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Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye

 
 
Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker
Inscription.  Soldier, politician, diplomatist and colonizer, de Puisaye was born at Mortagne-en-Perche, France, about 1755 and enlisted in the French Army at 18. Elected to the States General in 1789, he supported reform but, alarmed by the course of the Revolution, later organized resistance on behalf of the Royalists. Outlawed, he sought refuge in England and in 1795, as Lieutenant-General, led an ill-fated expedition to Quiberon, Brittany. Three years later, with some fourty other emigres, he arrived in Upper Canada and established a short-lived settlement in the Markham-Vaughan region. In 1799 he purchased a farm here on which he lived until he moved to England in 1802. There he died in 1827.
 
Erected by Erected by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board Department of Public Records and Archives of Ontario.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 43° 13.021′ N, 79° 3.6′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region
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. Marker is on Niagara Parkway south of Line Road 2, on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located along the Canadian side of the Niagara River, midway between the towns Queenston and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15606 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand View (approx. one kilometer away in the U.S.); Thomas Moore (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); McFarland House 1800 (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Field House (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Capture of Fort Niagara 1813 (approx. 2 kilometers away); Brown's Point (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); British Landing (approx. 2.2 kilometers away in the U.S.); a different marker also named Brown's Point (approx. 2.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the rim of the Niagara River
Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker
View looking south along the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail of the historical marker.
Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye Marker
View looking north along the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail of the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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