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Cornwall in Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Counties, Ontario — Central Canada

Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell



—c. 1750-1809 —

Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
1. Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell Marker
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.

Né en Écosse, Macdonell arriva à New York en 1773. Nommé -enseigne dans les Royal Highland Emigrants (84th Regiment) en juin 1775, il passa ensuite aux Butler's Rangers avec lesquels il se distingua jusqu'en 1784. À cette date il alla s'établir avec ses compagnons de clan dans le comté de Charlottenburg. Il représenta Glengarry à l'Assemblée législative (1792-1800) dont il fut le premier président (1792-96). Macdonell fut lieutenant de Glengarry (1793-1808), commanda le 2e bataillon des Royal

Wideview of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, May 19, 2017
2. Wideview of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell Marker
Canadian Volunteers (1796-1802) et fut paie-maître du 10th Royal Veteran Battalion en 1807.
Erected 1923 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
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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Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell image. Click for full size.
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3. Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell
Provincial Aid-de-Camp to Major General Sir Isaac Brock;
M.P. for Glengarry;
Attorney General of Upper Canada.

From a Silhouette in possession of John Alexander Macdonell, K.C., Alexandria

This image of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macdonell appeared in The War of 1812 by John Richardson and Alexander Clark Casselman 1902.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on April 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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