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    St. Williams circa 1920








    Gable, Henry
    (c. 1765-1834) and his wife Elizabeth came from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and settled in Toronto Township, Peel County. Their son Samuel Gable (1795-1862) and one son of their son Henry, George Washington Gable (1813-), settled in Townsend Township. Includes four generations of descendants in Peel and Norfolk Counties, and in Iowa and Wisconsin. Descendant surnames included: Hammond, Wilson


    Gardner, Samuel (1816-1892), a sculptor, and his wife Eleanor Perry came from Gloucester County, England to Simcoe in 1843. They lived afterwards in Brant County. Late in life Samuel moved to Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk and Elgin Counties and in Colorado and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Galbraith, Hobbs, Austin


    Garner, Alexander (c. 1792-) and his wife Sarah Elizabeth came from England to Upper Canada about 1820 and settled in the Niagara area. They moved with their sons Charles and Jacob to Windham Township, Norfolk County in the 1840's. Includes children and grandchildren in Lincoln, Welland, Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Illinois and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Stewart, Haney, Rawlings, Tufford, Young



    Gates, Calvin Clark (1802-1873) came from Genessee County, New York to Upper Canada about 1820 and married Elizabeth Burgar. The couple lived in Walpole Township, Haldimand County then by 1876 in Houghton Township, Norfolk County. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties. Descendant surnames included: Buchner, Hewitt



    Gifford, Perry (1776-c. 1850) came to the Niagara area about 1794 then settled in South Cayuga Township, Haldimand County. His son Perry Arthur Gifford (1845-1929) and his wife Sarah Ann Barber lived in Simcoe, Norfolk County. Includes three generations of descendants in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties, and in Illinois and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Barker, Stringer, Kelly, Doonan, Lockie, Windecker


    Gilbert, Isaac (1742-1822) and his wife Mary Rowland lived at Ridgefield, Connecticut in colonial times. During the American Revolution, Isaac served in the Queen’s Rangers. Following the war in 1783 the couple joined the Loyalist exodus from New York to New Brunswick. In 1799 they brought their family to Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County. Includes five generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Jones, Clunas, Eagles, Milner, Charters, Dickeson, Martin, Zimmer, Hamilton, Claus, Seaborn, Evans, Sutton, Olde, Welch, Rathvon, Ley, Sanders, Couse, Waite, Mathew, Deadman, Black, Ferres, McDowell, Axford, Noonan, McNabb, Sifton, Ponsford, Affleck, Hunt, Lutz, Blake


    Gilbert, Josiah (c. 1756-1831) lived in South Salem, Westchester County, New York during colonial times and served in the King's American Regiment during American Revolution. Josiah went to New Brunswick in 1783 and married his first wife Elizabeth. Josiah and his second wife Sarah Outhouse, came to Upper Canada in 1796 and settled in Townsend Township, Norfolk County. They settled afterwards in Norwich Township, Oxford County. Includes four generations of descendants in Oxford and Norfolk Counties. Descendant surnames included: Mahoney, Swartout, Minshall, Cooper, Morley, Armstrong, Boughner


    Gillaspy, William (1791-1867) came from New Jersey to Walsingham Township, Norfolk County in 1812 and married Harriett Ann Monro, daughter of Norfolk Pioneer Lieutenant John Monro. William settled on his father-in-law’s crown grant and was a founder of the village of St. Williams. They had only one surviving child Mary Jane Gillaspy (1817-1889) who married Peter Price. Her descendents are continued in the Price genealogy. Two page Gillaspy biography.


    Glover, Jacob (c. 1763-1813) and his wife Deborah Moore lived in Sussex County, New Jersey during colonial times. During the American Revolution Jacob served in the Volunteers of Ireland, as Loyalist Regiment. In 1787 Jacob and Deborah settled in Grimsby Township, Lincoln County in 1787 then to Townsend Township, Norfolk County by 1799. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk, Oxford and Brant Counties and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Perkins, Bertrand, McDowell, Studman, Young, Clark, Lumsden, Bowman, McIntyre, Carroll, Clark, Jewell, Peach, Yeatman


    Goble, Jacob (1783-) came from New York in 1811 and settled with his wife Mary Beamer in Grantham Township, Lincoln County. The couple lived next in Oxford County in 1823 then in Villa Nova, Townsend Township. Norfolk County in 1833. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan. Descendant surnames included: Griggs, McIntyre, Faulds, Smith, Stafford



    Golding, James (1802-1875) and his wife Ann brought their family from England to Townsend Township, Norfolk County by 1850. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surname included: Gilbert, Charters


    Goodhue, Ebenezer (1773-1853) was born along the New Hampshire–Vermont state line, then lived in Bath, Steuben County, New York. He married Anah Owen and the couple followed her father Epenetus Owen to Lincoln County, Upper Canada about 1798 then settled in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County in 1799. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk and Oxford Counties, and in Iowa and Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Cornell, Parmenter, Dodge, Goodspeed, Hanlon, Wright, Passmore, Trewin, Boyington, Speicher, Foster


    Gordon: A collection of Norfolk County genealogies for this surname. William Gordon (c. 1803-1891) and his wife Mary Shand came from Banffshire, Scotland and lived for a time in Oakland Township and in Paris, Brant County. They settled in Walsingham Township near Silver Hill by 1850. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk and Elgin Counties. Descendant surnames included: McBurney. John Gordon (c. 1812-) and his wife Sarah came from Ireland and settled in Port Rowan, Walsingham Township by 1841. Includes children. Robert Gordon (c. 1818-1890) came from Aberdeen, Scotland about 1840 and settled in Round Plains, Windham Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County and in Michigan. Descendant surnames included: Silverthorn, Cooper, Hall, Gray, Marsaw. Nathaniel Gordon (c. 1841-) and his wife Lois settled in Windham Township then in Townsend Township, Norfolk County. Includes children. Frank Gordon (c. 1845-1884) came from Madisonville, Kentucky and was a merchant in Simcoe. Includes children.


    Goring, Francis (1755-1842) came from England to Upper Canada about 1780 and married Lucy Secord, daughter of Niagara pioneer Peter Secord. The couple settled in Niagara Township, Lincoln County near the town of Queenston. Includes three generations of descendants in Lincoln, Oxford and Norfolk Counties, and in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Parnall, Sturgis, Wilson, Wilde, Hiscott, Pringle, Taylor, Donohue, Jones, Clement, Silverthorn, Anderson, Bowman, Smoke


    Graham, James (1783-1854), a physician, and his wife Elizabeth, came from the United States to Upper Canada by 1805 and settled in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County southeast of Simcoe by 1816. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County, and in Kansas and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Bodwell, Lesslie



    Graham, John Tampas (c, 1815-) came from England by 1845 and with his wife Tamzan Ann Bowbeer settled in Townsend Township, Norfolk County near the village of Rockford. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Smith, Osborn, Colter, Cooper, Hall, Wilcox



    Gray, George (1760-1840), a wheelwright and cabinet maker, and his wife Agnes Atchinson came from Northumberland County, England in 1801 and settled in Ontario County, New York and then in Livingston County, New York. Their son George Gray (1811-1892) and his wife Jane E. Charlton came from Caledonia, Livingston County, New York to Lynedoch, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County in 1848. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Charlton, Fulton, Hayes



    Graydon, John (c. 1802-1861) came to Upper Canada from Ireland about 1835 and married Mary Silverthorn. The couple settled in Windham Township, Norfolk County by 1836 then in Walsingham Township near the Houghton Township line in 1852. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County.


    Green, Benjamin (c. 1750-1838/9) served in Rogers Rangers during the American Revolution then came to Upper Canada about 1787 and settled in Township Township, Norfolk County by 1796 when he married Sarah Burtch. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County and in Michigan. Descendant surnames included: Boucher, Sloat, Matthews, Bloomfield, Yager


    Green, Charles (1737-1827) and his brother Reuben Green (est. 1750-). This genealogy begins with William Green (est. 1671-1722) who emigrated from England and married Joanna Reeder in Long Island, New York. The couple settled in Ewing Township, Burlington (later Hunterdon then Mercer) County, New Jersey north of the city of Trenton and William served as one of the first Judges of Hunterdon County. It then continues with William Green’s son John Green (c. 1707- ) and his wife Hannah Lanning who settled in Oxford Township, Sussex (later Warren) County, New Jersey. Their sons Charles Green (1737-1827) and Reuben Green (est. 1750- ) served as Loyalist soldiers during the American Revolution then settled in Upper Canada. Charles Green came to Niagara with his wife Rebekah Scritchfield was an early settler in Stamford Township, Welland County in the present city of Niagara Falls. Reuben Green settled in Townsend Township, Norfolk County west of the present town of Simcoe. Includes five generations of descendants in Welland, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties and in Wisconsin, California, New York and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Beamsley; Miller, Watson, Vandervoort, Kirkconnell, Nie, Stephenson, Lymburner, Durham, Gamble, Fischer, Misener, Robertson, Douglas, Lundy, Pew, Snively, Leech, Fralick, Hanlon, Shannon, Coulson, Wurch, Malone, Garrett, Sumner, Brown, Smith, Manuel, Augustine, Wells, Carter, Orr, Bauer, Henderson, Cliff, Rose, McGarry, Stuart, Hiscock, Esseltyne, Henry, Phillips, King, Newstead, Featherstone, Clancey, Thrush, Furlong, Springer, Nogle, Ives, Pettis, Huntington, Burkhardt, Faudler, Hawkins, Gillap, Parish, Shickluna, Sanders, Schmidt, Woodford, Hazen, Wilbur, Rayment, Stewart, Billiard, Billyard, Thompson, Hamilton, Hubbard, McCarroll, Sheldrick, Marrow, Meredith, Lockard


    Green, John (1802-1852) and his brother James Lodor Green (1810-1888), nephews of Norfolk pioneer mill builder Job Lodor came during the 1820s from Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to Windham Centre, Windham Township, Norfolk County and Waterford, Townsend Township, Norfolk County respectively. Includes parents and three generations of descendants in Norfolk County and in Muskoka District. Descendant surname included: Marter


    Griffin, Richard (1732-1795) and his wife Mary Smith lived in Nine Partners Precinct, Dutchess County, New York during colonial times. In the American Revolution Richard served in the Loyalist forces then in 1787/8 came to Upper Canada and settled in Smithville, Clinton Township, Lincoln County. Among his children, his son Nathaniel Griffin (1766-1855) married Christina Beam and settled in Windham Township, Norfolk County. Some of Richard Griffin’s grandchildren in other branches also settled in Windham and Townsend Townships and are included. Includes ancestry and three generations of descendants in Lincoln, Norfolk and Oxford Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Hill, Meredith, Lindaberry, Wardell, Burns, Pettit, Pattullo, Ward, Bean, Marsaw, Lundy, House, Simmons, Gilmore, Smith, Tallman


    Griffin, Saunders (c. 1775-) was a son of Margaret (Mabee) Manuel) by her first husband, and a nephew of Charlotteville Township pioneer Frederick Mabee. He went with his uncle Obediah Griffin to Nova Scotia after the American Revolution and came to Upper Canada in 1813, settling in Malahide Township, Elgin County. Includes three generations of descendants in Elgin County. Descendant surnames included: Esseltine, Cohoon, Saunders, Wilson


    Groff, Mark (c. 1784-) and his wife Elizabeth came from Pennsylvania to Upper Canada by 1826 and settled in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County near Port Dover by 1834. They lived afterwards in Simcoe. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County and Iowa. Descendant surnames included: Birdsell, Reynolds, Waddle, Thompson, Goodland


    Gundry, Jonathan (c. 1800-) and his wife Elizabeth Presland emigrated from London, England to Simcoe, Norfolk County about 1845. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Maryland and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Winter


    Gustin, John (1762-1821) grew up in colonial and revolutionary Sussex County, New Jersey. Toward the end of the war he married Abigail Smith, daughter of Norfolk pioneer Abraham Smith and followed his father-in-law to Upper Canada, settling at Bertie Township, Welland County in 1787. They then moved with the Smith family to Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County. Includes five generations of descendants in Norfolk, Middlesex and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan. Descendant surnames included: Hadcock, Ryan, Hall, Thompson, Everett, Guiler, Hetherman, Drake, Bissell, McArthur, Rosser, Thayer, Church, Pratt, Irvine, Schank, Soper, Frazier. (Biography included in The Long Point Settlers Journal Vol. 3, No. 4)