Private Claim 214 of G. Godfroy & J.B. Beaugrand
— River Raisin National Battlefield Park —
In 1812, business partners Godfroy and Beaugrand owned several claims along the River Raisin. At the time of the January 1813 battles, Gabriel Godfroy Jr., his wife Elizabeth and their three young boys, Gabriel, Guillaume [William], and Samuel, lived in the home next to the trading post.
On January 18, when U.S. forces launched their initial attack on the Native Confederation and the British, Elizabeth Godfroy was home alone with her three children. After the short battle,
Erected by U.S. National Park Service, City of Monroe, Michigan.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812.
Location. 41° 54.817′ N, 83° 22.838′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is on East Elm Avenue west of North Dixie Highway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Battles of Jan. 18 - 22 (a few steps from this marker); Private Claim 236 Lot of Hubert Lacroix (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private Claim 236, Lot of George McDougal (about 500 feet away); River Raisin Legacy Project (about 600 feet away); First District Court (about 600 feet away); Private Claim 236 Lot of Jean (John) Baptiste JeromePrivate Claim 96 of Jean (John) Baptist Couture (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Surrender (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
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