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There are several Quackenbush pioneers to Upper Canada and it is hoped that by studying their movement from NY some light will be shed on other families.
Reynard, Peter, Isaac and Jannetje [#2,3,4,5 below] are most likely siblings, though I have not seen a Canadian record in support of this to date.
The Peter Quackenbush that is #6 below is distantly related to this family.
The excellent volume, The Quackenbush Family in America is referenced in #1 below.
I would like to thank Mark Davenport, Peter Bolton, Carol Stuart and Janet Skinner for helping with this on going research.
Use the links to quickly see the information below.
1. Children of Reynier Quackenbush and Catherine Waldron
The Quackenbush Family in America by Gail Richard Quackenbush, Henington Pub, Texas, 1987, [copy at NYCL in Toronto] is a comprehensive work of 880 pages. From it we read that Reynier Quackenbush and Catherine Waldron lived in Rockland NY just up the Hudson from Manhattan and five of their children are said to have come to Upper Canada [in yellow]. We are trying to locate supportive contemporary documentation. There is an older book, The Quackenbush Family in Holland and America, Adriana Suydam Quackenbush, 1909 and referred to as QFH&A below. I have not seen this book.
Cindy Winkler's extensive web site on the Quackenbush Family Page appears to have all the lineages that are in the above volume but does not include the notes and citations. I have included links to the lineages in a few cases below.
Below is a detailed account from a posting on the Lennox Addington board
"...There was much dissention within the Dutch Reformed Churches in Pre-revolutionary America, and the Church at Tappan was one where the schism between the conservative forces, favouring control and the training of clergy remain with the mother church in Amsterdam, Holland, and the liberal forces, favouring the right to train and ordain ministers in America, was paticularly full of rancour. In 1761, a number from the Tappan Church refused to pay the Dominie's salary and began attending other Dutch Reformed churches in the area where the Dominies were conservative. In the case of Reynier, note that daughter, Catrina, was batized at the Paramus Church in 1762, and sons, Pieter and Isaac, at the Schraalenburgh Church in 1764 and 1766. The Paramus Church was located in present Ridgewood and the Schrallenburgh Church in present Bergenfield, both in Bergen County, N. J. Seceeding members of the Tappan Reformed Church established their own "Schismatic" Church. This "Irregular" Church at Tappan, as it was called, remained until 1779, after the Revolution. Reynier and Catharine were listed as members in 1768, and their yougnest two daughters were baptized within this break-away church. Later, Reynier and Catharine moved to Hempstead, Rockland County, NY, and they were admitted to the Kakiat Dutch Reformed Church in West New Hempstead in 1790. Reynier was elected an Elder in this church in 1793. Many members of the conservative "Irregular" Church at Tappan were British supporters, or at least sympathizers. Reynier did sign a modified Haverstraw Patriot Association in 1775, but his son-in-law's father, Jan Post neglected or refused to do so. Frederick Post, who married (Reynier's) Anna Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, fought for the British in the King's Orange Rangers, and it is likely that this Post family was the first of Reynier's line to come to Canada. Johannes and Jacob lost their lives while serving in the King's Orange Rangers.
Of the sons, only Abraham and Cornelius remained in New York, as Reynier, Peter and Issaac all followed the Post family to the Napanee area of Ontario. Of the daughters, Catrina remained in New York, but Jannetje, who had married John Snyder, followed her elder sister to Ontario. Margrietye may have died young or at least remained a spinster....the sons changed the spelling [of their names] to Quackenbush ..."
Source: Margery A Pasko states of her posting that the above account was written by Ron Crowe in a letter to her mother who is named as a source of information in the Quackenbush Family in America by Gail Richard Quackenbush. Email, Mar 2008
1 Reynier Quackenbush +Catherine Waldron
........ 2 Annaetje (Anna Elizabeth) Quackenbush 1750 - b: 01 Dec 1750 in Tappan, DRC d: in Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington
............ +Frederick Post 1745 - 1830 b: Bet. 1745 - 1750 in Philipsburgh, New York, NY d: Abt. 1830 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox &
Addington m: 06 Apr 1771 in Irregular Congregation, Tappan, Rockland
........ 2 Johannes Quackenbush 1752 - 1778 b: 11 May 1752 in Rockland, NY d: 18 Jan 1778
........ 2 Jacob Quackenbush 1753 - 1778 b: 1753 in Rockland, NY d: 23 Jan 1778
........ 2 Abraham Quackenbush 1755 - 1822 b: 10 Sep 1755 in Rockland, NY d: Apr 1822
............ +Elizabeth Osborne
........ 2 Margrietye Quackenbush 1757 - b: 04 Aug 1757 in Rockland, NY
........ 2 Reynier Quackenbush 1759 - 1814 b: 01 Sep 1759 in Rockland, NY d: 1814 in North Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington
............ +Maria Forshee 1765 - 1814 b: 1765 d: 1814 m: 1784
........ 2 Wyntje Quackenbush 1761 - b: 03 Mar 1761 in Rockland, NY
............ +Richard Osborne
........ 2 Catrina Quackenbush 1762 - b: 17 Nov 1762 in Rockland, NY
............ +John Forshee
........ 2 Pieter Quackenbush 1764 - 1814 b: 20 Sep 1764 d: 1814 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington
............ +Maria Pulisfelt m: 03 Jun 1792 in Tappan, DRC
........ 2 Isaac Quackenbush 1766 - 1835 b: 1766 d: Abt. 1835 in Ameliasburgh, PEC
............ +Cornelia Pulisfelt m: 06 Jul 1793 in Kakiat, DRC
........ 2 Jannetje Quackenbush 1768 - b: 31 Jul 1768 in Rockland, NY
............ +John Snider 1768 - 1828 b: Abt. 1768 d: Bef. 14 Oct 1828 in Ameliasburgh, PEC m: 09 Feb 1792 in Tappan, DRC
................... 3 Henry Snider 1793 - 1830 b: Abt. 1793 d: Bet. Feb 1830 - Dec 1831
....................... +Catherine Quakenbush
................... 3 John Snider 1801 - 1898 b: Abt. 1801 in Ameliasburgh d: 14 Aug 1898 in Ameliasburgh, PEC
................... 3 William B Snider 1802 - b: Abt. 1802
................... 3 Peter Snider 1804 - 1898 b: Abt. 1804 d: 11 Mar 1898
................... 3 Luther Snider 1806 - b: Abt. 1806
................... 3 George Snider
................... 3 David Snider 1815 - 1892 b: Dec 1815 in Canada d: Oct 1892 in Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, Frankford, ON. aka Quaker
....................... +Elizabeth Burr 1811 - b: Abt. 1811 in New York State
........ 2 Cornelius Quackenbush 1771 - 1858 b: 12 Mar 1771 d: 11 Dec 1858 in Rockland, NY
............ +Esther Osborne 1775 - b: 1775 m: 1796 in Rockland, NY
Here is another Quackenbush web site.
2. Reynard Quackenbush of Fredericksburgh
Reynard Quackenbush first shows up in the land abstracts of Fredericksburgh Township in 1803 where he gets Lot 3 in Concession 3 from the Crown. Peter Quakenbush, similarly shows up on Lot 10, Con 3 in 1804 and they are probably brothers. The unusual thing is that no petitions have been found for Reynard or Peter and also their grant does not show up in the OLRI. Likely they settled sometime in the late 1790's, leased land and finally bought land abt. 1804. Reynard is claimed to have died in 1814 and then Lot 3 passes into the hands of Peter, Reynard and John Quackenbush; likely his sons or grandsons. Nicholas S and James Quackenbush are witnesses. This Reynier (1759 - 1814) is likely the son of Reynier Quackenbush and Catherine Waldron as described in #1 above who married Maria Forshee.
The Quackenbush Family in America  has this to say about Reynard "Reynier (or Rynard) Quackenbush probably moved to Canada about 1792. On 28 Dec. 1803, he received a grant of 200 acres of land on Lot 3, Concession 3, currently in North Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario. The 1808 Assessment Roll of Fredericksburgh (Township) lists a Rennard Quackenbush with 65 acres of uncultivated land, 45 acres of cultivated land, a log house, three horses, nine cows and three swine. Rynard purchased the west half of Lot 15, Concession 4, North Fredericksburgh Township on 5 Jan. 1811. His will was proved in 1814 with letters of administration granted to Mary Quackenbush, executrix.
Ref: QFH&A, p. 72; Presbyterian Register of Rev. Robert James McDowell (1980), pp. 11, 13; More Notices from Methodist Papers (1986), p. 339; Ontario Register, Vol. 2 (reprinted 1980), p. 145; Family Bible owned by Lome Quackenbush, Acton, Ontario; Land deeds of Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington Co.; Kingston Chronicle, 8 Oct 1819; Township records of Fredericksburgh Twp.; Surrogate Court Registers, Frontenac County, 1814-1819, p. 7; St. Paul's Church, Fredericksburgh, Ontario, baptism records, Anglican Diocese of Ontario, books 1-A-1 and 1-A-4, Kingston Ontario"
REYNIER QUACKENBUSH (REYNIER1) was born 01 Sep 1759 in Rockland, NY, and died 1814 in North Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington. He married MARIA FORSHEE 1784. She was born 1765, and died 1814.
Children of REYNIER QUACKENBUSH and MARIA FORSHEE are:
i. JOHANNES QUACKENBUSH, b. 09 Jul 1785; d. Abt. 1860; m. CATHERINE HANNA, 24 Sep 1811, Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington.
ii. PETER QUACKENBUSH, b. 1787; d. 1852, Hillier Tp, PEC.
iii. MARIA OR RITA QUACKENBUSH, b. 1790, NY or NJ; m. JACOB POST, 22 Jul 1813, Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington.
iv. ISAAC QUACKENBUSH, b. Abt. 1791.
v. JACOB QUACKENBUSH, b. 29 May 1794; d. 31 May 1842, Rockland, NY; m. SARAH FORSHEE, 11 Jun 1831, Pearl River, Rockland Co, NY; b. 16 Sep 1808; d. 02 Nov 1880.
vi. CATHERINE QUACKENBUSH, b. 01 Mar 1796, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. 03 May 1856, Westminster Tp, Middlesex, ON; m. ISAAC QUACKENBUSH; b. 08 Aug 1794, NY; d. 21 Jan 1878.
vii. ABRAHAM QUACKENBUSH, b. Abt. 1798.
viii. HANNAH QUACKENBUSH, b. 1801; m. PETER FORSHEE, 14 Mar 1826, St John's, Bath, ON.
ix. JAMES QUACKENBUSH, b. Abt. 1804, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. Aft. 21 Apr 1873; m. ELIZABETH HANNA, 15 Dec 1835; b. 1816, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. 06 Apr 1848, Sidney Tp, Hastings Co, ON.
x. REYNARD QUACKENBUSH, b. Abt. 1806; d. 25 May 1866, Belleville, ON; m. MARY ALTHOUSE.
xi. BARNARD QUACKENBUSH, b. Abt. 1808, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. 04 Jun 1883, Percy Tp, Northumberland Co, ON; m. PERSIS B SHEARER; b. 1811, Buffalo, NY.
FREDERICKSBURGH TOWNSHIP - Lot 3, Con 3
Lot 3 Con 3, Deeded on 28 Dec 1803 from the Crown to Rynard Quackenbush et al, 200 acres
Source: Fredericksburgh Tp, Lennox and Addington, Abstract Index, Vol 1, AO, GS4650
28 Dec 1844, registered 11 Mar 1847, Peter Quackenbush Sr [likely the son of Reynard] sells 100 acres to Peter Quackenbush Jr, W 1/2 of Lot 3, Con 3 for 100 pounds. Witnessed by Nicholas S Quackenbush Yeoman of Fredericksburgh and James Quackenbush, late of the same place, yeoman.
Fredericksburgh p, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed B1M 5,
14 Oct 1844, registered 8 Mar 1847, Peter Quackenbush Sr sells 100 acres to Reynard Quackenbush, both yeoman of Fredericksburgh, E 1/2 of Lot 3, Con 3 for 100 pounds. Witnesses Nicholas S Quackenbush and James Gorsline, both yeomen of Fredericksburgh.
Source: Lennox Co, Deeds, Vol F, 1844-1847, AO, GS4663, deed F3020
28 Dec 1844, reg 4 Jun 1848, Rynard Quackenbush and jointly with Peter Quackenbush both yeomen of Fredericksburgh give to John Quackenbush "full and perfect priveleges" of lot 3 Con 3 for his natural life and that of his wife Catherine and should she decease before John they must provide a room. etc in a "proper and filial manner". Witnesses Nicholas Quackenbush and James Gorsline, both yeomen of Fredericksburgh.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 79
27 Jan 1851, registered 28 Jan 1851, Mortgage of bargain and sale between Philip Edgar, yeoman, Fredericksburgh, and John Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh, yeoman, for a quit claim deed for E 1/2 of Lot 3, 3rd Con, Fredericksburgh, ... making the same void upon the payment annually 12 pounds, 10 shillings, in half yearly payments for the rest of his natural life , witnessed by James Gorsline and Nicholas S Quackenbush and Isaac Fraser.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 252
27 Jan 1851, registered 28 Jan 1851, Mortgage of bargain and sale between David Edgar, carpenter, Fredericksburgh, and John Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh, yeoman, for a quit claim deed for W 1/2 of Lot 3, 3rd Con, Fredericksburgh, ... making the same void upon the payment half yearly for the rest of his natural life 7 pounds, 10 shillings, annually, witnessed by James Gorsline and Nicholas S Quackenbush yeomen, and Isaac Fraser.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 253
27 Jan 1851, registered 10 Feb 1852, Bargain and Sale, between David Edgar, carpenter, Fredericksburgh, and Peter Quackenbush Jr, Fredericksburgh, yeoman, for 75 pounds buys W 1/2 of Lot 3, 3rd Con, Fredericksburgh, ... witnessed by James Gorsline and James Arharl??.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 347
27 Jan 1851, registered 5 Feb 1853, Bargain and Sale, between Peter Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh, yeoman and Margaret Quackenbus his wife of the first part and David Edgar, Fredericksburgh of the second part, for 200 pounds buys W 1/2 of Lot 3, 3rd Con, Fredericksburgh, ... witnessed by Ferdinand edgar and nicholas S Quackenbush.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 408
27 Jan 1851, registered 12 Apr 1853, Mortgage, between David Edgar and Peter Quackenbush Jr of Fredericksburgh, yeoman, for 150 pounds paid by Edward Baird, Fredericksburgh, yeoman, ... witnessed by Benjamin Seymour, Esquire of the village of Bath and James Arharl? Fredericksburgh.
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 1, 1847-1853, AO, GS 4651, deed 426
These deeds have not been checked: pages 68, 80, 91, 111, 137, 179, 180, 331-3, 500, 504-6, 678/9
Source: Fredericksburgh, Land Books, Vol 2, 1853-1863, AO, GS 4652, deed 426
Lot 2, Con 3
Andrew Quackenbush, # E1182, B&S, on 25 Apl 1825 reg 25 Mar 1837
Source: Fredericksburgh Tp, Lennox and Addington, Abstract Index, Vol 1, AO, GS4650
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3. Peter Quackenbush of Fredericksburgh
Peter Quackenbush first shows up in the land abstracts of Fredericksburgh Township in 1804 where he gets Lot 10 in Concession 3 from the Crown. Reynard Quakenbush, similarly shows up on Lot 3, Con 3 in 1803 and they are probably brothers. The unusual thing is that no petitions have been found for Peter or Reynard and also their grant does not show up in the OLRI. A number of reserachers have identified the Peter below, b 1764, as the same man. It is likely true but as yet no early record connects them explicitly. A will in 1814 has not been found. This Peter (1764 - 1814) is likely the son of Reynier Quackenbush and Catherine Waldron as described in #1 above who married Maria Pulisfelt
The Quackenbush Family in America  has this to say about Peter: "Peter and Maria Quackenbush probably moved to Canada soon after their daughter Catheryna was baptized at the Kakiat Reformed Dutch Church in Rockland County, New York, in 1795. There is no record in New York of the baptism of their son Andrew, born about 1798. On 25 Feb. 1804, Peter, along with his brother Isaac, was granted 200 acres of land on Lot 10 of the Third Concession, Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario. The 1808 Assessment Roll of Fredericksburgh lists Peter with 160 uncultivated acres, 40 cultivated acres, a square timber house, two horses, eight cows and three swine. Peter's will was proved in 1814 with letters of administration granted to Mary Quackenbush, executrix. There is some evidence to suggest that Mary moved to Hillier Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, to be with her son Rynard, who had settled there about 1822. Her name is on a stone in Burr's Old United Empire Loyalist Burying Ground, Hillier Township. Although the inscription gives Peter's date of death as 1830, this may actually be his widow's death date.
Ref: Presbyterian Register of Rev. Robert lames McDowell (1980), p. 36; Surrogate Court Registers, Frontenac County, Register 1814-1819, p. 6; Ontario Register, Vol. 3, 1970, p. 221; Historical Sketches of Prince Edward County (1974), pp. 13, 15, 196"
PIETER2 QUACKENBUSH (REYNIER1) was born 20 Sep 1764, and died 1814 in Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington. He married MARIA PULISFELT 03 Jun 1792 in Tappan, DRC. She died Abt. 1830 in Prince Edward County.
Children of PIETER QUACKENBUSH and MARIA PULISFELT are:
i. CORNELIA3 QUACKENBUSH, b. 05 May 1793.
ii. CATHERINE QUACKENBUSH, b. 05 Jun 1795; m. HENRY SNIDER, 20 Mar 1814, Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington; b. Abt. 1793; d. Bet. Feb 1830 - Dec 1831.
iii. ANDREW QUACKENBUSH, b. 1798, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. 18 Jan 1887; m. CHARITY LAZIER.
iv. RYNARD QUACKENBUSH, b. 11 Jan 1803, Ameliasburgh, ON; d. 1845, Ameliasburgh, ON; m. MARTHA PARLIAMENT, 17 Apr 1833, Ameliasburgh, ON.
v. HANNAH QUACKENBUSH, b. 1812; m. MARTIN FREDERICK; b. Abt. 1800; d. 1876.
Pieter QUACKENBUSH was born 20 Sep 1764, and died 1814 in Fredericksburg Twp, Lennox and Addington, ONT. He married Maria PULISFELT
Jun 1792 in Tappan, Dutch Ref Ch.
Source: PRISCILLA STILWELL (from email Mark Davenport, 2 Feb 2008), Family Tree of Priscilla (Stilwell) and Roscoe Arnold JR.
FREDERICKSBURGH TOWNSHIP - Lot 10, Con 3
Lot 10 Con 3, Deed, "deeded" on 25 Feb 1804 from the Crown to Peter Quackenbush et al, 200 acres
Source: Fredericksburgh Tp, Lennox and Addington, Abstract Index, Vol 1, AO, GS4650
26 Mar 1825, registered 9 Jul 1832, Cyranus Parks sells Lot 10 to Elias Parks. The indenture makes no mention of how Cyraus Parks obtained the land.
This suggests that Peter died before 1825 and the land passed into other hands. Cyranus Parks could be a son in law.
Source: Lennox Co, Deeds, Vol D, 1827-1834, AO, GS4661, D780
? ?? 1814, Peter Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh ..... Mary Quackenbush executrix, (page 6)
? ?? 1814, Peynard? Quackenbush, Fredericksburgh ..... Mary Quackenbush executrix, (page 7)
Source:Surrogate Court, Frontenac, Index to Wills 1858 - 1891, Register books, 1814-19, AO, GS 2, reel 40 - middle
The second wife of Martin Frederick was a daughter of Peter Quackenbush and sister of Reynard. Her mother was a sister of Andrew Wannamaker the Pioneer of Massassaga and a cousin of Peter Redner Sr., my maternal grandfather. They had a family of four sons:- Isaac; Irvine M.; Byron; and Peter M.
Note: The above Peter would be of a later generation.
Source: Historical Sketches of PEC, Wesley Kenton Burr, 1843-1930, reprint Picton Gazette, 1974, TRL 971.3587 B792, , ch XI, page 230
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4. Isaac Quackenbush of Ameliasburgh
The Issac who buys land in 1824 could be either the father or the son. This land is near the Snider and Frederick families. I have not located Isaac in Cindy Winkler's database.
The Quackenbush Family in America  has this to say about Isaac: "The records of the Kakiat Reformed Dutch Church, Rockland County, New York, indicate that "Isaac Q'bos and Cornelius Pules, his wife" were received into membership on 13 Apr. 1803. They must have moved to Canada shortly after the baptism of their daughter Catharina there on 30 Oct. 1803, as on 25 Feb. 1804, Isaac, along with his brother Peter, was granted 200 acres of land on Lot 10, Third Concession, Fredericksburgh Township, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario. Isaac bought Lot 76, Fourth Concession, Ameliasburgh Township of Prince Edward County, Ontario, on 8 Mar. 1824. He probably moved there about 1822, as in that year his brother Peter settled in nearby Hillier Township. Also, on May 15th of that year, Isaac's son Isaac, Jr. was listed in the nominal returns of the 2nd Regiment of the Prince Edward Militia. On 26 Nov. 1833, Isaac sold 50 acres of his Ameliasburgh Township farm to William Massey. In Isaac's will dated 14 Dec. 1830, mention is made of his wife Cornelia, sons Isaac and Andrew, and daughter Katherine. The will was registered in the Ameliasburgh Township land records on 28 June 1836.
Ref: Township Records, Fredericksburgh Twp., Lennox and Addington Co.; Land deeds of Ameliasburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co.; Historical Sketches of Prince Edward County (1974), p. 136; 1800 Census of Hempstead, Rockland County, NY"
ISAAC2 QUACKENBUSH (REYNIER1) was born 1766, and died Abt. 1835 in Ameliasburgh, PEC. He married CORNELIA PULISFELT 06 Jul 1793 in Kakiat, DRC.
Child of ISAAC QUACKENBUSH and CORNELIA PULISFELT is:
i. ISAAC3 QUACKENBUSH, b. 08 Aug 1794, NY; d. 21 Jan 1878; m. CATHERINE QUACKENBUSH; b. 01 Mar 1796, Fredericksburgh, L&A; d. 03 May 1856, Westminster Tp, Middlesex, ON.
AMELIASBURGH - Lot 76, Con 4
2 Mar 1824, Isaac Quackenbush, Ameliasburgh buys from James Young Esq and Catherine his wife for 100 pounds Lot 76, 4 Con Ameliasburgh
Source: PEC Deeds, 1589-2173, Vol P-R, 1830-33, AO, GS 5197, #1899, Bk R
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5. Jannetje (Quackenbush) Snider of Ameliasburgh
Jannetje marries John Snider. Visit my Snider web page for more info.
5. JANNETJE2 QUACKENBUSH (REYNIER1) was born 31 Jul 1768 in Rockland, NY. She married JOHN SNIDER 09 Feb 1792 in Tappan, DRC. He was born Abt. 1768, and died Bef. 14 Oct 1828 in Ameliasburgh, PEC. Children of JANNETJE QUACKENBUSH and JOHN SNIDER are:
i. HENRY3 SNIDER, b. Abt. 1793; d. Bet. Feb 1830 - Dec 1831; m. CATHERINE QUACKENBUSH (dau of Reynier and Maria Forshe above), 20 Mar 1814, Fredericksburgh, Lennox & Addington; b. 05 Jun 1795.
ii. JOHN SNIDER, b. Abt. 1801, Ameliasburgh; d. 14 Aug 1898, Ameliasburgh, PEC.
iii. WILLIAM B SNIDER, b. Abt. 1802.
iv. PETER SNIDER, b. Abt. 1804; d. 11 Mar 1898.
v. LUTHER SNIDER, b. Abt. 1806.
vi. GEORGE SNIDER.
vii. DAVID SNIDER, b. Dec 1815, Canada; d. Oct 1892, Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, Frankford, ON. aka Quaker Cemetery; m. ELIZABETH BURR; b. Abt. 1811, New York State.
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6. Peter Quackenbush of Murray, Clarke and South Gower Townships
This Peter is much travelled and NOT to be confused with the Fredericksburgh crowd above. In 1797 he is in Murray Township when he petitions as a settler and is granted 200 acres in Clarke Township in Durham County north of Port Hope. In 1799 he again petitions from Edwardsburgh in Glengarry County near Cornwall that he has sold his Clarke land. In 1803 he petitions for land in South Gower and in 1811 an OLRI record states he is now living in South Gower Township, Grenville County. He is a distant cousin of the above family and his grandfather had moved the family to Fonda (near Schenectady) NY. The 1817 petiton below names some of the people that settled as a group. Peter Quackenbush is not a Loyalist.
The Quackenbush Family in America  has this to say about Peter: "Family records in possession of Mrs. John P. Quackenbush of Mohawk, New York, tell of Peter's departure for Canada: "When a young man he ran a race with an Indian, he won the race and it so angered the Indian, he threatened to kill Peter. Then Peter ran away to Canada, for safty [sic], and never returned. He was never heard from again." Peter first appears in Canadian records about 1800, along with his father-in-law, Cornelius Van Waters, in a series of petitions to the Crown for land grants. Peter became a farmer in Grenville County, Ontario. The 1848 census shows him owning 25 acres of land, with 19 acres under tillage and 4 acres in pasture. Peter belonged to the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Ref: Upper Canada Land Petitions; Records of Ron Crowe, Toronto, Ontario; Assessment Rolls of South Cower Township, Grenville Co., Ontario; 1851 and 1861 census of Oxford Township, Grenville Co., Ontario"
The Quackenbush Family in America  has this to say about the grandfather of the above Peter, also named Peter: "He was an early settler of the Mohawk Valley, dealt extensively with the natives and became known as "The Old Indian Trader." The following incident in his life is recorded in Women of the Revolution: "Pieter Quackenboss was among the early settlers of the Montgomery County, and did not escape the difficulties. He was a trader with the Indians, who placed great confidence in him, frequently consulting him. They were disposed to bestow on him some particular mark of regard, and after meeting for consultation, they decided on giving him the name 'Otsego' and christening the lake for him. The ceremony of naming both him and the lake was performed by pouring liquor upon his head as he knelt on the ground, a portion being afterwards poured into the water. It is probable that few are acquainted with this origin of the name of Otsego Lake; but that family tradition has been confirmed by the recollection of some who witnessed the occurrence."
Peter and Sarah Quackenboss were admitted by confession of faith to the Fonda DRC on 21 Dec. 1771. Peter evidently died not long after that, as letters of administration were issued on 23 Dec. 1774 in the estate of Peter Quackenbush of Butlersbury, Tryon County, New York, to Sarah Quackenbush, his wife, and David Quackenbush, both of Butlersbury. Witnesses were Bryan Leferty and Walter Butler.
Ref: QFH&A, p. 47; CNYHS (1899), Vol. 8, p. 374; Genealogical Data from Administration Papers (1972), p. 255"
PETITION - 1817 petition naming those Peter emigrated with in 1797.
"I, Jacob Mills of Augusta in the District of Johnstown, Labourer and Peter Quackenbush of South Gower in the said District, yeoman, ser.....make oath and say that David Wilcox Junior of Johnstown did in the month of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight (1798) brought thirteen settlers into the Province, that is to say, Jacob Mills, Reuben Lewis/Louis, Peter Quackenbush, Harmanus Quackenbush, Corneilus Van Waters, George Reid, Jonathan Mills, Jonas Walrod, David Wilcox Sr., Elias Wilcox, Samuel Lewis/Louis, Abel Wilcox, Joshua Wilcox, and their deportments further say that the said persons came into the Province as settlers through the influence and under the direction of the said David Wilcox Junior.
Signed by Jacob Mills, one of the above deportments, sworn before me the 5th. day of July 1817.....(signed) Thomas Fraser.
Peter Quackenbush one of the above deportments, sworn before me this 7th. day of .....1817.....(signed) Wm. G. Fraser."
Note: The above Peter Quackenbush had a brother Hermanus [see Quackenbush Family in America ] though he is not recorded as coming to Canada. This could be his brother who may have returned later to NY.
Source: images of the petition emailed by Carol Stuart, Mar 9/08, UCLP, LAC, RG1 L3, W13/37, Vol 529, C-2954
13 SETTLERS - from the above petition
Did these 13 men come to Upper Canada from the same location in NY and emigrate together? Inform me if you know of these men.
Leader: David Wilcox Jr - David WILCOX III b. 23 Oct 1770, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, d. , Canada
+Abigail HAVEN b. <1770>, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Married 31 Mar 1793 at the Dutch Reformed Church of German Flats, Montgomery County (now in Herkimer County, NY) [Source: Carol Stuart]
23 Oct 1797, Township of Murry [sic], petition of Peter Quackenbush to be come a setler [sic] in the Province of Upper Canada prays that 200 acres may be assigned him .. [signed] Peter Quackenbush
[on fold] Rec'd 11 Nov 97 of Captn Meyers, read 13 Nov 97, not known [crossed out], recommend 200 acres, 17 Nov 97 confirmed
23 Oct 1797, Carrying Place Road of Bay of Quintee [sic], This is to confirm that Peter Quackenbush has taken the oath of allegiance before me .... [signed] Robert Young CP? (3b)
[not dated] I Cornelius Van Water maketh oath that Peter Quackenbush married my daughter and came into the Province with him and brought with him his wife. The mark of Peter X Quackenbush (3c)
Source: Quackenbush, Peter, Murray, 1797, RG1, L3, UCLP, Q3/3, V422, C-2739
13 Nov 1797, Peter Quackenbush praying for land as settler, granted 200 acres (238)
Source: Upper Canada Land Books, RG1, L1, LB C, 1797-1802, 238, C-101
Clarke Township was surveyed in 1797, and by 1880 was described as one of the best settled in the district. First grantees of lot On the 4th Concession - ..... Peter QUACKENBUSH, ..... Most of these grants were to retired army officers, or 'servants' of the Crown, few of which actually ever settled on their land grants.
Source: Durham Co., http://www.ontariogenealogy.com/Durham/clarkehi.html
ONT LAND RECORD INDEX (OLRI)
D2740, Stayed for PS, Peter Quackenbush, OC 17 Nov 1797, 200 acres, See Fiat 1439, See Insp Gen Rep, [note UE is not written as it is with many others], 40 days, lodged in Nov 1797, by whom - Mr Ridout, Patent - Clarke, Description [blank]
Source; Register for Fiats, Warrant Book No 2 OR, RG 1 C13 old, V14, AO, MS698 reel 20, p230
SGO 1439, AGO 745, see Wt 2740 OR, Peter Quackenbush FF [Note: FF was a designation among MC, UE, DUE, etc], formerly of Murray, Northumberland, Newcastle now of South Gower in the District of Johnstown, yeoman, OC 11 Nov 1797, 200 acres of land, when lodged - 6 Aug 1811, Recd from AGO, date of Atty Genl Fiat 6 - Aug 1811, Desn - 12171, Remarks - Pat fee & survey paid to Rec Genl 6 Aug 1811, No 399
Source; Register for Fiats, Warrant Book No 2, RG 1 C13 old, V14, AO, MS698 reel 21, p533
1799 PETITION - selling Clarke Township
25 May 1799, The petition of Peter Quackenbush of the Township of Edwardsburgh County of Granville sheweth that Peter Quackenbush (Loyalist) has by an order in council located 200 acres of land being and situated in the Fifth Concession of the Township of Clarke [Durham County] known by Lot 9 - that the same may be confirmed to him by His Majesty's Deeds, that the said Peter Quackenbush being in great need has sold his right of location to Hugh Munro Junior for Ten Pounds Hallifax Currency ... prays that the deed be to the said Hugh Munro Junr. [signed] Peter Quackenbush [witnesses] Thos Fraser, Ephraim Curry
25 May 1799, [same hand writing as the above petition] The petition of Cornelius Van Waters of the Township of Edwardsburgh County of Granville sheweth that Cornelius Van Waters (Loyalist) has by an order in council located 200 acres of land being and situated in the Fourth Concession of the Township of Clarke know by Lot 8 - that the same may be confirmed to him by His Majesty's Deeds, that the said Peter Quackenbush being in great need has sold his sold his right of location to Hugh Munro Junior for Ten Pounds Hallifax Currency ... prays that the deed be to the said Hugh Munro Junr. Cornelius his X mark Van Waters
[fold] Petitions of Peter Quackenbush and Cors Van Waters 27 Jun 99, The permission to transfer the land is ????
Source: Quackenbush, Peter, Clarke, 1799, RG1, L3, UCLP, Q4/5, V422, C-2739
27 Jun 1799, Peter Quackenbush and Cornelius Van Waters, stating that they have sold 200 acres of land each in the Township of Clark to Hugh Munro Junior and praying that the deed thereof may issue in his name. The permission to transfer the lands of unprivileged persons is not of course [cause?].
Source: Quackenbush, Peter, RG1, L1, LB D, 1797-1802, p 368, C-101
1803 PETITION [This is an extensive petiton and not all documents are transcribed]
13 May 1803, York, Surveyor Generals Office, Schedule: The following persons "appear to be applicants for land in the Southern Division of Gower through Allan Patterson Esqr".
*Michael Conway, Lot 1, Con 1, 200 each
*Job Wood, Lot 3 [Joab]
*John Sanderson, lot 5
*John Stanton, lot 6
*James Lampson, lot 7 [Lamson]
*Leman Barntom, Lot 8 [Barnrom]
*Thomas Dean, lot 10
*Moses Harrington, lot 1, Con 2
*Jeremiah Harrington, lot 2
James Wilson, lot 6
*Jacob Mills, lot 7
*Thomas Whitemarsh, lot 8
*Isaac Bryman, lot 9 [Briman]
John White, lot 10
*Jonathan Mills, lot 11
*Joshua King, lot 1, Con 3
*Wate Green, lot 3
*John King, lot 5
*Daniel Willcox, lot 6
*Ezra Crawford, lot 7
*Alexander Mills, Jr, lot 8
Samuel White, lot 10
*Silas White, lot 11
*Peter Pelton, lot 6, Con 4
David Johnson, lot 7
*Bartholemew Willay, lot 8 [Wyllay]
*Abraham Cumming, lot 9
*Daniel Overhoker, lot 11 [Overocker]
*Nathanl Hollingbeck, lot 12 [Hollinbeck]
*Rosewell Field, lot 1, Con 5
*Nathan Ryington, lot 3
*Samuel White, lot 5
John Thompson, lot 6
*Isaac Gideons, lot 7
*Edward Gray, lot 8
*Ira Bishop, lot 12
*Adin Field, lot 1, Con 6
Nathan Field, lot 2
*David Ryington, lot 4
[24k,l - a second list - * indicates they have not received land elsewhere and those with no asterisk are named as persons of a same name who have received land elsewhere]
5 Aug 1803, Edwardsburgh, Petition of Sundry Emigrants into the Province ... have been upwards of four years in the Province with their wives and children and has property in the province consisting of horses, cowa, oxen and hogs, farming utentsils and a little cash ... will pay within three days the patent and survey fees ... Allan Paterson will attend the Secretary of the Province ...
Henry Boys *
Henery Van Burough
John Stanton Senr
[24r, t] [* indicates the signature includes "his X mark"]
14 Oct 1803, York, Memorandum of 6 settlers in the Township of South Gower who have not yet applied for a grant for the lots on which they have settled.
Abraham Parnall, Lot 10, Con 1
John Stanton Jr, Lot 6, Con 1
Alexander Campbell, Lot 1, Con 2
David Stevenson, Lot 2, Con 2
Thomas Whitemarsh, Lot 8, Con 2
Peter Quackenbush, Lot 3, Con 3
[signed] Allan Patterson [24a,b]
Source: RG1 L3, UCLP, G6/24, C-2029
10 Oct 1803, Peter Quackenbush is part of an extensive petiton of 32 men who settled on lots without permission in South Gower and prayed for grants. They all claimed no prior grants had been received but Peter Quackenbush and two others were exempted from the recommended grant until proof of no prior grant had been received. The 29 given permission paid 5 pounds each. A report suggested a rule be made about persons moving onto waste lands without permission and that severe penalties should result. In this case Allan Paterson, who was agent, had to swear that all men actually resided on the land and have not conveyed or incumbered the land. [Note: South Gower was in Grenville County, on the Rideau River and just south of Ottawa]. Entered in Land Book 5 [E], page 300.
Source: RG1, L1, LB E, 1802-04, 300, C-102
This petition is missing from the film where the index states it should be.
Source: Quackenbush, Peter, 1809, South Gower, RG1, L3, UCLP, Q Leases/3, V422A, C-2740
CLARKE TOWNSHIP - not sure what this means as he sold it before 1799
Lot 9, Con 5, Crown patent to Peter Quackenbush, date undeciferable
189, B&S, 16 Jan 1816, reg 26 Feb 1816, Peter Quackenbush sells all 200 acres to Seba M Phillips
Source: Durham County Land Records, Abstract Index, Clarke Township, AO, GSU 197648
No 189, (page 18) 16 Jan 1816 a Memorial between Peter Quackenbush, South Gower Township, Grenville County, District of Johnstown, yeoman sells to Ziba Marcus Phillips, Augusta Township, County and District aforesaid, gentleman, Lot 9, Con 5, Clarke Township, Durham County, 200 acres, [no amount of money is mentioned], witnessed by Gideon Adams Esq and Samuel Willson yeoman both of South Gower to be registered by the grantee, reg 25 Feb 1816.
Source: Durham County Land Copybooks, 1800-1843, AO, GSU 197649
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