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Loyalist Petition in TRYON COUNTY NEW YORK 1771
Many of these men became Loyalists when the American Revolution began in 1777. Several fought for Butler's Rangers which is where my three Loyalist ancestors fought. Many are descended from my direct ancestors - Vrooman, Van Slyke, Van Alstyne, Bradt.... Many settled in the Niagara area of Ontario when it was opened for settlement to disbanded Rangers of Butler's Rangers in 1783
UEL = United Empire Loyalist. Also note that Butler's Corps of Rangers was headed by Lieutenant-Colonel John Butler who was born at New England Connecticut 1725 and died at Newark Upper Canada (now Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario) in May 1796. John BUTLER was married to Catarina BRADT 1735-1793, d/o Andries BRADT & Ariaantje WEMPLE.
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