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Loyalist Directory: David Dinsmore

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Surname : Dinsmore
Given name : David
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Rawdon, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Am. Loyalist Claims
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Lieut. Zacharias Gibbs’ Reg. Spartanburg Militia, Ninety Six Brigade, under Gen. Cunningham and Col. Campbell
Enlistment Date : 1775
Date & Place of Birth : 1750, Northern Ireland (prob. Ballymoney, Co. Antrim)
Settled before war : Ninety Six District (later Spartanburg County), South Carolina
Date & Place of Death : Unknown; last record found is his sale of his Loyalist grant at Rawdon on 9 January 1787
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Margaret
Children : • James
• Mary (m. Samuel Woodruff)
• John (m. Phebe, thought to be Woodruff)
• Mary Jane (m. Mark Lindsey)
• daughter (m. James Woodruff)
Biography :

David Dinsmore 3-page biography by William Lindsey

There is some common and some different information in these two longer documents:

“David Dinsmore, Ulster-Scots Loyalist in South Carolina and Nova Scotia Exile: Every Life Worth a Novel” (in 7 parts)

David Dinsmore, Ulster-Scots Loyalist in South Carolina and Nova Scotia Exile: Every Life Worth a Novel, by William Lindsey

Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : His Loyalist land claim states, “He (David Dunsmore) is a native of Ireland & went to America in 1765 [sic], and in 1775 was settled in 96 district, S. Carolina. He took arms under Gen. Cunningham in 1775, & joined Col. Campbell in Georgia. Says he never served with the Rebels, but was obliged to take an Oath to them. He has been with the British Army ever since, excepting 5 months he was a prisoner. At the Evacuation of C. Town he came to this Province, and is now settled in Rawdon” (Alexander Fraser, Second Report of the Bureau of Archives [Toronto, 1904], pp. 171-2 [#100]).
Loyalist Genealogy : Refer to the first link cited under Biography above.
Family History : Refer to the first link cited under Biography above.
Family Genealogy : Thus far, David’s ancestry in Ireland has not yet been established.
Sources : Sources:
• Audit Office, Am. Loyalist Claims, Am. Series 12/49/87-90 and 12/68/33.

Information contributed by William Lindsey
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