The Loyalists' basic distrust of republicanism and "mod rule" influenced
Canada's gradual "paper-strewn" path to nationhood, in contrast to the abrupt
and violent upheavals in other countries.
In the two centuries since the Loyalists' arrival, the myths and realities of their
heritage have intertwined to have a powerful influence on how we, as Canadians,
see ourselves. Truly, the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists not only changed
the Course of Canadian history by prompting the British government to
establish the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario, but is also gave them
special characteristics which can be seen today. Perhaps the most striking of
these is the motto on the Ontario coat of arms: Ut incept sic permanet fidelis
that is, "As she began, so she remains, Loyal".
I am guessing at this name based on how Richard's children and grandchildren were named. PDC.
(John Schneider of Florence SC has 'Rachel' for wife but he may have gotten this from my notes.)
This from Kate Cook: : "While the Women Only Wept -- Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern Ontario", by Janice
Potter-MacKinnon, p. 51:
The Fergusons, who owned a farm "in partnership" near Fort Edward and settled west of Cataraqui on the Bay of Quinte
after the Revolution, illustrated how all members of a family were involved in fighting the war. In 1777 the eldest son,
Israel, joined the Burgoyne expedition at Skenesborough. A year later the second son, Richard, joined, to be followed
the following year by Farrington, who was still very young. Rachel, the mother, and her daughters remained at home
behind enemy lines where they supplied and hid raiding parties. In 1779 they were imprisoned "for harboring &
entertaining a Number of Tories who come down from Canada with an inte[n]tion of Murdering the Defenseless