Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nelson Bennett and Belhaven

Deleting old emails, and ran across this. Perhaps “Belhaven” is the root of “Fairhaven”. (As far as I can tell, Jean sent the same image in two emails – not the top half & bottom half, as she says below.)

From: Jean [Name Withheld]   Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:06 AMTo: [Name Withheld]: scan00010[2].pdf - Adobe Reader

Nelson Bennett was born at Belhaven, North Gwillimbury Township, York County, Ontario, Canada. Belhaven is just south of Sutton in Georgina Township.
Note on the map property listed as belonging to Willard Bennett. Nelson Bennett and Diamia or Diana Sprague owned this property. It is said that David Sprague (Diana's father) gave each of his children a 100 acre lot on which to live.
Belhaven is still an active village.
I'll send the top half of the map in another e-mail.

You are from Isaac-Aquilla-Nicholas-Nelson Bennett.
Aquilla had a son Isaac, but Nicholas b. abt. 1719 (re tombstone) m. Diamia
(Diana) Sprague and was father to Nelson. And, yes, I've been there though there seems to be little of the original homestead left. They lived close to Belhaven in North Gwillimbury, York Co., Ontario, Canada. The microfiche at the Archives isn't complete in exactly that place so I'm not positive if Nicholas ever owned the exact corner lot or not, but he had land just north of the corner and just west. The Belhaven post office was close to the corner.

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