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War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 18, 1812 to February 18, 1815, fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its North American Indian allies. By the war's end in early 1815 the key issues had been resolved and peace came with no boundary changes.

The United States declared war for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by the British war with France, the impressment of as many as 10,000 American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support for Native American tribes fighting American settlers on the frontier.

The British victory at the Battle of Bladensburg in August 1814 allowed them to capture and burn Washington, D.C. They were repulsed, however, in an attempt to take Baltimore and Fort Bowyer. In the United States, late victories over invading British armies at the battles of Plattsburg, Baltimore (inspiring the United States national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”) and New Orleans produced a sense of euphoria over a “second war of independence” against Britain.

Source: Wikipedia

Daniel’s War of 1812 Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

David Bonner
(1798 - 1850)

 

David Bonner gravestone

     David served in the3 Pennsylvania Regiment (Lefevre’s) Militia as a Private under Capt.Beachler.

3rd Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

Phipps Waldo
(1786 - ?)

 

US Flag War of 1812

     Phipps served as a Private in the the 2nd Regiment (Evans’) Virginia Militia and the 5th Regiment Virginia Militia.

5th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Caleb Wells
(abt. 1766 - 1850)

 

Stoney Creek Battlefield Monument

     “Family tradition” has it that Caleb was drafted into the New York State Militia for service in the War of 1812 at Plainfield, Otsego County, NY in March 1813. He served under Corporal Anthony Smith, also a resident of Pittsfield. The company was commanded by Captain William Pallmer under Colonel Belner who was under General Brown. Caleb and Corporal Smith were taken prisoner on June 6, 1813 at the Battle of Stoney Creek in Canada. They were taken to prison in Quebec. Corporal Smith was exchanged, but Caleb was not and died in a Québec prison. Military service records have not been located for Caleb.

4th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

 

 

 

 

Samuel Williams, Sr.
(1755 - 1838)

 

US 21st Infantry War of 1812

     Samuel served as private in Captain Bradford’s Company, Colonel Ripley's Twenty-first Regiment, U.S. Infantry and about 15 July 1813, while a prisoner on board a prison ship near Quebec, Canada, he was seized with dropsy from which he became entirely disabled, and was discharged 11 August 1814, at Boston, MA. He was described at that time as having gray hair, dark eyes, dark complexion, height five feet eleven and three quarters inches, and at the time of enlistment he was a cordwainer.

5th Great
Grandfather

(maternal)

Debbie’s War of 1812 Ancestors

Name

 

Service

Relation

Jacob Dow
(1775 - 1831)

 

Jacob Dow gravestone

     According to Robert Piercy Dow in “The Book of Dow: Genealogical Memoirs,” Jacob is supposed to have served as a lieutenant, probably in New Hampshire. No record has been found of this yet.

4th Great
Grandfather

(paternal)


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