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Gershom Wing
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1745
Quaker Hill
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: 1825
Ontario, Canada

Son of Jedediah and Elizabeth Gifford Wing

Husband of Rebecca Chase

Courtesy of Cheryl and Jeff (thank you!):
Book: History of Leeds & Grenville, by Thad. W.H. Leavitt - (published 1879)
pg. 80 - The Society of Friends (Quakers) erected one of the first churches in the Township of Farmersville, the building, a wooden one, still standing at the eastern end of the village. Previous to the building of the church, the Society met for service in the cooper shop of Gersham Wing. The following list contains the names of the majority of the original members of the Society: Lyman Abel, James Robeson, Samuel Olds, Turner Lillie, Joseph Ballard, Philip Wing, Otis Smith, Thomas Robeson, Abraham Palmer, Jedediah Wing, Harvey Derbyshire, William Church, Gersham Wing.
The Quaker movement came to Leeds County after the end of the American Revolution. Gersham Wing of New York, who had favored the British in the Revolution, migrated to Upper Canada and it was at his cooper shop just outside Farmersville that the Quakers of the area first met. These meetings later became part of the Leeds Monthly Meeting.

Farmersville was the name for the current town of "Athens", located in Leeds County, Ontario -

Family links: 
  Jedediah Wing (1697 - ____)
  Abigail Wing Gifford Hiller (1735 - 1820)*
  Matthew Wing (1737 - 1756)*
  Mehitable Wing Prendergast (1739 - 1812)*
  Elihu Wing (1741 - ____)*
  Gershom Wing (1745 - 1825)
  Deborah Wing Chase (1747 - 1782)*
  Elisha Wing (1748 - ____)*
  Prince Wing (1753 - 1843)*
  Elizabeth Wing Peaslee (1755 - ____)*
  Dorcas Wing Weed (1757 - 1846)*
*Calculated relationship
Quaker Cemetery
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Barbara
Record added: May 11, 2012
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- Connie (Cross) Krueger
 Added: Jan. 11, 2015
Sixth Great Granduncle Admire his will
- Jan Ibarra
 Added: Aug. 26, 2014
My 6th Great grandfather. Not for gotten.
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