Robert Travis, Sr. , was born about 1668 in Rye, Westchester
County, New York and before 1691 in Westchester County, New York.
He was married to Dorcus Galpin born abt. 1658 in Fairfield,
Connecticut and had 6 children:
- Catherine Travis
- Elizabeth Travis b: 1711
- Martha Travis
- Sarah Travis
- Robert Travis
b: ABT 1689 in Rye, New York
- David Travis b: ABT 1705
Robert Travis was born about 1689
in Rye, Westchester County, New York and died December 1767 in
Yorktown, New York. Mary Ogden born 1696 and died 1783
and had 8 children.
- Jonathan or Joshua Travis b: ABT 1711 in Stephentown, Cortlandt
Manor, Westchester Co., New York
- Mary Travis b: abt. 1713 married Mr. Thorpe
- Daniel Travis b: abt. 1715 died before 1767
- Moses Travis b: abt. 1715 in Rye or Yorktown, New York
- Elisha Travis b: abt. 1720 in Westchester County, New York
- Jeremiah Travis
b: abt. 1720 in Crompound, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co.
- Phoebe Travis b: June 6, 1727 in Cortlandt Manor, Westchester
Co., New York. Married John Secord, had children; Mary, of
Cortlandt Manor, died in Canada; Sarah, married Isaac Swayze
as his second wife. He married (1) Bethia, (3) Lena (Elenaor
Ferrie, widow of Elijah Ferris. Isaac Swayze was on of Calb
Swayze and was born 1751, died 24 March, 1828. he was a Pilot
in the Revolution with the British Army. One of the first
settlers on Niagara Frontier. A prisoner in 1780. His wife
changed clothes with him to help him escape. John Secord married
(2) Mary Lane, went to Ontario, Canada, as a loyalist.
Will of Mary (Ogden) Travis of Cortlandt; legacies to granddaughters
Mary and Pebe, daughters of my son Daniel, deceased. My
four sons, Moses, Jonathan, Jeremiah and Elisha. Mentions
grandsons, Jonathan, sone of Jonathan, Daniel, sone of Jeremiah,
and Robert, son of Elisha. Left to Catherine, wife of Elias
Smith, 40 shillings, to Mary, daughter of John Secord, 40
shillings. "To William lewis, son of Daniel Lewis,
so called 40 shillings. To daughter Mary, 10 pounds."
Jeremiah Travis was born
about 1720 in Crompound, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co. New
York and died April 1779 in The garrison, New York. He was married
to Sarah (last name unknown).
- William Travis,
born abt. 1742 in Westchester County, New York - was married to
- Martha Travis, born in New York - was married to Mr. Blenus
- Sarah Travis, born abt. 1754/4 in Westchester County, New York
- Daniel Travis, born in Westchester County, New York
- Jeremiah Travis, born May 1756 in Westchester County, New York,
went to New Brunswick, Canada
- Caleb Travis, born abt. 1773 in Westchester County, New York,
named as youngest son. Went to Nova Scotia. Married Pruella or
From: "Descendants of Garrett Travis of Westchester County,
New York" by Maxine Phelps, Lines, (Main Author) The film #
is 1035740 Item 40 US/CAN film Family History Library in Salt
Lake City, Utah.
Were there two wives? Caleb is much younger than the last child
above. Headstone of Sarah give spelling Quereau.
He was indicted May 25, 1773, as a loyalist, judgment made
July 15, 1783. He was apprehended, taken to the interior of
Connecticut to await parole. He was driven from his home as
an enemy of the state for being in arms at Upper Salem. He signed
the petition to support the King. His land was confiscated April
14, 1777. Noah Cox was present when the inventory made. Reference
to his will in the papers regarding the investigating of claims
stated that his property was divided among five heirs. In the
claim for the estate of the son, Jeremiah's brother, William
(dead at the time of the will) another son, Daniel is believed
to have the will and residing in New York - 1786.
Jeremiah's son Daniel was mentioned in the will of his grandmother,
Mary (Ogden) Travis, written in 1774.