Van Egmond Anthony

Commander of the Upper Canadian rebels in 1837; a

native of Holland; had been a colonel in Napoleon's army, and had seen

much active service. In 1819 emigrated with his family to America,

settling first in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, where he had a farm and

a store. In 1827 moved to Upper Canada, and rented a farm near Waterloo;

in 1832 possessed a mill at Egmondville, near Seaforth, and a farm

within five miles. Inv
ted by William Lyon Mackenzie to command the

forces of the insurgents. In this capacity took part in the fight on

Dec. 7, 1837, with the Loyalist troops, near Montgomery's tavern, on

Yonge Street, Toronto, when the rebels were badly defeated. Later

captured, and placed in jail; afterwards removed to the hospital, but

died early in 1838 from disease and exposure. =Index=: (William Lyon Mackenzie era)

Commander-in-chief of the rebels, 1837, 360; arrives late, 376; indorses

Mackenzie's plans, 376; in charge at Montgomery's farm, 379; captured,

382; dies in prison, 382. =Bib.=: Dent, Upper Canadian Rebellion;

Read, Rebellion of 1837.