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Richard Springer

Richard Springer was a Private in Butler’s Rangers, and was my 5th Great Grandfather!

He was born in September 1757, in Albany, New York, to a Methodist minister. After his father David was shot by revolutionary troops at Poughkeepsie NY (on his way to join Loyalist forces), his mother walked with her younger children to …

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Benjamin Lockwood

The Lockwood family in North America began when two brothers left England for the colony of Governor Winthrop. Over a hundred years later, before the war between the American colonies and England, Benjamin was born in New York.

After this war, he became a Loyalist refugee. Along with some family, his parents and others, he …

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