Thank you very much for the info on the Loyalists. I have been wondering if the New Jersey Volunteers would have been from the same area, such as the same county, and so your input was very helpful. I am trying to document Stephen Sands Sr. a Loyalist, and his son Stephen Sands Jr. On the 1850 Eaton Grant (now Caribou, Maine) Stephen Jr. said he was 72 and born in Rhode Island. Stephen Sr. in his first land petition (from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick website) says he was a Queen's Ranger. Stephen Sr. was in Captain McCrea's company and was part of the surrender in 1781. Researching the regiment Stephen Sr. was in might give me a clue as to where to look for baptismal informaiton/christening information, marriage records, etc.
By the way, Jonas Whiteneck and Mary Walton are on the 1850 census. It is available on-line. The puzzle for me is that some researchers think that Stephen Jr.'s third wife, Elizabeth Post Walton Sands, was the mother of Mary Walton, Jonas' wife. I am not sure what to think. One source refers to Mary as the daughter of a James Walton, and to that James as "a half-brother" to Stephen Sands....
I just discovered the Advanced Loyalist website. I have yet to figure out an exact web address that will let me access the sight. I do a search for The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies and the first website that comes up on the list is it. You could also try this link
but it might just tell you that you are not authorized to view the site. So do the search, it will work that way.
On the home page, on the left side, second option down (I think:) is the "seach" option. Click there and then enter Whiteneck (I can't remember which spelling will come up, so try a few if the first spelling you use doesn't come up with anything). I did find John Whiteneck on one page....
The 1850 census is at
And, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick is at
I have posted all this information here instead of e-mailing you directly in case another researcher might benefit it.
Feel free to e-mail me directly. I will watch for what you are looking for, and I would appreciate any help with my Mary Walton puzzle!!!
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