Information on the Loyalists
Loyalist Directory: John George Corman (see Other Info.)
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|Surname :||Corman (see Other Info.)|
|Given name :||John George|
|Where Resettled :||Lots 20 and 21, Concession III, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth Co. U.C.|
Petition made jointly with other men. See the petition here
|Status as Loyalist :||No proven decendants|
|Proof of Loyalty :||Not listed in any reference books. Did not file war losses claim. Not listed with Reid's Loyalists in American. Referred to, in many cases as an United Empire Loyalist, and co-petitioners for land are U.E.L.'s. Bartholomew London for instance was granted land for his suffering and imprisonment – he did not take up arms and thus should not qualify. However, we know that some sufferers were given land grants as Loyalists|
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|Date & Place of Birth :||02 March, 1739, Holland|
|Settled before war :||Jessamine, Kentucky > Pennsylvania (possibly via a settlement of the Pennsylvania boundaries) > Saltfleet, U.C.|
|Date & Place of Death :||1804, Saltfleet.|
|Place of Burial :||Saltfleet|
|Wife Name :||Sarah Harrison was b. 1740 Frederick, Md. and was married there to John George Corman, 25 March 1763.|
|Children :||Catherine, Hannah, John, Abraham, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Isaac, Michael.|
|Biography :||Kidnapped by pirates about 1746/7 and held for two years in England during which time his name was anglicized to John George Corman.|
His captors, disappointed at obtaining no ransom, in 1740 transported him to the Colony of Maryland, where he was sold as a blacksmith apprentice. Being unsuited for heavy work, he was sold to Chickie Depew Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.
He married Sarah Harrison (dau. of Benjamin).
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|Sources :||Real name Johannes Jerrick Korman.|
Rebels burned the Corman family out in Virginia after which they went to Pennsylvania and before 1793 they journeyed to Upper Canada. Crown Patentees list for Concession III records George Corman having crossed the border in 1790 and received his grant in 1798.
Son Isaac Corman fought in the War of 1812 in the 5th Lincoln Militia. Assisted Billy Green, the Scout, in getting the American password to General Vincent at Burlington Heights resulting in the night raid led by Billy Green that routed the American army and forced them to retreat back to Fort George. His name is memorialized on the 1913 Stoney Creek Battlefield Monument and on the 1938 memorial in the Stoney Creek Municipal Cemetery. He married Keziah Green, dau. of Adam Green, U.E.
Information provided by David B. Clark, U.E.