Pat - Thanks for the information on your branch of the Yerex family.I am not sure how much you know about this family, but I suspect that it is quite a bit.I didn't know that Isaac returned to the US in 1786 (do you know why?); I only have his death as 27 May 1788 in Adolphustown.We are both descended from Isaac's son William, who was the first to adopt the surname of Yerex. William was a sailor, working for a shipping company based in Picton that moved freight between Kingston and York (Toronto).He and Jemima had, to my knowledge, 10 children, seven of whom I know something about: (1)Arthur (1790 - 1870), who probably took over and developed the property in Murray Township, Northumberland County that his mother received as her UEL grant; (2)Isaac (1793 - 1886), my g-g-g-grandfather, who served in the 1812-14 War as a sailor, and ended up as a farmer in Mariposa Township, Victoria County; (3) William (1798 - 1883), who served in the 1812-14 War and was a farmer in Prince Edward County; (4) John (1798 - 1870), who also served in the 1812-14 War, and lived in London, Ont. for several years before eventually moving to Indiana; (5) James (1799 - ?), who moved to the southern U.S., ending up in Alabama (two of his sons enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861); (6) Andrew Charles Terrance, your g-g-g-grandfather; and (7) David Immanuel (1808 - 1889), who moved to Pennsylvania.
I have traced Isaac Jurckse back to his g-g-grandfather, Paulus Jurckse, who immigrated from the Isle of Texel, Netherlands to the Colony of New Netherlands in 1642.Isaac had a sister, Anntje, who married Joseph Aertse, another UEL whose surname was Anglicized to "Orser" (their descendants are as numerous as the Yerex family).He also had a nephew, Johannis, another UEL, whose name became "John Yerxa" and who was relocated to New Brunswick.Some of Isaac's family, who remained in the USA, changed their surnames to "Yerks' or "Yorks", hence the whole range of descendants from Paulus Jurckse, is very large.
If you have any holes in your Yerex line, I would be happy to try to fill them.Thanks again for your contribution to my database.David.