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Peter Saylor (1794 - 1862) & Elizabeth Lapp (1798-1874)

of Willoughby Township, along the Niagara River.

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Why I am interested in this family
Peter Saylor (b. 1794 in Pennsylvania) and his wife Elizabeth Lapp (b. 1798 in Virginia) settled in Willoughby Township before 1818 when their first child was born. Willoughby Township is along the Niagara River, just north of Fort Erie. The three main questions are:
1. Why, when and with whom did Peter come to Upper Canada?
2. Can we find a contemporary record to verify that the Lapp family came from Rockingham County, Virginia?
3. Is there any connection between Peter Saylor and the Quinte Saylor settlers? New tests of Y-DNA now confirm there is no connection between these two family lineages. See the DNA section below for details.

I have had contact with a few descendants of Peter Saylor over the years. The 1842 Willoughby Tp. census states that he came from Pennsylvania and possibly around 1806. The names Abraham, Samuel and Henry are common in the family and these are the same as in the Bay of Quinte group. As usual, the surname varies in the record: Sayler, Saylor, Sailor.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive attempt at posting all the descendants. I will post the children with source notes and a few of their children (ie: the grandchildren) of Peter and Elizabeth.

In 2012, Ted Smith, a descendant of this family, shared a file of Peter's family with me and this got me going to learn more about Peter Saylor. Also, Debra Kinzie, James Climenhage and Linda Lapp Young have been very helpful with information about the Lapp family. Thanks to John Saylor for his very informative Y-DNA test.
Randy Saylor, 2006, major update Nov 2012, Jan and Oct 2013, Dec 2014.

Use these links to jump up and down the various parts of this web page.
  1. Overview
  2. Y DNA test results - new Dec 2014
  3. 1842 Census of Willoughby Township
  4. The Lapp family
    1. 1810 Rockingham, VA, census
    2. Martin
    3. Samuel
    4. Isaac
    5. Mennonite and United Brethern in Christ records
    6. Other Lapp families in the area
  5. Peter Saylor and Elizabeth Lapp
  6. Peter Sayler and Land Records
    1. 1842 Petition -  Re: lots 7 to 11, con. 4
    2. Commission Report
  7. The Saylor children:
    1. Abraham
    2. Samuel
    3. Henry
    4. Isaac
    5. Judith
    6. Benjamin
  8. The Family in the Willoughby Township Land Records
  9. The 1823 Willoughby Township Census

1. OVERVIEW
Peter Saylor is buried in the Lapp Cemetery in Willoughby Township along with his wife Elizabeth Lapp. The headstones inform us that Peter died 10 May 1862, aged 67 Years 9 m's & 1 day [therefore b. 9 Aug 1794]. His wife, Elizabeth Lapp was born in 1798 in Virginia and died 26 July 1874. Various records state that Peter was born in the US and the 1842 Willoughby census states Pennsylvania as his state of origin.

Ulrich Seiler, 1738
In Dec 2014, Y-DNA test results confirmed that Peter Saylor is a direct descendant of Ulrich Seiler, a Palatine German, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 on the ship Catherine. See the Y DNA section below for more details.

Lapps are from Virginia
Elizabeth's death registration states that she was born in Virginia. Issac Lapp, brother of Elizabeth was born in Virginia in 1809 and family were still in Virginia in 1809.  Brothers Samuel and Martin Lapp migrate to Illionois and in later census records state they were born in Virginia. So this Lapp family came from Virginia sometime after 1809.

Debra Kinzie, a descendant of Samuel Lapp, a brother of Elizabeth, reports that the Lapps came from Rockingham County in Virginia. Elizabeth's father, Abraham Lapp is buried in the Lapp Cemetery along with some of the rest of the Lapp family. In the 1810 Virginia census for Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co. there is an Abraham Lapp and a family with the Saylor surname. Could it be that Peter Saylor came from there as well? In the 1842 census Peter is said to have come from PA so that may in fact be the case.

However, Debra Kinzie has done some excellent work to possibly connect the Lapps to Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, VA.

Whistler, Lapp in Rockingham
Debra writes, "I looked at the 1842 Canadian Census and used the information that Abraham Lapp had moved to Ontario 26 years before, about 1816, and that he was born in PA. We know he was from VA and the PA is an error. Just beneath the listing for Abraham Lapp is Abraham Whistler (age 45, single, living with Abraham Lapp and probably a brother in law of Magdelene) and then Magdelene Whistler, widow, 26 years in Ontario.  I had previously tentatively listed Magdelene Lapp as a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth, and this seems to add credence."

Rockingham records
Now Magdalene Lapp married Jacob Whistler on 28 Aug 1810 in Rockingham, VA. Examining the 1810 Rockingham census we see that on 3 consecutive pages we have John Saylor with the slight problem that there is no young son, Abraham Lapp with his family and then John Whisler with a son 26 to 45. In August Jacob Whisler marries Magdalene Lapp.

This is a strong suggestion that Jacob and Magdalene [Lapp] Whisler came to Canada from Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA, with the Abraham Lapp family 26 years before in 1816 with possibly Peter Saylor in tow.

The working hypothesis
It appears that the Lapp's arrived in Upper Canada from Rockingham, VA, sometime after 1810, probably around 1816 after the War or 1812. Peter Saylor may also have come with his parents as he would be 15 about 1810. No record of any parents has been found. Perhaps he came after the War of 1812 in 1815. The 1842 Willoughby census suggests Peter may have come as early as 1806 at age 12 but this is considered an error. Regardless, Abraham, the oldest child of Peter Saylor and Elizabeth Lapp is born in Willoughby Township, in 1818. So by this time Peter and Elizabeth are settled and married.

Religion can be a guide to help figure out how Peter and Elizabeth arrived in Upper Canada. In the 1851 census Peter is stated as being of "no sect" and Elizabeth is an "Evangelist". In 1861 both Peter and Elizabeth are stated to be "Other Methodists". In later census data a number of the children are United Brethren, Tunkers and Mennonite. It does not appear that Peter arrived in Canada and settled with a specific religious group. However Debra Kinzie writes that the Lapps were Swiss Mennonites. The United Brethren are an offshoot of the Mennonites and there was an active Mennonite/Brethren community in and around Willoughby and Bertie Townships where these families lived. I am not certain, but I suspect the term "evangelist" also suggests an Anabaptist root that may imply the whole extended family was active within the broader Mennonite community. It is not clear that Peter Saylor migrated with a religious group.

I will check the book A Brief History of Mennonites in Ontario, Lewis J Burkholder, Toronto, Livingstone Press, 1935 to see if Mennonites in the area are mentioned. Two sons of Abraham Lapp emigrated to Stephenson Co., Illinois and established a Mennonite church there.

No free land grant
Peter did not petition for land as a settler or claimant of any sort nor is he listed in the index to the Ontario Land Books so he did not receive a free land grant of any kind. The land records for Willoughby and Bertie Townships have been checked and Peter is not found buying land or being involved in a mortgage. In the 1842 Willoughby census Peter is recorded as a "proprietor" and thus probably a tenant with a lease as no deed record has been found. In the 1861 census, Peter is farming his son's farm, lot 17, concession 3, Willoughby Township.

Why did Peter not buy any land?
Some of his children bought farms from 1852 to 1854 and an analysis of these purchases is in section 7 below. We do get a partial answer to the question in a petition and a commission report in 1842. Peter is likely a "poor German." If Peter arrived after the war of 1812 about 1816, he would have been caught up in the Alien Question. As an American, Peter would not have been allowed to take the oath of allegiance and therefore would have been denied the ability to get a grant of land as a settler. He would have to buy a farm. It may be that he worked the Lapp farm as a tenant.

The Upper Canada Sundries have quite a few alien lists and a search of the massive index does not show a list from Willoughby Township.

Regardless, Peter is the lead signatory of the above 1842 petition with 17 other german inhabitants of Willoughby, complaining about the lumbering on lots 7 to 11, con 4. Go to section 5A and 5B to see the full set of documents. These lots were leased by Gilbert McMicking in 1835 to be improved and the accusation was that his cutting diminished the value of the land. However a friend of McMicking's writes a long letter of support saying he built a steam mill and needed fuel. He also states that McMicking leased 50 acre lots to "a few poor Germans". This has to apply to Peter and the other inhabitants who signed the petition. In 1852, Samuel Saylor, a son of Peter, buys 50 acres of lot 7 in con 4.

Samuel Street was a wealthy figure in the Niagara area at this time and he was granted much of Willoughby Township. Probably he leased out some of the land. The index to the Samuel Street Fonds (F 547) at the Archives of Ontario is on line and very lengthy. Click on "view an online list of these records." Perhaps Peter Saylor is named as a tenant of Samuel Street. A quick examination of the index of the Fonds did not show a list of tenants or book of rents for Willoughby.

In conclusion, what can we say about Peter Saylor?
Peter Saylor is a grandson or great grandson of Ulrich Seiler, a Palatine German, who arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Catherine in 1738. Peter was born in the US in 1794, in Pennsylvania, to unknown parents, where the Saylor surname developed.  I have a hard time accepting the 1842 census suggestion that he came in 1806 as a 12 year old.  I feel it is more likely that he came to Upper Canada by himself or with friends or extended family shortly after the War of 1812 at age 18 in search of cheap land. Probably he was poor and unable to take the oath of allegiance to get a grant as a settler due to the Alien Act. He may have hired himself out to work on a farm - perhaps the Lapp farm. He married Elizabeth Lapp and they had their first child, Abraham, in 1818. For some reason, Peter never acquired title to a farm. Perhaps he had a trade such as a carpenter though he is listed as a farmer in the 1851 census. He showed some mettle by leading a group of petitioners in 1842 over the destruction of the value of land. In the ensuing papers it appears he and other inhabitants may have leased 50 acre lots of this block of land and are said to be "poor germans." One of his sons buys a 50 acre lot in this block in 1852. His children all purchase farms in the early 1850's. None of the family members were granted land. Peter does not appear to be an overly religious fellow as he is described as of "no sect" in the 1851 census. The other members of the family lean toward United Brethren, Evangelical and the Mennonite religion. Peter dies in 1862 and is buried in the Lapp Cemetery in Willoughby Tp.

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2. Y DNA TEST RESULTS - New Dec 2014
The magic of DNA testing has allowed us to conclude that Peter Saylor is a direct descendant from Ulrich Seiler, Palatine German, who arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Catherine in 1738. Given that Peter was born about 1794, it is likely he is a grandson or great grandson of Ulrich. We do not know the names of the connecting generations.

John Saylor who lives in the Niagara area of Ontario, descends directly from Peter Saylor via his son Henry. John had his Y-DNA tested in the fall of 2014 and the results matched 36 out 37 markers with another man who lives in the USA. This man can trace his line directly back to Ulrich Seiler of the Catherine. The fact that we have two strong matches now confirms that we have identified the Y DNA of the Ulrich Seiler line and others who match will be able to make the same conclusion.

To see the DNA results, visit the Saylor DNA project and scroll down to Group 2 and click on the large "#2". The administrator has included the group 9 test results on the Group 2 page due to some difficulty with his software - hopefuly this will be fixed. On this page you will see reference to a scarce document called Ulrich Seiler Descendants compiled by Samuel J. Saylor and published in Dallastown, PA, 1989.

Ship lists to Philadelphia that have Saylor/Sailer/Seiler passengers are presented here on this separate web page. Scroll down to ship list 51. The actual ship list did not survive but the Oath of Allegiance to the King (list B) and the Oath of Abjuration from the Pope (list C) have survived for this ship. The slight difference in spelling is a result of the fact that the oaths were taken from two separate clerks who recorded the information at two different tables side by side. Ulrich Sr is likely the father of Hans and Ulrich Jr and none of these men could sign their name - thus marks were made. Being designated as Palatine Germans means they came from the Palatinate area along the Rhine.

Extract from the book, Ulrich Seiler Descendants
The author, Samuel J. Saylor informs us that Ulrich Seiler Sr died in Lancaster County, PA, in 1740. Place of burial is unknown. Ulrich Jr. married Mary Catharine Schmid, dau. of Henry Scmid, and they had 3 children; Christian, Mary Elizabeth and Benedict.

Lancaster court records state that Ulrich Jr, widower, linen weaver, married Elizabeth Guisie or Geesey, dau. of Jacob. They were married 16 Apr 1750 at First Reformed Ch., Lancaster, PA. According to New Holland, Lancaster Co. church records, Elizabeth was born in 1734. There were 3 brothers; Philip, John and Henry.

Ulrich Jr settled in York Co. immediately following his 2nd marriage as the first child, Peter, was christened in 1753 at Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA. Ulrich Jr and Elizabeth had 8 children; Peter, Catherine, Casper, Barbara, William, George, Henry & Ulrich. Ulrich Jr died in 1771 and his burial site is unknown.

A research possibility is to examine York, PA church records for a birth of Peter Saylor about 1794.



3. 1842 CENSUS of WILLOUGHBY TOWNSHIP
In Oct 2013, James Climenhage made me aware of the 1842 census of Willoughby Tp. This census provides valuable information and is placed early in the web page due to its importance.

ANALYSIS
Below is a transcription of the information recorded in this census about the Sayler and Lapp and Whisler families of Willoughby Township. As with all early census data there are possible errors so we have to be careful in our acceptance of what is recorded.

One of the columns of data is titled "years in Province when not native thereof." I am not 100% clear on what this is supposed to mean. Peter Sayler is recorded as "36 years in Province when not native thereof." Does this mean that he came 36 years earlier in 1806 at age 12 when he was not a native by birth in Upper Canada? Peter's son Abraham Sayler has no entry under this column so can we assume that he was thus born in Upper Canada and native. However Abraham is listed as an "alien" conflicting with the interpretation. If Peter is not an alien then why is his son an alien? Read this web page about the alien question.

Both Abraham Lapp and his son Issac record that they have been "26 years in the Province when not native thereof" - giving an arrival year of 1816 which is right after the War of 1812 and in the middle of the alien crisis. Neither is listed as an alien. Could it be that the 36 for Peter Sayler is an error and 26 years is the correct number?

The census conflicts in naming the US state where the Lapp's came from. Abraham Lapp and Peter Saylor are said to be from Pennsylvania. Issac Lapp is recorded as from Virginia and Abraham Sayler has no state or country of origin named. Records of a number of Abraham Lapp's children (Isaac, Elizabeth, Martin and Samuel) state they are born in Virginia and we have assumed that the father Abraham came from VA.

James Climenhage speculated that if Peter Saylor came from Pennsylvania then he may have come from Conestoga and Martic Townships in Lancaster County in PA given that many settlers in Willoughby and Bertie Townships came from there. Certainly eastern PA at the time was where most of the Saylor folk resided. The name "Saylor" is mentioned as one of the original Niagara settlers in The Trail of the Black Walnut by George Elmore Reaman, 1957, about the german migration from Pennsylvania to Niagara.

One problem with Peter Sayler arriving at age 12 in 1806 is that no record has been found naming a potential father or mother. If he was orphaned, he could have come as a labourer with a family - perhaps the Lapps. Does the fact that Isaac Lapp records that he came from PA suggest that the family stayed a while in PA on their way from VA?
 
It is the presence of wido Magdalene Whisler that is may be the key to connect to Rockingham Co, VA. Magdalene Lapp marries Jacob Whisler later in 1810 and the families live close to each other.

See the conclusion in the overiew  that links the 1810 census date from VA with this 1842 census in Willoughby.

1842 WILLOUGHBY CENSUS
* Abraham Lapp, (image 3 of 18), proprietor, farmer, 4 in family, 1 native of Canada of British origin,1 native of Pennsylvania, 26 years in Province when not native thereof, 1 female 5 to 14, 1 male 21 to 30, 1 married male 60 upwards, 1 married female 45 to 60, 63 acres occupied, 55 clear,100 wheat, 400 oats, 54 corn, 77  buck wheat, 140 potatoes, 6 cattle, 1 horse, 4 hogs, Deed
*Abraham Whisler, not a proprietor and living with Abraham Lapp, PA, single, age 45 upwards.
*Magdalene Whisler, widow, proprietor, 5 in family, 4 native of Canada, 1 native of Pennsylvania, 26 years in Province when not native thereof, 2 female 5 to 14, 1 single 14 not 21, 1 single 45 upwards
[The 3 above entries are one after the other.]

Abraham Sayler, (image 5 of 18), non proprietor, labourer, 4 in family, 4 native of Canada of British origin, alien, 2 males under 5, 1 male 21 to 30 married, 1 female 14 to 45 married, 2 Evangelical Association Methodist, no acreage occupied. 6 cattle, 3 sheep, 1 hog, 13 yds fulled, 9 lbs wood

Peter Sayler, (image 5 of 18), proprietor, farmer, 7 in family, 6 of British origin, 1 from Pennsylvania, 36 years in Province when not native thereof [thus arrived 1806], 1 male under 5 [Benjamin], 1 male 5 to 14 [Isaac], 2 female over 5 to14 [Judith + ??], 1 male single 15 to 21 [Henry], 1 female 14 to 45 married [Eliz], 1 female 14 to 45 single [??], 3 A Methodist, 115 acres occupied, 35 clear, 150 wheat, 70 barley, 200 oats, 50 peas, 10 corn,100 potatoes, 2 bee hives, 12 cattle, 4 horses, 14 sheep, 10 hogs, 15 yds fulled cloth, 19 yds thin cloth, 30 Lbs wood, Bond

Isaac Lapp, (image 5 of 18), Proprietor, Farmer, 6 in family, 5 of British origin, 1 from Virginia, 26 years in Province when not native thereof, 1 male under 5, 1 female under 5, 2 males 5 to 14, 1 male 30 to 60 married, 1 female 114 to 45 married, 2 Menonist, 67 acres occupied, 33 clear, 150 wheat, 250 barley, 800 oats, 39 peas, 45 buck wheat, 300 potatoes, 6 bee hives,14 cattle, 4 horses, 8 sheep, 16 hogs, 15 yds linen, 25 yds flannel, 20 wool, deed

Source: 1842 Canada West Census, Lincoln, Niagara, Willoughby, LAC, C-1344. Images of this census are available on both Familysearch.org [select Lincoln Niagara and go from there] and the Library of Archives of Canada (LAC) web site [navigate from here]. The LAC web site has a nominal search function specific to these records.

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4. THE LAPP FAMILY
It appears that Abraham Lapp and his family emigrated from Rockingham County, Virginia to Willoughby Township sometime shortly after 1810. Abraham was born abt 20 Mar 1764 and died 23 Apr 1844. I place them here as they may have come to Upper Canada before Peter Saylor. His daughter, Elizabeth married Peter Saylor. Three of his sons are presented below. The Lapp surname is part of the early Mennonite community in Pennsylvania, suggesting a possible link to Abraham Lapp. Abraham's sons, Martin and Samuel, migrated to Stephenson County, Illinois and established a Mennonite Church. Another son, Isaac, remained in Upper Canada. See section 3D below for more on the Mennonite connection.

DEBRA KINZIE
Debra Kinzie is actively working on this family. She writes that "I have tentatively listed Magdelene Lapp as a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth. She married Jacob Whistler on 28 Aug 1810 in Rockingham, VA - this Jacob Whistler is not the son of Henry Whisler and Ann Seegrist, but possibly part of another Whistler (Whisler, Whissler) family that lived nearby. 

I have also recently tentatively linked another daughter to Abraham and Elizabeth Lapp - Mary Ann, who married Gabriel Morningstar (Morgenstern). Ontario Deaths show her as born in Virginia about 1808, which would match up as a younger Lapp daughter, and her Find A Grave memorial is Maryann Lapp Morgenstern.

The Haldimand/Sherbrooke/Northumberland Lapps seem to be a different family, though probably related somehow.  I doubt that the Abraham Lapp who died in Clarence, NY was a son of Abraham and Elizabeth.  Perhaps he was of the Haldimand family?
Source: email from Debra Kinzie, March 2014

LAPP CEMETERY
Note: The Lapp Cemetery has been restored recently, thanks to the efforts of Barry and Dianne Munro on whose property the cemetery now lies. See this article on the restoration.
Inscription: Abraham Lapp Died April 23 1844 Aged 80 Years 1 Month 3 Days
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36
See Find A Grave web site for a posting of headstones in the Lapp Cemetery including some photos.

PROBABLE WIFE of ABRAHAM
Inscription: Elizabeth Lapp Died Sept 26 1828 Aged 62 Years & 1 Month 11 Days
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36

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4A. 1810 ROCKINGHAM, VA, CENSUS

1784 Heads of Families of Rockingham
Lapp and Saylor are not present in this list.

A History of Rockingham County, Virginia, Wayland, John W., 1912. The Lapp and Saylor surnames are not mentioned in this book but Chapter 14 [page 243] on Churches states that there are Brethern and Mennonite Churches in the county.

WHISTLER - LAPP MARRIAGE
Jacob Wisler, married Magdalene Lap, 4 Sep 1810, Rockingham, VA
Source: Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850, orig. Dodd, Jordan R et al, Early American mMarriages: Virginia to 1850, Ancestry

Jacob Whistler married Magdalane Lap, 28 Aug 1810, Rockingham, VA
Source: Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785 - 1940, film 33497, p. 62, Ancestry


1810 HARRISONBURG, ROCKINGHAM, VA CENSUS
John Saylor [originally transcribed as Taylor but clealry Saylor.]
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    2 [Note - no male Peter's age.]
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    2
Number of Household Members Over 25:    1
Number of Household Members:    4
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 148; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00209, page 38 written on the page
[Note: There are 3 families in New Haven, Rockingham, VA census with the Saylor surname: Jacob (4), Ulrich (2) and Ulrich (8 + 2 slaves).]

Name:    Abraham Lapp
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    3
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    7
Number of Household Members Over 25:    2
Number of Household Members:    12
Source: Year: 1810; Census Place: Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 149; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00211. Ancestry, page 40 written on the page

Name:    John Whisler
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :    1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    1
Number of Household Members Over 25:    3
Number of Household Members:    4
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 150; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00213, Page 42 written on the page

Name:    Jacob Whisler
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 :    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    2
Number of Household Members Over 25:    1
Number of Household Members:    4
[Note: Henry Whisler living next door.]
Source: Year: 1810; Census Place: New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 131; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00174.

THE 3 FOLLOWING FAMILIES ARE NOT LIKELY PART OF THIS STORY
Name:    Jacob Saylor
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Number of Household Members Under 16:    2
Number of Household Members:    4
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 132; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00176.

Name:    Ulrich Saylor Jr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Number of Household Members:    2
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 133; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00177.

Name:    Ulrich Saylor Sr
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):    New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:    1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:    1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:    1
Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :    1
Numbers of Slaves:    2
Number of Household Members Under 16:    3
Number of Household Members Over 25:    2
Number of Household Members:    8
Source Citation: Year: 1810; Census Place: New Haven, Rockingham, Virginia; Roll: 67; Page: 133; Image: 0181427; Family History Library Film: 00177.




4B. MARTIN LAPP, b. 1801, VA m. CATHARINE
Martin Lapp is a son of Abraham Lapp above.

1850 US CENSUS
Name:    Martin Lapp
Age:    50
Birth Year:    abt 1800
Birthplace:    Virginia
Home in 1850:    Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois
Lapp    Martin    50    abt 1800         Male    Virginia
Lapp    Catherine    56    abt 1794         Female    Pennsylvania
Lapp    Abraham    25    abt 1825         Male    Canada
Lapp    Martin    18    abt 1832         Male    Canada
Lapp    Christian    13    abt 1837         Male    Canada
Grary    Elizabeth    21    abt 1829         Female    Germany
Osborne    Phebe    10    abt 1840         Female    Ohio
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois; Roll: M432_129; Page: 262B; Image: 139.

1860 US CENSUS
Lapp    Martin    59    abt 1801    Male         Virginia
Lapp    Catharine    59    abt 1801    Female         Pennsylvania
Lapp    Martin    28    abt 1832    Male         Canada
Lapp    Elizabeth    24    abt 1836    Female         Germany
Lapp    Henry    4    abt 1856    Male         Illinois
Lapp    Anna    2    abt 1858    Female         Illinois
Lapp    Martin    4/12    abt 1860    Male         Illinois
Lapp    Christian    23    abt 1837    Male         Canada
Lapp    Lian    20    abt 1840    Female         Pennsylvania
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois; Roll: M653_230; Page: 620; Image: 622; Family History Library Film: 803230.

DEATH
Martin Lapp
Birth:     1801
Death:     Mar. 12, 1875

In Stephenson County, Ill., suddenly, on the 12th of March, Preacher MARTIN LAPP, aged 74 years, 1 months and 2 days. He was at work on the wood-place, when he fell over; after being discovered the doctor was sent for, but he died before the doctor arrived. He was a minister in the Mennonite church, and had for some years lived in Shelby Co., Mo. Buried may (sic) 14th, at the Mennonite meeting-house, in Stephenson Co.
Herald of Truth - Volume XII, Number 7 - July 1875 Page 111, 126, 127

Inscription:
Age 74 years 1 month 2 days, First Minister of this Church
Burial:
Freeport Mennonite Church Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
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4C. SAMUEL LAPP, b. Rockingham Co., VA; m. ESTHER HERSHEY.
Samuel Lapp is a son of Abraham Lapp above.

MARRIAGE
There is a Siebenthal family tree on Rootsweb that references a family bible in Samuel’s son, Jacob’s family:
Marriage of Samuel Lapp and Esther Hershey, 30 Nov 1824.   Marriage Record Samuel Lapp & Esther Hershey. Text: Handwritten Genealogy by Mattie Lapp Brown, Waddams Grove, Illinois to Ada Lapp Early. Found in Ada's trunk.
Source: Debra Kinzie, email Sept 2012

ROCKINGHAM, VA
The text below was emailed to me by Linda Young. "My records show that Samuel Lapp was born in Rockingham Co.   Nov. 3, 1803…and Find a Grave says he was born 3,27, 1803 but same location.  I have a tiny piece of real evidence:  Christian Lapp lists his Father Samuel as born in VA  -I’m sure he is same as the Samuel in your records …son of Abraham. When I have more time I’ll see if I have any more primary source documents.  

By way of introduction: I am Linda Lapp Young. Abraham was my gggggrandfather.   All the info I see in your work looks correct to me on the Lapps.   My father, Galen was Ira’s Son.  Ira, son of Oliver Jacob who was son of Christian. I have tons of reliable information from Samuel and Christian down, but am still puzzled about how the Lapps came to be in Ontario and US.  Samuel married a Hershey (we have traced back to the 16th century persecutions in Switzerland -Herschi) and Christian married a Brubaker - (we have traced back to the Palatinate (Ibersheim). I’d very much like to find where the Lapps entered the US or Canada.
Source: email Linda Lapp Young, July 2013

1850 US CENSUS
Name:    Samuel Lapp
Age:    47
Birth Year:    abt 1803
Birthplace:    Virginia
Home in 1850:    Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois
Gender:    Male
Family Number:    305
Household Members:   
Name    Age
Samuel Lapp    47
Esther Lapp    44
Abraham Lapp    18
Christian Lapp    17
John Lapp    14
Nancy Lapp    12
David Lapp    10
Isaac Lapp    8
Jacob Lapp    6
Joseph Lapp    4
Esther Lapp    1
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois; Roll: M432_129; Page: 262A; Image: 138.

1860 US CENSUS
Name:    Samuel Lapp
Age in 1860:    57
Birth Year:    abt 1803
Birthplace:    Virginia
Home in 1860:    Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois
Gender:    Male
Post Office:    Freeport
Household Members:   
Name    Age
Samuel Lapp    57
Esther Lapp    54
Isaac Lapp    17
Jacob Lapp    14
Joseph Lapp    12
Esther Lapp    10
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois; Roll: M653_230; Page: 633; Image: 635; Family History Library Film: 803230.

1870 US CENSUS
Name:    Samuel Lapp
Age in 1870:    67
Birth Year:    abt 1803
Birthplace:    Virginia
Home in 1870:    Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois
Race:    White
Gender:    Male
Value of real estate:    View image
Household Members:   
Name    Age
Samuel Lapp    67
Esther Lapp    64
Jacob Lapp    26
Joseph Lapp    25
Esther Lapp    21
Elli Lapp        13
Henry Lapp    11
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Lancaster, Stephenson, Illinois; Roll: M593_275; Page: 211B; Image: 426; Family History Library Film: 545774.

1880 CENSUS for son Christian Lapp
Christian Lapp, farmer, b. Can[ada], father and mother b. VA.
Wife, Anna, and 8 children listed.
Source: Census place; Taylor, Shelby, Missouri, FHL 1254737, NA film T9-0737, p. 526d., Emailed Linda Lapp Young, July 2013

DEATH & OBITUARY
Samuel Lapp
Birth:     Mar. 27, 1803
Welland County [error]
Ontario, Canada
Death:     Oct. 24, 1877
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA

Herald Of Truth - Volume XIV, Number 12 - December, 1877, page 196
On Friday, Oct. 26th, we buried our beloved brother, SAMUEL LAPP, aged 74 years, 6 mos., and 29 days. He leaves a deeply bereaved wife and eleven children to mourn their loss. Two of his children were in eternity before him. His remaining children are all married except one daughter. Funeral services were conducted by Christian Snavely and Mathias Eby in German, and Joseph Sherk in English, from Phil. 1 :21.

Bro. Lapp had a stroke of palsy two years ago, by which his mind was somewhat affected. However, he visited to church, and remained with his children to the end. His death caused by constipation. Samuel Lapp and Bro. Martin Lapp, who died about two years ago, were the founders of our church here at Freeport.

Sunday, the 21st of October, I visited Bro. Lapp. He complained of his poverty and frailness, and thought, he found himself still behind the measure after which Paul strove. I admonished and comforted him with the counseling words of God, and endeavored to strengthen him in his last conflict. At my departure, he said with tears in his eyes, "You are now preparing for your journey home, and I find I too am on mine." There upon he desired the grace and mercy of God and prayedLapp, C. L. Genealogy of the Descendants of Isaac and Barbara Lapp for a happy end in Jesus Christ. Amen. -------- Mathias Eby.
Source: Find A Grave
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4D. ISAAC LAPP, Willoughby Tp. m. ANNA [maybe DANNER]
Isaac was born 21 Aug 1809, Virginia, USA; d. 12 Feb 1881, Willoughby Tp; m. ANNA; b. 07 Feb 1820; d. 17 Jul 1874, Willoughby Tp.

Notes for ISAAC LAPP:

DEATH
Inscription: Isaac Lapp Died Feb 12 1881 Aged 71 Years 5 Ms & 22 D's
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36
 
DEATH REGISTRATION
Name:       Isaac Lapp
Death Date:          12 Feb 1881
Death County or District: Willoughby Tp,          Welland Co
Age: 71, farmer, Mennonite
Gender:    Male
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1810
Birth Location:     Virginia, USA
Informant: Jacob Lapp, Willoughby Tp.
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 29, 19103
 
Notes for ANNA:

LAPP CEMETERY
Inscription:
Anna, Wife Of Isaac Lapp, Died July 17 1874 Aged 64 Years 6 M's & 10 Days
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36
 
Danner is said to be her maiden surname.
 
DEATH REGISTER
Anna Lapp
Death Date:          17 Jul 1874
Death County or District:            Welland
Age:         64
Gender:    Female
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1810
Birth Location:     Bertie, Ontario
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 9.
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4E. Mennonite and United Brethern in Christ Records
There is a good chance that Abraham Lapp and family came to Upper Canada from their Mennonite or Anabaptist roots in Virginia. No record has yet been found stating that Abraham and Elizabeth Lapp were Mennonite or United Brethern. However, their children and the Saylor children are listed as Brethern, Evangelical or Mennonite in later census reports. Thanks to Laureen Harding-Gissing, Archivisit and Librarian of the Mennonite Archives at Conrad Grabel University College, Waterloo, Ontario for suggesting the links below.
  1. See this account of the Mennonite Lapp family in Pennsylvania on the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclodedia Online web site.
  2. A book yet to be examined is the Genealogy of the Descendants of Isaac and Barbara (Stoltzfus) Lapp, C.L. Lapp, 1941. Includes Beiler, Fisher, King, and related families. John Lapp was born between 1710-15, probably in Europe. He came to Philadelphia in 1733, "...born and raised and Amish..." and married a Mennonite girl, settling near Friedensburg, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania where he died in 1793. Available LDS film 1036614, item 7
  3. Mennonite Archives at Conrad Grabel University College, Waterloo, Ontario
  4. The library catalogue at the University of Waterloo lists the published genealogy collection that resides at Conrad Grabel. Search for phrases such as “Lapp family”.
  5. Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia.
  6. Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Lancster, PA
  7. A history of Rockingham County, Virginia, Wayland, John W., 1912. The Lapp surname is not mentioned in this book but Chapter 14 [page 243] on Churches states that there are Brethern and Mennonite Churches in the county.


4F. Other Lapp families in the area
There are at least two other Lapp families who settled nearby at this early time. The presence of the name Abraham in the children suggests a connection to Abraham Lapp b. 1764 of Willoughby Tp. The notes below come from two records held at the Canadian Mennonite Archives at Conrad Grabel College, part of the University of Waterloo, ON.
  1. Jacob Lapp, b. abt 1764 settled Willoughby Tp. Children named: Abraham, Bishop John, Julia, Elizabeth and Martin.
  2. John T. Lapp, b. 1791, settled Sherbrooke Tp at Lapp's Point on Lake Erie in 1822. Children named: Peter, John, Abraham, Saloma, Sarah, Mary, Nancy.
NOTES FOR JACOB LAPP
The record states that a Johannes Lapp came to America on the ship "Mary" landing at Philadelphia on 29 Sep 1733. This ship is not yet transcribed on the Palatine Project. Johannes (John) Lapp settled at Line Lexington near Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA. The Line Lexington Mennonite Church dates back to colonial times. There are a number of Lapps intered in the cemetery there.

The record states that a Jacob Lapp (b. 1764 - d. 1851) came to Upper Canada and suggests he was buried in the Lapp Cemetery in Willoughby but modern transcriptions do not show Jacob named. This record claims his wife is Elizabeth, the same woman buried in the Lapp Cemetery and possibly the wife of Abraham Lapp.
Source: Lapp, Martin Family compiled by Lapp, James Harris. The Descendants of John Lapp, c1699-1793 to America 1733. s.l. : s.n., n.d., 1 v. ; CS90.L28, at Conrad Grabel, photcopies of 5 pages. This record appears to be typed notes from another book as page numbers are referred to but no statement is made as to the title of the original work.

NOTES FOR JOHN T. LAPP
These pages state that John T Lapp "came into Sherbrooke Tp as a settler and settled on Lapp's Point in 1822. See the Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Haldimand, Ontario, 1879, H.R. Page & Company, showing a Peter Lapp owning a farm, lot 17, on a point in Lake Erie now called Mohawk Point, just west of Dunnville - zoom in at the upper right corner of the map. The parents of John T Lapp are not named. He could be a son of Jacob Lapp.
Source: Lapp Family John T. Lapp Family Fonds compiled by Dr. George Barber Miner. Photocopy of two pages of genealogical data by Walter L. Van Brocklin, undated. Hist.Mss. 2.2 s.c., at Conrad Grabel.



5. PETER SAYLOR and ELIZABETH LAPP
TWO HEADSTONES
Inscription: Peter Sayler Died May 10, 1862 Aged 67 Years 9 M's & 1 Day [therefore 9 Aug 1794]
Inscription: Elizabeth, Wife Of Peter Sayler, Died July 26, 1874
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36
Source: See the Lapp Cemetery transcriptions and photos of the headstones on Find A Grave on the internet.

LAND RECORDS
No land record, purchase, grant or mortgage has been found to exist for Peter Saylor in Willoughby or Bertie Township land records. The abstract index of each lot, the index at the front of the copybooks and the Township Papers have been examined. It is rare to find an early settler who did not get land. It is possible he was a tenant but most settlers worked hard to avoid tenancy and much preferred to free hold land.
Source: Abstract Index, Willoughby Township, 1796-1952, GS 2951 and GSU 171002
Source: Abstract Index, Bertie Township, 1797 - 1865, GS 2794 and GSU 171887
Source: Copybook A, Willoughby Township, 1796 - 1845, GS 2953
Source: Copybook A, Bertie Township, 1796 - 1833, GS 2796
Source: Township Papers, 1783-1870, RG 1-58, MS 658, reel 522


1851 CENSUS CANADA
Henry    Saylor    Male    26, farmer, Evangelist,    abt 1826    born in Canada
Peter    Saylor    Male    56, Farmer, No Sect,    abt 1796    United States
Elizabeth    Saylor    Female    54, Evangelist,        abt 1798    United States
Judith    Saylor    Female    15, No sect,        abt 1837    Canada
Benjamin    Saylor    Male    11, No Sect,        abt 1841    Canada
Frederick Miller, male, 17, labourer, born France, No Sect
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 25; Line: 33, Ancestry.com

1861 CENSUS
Peter    Sayler    Male    66    1795    United States    Married, Other Methodists
Elisabeth    Sayler    Female    63    1798    United States    Married
Dinah    Sayler    Female    17    1844    Canada    Single
Susana    Sayler    Female    8    1853    Canada    Single
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Willoughby, , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081; Page: 14. Ancestry.com


1871 CENSUS
Miller Fredrick           Male    34        abt 1837          Germany         Married                      German
Miller   Judith              Female 33        abt 1838          Ontario            Married                       
Miller   Nicholas          Male    12        abt 1859          Ontario                        German
Miller   Esther             Female 10        abt 1861          Ontario                        German
Miller   Mary Anne      Female 4          abt 1867          Ontario            German
Miller   Michael           Male    1          abt 1870          Ontario                        German
Saylor  Elizabeth         Female 72        abt 1799          United States  German
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C-9920; Page: 16; Family No: 57. Ancestry.com
 
DEATH
Elizabeth Sayler         
died 26 Jul 1874         
age, 76 born Virginia, USA
broken leg and general disability, 11 weeks
informant, Frederick Miller [note: son in law], farmer, Willoughby
Rel. Evangelical Association
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 9., #10792, Ancestry.com
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6. PETER SAYLER & LAND RECORDS
Peter Sayler is the lead petitioner in the extensive record below. He and 17 other inhabitants complain about Gilbert McMicking cutting trees and devaluing Lots 7 through 11 in Concession 4 of Willoughby. A friend of McMicking's writes a 3 page letter in his support explaining that he built a steam mill and needed wood as fuel. The mill was burned by "incendiaries from the American side" and McMicking had not been reimbursed for his losses. He also states that McMicking has leased out 50 acre lots of this Block of land to "a few poor Germans." Peter Sayler must be one of these "poor Germans" who signed the petition.

In 1851 Peter Saylor and his wife are living with son Henry who is named first and thus head of the household.

In 1852, Samuel Saylor buys 50 acres of lot 7, con 4, Willoughby from a Joseph Danner who was granted the lot in 1846. It is probable that Peter Sayler had a lease with McMicking for this lot and his son Samuel ends up buying it.
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #1142, page 193, registered 19 Aug 1853
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6A. THE 1842 PETITION re lots 7 to 11, con 4, WILLOUGHBY
Peter Sayler is the leader of this petition. John Danner is probably his co-leader judging from where Danner's signature is placed beside Peter's. These 18 inhabitants inform the government of what they feel is misuse of the leased by Gilbert McMicking. In January 1846, Joseph Danner is granted  lot 7 by the Crown and he sells the south half, 50 acres, to Samuel Saylor in March 1852.

1842 PETITION
Dated at Willoughby this second day of May 1842
To His Excellency the Right Honorable Sir Charles Bagot GCB etc etc
We the undersigned deemed it a duty we owe to the Government under which we reside, to make known that they have understood, that Gilbert McMicking Esq of Chippawa has obtained a lease or license of occupation for Five Hundred acres of Glebe the lands in the township of Willoughby in the District of Niagara, being lots number Seven Eight Nine Ten and Eleven in the fourth concession.
 
That the undersigned have been further informed were so leased under certain restrictions for improving the roads alongside the same, and to clear and direct buildings thereon, in order to render them valuable at some future period, should the Government hereafter dispose of them
 
The undersigned beg leave to represent that in place of their being improved and rendered more valuable, they are becoming less so, and are not now of one half the value they were previous to their being leased, in as much as all the valuable timber, such as Oak and Pine, has been cut and sold by the occupant to the amount of at least seven hundred and fifty Pounds [750], thereby depreciating  the value of said lands in a very serious degree
 
The undersigned, many of them who are residing in the vicinity of said lands, have conceived it necessary to inform the Government of the facts as herein set forth - That such steps might be taken as would appear under such circumstances to prevent a total depreciation of their value and in setting forth what they have done, they humbly conceived they have done nothing more than their duty -
 
The undersigned further humbly and respectfully submit, and solicit the attention of Government, to the immediate disposal of those lands situated as they are almost in the very center of the Township they tend in a serious degree to retard the improvement of the same, and the sooner they are brought into market, the more they would fetch, before they are entirely stripped of all valuable timber - and in so doing it would prevent much ill feeling and contention now arising in consequence of their being situated as they are, all of which is most respectfully submitted
  
[all signed.
Please note: Most of the signature below are written in their German hand and are very hard for me to decipher.  I welcome assistance from someone familiar with this type of script and the surnames of the area.]

Peter Saylor                                                     John Danner
William Hatharvay
John Rawlings                                                    Goforn Tunnilr
Niholius Williy                                                    John Dobbie
Johoumnd Williy
Michael Tinlunlus
V o Ibchliney
Joseph Voisin
Tugolinousi Nbugous
Jacob Gerver
Joseph Willick
Jegerund ClunIn
Meilhel Mller
Gibald Bse
Yovoy Slmlu
Ragolud Phittefrloce
 
[114b] The Crown Lands department
Kingston 14 July 1842  
Sir
I in here with transmit for the consideration of His Excellency in Council the memorial of Peter Saylor and others in reference to the Glebe lands in Willoughby, I have referred it to Mr. Baines who gives all the information he can on the subject, and I have now the honor to refer the honorable executive council to the order-in-council of the 24th of April under which the licence of occupation was granted
John Davidson
Source: UCLP, RG 1 L3, LAC, V476, S1/114, C-2822, on line image starts at 471
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6B. COMMISSION REPORT re lots 7 to 11, con 4, WILLOUGHBY
Gilbert McMicking is leased these 5 lots (500 acres) in 1835 and cuts lumber. The inhabitants claim in their petition that he sold the lumber for 750. A friend writes that McMicking built a steam mill and used the wood for fuel. In Nov  1842, six months after the inhabitants petitioned, the Crown revokes McMicking's lease.  Within a month, Dec 1842 a friend of McMicking pleads his case. In 1835 he sees an advertisement in the paper that the lots are to be sold by the Government and offers to purchase them. However the Abstract Index to the land records shows Joseph Danner being granted the lots in 1846.

The key piece in this whole affair is that Gilbert McMicking is said to have "leased the Block out to a few poor Germans in 50 acre parcels for a few years." This obviously refers to the German inhabitants who petitioned, Peter Sayler being among them.

TOWNSHIP PAPERS FOR LOTS 7 TO 11, CON 4
[267]
24th April 1835
In Council
Administration of Sir John Colbourne VCB Lieutenant Governor
 
Ordered that a Licence of Occupation be granted to Gilbert McMicking of Chippawa in the District of Niagara, Esquire, of lots number 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 in the Fourth Concession of the Township of Willoughby containing together 500 acres, reserved as a Glebe, with the understanding that the Government may resume the Lands when deemed necessary without admitting any Claim for remuneration.
[signed] John Beikie
Clerk executive Council
 
[268]
7.8.9.10 & 11, 4, Willoughby,
Order in Council 22 Nov 1842
Entd in Book No 8 Folio 547
 
[269-270]
1842 PETITION
22 Nov 1842, Extract from a report of a committee of the Executive and approved by His Excellency the Governor General in Council on the same day.
Peter Sayler and other Inhabitants of the Township of Willoughby informing the Government that Gilbert McMicking who obtained a licence of occupation of certain Glebe lots (nos 7.8.9.10 and 11 in the 4th Concession of the said Township) has been cutting the best timber and otherwise injuring the said lots. The lots for which licence of occupation was given to Mr McMicking and the Glebe lots as such should not be used for any purpose foreign to the trust upon which they are placed as the dispreat? of the Provincial Government. The committee therefore recommend that Mr McMieking be informed that the licence of occupation is revoked, and that the lands be treated in future as ordinary Clergy Reserve. [side note] Mr McMicking notified by letter 4 July 1843. Entered on Plan.


[272 - 274]
23rd Dec 1842
Queenston District of Niagara
Honorable A N Morin
Commis of Lands
Sir
My friend Mr. McMicking of Chippawa has shown me a letter of yours of the 14th Inst informing him that the licence of occupation which he held under the date 24th April 1835 - for lots number 7.8.9. 10 & 11 in the Township of Willoughby in this District had been canceled.
If the executive could reconsider their decision I feel confident that Mr. McMicking has strong claims upon the government relative to his being allowed the use of those lands for a longer period; First the ground on which he obtained them were to provide fuel to a steam flouring mill, no water mill being in that part of the Country for great distance to enable the inhabitants of the five townships composing the Fourth Riding of Lincoln to get funding with the exception of two which are far from the steam mill and they only by the spring and fall freshet did grinding for a few weeks in the year[.]
 
The steam mill was erected at great expense and without the advantage of the road from those cultivated lands in its vicinity the erection would not have answered the purpose[.]
 
But unfortunately the mill has been totally consumed during our recent trouble by two incendiaries who came from the American side expressly to destroy them[.] One of the incendiaries was afterwards apprehended and remained in our gaol for over one year and was discharged on his giving information relative to the plot, on the information thus derived last year the Governor General communicated with the Governor of the state of New York to give up to our authorities that principal but unfortunately he has not been found[.] The loss to Mr. McMicking was 3500 which has nearly ruined him.
 
The burning was not on account of Mr. McMicking but purely to do a public injury knowing that those mills were of great importance to the District.  Another reason is that roads in that township are of the very worst kind[,] indeed there are scarcely a road in it[,] and on that account he has done much and still is in opening new roads through the tract much to the advantage of the interior settler.

He hath leased the Block out to a few poor Germans in 50 acre parcels for a few years[,] three of which are unexpired and upon the very expressed condition that roads should be opened; there are other reasons I might mention however I Trust from what I have said His Excellency the Governor General and the Honorable Executive Council will see cause if considered to rescind the order canceling his licence of occupation at least till the leases expires between [torn]  and the Germans aforesaid[.]  Indeed he has erected small Barns for the benefit of
those people and as yet hath not acquired any return for his outlay or compensation as intended when the lease was granted, the improvements made on the lands far exceed any advantage he has yet derived there from[.]
 
I have the honor to be
Sir
your very obedient and humble servant
David Danburn?
 
[275] Gilbert McMicking
Chippawa Aug 1845
Is willing to purchase Glebe lots 7.8.9.10 & 11 in 4 Con Willoughby at 25/ per acre.
Ansd 1st Sept 45
[276]
Honbl William Morris etc etc
My Dear Sir
I Perceive by the gazette that the Gleabe lots in the Township of Willoughby are for sale Say 7.8.9.10 & 11 in the 4th Concession of said Township for 25/ per acre[.] I am content to pay the price asked for them – agreeable to the regulations laid down in and other column of said Paper as having had a licence of occupation I am to have the Preontion? Right – as there is no given Periods when the money is to be paid, in the column whare the afforesaid lots are mentioned I would Take it as a Perticular favor if you will cause me to be informed as to the manner of payments you require you will confer a favor on yours very truly.
[signed] Gilbert McMicking
PS There is a great travil about the Falls at present there was over 200 Passed over our Rail Road yesterday from this place to Queenston -
Source: Township Papers, 1783-1870, RG 1-58, MS 658, reel 522, pages 265-276
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7. POSSIBLE CHILDREN of PETER SAYLOR and ELIZABETH LAPP
Census data suggests that these are all children of Peter and Elizabeth. However Isaac is a weaker conjecture. He is not listed with Peter and Elizabeth and in 1851 is a labourer in Willoughby. Only an 1865 marriage record has been found for Benjamin.

Children of PETER SAYLOR and ELIZABETH LAPP are:
1. ABRAHAM SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1818, Canada; d. 06 Apr 1887, Welland Co..
2. SAMUEL SAYLOR, b. 1821, Willoughby Tp, Welland Co.; d. 31 Jul 1887, Mosa, Middlesex Co
3. HENRY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1826, Canada; d. 04 Sept 1893, Willoughby Tp.
4. ISSAC SAYLOR, b. 31 Mar 1828; d. 06 Dec 1902, Longwood Rd, Mosa.
5. JUDITH SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1837, Canada; d. 25 May 1896, Willoughby Tp,.
6. BENJAMIN SAYLOR, b. 7 Jan 1844, Canada; m. ANN SOUTH, 10 Oct 1865, Lincoln Co, ON.
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7A. ABRAHAM SAYLOR
ABRAHAM SAYLOR (PETER1) was born Abt. 1818 in Canada, and died 06 Apr 1887 in Welland Co..  He married PERMILLA.  She was born 1 Jan 1819 in Canada, and died 3 July 1851.
 
Notes for ABRAHAM SAYLOR:
1851 CENSUS CANADA
Abraham         Saylor  Male    34, farmer, born abt 1818 in Canada, No Sect [religion]
Permilla           Saylor  Female 31        abt 1821          Canada, Evangelist
Peter               Saylor  Male    12        abt 1840          Canada, Evangelist
Samuel            Saylor  Male    11        abt 1841          Canada, Evangelist
Dinah              Saylor  Female 10        abt 1842          Canada, Evangelist
Mary E            Saylor  Female 9          abt 1843          Canada, Evangelist
Esther              Saylor  Female 6          abt 1846          Canada, Evangelist
Nicholas          Saylor  Male    3          abt 1849          Canada, Evangelist
Michael           Saylor  Male    1          abt 1851          Canada, Evangelist
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 11; Line: 41, Ancestry.com
 
1854 LAND PURCHASE
24 Apr 1854, Abraham Saylor of Willoughby, yeoman,  for 250, 50 acres, south half lot 12, broken front, Willoughby from John Kirkpatrick et al, of Chippawa, merchant. Witnessed by Richard Howat Kirkpatrick, Chippawa, merchant and Isaac Saylor, Willoughby, yeoman.
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #1830, page 224, registered 25 Aug 1854

1861 CENSUS
Abraham         Saler    Male    44        1817    Upper Canada, Widowed, Farmer, Eps. Meth
Peter               Saler    Male    21        1840    Upper Canada Single, Labourer
Saml               Saler    Male    20        1841    Upper Canada Single
Mary               Saler    Female 16        1845    Upper Canada Single
Esther              Saler    Female 14        1847    Upper Canada Single
Nicholas          Saler    Male    12        1849    Upper Canada Single
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Willoughby, , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081; Page: 6, Ancestry.com
 
1871 CENSUS
Saylor  Abraham         Male    53        abt 1818          Ontario            Widowed, farmer
Saylor, Dinah, F, 27, Ont, U Breth
Saylor, Nicholas, M, 22
Saylor, Suzannah, F, 17
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C-9920; Page: 3; Family No: 9, Ancestry.com
 
1881 CENSUS
Saylor  Abram        Male    62        1819    Ontario            Widow Methodist       German           Farmer
Saylor  Samuel        Male    30 [sic] 1851    Ontario            Married Methodist      German           Farmer
Saylor  Sarah           Female 22        1859    USA    Married Methodist      German          
George Gidon,         male, 14, Ontario, son
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C_13253; Page: 2; Family No: 6., Ancestry.com

1876 HISTORICAL ATLAS
Abraham Sailor shown residing on Lot 12, Con 1, Broken Front, Willoughby Tp., right on the Niagara River.
Source: Historical Atlas of Lincoln & Welland Counties, H.R. Page, 1876, p. 54, scroll down for map.
 
DEATH - ABRAHAM
Abraham Saylor, died 6 Apr 1887, 67, farmer, born Willoughby, informant Nicholas Miller, farmer, Willoughby, Evangelical Association.
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Civil Death Register, Series: MS935; Reel: 49, 17163, Ancestry.com

Abraham is buried in the Willoughby Church Cemetery (semi active) at the corner of Sauer & Ort Rds. (email from Ted Smith Sept 2014)

DEATH  - PERMELIA
Inscription: Permelia, wife of Abraham Sayler, died July 3, 1851 aged 32 y's 6m 2d [1 Jan 1819]
Source: Lapp Cemetery, Detenbeck Road at Niagara Parkway, Con. B. F., Lot 11, Niagara Falls, Willoughby Twp., Welland County, AO, MS 451, Reel 36
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7B. SAMUEL SAYLOR
SAMUEL SAYLOR (PETER1) was born 1821 in Willoughby Tp, Welland Co., ON, and died 31 Jul 1887 in Mosa, Middlesex Co..  He married ANNA CLIMENHAGA 1843, daughter of MARTIN CLIMENHAGA and ELIZABETH DAMUDE.  She was born 03 Apr 1823 in Bertie Tp, Welland County, ON, and died 19 Dec 1880 in Aldborough, Elgin Co..
 
Notes for SAMUEL SAYLOR:
1851 CENSUS CANADA
Samuel  Sailor   Male    30        abt 1822          Birthplace; Willoughby, Tunker, Farmer
Anna   Sailor   Female 29        abt 1823          Birthplace; Bertie
Martin Sailor   Male    6          abt 1846          Birthplace; Willoughby
Isaac    Sailor   Male    4          abt 1848          Birthplace; Willoughby
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Bertie, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 89; Line: 10, Ancestry.com
Note: Living next to two Climanhager families Martin and David and also Daniel Sider - all Tunkers.
 
1861 CENSUS
Samuel  Sayler  Male    39        1822    Canada            Religion A.M., Married, log house
Anne   Sayler  Female 37        1824    Canada            Married
Martin Sayler  Male    14        1847    Canada            Single
Isaac    Sayler  Male    12        1849    Canada            Single
Jacob   Sayler  Male    7          1854    Canada            Single
Elisabeth         Sayler  Female 2          1859    Canada            Single
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Willoughby, , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081; Page: 12, Ancestry.com
 
1871 CENSUS
Sailer   Samuel            Male    49        abt 1822          Ontario            Married, Evangelist,    origin German, Farmer
Sailer   Annie  Female 48        abt 1823          Ontario            Married                      German
Sailer   Jacob   Male    17        abt 1854          Ontario                                   German, Farmer
Sailer   Elesabeth         Female 12        abt 1859          Ontario                                   German
Sailer   Abraham         Male    3          abt 1868          Ontario                                   German
Sailer   Isaac    Male    22        abt 1849  Ontario                               German, Farmer
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Mosa, Middlesex West, Ontario; Roll: C-9900; Page: 51; Family No: 180.
 
DEATH - SAMUEL
Samuel Saylor
Death Date:     31 Jul 1887
Death County or District:       Middlesex
Age:    66, farmer
Gender:           Male
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Birth Location:            Canada
Informant; Martin Saylor, Mosa, Methodist
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 48.
 
DEATH - ANNA
Annie Sayler
[Annie Saylor]
[Annie Climenhaga]
Death Date:     19 Dec 1880
Death County or District:       Elgin
Age:    57, Matron
Gender:           Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Birth Location:            Bertie Welland Co, Ontario
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 24.

     
Children of SAMUEL SAYLOR and ANNA CLIMENHAGA are:
7.           i.   MARTIN4 SAYLOR, b. 20 Oct 1846, Willoughby Tp, Welland Co., ON; d. 09 Jan 1908, THOROLD TWSP., WELLAND COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA.
             ii.   ISAAC SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1848, Willoughby Tp.; m. CATHERINE MOYER, 02 May 1871, Mosa Tp.; b. Abt. 1848, Clinton Tp..
 
Notes for ISAAC SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Isaac Taylor [clearly written as Saylor]
Birth Place:          Willoughby, Ontario
Age:         22
Residence when married: Mosa
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1849
Father Name:       Samuel Taylor
Mother Name:      Anna Taylor
Spouse Name:      Catherine Moyer
Spouse's Age:       22
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1849
Spouse Birth Place:          Clinton, Ontario
Spouse Father Name:       Dilman H Moyer
Spouse Mother Name:     Margaret Moyer
Witnesses: Jacob Saylor and John Moyer, both of Mosa.
Marriage Date:     2 May 1871
Marriage County or District:        Middlesex
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 5.
 
            iii.   JACOB SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1854, Ontario.
            iv.   ELIZABETH SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1859, Ontario.
             v.   ABRAHAM SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1868, Ontario; d. 09 Oct 1902, Bertie Tp.; m. SARAH CATHERINE SWALM, 01 Jun 1892, York; b. Abt. 1866, Nottawasaga Tp..
 
Notes for ABRAHAM SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Abram Saylor
Birth Place:          Tp Willoughby, Ontario
Age:         24
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1868
Father Name:       Samuel Saylor
Mother Name:      Annie Climenbraga
Spouse Name:      Sarah Catherine Swalm
Spouse's Age:       26
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1866
Spouse Birth Place:          Nottawasaga Township
Spouse Father Name:       John Swalm
Spouse Mother Name:     Catherine Baker
Marriage Date:     1 Jun 1892
Marriage County or District:        York
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 77.
 
DEATH
Saylor, Abraham, 9 Oct 1902, 34 yr, Barber, married, born Willoughby Tp, Consumption 2yrs.
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 108, 26366, Ancestry 

Samuel is possibly buried in the Cashmere Cemetery in Mosa Tp. Ted Smith writes "there is only one collective monument as pictured on the web site. I think they must have made a list at the time of consoldiation, but who has it, I haven't been able to discover." (email from Ted Smith Sept 2014)


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7C. HENRY SAYLOR
HENRY SAYLOR (PETER1) was born Abt. 1826 in Canada, and died 04 Sep 1893 in Willoughby Tp.  He married ESTHER.  She was born Abt. 1830 in Canada.
 
Notes for HENRY SAYLOR:
1851 CENSUS CANADA
Henry  Saylor  Male    26, farmer, Evangelist,            abt 1826          born in Canada
Peter    Saylor  Male    56, Farmer, No Sect,   abt 1796          United States
Elizabeth Saylor  Female 54, Evangelist,            abt 1798          United States
Judith  Saylor  Female 15, No sect,     abt 1837          Canada
Benjamin Saylor  Male    11, No Sect,    abt 1841          Canada
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 25; Line: 33, Ancestry.com

1851 CENSUS
Nicholas Willick, lot 9, Con 3, 100 acres, Willoughby Tp, Welland Co. [59]
Henry Saylor, lot 18, con 3, 100 acres, ditto
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: B; Roll: C_11757; Page: 59; Line: 7.
 
1861 CENSUS
Henry  Sayler  Male    34        1827    Canada            Married
Esther  Sayler  Female 31        1830    Canada            Married
Mary    Sayler  Female 8          1853    Canada            Single
Rebecca Sayler  Female 6          1855    Canada            Single
Benj     Sayler  Male    21        1840    Canada
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Willoughby, , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081; Page: 22.
 
1871 CENSUS
Saylor  Henry  Male    44        abt 1827          Ontario            Married, United Brethren, German
Saylor  Esther  Female 40        abt 1831          Ontario            Married                      German
Saylor  Mary E   Female 17        abt 1854          Ontario                                   German
Saylor  Rebecca   Female 15        abt 1856          Ontario                                   German
Saylor  Bradley     Male    5          abt 1866          Ontario                                   German
Saylor  Jessie   Female 3          abt 1868          Ontario                                   German
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C-9920; Page: 16; Family No: 56., Ancestry.com
 
1876 HISTORICAL ATLAS
Henry Sailor shown residing on Lot 17, Con 3, Broken Front, Willoughby Tp.
Source: Historical Atlas of Lincoln & Welland Counties, H.R. Page, 1876, p. 54, scroll down for map.

1881 CENSUS
Sayler Henry  Male    54        1827    Ontario            U Brethren      German           Farmer
Sayler  Ester    Female 50        1831    Ontario            U Brethren      German          
Sayler  Bradley  Male    15        1866    Ontario            U Brethren      German           Farmer Son, Going To School
Sayler  Jessie   Female 13        1868    Ontario            U Brethren      German           Going To School
Sayler  Benjiman  Male    9          1872    Ontario            U Brethren      German           Going To School
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C_13253; Page: 27; Family No: 120.
 
DEATH
Henry Saylor, died 4 Sept 1893, 66 years old, farmer
born Willoughby Tp.
Informant Benj O Saylor, United Brethren
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 69., #18027

Henry is buried in the Willoughby Church Cemetery (semi active) at the corner of Sauer & Ort Rds. (email from Ted Smith Sept 2014)

DEATH
Esther Saylor
Death Date:    9 Oct 1903
Death County or District: Willoughby Tp, Welland Co
Age:    73
Female, lot 17, con 3, widow, Evangelist
Estimated Birth Year:    abt 1830
Birth Location:    Welland, Ontario
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 113.
     
Children of HENRY SAYLOR and ESTHER are:
              i.   MARY E4 SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1853, Willoughby Tp. ON; m. GEORGE MCCLIVE, 16 Feb 1876, Welland Co., ON; b. Abt. 1845.
 
Notes for MARY E SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Name:       Mary E Sayler, United Brethren
Birth Place:          Willoughby, Ontario
Age:         22
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1854
Father Name:       Henry Sayler
Mother Name:      Esther Sayler
Spouse Name:      George McClive, Methodist, Yeoman
Spouse's Age:       31
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1845
Spouse Birth Place:          Stamford Ont
Spouse Father Name:       William McClive
Spouse Mother Name:     Eliza McClive
Marriage Date:     16 Feb 1876
Witnesses: Rebecca Saylor and Melvin Dell both of Willoughby Tp.
Marriage County or District:        Willoughby, Welland Co
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 22.
 
             ii.   REBECCA SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1855, Ontario; m. NOAH MOYER, 09 Nov 1877, abt 1855; b. Abt. 1855, Clinton, ON.
            iii.   BRADLEY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1866, Ontario.
            iv.   JESSIE E SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1868, Ontario; m. WILLIAM DELL; b. Abt. 1866, Stamford Tp, ON.
 
Notes for JESSIE E SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Jessie E Saylor
Birth Place:          Willoughby
Age:         24
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1869
Father Name:       Henry Saylor
Mother Name:      Esther Saylor
Spouse Name:      William A Dell
Spouse's Age:       27
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1866
Spouse Birth Place:          Stamford Tp
Spouse Father Name:       James Dell
Spouse Mother Name:     Ether Dell
Marriage Date:     20 Dec 1893
Marriage County or District:        Welland
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 80.
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7D. ISAAC SAYLOR
ISSAC SAYLOR (PETER1) was born 31 Mar 1828 in Upper Canada, and died 06 Dec 1902 in Longwood Rd, Mosa.  He married ELIZABETH WILLICK, daughter of JOSEPH WILLICK and ESTHER.  She was born 20 Feb 1836 in Canada, and died 19 Mar 1906 in Longwood Rd, Mosa.

Note: It is conjecture that Isaac is a son of Peter Saylor and Eliz Lapp as no document has surfaced stating the relationship. However he is so entwined with the Lapps in land purchase records as a purchaser and a witness and with Judith Saylor below that it is most likely that Isaac is their son and I am treating it as such.

In 1851 Isaac is married to Elizabeth Willick and living with her parents, Nicholas and Esther Willick in Willoughby Township. Probably they had recently married and no children are listed and they do not yet have their own farm. They are Evangelists. In 1861 and 1871 they are living in Bertie Tp. where the family are Wesleyan Methodists. By 1881 they are in Mosa Tp, Middlesex Co. and they have become Mennonites. His 'possible' sister Judith and her husband Frederick Miller are living with the Nicholas Willick family in 1861. This suggests a connection to Isaac and supports my conclusion that Isaac is a sibling of Judith and a son of Peter Saylor.

ELIZABETH WILLICK
In 1851, Isaac Saylor is married to Elizabeth Saylor, age 22 thus born about 1830 and living with the family of Nicholas Willick. We assume Nicholas is her father. However, from 1861 onward, Elizabeth Saylor, the wife of Isaac is born about 1836. In the 1901 census and her 1906 death certificate all point to 1836 as her birth year. There is an Elizabeth Willick in 1851 who is born in 1836 and she is the daughter of Joseph Willick. Could it be that the first Elizabeth in 1851 was the daughter of Nicholas and died shortly after and Isaac then married her cousin, Elizabeth Willick, daughter of Joseph Willick?
 
1851 CENSUS
Nicholas    Willick    Male    37    abt 1815    France, Evangelist, Farmer and head of household
Esther    Willick    Female    34    abt 1818    Canada, Evangelist
Maryann    Willick    Female    75    abt 1777    France, Catholic
Isaac    Saylor    Male    24    abt 1828    Canada, Evangelist
Elizabeth    Saylor    Female    22    abt 1830    Canada, Evangelist
District:    Welland County
District Number:    40
Sub-District:    Willoughby
Sub-District Number:    384
Household Members:   
Name    Age
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 21; Line: 21.

LAND PURCHASE
11 Apr 1853, Isaac Saylor, Willoughby, Yeoman buys from Isaac Lapp of Willoughby, yeoman, for 118 15 shillings,  50 acres, south half of lot 17, Con 3, Willoughby. Witnessed by Henry Saylor, Willoughby, yeoman and James Cummings, Chippawa, Esquire.
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #853, page 176, registered 13 Apr 1853

1861 CENSUS
Isaac    Sailor   Male    31        1830    Canada West   Married
Elizabeth  Sailor   Female 25        1836    Canada West   Married
Ester    Sailor   Female 6          1855    Canada West   Single
Jonathan  Sailor   Male    4          1857    Canada West   Single
Joseph Henry  Sailor   Male    2    1859    Canada West   Single
S?  Sailor         Female  [no age given, probably Elizabeth]   Canada West   Single
Home in 1861:            Bertie, Welland, Canada West in a log 1 story house.
Religion:          Wesleyan Methodist
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Bertie, Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1080; Page: 8.
 
1871 CENSUS
Sailor   Isaac              Male    43        abt 1828          b. Ontario      Married     German
Sailor   Elizabeth         Female 35        abt 1836          Ontario      Married     German
Sailor   Esther              Female 15        abt 1856          Ontario                      German, going to school
Sailor   Jonathan          Male    12        abt 1859          Ontario                      German, going to school
Sailor   Henry             Male    11        abt 1860          Ontario                       German, going to school
Sailor   Elizabeth         Female 10        abt 1861          Ontario                       German, going to school
Sailor   Isaac              Male    8          abt 1863          Ontario                        German, going to school
Sailor   Louisa           Female 5          abt 1866          Ontario                       German
Sailor   Fany               Female 3          abt 1868          Ontario                      German
Sailor   Minney            Female 9 months         abt 1870          Ontario           German
Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Source Citation: Year: 1871; Census Place: Bertie, Welland, Ontario; Roll: C-9919; Page: 41; Family No: 168.
 
1878 HISTORICAL ATLAS
Isaac Sayler shown residing on part of Lot 8, Range 2, Mosa Township, Middlesex Co.
Source: Historical Atlas of the County of Middlesex, H.R. Page, 1878,, scroll down for map.
 
1881 CENSUS
Saylor  Isaac              Male    58        1823    Ontario            Mennonite       German           Farmer
Saylor  Elesobeth        Female 44        1837    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  Ester               Female 24        1857    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  Johnathan        Male    23        1858    Ontario            Mennonite       German           Farmer
Saylor  Henry             Male    21        1860    Ontario            Mennonite       German           Farmer
Saylor  Isaac              Male    18        1863    Ontario            Mennonite       German           Farmer S
Saylor  Louisa             Female 15        1866    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  Elisabeth         Female 14        1867    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  Fanny              Female 13        1868    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  add                    Female 11        1870    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  William            Male    9          1872    Ontario            Mennonite       German         
Saylor  May                 Female 2          1879    Ontario            Mennonite       German           German
Source Citation: Year: 1881; Census Place: Mosa, Middlesex West, Ontario; Roll: C_13269; Page: 41; Family No: 169., Ancestry

1901 CENSUS
Canadian         Presbyterian     
Sayler    Isaac    Male, Head, 31 Mar 1828, 73, b.Ontario, Canadian, Mennonite, Farmer
Sayler    Elizabeth    Female    Wife, 20 Feb 1836,    65, Ontario, Canadian Mennonite     
Moyer    E Cora    Female    G Daughter, 23 Feb    1883, 18    Ontario    Canadian     Mennonite     
Tilfer    Winneford Female    Boarder     5 Sep 1880, 20    Ontario     CanadianProvince:    Ontario
District:    Middlesex (west/ouest)
District Number:    90
Sub-District:    Mosa
Sub-District Number:    F-1
Neighbors:    View others on page
Source Citation: Year: 1901; Census Place: Mosa, Middlesex (west/ouest), Ontario; Page: 1; Family No: 2.

 
DEATH - Isaac
Isaac Sailor
[Isaac Saylor]
Death Date:  6 Dec 1902
Death County or District:  Middlesex
Age: 74
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1828
Birth Location: Welland, Ontario
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 107.
 
DEATH - Elizabeth
Elizabeth Saylor
Mar 19 1906, 70 years
Resides Longwood Rd, Mosa tp, Middlesex Co.
born Willoughby Tp.
married to Wm Saylor [probable clerk error, should be Isaac Saylor]
Mennonite
Informant Isaac Saylor
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 126.
 
     
Children of ISSAC SAYLOR and ELIZABETH WILLICK are:
8.           i.   ESTHER4 SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1857.
             ii.   JOHNATHAN SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1858.
            iii.   JOSEPH HENRY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1860.
            iv.   ISAAC SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1863, Welland Co.; m. ALIMA SITLER, 02 May 1894; b. 1876, Middlesex Co..
 
Notes for ISAAC SAYLOR [JR]:
MARRIAGE
Isaac Saylor
Birth Place:          Welland, Ontario
Age:         26
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1868
Father Name:       Isaac Saylor
Mother Name:      Elizabeth Saylor
Spouse Name:      Alima Sitler
Spouse's Age:       18
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1876
Spouse Birth Place:          Middlesex Ont
Spouse Father Name:       Henry Sitler
Spouse Mother Name:     Susanna Sitler
Marriage Date:     2 May 1894
Marriage County or District:        Middlesex
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 82.
 
             v.   LOUISA SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1866.
            vi.   ELISABETH SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1861.
           vii.   FANNY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1868, Bertie Tp.; m. AUGUSTUS DECOW, 09 Jun 1887, Middlesex Co., ON; b. Abt. 1857, USA.
 
Notes for FANNY SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Fanny Saylor
Birth Place:          Berthia
Age:         18
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1869
Father Name:       Isaac Saylor
Mother Name:      Ligie? Saylor
Spouse Name:      Augustus Decow
Spouse's Age:       30
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1857
Spouse Birth Place:          Jond US
Spouse Father Name:       John Decow
Spouse Mother Name:     Jane Decow
Marriage Date:     9 Jun 1887
Marriage County or District:        Middlesex
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS932; Reel: 57.
 
          viii.   MINNEY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1870.
            ix.   WILLIAM SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1872.
             x.   ELGIN RODNEY SAYLOR, b. 07 Apr 1874, Mosa, Middlesex Co..
 
Notes for ELGIN RODNEY SAYLOR:
BIRTH
Elyin Rodney Saylor
Date of Birth:       7 Apr 1874
Gender:    Male
Birth County or District:  Middlesex
Father's Name:     Isaac Saylor
Mother's Name:    Elisabeth Willis
informant; Mrs A.H. Moyer
Archive Name:     Archives of Ontario
Archive Series:     MS929
Archive Reel:       16
 
            xi.   MAY SAYLOR, b. Abt. 1879.
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7E. JUDITH SAYLOR
JUDITH SAYLOR (PETER1) was born Abt. 1837 in Canada, and died 25 May 1896 in Willoughby Tp,.  She married FREDERICK MILLER.  He was born Abt. 1837 in Germany.
 
Notes for JUDITH SAYLOR:
DEATH
Judith Miller
Death Date:     25 May 1896
Death County or District:       Welland
Age:    61, married
Gender:           Female
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Sudden heart failure.
Birth Location: Willoughby Tp, Ontario
Informant; Mr F Miller, farmer
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS935; Reel: 81, Ancestry.com
 
Notes for FREDERICK MILLER:
1851 CENSUS CANADA
Henry  Saylor  Male    26, farmer, Evangelist,            abt 1826          born in Canada
Peter    Saylor  Male    56, Farmer, No Sect,   abt 1796          United States
Elizabeth         Saylor  Female 54, Evangelist,                        abt 1798          United States
Judith  Saylor  Female 15, No sect,                 abt 1837          Canada
Benjamin         Saylor  Male    11, No Sect,                abt 1841          Canada
Frederick Miller, male, 17, labourer, born France, No Sect
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: A; Roll: C_11757; Page: 25; Line: 33, Ancestry.com
 
1861 CENSUS
Nicholas   Willick,         Male,   45,       1816    Germany         Married
Esther       Willick          Female 42        1819    Canada            Married
Frederick  Miller           Male    27        1834    Germany         Married
Judith         Miller         Female 24        1837    Canada            Married
Nicholas    Miller   Male    3          1858    Canada            Single
Not Named Miller       Female 1          1860    Canada            Single
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: Willoughby, , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081; Page: 21.
     
Children of JUDITH SAYLOR and FREDERICK MILLER are:
              i.   NICHOLAS4 MILLER, b. 1859, Ontario.
             ii.   ESTHER MILLER, b. Abt. 1861, Ontario.
            iii.   MARY ANNE MILLER, b. Abt. 1867, Ontario.
            iv.   MICHAEL MILLER, b. Abt. 1870, Ontario.
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7F. BENJAMIN SAYLOR

Notes for BENJAMIN SAYLOR:
MARRIAGE
Name:       Benj Taylor [Benjamin Sayler]
Birth Place:          Willoughby
Residence:            Willoughby Township
Age:         25
Estimated Birth Year:      abt 1840
Father Name:       Peter
Mother Name:      Elizabeth
Spouse Name:      Ann South
Spouse's Age:       20
Spouse Birth Year:           abt 1845
Spouse Birth Place:          Willoughby Township
Spouse Residence:           Willoughby Township
Spouse Father Name:       James
Spouse Mother Name:     Jane
Marriage Date:     10 Oct 1865
Marriage County or District:        Lincoln
Source Citation: Archives of Ontario; Series: MS248; Reel: 10, Ancestry.com
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8. THE FAMILY in the WILLOUGHBY TOWNSHIP LAND RECORDS
Peter Saylor had 5 sons: Abraham, Samuel, Henry, Isaac, Benjamin and a daughter Judith. In the 1851 census Abraham and Henry are shown as located on lots but at that time they did not own land. In the 1850's Samuel, Isaac and Abraham get enough money together to buy farms. In the 1861 census, father Peter Saylor is living on Isaac's farm on Lot 17, con 3 and Isaac is now in Bertie. Isaac Saylor sells Lot 17 back to Isaac Lapp in 1863 after his father dies. I have not found Isaac's farm in Bertie Tp. in the land books. By 1881 Isaac is farming in Mosa Tp, Middlesex Co.

I have not found Henry or Benjamin owning a lot in Willoughby or Bertie. Henry is on lot 18 , con 3 in the 1851 census but he does not own it. Judith marries Nicholas Willick and they live in Willoughby.

No Saylor, Sayler, Sailor was granted free land by the Crown anywhere in Upper Canada. They had to pay their way.
Source: Index to Upper Canada Land Grants, 1784 - 1841, OGS, 2007

ABSTRACT INDEX for WILLOUGHBY Tp. [These notes are from years ago and need to be reexamined]
Lot 12, BF and Con 1: Abraham buys 1854 - GS 2951
Lot 12, BF and Con 1: Abraham conveyance Andrew, 1864 - GS 2951
Lot 12, BF and Con 1: Mary E Snider and Nicholas Sayler to Samuel Sayler, 1888 - GS 2951 and 2
Lot 17, Con 3: Henry and Benjamin Sayler, 1873 - GS 2952
Lot 5, Con 4: Samuel Saylor, 1863 - GS 2951
Lot 7, Con 4: Samuel Saylor, 1870 mortgage - GS 2952
Lot 7, Con 5: Samuel to Samuel Saylor, 1863 - GS 2951
Lot 7, Con 5: Abraham Saylor, 1866 - GS 2952
Lot 8, Con 5: Abraham to Samuel Saylor, 1882 - GS 2952
Lot 8, Con 5: Levi Saylor, 1911 - GS 2952

1851 CENSUS
Abraham Saylor, lot 12, Con 1, 56 acres, Willoughby Tp, [57]
Isaac Lapp, lots 10 and 11, Con 1, 228 acres, ditto
Nicholas Willick, lot 9, Con 3, 100 acres, [59]
Henry Saylor, lot 18, Con 3, 100 acres, ditto
Joseph Willick, lot 15, Con 3, ditto
Source Citation: Year: 1851; Census Place: Willoughby, Welland County, Canada West (Ontario); Schedule: B; Roll: C_11757; Page: 59; Line: 7., Ancestry.com

1852 SAMUEL SAYLOR: buys S 1/2,  Lot 7, Con 4, Willoughby
2 Mar 1852, Abraham Saylor of Willoughby, yeoman, for 162 10 shillings, 50 acres, south half lot 7, con 4, Willoughby from Joseph Danner, Bertie, yeoman, Witnessed by William H Abrams, Wagon Maker and Leonard J Belding of the said township of Bertie, teacher. Note: he also buys Lot 5, Con 4 in 1862.
Source: Abstract Index of Land Records for Willoughby Township, AO, GSU 171002
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #1142, page 193, registered 17 Aug 1853

1853 ISAAC SAYLOR: buys S 1/2,  Lot 17, Con 3, Willoughby
11 Apr 1853, Isaac Saylor of Willoughby, yeoman, for 118 15 shillings, 50 acres, south half lot 17, con 3, Willoughby from Issac Lapp, Willoughby, yeoman, Witnessed by Henry Saylor, Willoughby, yeoman and James Cummings, Chippawa, Esquire.
Source: Abstract Index of Land Records for Willoughby Township, AO, GSU 171002
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #853, page 176, registered 13 Apr 1853

1854 ABRAHAM SAYLOR: buys pt. Lot 12, Con 1, Willoughby
24 Apr 1854, Abraham Saylor of Willoughby, yeoman, for 250, 50 acres, south half lot 12, Con 1 with the broken front, Willoughby from John Kirkpatrick et al, of Chippawa, merchant. Witnessed by Richard Howat Kirkpatrick, Chippawa, merchant and Isaac Saylor, Willoughby, yeoman.
Source: Abstract Index of Land Records for Willoughby Township, AO, GSU 171002
Source: Willoughby Land Copybook A, GS 2954, #1830, page 224, registered 25 Aug 1854

1861 CENSUS
Samuel Saylor, lot 7, Con 4, 50 acres, Willoughby Tp, Welland Co, [image 626]
Henry Saylor, lots 5 & 6, Con 4, 200 acres
Henry Saylor, lot 17, Con 3, 50 acres
Benj Saylor, lot 16, Con 3, 50 acres
Peter Saylor, lot 17, Con 3, 50 acres
Nicholas Willick, lot 9, Con 3, 100 acres
Joseph Willick, lot 15, Con 3, 100 acres
Isaac Lapp, lots 10 and 11, Con 1, 234 acres, [image 624]
Source Citation: Year: 1861; Census Place: All Places (Agricultural), , Welland, Canada West; Roll: C-1081, page 6, Ancestry.com

WILLS
Not yet looked up.
1. Pg. 631, Abraham Sayler, Willoughby, executor 1. Samuel Sayler, administration, Book G, page 234, registry number 1315
2. Pg. 643, Samuel Saylor, Willoughby, executor Sarah Saylor (widow), book D, p 678, reg 1202
3. Pg. 664, Jacob Saylor, heirs Susie Saylor, Norman, Mabel may et al, Pelham, general, I 2713
4. Levi Saylor, Willoughby, Exec Catherine Margaret Saylor, Book K, reg 3780
5. Sarah E Saylor, Willoughby, Geneva Saylor, Willis E Saylor, Henry O Saylor, Andrew Simpson, book L, reg 4519
6. Pg. 685, Henry Orval saylor, exec. Cora May, Andrew Simpson, Willoughby, general, L 4751
Source: Will Index, Welland Co, GSU 171007 or GS 2949 
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9. 1823 WILLOUGHBY CENSUS

"Another interesting source is “A Century of Municipal History, 1792-1892. Compiled from the municipal records of the County of Welland by Ernest Cruikshank.”  The Willoughby Census for 1823 lists Abraham Lapp, 4 Males, 4 Females; Jacob Whistler, 3 M, 2 F; Peter Saylor, 3 M, 2 F; and a John Lapp, 2 M, 2 F."
Source: email Debra Kinzie, March 2014