Hi Folks, anyone researching the Bronson/Brunson/Brownson line?  I'm searching for descendants of Daniel Brunson Sr. (1757-1799).  Ensign Daniel Brunson fought with the loyalist troops in the revolutionary war and was evacuated as part of the 3rd fleet sailing to New Brunswick in the fall of 1783.  He spent only a few years on his script in the Nashwaack valley before moving his young family to Caldwell's Manor in the Eastern Townships.  My gggrandfather Martin Brunson (1789-1878) was born at Caldwell's Manor and moved into eastern Ontario eventually homesteading in Hastings Co. on a grant he received for his service in the war of 1812-14.   I visited the Missisquoi Museum in Stanbridge East a few years ago and found considerable information on the family.  I'm hoping to find some cousins that can help me fill a few gaps.


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Hi Ken

My husband danny Jarvis is 3rd Great Grandson to Daniel Brownson . Daniel's son Martin Brownson's daughter married William Jarvis 29 Sept 1859. Name: William Jarvis Birth Place: England Residence: Madoc Township Age: 19 Father Name: Chris Mother Name: Margaret Estimated birth year: 1840 Spouse Name: Rachel M. Brownman Spouse's Age: 19 Spouse Birth Place: Ontario Spouse Residence: Rawdon Township Spouse Estimated Birth Year: 1840 Spouse Father Name: Martin Spouse Mother Name : Marinda Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1859 Marriage County: Hastings Family History Library Microfilm: 1030.

What are you looking for, maybe I can help.

Carolyn Jarvis ( I go by Peake in the Chat Room )

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for the information. My ggrandfather, Oliver 'Lewis' Bronson was Rachel's brother. I have some information on William and Rachel's family and on their son James Wharton (1870-1940) and daughter Sarah Frances. I believe there were a number of other children (Christoper, Thomas, Charlotte, Mary, and Amelia) but I don't have much on them. Where does your husband Danny fit in?

I'm trying to track down descendants of Martin's siblings - James and Alexander.

Also trying to confirm the death and burial place of Daniel Sr. I've found his wife Leah Northcot buried with her second husband (Issac Brevoort) in the third Concession Cem., Noyan Twp., Missusquoi Co., PQ.

Danny Jarvis ( My Husband )

Jack Foster Jarvis ( Father )

Walter ( Wharton ) Jarvis ( Grandfather )

William Jarvis ( Great Grandfather ) husband of Rachel Brownson

What date do you have for Daniel snr as I have 1824 in Caldwell Manor, Missisquois, Quebec, Canada

Anything I can add or that you need for the other lines just ask and I'll see what I have

Thanks Carolyn

I have Daniel Sr. dying in 1799 and buried in St. Valentin, PQ.

I think the death date is close as I have a copy of his daughter Mary's bapt. registration showing her born 10 Mar 1798. I also have a copy of his wife's (the Widow Brunson) petition from 4 Mar 1800.


my Bronson line is as follows:

father - Thomas Peacock Bronson

grandfather - Raniel Patrick Bronson

g-grandfather - Oliver Lewis Bronson (brother of Rachel)

g-g-grandfather - Martin Brunson


Thanks Eliz

I have the petition (1800) and grant documents (1803) for Leah Brevort (Widow of Daniel Brunson Sr.) and her 5 boys and 1 daughter. I haven't been able to find much information on sons Alexander and James... any help would be appreciated.


Hello, my name is Caroline McGillivray, but my maiden name was Brunson.  I am descended from the Loyalist Daniel Brunson/Bronson/Brownson.  His son Daniel was My G-G-grandfather.  This Daniel married Elizabeth (Betsy) Ibey.  Their son George Bunson married Mary Dinah Johnson.  George and Mary Dinah moved from Missisquoi to Ryde Twp. in Ont about 1879.  I have documented my line from Daniel Bunson, and have received a United Empire Loyalist certificate.  I have done a lot of research on the Bunsons, and am willing to trade information.  Caroline McGillivray UE, Zephyr Ontario.

Hi Caroline,

I'm always delighted to hear from a new cousin!  I have seen postings from you in the past in various forums but nothing for the last few years and the only e-mail address I located was rejected.  So nice to see that you are still doing research.  I discovered a lot of information on George and Dianh from a web site provided by Richard Mount and have pieced additional information together as I came across it.  From my data, I believe we are 4th cousins.

I look forward sharing information with you.  I collaborate with a few other cousins and share our trees on Ancestry.ca   If you would like to send me your e-mail address, I'll grant access for you to have a look and we can go from there.

Best regards,

Ken Bronson - Highland Creek ON.


One should never post their email addy on a site as it leaves you wide open for spammers. This is why we have the send message via the profile page You should be exchanging email addresses there

How can I delete it and add it to the profile page


the profile page is http://www.looking4kin.com/profile/KenBronson

Ask to be friend send email in that message that way they can befriend you if wish but dont have to Once they have your email i will delete it from here


Hi Ken I am not sure if there is a connection but this is what I have on the Bronson family starting with my father...

Father John Bronson  siblings... Betty, Shirly, Clairance

Grand father John Sr Bronson 1888 - 1976 siblings...Erl, Ernest, Arnald, Eddie, Goldie

G Grandfather George Riley Bronson 1854 - 1912 siblings Jane, John, Elizabeth, Jennet

G G Grandfather Alexander Bronson 1839 - ?

All them lived around the eastern townships of Qc... Brome, Sutton, Stanstead. Also I know that Alex was part of the 52 regiment of Mulisha  army of Brome. I do recall my grand father telling me his grand father belonged to the British army.


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