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Shades of Allegiance: Hidden Loyalties of the Giraud/Gerow Family in the American Revolution

Jane Simpson, author of Soldier, Settler, Sinner: The Remarkable Life of Charles MacDonald will present her latest book, Shades of Allegiance: Hidden Loyalties of the Giraud/Gerow Family in the American Revolution. Five years of research have uncovered her relatives’ exciting story, as well as, their roles in the American Revolution.  Jane’s book is an amalgam of real people, real events, and real locations told in a literary fashion. Attendees whose ancestors lived through these perilous times may appreciate exploring the day-to-day exigencies that affected the Gerow family, and possibly affected their own.

Time: 7:00PM (doors open at 6:30PM)

Cost: $3/person

No pre-registration is required. 

Speaker Bio:

Jane is a native of Belleville, as were her parents and grandparents.  She has an extensive MacDonald family, whom she wrote about in her previous book, Soldier, Settler and Sinner, that refers to her 4th Great-Grandfather Charles MacDonald, an early settler of Richmond Township.

Jane completed high school in Tweed and Registered Nurse training in Kingston. After her three daughters were older, she obtained a BScN at the University of Ottawa, and a MSc (A) Nursing, at McGill University.  She held positions in education and administration in health care after clinical experiences in various ICUs.

Jane is retired and living in Kanata with her husband.  Exploring history and genealogy are two of her favourite pastimes


Shades of Allegiance book cover

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