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Loyalist Directory: Abraham Dafoe (Defoe, Devoe, Dayfoot, Diefuh, Duffu, Teffa, Tevoe, Thevou)

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Surname : Dafoe (Defoe, Devoe, Dayfoot, Diefuh, Duffu, Teffa, Tevoe, Thevou)
Given name : Abraham
Rank : Corporal
Where Resettled : lot 10, con 1 Fredericksburgh Twp, Cataraqui Twp #3 (later Addington Co. ON)
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : Muster Rolls, Bureau of Archives, Claim for losses, UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Rogers Rangers, Maj. James Rogers, C.O., Capt. Henry Ruiter,s Co., 25 Oct. 1780.
Enlistment Date : Fought at the Battle of Bennington Aug 16, 1777, to Quebec and joined Rogers Rangers by 25 Oct, 1780.
Date & Place of Birth : 1st May 1755, bpt. as "Abraham Tevoe", Albany DRC, Albany NY Rensselaer Patent, NY.
Settled before war : Rensselaer Patent
Date & Place of Death : Unknown, assumed on his farm, lot 10 con1 South Fredericksburgh.
Place of Burial : lot 10, con1 South Fredericksburgh Twp.
Wife Name : Katreen (Catherine, Katherine)
Children : Mary, b. 1777
daughter b. c1782
Jacob, b. 1784
Elizabeth, b. 23 Mar. 1786
George, b. Jan 1787
Lucy, bp. 11 Dec. 1791
More information about these children.
Biography : Following the family from Skenesborough to Fredericksburgh Twp.
Proven Descendants : Kawartha Br 1992.06.06; Hamilton 2012.06.18;
Military Info : Military information for Abraham, his father and siblings.
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Dafoe is the distinctive Canadian spelling of the name which is in general use by most Dafoe families today.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Sources: Muster roll of Capt. Henry Ruiter,s Co (3rd Co) , Kings Rangers, Maj James Rogers C.O.,  25 Oct. 1780,  Jan 1 1782 and 27 Jan 1784; Bureau of Archives 1904, Claim for losses of Abraham "De Foe"; Executive Mark of Honour Roll page 46.

Information has been contributed by Joan Lucas of Kawartha Branch, who is willing to share.
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