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Loyalist Directory: John, Jr. Longstreet

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Surname : Longstreet
Given name : John, Jr.
Rank : Captain
Where Resettled : Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Loyalist Claims in Audit Office 13
Index to those records: B-1154 (AO12), and B-2176 (AO13):
Capt. John, N.J., Bundle 18
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : July 1776 - Captain under Sir William Howe, New Jersey Brigade.
1782 - Captain, King's American Rangers, Officer under Robert Rogers, who had earlier founded Rogers' Rangers in the Seven Years War.
Enlistment Date : 1776
Date & Place of Birth : 24 June 1744
Settled before war : Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Date & Place of Death : d. 20Aug1788, Parrsboro Township, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia
Place of Burial : buried, St. George Anglican Chruch, Parrsboro, N.S.
Wife Name : m. 23 Sep 1784, Helena (Helen Conover) Covenoven
Children : Hannah, Richard, Lydia Hankinson, John III
Biography : Reference: Sabian, Lorenzo, Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1864) is available online - search for Langstreet in the book.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : Some military reference information
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Recently, in reviewing the 1861 Census of Caledon Township, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, I found the presence of both John Longstreet (born 1796, New Jersey) and William Lawrence (born May, 1781, likely The Camden Colony, New York) . John Longstreet is the son of Loyalist Captain John Longstreet, Jr.; and William Lawrence is the son of Loyalist Captain George Lawrence, an Irish Palatine, Butler's Rangers, Fort, Niagara, Upper Canada, Canada.

In his marriage to (Anne?) Page, there is a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Longstreet who married William Francis Lawrence, a son of William Lawrence who married Mary Cudney. Elizabeth Ann Longstreet of Caledon Township, Peel County, Ontario, Canada, and William Francis Lawrence of Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, Canada lived very close to one another, socialized, and thus the friendship and marriage occurred.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Contributed by Howard Ray Lawrence, a descendant of Captain John Longstreet Jr's brother Aaron Longstreet.
Slaves:
1. Betts, 30, ordinary wench. Capt. John Longstreet, claimant. Capt. Longstreet's property proved.
2. Phillis, 15, likely wench. Capt. John Longstreet, claimant. Capt. Longstreet's property proved.
3. John Longstreet, 45, stout fellow, (Wagon Master General Department). Formerly the property of Derick Longstreet, Princetown, New Jersey; left him 7 years ago. GMC.
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