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                  FLOYD, HENRY, known as Black Harry
                  PIERPOINT (Parepoint, Pawpine), RICHARD, also known as Captain Dick and Black Dick
                   
                  MARRANT, JOHN, freeborn black American, author, and minister of the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion; b
                   
                  , another slave, and began a family. Soon afterwards, upon being introduced to the Christian religion by a fellow black, he started attending religious services held on the estate by George Liele, a free
                  . unmarried 7 Oct. 1918 near Cambrai, France. Rankin Wheary was a young black man who served with the Canadian infantry in World War
                  been one of that sizeable minority of black loyalists with specialized skills, many of whom plied their trades in the British service, but the absence of tools forced him to seek alternative employment
                   
                   James Thomas, the Welsh-born leader of the black Baptists in Nova Scotia. Although his grandfather died when James was three years old, he benefited from the Thomas family connection, which produced
                  son and one daughter; d. 5 June 1893 in Washington, D.C. The eldest child of a prominent black abolitionist, Mary Ann Camberton Shadd
                   
                  . Anderson R. Abbott was born into a prominent black family in Toronto. After his parents’ store in Alabama had been ransacked, they moved to the northern states. They lived a short time in New York, but
                   
                  PETERS (Petters), THOMAS, black soldier and leader; b
                   
                  -slavery songs at the celebrations which were attended by prominent whites and blacks. About 1859 he opened an “oyster saloon” which developed into the
                   
                  a gifted orator with a disarming sense of humour, must have been an enigma. He had made his way north to Nova Scotia in search of his mother, one of about 2,000 refugee blacks who had left the United
                   Catharines. By 1845 it had become a centre of black migration, for free persons as well as ex-slaves from the United States. Ball more than likely knew Harriet Tubman
                   
                  the War of 1812. Having escaped from plantations in the United States, they travelled along its eastern seaboard in British naval vessels, and in 1815 the majority of the refugee blacks were settled in
                  the Fugitive, the first black newspaper in Upper Canada, at Sandwich on 1 Jan. 1851. A bi-weekly, the Voice militantly attacked racial bigotry, advocating the immediate end to
                   
                  freeman rather than a rural slave. Brown surfaced in Upper Canada in late 1828 as a peripatetic leader of scattered black families between Niagara
                   
                  articulate and one of the most active and respected black secular leaders of the last quarter of the 19th
                  black slaves. States’s engaging forenames suggest that his great-grandfather McCulla may have been one of the several Waterloo veterans who settled in Nova Scotia after the end of the Napoleonic Wars in
                  part of Charlottetown’s West End. The area had a high concentration of blacks, almost all of whom were descended from slaves brought to the Island in the 1780s as a result of the American revolution. The
                  destroyed in 1864, near the end of the Civil War, but with reconstruction came gradual improvement in the lives of the black inhabitants. By 1866 black churches, mostly Baptist, had begun to form in King and
                   
                  MARIE-JOSEPH-ANGÉLIQUE, black slave; b. c. 1710; hanged 21 June 1734 in Montreal
                  educated by Quakers and became a teacher in black schools. In January 1838 he married a Miss Reynolds while he was teaching in Newark, N.J.; they were to have one son. Ward was licensed to preach in May
                   
                   years, eking out an impoverished existence as a market gardener and farmer. British Columbia’s first black immigrants had arrived from San
                  . An escaped slave, James Davis came to Upper Canada via the Underground Railroad in 1850; later, with his wife and children, he took up a farm in the black settlement of New Canaan in northern
                   
                  Campbell, a young black woman from Bowmanville, were married by Baptist minister Thomas Ford Caldicott*. By this time, Smith had already
                  . 1856 Mrs Nancy Gamble, a free black widow; d. 5 May 1883 at Dresden
                  . there 21 April 1909. A. B. Walker’s loyalist ancestor was among the first blacks to settle on the Kingston peninsula
                  would cause seizures and bouts of somnolence for the rest of her life. In 1844 she married a free black, John Tubman, and she would retain Tubman as her surname after her second marriage. Fearing that she
                   
                  status of black Nova Scotians. He left Bulmer’s employ about the same time that James Robinson Johnston*, the province’s first black
                  Ontario’s black community. Trained initially in Toronto as a teacher, he taught for at least a year at the same racially segregated school in Chatham in which he had been educated. Later he began medical
                   
                  Couillard. At his baptism this black man had received the Christian name Olivier in honour of Olivier Letardif, the
                   
                  Rebecca —; m. Sarah Elizabeth —; d. 20 April 1891 in Baltimore, Md. Richard Randolph Disney was a free-born black, although his
                   
                  , Ont. Susannah Stokes was born to free black parents. Orphaned at an early age, she was indentured to a white family, with whom she remained
                  to bid. A year later the black community decided to emigrate. Possible destinations such as Panama and Mexico were discussed, but Vancouver Island
                   
                  YORK, JACK, black slave; fl
                   
                  to Alexander Bailey, a city truckman and Baptist pastor in Halifax County, especially Beech Hill. Both her brother and her second husband were related to the Thomas family, the leading black Baptist
                  . unmarried 25 Aug. 1904 in Avonport, N.S. William Hall grew up on the banks of the Avon River. His father, one of the black refugees
                  become world bantamweight champion, the first black and the first Canadian to win a world boxing title. The claim by Dixon that he was also
                  MacLean*]. People moved from Vancouver Island to the mainland in search of jobs, and a number of blacks came as well from eastern
                  was black and that he has become a symbol of racial tolerance. Ware was born a slave, and the best evidence indicates that he grew up on a small
                   
                  Halifax poorhouse. John Kellum was a black resident of underclass Halifax, where members of minority racial and ethnic groups struggled for
                   
                  black lawyer from Amherstburg, and Mahlon K. Cowan of Windsor. At his trial in April 1893, before justice William Purvis Rochfort Street, the homicide was not in dispute; the only question lay
                   
                   June, 14 July, 18 Aug. 1842. R. W. Winks, The blacks in Canada: a history (Montreal, 1971). A. L. Murray, “The extradition of fugitive slaves from Canada: a re
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