Hi, my father and great aunt both told me that my great grandmother Margaret Hazlett Sherry's mother Margaret Greenwood Hazlett was a cousin to Laura Secord. My great grandmother was born Margaret Hazlett at Chippewa, Ont. I have a book out from the
London Public Library written by Ruth McKenzie entitled Laura Secord the legend
and the lady. According to this book Laura Secord was born the first daughter of Thomas Ingersoll and Eizabeth Dewey. When she was 8 her mother died and she had 2 sisters to look after. At that time, they lived at Great Barrington Mass. Laura was born on Sept. 13, 1775. Thomas Ingersoll remarried a second time and his wife died childless. He married a third time Sarah Whiting and they had 4 sons and 3 daughters. Thomas Ingersoll obtained a land grant from Lt. Gov. Simcoe in 1793 for a parcel of land at the Thames River and was called Oxford upon the Thames Now North, East and West Oxford Townships.Thomas Ingersoll had arrived in Queenston and was established and operating a tavern at Queenston in November 1795.Thomas Ingersoll had a brother-in law by the name of Charles Whiting who must have come with them.Laura married James Secord they think in 1797. The Secord family lived at St. David's.Their father Lt. James Secord obtained a Land grantand was one of the first loyalists to come to Niagara, he had a wife and 7 children. The Secords were French Huguenots (originally Sicard and the original immigrant came to N.Y. in 1686. James Secord's wife was Madelaine or Magdalen Badeau Their children were Solomon, Stephen, David (married twice) and James married Laura Ingersoll. Another son John disappeared. A daughter Magdalen married a Richard Cartwright from Kingston. I haven't finished reading the book. Perhaps you can find it at your library.