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Re: Genealogy of Catherine Dachsteder (1781-1856)
Posted by: Charles Julian (ID *****7539) Date: March 24, 2006 at 23:50:59
In Reply to: Re: Genealogy of Catherine Dachsteder (1781-1856) by Charles Julian of 186

Potential solution for placement of John DeCew among the DeCows of Upper Canada

Following is the section of Green (1925) that relates to the origins of John DeCew's family (pp. 93-94):

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February 3, 1766, was John DeCou's birthday. The "Genealogy" (see Note 3) gives Oxford township, New Jersey, as his birthplace and reproduces the description attached to a parole of 1813 in which it is so stated. However, this document gives his age as thirty-five years, whereas he was forty-seven years old at that time. It is suggested that the description may be that of another man of the same name, or that it contains deliberate mis-statements designed to deceive the enemy. Be that as it may, the year of his birth was undoubtedly as above stated and his repeated references to Vermont as his native State and to the Green Mountains as the scene of his boyhood can hardly be denied.

"At the close of the American Revolution my father and family removed to Upper Canada, crossing the river at Queenston."

From numerous references in the Land and State Books of Upper Canada it appears that Jacob DeCou took up his residence in the Niagara district in 1790, removing later to Burford, accompanied by his sons, Abner and Abraham, while the other two sons, John and Edmund, remained in Thorold township. In 1794 Jacob asked for a grant of land in the Short Hills and was recommended for 200 acres, the location not being stated. In 1797 he was recommended for 200 acres as a Loyalist and 350 acres "family lands." Later, a committee of the Executive Council, who had been appointed to purge the "U. E. List" of names wrongfully recorded thereon, recommended that Jacob DeCou be struck off, along with several hundred others. In 1804 his son, Edmund, petitioned for land as the son of a Loyalist and filed an affidavit of Isaac Swayze establishing that "Jacob DeCow" had served in the First Battalion of Jersey Volunteers under Colonel Barton during the "American war." The board thereupon restored Jacob DeCou's name to the U.E. List, expressing the opinion that it should not have been suspended thereform. Edmund, Abner and Abraham DeCou each received 200 acres of land, in 1806, as sons of a Loyalist. The status of the DeCous as Loyalists is thus established beyond question.

While 1790 appears to be the year in which Jacob DeCou came to Upper Canada, his sons, John and Edmund, must have been here earlier, for there is record of their employment in survey work in township No. 7, District of Nassau, in July and August, 1788. Such employment would give special facilities for a reconnoissance of the virgin country.

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Note: "John DeCow" of the 1813 parole is probably the son of Captain Abner DeCow of Norfolk County; this John was born Abt 1777 in NJ.

I've put together a makeshift tree of Upper Canada DeCows over the last week; there are several DeCew families in Upper Canada, principally in Haldimand, Norfolk and Elgin Counties. Preliminary findings: John's branch aside, the DeCews of Upper Canada all have Jacob DeCow ( b. Abt 1710 NJ ) as their most recent common ancestor. Several sub-branches may be missing, but the branches that came to Upper Canada according to the tree I've got are:


1 Jacob DeCow, b. Abt 1710 NJ, d. Unknown
. . . + Jane Duncan
. . . . . . 2 Jacob DeCow b. [ ? ]. [ Family settled mainly in ? ]
. . . . . . 2 Abner DeCow, b. Abt 1742, d. 20 APR 1826 Norfolk, Ontario. [ Family settled mainly in Norfolk and Elgin ] ***
. . . . . . 2 Abraham DeCow [ Son and many daughters settled mainly in Elgin and Kent, other son moved to Michigan ] ***
. . . . . . . . . + Mary Hibler
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1778, d. 1838 Southwold, Ontario. [ Family settled mainly in Elgin and Kent ] ***


So far the DeCows in the 1871 and 1881 censuses that I've assigned to branches ( the majority, and not including John DeCew's line ) are either from the line of Abner ( b. 1742 ) or from the line of Abraham via Jacob ( b. 1778 ). Apart from Captain John's line ( the one in question ) I've not been able to trace any other DeCows back to a Jacob DeCow ( b ? ) who is believed to have married Elizabeth Bloome and whose ultimate whereabouts are unknown. A daughter of Jacob DeCow U.E., Sarah DeCow, may have married a John Van Valkenberg ( as yet unconfirmed ), but the families of Edmund, Abraham and Abner DeCew, the sons of Jacob DeCow U.E. who petitioned for reinstatement of their father's name on the U.E.L. List and later received land, are nowhere to be found. This makes me suspect rather strongly that Edmund, Abner and Abraham are in fact children of the ELDER Jacob DeCow ( b. Abt 1710, married Jane Duncan 1736 ), and that THIS Jacob, b. Abt 1710, is the one that the title U.E. is meant to apply to. His sons Abner and Abraham ( and Edmund? ) seem to be the DeCews who received land grants, as according to the tree I've got now it was *them* who gave rise to virtually all future Canadian DeCews, whereas Jacob Sr's purported grandchildren, Abner, Abraham, and Edmund, have left not a trace. Regarding the title "U.E.", I have my doubts as to whether the affadavit of Isaac Swayze that placed Jacob DeCow in the first battalion was wholly legitimate:

"Called a 'spy' by his enemies of whom he had many, [ Isaac ] Swayze was badly wounded and twice made prisoner during the war ... Swayze led a troubled life and suspicions of criminality swirled about the man for most of his existence ... Prior to coming to Niagara he had been arrested on a robbery charge and was released on condition that he leave town immediately ... Isaac came to Niagara in 1784 and settled at St. Davids. After his house was destroyed by fire in the war of 1812, Swayze is thought to have lived for a time in Thorold on land which is now part of Brock University. Fellow settlers doubted his loyalty, but he successfully proved his allegiance and was granted land as a Loyalist."

( http://www.uppercanadahistory.ca/ucfel/ucfel3.html )

The name "DeCow" doesn't occur on any of the New Jersey Volunteer rosters, which is probably the reason it was struck off the U.E.L. List in the first place.

The likelihood of John DeCow's being part of this new macro-Canadian DeCow family is high, although where exactly he fits in is debatable. The most conspicuous name among John's children is "Edmund", which is not from Catherine Dachsteder's family; the name belonged originally to Edmund Duncan, Jane Duncan's father and the father-in-law of Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1710, an individual who is probably John DeCew's grandfather. Jacob DeCow and Jane Duncan, whose earlier children's births are apparently undocumented in NJ parish records, probably also had a son named Edmund, and this is probably the individual who petitioned to have Jacob DeCow's name restored to the U.E.L. list. Since Edmund was a surveyor with John DeCew in Thorold prior to the arrival of Jacob U.E. c. 1790, it is probable that Edmund DeCew of Thorold was John DeCew's *father* rather than his brother. That would also explain why Edmund DeCew ( and Abner and Abraham ), rather than John DeCew, petitioned to have Jacob DeCew's name restored to the UEL list Jacob U.E. was John DeCew's grandfather, so the petition of Edmond DeCow in effect counted for John and Catherine's family as well. If this is the case, and if records do not prove the connection to be spurious, then among John's sons

John DeCew b. Abt 1801 was named for Captain John
Robert DeCew b. Abt 1807 was named for John's good friend Robert Hamilton
Frederick DeCew b. Abt 1809 was named for Catherine's father
Edmund DeCew b. Abt 1810 was named for John's father
William DeCew b. Abt 1818 was named for ( too many possibilities )

Abner and Abraham probably do not occur as names of John's children because they were his uncles rather than his brothers.

Unlike Abraham and Abner DeCow, "Edmond DeCow" as a son of Jacob DeCow and Jane Duncan of NJ is unattested. However it is possible that Edmond was not long a resident of Sussex County NJ and has been missed in the genealogies ( I'm uncertain as to what source the traditional DeCou genealogy used in enumerating the children of Jacob and Jane ). Note that there is likewise no sign of Abraham, Abner, or John ( b. 1753 ), who are known sons of Jacob, in the 1773 Sussex County New Jersey Tax List for Oxford Township, which shows only two DeCows paying taxes:

DeCow, Jacob Sr.
DeCow, Jacob Jr.

If we take Jacob DeCow Jr to have been Jacob Sr.'s eldest son ( who possibly did not come to Canada, since presumably he was the one set to inherit his father's land ), then Edmond DeCow, named for Jane Duncan's father, would not likely have been far in following. If Edmond DeCow was a surveyor then he could easily have been in Vermont doing survey work when that state was being opened up for settlement. He would then have arrived in the Niagara Peninsula with his son John at about the close of the war, to be followed later by his brothers, Abner and Abraham, and evidently also by his father, Jacob DeCow Sr, to whom the distinction U.E. was applied upon arrival.

This story still needs verifying ( in particular because the standard genealogy has Jacob's son Abram DeCow dying c. 1792 in New Jersey ), but tentatively my best guess for piecing together Captain John DeCew's family is as below ( many branches incomplete ):


1 Jacob DeCow Senior, "U.E.", b. Abt 1710 NJ, d. ?
. . . + Jane Duncan 20 JUL 1736 Abington Meeting, Montgomery, PA.
. . . . . . 2 Jacob DeCow Junior b. Abt 1737.
. . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Bloome ( ? )
. . . . . . 2 Edmund DeCow
. . . . . . . . . + Unknown
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 John DeCow b. Abt 1766 Vermont, d. 25 MAR 1855 Ontario. [ 1 ]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Dachsteder 09 AUG 1798 Upper Canada.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elizabeth DeCew b. Abt 1799 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1804.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John DeCew b. Abt 1801 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1886.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Sarah Ann Cowel 28 JUN 1824 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Maria Larraway
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Catherine DeCew b. Abt 1803 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1881.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + William Young
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mary DeCew b. Abt 1805 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1806 DeCew Falls, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Robert DeCew b. Abt 1807 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1878 Ontario, Canada.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Margaret McLellan
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Robert James DeCew b. Abt 1846 North Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Alice Bloomfield 25 SEP 1869 South Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Frederick DeCew b. Abt 1809 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1884.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Lacey 30 OCT 1830 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Catherine DeCew b. Abt 1836 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + John Augustus Garden
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sheldon Garden b. Abt 1866 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alice Rose Garden b. Abt 1871 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Elizabeth DeCew b. Abt 1840 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Hudson M. Summers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Cornelia DeCew b. 1843 Cayuga, Haldimand, Ontario, d. 22 AUG 1895 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Frederick Townsend
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Louisa Townsend b. Abt 1863 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Frederick Charles Townsend b. Abt 1869 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Florence Elizabeth Townsend b. 24 AUG 1870 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Annie Cornelia Townsend b. Abt 1873 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jennie Townsend b. Abt 1876 Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Robert George DeCew b. Abt 1848 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Alice Amelia Shafer 15 MAR 1874 Pelham, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Amelia DeCew b. Abt 1875 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Charles DeCew b. Abt 1877 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Charles Frederick DeCew b. Abt 1851 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Hoover 03 OCT 1870 Drummondville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Cornelia DeCew b. Abt 1871 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lucy DeCew b. Abt 1873 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Arabella DeCew b. Abt 1875 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Edmund DeCew b. Abt 1854 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Jenette Haney 1881 Charlotteville, Tillsonburg, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Edmund DeCew b. Abt 1812 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 22 APR 1892 Ontario, Canada.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Sarah Ann Fawell 17 SEP 1833
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 John DeCew b. Abt 1835 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Ann Unknown
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Henrietta DeCew b. 02 SEP 1867 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Edith DeCew b. Abt 1875 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Margaret Jane DeCew b. Abt 1841 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Robert King
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Robert Edmund King b. Abt 1867 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alice King b. Abt 1868 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 William King b. Abt 1870 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Anne King b. Abt 1872 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Margaret King b. Abt 1874 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sarah King b. Abt 1876 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lillian King b. Abt 1878 Cayuga, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Egerton DeCew chr. 02 MAY 1844 Walpole, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Marilla Carpenter Abt 1871.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Edmund DeCew b. 13 JUL 1847 Cayuga, Ontario, d. 07 MAR 1919 Elgin, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Leanora Moore
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Eliza Summers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Phoebe DeCew b. Abt 1814 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario, d. 1876.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Robert Wilde
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 William DeCew b. Abt 1818 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Caroline Van Loon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eva Caroline DeCew b. Abt 1820 DeCew Falls, Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Robert George Hagar
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Electa Hagar b. Abt 1849 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Amanda Hagar b. Abt 1852 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Norval Hagar b. Abt 1856 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Gustavis Hagar b. Abt 1860 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Horace W. Hagar b. Abt 1868 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eliza Jane DeCew b. Abt 1823 DeCewsville, Thorold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Henry Young
. . . . . . 2 Abner DeCow b. Abt 1742, d. 20 APR 1826 Ontario. [ 2 ]
. . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Flummerfelt b. Abt 1750, d. 17 DEC 1828 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Isaac DeCow b. Abt 1781, d. 12 MAR 1814 Port Dover, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Baumwart
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Frederick DeCow b. Abt 1802, d. 10 JUN 1842 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Mary Lemon
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 John DeCow b. Abt 1824.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Isaac DeCow b. Abt 1821.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Culver
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Martha Jane DeCow b. Abt 1845 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alice Amelia DeCow b. Abt 1861 Charlottesville, Norfolk, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Elsie DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 George DeCow b. Abt 1826, d. Abt 1892.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Mary Jane DeCow b. Abt 1828.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Catherine DeCow b. Abt 1830.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Elizabeth DeCow b. Abt 1832.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Henry DeCow b. Abt 1835.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Charity DeCow b. Abt 1837.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1839.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Frederick W. DeCow b. Abt 1841.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Eliza Ann DeCow b. Abt 1843.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Walter DeCow b. Abt 1845.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Mary Campbell
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Barbara DeCow b. Abt 1865 Elgin, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elizabeth DeCow b. Abt 1804.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Charity DeCow b. Abt 1805.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Samuel DeCow b. Abt 1807.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Susanna DeCow b. Abt 1809.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Henry DeCow b. Abt 1812.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Catherine DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Eber DeCow b. Abt 1775.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Susan Baumwart
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Abner DeCow b. Abt 1807.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Margaret Chrisman
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 John DeCow b. Abt 1777, d. 05 APR 1842 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Long b. Abt 1788, d. 27 OCT 1860 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eber DeCow b. Abt 1818, d. 07 JAN 1869 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elizabeth DeCow b. Abt 1810, d. 23 JUL 1877 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Margaret DeCow b. Abt 1812, d. 20 MAR 1847 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Theron Batch 18 JUN 1837 London, Middlesex, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Abner DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Charity DeCow b. Abt 1786.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Thomas Burger
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Samuel DeCow b. Abt 1792.
. . . . . . 2 Abram or Abraham DeCow [ 3 ]
. . . . . . . . . + Mary Hibler
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Abraham DeCow ( ? )
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Hyslop ( ? )
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Ann DeCow b. Abt 1777.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Francis Hagerman 04 JUN 1799 Newton, Sussex, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1778 NJ, d. APR 1838 Southwold, Ontario. [ 4 ]
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Boughner 26 JAN 1805 Newton, Sussex, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 William DeCou b. 02 APR 1805 Newton, Sussex, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Sarah McIntyre 07 DEC 1825 Elgin, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1826, d. 01 MAR 1848 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Catherine DeCou b. 07 APR 1827 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ezekiel Cleveland DeCou b. 20 APR 1832 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Margaret Ann Ingalls Abt 1860 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alfred Cleveland DeCou b. 23 NOV 1861 Howard, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Eva DeCou b. 01 JAN 1865 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Herbert Fleming DeCou b. Abt 1866 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Edgar Ezekiel DeCou b. Abt 1868 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Margaret DeCou b. 29 MAY 1870 Thamesville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ralph Ernest DeCou b. 10 SEP 1875 Thamesville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Nancy Ann DeCou b. 20 APR 1832 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Philip Knight 26 OCT 1852 Howard, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 William DeCou b. 23 OCT 1834 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Sherman Abt 1858 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lemuel C. DeCou b. Abt 1858 Thamesville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Edward Sherman DeCou b. Abt 1862 Thamesville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Carrie DeCou b. Abt 1874 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 John DeCou b. 23 JAN 1837 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Margaret Boam 14 DEC 1861 Harwich, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Daniel A. DeCou b. Abt 1867 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 George C. DeCou b. Abt 1869 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Elizabeth DeCou b. Abt 1872 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 John B. DeCou b. Abt 1877 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hannah DeCou b. 13 JUN 1839 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + George Archer Tye 01 DEC 1858 Thamesville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Jane DeCou b. 07 AUG 1841 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Michael Arnold 12 MAR 1861 Howard, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Stanley Arnold b. Abt 1862 Howard, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 James DeCou b. Abt 1844 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Jane Alice Williston 24 MAR 1870 Louisville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Leslie Lorenzo DeCou b. Abt 1871 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Nellie DeCou b. Abt 1873 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Jennie DeCou b. Abt 1875 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Abraham DeCou b. 16 OCT 1846 Highgate, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Catherine Mitton Abt 1879 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Sarah Pearl DeCow b. 10 JUL 1880 Oxford, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 John Burton DeCow b. 23 JUN 1881 Oxford, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 William Wentworth DeCow b. Abt 1883 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Charles Abraham DeCow b. Abt 1885 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hazel Elfida DeCow b. Abt 1888 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Williard Mitton DeCow b. Abt 1890 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lorenzo Vincent DeCow b. Abt 1893 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 James Keith DeCow b. Abt 1894 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sarah DeCou b. 27 OCT 1848 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + John Minshall
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hannah DeCow b. Abt 1806, d. 08 MAY 1881 Yarmouth, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Jehiel Mann 04 SEP 1827 Yarmouth, Elgin, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 John DeCow b. Abt 1815 Upper Canada, d. 02 SEP 1876 Dunwich, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Jane Mills 27 MAY 1840 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Samuel DeCow b. 01 JAN 1841 Southwold, Ontario, d. 12 MAR 1873.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Sarah Grayson 01 AUG 1865 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 William DeCow b. Abt 1867 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Mary DeCow b. Abt 1868 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 John DeCow b. Abt 1870 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 William H. DeCow b. Abt 1844, d. 02 NOV 1867 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Hiram DeCow b. Abt 1846, d. 19 MAR 1883 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Douglas DeCow b. Abt 1849 Southwold, Ontario, d. 06 NOV 1855 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Nathaniel DeCow b. Abt 1850 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Gustus DeCow b. Abt 1856 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rebecca DeCow b. Abt 1858 Southwold, Ontario
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rose DeCow b. Abt 1863 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 John DeCow b. Abt 1870 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Abraham DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Wells 25 APR 1836 London, Middlesex, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Daniel DeCow b. 10 JUN 1821 Southwold, Ontario, d. 19 JAN 1879 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Lucy Ann McGregor 22 JAN 1847 London, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rose DeCow b. 12 JAN 1859, d. 09 MAY 1863 Southwold, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 William DeCow b. Abt 1863 Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1826 Ontario, d. 01 MAR 1848 Dunwich, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Philip DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ezekiel DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jane DeCow b. Abt 1780 NJ, d. 22 OCT 1850 Charlotteville, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Daniel McCall
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sarah DeCow b. Abt 1784, d. 31 MAY 1836 London, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Frederick Eveland 26 MAR 1806 Newton, Sussex, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Sarah DeCow b. Abt 1786, d. Abt 1864 Norfolk, Ontario.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Simeon Hibler 23 SEP 1805 Newton, Sussex, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Elizabeth DeCow b. Abt 1788, d. Abt 1844 MI.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + John S. Axford
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Joseph DeCow b. Abt 1790, d. 1852 MI.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Barbara Ann Hartzell
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jacob DeCow b. 08 SEP 1822 Upper Mount Bethel, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Samuel DeCow b. 13 OCT 1823 Upper Mount Bethel, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Joseph DeCow b. 25 APR 1825 Upper Mount Bethel, PA.
. . . . . . 2 John DeCow b. 15 APR 1753 NJ, d. 21 APR 1818 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . + Catherine Wiggins Abt 1782.
. . . . . . . . . + Jane Thatcher Abt 1789.
. . . . . . 2 Patience DeCow ( ? )
. . . . . . . . . + Skinner
. . . . . . 2 Jane DeCow
. . . . . . . . . + John Losee
. . . . . . 2 Sarah DeCow
. . . . . . . . . + Samuel Axford ( ? )
. . . . . . . . . + John Van Valkenberg ( ? )


[ 1 ] Family settled mainly in Haldimand, Lincoln and Welland.
[ 2 ] Family settled mainly in Norfolk and Elgin.
[ 3 ] Son and many daughters settled in Elgin and Kent.
[ 4 ] Family settled mainly in Elgin and Kent.

* Some of the later NJ children of Jacob Sr. may actually be children of Jacob Jr.


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APPENDIX A: Jacob DeCow's Descent from Leuren Des Cou of Sandtoft, Lincolnshire, England

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1 Leuren Des Cou b. France, d. 1662 Fishlake, England.       
. . . + Jacquemin Unknown
. . . . . . 2 Isaac DeCow d. 1687 Pennsylvania.
. . . . . . . . . + Susanna Ashton Abt 1667 Yorkshire, England.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1668 England d. Abt 1736 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Elizabeth Newbold Powell 21 DEC 1699 Burlington, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rebecca DeCow b. Abt 1700.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Isaac DeCow b. Abt 1702, d. 1765 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Esther DeCow b. Abt 1704, d. Abt 1760.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elizabeth DeCow b. Abt 1708 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Jacob DeCow b. Abt 1710 NJ. ********
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eber DeCow b. Abt 1712 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Abi DeCow b. Abt 1713, d. young.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 John DeCow b. 25 SEP 1671 England, d. 31 OCT 1721 England.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Isaac DeCow b. 06 OCT 1673 England, d. 1755 Burlington, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Rachel Newberry Abt 1695 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Anne DeCow
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Anne Davenport Abt 1705 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Isaac DeCow d. 1755.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Joseph DeCow d. 1779.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Francis DeCow d. 1734.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Emmanuel DeCow b. 19 MAY 1679, d. 27 OCT 1681 England.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Elizabeth DeCow b. 25 AUG 1675
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Richard Dell 05 JUN 1695 Burlington, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . + Rebecca Whitten d. 29 JUL 1705 Crosswicks, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Susanna DeCow b. 16 FEB 1681 Drax Abba, England.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Ambrose Field 24 APR 1705 Chesterfield, NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Elizabeth Field b. Abt 1708 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ambrose Field b. Abt 1710 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rebecca Field b. Abt 1712 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Francis Field b. Abt 1714 NJ.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rebecca Field b. Abt 1720 NJ.
. . . . . . 2 Jacob DeCow d. 1701 Pennsylvania.
. . . . . . . . . + Hannah Marshall 10 MAR 1677 Yorkshire, England.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Isaac DeCow b. Abt 1678, d. 16 SEP 1686 PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Hannah DeCow b. Abt 1680.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . + Thomas England 28 APR 1700 Philadelphia, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Sarah England b. 14 APR 1701 Philadelphia, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hannah England b. 17 MAY 1703 Philadelphia, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Abraham England b. 30 MAR 1705 Philadelphia, PA.
. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Abraham DeCow b. Abt 1673, d. 1701.
. . . . . . 2 Susanna DeCow d. England
. . . . . . . . . + Etienne Le Conte
. . . . . . 2 Abraham DeCow d. England
. . . . . . 2 Jane DeCow d. England


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