Olive Tree Genealogy is continuing a new Alphabet Genealogy series of blog posts. I'm not following the usual way of going A-Z surnames. Instead I will create a one word "tag". Then I will share an ancestor (mine, my husband's, an inlaw's or one of my children's) who fits the tag
Today's letter is L for Loyalists.
Loyalist is any person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in
times of revolt). During the American Revolution in what was to become
the United States of America, a Loyalist (also called UEL - United
Empire Loyalist) was anyone who remained loyal to the King of England.
They were called Tories in their own country but Loyalists elsewhere.
Most fled to Canada and helped settle that country, particularly Ontario
and Nova Scotia
I have 3 Loyalist ancestors - Isaac Van Valkenburg aka Vollick, his son Cornelis Vollick and Jacob Larroway, the father-in-law of Cornelis Vollick. All of them fought in Butler's Rangers and settled in the Niagara area of what is now Ontario.
If anyone else is a descendant of Isaac the Loyalist, or his sons Cornelis Vollick and Storm Follick, I wrote a 3 volume set of books on this family for genealogists.
From Van Valkenburg to Vollick: V.1 The Loyalist Isaac Van Valkenburg aka Vollick and his Vollick & Follick Children by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
Available on Amazon.com or Amazon.ca or e-book version V. 1 From Van Valkenburg to Vollick
I've also written a guide for researchers who are seeking a Loyalist ancestor in Ontario.
Guide to Finding a Loyalist Ancestor in Upper Canada (Ontario) is available in paperback or as an e-book on Amazon.com and on Amazon.ca