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Birth: 1763 Father: Daniel Sulis Mother:Sarah
Christening:
Married: Abigail Smith 10 OCT 1790 Smith s Cove
Children Born Died
Charles E. Sulis 27 OCT 1801 17 NOV 1877
Daniel Sulis 12 FEB 1791
John B Sulis 1794
Death: 22 OCT 1856
Burial:
Remarks: John SULIS (Daniel) (5 GG Father) John was born in 1763 in the State of New York.
In the 1891 census record for his son William, he stated that his father was born "Long Island,
N.Y.". He fled with his father to Smith's Cove in 1774 as a Loyalist. John married 10 Oct 1790 in Smith's Cove, Abigail SMITH, born 13 Aug 1768 in Ridgefield, Conn., the daughter of
Joseph and Abigail (JONES) SMITH. John Sulis Esq., died 22 Oct 1856 at the age of 93 years3
and his wife Abigail died 22 May 1857 aged 85 years3. Both are buried in Smith's Cove. John
SULIS' will was signed 28 May 1822, filed 28 Oct 1855 and probated 27 Oct 1856. The will
listed all ten of his children (DC-12).
From the 30 May 1857 NBC: "died Hillsburg, 22 May, Abigail widow of John Sulis,
aged 88, left 10 children, 50 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren" (NB-15).
John was listed in the 1827 census for Hillsburg as being a farmer with 42 acres of
land, two boys and two girls. He was also listed as a member of the Church of England. In the
1794 Poll Tax for Clements his name was spelled SULICE (U20).
Children:
3 i. Daniel SULIS; b. 12 Feb 17911; bpt. 23 Jul 17911;
99 ii. Deborah SULIS; b. 27 May 1792; bpt. 2 Apr 17931;
100 iii. John Beyea SULIS; b. 17933 (12 Aug 17942); bpt. 18 Dec 17941;
150 iv. Jeremiah Smith SULIS; b. 23 Jan 17972; bpt. 15 Mar 17981;
179 v. Joseph W. SULIS; b. 2 Feb 17992; bpt. 27 Sep 17991;
200 vi. Charles SULIS; b. 27 Oct 18012; bpt. 16 Nov 18041;
250 vii. Caleb SULIS; b. 28 Oct 18032; bpt. 16 Nov 18041;
300 viii. William Henry SULIS; b. 16 Aug 18062;
320 ix. Frederick SULIS; b. 13 Aug 18082 (SU-8);
350 x. Sarah Jane SULIS; b. 19 Oct 18101,2; bpt. 8 Oct 18141;
sources: (1) DC-5; (2) Sole Family by Rev. G.T. Ridlon (1926); (3) SU-7;
Last Will and Testament of John SULIS
In the name of God, Amen, I John Sulis of Clements in the County of Annapolis and
Province of Nova Scotia, yeoman, considering the uncertainly of this mortal life and being of
sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be to God, for the same do this twenty-eighth day
of February in the year of our blessed Saviour one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, do
make and publish this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give
and recommended my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I
recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors,
and as touching such worldly estate where with it hath please God to help me in this life I order
and direct That all my lawful debts and funeral charges expensed by my executors herein named
out of my personal estate. Next I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Abigail Sulis all my estate
as well seal as personal now lying and being in the Township of Clements and County of
Annapolis by her my said wife freely to posses and enjoy by her so long as she shall remain my
widow and I order my Executor do see that she the said Abigail Sulis do not make waste
therein during the term of time she lives thereon and if she should marry again, I then order that
my estate herein after named do allow my wife Abigail SULIS one third interest of all the assets
or interest arising from my estate both real and personal during her natural life. I order if any of
my younger children that do not have their education at my death that my wife have them
educated and pay the expenses out of the personal estate. I also give and bequeath to my dear son
Daniel Sulis the sum of five shillings to be paid to him six months after my wife's death that my
Executors do sell all my estate real and personal and the proceeds I give and bequeath in manner
following that is to say I order that my Executors do divide the whole into eight equal shares one
share to give to my dear son John B. Sulis, one to my dear son Jeremiah Sulis, one share to my
dear son Joseph Sulis, one share to my dear son Charles Sulis, one share to my dear son William
Sulis, one share to my dear son Frederick Sulis, and one share to be equally divided between my
two daughters Deborah Sulis and Sarah Sulis the several shares to be paid to them as they arrive
at the age of twenty-one and if any of my children should died before they come to the age of
twenty-one years then I order that my Executors, do divide his or her share equally among the
rest according to the intent and meaning of this my will I also give and bequeath all my wearing
apparel to be equally divided among my eight sons and lastly I do appoint my dear sons Daniel
Sulis, John B. Sulis and Jeremiah Sulis, Executors of this my last will and testament hereby
revoking all former and other wills by me made, in witness where of I the said,
John Sulis (signed)


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