Abraham DEFREESTRebecca Symonse VAN ANTWERPENTimothy MCGINNISSarah KAST

Simon DEFREESTMaria MCGINNIS

Abraham. DEFOREST

l i n k s
Children with:
Elizabeth BOWMAN

Siblings:
Rebecca DEFREEST
Sara DEFREEST
Catharina DEFREEST
Annatie DEFREEST
Dorothea DEFREEST
Marytje DEFREEST

Children:
Abraham DEFOREST
Hannah DEFOREST
Mary DEFOREST
Simon DEFOREST
John DEFOREST
James. DEFOREST
Abraham. DEFOREST
  • Born: 1769, Albany New York
  • Married to Elizabeth BOWMAN
  • Died: 08 Dec 1842, Nelson Township. Ontario
  • Reference: http://www.defreest.com/ged/fam01816.htm

    Abraham DeForest (7.Simon3, 3.Abraham2, 1.Philip1) b. Abt 1769, Albany, Albany Co. NY, m. in Niagara, Ontario, Elizabeth Bowman, b. 1770, Canajoharie, NY or Tunkhannock, PA, (daughter of Jacob Bowman and Elizabeth _____) d. 6 Mar 1849, Nelson
    twsp. Halton Co. Ontario, buried: DeForest cem. Nelson, Halton Co.Ontario. Abraham died 8 Dec 1842, Nelson twsp. Halton Co. Ontario, buried: DeForest cem. Nelson , Halton Co.Ontario. Elizabeth: History of Niagara In a letter of Mrs Bowman
    Spohn from Ancaster, 1861, she tells of the hardships of her father's family. the house on the Mohawk (Bowman's Creek) was pillaged and the men taken prisoners. The children with others tried to make their way to saftey, but they would have
    perished only for the kindness of some Indians. In the fall of the next year the commander at Fort Niagara, hearing of their destitution sent a party out to bring them in , five families, Nelles, Secord, Young , Buck and Bowman - five women
    and 31 children, and only one pair of shoes among them. In the spring of 1777 her father joined the Butlers Rangers and afterward settled on land, drew an axe and a hoe from the Government and bought a yoke of oxen: her mother had a cow, a
    bed, six plates, 3 knives and a few other articles. In the scarce year the only food was nuts, herbs, fish and milk. As soon as the wheat was large enough to rub out they boiled it as a great treat.

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