Source: Volume 3, page 56 The History and Genealogy of The Pomeroy Family published 1922. (Descendants of Eltweed and Margery Pomeroy who came to America about 1630)
430 DR. JOSIAH POMEROY (Joseph,Joseph,Medad,Eltweed) b. June 7, 1743; Yale 1762, M.D.; m. July 3, 1774, Ann Allis of Hatfield, by the Rev. Joseph Lyman. They then returned to Keene, N. H., where he early enrolled with the Minute Men of that town, but refused to take the Association test, and subsequently left Keene. His estate, consisting of a house and five acres of land, was confiscated by the state and an administrator appointed. He is next heard of in Montreal, Canada, as a distinguished surgeon in the British army. The following letter, dated October 1, 1914, from the Prothonotary's office in Montreal, identifies him:
Mr. Frank Pomeroy Wheeler: "Your letter having been delivered at the city hall only reached me this morning, hence the delay. We have not been able to find any record of the burial of Dr. Josiah Pomeroy up to 1850 in the court registers of this district. We did find in the register of the Christ Church for 1789 a statement- That Sophia, daughter of Dr. Josiah and wife Mrs. Ann Pomeroy, was born Jan. 5, and baptized July 2, 1789. From this fact I should judge that he moved from Montreal shortly after the birth of this daughter, and died and was buried elsewhere. Yours truly, "H.W. Machlan, Deputy Prothonotary, S.C."
The confiscated property of Dr. Josiah Pomeroy was leased by the state to Brigadier General James Reed. (See New Hampshire State Papers, vol. 11, pp. 672-675, p 435 property granted to General Reed.)
Vol. 3 p 52 - 54 clears up the confusion of two Josiah Pomeroys, (Lt. Josiah Pomeroy, a loyalist, and Dr. Josiah Pomeroy, a royalist) as found in Vol. 2 of The History and Genealogy of The Pomeroy Family pub 1912. (March 30, 1778 Dr. Josiah Pomeroy was in Montreal and Brigadier General Reed occupied his property in Keene, N.H.)
The Vol. 3 entry concludes: "While many records in different New England towns have been diligently searched, no evidence has been discovered that Dr. Josiah Pomeroy or any of his children ever returned to the United States."
See also GenForum Allis Family Forum # 107 for the family history of Ann Allis, wife of Dr. Josiah Pomeroy.
We are updating Volumes 1-3 of The History and Genealogy of the Pomeroy Family published in 1912, 1922, and would appreciate any information on this family. Mary Ann Pomeroy Hagen firstname.lastname@example.org West Coast Office, Seattle WA American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association (APHGA) www.americanpomeroys.org