James B. Secord (1773 - 1841)

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Birthplace: Somers, West Chester, New York, United States
Death: Died in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
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About James B. Secord

Sergeant James Secord helped carry British General Isaac Brock's body from the battlefield during the Battle of Queenston Heights. He was later wounded by a musket ball. His wife, Laura, went searching for James and was tending his wounds when they encountered a trio of U.S. soldiers, two raising their muskets intending to dispatch the prone sergeant of the 1st Lincoln Militia. Captain John E. Wool of the 13th U.S. Infantry happened on the scene, preventing the attack. Wool and James Secord would remain life-long friends. -------------------- Descendant of the Marquis de Sicard of the reign of Louis XII of France. The family of Marquis became Hueguenots in the time of their great persecution of 1572 and moved to England in the 1600s. Five brothers emigrated to New Jersey where they founded New Rochelle, naming it for their estates confiscated near La Rochelle in France. After the revolutionary war they came to New Brunswick, James moving to Upper Canada and settling in the Niagara frontier.

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Sergeant James Secord, 1st Lincoln Militia's Timeline

1773
July 7, 1773
Somers, West Chester, New York, United States
1790
1790
Age 16
Great Barrington, MA, USA
1797
1797
Age 23
Niagara Falls, Canada
1799
1799
Age 25
Great Barrington, MA, USA
1806
1806
Age 32
Great Barrington, MA, USA
1809
October 20, 1809
Age 36
Queenston, Ontario
1811
1811
Age 37
1815
October 20, 1815
Age 42
Queenstown, Canada
1820
July 31, 1820
Age 47
Queenston, Canada
1841
February 22, 1841
Age 67
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada