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Loyalist Directory: John McIlroy

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Surname : McIlroy
Given name : John
Rank : Sergeant
Where Resettled : Digdeguash, NB
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V38 N3 Jul 1907
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : 74th Regt Argyll Highlanders
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth :  
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : St. Patricks Parish, Charlotte County, N.B.
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name :  Elizabeth (surname unknown)
Children : John m. Hannah Yerxa, dau. of John and Hannah (Gerow) Yerxa
Jane, Mary, Archibald, Sarah, James, Thomas, Anne, Henry, Charity, Gordon, all named in Will dated 31 Jan. 1834, proved 25 March, 1834.
Biography : Disbanded Solder 74th High. Regt.
John McIlroy is listed number 31 in the Roll of the Disbanded Men, Women and Children of the regiment
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Sgt. John's eldest son, John, wended his way from Charlotte County through York (where he married Hannah, dau. of John and Hannah (Gerow) Yerxa, ultimately settling in Benton, Carleton County.  John, and at least some of his descendants, were sawmill operators.  The last McIlroy/McElroy sawmill was located in Grafton, Carleton County, and ceased operation after the 1933 Grafton fire.  A few of the name still reside in Careton County.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : NYGBS; V38 N3 Jul 1907
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