Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell
—c. 1750-1809 —
Born in Scotland, Macdonell came to New York in 1773. Commissioned ensign in the Royal Highland Emigrants (84th Regiment) in June 1775 and later transferred to Butler's Rangers, Macdonell served with distinction until 1784 when he settled with his clansmen in Charlottenburg Township. He represented Glengarry in the Legislative Assembly (1792–1800) and was chosen the first speaker (1792–96). Macdonell served as Lieutenant of Glengarry (1793–1808), commander of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Volunteers (1796–1802), and paymaster of the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion from 1807 until his death.
Erected 1923 by Historic Sites
Location. 45° 2.367′ N, 74° 37.157′ W. Marker is in Cornwall, Ontario, in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 2 and Stonehouse Point Road, on the right when traveling east on County Highway 2. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cornwall, Ontario K6H 5R5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Inverarden (approx. 4.1 kilometers away); "Cariboo" Cameron (approx. 4.4 kilometers away); Captain Samuel Anderson (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); The French Presence in Cornwall (approx. 7.6 kilometers away); The Glengarry Fencibles (approx. 8 kilometers away); Right Reverend John Strachan (approx. 8.8 kilometers away); Cornwall Grammar School (approx. 8.8 kilometers away); War of 1812 (approx. 8.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cornwall.
Also see . . . Parks Canada - Glengarry House National Historic Site. (Submitted on May 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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