Nathaniel Hughson

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Nathaniel Hughson (16 July 1755, New York - 1 November 1837, Hamilton, Ontario) was a farmer and hotel owner, Loyalist who moved to Canada following the American Revolution, one of the city founders of Hamilton, Ontario. Married to Rebecca Land.[1]

Nathaniel Hughson was among 10,000 Loyalists who moved to New Brunswick in 1783, following the American revolution, eventually moving to Upper Canada where present day Hamilton is. He received a grant of 2,700 acres (11 km2) in Hamilton, May 1792. Hughson's land extended from Main Street to the Bay, between present day James Street and Mary Street. He was a farmer and also started up a newspaper called, the Upper Canada Phoenix, in Dundas, Ontario. Also an original stock holder of the Gore Bank in 1836.

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Hughson Street in the city of Hamilton, Ontario named after him. Other streets in the city were named after his family members: James, Rebecca and Catharine. Married to Rebecca Land.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bailey, Thomas Melville (1981). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol I, 1791-1875). W.L. Griffin Ltd. 

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