Who were the children of john graves simcoe?
John Graves Simcoe and Elizibeth Posthuman Simcoe had 11 children when they married. The two simcoes had eight daughters and three boys in total. When Elizibeth finally finished her last daughter, she longed for a male child, which would become an heir to the family after John Graves Simcoe died. She named this child Francis Gwillim, who would serve in the British army and die at the age of 21, in 1812, at the siege of Badajoz in Spain. ...
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What roads did John Graves Simcoe build?
John Graves Simcoe built two streets. Dundas street, and Yonge street, and Spendina street. He built these for Military purposes, and not for the amusement for the crowd to walk without being tripped by trees lying ominously on the street, or the merchants to walk with their carriages. ...
How did Sir John Graves Simcoe die?
Simcoe became ill in Portugal where he had gone on an expedition and he was brought back to Exeter, England and that's where he died on October 26th 1806. His wife died a long time after. He lived to be 54 she lived to be 88. Your welcome ...
Who was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada?
The first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (modern day Ontario) was John Graves Simcoe. ...