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George Keefer (abt. 1740 - abt. 1778)

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George Keefer aka Kieffer
Born about in Alsace, Francemap
Husband of — married before in Newton. New Jerseymap
Died about in Staten Island, Richmond, New Yorkmap
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Biography

George fought on the Loyalist side in the Revolutionary War. One source says the New Jersey Volunteers and another the Queen's Rangers. His widow remarried to Adam Micheal Teeter, a patriot who fought in Morgan's Rifle Regiment. The online dictionary lists George's death as 1783 (probably of typhus) but other sources show a Christmas 1778 death at the army camp. 1783 is probably too late, as his widow had started a new family by 1781.[1]

Sources

  • Ancestry.com - Secord/Coleman Family and Lundy's of the Battle of Lundy's Lane of the War of 1812 and Elson/Kauppina/Bentley/Couke.

Footnotes

  1. Entered by Dave Rutherford.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Dave Rutherford for starting this profile. Click the Changes tab for the details of contributions by Dave and others.



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