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6. Joshua5 WIXSON Sr. (child of Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 8 Sep 1780 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[166] married Rachel Egglestone 14 Oct 1798 at New York, United States of America;[198] died 31 Dec 1850 at age 70;[199],[164] buried after 31 Dec 1850 at Claremont Baptist Church Yard, Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[167]

He and Rachel Egglestone emigrated in 1804 to Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); to join his brother Joseph.[200] In 1811, Joshua purchased his life-long home in Pickering Township, a farm on Con. 7, lot 20.[201] Joshua bought Con. 6, lot 22 in 1818, later he sold the northern half to son Amos in 1822.[202] Joshua, his wife, and eldest son, were separated from the First Baptist Church of Markham for heresy and causing confusion in the church. The heresy was his pleading for the return of a now penitent excommunicated member. The causing of confusion (disorderly walk) related to their vote against providing the pastor a salary, based on scripture.[203] Joshua, joined by Rachel, Amos, and 16 others from the Markham church, formed their own First Baptist Church of Pickering, and held services at his house on the 7th Concession beginning 2 Sep 1821. Joshua became elder officially on 26 Jan 1822.[204],[205] Joshua received a grant of land in Brock Twp., Con 8, lot 8 East half.[206] In 1827, Joshua bought a portion of Con. 7, lot 19.[207] Joshua was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[184] In 1828, Joshua purchased land in Brock Township, Con. 8 lot 8, W½. He received the E½ by grant two years later. By 1831, he had sold the southern half of both properties to his daughter Ruth Sharrard (who sold it to Samuel Wixson in 1854).[208] In 1836, Joshua bought the northern half of Con. 8, lot 16.[209] He lived in 1837 at Con. 7, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] Around 1848, David Evans took over baptisms and services from Joshua at the First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch.[210]

Rachel EGGLESTONE was born on 4 Jul 1778.[211] She died on 7 Jun 1857 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 78.[212] Rachel became clerk of the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by her husband Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[213],[196] As of June 1851, Rachel was recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. she had moved away from the community.[210]

Children of Joshua5 Wixson Sr. and Rachel Egglestone were as follows:

  • i. Amos6 Wixson; born 17 Jul 1799 at Steuben Co., New York, United States of America;[214] married Elizabeth Long 23 Mar 1819 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Elizabeth "wore a linen dress, the fabric of which was woven by her own hands;"[215],[216] died 30 Jan 1882 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 82.[214],[217]

    In Aug 1821, Amos and his parents were separated from the First Baptist Church of Markham for heresy and causing confusion in the church. The heresy was Joshua's pleading for the return of a now penatent excommunicated member. The causing of confusion (disorderly walk) related to their vote against providing the pastor a salary, based on scripture.[218] Amos joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his father Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[196] Amos purchased the northern half of lot 22, Con. 6 from his father in 1822.[219] Amos was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[184] An Upper Canada naturalization record was made for Amos in 1830.[220] From 1820 to 1835, Amos and Elizabeth had 6 children, and several generations of their descendants are recorded: they were Rachel, Ira C., Phillip Long, Joshua, Levi L., and Elizabeth.[221] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 22, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] He and Elizabeth Long were living in 1840 at Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); and were members of the First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch.[222] Amos received license to preach in the Baptist Church.[223] In 1846, Amos sold his farm on Con 6, lot 22.[219] At some time in the 1840's, Amos and his family left Canada for Sanilac County, Michigan.[224] He and Elizabeth Long appeared on the census of 1850 at Worth, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Amos (51) was a farmer, and Elizabeth (50), Joshua (22), and Elizabeth (14) were present.[133] As of June 1851, Amos and Elizabeth were recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. they had moved away from the community.[222]

  • 15. ii. Asa Wixson, born 12 Feb 1801 at New York, United States of America.

  • iii. Joel Wixson; born 10 Apr 1803 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[214] married Mary Marr circa 1823;[215],[225] married Jane Bishop after 1850.[215]

    Joel joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his father Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[196] Joel became a Deacon in his father's First Baptist Church of Pickering.[204] Joel and Mary had 6 children, and several generations of their descendants are known: they were Rachel, Barbara Maria, Mary, Lewis Joel, Laura, and Elizabeth Ann.[216] An Upper Canada naturalization record was made for Joel in 1833.[226] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 12, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] He was banned from Canada for life for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 5 Dec 1837 on 17 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[227] Joel left Canada and settled in Sanilac Co., Michigan at the town of Amadore. Mary received a divorce, and her eldest daughter Rachel remained behind. The rest of their children left with Joel. Rachel eventually married Henry Smith and lived in Rainy River, Ontario.[228] Joel and Jane had 4 children, and several generations of their descendants are recorded: Angeline, Sarah J., Josephine, Herbert.[229]

  • 16. iv. Azor Wixson, born 5 Feb 1805 at British North America (Canada); married Jane Sorter.

  • 17. v. Ruth Wixson, born 10 Jan 1807 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Sylvanus Sharrard.

  • vi. John Wixson; born 2 Mar 1808 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[214] baptized 27 Apr 1823 at First Baptist Church of Pickering, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his father Joshua;[164] married Phoebe (--?--);[230] died 1858 at Castile, Wyoming Co., New York, United States of America.[231]

    John and Phoebe had 5 children: Edmond, John, Robert, William and a daughter whose name is unknown. No more is recorded about their family.[232]

  • vii. Joshua E. Wixson Jr; born 29 Oct 1810 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[214] baptized 25 Sep 1842 at First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his father Joshua;[164] married Ann Webb Dec 1832;[215],[233] died at Stoney Point, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.[234]

    Joshua Jr. was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[184] Joshua and Ann had 10 children, and several generations of descendants were recorded: Emily, Lurane, Sarah, Saul, James, John, Rachel, Daniel, Mary Ann, and William George.[235] Joshua acquired the land at Con. 7 lot 21, and later sold some to brother Benjamin in 1844.[236] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] Joshua was imprisoned from 30 Dec 1837 until 2 Jan 1838 for his alleged participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion , then discharged by the commission of inquiry after examination.[237] He lived in 1850 at Con. 7, lot 21, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[238] Around 1850, Joshua and his family moved to Amadore, Sanilac Co., Michigan.[239] As of June 1851, Joshua and Ann were recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. he had moved away from the community.[210] Joshua sold the last of the property inherited from his father in 1858, Con. 8, lot 16, and his farm on Con. 7, lot 21.[240] It is said that late in life he left his family in Michigan and went back to his old home in Canada and died there.[239] He lived in 1871 at Tilbury West Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada; where Joshua was 60.[241]

  • viii. Rachel Wixson; born 5 Feb 1813 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[214] died soon after birth after 5 Feb 1813 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[214]

  • ix. Rachel E. Wixson; born 3 Mar 1814 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[214] married Moses Beattis 23 Aug 1831 at Whitby, Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where the witnesses were Amos and Azor Wixson.[215],[242]

    Rachel and Moses were said to have had 9 children, but only Joshua Beattis was known by name.[243] It was said, "In my very young days I used to admire my great Aunt Rachel Beattis very much because she was the only woman I ever saw who could smoke a pipe and blow smoke rings just as far as a man."[244]

  • x. Solomon Wixson; born 1 Jul 1817 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[245] died at California, United States of America.[246]

    Solomon was recorded as having 3 children, and a few generations of his descendants are known: Polly, Elizabeth, and Robert.[244]

  • 18. xi. Benjamin Wixson, born 1 Mar 1820 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Mary Ellerthorpe.



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7. Randal6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1);[247],[248] born 7 Mar 1799 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[166],[249] married Annis Fenton, daughter of William Fenton and Sarah Lukens, 31 Aug 1826;[250] married Eliza Fuller 13 Nov 1859 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal was divorced, and Eliza was widow of Colin Degeer (another of Mackenzie's rebels);[251] he and Annis Fenton were divorced; after Mackenzie's Rebellion under a special dispensation allowed by the government;[252] died 17 Nov 1870 at age 71.[166]

Randal joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his uncle Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[196] 26 Jan 1822, Randal chosen to be an elder with his uncle Joshua in the First Baptist Church of Pickering.[204] He lived circa 1824 at East Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); on his petition for a land grant, Randal also declared he was a schoolmaster, and was born in the town of York. His petition, in which he stated he was "desirous to improve a location of the waste lands", was submitted 4 Aug 1824.[253] Randal received his grant of 100 acres in Brock Township in 1824: the southern half of Con. 5, lot 5. It appears that he never completed his settlement duties (e.g. road clearing).[254] Randal purchased land in Brock Twp. near the village of Sunderland, Con. 6, lot 9's East half in 1829. The West half was acquired by his father's colleague Cornelius Hummerfelt in 1834.[255] He lived at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); "after he moved there in the 1820's."[256] In 1832, he edited William Lyon Mackenzie's publication Colonial Advocate while Mackenzie was in England.[257] He was a newspaper man in 1833 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[258] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 9, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] He was imprisoned for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion, and sentenced to 14 years exile in Tasmania (then called Van Dieman's Land) on 18 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[227] Randal made a petition 10 Apr 1838, explaining his involvement in the uprising was limited to notifying neighbours of its preliminary gatherings. He also discussed the meeting of 2nd December where William Lyon Mackenzie addressed a crowd in Stouffville, and spoke of the uprising in Lower Canada, and the threat to Upper Canada. It was said his participation in the actual revolt was limited as he had only one leg.[259] On 20 Jun 1839, Randal addressed a letter to his father Joseph of Pickering Twp., written while in Newgate Prison, London, England. The letter outlines the efforts made on his behalf in Parliament to effect his release, and Randal's concern that 'something is wrong at home' and he asks why his father does not send any replies. The letter is supposedly the last in a series and ends with Randal's impending release in July 1839; signed "Randal Wixson."[260] It is said that in England, while Randal awaited shipment to Tasmania in 1839, he was released by the British Government, and on condition of that release he agreed not to return to Canada, but accepted exile in the United States.[261],[260] Randal settled in Sanilac Co., Michigan, around 1840, as did almost all of his siblings over the next decade.[262],[263] Randal's land in Con. 6, lot 9 W½ was sold-off by Sheriff Jarvis in 1847 to pay for the court-awarded settlement to Leon Suttoff due to an unpaid debt of 56 Pounds. The land was sold to Malcolm Gillespie. Four years later, adjoining lot 9 E½ was sold by Randal's father Joseph, to Samuel Wixson.[264] Randal served in the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the American Civil War.[262] He and Eliza Fuller appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal (61) was county clerk, and Louisa (45) and her children William J Degeer (19), Hugh Degeer (17), Caroline Degeer (13), Daniel Degeer (8), George E Degeer (6), Mary Ann Degeer (21) and her daughter Eliza Degeer (3) were present.

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Annis FENTON[266],[267] was born on 15 Mar 1810 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[268],[269] She was baptized on 6 Apr 1859 at St. Joseph's Church, Beaverton, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where "Ann Mary" of East Gwillimbury, baptised as an adult, "This person renounced heresy & was rec'd into the church..", on 6 April 1859. Daughter of Wm. FENTON, b. England, and Sarah LUKENS, b. U.States, witnessed by R-- (illegible), Mrs. Cullen.[270],[271],[272] She died on 28 Dec 1884 at age 74.[273],[274],[275] She was buried on 30 Dec 1884 at Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill, Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[276],[277] On 18 Dec 1839, Randal was charged with treason for his part in the rebellion staged in Richmond Hill and around York town.[278] Randal wrote from Newgate Prison, England in June, 1839, "I have mostly written two or three letters per week ever since I was in Newgate and get none except a package from Robert containing a letter from Uncle Joshua, one from Elder Marsh & also, I got one from Annis." He later settled in Michigan, and never returned to Canada.[279] She was possibly living in 1846 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[280] She appeared on the census of 1861 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Annis Wixson (Roman Catholic, married and not widowed, unable to read, 53) was recorded as a labourer (and it is assumed she is Samuel's mother), Samuel (Baptist, married,35), Esther (WM, married, 23), Clancy (prob. Clarissa) (7), Mary Ann (5), Daniel (i.e. John Daniel, 3) and Edward McDermot were present. It was recorded Esther gave birth in 1860, but the child may not have survived and was not present at census. The family lived in a one-story log home on 2 acres, and had a cow valued at $20.[281] She appeared on the census of 1871 at Uxbridge, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (female) was aged 62, b. Ont., Anglican of English origin, then living with cabinet maker Edward Johnson (25).[282] She purchased 2 acres from Henry Glendinning on 15 Jul 1879 at Con 7., lot 10, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[283] She appeared on the census of 1881 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (71) was in the home of son-in-law Richard Flewell (70), a farmer, with Annis' daughter Clarrisa (51), Rachel (23), Robert (20) a farmer, and Walter (15).[284],[285] It was recorded, "DIED, at the residence of Mr. Richard Flewell, Quaker Hill, on Sunday, December 28th, 1884, ANNIS WIXSON, aged 74 yrs. and 9 months. Friends of deceased will meet at her late residence at 1 o'clock, on Tuesday the 30th inst., and proceed to the Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill."[286] On 12 Mar 1888, Esther Wiggins (nee. Rawson and Wixson) sold the 2-acre property in Con. 7 lot 10 back to Henry Glendinning, as Annis had passed away.[287] She is also known in research as Annie Fenton.[288] She was also known as Annas Fenton.[289]

Children of Randal6 Wixson and Annis Fenton were as follows:

  • 19. i. Samuel7 Wixson, born circa 1827 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Esther Rawson.

  • 20. ii. Clarissa Wixson, born circa 1828 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Richard Flewell.

  • 21. iii. Lemuel Wixson, born circa 1831 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Eliza M. Wixson.

  • 22. iv. Denis Wixson, born circa 1832; married Sarah Kemp.

  • v. Robert Wixson;[290],[290] born circa 1834.[291]

    He appeared on the census of 1851 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Robert Wixon (15) lived with his sister's family: Richard Flewell (40) was a farmer, and Clarisa (25), Mary Ann (14), William (12), Issabella (7), Thomas (6), Charles (3), and John (1) were present.[292] He appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Robert (25) was a farmer, and lived with his brother's family: Lemuel (27), Eliza (26), Clarissa (4), Randal (2), Rosalinda (1), and labourer David Pugsley (20).[293] Likely a member of 2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company "K", whose enlist was completed 2 Oct 1861, and he appears to have been "discharged with the rank of corporal", when that division mustered out 17 Aug 1865.

    [294] Went to the American Civil War and never came back, nor was he heard from.[295],[296]

Eliza FULLER was baptized circa 1817.[297]

There were no children of Randal6 Wixson and Eliza Fuller.



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    8. Townsend6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 3 Jan 1801 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[166] baptized 10 Aug 1834 at First Baptist Church of Pickering, Whitchurch Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his uncle Joshua;[298] married Hannah Lee 18 Feb 1828;[215] died 8 Oct 1890 at age 89.[166]

    Townsend purchased land in the North¼ on Pickering Con. 8, lot 18 in 1835.[299] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 18, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] Townsend was imprisoned for his part in the Upper Canada Rebellion from 15 Dec 1837 to 28 May 1838, when he was pardoned on security for good behaviour for a 3-year probabtion.[227] Around 1840, it is guessed, Townsend and his family returned to the U.S., first to Steuben Co. N.Y., home of his grandparents, and then to Sanilac Co., Michigan, possibly joining his Uncle John in 1847.[300] Townsend sold his land in lot 18, Con. 8 to his cousin Azor in 1846.[299] He and Hannah Lee appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Townsend (49) was a farmer, and Hannah (46), Joseph (15), Eliza (14), Deborah (12), Susan (9), Shepard (7), and Lujah Lee (78) were present.[301] As of June 1851, Townsend was recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. he had moved away from the community.[210]

    Hannah LEE was born in 1804 at New York, United States of America.[214]

    Children of Townsend6 Wixson and Hannah Lee were as follows:

    • i. Seth7 Wixson;[302],[302] born 1829 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[303],[304] died 20 Oct 1876 at Washington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[303]

    • ii. Melvina Wixson;[305],[305] born 1831 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[306]

    • iii. Louisa Wixson;[305],[305] born 1833 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[306] married William Grawburg 7 Oct 1850 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[307]

      "My gggGrandfather married a Louisa Wixson... His name was William Grawburg, not Grawbury. They had children Henry, Malvina, Charles, Alonzo, Hannah, Mariah, George A. , Mary Catherine, Leonard L. , Eva, and Ann all born in South Dorchester township in Elgin County Ontario."[308]

    • 23. iv. Eliza M. Wixson, born circa 1834 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Lemuel Wixson; married John Borden.

    • v. Joseph Wixson;[305],[305] born 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[306] married Martha Sanders 1848 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[309]

    • vi. Lidda Wixson;[305],[305] born 1837;[310] married William Dopp.[309],[311]

    • vii. Debora Wixson;[305],[305] born 1839 at British North America (Canada);[306] married William Stillwell.[309]

      "Deborah Wixson, daughter of Townsend L. Wixson and Hannah Lee, was the second wife of my 2nd gg-uncle, William Stillwell, who fought in the Civil War and was killed by his own cow on his farm in Minden following the war in 1872."[312]

    • viii. Susan Wixson;[305],[305] born 1841 at New York, United States of America;[306] married Thomas Gill.[309]

    • ix. Joseph Wixson;[313],[313] born circa 1842.[314]

    • x. Shepard Wixson;[305],[305] born 1843 at New York, United States of America;[306] married Gusta Frazier.[309]



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    9. Mary6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 9 Nov 1802 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[166] married George Spencer 1818 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[315] died 19 Jul 1887 at Deckerville, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 84.[316]

    Sometime around 1845, Mary and her family moved to Sanilac Co., Michigan.[317] She and George Spencer appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where George (52) a labourer, Mary (48), Joseph (27), George (18), Joshua (16), Mary (15), Alonzo (11), and James (8) were present.[318]

    George SPENCER was born in 1799 at Vermont, United States of America.[319] He died in 1861 at Lexington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[319]

    Children of Mary6 Wixson and George Spencer were as follows:

    • i. Seth7 Spencer;[320],[320] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[321]

    • ii. Deborah Spencer;[322],[322] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[323]

    • iii. William Spencer;[322],[322] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[324]

    • iv. Randal Spencer;[322],[322] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[323]

    • v. Margaret Spencer;[325],[325] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[326]

    • vi. Eunice Spencer;[322],[322] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[323]

    • vii. Joseph Spencer;[327],[327] born circa 1823 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[328]

    • viii. George Spencer;[329],[329] born circa 1832 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[330]

    • ix. Joshua Spencer;[331],[331] born circa 1834 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[332]

    • x. Mary Spencer;[333],[333] born circa 1838 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[334]

    • xi. Alonzo Spencer;[335],[335] born circa 1839 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[336]

    • xii. James Spencer;[337],[337] born circa 1842 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[338]



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    10. Sarah J.6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 24 Feb 1806;[166] married Webster Stevens at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[339],[340] died 18 Jun 1890 at age 84.[166]

    6 Children are known, and some generations of descendants are recorded: Truman, Mary (Baker), Clarissa (Smith), Sarah (Peasley), Jane (Grice Papst), and Baker.[341],[342] She and Webster Stevens emigrated circa 1840 to Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[343]

    Children of Sarah J.6 Wixson and Webster Stevens were as follows:

    • i. Truman7 Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1823 at British North America (Canada).[345]

    • ii. Mary Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1824 at British North America (Canada).[345]

    • iii. Clarissa Stevens;[344],[344] born 25 Mar 1828 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[345]

    • iv. Zametta Stevens;[344],[344] born 3 Jan 1831 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[345]

    • v. Webster Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1833 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[345]

    • vi. Sarah Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[345]

    • vii. Jane Stevens;[344],[344] born 6 Mar 1838 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[345]

    • viii. Wixson Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1841 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[345]

    • ix. Orillia Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1847 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[345]

    • x. Baker Stevens;[344],[344] born circa 1851 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[345]



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    11. Jesse6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 18 May 1808;[166] married Rebecca Sorter 27 Feb 1828;[346] died 19 May 1897 at age 89.[166]

    Around 1828-1829, Jesse was recorded as a member of 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York Militia.[184] In 1834, Jesse bought part of Con. 8, lot 15.[347] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 15, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[187] Around 1838, Jesse and his family moved to New York state, selling his property to cousin Azor Wixson in 1846, and settling in Sanilac Co., Michigan thereafter.[348],[349] He and Rebecca Sorter appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Jesse (40) was a farmer, and Rebecca (41), Wilard (16), Mary (14), Loretta (12), Joseph (11), Jesse (8), George (6), Stillman (2), Emma (2 mos.) were present.[350] Jesse was a farmer and a Baptist preacher -- an exhorter of the "hard-shell" brand. He became blind at about the age of forty, and during the remainder of his long life he preached every Sunday at his home town of Davisville, Michigan. He was the Uncle Jesse of all his family, honoured and respected.[341] 12 children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded for Henry, Saphronia, Alonzo, Willard, Mary, Loretta, Joseph Townsend, Jesse Jr., George S., Stillman L., Emma, and Elsie.[351]

    Rebecca SORTER was born on 2 Nov 1809.[352] She died on 25 Dec 1900 at age 91.[352] It is not known if Jane Sorter (b.c.1819) was sister to Rebecca Sorter (b.c.1809), though their husbands were 1st cousins and living in Pickering Twp. and likely member of the same church at the same time.[353]

    Children of Jesse6 Wixson and Rebecca Sorter were as follows:

    • i. Henry7 Wixson;[354],[354] born 30 Nov 1828.[355]

    • ii. Saphronia Wixson;[354],[354] born 15 Sep 1830.[355]

    • iii. Alonzo Wixson;[354],[354] born 26 Aug 1832.[355]

    • iv. Willard Wixson;[354],[356],[354],[356] born 17 Jun 1834 at British North America (Canada).[357],[358]

    • v. Mary Jane Wixson;[359],[354],[359],[354] born 12 May 1836 at British North America (Canada).[360],[357]

    • vi. Loretta Wixson;[354],[361],[354],[361] born 4 May 1838 at New York, United States of America.[357],[362]

    • vii. Joseph Townsend Wixson;[363],[354],[363],[354] born 29 May 1840 at New York, United States of America.[364],[357]

    • viii. Jesse Wixson;[354],[354] born 7 Mar 1842 at New York, United States of America.[357],[365]

    • ix. George Wixson;[366],[354],[366],[354] born 8 Jan 1844 at New York, United States of America.[367],[357]

    • x. Stillman Wixson;[368],[368] born circa 1848 at Michigan, United States of America.[369]

    • xi. Emma Wixson;[354],[370],[354],[370] born 12 Apr 1850 at Michigan, United States of America.[357],[371]

    • xii. Elsie Wixson;[354],[354] born 4 Apr 1852 at Michigan, United States of America.[357]


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