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Map showing lands owned or occupied by Blacks between 1849 and 1871 in Raleigh Township, Ontario.


"The Elgin Settlement, also known as Buxton, was one of four organized black settlements to be developed in Canada. The black population of Canada West and Chatham was already high due to the area's proximity to the United States. The land was…


Buxton resident, William Hooper, originally from Kentucky, enlisted as a substitute for one year in November 1864 in Toledo, Ohio. He served with the 14th USCT.