Monday, February 9, 2015

Forty Mile Creek

Forty Mile Creek - Screenshot From YouTube

From Reminiscences, 1780 to 1814, Including Incidents in the War of 1812-14 ...:

We continued our march through mud and mire, it sometimes required six teams to drag our baggage wagons and artillery; the day was extremely warm, and we were obliged to repair several bridges before we could cross the streams. We halted in the evening at 'Forty Mile' Creek. A detachment of boats with provisions and ammunition had followed our march. They were discovered by Commodore _____and we dispatched the schooners to destroy them.

My ancestors settled in the "Forty Mile" Creek (Grimsby, Ontario, Canada) area [near the Niagara area].

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