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Jesse Goldsmith




D-30 (180 acres, 5 Feb 1789)

Jesse Goldsmith. Origin: Loyalist.

A Jesse Goldsmith served as a Private in Colonel Samuel Campbell’s Regiment, North Carolina Militia. James Pemberton, a Long Island land grantee, also served in Samuel Campbell’s Regiment. Goldsmith is listed amongst the refugees in East Florida as having arrived from the colony of Carolina. On his land grant of 180 acres, in Clarencetown, Long Island, 5 February1789, his name is written “Jesse Goldsmith, Loyalist.” Jesse married Elizabeth Edan, the widow of George Eden (d. 1786), who also had been a Loyalist. Mr. Edan had fled to East Florida with his wife, Elizabeth, and three children, and they then moved to the Bahamas.

Note: Goldsmith's first name is written on the Tattnall 1792 map as “Gese.”

References: Siebert, LSC, Parrish

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