Samuel Page
(1672-1747)
Martha Park
(1687-1746)
Thomas Page
(1730-1790)
Mary Knight
(1732-1790)
Elijah Page
(1764-1855)

 

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Sibil Brooks

Elijah Page

  • Born: 1 May 1764, Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Marriage: Sibil Brooks
  • Died: 24 Mar 1855, Niagara-on-the-Lake, , Ontario, Canada at age 90
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bullet  Research Notes:

On August 5, 1783, Elijah Page said to be "of Walpole" was married at Swanzey, New Hampshire, to Sybil Brooks, a daughter of James Brooks, of Swanzey, near Marlborough, New Hampshire. A few months later her sister was married to Elijah's brother, Peter.

The family still lived in New Hampshire in 1786, when his second son Elijah was born, but it would appear that at the time of the first United States census in 1790, he lived at Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont.

The next record we find as to their residence is that they live at Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York, in 1793, as that is the date and place of birth of his daughter, Esther.

There is a record at Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, that a certain "Mr. Page," was one of the first three permanent settlers near the north end of the lake, about 1797, if we may judge the date from contemporary events. I believe that this refers to Elijah as we know that he lived near Chittenango Falls, near the north end of Cazenovia Lake in 1802. I find a statement on the records of the Fenner Baptist Church (organized in 1801) located near Chittenango Falls that Elijah Page was baptized on June 10, 1802, and Sibel Page on July 25, 1802. Before that date the family were supposed to have been Congregationalists. There is one statement that for a short time he lived near Herkimer, New York, before moving to Cooperstown.

It appears that he moved from Cazenovia to Hartland Township, Niagara County, New York, where he lived for some time, presumably near the village of Royalton. From 1812 to 1833, he lived at St. David's, Ontario, a short distance from Niagara Falls. From 1833 to 1842, it is supposed that he lived at Louth, near St. Catherine's. In 1842, he lived with his grandson, Charles W. Page, at Norwalk, Ohio. Later the same year he removed to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where he lived with his daughter, Mrs. Esther Page Brown, until his death which occurred on March 24, 1855. He was buried in the little cemetery at the town of St. David's about seven miles east of St. Catherine's, Ontario. Most of his children lived in that part of Canada. My son, Frank, made a photograph of his tombstone when we were in Canada last summer which is reproduced here. The verse on the lower part of the stone reads:
"Haste thee from the grave to glory
Armed by faith and winged by prayer;
Heaven's eternal day is before thee,
God's own hand shall guide thee there."

Source: History and genealogy of the Page family from the year 1257 to the present... By Charles Nash Page

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military Service. ELIJAH PAGE, son of Thomas Page, was born at Leominster, Vermont, May 1, 1 764. He moved to Walpole, New Hampshire, with his parents in 1781, and enlisted the same year for service in the war.


REVOLUTIONARY RECORD.
In response to an inquiry the Pension Bureau replied:
In reply to your request for the Revolutionary service
of Elijah Page you are advised that Elijah Page, Survivors'
Pile No. 28839, was allowed pension on an application exe-
cuted January 1, 1833, at which time he was sixty-seven
years of age and a resident of and enlisted at Walpole,
N. H., in February, 1781, In Captain Dustin's Company, Col-
onel Reid's Second Regiment of New Hampshire Troops in
General Stark's Brigade. Was wounded in the foot in an
engagement with the Indians near Fort Herkimer and sent
to the hospital in Albany, where his father, Thomas Page,
visited him. Was in the Battle of Valentine's Hill and
continued in service until within three or four months of
the expiration of his "term of three years" when he was
discharged at West Point, N. Y. In 1837 soldier's sister,
Dorothy Wright, of Westminster, Vt, and his brother,
Peter Page, aged sixty-nine years, of Hardwick, Vt., testi-
fied in the case. In 1842 soldier resided with his grand-
son, Chas. W. Page, in Norwalk, Huron county, Ohio; in
1843 he removed to Canada West, as the majority of his
children lived in Canada. (Their names are not men-
tioned.) The date and place of death are not shown. For
date of last payment of pension and name of person to
whom said payment was made, apply to the Auditor for
the Interior Department, Treasury Department, citing the
following data: Certificate 5884 Issued November 14, 1837,
under Act June 7, 1832, at the Albany, New York, agency.
Very respectfully,

V. Warner,
Commissioner.

In July, 1911, I visited the Pension Office in Washington and examined all of the records in his case. I found his application for a pension dated January 1, 1833, at Niagara, Upper Canada, where he lived at that time. In this it is alleged that at the time of his enlistment in February, 1781, he resided with his father, Thomas Page, at Walpole, New Hampshire, but joined the company at West Point, New York. He marched up the Hudson and Mohawk rivers as far as Fort Herkimer where he was wounded in one foot while in an engagement with the Indians. When he recovered sufficiently he rejoined the army and went down the Hudson to Callow Hill, below West Point; thence to Valentine Hill, where he was in a battle with the British.

Pension was allowed on February 20, 1833, of $34.85 per year, and his voucher at that time shows his residence as St. David's, Province of Upper Canada, and states that he had lived there for twenty-one years. Previous to that time he lived at Hartland, Niagara County, New York.

In the year 1837, Elijah applied for an increase of pension as he had always been very lame from the wound received in the army. At that time his brother, Peter Page, then living at Hardwick, Caledonia County, Vermont, testified to the truth of Elijah's statement and says that at the time of Elijah's enlistment he also lived with his father, Thomas Page, at Walpole, New Hampshire.

In the same case his sister, Dorothy Page Wright, said to be of Westminster, Vermont, although I noticed that her sworn statement was dated at Newfane, Windham County, Vermont, June 9, 1837, testifies that in 1781 she was about fifteen years old and lived with her late father, Thomas Page, in Walpole, New Hampshire. That her brother Elijah enlisted in 1781 about the first of the year and returned home in 1783, at which time he was very sick with fever and ague. That in July or August, 1782, word came that Elijah was wounded and her father went to see him, taking with him, clothes, etc. He was gone about six weeks and on his return said he found Elijah wounded in the foot and in a pitiful condition.

The pension of Elijah Page was increased to $80.00 per year on November 1 4, 1837.

I find by reference to a bound volume of the "State Papers of New Hampshire," that Elijah Page enlisted February 17, 1781, and was allowed a bounty in accordance with the following:

By an act of the General Court passed January 12, 1781, a bounty of 20 was granted for every recruit enlisted to serve in the Continental Army for the term of three years or during the war to be paid equal to Indian corn or at the rate of four shillings per bushel with interest from the day of muster, but by an after resolve were paid out of the specie tax.

Source: History and genealogy of the Page family from the year 1257 to the present... By Charles Nash Page

Obituary, 1855. Another Revolutionary Hero Gone

Died in Niagara, N.Y. on the 25th ult., ELIJAH PAGE Req., aged 93 year.
This noble old Conqueror and Defender of our Liberties, bears with him to his last Rendezvous (besides several indelible "marks" of patriotism) TWO rather painful but honorable LEADEN trophies, achieved at Bunker Hill and Yorktown. He spent the summer of '41 in his town with his Grandson, C.W. Page, and endeared himself to many of his Methodist brethren, and other kind friends. PEACE BE TO HIS ASHES.

source: Norwalk Weekly Reflector, 04/10/1855


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Elijah married Sibil Brooks, daughter of James Brooks and Elizabeth Bathrick. (Sibil Brooks was born on 21 May 1767 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States and died on 3 Oct 1841 in St. Davids, , Ontario, Canada.)




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