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Captain Samuel Anderson 1736-1836

Captain Samuel Anderson 1736-1836

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Captain Samuel Anderson 1736-1836

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

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The City of Cornwall
On the north side of Montreal Road
just east of Dunbar Avenue


Coordinates: N 45 01.499 W 74 41.038

Map

Plaque Text

This property formed part of the extensive lands granted to Capt. Samuel Anderson, U.E.L., one of the first persons to settle on the site of Cornwall. Born in New England of Irish parents, he served with the British forces during the Seven Years War. At the outbreak of the American Revolution Anderson was imprisoned by the rebels after he had refused a commission in the Continental Army. He escaped in 1776 and was appointed a captain in the 1st Battalion K.R.R.N.Y. He became a justice of the peace for this area in 1785 and later served as the first judge of the Eastern District.

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> Posted January 4, 2011
Readers may wonder what "K.R.R.N.Y." means, on the plaque. It stands for King's Royal Regiment of New York, for which there is a provincial marker in Kingston (see its page on this website). Also, while "Seven Years War" is the name of the global conflict, it's often called the French and Indian War here in the American theatre.
Wayne




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