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Ralph Morden Jr. (1770)

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Ralph Morden Jr.
Born in Mount Bethel, Northampton, Pennsylvaniamap
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Aug 2014
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Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.

Ralph Morden Jr. served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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Ralph was born in 1770. He is the son of Ralph Morden and Ann Durham.

He was a Mason, member of Barton Lodge #6 in Barton Twp.,Wentworth Co., Ontario.

Sometime after the war, as part of a group of 400 United Empire Loyalists Ann set off for Upper Canada with at least two of her sons, Ralph Jr. and James, three daughters, a nephew and her two orphaned granddaughters. 1787 found them as settlers on land where the Town of Dundas is today (2014). In 1807, Ralph Jr. and his brother James sold this land and in 1810 they both bought land from Joseph Brant in Brant's Block.

When the War of 1812 broke out, Ralph, at age 43 volunteered for but was not selected for service in a flank company of the 2nd York Militia. He did serve for 13 days as a private in that regiment in 1813 and 1814. He worked for three days on Dundas Street in 1813, Oct 27, and Nov. 8 and 9. In 1814, July 21 to 30, he was at Burlington Heights where the British military had built a supply depot. The Hamilton Cemetery and Dundurn Castle are located on Burlington Heights today (2014).

In 1818 Ralph and his brother James sold their property in Brant's Block to Joshua Freeman and moved to Michigan. Some of the family remained in Burlington: his youngest sister Nancy married Asahel Davis and his two nieces married two brothers of Asahel Davis.


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