Black refugees (upwards of 200) from the War of 1812 Chesapeake Bay area were quarantined on Melville Island due to concerns about the spread of disease. Many later settled in Hammonds Plains, Beechville, Lucasville and the Campbell Road Settlement area, which later became known as Africville (est. in 1848). Gabriel Hall was amongst those who arrived at that time. (Photo: Gabriel Hall, in the only known image of a black refugee from the War of 1812. N.S. Archives).