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Subject: Oops , You did it again UELAC
Date: September 24, 2017
Recently on 12 07 2017 , my cousin Barbara Sue Gressel received her Certificate of UE Status from UELAC as a PROVEN descendant of our common Peter Grant KRRNY UE of Lot 10 Front Charlottenburg Glengarry [ I have no dispute with this finding ] . If you go to UELAC Directory of Loyalists , and scroll down on "G" page you will find Barbara's name next to said Peter Grant , problem is her name appears with that of "PROVEN" UE Elizabeth Annabelle Field from Vancouver Branch 2016 05 06 , and this is incorrect .
As I understand it , this Elizabeth Annabelle Field claimed to be from a Peter Grant married to an Isabella Cameron , and that his father was Angus Grant married to Ellen "Nellie" McDonell , and if this is correct , her Peter Grant UE is a different guy from Barbara's and my Peter Grant KRRNY UE Lot 10 Front Charlottenburg Glengarry .
I will now take the liberty of extending Elizabeth Annabelle Field genealogy back one more generation .
Big John the Robber Grant b. abt. 1725 married to Mary McIntyre who gave birth to their son Angus Balagooey Grant in 1745 . This Big John the Robber Grant was said to have been out stealing cattle to feed the Bonnie Prince's army when Battle of Culloden took place , and he did not fight there . This Big John the Robber Grant was "transported" with some 80 other Grant to the Caribbean Islands , and he returned to Scotland 14 years later [ this accounts for age gap between said Angus Balagooey Grant and his siblings ] . Big John the Robber Grant and family emigrated to the Mohawk Valley NY circa 1773 , and he apparently died there or enroute to Canada circa 1783 .
Angus Balagooey Grant aka The Laird of Martintown received Lot 24 South Side Raisin River aka SSRR at Martintown , and he leased out Lots to tenants , hence the name Laird of Martintown . Angus' son Peter Grant UE married Isabella Cameron and they farmed this Lot 24 SSRR as did their daughter Christy Grant who married John Duldreggan Grant son of Alexander Alex Grant and Ann / Nancy McDonell of Lot 26 SSSBRR [ Street Road] Charlottenburg Glengarry who had acquired said Lot 26 Street Road from his father John Duldreggan Grant b. 1737 d. 1802 who appears on McNiff's Map 1786 holding Lots 25 & 26 SSSBRR as Mr John Grant . Many "Grant" genealogists have mixed up the personages of Big John the Robber Grant b. abt. 1725 d. abt. 1783 NY and John Duldreggan Grant Lots 25 & 26 Street Road b. 1737 d. 1802 , and the confusion was not aided by both these John Grant having married a Mary McIntyre , but the Mary McIntyre who gave birth to Angus Balagooey Grant in 1745 was not the Mary McIntyre who gave birth to Alpin Grant b. 1802 [ youngest son of John Duldreggan Grant Lots 25 & 26 ] . While your on that "G" page of UELAC Directory of Loyalists , you might want to check out said John Duldreggan Grant , and see how UELAC has handled his "PROVEN" UE Status ... NOT .