Alistair B. Fraser
Below are links to various maps of interest in the lives of Asa and Sally Webster.
Asa Webster was granted the east half of lot 4 (100 acres) on the first concession
of Elizabethtown Township in Leeds County. The Crown land grant index gives
a date of about 1789 for the grant, but he would have been on the land sometime
in 1784. Asa married Sally Baldwin on Jan. 16, 1791. Their first nine children
(including the three daughters who died at birth or soon after) were born
while they lived on this lot in Elizabethtown Township. On June 14, 1805,
Asa and Sally sold the lot to Henry Arnold for 300 pounds. They bought lot
35 (200 acres) on the fifth concession of Augusta Township, Grenville County,
from James and Jerusha Brooker on Jan. 23, 1806 for 200 pounds. Their remaining
six children were born after their move to the Augusta lot.
The Webster family lived in a log house on this lot until about 1825 when they built a frame house. After that, the log house was occupied at different times by some of their sons and daughters, usually for just a year or two after they married.
Asa wrote his will on Dec. 7, 1839. Here are the terms of the will:
This map shows the Ontario county of Leeds and Grenville, the St. Lawrence River and the relationship between Brockville, Lyn, and Augusta, Gananoque and Kitley, all of which played a role in the lives of the Webster family.
of Elizabethtown and Augusta (1861 maps)
This composite map shows the location of Asa's origninal 1794 grant in Elizabethtown and the one he moved his family to in Augusta in 1806.
A 1937 aerial photograph shows both the Webster farm in Augusta and the Carpenter cemetary where Asa and Sally are burried.
Source information on maps:
Asas farms in Elizibathtown and Augusta
Source Historical Atlas of Leeds and Grenville, Mika Publishing, Belleville, ON, 1973. (Contains township maps taken from a wall map of the Counties of Leeds and Grenville, Canada West, 1861-2.) This map was put together from two of the township maps and edited by Duane Esarey in 2000.
Leeds & Grenville map
Source County Marriage Registers of Ontario, Canada 1858-1869, Volume 20, Leeds & Grenville, Generation Press Inc., Agincourt, ON, 1987.
National Air Photo Library
Centre for Topographic Information (Ottawa)
615 Booth Street, Room 180
Ottawa Ontario Canada
Photo A 5669-38 Augusta Township, Grenville County
Taken August 25, 1937 at 12,300 feet
(Included to the left of the aerial photo is an enlarged version of the lot from the 1861-2 township map, for comparison purposes.)
Early census and assessment records:
(borrowed on inter-library loan from the Archives of Ontario)
Johnstown District, F 1721-6
Microfilm number MS 2546
Census: 1796-1798, 1800-1804, 1807,1817, 1819-1822,
1825,1827-1830, 1832, 1834-1836, 1839-1841, 1844,
Census & Assessment: 1826, 1838, 1846-1849
Assessment: 1800, 1802-1804, 1806-1810, 1812-1822,
1825, 1827-1834, 1836, 1837, 1839, 1840
Leeds & Grenville Branch Ontario Genealogical Society Publication No. 84-3: Some Augusta Twp. Cemeteries, Grenville Co.
Land grants index:
(Ontario Land Records Index)
1851 census for Augusta:
National Archives of Canada microfilm C-11724
1851 census, Grenville County, Augusta Township, District Two, Page 1 (109)
Land registry records:
1) LDS film 0199501: Ontario, Leeds, Land and Property, 1797-1807 (Vol. A C)
Lot 4, Concession 1, Elizabethtown Township: C-88 1805 Asa Webster sale to Henry Arnold
"C-143" (Brockville) 1806 James Brooker sale to Asa Webster
2) Land Registry Office: Prescott (Grenville) LRO #15, 499 Centre Street, Box 1600, Prescott, Ontario,
K0E 1T0 (613) 925-3177
I-168" 1839 Will of Asa Webster.
C-614" 1851 indenture between Phineas Webster and Richard Kirkby, Senr, etc.
B-224" 1854 indenture by Parker Webster and Loannah, his wife, and Richard Kirkby, Senr, etc.
B-147" 1854 indenture by Egerton Ryerson Smith and Janet Anne Smith... and George Washington Smith.
G-473" 1874 will of George W. Smith.
M-2585: 1881 indenture between Henrietta L. Tanney and Almeda Ann Murray.
R-5259" 1892 mortgage between Henrietta Tanney and Daniel W. Carpenter (document not retrieved).
V-8046" 1906 notice of power of sale by Daniel W. Carpenter for mortgage.
V-8119" 1906 indenture between Almeda Ann Smith and Read Carpenter.
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