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Colonel Matthew Elliott 1739-1814

Colonel Matthew Elliott 1739-1814

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2004

Colonel Matthew Elliott 1739-1814

Photo from Google Street View ©2018 Google - Posted April, 2018

Plaque Location

The County of Essex
The Town of Amherstburg
On the east side of Road 20 just south of
Old Front Street (Dalhousie Street), street number 779

Coordinates: N 42 05.092 W 83 06.783


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Plaque Text

Near this site stood the house erected in 1784 by Matthew Elliott. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the American Colonies in 1761, and during the Revolution served with the British forces as a captain in the Indian Department. He was an Indian agent for the western tribes 1790-95 and deputy superintendent of the Indian Department 1795-98. Elliott represented Essex in the legislative assembly 1801-12. As colonel of the 1st Essex Militia he took part in the capture of Detroit, August 16, 1812, and the battles of Fort Meigs, Moraviantown and Black Rock.

Another plaque at this location
Capture of the Anne 1838

Related Ontario plaque
The Capture of Detroit


War of 1812


Amherstburg Plaques

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> Posted September 17, 2010
This is a very clear picture and I'm glad I found it. I feel Matthew Elliott demands more attention. Is there any painting of him?
Jane Buttery, Harrow, www.truestorybooks.com

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