There he was a black sheep, in a political sense, in the Jones family. Edward Jones, a man of capacity and enterprise, served first in the American army, but discouraged by defeat and disaster, he raised a troop of cavalry among his Tory friends and neighbors and joined the British at Philadelphia. His farm near Leidytown was confiscated. (As worded in the history.)
This is not the most flattering image. It is significant that
the Tories have always been vilified in
the United States and celebrated as Loyalists in
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia,
where our families landed.