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Loyalist Directory: John (Brother of Peter and Thomas) McMicking

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Surname : McMicking
Given name : John (Brother of Peter and Thomas)
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Province of Quebec
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : Crown Land Petition for services dated 1796-1797.
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : Butlers Rangers, Capt Tenbroecks Company
Enlistment Date : 1781
Date & Place of Birth : 1752, New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland
Settled before war : Province of New York, Albany County, British North America
Date & Place of Death : 1852, Bay City, Bay County, State of Michigan, USA
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Alice Diana Weicker 1755-1823
Children : Janet McMicking 1787-1790; Diana A. McMicking 1788-1825; Thomas J. McMicking 1791-1796; Margaret J. McMicking 1793-; Sarah G. McMicking 1796-; John Alexander McMicking 1798-1800; Isabella G. McMicking 1804-; Eric W. McMicking 1807-; Jane McMicking 1810-1810.
Biography : John was born in 1752 at New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland to Thomas McMicking III and his 2nd wife Janet Mulwain. John and his full brother Thomas McMicking IV UE, apprenticed in Scotland and were trained as stone masons. About 1774 they both immigrated to the Province of New York where their 1/2 brother Peter McMicking UE and his wife had established a home and farm near Schenectady, NY, around 1771. All three brothers were fierce loyalists and suffered greatly for their beliefs during the war. Thomas was arrested for providing comfort to the enemies and imprisoned in the Gaol of Albany. Upon his release from prison the brothers and other family members and their negroes departed for Fort Niagara with the assistance of Seneca Indians who guided them across the frontier. Upon arrival at Fort Niagara in 1781 all three brothers immediately enlisted in Butler's Rangers and served the duration of the war being mustered! out in June, 1784. John married a few years later and spent most of his life in what is now Bay County, Bay City, State of Michigan, USA where he and his wife raised a large family. At the time of his death in 1852 it was reported at his funeral that 96 members of his immediate family lived within 3 miles of his homestead near Bay City.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : Served from 1781 until June of 1784 as a Private in Capt Tenbroecks company of Butler's Rangers.
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : John was the son of Thomas McMicking III and his 2nd wife Janet Mulwain of New Luce, Wigtown, Scotland. John was the grandson of Sir Gilbert McMicking of Miltonise,Scotland. John was a full brother of Thomas McMicking UE and 1/2 brother of Peter McMicking UE. John's mother, Janet Mulwain, was the first internment at the Stamford Presbyterian Church cemetery, Stamford, Ontario. See the New Luce Parish Record - Page 1
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : See transcription of Upper Canada Land Petition Certificate - Pages 2 to 5.

Information submitted by Dennis Wally Reid
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