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James Forsyth, III

Also Known As: "Forsyth"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: MIddletown, MIddlesex, Connecticut, United States
Death: 1812 (73-74)
Niagara Falls, Region Niagara, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of James Forsythe, II and Mary (Mason) Forsyth
Husband of Eunice (Avery?) Forsyth
Father of Caleb Forsyth; Daniel Forsyth; William Henry Forsyth; John Forsyth and Sarah Buchner
Brother of Amy Roath; Caleb Forsyth; Huldah Phillips; Mary Forsyth; Jonathan Forsyth and 2 others

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About James Forsyth, III

James Forsyth was a United Empire Loyalist.


He settled along the west bank of the Niagara River on lands acquired from the Mississauga Indians in 1783. He built a hotel along the Portage Road near the present day intersection of Main Street. He was the owner of the land on which the National Hotel was built near the "crossroads" The National Hotel was later renamed the Prospect Hotel. In 1799, Forsyth sold this hotel to J. Buchner. In 1827 Buchner sold this hotel to Harmanus Crysler.

James Forsyth's house was the closest one to the battlefield of the Battle of Lundy's Lane. It is the present site of the Ukrainian Catholic Church on Main Street.

Source: http://www.niagarafrontier.com/work.html

Biography Note - The spelling of Forsyth(e) is often spelled both ways, as I am finding in my research. Please keep this in mind. Was a son of James Forsyth (12 July 1711 - c. June 1760) & Mary Mason (31 May 1711 - 06 Apr 1789)

Barbor Collection, Mayflower Descendants, Middletown Vital Records. Left Middletown after father died intestate, found in Susquehanna Valley at Wilkes-Barr, later at Wyalusing. Among those who fled north into Genesee NY, then found outside Ft. Niagara in NY.

May have been a member of Butler's Rangers, but this has not been proven. Land granted in Stamford, operated first Inn at Niagara Falls, gave another parcel of land to son-in-law Christopher Buchner who gave it to be used as Cemetery (now Drummond Hill)

James FORSYTH. [1][2][3][4]

Born 2 Sep 1738. Middletown, Middlesex, CT. [5][6]

Died 1812 Niagara Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. [7]

Military Service: 1759 Connecticut[8]

Baptism: 13 Sep 1741. East Hampton, CT. [9] Connecticut Church Record Abstracts - 1630-1920, pg 96. 13 Sep 1741. Connecticut

Residence Loyalist migration to Canada. 1792 Falls View, Niagara, Ontario, Canada. Source: James Forsyth (1738-1813) was given acreage in the Niagra area of Canada (Welland County) due to his Loyalist stance. Welland County, Canada.

Fact: Residence (1738) Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States Fact: Christening (13 SEP 1741) Hadden Neck Cong.Church, Hadden Neck, Connecticut, USA. Sources ↑ Source: #S-2123509940 Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=1585141&t... Note: Birth date: 2 September 1738 Birth place: Midlothian, Middletown, CT, USA ↑ Source: #S-2123405032 Birth year: 1738; Birth city: Midlothian; Birth state: CT. Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=892891&ti=... Note: Birth date: 2 September 1738 Birth place: Midlothian, Middletown, CT Death date: 1811 Death place: Niagra Falls ↑ Source: #S105129853 ↑ Source: #S105129868 ↑ Source: #S-2123509940 Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=1585141&t... Note: Birth date: 2 September 1738 Birth place: Midlothian, Middletown, CT, USA ↑ Source: #S-2123405032 Birth year: 1738; Birth city: Midlothian; Birth state: CT. Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=892891&ti=... Note: Birth date: 2 September 1738 Birth place: Midlothian, Middletown, CT Death date: 1811 Death place: Niagra Falls ↑ Source: #S-2123405032 Birth year: 1738; Birth city: Midlothian; Birth state: CT. Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=892891&ti=... Note: Birth date: 2 September 1738 Birth place: Midlothian, Middletown, CT Death date: 1811 Death place: Niagra Falls ↑ Source: #S105129868 ↑ Source: #S105129853 "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org : modified 10 February 2018, 20:34), entry for James Forsyth(PID https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:LH5S-J4B); contributed by various users. Connecticut Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Family Data Collection-Births See also:

http://www.uelac.org/Loyalist-Info/detail.php?letter=f&line=226 Haldimand Papers "A List of Persons Who Have Subscribed Their Names in Order to Settle and Cultivate the Crown Lands Opposite to Niagara, 20 July 1784 (Vol 168, pg 38, LAC C-1475), Order In Council, 11 July 1795, A/O MS692, Reel 3, Source: S-2123115105 Repository: #R-2145979436 Public Member Trees Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Ancestry Family Trees https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/4585446/family Source: S-2123405032 Repository: #R-2145979436 Family Data Collection - Individual Records Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Note: Source: S-2123509940 Repository: #R-2145979436 Family Data Collection - Births Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: Source: S105129853 Repository: #R-2147117397 Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 Ancestry.com Repository: R-2147117397 Ancestry.com Note: Source: S105129868 Repository: #R-2147117397 Connecticut Soldiers, French and Indian War, 1755-62 Guertin, Iris, Rose, comp Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc

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James Forsyth, III's Timeline

1738
September 2, 1738
MIddletown, MIddlesex, Connecticut, United States
1741
September 13, 1741
Age 3
East Hampton, Middlesex County, CT, United States
1768
1768
New London, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1772
1772
Pennsylvania, United States
1774
1774
New York, New York County, NY, United States
1781
January 31, 1781
1789
1789
1812
1812
Age 73
Niagara Falls, Region Niagara, ON, Canada