On June 30, 1812, Rhoda Root petitioned for the 200 acres of land she was entitled to as the wife of Daniel Root and the daughter of Samuel Pennock of Elizabethtown.
1825 - 1827 Yonge township census:
The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.
Grenadier Island is in the St. Lawrence River in Leeds County, Ontario. United Empire Loyalists settled on the island in the early 19th century. During the War of 1812, there was a watch post. By 1818, twelve farms had been established.
Abel Root was born on August 29, 1791 in Strafford, Orange County, Vermont. He was the son of Daniel Root.
He married Jemima Fish Root (1798 - 1878)
Jemima and Abel's children included:
Lorana Root Burtch (1828, married William Burtch) and
Albert Root (1837).
Abel died on May 11, 1853 on Grenadier Island, Ontario, Canada.
William Root was born about 1808.
He married Camilla Holmes (1815 - 1885).
William and Camilla's children included:
Betsy D. Root (1836),
Catherine M. Root (1838),
Mary Ann Root (1845), and
Catherine Root (1856).
From Addison News, January 29, 1889
While the friends of Richard Holmes attended his funeral on Sunday, his son-in-law, Wm Root, aged 82 years died at the residence of John Mackie, Lake Eloida. His wife had been dead for several years. Mr. Root's home was at Curry's Mills above Westport, but he came down to spend the sinter with his son-in-law, Mr. Mackie.
Connecticut Journal Nov. 16, 1785:
These are to give notice, that the subscriber hath sundry warrants from the Treasurer of this state for state taxes, by virture of which, the lands and buildings of Daniel Dodge, and Daniel Dodge, Junr., Nathan Baxter, Joseph Learned and Ezekiel Root, non resident proprietors, will be sold for the payment of each of their taxes, as the law directs on the second Monday of December next. Said vendue to be on the above said lands, lying in the town of Hebron. Dated New Haven, Oct 28, 1785 Joel Jones, Collector.