Ebenezer Allan 1752-1813

Born in New Jersey, Allan joined the Loyalist forces in 1777 and served with Butler's Rangers and the Indian Department during the American Revolution. The founder of Rochester, N.Y., he moved to Upper Canada in 1794 and obtained 2,000 acres of land in this area. That year he built a grist-mill around which grew the community of Delaware. Allan became involved in bitter disputes with the authorities over his land transactions, and at the outbreak of the War of 1812, joined the Americans. While engaged in spreading disaffection among the local settlers, he was arrested and imprisoned. Released early in 1813, he died shortly thereafter.


In the municipal park, County Road 3 and Wellington Street, Delaware

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: Township of Middlesex Centre