War of 1812
Veterans from Ontario Co.
by George S. Conover;
Disclaimer - The list of Ontario Co. War of 1812 Soldiers comes from
photocopies from microfilm and are complete with the actual spellings
which seem "unusual" spellings sometimes.
It is not clear if the following list is a list of men from the Town
of Canadice, specifically, or from various Ontario County towns,
certainly, there were many more men who served in the War of 1812 from
Ontario Co. than listed here:
David Badgro, Jesse Brown, Albert Finch, Luther Gould, Capt.
Grandy, Justus Grout, Luban Howland, Cornelius Johnson, Jas. and John
Kelly, Ira Kimball, Jos. King, Morris North, Daniel Norton, Jonas
Quick, Silas Reynolds, Amasa and Jonathan Richardson, Robt., Samuel,
and Wm. Smith, Ora and Ira Spencer, Geo. Struble, David
Tibbals, Benj. and Greem Waite, Andrew Ward, and Frederick
I would like to add a name to your list. Frederick D. Reed
served in Capt. McMath's co. under the command of Col. McMann from
Aug. 1814 to Nov . 1814 Thank you, Harry Reed
A new addition to War of 1812 names: John B. Norris :
Capt. Cost's Company and Capt. McMath's Company
Richard F. Reed : Capt. J. P. Spencers's Company - Harry Reed
Lot Hammond, of Canandaigua, served in the 71st (Swift's)
Regiment in the War of 1812. He was a Private, and his record of
service is found in Misc. Roll Box #90, Roll Exct #602.
Denzil D. Garrison
P.O. Box 1217
Bartlesville, OK 74005
The following 2 gentleman were participants of the War of
Both served in Cpt. Barzillai Harvey's Company, Lieut. Col. Howell's
Reg't New York State Militia of Ontario Co., NY:
b. 13 May 1781 Rehoboth, Bristol Co., MA
d. 12 Sep 1858 White Oak Twp., Ingham Co., MI
Jeremiah Irons (father-in-law of Hezekiah Bullock)
b. 8 Jul 1764 Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
d. 13 Mar 1829 Yates, Orleans Co., NY
Lynnea (Bullock) Dickinson
Leander Johnson 9-17-1787 to 3-13-1852 Davis' Regt. NY Militia -
War of 1812. Leander was the grandson and son of patriots of the
American Revolution, and a pioneer of the Academy district of
Canandaigua. He is buried in Academy Cemetery.
Submitted by Kevin Armstrong
Joel Dunks, Captain, of Captain Joel Dunks' Company of Light
Infantry, Detached Militia, of the 3 Artillery and Light Infantry (Lt.
Col. George Fleming's) Regiment. This company saw service at Fort
George from Oct to Nov 1813.
Joel Dunks appears in both the 1800 and 1810 Federal Census for Ontario
County. He died 1 Nov 1841 at age 66 and is buried in Lot 134,
Mendon Cemetery, Mendon, Monroe County, New York.
This information kindly donated by Douglas Dunks; many thanks, Douglas.
I would like to add the name of my 3rd great grandfather, Diodorus
Sheldon (1786-1812) to your list. While living in Phelps, he
joined Colonel Philetus Swift's Regiment of New York Volunteers.
Records maintained by the State of New York confirm that he served as a
Sergeant in the Company of Captain Silas Hopkins from May 14 to July
1812, and in the Company of Captain William Hull from July 14 to August
30, 1812, at Lewisburg and Black Hawk, on the Niagara Frontier.
he contracted an unspecified disease while in the service, and died
Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War
of 1812, page 415
NAME OF APPLICANT.: Saulpaugh, Philip, by Widow,
RESIDENCE OF APPLICANT.: Manchester, New York,
AMOUNT ALLOWED.: 58 00
Thanks to Daryl VerStreate Jr. for this donation.
Please add Ebenezer Smith 2nd to your list. He mustered
in on August 6, Lyons New York, and mustered out November 8th, 1814.
He served under Captain McMath and Colonel McMahan, 20th Regiment,
7th Brigade. Received pension.
Pioneered to, and helped build Livonia Michigan. died 1886
Livonia, buried Newberg Cemetery.
Thanks to Donna Brokenshire, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of
War of 1812 Service Records, Henry Dascomb, McMahan's Regiment, NY Militia,
Private/Private Box 53 Roll 602 (2X):Swartwood's Reg't, New York Militia,
Pvt/Pvt Roll 53 Box 602
Henry was a younger brother of Nathan to whom he was apprenticed
by their father. He is the same apprenticed boy for whom was offered
the "princely" sum of 1 penny for his return when he ran away - evidentally to
serve in the War of 1812.
1813-05-09 The Geneva Gazette: "I Cent Reward Ranaway from the subscriber on
Saturday morning the 6th inst. an indented apprentice boy named Henry Daskam,
about 5 feet 7 inches high, light complecion and sandy hair. All persons are
forbidden harboring or trusting said apprentice on my account. The above reward
will be paid without charges, to any person who will return him to me in Geneva.
Nathan Daskam Geneva, June 9th, 1813"
Thanks to Dorothy A. Daskam Sargent
War of 1812 Pensioners and Widows
Living in Ontario Co., NY in 1882
Disclaimer - The lists below come from photocopies from microfilm which
are difficult to read.
Betsey Wheeler, Fanny Winslow, Charlotte Brown, Lucy Hicks, Thomas
Jerathmaal Hunt, Seth Rice
Mehitable Cassort, Amoncl?? Posperoy, Sarah Morse, Elizabeth
Dalisburg, Ephraim Blodget, Harry Gregory, Marcia Thompson, Clarissa
Torrey, Hannah Freer, Dolly Griswald, Lucy M. Glasgow, Amy Crane, Sarah
Charity Van Dyne, George G. Porter
Lavinia M. Adams, Laura A. Butler, John Adams, Spencer Dibble (alias
Joseph S. Dibble), Simeon Rowley
James Wood, Sr.
Julia Probasco, Amada Parker, Harriet M. Simpson, Abigail B.
Briggs, Lydia Betts, Lucinda Bagby, Polly H. Gage, William Price,
From Geneva Gazette 5 February 1869
The Veterans in Council
Pursuant to the call of Gen. Disbrow, (commanding the
district of New York west of Cayuga Lake), the veterans of the War of
met in council at the Franklin House, Geneva, on Thursday, Feb 14th.
The gathering was not as large as was reasonably anticipated,
owing doubtless to the recent snow storm which effectually barricaded
the highways. Death, also, has committed sad havoc of late years among
the ranks of the Old Veterans. We can remember that a few years back,
a "General Order" for parade and conference was responded to by upwards
of two hundred, who, to the music of the spirit-stirring fife
and drum, marched with almost as firm step as they did in going forth
confront their Nation's enemy. Yesterday, but a bare platoon mustered
from all Western New York to a similar call.
How unjust and ungenerous in our government, Federal and State, to
neglect the equitable claims of these Old Veterans, when the meagre
amount due would afford them some extra comfort even in their rapid
approach to the grave.
But time and space forbid further moralizing. We give the
proceedings which transpired:
On motion of General Disbrow, Henry Feagles, Esq., of Geneva
was called to preside, and the editors of the Geneva papers
(S. H. Parker of the Gazette and R. L. Adams of the Courier)
upon and acted as Secretaries.
(Here a long petition was published) . . . . .
The following veterans, present in person or by proxy, signed the
Zalmon A. Disbrow
John W. Betts
Preserved B. Taylor
Jonathan C. Chandler
Giles Parker, Sr.
John N. Warner
From Geneva Gazette 11 June 1869
THE VETERANS OF 1812 - The soldiers of 1812-15 held a convention
on Wednesday at the National Hotel, Rochester. The following named were
present: Thos. G. Green, Rochester; Lucius Stanley, Stanley
county; Jason Smith, Tyre, Seneca county; Richard
Lyon, Clyde; Zelma Green, Bergen; D. P. Alger, Springwater;
Gen. Z. A. Disbrow, Waterloo; Preserved B. Taylor, Geneva;
Seth D. Crosby, New York; Oliver Spencer, Moravia,
Cayuga county. Jason Smith was chosen president and Lucius
The subject of extortion by the lawyers and claim agents was
considered. The veterans resolved to collect their own claims
of the government and submit to no extortion. A special meeting
of the veterans was ordered on the first Tuesday of October at
State of New York }
County of Ontario } ss
On this seventh day of January, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and
fifty-six, personally appeared before me, a justice of the peace within
and for the
county and state aforesaid MARTHA MONROE, aged seventy three years, a
of Bristol, Ontario County in the State of New York, who being duly
according to the law, declares that she is the widow of LEMUEL MONROE
was a private in the company commanded by Captain ..........Martin, in
regiment of New York Militia commanded by ............. in the
with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th of June,
that her said husband entered the army at Lewiston on or about the 15th
of June for the term of emergency and continued in actual service in
war for the term of four or five months and was honorably discharged at
on the 15th day of October or November A.D. 1813. She
states that she was married to the said LEMUEL MONROE in West
Ontario County, NY in November, A.D. 1811 by one Roberts a Justice of
Peace and that her name before her marriage was MARTHA MILLER; that her
died in Livingston Co., Michigan on the twenty-ninth day of April, A.D.
and that she is now a widow, and there is no record of said
marriage. (three lines crossed out)
She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land
to which she may be entitled under the act approved the third day of
Thomas O. Perkins of Canandaigua, New York, is hereby authorized to
receive any warrant that may be issued on this claim.
We WARD RICE and ABIGAIL RICE residents of Ontario County in the
state of New York upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing
was signed and acknowledged by MARTHA MONROE in our presence, and that
believe from the appearance of the statements of the applicant, that
is the identical person she represents herself to be.
The forgoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed
before me on the day and year above written; and I certify that I know
the affiants to be credible persons; that the claimant is the person
who presents herself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.
Arunah Jones, Justice of the Peace
said County of Ontario
(Transcribed by Jenny
D. Bommarito and proof read by her.) Please contact Jennie if
you have an interest in this family.
Additional notes from Jennie:
Lemuel Monroe, Private, in Capt. Abraham Mattison Co. of Col. Philitus
Swift. Volunteer Regiment - In service at Black Rock. Roll
His wife was Martha Miller who resided at Mendon NY, while her husband
in the service. He was discharged at Lewiston, NY.
was my 3rd great grandfather.
Lemuel resided in Ontario Co., NY from about 1810 until 1835 in the
towns of East Bloomfield, Bristol, and Allens Hill, Richmond Twp.
1835 he separated from wife, Martha and moved to Romeo, Michigan and
1849 moved to Livingston Co., Michigan, where he died. His grave
marked by the DAR as a soldier of the Revolution. Enlisted from
Mass. He was a soldier of the War of 1812 and also the
War. His first child by Martha was born in 1813 at Mendon, Monroe
It appears that Lemuel had two short enlistments in the War of
1812. Source: Company Pay Roll - Swift's Detachment, N. Y.
He was a private in Capt. Abraham Mattison's Company of Infantry,
by Lieut. Col Philetus Swift; was on the pay roll for May 12th to July
1812, term of service two months, pay per month - $5.00, amount of pay
$10.00, pay in lieu of clothing - $16.00, total amount $26.00.
In May 1849, at the advanced age of ninety years, Lemuel went to live
with his son Francis Miller Monroe, at Howell, Livingston Co.,
Michigan. He had been a farmer, shoe and boot maker.
Source: Bounty Land Claim - Form of Declaration for Surviving
Officers or Soldiers - State of Michigan, County of Livingston, reads
in part: On December 10, 1850, Lemuel Monroe, age 91, resident of
declared that he was a private in Company commanded by Captain Scott in
the 23 regiment of infantry commanded by Major Maloney in the war
on the 18 day of June 1812, the he volunteered under Wait Martin at
NY on or about the 1st of August 1812 for the term of five years and
continued in actual service in said war as follows to witness, he was
with the army in Garrison near Lewiston from the time of entering until
about the time
of the Battle of Queenston in October 1812, was then honorably
permitted to go home by reason of sickness or on account of being unfit
duty as will appear in the muster rolls of said company - that he never
any written discharge, and did not again enter the army, and did not
any pay for the time he served. That his infirmities, as he was
by his officers, rendered him unfit for further duty. This
was made for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which he may
entitled under "act passed Sept. 28, 1850." (signed) by
and witnessed by the Justice of the Peace and sealed by the Livingston
Clerk of Michigan.
Lemuel had a son named Archibald Monroe that lost his life in the
battle of Queenston, in Brandt's Rangers in 1812.
Many thanks to Jennie for providing this very detailed account of
her ancestor, Lemuel Monroe.
Research Notes contributed by Margaret
Fish; thank you very much, Margaret:
Col. Thaddeus Remington came about 1793 from Suffield, CT, to
Centerfield, Canandaigua, Ontario Co. NY. I have been told he formed a
company about 1814 in preparation for war on the Great Lakes, but do
not know if they had any action.
I found the following during one of my trips to do research in
Canandaigua. And it always has been written in our family that he
formed and headed a group of militia when the War of 1812 came
near on Lake Erie (or is it Lake Ontario) when Canadians and English
threatened the northwestern part of NY. I know that somewhere among my
notes, perhaps from the Geneva Library or Hist. Soc., it tells his unit
number and when formed and what it was to do, but apparently did not
From History of Ontario County, New York; Ed. by George S. Conover 1893
A Sylvester H. Wheeler (b 18 Jan. 1829) is a son of Sylvester W., a son
of Aaron W. of Mass, born Dighton, Ma 1778.
John Raines, Representative to Congress 1889-92 (He married a
granddaughter of Col Thaddeus Remington, and was my gr-grandfather.)
A Lucy P. (Remington) Wheeler (wife of Addison H. Wheeler). She was a
daughter of Thaddeus Remington & Betsy Nelson She died 1886.
[Ed note: Betsey ROOT not Nelson. She was from East Granby, CT, where
they were married 28 Jan. 1793.
P. 253 Thaddeus Remington came to Ontario County from Vt. about 1792,
settled Remington Hill near Centerfield. Prominent. Col. of the militia
here . A Mason. Married before coming here Betsey Root; 8
children; son Thaddeus born 1794, married in 1818 Rhoda, daughter of
Roswell Root, county judge, who came to county from CT and brought his
parents. Father: Abram Root. He and son both in the Rev. War.
Thaddeus B. 2nd had 6 sons, 2 now living Mrs. R. d. 1862. He
still living age 73 in 1893. Born in Canandaigua 11 Jan. 1819.
1)Thaddeus R. came 1792, m. Betsey Root
2) Thaddeus, b. 1794 m. 1818 Rhoda daughter. Roswell Root, co. judge
3)Thaddeus b.11 Jan. 1819 m. 1852 Maria Mack.
P. 229 Original members of First Congregational Church of
Centerfield (just west of Canandaigua) founded 1799 inc. Abraham Root
P. 213 William Harris Welch, b. Erie Pa. 1862 He married Grace G.
daughter of J. Raines, and had 3 daughters, Catherine Elizabeth, Edith
Helena and Grace Pauline.
Military Minutes of the Council of Appointments of New York, 1783-1821
Annual Report – 1802
Thaddeus Remington to Lt. In new regiment of Cand’ga, Easton and
1805: Thaddeus Remington first major, Lt. Col. Avery Smith, Ontario Co.
1812 Ontario County: Thaddeus Remington, lt. Col. commandant, William
Burnet, Brig. Gen.
1812 Lt. Col. Thomas Remington’s regt. (Eleventh) late Asa Stanley’s.
May 23, 1812: Eleventh Regt. of Infantry – Thaddeus Remington, Lt. Col.
1812: 7th Division, 24 Brigade—Lt. Col. Thaddeus Remington
1814: Ontario County: Lt. Col. Thaddeus Remington resigned.
I just found a little note in my notebook that in the Federal Archives,
while visiting D.C., :
"Thaddeus Remington appears as a Captain under Clark's Command War of
David Traver is buried at Purdy Cemetery,
today known as Coopers Cemetery. He served in 9th Reg't (Vosburgh's) NY
Militia from Columbia County, NY. This is confirmed from his
military equipment claim # 4,970 and his bounty land warrant
application # 76056. His findagrave memorial link is below:
Many thanks to Dawn Roe for sharing this
Many thanks to Don Pender for donating the following:
I have attached evidence of honorable War of 1812 service of another Ontario
County resident; WILLIAM PENDER (PENDAR) was present in the 1810 Federal Census
for Lima, NY and served as a Corporal in Captain Abraham Parrish's Company of
Colonel Samuel Blakeslee's Regiment of Ontario County Militia, General Amos Hall
of West Bloomfield, Commanding. William Pender was present with his regiment at
the Battle of Black Rock and the Burning of Buffalo in December 1813.
Thank You for including William Pender's name in your roll of War of
1812 Veterans from Ontario County, NY.
Federal Census for Lima, Ontario County, NY for Wm. Pender
Archives and Records Administration (NARA) File Reference Number for Wm.
3. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Company
Pay and Muster Roll for Wm. Pender
From Ontario County Journal 21 January
Academy, N. Y. - Captain George Hickox, living
west of the village, who was born in 1800, related to me the following incident
of the war of 1812: His father was captain of a military company, and lived on
the farm where Mr. Pliny Tillotson
died. He was expecting orders daily to go to the rescue, as the
British were besieging Buffalo. One night about 10 o'clock a messenger
came with orders for him to be on the public square in Canandaigua next morning
at daylight, with his company armed and equipped as the law directed, to march
to Buffalo, as
the British had crossed. The captain sent George, who was then twelve years old,
with the order to his lieutenant or corporal, who lives where Mrs. Ward lives,
on the Jackson
farm. The lieutenant said, "Tell the captain we will be there." The next morning
at daylight the company was at the place appointed, except a few enthusiastic
ones who started across lots for Buffalo, and arrived there in time to take part
in a skirmish, and were taken prisoners. The company that day marched to
they were met by a messenger with orders for them to return to their homes, for
the British had recrossed the river.
Record from the ‘War of 1812 Service Records’. My
ancestors name is Zadock Root. He
was with Blakeslee’s Regiment, NY. He was inducted and discharged as a private.
(Roll Box is 179 and Root Exct is 602.)
other piece of information I have is from the ‘Index of Awards on
Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812’. I believe it is page
number 406. Here there are mentioned 2 (two) Zadocks.
One is No. 8,836 Root,
Zadock Residence of Applicant is Wyoming County, NY Amount allowed
Two is No. 11,474 Root,
Zadock Residence of Applicant is Middlebury, Wyoming County, NY Amount Allowed
Thanks to Debra Howie for this information.
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