Husband: Thomas Brigham
Wife: Mary W. Lacy
Born: 24 Aug 1782
Died: 16 Jun 1865
03 (M): Ephraim Thomas Brigham
Born: 09 Jun 1813
Died: 26 Oct 1895
Cause of Death: Casualty in the War of 1812
After three years service in the War of 1812 he was killed in battle on Chippewa Plains, Canada. From History of the Brigham Family:
He met a recruiting officer and enlisted for 9 months in the War of 1812. He was told that he would not have to serve for several weeks. Late that night he received orders to march; hastily sending a messenger to Plymouth, he marched with his company, after sending word to his wife. When he was slain he was with a scouting party, who were all killed and buried in a trench on the Canadian side of the Niagara River. A few years ago a trench full of human bones was found on the bank of the river, and from some buttons found it was known that the remains were those of American soldiers. The Canadian government permitted the U. S. soldiers to come into Canada and give the remains a military burial. These may have been the bones of that scouting party.
Revised: March 22, 2013
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