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Loyalist Directory: James McCollom (McCollum)

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Surname : McCollom (McCollum)
Given name : James
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : of Grimsby
1794 at Lot 35, Conc. 6 Smithville, Gainsborough, Ontario (ref: M.F. M581 050 042)
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List;
Order of Canada 1796 10 12 (Archival ref: 01 C13 013 030)
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : See his Petition; read this day; Order in Council 1807/January/27
Regiment : Kings Rangers
Enlistment Date : 1778-1783
Date & Place of Birth : Inveraray Castle
Settled before war : New Jersey, then to Cherry Valley, near Albany.
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : m. (1st) Sarah Campbell [or was it Margaret Leslie?];
(2nd) Eunice French
Children : With Sarah Campbell:
John (b. 30 Jan 1773);
Sarah (b. 3 Sept 1777);

With Eunice French:
Joseph (b. 25 Sept 1783);
Peter (b. 16 Oct 1785);
Daniel (b. 16 Oct 1787);
Ellenor (b. 25 Sept 1789, d. 22 Mar 1797);
Mary (b. 15 Mar 1792);
Catharine (b. 24 Apr 1794);
Elizabeth (b. 3 Apr 1796);
Stephen (b. 11 Sept 1799);
James (b. 11 Sept 1799);
Margaret (b. 29 Nov 1801);
Raachael (b. 4 Aug 1804);
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Hamilton 1977.02.01; Gov. Simcoe 1984.06.12; Regina 1985.11.27; Governor Simcoe 1986.01.22; Hamilton 1987.01.30; Grand River 2005.04.18; Grand River 2007.09.17;
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : Peter McCollum (1785-1840) m. Mary Campbell (1789-1842);
Robert Campbell McCollum (1809-1893) m. 1834 Jane Stevenson (1818-1902);
Charles Edward McCollum (1847-) m. Augusta Grennan (1851-)
Family History : James McCollum 1st, was the 4th son of the 9th Earl of Argyle and in the middle of the 18th century came to Nova Scotia from Scotland, with his wife Margaret Leslie, daughter of Lord Newark, and their family who had been born in Inverary Castle. From Nove Scotia, his son James 2nd moved to Cherry Valley in the States, and later to a homestead in New York State, near Albany. (He was a Lord but dropped that title at the time of the revolution.) Sourced at Ontario Archives.
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : The entry of crown lands was gazetted at Niagara, on pg 111 of a list dated on the margin 1797, and copy published at Ottawa, on pg 148 of the Canadian archives of early “State Papers of Upper Canada.” The crown deed conveying 200 acres to James McCollom is dated 1803, and in 1898, was in possession of Miss Catharine McCollom, of Smithville, Ontario.
Source: Family Memoirs of the McCollom Family U.E. Loyalists, by W. A. McCollom, 1902 (p. 123).

Information submitted by volunteer Sandra McNamara
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