An American Family History

James Brown

The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.

James Brown was born about 1779. His parents were Nathaniel Brown and Mary Ware.

He married Rhoda Wiltse. Rhoda was the daughter of John Wiltse and Anna Cary.

Mary Ann Brown (1805, married Reuben Wiltse, son of Cornelius Wiltse),
Jonathan Brown,
Peter Brown,
Sarissa Brown (married Ezekiel Parish),
Phoebe Brown,
James Brown (1812, married Susannah Wiltse),
Sarah Brown (1817, married David H. Langton),
Eliza Brown,
Thomas Brown,

and Samuel Brown.

James Brown served in the 1st Leeds Militia during the War of 1812. The militia roll indicates that he deserted.

The Battle of the Windmill was in November, 1838. Loyalists defeated an invasion attempt by Hunter Patriots, led by  Nils von Schoultz, who were attempting to overthrow British rule. The battle was at a windmill two miles east of Prescott.


In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.



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