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War of 1812: refugees from American slavery

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:10 pm
by Moruga
I should welcome contact with people whose ancestors took their leave of slavery in the United States during the War of 1812. Some went to Trinidad in 1815 (mostly from the Gulf of Mexico, and settling in Port-of-Spain, Laventille, Caroni and Manahambre Village, near Princes Town); others to Trinidad in August 1816 (from Maryland, Georgia and Virginia, as ex-members of the Corps of Colonial Marines, also known as the Merikens of the Company Villages); almost all the rest to Canada from 1813 to 1815 (mostly to Nova Scotia, some to New Brunswick). Many of the descendants have gone to the United States and the United Kingdom.