Richard Pierpoint

By: Billy Cole

Military

Enlisted in the American war

1776

Richard Pierpoint enlisted in the American war with about a dozen African Americans because those who lived were promised freedom.

End of the war

1783

The British lost the war and Pawpine went to Canada, and was once again a free man.

War of 1812

1812

Pierpoint sent a petition requesting to raise an army of Ècoloured corpses to fight the americans. They accepted because there were not enough whites. They were let by a tavern owner.

Coloured Corpses remustered

1837

The militia unit was brought back to defend the colonied from William Mackenzies republicans.

Slavery

Shipped to New England (U.S.)

1760

At 15, Richard was captured by slave traders in Bondu, Shipped then sold to a brittish officer named Pawpine.

Personal Life

Born

1744

Richard Pierpint was born in 1744 in Bondu

Requested adjacent land

1794

Richard Pierpoint sent a petition requesting adjacent land to the other African Aerican veterans but it was denied.

Requested to go back to Bondu

1815

the coloured unit was dispanded and he was eligable to 100 acres of forest land but sent out one final petition requesting to go back to Bondu. It was denied.

Finished building his Home

1822

At the age of 78, Richard had finished building his homestead and was finally a proprety owner instead of an owned proprety.

Death

1835 - 1840

Richard Pierpoint most likely died between these two dates but it is not certain When he died, he was burried on his own land near Fergus.