This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.
William Barry Phair was born on 17 March 1783 on Staten Island, Colony of New York. His father, Lieutenant Andrew Phair, was an officer in Major General Benedict Arnold’s Loyal American Legion. After the end of the Amercian Revolution, the family came to Fredericton, New Brunswick as Loyalists. Andrew Phair held government appointments such as Deputy Barrack Master and Postmaster, both at Fredericton.