Fralicks of Ernestown:Information about Elizabeth Van Luven
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Elizabeth Van Luven (b. 1806, d. October 18, 1889)Elizabeth Van Luven was born 1806, and died October 18, 1889 in Ernestown, Ontario Canada.She married Peter Smith Fralick on January 21, 1830 in Kingston562, son of Martin Fralick and Hannah Huffman.
Notes for Elizabeth Van Luven:
Waller has the two wives mixed up for Peter Smith Fralick b1800 and 1810
I would suggest that her father was Cornelius Van Leuven who married Elizabeth Kiefer..
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:2552844&id=I534360859 and http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9517/VanLeuven/aqwg06.htm#22911
1. Cornelius VAN LEUVEN (Benjamin VAN LEUVEN1). He married Elizabeth KIEFER 1787 in Mount Ross, Dutchess, New York, daughter of Lewis KIEFE
Children of Cornelius VAN LEUVEN and Elizabeth KIEFER are:2i. Mary VAN LUVEN was born 1788.
3ii. Eddy VAN LUVEN was born Abt 1790.
+ 4iii. Benjamin VAN LUVEN was born Abt 1791 in Of Ernestown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, Canada.He married Jane GALLOWAY 5 May 1819 in Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, daughter of George GALLAWAY and UNKNOWN CATHERINE.
5iv. John VAN LUVEN was born 26 Sep 1792. Marriage 1 Elizabeth Freeman
6v. Henry P. VAN LUVEN was born 15 Dec 1794.
7vi. Leonard VAN LUVEN was born May 1798.
8vii. Issac VAN LUVEN was born 15 Dec 1804.
9viii. Hannah VAN LUVEN was born 1 Oct 1808.
10ix. Cornelius VAN LUVEN was born Bef 1810
There does not appear to be any other Van Luvens in the area.
His fatherBenjamin VAN LEUVENMother: Elizabeth KNICKERBACKER.
There is an interesting record of "Examination of Tories" in "Calendar of N.Y. Hist. Manuscripts - Rev. papers," V. 2 pg 193, dated 1777, in which prisoners in the "Kingston Goal" testified to activities of "Capt. Benjamin Van Luven of Little Nine Partners" during the Revolutionary War. It is not clear whether his activities were loyalist or not. His sons John and Cornelius were called "settlers", not "loyalists" when they were granted land in Canada. No record has yet been found showing that Benjamin went to Canada. His estate was probated 11 Feb 1782 in Nobletown, Albany (now Columbia), N.Y.
"Van Leuven Genealogy" by Audrey Van Leuven, 1979, has more about Benjamin and the place he lived, including maps. Concerning his allegiance during the Revolution, she says he signed the English Oath of Allegiance in 1770, did not sign the petition to support the Continental Congress in 1775 although his brother Peter did. However she indicates he changed his allegiance as there is, in a list of Revolutionary War soldiers (undated), a "Benjamin Vanlover, Private (undated). Stacey Thomas claims there are two Benjamins, ours and the one who "was a Captain Benjamin Van Leuven in the British Army. And his family migrated to Canada. They left the 'E' out of Leuven, thus Luven." He said he has received letters from Betty Van Luven of Kingston, Ontario,but didn't say what they contained.
John became a Mormon.
There is a John VanLeuven who married Mary Ann Pulver c1794 in Ernestown.This source
!See notes for his father. The FGRA sheet has his christening but no marriage nor death. The name of his wife was found in an LDS church record made by Ransom and Matilda Ann Van Leuven. The record gives
no dates of birth nor death but says they were both born in Dutchess, New York. Audrey Van Leuven's book quotes no record of their marriage but says 'about 1787'. It says Cornelius and family went to Canada about 1795 with his brother John and "As far as we know Cornelius and Elizabeth lived there the rest of their lives. (Did Elizabeth die and Cornelius marry a second time to 'El. Crawford'? A child, Hannah, was born to 'Cornelius Van Luven and El. Crawford 1 Oct 1808' and baptised [no date given] by Rev. Robert McDowall...of Ernesttown...)" My research records say this is from "Ontario Historical Society Records and Papers" (FHL105405) Vol. 1 pg 99.
More About Elizabeth Van Luven and Peter Smith Fralick:
Marriage: January 21, 1830, Kingston.562
Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Van Luven and Peter Smith Fralick:
WitnessesWilliam H Gordanier and Hiram Fralick(There is no relationship between Peter Fralick and Gordanier.. wonder if there is with Elizabeth)
Children of Elizabeth Van Luven and Peter Smith Fralick are:
- +James Wilson Fralick, b. May 1831, d. August 09, 1890, Napanee, Ontario.
- +Edwin Miles Fralick, b. 1834, d. 1916.
- +Harriet Jane Fralick, b. March 16, 1837563, d. 1930.
- Emaline E Fralick, b. March 03, 1839564, d. 1927565.
- +Charlotte A. Fralick, b. 1843, Canada, d. 1912.
- +Henry V. Fralick, b. May 28, 1843, Ernest Town, Midland District, Upper Canada566, d. 1914.
- +Mary Ann Fralick, b. February 28, 1846566, d. 1920.
- +John Smith Fralick, b. November 24, 1846, Ernestown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario566, d. April 08, 1925, Ernestown Twp., Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario567.
- Elizabeth L Fralick, b. February 26, 1849567, d. 1914.