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Searching for Benedict Arnold

When:
October 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2019-10-28T19:30:00-04:00
2019-10-28T21:30:00-04:00
Where:
Lansing United Church
Beecroft Rd & Poyntz Ave
Toronto, ON M2N 1K4
Canada
Cost:
Free. Visitors welcome
Searching for Benedict Arnold @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

SEARCHING FOR BENEDICT ARNOLD AND FINDING A DIFFERENT LOYALIST ARNOLD SPY

Speaker: Beth Adams
Wouldn’t it be great to prove Grover Cleveland was related to Benedict Arnold?  Sadly, Beth has yet to make that magical connection, but with the help of her Mother and some cousins, she is now a bona fide United Empire Loyalist descendant through her Cleveland and Arnold lines.

Many families have family lore about their United Empire Loyalist ancestors that is found to be more lore than fact when the search for those elusive “proofs” is begun.  Finding all the proven links between Beth and her Loyalist 5 times great-grandfather took many, many years of searching censuses, land records, wills and tax records everywhere from southwestern Ontario to Digby Nova Scotia to the coast of New Jersey and Long Island, NY.  There were many interesting road trips, new cousins to meet, and in the end—another Loyalist to start all over with!  Beth will outline the processes and her discoveries along the way to UEL status, with lots of pictures and stories to go with them.

Beth Adams has been a Toronto Branch member since 1990 and has, over that time, volunteered in many ways.  She is also a member of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada.  She retired from teaching middle school after 30 years last winter and moved to Pembroke last spring, where she joined the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group, volunteers with the Ottawa Valley Historical Society and helps with the Pembroke Legion’s museum.  Beth has been deeply involved in the Scouting in the past and has three sons who apparently will give her a “cool” when she finds something interesting about their ancestors.

Mini Presentation:
Members of the Toronto and Governor Simcoe Branches of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada will join us during and after the break.  There will be a short presentation on the Association, after which OGS Toronto Branch members will be invited to visit various displays and speak with UEL members about their activities and work.  Displays will include forms for “proving” UEL status, books and maps from the UEL Toronto Branch’s library, period costumes, re-enacting opportunities, etc.  Refreshments will also be available.

 

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28
Mon
7:30 pm Searching for Benedict Arnold
Searching for Benedict Arnold
Oct 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Searching for Benedict Arnold @ Lansing United Church | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
SEARCHING FOR BENEDICT ARNOLD AND FINDING A DIFFERENT LOYALIST ARNOLD SPY Speaker: Beth Adams Wouldn’t it be great to prove Grover Cleveland was related to Benedict Arnold?  Sadly, Beth has yet to make that magical[...]
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