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Elizbeth McConney NY>NB 1783
Posted by: Alex Lawrence (ID *****6264) Date: December 08, 2002 at 10:18:50
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I'm looking for information regarding Elizabeth McConney (or perhaps McConnell), b about 1753 D 17 April 1829 in Queensbury New Brunswick. Elizabeth married Moses Hallett of Hallett's Cove NY on August 30 1783 just before leaving with the Loyalist Fleet for what is now New Brunswick...fleeing the newly formed United States to remain under the British Crown.

I am actually interested in finding the father of her son Isaac Lawrence (b Newtown NY 11 July about 1776...maybe a little earlier). This individual may be John Lawrence (possibly of Newtown of the "Long Island Lawrences").

When Elizabeth married Moses Hallett she was listed as "spinster" even though she had a son with another surname. Was John a loyalist (Tory) killed during the revolution, a rebel (Patriot) killed or separated from her during the revolution, just a ship that passed in the night?

Being somewhat younger than Moses did she marry him for convenience so she could go to New Brunswick? Why did she want to leave New York and settle in the wilderness on the Saint John River?

Any insights into this mixed up story would be greatly appreciated.

Alex Lawrence (gggg grandson of Elizabeth and ???)
Scugog Ontario

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