died in Gainsborough in 1881 at the age of 84 and also having been born in Gainsborough (sic?). His death certificate uses the name "Coonrad Furlow". Canadian immigration records list a "Koonrad Furler", age 80 in 1875, who claimed a federal benefit for having been a militiaman from 1812-1815 (during the war of 1812). The age difference is only 2 years, which is close enough for dating discrepancies. In the 1828 Niagara Census "Coonrad Furlough" is found living nearby to the "Widow Furlough", who is actually Nancy Furler nee Springsteen, suggesting that Coonrad Furler and William Furler are likely brothers.
  9. Has No Children Dorothea FORLO b: JUN 1799 in Marbletown, Ulster County, New York, USA

Branch 2a: William Foller/Furler/Furlow of Lincoln County


Descendants of this branch are cousins of singer, Bruce Springsteen

William FOLLER/FURLER/FURLOW b: ABT 9 FEB 1786 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA, although family tradition accounts that he was born in 1791 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  William is shown above as a son of Pvt. Cornelius Völler FURLER , U.E. although this relationship is unconfirmed, but he is certainly descended from either Jacob or Cornelius Furler mentioned above.  William married ABT 1814 to Nancy SPRINGSTEEN, born about 1795 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She was the daughter of Casparus Springsteen, U.E., and Elizabeth Comfort (descendants of this line will be pleased to know that Nancy Springsteen has been shown to be of the same family as singer Bruce Springsteen, thus descendants of this line can claim to be cousins of Bruce Springsteen.)  William and Nancy began their family together, but William died about 1820 leaving Nancy widowed.  Nancy then applied for a Loyalist land grant as the daughter of a United Empire Loyalist.  Nancy is shown as the Widow Furlough in the 1828 Census living just a few doors away from Coonrad Furlough/Furler of Branch 2.  Thus it is suggested that William Furlow and Coonrad Furlough/Furler were brothers.  However their father is unknown.  William Furler and Nancy Springsteen had the following children:

  1. Has Children William Robert FURLER/FURLOW, b: 5 JUN 1814 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario (of German origin) and was still alive in 1901 (contrary to Caistor Baptist Cemetery transcriptions below).  He married Lydia Ann JOHNSON (b:1813, d:1889, buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery).  William had Lot 10 Conc. 5 one block east of the centre of Caistor and the property across the street on Lot 10, Conc. 6.  The 1851 census shows William and Lydia with sons George and Peter and a farm-hand, Daniel Springsteen, age 28 (born 1823), presumably a younger sibling or nephew to Nancy Springsteen, above.  The 1871 Census lists the family as Presbyterians (likely an error -- the 1901 census is more likely correct showing them as Baptists) and of German origin.  The 1881 census shows them as "Furlow" and Church of England, farmers, and residing in Caistor, Monck.  The 1891 census shows this family as "Furlow" and living in Caistor.  1891 Farmers Directory for Caistor Township lists William & George Furler as freeholders at Conc. 5 Lot 10 and a Peter Furler as freeholder at Conc. 6 Lot 7.  William and Lydia had the following descendants:
    1. Has Children George FURLER/FURLOW b: 31 JAN 1843 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He married on 24 OCT 1883 in St. Catharines, Lincoln County, Ontario to Mary Margaret ATKINSON, born 8 APR 1854 in Ontario, daughter of Richard & Hannah Atkinson.  George is buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery.  They had the following children: (1891 census shows an additional "Johnson Furler" could be a Johnson cousin from George's mother's family, possibly working as a farm hand on George's farm, or perhaps an error for "Jonas" Furler .  "Johnson" could be the boy's last name.  Thus he is presently excluded as a son of this family.)
      1. Has No Children William Henry FURLER b: 21 JUL 1883 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He married on 11 JUN 1919 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada to Edith Almedia HILTS, b: 24 NOV 1889 in North Grimsby Township, Ontario, d. Feb. 14, 1962.  He died 23 JUL 1974 in Burlington, Nelson Twp., Halton Co., Ontario and is buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery (see below)
      2. Has No Children Elizabeth Ann FURLER b: 6 MAY 1885 in Caistor Centre, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She married on 14 NOV 1906 in Welland, Ontario to James Martin STREET b: 1883 in Caistor Centre, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  It is not known if they had children.
      3. Has No Children Mary FURLER b: 4 AUG 1886 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
      4. Has No Children George Calvin FURLER b: 14 OCT 1887 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He later moved to Shoshone, Delta, Idaho, USA, where he worked as a woodcutter.
      5. Has No Children Robert Hiram FURLER b: 21 JUN 1889 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He later moved to Beggs Gulch, British Columbia.  He is buried in Caistor Cemetery with no indication of any family.
      6. Has No Children Lydia Hannah FURLER b: 7 AUG 1891 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
    2. Has Children Peter FURLER b: 13 MAR 1848 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario and died 25 JUN 1927, and is buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery.  The 1901 census shows him as a Baptist and a farmer of German origin.  He married on 25 FEB 1885 in Dunnville, Norfolk County, Ontario to Mary Elizabeth SMITH, born 20 AUG 1852 or 21 Sep 1853 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario as the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth Smith.  She died 1937 and is buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery.  Peter and Mary had the following children:
      1. William FURLER, born 11 APR 1886 in Caistor Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  Died in 1961, buried in Caistor Baptist Cemetery.
    3. Has Children Mary Ann FURLER b: 1855 in Caistor, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She married on 20 OCT 1875 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario to Calvin Henry THOMAS b: 1853 in Ontario.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Marthea THOMAS b: 1876 in Caistor, Monk, Ontario
      2. Has No Children Lydia Ann THOMAS b: 1878 in Caistor, Monk, Ontario
      3. Has No Children George THOMAS b: OCT 1880 in Caistor, Monk, Ontario
  2. Has No Children Daughter FURLOW, born before 1820.  Her existence is extrapolated from the 1828 Niagara census.  Nothing more is known of her.  She could easily be the Sarah FURLER who married Joseph Bowman in Haldimand, shown below under Research Leads.
  3. Has No Children Son FURLOW?, born before 1820.  His existence is extrapolated from the 1828 Niagara census.  Nothing more is known of him.  He may not actually be a son of William and Nancy, but may be the Daniel Springsteen who is later found in 1851 working on William Robert Furler's farm.
  4. Has Children Robert FURLOW, born 1820 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He married Mary, whose surname is unknown.  She was born about 1830.  They had one known child:
    1. Has No Children Isaac FURLOW, born 1850 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  Nothing more is known of him.  He is found only in the 1851 census with his parents and has not been identified in any later census records,  He is suspected to have died young.  Thus, it is believed that the line of Robert Furlow may have become extinct at this point.

Nancy Furlow (nee Springsteen) married secondly on 28 JUN 1831 in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario to Gideon KENTLE and had the following known children:

  1. Peter KANTLE, born 1833 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He married a woman named Elmira and had a son:
    1. William H. KANTEL, born 1854 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.
  2. Rebecca KANTLE, born 1835 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.
  3. James KANTLE, born 1839 in Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.

It is interesting to note that William Furler and Peter Kantle, being half-brothers, named a son after each other.

Branch 2b: Cornelius Furler/Furlow of Norfolk County

Norfolk Co. 1880

The first branch of the Furlers descends from Cornelius Furler, U.E. of the Ulster Furlers above.  This family can be found in the early 1800s as farmers in Windham, Norfolk County.

Has Children Cornelius FURLER/FURLOW, b: BET 1792 AND 1794 in Ulster County, New York, or Pennsylvania, USA.  He married to Mary Ann GALLOP b: BET 1805 AND 1807 in New York, USA.  They had the following children:
  1. Has Children William Henry FURLER/FURLOW b: 22 MAY 1829 in Ontario, Canada.  William's birth record has not been found and his exact parents are not known for certain.  He is suggested as a son of Cornelius for the following reasons.  William's granddaughter, Nancy Elvira Furler (daughter of David Orren Furler) wrote in a letter about attending her cousin Ervin Furler's birthday on June 22. By our present accounting that would make Ervin a first cousin to David and it would make William Henry Furler the brother of Eli S. Furler, Ervin's father. It's possible that William Henry and Eli were not brothers; it's possible that they shared common grandparents instead of common parents.  However it is suggested that it is less likely that Nancy would be attending her father's second cousin's birthday party. Thus, in the absence of confirming or refuting evidence, the closer relationship is to be preferred for now. 
    1. The descendants of William Henry Furler/Furlow are presented below.
  2. Has No Children Elizabeth C. FURLER/FURLOR b: 29 MAR 1836 and baptized 1 NOV 1858 in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
  3. Has No Children Jonas FURLER b: 1837 in Ontario, Canada.  Evidence of this Jonas is conflicting.  His gravestone in Delhi Cemetery clearly shows "Jonas Furler, 1837 - 1905, his wife Martha Wintermute, 1872 - 1958." Buried with them are their children Iva May, 1898-1912, Cecil Roy, 1899 - 1982. Nearby is Corporal Eli Jonas Furler, 38th Batt'n, CEF, 13 AUG 1964, Age 74. The inscriptions have been double checked for accuracy. According to his gravestone, Jonas was 35 years older than his wife!

    However, Jonas Furler is recorded in the 1901 census as being born 10 JUL 1869. His age at time of marriage is recorded as 27 in 1897, making him only 1 year older than his wife. The Ontario death registration for Jonas reads: Jonas Furler, 37, died 20 Jul 1905 in Windham [SR19050728] Norfolk County. The census, marriage, and death records are all in agreement with each other, but in significant conflict with the gravestone. At present it must be presumed that the gravestone is in error and that this Jonas Furler has somehow become confused with the later Jonas Furler on the stone. But such a significant error would certainly have been noticed by the family and corrected.

  4. Has No Children Sythia M. FURLER b: 1837 in Ontario
  5. Has Children Eli S. FURLER/FURLOW (Eli may be an abbreviation of Cornelius or Elijah) was born 27 MAR 1841 in Smithville, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario, a Baptist of German origin.  He married on 25 DEC 1863 in Canboro, Lincoln County, Ontario to Mary Ann MCPHERSON, who was born 17 MAR 1843 in Gainsborough, Lincoln, Ontario, daughter of Hiram & Catharine MacPherson.  He died 1916.  She died in 1930.  They are buried in Delhi Cemetery.  Eli may have been previously married. Eli and Mary Ann had the following children:


    Oliver Furler & Alice (nee Bowman), with Eli and Clara (children's names don't match ages at left)
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    Eli Jonas Furler, Mary Ann, Mary Viola, Velma, and Melvin

    1. Has Children Oliver FURLER/FURLOW, born 18 APR 1860 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario of German origin. (Oliver's birth is shown as 1865 in the 1881 census, perhaps to belie the fact that his mother was only 16 when she married.  These Furlers liked to marry young girls -- see Conrad Hosiah Furler of Branch 2.)  Oliver married on 30 OCT 1884 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario to Alice BOWMAN.  She was born 17 APR 1872 in Ontario (apparently only 12! and only 16 when her first child was born).  She was the daughter of Isaac Bowman and Louisa Cudner.  They had the following children:
      1. Has Children Cpl. Eli Jonas FURLER/FURLOW, born 22 OCT 1888 in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario.  He served with the 38th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force.  Eli married on 21 AUG 1910 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario to Ruth Octavia BROUGHTON b: 10 JUN 1892 in Waterford, Norfolk, Ontario.  They had the following children.  This line is being researched by Herb Rose.
        1. Has No Children Velma FURLER b: MAY 1913 in Delhi, Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario
        2. Has Children Mary Viola FURLER b: 1915 in Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario.  She married Herbert Howard ROSE b: 13 JUN 1917 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario.  They had the following children:
          1. Has No Children Dorothy Helena ROSE b: 19 MAR 1936 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario
          2. Has No Children Tim Charles ROSE b: ABT 1938 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario
          3. Has No Children Living ROSE
        3. Has No Children Melvin FURLER b: 1916 in Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario.  He married LILA whose surname is unknown.  She was b: ABT 1916.
        4. Has No Children Brian FURLER b: Private
        5. Has No Children Robert FURLER b: Private
      2. Has Children Clara May FURLER, born 22 DEC 1890 in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario.  She married on 20 APR 1908 in Windham Centre, Norfolk County, Ontario to her neighbour Charles Walter SHAW, born 13 OCT 1888 in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario, and had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Grace SHAW b: ABT 1910.  She married a man surnamed Martin.
        2. Has No Children Percy Clyde SHAW b: 1914.  He married Theresa Elizabeth BOWMAN, his third cousin.  Dana Shaw is a descendant of this line.
      3. Mabel Pearl FURLER, born 18 JUL 1896 in Windham, Norfolk, Ontario.
      4. Erwin (Ervin) James Lewis FURLER/FURLOW, born 28 FEB 1901 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  Ervin Furler is buried in the same plot as Roy N. Furler in Delhi cemetery.  He married on 5 JAN 1921 in Norfolk, Ontario to Grace Victoria SLOATE b: 1905 in Windham, Norfolk County, Ontario
    2. Has No Children Mary FURLER b: ABT 1862 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario
    3. Has No Children Irvine/Erwin FURLER b: 22 JUN 1864 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  Norfolk County Probate Records show Ervin Furler, farmer and bachelor of Windham, died 17 May 1929.  Ervin never married. Norfolk County probate records show Ervin Furler, farmer and bachelor of Windham, died 17 May 1929.  Nancy Elvira Furler (daughter of David Orren Furler, Branch 2, below) mentions in a letter that she is going to her cousin Ervin's birthday party on June 22.  From this reference alone it is interpreted that Ervin was a first cousin to Elvira's father.
    4. Has Children Jonas Furler, born 12 JUL 1869 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario .  He married 26 APR 1897 in Delhi, Windham, Norfolk, Ontario to Martha WINTERMUTE b: 15 MAR 1870 in Garafaxa, Wellington County, Ontario.  There is something amiss with Jonas Furler. His gravestone in Delhi Cemetery clearly shows "Jonas Furler, 1837 - 1905, his wife Martha Wintermute, 1872 - 1958." Buried with them are their children Iva May, 1898-1912, Cecil Roy, 1899 - 1982. Nearby is Corporal Eli Jonas Furler, 38th Batt'n, CEF, 13 AUG 1964, Age 74. The inscriptions have been double checked for accuracy. According to his gravestone, Jonas was 35 years older than his wife!

      However, Jonas Furler is recorded in the 1901 census as being born 10 JUL 1869. His age at time of marriage is recorded as 27 in 1897, making him only 1 year older than his wife. The Ontario death registration for Jonas reads: Jonas Furler, 37, died 20 Jul 1905 in Windham [SR19050728] Norfolk County. The census, marriage, and death records are all in agreement with each other, but in significant conflict with the gravestone. At present it must be presumed that the gravestone is in error. But such a significant error would certainly have been noticed by the family and corrected.  They had the following children:

      1. Has No Children Iva FURLER b: 7 APR 1897 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario
      2. Has No Children Cecil Roy FURLER b: 3 SEP 1899 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  He married on 31 JUL 1919 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario to Muriel Eveline LAMBERT b: 1902 in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario.
      3. Has Children Jonas George FURLER b: 25 OCT 1901 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  He married on 28 JUN 1922 in Delhi, Norfolk County, Ontario to Leatha HARRIS b: 1904 in Scotland, Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  They had the following children:
        1. Has Children Roy N. FURLER b: 1 JAN 1923 in Delhi, Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  He married firstly to Frances VIVIAN, b. 1923, by whom he had the following children.  Frances died in 1957 and Roy married secondly AFT 1957 to Muriel H. RICE, b: 1927 in Ontario.
          1. Has No Children Living FURLER
          2. Has Children Glendon S. FURLER b: ABT 1950 in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.  He died young, but did have one child:
            1. Has No Children Living FURLER
          3. Has No Children Living FURLER
        2. Has No Children Lloyd FURLER b: Private
        3. Has No Children Ross FURLER b: Private
        4. Has No Children Vincent FURLER b: Private
        5. Has No Children Living FURLER
    5. Has Children Janett FURLER b: 1872 in Windham Township, Norfolk County, Ontario.  She married in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario to Ira SHAW b: 20 MAY 1860 in Ontario.  They had the following child:
      1. Has No Children Eva SHAW b: 7 JUN 1894 in Windham Township, Lincoln County, Ontario
  6. Has Children Pheobe J. FURLER b: 19 AUG 1843 in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She married firstly ABT 1865 to Harmon HOUSE b: ABT 1840 in Ontario.  She was widowed by age 28.  She married secondly on 14 JUL 1872 in Caistor, Canboro Township, Lincoln County, Ontario to Leonard ROBINS b: 1832 in Ontario, and was of Gainsboro in Canboro Township.  They had the following children.  The first four of these children appear to belong to one of their parents' first marriage, but it's not known which parent:
    1. Has No Children William ROBINS b: 1865 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    2. Has No Children Hezekiah ROBINS b: 7 AUG 1864 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    3. Has No Children Albert ROBINS b: 1870 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    4. Has No Children Alfred ROBINS b: 1870 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    5. Has No Children Daniel ROBINS b: 9 APR 1873 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    6. Has No Children Leonard ROBINS b: 1874 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    7. Has No Children Ida ROBINS b: 1876 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario
    8. Has No Children Annie ROBINS b: 7 APR 1879 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario
    9. Has No Children Cynthia ROBINS b: 3 DEC 1880 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario
    10. Has No Children Eli ROBINS b: 27 SEP 1882 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario
    11. Has No Children Rebecca ROBINS b: 12 OCT 1886 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario
  7. Has No Children Marilda FURLER b: BET 1844 AND 1845 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario.  She moved to St. Clair, Michigan where she married on 1 Nov 1870 to Thomas Kennedy.  He was born about 1849 in Ontario.  Marilda records her father's birthplace as Pennsylvania.  They had a daughter:
    1. Maggie Kennedy, born 1872 in Ontario.
  8. Has No Children Daniel L. FURLER b: BET 1848 AND 1849 in Lincoln or Norfolk County, Ontario.  He has not been found in later census records and is presumed to have died young.

William Henry Furler (a.k.a. Furlough) (1829-1907) of Oakland, Norfolk, Ontario


William Henry Furler and Mary Elizabeth Doughnee


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Photo c/o Dolly McCormack
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Has Children William Henry FURLER/FURLOW, born 22 MAY 1829 in Ontario, Canada, shown above as probably the son of Cornelius Furler and Mary Ann Gallop.  William's birth record has not been found and his exact parents are not known for certain.  He is suggested as a son of Cornelius for the following reasons.  William's granddaughter, Nancy Elvira Furler (daughter of David Orren Furler) wrote in a letter about attending her cousin Ervin Furler's birthday on June 22. By our present accounting that would make Ervin a first cousin to David and it would make William Henry Furler the brother of Eli S. Furler, Ervin's father. It's possible that William Henry and Eli were not brothers; it's possible that they shared common grandparents instead of common parents.  However it is suggested that it is less likely that Nancy would be attending her father's second cousin's birthday party. Thus, in the absence of confirming or refuting evidence, the closer relationship is to be preferred for now.

William is recorded in later census records as being of Germanic origin.  Family tradition claims they were of Pennsylvania "Dutch" (Deutsch) origin. This discrepancy is more fully discussed above.

William Furler was a farmer in Oakland, Norfolk County, Ontario (just south of Brantford) in the mid-1800s. He married in 1853 in Haldimand County, Upper Canada Colony, British North America to Mary Elizabeth DOUGHNEE.  She was born 1 JUL 1833 in Caledonia, Haldimand County, Ontario, She was the daughter of Joseph and Nancy Doughnee of mixed Québecois and American background.  William and Mary began their family in Oakland and later moved to Gainsborough in Lincoln County.  William and Mary had twelve children including two sets of twins:

  1. Has Children David Orren FURLER b: 12 MAR 1851 in Oakland, Norfolk County (present-day Brant County), Ontario.  He was a twin brother to Margaret).  He married on 31 MAY 1876 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario to Mary Nancy SWEARS also of Oakland.  She was the daughter of Daniel Swears and Catherine Rock and was probably of Loyalist background, however this has not yet been verified.  David's middle name is found with the following variant spellings: Orron & Oron.  It is a variant of Aaron and may also be a diminutive of Lorne.  Their story continues below.
  2. Has No Children Margaret FURLER b: 12 MAR 1851 in Oakland, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony, British North America.  She was the twin sister of David.  She is presumed to have died young as she has a later sister also named Margaret.
  3. Has No Children Joseph Henry FURLER b: 6 NOV 1853 in Ontario and moved to Dunnville, Norfolk County, Ontario.  Joseph never married. He can be found living with his parents in the 1901 census in Wainfleet, Monck, Haldimand, Ontario.
  4. Has No Children Mary Agnes FURLER b: 27 MAY 1858 in Ontario.  It is presumed that Mary never married. In 1901, at age 45, she can be found living with her parents and her bachelor brother, Joseph.
  5. Has Children Conrad Hosiah FURLOW b: 27 MAR 1860 in Gainsborough, Lincoln County, Ontario.  Known as "Hosey" and used the Furlow spelling.  He married on 30 NOV 1886 in Residence of William and Mary Furler, Gainsborough, Moulton Township, Lincoln County, Ontario to Charlotte "Lottie" LAMBERT (a.k.a. LAMBIER/LAMBEER).  She was born in 1870 in Binbrook, Wentworth County, Ontario.  Hosey was reputed to have been violently abusive.  It is recalled that he kicked his daughter in the stomach and then abandoned the family.  It is believed that he may have moved to the United States.  Conrad and Charlotte had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Blanche Ellen FURLOW b: 23 AUG 1891 in Cayuga, Norfolk County, Ontario.  In 1901 she is found living with her grandparents.  Presumably her father had already left.  She married on 14 AUG 1907 in Arkona, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada to Arthur S. BUTLER b: 1884 in Warkwick Township, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada.  It is not known if they had children.
  6. Has No Children Henry Elmer FURLER b: 19 DEC 1862 in Ontario.  Henry's name may be Harry or Harvey -- the handwriting in the family Bible is difficult to read. As he does not show up in later census records, it is presumed that he died young. His exact date of death is unknown.
  7. Has No Children Garner Emerson FURLER b: 22 DEC 1866 in Ontario.  It is presumed that Garner died as a child as he does not show up in later census records.
  8. Has No Children James Alexander FURLER b: 11 MAR 1867 in Ontario.  Nothing more is known of him.


    Charles Furler and Emily Fricker
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    Photos c/o Dolly McCormack

  9. Has Children Charles William Henry FURLER b: 4 JAN 1869 in New York State, USA.  Family tradition holds that Charles and his twin sister, Charlot, were born in a covered wagon on a return trip from New York State.  Charlot died at birth.  Charles married on 10 OCT 1899 in Dunnville, Haldimand Norfolk County, Ontario to Emily Amethyst FRICKER.  She was born 20 FEB 1885 in Mere Zeals, Wiltshire, England.  They had the following children:
    1. Has Children Mary Alice FURLER b: 2 NOV 1900 in Moulton Township, Dunnville, Haldimand Norfolk County, Ontario.  She married on 1 NOV 1926 to William HILBERG b: 18 JAN 1896 in Bentinck, Grey County, Ontario, Canada as the son of Christian Hilberg and Mary Boehms.  Mary and William had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Harold Gordon HILBERG b: Private
      2. Has No Children Living HILBERG
      3. Has No Children Marilyn Amethyst HILBERG b: 20 FEB 1932 in Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
      4. Has No Children Myrtle Isobel HILBERG b: 11 MAR 1936 in Grimsby, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has Children Charles William FURLER b: 10 MAR 1902 in Windham Township, Delhi, Haldimand Norfolk County, Ontario.  He married on 28 MAR 1925 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario to Hazel Viola ANDERSON b: 30 JUL 1903 in Ontario.  "Charles worked as a civilian working on torpedoes at Pontiac Motors, while his daughter, Margaret, worked on Bofer guns. Charles and Margaret would ride to work together and that is when Charles taught Margaret how to drive a car. Charles worked his way up to become a Supervisor of Foundry at Pontiac Motors." (descendant, Rebecca Moe).  They had the following children:
      1. Has Children Margaret Emeline FURLER b: Private.  She married Frank Joseph HUEBNER b: 9 MAY 1919 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA.  Their descendant information is private.
        1. Has Children Living HUEBNER
      2. Has No Children Doris Irene FURLER b: Private.  She married firstly to Burton Roy SMITH and and secondly to John GRUNDRUM.  Their information is private.
    3. Has Children George Arthur FURLER b: 12 OCT 1904 in Windham Township, Delhi, Haldimand Norfolk County, Ontario who married on 10 AUG 1927 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Mabel Elizabeth MAHANEY.  She was born 26 MAR 1908 in Farmington, Michigan, USA.  They had the following children, only one of whom survived birth.  (Note: The following data may contain information on living persons, but is published in the public domain on Hugh Lapham's Genealogy (see links below))
      1. Has Children Dolores "Dolly" Druscilla FURLER b: 18 MAY 1928 in Farmington, Michigan, USA. She married Kenith Kilgour MCCORMACK b: Private.  Their descendant information is private. 
        bulletHugh Lapham has published a genealogy of the Furler family which can be found in the LINKS list below.  Hugh Lapham is related by marriage to a descendant of this line.
      2. Has No Children Delos Dale FURLER b: 11 JUN 1930 in Farmington, Michigan, USA.  He died at birth.
      3. Has No Children Donna Dell FURLER b: 10 NOV 1931 in R.R.1.Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She died at birth.
      4. Has No Children Dallas Dewayne FURLER b: 03 MAR 1933 in R.R.1.Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He died at birth.
      5. Has No Children Donnette Adair FURLER b: 01 MAR 1935 in R.R.1.Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She died at birth.
      6. Has No Children Billie FURLER b: 08 JUL 1941 in Fulton, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He died at birth.
      7. Has No Children Linda FURLER b: 28 FEB 1943 in Mount Hamilton (no such known place, perhaps Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario).  She died at birth.
      8. Has No Children Unnamed Baby Boy FURLER b: 07 JUN 1944 in Mount Hamilton (no such place, see above).  He died at birth.
      9. Has No Children Unnamed Baby FURLER b: NOV 1945 in Fulton, Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  He died at birth.
    4. Has No Children Myrtle Irene FURLER b: 11 FEB 1907 in Halton County, Ontario.  She married on 6 JUL 1939 in Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario to John Edward APLIN b: 13 NOV 1904 in Devonshire, England and had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Living APLIN
      2. Has No Children Living APLIN
  10. Has No Children Charlot Ann FURLER b: 4 JAN 1869 in New York, USA.  (Twin sister of Charles William Henry Furler).  She died as a three week old infant while travelling in a covered wagon with her family back from the USA.
  11. Has Children Margaret Ann FURLER/FURLOW b: 2 DEC 1870 in Canborough, Monck County, Ontario.  County boundaries have since changed so it's possible her birth place may be a copying error for Gainsborough, Lincoln County.  Margaret Furler appears to have had a colourful history of marriages. It was previously believed that her multiple marriages all ended in the deaths of her husbands and that she was a multiple-widow. Present research now shows that she was in fact a multiple-divorcée.


    Wedding Announcement,
    The Farmington Enterprise
    , Thursday January 23, 1930.
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    Margaret Furler married firstly at the age of only 14 to Henry Hartsell, but she claimed to be 18 on the marriage record. They had one son together (confirmed by his marriage record) named William and then presumably divorced while William was still a child. William lived with his father after the divorce and later married and had descendants. Henry Hartsell married secondly about 1900 and lived until 1927 in Ontario. Interestingly, William's existence was not known to his Furler cousins until he was discovered during the course of this research project.

    Margaret Furler married secondly before 1901 to a man named Sharp. In 1901 Margaret was living in Wainfleet with her parents, listed as "Margaret Sharp", shown as "married", but without her husband. This marriage presumably didn't last either -- whether it came to an end by divorce or death is not known. However given her history and the fact that she was shown in 1901 as married but not living with her husband would favour the idea that they divorced.

    In 1905 or 1908 (the date is hard to read) Margaret immigrated to the United States; it is believed to Buffalo, New York.

    In 1909 Margaret returned to Canada and married thirdly to Clarke Emerson. The marriage record reports her as a "spinster", even though this was her third marriage -- whether that was a clerk's error or deliberate deception on Margaret's part is not known. Her residence at the time was given as "Buffalo" and her mother's maiden name is given incorrectly as "Elisabeth Lambier". Margaret and Clarke had one daughter together and then this marriage, too, ended in divorce. Evidence shows that Clarke lived to a ripe old age while Margaret was off to her fourth marriage.

    Margaret moved to Farmington, Michigan, USA and married fourthly sometime between 1912-1915 to Samuel Lock. Samuel's first wife died in 1912, so they must have been married after that. And Margaret's daughter died in 1915 and is buried with Samuel Lock, so they must have been married before that. They were residing in Farmington in 1920. Samuel died in 1929 and is buried in Oakland cemetery along with his step-daughter, Myrtle Emerson, but not his wife Margaret. Interestingly, Margaret is recorded on Samuel's stone as "Margaret A., widow of Emerson, 1870 - ". The last date is left off presumably because she was never buried with Samuel. But it's most interesting that she describes herself as a "widow of Emerson" when we know Clark Emerson was still very much alive.

    Margaret died about 1935-1936 in an unknown grave in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She had apparently used up all her money and her nephew, Charles William Furler, paid $10 in order that she would not be buried in a pauper's grave. Thrice divorced and then (probably twice) widowed, Margaret lived an unusual life for that era.

    Margaret married firstly on 24 MAY 1884 in Dunnville, Moulton Township, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada to Henry Josiah HARTSELL b: 9 MAR 1864 in Seneca Township, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following child:

    1. Has No Children William Henry HARTSELL b: DEC 1887 in Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada.  No birth record has been found for William, but his marriage record gives his parents as "Henry Hertsell and Margaret Furler".  He married and had descendants.  Their information is beyond the scope of this research project.

    Margaret married secondly BET 1887 AND 1901 in Ontario, Canada (uncertain) to Unknown SHARP b: UNKNOWN.

    Margaret married thirdly on 5 NOV 1909 in Bridgeburg, Welland County, Ontario, Canada to Clarke EMERSON b: 9 FEB 1870 in Moulton Township, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada.  They had the following child:

    1. Has No Children Myrtle I. EMERSON b: 1909 in probably Buffalo, New York, USA

    Margaret married fourthly BET 1912-1915 in Farmington, Michigan, USA? (uncertain) to Samuel LOCK, a prominent local attorney.  Samuel was b: 14 OCT 1861 in Michigan, USA, and died Feb 7 1928 in Farmington, Michigan, USA.

    Margaret married fifthly on 22 JAN 1930 in Farmington, Michigan, USA, to George KENNETH of Detroit, Michigan, USA.

  12. Has No Children Marilda Harriett Ann FURLER/FURLOW b: 21 NOV 1875 in Canborough, Monck Township, Lincoln County, Ontario.  She married on 12 SEP 1894 in Dunnville, Haldimand Norfolk County, Ontario to Edward William HILES b: 28 AUG 1866 in Willoughby Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.  He was the son of Joseph Hiles and Emma Downey.  Nothing more is known of them, however "Downey" is a known alternative spelling for "Doughnee", the surname of Marilda Furler's mother.  It is not known if they were related.  Marilda and Edward had the following children shortly after which Marilda died:
    1. Has No Children Joseph William HILES b: 9 SEP 1897 in Wainfleet Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.  He was orphaned in 1903 and was raised by his Furler grandparents. In 1911 he was living with his uncle Joseph. He worked as a labourer for various area farmers and never married.
    2. Has No Children John Wesley Arthur Hiles Or DOANE b: 13 APR 1903 in Wainfleet Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.  Arthur Hiles was born just two weeks prior to his mother's death. His mother's dying wish was that her friend Mary Ann Doane (nee Schwoob), wife of John Harris Doane, would raise her son. Thus Arthur was adopted by the Doane family and took the name John Wesley Arthur Doane.  He married on 28 NOV 1931 to Beatrice Merl SCHWOOB b: 6 MAR 1912 in Wainfleet Township, Haldimand County, Ontario

David Orren Furler (1851-1931) of Caistor, Lincoln County, Ontario


Lincoln County
click to enlarge


Rear
: David Orren Furler, Rhoda Furler?, Mary Nancy Swears, Marcellus B. Furler?, N. Elvira Furler
Front: William Henry Furler, Mary Elizabeth Doughnee, Davina F. Furler.


50th Wedding Anniversary
David Orren Furler and Mary Nancy Swears


Wedding Photo: Davina Ferne Furler & Joseph Edward Lacombe, 20 AUG 1919.
(for a larger version click the thumbnail below)
Rear Row: Unknown*, Unknown*, Wm. Henry Swears? (witness), Mary Alice Furler? (witness), Unknown, Charles W. H. Furler Sr?, Emily A. Fricker?, Unknown, Unknown, Mercellus B. Furler?, Unknown.
Middle Row: David Orren Furler, Joseph Edward LaCombe, Davina Ferne
Furler, Mary Nancy Swears, Unknown.
Front Row: all unknown
* = Joseph Lacombe's parents apparently did not attend the wedding, so this couple is not his parents.  Davina's grandparents were all deceased by 1919. 
? = identification of this person is unconfirmed.


1. Davina Ferne Furler
2. Davina with unknown cousins.

photos c/o Dolly McCormack & Doug Kotyk

David Orren Furler married on 31 MAY 1876 in Waterford, Norfolk County, Ontario to Mary Nancy SWEARS. She was born 7 MAR 1856 in Oakland, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony, British North America as the daughter of Daniel Swears and Catherine Rock.  The Swears family came from mixed American/Dutch/German background.  Their ancestry is outlined further below.  David moved his family a little ways north to Caistor (south Grimsby) in Lincoln County.  In 1901 they are shown living in Beamsville (north Grimsby), Lincoln County.  Lapham's Genealogy records that David used to walk once a week from Caistor to Dunnville and back to visit his parents.  David later moved his family to Oakland in Brant County where he had a farm for several years.  He later lost the farm and moved in with his son Mercellus.  David and Mary had the following known children:

  1. Has Children Nancy Elvira FURLER b: 15 DEC 1876 in Caister, Lincoln Co., Ontario.  Nancy went by Elvira or "Vira".  She was raised on a farm near Oakland in Brant County.  She married a railroad worker, John THORNTON and the story of their life is continued on the THORNTON Family Page.
  2. Has Children Mercellus Benjamin FURLER b: 9 AUG 1879 in Lincoln County, Ontario is recorded as having held the military rank of private.  Lapham's genealogy (see links below) records the following: "Ellis fought in France in WWI with Princess Patricia's Army Regiment. He developed diabetes there and was hospitalized. While in hospital he made a black satin tablecloth by hand, with seven different badges, including: a beaver, his name badge, a maple leaf, a daisy, an Australian badge and some "thumb prints". He worked for 9 years at Freel's farm halfway between Grimsby and Winona. He died of old age."   Ellis married on 8 AUG 1905 in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, Ontario to Frances Elizabeth Bedwell, believed to have been born 11 MAY 1873 in Caterham, Surrey, England.  Frances was orphaned in England and shipped to Canada as an indentured servant. It's not known if her real name was Bedwell, or if that is the name of the family who raised her in Canada, or if it's the name given to her by the government. She was married firstly to Mike Sweet.  In 1911, Marcellus is found living only five farms away from William Bridgman.  Ellis and Frances remained in Lincoln County and had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Irene Frances FURLER b: 2 FEB 1906 in Freel's Farm, North Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario
    2. Has No Children Carmen Henry FURLER b: 18 FEB 1908 in Freel's Farm, North Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario
    3. Has No Children Wilfrid David FURLER b: Private
    4. Has No Children Albert Edward Ellis FURLER b: 18 FEB 1916 in Henry's Farm, Winona (Stoney Creek), Wentworth County, Ontario
    5. Has No Children Marjorie FURLER b: 17 APR 1918 in Niagara, Ontario
    6. Has No Children Betty FURLER b: Private
    7. Has No Children Emily Phyllis FURLER b: 17 OCT 1927 in Niagara, Ontario
  1. Has Children Rhoda FURLER b: 18 MAY 1882 in Windham, Delhi Township, Norfolk County, Ontario married on 21 NOV 1900 in Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario to William Houghton, b: 3 MAR 1867 in Middlesex, England.  In 1901 they are found living next door to Rhoda's parents in Beamsville, Lincoln County.  They later moved to Hamilton where it is believed they had four children:
    1. Has No Children David HOUGHTON b: 21 NOV 1902 in Beamsville, Lincoln, Ontario
    2. Has No Children Mable HOUGHTON b: 6 OCT 1907 in Barton Township, Wentworth, Ontario
    3. Has No Children Florence Violet May HOUGHTON b: Private
    4. Has No Children William HOUGHTON b: Private
  2. Has No Children Lorne (or Oron) FURLER b: 16 DEC 1884 in Oakland, Brant County, Ontario.  Lorne drowned tragically at the age of seven while playing with his brother Ellis who was unable to save him.
  3. Has Children Mary May FURLER b: 23 JUN 1890 in Oakland, Brant County, Ontario married on 20 AUG 1907 in Beamsville, Lincoln County, Ontario to Fred DEUXBERRY and had children:
    1. Has No Children Unknown DEUXBERRY b: Private
    2. Has No Children Walter DEUXBERRY b: AFT 1907 in Ontario
    3. Has No Children Laurie DEUXBERRY b: Private
  4. Has Children Davina Ferne FURLER b: 18 OCT 1898 in Lincoln County, Ontario.  She married firstly on 20 AUG 1919 in Dundas, Wentworth County, Ontario to Joseph Edward LACOMBE.  He was born in 1890 in Quebec (City), Quebec.  Davina married secondly to Fred LAUFMAN, with whom she had no children.  Davina had the following children with her first husband, Joseph Edward LaCombe:
    1. Has Children Letitia LACOMBE b: Private.  She married to Stewart REID b: ABT 1910 in Ontario and had the following child:
      1. Glen Cameron REID b: 16 SEP 1939 in Ontario.  His marriage and descendant information is not published for privacy reasons.
    2. Has No Children Vernon David LACOMBE b: 15 MAY 1923 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  He married Margaret HALL b: Private.
    3. Has No Children Arthur Ellis LACOMBE b: 3 OCT 1924 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario .  He married a woman named JEAN, whose surname is unknown.
    4. Has No Children Lillian Ferne LACOMBE b: 13 NOV 1925 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  She married Roy PICKVANCE b: ABT 1925.
    5. Has No Children Rhoda Mary LACOMBE b: 13 JUN 1927 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  She married Scott NOSEWORTHY b: ABT 1925.
    6. Has No Children Ralph Percy LACOMBE b: 30 JUN 1930 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  He married Marian MCEWEN b: ABT 1930.
    7. Has No Children Shirley Grace LACOMBE b: 12 DEC 1931 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  She married Unknown AGNEW b: Private.
    8. Has No Children Edward Samuel LACOMBE b: 15 APR 1921 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  He married MABEL b: ABT 1935.
    9. Has No Children Rose June Louise LACOMBE b: 27 MAY 1937 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario.  She married Unknown DUPUIS b: ABT 1935.
    10. Has Children Living LACOMBE.  She married firstly to Living LUPTON and had descendants.  She married secondly to Living KOTYK and had descendants.  The descendant information is not published for privacy reasons.
  5. David FURLER, b: APR 1900 in Oakland, Brant County, Ontario.  He died as an infant.

Ancestors of Mary Nancy Swears

Mary Nancy Swears, wife of David Orren Furler has an interesting ancestry herself.  Her ancestors are presented briefly below and are more fully accounted for in the accompanying Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM).

				   /Daniel ZWIERS b: ABT 1720 in Germany
                     /Daniel ZWEARS b: 1744 in Germany
                     |       \ MARGERY b: ABT 1720 in Germany
             /Peter SWEARS b: 5 OCT 1783 in in The Disputed Territory of Vermont (USA)
             |       |                       /Henry WILLARD b: 4 JUN 1655 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, British North America =>
             |       |               /Henry WILLARD b: 11 APR 1675 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, British North America
             |       |               |       \Mary LAKEN b: ABT 1658 in Reading, London, Middlesex, England =>
             |       |       /Benjamin WILLARD b: ABT 30 APR 1721 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Colony, British North America
             |       |       |       |       /Abraham TEMPLE b: 4 JUN 1652 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Colony, British North America =>
             |       |       |       \Abigail TEMPLE b: 11 AUG 1677 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, British North America
             |       |       |               \Deborah HADLOCKE b: 23 MAR 1648/49 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Colony, British North America =>
             |       \Abigail WILLARD b: 12 APR 1750 in Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts Colony, British North America
             |               \Hannah GODFREY b: 30 APR 1721 in Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Colony, British North America
     /Daniel SWEARS b: 1812 in Upper Canada Colony, British North America
     |       \ NANCY b: 1775 in North Carolina, USA
Mary Nancy SWEARS b: 7 MAR 1856 (see above)
     |       /Thomas ROCK b: ABT 1796 in Unknown
     \Catherine ROCK b: 14 AUG 1825 in Niagara, Upper Canada Colony, British North America
             |       /George LUTZ b: 22 MAR 1764 in Germany
             \Mary LUTZ b: 28 DEC 1803 in Niagara area, Upper Canada Colony, British North America
                     \Hannah OSTRANDER b: 10 MAY 1767 in The Netherlands

=> means that there are further known ancestors in the Personal Data Pages (GEDCOM).

Research Leads

Lincoln & Welland Counties
ca. 1870

The following section contains the scraps of information we currently have on the intervening generations between the Ulster Furlers above and the three Ontario branches, as well as families whose surnames may possibly be corruptions of Furler and may yet be connected to this family.  The following information has not yet been reconciled.  The common recurrences of the names Jacob and Cornelius in succeeding generations make it extremely difficult to ascertain just who is who.  It is not safe to assume that those with the same name are necessarily the same person.

IGI

Member submitted: Jacob VOLLER or FORLER, b abt 1736 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, m abt 1768 in Kingston, Ulster, New York to Mayke CRISPELL*, bap 27 AUG 1738 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.  Children:

  1. Daughter VOLLER, bap 23 NOV 1770 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
  2. Jacob VOLLER, bap. 2 AUG 1772 in Kingston, Ulster, New York
  3. Elizabeth VOLLER, bap 29 MAY 1774 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York
  4. Bata VOLLER, bap. 23 JUN 1776 in Marbletown, Ulster, New York

*Pedigree Resource File shows Mayke Crispell bap 27 AUG 1738, dtr of Jan Crispell and Zara Jansen

Jacob VOLLER, b. 1783, m 27 NOV 1808 in Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania to Magdalena BACHMAN

1810 census: Jacob FELLER, Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, 3,0,0,0,0,1,0,3,0,1
same page, Jacob VILLER, 00010, 10010
Jacob FELLER, Cocalico, Lancaster, PA, 20001, 00101

Misc

Ont Death Reg. Mary FURLER, wife of William FURLER, d 18 OCT 1904, age 50, 6th Concession, Caistor. B. Caistor.  Methodist. (Possibly second wife of William Robert Furler/Furlow).

Tryon County Militia, 3rd Regiment
Col. Frederick Fisher

The Third Regiment, usually known as Col.. Fisher's of Vischer's, was composed of militia from the present east end of the county, or the Mohawk District.

Privates

bullet Fuller, Abraham
bullet Fuller, Isaac
bullet Fuller, Michel

Tryon County Rangers and Exempts

bullet Fuller, Isaac
bullet Fuller, Michel

Butler's Rangers 1783

Cornelius FURLOW, Private, in Ten Broeck's company 1 AUG 1778 - 24 OCT 1778.  Mustered in Ten Broeck's company on a return covering the period 3 SEP 1782 - 9 APR 1783.  On the date the muster was signed he is listed as "on duty" which would appear to be in the Ranger Barracks.  30 years old with a wife and one child on 30 NOV 1783:

Cornelius FURLOW, b. 1753, Mrs. FURLOW, b. 1757

  1. Cornelius FURLOW, b. JUL 1778

Jacob FURLOW/FORLAW/FORLOW, Private, in Ten Broeck's company 1 AUG 1778 - 24 OCT 1778.  Mustered in Ten Broeck's company on a return covering the period 3 SEP 1782 - 9 APR 1783.  On the date the muster was signed he is listed as "on duty" which would appear to be in the Ranger Barracks.  33 years old with five children on 30 NOV 1783:

Jacob FURLOW, b 1750

  1. Mary FURLOW, b 1768 (could be Jacob's younger sister or a daughter)
  2. Sally FURLOW, b 1770
  3. Jacob FURLOW, b 1773
  4. Elizabeth FURLOW, b 1775
  5. Bertha FURLOW, b 1777

UEL Land Grants

  1. Nancy FURLOW (nee Springsteen), praying for a grant of land as the daughter of a UEL.  Granted 200 acres as such.  Gainsboro 1820.
  2. Jacob FURLOW, 30 MAY 1798, praying for his military lands as a soldier reduced in 1783.  Petitioner's family is not in the province.
  3. Cornelius FURLOW, 30 MAY 1798, ditto.  Then in 1808 (date uncertain) praying for a grant of land as a military claimant, now that his name may be placed on the UE list.  Deferred for his Excellency's pleasure to know if the military allowance of lands should be extended to the petitioner.

New York

Kingston Baptismal Register

  1. Sara VOLLAR, bap 22 NOV 1770, d/o Jacob Vollar and Mayke Crsipel, sponsors Jacob Vollar and Maria Catharina Akkerman
  2. Jacob FORLER, bap 2 AUG 1772, s/o Jacob Forler Jr and Margriet Crispel, sponsors Conelis Forler and Rachel Steenberge
  3. Bata FOLLER, bap 23 JUN 1779, c/o Jacob Foller and Majke Grispel, sponsor Maria Foller

Census

1790 in Middletown (Marbletown?), Ulster

  1. Jacob FURLOW, 1m +16, 2m-16, 3f

1790 in Woodstock, Ulster

  1. Cornelius FURLOW, 1m +16, 2m-16, 3f
  2. John FURLOW, 1m +16, 1m -16, 1f
  3. Coonradt MISNER, 2m+16, 5m-16, 5f

1790 in Union, SC

  1. Hannah FURLOW, 1m+16, 1m-16, 5f

1790 in NYC South Ward

  1. Henry FARLOW, 1m+16, 1f

1790 in Tyrell, NC

  1. John FERLOW, 2m+16, 3m-16, 3f
  2. William FURLOW, 1m+16

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1800 in Woodstock, Ulster (all within 5 farms of each other)

  1. John FURLOW, 1m-10, 2m 26-45, 3f-10, 1f26-45
  2. Cornelius FURLOW, 2m-10, 1m10-16,1m45+, 3f-10, 2f10-16, 1f26-45 (-> Canada bef 1810)
  3. Jacob FURLOW, 1m-10, 1m45+, 2f-10,1f26-45 (the oldest brother. -> Canada bef 1810?)
  4. Coonradt MEISNER, 3m-10, 2m10-16, 1m16-26,1m45+, 1f16-26, 1f26-45, 1f45+

1800 in Woodstock (next page from previous)

  1. Jacob FURLOW, 1m26-45, 1f26-45 (Jacob III, who moved to Chautauqua)

1800 in New Bern, Craven, NC

  1. David FURLOW, 10010, 20010

1800 in Newberry District, SC

  1. Alexander FURLOW, 00010, 30100

1800 in Whitpain, Montgomery, Penn

  1. David FURLER, 1m-10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 1f-10, 1f16-26, 1f26-45, 1f45+. (could this be who David Oren Furler is named after??? Could this be the father of William Henry Furler???)
    David b.1755-1774, (prob 1760ish) wife b. 1755-1774, mother/in-law b bef 1755
    1. Daughter FURLER, b. 1774-1784 (prob 1784, abt 16)
    2. Son FURLER, b. 1784-1790 (prob 1787, abt 13)
    3. Daughter FURLER, b. 1790-1800 (prob 1790, abt 10)
    4. Son FURLER, b. 1790-1800 (prob 1793, abt 7)

Jacob FELLER, Livingston, Columbia, NY, 21010, 11110
Nicholas FELLER, Livingston, Columbia, NY, 30011, 12201

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1810 same config as 1800
m -10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+, f ditto

1810 in Tully, Onandaga, NY

  1. Jacob FURLOW, 2m-10, 1m10-16, 1m26-45, 2f-10, 1f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f26-45

1810 in Shandaken, Ulster (same place as Woodstock)*

  1. John FURLOW, 1m-10, 1m45+, 1f-10, 1f10-16, 2f26-45, 1f26-45 (John with his 10 yr old son Cornelius.  John was not UEL so was not eligible for Canadian land.  The other Furlers have left for Ontario.)
  2. Conrad MEISNER, 3m16-26, 1m45+, 1f26-45, 1f45+ (nearby)
  3. Conrad MEISNER Jr, 1m-10, 1m26-45, 1f26-45, 1f45+(mother/in law?)

1810 in Flemingsburg, Fleming, KY

  1. Robert FURLOW, 00-10-01, 00001

1810 in Cumru, Berks, Penn

  1. John FURLOW, 02101, 00101
  2. John FURLOW Jr, 10100, 00100

*Shandaken was first settled at the end of the American Revolution, but was not incorporated as a town until 1804, when it was separated from the town of Woodstock.  Conrad Meisner and "a man named Furlow" (John) are listed as two of the earliest residents.  This is the same valley that they were recruited from by Butler.

Also residing with the Furlows and Meisners are several households of CRISPELL families

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1820 same config as 1800/1810
m-10, m10-16, m16-26, m26-45, m45+, f-10, f10-16, f16-26, f26-45, f45+

1820 in Shandaken, Ulster (all adjacent)

  1. John MISNER, 1m-10, 1m10-16, 1m45+,1f-10, 1f10-16, 1f45+
  2. Henry MISNER, 1m45+, 5f10-16, 1f45+
  3. Conrad MISNER, 1m-10, 1m10-16, 1m45+, 1f45+
  4. Cornelius FURLOW, 2m-10 (son and nephew?), 2m26-45 (Cornelius and unknown, possibly brother-in-law), 1m45+ (father), 1f10-16 (sister), 1f16-26 (wife), 1f26-45 (mother) (Cornelius, son of Johannes Ure, now head of house, with his elderly father)

nearby

  1. Cornelius MISNER, 4m-10, 1m45+, 1f10-16, 1f26-45
  2. Jacob MISNER, 1m45+, 4f10-16, 1f16-26, 1f26-45

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1830 in Shandaken, Ulster

  1. John MISNER, 1m5-10, 1m40-50, 1m80-90, 1f-5, 1f5-10, 1f10-15, 1f30-40
  2. Conrad MISNER, 1m-5, 1m15-20, 3m20-30, 1m50-60, 1f-5, 1f10-15, 1f15-20, 1f20-30, 1f40-50, 1f70-80
  3. Henry MISNER, 1m5-10, 1m40-50, 1f-5, 2f5-10, 2f10-15, 2f15-20, 1f40-50
  4. Cornelius MISNER, 1m5-10, 2m10-15, 2m15-20, 1m40-50, 2f-5, 2f5-10, 1f10-15, 1f30-40

The original images have been searched for all of Shandaken.  No sign of the Furlows. No Cornelius in all of Ulster county that matches.

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1840 in Shandaken, Ulster

  1. Cornelius FURLOUGH, 1m-5, 2m10-15, 1m40-50, 2f5-10, 1f30-40 (son)
  2. John FURLOUGH, 1m 70-80, 1f70-80 (father)
  3. Coenradt MISENER
  4. Corns
  5. John
  6. John
  7. Thomas
  8. William

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1850 in Shandaken

  1. Cornelius FURLOW (transc as PARLOW), b. 1799 in NY, farmer
  2. Elizabeth, 46
  3. Mary 18
  4. Sarah A (or H), 16 - Baptized 1834 in Niagara. m William SPRAGUE ( " )
  5. John 12
  6. Elizabeth 9
  7. Josephene 6

1870 Shandaken

John FURLOW, 34, NY, farmer, Mary 23, NY

  1. Theresa FURLOW, 6
  2. Henry FURLOW, 4
  3. Sarah FURLOW, 6 months

 

  1. Coenradt MISNER, 1773 in NY
  2. Elizabeth 65
  3. Henry 19

 

  1. John 63
  2. Mary W (M?) 56
  3. Charity 33
  4. Henry W 30
  5. Julia M 24
  6. Elizabeth 25
  7. Ruth 3

Shandaken 1860

  1. Cornelius FURLOW (TURLOW) 60
  2. Elizabeth 53
  3. John 22
  4. Josephene 16

Chautauqua County

State Map

1825Furlow, Jacob           4  8  2  1  0  1  1  6  ---   ---     30

A.    Head of family
B.    All males in family
C.    All females in family
D.    Males subject to militia duty
E.    Males qualified to vote
F.    Aliens, not naturalized
G.    Married females under 45
H.    Unmarried females 16-45
I.     Unmarried females under age 16
J.     Births during year preceding
K.    Deaths during year
L.    Acres of improved land occupied by family

 

1820 - Chautauqua County

Town of Chautauqua

Head of Household    m-10 10-15 16-18 16-25 26-44 45+ f-10 10-15 16-25 26-44 45+  fnn page  occ

Jacob Farlow            1    2    0    0    0    1      3    2    0    1    0      0   56   *

1m-10, 2m10-15, 1m45+, 3f-10, 2f10-15, 1f26-44

Town of Ripley

Barnard Furlough        3    0    0    0    1    0      1    0    0    1    0      0  137 ***

3m-10, 1m26-44, 1f-10, 1f26-44

(He is not found in any other census records.  He is too old to be the eldest son of Jacob.)

*agriculture, ***manufacturing

Lewis Jacob FURLOW/FURLOUGH, b. 1764 in New York State (exact location unknown, date calculated from grave stone, conflicts with census which give birth 1760-80).  He may be the same person as Jacob FORLER b: ABT 2 AUG 1772 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York, shown above as the son of Pvt. Jacob Voller.  He is said to have come to Chautauqua county as one of its earliest settlers.  Census records place him there between 1820-1825.  I strongly suspect he is related to the Furler family above.  He is presumed to have married Mehitable W. whose full surname is unknown, although no record of their marriage has been found.  FURLOW, Mehitable W. (__________). b. Apr. 9, 1786. d. Mar. 10, 1852. Age 65/11/10. bur Lewis Cemetery, Ellery, Chautauqua, w/o Jacob Furlow.  He resided in 1825 in Ellery, Chautauqua; res 1830 in Ellery, Chautauqua, 1m -5, 1m 15-20, 1m 20-30, 1m 50-60, 2f 5-10, 2f 10-15, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50; res 1840 in Carroll, Chautauqua, 1m 20-30, 1m 70-80, 1f 50-60.  He died Dec. 15, 1843, Ellery, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Age 79.  Buried: Lewis Cemetery, Ellery, Chautauqua, NY.  Jacob and Mehitable had the following family:

  1. Son FURLOW, b 1794-1800 in New York, USA, (shown in 1810 census) probably from a previous marriage.

  2. Joseph S. FURLOW. b. Oct. 28, 1806 Cayuga County, N.Y. d. Feb. 3, 1881 (1888 in Bemus Point Cemetery Book). Age 81/3/6. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery Lot 238 G - 5. . md. Matilda HULL. Joseph was a twin of James Furlow. res 1840 in Kleny, Chautauqua, 1m -5, 1m 30-40, 1f 20-30. res. 1845 in Ellery, Chautauqua.  Res. 1850 Ellery, Chautauqua with family and widowed mother.  res. 1860 in Ellery, Chautauqua near brother James; res w/ "Minerva Furlow" age 50 (a cousin?).  Joseph S. Furlow b. - 28 Oct 1806 in NY, m. - in NY to Matilda Hull, daughter of Daniel Hull Jr. and Jane Van Dusen, d. - 1888.  Matilda Hull b. - 1815, d. - 1875 Joseph and Matilda are buried in Bemus Point Cemetary in Chautauqua Co, NY.  Their children are:

    1. Daniel FURLOW, b. 1840 in NY

    2. Mary Jane FURLOW (this is what my records show but I have seen her as just "Jane Furlow" and on the 1850 census as "James Furlow"), b. - 4 Mar 1841 in Chautauqua Co, NY, m. - 6 Jan 1858 in NY to Lewis Monroe Starr, son of Oliver Lewis Starr and Lorain Ives, d. - 6 Mar 1923 in Westphalia, Anderson Co, KS. Lewis and her are buried in the Westphalia Cemetary right outside of the city. Their children are:

      1. Furlow Starr, b 1874. d inf

      2. Alta Finette Starr,

      3. Myrtle S. Starr

      4. William Monroe Starr, b 1882 in Waterloo, Iowa.

    3. Eber FURLOW, b. 1844 in NY, w parents 1860.  IGI: m in Ellery, Chautauqua, to Ann Eliza LEETE, b. 1840.  Furlow, Eber. b. Sept. 15, 1844 Ellery, NY. d. Jan. 30, 1919 Ellery. bd. Feb. 2, 1919 Lot 238 G - 8. Age 74/4/15. s/o Joseph S. & Matilda (Hull) Furlow. md. Sept. 15, 1868 (his 24th birthday) - Ann E. Leet. b. Oct. 5, 1840. d. Jan. 10, 1927. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. d/o Simon & Harriet Weed Leet.

      1. Martin FURLOW

    4. Martin FURLOW, b. 1846 in NY, w parents 1860 (m? Marie Gibson moved to Brooklyn, had family? see IGI for possible).  (online genealogy gives his death as 1856, but he's residing with his parents in 1860. buried Bemus Point Cemetery 1846-1856.

  3. James FURLOW. b. Oct. 28, 1806 Cayuga County, N.Y. d. Oct. 24, 1884 Ellery, Chautauqua County, N.Y. md. Esther CARPENTER. James a twin of Joseph S. Furlow. res 1840 in Kleny, Chautauqua, 2m-5, 1m 5-10, 1m 30-40, 1f-5, 1f 5-10, 1f 20-30.  Res. 1845 in Ellery, Chautauqua. Res. 1850 in Ellery, Chautauqua, carpenter. Lewis Cemetery, Ellery, Chautauqua: FURLOW, James. b. Oct. 28, 1806 (on death certificate states born in Onondaga County - other references state Cayuga County) d. Oct. 24, 1884. s/o Jacob and Mehitable W. (__________) Furlow. md. - Esther Carpenter.  FURLOW, Esther (Carpenter) b. Feb. 29, 1812 Rensselaer County, N.Y. d. Sept. 23, 1887. Age 75 years. d/o Elihu and Patience (Bleakman) Carpenter. w/o James Furlow.

    1. daughter. d. 1844. md. Derrick Carpenter. bd. Frewsburg Cemetery.  Chronologically challenging, unless she was b. 1826 (when her mother was only 14, or perhaps a previous marriage) and d. at age 18 (perhaps childbirth).

    2. Elijah Furlow. b. 1828. not w/family in 1850

    3. Luther James Furlow. b. May 7, 1831. md 1st bef 1860 to _________ __________ md. 2nd Emily E. Beach.  Not found with parents in 1860

    4. George Washington Furlow. b. May 7, 1831. md. 1st bef 1860 to Elvira (_________), b 1841 in Virginia. md. 2nd - Mary (__________). md. 3rd - __________ (__________) md. 4th - __________ Buck. On Apr. 22, 1890 was married to Mrs. Eliza J. Dole Barber.  Res 1860 in Ellery, Chautauqua next door to his father.

    5. Charles H. Furlow. b. 1842. md. - Amelia Kibbee. Lived near Corydon, Pa. - then at Gerry, N.Y.

    6. Jerusha Furlow. b. 1833. md bef 1860 to Charles "Hiram" Raynor

    7. Polly Jane Furlow. b. May 9, 1839. d. Dec. 27, 1915 Ellery, Chauauqua County, N.Y. bd. Lewis Cemetery. md 1st aft 1860 to Mordecai Wing. md. 2nd - Frank M. Cady.

    8. Refine Furlow. b. 1843. d. 1872. md. aft 1860 to Margaret Wilmarth.

    9. Patience A. Furlow. b. 1847. md. aft 1860 to Jerome Brownell of Ellery, Chautauqua County, N.Y.

    10. Sarah Mehitable Furlow. b. May 12, 1848. md. - Kingsley Brownell. with parents in 1860.

  4. Sarah "Sally" FURLOW. b. Apr. 8 (or 28) 1808. d. Dec. 9, 1892 Ellery, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Age 84/7/16. (death on Bemus Point Cemetery Book listed age as 86 - therefore birth would be 1806). bd. Bemus Point Cemetery, Lot 223 G - 1. md. William Sears Sadler.

  5. Jerusha FURLOW. b. Apr. 9, 1810 Onondaga County, N.Y. (Either Jerusha or Christina died before 1820 as the census shows only 5 daughters.Jerusha was a son)

  6. Roda (Rhoda) FURLOW. b. Mar. 5, 1812 Onondaga County, N.Y. d. Apr. 26, 1861. Age 49 years. bd. Lewis Cemetery. md. 1st - Moses Ploss. md 2nd - Jeremiah Towne.

  7. Jacob FURLOW, b. May 29, 1814 Cayuga or Onondaga County, N.Y. d. was drowned or killed on Lake Erie. His body washed ashore near Dunkirk, N.Y. It was identified by one of the twins and his Uncle (sic - brother in law) Burton D. Manley. Place of burial not known.

  8. Christina FURLOW. b. 1816 Onondaga County, N.Y. (Either Jerusha or Christina died before 1820 as the census shows only 5 daughters.)

  9. Elizabeth L. FURLOW. b. May 9, 1818 Onondaga County, N. Y.

  10. Polly Mary FURLOW. b. Aug. 25, 1821 Onondaga County, N.Y. d. Feb. 8, 1900. bd. Lewis Cemetery. md. Burton D. Manley.

  11. Premelia FURLOW. b. Dec. 8, 1823 Onondaga County, N.Y. d. 1900.

  12. Elijah J. FURLOW. b. Dec. 21, 1825 Ellery, Chautauqua County, N.Y. d. Feb. 3, 1892 Buffalo Mental Hospital. Age 67. md. Olive Merrick (some records say Olive Frew). Carpenter, b. 1830 in New York, USA m  Olive MERRICK, b. 1834 in New York, USA, res 1870/80 in Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA

    1. Newell FURLOW, b. 1858 in New York, USA
    2. Gertrude FURLOW, b. 1863 in New York, USA
    3. Cyrena FURLOW, b. 1869 in New York, USA
    4. Lavant FURLOW, b. 1872 in New York, USA
    5. Mary FURLOW, b. 1876 in New York, USA
    6. Elisabeth B. FURLOW, b 1878 in Bemus Point, Chautauqua County, New York, USA, m 4 SEP 1911 in Fort Erie, Welland County, Ontario to John W. STAMM, b 1878 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, son of Zephaniah Stamm and Sarah Sadler.

Chenango County (East Central NY)

chenango location

Greene, Chenango 1850

1847 deaths: FULLER, William, July 7, 7yr, Infl. of bowels
 

Jackson Cemetery, Town of Greene

FOOLER, Isaac - d. April 20, 1818 - age 27

FULLER, Jacob - d. Sept. 22, 1831 - age 59
(Fuller), Sarah, his wife - d. 1856 - age 83

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The following family were in Chenango county which is not far from Cayuga and Onondaga counties where the family above are believed to have originated.  These places are not far from where the Furler family above originated.

1820

  1. Cornelius FURLOW, 2m-10 (son and nephew?), 2m26-45 (Cornelius and brother), 1m45+ (father), 1f10-16 (sister), 1f16-26 (wife), 1f26-45 (mother) (Cornelius, son of Johannes Ure, now head of house, with his elderly father)

1830

Not found

1840

John FURLOW, res 1840 in Greene, Chenango, 3m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 30-40, 1f 30-40 (res next to William Sharp).

1850

Nelson FURLOW, age 14, residing 1850 with Charles (age 50) and Clara Bernard (age 57) (probably his maternal grandparents, see below)

John FURMAN (sic FURLOW), b 1802 in NY, farmer of 500 acres.  Res 1850 in Greene, Chanango, with Mariah FURLOW (miss-transcribed as Lulow), b 1811 in NY

  1. Cornelius FURLOW, b. 1830 in NY, farmer
  2. Charles FURLOW, b. 1832 in NY, farmer
  3. Benjamin F. FURLOW, b. 1834 in NY, farmer
  4. Nelson FURLOW, b. 1837 in NY, student (probably the same Nelson as above, probably with his aunt)

1860

John FURLOW, 58, farmer, b NY, Hannah M. FURLOW, 48, NY

  1. Charles FURLOW, 27, NY, farm labourer
  2. B. Franklin FURLOW, 25, NY, farm labourer
  3. Elizabeth FURLOW, 25, NY
  4. James FURLOW, 1 month, NY

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From Ancestry, One World Tree:

John B FURLOW, (prob son of Johannes Ure Furlow) 1802 - 2 SEP 1896 in Greene, Chanango, m Hannah Mariah Barnett, b 17 SEP 1811 in Greene, Chanango, d 11 JUN 1887 in ditto.

  1. George W. FURLOW, no info
  2. Cornelius G. FURLOW, 1830 NY, m Lucy JOHNSON
    1. Jennie FURLOW, m 2 Oct 1887 in N Fenton, NY, to Nelson HAIGHT (no children given)
    2. Amanda Adelia FURLOW, 1857 - 19 Apr 1887
    3. Maria E FURLOW, 1858 - 13 Jul 1877
    4. Thomas FURLOW, 1861 - 26 Nov 1891, m 26 Nov 1891 to Lucy Horton BALDWIN, b1863
    5. Wesley E FURLOW, b 14 Mar 1865, m1 21 Feb 1888 to Ella R PEMBER (1867 - 9 Oct 1891), m2 Abbie M Chalker
    6. Emma FURLOW, 1866, m George MCINTOSH
    7. Burton D FURLOW, b 30 Mar 1871, d 1 Jan 1917 in Pasadena, California, m 1 Jul 1893 to Louise HORTON (b1869)
  3. Charles FURLOW, 1832 NY
  4. Benjamin Frank FURLOW, 1834 NY, d 1896, m Laura Jane ___
  5. Horatio N (Nelson) FURLOW, 1838 in NY, d 17 Jan 1903 in Greene, Chenango, New York, USA. m Julia B SPRINGSTEEN (d1909)
    1. Henrietta FURLOW, 1859
    2. Isabelle FURLOW, b 24 Dec 1880 in Greene, [county], New York, USA

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FURLOW, DIANA           CHAUTAUQUA CO. NY 009   ELLERY     1845

Soldiers of War of 1812 buried in Michigan
from Cayuga and Tompkins County, New York

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytompki/books/records_tompkins_co/kay006.htm

WOODWORTH, Elijah 1792 Mayfield, Washington County, New York s/o
Solomon and Prudence (TEAL) WOODWORTH born Mass and Killingworth, Cayuga
Co. N.Y. 1802 - died 1886 grandson's home Wheatland Township, buried
Leslie Cem. Married 1815 Charlotte FURLOW. 5 children. She died 1840.

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Posted By: Tonya Brown
Email:
Subject: Re: Mary Jane Furlow / B 1841 in NY Father - Joseph
Post Date: February 14, 2002 at 17:37:10
Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/furlow/messages/190.html
Forum: Furlow Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/furlow/

 

Dear Joyce,

Here is what I have. (Are you ready?)

Mary Jane Furlow (this is what my records show but I have seen her as just "Jane Furlow" and on the 1850 census as "James Furlow")
b. - 4 Mar 1841 in Chautauqua Co, NY
m. - 6 Jan 1858 in NY to Lewis Monroe Starr, son of Oliver Lewis Starr and Lorain Ives
d. - 6 Mar 1923 in Westphalia, Anderson Co, KS. Lewis and her are buried in the Westphalia Cemetary right outside of the city. I have pictures if your interested.

Their children are Furlow Starr, Alta Finette Starr, Myrtle S. Starr, and William Monroe Starr.

Mary Jane's parents are Joseph S. Furlow and Matilda Hull.
Joseph S. Furlow
b. - 28 Oct 1806 in NY
m. - in NY to Matilda Hull, daughter of Daniel Hull Jr. and Jane Van Dusen
d. - 1888
Matilda Hull
b. - 1815
d. - 1875 Joseph and Matilda are buried in Bemus Point Cemetary in Chautauqua Co, NY

Their children are Daniel Furlow, Mary Jane Furlow, Eber Furlow, and Martin Furlow.

Joseph's parents are Jacob Furlow and Mehitable.
Jacob Furlow
b. - abt 1764
m. - Mehitable Unknown
d. - 15 Dec 1843 in Ellery, Chautauqua Co, NY
Mehitable
b. - 9 Apr 1786
d. - 3 Oct 1852 in NY

Their children, that I know of, are Joseph S. Furlow and James Furlow, twins, and Rhoda Furlow.

I have a bit more information regarding the siblings of the above family so feel free to e-mail me at kipperberry@earthlink.net. I'll be happy to share. :)

Sincerely,
Tonya Brown
 

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http://longislandgenealogy.com/arnold/gp1179.htm

This family has not been found in any census records.

Marcus (sic, s/b Martin (see obit below) Furlow
  Born: ABT 1870 - , , NY
  Marr: 2 SEP 1891 - Ellery Twp., Chautauqua, NY
  Died: -
Father:
Mother:
Other Spouses:
Wife


Belle A. Carpenter
  Born: 3 JUN 1871 - Maple Springs, Ellery Twp., Chautauqua, NY
  Died: -
Father: Orlando Haskin O. Carpenter
Mother: Fannie A. Fenton
Other Spouses:
Children


1. Lillian Furlow 
  Born: ABT 1893 - Ellery Twp., Chautauqua, NY
  Died: - 2. Laura Furlow 
  Born: ABT 1895 - Ellery Twp., Chautauqua, NY
  Died: - 3. Helen Furlow 
  Born: ABT 1897 - Ellery Twp., Chautauqua, NY
  Marr: - Ernest Smith
  Died: -

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for Chautauqua County,NY

“ADALNIE FURLOW TOUSLEY

Former Resident of Jamestown
Passed Away in Colorado.

___________________________

Word was received in this city yesterday of the death of Adalnie Furlow Tousley at the home of her daughter at Ignacio, Colorado on October 8th [ 1918 ] after an illness extending over a year. Mrs. Tousley was the widow of the late Charles P. Tousley who died in La Junta, Col., in August 1909.

Adalnie Furlow Tousley was born at Bemus Point on April 2, 1859, coming to Jamestown with her parents as a young girl where she spent a larger portion of her life, moving to Colorado nine years ago. She was married to Charles P. Tousley in this city, April 2, 1883. Mrs. Tousley was a communicant of St. Luke’s Church of this city.

She leaves to mourn her, her daughter, Mrs. Doris Tousley Strain and [Granddaughter]Ruth Charlotte Strain of Ignacio. The surviving relatives in this city [Jamestown,NY] are John H. Tousley, Miss Ruth Tousley, and Ralph Noble. The burial took place at Ignacio.”

___________________

( Jamestown [ NY] Morning Post, Tuesday October 15, 1918, page 5. )

note: census lists given name, various, sometimes as “Adaline” and shows her as daughter of Daniel Furlow.
 

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PJ: 2/3/1919 Bemus Point: The funeral of Eber Furlow was
held from the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon being in charge of Peacock Lodge, F.& A. M., with prayer by Rev. C. M. Woodmansee of the Bemus Point Methodist Church.
The bearers were James Culver and Howard Haviland of Peacock Lodge; George Rappole, Selden Phillips, Fay Putnam and George Phillips of Sylvan Lodge, F. & A. M. of
Sinclairville. Interment was in Bemus Point Cemetery.
The services at the grave were in charge of the Masons. Flowers were omitted at the request of the family. The services were largely attended, the Peacock Lodge attending in a body.
Among those in attendance from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Eben Crandall and Mrs. Frank Potter of Mayville;
Sidney Littlefield and Fay Putnam of Sinclairville; Mary Leet, Charles Leet, Fayette Leet and Mrs. Alton Hunt of Jamestown.
Eber Furlow was born Sept. 15, 1844, the son of Joseph and Matilda Furlow. He always resided on the farm where he passed away with the exception of five years when he lived at Bayview. Mr. Furlow is survived by his wife, one son, Martin H. Furlow, three grandchildren, Laura, Lillian and Helen Furlow and one sister who resides in Kansas.
He was a prominent and highly respected resident and will
be greatly missed in the community.

Furlow, Eber. b. Sept. 15, 1844 Ellery, NY. d. Jan. 30, 1919 Ellery. bd. Feb. 2, 1919 Lot 238 G - 8. Age 74/4/15. s/o Joseph S. & Matilda (Hull) Furlow. md. Sept. 15, 1868 (his 24th birthday) - Ann E. Leet. b. Oct. 5, 1840. d. Jan. 10, 1927. bd. Bemus Point Cemetery. d/o Simon & Harriet Weed Leet.

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History of Ellery lists James and Joseph, ca 1839, among the earliest settlers in Ellery.

http://history.rays-place.com//ny/chau-ellery.htm

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Looking for more info on Rhoda Furlow, dau. of Lewis Jacob Furlow and Mehitable (her surname) unknown. Rhoda was one of at least 12 children and was born 5 Mar 1812, birth place unknown, but may be Cayuga County, NY (her twin bros., Joseph & James were born 1806, Cayuga Co., NYS). Rhoda moved to Chautauqua County, New York, w/her 1st husband, her siblings, and parents.

Rhoda married twice: 1) Moses Ploss (date of birth, birth place, or parents unknown), marriage place or date unknown; 2) Jeremiah Towne, married about 1848, had son, Ransome, born after 1850, Chautauqua County, NY.

http://www.genealogyboard.com/furlow/messages/132.html

1790 census

Rensselaerwick, Albany

P 275

free white male over 16, free white under 16, female

John Feller 1|4|2|-|-

Jacob Feller 2|2|2|-|-

Nicholas Feller 3|-|3|-|-

Philip Veller 2|4|4|-|-

Stephentown, Albany

P 278

Daniel Fuller 1 2 4 - -

Amos(?) 1 2 1(7?) - -

Livingston Manor, Columbia

Benjamin Feller, 2, 3, 3

Livingston County

Coonrad FOWLER, res 1830 in Lima, Livingston, 1m 15-20, 3m 20-30, 1f 20-30. (not found in USA in 1820)

Jared FORLER, res 1830 in Leicester, Livingston, 1m 5-10, 1m 20-30, 1m 30-40, 1f -5, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30. (not found in USA in 1820)

Buffalo, New York

William Furler (b: ca. 1840) married in Buffalo, New York to Elizabeth Lambier (the Lambier name also occurs in Niagara, Ontario) and had the following child:

  1. Maggie Furler, born 1870 in Bridgeburg, Welland County, Ontario

Pennsylvania

Jacob Voller/Foeller married Maria Magdalena Bachman (born 1782) of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  They had the following children:

  1. Cornelius Foeller, born about 1819, Northampton, Pennsylvania
  2. Cornelius Feller, born about 1823, Shoenerville, Pennsylvania

Indiana

Benjamin FURLER, res 1830 in Parke, Indiana, 1m -5, 1m 30-40, 1f -5, 1f 20-30.

Lincoln County, Ontario

Gainsboro Township

Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLER Ethel (Mingle) Grace United Church Lincoln Gainsborough
FURLER W. P. Grace United Church Lincoln Gainsborough

Clinton Township

Coonrad Fulfor is shown in the 1828 Niagara census living in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, along with two females over 16 (one is presumably his wife), one male under 16, and one female under 16.  He is found living next door to Isaac Fulfor and nearby to Jacob Fulford (below).

Isaac Fulfor is shown in the 1828 Niagara census living in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, along with no females over 16 (presumably he is a widower), three males under 16, and two females under 16.  He is found living next door to Coonrad Fulfor (above) and nearby to Jacob Fulford (below).

Jacob Fulford is shown in the 1828 Niagara census living in Clinton Township, Lincoln County, along with an additional male over 16, one female over 16 (presumably his wife), two males under 16, and two females under 16.  He is found living nearby to Coonrad and Isaac Fulfor (above).

Grantham Township

George Furner is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), one male under 16 and one female under 16.

Nancy Turney is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, along with one additional female over 16 and one male under 16. She is living next door to John Turney, below.  (She may be the same person as Nancy Springsteen above).

John Turney is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), two males under 16, and three females under 16.  They are living next door to Nancy Turney (above).

Danial Fuller is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), one male under 16 and one female under 16.

Grimsby Township

David Fowler is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), one male under 16 and one female under 16.

William Fraleigh is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife) and one female under 16.

Jacob Fulford is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), three males under 16 and two females under 16.
Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLER Mary St Andrews Anglican Lincoln Grimsby

Welland County, Ontario

1828 Census

Benjamin Frau~ [illeg.] is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Bertie Township, Welland County (present-day Fort Erie), along with four females over 16 (presumably one is his wife), two males under 16 and one female under 16.

Jacob Fulmar is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Bertie Township, Welland County (present-day Fort Erie), along with one additional male over 16, two females over 16 (presumably one is his wife), one male under 16 and one female under 16.

John Foller is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Bertie Township, Welland County (present-day Fort Erie), along with two females over 16 (presumably one is his wife), one male under 16 and two females under 16.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLOUGH Mary Sensabaugh Welland Wainfleet
FURLOUGH Robert Sensabaugh Welland Wainfleet
FURLOUGH William Sensabaugh Welland Wainfleet

Norfolk County, Ontario

Jacob Fowler (possibly Furler), born 1778, and his wife Anna, born 1778.  Jacob is recorded as having served as a private in the militia in Mead's Company and McCraken's Detachment in Niagara.  On 14 Dec 1815 he pled guilty to an assault and battery charge and was fined one penny, which he paid to the sheriff.  Jacob and Anna had the following children (source: 1812 census for Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario):
  1. Thomas Fowler, born 1804.
  2. Levi Fowler, born 1807.
  3. Solomon Fowler, born 1809.
  4. William Fowler, born 1811.

Abraham Turlot (Furler?), born 1778 in unknown, living in Norfolk County in 1812. (source: 1812 census for Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County, Ontario).

Norfolk County Historical Society

Fuller -- Mrs. Fuller of Simcoe married barrister-at-law George W. Wells of Simcoe 21 Aug 1884 in Detroit [BC18840827]

Fuller -- barrister Charles J. Fuller, 41, died 2[0] Feb 1882 in Simcoe [NR18820223 page 3]-- barrister Charles J. Fuller, died 20 Feb 1882 in Simcoe [BC18820222] 

Fuller -- Miss Eliza Fuller of Delhi married Geo. Ryan of Courtland at her home in Delhi [SR18970408]

Fuller -- Elora Fuller wed -- see Ontario Vital Stats 1871

Fuller -- Ethel Fuller attended County Model School, 1897

Fuller -- Eveline M. Rand, 54, wife of J. D. Fuller, formerly of Simcoe, died 30 Jan 1878 in Detroit [BC18780220p3]

Fuller -- Miss Jennie Fuller of Courtland married Frank McDonald of Middleton, 12 Feb 1902 at home of her father-in-law, Mr. Ryan, near Courtland [SR19020220]

Fuller -- Jerred Fuller born -- see Ontario Vital Stats 1881

Fuller -- to wife of John Fuller, a son, 27 Aug 1877 in Waterford [BC18770905p3]

Fuller -- Lamuel Fuller of Middleton married Miss Ethel May Laur of Delhi,  23 Apr 1897 at her parents home [SR18970506]

Fuller -- to wife of L. Fuller a son 18 Dec 1897 in Delhi [SR18971230]

Fuller -- Marianne, 69, relict of Stephen J. Fuller, died 21 Sep 1885 in Simcoe. Funeral today to St. John's Cemetery [NR18850924]

Fuller -- Matilda Fuller married John McAlister -- see Ontario Vital Stats 1879

Fuller -- Melissa Fuller died -- see Ontario Vital Stats 1881

Fuller -- Nicolas Fuller of Bayham married Eliza Little of Bayham 23 Apr 1890 in Delhi [BC18900507]

Fuller -- to wife of Nicholas Fuller a son 26 Jan 1902 in Guysboro [SR19020206]

Fuller -- Percy Fuller of Townsend married Unice Rush, youngest daughter of Chas. Rush, 31 Jan 1907 in Waterford [SR19070215]

Fuller -- Robert Fuller, 52 years 11 months, died 12 May 1883 in Waterford [WS18830517]
-- also see Ontario Vital Stats 1883

Fuller -- Robert Fuller, C.E. of the G.T.R. at Montreal, died 23 Sep 1894 in Port Dover at home of James Riddell. Deceased was son-in-law of late Robt. Riddell of Port Dover [Personals NR18941004] Robert Fuller, 61, G.T.R. Montreal, died 22 Sep 1894 in Port Dover [NR18941004] -- Robert Fuller, 34, of Montreal, died 22 Sep 1894 in Port Dover [ML18940928]

Fuller -- Sarah A., 72, the relict of Peleg Fuller of Waterford, died 8 Apr 1891 in Hoboken, N.Y. [BC18910422]

Fuller -- Stephen Fuller married Martha Amelia Barrett -- see Ontario Vital Stats 1879

Fuller -- Wm. Fuller, 70, died 30 Apr 1905 at County Home [SR19050505]

1852 Census Townsend Township, Norfolk County

Fuller, Sally, widow, farmer, Baptist, born 1783 in USA.

Furman, Henry, farmer, Baptist, born 1833 in Canada.  This same Henry Furman is noted in an adoption record on 8 July 1837 when he is adopted by his uncle Jacob Saylor, after having been orphaned.  His father, John Furman of Townsend, died 20 Mar 1837 and his mother Nancy died after 20 Mar 1837 and before 8 July 1837.  Henry is recorded as being 3 years and 9 months at the time of the adoption.

Fuller, Benjamin, wagon maker, Baptist, born 1807 in USA.

Fuller, Peleg S. (Peter?), wagon maker, Universalist,  born 1810 in New York.  His wife, Sally Ann, Baptist, born (illegible) in New York.

Fuller, Sarah, widow, Baptist, born 1783 in USA.

Fuller, Benjamin, labourer, Methodist, born 1824 in Canada.  His wife, Selona, born 1833 in Canada.  Children living with them, Charlotte born 1839, Andrew born 1841.  (Clearly the children are too old to be from Selona, but she is shown as the spouse of Benjamin.  Perhaps she is his second wife and the children are from his first marriage.  Or, possibly Selona is not his wife, but his sister and Charlotte and Andrew are also younger siblings.)

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLER Iva May Delhi Norfolk Windham
FURLER Leatha Delhi Norfolk Windham
FURLER Muriel H. Delhi Norfolk Windham
FURLER Roy N. Delhi Norfolk Windham

Haldimand County, Ontario

Leah FURLOW/FURLER, b 1831 in Ontario, Canada, (parents born in Pennsylvania, USA, death registration gives her maiden name as Furler and her mother's maiden name as Godfrey) and James GORDON, b 1824 in Ontario, labourer, residing 1851 in Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada.  This family is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=108&mforum=rykbrowngenealo

  1. Sarah Jane GORDON, b 1848 in Ontario, Canada
  2. Stephen GORDON, b 1850 in Ontario, Canada
  3. Edward GORDON, b 1853 in St. Clair, Michigan, USA
  4. Mary GORDON, b 2 MAY 1858 in St. Clair, Huron County, Michigan, USA
  5. James Henry Gordon, b JUN 1862 in St. Clair, Huron County, Michigan, USA
  6. Jesse G. GORDON, b APR 1869 in St. Clair, Huron County, Michigan, USA.  Jesse appears as "Ely" in the 1851 census.  Family records confirm her name as Jesse.
  7. Louisa GORDON, b 14 MAY 1870 in St. Clair, Huron County, Michigan, USA

Sarah Margaret FURLER prob b ca 1820, of Haldimand County, Ontario married Joseph (or James) BOWMAN (this according to IGI 1880 census record for Anson Bowman records his father's place of birth as Scotland).  No death record has been found for Joseph Bowman or Sarah Bowman suggesting they died prior to 1869.  They have not been found in the 1851 census.  (According to Anson's marriage, his parents were James Ananias Bowman and Sarah Margaret Bowman. No matching James Bowman has been found either.)  They had the following children:

  1. Walter Bowman (from IGI not found in 1880/81 census)
  2. Anson Hosea Bowman b: 28 Feb 1843 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario. Anson married on 29 AUG 1865 in Dunnville, Haldimand County, Ontario to Sarah Angeline Cosby b 1849 in Caistor, Haldimand, Ontario.  (Marriage register transcription: Anson Bowman, b Canada, res: Moulton Township, age 21,  parents: James Ananais and Sarah Margaret; bride: Sarah A. Cosby, age 16, b Canada, res: Caistor Township, parents: John A. and Mary Ann, mar. 29 AUG 1865 in Dunnville, Haldimand).  They moved to Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan 1873-1875.  They had the following children:
    1. Palmer E. Bowman, b: 18 JUN 1866 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario
    2. Almeda Jane Bowman, b: 26 JAN 1868 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.  She married James Schram.
    3. Anson Lyle Bowman, b: 22 JAN 1870 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario

    4. Robert A. Bowman, b: 6 MAR 1872 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.

    5. Walter A. Bowman, b: 6 MAR 1872 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.
    6. Amelia Alferetta Bowman, b: 3 MAR 1874 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.
    7. Culver Bowman, b: 1875 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.
    8. Almond Murray Bowman, b: 15 SEP 1876 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.
    9. Nellie A. Irene Bowman, b: 27 FEB 1880 in Dunnville Township, Haldimand County, Ontario.
    10. William C. Bowman, b: 16 MAR 1882 in Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan, USA.
    11. Flora Dell Gracia Bowman, b: 14 APR 1884 in Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan, USA.
    12. John Bowman, b: 1886 in Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan, USA.
    13. Lillian Mae Bowman, b: 15 SEP 1888 in Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan, USA.
    14. Roy Bowman, b: 1891 in Kitches Corner, Huron County, Michigan, USA.

1851 Census shows the following family in Caistor, Lincoln, Ontario

Joseph A BOWMAN, 28, born Canada West, Deborah C BOWMAN, 22, b CW

  1. Josephena BOWMAN, child, age not given.

George BOWMAN m Mary Synthia ____ (see Sythia FURLER, dtr of Cornelius, above)

  1. Mary Melinda BOWMAN, b 1843

Jonas Furry is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Haldimand Township along with three females over 16 (presumably one is his wife), six additional males over 16 and one male under 16.

Lawrence Furry is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Haldimand Township along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife), one additional male over 16, four males under 16, and three females under 16.

William Furry is shown in the 1828 Niagara census as living in Haldimand Township along with one female over 16 (presumably his wife) and five females under 16.

Wentworth County, Ontario

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLER Carman Eastlawn Wentworth Hamilton
FURLER Margaret Eastlawn Wentworth Hamilton

Other Counties

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid

Surname Given Name Cemetery County Township
FURLER April (1949-1967) St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth
FURLER Edna Tillsonburg Oxford Dereham

York County

Ontario Marriage Register

Frederick Furler m. Verena Hackler

  1. Mildred Furler, b. 1889, m. 8 JUL 1909 in Toronto, York County to Edward DUNNE, b. 1888. (Roman Catholic)

unable to locate this family in any census records

Livingston Estate Information

Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728)
Robert R. Livingston, 1654–1728, b. Roxburghshire, Scotland, was raised in Holland and immigrated to America in 1673 after his father died. He made Albany, N.Y., his home, married (1679) Alida Van Rensselaer, and, mainly through trade with Native Americans, rose quickly to a position of wealth and influence in New York. Through the influence of Gov. Thomas Dongan, he secured (1686) a patent (later confirmed by royal charter) to shape his extensive land holdings, amounting to 160,000 acres, into Livingston Manor—in the present Dutchess and Columbia counties. Livingston and his brother-in-law, Peter Schuyler, were the leaders of the Albany opposition to the rebellion of Jacob Leisler, and afterward Livingston found his estates and privileges so endangered by the Leislerian faction, that he twice went to England to defend them. He served as secretary of Indian affairs from 1695 until his death and had considerable influence on the policy of the colony toward Native Americans; the governors of New York in this period relied heavily on Livingston’s advice and were careful to retain his favor. A representative (1709–11, 1716–25) in the New York provincial assembly, he was elected (1718) speaker and supported the legislative body in opposition to the royal control of the governor. He had two sons, Robert and Philip.
Robert R. Livingston (1718–75)
Robert R. Livingston, 1718–75, was the grandson of Robert R. Livingston (1654–1728) by his son Robert. He became noted in New York as a Whig political leader, as a judge of the admiralty court (1759–63), and as a judge of the supreme court of the colony (1763–75); he was also a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress and chairman of the New York Committee of Correspondence. Five of his seven daughters made notable marriages, creating family alliances with Gen. Richard Montgomery, Thomas Tillotson, Freeborn Garrettson, Morgan Lewis, and John Armstrong (1758–1843).
Robert R. Livingston (1746–1813)
Robert R. Livingston, 1746–1813, b. New York City, was the son of Robert R. Livingston (1718–75). He was admitted to the bar and became a law partner of John Jay. He was a member of the Continental Congress and a member of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence, but he did not sign that document because the New York provincial congress had not authorized him to do so. He was the first secretary of the department of foreign affairs, a post created in 1781, and he issued the instructions for the commissioners to negotiate peace in France. He was (1777–1801) the first chancellor of the state of New York and an ardent supporter of the new Constitution of the United States. As chancellor, he administered the presidential oath to George Washington. One of the leading Federalists, he fell out with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay over the Federalist financial program and questions of patronage; after 1791 he was an ardent Jeffersonian. In 1801, Thomas Jefferson appointed Livingston minister to France, where he conducted the negotiations that resulted in the Louisiana Purchase. He held a monopoly on steamboat operations in New York waters, and his financing of the experiments of Robert Fulton resulted in the launching of the Clermont, the first American steamboat to be commercially successful.

Livingston Manor 1790 Census

Benjamin Feller, 2, 3, 3

Links

Description Location
Welland County Genealogy http://www.welland.library.on.ca/lh.htm
The Digital Atlas Project http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/CountyAtlas/
Canadian Genealogy http://www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html
Hugh Lapham's Furler Genealogy (caution: contains errors).  Hugh Lapham is related by marriage to a descendant of Dolores Druscilla FURLER b: 18 MAY 1928 (above). http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=:468727&recno=344
Miriam Robbins' Genealogy for the ancestors of Mary Nancy Swears http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=kidmiff

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Hamilton, Ontario all branches of this family
Dolly McCormack (nee: Dolores Furler) Kitchener, Ontario all branches of this family
Dana Shaw Michigan, USA ancestors and descendants of Cornelius Furler of Norfolk County
Diane Williams Michigan, USA ancestors and descendants of Cornelius Furler of Norfolk County
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Doug Kotyk Hamilton, Ontario all branches of this family
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