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Christian Warner

Lorem Ipsum Christian Warner UE (1754 - 1833) for whom the cemetery is named, was a Sergeant in Butler's Rangers, a Methodist Class Leader for 45 years, a Captain of the Lincoln Militia in the War of 1812, and one of the founders of Methodism in the Niagara District. In his claim before the Commissioners at Montreal, 24 August 1787, Christian Warner states that he "was at Niagara in the fall of 1783 ... is a native of America, lived near Albany (Fort Orange), joined General Burgoyne's army, 1777; was taken prisoner soon after at Saratoga. In 1778 came here and joined Butler's Rangers, with which he served as Sergeant until the end of the war.... had a farm at Pataroons [Patroon] Land, on which he had been settled for several years before the outbreak of the war.... had cleared twelve acres, and had begun to clear more.... had built a house and barn.... had lost two cows, one ox, two horses, four sheep, thirteen hogs, furniture and utensils."(63)

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