My 5th GGF, Conrad Eckler (Ackler, Eagler, Agler), was listed in muster rolls for Captain Joseph LEE's Company in the 3rd Battalion New Jersey Volunteers and also in Hunterdon County Loyalists whose property was confiscated. Is it typical that military personnel returned to England with British soldiers while others settled in Canada? Conrad's son, William, fought on the opposite side for the Patriots. Thank you for sharing this wonderful information, Todd!
Becca Irwin <becca.irwinhotmail.com>
Fort Wayne, IN USA - Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 19:23:15 (EDT)
Researching my wife's maternal line, the SHOWERS family. Her 5th GGF, Michael SHOWERS, UEL, was a member of Butler's Rangers. His daughters also married into the UEL families of VAN EVERY, DEPEW/DEPUE, BALL, and AIKMAN.
Ken Slayton <bdkslaytongmail.com>
Warren, MI United States - Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 14:43:19 (EDT)
So fun to find my ancestors and get to know them! I'm of the Bulyea/Belyea line. Hendrick "Henry" came up with all of his family very early on leaving everything behind. Amazing the faith it took to make yet another move like this hoping to be welcomed and able to start a new life in such brutal conditions.
Pati Naumann <scoobette13hotmail.com>
Huntland, Tennessee United States - Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 17:41:14 (EDT)
This Gentleman and his colleagues have been responsible for a staggering amount of in-depth research into the Loyalist (and by default British) forces during the Revolutionary War. It is beyond question the most advanced source of information for any serious historian or even casual researcher. A lifetimes work on one website that may have been lost or disregarded without Todd Braisted. Just when I think I have mastered my subject I check these archives and realise I have still so much to learn! It never fails to inspire me.
John Knight <robert.knight13ntlworld.com>
notts, notts United Kingdom - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 20:54:52 (EDT)
This site has been most helpful in exploring a war, I thought was irrelevant to me in the past. I have since come to realize, the keys to unlocking my ancestry, are contained in these documents. I am back in New York! Now to find my recruitment location!
Heather Tynes <wiennie48hotmail.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Sunday, April 01, 2018 at 19:35:23 (EDT)
Alexander Penlan(d) from our maternal side fought at Blue Licks with Boone , our paternal side (Cassidy ) lived in Niagara on the Lake , c. 1800 !! I wonder if our paternal side took part ?
Mark W Cassidy <mwcassidysbcglobal.net>
Chicago, Illinois United States - Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 13:02:23 (EDT)
My Great Grandfather William John Stoner D1918 was a direct descendant of John Stoner of the Butler's Rangers.
Lee Marcellus <leemarcelluslive.com>
new port richey, FL USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 14:26:53 (EST)
I seek information on Fraser's from Maryland, USA, who relocated as Loyalists to Canada in early 1780's as did so many. My Grandfather, Albert Patrick McCulloch of Melrose, NB, CA often raised a glass to this heritage. The only other tie to that history are notes my Mother, Elizabeth PATRICIA McCulloch McIntyre, left referencing an Anne Fraser as part of that link.
Mark G McIntyre <mitchmalechosbcglobal.net>
Cary, NC USA - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 13:32:26 (EST)
I am searching for my ancestor Michael Showers of Butler's Rangers.
David Lee <davideleerogers.com>
Ottawa, ON Canada - Monday, February 19, 2018 at 17:54:12 (EST)
Have traced my Cornish branch back to 1639, and Deborah Moody. There are Miller, Waye, Bailey, Stone, and others in thatix
Rit Kennedy( Cornish Family, Newtown, LI, NY.) <saddlebum92yahoo.com>
Sparks, Nv USA - Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 22:34:57 (EST)
Thank you for all this great information. I love to look at the "losing side" in history. and will love comparing your information to my family geneology!
Brett Benedict <brettbenedictaol.com>
Casa Grande, AZ USA - Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 18:32:50 (EST)
Thanks for all your hard work! I will credit your site whenever possible here: www.facebook.com/groups/P.C.HistoricArchive/
Port Chester, NY USA - Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 17:26:05 (EST)
i have looking in this site, i have had no luck finding my ancestor . is there a guide or instructions to locate info, i keep looking and find nothing , thanks
Alan Buchner <OZIAS56yahoo.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 12:37:22 (EST)
Found Jesse and Benjamin Pa(serving in Butler's Rangers. They were brothers who left Philadelphia,(now Montgomery County) Pennsylvania and 2nd cousins to my ancestor. Three of their brothers served the American cause. One, Levi was a Col, of Ulster Co New York Militia. Levi's son Albert was Lt Col.. Alberts brother was captured at Ft Montgomery and imprisoned on the "Archer".
Fred Fons <fredfonsmsn.com>
West Chester, PA USA - Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 21:04:22 (EST)
Hi! I am a photographer looking for models for free portraits. I do not sell images but use them for photography competitions and my portrait business portfolio. There is no pay or payment involved but I will provide any model that I use with a very high quality framed 11x14 image of themself. I am located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Please offer this to your members who would like a portrait of themselves in their re-enactment uniforms. My name is Linda Brinckerhoff and I can be reached at 203-255-2286.
Linda Brinckerhoff <lindakanecomputer.com>
Fairfield, CT United States - Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 17:35:48 (EST)
Very nice web page,I will back frequently. Started searching Royal Fencible Americans - Richard Wilson (4xGGF). Never new about Ft. Cumberland etc. Interestingly another GGF Alexander Miller formerly of Londonderry NH was in Cobequid N.S.at the same time period. He and his sons needed to spend a winter hiding in the woods for their "association" with the American friends.
John Miller <jm091056gmail.com>
Blairstown, NJ USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2018 at 19:31:38 (EST)
My ancestors are said to have fought with Butler's Rangers beside a sgt young. Their names were Terryberry. My understanding is that the very township of Barton was settled by former Butler's Rangers, including Terryberry's and Young's. But only record of name on Butler's Rangers roles appear to have originate in new Jersey and are illegible. How to I establish recognition of my family (direct patrilineal descendant of Morris Terryberry) as United Empire Loyalists since pre 1812 please? Thank you. Dan Terryberry-Durrnberger.
Daniel Durrnberger <durrnbergerhotmail.com>
Minburn, Alberta Canada - Tuesday, January 02, 2018 at 09:50:22 (EST)
Extensive research project on Elisha Wilcox of Butler's Rangers. Seeking a male Wilcox descendant willing to test yDNA to help confirm my theory on original ancestors of Elisha. (Most currently available public information is incorrect.) I will pay the cost of testing.
ALAN WILCOX <alan.hwy141gmail.com>
White Salmon, WA United States - Friday, December 15, 2017 at 06:45:44 (EST)
I am searching for my ancestor, David Lyons (1759=1812,) who settled on land grant in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia at the whitewater on Blomidon around 1780.
Marsha Auger <marshed214comcast.net>
Leesburg, FL USA - Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 19:09:07 (EST)
I am tracking the Crysler family from New York they are my relatives.
Nancy Westenfield <nancywestyaol.com>
Mesa, AZ USA - Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 15:29:39 (EDT)
I am a John Andre Historian. I know his story very well by now, but have "alienated" the rest of the Army around him. Filling in the gaps, learning the Loyalist p.o.v (even thru Hessians!)
Holly Garland <ratedrkoholsgmail.com>
Chesterfield, VA United States - Friday, September 29, 2017 at 16:07:24 (EDT)
Great site with valuable information. I'm trying to research British troops Stationed or passing through present day St. Tammany Parish, La.
Frank McGlothlin <foxholefrankaol.com>
COVINGTON, LA United States - Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:13:22 (EDT)
I am searching for relatives of John Gavel served in the Nass Blues regiment and was from originally from Pensylvania Born somewhere before 1760. Was witnessed as a loyalist in N.Y.
Charles Gavel <littleredbarneastlink.ca>
Wileville, NS Canada - Saturday, September 02, 2017 at 19:31:57 (EDT)
Genealogy is my prime focus. I am researching my Loyalist ancestors from Jacob Cook, b. 1710, Calais, Maine, USA to St. Stephen, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada. This site is fascinating , with the opportunity for learning about that period of American history from their perspective. I will visit many times.
Karen Terrill MCGuirk <KetCo1947gmail.com>
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA United States - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 21:57:05 (EDT)
This is my first visit to the site in a number of years. Am glad to see it again.
Kelvin MacKavanagh <kelmackverizon.net>
Berlin, NJ USA - Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 22:34:13 (EDT)
I am the president of the Pownal Historical Society. My website is www.pownal.org. Currently it is not fully functional but hopefully it will be soon. At least one loyalist house still exists in Pownal. It is the Devoet house and is shown on the Bleeker map. I think the house number was 131. I will post again when my website is up.
Ken Held <heldkwcomcast.net>
Pownal, VT USA - Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 18:02:01 (EDT)
My husband's direct ancestor was Sgt. William Morgan(b. Sligo, Ireland). Wondering if he was first with Burgoyne's Shropshire Regiment, then was moved into King's Royal Regiment,thus escaping from death or imprisonment at Saratoga. Several of his children were born at Ile aux Noix before family moved to land grant on the St. Lawrence. Commemorated on Pioneer Wall in Stormont.
Marilyn Morgan <pmorgan1wavecable.com>
WA USA - Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 13:44:56 (EDT)
I am doing for research fro a book and am looking for any and all info about Daniel McGirtt, Thomas Browne and the Florida Rangers.Interesting info in this site.
peggy harrell <pkh48bellsouth.net>
jacksonville, fl USA - Friday, July 21, 2017 at 22:09:59 (EDT)
Would love to know anything about this guy Edward America alis John Gill who is listed on the muster roll of Shanks Com. with Graves Simone.
Len America <ljamericaaol.com>
Inman, SC United States - Sunday, July 02, 2017 at 14:13:41 (EDT)
Thank you for this research! I was able to find my 6th Great Uncle, Elnathan Appleby, of the Queens Rangers. Although, I was searching for his younger brother Stephen, also a Loyalist.
Robert Torres <rtorre02gmail.com>
Glendale, AZ USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 22:24:53 (EDT)
I am a local historian. I am deeply interested in the period of time from Pontiac to battle at Blue Lick, Virginia (Kentucky today).
Roger Giblin <ragiblinGmail.com>
Cincinnati , OH USA - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 07:15:38 (EDT)
I am very much interested in learning about this part of our American History. Its fascinating that there were two distinct factions. I have been finding myself more interested in the British side
Scott Boyington <scottboyington02gmail.com>
Augusta, Maine United States - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 15:12:59 (EDT)
Looking for information on N. Jersey Volunteers Julius Ewen and Timothy Hines(Ewen)who received land grants in N.B. Timothy eventually moved to Pennsylvania/Kentucky/Indiana.
Forrest Ewe <bepewengmail.com>
frankfort, Kentucky USA - Monday, May 29, 2017 at 21:37:10 (EDT)
My 7 Great grandfather Conrad Rednor and other Rednor(Redner)family Loyalist of the 3rd Battalion NJ Volunters sailed on the "Esther" 1783. The Redners developed Rednersville in Prince Edward County. Conard returned to Paramus NJ
Ethel Ruffing <jresotaol.com>
Warminster, PA USA - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 09:38:46 (EDT)
Sgt Benoni CORD -- this is INCORRECT. His last name was Wiltse, went to Ontario a town was formed which is now Athens, Ontario.
Elizabeth Holcomb <Elizabeth.Holcomb007gmail.com>
Marysville, CA USA - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 19:51:02 (EDT)
add to website: Colonel John Pyle's defeat Feb 25, 1781 almance Co NC see wikipedia Killing of Col. James Grierson, Augusta GA see footnote
hamilton, ohio USA - Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 23:58:00 (EDT)
I am enjoying reading your information. I have recently learned I have a direct ancestor, John Yerxa, (Johannis Jurckse) who was a private in De Lancey's Brigade. I don't know which of the three battalions he was in. Your site is well organized. Thank you for making this available.
Margaret Welch <alizzon266gmail.com>
Vista, CA USA - Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 19:25:57 (EDT)
Looking for any information about "Clouse" in PA, NY or Canada
Wilbert C. Clouse, Jr. <wccjr86gmail.com>
Wadsworth, Ohio USA - Friday, April 21, 2017 at 16:23:51 (EDT)
Looking to do research for a presentation on loyalists in the Hudson Valley for Fort Montgomery. Im really looking for info about Beverly Robinson and Emrick's Chaussures.
Daniel Stimpfle <dstimpfgmail.com>
Highland Mills, NY USA - Monday, April 10, 2017 at 12:31:26 (EDT)
Fantastic amount of information. Thanks for your efforts.
Dave Purdy <davepurdyshaw.ca>
Fernie, BC Canada - Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 23:58:05 (EDT)
List of Officers in the NJV.: #144 should read Enoch (Peter) Lyon not Enoch Lycan
Stephen McDonald <sfmcdonald76gmail.com>
McDonalds Corners, Ontario CANADA - Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 13:13:30 (EDT)
James Durham from PA fought in American Revolutionary War 1777-1783. Under Col John Butler, am not able to find his name in the lists of volunteer's. Would someone look in their records to see if his name shows up? I would gratefully appreciate the time you take for a search for me. Barbara
Barbara A. Seitz <baseitzkwic.com>
Simcoe, ON CANADA - Friday, March 31, 2017 at 13:12:07 (EDT)
I'm a descendant of John Pond, New Jersey Volunteers. Was looking for information on his parents and came across your website. Very interesting. Thanks.
Susan McCloskey <susanmccloskeygmail.com>
NASHWAAK VILLAGE, NB CA - Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 19:49:59 (EDT)
I am a direct descendent of Lt. Jeremiah French and am looking forward to accessing information about him on your site!
USA - Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 23:46:09 (EDT)
I've been here so many times I've never signed the guest book and it's high time I should! Keep up the stellar work Todd!
David Dalrymple <roadwayrescueyahoo.com>
Annandale , NJ USA - Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 19:46:47 (EST)
Dear Sir/Ma'am: I am very interested in learning more about Butler's Rangers and would like to get into reenacting. Any respones would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Very Respectfully, Edward Shattuck
Edward Shattuck <e.shattuckyahoo.com>
East Syracuse, NY USA - Wednesday, March 08, 2017 at 13:13:08 (EST)
Todd, Trying to contact you regarding ancestors in the New York Volunteers.
Thomas DeVoe <gtdevoeoptonline.net>
Flanders, NJ USA - Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 09:01:45 (EST)
Hi, My family roots are in Westchester County N.Y. John Baisley and Francis are on your rolls. I also found a James Baisley among LAR but on a different web site.
Kent P Baisley Sr <BaisleySrYahoo.com>
Stuarts Draft, Va USA - Friday, February 10, 2017 at 07:05:18 (EST)
I am looking for any information as to the operations of Capt. P. Tenbroeck's company of the Rangers. My ancestor Frederick Schram was apparently a corporal in that unit. Any help at all would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Jon E. Schram <jschram12011hotmail.com>
Nisswa, MN United States - Saturday, February 04, 2017 at 09:49:06 (EST)
Glad to see this site and all of its information!! It is great assistance to my unit for our research and the presentation of our impression! Captain Kristopher Shultz The King's American Regiment
Springfield , Oh USA - Friday, February 03, 2017 at 18:30:03 (EST)
I am researching Caleb Powell of Fairfield Co, South Carolina. He was under the command of Maj. Andrew Cunningham and fought at the battle of Kings Mountain. He was in service from 1780-1782. Would appreciate any information.
Weed, California United States - Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 13:02:09 (EST)
I was looking for muster rolls for the 1st Canadian Regiment Nov 1775 which I could not locate but the site had a lot of great information.
Paula Lauerman <paula_lauermancomcast.net>
Woodbridge, Virginia United States - Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 17:12:06 (EST)
I have 12 Loyalist ancestors and am twice descended from Benjamin Ingraham who fought with the King's American Regiment. The information about the KAR that I found on this site is very interesting and helpful. I am also doing research on General John Coffin, who is a part of my husband's ancestry.
Brenda Williams <bmwonackmsn.com>
Siasconset, MA USA - Friday, January 13, 2017 at 19:30:02 (EST)
Researching my ancestor, Alexander Brodie (1742-1826), Born at Fort George at Inverness, a Sargeant of the Royal Garrison Battalion, prior to thst 25 Regiment of Foot. Buried at St. Mary, Brixham, Devon.
Graeme Vincent <graemevbigpond.net.au>
Melbourne, vic Australia - Friday, December 30, 2016 at 18:31:32 (EST)
Interesting website. Trying to link Maj Robert Timpany line to mine still. The surname varies between Tympany, Tempany, Timpany... through the generations
Ian Tempany <itempanyyahoo.com.au>
Cairns, Australia - Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 04:20:25 (EST)
i am a descendant of the strang/budd line & so was interested in this piece of history. another strang descendant told me about the hanging tree that was where daniel was hung.
marilyn reed miller <marilyn.miller38comcast .net>
toms river, nj USA - Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 17:40:51 (EST)
Interesting site seeking information related to SC Militia & Captain Harris Tyner. Information as to time of death & family movement after Revolution to Va & later Indiana. Seeking information on South Carolians who moved to Union/ Franklin Counties Indiana between 1790-1830.
Tom DeShong <Tom_deshongoutlook.com>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 13:28:04 (EST)
My 5th Great Grandfather Arent Stevens, His Father Nicholas Stevens, were in the Indian Affairs department of Butler's Rangers. Arent was Commissar to Joseph Brant. They came from Schenectady. Arent married Adam Chrysler's daughter Mary, so Adam, who got substantially more land adjacent to Arent's plot is also a great Grandfather. Arent got hung for high treaswon at the bloody Assige in Ancaster on June 20th 1814 as he's offered his service to Tthe Americans being upset he's not been given the land his father and brother John (who also served) did not receive after dying in service. My question is Arent had 13 kids, one being my 4rth Gr Gr. Johannes, who also died coincidentally in 1814...but not at the Assige. Love to know what the circumstances of his death were. Anybody??
john stevens <johncstevens1963gmail.com>
toronto, ON canada - Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 19:16:24 (EST)
I was lucky enough a few years ago to win a silent auction for a genealogy search of our family. I have been slowly working my way through it and have found a reference to my sixth great grandfather being "taxed for son in enemy's service" His son was my 5th great grandfather who was arrested, tried, found guilty, and imprisoned. He soon escaped and rejoined the "Queens Rangers".
Louis Rossi <loujr55gmail.com>
rochester, ny USA - Saturday, December 03, 2016 at 18:22:06 (EST)
I have 2 Loyalist ancestors and several patriot ancestors. Just found found David Alexander's land petition.
Bernadelle Toser <bernietcharter.net>
Stevens Point, WI USA - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 19:50:45 (EST)
Love the site. Wish there was more here. I have two Loyalist ancestors, AND a patriot ancestor, all from North Carolina. Can't choose sides, but it does make for interesting family discussions!
Philip Sheppard <gaspar.clubbgmail.com>
Brevard, NC United States - Sunday, November 06, 2016 at 23:55:47 (EST)
Great Site. My prime interest is the 84th Regiment, (Royal Highland Emigrants), & the War in the South. AND - My ancestor Pvt. John CRAIG.
Calvin Lee (Cal) CRAIG <calbarbxplornet.com>
Bonny River, NB, NB CA - Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 07:23:23 (EDT)
If you are looking for help, give more lineage information..if possible. UEL books are LOYALIST LINEAGES OF CANADA 1783-1983, LOYALIST FAMILIES OF THE GRAND RIVER BRANCH - CD VOL I (BOOK NO LONGER IN PRINT)CD PRICE $20.00; LOYALIST FAMILIES of the GRAND RIVER BRANCH, U.E.L.A.C VOL II. ON-LINE RESEARCH www.familysearch.org for Ontario records. FREE I would like to help you in your journey. Regards
Barbara A. Seitz UE <hatsonheadskwic.com>
Norfolk County, Simcoe, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at 10:34:47 (EDT)
LOYALIST LINEAGES OF CANADA 1783-1983 BOOK is a great find. TORONTO BRANCH, The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada. There are more volumes. Join the United Empire Loyalists' in your area and purchase their Lineage Books & CD's. My Lineage James Matthews UE,Revolutionary War 1777-1783 joined in New Jersey USA, moved with family to New Brunswick CA Regmt: Kings Orange Rangers. Moved to Long Point Settlement near Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Simcoe Ontario Canada. ALSO related to: Force (Forse) Philip UE 2nd, also has son Philip 3rd not to be confused. I would be happy to help find their lineage in this area. September 4th 2016
Barbara A. Seitz UE <hatsonheadskwic.com>
Simcoe, Ontario Canada - Sunday, September 04, 2016 at 12:34:25 (EDT)
Thank you for allowing me to sign your guest book. I have one proven Loyalist Ancestor by the name of James Fowler, however I was unable to find him on any UEL page. He settled in Hampton area, New Brunswick and I have a copy of his land grant. I have several other NB loyalists that I want to apply for but perhaps one at a time. My Ontario Loyalists are 'ROSE' and still need to prove my descent from Mathias ROSE to myself. I trust your open house and classes were successful. Much luck on new endeavours. Sincerely, Georgie Brown UE
Georgie Brown <zzbrownshaw.ca>
Kelowna, Outside the USA Canada - Monday, August 29, 2016 at 18:03:59 (EDT)
The Title page is somewhat confusing as it states - "Greetings to all those who are in search of Americans who remained Loyal to the British Crown during the War for Independence." Loyalists were never Americans. Simply because they were British Subjects before the country did not existed, and remained British Subjects. Never taking any oath to the USA. Lets not forget that Loyalists in Canada formed the major group that help defeat the USA in the War of 1812, so to call them Americans, is to say the least, insulting.
Stephen McDonald <sfmcdonald76gmail.com>
McDonald's Corners, Canada - Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 18:20:02 (EDT)
Excellent information. Looking forward to then newer sections being completed. I will bookmark and pass on as appropriated.
Lloyd Hoffman <llohoffman2yahoo.com>
Canons, PA USA - Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 20:14:28 (EDT)
John R. Dungan, M.D. <jdunganinebraska.com>
Hastings, Nebraska USA - Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 15:47:45 (EDT)
I have three UEL relatives. Two in one line, my 6th great grandfather, Cyrenius Parke and his brother, James. My 5th great grandfather in another line, Nazareth Hill was a Scout for the British. All three men were prisoners of war and lost property in the war, and all settled in what is now Ontario. Cyrenius went on to fight in the war of 1812 as well.
Tracy M. McLellan, U.E.
Canada - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 22:26:58 (EDT)
I am looking for any information on Cornelius Mclees (various spellings) Sr and Cornelius McLees Jr. They are my 3X and 4X great grandfathers. I do know that Cornelius Jr married Anna Matthews in New Jersey. Thanks you for any assistance.
Judy blackman <genealogymom64yahoo.com>
Duke Center, PA USA - Friday, July 01, 2016 at 15:46:50 (EDT)
Descended from rebels and Loyalists. Searching surname GRANT as early Canterbury Station settler by way of possible discharge of from King's American Regiment and/or 110th Regiment of Foot.
Bill Lewis <Blueconn52yahoo.com>
Kansas City, MO USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 22:28:50 (EDT)
Seeking info on ancestors Alexander Mckay and Malcolm Smith both of the Cross Creek NC gaelic community .Mckay died on Great Exuma Bahamas in 1793.Smith remained in N.C.
malcolm Smith <ckrupasmithhughes.net>
paris, ky USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 14:33:10 (EDT)
I recently discovered that I am direct descendant of John Giberson...I never knew about The Loyalists!!! Now I know more about my family history in New Brunswick :)
Meli Alexander <melidianealexandergmail.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, June 10, 2016 at 22:22:39 (EDT)
I thank you for creating and maintaining this marvelous website!
Captain Robin M. Cathcart <CathcartRMmsn.com>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 22:59:57 (EDT)
Congrats and thank you for your work. I wish that the other 3 main sources of names of those that fought as Loyalists were available online. The benefit would be immense.
Mike Stites <mikestitesoutlook.com>
Tucson, Az USA - Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:27:31 (EDT)
Loyalist Caleb Powell is my GGGGGgrandfather, and I discovered tonight that he married the daughter of my Patriot GGGGGgrandfather. I wonder what those family dinners were like! This is a great site--keep up the good work.
Cheryl DeLacretaz <delacretazsbcglobal.net>
Austin, Texas United States - Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 00:07:19 (EDT)
My GGrandfather x'6 was Lt. Richard Chapman,killed and then maimed while defending the fort
John Opre <jopresbcglobal.net>
Canfield, Oh USA - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 15:41:20 (EDT)
You have a great web page. My 4th great grandfather was John Porter of the The Queen's American Rangers in 1777. I hope someone can tell me if to be in The Queen's American Rangers you had to be born in the colonies or can they have been born in England? Thanks
Kevin W. Wanamaker <kevwan73gmail.com>
Rehoboth, Massachusetts USA - Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 21:44:10 (EDT)
Sgt. Parshall Terry II is my 4th great grandfather
James M Halvorson <19900jamesgmail.com>
Farmington, MN USA - Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:20:03 (EDT)
I'm trying to join SAR and I'm going from Absalom Hooper Revolutionary War Soldier and I'm having some problems with Marriage records my line I know it is 5 Generation's I have both Parents and child linking to me but I'm needing help it is something that I have aways what ed to be part of I've got other Grandfather's that fought all in the Carolina's what do I need to do. Thanks
Donnie Alan Blackstone <108dab888gmail.com >
Anderson , S.C USA - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 15:07:09 (EDT)
Hi nice site looking for my GGGGGrandfather John Hamilton born about 1785 and lived in Woodstock, New Brunswick. I have hit a brick wall so far hope to find more on this site. Great job please keep it up.
Rick Hamilton <hamiltonrh_hotmail.com>
Kincardine, Ontario canada - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 22:54:45 (EST)
As a decendant of Bodo Otto,one of Washington's physicians at Valley Forge, I have been engaged in researching his many accomplishments for the soldiers there. Uncovering a Loyalist in the midst of many family Patriots has added to the fun of my discoveries. James Duffield, my family Loyalist, was a farmer. His lands were confiscated.
West Chester, PA USA - Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 00:32:41 (EST)
great site i look forward to searching it to find my Buchner/Buckner/Boughner ancestors. they all fought in War of 1776. on both sides. War of 1812 also on both sides.
James ALAN Ozias BUCHNER <OZIAS56yahoo.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Friday, January 22, 2016 at 08:04:58 (EST)
I find this facet of the American Revolution very fascinating. There are other web sites with information about those Americans loyal to The Crown.
Roger Letsom <crawfordkin66gmail.com>
Meridian, ID USA - Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 14:49:53 (EST)
Judith Jaeger < >
, - Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 15:20:47 (EST)
Caleb Powell served in the South Carolina Loyalist Militia, including at King's Mountain. I am looking to confirm this is the same Caleb Powell married to Dorcas Miles & living in Fairfield County, S. C. after the war. Any connections? Thanks.
Don Perryman <dwperrymanearthlink.net>
Portola Valley, CA USA - Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 12:58:55 (EDT)
American Patriot, historian & spouse of a direct descendant of Lt. Peter Hare of Butler's Raiders, known in Canada as Butler's Rangers. A privilege to find a man of such staunch belief & action in my husband's heritage. We deeply appreciate the creation & maintenence of this site. Thank you.
Rockwood, ON Canada - Saturday, October 03, 2015 at 01:26:53 (EDT)
Thank you so much for your site! It is the best I have found on the subject of loyalist. I am loyally looking for my grandfathers Edgar Manton Hart, Great grandfather Henry Hart born N. York state 1802-1882 and settled in the Ontario area ( Ameilsburgh) , etc sometime there after! Thanks again!
Jennifer Hart <Jen2yenyahoo.com>
Santa Margarita, Ca USA - Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 13:04:02 (EDT)
Interested in all things revolutionary...
Jim "Zak" Szakmary <vietnam68optimum.net>
Shirley, NY USA - Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 14:51:02 (EDT)
I am interested in the 1802 expungement of members of the Ernesttown Walker family. Daniel, Sr. is "Proven". Daniel Jr. and William were "Expunged", but William was "Reinstated" in 1809 as a result of a Petition of Soloman Walker. Daniel, Jr. remains "expunged". Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Gregg German <greggjan80gmail.com>
Clayton, NY USA - Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 09:36:39 (EDT)
Great site! Looking for information on a Captain Nathaniel Carter. I can place him in Maryland 1770 and he died in Pr. Wm. Co., VA. Don't know if he fought in this war. Family story says he was a sea captain.
Patricia Carter <pattyc247aol.com>
Wytheville, VA USA - Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 22:57:55 (EDT)
Nice work. PS Code number is too pale to read--invisible, in fact.
Kim Burdick <Halebyrneshouseaol.com>
Newark, DE USA - Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 16:22:01 (EDT)
Just got off the phone with Gavin Watt and he mentioned your site. Looks great! I am researching the Rev war in the Saratoga County, NY area and am always looking for more info on area Loyalists.
Jim Richmond <jrichmo1nycap.rr.com>
Ballston Spa, NY USA - Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 18:40:53 (EDT)
Excellent resource!! Any research help anyone can offer on the 3rd and 4th Battalions of the 60th (Royal Americans) Foot during the Revolution would be greatly appreciated.
Dave Ray <daveray84gmail.com>
Oxford, MS USA - Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:11:34 (EDT)
Our unit the Royal American Reformers wouls like to post on here Thanks.
Kevin Titus <kvntitus5gmail.com>
Falls Village, CT. USA - Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 19:41:08 (EDT)
My ancestor was Michael McNally who settled in New Brunswick. Looking for information about his father Richard Henry McNally who died in New York approximately 1780.
Diana Tangen <Dtangerinesbcglobal.net>
USA - Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 20:55:24 (EDT)
Love reading your writings, whether a book or an article, always the best
Judy Powell <jlpanewyorklawyer.com>
Long Island, NY USA - Friday, July 17, 2015 at 08:33:46 (EDT)
William May was my 4th Great Grandfather. He and all my Grandmother Azubah Jane Williams D'Arcy were loyalists. Don't think they would be happy to know she moved back to U.S.A. in the 1890's.
Jeanette Neagu <jgvneaguyahoo.com>
Michigan City, Indiana United States - Monday, July 13, 2015 at 17:31:42 (EDT)
My ancestor, Jacob Bessey and his brother Robert served with capt. Bernard Frey's Co. of rangers. Butler's Rangers from Pennsylvania.
Luana Bessey <Lrbesseyearthlink.net>
Mesa, AZ USA - Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 21:09:36 (EDT)
Pelletreau's _History of Putnam County_ (1886) mentions that Frederick Philipse (1755-1829) received a commission as captain in the "Safe Guards" of Col. Beverley Robinson that was signed by Henry Clinton and dated July 1, 1779. Does anyone the know particular unit that is referenced here? I know that Robinson commanded the Pioneer and Guides and the Loyal American Regiment, but am not sure if any of these units went by this tag. Thanks for your help!
Robb Haberman <robb.habermangmail.com>
New York, NY USA - Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 15:00:43 (EDT)
I am an active member of the 7th co 2nd battn 84th RHE.
Stuart Spatz <sspatzembarqmail.com>
West End, North Carolina USA - Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 07:23:20 (EDT)
Afer visiting Colonial Williamsburg with the Teacher Institute, I have decided to add another person to my list of Living History Docent repertoire. I currently do Oklahoma nd Indian Territory. Now I want to add William Hunter Jr., Printer, Loyalist. I have done some primary research and some secondary but believable reviews. Some primary documents contradict with the timeline of Mr. Hunter, Jr. Anyone having additional information or suggestions is appreciated. I am also looking for an acceptable costume that is also respectable in price. Townsend and Sons is superior quality but a little above my budget. Thank you Gary Hoeffken email@example.com
Gary Hoeffken <ghoeffkenatt.net>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Monday, June 22, 2015 at 10:23:43 (EDT)
I am researching Nathaniel HOEG b 1749 Dover, New Hampshire. He is my 4th. Great grandfather. Nathan Hoeg in my NGS book who joined the Army as Pvt. June 1779 and served under Col. James De Lancey until the evacuation. His memorial ( CLAIM) is listed 1 Apr. 1786 Cumberland. He was a native of N.Y. He claimed for horses and cattle. His claim to the Crown was rejected. Source - DynosoreMom@aol.com He was granted 250 acres on the Cobiquid Road, Cumberland County and 200 acres at River Remsheg ( this is the Wallace Nova Scotia area) in 1785. This information came from Loyalists and Land settlement in N.S. page 39.
Don Landry <retireedrlhotmail.com>
Perth, Ontario Canada - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 08:07:18 (EDT)
i am looking for information on Henry Buchner b 1759 NJ , served with New Jersey Volunteers , left in 1778-9 for Lyon's Creek , married Joanna Ainsley daughter of Ozias Ainsley . any info would be appreciated .
james Alan Ozias Buchner <OZIAS56yahoo.ca>
MISSISSAUGA, ON Canada - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 19:52:49 (EDT)
Barbara johnson <Barbara.johnsonmillersville.edu>
Lancaster, Pa USA - Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 21:38:09 (EDT)
Like the site. Would like to suggest that not every Loyalist was in a military unit. Plenty were ordinary farmers, tradesmen, etc. Don't forget to search for LAND records when trying to find your ancestor in Canada. Very useful. If possible can you please remove the ads for drugs that appear in the surname message boards? And put some directions in the Welcome & How to Post section. It's empty. The surname message boards need to be alphabetized to make them more useful as they grow.
Carol Norman <cgnormearthlink.net>
Van Nuys, CA USA - Saturday, April 04, 2015 at 13:37:36 (EDT)
The Black Loyalists came to Nova Scotia and there is an extensive list of family names. novascotia.ca/museum/blackloyalists/
Caroline Murray <femalearthlinggmail.com>
Oyster Pond, N.S. Canada - Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 06:22:26 (EDT)
I am the 6th great grandson of Henry (Hendrick) Bush (Bosch) who I believe to have been with Johnson's Regiment, and often seconded as a scout to William Brandt for duties in the Mohawk Valley, where he was from. Also, any man last name "Wyatt" who settled in Ontario after the war. Thanks!!
Kent Bush <kent_bushsundogflutes.com>
Bellevue, Wa USA - Monday, March 23, 2015 at 15:50:52 (EDT)
I love the fact that the "other side", the Loyalist side is also studied and understood in this country. The work of Todd Braisted is interesting and valuable!
John L Smith Jr <jlshistory1776gmail.com>
Valrico, FL USA - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 21:12:54 (EDT)
I am a direct descendant of Michael SHOWERS, who was a member of BUTLER's Rangers.
Heather Slayton <heatherslaytongmail.com>
WARREN, MI USA - Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 13:12:13 (EST)
Great site for reference. I am a direct descendant of Brig Gen Timothy Ruggles (Nova Scotia descendant), and this has been very helpful in tying together comings and goings after 1774(exile from Hardwick) and up to the time of departure for NS. thanks Todd.
James (Jim) Ruggles <jnrugglegmail.com>
Whitby, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:10:18 (EST)
I have at least one Empire Loyalist ancestry in my family tree. John McNarin from Mowhawk Valley and he moved to Cornwall Ontario Canada sometime after War of 1812. My Grandmother was a McNairn ......daughter of Gearge Westley McNairn . Gearge had married three times so Grandmas mom was a Cheley..... Second wife a McEwin......Thrid and last wife was a Sargent who was a widow with two boys and another Charlie was born after marriage to George. So.....that was the mystery for family to find out....like my six siblings. Lol
Heather Jean Bazinet..ne: Hart <hbazinetgmail.com>
Cornwall , On canada - Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 23:04:03 (EST)
Re: The Kings American Dragoons,the Quartermaster was John Baker later gaining the rank of Captain. He served Cornwallis as ''scout guide and sometime spy'' and later served as Provost Marshal for Lord Dunmore amongst the Loyalist refugees in the Bahamas, then needing to wear Naval uniform which he thought funny as a Soldier. His original home farm was at Northampton in Mass.
Julius Stafford Baker <stamboureaol.com>
Halstead, Essex UK - Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:33:10 (EST)
My late husband had a loyalist ancestor - John Baldwin who is listed in the Archives in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. The last record I've found is that he lived in Bocabec outside of St. Andrews. The information I found years ago was that he was in prison for refusing Continental money. We came to St. Andrews with his family, as far as I could tell. I'm always looking for someone who connects with this family and I appreciate this site as a way of finding others.
Alice MacDonald Long <alicelonggwi.net>
Bar Harbor, ME USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 08:54:07 (EST)
A marvellously rich site and research source, both for personal and academic interests! I've only recently learned that I am related, through my mother Joyce Green, to Charles Green Sr., UE, of Niagara Falls who emigrated from New Jersey in 1786 after having served at the Battle of Trenton and later in the King's Rangers.
Howard Grant Timms <hgranttimmsgmail.com>
Peterborough, ON Canada - Friday, February 13, 2015 at 21:39:35 (EST)
Glad to find so much Loyalist info. I am related to McGregory VanEvery who served with the Butlers Rangers. I have visited his grave site in Queenstown near Niagara Falls.
Nancy Tulloch UE <nancy.tullochsympatico.ca>
Iron Bridge, ON Canada - Tuesday, February 03, 2015 at 18:45:59 (EST)
I have ancestors that were Loyalist and on researching the family tree system, I looking at these pages. Very interesting, keep up the good work.
Darrel G. Avery <royalcdnyahoo.ca>
Middle Sackville, N.S. Canada - Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 22:57:36 (EST)
I have over thirty direct ancestors, their brothers and brothers in law who served King's Royal Regiment of New York aka KRRNY . I have a few Queen's Rangers as well including my direct line Robert Young .
J. Young <jyoung-younghotmail.com>
Cornwall, Ont. Canada - Monday, December 22, 2014 at 07:50:20 (EST)
My wife's ancestor George Phillip Wertman served with the Bucks County Volunteers. He was one of 4 residents of Northampton Cty PA whose land was confiscated. Went to Nova Scotia and died there in 1819. Am interested in corresponding with other people whose ancestors served in that unit.
Hal Merz <halbren7hotmail.com>
USA - Monday, December 01, 2014 at 22:18:15 (EST)
Just found out my ancestor served with the Butler's Rangers
Victoria Lynn Dakus (House) <victoriadakusgmail.com>
prince george, British Columbia Canada - Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 00:48:43 (EST)
Great site with lots of information. I'm currently writing a fiction romance set in British-occupied New York City in 1777. You've given me some good insights!
Diana Hunter <dianadianahunter.net>
Phelps, New York USA - Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 18:03:21 (EST)
Thanks for your comprehensive site--it's the best I've found online. Seeking information on Captain Allan Stewart of the Black Pioneers. Where did he go after the war? When did he die?
M.R. Reagan <quilttnyahoo.com>
Cookeville, tn USA - Friday, November 07, 2014 at 10:33:32 (EST)
Hello Todd: I have been scouring some of the PRO War Officer 12 muster rolls for the muster rolls of entire regiments of the British Army during the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign. The point of this search is to identify the men from Captain Patrick Ferguson's special rifle company who were absorbed into the rest of the army in the days after the Battle of Brandywine. Ferguson was reputed to have had between 100 and 90 men at this time. He took some losses, but details of how many lost are sketchy. I have tracked down @22 known men who melted into the rest of the army thus far. Only 22 accounted for out of @100 is far too small. I used dates between 12 September to 15 November to look for men "Enlisted" or "entered" on the muster rolls. About eleven men are given in the different muster rolls specifically as coming from Ferguson's (the popular dates are 12 & 19, September, 24 October, and 15 November). I found that a very few men went into regular battalion companies. I still expect to find about sixty more names. What is the chance that some of the men in Captain Ferguson's (Special) Rifle Company went into Loyalist units? Ferguson's second in command (not widely known) Was Lt John DeLancey of the 18th Foot. Later that same autumn he was promoted in the Pennsylvania Loyalists. Could he have recruited some "Fergie men"? And this brings me to a Loyalist question. As a rule, did Loyalist units raised during the Philadelphia Campaign often adopt discharged British veterans into their ranks? In the muster rolls, I'm seeing an occasional man discharged into loyalist units. I am thinking that such men would provide a seasoning of veterans. I don't know if I'm onto something here or not. And whatever happened to Johnny DeLancey? Other than his daughter married James Fennimore Cooper. Steve
Stephen Gilbert <stephengilbertcenturytel.net>
Rio, WI USA - Sunday, November 02, 2014 at 13:14:44 (EST)
Would like to hear from any CASSELMANS. We immigrated to New York City in 1709, Settled Hudson and Mohawk Valley N.Y. As loyalist escaped to Canada with Sir Johnson, Served with KRRNY
George CASSELMAN <georgecasselmani-zoom.net>
Roseneath, Ont CANADA - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 00:12:54 (EDT)
Great site! Thanks for posting all this background. I've yet to find it but am searching for any muster rolls containing a Nathaniel WYATT. He received land in Nova Scotia in 1785 for his service as a Westchester Loyalist but I come up empty elsewhere in locating exactly where he was (and an ensuing records search for family members)Thanks again!
Tim Wyatt <tennalomagmail.com>
McKinney, TX USA - Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:09:25 (EDT)
So happy to have found your site! I'm looking for information on the family of CAPTAIN HENRY GRYMES, one of nine Loyalist hanged at Biggerstaff's Farm in Rutherford, SC, in 1780 following the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Sandra Grimes <skg647aol.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 21:47:46 (EDT)
Looking for info on Alanson, Felix, Ichabod Lewis Family from Poughkeepsie, Staten Island, Long Island NY areas, I have been told they were UEL or Westchester Loyalists but can't find any info on the NY websites any help appreciated. Am searching this site as we speak. This is a gem for us genealogists.. Thanks for the work you do..
Karen Dupuis <i_am_hockeymomhotmail.com>
Hampton, NB Canada - Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 09:26:35 (EDT)
I am searching for information on the 2nd Batt. King's Rangers because I believe one of my UEL ancestors, William McCorquodale Bell, was a Sgt Maj. in that regiment. I am hoping that searching this site will yield some information enabling me to add to my knowledge of him and the King's Rangers.
James Adair <jradairmts.net>
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - Monday, September 15, 2014 at 15:50:44 (EDT)
Hi Todd, Just nosing around... Found the muster Roll with Grandfathers name. Lieut Jonathan Williams.. Cool!!
Mark Morse <markrobinmorserogers.com>
London, ON Canada - Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 12:48:40 (EDT)
So good to find your site. I have spent hours and hours studying the Revolutionary War in hopes of finding my ancestors that settled in Saltfleet, Wentworth, Canada after the war. They came from New Jersey. Thank you for creating this site.
Sheree Weber <Sher909live.com>
Ut USA - Sunday, September 07, 2014 at 21:54:11 (EDT)
Very well done. Important information that would be difficult for the average enthusiast to track down on their own.
J.-G. Odell <odelltriberogers.com>
Moncton, NB Canada - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 22:01:44 (EDT)
I am researching my Ogden family ancestors and am curious to know if Jonathan Ogden -Loyalist, is the father of Robert Ogden, born in 1808 in Kings County.
Susan Green <Ken.sue.greengmail.com>
Kelowna, Canada - Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 23:12:10 (EDT)
My great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Issachar Currier, fled Massachusetts sometime during the Revolution and was given a land grant in Kingsclear, NB. Not sure if he fought or was simply a Loyalist refugee. Am trying to find out more.
Jonathan Currier <jecurrier57gmail.com>
Lancaster, PA USA - Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 22:26:19 (EDT)
I looking for a ARW unit I can join but I'm limited in attending as I'm from out of town and time in the area is limited.
George T, Muller <georgetmullerjuno.com>
Eden, UT USA - Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 22:26:50 (EDT)
Great site that remembers and informs that the revolution was as much a civil war as a rebellion. Kudos to those people that care enough to help tell OUR story.
Plainville, Ct USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 07:53:10 (EDT)
I received information from the David Library of the American Revolution which I believe, you, Mr. Braisted transcribed. Thank you very much for that. Also, your website is an invaluable source for anyone who is researching their Loyalist ancestors. There is a phenomenal amount of information on your site.
Sharon Robart-Johnson <samsrjeastlink.ca>
Yarmouth, NS Canada - Friday, July 04, 2014 at 10:37:01 (EDT)
I come thru John Secord and Pheobe Travis and their dau. Catherine marries Elias Smith and their dau, Mary marries James Durham. I need any documentation to connect these people. Thanks.
Mazelle Malcolm Nohr <mazeenohrphoto.com>
Ivins, UT USA - Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 19:32:12 (EDT)
Crown Governor of New Jersey, William FRANKLIN, was my 2nd cousin 7 times removed (Benjamin Josiah Franklin's son.) After a lot of research, it came time to start researching the Loyalists and their part in the war. I must say that you seem to have a really well researched website. I wish to thank you for your presenting it to us.
Charles Green <windiogotsky.com>
Seligman, AZ USA - Friday, June 13, 2014 at 18:34:47 (EDT)
Would anyone with info about Andrew (Germ.Andreas)HAMM or of his father (Johan)Jacob Hamm, please help me. Jacob came to America on "Speedwell" 1747; settled at Abbotts Creek,NC. I have much to share, but many spaces too. Sylvia Hamm.
Sylvia Hamm <hammtreenb.sympatico.ca>
Sussex Corner, NB USA - Monday, June 02, 2014 at 15:36:47 (EDT)
am interested in knowing who were the loyalists who profited after the war
john taylor <smileyjohn165gmail.com>
chicago, ILL USA - Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11:01:32 (EDT)
My grandfather Cecil Charles Bouck was born and raised in Williamsburg, Ont. I know his father's name was Calvin Dexter Bouck and we know his grandfather's name was John but from there it gets murky but the family has obviously been there since the loyalists settled there and I dont know if there's any help getting any further info but I'd appreciate any help or confirmations. Thank you.
Michael Bouck <mmbouckgmail.com>
Columbia, SC USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 14:47:54 (EDT)
Just read the fictional novel by Lawrence Hill, called The Book of Negros. Found to be both interesting and spellbinding. Though fictional it is also very historically accurate. A history to be proud of.
Guy Bonneville <gbonneville1cogeco.ca>
Peterborough, On Canada - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 18:25:25 (EDT)
I'm always looking to find Loyalists from Long Island, NY, who fled to Canada after the war.
Jim "Zak" Szakmary <vietnam68optimum.net>
Long Island, NY USA - Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:48:51 (EDT)
An excellent research site. Thank you very much for your efforts.
Ken Daigler <kadag43aol.com>
washington, dc USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 07:51:50 (EDT)
Oops! Peter Daly was my Irish ancestor in the British army. His son was Phillip. So, never mind. Jim Hamilton
James Hamilton <jhamilton000centurytel.net>
Buffalo, Mo USA - Monday, March 17, 2014 at 11:30:14 (EDT)
Phillip Daly, my grandfather five generations back was a captain in the British Army during the Revolutionary War. Following the war he was granted land in the area of Bath, Ontario. My grandfather came from Canada early in the 20th century. Captain Daly's father, also Phillips, was an captain in the British Army. Family lore has it he was given the choice of going to Australia or the Americas during a political upheaval earlier in the 1700s, so he chose America, then returned to Ireland after the reign of "Bonnie Prince Charles." Can anyone enlighten me on the true history of my ancestors? (The family came from County Galway)
James Hamilton <Jhamilton000centurytel.net>
Buffalo, Mo USA - Monday, March 17, 2014 at 09:43:41 (EDT)
Fascinating information. My heritage goes back to Josiah Secord, to Isaac Secord, to John Secord, to Theodore Secord of Homer Niagara Ontario Canada. Theodore and Edna Secord had Florence Secord who married Frank Stull of Grantham Niagara Ontario Canada. Frank & Florence had my Grandmother Beatrice. My mother Shirley Mae Williams married into the Hagar family of Thorold Niagara Ontario Canada. Love to hear more information to fill the gaps of heritage.
Jeffrey Hagar <less1leggmail.com>
Fonthill, Niagara, Ontario, Canada - Friday, March 14, 2014 at 17:41:43 (EDT)
Does anybody know of anyone with the last name of Treadwell? I would like to know of any people with that last name living in New Brunswick. I want to see if I have ancestor's with a Loyalist background who may have emigrated to New Brunswick province from Connecticut. Thank you.
Michael Treadwell <mjtreadwellsbcglobal.net>
Westport, CT USA - Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 12:24:05 (EST)
I may have loyalist ancestors. My 5th great grandfather Nathan Curtis died, I suspect in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. His family moved back to the United states. His wife Lucinda Atwell Curtis perhaps died between 1830-1840 in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Ruth Curtis, born 7 Jan. 1800 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada was married to James Lewis Bliss 2 Feb. 1817 in Herkimer County, New York. The family moved to Erie County, Pennsylvania after the marriage. Family historians believe that our Loyalist ancestor may be a John Curtis who died during the revolution. I would like to find out how to connect the dots. Thanks. Helen Barton
Helen Barton <periwinklebcomcast.net>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 22:54:43 (EST)
HI I AM THE 4TH GRANDSON OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH CROWELL OF THE NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS. I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THIS GROUP FOR FURTHER INQURIES.92201
frank crowell leaman <f c leaman f c leaman HOT MAIL .COM >
DARTMOUTHNSN, NS CANADAUSA - Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:20:25 (EST)
Apparently some of my Henson ancestors were Loyalists and some were Revolutionary soldiers.
Joseph W. Henson <joeymakeryahoo.com>
Davenport, IA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 18:21:29 (EST)
This is a most interesting site.
Pauline Barlow <elbarlowqcinet.net>
Rochester, MI USA - Saturday, February 08, 2014 at 13:01:31 (EST)
My father Charlie Briggs's line descends from Francis O'Connor of Doyle's Company of Irish Volunteers. Thank you for your Muster roll, as a boy I heard of him through oral family history.
George R K Briggs <briggsgeorge10yahoo,com>
Huntsville , AR USA - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 09:03:06 (EST)
Hi Todd A fantastic site have visited many times and it just gets better and better. My husband is a direct descendant of John Taylor a New Jersey Loyalist and we have enjoyed looking at all the information.
Pauline Taylor <pauline,taylor,pkbtinternet.com>
Chichester, West Sussex England - Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:55:18 (EST)
Looking for loyalists relatives in NB and NS
Rose Anne Goodine <roseannegoodinegmail.com>
Woodstock, NB Canada - Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 08:04:16 (EST)
My claim to fame.
Scott Timpany <scott_timpanyyahoo.com>
Hutto, TX USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:11:58 (EST)
Hope to keep coming back, and back, and back
Alan Moore UE <alanmoorebell.net>
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON Canada - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 18:02:51 (EST)
Interesting site. Thanks for the work.
paul stambach <psstambachaol.com>
clifton park, NY USA - Sunday, December 08, 2013 at 20:43:09 (EST)
Promising site. I hope to find ancestor information here.
S. Hersey <jackandjill107mailbox-generalyahoo.com>
Crystal Lake, IL usa - Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 13:30:59 (EST)
I have two G-G-G-G Uncles in the British arm, a Lieutenant Colonel Charles and his Brother, Major Robert Cooke, Robert was captured by the French Fleet at Charlestown.
Charles Thomas Cooke IV
Elyria, Ohio USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 18:20:49 (EST)
In regard to deserters to Loyalists, see website Historic Valley Force
USA - Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 17:10:19 (EST)
My 3rd great-grandfather,Shadrack Stevens, was a Loyalist during the American Revolution. He was born in Wales, England circa 1761 and lived in the South Carolina colony. I would like to know why and when he immigrated to the American colonies. Eventually, he was exiled to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, Canada at the conclusion of the American Revolution.
Virginia Stephens <vazoedylansbcglobal.net>
Wethersfield, CT USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 21:21:02 (EST)
The Ashley Family Land on Cedar Creek and Royal Land Grant 534 acres in the district of Camden on the branch of Hanging Rock Creek 3/5/1782. I am looking for more information on this area for family tree research.
Tim Gilmore <ridgerunner1978yahoo.com>
Muskogee, Ok. USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 23:33:48 (EST)
I am looking for information on the last living Loyalist, and when he/she died.
Dr. Robert Liftig <boblifaol.com>
Westport, CT USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 22:09:27 (EST)
Very nice site. My distant grandfather Captain William Mcintosh was a loyalist and fought for the crown by recruiting and commanding creek indian fighters during the revolution.
Medford, Or USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 10:50:39 (EST)
Todd,You have done a stellar job of making Loyalists come to life through your many years of LH Re-enacting,Your excellant book on Bergen County in the Amercican Revolution(which I owna copy)and mush devoted research from many excellant primary resources!Thank you so much sir!Best Regards,Private Mark E. Bell HM MARINES
mark E. Bell <markbell124yahoo.com>
Delran, NJ USA - Monday, October 28, 2013 at 18:59:08 (EDT)
I sent a separate e-mail before I realized that I could list my query here. Mel D.
Mel Delaney <mel>
Sylvan Lake, Alberta Canada - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:42:43 (EDT)
My 4th Great Grandfather was Capt. Jacob Smith of Woodstock NB. Thank you for the wonderful resources. It is a fun day when I get the chance to stop by and read.
Harry Sanborn <harry.sanborn55gmail.com>
Alton, ME USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 16:46:14 (EDT)
I've visited your excellent site many times to research my 4th Great Grandfather, John Lyon. He served in General Browne's Prince of Wales American Regiment and was stationed at Lloyd's Neck, Long Island. I'm trying to get specific info on what campaigns/battles he took part in, so if anyone has info such as this, feel free to email me. Thank You
Stephen McDonald <sfmcdonald76gmail.com>
McDonald's Corners, ONT CANADA - Monday, October 14, 2013 at 05:50:39 (EDT)
What an awesome hobby.
louis b <pnzrmkvyahoo.com>
plainville, ct USA - Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 13:42:58 (EDT)
Just encountered your fine website - searching for more information about my 4th Great Grandfather, LT Edward Wright, who served with the Queen's American Rangers throughout the war, and later was part of the Simcoe expedition to found Ft. York (now Toronto)...
Peter Young <pyoungwestcomcast.net>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, September 23, 2013 at 21:11:19 (EDT)
love the website, a vast amount of information that has helped me learn more about loyalists in the American Revolution. I was at School of the Soldier ( BAR Event) 2013 and Todd Braisted gave and excellent lecture about deserters during the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 on both armies.
Coleman Adamec <1stnewyorkergmail.com>
Wappingers Falls, NY USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:59:27 (EDT)
In this 1897 History of Orangeburg SC p.504 report of a Captain Munford killed near Barnwell Courthouse by a Ben John and his Tories The history of Orangeburg County, South Carolina: from its first settlement ...
USA - Saturday, September 07, 2013 at 19:28:04 (EDT)
I am a non-traditional graduate student and am seeking info on south Carolina loyalist militia leaders. Please email . THANKS
mike herbert <mherbert4701gmail.com>
Chambersburg, PA USA - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 17:36:29 (EDT)
very interesting work. have been researching ancestor John Widener or Widner of New Jersey that emigrated to Ontario Canada after revolutionary war
John Widner <wesleyone14hotmail.com>
Weiser, Id USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 00:12:49 (EDT)
Brigadier General Cortlandt MacGregor Skinner is my 9x Great GrandFather!! How exciting to learn even more about those who came before us!!
Lesley Paulus Stout <lesleyathome1aol.com>
Great Falls, MT USA - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 20:07:29 (EDT)
This was terrific. I found my ancestor in the list of men whose property was confiscated in Middlesex County, New Jersey, which corroborated the information in his claim for loss of November 12, 1786.
Sandra Kay Basham Neal <sos_hrlocalaccess.com>
Centralia, WA USA - Friday, August 23, 2013 at 13:47:03 (EDT)
I have recently began to research my family ancestry and have subsequently discovered what appears to be very strong Loyalist history most especially through Suzanne Baby & Captain William Caldwell (1750-1822).
John R Donnelly <ajodontwmi.rr.com>
Novi, MI USA - Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 07:44:14 (EDT)
Assistant Curator of the QRL Antecedent Regiments involved in American Revolution / War of Independance: 16th Light Dragoons & 17th Light Dragoons (Squadron attached to Tarleton's Command)
Robert Osborn <asstcuratorqrlny.co.uk>
Uk - Friday, August 09, 2013 at 16:56:32 (EDT)
I am the great grandson of Daniel Strang, thanks so much for the information. Planning on visiting New York next month!
Jeffery T. Strang <acmeprintingjtsbellsouth.net>
Talbott, TN USA - Monday, July 22, 2013 at 12:03:22 (EDT)
I have been doing research on SC loyalists for some time. My doctoral dissertation was on the Punishent of Loyalists in SC. I am interested in any information the organization has on this and on women loyalists in general.
Kathryn Roe Coker <kathy.r.coker.civmail.mil>
Cameron, NC USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 16:51:04 (EDT)
Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War: Official Roles ... By Murtie June Clark October 26, 1780 Battle of Tearcoat Swamp See Wikipedia Loyalists commanded by Samuel Tynes attcked by Francis Marion. Loyalist losses 6 KIA/14 WIA/23 POW
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 18:00:56 (EDT)
Great and helpful site. My great grandfather and several great uncles served in Butlers Rangers: Thomas Millard, and his three sons: Isaih, Jesse, and Daniel. In addition, several of his children married Secords. Most were granted land in Niagara and Long Point. Thank you.
Eau Claire, MI USA - Sunday, July 07, 2013 at 13:38:31 (EDT)
I am searching for information about Colonel Matthew Floyd who was involved in the revolutionary war fighting and commanding some troops in the area of Chester County South Carolina. He had land holdings in that area and fought in several battles including what is now known as Huck's defeat. I am very interested in knowing more about him. I am the 8th generation of him. Thank you. Bob Floyd
Robert A. Floyd <robert-floydomrf.org>
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Monday, July 01, 2013 at 11:06:52 (EDT)
I just ran across your site by accident and am very pleased! I'm trying to find the family of Thomas ARMOND, a U.S. patriot of North Carolina. I found a Samuel and a Joseph ARMOND in a list of loyalist troops of NC. Now I can try to find out more about them.
Martha Murphy <mmartha61yahoo.com>
Grants Pass, OR USA - Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:33:42 (EDT)
Tom Reddick <tomrkos.net>
Belleville, ON Canada - Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 21:25:59 (EDT)
I'm an historical romance author researching the Battle of Blackstock's Plantation. I'm happy to find this site since it provides a bit of background to the other side's point of view. Thanks so much! The information will prove helpful to my research.
Cate Parke <cateparkehughes.net>
Limestone, TN USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 13:15:20 (EDT)
A great site searching for John Hamilton 1785 haven't made the connection yet if he was from loyalist descent. Thanks, Rick Hamilton
Rick Hamilton <hamiltonr_hotmail.com>
Kincardine, Ont Canada - Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 23:09:45 (EDT)
I am continually coming back to your site and am always impressed with the information found here. Keep up the great work.
John Pearson <johncp1775yahoo.com>
Traverse City, mi USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:49:44 (EDT)
I am so excited to find this site! While connecting the dots to our genealogy is my mission, facts and dates are not enough in knowing the true history of our ancestors. I have loved reading the stories that make up the true history of our past. I am a descendant of Loyalist Robert Graham and perhaps Joseph Smith. Thank you for all the work you do in preserving history. Ann
Ann Ackerson <ackerson491sbcglobal.net>
kalamazoo, Michigan USA - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 18:32:55 (EDT)
Fabulous site. I am enjoying reading the accounts, in particular information about Richmond County (Staten Island) New York. Looking forward to reading more.
Veronica Westbo <vdwestboyahoo.com>
Stockton Springs, ME USA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 17:01:25 (EDT)
Navesink NJ Febraury 13, 1779 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=121&GScid=2227940&GRid=61142783&
USA - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 13:54:16 (EDT)
I am a descendent of Andrew Phair through my great-grandmother, Annie Bannerman Phair Johnston. Have become interested in researching the family and New Brunswick history in general. Another ancestor, Sir John Wentworth left NH after the Revolution to become Governor of Nova Scotia. However, I am not a direct descendent of his but of one of his brothers. The military info is very helpful.
Deborah Wentworth Lansing <lansingdaol.com>
Cortez, FL USA - Friday, May 03, 2013 at 15:21:41 (EDT)
I believe I am a direct descendant of Sgt. Lewis Barber. My grandmother's father was Lewis Barber, born in Monmouth County in 1867. His father was Peter M. Barber, also born in Monmouth County in 1842. Our family here goes back to 1680.
Fred Everson <ihuntsnookaol.com>
Keyport, NJ USA - Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 14:09:06 (EDT)
I am very interested in finding research on the Westchester loyalist as I am 4x great grandaughter of Henry Stults/Stultz Loyalist from New Brunswick who arrived aboard the ship Thetis in 1783, he was granted land in Cobequid and raised his family later in Moncton New Brunswick, Still searching for more information on the weschester groups first arrival and family info of when they disbanded.great site tho!
Susan Cox <susancox1059hotmail.com>
ocala, Florida USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 12:39:57 (EDT)
I am very impressed with all of the work that you have done; I first came across your site when I was looking for info on a loyalist ancestor of mine (Hume).You have made a great many additions to your page- thanks for all of your work.
Richelle Greathouse <greathouse.richellegmail.com>
Canada - Friday, March 22, 2013 at 21:14:10 (EDT)
I am a descendant of Harmanus House who fought with Butler's rangers. I have been studying the Loyalist involvement in the American Revolution and I am fascinated with the contributions of Butler and all his friends who fought with him. I look forward to spending more time at your website.
Douglas House <doug.housesympatico.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 00:51:53 (EDT)
Need further information - not on military units - but on the Loyal North British Volunteers. Boston and New York. Suggestions?
J Barclay <h.jbarclayshaw.ca>
Vernon,, B.C. Canada - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 23:48:09 (EDT)
Excellent coverage for a interested reenactor. Please contact me, FA
Frank Allegro <Heyref21optonline.net>
Tappan, NY USA - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 13:42:54 (EST)
Interesting - my family has been in North America since before the Revolution. Maybe some of them remained loyal. They fought for what they believed in. It's fortunate that we Americans are very close to Britain now. I've been there several times and really like it. All sides of the war need to be studied and honored for their deeds of bravery so long ago.
William D Payne <wdpaynecomcast.net>
Woodstock, GA USA - Monday, February 11, 2013 at 20:11:40 (EST)
Loyalist? raids New Haven CT 1780 and 1782 http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/j-l-john-l-rockey/history-of-new-haven-county-connecticut-kco/page-20-history-of-new-haven-county-connecticut-kco.shtml
USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 11:07:30 (EST)
Former member of English military, Chaney Clough supposedly built and staffed a fort near the Maryland/Delaware line.
Lee E. Cloe <lcloeatt.net>
Carmel, IN USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 17:03:00 (EST)
I'm a capt. in 38th regiment south Staffordshire (rev war). Do you have pictures of the 38th? Thanks, Colin
Colin Ottman <cottmanrochester.rr.com>
Batavia, N.Y. USA - Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 18:01:29 (EST)
I am researching a bess bayonet marked 2nd NJV, and would like to get a little history of the Battalion and what engagements they would've been involved in. Thanks, Keith
Keith Nelson <beast44khotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, December 17, 2012 at 17:27:43 (EST)
descendant of Peter Stover
James Barraclough <hagartelus.net>
Comox, BC Canada - Monday, November 19, 2012 at 20:59:42 (EST)
Descendant of William bateman of Winthrop fleet of 1630. Sgt Thomas bateman of revolutionary war. John mills bateman of battle of new orleans.With his brothers Noah,Carleton. Captain mannah wheaton bateman C.S.A.civil war U.S.A.
ted miller <t.r.m.roughridergmail.com>
DeLand, fl USA - Monday, November 05, 2012 at 18:18:06 (EST)
Just found out that an ancestor was "late of the Queen's Rangers - deceased"" as per the land petition of his son, John Eslick, in 1825. Middlesex County, endorsed by Col. Thos. Talbot. Father's name is William Eslick. How would I go about finding out where William served? All I know is his son John migrated from Pennsylvania to Frontenac Co. Ontario, Canada and then abt 1815 to Middlesex Co. Any advice would be much appreciated by this 80 year old newbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
roy french <rfrenc0464rogers.com>
Mississauga, on Canada - Monday, November 05, 2012 at 16:33:41 (EST)
4th great-granddaughter of Capt Peter Ruttan. I can't wait to read the new book on Bergen County Loyalists by Todd Braisted.
Carolyn Strong <strong at up.edu>
Portland, OR USA - Monday, October 29, 2012 at 01:23:31 (EDT)
This was a great site this helped me alot!
Charelston , wv USA - Monday, October 22, 2012 at 10:11:56 (EDT)
I am a descendant of a Christiana Howard whose brother was Captain John Howard in the American Revolutionary War. I know that their father's name was also John Howard, but I am trying to find their ancestry farther back. I am 65 years old and when I was a child my father used to tell me that we were descended from the Earl of Suffolk, also a Howard. Thank you for any information or help you can give me.
Leona Scott <LBarbara99aol.com>
East Herkimer, NY USA - Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 17:42:03 (EDT)
I first came across this site years ago and found it very helpful in my research and am happy to see it continuing. THANK YOU
WI USA - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 03:29:21 (EDT)
6th Great-grandson of Brig. Gen Timothy Ruggles
DAVID R. TOLSTRUP <david_tolstruphotmail.com>
LYNN HAVEN, FL USA - Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 16:53:27 (EDT)
It's nice to see a site devoted to a very understudied group during the war. I haven't found any Loyalist ancestors yet but I am looking - all of my ancestors were in the US by 1775. It's nice that we haven't fought Britain or Canada since 1814 - they are among our strongest allies and that's the way I like it!
William D. Payne <wdpaynecomcast.net>
Woodstock, GA USA - Monday, October 01, 2012 at 09:09:03 (EDT)
Looking for any information on my 5th great grandfather, Aaron Sweezey who was a Loyalist. I am especially interested in finding out about his parentage. I would appreciate any information. Very interesting site. Stewart Sorenson Charlotte, Michigan
Stewart Cameron Sorenson <stewmagoo1aol.com>
Charlotte, MI USA - Monday, September 10, 2012 at 21:56:54 (EDT)
Great website. Looking for ancestors of Loyalist Isaac Perkins b. 1749/1750 North Castle, NY. Thank you.
John R. Brassard <johnark-internet.com>
Waco, TX USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 13:27:56 (EDT)
The historical value of this site is fantastic! Am doing research on a family member, Cpt Mark Phillips of the Light Dragoons. Thanks for all. SSG Olive D. Phillips (RET)
Olive Daniel Phillips <phillipsolive11gmail.com>
Durkee, Oregon USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 03:37:46 (EDT)
Looking forward to seeing you guys come out this September to the 1776 Peace Conference.
Patrick Eckelmann <pateckelmanngmail.com>
Staten Island, NY USA - Monday, August 20, 2012 at 21:22:13 (EDT)
Great site. I live in the house that Walter Willett owned and was conficated in Bucks County Pa.
Bruce C. Cobb <bccparifleyahoo.com>
Feasterville, Pa USA - Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 12:54:14 (EDT)
What a terrific site! When I discovered it this evening I felt like I'd found a chest of pirates' booty in the back yard. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Michele Nicholas <budgiehawkaol.com>
Sarasota, FL USA - Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 22:29:44 (EDT)
It is looking as if my Loyalist ancestors, Jacob Smith & Christopher Huffman, were correct in the side they choose. This experiment in popular democracy is NOT working. America still has a King, but very few honour Him.
Frederick Albert Reeves U.E. <Reeves1066gmail.com>
Niagara Falls, NY USA - Monday, July 09, 2012 at 16:06:22 (EDT)
I thoroughly enjoyed your site. My ancestor was William Fanjoy and he was a private in the 1st Battalion of the Penn. Loyalist. I was hoping you had a muster roll for his battalion...alas, I couldn't find one. If you do come across anything on William Fanjoy, I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you, Jane Fanjoy
Jane Fanjoy <missjanaswanaol.com>
Woburn, Ma USA - Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 19:05:09 (EDT)
Fascinating site for an amateur military historian such as I. Have always been interested in the lesser known aspects of wars and the Loyalists, except the more well known such as Queen's Rangers, are certainly that. Excellent work, Sir!
Nick Gornall <ngornallfree.fr>
France - Friday, June 29, 2012 at 08:13:09 (EDT)
My grandfather David C. Jaquiery's (b.1899 - d. 1973) mother was born Anna Van Buskirk. She was a direct descendent of Col. Abraham Van Buskirk. In the little research i have been able to do, I found a book titled "The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley" by Adrian C. Leiby. I would apreciate any information on Col. Van Buskirk. My grandfather gave me the middle name Van Buskirk so i would never forget where i come from. Where was he buried. Anything anybody could tell me about what happened to the family after the revolutionary war would sure help my resaerch into my family. Thank You!!!
David Van Buskirk Jaquiery <obxdj1yahoo.com>
San Juan, PR USA - Sunday, June 03, 2012 at 19:07:58 (EDT)
Want to learn more about the Loyalist in uniform and schedule of reenactments.
Lee Harford <leeharfordjryahoo.com>
Hope Mills, NC USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 08:02:03 (EDT)
Interesting site, but appalled to find nothing about the settlement at Long Point, Norfolk County, Ontario which was one of the earliest UEL settlements in Upper Canada. Or am I just not great at searching?
Nancy Frey <ncanuckgmail.com>
Newcastle, Ontario Canada - Monday, May 28, 2012 at 18:40:28 (EDT)
I am doing alot of research on my ancestors and have reason to believe that this Wilson is in my family line. Not sure yet, but there is a lot of talk about him between me and my cousins in the USA. Austin Wilson, desendant of Matthew Wilson, born 1811.
Austin Wilson <wilhopehotmail.ca>
Moncton, NB Canada - Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 19:24:21 (EDT)
Was a very informative website for my research needs thank you.
Kevin Holland <khollan9mscd.edu>
Aurora, CO USA - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:34:17 (EDT)
John Haynes and Mary Taylor-Loyalist parents? http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=H&GSfn=N&GSiman=1&GScid=644091&GRid=44709211&
USA - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 15:09:39 (EDT)
My 5th great grandfather was Conelius Bowen. I am concentrating on the Raymond/Bowen/Troyer lines right now. All three lines moved to Canada in the early 1800's. I do not have evidence of the Raymond and Troyer lines were Loyalists. I think the Troyers may moved to Canada because they were members of the Tunkers and off shoot of the Amish and may have been Pacifists.
Mary Shiffer <mary.shifferfrontier.com>
Tualatin, OR USA - Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 01:07:54 (EDT)
Very informative site.
Candace Watkinson <Candy.watkinsonyahoo.com>
AZ USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 18:35:52 (EDT)
very interesting website and helpful as I research my family history-Bowen, Kimmerly,Loney and their involvement with the 2nd battalion Kings Royal Regt. New York
Peter McLean <willypmacaol.com>
Grafton, ONT Canada - Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 13:15:19 (EDT)
Very interesting site
James Stuart Finan <finan-jrmc.ca>
Napanee, ON Canada - Monday, April 16, 2012 at 20:57:50 (EDT)
I'm looking for information on Morris Lewis, born 1730 at Long Island, NY. I suspect he may have been a Loyalist. His son Samuel was born in Reading, Vt. in 1779. Is it possible his wife was working her way north to refuge? I also found numerous petitions for land from a Morris Lewis in Quebec (which is where the family eventually settled) between 1790 to 1802. I combed your lists of muster rolls and found no record of him. I've also looked at online lists of Loyalists and not found his name, but I understand that the lists are far from complete. Any ideas where else I could look? As you can see, I live in Illinois and don't have the time at this point in my life to travel to Canada to look at archives. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Caron Smith <carons67sbcglobal.net>
Beach Park, IL USA - Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 15:16:24 (EDT)
where would i get involved in this sort of organisation near glasgow? kind regards Jason
Jason Muir <jmuir73live.com>
Glasgow, Great Britain - Friday, April 06, 2012 at 19:29:28 (EDT)
Report of African Loyalist Colonel Tye of New Jersey .p.263 http://books.google.com/books?id=H3gtAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA267&dq=13th+Vermont+Infantry&hl=en&sa=X&ei=b8N8T_y7AcXr0gGvxfjzCw&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=13th%20Vermont%20Infantry&f=false
USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 18:01:31 (EDT)
Thank you for the wonderful site. In the first decade of 1800's it seems a great many Loyalists from Sussex Co. NJ ended up settling Dryden, NY, escaping persecution in NJ. I have been researching their stories.
David Waterman <dwatermanfrontiernet.net>
Dryden, NY USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 23:36:35 (EDT)
I have a copy of the book and think it is wonderful. I welcome anyone to contact me with historical information about the site of the Ho-Ho-Kus Inn and our lovely town in general. I collect historical artifacts/pictures/artwork securely mounted and displayed at the Inn. Just about everyone I meet has some sort of story of a family gathering/memory of this wonderful building! Warm Regards...
Laurie Hamm <lauriehohokusinn.com>
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 19:34:54 (EDT)
Looking for info on why Joseph Battles left main circa 1879 to settle in Saint John NB.My Grandfather was from Saint John, brother of Frank Potts, son Of Joseph and Eunice Potts.Have records of all those children and previous generations back to Farmington Maine but would like more info as to why they left Maine and whether Maria Godsoe battles was a sister of mapmaker William Godsoe
Holly Lynn [Potts] Manheim <Hollym43gmail.com>
Northeast Harbor, Maine USA - Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 18:55:24 (EDT)
I am a Great.........Great Grandson of Sgt David Van Every. I am a retired Master Warrant Officer of the Canadian Military Engineers. 1 tour in Cyprus, 2 tours in Bosnia. Chimo
John Ramsay <john_ramsaysympatico.ca>
Ottawa, On Canada - Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 20:49:27 (EST)
Hi: I'm a direct descendant of George Field, U. E., private Butler's Rangers
Ronald Norris <rnorristnt21.com>
London, Canada - Thursday, March 08, 2012 at 16:16:14 (EST)
Was attempting to find info on family name Holder. Can't seem to convince the engine (even with adv sch case sensitive)that I am not searching for landholders. Suggestions would be welcome as I like a lot of things about this site.
Michele Frankin <frankilnmichelemyahoo.ca>
Windsor, ON CAN - Monday, March 05, 2012 at 08:53:23 (EST)
Our Loyalist village in Eastern Ontario is founded by Sir John Johnson and named in his father's honour. We are home to Sir John's manor house as well as the Nor'Westers & Loyalists Museum. All of our founding families are U.E. Loyalists from Sir William Johnson's Mohawk River Valley estates. We also have the 1784 original dwelling of the Rev. John Bethune, chaplain to the 84th Highland Emigrants. My ancestral line is Crydermans and Clines. Do pay us a visit!
David G Anderson <davidandersonbooks.net>
Williamstown, ON CANADA - Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:58:04 (EST)
My 4 times Great Grandfather Fredrick Fox served with Captain Richard Duncan, 1st Battalion of her Majesty's Service, King's Royal Regiment of New York. Commanded by Lieut. Colonel Commandant Sir John JOHNSON Knight & Bart.per the muster roll in your publication. I have a copy of his Memorial verified on December 17th 1788 by the original signature of Captain Richard Duncan. I also have his Petition for a Crown Land Grant and the record of land Granted. If anyone would like a copy of it please contact me at email@example.com If there is any further information on Fredrick Fox, i.e family, pictures, etc. Please contact me.
Stewart Delbert Fox <sfox3cfl.rr.com>
Cocoa, Fl USA - Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 01:44:28 (EST)
Hi Todd, Have visited your website previously, but did not visit your Guestbook. So here we go! My g/g/g/g/g.f Robert Caldwell farmed & raised 5 chn at Salem, Washington Co. NYS, on what was Turner's Patent 1764 from ca. 1766-76, after migrating from Nthn Ireland through NY in the early 1760's. He joined Gen. Burgoyne, fought in the Battle of Sartoga, imprisoned for 2 yrs, lost his farm (submitted two claims for compensation), made his way to Canada, lived in overcrowded refugee camp/s, declared a Loyalist, rewarded with farmland at New Carlisle, Qc, which he settled on in 1784. That's my background but there are so many unanswered questions because of the difficulty of finding primary evidence and where to start looking for it. 1. How did he get to Canada? 2. Was it with his wife & family, a regiment or both upon his release? Which refugee camp/s did they lie in? Was it Machiche, St Jean or whatever? Thanks for your time and keep up the good work. Kind Regards B.C
Bob Caldwell <bobcaldwell45hotmail.com>
Bendigo, Victoria Australia - Friday, February 10, 2012 at 09:15:11 (EST)
Love what you have done. Have a much greater appreciation for what my ggggrandfather went through. Much different treatment of the subject than one gets in US history books. Still having a difficult time finding records on Jonathan Roberts, other than he was given 250 acres, lot 17 on the St. John. Keep up the good work !
Jack Roberts <jackrobceaol.com>
Scarborough, ME USA - Thursday, February 09, 2012 at 20:54:34 (EST)
great site. hello from sheet hbr ns canada, founded by disbanded troops of the RGB in 1784; having arrived from bermuda
graham p murphy <grahampmurphyhotmail.com>
sheet harbour, ns canada - Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 18:18:29 (EST)
Loyalists Hanged in Philadelphia http://books.google.com/books?id=8uYkAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1831&dq=James+Sutton+Murder+case&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VLAdT8-lOM3gggfp6-zzBw&ved=0CFsQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=James%20Sutton%20Murder%20case&f=false .p.1831
USA - Monday, January 23, 2012 at 14:13:56 (EST)
I was a Kingo in the 1st Battalion The Kings Regiment. Just checked history back to 8th of foot and found my way here. Any connections that anyone can explain would be appreciated. Many thanks.
Liverpool, Merseyside England - Friday, October 29, 2010 at 09:46:40 (EDT)
Great site. Very informative.
Richard Watts <kiwa1comcast.net>
Venice, Florida USA - Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 17:02:13 (EDT)
Yes, my last name is Browne but am Irish/French descent. Reason why I know that am Irish is back in the 18th Cy. A queen of England said to take off the "E" so I can tell what you are. Erin go Bragh! or Semoer FI! What ever!
Michael Browne <michael-browne>
Louisville, Ky USA - Friday, October 22, 2010 at 13:56:43 (EDT)
I'am a direct decendant of Nicholas Phillips who fought with the Butler's Rangers. Just wanted to thank you for all the info.
William Louis Phillips <willphiltelus.net>
Malakwa, BC Canada - Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 16:31:37 (EDT)
I am taking a course on the American Revolution. Part of this course requires taking either a patriot or loyalist. I chose Capt Richard Hewlett. My village is 20 minutes from the Village of Hewlett which was named after Richard Hewlett's family. Richard Hewlett's descendant's are all over Long Island. I would appreciate any resources on Capt Hewlett's life and times.
Christina Becker <christinaebeckerverizon.net>
Malverne, NY USA - Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 08:28:26 (EDT)
I am descendant of Elisha Wilcox, McDonald's Co. Butler's Rangers and am looking for records of any family (wife, children, etc.) that may have accompanied him to Niagra. Thanx . . .
Richard Hedegard <rhedegardyahoo.com>
Titus, AL USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 11:53:54 (EDT)
hi todd have not been in touch for a while,had a good summer busy burning powder.they say it is going to a busy summer in 2011 antiverarsy years for Pictou and Yarmouth will stay in touch
wilfred crowe <ett.crowesympatico.ca>
debert, n s canada - Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:13:32 (EDT)
Thank you for this wonderful site. I have been doing research on my Robert Timpany Van Norden g-g-grandfather who came to California before/during the Gold Rush. Finding is other grandfather has been enlightening. I would like to find out more about his grandmothers, Charlotte's mother Mrs. Robert Timpany & Mrs. Magdelen ? (Maine/Van Norden)
Penelope Curtis <penelcurtisgmail.com>
Grass Valley, CA USA - Sunday, October 03, 2010 at 17:17:35 (EDT)
MY ANSCESTOR IS JON CUFFMAN PVT AND SERVED WITH THE REGIMENT TILL HIS CAPTURE. HE THEN BECAME JOHN DEMERCHANT IN NEW BRUNSWICK
HERB DEMERCHANT <hdemerchantroadrunner.com>
EASTON, ME USA - Friday, October 01, 2010 at 19:16:23 (EDT)
I am Looking For Information on the Lindsey Brothers, sons of Derby Lindsey of Ulster Co NY, It is near certain I am a direct Desendant of these Lindseys.
Daniel C Lindsey <lindsey_3165msn.com>
Troy, Va USA - Monday, September 27, 2010 at 19:50:32 (EDT)
Descendant of Samuel Hayden, Great Neck, NY
Doris Hayden DeVito <Jeanne14optonline.net>
East Meadow, NY USA - Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 20:56:53 (EDT)
I am researching the activities of Captain Charles Horneck of the Third Regiment of Footguards. He landed in America in early 1777 and stayed until 1781 when he surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown. Has anyone ever come across that name? I should like help finding out his movements in America
Moira Bonnington <mkbonningtonhotmail.com>
UK - Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 02:33:29 (EDT)
Please correct my e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org many thanks
Karl Martinsen <karl.martinsen yahoo.com>
Minneapolis, Mn USA - Friday, September 17, 2010 at 18:05:35 (EDT)
A longtime fan of your site, with interest in the British Legion and the Queen's Rangers
Karl Martinsen <karl.martinsenyahoo,com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Friday, September 17, 2010 at 17:40:38 (EDT)
This is an excellent site and very helpful to researchers.
I descend from Elizabeth (_____) (Grant) Cronkhite, a widow of probably Private John Grant of the King's American Regiment who died in August 1783 in New York City, NY. His widow and their children went to New Brunswick with the British fleet.
I would be happy to hear from other researchers of this Grant line.
Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Robert N. Grant <rngrantgrantandgordon.com>
Menlo Park, CA USA - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 13:13:49 (EDT)
Hello, I am from CT. and was involved with many Bi-Cenntennial events in CT,NJ,NY. during that time. I am in command of the Royal American Reformees,a unit composed of mostly Continental soldiers from NJ,CT,NY,ect. I wish more was on them? They were formed in 1778. We would like to be listed in your roster.We will be in the NE for events in December 2010. Thankyou,Kevin Titus
Kevin Titus <kevincrashtitusyahoo.com>
Irving, TX USA - Monday, September 13, 2010 at 14:28:20 (EDT)
I have an original copy of "CASE AND CLAIM OF THE AMERICAN LOYALISTS" 1783 which was part of my Grandfather's collection. Happy to share information. W.Ciampo
Wes Ciampo <wesleyciampomsn.com>
Fly Creek, NY USA - Sunday, September 12, 2010 at 12:32:43 (EDT)
Loyalist ancestors, I think, who settled on the Niagara Peninsula near what is now Fonthill. Blatchley Robins, Joshua Robins, Daniel Robins, Mary Robins, et al
Dale Robbins <robbinsburgettandrobbins.com>
Jamestown, NY USA - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 21:12:29 (EDT)
My 4th great grandfather, Lot Searles (various spellings found) was a member of the Westchester County Militia, 2nd Regiment. He is DAR Ancestor number A101025. I wish I had started the search for my ancestors years ago!
Clay Dawson <claydawyahoo.com>
Mechanicsburg, PA USA - Friday, August 27, 2010 at 13:50:11 (EDT)
My wife is a Thomas VARTY UE descendant. Son Christopher VARTY received a land grant essentially as the son of a Loyalist. He was too young to have served in the Rev War. Thomas is also mentioned in a century-old short history of Ballston Spa. He was regarded as an enemy as this was from a Rebel point of view.
Peter Johnson <johnsonuexplornet.com>
Frankford, ON Canada - Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 22:18:38 (EDT)
Found in a Varty research book was an exerpt from the Calendar of Historical Manuscripts relating to the American Revolution. On July 14th 1777, Richard Wragg, Alex Patterson, Jacob Snider, THOMAS VARTY, DANIEL DEAN, Henry Ruynon, Joseph Tyler, JOSIAH DEAN, Jacob Scouten, Robert Nicholson , Donald Fraser, John Helmer, Duncan Robertson, Edward Armstrong etc wrote to the Honourable Counsel of Safety of the State of New York now setting at Kingston to be released so that they could attend and harvest their crops as there was nobody to look after them . Thomas Varty had a son Christopher Varty and both men were obtained land as United Empire Loyalists. I am uncertain who the Daniel Dean was.
Bonny Campbell <blackband2005yahoo.ca>
Ottawa,, Ont Canada - Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 20:11:46 (EDT)
I found your site while following a lead on Hepzibah Betts married to John Lyon who served in Roberts' Rangers. Thank you for the great deal of time and effort that must have gone into this site. Mary
Mary Clem Navarro <Marynavarroaol.com>
Hephzibah, Ga USA - Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 03:03:08 (EDT)
I might have located Abraham Brooks Sr. Weymouth N.S. He may have received land in Bergen from father George Doremus and Abraham married his daughter(Dutch) Acquackanonk N.J.
Roger Brooks <AyeGordonAol.com>
Pomona, CA USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 19:15:38 (EDT)
Thanks for putting up this site! It's interesting and well done!
Richard Hill <bhy1976gmail.com>
Marion, MA USA - Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 05:40:12 (EDT)
This is so interesting Todd- I love this site!
Helena Murphy <helenamurphy58optonline.net>
Demarest, NJ USA - Monday, July 12, 2010 at 08:05:19 (EDT)
Mahwah, NJ USA - Friday, June 25, 2010 at 09:27:28 (EDT)
Todd, it was a pleasure meeting you and the regiment at the King's Birthday Celebration at River Edge on Saturday. That was a great event, and I enjoyed it very much. Hope to see more Loyalist Events in Bergen County.
Long Live the King!
Veronica James <vjamesgmail.com>
Paramus, NJ USA - Monday, June 07, 2010 at 09:52:47 (EDT)
You have an excellent site - very informative.
Verla Sheppard <vandodccnet.com>
Sechel, BC Canada - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:30:22 (EDT)
interested in New York loyalists
Dr. Gerald Abbott <abbottgndu.edu>
Washington, DC USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:23:19 (EDT)
My relatives were Monarchist whose loyalties laid with the Crown,whether or not I'm related to Colonel Butler or not,I'm unsure of,however I find the history of Col Butler and his Rangers positively intriguing,and if there are any re-enactment s,I would like very much to participate in them.sincerely K
Keith L H Butler <keithbutlertmo.blackberry.net>
Jersey City, NJ USA - Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 16:21:57 (EDT)
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