Information on the Loyalists
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)
|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 :|
|Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :|
|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 :|
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|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 :||Suspended 1804/November/5|
(Note that many who were suspended did not have the inclination, time or funds to appeal the suspension.)
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|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 Martin, died 1783
Sir John Johnson's Rangers.
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.
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|Sources :||on UE Exec List as "Parepoint, negro, Richd."; Provision List Niagara 1786|