BH 3-30 Richard Pierpoints Later Life

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Richard Pierpoint's Later Life

As we walk past the original location of his St. Catharines homestead along Dick's Creek, Caroline McCormick, Santee Smith, and Rosemary Sadlier discuss Richard Pierpoint's life after the War of 1812 and his eventual move to Garafraxa Township, near Fergus.

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'Richard Pierpoint – Settler' by Meredith Blackmore, 2012. Courtesy Wellington County Museum Archives.




Photo courtesy the Harriet Tubman Institute -




A plaque commemorating Richard Pierpoint can be seen on the grounds of John Black Public School, 141 Lamond Street, in Fergus, Ontario. It was originally erected in front of the school, which sits in the middle of what was Pierpoint's property in the Glen Lamond area of West Garafraxa Township (Meyler and Meyler 1999).

As portrayed by Rudy Webb in the Historica Canada Heritage Minute (




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Other resources

Historica Canada Heritage Minutes - Richard Pierpoint.

Meyler, Peter and David Meyler. 1999. A stolen life : searching for Richard Pierpoint. Natural Heritage/Natural History Inc., P.O. Box 95, Station O, Toronto, Ontario M4A 2M8. Online version: Bookmate

Richard Pierpoint. The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Richard Pierpoint and Soldier Stories. The Harriet Tubman Institute.

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