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Lount, Samuel

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1838 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Rebel

1791 – Born on the 24th of September in Catawissa, Pennsylvania.

1815 – He returned to Pennsylvania during the War, returning to Whitchurch.

1834 – He was elected to the 12th Parliament of Upper Canada representing Simcoe County, where he became a supporter of William Lyon Mackenzie.

1836 – He joined the movement pressing the British government for reforms.

1837 – He helped organize people from the Simcoe area to join a planned march on Toronto and joined the rebel group gathered at Montgomery’s Tavern.

1838 – He was hanged and died on the 12th of April in the courtyard of the Toronto jail. Peter Matthews, another public-spirited farmer who participated in the rebellion, was also executed on the same day.