|Notes for Hannah HAWN OR HAUN|
|"It is possible that she might have been born in USA, Father Henry Hawn, UEL. In Capt Daly's 9th Co of the 1st batallion of 1st Regiment of KRRNY who settled in Cornwall. The information from LDS file Film #:1761122 lists her as Mrs. John COLLISON, B: Abt 1771 in Ontario. She petitioned for a 200 acres land grant 3rd of March or May 1809 as daughter of Henry Hawn UEL. Ontario Land Book H p.129 Reel C 102. Petition also in 1809 in Matilda upper Canada Land petitions C9/37 reel 1650 Lived in the Mohawk Valley, New York, until 1783. Left after end of Revolutionary War."152|
Don Maxwell writes:
"There has been a problem trying to determine if John COLLISON (1765-1826) first married Hannah HOUGH (c1783) had 7 children and then married Hannah HAWN. The latter's marriage is not in doubt as it's confirmed in her Land Petition. However, there is absolutely no documentation re her birth or death date.
"With an OC of 3 March 1809 it's possible that Hannah HAWN was born in the 1780s
rather than 15 April 1766 which is Hannah Hough's dob (from a list by her nephew John) and Nov 1820 is Mahala Collison's dod (Tombstone). These false dates for Hannah HAWN have been put forth with no substantiation, discussed, but never backed up.
"My interest in the HAWN girls is because the 4 of them have the same names as the 4 HOUGH girls and confusion reigns. It appears that 3 men married the same named girls, 2 Marys, 2 Hannahs & 2 Rebeccas. The 2 Eunices did marry different men."194
I have not had any time to look into any of this yet, but PLEASE make note of these issues if you are doing further research.
|Notes for John (Spouse 1)|
|"A drummer in the King Royal Regiment of New York."151|
"On the muster Rolls of Captain Munro, we discovered that that John Collison joined the troops at 11 years old as a Drummer and was discharged in Montreal Dec 24, 1783."151
Notes from Brokro@aol.com's GEDCOM152:
"Anglican Episcopal Church, Diocese of Ottawa shows the following entry: Died 22 Oct 1826; buried 24 October 1826. John Collison age 61 years of Matilda, born in the year 1765. A drummer in the New York Royal Regiment in Captain John Munro's Company (7th Company). Enlisted 1 sept 1778 in Montreal. Discharged 24th Dec 1783. 16 in 1782 (then born in 1766) Was 2nd Senior Captain of Co. The whole company settled in Dundas County.
"Empire Loyalist. From Jacob Farrand's Muster Roll dated Montreal Dec 1783.
Look at Empire Loyalists films C1475 C1476 C2222 Cloverdale Library?
Provision List#2 - 1786. Here John shows that he has a wife. Received 100 acres near river; 200 acres away from river. Gift of Land given by the Upper Canada Government in appreciation for service to the Crown and to compensate for the personal losses incurred when living in the States. Each child that married received 200 acres in the county of Mountain or Winchester.
"John Collison was of Irish Descent. Immigrated to the United States with his parents from Ireland via England. Became a farmer.
"The King's Royal Regiment of New York was created on July 7th, 1779 with Sir John Johnston at his head. Often referred to as The Royal Yorkers or Royal Greens. Another regiment was created in 1780: the Butler's Rangers containing a large number of Palatines. The first settlers of Captain Munro Company, and mainly anglicans landed in the County of Dundas on the 20th of June 1784. Each officer received 5000 acres of land; each captain 3000 acres, each sub-altern 2000; each non commissioned officer and private 200 acres plus 50 for his wife and 50 for each child.
"According to information recorded in a short biography of Dr. George Collison (In The Story of Dundas by J. Smyth Carter, p.402) a descendant of John, in fact a grandson, it is said that his paternal grandparents came from near Boston, Massassuchetts while his grand parents on the mother side were of English descent.
"1st. Hypothesis:If this is true, it seems to me that the first immigrant must have immigrated from England with the Puritans that came to America between 1600 and 1640.
"2nd Hypothesis: According to Gavin Watt, muster rolls indicate that John was born in Ireland. In this case, it would mean that his family came to America, Boston possibly between 1766 and 1778, year that he enlisted probably in Montreal where he was discharged in Dec 1782. On Ship passengers List, there is a John Collison bound from London to Virginia. July 31, 1627. Is this one linked to our family?"
|Notes for John & Hannah (Family)|
|!Estimated from Birth|
|Last Modified 5 May 2003||Created 22 Aug 2003 by Reunion for Macintosh|