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Loyalist Directory: Daniel Sr. (Father of Jr. and David) Fraser

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Surname : Fraser
Given name : Daniel Sr. (Father of Jr. and David)
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Ernest Town
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
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Date & Place of Birth : 1735 Scotland
Settled before war : Poukeepsie
Date & Place of Death : Jan 1812
Place of Burial : January 1812 in Sophiasburg twp at the home of his youngest son George
Wife Name : (1) Sarah Conklin - sister of Joseph Conklin of 1784 Ernestown (2) Elizabeth Grant a widow of ? Davis
Children :

m. at Poukeepsie NY, 1760, ( having chosen to travel south after the Fall of Québec, Sept.1759 ) to Sarah, daughter of John Conklin. At this point Daniel and researchers lose track of a brother, who was also at Louisbourg, Cape Breton. Sarah and Daniel had 11 children, the later ones at Newtown Scottish Munro community, Half-moon NY.

Sarah Fraser: 1761 - died young.
John Fraser: 8 July 1762 - August 1829; m. 1788, Experience Rose, mrs. Cottier of Millhaven.
Esther Fraser: Dec.1763 - 3 Feb. 1854; m. 1784? John Carscallen to River Road, North Fred.
Rebecca Fraser: 5 Oct.1766 - 1784; x
Margaret Fraser: 25 Aug.1767 - 5 July 1847; m. Sgt. Joshua Booth, with DeLancey. to Ernestown.
Andrew Fraser: 7 Aug.1769 - 30 March 1855; m.1, Marie Chamberlain, m.2 Eunice.
Abraham Fraser: 16 Feb.1771 - 10 April 1841; m. Hannah Randolph Both Andrew and Abraham arrived a few years later, as they had been farmed out to patriotic neighbours.
Daniel Fraser: 22 Oct. 1772 - 10 Dec.1847; m. 1798 Sarah Schouten
Hannah Fraser: 28 Sept.1774 - 20 April 1862; m. 1792 David Lockwood
Isaac Fraser: 19 Sept.1779 - 2 July 1858; m. 1802 Hannah Storing
Jacob Fraser: 27 June 1782 - June 1854; m.1, . Jones, child died, m.2 . Smith 4 issue

As Sarah Conklin had died in March 1791, Daniel Fraser married secondly, Elizabeth Grant widow Davis

George Fraser 19 Dec. 1794 - 25 Nov. 1871 m. Elizabeth VanDusen.

George took landgrant for Sons of UEL, in Marysburgh, near Northport, Prince Edward County.

Daniel (Jr?) is buried in Lazier Cemetery, Georges Crescent, east of Northport.

Isaac was conceived immediately after Daniel and son John escaped from Fort Albany. Isaac was known as the township Registrar, at Millhaven, Ernestown.

Jacob was conceived either on the run, or after Sarah had relocated to St. John. Jacob was never caught as a Mackenzie Rebel, after moving to Mount Hope, south of Hamilton.

P.S.: A nephew of Andrew, also named Andrew, used his uncle's identity to petition for a land grant. When his uncle did arrive in Ernestown, he was granted land, somehow. Nobody suffered. Perhaps it was because Isaac was registrar, and Isaac's brother-in-law, Sgt. Joshua Booth was on the landboard?

[Recopied 2006 by Philip Smart]

Biography : first wife Sarah Conklin. Sarah is sister of Joseph Conklin also of 1784 ernestown. After Daniel's discharge from the Battle of the Plains he relocated in Poukeepsie NY where he married Sarah. Later they moved on to Newtown Scottish Munro community, within Half-Moon by Cahoes NY. Daniel was living in Half-Moon when 1776 arrived. Daniel's youngest son, George was by his second wife, Elizabeth Grant, widow Davis. She married Daniel in January 1793 ... Wife #1, Sarah had died in March 1791, and is buried in a "Presbyterian cemetery in Bath" could be MacDowell cemetery in Sandhurst? or MacIntyre cemetery within the 3rd concession? Perhaps there is a Presbyterian lost space in Bath? (submitted by Philip Smart)

Already in Canada, at Fort St. John, ( St-Jean-sur- Richelieu ) before October 1781, as a relative uncovered a contract for Daniel to repair army waggons and their wheels, and signed by Governor Frederick Haldimand, in October 1781, this justifies the label Artificer in the 1884 Rose List. Towards the end of his life, Daniel sold his land grant in Ernestown and bought a pioneer lot in Thurlow, which township surrounds the east side of the city of Belleville.

m. at Poukeepsie NY, 1760, (having chosen to travel south after the Fall of Québec, Sept.1759 ) to Sarah, daughter of John Conklin. At this point Daniel and researchers lose track of a brother, who was also at Louisbourg, Cape Breton.
Proven Descendants : Kingston & District 1980.06.26; Col. Edward Jessup 1981.03.10; Toronto 1983.07.26; Bay of Quinte 1988.11.27; Bay of Quinte 1990.11.24; Kawartha 1992.05.15; Bay of Quinte 1993.08.13; Governor Simcoe 1993.11.30; Kingston & District 1994.01.30; Kingston & District 1995.06.03; Kingston & District 1999.12.01; Toronto 1996.03.07; Toronto 1999.04.22; Col. Edward Jessup 1997.03.25; Victoria 2010.10.12; Kawartha 2011.01.04; Victoria 2011.09.12; Col. John Butler 2014.09.22 (David Neil Denyes & Geoffrey Craig Denyes); Saskatchewan 2014.09.22 (Gerald William Adair); Edmonton 2017.03.21 (Deborah Lee Leonard); Assiniboine 2017.11.10 (James Richard Adair);
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