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Loyalist Directory: Andrew Whitesell (aka Whitsal and many other variants)

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Surname : Whitesell (aka Whitsal and many other variants)
Given name : Andrew
Rank : Private 1st Btn. NJV 1778, Corporal 2nd Btn. NJV 1783, possibly also a sergeant De Lancey’s Corp 
Where Resettled : Thorold Twp., Lincoln Co., U.C. removed to Pelham then Saltfleet  
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : Old UE List: "Home District, Soldier Barton's or New Jersey Volunteers." 
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Shown as a member of James Shaw’s Company of the 1st Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers in 1780. See Loyalists of the Southern Campaign, Volume III, p. 261. Also a petition states that he was a sergeant in De Lancey’s Corp. 
Enlistment Date : About 1778
Date & Place of Birth : October 1, 1754, Sussex County (now Warren County), New Jersey 
Settled before war : Possibly Oxford Twp, New Jersey 
Date & Place of Death : October 26, 1816, Saltfleet Twp., Wentworth Co., U.C. 
Place of Burial : Saltfleet Twp. 
Wife Name : 1) Anna Van Vye/Van Wey

2) Mehitable London, DUE, daughter of Bartholomew London, U.E  (See his extensive entry in this directory.)
Children : Elizabeth
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Calgary 1990.08.23; Kingston & District 1995.06.03
Military Info : There are numerous records for him indicated in The British Military and Naval Records Index, which give about 15 entries for Andrew Whitesell, (also spelled Whitsal, Whitesall, Whitsell, Whitsel, Whitsol and Whitsell )

He served two 60 day periods at High Hills of Santee, South Carolina in 1781.
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Details here.  
Family Genealogy : Parents: Andrew Jacob Whitesell & Margaretha Green 
Sources : Reid’s Loyalists of Ontario pp 336/337, lists children’s O-in-C’s. 

Information submitted by David Clark.
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