Malachi File
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Malachi File was born in New York State in 1792. He came to Canada West and married Esther Hawley. He fought under Captain John Westbrook in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia and attained the rank of Sergeant.

After the Was he was given a very large land grant just outside of Brantford near what is today Cainsville. He and his wife had six children who survived to adulthood:

  • Eunice b 1830
  • Charlotte b 1833
  • Daniel b 1835
  • Ira b 1837
  • Elizabeth b 1840
  • Emily b 1841

Malachi died in 1861 reaching the age of 69. he is buried in the Brant Cemetery in Brantford Township not far from his land holdings. The tract of land that he was given still bears his name today.

Veteran Summary

Malachi File
Sergeant , 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia
Place of Birth
unknown, NY, USA
Place of Death
Brantford Township, ON, CAN
Died on: 01 JAN 1861
Reason: Old Age (month and day unknown)
Location of Grave
Brant Cemetery, 1450 Colborne Street East
Cainsville, ON, CAN
Latitude: 43.1523N Longitude: -80.1748