Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sudden Revolution At Detroit


Source - A Little Earlier View Of The Plan Of Detroit

From the Report of the Public Archives, by Public Archives of Canada:


June 30 Fort Pitt [1761]  Bouquet to Monkton    The sudden revolution of Indian affairs at Detroit. The measures taken to prevent surprise the inhabitants armed guards along the rivers temporary defences to the fort. Messages sent by the Detroit to the other Indians. A vessel on Lake Erie would be useful in supporting the advanced posts. Ammunition will not be sent to Detroit unless it can be delivered safely.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Ontario, Canada's Howard Township



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So Howard Township in Kent County, Ontario, Canada, wasn't named for Martha Howard and her son, William Howard, my presumed ancestors.  Huh.  [I already knew that, though]


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sanctfication, Graphic Scenes And Yazoo Stories


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Sanctification was a book written by Beverly Carradine, an ancestor of the Carradine family of actors.  There is a connection to the same Richmond family from whom I descend (we share John, the immigrant and John's son, Edward).

Other books include Graphic scenes and Yazoo Stories.


An Excerpt From One Of The Yazoo Stories (A Misunderstood Man)


Characters include Fred Stanley, Blanche Osmond and George Varley.