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Re: OGS Land Books Project
In Response To: Re: OGS Land Books Project ()

My dear Art;

I'd forgotten that our Canadian ancestors' paths had crossed. Duperon Baby's brother, Frances, cheated my ancestor, William Lee, out of his land that he'd been given by his former commanding officer, Henry Bird. You never know, maybe we're cousins afterall.

Anyway, the land books are merely and INDEX of land records. The land records themselves are at the FHL and must be viewed for specific information. That said, I will do lookups and will report what I find. However, since William Lee was living in Malden Township (near Amherstburgh), and I have several books on Amherstburgh history that mention blacks, I'll also check them to see if I can find any of your ancestors.

Gimme a day or so. Fingers are crossed and I hope I can find something that will help you.

- Lisa B. Lee
Oakland, Ca

: Hello Lisa,

: Thanks for the information and I would like to accept your offer of
: lookups.

: I have ancestors, former slaves, who were captured in Kentucky,
: taken into Canada (1780) and dispensed to British Loyalists
: during the Revolutionary War.

: Perhaps they (former slaves) will show up in the households of the
: Loyalists.

: Loyalist----------Slave
: Duperon Baby------Job
: Matthew Eliot (sp)-----Joseph
: Frederic Fisher---Hannah
: Simon Girty-------Scipio
: Duncan Graham-----Stephen
: Philip Le Duc-----Tim
: Alexander McKee---Candis

: Candis, taken by Alexander McKee, had a daughter, Rachel, who may
: also appear with the McKee family.

: Hannah, taken by Frederic Fisher, was the mother of Candis who has
: been described as one of Hannah's five (5) yellow children.

: Hannah's mother Betty/Bess, along with Hannah's siblings Grace,
: Rachel & Patrick were taken by the Indians (Shawnee).

: Thanks again, for your generous offer.....hope I didn't abuse it :)

: Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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