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Maj David Secord
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Birth: 1759
New York, USA
Death: 1844, Canada

Magistrate in 1796 and member of the Legislative Assembly, U.C. in 1811. Sergeant in Butler's Rangers and fought in the Revolutionary War.

On Friday, Aug. 9th, at his residence near St. Davids, after five days illness, Major DAVID SECORD, aged one day less than 85 years. The deceased was born at New York, and when the Provinces which are now called the United States of America rebelled, he entered the service of his Sovereign at a very early age, and was on all occasions conspicuous for his courage and loyalty. He was one of the noble band of brothers who commenced the settlement of this part of the province under Col. Simcoe. He was twice elected a member of the House of Assembly, and during the last war was Major of the 2nd Regt. of Lincoln Militia, and highly distinguished himself at the battles of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane, as well as on other occasions. During the war Major Secord suffered severely in his property, and his numerous memorials in reference to his own losses and to the claims of the Militia have of late years made his name as well known to the members of the Legislature, as his gallant conduct in earlier days had made it familiar to the student of Canadian history. His remains were interred on Sunday, the 11th inst., and were attended to the grave by an immense concourse of relatives and friends. - NIAGARA CHRONICLE.

Chatham Gleaner
August 24, 1844
p. 3

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Page Secord (1788 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 85 yrs.
 
Burial:
Saint David's United Methodist Cemetery
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
Created by: J Witkowski
Record added: Aug 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75183836
Maj David Secord
Added by: D Cook
 
 
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Dear Uncle MAJOR David Thomas Secord, In Remembrance, "You live as long as you are remembered and you are remembered today with Love." [Family connection through my maternal lineage][Burial headstone--http://www.canadianheadstones.com/on/view.php?id=13049...(Read more)
- Dorothy Hazel Tarr
 Added: Jan. 16, 2013

-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 21, 2012
 
 
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