Oliver Highgate,(based on this large framed photo hanging in his Ontario farmhouse) African Canadian, farmer, b. 1806, Chester County, PA, died 1881, Kent County, Ontario. Son of Aaron Highgate , b. 1764, Chester County, PA and Susanna, b. 1780 PA. Marrird to Eliza, b. 1816, PA. Emigrated to Ontario from Pittsburgh, PA area in 1850s, after the passage of the federal Fugitive Slave Act, along with brothers Aaron Highgate and James Henderson Highgate.
at Dresden, Kent, Ontario Canada