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Jeremiah Pemberton

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Son of William Pemberton and Sarah Pemberton (Drury)
Husband of Susanna Pemberton
Father of Adam Pemberton
Brother of Elizabeth Man (Pemberton)

Managed by: Brian Hill
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About Jeremiah Pemberton

Notes and affidavits in suport of Jeremiah Pemberton's claim for reparations from the Crown after the American Revolution:

Pemberton, Jeremiah of Albany Co. Memorial Annapolis, NS, 1786. At the beginning of the war he lived on a farm given to him by his father.

On the day before the Saratoga Convention Burgoyne asked him to carry a despatch to Gen. Clinton, then supposed to be in the Highlands, promising him 200 guineas if he succeeded. When the claimant arrived in the Highlands he found that Clinton had retired to NY. The area was then so covered with rebels that he was obliged to remain in the woods until March when he finally reached NY after incredible hardships and delivered the despatch; he was never paid a farthing for this service.

He was twice made prisoner while serving in NY and commanded a Co. at the defence of Bergen blockhouse, an action hardly equalled for bravery. He was an Ens. in Col. Jessup's Regt. of Loyal Americans.

He came to NS where he has tried to improve the land granted him by the King but, never having been accustomed to labour, his prospects are deplorable. Claim for horses, cattle, etc.

Evidences: Note by Thomas Barclay dated Wilmot 7 February 1786 that the claimant has a wife and several children and is in want. Affidavit sworn 5 April 1790 by Samuel Steams that he knows the claimant to be a loyalist who served in NY in 1777 and received letters from him when he was in Quebec informing him that he had been prosecuted in Albany. Rejected. (13/15/90-95,42/481-482).

-- American Migrations 1765-1799, p315

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Jeremiah Pemberton's Timeline

December 6, 1775
Age 20
Albany, NY, USA
- 1782
Age 22

Served as Ensign in Colonel Jessup's Regiment of Loyal Americans, also known as the King's Loyal American Rangers.

The King's Loyal Americans
Commanded by Ebeneezer Jessup, and raised in 1776. The Jessups were a wealthy merchant family from the Grand Falls area, 45 miles north of Albany; other family members involved in the corps were Edward and Joseph. Jessup's Corps took part in the ill-fated Burgoyne Campaign in 1777; the survivors were condensed with McAlpin's Corps and Peters' Queens Loyal Rangers in 1781 at St. John's, Quebec. The unit was disbanded in 1784, with members settling in Grenville County, Ontario.
Additional information extracted from R. Garret cited on the Canadian-Roots-L mailing list.

Age 27
Annapolis, NS, Canada

Name: Jeremiah Pemberton
Year: 1782
Place: Annapolis, Nova Scotia
Family Members: 2 relatives & 3 children
Source Publication Code: 8750.40
Primary Immigrant: Pemberton, Jeremiah

Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of mention in the New World. Place of origin, birth date, occupation, reference to original source, and other genealogical information may also be provided.

Source Bibliography: SMITH, LEONARD H., JR., and NORMA H. SMITH. Nova Scotia Immigrants to 1867. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. 546p.
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