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Reverend Peter Jones 1802-1856

Reverend Peter Jones

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2010

Reverend Peter Jones Reverend Peter Jones

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Plaque Location

The City of Brantford
On the south side of Colborne Street East
across from Patterson Avenue, east of Wayne Gretzky Parkway


Coordinates: N 43 08.568 W 80 13.828

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Plaque Text

This house, "Echo Villa", was built by the Reverend Peter Jones (Kahkewaquonaby) who lived here from 1851 until his death. Son of the noted surveyor, Augustus Jones, and Tuhbenahneequay, a Mississauga chief's daughter, Peter was born at Burlington Heights. He was converted to Methodism in 1823 and began to preach in the Grand River area. In 1826 he moved to the Missisauga settlement on the Credit River and was elected a chief of that band in 1829. An eloquent preacher, he converted many Indians throughout Upper Canada, and translated the Gospels and many hymns into the Ojibwa language. Ordained in 1833, he made several successful journeys to England to raise funds for Indian missions.

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> Posted April 1, 2019
Peter Jones was a major figure in Canadian history and his legacy should be more celebrated. He was Canada's pioneer in forest conservation and as such was our country's first environmental activist. At the time he was the only person to listen and record the laments of traditional Ojibway elders that they could hear the cries of assault of the forest on those who were burning it down. Jones built a saw mill so the New Credit community could sustainably benefit from their forests and resist temptations to allow it to be clear cut for often fatal whiskey deals.
John Bacher pals@becon.org




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