The Ontario

Pioneers Genealogies

Surnames "H"



Hagerman, William
(c. 1792-) and his wife Margaret, both born in Upper Canada, settled in Windham Township, Norfolk County on Lake Hunger about 1838. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: McKnight, Marsland



Halliday, Andrew (c. 1815-1869) and his wife Helen Redpath came from Berwick County, Scotland to Ontario in 1842 and lived for a time in Beverly Township, Wentworth County before settling in Silver Hill, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County in 1848. Helen’s brother William Redpath (c. 1819-) and his wife Agnes Gray joined them in Silver Hill. Includes both the Halliday and Redpath families. Follows three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Oxford Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surname included: Terry, Gordon, Hutchinson, Dawson



Hambly, William (1) (c. 1746-1824) was born in England and served in the British Navy during the American Revolution. He settled in the Niagara District of Upper Canada where he surveyed new townships for the government. He then surveyed the southern townships of Norfolk County and settled in Woodhouse Township. Later he moved to Elgin County and continued surveying. Three page biography.



Hambly, William (2) (1825-1904) came from Cornwall, England to Norfolk County by 1850 when he married Frances Harriet Porter. The couple farmed at Rockford, Townsend Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Potts, Lee, Irwin



Hambridge, John (c. 1802-) came from England to Ontario by 1834 and married Sarah Fowler. They lived initially in Simcoe, Norfolk County then moved for a time to Yarmouth Township, Elgin County, and finally returned to Simcoe by 1851. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk, Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin Counties. Descendant surnames included: Kitchen, Collver, Tune, Duckham




Hamilton, Thomas (c. 1750-1832), a blacksmith settled on Patterson's Creek in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County north of present Port Dover in 1796 then by 1801 moved to the provincial capital at York (Toronto). Includes children in York (Toronto).



Hammond, William R. (1802-1853) and his wife Elizabeth Rowon came from New York and settled in the area of Villa Nova, Townsend Township by 1844. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surname included: Omstead


Hanna, Samuel (c. 1817-) and Thomas Hanna (c. 1820-1899) emigrated from Ireland about 1840 and settled in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County. Samuel married Nancy Knowles and Th0mas married Mary (surname unknown). Includes three generations of descent in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Hill, More, Carnahan, Murphy, Swain



Harris, John (1782-1850) from Devonshire, England, joined the Merchant Navy in England then joined the Royal Navy stationed in Kingston, Frontenac County. He married Amelia Ryerse, daughter of pioneer Samuel Ryerse and lived in Port Ryerse, Woodhouse Township until 1836 when he moved to London, Middlesex County. Includes children and grandchildren in Middlesex County, and in England. Descendant surnames included: Dalzell, Griffin, Crutchley, Peard, Knight, Portman, Scott


Hart, Thomas (1807-1898) moved from Lower Canada to Zorra Township, Oxford County by 1830 and married Mary Ann Pease. The couple settled near Vittoria, Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County, and in Iowa, Michigan, Indiana and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Carey, Bowder, Garbutt. George Washington Hart (1816-1883), unrelated, came from the United States to Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County by 1838 and married Eliza Ann Simons. They moved to Wisconsin by 1858. Includes children and grandchildren in Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and elsewhere. Descendant surname included: Woodworth


Hatch, William (1784-1874), a school teacher, moved from New Brunswick to Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County about 1805 then married Leah Johnson, a daughter of Norfolk pioneer Larrance Johnson. They lived in Charlotteville Township until 1817 then settled in Bayham Township, Elgin County near the village of Richmond. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Descendant surnames included: Favell, Bowes, High, Atkinson, McDowell, Ketchabaw, Campbell, Murfitt, Rowell, Winkworth, Locke, Lane, Potts, Howard, Wilson, Kennedy, Hill, Graham


Havens, William (1738-1800) and his wife Lydia Masters lived during colonial times in Jefferson, Gloucester County, New Jersey then in 1787 moved to Grantham Township, Lincoln County, Upper Canada. Their sons John Havens (1769-1806) and George Havens (1774-1842) took an early interest in Norfolk County, although George finally settled on his father’s homestead. John married Norfolk pioneer Abraham Smith’s daughter Charity and settled in Charlotteville Township. Includes five generations of descendants in Lincoln, Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan and South Dackota and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Vannatter, Freas, Bartlett, Hellems, Hitchcock, Kelly, Millen, Rittenburg, Lamoure, McCaffrey, Mansell, Wittet, Westover, Shannon, Campbell, Clunas, Thorold, Gray, Dean, Summerfeldt, Robinson, McMillan, Ecker, Terhune, Mosher, Snellgrove, Kimmerly, McCartney, Bessey


Haviland, John (1751-1839) lived near New York City during colonial times. He served as a Captain of a company in Delancey’s Brigade during American Revolution. Following the war, he settled at Sydney Township, Hastings County, Upper Canada then returned to New York. In 1803, he took up residence in Townsend Township, Norfolk County near the village of Boston. Includes five generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan, Indiana and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Nelles, Flanders, Miller, Clark, Atkinson, Geary, Jones, Snively, Harper, Kent, Bradt, Wilson, Cauke, Cornwell


Hazelton, Thaddeus (1760-1845) and his wife Mary Streeter farmed in Townshend, Windham County, Vermont then in Nelson, Madison County, New York. They came to Townsend Twp. about 1816. Thaddeus returned to New York but his sons Ransom Hazelton (1792-1878), Benjamin Hazelton (c. 1782-) and Heman Hazelton (1810-1841) stayed on. Includes three generations in Norfolk County, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Cutler, Crane, Phelps, Lewis, Laycock, Hale, Gray


Hazen -- Daniel Hazen (1755-1845) and his wife Anna (Ward) Carty lived in colonial times in Independence Township, Sussex County, New Jersey. During the American Revolution Daniel served in New Jersey Volunteers then afterwards took his family in the exodus from New York to New Brunswick. In 1786, the family moved to Crowland Township, Welland County, Upper Canada. In 1798 they settled finally in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County near the village of Walsingham Centre. Daniel's brother Caleb Hazen came to Upper Canada after the War of 1812 and settled in Woodhouse Township. Includes five generations of descendants in Norfolk, Brant and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Yokom, McMillen, Webb, Thompson, Crawford, Thayer, Whittemore, Robinson, Francis, Vining, Jaques, Hennessey, Terrett, Tolan, Downey, Clark, Clarke, Griffith, Reed, Hall, Lowrie, Simmons


Hearl -- see Squires



Heath, John (1763-1847) and his wife Anna Sovereen came from New Jersey to Townsend Township, Norfolk County in 1799 and settled near the village of Bloomsburg. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Brant Counties and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Lee, Collins, Shibley, Mason, Whitside, Morris, Sleightholm



Hellyer, Robert (c. 1798-184) and his wife Susan came from Dorsetshire England in 1843 and settled in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County north of the village of St. Williams. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk and Haldimand Counties. Descendant surnames included: Disher, Leask, Marsland



Helmer, Philip (1790-1869) and his wife Isabella settled on Turkey Point in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County in the 1820's. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Sinclair. Lafortune, Livingston


Henderson, Robert (c. 1755-) came from Murrayshire, Scotland to New Jersey in 1773. During the American Revolution, he served in the Loyalist forces. In 1796, Robert traveled with the McCall settlement party and settled in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County near the village of Vittoria. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Toms, Roach, Scott, Winters, Young, Williamson, Hodgson, Chrysler, Mills


Henry, John Butler (1787-1838) was a son of Capt. James and Catherine (House) Henry. He married Ann Walker, daughter of pioneer William Walker of Clinton Township and a sister of the Walker brothers of Townsend Township, Norfolk County. The couple lived in Clinton Township near Beamsville. Includes four generations of descendants in Lincoln, Wentworth and Halton Counties and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Swackhammer, Smith, Miller, McCarthey, Osborne, Wilson, McClure, Ham, Forster, Hammes


Hepburn, William (1790-1856) came from Berwick County, Scotland to the United States. He and his wife Margaret came to Upper Canada in 1828 and lived at Thorold Township, Welland County then by 1841 settled in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County near the village of Spring Arbor. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surname included: Hutchison



Hewitt, William (1794-1883) and his wife Elizabeth Richardson emigrated from England before November 1827 and settled in Vittoria,  Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County. William was a druggist, harness maker and clerk of the divisional court. Includes ancestry, children and grandchildren in Norfolk County and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Pullen




Hibler, Simeon (c. 1783), born in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and his wife Mary Decow lived in New Jersey then in 1832 came to Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County. Includes Simeon’s parents, children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Powell, Dennis


Highland -- See Hyland


Hilliard, Peter (1821-) and his wife Catharine Wiersch emigrated from Germany to Upper Canada in 1851 and lived in Cayuga, Haldimand County. After Peter died, his widow took her family to Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County. Includes children and grandchildren in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. Descendant surnames included: Abraham, Armstrong. William Hilliard (1823-1902), unrelated, and his wife Ann Davidson came from Ireland and settled in Windham Township. Includes children.



Hilton, William (c. 1749-1801) served as a sergeant in the King’s American Dragoons during the American Revolution, then settled in Nova Scotia. In 1797, he and two young sons came to Charlotteville Township where widower William married widow Levinah (Pelham) Mabee. Two page biography



Hilts, Joseph (c. 1772-1852), son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Petrie) Hilts, was born in German Flatts, Herkimer County, New York. He was left orphaned as a child in New York then raised by his maternal grandfather (and also uncle by a second marriage) Joseph Petrie. During the American Revolution, Petrie served as a Loyalist soldier in Butler’s Rangers at the British stronghold of Fort Niagara.

Following the war, lands opened up on the west side of the Niagara River in present Niagara Township, Lincoln County, Ontario. Joseph Hilts married Elizabeth Price, daughter of Joseph Price and lived in Queenston, Niagara Township then in Louth Township, Lincoln County west of the present city of St. Catharines. After Elizabeth died, Joseph married Lucy Cooper (c. 1790)

This genealogy begins with Joseph’s great-grandfather Christophel Hüls (c. 1670-1757) and his wife Eva Catherina Engel who emigrated from Marth in Saarland, Germany to New York in the Palatine Migration of 1709 then his grandfather Christophel Hilts (c, 1717-1769) and his wife Catherine who lived in Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York. In the next generation are Joseph’s parents Joseph Hilts Sr. and his wife Elizabeth Petrie.

The Hilts genealogy includes five generations of descendants from Joseph Hilts. His sons lived in Louth Township, Lincoln County and in the area of the hamlet of Ballinafad on the townline between Erin Township, Wellington County and Esquesing Township, Halton County. Descendants lived coast to coast in Canada and the United States.

Descendant surnames included: Campbell; McGarvin, Coliten, Kaly, Reid, Jones, Moss, Headley, Yokum, Bliss, Stull, Burnside; Kentner, Havill, Hamilton, Blake, Merrifield, Colburn, Morris, Cherney, Bennett, Marte, White, Bricker, Prentice, Brown, Marshall, Mingle, Nevills, Albright, Stuckey, Hornby, Curd, Powell, Sandford, Miller, Preston, Zimmer, Ross, Kearns, Johnson, Anderson, Smuck, Kindree, Crandell, Price, Smith, Dayton, Coulter, Alexander, Allan, Warne, Colbeck, Blair, Lane, Brand, McNeill, Park, Kemp, Young, Eansor, McKinley, Mulville, Sieg, Pfefferkorn, Hill, Dobbin, Reid, Haworth, Holmes, Brookfield, McMannis, Harris, Markle, Blackman, Avenell, Sandvig, Huffman, Santos, O’Looney, Barber, Alyea, Wall, Casey, Diggins, Millis, Lampman, Yates, Sherk, Neill, Furler, Voll, Stang, Albrecht, Durkey, Barney, Greves, Hollingshead, Rathwell, Jenkins, Halladay, Haight, Lonsway, Harwood, Carmichael, Rowe, Sanford, Ritchie, Townsend, Barker, Gatzka, Mettler, McIntyre, Brimmell, Mills, Stuart, Julien, Penfold, Ibbotson, Galloway, Parker, Keirns, Middaugh, Smailes, Hunter, Sanford, Clark, Stark, Stover, Yager, George, O’Brien, Dale, Priebe, Sheffer, Zipp, Pautke, Roediger

 

Holland, George (c. 1816-  ) came from England to Vaughan Township, York County Upper Canada (Ontario) before 1834 and married Olivia Kellam (daughter of George and Mary (Kemp) Kellam. Olivia came with her parents from Wymondham, Leicester County, England to Vaughan Township in 1829. Following their marriage the couple lived in Vaughan Township then moved to a farm in Rainham Township, Haldimand County by 1849. George Holland was living in 1861 and died before 13 May 1862 when his widow remarried to Alfred Thurlow and lived in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County then in Walpole Township, Haldimand County. Includes four generations of descendants in Haldimand County, Ontario and in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Descendant surnames included: Redhouse, McClung, Saunders, Hind, Swent, Featherstone, Anger, Bessey, Kramp, Steen, Allen, Parmalee, Fails, Kightlinger, McKenzie, Johnson, Tory, Marr, Busch, Edy.


Hollowood, Thomas (c. 1770-1863), son of a soldier in the King’s American Regiment who was a casualty in the American Revolution. Went with his mother to New Brunswick. Thomas and his wife Sarah Dunmeade came to York County, Upper Canada then in 1808 settled in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County west of the town of Simcoe, and finally moved to Bayham Township, Elgin County near the village of Vienna. Includes children and grandchildren in Elgin County, and in Michigan and Missouri. Descendant surname included: McKinnon


Holmes, Asa (c. 1745) moved from his parental home at Woodstock, Connecticut to pioneer at Greensboro, Orleans County, Vermont in 1774. During American Revolution, he served as a guide to British General Burgoyne’s army, then went to Fort Niagara where he married Betsy Loomis. They lived at Fort Detroit then were the first settlers in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County in 1790. The couple finally settled in Wainfleet Township, Welland County. Includes ancestry and children. The major continuation is his daughter Sarah who married first Peter McDonnell and second Richard William Dease of Charlotteville Township and is included in the McDonell and Dease genealogies.


Holtby, Matthias (1799-1880), a Wesleyan Methodist Minister, and his wife Esther Elizabeth Vickerman came from Yorkshire, England about 1830 and lived in Toronto Township, Peel County. Matthias remarried to Margaret Crawford in  1834 and they lived at Chinguacousy Township, Peel County then in Simcoe, Norfolk County and finally in Wycombe, Walsingham Township. Includes three generations of descendants in Peel and Norfolk Counties and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Jones, Ellison, Pickersgill, Tweedale, Seligman, Eaton, Bull, Chapman, Crawford


Honey: Includes three families with this surname of unknown relationship, all from Cornwall County, England. Nimrod Honey (1805-1874) and his wife Mariah came to Upper Canada about 1835 and settled in Boston, Townsend Township. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Kitchen, Johnson, Campbell, Walker, Easton Henry Honey (1813-1909) and his wife Elizabeth Moys Blewett came to Canada about 1852 and settled near Villa Nova, Townsend Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Lemon, Kenney, Hall. John Honey (c. 1834- ) and his wife Mary Sophia Shaw settled in Middleton Township, Norfolk County. Includes children in Norfolk County.


Horning, Isaac (c1766-1852) came from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1787 and settled in Ancaster Township, Wentworth County and married Charity Gertrude Kribs. Their son Aaron Horning (1797-1885) and his wife Anne Kelly came to Windham Township, Norfolk County about 1828 and farmed near the village of Lynnville. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk and Middlesex Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Also includes others of this surname of unknown relationship. Descendant surnames included: Mussell, Magee, Graham, Tomblin, French, Dundas, McDonald, Pinneo, Smith, Neveaux, Foster, Hartley


Horton, Samuel
(c. 1770-) and his wife Margaret Consseellour came from Sussex County, New Jersey to Upper Canada by 1797 and settled first in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County then in Windham Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Taylor. Samuel Horton (c. 1794-), of unknown relationship, and his wife Elizabeth Cozart farmed west of the village of Frome, Southwold Township, Elgin County. Includes children and grandchildren in Elgin County.



Hoskin, Peter (c. 1825-) came from England and settled with his wife Martha in Townsend Township near the village of Rockton. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Lofthouse, Edwards.



House, Daniel (c. 1784-) and his wife Elizabeth came from New York to Upper Canada by 1824 and settled in Houghton Township, Norfolk County. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan. Also includes other families of unknown relationship with this surname. George W. House (c. 1792-) and his wife Charlotte lived in Houghton Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County, and in Michigan and Nebraska and elsewhere. Harmon House (c. 1797-1870) came from Clinton Township, Lincoln County to Houghton Township and married Nancy Cline. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County and in Michigan. William House (c. 1805-) married Alice Hazen and settled in Windham Township south of the village of Scotland. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. David W. House (c. 1827-) and his wife Elizabeth lived in Windham Township. Includes children and grandchildren in Brant County. Descendant surnames included: Rowe, Weekly


Howey, Robert (c. 1755-) served in the New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution. Following the war, he and his wife Jane brought their family to Gainsborough Township, Lincoln County. Among his children: Daniel Howey (1786-1857) and his wife Anna Buchner lived in Crowland Township, Welland County then settled in Charlotteville Township, Norfolk County about 1817. Samuel Howey (c. 1793-1883) and his wife Rebecca Buchner settled in Bayham Township, Elgin County near the village of Eden. Stephen Howey (c. 1794-) and his wife Elizabeth Hart lived in Blenheim Township, Oxford County. Isaac J. Howey (1800-1876) and his wife Nancy Singer settled in Wainfleet Township, Welland County then in Charlotteville Township in the village of Glenshee. Includes four generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, in Michigan and Minnesota and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Vanderlip, Swayze, Clarke, Sanderson, White, Pauling, Stewart, Decker, Bunyan, Atkins, Gee


Howick, George (1797-1838) with his wife Mary Ann Hewett and his brother William Howick (c. 1798-1882) with his wife Jemima Southerton emigrated from Sussex County, England in 1835 and settled in Woodhouse Township, Norfolk County east of the town of Simcoe. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Sterns, Moore Hoy, Joshua (1765-1804) and Phoebe Burdick lived in West Oxford Township, Oxford County, Upper Canada until Joshua’s untimely death. Phoebe then married Samuel Brown and took her children to the Brown farm in Walsingham Township. Includes a one page biography and children. The continuation is all daughters who married into other Norfolk pioneer families


Huffman, Daniel (c. 1816- ) and his wife Sarah King lived in East Flamborough Township, Wentworth County, then about 1842 moved to Townsend Township, near the village of Villa Nova. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Winkworth, Pearson, Slaght. Unrelated, Huffman, Jacob (c. 1837-) lived in Pelham Township, Welland County then in Round Plains, Townsend Township where he married Elizabeth Jane Dean. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surname included: Shaw


Hunter, James (c. 1750-1847) and his wife Sarah emigrated from Scotland to North Carolina in 1776. During the American Revolution he served in the British Army under General Cornwallis. In 1794, the family moved to Barton Township, Wentworth County. His son David Hunter (1777-1854) and his wife Cynthia Miller lived in Barton Township then settled in Windham Township, Norfolk County east of the village of Lynnville. Includes four generations of descendants in Wentworth and Norfolk Counties, and in Michigan.


Husted, Peter (1795-1874), a stone mason, married first Elizabeth Varndell and lived at Hambledon, Hampshire, England. With his second wife Sarah Searles and the children of both marriages, Peter Husted moved to Canada in 1835 and lived in Drummondville (Niagara Falls), Welland County. Late in life Peter and Sarah moved to Tuscola County, Michigan with some of their family. The oldest son George Husted (1819- ) married Priscilla Jane Mabee and worked as a blacksmith in Port Dover, Norfolk County. His sister Caroline Husted (1821-1910) married Silas Jennings and lived at Port Dover until moving to Michigan. A younger brother Peter Husted (1828- ) married Helen Murch and also lived in Port Dover. Includes ancestry and four generations of descendants in Wentworth, Lincoln and Norfolk Counties, and in Michigan and Iowa and elsewhere. Surnames included: Thompson, Duckett, Gilbert, Fralick, Jennings, Penfold, Sarles, Clark, Wiley, Markham, McCartney, Teeple, Tipp


Hutchison/Hutchinson, John, (1806-1886) and his wife Mary Ann Jamieson emigrated from Antrim County, Ireland to the United States then about 1850 settled in Walsingham Township, Norfolk County near the village of Langton. Later in life they lived in Kent County, Ontario and then in Kent County, Michigan. Includes three generations of descendants in Norfolk and Kent Counties, and in Michigan. Descendant surnames included: North, Thompson, Smith



Hutchison, William (c. 1745-1826) lived in Knowlton, Sussex County, New Jersey during colonial times. During the American Revolution William joined the New Jersey Volunteers and served as a Captain. Following the war, in 1783 William and his first wife Eleanor Butler went in the Loyalist exodus from New York to New Brunswick, settling in Kennebecasis. In 1802 William and his second wife Catharine Lewis moved to Walsingham Township, Norfolk County northwest of the village of Port Rowan. Includes five generations of descendants in Norfolk and Elgin Counties, and in Michigan and elsewhere. Descendant surnames included: Miller, Riddle, Morton, Starr, Matthews, Breadon, Lewis, Bridgeman, Turrill, Coburn, Soper, Hodgins, Morrow, Graham, Misner, Constable


Hyde, Sherman (1784-1825) and his wife Anna Lodor lived in Sandytown, New Jersey then came to Upper Canada about 1810 and settled in Windham Township, Norfolk County near Round Plains then afterwards in Burford Township in Oxford County, Oakland Township in Brant County and finally in Townsend Township in Norfolk County, and in South Carolina and elsewhere. Includes parents, children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Milburn, Anderson



Hyland/Highland, John (c. 1792-1871) and his wife Ann emigrated from England to Canada during the 1840s and settled east of Bloomsburg, Townsend Township, Norfolk County. Includes children and grandchildren in Norfolk County. Descendant surnames included: Perren, Kitchen