Benjamin Landon

Male 1778 - 1867  (89 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Landon  [1
    Born 13 Nov 1778  Litchfield, Litchfield Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 233 
    Died Nov 1867 
    Person ID I05518  Julie Batzloff
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2019 

    Father Oliver Landon,   b. 12 Mar 1755, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1820, Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Aner Watkins,   b. 25 Aug 1754,   d. 18 Mar 1800, Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 

    • Subj:Fw: Landon/Kyes
      Date:7124/00 5:39:36 AM Eastern Daylight lime
      From:MSJL7I4@worldflet aft. net (Shayne Landon)
      Hi Julie,

      I would live to exchange information but there is a slight problem. While I have family tree maker, I have yet made the time to sit down an enter the data. So, I will have to provide the information to you via e-mail. Sorry but my laziness is showing through.

      I do have some information on Simcoe and Mary (Kyes) Landonís family. Simcoe was the 9th, and last son, of Oliver Landon (b. 12 Mar. 1755. Litchlleld, CT; d 29 Jan. 1820; Lansdowne Ont.) and Anner (Watkins) Landon (b. 25 Aug. 1754; d. 18 Mar. 1800, Lansdowne, Ont.). As I understand it Oliver left the United States in about 1787 and was one of the earliest residents of Lansdowne, Ont. His remaining siblings were:

      Joseph (b. 9Aug. 1777, d. 11 June 1831, Lansdowne)
      Benjamin (b 13 Nov. 1778. d. Nov. 1867)
      Oliver, Jr. (b. 5 Mar. 1780: d. 6 Nov. 1841)
      William Henry (b. 6 Aug. 1782; d. 28 Mar. 1853)
      Erastus (b. 7 Oct. 1784; d. 30 May 1835, Lansdowne)
      Luther (b. 9 Jun 1787; d. 1829)
      Daniel John (b. 7 Dec. 1792; d. 25 May 1856)
      Jessie (b. 22 Feb. 1796; d. 1861)
      Simcoe (b. 30 Aug. 1799; d. 30 May 1862)

      Joseph, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. William Henry and Erastus were almost certainly born in Litchfield, CT but I have not been able to prove that through primary records. The remaining sons were born in Canada, possible all in Lansdowne.

      I have no idea of their date of marriage, but I have some idea of their children. But there are plenty of holes in what little I have.
      Things start getting more difficult once you start probing this generation of Landonís. I have made one trip to Lansdowne
      (about two weeks ago) but still have a good deal more digging to do. So here is what I have so far.

      their children were

      Nelson (b. 3 May 1851;d. 21 July 1863)
      John Bissell
      Edgar ( b. 11 May 1843)

      I would be interested if your list of their children corresponds with mine. I would also be interested in the title, author and date of publication of the book you mentioned.

      While I have not done much with the Kyes. I know Maryís parents came from Dutchess County, NY. As I live in Putnam County, Dutchess is very near by. I would be interested in learning more about her parents and her siblings.

      I also have information about Anna S. Landon who was married to Henry Kyes who was Maryís brother. Anna was the third child of Joseph Landon who was Simcoe Landonís oldest brother. Anna was born in 1805 and died Nov. 13, 1854. It would appear that Henry must have outlived her as he appears to have married Agnes (Findlay) Landon alter the death of her husband Nathan Landon (d. April 7, 1854, Lansdowne). Nathan Landon was the son of Oliver, Jr (another of Sirncoeís brothers) and Castin McNeil. I am descended from Oliver. Jr.ís son Daniel John.

      My guess is that Agnes more than likely outlived both of her husbands, as she live to be 89 dying on 24 June 1902.

      Interestingly, her death information is contained on the same stone as that of her first husband Nathan Landon. I have no idea where poor old Henry Kyes ended up but it would appear he is somewhere other than the Lansdowne cemetery.

      Hope this is a good start. The story continues to get more interesting with each new bit of information. It seems rather clear, that there must have been a real shortage of women in Upper Canada dunng the early 1800ís as these folks are constantly marrying each others widows and marrying rather close to the family tree as lots of cousins were married to each other.

      Please enjoy and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future, please feel free to ask as many Landon questions as you would like and will do my best to give you what answers I can.



      For further research....Landon Family Research Quarterly at
    Family ID F1274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Polly Briggs 
     1. Samuel Landon,   b. May 1803,   d. 11 May 1837  (Age ~ 33 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F4710  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S001833] Wilma Evans <
      World Connnect Project #1726666