|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1747|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1827|
He was the son of Peter Barentse Van Kleeck and Antoinette (Annatjen) Hannah Freer.
Simeon Van Kleeck and his wife Cecilia Jacox arrived in Nova Scotia from the former British Province of New York in 1783. Simeon, of Dutch descent, was a demobilized officer who had supported the British crown during the American Revolution. His wife Cecilia had witnessed her brother's capture and execution for his British allegiance.
As a United Empire Loyalist, Simeon was to receive land in payment for his services, and he applied for his grant several times. The legend is that while he waited for a decision, he sighted high ground on a plane of flat land south of the Ottawa River. Simeon and his son Simeon Jr. settled c.1797 on Concession IV, Lots 7,8, and 9, Hawkesbury Township. Today this is the location of Vankleek Hill.
Celilia Jacox Van Kleeck (1755 - 1839)*
Simeon Van Kleeck (1773 - 1865)*
Sacred to / the memory of / Simeon / Vankleeck / Died / Nov. 15, 1827 /aged 82 yrs / He was a U.E. Loyalist / was first founder of Vankleeck Hill in 1786.
Prescott and Russell United Counties
Created by: dran
Record added: Apr 27, 2013
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