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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
Marsha Russell contacted me about the Silver family who were pioneers in the Quinte area and who's descendants display an uncommon amount of hearing loss.
Marsha is looking for descendants to participate in a genetic study about this hearing loss. Contact her at:
All the information below was sent to me by Marsha Russell.
Page begun 6 Apr 2007
|The molecular genetic study at the University of Michigan.
All three brothers of the Silver pioneers have hearing loss in their lines. Everyone thinks they are the only one, making it more difficult to convince people. There are about 45 Silvers with significant hearing loss living today or in recent memory. I am one of that group. For the study, the University needs a large group of Silvers with or without loss in order to separate the Silver DNA from other DNA. Then they need a group of 10 - 15 of us with hearing loss. It is done with privacy in mind. The name is not attached to the sample. People can quit at any time. No travel involved. The University pays for everything and they are good at this. Things have been very well organized.
I am the person responsible for gathering people to participate and not having a lot of luck. The only benefit will be to future generations. Considering the carrier of the trait was born about 1616, this is a powerful gene or genes. Most of us by far are born normal and think we lose our hearing because of exposure to noise or a number of other reasons. Some are born deaf, but not many. Four of that group had cousin marriages giving 3 X Silver DNA to those children. I track all Silver cousin marriages of which there is one in the next generation and it appears that the extra Silver cousin only increases the chance of hearing loss a little. We have non syndromic hearing loss which had long thought to be genetic in cause, but they have not had the people or opportunity to study this until now. They publish a newsletter for interested people.
|The three Silver Pioneers to Upper Canada
1. Timothy Silver5 ( Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was baptized 18 June 1769 at Amesbury, Essex County, MA, son of Samuel Silver, III and Judith Colby. Timothy along with his brothers Daniel and Abner emigrated about 1815 [sic] to
01 September 1797, Lot 24, 3rd Concession in the Twp. of Haldimand [taken from the original reports of Asa Danforth and Aaron Greeley - Original Settlers of Haldimand]
1818 census at Cramahe Twp., Newcastle District 9now Northumberland], Ontario
1819 census at Cramahe
1820 census at Cramahe
1821 census at Cramahe
1822 census at Cramahe
1839 census at Cramahe, lists Samuel as head of household
1840 census at Cramahe, lists Samuel as head of household
Children: There were ten, three gilrl and three more boys.
+ 4. i. James Silver, b 02 August 1801 at Ernestown,
+ 5. ii. Samuel Silver, b abt. 1803 in
+ 6. iii. Edward Silver, b abt. 1809 at
+ 7. iv. Timothy Silver, b abt. 1813 in
2. Abner Silver5 ( Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born 05 April 1771 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, NH, son of Samuel Silver, III and Judith Colby. His wife's name is not known, but she was born in NY, probably where Abner, Jr. was born. He died 10 December 1821 at
01 September 1797, Lot 14 of the 4rd Concession, one of the original settlers of the town of
01 Jul 1799, Lot 14, Con 3, Percy and claimed by Benjamin Richard in 1803. Source: Upper Canada Heirs and Devisee Commission Records, Vols 1 - 104, 1779-1860, Vol 1, AO, H-1143, record 114
27 April 1801 census at Adolphustown http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/adolph05.htm
04 March 1805 census at Adolphustown http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/adolph09.htm
03 March 1806 census at Adolphustown http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/adolph10.htm
03 March 1807 census at Adolphustown http://my.tbaytel.net/bmartin/adolph11.htm
+ 8. i. Abner Silver, Jr., b 1795 in the
9. ii. Son Silver, b abt. 1802 at Adolphustown.
10. iii. Son Silver, b abt. 1803 at Adolphustown.
11. iv. Daughter Silver, b abt. 1804 at Adolphustown.
12. v. Son Silver, b 1806 at Adolphustown.
+ 13. vi. Benjamin Silver, b abt. 1811. [not certain about this, but others seem to be]
+ 14. vii. William Silver, b abt. 1818.
3. Daniel Silver5 ( Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born 07 March 1773 at Hopkinton, Merrimack County, NH, son of Samuel Silver, III and Judith Colby. He married Polly Frederick, daughter of Conrad Frederick and Elizabeth Rush. He died 08August 1849. She died 27 March 1851. Both are buried in
September 1797, Lot 9 of the 4th Concession, one of the original settlers of the town of
+ 15. i. Daniel Silver, b abt. 1801 in
Generation No. 2
4. James Silver6 ( Timothy5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born 02 August 1801 at Ernestown,
1860 census at Benton, Berrien County, MI
1870 census at Benton, berrien County, MI
1880 census at Benton, Berrien County, MI
+ 16. i. Daniel Silver7, b 15 July 1833 in
+ 17. ii. Martha Elizabeth Silver7, b 26 January 1838 in
18. iii. Huldah Silver7, [twin] b January 1838 in
+ 19. iv. James Silver, Jr.7, [twin] b January 1838 in
20. v. Hiram Silver, b abt. 1841 in
21. vi. John Silver7, b abt. 1843 in
+ 22. vii. Elizabeth M. Silver7, b July 1845 in
+ 23. viii. Gilbert Silver7, b abt. 1848 at
+ 24. ix. Theodore Perry Silver7, b 19 May 1849 at
+ 25. x. Squire Marion Silver7, b 10 November 1851 at Hartfoed, MI.
+ 26. xi. Josephine Silver7, b 15 June 1852 at
+ 27. xii. Eugene Silver7, b 15 June 1853 at
28. xiii. Judson Silver7, b 04 November 1854 at
5. Samuel Silver6 ( Timothy5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1803 in
1850 census at Elgin, Kane County, IL
1860 census at Elgin, Kane County, IL
1870 census at Elgin, Kane County, IL
1880 census at Elgin, Kane County, IL
Children: Some or all children may have been born at Cramahe.
+ 29. i.
30. ii. Dorothy Silver7, b abt. 1835 in
31. iii. Timothy Silver7, b November 1837 in
+ 32. iv. Edward SIlver7, [twin] b abt. 1841 in
33. v. Emma Silver7, [twin] b abt. 1841 in
6. Edward Silver6 ( Timothy5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1809 at Bellville, Ontario. He married about 1835, Almira Harnden. She was born about 1818 and died in 1878 at Bowmanville. He died 09 February 1882, paralysis. Both are buried in
Children: Probably more children. Approximate dates come from census records. Exact dates come from marriages records online,
+ 34. i. Melissa Silver7, b abt. 1837 at Bowmanville.
+ 35. ii. Jane Silver7, b 25 June 1838 at Bowmanville.
+ 36. iii. Charles H. Silver7, b abt. 1843 at Bowmanville,
37. iv. Geoerge Silver7, b abt. 1843 at Bowmanville.
38. v. Eliza Jane Silver7, b abt 1849 at Bowmanville.
7. Timothy Silver6 ( Timothy5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1813 in
1870 census at Ellenburg, Clinton County, NY
1881 census at Ste. Thomas, Missisquoi County, Quebec
40. i. Esther A. SIlver7, b abt. 1847 in NY.
41. ii. Ellen M. Silver7, b abt. 1852 in NY.
8. Abner Silver, Jr.6 ( Abner5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born in 1795 in
1851 census at Uxbridge, Ontario County, Ontario
1871 census at Ernestown, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario
+ 42. i. Lewis Silver7, b abt. 1830.
+ 43. ii. Stephen B. Silver7, b August 1832.
+ 44. iii. Samuel Silver7, b abt. 1834 at
45. iv. Townsend Silver7, b abt. 1836.
+ 46. v. Hannah J. Silver7, b abt. 1838.
+ 47. vi. Ismond Silver7, b abt. 1839.
48. vii. James Silver7, b abt 1839 at
49. viii. William H. Silver7, b abt. 1840.
50. ix. Martha Maria Silver7, b abt. 1841. She m aft. 1881, Stewart Babcock. he b 22 February 1853 in
+ 52. xi. M. Matilda Silver7, b abt. 1843.
+ 53. xii. Ebenezer Wellington Silver7, b 02 May 1845 at
13. Benjamin Silver6 ( Abner5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1811 in
Children by first wife:
+ 54. i. Charles Silver7, b abt. 1835 in
+ 55. ii. Benjamin SIlver, Jr.7, b abt. 1836 at
+ 56. iii. Edward Silver7, b 15 August 1841 at Ernestown,
Children by second wife:
+ 57. iv. Charlotte Silver7, b abt. 1850 in
+ 58. v. Ellen SIlver7, b abt. 1853 in
59. vi. William Silver7, b 15 August 1841 in
14. William Silver6 ( Abner5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1818 in
1871 census at Sheffield, Addington, Ontario
1881 census at Sheffield, Addington, Ontario
1901 census at Sheffield, Addington, Ontario
+ 60. i. Robert Sanford Silver7, b 31 MArch 1847 at
+ 61. ii. George Wellington Silver7, b 22 September 1850 at Enniskillen,
61. iii. Harriet Silver7, b 17 February 1870.
15. Daniel Silver6 ( Daniel5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Thomas1 ) was born about 1800 in
+ 62. i. John Silver7, b 1821 in
+ 63. ii. Jiles Silver7, b 1824 in
+ 64. iii. Daniel Silver, III7, b 1828 in
+ 65. iv. Henry Silver7, b 1830 in
+ 66. v. Emery Silver7, b 1832 in
Generation No. 3
More to come
 Vital Records of
 New Hampshire Vital Record Cards at
 History of the Silver, Copps, Duston Homestead of Hopkinton, NH and Its People by Arthur E. Silver and Arthur S. and Charlotte F. Duston - 1971 manuscript.
 Northumberland County - Haldimand Twp.
 The Silver Family in N.H. and
 Forgotten Past Genealogy-Carol (Roach) Murray's Family Tree
 This is the work of Loa Anderson, a 10th generation Silver.
 Various census records.
 History of Bowmanville, part 31
John Silver, farmer, Sidney, batchelor, married Phebe Hinds, Sidney spinster, by banns, 24 Sept 1823. Present Mary Ladd, Reuben Bonisteel, Geo? or Jno? Macaulay
Source: Parish Register, St Thomas Ch, Belleville, Marriages 1821-1827, Anglican Archvies, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, WRS 5446