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Abner Everitt (1779 - 1836)

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Abner Everitt
Born in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 6 Sep 1803 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Flamborough, Hamilton, Wentworth, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified 17 Feb 2019 | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Abner Everitt served in the 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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During the War of 1812, Abner Everitt served in the 5th Lincoln Militia. Documents below suggested that there were two men with the same name living in the same area. He served as a private from October 10 to 24, 1813 in Captain Israel Dawdy’s Detachment. [1]

On October 3, 1815, Abner Everitt made a war claim as a resident of West Flamborough Twp. for losses to Indians. In September, 1814, he lost ten bushels of potatoes, twenty-five bushels of apples, a hog, grain, and fences and timber burned. John Cummins Jr. of West Flamborough Twp. certified the claim. [2]

On October 7, 1815, he certified the war claim of Isaac Mills as a resident of West Flamborough Twp. [3]

On October 7, 1815, Abner Everitt Sr., of West Flamborough Twp., certified the war claim of John Anderson. [4]

If there was an Abner Sr., who was Abner Jr.? Which documents belonged to each man?

On October 27, 1815, Abner Everitt of Ancaster made a war claim for losses to Indians. He lost ten hogs, six hundred weight of hay, and an ox. On January 31, 1825, Capt. Israel Dawdy, 5th Lincoln, certified that Abner, as resident of Ancaster Twp., had served as a sergeant in his company during the late war. Abner was a mechanic who was frequently employed in public works. [5]

Abner Everitt was recorded in the 1816 Ancaster Twp. Assessment.

In 1819 Abner Everitt was assessed in West Flamborough Twp.

Abner's son Daniel died on his twenty-fifth birthday. It appears that Abner was so affected by this premature death that he started to write the statistics of his family's births and death in his family bible soon after Daniel died.[6]


Note: From: "Fred D. Harris" > Subject: Everitt/Everett Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 07:15:06 -0500
These are the items to be found in Ancasters Heritage From Ancasters Heritage, Vol. 1: Lot 7, Conc. 1, Ancaster Twp was granted to Abner Everitt on July 14, 1796. He registered his Crown Patent in 1802. He was born in 1779 in New Jersey and moved about 1794 to West Flamborough Twp where he lived in a squared log house with one extra fireplace according to the 1816 assessment roll. Here he died Sept. 30, 1836. He married in 1803 Hannah Cummings (1787-1854), and they had at least five children: Zenas, 1804, md Catharine Teeple; Catherine, 1805, md 1st Mr. Crooker, 2nd Ephraim Hopkins, 3rd Rev. Isaac Van Norman; George F.., born about 1807; Daniel, 1810, md Lucinda Springer; and David John, md Mary A. After Abners death in 1836, lot 7/1 became owned by his grandson, Abner Griffis Hopkins in 1859. The Crown Patent of Lot 27, Conc.1, Robert Kemp, sold the south half in 1808 to David Everitt. David Everitt (1772-1837) and his wife Susan, were the first occupants of the south 100 acres, but they sold to William Templar in 1824. They must have moved to East or West Flamborough because he is buried in the Hopkins family cemetery below the Clappison Cut. There have been only three furniture stores remembered: Abner Everett in 1832 and Thomas Marr and James McElroy in 1877. Abner and Obadiah W. Everitt manufactured furniture in Ancaster Village from 1796. Obadiah W., the father, (born 1759) who established the business, had helped establish Masonic Lodge, Union Lodge no. 24, and had been its first master. His son, Abner, had continued the Ancaster factory until at least 1832, and had started another factory in Paris. The Union Lodge recorded that he paid his dues with bees. Abners son, Abner W. established a third factory in Dundas about 1829. Lot 41, Conc. 1 was given to Henry Chrysler by the Crown in 1797.The north half had been sold just before the beginning of the War of 1812 to Abner Everitt, an Ancaster Village cabinet maker. His son Obediah W., sold the Northwest 42 acres on May 4, 1854 to John Brooking (1809-1866) and his wife, Mary Hurrell, who had come from England about 1848 with four children. Part of the north half of lot 41/1, 58 acres in the Northeast, was sold by Obediah W. Everitt in 1854 to the Rev. Ralph Leeming, the first rector of St. Johns Anglican Church in Ancaster Village. From Ancasters Heritage, Vol. 2: Chrysler sold the N1/2 (Lot 41/7) to Abner Everett, a cabinet maker, in June 1812. He advertised in the Gore Balance in 1829:As dear as the dearest Cabinet and Chair Warehouse Abner Everett, anxious to see his name in print, and desirous withal to make as much noise as the rest of his brothers chips, takes this method to inform the public that he still continues to drive the Cabinet and Chair Making at his old stand between Ancaster and West Flamboro. He does not profess to sell as cheap as the cheapest, but on the contrary, he will at all times have as high a price as he can get, and to deal just as he can light in chaps. But he wishes the world to understand that he does not put his work on a footing with that of those transient migratory characters who profess to sell cheap, and who pack up their kits when sundry chairs and tables &c. begin to tumble to pieces about their heels, or other circumstances may make it convenient for them to be missing. Country produce will be received in payment for his work, and as he feels disposed to be very accommodating, Cash will not be refused. He sold it to his son, Obadiah Washington Everett in 1835. Obadiah sold this land, on the SE corner of Governors Road to the Reverend Ralph Leeming in 1854. I also came across this on one of my CD-ROMs: From Marriage Bonds of Ontario, 1831: Everitt, Obed. Washington of Dumfries, chairmaker, and Angeline Cross of Brantford, spr. b: Matthew Crooks, Esq. And James Chep, merchant, both of Ancaster Twp., 1st of April 1832 at Ancaster. Note: Paris, Where Abner had a furniture factory is in South Dumfries Twp, Brant County.


  1. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 1059 & 1152-53
  2. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1132, pages 22-23
  3. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1136, pages 631-634
  4. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1137, pages 358-362
  5. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1138, pages 341-348
  6. We Relate entry for Daniel Cummins Everitt.


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On 10 Oct 2016 at 15:00 GMT Fred Blair wrote:

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