By: Billy Cole
Richard Pierpoint enlisted in the American war with about a dozen African Americans because those who lived were promised freedom.
The British lost the war and Pawpine went to Canada, and was once again a free man.
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.
The militia unit was brought back to defend the colonied from William Mackenzies republicans.
At 15, Richard was captured by slave traders in Bondu, Shipped then sold to a brittish officer named Pawpine.
Richard Pierpint was born in 1744 in Bondu
Richard Pierpoint sent a petition requesting adjacent land to the other African Aerican veterans but it was denied.
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.
At the age of 78, Richard had finished building his homestead and was finally a proprety owner instead of an owned proprety.
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.