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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Molly Brant

 
 
Molly Brant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
1. Molly Brant Marker
Inscription.  Born about 1736, Molly Brant (Degonwadonti) was a member of a prominent Mohawk family. About 1759 she became the wife of Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Province of New York and a powerful figure in that colony. Well-educated and a persuasive speaker, Molly Brant wielded great influence among the Iroquois and was responsible for much of Johnson's success in dealing with them. Following the outbreak of the American Revolution she and her younger brother Joseph played a leading role in persuading the Confederacy to support Britain. In 1777 she fled to Canada and after the war, in recognition of her services, was granted a pension by the government. She settled in Cataraqui (Kingston) where she died in 1796.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 13.984′ N, 76° 29.08′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on Queen Street west of Bagot Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the southeast
Molly Brant Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Saint Paul's Anglican Church in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
2. Molly Brant Marker • wide view
(Saint Paul's Anglican Church in background)
corner of St Paul's Anglican Church, on the west side of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 Queen Street, Kingston, Ontario K7K 1A8, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lower Burial Ground 1783-1863 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Kingston Custom House / Bâtiment des Douanes de Kingston (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Rev. John Stuart (approx. half a kilometer away); The King's Royal Regiment of New York (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Brant (Konwatsi'tsiaiénni). Mary Brant, Konwatsi'tsiaiénni (Mohawk), Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) leader, Loyalist, diplomat, and political activist (generally known as Molly Brant), was one of the most important women in North American Indigenous history. Consulted by Indigenous people on matters of importance, she was a powerful ally to the British forces and served as their highly effective intermediary with the Iroquois in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783). (Submitted on October 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Saint Paul's Anglican Church<br>(<i>marker visible at bottom right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
3. Saint Paul's Anglican Church
(marker visible at bottom right)
 

2. Molly Brant (Wikipedia). Since 1994, Brant has been honored as a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada. She was long ignored or disparaged by historians of the United States, but scholarly interest in her increased in the late 20th century. She has sometimes been controversial, criticized for being pro-British at the expense of the Iroquois. A devout Anglican, Brant is commemorated on April 16 in the calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada, as well as the Episcopal Church. No portraits of her are known to exist; an idealized likeness is featured on a statue in Kingston and on a Canadian stamp issued in 1986. (Submitted on October 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US RevolutionaryWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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