Allen Sweet was born in 1790 in Oswego, New York and came to Upper Canada about 1806 where his family settled in Leeds County. At the age of 22 he was a corporal in the Flank Company 2nd Regiment Leeds Militia commanded by Captain John Struthers and was called to duty at Gananoque in July 1812 where he served until the spring of 1813.
Archelaus Kenny Farnam, born in 1779 in Dublin, New Hampshire, came to Upper Canada about 1797 with his parents and siblings eventually settling in Bastard Township, Leeds County.
A native of Connecticut, Nathan Hicock followed his cousin Truman Hicock to Leeds County, Upper Canada in 1800. Nathan Hicock was clerk of the Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne from 1803 to 1807. In 1806 he married the former Elizabeth Sexton with whom he had a family of eight children.
Born in Vermont in 1792, Levi Hotchkiss Jr. came to Upper Canada as a young boy with his parents who settled in Leeds County near the present day village of Seeleys Bay.
Jonathan Pope was born in 1789 in Vermont and came to Upper Canada in 1802 where his stepfather, John Sly was engaged as a woodcutter and charcoal burner for the Lansdowne iron works.
Jabez Rhodes was a native of New England where he married Mahitabel Ballou of Providence, Rhode Island in December 1802. Within a few years the family had moved to Upper Canada settling in Leeds County.
Jonathan Sexton, born about 1788 in Dorset, Bennington Co., Vermont came to Upper Canada as a child with his parents William Sexton and the former Dorothy Curtis.
John Sly (1763-1868) John Sly was b 23 June 1763 in Dutchess County, New York but grew up in Vermont where his family eventually settled. According to his grand-daughter, Mariah Millenbah, John Sly lived at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont and was away from home five years fighting during the Revolutionary War; as a teenager it is unclear what role he fulfilled during this conflict.
Natives of Massachusetts Jabez Eaton and his wife Sarah Millard lived in Vermont for a number of years before moving to Upper Canada where they settled in Leeds County.