1783-1785: Loyalists arrive from New York, The Carolinas, and the East Coast of Fl.

Some of the first settlers that came to Hope Town were Wyannie Malone and three of her children Ephraim, David and Young Wyannie who was married to  Jacob Adams. Both Ephraim and Jacob had been Loyalist soliders in South Carolina. In 1807 both of these men received large land grants on Elbow cay. The deed below shows that Jacob Adams received 260 acres, for his services to King George the Third.