Laura set out on her own, taking a circuitous route through inhospitable terrain to avoid American sentries and being helped by a group of First Nations men she encountered along the way. She reached FitzGibbon at his headquarters in the house of John De Cou.
Laura Secord & Rebecca Biggar became the best of friends.
Rebecca Green Bigger
26 Sep 1786 - 8 Oct 1880
Daughter of CHARLES GREEN and REBECCA SCRITCHFIELD Wife of WILLIAM BIGGAR
According to legend, "it took her approximately 17 hours to travel the distance to warn James FitzGibbon of the impending American attack.
Laura Secord died in 1868 at the age of 93. She was interred next to her husband in the Drummond Hill Cemetery in Niagara Falls, Her grave is marked by a monument with a bust on top and is close to a monument marking the Battle of Lundy's Lane