John Walden Meyers


In 1777 John Walden Meyers was a farmer raising a family near Albany, New York, who did not want to get involved in the American Revolution. Nevertheless, this son of German immigrants soon found himself embroiled in the war, as a spy for the British. A sizeable thron in the side of the rebels, he settled in British North America after the war and founded the town of Belleville, Ontario.

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Mary Beacock Fryer

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Mary Beacock Fryer

Mary Beacock Fryer (1929–2017) was a well-known expert on Upper Canadian history. She wrote a trilogy on the Simcoe family: Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe: A Biography, Our Young Soldier: Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, and John Graves Simcoe: 1752-1806, A Biography. Among Fryer's other books are Escape, Beginning Again, and Buckskin Pimpernel.