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a. Note:   Name: John MORDEN Sex: M Birth: 21 JAN 1768 in Mt.Bethel, Northampton, PA Death: 21 JAN 1832 in Middlesex Co, Ontario, Canada. MISC: LABEL3: Ch. of England later Methodist MISC: LABEL4: Kings Royal Regiment until 1784 MISC: LABEL5: Westminster, Ontario, Canada Note: Following his father's death, John, the eldest son, enlisted in the Kings Royal Regiment, serving until Feb 1784, when he returned home and persuaded his mother, Ann, to move to Canada. She wrote Robert Land but the uncertain mails of those days did not bring her an answer until 1786. Robert Land advised them to come to the head of Lake Ontario. The Mordens set out early in 1787 with 400 other Pennsylvanians arriving in Fort Niagara. John and brother Ralph, Jr., sought out Robert Land, inspected the Burlington Bay and Cootes Paradise areas with him and decided to settle on the slopes of the Flamborough mountain. SOURCE: West Flamboro Centennial Book. John registered Crown Grant 1798 for Lot 18, 1st Concession, Twp of Flamboro West. Original deposited in the London Public Library by Leslie R. Gray. DEATH & OBIT: Settled at Flamboro West and later Westminster. Was a member of the Church of England in his youth and after arriving in Canada, he became a Methodist. He married at age 28 and died on his 64th birthday. SOURCE: Christian Guardian, Toronto, 21 Mar 1832; extracted in William D. Reid's Death Notices of Ontario (FHL Book 971.3v4r. Settled at Dundas, where he owned several large farms. Afterwares, they removed to Westminster, Middlesex Co, where they were pioneers, and became one of the successful and wealthy families of that locality. His wife survived him, living to be 91 years of age. They reared a family of eight sons and two daughters. SOURCE: MORDEN Genealogy in America "Commemorative Biographical Record" by Prudence Turner (1924)
  Father: Ralph MORDEN b: 1742 in Yorkshire, England Mother: Ann DURHAM b: 29 MAY 1743 in Haycock, Bucks, PA
  Marriage 1 Hannah SUTTON Children William MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada John MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada James MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Moses MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada McKagey MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada David MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Daniel MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Nancy MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Eleanor MORDEN b: in Dundas, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Global Search | Index | Descendancy | Register | Pedigree | Ahnentafel | Download GEDCOM
  1 MISC LABEL3: Ch. of England later Methodist 1 MISC LABEL4: Kings Royal Regiment until 1784 1 MISC LABEL5: Westminster, Ontario, Canada
  Following his father's death, John, the eldest son, enlisted i


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