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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

References to Pell Family Members in "Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution"

In 1864, Little, Brown and Company published a book by Lorenzo Sabine entitled "Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with an Historical Essay" in two volumes. Sabine provided brief biographical data for many Loyalists including a couple of Pell family members from the Manor of Pelham. Below are the brief entries with citations to their sources.

"PELL, JOHN. Of New York. Ensign in the Queen's Rangkers. A prisoner in Northampton, Massachusetts; released from jail, November 5, 1779."

Source: Sabine, Lorenzo, Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution with An Historical Essay by Lorenzo Sabine in Two Volumes, Vol. II, p. 157 (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company 1864).

"PELL, JOSHUA. Farmer. In 1782 a Loyalist Associator at New York to settle at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, the following year, with his family of fourteen persons."

Source: Id., p. 565.

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