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Philip Switzer[1, 2]

Male Abt 1813 - 1875


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  • Name  Philip Switzer 
    Born  Abt 1813 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1861  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  1871  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  1875  Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Settled on the 5th concession alongside the Patterson homestead.

      Camden C5 L39 south is one of the land records I checked on the one day I've spent at the Queen's
      Archives. It relates to this family as follows: There was no trace of an older Switzer on this land, but it had
      belonged to John Huyck who sold the N 1/2 to John Card Jr. The S 1/2 was sold to Philip on 28 Jun 1867.
      - from T. Robert Campbell.

      1851 census of the Twp. of Camden East;

      Name Age Sex S/M/W Born Rel Occ Res Con Lot
      Switzer, Philip 38 M M CW WM Farmer Log 1 5 39
      Switzer, Nancy 32 F M CW WM
      Switzer, David 11 M S CW WM
      Switzer, Micah 9 M S CW WM
      Switzer, Louisa Jane 7 F S CW WM
      Switzer, Polly Ann 5 F S CW WM

      1881 census of the Twp. of Camden East;

      Name Age Sex S/M/W Born Rel Occ E. Origin
      Switzer, Nancy 62 F W Ont Meth Irish
      Switzer, Margret 44 F W Ont Meth Irish

      Will of Philip from Queens University land archieves (from T. Robert Campbell)

      Entered and registered this 2nd day of June A.D. 1875 at 2:10 o'clock P.M.
      M. P. Roblin Reg.

      I Philip Switzer of the Township of Camden and County of Addington and Province of Ontario being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament this eighth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy four in form following that is to say I order my last debts and funeral expenses and of proving this my will to be paid by my executors hereafter named after the expiration of one year after my decease. In the first place as to my Freehold property, it is my will that it be conveyed in the following manner. My lot of land being the South half of lot number thirty nine in the fifth concession of the Township of Camden and County of Addington and Province of Ontario which I hold by deed from Thomas Price containing by admeasurement One hundred Acres be the same more or less
      I do hereby leave bequeath and devise unto my wife Nancy while she remains my widow, in case she should marry or die the said land shall be divided between my two sons David and Micah. David to have the West half of the said lot with the two acres already deeded included as half of said lot of land and David is to pay my daughter Margaret Seventy Five dollars in one year after he has come into power of this part of the farm and if she be dead at the time and her son Frederick be living then David must pay the Seventy five dollars to him in clothing and victualling and my son Micha shall pay to my son Lorenzo D. Switzer Twenty five dollars in one year after he comes into power of his part of the farm and my chattel property I order that my daughter Margaret shall have a cow and two sheep and my daughter Louisa Jane one cow and six sheep and my daughter Polly Ann to have one cow and six sheep the rest of my chattels property it is my will that my wife Nancy have what remains for her own use and benefit, while she remains my widow and then to divide the chattel property as she thinks best, unless there should be one in indigent circumstances in that case the executors may do as they think best and if any difficulty should arise in any part of the family then it is my wish an arbitration of seven members of the
      Wesleyan Methodist Church shall be chosen by the parties and their decisions shall be final and lastly I nominate and appoint Joseph Brown, Lorenzo Switzer, Mark Switzer, Joseph B. Lucas and my wife Nancy Executors all of the Township of Camden East and County of Addington and the Province of Ontario executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking as null and void any will or wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above
      written, signed sealed and delivered by the testator so be his last will and testament in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other we subscribe our names as Witnesses.

      (Sd) Philip Switzer (seal)
      (Sd) Wm. John Patterson
      (Sd) Lydia L. Brown

      In the County of Lennox and Addington to wit., I Lydia L. Brown of the Township of Camden in the County of Lennox and Addington, Spinster, make oath and say. That I knew Philip Switzer late of the said Township of Camden deceased, that on/or about the twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy five I was present and did see the said Philip Switzer sign and declare the paper writing hereunto annexed as and for the last will and testament of the said Philip
      Switzer, that I deponent did subscribe my name as witness to the execution of the said will at the request of the said testator and in presence of each other, and lastly that the name subscribed as witness to the execution of the said will is of the proper handwriting of this deponent.
      (Sd) Lydia L. Brown

      Sworn before me this 2nd day of June A.D. 1875
      (Sd) G W Detlor
      A (?) in R. R.
    Person ID  I116  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2014 

    Father  Peter Guier Switzer,   b. 1786, Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1864, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Ruttan,   b. Abt 1790 
    Family ID  F77  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Nancy Card,   b. 1819, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Almira Switzer,   b. 30 Mar 1837, Moscow, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1910, Watertown, Jefferson, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. David Switzer,   b. 1840, Napanee, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1877, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Micah Switzer,   b. 1842, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Louisa Jane Switzer,   b. 5 Jun 1845, Camden East, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Polly Ann Switzer,   b. 28 Jun 1846, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1928, Powles Corners, Victoria, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. George Switzer,   b. Abt 1851
     7. Lorenzo D. Switzer,   b. Nov 1853
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Will
    Will
    Philip Switzer

    Census Images
    1861 census - Switzer/Card
    1861 census - Switzer/Card
    1871 census - Switzer/Card/Ruttan
    1871 census - Switzer/Card/Ruttan

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Carol-Anne Eldridge, Import.

    2. [S65] Fred Bell - Mary Donovan - genealogy.

    3. [S101] 1861 Canadian Census.

    4. [S125] 1871 Canadian Census.