The Rev. John Stuart (1740-1811) was born in Paxton Township, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He received his BA from the College of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania) in 1763, his MA in 1770, and was ordained deacon and priest in 1770. He was appointed minister of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel at Fort Hunter, New York the same year. Stuart spent four years in Montreal as chaplain in the 2nd battalion of the King's Royal Regiment of New York during the American Revolution, travelling as far as Niagara on the Lake, Ontario to minister to loyalist settlers. He ministered to the Bay of Quinte Indians and the Six Nations settlement on the Grand River in 1785 and was appointed chaplain of the Legislative Council by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1792.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of correspondence and a copy of John Stuart's will.
File consists of a Mountain family correspondence. Includes Jehoshaphat Mountain, Salter Jehoshaphat Mountain, Jacob Mountain, Mary Mountain, George Jehoshaphat Mountain, Harriett Mountain, Jacob Jehoshaphat Salter Mountain, Anne Gipen, Mary Anne Mountain, Armine Wale Mountain, Edward Gilpin, etc.