Jane Ann LLOYD: Birth: BET 1814 AND 1842. Death: BET 1815 AND 1908
John LLOYD: Birth: BET 1814 AND 1830. Death: BET 1853 AND 1905
Henry Ross LLOYD: Birth: ABT 1823. Death: BET 1861 AND 1914
Charles LLOYD: Birth: 1831. Death: BET 1866 AND 1868
Charlotte LLOYD: Birth: 1833. Death: 1872
David Jackson Lloyd: Birth: 29 JUL 1833 in Gananoque, Leeds, Ontario. Death: 28 OCT 1913 in Downington, Custer Township, Sanilac County, Michigan, U.S.A
Job LLOYD: Birth: ABT 1835. Death: BET 1871 AND 1926
Mary LLOYD: Birth: 1837. Death: 1851
Title: World Family Tree Vol. 22, Ed. 1
Page: Tree #1879
Author: Brøderbund Software, Inc.
Publication: Name: Release date: June 8, 1998;
Title: Descendants of John Gottlieb Lode.FTW
Title: Family Tree #1879, Volume 22, World Family Tree CHARLOTTE LLOYD'S FAMILY
Title: Public Member Trees
Page: Database online.
Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Title: Public Member Trees
Page: Database online.
Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;
Note: An article in the Gananoque Reporter, dated Oct 5th, 1889, comments on the death of John Godfrey Lloyd as follows:
"DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN
Mr. John G. Loyd [sic], who died in Leeds, near Gananoque, last Saturday, and was buried in Willow Bank Cemetery on Monday, was undoubtedly the longest living man every known in this vicinity, he having been born in May 1784, and was therefore 105 years and 4 months old at the day of his death.
In April 1883, when he was within one month of 90 years of age, he was confined to bed by a slight ailment, and we went out to meet him. We found him quite strong and talkative, and with a clear recollection of events in his earlier life. In fact, he could tell of occurrences of fifty or sixty years ago, and give names and dates with much more exactness than he could of things that transpired later in his lifetime. Some events in his domestic affairs which took placed ten or twenty years previous to our interview had passed completely from his memory. And other recalled with difficulty, and only when remembered in connection with something brought out by the conversation.
He informed us that his Father was a German, one of the Hessian soldiers who came with the British Army to America under General Burgoyne during the Revolutionary War. After the war, the soldiers were discharged. Deceased's Father married an American girl [namely Mary Clyne/Cline/Klein] whose father [John Klein] had been scalped and they [the father's family] removed to Kingston. His mother's maiden name and her native place could not be remembered, if he ever knew them, nor the locality or circumstances, beyond the bare fact of his maternal grandfather's tragic death.
Deceased [John Godfrey Lloyd] was born in a small house which stood upon the site of the old crystal palace, on the exhibition grounds, Kingston, and lived there until he was two years old, when his father moved down just this side of the County line between Frontenac and Leeds, and settled upon Lot "A", latterly known as the Coy farm, in the immediate vicinity of which deceased has always lived. We reproduce below some of what we published in 1883, as it is nearly seven years now since it appeared and probably will be of interest to those who did not read it at that time or who have forgotten it.
In 1821, Mr. [John Godfrey] Lloyd was married to Miss [Anna] Jackson, with whom he lived happily for 49 years, and raised a family of 7 sons and 3 daughters, most of whom are still living. In his younger days he followed the lumbering business and engaged in taking rafts to Quebec. Afterwards he purchased a barge of "Durham Boat", and did a freightlining business on the St. Lawrence until driven out of it by the advent of the steamboats, then a new and curious craft. Before this, however, in 1812, he was employed in the saw mill there, and during the war [of 1812] he was called out to defend Gananoque from an attack of the Americans."
[This transcription was added to this family tree on January 8, 2011 by Samuel Wm. Aylesworth. Copies of this newspaper article were provided to SWA by various family members at various during past years. My particular thanks to Chris Kenney, Gary Clarke and Don Brearly for the copies they shared.]
In 2010 and 2011, Gary Clarke began assembling information about the involvement of John Godfrey Lloyd in the defence of Gananoque in September 1812, at the time of the invasion by Americans. Some of Gary's findings are copied below, with his permission:
First: an email to Mr Timothy J. Compeau M.A., Curator/Public Historian
Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands
519-870-2959; [email protected]
"Tim I have been on your excellent website today. I am researching the involvement of my ancestor John G. Lloyd in the militia during the Forsyth raid, and his capture and imprisonment. I have a copy of an old interview of Lloyd which confirms that he was one of the 8 ( or was it 12 ?) that were captured on Sept 21st, 1812. I am looking for two things and would appreciate your guidance. Where might I find a role of militia members as of 1812 ? Have you any idea where I might be able to locate a list of those taken captive in the raid ? There are a large number of Lloyd descendants who are interested in contributing to a memorial plaque listing the captives to be erected in 2012. Can you assist ? We believe John Lloyd was the first Loyalist child born in Kingston in May 1784, his parents having met on Carleton Island in 1783 ( Johan Gottlieb Loede and Mary Klein ) ... Gary Clarke UE ..."
Second: an initial response from Mr. Compeau:
"I have heard of the men taken prisoner, but I don't know the specifics off hand. I do know that there are lists of the 2nd Leeds Militia in the Stone Papers at Queen's University, but they do not give the names of enlisted men, just the officers. It would take a lot of digging to find the names in some official correspondence, but odds are the generals weren't too concerned with captured Leeds Militiamen since they were notoriously absent without leave. There was some dispute as to who was actually taken prisoner and who simply left with the Americans thinking that it was the smarter thing to do. I'll look through my notes and see if there is anything more on the captured men.
I think it's great that you're looking into this. Having some actual names for the bicentennial would be a very nice touch. It's always a lot of fun discovering things about your ancestors. Do keep in touch and I'll let you know if I find anything.
Third, a followup from Gary Clarke:
"Tim, So far I have only the names of Hiel Sliter and John G. Lloyd who were there on the day of the skirmish. John G's diary refers to his capture and imprisonment, but does not name the others. Apparently the Kingston Gazette of Sept 26th, 1812 has an account of the event, but I have not yet found a copy. Thanks for your interest. Gary Clarke "
Fourth, additional comments by Tim Campeau:
"Have you checked Thaddeus Leavitt's History of Leeds and Lansdowne? He seems to have lots of info. "
"I believe I have the rest of the Sept. 26 1812 issue of the Kingston Gazette somewhere, but in the meantime, this is what I transcribed on to my website:
"The Americans took some arms and ammunition that were deposited there, and burnt a small store in which were a few barrels of flour and a small quantity of beef, and carried away prisoners four of the militia that were sick in Hospital, and a Dragoon whom they intercepted on his way to give notice of the attack.
"Their behaviour at Col. Stone's was truly disgraceful - They fired into his house and wounded Mrs. Stone, who was the only person in it. They broke open and ransacked his trunks, and had his bedding and other articles carried down to the shore with an intention of carrying them off with them; but this was prevented by their officers.
"On this occasion four of the militia were wounded and one of the American Riflemen was killed'85
"As soon as intelligence of this attack was conveyed to Kingston a detachment of troops and Militia'85were dispatched to intercept the invaders; but they had retired. The detachment, however, landed on Tuesday morning at a place called Briton's Point where the Americans usually keep a strong guard which had probably retired to the woods on their approach as they saw nobody. They found a large blockhouse begun and in some forwardness. This they burnt, together with the materials'85.and returned in the afternoon, regretting that they had not met with Capt. Forsyth and his redoubted Rifle men."
You'll note that they list only five prisoners taken, but the fog of war can easily account for the discrepancy. There are further reports that of the prisoners taken John Sly, Gilbert Titus, Archelaus Farnum, and David Adams deserted and joined the Americans. I wonder how many of these guys let themselves be taken prisoner.
[This correspondence between Gary Clarke and Tim Compeau was added to this database on January 19, 2011, by Samuel Wm Aylesworth.]
Following is a quote reqarding John Godfrey LLOYD from Ancestry.com in their section on DNA Matches:
" When John Godfrey Lloyd was born in May 1784 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, his father, John, was 34 and his mother, Mary, was 16. He had three sons and one daughter from one relationship. He then married Anna Jackson and they had 16 children together. He died having lived for more than 100 years. He died on September 28, 1889, in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 105, and was buried there."
[This note added here on December 24, 2016 by Samuel Wm. Aylesworth.]
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