Richard Pierpoint c. 1744 - c. 1838

One of the first black settlers in the Niagara region, Pierpoint had been enslaved to a British officer. During the American Revolution, he enlisted in the British forces and thereby gained his freedom. A member of Butler's Rangers, "Captain Dick" settled in the vicinity of present-day St. Catharines after the regiment was disbanded in 1784.


In Centennial Gardens, Oakdale Avenue, near the site where he settled, St. Catharines

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of St. Catharines