1749-1833Born 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.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 407171 N 4909035|
|Decimal Degrees||44.32865000, -76.16428333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 19.719', W 76° 9.857'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 19' 43.14" N, 76° 9' 51.42" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 30-50 King St E, Gananoque Ontario K7G 1E8, CA|
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