Title: 
Ruins Of Old Elliott Homestead Near Amherstburg, Canada.
Year: 
1910
Publisher: 
J. E. Smith
Type(s): 
Postcard
Identifier(s): 
J. E. S. 3429
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Box 2
Notes: 
c. 1910; south side of Elliott house, looking north; 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
Place(s): 
Amherstburg (Ontario)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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