War of 1812

We can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

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            I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices …

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Transcription: War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon

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           Below is my transcription of the War of 1812 Land Warrant Card for William B. Coon. No. 49954     40 acres. ACT OF SEPT. 28, 1850.   Issued to Wm. B. Coon Priv: Capt. Fillmore’s Co., N. York, Ma. War of 1812 Located at Menasha 40 Wis Located by David Coon, ??? Patented April 15, 1856 …

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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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Militia Order of Isaac Shelby of July 31, 1813

Transcription: Isaac Shelby’s Order for Recruitment of Troops for the War of 1812.

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             The following is my transcription of Isaac Shelby‘s “Order for recruitment of troops for the War of 1812”  for the Kentucky Militia, to fight against Upper Canada in the War of 1812.     FRANKFORT, July 31st, 1813. DEAR SIR, THE following address to the militia of Kentucky will inform you of the call …

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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 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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War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

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            You can help to preserve the War of 1812 pension records! One of the benefits of the modern era of genealogy research is the massive and rapid digitization of records that could be centuries old, being held  schools, churches, government offices, archives, museums and private households. Why is this beneficial? Provides easy access to …

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Ancestry.ca offers free access to military records for Canadians

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           Free access to military records for Canadians on Ancestry.ca is a definite opportunity not to be missed. For the period of November 7 to 12, 2013, the numerous (over 4.4 million) military records available include: Military Honours and Award Citation Cards, 1900-1961. Nominal Rolls and Paylists for the Volunteer Militia, 1857-1922. Canada, War Graves Registers: …

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