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Loyalist Directory: Elnathan Appleby

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Surname : Appleby
Given name : Elnathan
Rank : Sergeant
Where Resettled : on lands assigned to him in the “Regimental Block” (“way up”) on the St Johns River, NB)
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Elnathan Appleby Land Petition
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Queen's Rangers under command of the late Major Rogers
Enlistment Date : 1776 (until disbandment)
Date & Place of Birth :  
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Hannah James (b. Feb 1771) listed on Directory of Loyalists as daughter of Loyalists Benjamin James and Sarah Whitney (also on Directory of Loyalists)
Children : Mary (b. 17 Jun 1799, St John, NB, d. Apr 1836) m. Samuel Peers; William James (b. Jun 1803); Charles Simcoe m Letitia Burpee; John Tompkins m. Esther Chaloner (sister of Lydia Ann Chaloner who also m. Samuel Peers); Anne (b. 1809) and George Gilbert.
Biography : Elnathan and Joseph of Westchester Co, NY were protestors “against the Whigs at White Plains, 1775. Thomas acknowledged allegiance to Lord and Sir William Howe the next year.”
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : On a list of prisoners dated 3 Nov 1776 at Fishkill, NY to be marched to Exeter, New Hampshire for confinement in jail. On muster Capt Stair AGNEW's Coy. Queen's Rangers from 24th Dec 1799 to 23 Feb 1780 inclusive.
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Believed to be the nephew of Loyalist James Appleby (Sr.) and 1st cousin to Loyalists Benjamin, John, James Jr. and Peter who served in the 3rd and 4th Btlns of New Jersey Volunteers. See Appleby military record
Family Genealogy : Believed to be the son of Joseph brother of Loyalist James Appleby (Sr.). Their father (Joseph Sr.) was son of Thomas Appleby (chr: 12 Jul 1629, Barnard Castle, Durham England, d: 04 Dec 1684, Rye, Westchester, NY) and Elizabeth Osborne (1658-1681), a Quaker
Sources : Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution by Lorenzo Sabine, Vol. II; Kennikat Press 1966 pg. 472; Minutes of the Committee of the First Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York, Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1924, Vol. 1, pages 9-10

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