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Sirnames in the direct line here are: Young; Gardner; McLean; Peters; Mussell; Taylor; Stevens; Bruce; Foulds; Prince; Thomas; Fidler; Mackagonne; Wilson and Brown. On-going research is providing more all the time!

I encourage you to email family stories, pictures, personality profiles and interesting facts to me (along with the appropriate sources) and I'll see that they get posted. These would help us all to appreciate our strong, rich heritage as something to be immensely proud of!

While you're here, watch the slideshow (links on the left) and watch some aboriginal YouTube at the bottom of the page where you're invited to listen to some great Metis fiddle music from Trent Freeman and others. Soon, I hope to feature Stan and Sam Young - so keep watching!

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**NEW** I have a full list of Metis Scrip Affidavits for the Thomas line! I can send you the spreadsheet - just ask me!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Patriot Wars

On December 3, 1838, the Patriot Wars broke out. A group of about four hundred men from Detroit called 'The Patriots' raided Windsor in what is called "The Patriot Rebellion", but they were repulsed by the Canadian Militia under the command of John Prince (1796 – 1879) on Dec 4. Four of the invaders were summarily executed by Prince.

1838 - December 4. Battle of Windsor, fought in the Baby orchard, ended the Patriot War, which had resulted from political disturbances in Upper Canada. Invading "Patriots" were largely American.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering about your Peters family. Where did they live? I haven't read far enough to see. I added you to my reading list. [on http://arootdiggertoo] I am not sure if my new search button which I am going to add will bring up your Peters here or not. I have not added my info on them yet. I should.

    I saw your nice site, while I was looking into expanding the writing space [ template ] today.
    anyway, love your blog.