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Re: Champlain Society - Digital Collection (FREE)

Hello Lisa,

Yes, I remember you relating the incident between your ancestor, William Lee, and Jacques Baby.

My thrust now is to find information on how and when my ancestor(s) may have gained their freedom in Canada. As you well know the condition of AA's prior to the Simcoe Act of gradual emancipation wasn't much different, if any, from that of the slavery in America. At least, not for my ancestors, they just became slaves of someone other than the Laforce family.

Grandma Reno would have reached the proper age for emancipation about the same time her "owner" Alexander McKee died. (1799) I'm hoping to find some record of her in Canada following freedom and her eventual migration back into America ca 1810-1815... as her daughter Susannah, born in Canada, was married in Champaign County, Ohio in January of 1816.

About 10-12 years ago while in Windsor, Ontario, Canada I didn't realize that Sandwich was right there, or the signifigance of Amherstburg, Malden and the surrounding area in my family history. Had I known it would have probably saved me some money...... the Casino was not kind. :(

Thanks again for exposing me to another possible source for information on my family's "Canadian Experience".

Cuz Art Thomas


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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