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Robert Travis - Senior and Junior and Jeremiah

 

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:

  1. Catherine Travis
  2. Elizabeth Travis b: 1711
  3. Martha Travis
  4. Sarah Travis
  5. Robert Travis b: ABT 1689 in Rye, New York
  6. 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.

  1. Jonathan or Joshua Travis b: ABT 1711 in Stephentown, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co., New York
  2. Mary Travis b: abt. 1713 married Mr. Thorpe
  3. Daniel Travis b: abt. 1715 died before 1767
  4. Moses Travis b: abt. 1715 in Rye or Yorktown, New York
  5. Elisha Travis b: abt. 1720 in Westchester County, New York
  6. Jeremiah Travis b: abt. 1720 in Crompound, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester Co. New York
  7. 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).

  1. William Travis, born abt. 1742 in Westchester County, New York - was married to Elizabeth Fowler
  2. Martha Travis, born in New York - was married to Mr. Blenus or O'Blens
  3. Sarah Travis, born abt. 1754/4 in Westchester County, New York
  4. Daniel Travis, born in Westchester County, New York
  5. Jeremiah Travis, born May 1756 in Westchester County, New York, went to New Brunswick, Canada
  6. Caleb Travis, born abt. 1773 in Westchester County, New York, named as youngest son. Went to Nova Scotia. Married Pruella or Priscilla.

    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.