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Loyalist Directory: Abraham Upham

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Surname : Upham
Given name : Abraham
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Where Resettled : Country Harbour, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
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Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : King’s Carolina Rangers (1779-1784)
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Date & Place of Birth :  
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Date & Place of Death : 1818
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Mary unknown
Children : William C. Upham b1786 m. Sarah Ann Foy
Biography : Abraham Upham was with the King’s Carolina Rangers at the siege of Savannah on November 29, 1779.  He served from 1779 until his discharge at Country Harbour, Nova Scotia in 1784. 
When the Regiment left Florida in 1784 on its trip to Nova Scotia, the supply ships were loaded with 3 years of supplies. The ships were hijacked by the sailors on board; they sold these supplies in the U.S. for a great profit.
The loyalists were put ashore in Nova Scotia at the onset of winter with no supplies but those which they carried with them.  Many died that winter, but others survived to start their new life in Canada.
Abraham and his wife Mary started a new chapter in their lives in a new country. They had a child named William Upham born 1786.  The family and most of their descendants stayed in Nova Scotia.  Abraham passed away in 1821 and is buried in Country Harbour, Nova Scotia.
Proven Descendants : Hugh Potter of Gov. Simcoe Branch on 2011.04.04; Governor Simcoe 2011-04-04;
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : UE certificate application from Abrham Upham to Hugh Potter.
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information provided by Hugh Potter.
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