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Loyalist Directory: Gregor McKinnon

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Surname : McKinnon
Given name : Gregor
Rank : Sergeant
Where Resettled : 1784: land grant (Lot 452 near Saint John) Keswick, York County, NB (removed to Black River or Bay du Vin, Parish of Glenelg, Northumberland County, New Brunswick)
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Royal North Carolina Volunteers (Captain Hamilton's Company);

attached to the New York Volunteers
Enlistment Date : unknown, possibly early 1776
Date & Place of Birth : 1745-9 (more likely 1949); Isle of Skye, Scotland
Settled before war : Robeson Co., North Carolina
Date & Place of Death : 12 Dec 1837; Bay du Vin (Miramichi), NB. or Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., (could be the same place)
Place of Burial : St. John the Evangelist Anglican Cemetery; Bay du Vin (Miramichi), Northumberland County, NB.
Wife Name : 1st wife is unknown.

2nd wife was Jane Pearson?, widow of William Sharp of the Queen's Rangers, or
Jane 'Jean' Sharpe (daughter of Loyalist William Sharpe)
Children : 1st wife:
1. WILLIAM McKINNON b. 1792, d. 1836
2. HUGH McKINNON b. 1793-1801, m. 15OCT1829 JANE FORSYTH (b. NB ca. 1808), d/o Robert and Jane (or Jean) (Martin) Forsyth
2nd wife:
3. CATHERINE ("KATE") McKINNON b. 1802, m. JOHN ANDERSON (b. Clackmannon, Ayreshire, Scotland 1JAN1791, d. 6AUG1877.)
4. JEAN (JANE) McKINNON b. Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., NB NOV1804 (21JUL1804, ca. 1808-10), d. Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 8MAY1910, m. 18AUG1830 FARQUHAR McGRAW (b. ca. 1799-1803, d. Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 7JUN1894 (1884?) age 92 years), s/o Neil and Mary (Edwards) McGraw
5. MARGARET McKINNON b. Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 15SEP1806 (ca. 1808), d. 11FEB1871, m. 30JUN1831 ROBERT FORSYTH (b. 7SEP1804 (ca. 1805), d. Northesk Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 13MAR1884 age 80 years), s/o Robert and Jane (Martin) Forsyth
6. BENJAMIN McKINNON b. ca. 1810-11, d. Newcastle, Newcastle Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 29JUN1877 age 66 years, m. 1st SARAH A. ROGERS (b. Northesk Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 15JAN1831), d/o James and Eleanor (Ellen) (Quigley) Rogers; m. 2nd by the Rev. William Henderson 13JUL1854 MARY CROCKER (b. ca. 1815-6 (ca. 1831?; 1817 on headstone), d. 1900, bur. MI), d/o John and Margaret (Dickie) Crocker
7. ALICE ("ELSIE/ELSY") MacKINNON b. Bay du Vin, Northumberland Co., NB ca. 1813 (or 1814), d. Newcastle, Newcastle Parish, NB 23JAN1895 age 81 years, m. St. James' Presbyterian Church, Newcastle, Northumberland Co., NB 9AUG1837 ANDREW FRASER (will made 7FEB1840, probated 31JUL1843), s/o John and Mary (Gillis) Fraser
8. CHARLES McKINNON b. Black River, Glenelg Parish, Northumberland Co., NB ca. 1813 (or South Esk Parish, Northumberland Co., NB 1816?), bpt. United Church of St. Andrew and St. John (probably St. Andrew's Presbyterian), Chatham, Northumberland County, New Brunswick 22NOV1817, d. post 1861, m. 24JUL1839 SARAH LEACH (b. ca. 1819), d/o Thomas and Mary (McDonald) Leach.
Biography :  
Proven Descendants : Carl Stymiest of Vancouver Br. on 2005.10.03
Military Info : Believed to have served with the 23rd Regiment in India before settling in the American colonies.
Joined North Carolina Volunteers attached to New York Volunteers by April 1782 when a prisoner at Yorktown.
"Muster Roll of a Detachment of the North Carolina Volunteers, doing duty with the New York Volunteers, under the Command of Lieut. Colonel George Turnbull, from 25th April to 24th June 1783"; and a similar roll for 25th June to 24th August 1783. Source: National Archives of Canada, Chipman Papers, MG 23, D 1, Series I, Volume 26, Pages 272 & 273.

He is also listed in a "Muster Roll of a Detached Corps under the Charge of Lieut. DeBeck New York Volunteers Lancaster [Prison] 24 April 1782." This lists him as being taken prisoner at Yorktown, 19 October 1781. Source: Ibid, Volume 27, Page 333.
Loyalist Genealogy : See the UE certificate application by Carl Stynmiest.
Family History :  
Family Genealogy : A study of the Gregor McKinnon Family of New Brunswick by Thomas Murray, 62 pages here.
Sources : Land Grant;

His wife's petition for a pension.
Reserved :