Saturday, 17 September 2011

From Bergmann's "Events and counter events of the years of struggle" published 1793 in Leith ,Edinburgh...

In 1772 that half of New York which held borders with the Indian lands and Canada was separated from Albany to form two Counties. The majority was named Tyron County and the smaller part Karl Frederick County ( henceforth known as KFC) for posterity.

Both Counties entered the war divided. Some communities and families joined whole-heartily with the revolution whist others remained loyal to old ties and bonds. In the KFC those of German Palatinate and Tradgardland origins had no great attachment to England and were subject to less agonising. Many favoured rebellion and others remembered how ill they had been used by the rich families of the area...

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