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Casper Pieterszen Mabie [39318]
(-Aft 1720)
Lysbeth Schuermans [39306]
Simon Mabie [39295]
(1700/1701-)
Marie Landrin [39214]
(1705/1706-Bef 1750)
Frederick Mabee [39223]
(1734/1735-1794)

 

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Lavinia Pelham [38726]

Frederick Mabee [39223]

  • Born: 1734-1735, Yorktown, Westchester County, New York 3683
  • Marriage: Lavinia Pelham [38726] in 1765 32
  • Died: 1794, Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada at age 60 4119
  • Buried: Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada 4119
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bullet  General Notes:

From the Maybee Society files.

bullet  Burial Notes:

died of apoplexy, and was buried in a hollowed-out walnut log
coffin. He was the first white man buried in the new
settlement, and a large boulder marks his tomb near Turkey
Point

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

No Name, 1760. 5930,10619 1760 Muster Roll for 5th Company, Upper Battalion of the
Westchester County Militia under Capt Annanias Rogers, includes
the names: Jeremiah Maybie, Frederick Maybie, John Maybie,
William Maybie, Jacob Maybe and Symon Maybe.

Anecdote, From 1773 to 1779, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York. 3683 Frederick was taxed at Fishkill from 1773 to 1779.

Anecdote, 10 Oct 1775, Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, New York. 11487 A dispute between Frederick Mabee of Rombout Precinct, Dutchess
County, and Francis Hasbrook is evidenced by a series of court
documents beginning in September 1775, resulting in an
indictment on 10/10/1775 by the Grand Jury against Frederick
for assault.

Anecdote, 25 Nov 1776, Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, New York. 8096 On 1/14/1776, Frederick Mabee and Peter Montross, both of
Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, appeared before the Court in
Poughkeepsie and acknowledge debts to the King of 10 Pounds and
5 Pounds, respectively. It appears that these debts might have
been related to the dispute between Frederick and Francis
Hasbrook noted in 1775 above.

No Name, 25 Nov 1776, Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, New York. 8096 On 1/14/1776, Frederick Mabee and Peter Montross, both of
Rombout Precinct, Dutchess County, appeared before the Court in
Poughkeepsie and acknowledge debts to the King of 10 Pounds and
5 Pounds, respectively. It appears that these debts might have
been related to the dispute between Frederick and Francis
Hasbrook noted in 1775 above.

Immigration, Bet 1781 and 1782, Saint John, , New Brunswick, Canada. 3683,4116 He was a loyalist during the American rev. after the war ended
he fled to New York City and with his family took a ship to New
Brunswick Canada in 1783
His cousin Peter Secord came with the Mabee
party

No Name, Bet 1781 and 1782, Saint John, , New Brunswick, Canada. 3683,4116 Between 1781 and 1782 Frederick Mabee immigrated to Saint John,
New Brunswick, Canada

No Name, 10 Jul 1784, Belle Hill in Beaver Harbour, , Ontario, Canada. 4118 Frederick Mabee and Lavinia Pelham appeared on the census of 10
Jul 1784 Belle Hill in Beaver Harbour, Ontario, CanadaRoll of
Loyalists Settled at Belle Hill in Beaver Harbour has an entry:
Frederick Maybee, wife Levina, children above 10: Lydia,
Elizabeth, Oliver, children under 10: Mary, Sarah, Simon,
Frederick.

Land, 1 Mar 1785, Conway, Carleton Parish, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada. 11488 Re-registered NS Grant for m10 acres of 1784/08/11

Land, 20 May 1785, Carleton Township, , New Brunswick, Canada. 11235 granted 1.19 Acres, along with 325 other men

Land, 6 Oct 1785, Oromocto, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada. 11489 Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/09/03 for 200 acres

Land, 2 Jun 1787, Burton Parish, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, Canada. 11490 granted 195 acres

Land, 14 Jan 1788, Queensbury Parish, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. 11491 granted 220 acres

Land, 15 Mar 1788, Pennfield Parish, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. 11492 granted land along with 110 other men

Relocating, 1792. 4116 The Mabee party, it is said, started for Upper Canada in the
fall of 1792, but they wintered in Quebec and did not reach
Turkey Point until some time in 1793. They drove twelve cows,
rode horses, and employed an Indian guide to pilot the way
through the wilderness
Some members of the family claim that the settlement was made
as early as 1791, while others say it was not made before 1794;
but Mrs. Mabee and her family were living there in a
comfortable log-house at the time of Governor Simcoe's visit in
1795. The grave of Frederick Mabee was there also, and a piece
of ground known as the "Indian fields" had been cleared of its
light growth of timber and cropped; all of which makes it
appear quite reasonable that the family may have settled there,
at least as early as 1793.
The Mabee party consisted of Frederick Mabee and wife; Oliver
Mabee, their eldest son, aged about nineteen; Simeon, the
second son, aged about seventeen; Pellum, the youngest son,
aged about twelve - at least, these were the ages of the sons
at the time of the Governor's visit; two single daughters -
Polly and Sally; and two married daughters - Nancy and Lydia,
with their respective husbands - John Stone and Peter Teeple.
It is said that Peter Secord, also, came with the Mabee family

Immigration, 1793, Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 4119 Frederick Mabee was a United Empire Loyalist, whose home had at
the British evacuation of New York, been confiscated, and
himself and family subjected to indignity by many of his former
neighbours because he declined to swear allegiance to the "New
Republic", holding as he no doubt conscientiously did, that the
grievances of the colonists should be settled by constitutional
means rather than by the sword. Having heard of the wonderful
fertility and natural advantage of the Long Point (or as it was
first called, the Turkey Point) country in Upper Canada from
his cousin. Peter Secord, a U.E. Loyalist who had accompanied
him to Saint John from New York and who, being an old hunter,
had already penetrated the wilds of Upper Canada with one
George Ramsay, and Englishman, on a hunting and exploring trip,
he resolved to form a small colonization party to open a
permanent party at Turkey Point. Gathering many of his
relatives together, including his son-in-law, Capt. Teeple, the
"Mabee Party" as they were afterwards called, set out in the
fall of 1792, but they wintered at Quebec and did not reach
Turkey Point until some time in 1793. They brought some
household goods, drove several cows, rode horses and employed
an Indian guide to pilot the way through the wilderness. The
men drove the animals along the shore, the women came in boats,
going ashore at night to camp. During the journey through the
wilds they sustained themselves largely on cornmeal and milk
from the cows.

The party consisted of Frederick Mabee and Lavinia (nee Pelham
or Pellum), Oliver Mabee, their eldest son, aged about 19;
Simon, the second son, aged 17; Pollum, the youngest son, aged
about 5; three single daughters, Polly, Betsy and Sally, and
two married daughters, Nancy, with her husband, John Stone and
Lydia, with her husband, Capt. Peter Teeple, and their four
children. His cousin, Peter Secord and Thomas Welch, also came
with the Mabee party. Frederick Mabee at once erected the first
log cabin ever built at the new settlement, at the foot of the
hill overlooking Turkey Point. Their corn was pounded in the
stump of a walnut tree, the beetle being attached to a "sweep"
like the "Old Oaken Bucket".

One year after the arrival of the party he died of apoplexy,
and was buried in a hollowed-out walnut log coffin. He was the
first white man buried in the new settlement, and a large
boulder marks his tomb near Turkey Point. His widow
subsequently married Lieut. William B. Hilton, a New York
Loyalist of the Kings American Dragoons, but he died three
years after the marriage. Large numbers of other Loyalists
poured into the settlement shortly after, but the "Mabee Party"
came in advance of the rest and became "squatters" until the
lands were apportioned by the Crown to all the Loyalists.

Polly and Sally Mabee, two daughters who came to Turkey Point,
single, married respectively Capt. David Secord, of Butler's
Rangers, and Silas Montross, both U.E. Loyalists. The former
was a miller at Niagara, but later settled on Catfish creek,
west of Orwell; the latter lived at Turkey Point. The Mabee,
Teeple, Secord, Montross and Stone families became prominent
factors in the early days of settlement, but now their
descendants are very widely scattered.

More than a hundred years have come and gone since Frederick
Mabee and his sons and sons-in-law made the acquaintance of the
wild, painted and befeathered savages of the north shore of
Lake Erie, and where they were surprised and startled by the
bedlam of discordant sounds, which daily rent the air, from the
throats of the myriads of wild turkeys, geese and duck, as
these sturdy pioneers staked out their new homes at Turkey
Point. Today their great grandsons are found in the ranks of
busy men, scattered all over the American continent, and their
great-great grandchildren occupy seats in nearly every school
house in the land. In fact, these descendants have become so
numerous, and so widely dispersed, that they meet as strangers,
never dreaming that the old pioneer mother who pounded corn in
the hollow of a walnut stump more than a hundred years ago, was
their common maternal ancestor.

Relocating, 1793, Turkey Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. 4119 1793 Frederick Mabee and Lavinia Pelham immigrated to Turkey
Point, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

Land, 2 Jun 1793, Saint John River, Island Rights, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. 10571 granted one lot containing 4 Acres & 3 Roods


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Frederick married Lavinia Pelham [38726] [MRIN: 551604063] in 1765.32 (Lavinia Pelham [38726] was born in 1740 in New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA 5197 and died after 1823.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Census, 10 Jul 1784, Belle Hill in Beaver Harbour, , Ontario, Canada. 4118 Roll of Loyalists Settled at Belle Hill in Beaver Harbour has
an entry: Frederick Maybee, wife Levina, children above 10:
Lydia, Elizabeth, Oliver, children under 10: Mary, Sarah,
Simon, Frederick.

Anecdote, 1792. 4116 The Mabee party, it is said, started for Upper Canada in the
fall of 1792, but they wintered in Quebec and did not reach
Turkey Point until some time in 1793. They drove twelve cows,
rode horses, and employed an Indian guide to pilot the way
through the wilderness
Some members of the family claim that the settlement was made
as early as 1791, while others say it was not made before 1794;
but Mrs. Mabee and her family were living there in a
comfortable log-house at the time of Governor Simcoe's visit in
1795. The grave of Frederick Mabee was there also, and a piece
of ground known as the "Indian fields" had been cleared of its
light growth of timber and cropped; all of which makes it
appear quite reasonable that the family may have settled there,
at least as early as 1793.
The Mabee party consisted of Frederick Mabee and wife; Oliver
Mabee, their eldest son, aged about nineteen; Simeon, the
second son, aged about seventeen; Pellum, the youngest son,
aged about twelve - at least, these were the ages of the sons
at the time of the Governor's visit; two single daughters -
Polly and Sally; and two married daughters - Nancy and Lydia,
with their respective husbands - John Stone and Peter Teeple.
It is said that Peter Secord, also, came with the Mabee family




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