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 848

  • Born: 1 May 1764, Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 848
  • Marriage: Sibil Brooks 848
  • Died: 24 Mar 1855, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara, Ontario, Canada at age 90 848
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bullet  General Notes:

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LATI N43.2552
LONG W79.0773

bullet  Research Notes:

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

The family still lived in New Hampshire in 1786, when his second son E lijah was born, but it would appear that at the time of the first Unit ed States census in 1790, he lived at Pownal, Bennington County, Vermo nt.

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

There is a record at Cazenovia, Madison County, New York, that a certa in "Mr. Page," was one of the first three permanent settlers near th e north end of the lake, about 1797, if we may judge the date from con temporary events. I believe that this refers to Elijah as we know tha t he lived near Chittenango Falls, near the north end of Cazenovia Lak e in 1802. I find a statement on the records of the Fenner Baptist Chu rch (organized in 1801) located near Chittenango Falls that Elijah Pag e was baptized on June 10, 1802, and Sibel Page on July 25, 1802. Befo re 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, Niagar a County, New York, where he lived for some time, presumably near th e village of Royalton. From 1812 to 1833, he lived at St. David's, Ont ario, a short distance from Niagara Falls. From 1833 to 1842, it is su pposed that he lived at Louth, near St. Catherine's. In 1842, he live d with his grandson, Charles W. Page, at Norwalk, Ohio. Later the sam e year he removed to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where he lived wit h his daughter, Mrs. Esther Page Brown, until his death which occurre d on March 24, 1855. He was buried in the little cemetery at the tow n of St. David's about seven miles east of St. Catherine's, Ontario. M ost of his children lived in that part of Canada. My son, Frank, mad e a photograph of his tombstone when we were in Canada last summer whi ch 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 t o the present... By Charles Nash Page

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Military. 848 ELIJAH PAGE, son of Thomas Page, was born at Leominster, Vermont, Ma y 1, 1 764. He moved to Walpole, New Hampshire, with his parents in 17 81, 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 examine d all of the records in his case. I found his application for a pensio n dated January 1, 1833, at Niagara, Upper Canada, where he lived at t hat time. In this it is alleged that at the time of his enlistment i n February, 1781, he resided with his father, Thomas Page, at Walpole , New Hampshire, but joined the company at West Point, New York. He ma rched up the Hudson and Mohawk rivers as far as Fort Herkimer where h e was wounded in one foot while in an engagement with the Indians. Whe n he recovered sufficiently he rejoined the army and went down the Hud son to Callow Hill, below West Point; thence to Valentine Hill, wher e he was in a battle with the British.

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

In the year 1837, Elijah applied for an increase of pension as he ha d always been very lame from the wound received in the army. At that t ime his brother, Peter Page, then living at Hardwick, Caledonia County , Vermont, testified to the truth of Elijah's statement and says tha t at the time of Elijah's enlistment he also lived with his father, Th omas Page, at Walpole, New Hampshire.

In the same case his sister, Dorothy Page Wright, said to be of Westmi nster, Vermont, although I noticed that her sworn statement was date d at Newfane, Windham County, Vermont, June 9, 1837, testifies that i n 1781 she was about fifteen years old and lived with her late father , Thomas Page, in Walpole, New Hampshire. That her brother Elijah enli sted in 1781 about the first of the year and returned home in 1783, a t which time he was very sick with fever and ague. That in July or Aug ust, 1782, word came that Elijah was wounded and her father went to se e him, taking with him, clothes, etc. He was gone about six weeks an d on his return said he found Elijah wounded in the foot and in a piti ful condition.

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

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

By an act of the General Court passed January 12, 1781, a bounty of 2 0 was granted for every recruit enlisted to serve in the Continenta l Army for the term of three years or during the war to be paid equa l to Indian corn or at the rate of four shillings per bushel with inte rest from the day of muster, but by an after resolve were paid out o f the specie tax.

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

Obituary, 1855. 848 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 hi m to his last Rendezvous (besides several indelible "marks" of patriot ism) TWO rather painful but honorable LEADEN trophies, achieved at Bun ker Hill and Yorktown. He spent the summer of '41 in his town with hi s Grandson, C.W. Page, and endeared himself to many of his Methodist b rethren, and other kind friends. PEACE BE TO HIS ASHES.

source: Norwalk Weekly Reflector, 04/10/1855



Grave Marker: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Mar 1855.


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Elijah married Sibil Brooks, daughter of James Brooks and Elizabeth Bathrick.848 (Sibil Brooks was born on 21 May 1767 in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA 848 and died on 3 Oct 1841 in St. Davids, Ontario, Canada 848.)




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