Elliott Mansion And Old Slave House Below Amherstburg


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Elliott Mansion And Old Slave House Below Amherstburg
Creator(s): Warner, Charles Forbes
Publisher: Picturesque Publishing Company
Date: 1893
Type(s): Illustration
Physical Description: b&w
Source: Picturesque Detroit and Environs / edited by Charles Forbes Warner. Published: Northampton, Mass. : Picturesque Publishing Company, 1893. Page 92
Notes: North side of house, looking south; Matthew Elliott (1739-1814) was a farmer, politician, militia officer, trader, and large slaveholder. He became a loyalist and served as a British Indian agent during the American Revolution. He fought in the War of 1812. He worked with Alexander McKee to encourage the Shawnees (under Chief Tecumseh) to resist the American advances in the region. The original house (erected in 1784) was largely destroyed in the War of 1812. After his death, his widow and children rebuilt the house, and became active in the antislavery movement. The Elliott House became a stop on the Underground Railroad. The house, which no longer exists, was located near 779 Dalhousie Street (old Front Street) in Amherstburg.
Subject(s): Elliott House (Amherstburg)
Houses
War Of 1812
Underground Railroad
Dalhousie Street (Amherstburg)
Front Street (Amherstburg)
Detroit River
Farms
Gardens
Place(s): Amherstburg (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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