Gananoque in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Colonel Joel Stone
Born in Connecticut, Stone forfeited his home and property there when he fled to New York to serve with the Loyalist militia during the American Revolution. He came to Canada in 1786, settled with his family in New Johnstown (now Cornwall) and was eventually granted 700 acres of land on the west bank of the Gananoque River. Here, he established mercantile operations, including a sawmill and a ferry service to cross the river. Stone was appointed Justice of the Peace for Leeds County in 1796, Collector of Customs for Gananoque in 1802, and later, a Surveyor of Highways and Roads. In 1809, he was appointed Colonel of the 2nd Leeds Militia and was in command when American forces raided the village in September 1812. The settlement established by Stone formed the nucleus of the present town of Gananoque.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Trust.
Location. 44° 19.719′ N, 76° 9.857′ W. Marker is in Gananoque, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville Counties. Marker is on King Street East (Ontario Route 2) 0.2 kilometers west of Stone Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located on the front lawn of the Gananoque Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 King Street East, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1E9, Canada.
Other nearby markers. Private John Henry (Harry) Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Gananoque Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Raid on Gananoque (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Gananoque (about 210 meters away); War of 1812-1814 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Elizabeth Rabb Beatty (approx. 14.6 kilometers away); World War II Memorial (approx. 26 kilometers away in the U.S.); Hollenbeck • Mein • Handley Memorials (approx. 26 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Gananoque.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Joel Stone. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary •
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