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Daniel Munn (abt. 1781 - bef. 1822)

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Daniel Munn
Born about in Massachusetts, USAmap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
Brother of
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died before in Trafalgar, Halton, Upper Canadamap
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Categories: Trafalgar Township, Upper Canada | 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.


Daniel Munn served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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Daniel, possibly the son of Daniel and Lydia Mun of Massachusetts, may have been born in 1781.[1]

Daniel Munn emigrated to Upper Canada and in 1806 secured a crown grant as a settler on land located at the corner of the Sixth Line and Dundas Highway, Trafalgar Township. The crossroads became known as Munn's Corners. Daniel and his wife Millicent opened a tavern and stage house on the southeast corner at some point before 1814.[2] At around this time Daniel also became Trafalgar's first town clerk.[3]

During the War of 1812 Daniel served as a private in the 2nd York Militia with his brother-in-law, Ezekiel Post. From November 6 to 10, 1813, Daniel served in Captain William Thompson’s Company of the 2nd York Militia. [4]

On February 26, 1814, Daniel’s tavern licence was renewed. [5]

From September 25 to October 1, 1814, Daniel served in Captain Thomas Merrigold’s Company of the 2nd York Militia. [6]

Munn's Tavern was the site of an affray in which John Holliday, a gunner with Captain Alexander Cameron's Company, was killed.[7]

The 1816 Trafalgar Township Assessment recorded him owning 400 acres. [8]

On November 27, 1817, Daniel and 15 other men from the township attended a meeting in his inn to draft a reply to Mr. Gourlay’s questions. [9]

As the little community grew, a log cabin school was erected on the Munns' property. It doubled as a church on Sunday. Daniel also sold the land for a cemetery (Munn's United Church Cemetery) to a group of local men whose names appear on the deed dated November 5, 1820 (it was not registered in the Halton County Registry Office until July 27, 1822).[10]

In 1822, Daniel died and was buried in Munn’s Pioneer Cemetery. [11]

The Estate of Daniel Munn sold land to his son Jordan in 1841.[12]


  1. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 September 2015), Daniel Mun, 05 Dec 1781; citing WEST STOCKBRIDGE,BERKSHIRE,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 899,793.
  2. Heritage Impact Study, Oakville, 2011 [1]
  3. Trafalgar Township Historical Society [2]
  4. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Payrolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 209 and 219
  5. Michelle Knoll, Tragalgar Township Historical Society
  6. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Payrolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 67-69.
  7. War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7, t-10379, p. 182 [3]
  8. Trafalgar Historical Society transcripts
  9. Trafalgar Township in 1817, accessed September 12, 2012 at
  10. Watt, Jane; David Verity; J. Lorne Cutts; and Ontario Genealogical Society. Halton-Peel Branch. Munn's United Church Cemetery: lot 15, concession 1 NDS., Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario. (Oakville, Ontario: Halton Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, [1983?]).
  11. Oakville-Trafalgar Archives,, accessed September 11, 2011.
  12. Heritage Impact Study, Oakville, 2011 [4]


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