Seeking proof documents to show Philip Deforest was the son of Simon and Mary DeForest to complete my United Empire Loyalist linage. Loyalist lineage from 1. Abraham (UE), 2. Simon (SUE), 3. Philip
Philip DeForest born abt 1819, son of Simon DeForest & Mary Pear. Philip married Elizabeth Skinner in 1842. Philip died in 1868, unknown location.
Philip & Elizabeth had possibly 10 children – Mary Ann, Benjamin, Susan, Isabella, Joseph, Andrew all born in Beverly Twp, Wentworth Co. Ont. and Charlotte Lottie, Elsie Marie, Thomas and David unknown birth locations.
Philip appears to have been a residence in Thompson's Corners (later called Orkney) Beverly twp., Halton County and listed as a blacksmith.
1861 census Beverly Twp., Wentworth County, Philip 49, Eliz 34, Benjamin 14, Susan 12, Isabella 10, Joseph 9, Elsie M 7, Andrew 3, Thomas 2. They are living next to Benjamin and Emily Skinner.