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William Buell, Sr. 1751-1832

William Buell, Sr. 1751-1832

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

William Buell, Sr. 1751-1832

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The City of Brockville
At the northwest corner of
Water Street West and Home Street
1 block south of King Street West

Coordinates: N 44 35.242 W 75 41.128


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Plaque Text

Renowned as the founder of Brockville, Buell was born in Hebron, Connecticut. Shortly after the outbreak of the American Revolution he moved to Quebec where he joined the British forces and eventually served as a commissioned officer in the King's Rangers. In 1784, after his unit had been disbanded, he settled on a Crown grant here in the centre of present-day Brockville. One of the area's first permanent residents, Buell became an influential local citizen. He represented Leeds in the Upper Canadian House of Assembly (1800-04). He also contributed to the development of the community of Elizabethtown (Brockville) by subdividing his holdings into lots for sale to settlers and by donating land for the Johnstown District Court House and Gaol and for several churches.

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