In the petition of Jacob Sypes, (of Col Butler's Rangers)he states that he is married to the daughter of Fred'k Williams, who joined the Royal Standard previous to the year 1783."He requests land for self, wife (a dtr of a UE Loyalist) and his child.Was granted 200 acres of land as Military Land, 100 acres as family land and 200 acres to his wife as the daughter of a UEL. Testimony from Ralfe Clench (Newark 14th of April '97), verified that Jacob Sipes was married to the daughter of Frederick Williams who had satisfied the Justices in Session, [and] that he had joined the Royal Standard in Amenia before the year 1783.
Kirsten Bowman has just revealed info PROVING that there were 2 United Empire Loyalists by the same name.Found in the petitions for UEL land grants:
Frederich/Frederick Williams served 1778-1780 in Capt Elias Smith's Engineer Dept in New York & Phildelphia . A carpenter, he was discharged but continued to serve in other capacities until the end of the Revolutionary War.He had a wife and 5 or 6 chldren (not including a PROBABLE daughter Catherine Williams, wife of Jacob Sypes/Sipes/Sykes) and was granted '450 acres including family tracts, if not before granted"
The Other was Frederick Williams, the Capt in James Delancey's Regiment of Militia, who was first in Annapolis county, Nova Scotia and later settled at the Head of St Mary's Bay...