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Franklin Germenis Etter (abt. 1752 - 1828)

Franklin Germenis (Francis) Etter
Born about in Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at about age 76 in Chester, Nova Scotia Colonymap
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Francis Etter was a United Empire Loyalist.
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Biography

Birth

Franklin Germenis Etter was born about 1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Peter Etter (1715–1794) and Margaretta Martin (abt. 1723–1754).

Siblings

Baptism

Franklin "Germantus" Etter was baptized[1] March 28, 1766, at Christ Church, Braintree, Mass., the son of Peter and Margaret Etter.

Marriage

Francis married Elizabeth Cleverly (born March 31, 1755 in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts; daughter of Joseph Cleverly (1713–1802) and Esther (Minor) Cleverly (1731–1770)).

Children

Occupation

A justice of the peace and a glassmaker. Also served as town clerk of Chester, NS.

From poll tax rolls 1791-93, online at NSARM:

  • Occupation: Army Lt. Tax 050 pounds, sheet 50. NS Poll tax rolls 1791-93, online at NSARM.
  • Occupation: Army Lt., resident of Chester, tax 054 pounds, livestock noted. sheet 062.NS


Military Service

He was a Loyalist who emigrated to Canada on 17 Mar 1776. Sailed to Halifax, NS, from Boston on Evacuation Day 1776.

He made stockings for the British Army during the American Revolution.

Military service began 26 Oct 1777. Served in 7th British Fusiliers. He was promoted to Lt. in the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteers, Dec. 25, 1780.

Military service ended in 1783. [2]

Religion

Served as a Vestryman at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Death

Francis died on September 28, 1828 in Chester, Nova Scotia Colony, aged 75.[3]

Burial

Buried at Chester Presbyterian Cemetery, Chester, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Sources

  1. Mayflower Descendant, V36:45
  2. From the Nova Scotia Genealogist, VolumeV/2, page 110, "Abstract of Provisions: 8 Oct/17 Dec 1783, Halifax, NS, compiled by Freda Withrow. This list is noted as an Abstract of Provisions, Necessaries, Etc. issued from His Majesty's Storehouses in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by order of the Honorable Bridadier General Fox, Commanding His Majesty's Troops in this province to disbanded Corps, Loyalists and others from the 8th October to the 17th December 1783. What Corps Issued to: Royal Nova Scotia Volunteers Where settled: Nova Scotia Under Whose Direction: F.G. Etter # of Men, Women, Children: 23, 4, 13
  3. The Loyalists of Massachusetts, Their Memorials, Petitions and Claims (source for military and burial information). Author: E. Alfred Jones. London St. Catherine Press, Stanford St., NE, 1930. Page: p. 134
  • Mayflower Descendant, V36:45
  • From the Nova Scotia Genealogist, VolumeV/2, page 110, "Abstract of Provisions: 8 Oct/17 Dec 1783, Halifax, NS, compiled by Freda Withrow. This list is noted as an Abstract of Provisions, Necessaries, Etc. issued from His Majesty's Storehouses in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by order of the Honorable Bridadier General Fox, Commanding His Majesty's Troops in this province to disbanded Corps, Loyalists and others from the 8th October to the 17th December 1783. What Corps Issued to: Royal Nova Scotia Volunteers Where settled: Nova Scotia Under Whose Direction: F.G. Etter # of Men, Women, Children: 23, 4, 13
  • Vital Statistics From Nova Scotia Newspapers (source for death information). Acadian Register, 11 Oct 1828, #3073
  • The NS Genealogist. Vol. II, p. 110: "Abstract of Provisions, 8 Oct/17 Dec. 178 3, by Freda Withrow.
  • Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010). Vol 36, p 45. Christ Church, Braintree, Mass. Baptisms. Year: 1766. "Franklin Germartus Etter son of Peter & Margaret bapt. Mch. 28"




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