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Frederick Near
Flank Company
2nd Regiment
Lincoln Militia

Frederick Near was yeoman as private in Capt. Hamilton’s Flank Company 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia in 1812.  Capt. Hamilton’s muster rolls shows his name from September to December 1812. He also served in Capt. Robert Grant’s Company in 1814.  He was part of detachment erecting defense 27 April to 2 May 1814; works on Queenston Heights in May and June assembled at Mississauga Point; July and October on Third Riding.

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James Bennet
Flank Company
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

James Bennet was born in New York State and came to Canada as a young man and registered as a United Empire Loyalist.  Bennet fought in the War of 1812 and served as a Private in the Flank Company 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia.  After the war, Bennet was awarded a land grant and raised his family there.  His wife’s name was Jerusha Van Etten (Vanatter) who was also born in the US and together they had 10 children, seven sons and three daughters.

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

Isaac Hodgkins Jr. was born 15 February 1796 in United States, possibly New York State since his family lived in both Dutchess and Westchester Counties. He was born to Isaac Hodgkins Sr. & his wife Catherine. The family came to Upper Canada circa 1801 and settled in Pelham Twp., Lincoln Co.

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.During the War of 1812, Isaac enlisted with Captain George Keefer’s Company and then in Captain Rorbach’s Company, both of the 2nd Regiment, Lincoln Militia. As well, two of his elder brothers served within this same regiment.

Isaac and his younger brother James were Privates in Captain Henry Nixon’s Company of the Lincoln Militia in 1818.

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.Isaac married Mary Robins/Robbins (1796-1866) about 1818. Together they had 18 children: Eleanor, Daniel, Nelson, Rachael, Cordelia, Dilly Catherine, Marinus, Lemuel, Olive, Thomas, Matthias, Mary Ann, Susan, Rebecca, Freeman, Leonard, Lydia, and twins who died at birth.

In 1831, Isaac and his family purchased property at lot 10 con 5 in Gainsborough Twp., Lincoln County. He purchased 100 acres from George Johnson who held the Crown Grant dated 15 March 1813. Isaac’s eldest brother William was a witness to the transaction. Isaac farmed there until his death.

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.Isaac passed away at home 13 September 1867. He, Mary and three of their sons, are buried at Lane’s Cemetery located on the Twenty Mile Road near St. Ann’s, Ontario

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.

Isaac Hodgkins Jr.

Daniel Young
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Captain Daniel Young, 5th Lincoln Militia Regiment
By William (Bill) Young, UE (January 20 2015)

Captain Daniel Young was my 4th great-grandfather.

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Augustus House2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

Research compiled by the Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie

Augustus House was born March 1, 1774 in the Mowhawk  Valley, New York Province, the son of John House UE and his wife, Christina Anger who was the daughter of UE Loyalist Frederick George Anger.  Both John House and Frederick George Anger served in Butler’s Rangers during the American Revolution, settling in Lincoln County after the War.

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James Haney
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

James Haney was born to Isaac and Mary Haney in Thorold in 1792. His father had been a chain bearer during the August Jones survey in 1788 of Township #9, Nassau largely populated by Butler’s Rangers and those associated with them. This area later became Thorold and his parents were awarded crown patents on lots in Thorold where they had a mill. From 1798 to 1803, the family was frequently in York, and settled in lot 11 concesson 5 & 6 in Pelham sometime after 1803, while maintaining their milling interests in Thorold.

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Reuben Green
Flank Company
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

Reuben Green was born in February, 1783, in Sussex County, New Jersey. In the summer of 1786, he made the long and arduous journey with his brother Henry and his United Empire Loyalist parents Charles and Rebecca (Scritchfield) Green from New Jersey to Canada. As they passed through the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, three and a half year old Reuben, seated in the saddle basket (pannier) of their horse, had a terrifying view of the deep gorge below; this memory of the journey haunted him for the rest of his 90 year life. They crossed at Lewiston to Queenston on 18 September 1786 and settled in Mount Dorchester, (later known as Stamford, and finally as Niagara Falls). Eight days after their arrival his pregnant mother gave birth in the Bender’s barn to his sister Rebecca; the first white child born in the district.

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Leonard Haney
2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia

The Reverend  (Private) Leonard Haney

by William F. Haney
20 September 2014
at Hillside Cemetery
451 Canboro Road, Pelham, Ontario, Canada

The Reverend Leonard Haney was born to Isaac and Mary Haney in Thorold, Ontario (Upper Canada) on 10 January 1796. The family moved to the Pelham area around 1808. The first documented mention of Isaac Haney in this area we have found is in 1788 when he helped serve as chain bearer in the land survey of land of and around Thorold.

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