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Eddy, Jonathan (1727-1804):
Eddy was born in Norton, Massachusetts. He was under John Winslow when Fort Beausejour was captured in 1755. During the months of May, 1759, through to November, 1760, Eddy was an officer stationed at Fort Beausejour, which by then the British had renamed, Fort Cumberland. With the war as of 1760 (at least in Canada) being over, Eddy was discharged. In 1763, Eddy with his family came from his native Massachusetts along with a number of other families from New England to accept an offer from the British authority of free lands and thus was to settle near Fort Cumberland. He was to became a leading member of the Cumberland community at Chignecto, serving as a member of the House of Assembly between the years 1770 to 1775. Eddy, however, was to be caught up in the American Revolution, being, one of the few New Englanders who had earlier come to Nova Scotia to actively take up arms against the British. (See, The Eddy Rebellion.)
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