Abel Stevens - Toledo, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 44° 43.475 W 076° 01.337
18T E 419043 N 4952864
Quick Description: This plaque describes Able Stevens as having served as a British agent during the Revolutionary War despite being enrolled in the rebel militia.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/3/2021 6:48:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM1473M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
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.

The plaque is located 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.
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
American Revolution

Adress of the monument:
Lake Eloida Road
Toledo, Ontario Canada

What was the role of this site in revolution?:
This plaque describes Abel Stevens as a spy for the British during the American Revolution as he served as a British agent during the conflict while enrolled in the rebel militia.

Link that comprove that role: [Web Link]

Who placed this monument?: The Province of Ontario Heritage Trust

When was this memorial placed?: Not listed

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