David Tice Bastedo is the son of Jacob Bastedo UE and Clarissa Jean Van Slyke. David was born on 12 Mar 1769 near Schenectady, NY. During the American Revolution and while still a teenager David joined his uncle, Capt Gilbert Tice, at Fort Niagara and later Newark where he served as a scout with Butler’s Rangers during the last year of the war.
Following the war he married Elizabeth McMicking, daughter of Peter McMicking UE and settled at Stamford, Ont. David joined the 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia and served as an Ensign until his promotion to Lt by Pres Andrew Grant in May of 1806.
David was again promoted to Captain a month after the start of the War of 1812 and assigned to a Flank Company during the war. David served in that capacity until he resigned his commission in October, 1814.
Following the end of the War of 1812, David and Elizabeth sold their land holdings at Stamford and by the early 1820’s had relocated to Flamborough East where they lived out their remaining years. David died in 1834 and is buried at Waterdown Union Cemetery, Waterdown, ON along with his wife.
David’s middle name came from his Uncle, Gilbert Tice, whom David was very close to. David’s mother’s sister, Christina Van Slyke was married to Gilbert Tice, a well known Loyalist Officer. He was in Butler’s Rangers, a well known Loyalist unit. He is officially listed on The Old United Empire Loyalists’ List, Appendix B, p265 as Captain Gilbert Tice.
He is listed also on Page 136 of the List as being the Uncle of David Bastedo. They came to Canada together in 1783-84. David was only 14 years old at the time.
In 1796, David Bastedo married Elizabeth McMicking. Elizabeth’s father, Peter McMicking is also listed on the Old United Empire Loyalist List Appendix B, p228 as a Captain in Butler’s Rangers.
Peter McMicking knew David even in his youth. Peter was a fellow officer in Butler’s Rangers with David’s Uncle Gilbert Tice during the war.
David Tice Bastedo, is buried at the Waterdown Union Municipal Cemetery — Ref#HM-209.