An American Family History

The Mallory Families of Leeds County, Ontario


To His Excellency the Governor in council:
The Petition of Jeremiah Mallory Drummer in Major Jessup's Corps most humbly sheweth That your petitioner was one of the first settlers of this District and that he has not received but two hundred acres of land, he therefore prays that such an additional quantity may be granted him as he shall be considered entitled to, and your petitioner in duty bound shall ever pray.
Jeremiah Mallory Elizabethtown May 4 [or 9th?] 1790 Per attachment: Admitted to 200 acres bounty.
Claims from War of 1812
Statement of the losses sustained by Jeremiah Mallory of the Township of Yonge, during the war between the United States and Great Britain by His Majesty's troops in the march to and from Kingston.

On the 23rd of December 1813 a detachment of soldiers and American prisoners to the number of about 200 men stayed at my house in Yonge all night when my windows were broken, my pork , butter, clothes etc stolen, I am entitled to -----

June 1st 1814. For a large canoe taken from me which cost?? ------

September 3, 1814? a detachment of about 100 soldiers stayed at my house all night, robbed my orchard of 50 bushels ?? of apples.

On the night of the same September 3 1814 the said soldiers destroyed and then burnt? one ton of hay belonging to me, valued at ----

Oct 11th 1814 a detatchment of troops remained one night at my house and robbed me of about 20 bushels of potatoes.

William Andress in support of Jeremiah Mallory:
District of Johnstown County of Leeds
Jeremiah Mallory of Yonge maketh oath and saith that the account of losses sustained by him during the late war between the 
United States of America and Great Britain, as made out on the other page, the amount of which at forty six pounds six shillings of
lawful money of Upper Canada is just & true to the best of his knowledge and belief.

Sworn before me at Brockville this 25th day of Sept 1815 Jeremiah Mallory
Dan Jones J.P.

District of Johnstown County of Leeds 
William Andress of Yonge maketh oath and that he assisted Jeremiah Mallory in making a large canoe. which canoe was afterwards stolen from 
the said Mallory. The deponent believes the canoe to have been worth more than three pounds and this deponent further saith that he believes that said Jeremiah Mallory has lost a large quantity of apples and potatoes by the soldiers of His Majesty, and that he also believes the troops of His Majesty have destroyed more than a ton of hay belonging both son? & Mallory

Sworn before me this 25th day of September 1815. His affidavit having been first read to the deponent.
Dan Jones J.P. 
William Andress 
X his mark
Amount brought forwarded-----
For 10 ? towels? at -- each stolen from me by His Majesty's troops
For table cloths, blankets, pillow cases, sheets, some ?, spoons, knives & forks, to the value of about ---stolen as above
5 axes stolen as above at ?? each
A large tea kettle stolen

??1815 a party of soldiers passing through stayed all night at my house and stole and from me about 50 pounds of pork
at ? per pound----
A detatchment of stopped at my house, broke into my barn and took away ??

Yet another time two large chickens? were taken from me by the King's ? value -----Brockville 25 September 1815 Jeremiah Mallory
Statement of David Mallory:’
District of Johnstown County of Leeds 
David Mallory of Yonge in the said District, yeoman, maketh oath and saith that he was at the house of Jeremiah Mallory in Yonge aforesaid 
on the night of the 23 of December 1813 when a detachment of soldiers together with about one hundred seventy five prisoners ?? the night and that the deponent was informed by the said Jeremiah Mallory on the following morning that he had lost a quantity of pork, butter, and clothes taken as he said by the said troops & prisoners ; and this deponent further saith that at other times he had been advised of destroying
hay of the said Jeremiah Mallory by making beds of it and the deponent believes that the said Jeremiah Mallory has lost at least a ton of hay in each summer by the troops of His Majesty.
Sworn before me this 25th day of Sept. 1815 David Mallory
Dan Jones J.P.

County of Leeds District of Johnstown  
David Mallory in another oath above affidavit further saith that he has frequently seen soldiers taking apples from the orchard of Jeremiah Mallory
and that it is his opinion that the said Jeremiah Mallory has lost by the soldiers at least 50 bushels of apples .
Sworn before me this 25th day of September 1815 David Mallory
Dan Jones J.P.

(7) David Mallory 1808 Mallorytown ON Purchased E ½ of land granted to Lebbeus Wickwire 5 Jan 1826 d 6 May 1896 Plevna, Ont (He was a widower) =(1) 4 Nov 1830 Abigail Ann Kenyon (Perry Kenyon = Elizabeth Keyes 12 Landsdowne ON) (2) 17 Jan 1838 Johnston District by JND West Witness: Kenndy Creighton and Ephraim Mallory Caroline Adelaide Hodgkiss 4 May 1808 USA d 7 Jun 1889 (Source Susan Wyllie posting 30 Aug 2001 GenForum) Witnesses to to Abby Ann’s marrage were: Nathaniel Mallory and Thomas P Kinyon. Thomas P Kenyon b 1834 RI d 3 Nov 1852 is probably son of her uncle Thomas Kenyon b 11 Mar 1796 Witnesses to marriage with Caroline were: Kennedy Creighton and Ephraim Mallory (1881 census Clarendon & Miller Addington ON David Mallory 73 ON, Caroline 72 American USA, Mary Ann Mallory 38 ON, John R Rosey 12 ON)
“In or about the year 1856, the Addington Colonization road was constructed by the Government of Upper Canada, under the supervision of Mr. Ebenezer Perry, of Tamworth, with a view to open the northern part of Addington county for settlement, and to encourage settlers to locate there. Crown lands in the townships thus opened were offered for sale at one dollar per acre, with the exception of those lots immediately adjoining the Addington road, which were given as free grants to actual settlers." The first settlers who located in the township of Abinger came from Leeds county in 1856-7. Among them were Chas. M. Kenyon, A. P. and Wm. Wickware, David and Elisha Mallory and their sons, Hugh Grant, David Levingston, Wm. Levingston, etc

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.

Nathaniel Mallory was born about 1742. He was the son of Zaccheus Mallory.

He married Abiah Beardsley.

Daniel Mallory (1767-1808, married Elizabeth Randolph),
Lemuel Mallory (1771, married Amy Patterson),
Elizabeth Mallory (1772, married William Andress),
Peter Mallory (1774, died as an infant),
Israel Mallory (1776 married Phoebe Ayers),
Mary Polly Mallory (1777, married Jeremiah Mallory),
Andrew Mallory (1780, married Mary Whitney),
David Mallory (1783-1867, married Huldah Keeler),
James Mallory (1785),
Mercy Mallory (1787, married Peter Trickey),
John Mallory (1789).

The family moved to Canada in February 1790 and settled in Yonge Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

Andrew, Israel, and David were assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

During the War of 1812 John and James Mallory served in the Leeds County Militia.

In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.


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

Daniel Mallory was born in 1767 in Fairield County. He was the son of Nathaniel Mallory and Abiah Beardsley.

He married Elizabeth Randolph.

John Mallory (1785, married Sarah Wright),
David Mallory (1787),
Nathaniel Mallory (1791)
Catherine Mallory (1793, married Clossen Ayres),
Huldah Mallory (1795),
Daniel Mallory, Jr. (1797),
Jeremiah Mallory (1799),
Vanransler Price Mallory (1800), and
Rossinda Mallory (1801, married Justin Truesdell, Jr.).

Daniel and Jeremiah were assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

Daniel died in 1808 and Elizabeth in 1849.

During the War of 1812 David and Daniel Mallory, Jr. served in the Leeds County Militia.



Lemuel Mallory was born in 1771. He was the son of Nathaniel Mallory and Abiah Beardsley.

His married Amy Patterson.

Price Mallory (1799, married Martha (Patty) Hutchinson),
Lemuel Mallory (1801),
Margaret (Peggy) B. Mallory (1807, married Julius Guild),
Elizabeth Anna Mallory (1809, married Israel Guild),
Huldah Keeler Mallory (1811, married David Seaman ),
Salachy Mallory (1817, married Stephen Ducolon)
Rachel Mallory (1814, married Samuel Trusdell)
Archibald F. Mallory (1817, married Sally Monfort), and
Molly Mallory (1818, married Nathan Baxter).

In May, 1790 Lemuel petitioned for land and was granted 200 acres.

In 1800 he filed a claim for the west half of lot 21 and the east half of lot 22 on the Broken Front in Yonge Township. The property had previously been granted to Ephraim Eyers.

In 1803 Lemuel filed another claim for the east half of Lot 20 front, the west half of the north end of lots 21 and 22 front, and Lot 25 in concession 2.

Lemuel was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

In 1820, Lemuel's son Price bought parts of Lot 23 and 24 in the Broken Front of Yonge from William Larue. He transferred the property to his father Lemuel and when his father died, he transferred it to his brother Archibald who had lived there

In 1832, Lemuel applied for a patent for his property.

On February 5, 1833, Lemuel Mallory and a son and a stranger from Jones Mills, Ontario attempted to cross the river near Hammond. The son and the stranger fell through the ice near Grenadier Island and drowned. Lemuel hung onto the ice and shouted for help, but finally let go and drowned too.

His son, Price, inherited the property and sold it to William Andress.

After his death, Amy married ...Beach.


Israel Mallory was born about 1776. He was the son of Nathaniel Mallory and Abiah Beardsley.

He married Phoebe Ayers.

Israel Mallory (1803),
Ephraim Mallory (1805),
William Mallory (about 1808), and
Hiram Mallory (about 1808).

The 1810 census indicated that they had an adopted daughter.

He died in 1822.





David Mallory was born about 1783 in Vermont. He was the son of Nathaniel Mallory.

He married the widow Huldah Keeler Patterson on November 7, 1811. She was the daughter of Silvanus Keeler, and was William Patterson's widow.

Ira Mallory (1812, married Mary Hughes),
Charles Mallory (1814),
Lavinia Mallory (1817, married Shubel Kelly),
Amasa Whitney Mallory (1819, married Charity Lee and Nancy Purvis),
Elizabeth Mallory (1820),
Huldah Mallory (1824, married Charles Henry Wilcox),
Mercy Mallory (1826), and
Clara Mallory (1829, married Frank Lee).

Mallory, Mrs Uldah [sic] was the daughter of Silvanus Keeler, one of the first laborers called to the Methodist ministry of Canada. Her first husband died, leaving her with 3 little children. Subsequently, she married Mr. Mallory. She died having served God for upwards of 60 years; survived by her husband, sons and daughters. from Ontario Christian Guardian

Mallory, David was born in Vermont, Feb. 26, 1783 and came to Canada in Feb., 1790 with his parents, 8 brothers and 4 sisters, settling in Yonge Twp.

on Nov. 7, 1811 he married Mrs. Hulda Patterson, widow of William Patterson, and daughter of Rev. Silvenus Keeler.

They raised a family of 3 sons and 5 daughters.After his wife died, Oct. 28, 1849, he went to live with his son, Ira.

He died at his son's home, Yonge Twp., Oct. 29, 1867; age 84 yrs. 4 months, 3 days.

from The Christian Guardian, August 7, 1850.


Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Enoch Mallory was born on July 8, 1744 Ripton Parish Stratford, Connecticut.

Enoch married sisters, Huldah and Eunice French.

Elisha Mallory (1769, married Jane Grant)
Jeremiah Mallory (1771)

Enoch Mallory and his sons, Jeremiah and Elisha, supported the British in the American Revolution and were members of Jessup's Loyal Rangers. Elisha and Jeremiah were drummers in the same unit. Supposedly Enoch deserted from the American army and crossed the ice on the St Lawrence River in a hail of bullets. He changed his uniform in view of the enemy.

Enoch joined General Burgoyne and was there when Burgoyne was captured at Ticonderoga, Enoch was jailed in Albany, but escaped. He was declared a traitor and his property was forfeited.

Enoch received a land grant in 1779.

They arrived in Canada about 1783. Enoch first settled in Augusta Township and later moved to the Mallorytown area of Yonge Township.

In 1784 Enoch appeared on the provisioning list for disbanded troops as a member of the Loyal Rangers. He was mustered in Augusta.

In 1800, 1805, and 1808 Enoch was in the Front of Yonge, Johnstown District.

Enoch died in October, 1831 and was buried in the Mallorytown Cemetery.



Elisha Mallory was born on November 26, 1769 Huntington, Connecticut.

He was a drummer in Jessup's Corp.

The petition of Elisha Mallory Drummer in Major Jessup's Corps, humbly sheweth
That your petitioner was one of the first settlers in this District and that he has not received but one hundred acres of land, he therefore prays that such an additional quantity may be granted him as he shall be considered entitled to and your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray.
Elisha Mallory

On May 4, 1790 he received three hundred acres, two hundred as bounty and one hundred as a drummer.



Jeremiah Mallory was born about 1771 in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He was the son of Enoch Mallory.

Jeremiah was brought to Ontario in 1783 with his father. He was in Jessup's Rangers as a drummer. 

He married his cousin, Mary Polly Mallory, daughter of Nathaniel Mallory.

Thomas Mallory (1793),
Lucinda (or Lorinda) Mallory (1795),
Elisha Mallory (1797-1887),
Huldah Mallory (1799, married Thomas Kenyon),

David Mallory (1808),
Henry Mallory (1810, married Emeline Griffin and Phebe Comstock),
Mercy Mallory (1812, married Edward S. Thomas), and
Catherine Mallory (1816, married Libeous Philip Wickware).

In 1791, Jeremiah signed a petition in Thurlow, Hastings County, Ontario requesting that the township be laid out in lots.

On December 13, 1820, Jeremiah petitioned for the 100 acres he was entitled to because of his service.

Jeremiah died in 1836.

Fairfield County, Connecticut originally consisted of the towns of Rye, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, and Stratford. Woodbury (1673) , Danbury (1687), Ridgefield (1709), Newtown (1711), and New Fairfield (1740) were added later. In 1751, part of Woodbury was included in Litchfield County.


Elisha Mallory was born in 1797 in Wells, Vermont. His father was Jeremiah Mallory (1771)

He married Clarissa Van Dusen Baxter who was the widow of Alanson Baxter and the daughter of of Peter Van Dusen and Eva Hogaboom.

Elisha died on March 3, 1887.


George Washington Mallory was born on March 5, 1841. He was the son of Elisha Mallory and Clarissa Van Dusen.

On January 12, 1871 he married Alphema J Wickware.

George died on July 8, 1917 when he was 61.


Ogden Mallory was the son of Stephen Mallory and Mary Wyatt,

Elias Mallory
Justus Mallory (1759, married Jane Fry),
Gil Mallory
Silas Mallory
Benajah Mallory (married Abiah Dayton)

Elias and Justus applied for land grants at Grenville Ontario in 1793.  

Elias and Justus were assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.




from History of Leeds and Grenville Ontario 1879.

Daniel Mallory and his wife came from Vermont in 1784; Mr. Mallory being a U. E. Loyalist. He first settled at Mallorytown Landing, but shortly after moved to the farm now occupied by his grandson, Ira Mallory.

Mr. [Nathaniel] Mallory's family consisted of the following children:
Daniel, who married Elizabeth Randolph and settled in Mallorytown, raising a family of fourteen children (two of whom died young), the remainder settling in close proximity to each other.
Samuel married Amy Patterson; their family was also large;

[Lemuel's children are then listed: ]
Peggy, a daughter, married Julius Guild;
Anna married Israel Guild
Hulda married Daniel Seaman, near Brockville;
Salachy married Stephen Ducolon;
Rachel married Samuel Trusdell;
Molly married Nathaniel Baxter

There were also
Hutcheson and

Andrew [Mallory], the third son of Daniel Mallory, Sr.,[sic] married Mary Whitney, by whom he had four children;

Polly married Israel Perkins;
Phoebe married a man named Armstrong;
Nancy married Ichabod Fell;
Philinda married Edmund Dunsmore.

Peter Mallory had two sons;

William died in Blenheim;
Peter, jr., resides in Oshawa.

David Mallory married Hulda Patterson nee Keeler. His family consisted of

Amasa W.,
Lavina, who married Shubel Kelly;
Elizabeth married Oran Adams;
Hulda married Charles Wilcox;
Mercy married Henry S. Judd;
Clara married T. T. Lee.

Israel Mallory married Phoebe Eyres. His family consisted of

William and

The family of James Mallory consisted of

Nancy, who married John H. Hughes;
Fanny, and

John Mallory raised the following family:

John, Jr.,
Laura, who married Rev. George Jones; Sally, married Wilson Shipman;
and Sabra.

Elizabeth Mallory married William Andress.

Polly Mallory married Jeremiah Mallory, an emigrant from the United States, he being a distant relative of the original settlers. Family of Jeremiah [Mallory]:

Hulda, who married Thomas Kenyon;
Mercy, married Edward S. Thomas;
Catherine, married L. Wickwire;
Lucinda married Elliott Metcalfe.

Mercy Mallory married Peter Trickey.

Catherine Mallory married C. Ayres, and raised a numerous family.

For many years past Mr. Ira Mallory has been Treasurer of the Municipality; many of the remaining descendants also occupying leading positions in the Township.


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