Bryan Spike (1776- 1841) Immigrant
Yoeman - Resident of Portland Twp, Fontenac Co., Midland District , Ontario, Canada
b: June 19, 1774 (or 1775) (July 1776) - Flamborough, Yorkshire, England. Son of Bryan Spike of Flambourough, ERY.
Moved to New York State in 1795
m: December 13, 1797 - Ulster Co, NY to Mary McGinnis/Meginnes
d: January 1841 - Harrowsmith, Ontario, Canada
Children of Bryan Spike and Mary McGinnis: (12 )
i. Elizabeth Spike b: 30 Aug 1802 in Dtchs, NY, d: 1895 Sydenham, Co Fontenac, Ontario, Canada, m: abt 1827 to David WOOD, born January 17, 1802 in Dtchs, NY; died April 19, 1865; son of Henry WOOD and Elizabeth DE MELT (other sources have him married to Mary Spike)
ii. Pamela (or Permelia ) Spike b: Abt 1804 in New Jersey, d: 5 Jan 1886 Laray, Jefferson Co., , New York buried: Child's Hill Cem, Jefferson Co., , New York , m: abt 1831 to Abraham WOOD, born March 04, 1806 in Ernestown, L-A-Ad, Ont.; ; son of Henry WOOD and Elizabeth DE MELT
iii. John Spike b: c1804 d: Abt 1828 Fontenac, Ontario, Canada
v. Sarah Spike ( b: c 1806 m c 1829 William Laycock b: 1806 Bingley Yorkshire, Later of Markham, Ont. ,
vi. Bryan Spike b abt 1806/1809. d: 11 Aug 1863 buried: Harrowsmith Cem, Co Fontenac, Ontario, Canada (m: Lucinda Simpkins b1812 – poss brother Merit Simpkins/Simkins m: Christine Wood),
vii. Rachel Spike b: Abt 1809 Dutchess', 'New York, m: Henry WOOD, born April 14, 1808 in Loughborough, B-Clmb, B-Cl; died October 12, 1883 son of Henry WOOD and Elizabeth DE MELT
viii. Ann Spike b: 1811 (+McGinnis)
ix. Catherine Spike (Scott), b: 1813
xi. Moses Spike b: Jan 1816 - Canada, d: 11 Aug 1863 Harrowsmith, Co Fontenac, Ontario, Canada, buried: Harrowsmith Cem. (+Maria McGinnis), Twins: James & Robert.
xii. Aaron Spike , b: February 20, 1818/19 Portland Twp, Ont. d: February 4, 1908 (23 Jan 1889 ) m: Jan 13, 1844 - Eliza Goldsmith Listed in 1871 Census.
xiii. James Spike b: Abt 1821 Portland Twp, Co Fontenac, Ontario, Canada, d: 1891 Portland Twp, Co Fontenac, Ontario, Canada buried: Harrowsmith Cem, m Catherine McGinnis
Bryan SPIKE was the first settler in the area of Portland Twp known as Spike's Corners, later to be named Harrowsmith. He had emigrated to the US from Yorkshire, England. While in the US, he married Mary McGINNIS and several of his children were born in New York/New Jersey. He relocated to Portland Twp in 1811.
From: "Illustrated Historical Atlas Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Counties, Ont." J. H. Meacham & Co. 1878 . Bryan Spike, farther of Aaron, was born in Yorkshire, England, in July, 1776, and emigrated to the United States in 1795. After having remained there for several years he concluded to pay a visit to Upper Canada, which he did in 1809, and two years afterwards he permanently settled in the township of Portland, Ontario.
Bryant Spike is listed in the 1800 NY census with male& female under 10 and male & female 16-26. (Pat Greenwell)
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