An American Family History

The Truesdell Family

Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutch.

Daniel Truesdell was born on October 15, 1749 in Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut. His parents were William Truesdell and Deliverance Jeason.

Daniel married Huldah Thorpe.

Daniel and Huldah's children included:

Cornelius Truesdell and
Daniel Truesdell (1785).

About 1767, Daniel moved with his parents to Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York.

3 May 1775 - 7th Regt. Albany County.

December 31, 1780 he was a private in Capt. Jacob Sales Company from West Point.

May 6, 1782 - Transferred land bounty rights with brother Gershom to Frederick Young.

At the time of the 1790 census the family was still in Kinderhook. The household consisted of

1 man over 16 (Daniel)
3 boys under 16 (Cornelius, Daniel and another boy),
5 females (wife and 4 daughters).

1801 - Yonge census

a man and a woman (Daniel and his wife),
1 boy (Daniel Jr.),
3 girls

1802 - Yonge census

a man and a woman
a boy
2 girls

1804 - land certificate 5166 giving the west half of lot 6, 2nd concession to Daniel

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.

  Justin Truesdell, Sr. was born about 1755. He married Ann Gardnier.  

William Truesdell was born about 1797. His parents were Justin Truesdell and Ann Gardiner.

His first wife was Ann Nancy McIntosh who was born March 14, 1796 in Williamstown, Glengarry County, Ontario. They married in 1818 in Williamsburg, Dundas County, Ontario.

William and Ann's children included:
Ann Truesdell (1819, married Henry Trickey),
Benjamin Truesdell (1820, married Emeline Coleman),
Mary Truesdell (1823)
Huldah Gertrude Truesdell (1826, Oliver Cross)
Elizabeth Truesdell (1827, married Gilbert Wickwire),
William Henry Truesdell (1832, married Alice Heaslip), and
Sarah Truesdell (1832, married James Struthers.)

His second wife was Margaret Agnes McLeod who was born about1813 in Ireland.

William and Margaret's children included:
Margaret Agnes Truesdell (1837)
John Truesdell (1839)

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.


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


Samuel Truesdell was born about 1796.

He married Rachel Mallory.

James Truesdell (1837)
Ezekiel Truesdell (1844)
Mary Ann Truesdell (1848)
William Franklin Truesdell (1848)
Edward Truesdell (1851)
Sarah Jane Truesdell (1857)
Ann Truesdell (1860)


Justin Truesdell, Jr. was born about 1801.

He married Rossinda Mallory.

Justin and Rossinda's children included:
Susan Truesdell (1840),
John Nelson Truesdell (1841),
Jane Amelia Truesdell,
Charles Truesdell,
George Rueben Truesdell and
James Truesdell .

Justin died in 1872,



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