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Frederick Starr Jarvis (1787 - 1852)

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Frederick Starr Jarvis
Born in Danbury, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Home District, Upper Canadamap
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Died in Toronto, Canada Westmap
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Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812 | St. James Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario.

Frederick Jarvis served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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Frederick, born in 1787 in Connecticut, was the eldest son of United Empire Loyalist parents Stephen and Amelia Jarvis, who settled in Toronto Township in 1809.[1]

During the War of 1812, Frederick served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, York Militia.[2] He was said to have been present at the Battle of Queenston Heights.[3]

After the war, he continued farming his own and his father's land, and in 1816 married Susan Merigold,[4] the eldest daughter of neighbours Thomas and Elizabeth Merigold. They had twelve children: [5]

  • Frederick William Jarvis, Sheriff of Toronto, York and Peel;
  • Amelia Jarvis, m. Alexander Proudfoot;
  • George Thomas Jarvis, who died in Chicago;
  • Stephen Maule Jarvis, barrister at Osgoode Hall;
  • Peter Robinson Jarvis, Mayor at Stratford;
  • Charles Beverley Jarvis, who died in California;
  • Mary Jarvis, m. deputy sheriff Henry Skynner;
  • Arthur Murray Jarvis, acting deputy sheriff at Osgoode Hall;
  • Henry Augustus Jarvis, who drowned at Stratford;
  • Edgar John Jarvis, of Rosedale;
  • Julia Jarvis, in England; and
  • Hester Elizabeth Jarvis, who died in 1858.


  1. UELAC
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 173
  3. "Fighting For the Frontier: The War of 1812 Remembered" by Milan Gocmanac, Heritage Mississauga
  4. "Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), F. Starr Jarvis and Susan Merrygold, 04 Aug 1816; citing , Home District, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,051.
  5. Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of York, J. H. Beers & Co., Toronto, 1907, p. 41

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