An American Family History

Samuel Buell

  also spelled Bull  

On February 7, 1813, the American army raided Elizabethtown (present day Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario). The Americans crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River and seized equipment, freed American prisoners, and captured Canadian men.

Samuel Buell, Sr. was born about 1767 in Connecticut. He was the son of Timothy Buell and Mercy Peters.

He married Mary Elizabeth Sprague.

Samuel and Mary's children included:

Mercy Buell (1798),
Sabina Buell (1800),
Samuel Peters Buell (1801, married Mary Adeline Giddings),
William Sprague Buell (1803),
Polly Buell (1804, married Gilbert Griffin, son of Samuel Griffin),
Nancy Buell (1805, married James Brooker and Christopher Fenneton),
John Buell (1806, married Rhoda Gardnier), and
George Buell (1808).

John, and Samuel Peters Jr. and Sr. appeared on the census lists of Yonge Township, Leeds County Ontario in the 1840s.

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.




Brockville, Ontario was called Elizabethtown. The area was first settled by English speakers in 1785, when Americans who had remained loyal to the crown fled to Canada after the American Revolution.



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