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Oliver Mabee

Birthplace: Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Death: July 02, 1854 (80)
Charlotteville Twnsp, Norfolk County, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Vittoria, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Frederick Mabee and Lavinia Mabee (Pelham)
Husband of Mary Decker Mabee and Rachel Shearer
Father of Peter Mabee; Gabriel Mabee; Naomi McCall; Julia Baumwart; Oliver P. Mabee, Jr. and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Mabee; Lydia Teeple; Mary "Polly" Secord; Nancy Ann Stone; Rev Simon Mabee and 6 others

Occupation: one year as High Constable for District of London,Ont,Canada. sworn inJune 1. 1805
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About Oliver Mabee

One of the pioneer deacons

Excerpt from Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement, E.A.Owen, Sketch LXII.

"Oliver was a mere lad during his experience on Turkey Point, being about sixteen years old at the time of Governor Simcoe's visit. His mother was awarded a U.E. Loyalist land grant of six hundred acres on the lake front as the wife of a U.E. Loyalist. Oliver's land was located near Vittoria, but he sold it and bought Jesse Smith's grant, being Lot 17, in the 5th concession. Here he settled and reared his family. He married Mary, daughter of the original Abraham Smith.

Mr Mabee was a God-fearing man...For years he and Joseph Kitchen led the singing, alternately, in the old Vittoria Baptist church and many of the old people remember with pleasure the whole-hearted earnestness that characterized his style of singing.

Oliver Mabee was noted for his loyality to country..... He served one year as High Constable for the District of London, being sworn into office, June 1st, 1805. In the war of 1812 he was captain of a company of militia and took part in the battle of Lundy's Lane.

Oliver was the son of Frederick Mabee and Lavinah Pelham. He married first to Mary D. Smith. He married second to her widowed sister, Mrs. Rachel (Smith) Shearer on 4 May 1844.

Oliver Mabee (1773-1854)

Oliver Mabee (1773-1854 and Mary Smith (1775-1844)

Oliver Mabee, the son of Frederick Mabee and Levinah Pelham (?-1823) was born in Dutchess County, New York on 10 Aug 1773.

Oliver's father remained loyal to the Crown during the American Revolution. In 1781, Frederick brought his family to British occupied New York City. In 1783 when the British evacuated New York City, Frederick and his family sailed as part of the "October Fleet" on the Sally to the Saint John River Valley in what is now New Brunswick.

Frederick settled first in the town of Carleton but later moved to Queensbury, York County on the Saint John River west of Fredericton. Not satisfied with the quality of the land, Frederick sold his property and moved his family to Upper Canada in 1792.

Frederick arrived at Long Point Bay in the spring of 1793, having overwintered at Quebec, and began to clear land on Turkey Point. Regrettably, he died the following year.

Oliver, who was nineteen when he arrived at the Long Point Settlement, married Mary Smith (1775-1844), another daughter of Abraham Smith. In Oliver's 1797 Upper Canada Land Petition he stated that he had received 200 acres of land, but was requesting an additional grant. The request was denied. During the War of 1812 he rose to the rank of Captain in the 1st Regiment, Norfolk Militia. After Mary’s death in 1844, Oliver married Rachel Shearer, the widow of Robert Shearer.

Mabee, Dr. Oliver R., “The Ancestry and Hardships of Frederick Mabee,” Ontario Historical Society, Papers and Records, 1927, Vol. 24, p.439-442,


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Oliver Mabee's Timeline

January 10, 1774
Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, United States
January 1, 1799
May 1, 1802
April 29, 1804
July 24, 1806
July 2, 1854
Age 80
Norfolk County, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
July 2, 1854
Age 80
Vittoria, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada