Victory

War ends in 1814

The end of the War of 1812 came in 1814. While the British kept the Americans from taking British territories, the war left much hardship, damage and loss for the people loyal to Britain.

George Ward suffered great losses to his property, business and personal being. Ward himself was captured and repeatedly attacked as a dispatch rider for the British army. The enemy attempted to hang Ward three times and failed.

George Ward’s tavern and home were burned to the ground. His apple orchards were scorched and destroyed. With some compensation from the government, he rebuilt from nothing and replanted his orchard and fields.

The traveler’s stop on Longwoods Road continued and business expanded as more settlers arrived. The Longwoods Road gradually widened and travel became easier.

Written by Rosemary Cranney, Becky Clarke and Ken Willis

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About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for barnquilttrails.ca, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada - who are working together to promote and enhance rural creativity, the arts, Canadian heritage and culture.

Posted on May 18, 2012, in Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, Quilt Blocks., War of 1812 and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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