Alanson Adams

Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.

Did my children’s ancestors fight on both sides of the War of 1812?

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1          1ShareOf all the wars our ancestors have fought, the War of 1812 is the one that most interests me because I’m Canadian, and the result of this war is recognized as the birth of our nation. After researching ancestors on both sides, I’ve discovered several on Mark’s side who fought in the War of 1812, …

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Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Transcription: War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments; Adams

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             The following text is my transcription of the War of 1812 US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, listing some with the surname of Adams.   51:  Adams, Abijah, Private Organization:  30 US Infy; Captain Spencer; Col. Elias Fasset Description:  5’10” or 5’9”; blue eyes; brown hair; dark complexion Age: 28 or 20 Occupation:  Farmer …

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Alanson and Mitty Adams.

Transcription: Affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams.

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             Below is my transcription of the affidavit of Alanson and Mitty Adams regarding the Civil War service of William B. Coon and David Coon.   Written in left margin of document: Sworn to and subscribed before me and I certify that I know affidavits to be credible to [??] and that I am disinterested and that …

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Alanson and Gardner Adams, Brothers in Arms in the War of 1812

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              I mentioned in a previous post about William B. Coon, who served as a soldier for the United States in the War of 1812 and was the father of Civil War casualty David Coon, that I would be writing about Alanson Adams (fifth great grandfather to my kids) who was father to David …

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