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Founders of Ingersoll

Founders of Ingersoll

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004

Founders of Ingersoll

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The Town of Ingersoll
On the east side of Thames Street North
at the south end of the Thames River bridge (Note: It has been reported that the plaque is no longer at this location.)


Coordinates: N 43 02.463 W 80 53.139

Map

Plaque Text

Born in Massachusetts, Major Thomas Ingersoll (1749-1812) came to the Niagara peninsula in 1793 and was promised some 32,000 ha of land in the present Oxford County for himself and a group of American associates. He brought a number of settlers into this area before the government revoked the agreement in 1797. Ingersoll moved to the Credit River in 1805. His son Charles (1791-1831) a veteran of the War of 1812 and a half-brother of Laura Secord, acquired the Oxford family homestead in 1817. He became a leading citizen of this pioneer community known at first as Oxford but later re-named Ingersoll.

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