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

Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.

Of 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, …

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

Militia Order of Isaac Shelby of July 31, 1813

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 that has …

Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Welsh Quakers. Bryn Mawr, near Dolgelly. Built by Rees Lews. The birthplace of Rowland Ellis, 1650.

Welsh Quaker ancestors are the cultural group from which the majority of the ancestors of my children originate (on my husband’s side).   One of the benefits of researching this culture is that the people were religious, often educated (could read and write) and were very good at documenting vital statistics and events. As a …

William B. Coon – Soldier in the War of 1812

Military Bounty Land Warrant Certificate - William B. Coon

In a previous post, I told the story of David Coon, the fourth great grandfather to my children Erin and Stuart, and his service and death in the Civil War. His father, William B. Coon (about 1789 to August 25, 1854) was also a soldier, but in his case he served in the War of …

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

US Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914, Page 4, 'A's.

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 Birth …

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

Land Warrant Care of William B. Coon and David Coon.

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 Recorded …

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 Coon’s first …