Wednesday, December 24, 2014

War of 1812

Today is 24 Dec. 2014
200 years ago the Treaty of Ghent was signed by the Americans led by
John Q. Adams and a British Representative Henry Goulbourn in the city of  Ghent Belgium  on 24 December 1814
We shall hear the name Goulbourn over and over again in this blog.

To come in early 1815 will be the Battle of New Orleans.
Napoleon escapes from Elba in Feb. and returns to France and he meets his
Waterloo in June, then exiled to St Helena

To continue this blog I will enter names of soldiers who settled in Goulbourn Twp starting in the fall of 1818. Names will be entered in alpha
order, A - Jan 1815; B - Feb 1815, which will take up to Feb 1817. Some
soldiers did not stay too long and those who stayed will be noted in more
 Genealogical detail later, TBA.

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