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Re: Sanuel Flake b, 1740 Anson, NC
Posted by: Jay Stein Date: December 12, 2000 at 00:10:14
In Reply to: Re: Sanuel Flake b, 1740 Anson, NC by Stan Flake of 536

Stan, the story gets even more interesting. Samuel Flake was arrested for refusing to take the "Oath of Allegiance and at his trial it came out that the reason he refused was because he stated that after the Battle of Almanace, as a part of his parole, as it was of almost all of those captured, was to swear an Oath of allegiance to the King and since this he had sworn before God, he could not go back on that even though he support the cause. Several of his neighbors testified on his behalf and he was freed and continued to have the respect and admiration of his fellow citizens. His lands and property were never ceased as they were in the case of most loyalists. In fact, I believe one can even gain entry into the DAR under Samuel's name because he served on a jury during the revolutionary war, or something like that. In any case, he was a patriot, but was labeled a loyalist only because he refused to take the oath.
Jay


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