An American Family History

The Wing Family of Leeds County, Ontario

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

Gershom Wing married 1764 in Dutchess County, New York.

Gershom married Rebecca Chase.

Ruth Wing (1765, married James Howland and Abel Closson),
Anna Wing (1766, married Isaac Aiken),
Jedediah Wing (1767),
Rachel Wing (1770, married William Wright and Ezra Benedict),
Matthew Wing (1771, married Rebecca Landon),
Hannah Wing (1774, married Jesse Lamb),
Amy Wing (1776, married Edmund Mott),
Daniel Wing (1782, married Emma Palmer and Amy Hayes),
Thirza Wing (1780, married Isaac Booth),
Abel Wing (1784, married Sarah Sheldon),
Deborah Wing (1786),
Elizabeth Wing (1790, married Benjamin Yates),
Elisha Wing (1788).

They lived in Quaker Hill, New York.

The family came to Canada in 1789 where he was granted Crown, lot 31, 5th concession of Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

1797 Elizabethtown census:

Gershom, Rebekah, Hannah, Elisha, Daniel, Abel, Deborah and Elizabeth

Matthew, Rebekah and Sarah

Ichabod and Mandany

Gershom was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

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


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

Ichabod Wing was born about 1773.

He married Mandana Henderson.

William Seneca Wing (1797),
Anna Wing (1799),
Samuel B. Wing (1800)
Elizabeth Wing (1803),
Nancy Wing (1804),
Amanda Wing (1809),
Ira Wing (1811)
Ichabod (Jacob) Wing (1813).

During the War of 1812, Ichabod was in Sherwood's Company.

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


Jedediah Wing was born in in Quaker Hill, Dutchess County, New York.

Harvey Wing (1798, married Sarah Knowlton),
Rebecca Wing (1798, married Isaac Benedict),
Anna Wing (1800, married Joseph Derbyshire),
Catherine Wing (1802),
Philip Wing (1804, married Phoebe Blancher),
Jedediah Wing (1806, married Elizabeth Bentley),
Matthew Wing (1812, married Elizabeth Wooley) and
Emily Wing (1812, married Ebenezer Blanchard).

Jedediah was assessed in Yonge Township in 1805.

Jedediah Wing was the town clerk of Yonge in 1839. He received 4£.



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