Henry Lester
Oxford Militia

Henry Lester was born in New York State in 1788 and came to the Burford  area probably  as a young boy with  his family after the American Revolution.

Lester joined the Oxford Militia and served at Lundy’s Lane and Malcolm’s Mills.

Lester filed a settler’s land claim and was awarded  £23, 18 shillings and 9 pence. He was also still alive in 1875 and appears on the pensioners list.

He died on 27 Mar 1876 and his family notified the American Government of his death as he was still an American citizen.


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Commanding Officer: Captain Bela Brewster Brigham

Veteran Summary

Henry Lester
Quartermaster Sergeant, Oxford Militia
Place of Birth
Unknown, NY, USA
Place of Death
Burford, ON, CAN
Died on: 27 MAR 1876
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Burford Congregational Cemetery, 404 Maple Ave South
Burford Township, County of Brant, ON, CAN
Latitude: 43.102N Longitude: -80.4282