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Col Samuel Vanderhoff Ryerse, Sr
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Birth: 1752
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1812
Port Ryerse
Norfolk County
Ontario, Canada


Founder of Port Ryerse, Ontario

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ryerse, a United Empire Loyalist was commissioned in the 4th New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution following which he took refuge in New Brunswick. In 1794 he came to Upper Canada and received 3,000 acres of land in Woodhouse and Charlotteville Townships. He settled at the mouth of Young's Creek, erected a grist-mill and around that grew the community of Port Ryerse. As lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and chairman of the court of Quarter Sessions he took an important part in the early military and civil administration of this area.

Lieutenant-Colonel Ryerse, his wife and others including American casualties are buried in the graveyard behind the Port Ryerse Church.

The above is the inscription on the plaque installed outside of the Port Ryerse Churh by the Province of Ontario's Archaeology and Historical Sites Board.

**Original Name**

Samuel Ryerson, brother of Col. Joseph Ryerson 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Luijkas Ryerson (1704 - 1764)
  Johanna Van der Hoff Ryerson (1706 - 1765)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Underhill Ryerse (1758 - 1838)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Ryerse (1782 - 1844)*
  George Joseph Ryerse (1794 - 1876)*
  Amelia Underhill Ryerse Harris (1798 - 1882)*
  Edward Powers Ryerse (1800 - 1882)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Vanderhoff Ryerse (1752 - 1812)
  John Ryerson (1756 - 1814)*
  Joseph Ryerson (1761 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Note: Port Ryerse is a small community on Lake Erie approximately 35 -40 miles south of Brantford, Ontario (or 95 miles west of Toronto)
 
Note: Port Ryerse is a small community on Lake Erie approximately 35 -40 miles south of Brantford, Ontario (or 95 miles west of Toronto)
 
Burial:
Memorial Anglican Church Cemetery
Port Ryerse
Norfolk County
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: Glen E. Carter
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41309837
Col Samuel Vanderhoff Ryerse, Sr
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Col Samuel Vanderhoff Ryerse, Sr
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Col Samuel Vanderhoff Ryerse, Sr
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DUCIT AMOR PATRIAE (Patriotism leads me)Remember the United Empire Loyalists!
- Brian McConnell UE
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016

- Glen E. Carter
 Added: Jan. 7, 2011
 
 
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