Tecumseh: Chasing a Legend #3

House of Jacques Baby

The above house is the residence of Jacques Baby still in Sandwich, Ontario and was one of the stops on our field trip to Sandwich.
Jacques Baby was the eldest son of a prestigious Detroit family from it’s days as a French settlement.

As with most of the residents of Sandwich at the time of our story, Jacques came from across the river when Detroit was given to the USA at the end of their war of independence.

Baby joined the fight against invasion immediately after the declaration of war and was assigned command of the 1st Kent Militia.

Below are pictures taken at the new Tecumseh Parkway that marks the site of Tecumseh’s fall.

Jacques Baby

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