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Subject: Re: John Depue
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 22:05:51 EST
In a message dated 12/22/98 8:02:12 AM Central Standard Time,
<< Can anyone identify the John Depue in the following record?
from Afahel Buck To all People to Whom thefe Prefents Shall Come Greeting Know
ye that I Afahel Buck of the County of Dutches and Province of New york Do for
the Confideration of Eight pounds money of New york Received to my full
fatisfaction of John Depew of ye County of Cumberland and province of
Yes, Celia, this John Depew, b. ca 1728 of unknown parentage, is the same John
Depew who subsequently joined the British forces at Niagara under Lt. Col.
John Butler, later famous for commanding the provincial regiment of Loyalist
troops known as Butler's Rangers. He served the entire war in the Indian
Department and Forresters (a colloquial name for the Indian Dept.) and was
employed primarily in carrying intelligence dispatches between Niagara and New
York. Two, and possibly three, of his sons served in Butler's Rangers. John
was married to Mary McCreedy/McCrady (possibly of New Rochelle, NY) and
together they had seven children who lived. After the war, he and Mary were
granted land at the head of Burlington Bay in what is now Hamilton, Ontario.
John died in 1799. He was my 4th g-grandfather.
I have a great many more details and quite a bit of primary source material
that I'm happy to share if they are of interest to you.
May I inquire as to your interest in this John Depew?...she asked hopefully,
looking for a new cousin for Christmas... :-)
PS - Celia, are you by any chance related to the Champaign/Urbana Depews? (My
husband is from Champaign, and I've noticed that name down there.)