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Loyalist Directory: Richard (Rich'd; Negro;
aka Richard Lincoln) Parepoint (Pierpoint, Pawpine)

(For a short explanation of each row, click on the row title ex. "surname")

Surname : Parepoint (Pierpoint, Pawpine)
Given name : Richard (Rich'd; Negro;
aka Richard Lincoln)
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Home District

Lot 13, Concession 8, Grantham Township, Niagara (land he was granted for his service in the War of 1812 (Captain Runchey's company). He did not receive land as a Loyalist. Received last half of Lot 6, Concession 1, Garafraxa on 30 Jul 1822 as "Richard Pawpine".
Status as Loyalist : (Suspended on UE Executive List; today would be considered a UE Loyalist)
Proof of Loyalty : on UE Exec List as "Parepoint, negro, Richd."; Provision List Niagara 1786
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) : Suspended 1804/November/5
(Note that many who were suspended did not have the inclination, time or funds to appeal the suspension.)
Regiment : Butler's Rangers
Enlistment Date : 1780
Date & Place of Birth : about 1745, in the kingdom of Bondu, a small country now part of Senegal, Africa; brought to Pennsylvannia age 16 as a slave
Settled before war : New York
Date & Place of Death : about 1838
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name :  
Children : No descendants. He named Lemuel Brown (a farmer in the Gore District of Halton County) as the heir to his property (1/2 Lot 6, Conc 1, Garafraxa & Lot 13, 8th Conc, Grantham Township, Niagara in his will dated 28 Jan 1828 The will was witnessed by Henry Pawling and John R. Tenbroeck and Peter Tenbroeck.
Biography : Made prisoner in 1760 as a Bondu warrior, sold by his captives as a slave, bought by the Royal African Company, sent to America (probably New York) bought by a British officer to serve as a personal servant. In 1780, made his way through the wilderness of New York to Niagara where he joined Butler's Rangers. Served in the War of 1812 for who's services, he received land. Petitioned (unsuccessfully) in 1821 to return to Senegal.

Niagara Settlers - Land Records
Pierpoint, Richard
On 10 Mar.1804, the Crown granted a patent to Richard Pierpoint for all 100 acres in Lot 13, Conc. 6, Grantham Twp.
On 10 March, 1804, the Crown granted a patent to Richard Pierpoint for all 100 acres in Lot 14 Concession 6, Grantham Twp.
On Nov. 11, 1806 (Reg. 8 Dec. 1806) Richard Pierpoint sold to Robert Hamilton, 100 acres of Lot 13 Conc. 6, Grantham Twp. No. 176
On Nov. 11, 1806 (Reg. 26 Jan. 1807) Richard Pierpoint sold to Garret Schram, 100 acres in Lot 14, Conc. 6, Grantham Twp. No. 1191

Junius - A Walk Around Town 1856 - F
"Capt" Dick Pierpoint (coloured) who owned 100 acres in St. Catharines (then Shipman's Corners) gave the name to Dick's Creek.

Richard Pierpoint's name is on the following Grantham Twp. Maps.
1.Copy of earliest map of Grantham Twp. Pg. 67 - Page's Atlas
Richard Pierpoint, Con.VI, Lots 13 & 14.
2.Bureau of Archives Map. Grantham Twp. No. 3
"Black Dick" shown on Lots 13 & 14, Conc. VI.
3.Grantham Twp. No. 3 - Nassau - 15th October, 1791
"Richard Pierpoint, Lots 13 & 14 - D. = Deed
4. Grantham Twp. No. 3. Map No. A14 (Ministry of Natural Resources)
Newark, 30 January, 1794, Copied by Lewis Grant & Charles Chambers.
Signed Samuel Holland.
Richard Pierpoint. Lot 14 Conc.6 - 146 & 147 & Lot 13 Conc. 6 - 136
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : Adjutant General of the Militia of Upper Canada attested to his service in both wars adding that Pierpoint "better known by the name of Captain Dick, was the first colored man who proposed to raise a Corps of Men of Color on the Niagara Frontier, in the last American (1812) War; that he served in the said corps during that War, and that he is a faithful and deserving old Negro".

(DePeyster' Lists - Haldimand Papers B 168 p.328)
Disbanded Rangers No. 6
Richard Pierpoint l man.
Provisions Lists - Niagara Dec. 14, 1786
Richard Pierpoint - l male, l female - Total 2

Blacks in the Militia - Col. John Butler's Rangers.
Richard Pierpoint
Prince Robertson
Peter Martin
Richard Martin, died 1783
James Robertson
Joseph Frey
Simon Speke
John Wormwood
Adam Lewis
John Backer.

Sir John Johnson's Rangers.
Cato Prime
James Fonda
Jack Powell
Sambo
William Thompson
Londonderry
Information from Bill Smy - Butler's Rangers
& Ontario Historical Society Records Volume 27
Pg.365 - "Upper Canada's Black Defenders." by Ernest Green, F.R.
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : information from Old UE List with details from "Loyalist Mosaic: A Multi-ethnic Heritage" by Joan Magee

Some items noted can be confirmed by contacting the St. Catharines Historical Museum, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Information submitted by Wendy Cosby and by Maggie Parnall.
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