Ancestor Stories

To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, members of Kingston and District were asked to write up vignettes from the lives of their United Empire Loyalist ancestors and related families. We hope this offers a glimpse into the varied backgrounds and lives of those who first arrived to settle Canada, and their indigenous neighbours and fellow Loyalists. Some of the stories show the roles that Loyalist descendants have played in the development of Canada. The stories are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the Loyalist relative.


Loyalist Profiled Contributor
Joseph Benjamin ALLISON Merton Davis
Joseph ALLISON Lois Love
Solomon AUSTIN Nancy Cutway
Thomas Bernard Smith AUSTIN Nancy Cutway
Isaiah BARTLEY Gladys Boice Tolbert
William BELL John Lynn Bell
Joshua BOOTH Philip Smart
George BUCK John Buck
Alexander CAMPBELL Lois O’Hara
CARTWRIGHT family Agnes Etherington Art Centre
John CRYSLER Lorraine Sherren
DORLAND family Philip Smart
Anson DULMAGE in WWI Nancy Cutway
Jacob DULMAGE Nancy Cutway
The EMICH/EIGHMEY/AMEY Family Sidney Eighmey
Martin FRALICK Annette Long
Daniel FRASER Hugh Henderson
Catherine Lamer FUCHS Jean Rae Fox Baxter
Isaac GILBERT Nancy Cutway
Michael GRASS of Kingston Bradley Grass
Michael GRASS and Ancestors Glen Grass
Michael GRASS of Grantham Bradley Grass
Michael GRASS of Grantham Mark Bailey
Joseph HICKS Terry Hicks
John HOWARD Henry Roenke
Benjamin INGRAHAM Earle and Faith Thomas
Lady JOHNSON Earle Thomas
Robert Harold JOHNSTON, WWI Soldier Nancy Cutway
KAST-McGINNISS Family Catherine Evans
Mahlon KNIGHT Barbara Cruchon
William LOSEE Anonymous
MACAULAY Family Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Finlay MALCOLM Dean G. Taylor
MALCOLM Family Dean G. Taylor
Lawrence McKENZIE Bruce Murduck
Henry MERKLEY Audrey Bailey
MINK Family Philip Smart
NICHOLSON-McKIM Family Lynn Bell
PURDY Family Doreen Hooper O’Brien
RANCIER/RANSIER Family Jean Carson
Christian RISELAY UE and the THOMPSON Family Marion Thompson
Henry SIMMONS Russell Simmons
Patrick and George SMYTH Wentworth Smith
Benjamin BABCOCK UE and STEEVES Family Marguerite Colpitts
John STINSON William Stinson
Joel STONE Earle Thomas
George STORRING Doris Wemp
Rev John STUART Okill Stuart
Peter VALLEAU Nora Valleau
Daniel WALKER Lilyan Durkee
Abraham WARTMAN Clara Snook
Abraham WARTMAN John Sigsworth
John WAYLAND Bev Loomis
John WEES Jim Long
Pvt. Oswald WEMP, WWI Herb D. Wemp and Doris Wemp