An American Family History

The Hogaboom Family of Leeds County, Ontario

  also spelled Hogeboom  

Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.

Derrick Hogaboom was born on May 16, 1765 in Claverack, Columbia County, New York. His parents were Jacob Hogaboom and Angelica DeVoor.

His first wife was Gertrude Reiffenberger. She may have died due to complications of chidbirth.

He married Jemima Cain on February 27, 1787 at the First Dutch Reformed Church in Albany, New York.

Almina Hogaboom (1787),
Lea Hogaboom (1789),
Catherine Hogaboom (1791),
Eva (Angelica) Hogaboom (1792, married Peter VanDusen),
Isaac Hogaboom (1793),
Anny Hogaboom (1796),
Mary (Polly) Hogaboom (1798, married Richardson Comstock, son of Levi Comstock and Joseph Mallory),
Clarey (Clarra) Hogaboom (1800, married Dorman DeWolfe),
Jacob Hogaboom (1802, married Eliza Percival).

Isaac served in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812.

The King vs Solomon Churchil for a trespass & assault

A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows

1. Isaac Coon
2. Derrick Hogaboom
3. John Robins
4. Henry Miller
5. John J. Hogaboom
6. John Btter or Butter
7. Robert Connal
8. Simon Mott
9. Nathaniel Brown Junior
10. Josiah Lovin
11. Justus Mallory
12. Elias Hutchins

The Jury find the Defendant Solomon Churchil---- Guilty of the Offence whereof he stands Indicted. The Court order that the said Solomon Churchil do pay a fine of twenty shillings and stand committed til paid, which he paid to the sheriff [sic] in Court.


Derrick died in August, 1840.

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


John Hogaboom was born about 1769 in Columbia County, New York.

He married Mary (Polly) Cain on May 3, 1789, Claverack, Columbia County, New York.

John and Polly's children may have included:

Catherine Hogaboom (1790),
Polly Hogaboom (1800),
John Hogaboom (1802),
Jane Hogaboom (1804),
Jacob Hogaboom (married Amelia Trickey),
Ophelia Hogaboom (1806), and
Parmelia Hogaboom (married James Mallory Trickey).

John was in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812

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.


from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1824 March 4th.—Jacob Hogeboom, of Yonge, and Eliza Percevill, of Augusta, banns, wit. Isaac Hogeboom, Samuel Percevill.



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