John "The Orphan Lad"
He was one of the original grantees of Rawdon Township although probably a teenager.
He received 250 acres from the Crown in Rawdon Township grant of 1784.
John Bond, known as the Orphan Lad or John-in- the- Woods was raised in household of Capt. John Bond but the relationship, if any, to Capt. Bond is unknown. When Capt John Bond was refugee at Charlesto, SC, before the evacuation of that city by the British, young John Bond was listed as a student between Aug 1 and Sept 1782 at John Bell's Refugee School at Charleston, SC - Catp John Bond, listed as John Bond, Sr. signed on 11 Nov 1782 as the parent.
On 26 Sept 1808 John Bond The Orphan Lad petitioned the goverment for a land grant. He stated that he had sold his original grant of 1784 to Capt John Bond for the sum of 5lbs. He stated that he had been in Nova Scotia since 1784 and now had a wife and one child. His name is included in the Dewell Grant of 23 March 1810 for Lot #2
John Bond b c 1766 probably in SC; he attended the Refugee School at Charleston, SC in Aug and Sept 1782;one of the original grantees at Rawdon Township and also a Crown grantee at Rawdon, NS 1810 m Elizabeth McLearn b c 1799 d c 1871 d/o James and Elizabeth (Fenton)McLearn of So. Rawdon, NS.
Children of John and Elizabeth (McLearn)Bond
1 James b 1811 bur 25 Feb 1897 age 86 m Phoebe Barron b 1814 d 1 Oct 1892.
2 Mary marr 20 Mar 1832 Vincent Laide or Leade, widower
3 John Albert "Little John" his will was registered 28 Feb 1889 m 1 Margaret Fraser (1815-8 May 1866 had 3 children, m 2 Elizabeth Pearson 1831-3 Apr 1873 had 1 child m 3 Martha Dearman 1837-16 Oct 1907 had 4 children.
4 William m Mary Dewell dau of John and Nancy (Whittier) Dewell had 8 children
5 Michael moved to the United States
6 Margaret Elizabeth bapt 3 Jan 1825 m Richard Moxon
7 Robert died young
8 Thomas b 1829 d 18 Jan 1909 m 1 Rosanna Little 1831-2 Nov 1866 Had 6 children. marr 2 Bridget McCulloch had 6 children m 3 Elizabeth (Hennigar) Robinson
9 Joseph b 15 Sep 1821 bapt 29 Sept 1822 in Rawdon bur 18 Oct 1904 m unk had 2 children
10 Benjamin bur 29 Feb 1916 Rawdon res. Chester Road, Hants co., NS m Margaret Sim b 30 Oct 1842 bur Rawdon 13 Dec 1916 d/o Alex and Annie (Milne) Sim.
I do have all the grandchildren of John and Elizabeth.