Gananoque in Leeds & 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 & Grenville Counties. Marker is on King Street East (Provincial Highway 2) 0.2 kilometers west of Stone Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch 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); Thousand Islands International Bridge (approx. 15.1 kilometers away); The Darling Store / Le magasin Darling (approx. 16.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.