Seneca Washburn was born in Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont in 1796 to Stephen Washburn and the former Asenath Sexton. The Washburn family along with some members of the Sexton family came to Leeds County, Upper Canada about 1806 settling in Lansdowne Township.
In 1812 at the age of twenty years William Webster emigrated from County Wexford, Ireland with other members of his family arriving in Upper Canada where they settled in the rear of Lansdowne Township.
John and Anna Gilbert brought their family from Vermont to Upper Canada about 1795 settling first in Augusta and later in the rear of Lansdowne Township. Three of their sons were balloted for militia service during the War of 1812 in the 2nd Regiment Leeds Militia.
Born in Vermont in 1782 Cleveland Stafford brought his wife Sally and infant first son, Solomon to Upper Canada about 1805 eventually settling in Lansdowne Township, Leeds County.