John Stoneburgh was born c1788 into a family with Loyalist roots in lower New York and Bergen County New Jersey. He was the eldest son of Loyalist Peter Stoneburgh Sr. and Hannah Nix. John was also the grandson of Loyalist Harmanus Nix Sr. who died during the Revolutionary War while serving in the New Jersey Volunteers.
Abraham Chase was born in Oneida NY in 1783, the son of Abraham Chase Sr. and Catherine Rogers. His father and grandfather Phineas had served as Rebels in the 14th Albany County Militia during the Revolutionary War.
William Johnson, b 23 Dec 1785 to Andrew and Mary (Lawson, Lassen) Johnson in Dutchess County, NY and moved to Hallowell Township, Prince Edward County in 1788. Here he settled on Lot 3, Conc 1, Hallowell, Ontario.
Commanding Officer: Captain David Sager
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1st Regiment Prince Edward Militia
James Cotter, veteran of the War of 1812, was the son of a United Empire Loyalist, James Cotter Senior. His father, in his Loyalist Claim (Ancestry.ca) stated that he was “a Native of Ireland”, that he “came to America 36 years ago”, that he “lived in Johnstown”, that he “came with Sir John [Johnson] to Canada at first”, and that he “served all the War”. His name appears in several sources including his Upper Canada Land Petition and the book, The History and Master Roll of The King’s Royal Regiment of New York, [KRRNY] Revised Edition (2006) by Brigadier General Ernest A. Cruikshank and Gavin K. Watt. This source identifies his wife as Lucretia. (This source also indicates a wife Magdalena (1785) but evidence to support this has not been found.) As well as James Cotter Junior, James Cotter Senior had an older son, Richard, who also served with the KRRNY, as a sergeant. Richard married Experience Rose, daughter of Loyalist Matthias Rose. He died in 1791 with one son, David Cotter. James Cotter Senior also had a daughter, Eleanor, who married Loyalist John Dusenbury. The couple had several children.