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Elijah Switzer

Male 1794 - 1866


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  • Name  Elijah Switzer 
    Born  7 Mar 1794  Washington County, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1861  Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  20 Oct 1866  Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried  22 Oct 1866  Riverside Cemetery, Napanee, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Elijah was an agriculturist a short distance from Switzer's Chapel. He was Justice of the Peace and Recording Steward of the church for over 30 years. He was one of the first Trustee's of Switzer's Chapel. Came to Upper Canada with his family in 1807. Elijah was converted at a camp meeting in Adolphestown in 1819 and for many years he led the singing at the Chapel.

      Justice of the Peace. Living in 1847 in Ernestown Township, Ontario, Canada.

      Living in 1857 in Switzerville, Addington, Ontario, Canada.

      In 1865, on his birthday, Elijah's house and belongings where all destroyed by fire.

      Elijah had typhoid fever before his death.
    Person ID  I380  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  16 May 2011 

    Father  Christopher Switzer,   b. 22 Oct 1762, Ballingarrane, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1828, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Orra Haughton,   b. Feb 1766, Washington County, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1841, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F52  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Catherine Neville,   b. 29 Jun 1795, Fredericksburgh, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1877, Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 May 1820  Bath, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Married by Rev. John Stoughton.
    Children 
     1. Eliza Switzer,   b. 17 Mar 1822, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1892, Portland Twp., Frontenac, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Margaret Switzer,   b. Abt 1824, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1882, Toronto, York, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Catherine Switzer,   b. 1826, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1891
     4. Sarah Switzer,   b. 10 Mar 1827, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1902
     5. Christopher Switzer,   b. 1828, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1896, Napanee, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Switzer,   b. 1830,   d. 27 Sep 1901
     7. Lydia Switzer,   b. 1831
     8. Hester Ann Switzer,   b. 14 Aug 1845,   d. 19 Dec 1933
    Family ID  F189  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1794 - Washington County, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1820 - Bath, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Oct 1866 - Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Oct 1866 - Riverside Cemetery, Napanee, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Elijah Switzer Biography
    Elijah Switzer Biography

    Headstones
    Elijah Switzer and his wife Catharine Neville
    Elijah Switzer and his wife Catharine Neville

    Census Images
    1861 Census - Switzer/Neville/Hicks/Briscoe
    1861 Census - Switzer/Neville/Hicks/Briscoe

  • Sources 
    1. [S98] Donald A McKenzie, OBITUARIES FROM ONTARIO'S CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN.

    2. [S101] 1861 Canadian Census.

    3. [S27] Tombstone Inscription.

    4. [S60] Tombstone Photo.

    5. [S202] Norma Earl - E-mail.