Name: Erastus Edwin HOWARD 1
Birth: DEC 1787 in USA? 2 2 1
Death: 7 APR 1853 in Whitby, Ontario 1
Burial: Oshawa Union, South Presbyterian, Section A Durham Whitby East WO-
Baptism: Union Cemetery, Whitby, Ontario 1
Erastus HOWARD 5th Company of the 2nd Regiment East York Militia 1823 age 37 (=1786).
List of transfers from the effective Battalion to the reserve Companies and 2nd Regiment between 24 Dec. 1830-24 June 1831 2nd Company ages 40-60
Transfer to reserve Batt. 1st Company, of Reserve, 2nd Regt. East York Militia . Dated 4 june 1831. Limits: Pickering, Uxbridge,and Reach Townships.
4 July 1831 Transferred tothe 2nd Company and listed in the Nominal List of transfers from the effective Battalion to the Company of said regiment (8th company of the 2nd regiment of the East York Militia) who are aged 40-60 years.
U.C Land Petition "H"Bundle 11, 1816-1819 p.156 R61, L3, Vol.228
Request for land Erastus HOWARD of the Township of York, Farmer, resided in this Province of Upper Canada for 22 years (1797) never received any land and did his duty in the defense of the Province during the late war with the US. York, 10 February. 1819
Identical text and date by Seth Howard of York, Blacksmith
Recommended 100 acres
Entered in Lands Book J9? p. 554
Also Erastus Howard, Whitby Lot N1/2.20/Conc.4? Date id 5/issued 18 February. 1835
ND/Transaction type=S type FG CL Deed No/Ref 111110111/c1113/001/024 RG/Ser/Vol/PG
About 1820 Erastus and Tryphena settled on the Humber river near, or at York, now Toronto. Then they moved to their permanent homestead in Whitby, Ontario.
Built a house in Whitby in 1845
" In affectionate remembrance of Erastus Howard, Sen. who died 7 April 1853 aged 65 years 4 Months." (1788)Union Cemetery, Whitby Ontario.
One daughter named Easter Howard. (married John F. Guiles 18 Sept 1835, Baptist Church Clarence??)
Sons John and Samuel? lived Whitby.
Thursday, 21 November, 1811, by Banns, Erastus (or Augustus?) HOWARD, of Toronto, and Mary WILCOX, of Etobicoke. Witnesses, Anna WILCOX and Isaac WILCOX. A branch of the Wilcox family now reside in Whitby, as also a branch of the Howards.
"Additional information on Eratus Howard from the Marriage Register of St James
Church, Toronto, later became St James Cathedral.
21 November 1811 Howard, Erastus, of Toronto and Willcox,
Mary, of Etobicoke by Banns, Witnesses Isaac and Amos
Willcox. At this time Toronto was called York so Erastus lives in Toronto Township
and Mary in Etobicoke Township.
Mary must have died shortly thereafter because Erastus is buried in Whitby with
Tryphena Wilcox, born 1801. Eldest son Isaac was born in 1820.
I went through the land registrations for Toronto Township and no Howard's owned
land at that time."
Most of the lands in the new Survey of Toronto, and in the Township
of Chinguacousy were granted to settlers in the year 1819 to 1821,
according to the following list:
Toronto 4th Concession West
14 Ashman Pettit and Erastus Howard
HOWARD Erastus, Sr. Oshawa Union, South Presbyterian, Section A Durham Whitby East WO-
?Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s Recordinfo
about Erastus Howard
Name: Erastus Howard
Place: Toronto Township
Source: J. Ross Robertson, Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto, A Collection of Historical Sketches of the Old Town of York From 1792 Until 1833 and of Toronto From 1834 to 1898, Toronto, 1898.
Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.
Other residents Whitby (date?)
John Howard 2 3
Samuel 2 3
Erastus 2 21
John 2 3
1851 Whitby Census
Erastus farmer 64 born USA methodist
Isaac 27 UC
Erastus 24 UC
Tryphena 53 UC
Charlotte 19 UC
Caroline 17 UC
Sarah Ann 15 UC
(Tryphena already married to James Gerrie)
Father: ? HOWARD
Tryphena A. WILCOX b: JUN 1801 in Chippawa, Ontario
- ?Catherine HOWARD
- Elizabeth Ann HOWARD b: ABT 1816 in Prince Edward Conty
- Isaac Nathan HOWARD b: 5 SEP 1819 in Weston, Ontario
- ?Mary A. HOWARD b: 1822 in on the banks of the Humber River
- Erastus F. HOWARD b: 1827
- Charlotte Frances HOWARD b: 14 AUG 1831 in Whitby Township
- Tryphena A. HOWARD b: 26 SEP 1833
- Caroline HOWARD b: ABT 1834 in Whitby, Ontario
- Sarah Ann HOWARD b: 22 SEP 1836
- ?Easter HOWARD b: 1839
- ?John HOWARD
- ?Samuel HOWARD
Mary WILLCOX b: in Lived Etobicoke
21 NOV 1811
in St. James Church, Toronto (later S. James Cathedral) witnesses: Isaac and Amos Willcox 1
- Title: Ontario Death Record-Eratus Seth (son)
Text: Date of Import: Jan 4, 2001
- Tombstone inscription