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Loyalist Directory: Joseph Folkins Sr.

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Surname : Folkins Sr.
Given name : Joseph
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Millstream, Studholm Parish, Kings County, NB
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment :  
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : Holland or Germany
Settled before war : Scholes Kill River
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Anna Lydecker
Children : Joseph Jr.
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Vancouver 1985.01.18;
Vancouver 1985.04.24;
Vancouver 1986.01.29;
Vancouver 1986.04.24;
Vancouver 1987.08.14;
Vancouver 1989.04.23
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Mary Folkins came from Pennsylvania and settled in the Hampstead area of Queen's county in/around 1781, and married Peter Carr of Gagetown (listed in Esther Clark Wright's Planters and Pioneers as living there in 1767). He had land on Little Musquasch Island and Great Musquasch (which he had an agreement with the original landowner, Philip John Livingston). He was willing to make way for the Loyalists at Gagetown and Great Musquasch Island providing he received title to his land on Little Musquasch Island.(information from "the River St. John" by W.O.Raymond [1910]).
This information: some is family History lore, and some is obtained from "The Folkins Family" by William Folkins with the assistance of John R. Elliott C.G.(C) 1994.
Joseph Folkins Sr. - one of my Loyalist ancestors - is the son of Mary Folkins. She and Joseph came to the Colonies from Holland or Germany (there is some discussion as from where) emigrating to Philadelphia in 1755.
She was a widow (we think, as she is always shown as Mrs. Mary Folkins). Joesph was bound out to a farmer who lived near the mouth of Scholes Kill River, where he lived until he was around 21 years of age.
His mother relocated during this time with a party of Colonists to New Brunswick. She married a man named Carr (Peter Carr) around 1782. She lived and died in the Hampstead area of New Brunswick (around 1825) and they were both buried in Slip's burying ground.
It is also noted in early family information left by Samuel Benson Folkins's "Little Red Book" (circa 1917), that Mary built with her money , the first frame house and barn on the St. John River between Hampstead and Gagetown.
Joseph immigrated in 1783 with his wife Anna (Lydecker) and family. They settled by his mother Mary for a few years, then moved to Millstream, Studholm Parish, Kings county to receive their Land Grants.
I am a descendent of the son Joseph, Jr.
Shirley (Jamieson) Youngman, Edmonton Branch
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information provided by Shirley (Jamieson) Youngman, Edmonton Branch
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