as of April 1998
Spelling by Joan England Murray: Luvesc. Epke spent his
entire life in the village of Minnertsga, Friesland, the
Netherlands and the family estate, Jelgersma, nearby. Epke
had a right to vote in the Landdag, the county assembly.
Jelgersma was a few miles northeast of the port of
Harlingen. Epke was probably, a descendent of Saxon
Nobility. He was
wealthy and influential.
Family estate of Jelgersma may have come into the Epke
family from Sil. About 1630, after her husbands death, she
bought additional property at Minnertsga from Mederichter (a
Judge) of Barradeel Dirck, Ryacksz Hanis and Aechte
Cornelisdr, his wife. (sister of Sil Cornelisdr?), leaving
the running of the farm to her son, Cornelius.
Jacob Epkes Te Bonta
From 1633 to 1636 he was living at Arum, where he
represented the Arum Estate in the Landdag. Arum may have
been his wife's estate, as Jacob had sold his inheritance to
his brother, Cornelius. By 1640, Jacob was signing his name,
"Jacob Epkes at Bonta". Bonta is believed to have been
derived from the farm near the Frisian Arum, in which
Jacob's parents used to have their residence. In 1650,
Jacob was living at Boer. In 1653 he bought two lots at
Minnertsga from his brother Lyuwe Epckesdr and Hintie
Source: "Banta Pioneers" by Elsa Banta. Luuesz married
September 9, 1618, at Barradeel, in the Dutch Reformed
He lived at Saxbierum, midway between Minnertsga and
Harlingen, and he
owned much property there.
Cornelius bought out the inheritance rights of Jelgersma
from his brothers
and sisters on May 10, 1650.
Epke Banta (son of Jacob Epkes)
Owner of a windmill near Minnertsga, Friesland, the
Netherlands. He was a miller in Oosterbierum and Minnertsga.
In 1652, he and his wife bought a house in the village of
Oosterbeirum, but sold it at a loss in 1655, returning to
Records show that he was arrested on October 8, 1656 and
fined for permitting a Roman Catholic priest into his house
to baptise his child (probably Hendrick). The state religion
was the Reformed Protestant Church. Regardless, Epke and his
descendants were staunch supporters of the Dutch Reformed
It is not known why Epke and his family left the Netherlands
for America, but he is known to have had financial problems.
He and his family left the Netherlands in late 1658 or early
1659 from Harlingen on the ship "DeTrouw" for New Amsterdam.
The ship sailed to the Canary Islands, then the West Indies
and then north along Virginia to New Amsterdam (later
renamed New York by the British), arriving on 12 Feb 1659.
Captain of the ship was Jan Jansen Bestevaer who received
259 florins for Jacob's family passage. By 12 Feb 1660
Stuyvescant had bought all of the land from the Esopus
Indians but had to force them out of the area with the help
of the Mohawk Indians. Some Indians were shipped to the
West Indies. In 1664 the English invaded New Amsterdam and
Stuyvescant surrendered. Taxes increased.
Epke and family settled in Vlissingen (now Flushing), Long
Island. He became an Innkeeper, an important person. There
he spent the next 16 years. In 1671 he bought a new mill in
Jamaica, Long Island. Milling had been his occupation in
the Netherlandst. The mill was built on the river
between Old Town Neck and Long Neck. In 1675 he sold the
mill to Joseph Carpenter and Caleb Carmen and he moved to
Bergen, Bergen County, New Jersey (now Jersey City).
Epke was an upstanding and respected citizen, and on
February 18, 1679 he was appointed as a Magistrates
Assistant to the Court of Oyer and Terminer, under Captain
John Berry. The Court, on which Epke served, met
semiannually and had jurisdiction of all indictable crimes.
In 1681 Jacob purchased 183 acres at Hackensack among the
earliest settlers there.
In 1686 Jacob purchased another 240 acres North of what is
now Cherry Hill encompassing what was previously called
Sluckup. A stone farmhouse he built was still standing in
1985 but was converted to a garage at 1184 Edgewater Ave. on
the bank of Overpeck Cr.
Epke Jacob was arrested in 1686 by the Sheriff of Bergen
Co., with other land owners for rioting and for refusing to
obey the King's authority.
Cornelius Epke Banta
His will was dated April 13, 1719 and probated June 20,
1719, and is at
Trenton, New Jersey.
Hendrick Epke Banta
Joined Dutch church at Bergen 29 Mar 1680. 30 Nov 1695 with
three brothers and six other men purchased about 3000 acres
for 100 pounds, from Overpeck Creek to the Hudson River.
Includes present Townships of Englewood and Palisade. 29 Mar
1680 joined Dutch Church at Bergen, NJ. Hendrick was
appointed Deacon of the Dutch Reformed Church in New
Barbadoes (present day Hackensack, New Jersey),25 Jul 1686.
He became an elder in 1705. He was a successful farmer and
land owner. Deacon at Hackensack Dutch church (Church on
the Green) in 25 Jul 1686. Elder of church May 1705.
witness at the baptism of a child of Weart Banta on 13 apr
1740. Had land between Overpeck Creek and Hudson River. 10
Jun 1708 he wrote a will, deeding to his eldest son Jacob
his farm. He called himself a yeoman. This deed recorded
on 19 Jul 1717.
Hendrick's son Hendrick
Joined Dutch Church at Hackensack, NJ 12 Jan 1718.
According to "Banta Pioneers", Hendrick was a blacksmith.
Wheelwright, farrier. He married
Geertruy, a deeply religious woman, who was zealous in
teachings of the Dutch Reformed Church. They lived in
County, New Jersey.
Frick quotes Mabel Spell's Notebook as having a baptism on
10 Mar 1694.
Son Hendrick H Banta
Blacksmith. Moved from Bergen Co to Somerset Co., NJ
between 1750 and 1752. He had 6 children by his first wife,
Rachel, and 13 to 15 by his second wife, Antie. Hendrick was
a natural leader. He was described as "brave, tenacious,
unswerving, a man with great force of character." The area
of New Jersey that Hendrick was from, Bergen County, was at
the crossroads of the fighting during the American
Revolution. The Hackensack square, and the Banta Farm, were
the place of encampment both the British and the Continental
Armies at one time or another. General Washington is known
to have established a camp on the Banta property, building
up a 3 foot high earthworks for protection, which remained
part of the landscape for many decades. Fourteen year old
Cornelius Banta, great granson of the original Cornelius,
carried a barrel of cider every other day to the Continental
troops camped on the land near his father's cider mill.
Bergen County residents were not, as a whole, in favor of
the rebellion, with the Dutch taking sides, father against
son, and brother against brother. The rebuilt Banta
homestead in Hackensack is now the Dumont Public Library.
According to Elsa Banta, Hendrick was the leader of the
Great Dutch Migration into the American frontier.
Overcrowding, and the influence of the English, German and
Swedes on the Dutch children, caused Hendrick to desire to
move westward. On December 19, 1751, he and Antie's first
daughter was born. Soon thereafter, they, and a number of
friends from the Schraalenburgh congregation set out for
their new home in Somerset County, in western New Jersey.
They were not the first to leave, but Hendrick's force of
character soon made him a leader in what became known as the
"Low Dutch Colony," ("Low Dutch" meaning that their
ancestors had come from the low lands of Holland).
When Hendrick went west to Somerset County, New Jersey, he
settled in Bedminster, Montgomery township. In 1752, he was
a member of the Montgomery Church, and chosen as an Elder in
1758. In 1768, Hendrick and 165 other Dutch and Huguenot
families (over 1,000 people) left New Jersey. He settled in
Conewago, York County, Pennsylvania, on land that he named
"Loss and Gain". The cabin that he lived in there was still
standing in 1983 on Swift Creek Run, 2 miles east of
Hunterstown, Pennsylvania, 6 miles east of Gettysburg, and 3
miles northwest of New Oxford, just south of U.S. Highway
30. He donated some land on this property for the Low Dutch
Church. He was appointed to the
York County Committee of Safety in 1774. Owner of the Banta
land on Swift Creek Run in 1983 was Russ Osborn.
In 1779, Hendrick once again pulled up roots. He led 75
settlers, via the Ohio River, to Louisville, Kentucky. His
son, Abraham, plus 11 others of Hendrick's 19 living
children, followed him. From Louisville they proceeded via
Beargrass to Cove Spring, Kentucky. They were attacked
numerous times by Indians along the way.
Will dated 13 Dec 1799 and probated 14 Oct 1805 in Shelby
Co., KY bequeathing property to his widow Antjin. She raised
5 step children, 13 of her own and 9 grandchildren, from
Hendrick and Maria Stryker Banta. She accompanied husband
Hendrick to found a Dutch colony in Somerset Co., NJ, York
Co., PA and then in KY.
Buried, about 1810 at Pleasureville, Kentucky, cemetary.
"Hendrick, born March 1, 1778 and named for his eldest half-
had died the previous year. He was called 'Hanchon' by the
He married Molly Van Arsdale and they had 3 daughters. He
was one of the
first to join the Shaker community, and was known among them
Banta. He was a Deacon for 4 months and Elder for a short
left the Shaker village but returned after several years. He
have a problem with 'strong drink'...Molly also joined the
with him although marriage was not recognized with the
Shaker sect, the
men living apart...Their 3 daughters lived their entire
lives at Pleasant
Hill and as a consequence never married... All are buried in
burying ground, Pleasant Hill."
"A Frisian Family, The Banta Genealogy" by Theodore
Banta, 1893. It is available at many libraries and can be
Higginson Books, of Salem, MA. Higginson is on the Web at:
Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland, and died Abt. 1630 in
Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland. He married SIL CORNELISDA
in Jelgersma Estate - MInnerstga, Friesland, Hol. The estate
of Epke LUUESZ, Jelgersma, was a few miles northeast of the
port of Harlingen in the North Holland Province of
Friesland. Died about 1630 and his widow, Sil CORNELISDA,
moved to the village of Minnertsga. SOURCE: Banta Pioneers
and Records of The Wives and Allied Families;
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228 be, SLC, Page 7, 8, 13
She had a sister, Aechte CONELISDA, who was married to
HANIA. SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta; 929.273 B228be SLC; Page 12
2 - JACOB EPKESZ, was born Abt. 1598 in Arum, Friesland,
Holland (Source: Br¯derbund Software, Inc., World Family
Tree Vol. 5, Ed. 1, (Release date: August 22, 1996), "CD-
ROM," Tree 2617.), and died Aft. 1655. He married REYTSKE
SICKEDR Abt. 1630 in Friesland, Holland.
Notes for Jacob Epckensz
- lived at Arum from 1633 to 1633 and at the town of Boer in
- record of some of their land is recorded by the Court of
"Feb 24, 1636; Alle van Boerum, master builder of the
stewart of the St. Antony Gasthuis (home for the aged and
Tonis RIEMERS and Joris GERRYTS CAMP burgopmasters aof
9 pondematt 5 eijnsen and some penningen (8 1/2 acres)
farmland at Min-
nertsga from Jacob EPKES and Reytske SICKEDR married people
!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of The Wives and Allied
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228 be, SLC, Page 7, 8, 13
- they lived on an estate in Arum
- The hereditary right of Jacob, probably through his
entitled him to vote in the Laddag.
- Reytske died prior to May of 1652, her husband and son
- Jacob and their only known child, Epke JACOBSE, were her
- the money inherited by her son, Epke JACOBSE, was held in
trust by Jacob
as late as Feb of 1656.
!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and Allied
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; page 12
3 - EPKE JACOBSE BANTA, b. 1620, Harlingen, Friesland,
Holland; d. 1692, Bergen County, NJ, USA. EPKE JACOBSE3
BANTA was born 1620 in Harlingen, Friesland, Holland, and
died 1692 in Bergen County, NJ, USA. He married SITSKE
DIRCKSDA in Holland.
Came with his wife and five sons from Amsterdam in the "De
Trouw" to New Amsterdam in 1659; settled at Flushing, Long
Island, but removed before 1675 to Bergen (now Jersey City)
New Jersey; judge, 1679." Member of Court of Oyer and
Source: Compendium of American Genealogies
decendents but it may be the equivalent of the English
Egbert. Jacobs, Jacobse or Jacobsen all mean son of Jacob,
therefore presumably Epke's father's name. The Banta name
started for unknown reasons. It is a Gaelic name which may
derive from Beaunta, meaning hills or mountains. It first
appeared in records of the Reformed Dutch Church in
Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ August 22, 1696.
The first use of the family name may have appeared in 1640
whenJacob Epke started signing his name "Jacobi Epkes te
Bonta," and it appears this way at the States Arcives in
Friesland at Leewarden. This means "Jacob Epkes at Bonta,"
the name of Epke's grandparent's farm near the Frisian Arum.
Epke lived in the vicinity of Harlingen, a seaport in
Friesland, a provence of Northern Holland. He was a miller &
owned a windmill. He, his wife, and five sons came to the
United States, landing February 12, 1659. His wife's name
is lost. His children were 9 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4
years and 6 years old when they arrived on the ship DeTrouw,
(The Faith) skippered by Jan Jansen Bestevaer.
They settled first in Flushing on Long Island, 11 miles from
New York City (all records burned 1789). Epke was an
Innkeeper. Epke purchased a grist mill on 12/29/1671 from
Benjamin Coe in Jamaica, an adjoining town. They moved to
New Jersey and settled in Bergen Co. across from New York
City prior to 1675. Epke was appointed one of the Special
Court of Oyer and Terminier on February 18, 1679. He
purchased land in Hackensack, NJ in 1681.
SOURCE: Banta Geneology page 10
- New Jersey Colonial Documents, East Jersey Deeds, etc.,
Liber No. 3, page 165
1679 Feb 18. Do. for the Bergen County Court viz: Capt.
BERRY, President, Laurence ANDRISSEN, J. P., Elias MICHILSEN
Epke JACOBS, Magistrates, Assistants - Liber A, page 171
1685 March 25. Patent to Cornelis CHRISTIANSON of Bergen
for 183 acres in New Hackinsack, bounded N.E. by William
DOWGLES, S. W. by Eptkey JACOBS, S.E> by a branch of
Overpecks Creek, N.W. by Hackinsack River.
- Liber A, page 175 1685 March 25. Do. to Eptkey JACOBS of
Bergen for 183 acres at New Hackinsack, bounded S.W. by
Albert SUBBERESCOE, S.D. by the West
branch of Overpeck's Creek, N.E. by Cornelis CHRISTIANSON,
by Hackinsack River.
- Liber A, page 323 1686 Jun 9. Do. Gawen LAWRIE, for
Peter SONMANS, to Eptkey JANSEN (1) of New Hackensack,
Bergen Co., for 240 acres of the 720 acre patent bounded S
and N. by Albert SABERISCOE, E. by Hackinsack River, W. by
Winocksack Brook (1) Qy: Jaobs?
- Liber D, page 432 1693-4 Feb 22. Recorded 20 June 1694.
Do. John ADAMS of Hackinsack R., Essex Co., and wife
Elizabeth to John de BRYNE, merchant, and Cornelius van der
Burgh, silversmith, both of N.Y. City, for 240 acres in
Essex Co., E. Hackinsack R., S. Albert SABERESCO, N. Epkey
JACOBS, W. the commons.
!SOURCE: New Jersey Patents and Deeds 1664 - 1703; edited
Nelson; Pages 44, 62, 63, 79, and 198, respectively
G 929.3749 P29 Santa Clara Library
Recent information received from the Archivist at the States
Archives in Frieslad at Leeuwarde, reveals that the father
of Epke JACOBSE, Jacob EPKES, was signing his name "James
EPKES te BONTA" (Jacob EPKES at Bonta) in 1640. This name
was believed to be derived from the farm near the Frisian
Arum, in which Epke's grandparents used to have their
Departed Feb 12 1659, they left Holland from the Port of
Harlingen. Arrived with his wife, Sitske DIRKSDA, and their
five sons on the Ship De Trouw (the Faith), under the
command of captain Jan Jansen Bestevaer, and bound for New
Amsterdam in the year 1659. This was during the time when
the Dutch West India Company was trying to retain its
stronghold in this county by colonizing more rapidly than
The hereditary right of Jacob, probably through his wife's
family, entitled him to vote in the Landdag. Reytske died
prior to May of 1652, her husband and son surviving her.
Jacob and their only known child, Epke JACOBSE, were her
heirs. The money inherited by her son was held in trust by
Jacob as late as Feb of 1656. Epke JACOBSE was a miller in
Oosterbeirum and in Minnertsga. Court records show that he
and his wife bought a house in the village of Oosterbierum
in 1652 and sold it at a loss in 1655, returning to
Minnertsga. On Oct 8 1656, Epke JACOBS, miller at
Minnertsga was arrested and caused to appear before the
public prosecutor and find for permitting a Roman Catholic
priest in his house to baptise his child." (in Holland).
He was an inkeeper in Vlissingen, or Flushing as we now know
it, in Queens Co, Long Island. Sold land to Hendrick Joris
RINCKERHOFF at Old Hackensack, 17 June 1685. (Banta married
!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of The Wives and Allied
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta; 929.273 3228be Pages 5,6,12 SLC
List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 - February 12, 1659 in De
Trouw [In some
entries this name is spelled De Trou, and in others De
Trouw] (The Faith),
Capt. Jan Jansen Bestevaer
Epke JACOBSEN, bouma (farmer) from Harlingen, wife and five
sons, 3/4, 2, 3,
4, and 6 years old
!SOURCE: Ship Passenger Lists New York and New Jersey (1600-
Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer. G929.3749 N53.
Buried in Bergen County, NJ
Notes for wife SITSKE DIRCKSDA: Alternative spelling of
family name is Dirksdr.
Buried in Bergen County,. NJ, USA
Sons of EPKE BANTA and SITSKE DIRCKSDA (Cornelius &
4A - CORNELIUS EPKE BANTA was born Abt. 1652 in Minnerstga,
Friesland, Holland, and died Abt. May 1719 in Hackensack,
New Jersey, USA. He married (1) JANNETJE DU PRE, daughter
of JAN DU PRE and JANNETJE DE RUINE. He married (2)
MAGDALENA SAMUELSE DES MARETS 18 November 1699 in
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA, daughter of SAMUEL DES MARETS
and MARIA DE RUINE. He married (3) ABELTIE SLOT 1 March
Notes for CORNELIUS EPKESE BANTA:
Cornelius's will was proved in 1719. He was a large
landowner. He died spring 1719 and the will was recorded in
the office of the Secretary of State in Trenton N.J. in Book
A,., page 123 !SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the
Wives and Allied Families;
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; pages
- married Jannetie DUPRY 1708 both born and live in
!SOURCE: New Jersey Colonial Documents, Hackensack Church
Mairrage Records, Page 472
Notes for JANNETJE DU PRE:
Jannetje was baptised in 1662. She died in childbirth
A Frisian Family - The Banta Genealogy Page 11
Child of CORNELIUS BANTA and JANNETJE DU PRE:
5A - JAN CORNELISE BANTA, b. Abt. 1686, Hackensack, New
Jersey, USA; d. Bef. 1750, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. He
married CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN 3 April 1708, daughter of
FERDINANDUS VAN SICKLEN and EVA JANSSEN.
Notes for JAN CORNELISE BANTA:
Mercer County KY Marriage Records indicate:
- he married Sally (Sarah) COZINE 10 Jan 1807
- bondsman: Daniel BREWER
- bride's father: John COZINE
- teste: Peter VANARSDALL and George BYARS
Child of JAN CORNELISE BANTA and CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN:
6A - CORNELIUS JAN BANTA, b. 29 January 1708/09, Passaic,
NJ, USA. He married a cousin, *RACHEL BANTA 26 April 1730.
Their grandfather's were brothers.
Child of RACHEL BANTA and CORNELIUS JAN BANTA is Weart
* See Wiert Epke Banta below for Rachel Banta's ancestry
4B - WIERT EPKE BANTA ( 2nd son of EPKE BANTA and SITSKE
DIRCKSDA):, b. May 1658, Minnerstga, Friesland, Holland; d.
Abt. 1689, New Jersey, USA. He married GERRETIE DE
MANDEVILLE 7 October 1681 in Bergen County, NJ, USA,
daughter of GILES DE MANDEVILLE and ELSIE HENDRICKS.
Notes for WIERT EPKE BANTA:
"Came from Amsterdam in the "De Trouw" to New Amsterdam with
his parents in 1659". Source: Compendium of American
Wiert Epke BANTA is presumed to have died about 1689 or
1690. No exact date has been found. The list of New
Jersey Patentees paying quit-rents dated from March 1687 to
1696 records, "Wiert Epke (Banta) Heirs, 160 acres.! He
would have been about 32 years old at the time of his
death. His widow, Geertje, married Pitere Meet in 1696,
and after Pieter's death she married "a man from Boston",
Increase Power, in 1699.!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records
of The Wives and Allied
Families; Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 929.273 3228
be, SLC, Page 51
Notes for GERRETIE DE MANDEVILLE:
Also known as Gerritje Jillis Manderville.
"Laurents Jansen De Camp was born about 1645 in Picardy or
Normandy and was
married in 1676 to ELSIE DE MANDEVILLE, daughter of Giles
DE MANDEVILLE, the
April 2, 1657. In the Ship Draetvat (Wire Cask) Capt. Jan
*THIS MAY BE A CLUE TO HER PARENTS
Giles Jansen De MANDEVILLE and his wife, Hlsie HENDRICKS,
fled from Rouen to
escape persecution and came to America in 1649 on the Ship
first in Nieu Amsterdam. He was born about 1625 in
Normandy and was married
1648, in Holland, to Elsie Hendricks. He died about 1701
in New Amsterdam.
His children married and came to New Jersey, settling in
the Passaic Valley.
Giles de Mandeville's daughter, elsie, married Laurens
Jansen de Camp
!SOURCE: Ship Passenger Lists New York and New Jersey
Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer. G929.3749 N53.
Page(s) 234, 235
Child of WIERT EPKE BANTA and GERRETIE DE MANDEVILLE:
5B WIERT WIERTSE BANTA, b. 19 August 1682, Hackensack, New
Jersey, USA; d. Bef. 16 June 1733, Hackensack, New Jersey,
USA. He married MARY DEMAREST 27 April 1706, daughter of
DAVID DES MARETS and RACHEL CRESSON.
Notes for WIERT WIERTSE BANTA:
he was elected Church Warden at Hackensack in 1723
- they had 11 children, 5 of whom died in infancy.
!SOURCE: Banta Pioneers and Records of the Wives and
Prepared by Elsa M. Banta 1983; 929.273 B228be, SLC; page51
- 1732 Jan 25. BANTA, Wiert of Hackinsack, Bergen Co.,
will of. Wife Marie, Executrix. Children, Wiert (eldest
son), David, Hendrick, Jacob (youngest son), Rachel and
Ledia. Brother Hendrick BANTA and brother-in-law John
ZABOWRISKY, both of hackensack, "tutors and administrators
of all my minorene children as also executors and
assistants of my said wife," youngest child not 13. Land
and tenements on the Hackinsack (where I live) and land on
the great swamp meadows on the west sixe of Hackinsack
River. Witnesses - David DEMAREST,Sen., Jost VREDENBURGH,
Johannis BOUGART, Robert LIVESEY, Jacob BANTA. Proved 16
Jun 1733 Lib B, page 441 SOURCE: Documents Relating to the
Colonial History of New Jersey First Series Vol XXX.
Calendar of New Jersey Wills,
Administrations, Etc. Volume II 1730-1750. 994.9 B49A,
Series I, Vol 30, Page (s)36
Child of WIERT WIERTSE BANTA and MARY DEMAREST is:
6B RACHEL BANTA, b. 29 June 1712, Hackensack, New Jersey,
USA. She married (6A)CORNELIUS JAN BANTA 26 April 1730, son
of (5A) JAN CORNELISE BANTA and CORNELIA VAN SICKLEN.
Child of RACHEL BANTA and CORNELIUS BANTA is
Weart C.Banta 7A/B
From Perkinsbull papers - Ontario Archives, Toronto
Weart Banta lived in New York and joined the King's troops
in New York at the beginning of the Revolution and served as
lieutenant in the King's Militia Volunteers. He was badly
wounded while fighting in New Jersey. He came to Canada in
1795 and was granted 2,000 acres of land. He died prior to
Oct, 1796. His wife's name was Elizabeth and their children
Isaac Davic. "Wyart" and "Bonter" are variations of
spelling Weart Banta in old records.
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