Jedidiah Golden

“Jeddah” or the “Snowman.” He is a neighbour of the Fergusons. He is a hired gun and the owner of a horse stock farm in Uxbridge. From Smoky Mountains in West Virginia of Appalachia Jeddah and Nellah Golden are the great grandchildren of a Butler’s Ranger, Loyalist and former Algerian Eduard Blaize. Eudora Gourlay, is deceased and Jeddah is a widower. Jeddah has two teenage daughters, Miss Hattie and Miss Hedy.

Stories that feature Jedidiah Golden

United Empire Loyalists versus late loyalists

Summary: The history of Canada provides a good example of a 180° shift in manners, from republican to monarchist. Anti-American rhetoric, a manner so well appreciated in Canada, has early beginnings. Loyalty-to-the-Crown is a stubborn, long-time, English-Canadian manner, which is quickly adopted and adapted to a new circumstance – often allowing, sans correction, untruthful myths... Read more …

The War of 1812: ‘The Bloody Assize’ and the creation of a Canadian folkway

“The contortions of the poor men so shook the loosely constructed gallows that a heavy brace became loosened and fell, striking one of the victims on the head and killing him instantly, thus relieving him from the tortures of the rope. After the men had been duly strangled, their heads were chopped off and exhibited... Read more …

Ruthven Park, Indiana, Ontario

Ruthven Park’s founder is David Thompson. The lie Ruthven Park tells, through omission, is one with both a long nose (plain to see) and short legs (doesn’t withstand historical scrutiny). David Thompson 1 (1793 – 1851) is not a law-abiding person nor an honourable businessman. A bold Scot and a fascinating character, he is a... Read more …

Trumpeting the Mohawk trilogy

Lillian Brown: Despite being set over a century ago, [Charter] tackles the intricacies of gender inequality and social relationships in a relatable manner, tying the struggles of its characters to contemporary issues. (Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter) Jane Ainslie: Charter should find a forever home with Canadians. (Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter) Janine Brodie: Brilliant! A young Mohawk’s journey to find... Read more …

The Grand River Navigation Company Swindle

Speaking of not paying . . . The [Grand River Navigation Company] never pays the Six Nations for non-surrendered expropriated land nor returns a single penny of investment but most remarkable is this turnaround: the company is forever in need of cash infusions and uses up Six Nations’ capital monies in fifteen years. The Navigation wrings so much out... Read more …