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Loyalist Directory: Henry (brother of James, John, Frederick and William) Markle

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Surname : Markle
Given name : Henry (brother of James, John, Frederick and William)
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Ancaster, Wentworth County
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Butler's Rangers
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : (bap) 24 Jun 1760 in Marbletown, Ulster Co., NY
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : Betw. Mar-Sep 1812
Place of Burial : Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co.
Wife Name : Mary or Maria Vrooman
Children : (1) William b. 1783 at Niagara; d. Jan 1814 unm., no issue.
(2) Sarah b. 24 Apr 1787 in Albany Co., NY.
(3) Barney b. abt. 1788 in New York; Methodist minister in Ontario, married Elizabeth.
(4) James H. b. aft. 1788 in New York.
Biography : Henry, Mary and son William returned to New York when the Rangers were disbanded. They lived there until 1806 when Henry petitioned for land and settled in Ancaster. The petition mentions only three grown sons; dau. Sarah either remained in New York or died young.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : Henry was the son of William and Sarah (Koch) Merckel of Ulster Co. His brothers James, John and Frederick all served with Butler's Rangers and settled in Ontario, along with additional brothers William, Alexander and Abraham.
Family Genealogy : William Merckel's parents were 1710 Palatine immigrants Friedrich and Anna Barbara (Alman) May Merckel.
Sources : Information provided by Kirsten Bowman
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