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The first European settlers to make their homes in Lambton were the French. They became Loyalists, coming from Detroit after the War of 1812. Raymond Baby was a wealthy man, who obtained much of the land along the St. Clair River. His grandson, Francis Baby, was responsible for building the area’s first Catholic Church. Trade between the settlers and the Natives created a positive, respectful relationship and gave the Natives access to iron, steel, silk cloth, ivory combs, and steel plows.

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