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War of 1812 Veteran

Richard Hiscott
76th Regiment of Foot

Richard Hiscott was born in 1790 in Wiltshire, England. His application for a land grant shows that he was a weaver before he enlisted with the 76th Regiment of Foot in 1809 as a Private and retired from the same regiment having attained the rank of Sergeant in 1830 (National Archives in Kew, WO 97/874/28). During his service he participated as a member of 76th Regiment of Foot in the Peninsular War as part of Wellington’s Troops. In 1814 and after the British success against French troops in Spain the 76th Regiment of Foot was transferred to Canada (The Service of British Regiments in Canada and North America, Charles H. Stewart, Department of National Defence Library, 1926, Ottawa, p. 316). There Richard Hiscott with his Regiment participated in the closing stage of the War of 1812-1814 at the Battle of Plattsburgh. Following the war Richard Hiscott stayed in Niagara. After he retired from the army he successfully applied for a land grant for his 21 years of service in the British Army (National Archives in Kew, WO 97/874/28). Continue reading Richard Hiscott
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James Clement UE
Lincoln Militia

Lieutenant James Clement, UE (1764-1813)

James Clement was born the 15 Jul 1764 in the Mohawk Valley, New York. He was the son of Ludovicus (Lewis) Cobes (1725-1781) and Catlyntje (Catherine Eliza) Poutnam (1726-1807). He was a United Empire Loyalist and served as an ensign in the Indian Department towards the latter part of the Revolutionary War. He received a 2,000 acre land grant in Niagara Township after the war, as well as a town lot in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Upper Canada Land Petitions, National Archives of Canada, microfilm No. C-1647); Continue reading James Clement UE
Lincoln Militia

Daniel McAfee
Flank Company
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Daniel McAfee was born 4 Aug 1791 in New York State, the son of Lieut. Dudley McAfee.  By  1812 he had crossed the Niagara River and was living in the Niagara Peninsula.  He served as a Sergeant, serving under Captain Samuel Hatt’s Flank Company, 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia, from 1812 to 1814.  Daniel was at the taking of Detroit and at the Battle of Queenston Heights.  He was taken prisoner by the Americans while conveying prisoners down the lake to Toronto and confined at Greenbush, near Albany, digging himself out and escaping.  He was discharged at Queenston.  His service is well-documented in 1812 Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, RG 9 1B7. In 1876, when the  Dominion of Canada presented the veterans of the War of 1812 with an annuity, Daniel is 84 years old and applied for this annuity from Galt in Waterloo County.

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Flank Company
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

William Parker
1st Flank Company
3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia

William Parker was born in St John, New Brunswick in January 1790, the son of UE Loyalist Sgt. John Parker of the New York Volunteers and his wife Nancy Watson.  John and Nancy were born and married in County Cork, Ireland, emigrating to Nova Scotia, but then moving to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1776.  Following the American Revolution, they returned to Nova Scotia before making their way to Wainfleet Twp., Lincoln County, Upper Canada.

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1st Flank Company
3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia

Jarvis Thayer
Flank Company
1st Regiment Middlesex Militia

Jarvis ThayerJarvis Thayer, son of Silas Thayer and Perley Pond, was born 24 Nov  1770 in Mendon, Worchester, Massachusetts. In the 1790s he came to Canada, settling in Gainsborough Twp., Lincoln County. In 1796 or 1797 he married Susannah Parker, daughter of UE Loyalist John Parker, Sr. and his wife Nancy Watson. Susannah was born in Pennsylvania c1779.

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Flank Company
1st Regiment Middlesex Militia

Jesse Page
1st Regiment Middlesex Militia

Jesse Page
Unveiling of Private Jesse Page’s plaque by members of St Mark’s Masonic Lodge #94: L to R Bro. John Skidmore, Historian, Bro. Donald Cousins and Worshipful Master Robert Kenney. Jesse Page’s gravestone bears the insignia of the Freemasons, however lodge records only go back to the 1860s so no history on Jesse Page’s membership exists.

Jesse Page was born the 30 August 1771 in Goochland,  Virginia, the son of Joseph Page and Mary Robbins.  He was the eldest son, but second of five children born to Joseph and Mary.  At some point, Jesse emigrated to Wainfleet  Twp.,  Welland County where he met and married  Elizabeth Parker on the 20 February 1810.  Elizabeth was born the 2 Jan 1776 in  Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Jesse and Elizabeth were members of the Society of Friends and became one of the original families who followed Jonathan Doan to Yarmouth  Twp., Elgin County when the Quaker  colony was being established there.

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