Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 29, 2017

United Empire Loyalist – Cato Prime.

Royce MacGillivray in the “Dictionary of Glengarry Biography” wrote: (condensed)

Cato Prime, died January 1836, aged 79.

A black Loyalist he was granted Lot 10 in the Second Concession of Lancaster Township, as early as 1786 and received his patent of this 157 acre plot of land on Sept. 1, 1797, (Bainsville), he also received the patent for Lot 10, in the 9th Concession of Lancaster.

Prime was married to Catherine Bodet who died at the age of 68, in 1828. Prime and his wife are buried in the United Church cemetery in the 2nd Concession, Lancaster Township.

Note that Cato Prime could not write and his signature is an “X”.

This document was donated in 2016 to the Museum along with a collection of Stormont/Glengarry family papers.

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