He was born in Bondu, Senegambia, West Africa. A community of farmers and traders.
1758 - 1760
He had been captured by slave traders and taken from his community in Africa. Then taken to market to be sold to people in the slave market.
1760 - 1776
With his new christian name he was given he worked as a slave and was given what he needed (food and clothes) but was not a free man.
He was sold and he was branded by a British officer named Pierpoint and forcibly transported to New England where he began his life as a slave..
1776 - 1788
When the american revolution began black slaves where offered to fight for their freedom. this resulted in the creation of the Butler's Rangers in which Richard Pierpoint was a member
1788 - 1812
After the British loss in the revolution Pierpoint and the loyalists escaped to Canada where Pierpoint lived on 200 acres with other free blacks.
War of 1812
1812 - 1815
During the war of 1812 Pierpoint served as a soldier for the british military. Again serving in a black regiment, the regiment was disbanded and Pierpoint was given 100 acres of forest land to live on.
1815 - 1837
After receiving his 100 acres of land for being a veteran to the military he decided to try and get a return ticket to Bondu in turn for his 100 acres but was denied he lived there until death in 1837.