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Re: List of United Empire Loyalists
Posted by: Marilyn Everts Critari (ID *****3841) Date: November 03, 2010 at 13:01:28
In Reply to: Re: List of United Empire Loyalists by secord of 18089

I can't figure out the parents of the Luther in NB, who was a Loyalist. Gilbert's brother Luther was a soldier during the American Revolution, serving CT. as private. DAR #156227.

Gilbert was definitely a Tory:
Sources: 1. Chapin Family History, Vol. 1, p. 171 by
Gilbert Warren Chapin, 1924, Pub. by the Chapin Family History Association, Hartford, CT.
2. Vermont His., Vol. XXIX, No. 2, April 1961 in article titled, "An Unknown Vermonter: Sylvanus Evarts, Governor Chittenden's Tory Brother-in-Law" by Gwilyn R. Roberts,
From the Vermont His. Society, p. 95 &96:
"Before 1776, Gilbert moved to Castleton, Rutland Co., VT, with other Tories, including some family members [among them his uncle Sylvanus and his son Oliver]. When the Vermont Court met in April 1778, all real and personal property was declared forfeit to the state by reason of treasonable conduct for supporting the British army. Gilbert's farm, sheep, corn, leather and household goods
were confiscated by the state. After the Revolution, Gilbert left Castleton and went to Salisbury, Addison Co., VT. where he still owned land granted to him some 20 years earlier." (by his father John Everts of Salisbury, CT.)
Some time after war, Vermont allowed former Tories to again live in the state.

Gilbert was born 1741/42 Guilford, CT. and died in Clinton Co., New York where he owned a farm. No one knows exactly when he died because he lost contact with family, although he was mentioned in his mother's will around 1802.

The Rev. War split families apart just like the Civil War. All mine were Yankees.


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