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  • The Word Among the Early Six Nations
    Text       An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the early history of Christian scriptures amongst the natives of the Six Nations Reserve. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the account.
    Text     An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the early history of Christian scriptures amongst the natives of the Six Nations Reserve. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to ...
  • The Last Will and Testament of Prince Van Patter
    Text       Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the transcription.
    Text     Submitted by Roger Sharpe and located at the National Archives of Canada, this text is the will of Prince Van Patter, who was the black servant of Chief Joseph Brant. ...
  • The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition
    Text       The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition The historian Robert Muir summarised well the beginning of a military presence in the Brant County area when he wrote, "The military history of Brant County may be said to have commenced in the year 1784 when Thayendanega, (Joseph Brant), the great ...
    Text     The Indian Department and Six Nations Martial Tradition The historian Robert Muir summarised well the beginning of a military presence in the Brant County area when he wrote, "The military ...
  • The Tuscarora Township Squatters
    Text       The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along the Grand River six miles deep on either side of the river, from its mouth to its source, is a very familiar story for most people of Brant County. The story of how the Six Nations, through the ...
    Text     The story of the Six Nations people having been granted land along the Grand River six miles deep on either side of the river, from its mouth to its source, ...
  • Troops to Paris in 1866
    Text       Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on American soil and there were sincere concerns that they would invade Canada. In March 1866, because of genuine fears, the ...
    Text     Troops to Paris In the 1860s, one of the concerns of Canadians was the Fenians. This group of men of Irish descent or sympathies were gathering across the border on ...
  • Paris Covered Toll Bridge
    Text       In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London were vital to settlers. New immigrants to the area needed ways to bring in the necessities of life and established ...
    Text     In the early communities of the 1830s and 40s the roads and bridges that linked out of the way places like Paris to the larger towns like Hamilton and London ...
  • People Who Conducted Business With Hiram Capron
    Text       Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are lists of the names with the page number in each of Hiram Capron's Ledger books. The original books are held at the Paris Museum and Historical Society. You can consult the Ledgers to learn the business each person ...
    Text     Local historian Roger Sharpe transcribed by hand the information below, which are lists of the names with the page number in each of Hiram Capron's Ledger books. The original books ...
  • For King and Country: The Story of Brant County's World War One 125th Overseas Battalion
    TextImage       For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. The officers and men were chosen almost entirely from Brant County farmers, clerks, shoemakers and almost every trade and profession. ...
    TextImage     For King and Country is the story of the 125th overseas battalion. It was the first complete battalion of soldiers recruited and trained in Brant County during World War One. ...
  • Paris and the Beginning of the 1837 Patriot Rebellion
    Text       An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the part Paris played in the beginning of the 1837 Patriot Rebellion. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the account.
    Text     An account provided by Roger Sharpe of the part Paris played in the beginning of the 1837 Patriot Rebellion. Scroll down to the Full Text section below to read the ...
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Roger Sharpe Collection