"ABEL STEVENS" ~ Bellamy's Lake
Posted by: Weathervane
N 44° 43.475 W 076° 01.337
18T E 419043 N 4952864
Quick Description: This plaque, describing the colonizing efforts of Abel Stevens in the Kitley and Bastard Townships, is located in Bellamy's Lake, not far from Toledo.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/22/2012 4:09:53 AM
Waymark Code: WME9AB
The text on the plaque reads as follows:
Born at Quaker Hill, New York, about 1750, Stevens served as a British agent during the Revolutionary War despite being enrolled in the rebel militia. After the war he lived in Vermont where, as an ardent Baptist, he became a deacon in 1786. Attracted by Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's offer of land in Upper Canada, he moved to the province and settled in this area in 1796. A vigorous colonizer, Stevens within two years of his arrival had encouraged some 100 families, many of them Baptists, to locate in Kitley and Bastard Townships. He built mills and laid the foundation for the establishment of ironworks at present-day Lyndhurst. Stevens remained a leader in the Baptist Church in which he had been ordained a minister in 1804.
Address or location of plaque: At the cemetery at Bellamy's Lake on the south side of Road 8 just west of its intersection with Lake Eloida Road about 3 km west of the town of Toledo.
Physical location of plaque: Other location
"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]
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Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": There are no physical remains at the site.
This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Person'
Condition of sign: Very Good
Is this a bilingual sign?: No !
What is the second/third language?: Not listed
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