The Battle of the Bouquet River Willsboro, New York MAY 13, 1814 PA! PA! THE BRITCHES IS COMIN! THE BRITCHES IS COMIN! These are the words yelled by young Elihu Higby to his father Levi as he ran in the door of the Higby’s Willsboro distillery on that day in 1814, to … [Read more...] about The Battle of the Bouquet River
David Glenn spent his life working in construction and engineering. In his retirement he turned to a passion that he's had since high school—history. He has written a book on the Battle of Valcour which to this date remains unpublished and is presently working on researching the William Gilliland family, their genealogy and contributions to the settlement and growth of Essex and Clinton Counties. Mr. Gilliland first settled in Willsborough in 1765. His son William built and lived in the home now occupied by David and his wife Lynne. They have extensively remodeled the house to return it to its previous outward appearance and are enjoying redecorating and refurnishing the interior. Other activities include skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing, travelling, and seeing children and grandchildren. He hopes to turn this research on the Gillilands into a book in the not too distant future and he continues to devote his retirement to historic research and public speaking on historic topics.