Adam Allan

Adam Allan was born at Founten Bleau, Dumphries, Scotland in 1756 and came to New Brunswick with the Queen’s American Rangers in October 1783 after fighting on the Loyalist side during the American Revolution. In New Brunswick he was a Lieutenant in the King’s New Brunswick Regiment, a Loyalist militia, and lived in one of the first homes in Fredericton along Ste. Anne’s Point. His military duties included command of a regimental post in Grand Falls, NB, sometimes called “Great Falls,” where he endeavoured to stop the entry of French soldiers and citizens at the border. It was at that time, 1797-98, that he wrote the poem “A Description of the Great Falls of the River St. John,” his best known work. He is credited with writing the first volume of poetry that made reference to New Brunswick.

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The linked Author Page contains the poem "Grand Falls."