|Elliott Home Where Eliza In Uncle Tom's Cabin Found Schelter After Crossing The Ice, Amherstburg, Ont.|
A. C. Bosselman & Co.
Mike Skreptak Collection; Black Binder 1
Postmarked 1908; addressed to Miss Mary E. Peters; west side of house, looking east; 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.
Elliott House (Amherstburg)
War of 1812
Dalhousie Street (Amherstburg)
Front Street (Amherstburg)
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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