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Loyalist Directory: Richard (Derrick / Dirck) Wanamaker

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Surname : Wanamaker
Given name : Richard (Derrick / Dirck)
Rank :  
Where Resettled : his widow settled at Fredericton, NB (on the back part of Mangerville)
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Wife's memorial: Transcription of Memorial for Elizabeth Wannamaker, Second Report of the Bureau of Archives, Ontario, 1905
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : New Jersey Volunteers (under command of Lt. Col. Abraham BUSKIRK)
Enlistment Date : 1776
Date & Place of Birth : abt 1755
Settled before war : Bergen County, New Jersey
Date & Place of Death : about 1779 in a Philadelphia gaol
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Elizabeth (remarried LOYALIST John POST, a Sgt in NJ Volunteers who settled in what became Ontario.)
Children : none
Biography : Widow says he joined the British Army in 1776 at New York. He was taken prisoner at Paulus Hook in 1779 and carried to a Philadelphia goal where he died. His siblings remained in New Jersey.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Members of the WANAMAKER family (John, Henry, Peter and Richard Wanamaker's widow, Elizabeth) sailed in the Fall Fleet (Oct 1783) to NB aboard the ship Esther. Also onboard where Loyalists Benjamin and John APPLEBY who served with Henry WANAMAKER in VAN ALLEN's Coy, NJ Volunteers. Henry's wife was the widow of Loyalist Peter APPLEBY. See Appleby military record
Family Genealogy : Eldest son of Jan Adam WANAMAKER; siblings Anitye; Christian and Margaretha.
Sources : UEL, Second Report of Bureau of Archives for the Province of Ontario

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