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Happy Loyalist Day! My Loyalist Ancestors

My Loyalist ancestors came from Tryon County, New York, Bucks County, Pennsylvania and western New Jersey.The Haines family came from Germany and were living in Johnstown, in the Mohawk Valley when they had to make a choice, follow the crowd or do what's right. They chose the latter and endured the wrath of the rebels. The able-bodied men were mustered into John Butler's Corp of Rangers which later became known as Butler's Rangers. Mrs. Joseph Haines, Sr. (her name is not known) stayed …

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Benjamin Haines, SUE

Benjamin Haines, my great-great-grandfather, was born in Niagara about 1802, son of Nathaniel and Lydia ____ Haines. He married Sarah Elizabeth Freisman, born about 1816 in Niagara, about 1835 in Niagara. Benjamin Haines received an Order in Council as a son of a United Empire Loyalist in November of 1836 and received a grant of land in March of 1837. Benjamin and Sarah Haines lived in Niagara Twp., Lincoln County and raised their family of seven sons and one daughter. They relocated to Aldborou…

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