In 1850,a few Blacks left Halifax and sailed to Sierra Leone, which is found in Africa. Due to this, the Black population diminished extremely. To follow in the footsteps of the Maroons, many more came to NS and disperset province wide. Since they arrived, the Revolutionary War started. Men young and old wanted to enlist in the Army so that they can do pride for their beloved country and queen only many were rejected due to the basic fact of their race. Some went to Sussex, NB to enlist there but the administration officer plainly said that they did not want to recruit them because that they did not want to have a "checker board army". These men were not about to give up, and that was when the No.1 Black Battalion was formed in Pictou, NS.
|There are alot of people from Greenville that I've learned are related
to me and my cousin that is doing this project with me. Charles
Smith is the grandfather of the boys basketball coach, Chuck Smith.
George Fells is the great grandfather of Vanessa Fells. Albert Johnson
is my great cousin. These are members of the Brothers Club.
There also were a lot of famous black people in Nova Scotia believe
it or not. Here are some of them.
Cromwell family that settled in and around Southville, Nova Scotia,starting in 1783 when the first black loyalist and slaves came to NovaScotia. Also included in this family tree are the Brights, Langfords, Jarvis's and Hatfields
- Joseph and Jane Cromwell-1783
Jerome Cromwell 1786-1886
3 Yarmouth town
8 Weymouth Falls
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18 Gibson Woods
21 Three miles Plains
23 Hammonds Plains
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27 Moroon Hill
30 Lake Loon& Cherry Brook
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32 East Preston
37 New Glasgow
41 Upper Big Tracadie
45 New Waterford
46 Glace Bay