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Loyalist Directory: Stephen Pendleton

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Surname : Pendleton
Given name : Stephen
Rank :  
Where Resettled : 1793: north side Deer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick.
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : A Memorial of Military Service and a petition by his widow (living in the Parish of West Isles, Charlotte County, NB) for her husband's military pension for his military service.
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : 1st Battalion, King’s Rangers, Captain Edward Mainwaring’s Company, Lt. Col. Robert Rogers, Commanding (for four years)
Enlistment Date : 1775 (British Navy)
Date & Place of Birth : 06 Feb 1763; Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Settled before war : Long Island (now Islesboro), Maine
Date & Place of Death : 29 May 1845
Place of Burial : Lubec, Washington, MAINE
Wife Name : 1). Prudence DODGE
2). Martha SHERWOOD (ISHERWOOD?) born: 1787, married 16 Apr 1827 in Eastport, Washington, ME. She petitioned for his pension.
Children : 1. Hiram (b: 20 May 1787, Waldo, Islesboro, Maine);
2. Dorcas (b: 13 Jan 1789; d:29 Jul 1877) married 04 Mar 1814, Simon STUART (b: 1795);
3. Prudence (b: 6 Feb 1791; d: 19 Oct 1840 in Robbinston, ME) married 1768, 1st: Abel BROOKS 2nd: Willliam STUART in 1785 at Little Stuart’s Island, Passamaquoddy Bay, NB);
4. Stephen Jr. (b: 23 Aug 1792) married Elizabeth STUART (b: 1800);
5. Mary ‘Polly’ (b: 06 Nov 1794) married 1st: John TRIM and 2nd: Amos NODDING;
6. Lydia (b: 13 May 1796; d: 21 May 1801);
7. Rosannah (b: 06 Dec 1799; d: Aug 1865) married 1820 Joshua PENDLETON;
8. Simon (b: 18 Dec 1801; d: 02 Nov 1863) married Susan SHERMAN;
9. Lydia II (b: 23 Apr 1803; died young);
10. Solomon (b: 01 Nov 1806; d: 03 Nov 1806);
11. Pamelia Hughes (b: 20 Jan 1808; d: 06 May 1849) married Charles L. ELLIS;
12. John Brooks (b: 09 Jan 1881; d: 26 Jun 1884) married Mary Avis SHERMAN.
Biography : 1793: north side Deer Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Purchased (Hands Island - 30 acres) in New Brunswick. Acquired Jameson's Island (near Deer Island) where he lived until 1811. Sold Jameson's Island and returned to Isleboro, Waldo, Maine and bought a small farm from his brother Joshua (at Northport, Maine about 1816-20). Moved to Eastport, Maine when he married a second time.
Proven Descendants : Linda Drake of Vancouver Branch on 2007.04.02; Vancouver 2007.04.16
Military Info : 1775 – enlisted in the Navy (when the British took Castine); 24 Oct 1783 – discharged at Charlotte Town Island, St. John, NB; after four years service with the 1st Battalion, King’s Rangers, Captain Edward Mainwaring’s Company, Lt. Col. Robert Rogers, Commanding
Loyalist Genealogy : UE certificate application.
Family History : After the war, Stephen served for two years on the committee that ran the boundary line between Maine and New Brunswick (under the direction of his former commander of the Navy).
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Submitted by Linda Drake
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