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Ebenezer Allan 1752-1813

Ebenezer Allan 1752-1813

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted November, 2004

Ebenezer Allan 1752-1813

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

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The Township of Middlesex Centre
In Delaware, on the west side of Gideon Drive (Road 3)
just north of Longwoods Road (Road 2)

Coordinates: N 42 54.488 W 81 25.266


Plaque Text

Born in New Jersey, Allan joined the Loyalist forces in 1777 and served with Butler's Rangers and the Indian Department during the American Revolution. The founder of Rochester, N.Y., he moved to Upper Canada in 1794 and obtained 810 ha of land in this area. That year he built a grist-mill around which grew the community of Delaware. Allan became involved in bitter disputes with the authorities over his land transactions, and at the outbreak of the War of 1812, joined the Americans. While engaged in spreading disaffection among the local settlers, he was arrested and imprisoned. Released early in 1813, he died shortly thereafter.

Related Ontario plaque
Butler's Rangers



War of 1812

Middlesex Centre Plaques

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> Posted November 3, 2010
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