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Jeremiah Tuttle was born on the 14 September 1764. According to his 1796 Upper Canada Land Petition, Jeremiah had been in the Province for nine years (since 1787) and had a wife and five children. No information about Jeremiah’s origins was provided.
About 1786, Jeremiah married Susannah Slaght, daughter of James Slaght UE and Hope Howey. James Slaght, the son of Hendrick Slaght and Hannah Sutton, was born in New Jersey. Hope Howey was the daughter of Jonah Howey of New Jersey. James Slaght moved his family to Canada in 1786 to escape persecution for supporting the British cause during the Revolution. As Jeremiah and Susannah were married about the same year as her family immigrated, possibly Jeremiah also originated from New Jersey.
Jeremiah and Susannah Tuttle had ten known children:
- Hope m1 John Silverthorn, m2 Michael Huffman
- Abigail m John Sherk
- Mary m Azaliah Harrett
- Delilah m Asa Blanchard
- Peter m Charity Church
- Israel m Temperance Gilmore
- Anna m Peter Spillane
- Sophia m Peter Jennings
- Jeremiah m Mary Ann Johnson
- Susannah Lanham Davis
In 1802, Jeremiah received the Crown Patents for Lot 1, Conc 9 and Lot 19, Conc 2 Bertie. In 1808, he received the Crown Patent for Lot 19, Conc 3 Bertie. The 200 acres of the Lot 19 properties were Jeremiah’s “Homestead Farm”. Over the years Jeramiah invested in additional acreage as his legacy for his children.
Jeremiah Tuttle’s name appears on the March 7, 1808 list of names of the citizens who contributed two shilling each toward a fund for relief for the poor. (Source: E.A. Cruikshank, A Century of Municipal History, part 1, 1792-1841 pa. 39-40).
His military service is documented within the National Archives digitized War of 1812 Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists RG 91B7 Mikan 183676. To prove his service, scans of pages from the Collections Canada website have been attached with this application.
Private Jeremiah Tuttle served in the 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia during the war of 1812-14 in Major Warren’s Company. He appeared on the payroll in October and November of 1812 in Capt. John Hardy’s Detachment and again in late winter and summer of 1814 in Capt. William Powell’s Detachment.
After the war many Bertie Township residents filed claims for compensation for property damages caused by the enemy. Jeremiah Tuttle’s claim for damages suffered at the hands of the enemy is listed at Archives Ontario Schedule of Claims, Class 2, Township of Berrtie, District Niagara. He claimed hogs, geese and poultry taken by the enemy and valued at £43. With no evidence, claimant was refused.
Jeremiah Tuttle died on 24 October 1835 at the age of 71 years, 1 month, 10 days and was buried in the Friends Cemetery in Ridgeway. His will was filed for probate in November 1835.
Jeremiah’s will, dated 24-Jan-1828, provided for his wife Susannah and his children: four sons and six daughters whom he listed by name apparently in order of age. His Homestead Farm and care of his wife Susannah were given to his “youngest son Jeremiah”. 1200 acres of land in Bertie, Rainham and East Gwilliambury Townships were given in 100 and 200 acre parcels to his children with the exception of his oldest son James who received £50 paid to him in product at the current price by his youngest son Jeremiah.
Veteran SummaryJeremiah Tuttle
Private, 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia
Place of Birth
, ON, British North America
Place of Death
Bertie Twp., Lincoln County, Upper Canada, ON, CAN
Died on: 24 OCT 1835
Location of Grave
The Friends Cemetery, Dominion Road
Fort Erie, ON, CAN
Latitude: 42.884891N Longitude: -79.050738