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John Wilson

John Wilson was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and became a Sergeant in Captain Andrew Bradt’s Company of Butler’s Rangers. He and his wife, Maria Bradt, and their children settled in Thorold where they raised their family and became founding members of the Anglican Church in St.Catharines. Before settling he had many adventures including being punished with four dozen lashes for attempting to desert to the rebels in July 1777 and being charged $100.00 in bail by the Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York.

Submitted by Glen Brough