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The UELAC Loyalist Trails Newsletter & Archive

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Loyalist Trails weekly e-newsletter

The UELAC publishes the weekly Loyalist Trails email newsletter for members and friends containing a variety of information items from the branches, the association, various committees, and individual contributors. Anyone interested in Loyalists and Loyalist-era history is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter. Please tell your friends.

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2018 Newsletters

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-19: May 13, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018 – in just 3 weeks – AGM Voting
- The Loyalist Family in Exile: Some Fascinating Insights, by Stephen Davidson
- Week Six Update: Loyalist Scholarship – Celebrate Twenty
- Ontario Licence Plates: SPRING SELLOUT – FINAL OFFER
- Guy Johnson (c.1740 - 5 March 1788)
- JAR: The Strange Case of "Charles de Weissenstein"
- The Junto: Black Patriotic Masculinity and Impressed Sailor Jacob Israel Potterv - Ben Franklin's World: Early New York City and Its Culture
- Old Hay Bay Church Restoration: The Mercury is Rising
- Loyalist Cemetery at Bear River, Nova Scotia
- Status of the Loyalist Gazette and Digital Version
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Loyalist Teed Family of PEI

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-18: May 6, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018
- UELAC's AGM, Members' Information, Voting
- A Loyalist's Two Orphaned Daughters, by Stephen Davidson
- Map of Loyalist Lots allocated in Parr Town, Dec. 1783, by John Noble
- New Brunswick Floods and the Loyalists
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: The Benedict Arnold Papers
- Borealia: History on Appeal: Originalism and Evidence in the Comeau Case
- JAR: John the Painter: Terrorist for America
- Washington's Quill: Janet Livingston Montgomery
- The Junto: The Attention Economy of the American Revolution
- Ben Franklin's World: Thundersticks: the Transformation of Native America
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Earl Plato

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-17: April 29, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018, Earlybird ends April 30
- UELAC's AGM, Members' Information, Voting
- Four Loyalists in a 1775 Newspaper (Part 2), by Stephen Davidson
- Week Four Update: Loyalist Scholarship -- Celebrate Twenty
- Fort Schuyler AKA Fort Stanwix
- Benedict Arnold and the First Sailing Ship Built on the St. John River
- Resting Place for Loyalist Captain Stephen Thorne at Karsdale NS
- Simon Fraser of Balnain
- Washington's Quill: Martha Washington's Advice on Health
- JAR: Elias Boudinot IV: America's First Commissary General of Prisoners
- The Junto: Book Review: Atlantic Families, Race, and Empire
- Ben Franklin's World: George Washington's Mount Vernon
- Prize Papers Project Digitizing Unopened Letters 17-19C From Captured Ships
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-16: April 22, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018, Register Today
- UELAC AGM, Members' Information, Voting
- Four Loyalists in a 1775 Newspaper (Part 1), by Stephen Davidson
- Week Three Update: Loyalist Scholarship -- 'Celebrate Twenty'
- Ontario Licence Plates Spring Sellout
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Benedict Arnold and a Slander Case
- Borealia: A House in New Orleans: The Le Moyne Family
- JAR: The Hessians Who Escaped Washington's Trap at Trenton
- The Junto: Why We Doubt Capable Children: Constructing Childhood in the Revolutionary Era
- Ben Franklin's World: The Great Awakening in New England
- How Impractical were Eighteenth-Century Soldiers' Uniforms?
- Built Heritage: How Much Can we Save?
- The Battle of Oriskany
- Status of the Loyalist Gazette and Digital Version
- American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-15: April 15, 2018
- More Claimants of February 1788 (Part 4 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- Loyal Then, Loyal Now – by Brian McConnell, UE
- Loyalist Andress/Andrew Ostrander
- Loyalist Margaret Green Draper
- Washington's Quill: Washington and the Governors (Part III)
- JAR: How to be a Revolutionary War Spy Master
- Ben Franklin's World: The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale & Moses Dunbar
- Connecting the Loyalist Families Gesner and Sypher in Nova Scotia
- All Things Georgian: A Brief History of Coffee in the Georgian Era
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Noreen Frances Stapley, UE
- Queries:
      + Cattle Droves Through Western NY in 1780s and 90s
      + James Hughes and Beverley Robinson Pre-War and Wartime Questions

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-14: April 8, 2018
- More Claimants of February 1788 (Part 3 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Abraham Gesner: Tappan (NY) to Annapolis Valley (NS), by Brian McConnell
- At Risk of Closing: St. Alban's the Martyr UEL Church in Adolphustown, Ontario
- Washington's Quill: West Point and British Strategy
- JAR: Revolutionary Rookies
- Ben Franklin's World: Alexander Hamilton and the Making of American Law
- Raid of Nassau, Bahamas
- Book: Underaged Warriors
- Loyalist Gazette: Digital Version
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + Canada-US Loyalist Partnerships Between Historic Sites?
      + What does "Disposition" Mean?

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-13: April 1, 2018
- 2018 UELAC Conference: The Program
- Loyalist Scholarship Launches: 'Celebrate Twenty'
- More Claimants of February 1788 (Part 2 of 4), by Stephen Davidson
- Congratulations and Welcome to Kelly A. Grant
- Ontario Licence Plate: Spring Sellout
- Borealia: Teaching the Politics and Meaning of Maps
- JAR: The Attack on Young's House, Feb. 3, 1780
- Ben Franklin's World: After the Revolution: Governance During the Critical Period
- How "Loyal" Were They? William Foster UEL
- Loyalist Gazette: The Digital Version
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post: Donald Gordon Lordly, LCol (Ret'd), BE (Mech), Peng, CD, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-12: March 25, 2018
- More Claimants of February 1788 (Part One), by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Gazette: Spring 2018 Issue
- Loyalist Scholarship Launches 'Celebrate Twenty'
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Top Seven Ridiculously "Evil" Instances in Saint John County
- Borealia: New Brunswick Lighthouses and Colonial Spaces, 1784-1867
- JAR: Patrick Tonyn: Britain's Most Effective Revolutionary-Era Royal Governor
- Degrees of Loyalty, by Stephen Davidson
- American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference - 2018, June 7-10
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post: Joan Elaine Shaw (née Cunningham)
- Queries:
      + Nathaniel Pettit's Emigration and Settlement
      + Response re The McNiff Map

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-11: March 18, 2018
- Celebrating Loyalist Heritage in Sierra Leone, by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Scholarship News: Countdown to Success
- Grace Galloway, Abandoned Loyalist Wife
- Revolutionary War Powder Horns
- Washington's Quill: The Most Difficult Days of the Patriot Causev - Ben Franklin's World: The Social Life of Maps in America
- David Dinsmore, Ulster-Scots Loyalist in South Carolina and Nova Scotia Exile
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post:
      + Reta Irene Keller, UE
      + Grant Warner Howell, UE, QC
      + Irving St. John Reid UE
- Queries:
      + McNiff Map
      + Parents of Matilda Leach
      + Response re How "Loyal" Were Our Loyalist Ancestors?

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-10: March 11, 2018
- What's a Woman to Do, by Stephen Davidson
- Loyalist Scholarship News
- Remembering the Loyalists of Annapolis and Digby Counties, Nova Scotia
- Mapping the Georgian World: Global Power & Maps in the Reign of George III
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: New Brunswick Loyalist Story Mapping Project
- JAR: The Loyalist Raid on Newtown: The Consequences of Being Surprised
- JAR: Richard Howe, Admiral of the British Fleet in NA and Peace Commissioner
- Ben Franklin's World: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave
- Panoramic Watercolors Made on Beacon Hill, Boston
- Where in the World are Your Photos?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Queries:
      + How "Loyal" Were Our Loyalist Ancestors?
      + List of Loyalists Upbound from Montreal in 1784

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-09: March 4, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018: Registration Form is Available
- New Brunswick Newspapers and the Black Loyalists, by Stephen Davidson
- 17 'UE' Loyalists of Ireland & Northern Ireland
- Does Your Loyalist Lineage Touch Kings County in Nova Scotia?
- Washington's Quill: Janet Livingston Montgomery
- JAR: Gone Bad?: American Patriot Andrew Gilman
- JAR: Women on Trial: British Soldiers' Wives Tried by Court Martial
- Ben Franklin's World: House Divided: The Revolution in Ben Franklin's House
- Irish Family History Lecture Tour, March 3-20 (March 10 in Ottawa)
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post: Donald Thompson, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-08: February 25, 2018
- The Claimants of February 1788 (Part Four of Four), by Stephen Davidson
- African Heritage Month 2018: Nova Scotia Museum Collections
- A Nitpick Regarding The [Vaccination] Nitpick
- In The Footsteps of Our Irish Palatine Ancestors
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Naming Culture in the Book of Negroes
- JAR: Patriots Turned Loyalist – The Experiences of Joseph Galloway and Isaac Low
- JAR: Born at Ticonderoga; Died at Waterloo
- Ben Franklin's World: Yellow Fever in the Early American Republic
- UE Loyalist Certificates Issued Recently
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post:
      + Thomas Allen Patterson, UE
      + Walter Roy Wintermute, UE
- Queries:
      + Applying for a Land Grant in New Brunswick
      + The Sutherlands of Sutherland Creek

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-07: February 18, 2018
- The Claimants of February 1788 (Part Three of Four), by Stephen Davidson
- Bus Tour: In The Footsteps of Our Irish Palatine Ancestors
- Book of Negroes; Joe and Daniel Odell
- Smallpox Vaccination
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: "De Iure" – Latin Legalese in New Brunswick Court Records
- JAR: JAR: Visiting Philip Schuyler's House of Dreams
- JAR: JAR: From Watchung to the Hudson: Sergeant Simon Giffin's Summer of 1777
- Ben Franklin's World: Colonial Port Cities and Slavery
- Compensation for Loyalist Land Lost in 1799
- Love and Friendship in Peace and War: Jacob Schieffelin, Loyalist
- Canada and the German Mercenaries of the American Revolution
- Museum of the American Revolution: Camping with Honest George
- Canadian Research: Resources on Facebook, by Gail Dever
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post:
      + Robert Maxwell Morrow, UE
      + Bill Tye

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-06: February 11, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018, Mark your Calendar, Book Your Room and Flight
- The Claimants of February 1788 (Part Two of Four), by Stephen Davidson
- Elijah Wallbridge: A Forgotten Late Loyalist
- Canada's History: Behind The Book of Negroes
- Eighteenth-Century Time, and Two Tall Clocks That Told It, c1796
- JAR: Moravians in the Middle: The Gnadenhutten Massacre
- The Junto: Survey on American History in the UK
- Ben Franklin's World: Spies, Patriots, and Traitors
- The Palatines to America German Genealogy Society 2018 National Conference
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post:
      + Alec Zealand Beasley
      + Robert Smith Morrow, UE

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-05: February 4, 2018
- The Claimants of February 1788 (Part One), by Stephen Davidson
- "Deluded and Ruined": Diana Bastian – Enslaved African Canadian Teenager
- Save The House of Captain John Moore UEL of The Forty
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Smallpox and Fear of Inoculation
- JAR: The Route is by Way of Winnisimmet: Chelsea and the Refugees
- Washington's Quill: Washington and the Governors
- Ben Franklin's World: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Trade in North America
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Queries:
      + Response re James Hughes, UE, Marysburgh

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-04: January 28, 2018
- Tracking Down Names in a 1774 Loyalist Newspaper (2 of 2), by Stephen Davidson
- Hugh Pudsey: Loyalist to Kings County, Nova Scotia
- Seeking More Loyalists of Kings County in Nova Scotia
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Being a Medical Student in the Eighteenth Century
- JAR: The Sad Account of Francis and Mary Archibald on the Maine Frontier
- The Junto: Review of Farrelly, Anti-Catholicism in America, 1620-1860
- Ben Franklin's World: Slavery in Early New England
- The Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina – January 17, 1781
- Loose Ends: George Washington and "Philip Langfit"
- Where in the World?
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Last Post:
      + Dale Harry Ellsworth, UE
      + Vona Edna (DeWitt) Smith, UE
- Queries:
      + James Hughes, UE, of Marysburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario
      + Further Response re George Harper and Benjamin Babcock

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-03: January 21, 2018
- Tracking Down Names in a 1774 Loyalist Newspaper (1 of 2), by Stephen Davidson
- James Rivington, Publisher
- Why Benedict Arnold Turned Traitor Against the American Revolution
- Battle of Young's House, Feb. 3, 1780
- Atlantic Loyalist Connections: Eighteenth Century British Military Medical Services
- JAR: Franklin's Secret Efforts to bring about Reconciliation
- JAR: Across the River: The Failure of the American Southern Strategy along the Savannah River
- Ben Franklin's World: The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin
- Colonial North America at Harvard Library
- Where in the World?
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Last Post:
      + Barbara Mary Burwell, UE
      + Brian Elmer (Butch) Fortman, UE
      + Mary Victoria Nelles (nee McClung)
- Queries:
      + Response re George Harper and Benjamin Babcock

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-02: January 14, 2018
- The Quest for Daniel Herring: Part 2 of 2, by Stephen Davidson
- UELAC Dorchester Award: Nominations Are Welcome
- Captain Robert Dove: Seeking More Loyalists of Kings County in Nova Scotia
- Borealia: A Community of Suffering: The Robie Women in Loyalist Halifax
- JAR: Baptism of Fire, Brunswick, New Jersey, June 1777
- JAR Review: The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association
- Ben Franklin's World: Colonists and Animals in North America
- January in the 18th Century, and the Ink is Frozen
- Battle of Saint-Pierre, Quebec – March '76
- Catecahassa or Black Hoof (c. 1740-1831)
- Research the Newly Digitized Ontario Land Registry Records
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Loyalist Directory Tidbits
- Queries:
      + Where was a Rebel Prisoner Held?

“Loyalist Trails” UELAC newsletter 2018-01: January 7, 2018
- UELAC Conference 2018: "Loyalist Ties Under Living Skies"
- It's Not 1776 Anymore, by Stephen Davidson
- JAR: Book review: The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox
- Ben Franklin's World: Freedom and the American Revolution
- Battle of Stony Point: July 16, 1779
- Spanish and British Action of January 8, 1780
- Henry Laurens
- Region and Branch Bits
- From the Twittersphere and Beyond
- Additions to the Loyalist Directory
- Editor's Note