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Samuel Hungerford*

Male 1772 - 1857  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Samuel Hungerford*  [1, 2
    Born Nov 1772  Fairfield Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 04 Mar 1857  [1
    Person ID I563  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father Samuel Hungerford 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Graves 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Kilbourn,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Aft 1861  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1804  [3
    Children 
     1. Maria Hungerford,   b. 1805, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     2. Caroline Hungerford,   b. 1809, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +3. Laura Hungerford,   b. 05 Dec 1813, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1870, Green, Mecosta, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     4. Zeruah Hungerford,   b. 1814, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    +5. Samuel Hungerford,   b. 1817, Delaware, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +6. Abigail Matilda Hungerford,   b. 1820, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Luce Hungerford,   b. 1823, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1850  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
     8. Harriet Amanda Hungerford,   b. 1826, Westminster, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • came to Upper Canada c1800
      10 known children
      Dowling Family Genealogy on rootsweb says he was born 7 Dec 1771 in Fairfield Co, Connecticut
      Hungerford

      [Guy St-Denis - Byron: Pioneer Days in Westminster Township] In 1815 Samuel Hungerford purchased the improvements [to northern part of L34] made by Calvin Martin....In 1800 he had migrated to Upper Canada and eventually made his way to Westminster. Although his arrival in the Byron area predated Watson's survey, he cannot be considered one of the pre-survey squatters, as he did not take up his own land until he purchased Martin's improvements in 1815. Prior to this purchase Hungerford had apparently lived with Joseph Kilbourn Sr. on lot 50 in concession A. Hungerford had married one of Kilbourn's daughters, Abigail, which helps to explain his presence on Kilbourn's location. He was probably assisting his aging father-in-law to clear and cultivate his farm. On June 2, 1812, however, he prepared a petition requesting a grant of his own 200 acres, but when he arrived in York he found that the government was preoccupied with the war and nothing could be done about his petition.
      After the war, on April 3, 1815, as noted, Hungerford bargained with Martin, who was then living in Oxford Township, for the improvements to the broken front lot 34 and the adjacent northern part of lot 34 in the first concession. The two men agreed upon a price of $125 for which Hungerford gave Martin a horse worth $60 as part payment of the total sum. Because neither Martin nor [Usrich] Shenick before him had received the patent to the property Hungerford was, technically, one of the post-war squatters. In May he occupied the 200 acre lot and began performing the settlement duties, apparently without informing the proper authorities that he had purchased Martin's improvements. As a result, on January 17, 1816 the Executive Council, feeling that by this time Shenick's location ticket was invalidated, allowed Archibald Burtch to locate 100 acres of the northern part of lot 34, south of the Commissioners' Road and also what was now Hungerford's farm. Unfortunately, the land south of Hungerford was also occupied, by Peter McNames, which compounded the already confused mess. On the same day Burtch's wife was allowed all of lot 34 in the broken front to the north - which was also now occupied by Hungerford.
      [After a long drawn-out dispute with Burtch, Hungerford was eventually granted the land by Executive Council, with the help of Ezra Griffith and Peter McNames, on May 1, 1821]
      It is not clear whether Hungerford actually farmed the land in the broken front himself or merely held on to it for purposes of speculation....Hungerford retained his property until February 7, 1823 when he sold it to George J. Goodhue for

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    2. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.

    3. [S48] Sid Prior notes.