An American Family History

The Elliott Families of Leeds County, Ontario


1797 census of Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario:

Sarah and an infant boy.




The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

Christopher Elliott was born about 1712 in Pawling, Dutchess County, New York.

He married Judith Fillow.

Jonathan Elliott (1733, married Catherine Evans),
Matthew Elliott (1734)
Judith Elliott (1736)
Peternelle Elliott (1743),
David Elliott (1745
Thomas Elliott (1750, married Catrina Van Vrendenburgh)
Samuel Elliott (1749)
Christopher Elliott (1750),
Daniel Elliott
Jacob Elliott (1758).

Christopher served in the 5th Beekman Regiment in the Dutchess County, New York.


Brockville, Ontario was called Elizabethtown. The area was first settled by English speakers in 1785, when Americans who had remained loyal to the crown fled to Canada after the American Revolution.



Dutchess County, New York patriots forced colonists loyal to the British government to flee north into what became Ontario.


On February 7, 1813, the American army raided Elizabethtown (present day Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario). The Americans crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River and seized equipment, freed American prisoners, and captured Canadian men.

John or Jonathan Elliott was born about 1734 in Delaware.

He married Catherine Evans.(1744-1790)

He was a Corporal in the 6th Company Butler's Rangers. He enlisted on June 1, 1778. He died in 1795 in Elizabethtown Township 

Henry Elliott (1786- 1872)
Hannah Elliott (married Nathan Dayton and Abel Coleman),
Elizabeth Elliott married John Hall
Susanna Elliott (married Samuel Griffin),
Margaret Elliott (married John McIntosh of Edwardsburgh),
Jacob Elliott
Catherine Elliott (1769, married Samuel Shipman),
Judah Elliott (married John Ferris),
Samuel Elliott
Polly Elliott (married Abel Fulford)
Phebe Elliott (married Aaron Comstock

On February 6, 1813, Samuel Elliot was taken prisoner in a raid by the Americans and was taken to Ogdensburg.

In June, 1839 several children of the late John Elliott appeared before the Land Commission Board of Canada petitioning for land as their father was a Loyalist.


Thomas Elliott was born about 1750 in Dutchess County, New York.

He married Catrina Van Vrendenburgh about 1769 in Elizabethtown (now Brockville), Ontario, Canada.

Mary Elliott (1770, married Barney Emery),
Abraham Elliott (1770),
John Elliott (1771),
Stephen Elliott (1772),
Catherine Elliott (1774), and
Dorcas Elliott (1775, married Thomas Wood).

In 1784 Thomas and John Elliott appeared on the provisioning list for disbanded troops as refugees. They were mustered in Elizabethtown.

During the War of 1812 Stephen Elliot deserted from the Leeds County Militia.


David Elliott was born about in Dutchess County.

He was in the Loyal Rangers under Colonel Robert Rogers at New York.
David was granted 600 acres in Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada. 100 acres each in lots 6 and 20 of the 7th Concession and 200 acres in lot 1 of the 10th Concession.

Mary Elliott (married Boulton),
Aaron Elliott
Moses Elliott (1795)
Martha Elliott (married William Boulton)
Benjamin Elliott
Lucy Elliott (1779, married David Mattice).

Moses Elliott was with the 1st Regiment Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

United Empire Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to King George III and the British Empire. They moved to Canada after the American Revolution.

Jacob Elliott was born about 1758 in Dutchess County, New York.

Jane Elliott (married Peter Cole),
Luther Elliott,
Olive Elliott (married Thomas Russell),
Catherine Elliott (married Asa Storey),
Calvin Elliott,
Luther Elliott,
George Elliott,
Nelson Elliott.

1797 census of Elizabethtown:

Jacob, Rebekah, Jane, James, Goerge, Cate, John, Sarah, Thomas, Stephen, and Cate.

Samuel, Phebe, John and Henry

1801 census at Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario shows Jacob Elliott of Elizabethtown married to Mary, children Elizabeth, Sarah and Luther.  


  Harvey Elliott married Nancy Slack (1792).  
  John Elliot was born in 1798 in England. In 1851 he was living in Brockville. His wife, Harriet was born in 1809 in England.  
  George Elliot was born in 1807 in Ireland. In 1851 he was living in Brockville  
  Catherine, George, Harvey, James, Orville, Robert, Stephen, Thomas, Jr., Thomas, Sr. appeared on the census lists of Yonge Township, Leeds County Ontario in the 1840s.  

The King } Indictment [Plea blank]
vs Riot and Assault

George Elliott
one of the Deft
A Jury called and sworn

1. John McCREA
3. Ashael PUTMAN
4. Elkana ANDREWS
5. Benjamin BARBER
6. Ashael VAN DUSEN
7. David VAN DUSEN [sic]
8. Abel NEWMAN
11. Wm HUMPHRY [sic]
12. Joseph HICK [sic]

The Jury find the Deft George Elliott Guilty.


Indictment Riot & Assault

The King vs

Danl Patterson
Caruth Patterson
Jacob Elliott

A Jury called and sworn as follows

1. Harvy
2. Robert MILLER
3. James HALSTED
4. James HOWARD
7. William LANSDOWN
8. Benjamin LANDON
9. Loveril [sic] BEACH
10. Erastus LANDON
11. John LANDON
12. Danl L. BALDWIN

The Jury find the Defendants Guilty of An Assault and Battery only.
The Court Sentence Jacob ELLIOTT to pay a fine of five pounds one shilling & eight pence.
Daniel PATTERSON fifteen shillings & Caruth Patterson Two [sic] pounds one shilling & eight
Jacob ELLIOTT} Paid thier fine to the Sheriff in Court
Danl PATTERSON Paid to the sheriff.



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