This year is the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, the only war fought on Canadian territory. This story seemed appropriate. Stewart and Mary are my 4x great grandparents.
By May of 1812 Stewart Grafton and Mary McCool had made their way from the Carolinas all the way to York, present day Toronto. Once there Stewart sought and secured an interview with Sir Isaac Brock, military commander and administrator of Upper Canada, telling him of their adventures. After settling his family Stewart joined the York Militia.
On October 13, 1812 Stewart was on the field at Queenston Heights, the largest battle at that point in the war between United States regulars and New York militia forces and the British Forces, led by Major General Sir Isaac Brock. Before the battle was over Continue reading “Lot 22”