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Re: African Canadian Community Windsor_Essex Count

Hello BarbaraZ,

Thanks for the Link......between you and Lisa Lee, the AfirGeneas Canadian Research Forum Manager, I'm gonna eventually be able to 'construct" what happened to my ancestors who were brought to Canada ca 1780.

I SHALL be in contact with the sponsoring group for the Website.

Here is MY timeline and some basic information on my ancestors. Note that one of them, the slave Kijah (Keggy), was taken by then Capt. Matthew Elliot, later to become Colonel Matthew Elliot.

I'm particularly interested in Betty (Bess), Hannah & (Kandis)Candis who are my 7th, 6th and 5th great-grandmothers respectiviely.

Again Thanks!!!! ....to you and to Cousin Lisa :)

Art Thomas

1783 Colonel Matthew Elliot, An United Empire Loyalist, brought 60 slaves to the Amherstburg area

1793 Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe passes anti-slavery legislation in Upper Canadian Act Against Slaves allows slave owners to keep slaves but any slave who crosses into Canada will be free and the children of slaves will be free at age 25

Slaves of the LaForce Family Captured at Martinís Station, KY (24 Jun 1780)
BETTY (BESS) Slave of Agnes Laforce. After capture she was taken into possession of the Indians.
SCIPIO (SIPPIO) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Simon Girty an Indian interpreter.
JAMES (TIM) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Philip Le Duc an Indian interpreter.
ISHMAEL (ISHNER) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Philip Le Duc.
STEPHEN Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Captain Duncan Graham.
JOSEPH (JOE) Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Betty. After capture he was taken into possession of Captain Matthew Elliott.
KIJAH (KEGGY) Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Betty. After capture she was taken into possession of Captain Matthew Elliott.
HANNAH Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Betty. After capture she was taken into possession of Frederick Fisher.
KANDIS (CANDIS) Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Hannah. After capture she was taken into the possession of Captain Alexander McKee and Indian agent.
JOB Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Hannah. After capture he was taken into possession of Jacques Duperon Baby an Indian interpreter.
GRACE Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Hannah. After capture she was taken into possession of the Indians.
RACHEL Slave of Agnes Laforce and daughter of Hannah. After capture she was taken into possession of the Indians.
PATRICK Slave of Agnes Laforce and son of Hannah. After capture he was taken into possession of the Indians.
ESTHER Slave taken at Martin's Station and taken into possession of Captain Henry Bird. In 1791 she and her son were later given to William Lee for his services in clearing 16 acres of land for Captain Bird.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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