On The Trail of Loyalists

WOW—I MAY HAVE SOME RELARTIVES THERE, I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT SEVERAL (?) CASWELL OR BALLOU FAMILIES WERE LOYALIST. 🙂

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During last three-year of exploring New Brunswick, I have stumbled upon locations of known Loyalist assembly. I initially noticed graveyards had bold signage, identifying United Empire Loyalist burial grounds. I didn’t quiet get the importance of it.

The Loyalists, sounds like a long historical story that I am not getting into, except for this sound bite-After the American Revolution, more than 100,000 former residence of the 13 colonies, that remained loyal to Britain, where virtually homeless. Their property and possessions confiscated, they were bullied and persecuted by former friends and neighbors that sided wi,th the Rebels.

With the promise of land grants and safe passage, they took what they could carry, boarded on British ships and headed for safety within the British Territories.  Nova Scotia at the time, included all the land that is presently New Brunswick, received an influx of these eclectic refugees.  founding of New Brunswick National Historic Plaque

It wasn’t until this summer, when I…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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