Colonel Joel Stone 1749-1833

Born in Guildford, Connecticut, Stone forfeited his extensive property there by serving with Loyalist militia during the American Revolution. He came to Canada in 1786 and in 1789 received 700 acres of land on the west bank of the Gananoque River, where he built a sawmill and grist-mill and established a mercantile business. Appointed a justice of the peace in 1800 and colonel of the 2nd Leeds Militia in 1809, he was in command when United States forces raided his village in September 1812. The settlement established by Stone formed the nucleus of the present town of Gananoque.


In front of the town hall, 30 King Street East, Gananoque

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: Town of Gananoque