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Loyalist Directory: Daniel Sr. (Father of Jr. and David) Fraser

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Surname : Fraser
Given name : Daniel Sr. (Father of Jr. and David)
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Where Resettled : Ernest Town
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Source : UEL List
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Date & Place of Birth : 1735 Scotland
Settled before war : Poukeepsie
Date & Place of Death : Jan 1812
Place of Burial : January 1812 in Sophiasburg twp at the home of his youngest son George
Wife Name : (1) Sarah Conklin - sister of Joseph Conklin of 1784 Ernestown (2) Elizabeth Grant a widow of ? Davis
Children : Daniel Fraser's Children
Biography : first wife Sarah Conklin. Sarah is sister of Joseph Conklin also of 1784 ernestown. After Daniel's discharge from the Battle of the Plains he relocated in Poukeepsie NY where he married Sarah. Later they moved on to Newtown Scottish Munro community, within Half-Moon by Cahoes NY. Daniel was living in Half-Moon when 1776 arrived. Daniel's youngest son, George was by his second wife, Elizabeth Grant, widow Davis. She married Daniel in January 1793 ... Wife #1, Sarah had died in March 1791, and is buried in a "Presbyterian cemetery in Bath" could be MacDowell cemetery in Sandhurst? or MacIntyre cemetery within the 3rd concession? Perhaps there is a Presbyterian lost space in Bath? (submitted by Philip Smart)

Already in Canada, at Fort St. John, ( St-Jean-sur- Richelieu ) before October 1781, as a relative uncovered a contract for Daniel to repair army waggons and their wheels, and signed by Governor Frederick Haldimand, in October 1781, this justifies the label Artificer in the 1884 Rose List. Towards the end of his life, Daniel sold his land grant in Ernestown and bought a pioneer lot in Thurlow, which township surrounds the east side of the city of Belleville.

m. at Poukeepsie NY, 1760, (having chosen to travel south after the Fall of Québec, Sept.1759 ) to Sarah, daughter of John Conklin. At this point Daniel and researchers lose track of a brother, who was also at Louisbourg, Cape Breton.
Proven Descendants : Kingston & District 1980.06.26; Col. Edward Jessup 1981.03.10; Toronto 1983.07.26; Bay of Quinte 1988.11.27; Bay of Quinte 1990.11.24; Kawartha 1992.05.15; Bay of Quinte 1993.08.13; Governor Simcoe 1993.11.30; Kingston & District 1994.01.30; Kingston & District 1995.06.03; Kingston & District 1999.12.01; Toronto 1996.03.07; Toronto 1999.04.22; Col. Edward Jessup 1997.03.25; Victoria 2010-10-12; Kawartha 2011-01-04; Victoria 2011/09/12;
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Other Info : Information contributed by Philip Smart
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