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From: "Joan & Wayne Wilton" <>
Subject: [ONTARIO-L] Fw: "A Common Bond" the story of Pelham.
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 1997 20:58:36 -0500
Fellow Listers: a few days ago, A Common bond, the story of Pleham was
posted and which I read with much interest as that is the place my
ancestors came to from New Jersey. I forwarded this on to Bruce Johnson who
I know has an interest in the Whitsel name and this is his reply which he
has graciously given permission to do.
Joan Dawdy Wilton
> From: Bruce Johnson <>
> To: Joan & Wayne Wilton <>
> Subject: Re: "A Common Bond" the story of Pelham.
> Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 10:18 AM
> Hi Joan
> Thanks for your email. I have come across the the Caravan List reference
> I do believe that the "And." Whitsit" is indeed my Andrew Whitesell.
> Andrew's Bible entry reads "Arrived at Niagara mving from New Jersey on
> 9th Day of July 1787." Loyalty oaths were common at the time and you can
> find them in many of the old land records. The Quakers would not "swear"
> anything but would "affirm" to be loyal to the king. Andrew was a
> with the New Jersey Volunteers and presumably had already taken an oath
> served the cause of the King so I'm not sure of the context in which he
> mentioned. Andrew's parents are buried at the Swayze Cemetery in New
> and a number of the Swayze families were loyalists including Isaac. As
> Whitesell name the Swayze name is spelled many differenct ways in the old
> I'm araid I don't know much about the DAWDY name but I'll keep an eye out
> for it.
> Bruce Johnson
> Port Bruce, Ontario
> >From: "Joan & Wayne Wilton" <>
> >To: <>
> >Subject: Fw: "A Common Bond" the story of Pelham.
> >Date: Sat, Mar 29, 1997, 9:39 PM
> >You don't know me, but I've visited the Elgin co. page many times and
> >that you are researching
> >the Whitsell name, among others. This little bit that I'm forwarding is
> >from on of the lists I'm on and thought the spelling of And. Whitsit
> >be a corruption of Whitsel. I am descended from Dawdys who came into the
> >Pelham area with others from NJ after the Am.Rev. War. James Doddy/Dawdy
> >mentioned in a will on your site.
> >Joan Dawdy Wilton
> >*note the spelling Swissey ... could be Swayze, Swese, Sweasey etc.?
> >> From: John Helmut Merz <>
> >> To:
> >> Subject: "A Common Bond" the story of Pelham.
> >> Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 12:05 AM
> >> Quite a few years ago I received a little booklet from the author
> >> Asa Orton Hansler, written 1986, titled "A Common Bond", The Story of
> >> The Pelham and Boyle (Tunker) Brethren in Christ Church, dealing in
> >> the history of the 1st Pelham Church 1788-1881, 2nd Pelham Church 1899
> >> -1927, and 1927-1986. In the introduction, "Our Beginnings", he writes
> >> about the first settlers in the Pelham area, and he writes about a
> >> Caravan List, which he says was so called because These People Came
> >> In Together on September 17, 1787 Before The Judge At Thorold. These
> >> Listed Below Refused To Take An Oath Because Of Religion Or Age Or
> >> Other Reasons. (I just will give the names without details)
> >> H.Beamer, Philip Beamer, Wm. Mann, Wm. Wright, Peter Miller, Wm.
> >> Fabricius, Ek. Waterhouse, Jo Waterhouse, Wm. Haven, Wm. Haven Jr.,
> >> Peter Weaver, John Wewet, John Raison, Elis Slott, Joe Parker, Silas
> >> Cook, Corn. Warden, Sam Smith, And. Hanser, George Huber, Philip
> >> Joseph Smith, George Hansler (Hansell), Stephen Seaburn, George
> >> Isa Swissey, Philip Metler, Will Day, Adam Dennis, Fr. Allbright,
> >> And. Whitsit, Rich Hanvey, Abram. Overholt. -----
> >> My question is: What was the Oath these people refused to take, is
> >> there any documentation stating the wording of this Oath?
> >> Please reply to the list, regards, John.
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