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Loyalist Directory: William John Franks (Frank)

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Surname : Franks (Frank)
Given name : William John
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Eastern District, perhaps Williamsburgh area, then to Caledon West, Lot 10 Conc 6.
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : William enlisted in Sir John Johnsons Regiment and served during the War.
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 22 September 1765, possibly at sea
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : April 1840
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : married 17 Jul 1794 Margaretha Müller born 1770 died Ontario Canada
Children : Reid's The Loyalists in Ontario lists twelve children of William and Margaret(ha):
Catherine, William, Nancy, Simcoe, Sally, Susannah, Adam Nelson, John, Frederick, Andrew, Dorothy and Mary. More information about these children
Biography : From the publication "Into the High Country" by Adelaide Leitch: Dufferin's first settler came following not the trail of the Yellow Briar but of the Black Walnut and he was not Irish, but Pennsylvania Dutch. The Dufferin Area lay north of the range of the Nut Tree which his country men traditionally bought out as an indication of good farming land. Around 1806, ten arried at the headwaters. William Franks was a shadowy figure who steps fleetingly into Dufferin history and then vanishes forever. He built the first log cabin near the spot where Market Hill (later Mono Mills) would stand. He owned Lot 10 Concession 6 Caledon West. They had 13 children.
Proven Descendants : Bay of Quinte 2012.03.26;
Military Info : William was in Montreal in 1783 on duty in Sir John Johnson's Regt, East District, RR New York Muster Roll   Single PL 2d 1786
Loyalist Genealogy : Loyalist lineage to Helen Aukerman
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Sources:
Land Records for Peel County, Region of Peel Archives, Region of Peel Heritage Complex 9 Wellington Street East, Brampton ON
Documents found in York Library, Toronto and Canadian Archives,Ottawa
Queens University Archieves, Kingston, ON
contributed by Helen Frank Aukerman
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