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Ephraim Post

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Hebron, Connecticut, United States
Death: August 7, 1851 (75)
Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Jordan Post and Abigail Post
Husband of Elizabeth Post
Father of Ephraim Post; Elmina Post Culham; Mehetable Post and Hiram Post
Brother of Jordan Post, Jr.; Abigail Post; Ezekial Post; Henry Post; George Washington Post and 2 others

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About Ephraim Post

Ephraim, born in 1776 in Hebron, Connecticut,[1] was the son of Jordan and Abigail Post, who emigrated to Upper Canada from the United States. During the War of 1812, Ephraim served as a private in Captain Stephen Heward's flank company, 3rd Regiment York Militia.[2]

He became an innkeeper in Trafalgar Township, Upper Canada (Ontario). The Post's Inn was located at Trafalgar (7th Line) and Dundas.[3] The area around this intersection became known as Posts' Corner, later Postville. [4]The inn was taken over by Ephraim's son, Hiram.[5]


↑ Find-A-Grave: Memorial #11563476 Burial, Oakville, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada, Munn's Cemetery ↑ Library and Archives Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7, t-10383, p. 1152 ↑ Trafalgar Township Historical Society, Early Ward 5 History [1] ↑ Halton Images [2] ↑ Census of Canada West 1851, Halton County, Trafalgar Twp. [3] (WikiTree)

About The Post's

The Post's Inn was opened by the Post family on the south west corner of Dundas and Trafalgar before 1827. A relay of horses was kept there for the mail coach. The Inn was first run by Ephraim Post and was enlarged by a two-story addition across the front when his son Hiram took it over in 1841. On the same property behind the inn there was a drill shed for the purpose of storing items for military drills of the local militia. The Inn had five fireplaces. Much of the local business was done at the Inn and there are records of ward elections taking place there until at least 1852. James Young was running the Inn in 1876 when George Baker took over and remained there until his death. The Inn was torn down in the late 1960's

(There seems to be some confusion about the Posts and how many Inns there were. Ezekiel Post was granted a tavern license on Jan 13 1816. Was this tavern on Ezekiel's land on Lot 7, 1 con north of Dundas or was it when the building that Ephraim later operated on lot 13, 1 conc. south of Dundas?)

Munn's Cemetery

Munns was secured in 1808 and is about 1/4 acre on s side of Dundas Street and Sixth Line. It used to part of the Munn's family farm which consisted of 200 acres. They provided this section for burial property. The farm stayed in the name of the Munn's family until the time it was sold to Senator Hayes in 1983. Munn's is owned and operated by the corporation of the town of Oakville.

Here are a few of the individuals buried there.

Ephraim Post born Hebron, Conn., Apr 26, 1776 d. Aug 7 1851

Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Post, born Sturbridge, mass. March 17, 1784 d. May 26 1851

Mehetable d/o E & E Post d. Nov 15 1837 in the 21st year of her age.

Hiram Post d. Aug 23, 1860 age 57yrs

Jane Sibles, wife of Hiram Post, born Pebles, Scotland, Jan 16, 1812 d. Nov 10, 1854

Emily, wife of Peter D. Kenney and d/o Hiram & Jane Post, d. Mar 13 1862 age 27 yrs 4 ms 15 days

Elizabeth Lyon, youngest daughter of Hiram & Jane Post, d. Jan 16, 1855 age 5 yrs 5 ms 13 days

Ephraim Post 1823- 31 Aug 1883 age 60 yrs ; his wife Jane Miles 1825-10 Mar 1867

Herbert E. Post second son of Ephraim & Jane Post d. 6 May 1877 age 20 yrs 24 days

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Ephraim Post's Timeline

April 26, 1776
Hebron, Connecticut, United States
Age 26
Age 40
September 12, 1818
Age 42
Age 46
August 7, 1851
Age 75
Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada