The Old Armstrong House by Isabel Walsh
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QC00575-01:
The old Armstrong House -
The white stucco house on River Road owned by the Armstrong's was built in 1803 - date was scratched on an old brick and found when being done over in 1924 by Mr. Bailey of Toronto ^ contractor. He also found a bullet embedded in one of the oak beams on the east side of the house, presumably shot there the day of the battle. The adjacent land was quite a treasure house for the finding of solider's buttons, old coins and arrow heads from time to time.
     The house originally had 2 rooms on main floor and 2 above with 2 fireplaces. Mir. Bailey said the house was frame lined with sun dried brick. He left some of these bricks in a piled to be use in the foundation but next morning when he went to use them they were gone. There had been rain during the night.
     Col. Stevens lived in the house at the time of the battle of Queenston Heights. It was I think part of the U.E.L. street property. This property was divided and owned by several. Melea, Geo. Neale, Street. were names on different deeds. Then acquired by Jas Durham about 1846 left it to his daughter Catherine, Mrs Wm Armstrong.
Isabel M. Walsh

QC00575-02:
The old Armstrong House -
The white stucco house on River Road owned by the Armstrong's was built in 1803 - date was scratched on an old brick and found when being done over in 1924 by Mr. Bailey of Toronto contractor. He also found a bullet embedded in one of the oak beams on the east side of the house, presumably shot there the day of the battle. Needless to say Mr. Bailey was quite excited over his discovery. The adjacent land was quite a treasure house for her finding of soldier's buttons, old coins and arrowheads from time to time.
     The house originally had 2 rooms on main floor and 2 rooms above with 2 fireplaces. Mr. Bailey said the house was fame lined with sun dried brick. He left some of these bricks in a pile to be used in the foundation. but next morning when he went to use them they were gone. There had been rain during the night.
     Col. Stevens lived in the house at the time of the battle of Queenston Heights. It was I think part of the U.E.L. Street property. This property was divided and owned by several - Melea, Geo. Neale, Street were names on different deeds. Then it was bought by Jas. Durham II about 1854 who in turn left it to his daughter Catherine Mrs Wm Armstrong.
Isabel M. Walsh

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Genealogical Resource
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Notes:
The first fie is a rough copy of Isabel Walsh's document, with several notes included. The second file is the re-written document including her initial changes.
Papers measure 25.5 x 20.5 cm.
From Armstrong family collection.
The Full Text may not be 100% accurate.
Date Of Event:
1803
Last Name(s):
Armstrong
Local identifier:
QC00575
Collection:
Armstrong Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.16682 Longitude: -79.04957
Donor:
Huggins, Jean A. E. (1895-1989)
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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The Old Armstrong House by Isabel Walsh