1735-1816Born in Stamford, Connecticut, he forfeited 500,000 acres near Albany, New York, by taking up arms for the King on the outbreak of the American Revolution. He raised the Loyal (Jessup's) Rangers and served under Burgoyne. This corps was disbanded at the end of the war, its members settling in the present Leeds and Grenville Counties, and on the Bay of Quinte. In return for his services, Jessup received extensive lands from the Crown. In 1810 a townsite was surveyed on this grant which he named after Robert Prescott, Governor-in-Chief of Canada, 1797-1807.
|Placed By||Ontario Archaeological and Historical Sites Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 459678 N 4951098|
|Decimal Degrees||44.71213333, -75.50905000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 42.728', W 75° 30.543'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 42' 43.68" N, 75° 30' 32.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 300-398 2, Prescott Ontario , CA|
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