Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Hi-Lights of Caverlys in Hastings County

Hi-Lights of Caverlys in Hastings County

1811 - Amos Mills Caverly purchases land near Wallbridge just outside of Belleville, ON. Amos and Laney are buried in Longwell Cemetery just down the road from their farm.
1799-1829 - Early Militia Lists: Amos Cavaler, Joseph Caverly, James Caverly. Capt. Thomas Ketcheson's Coampany commanded by Col. Wm Bell.
1837 - Canadian Rebellion - Joseph Caverly and Joseph Caniff arrested but later released.
1851 Census - Family listed as Amos & Laney Caveller. Also found Peter G. Caverly & wife Mary Ann, Joseph Caverly & wife Catherine, Joseph Caverly (Madoc).
1861 - Agricultural Census, Laney Caverly's farm recorded. This is after the death of Amos.
Book "Fabric of a Dream", some founding industries were: Blacksmith Shops of Brown, Caverly and others.
1871 Census - Joseph of Madoc age 31, also a Joseph in Sidney Twp. Age 42.
1875 Madoc Map: Joseph Caverly has lot on the present location of the Madoc Tea Room. Today this is intersection of Division steet & St. Lawerence street.
1878 Atlas of Hastings County: Joseph Caverly, Madoc, Carriage & Sleigh manufacture.
Newspaper "North Hastings Review" 1885, article mentions community of Rathbun with 1 hotel, 3 stores, temperance house. "Mr. Caverly and McKenzie have a store in this town".
UE Loyalist Book - notes on Dorland F. Caverly, family involved in an organfactory, carriage works & furniture making. 1892-93 his widow Margaret purchased store and ice cream parlor in Madoc.

Other Caverly Records & Names Found in Canada

Niagara Falls, ON - Clifford Calverly 1887-1896 daredevil acrosses gorge on rope.
Hotel called "Caverly Hotel" located in Niagara falls in early 1900's. Hotel name remained until about 2001.
Dominion Land Grants in Manitoba (early 1900's): Caverly; John Walton, David, George H., Mellville, Wm Claude, Harry Clifford, Jeffereson, Clarence Austin.


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