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Remembering Molly Brant in Kingston

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Hidden : 04/04/2012
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Geocache Description:

Easily accessible area, common park for dog walking, so stealth is required, may need a bit of height (i.e. a child may not reach), but beautiful and right on the water

Molly Brant

Molly Brant (1736-1796) was a Mohawk woman, who was a Loyalist during the American Revolutionary War. From her home in Canajoharie, New York, she helped Loyalists escaping to Canada. She later fled to Canada in 1777, where she worked as an intermediary between the British and the Iroquois.

She settled in Kingston after the war, and the British gave her a pension and compensation for her wartime losses, in recognition of her service to the Crown. She was joined to Sir William Johnson, an influential British Superintendent of Indian Affairs, who passed in 1774, after having nine children together (8 survived). Molly’s younger brother, Joseph Brant, was also an important Mohawk, as he became a military and political leader who also aligned with the British during the war.

Molly Brant is honoured as a Person of National Historic Significance in Canada. In 1988, there was some archaeological testing at the site of her former home, located near the current Rideaucrest home.

It was found that a large potion of the land area had previously been disturbed, but in 1989 The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation conducted salvage excavations, which revealed a privy with over 5,000 artifacts from the 19th century. Some of the artifacts were ceramics, bone, nails, glass, buttons, clay smoking pipes and other personal items. One to note is the pristine ivory toothbrush, which the cache has a laminated picture of.

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