The Lanning name has morphed many times over the years, with spelling varying from Lanon to Lanion-Lanyon-Laneine back to the 12th Century spelling of DeLinyeine. Genealogists have identified the family as originating in Madron, Cornwall, England, dating back to the 12th Century.
A Quaker in the militia? Pacificism is one of the basic tenets of the Quakers. Moreover, during the War of 1812 Quakers, Mennonites and Tunkers could be exempt from the usually compulsory military duty thanks to Sir John Graves Simcoe and the Militia Act of 1808. Yet Ira Bearss, 1789-1874, a Quaker, served with the 3rd Regiment Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812. Ira’s brother Daniel Bearss, 1788-1850, served in the same regiment as did a third brother, Josiah Bearss, 1791-1879. Josiah’s grave in Zion Cemetery, Ridgeway, Ontario, has already been commemorated with a War of 1812 veterans marker.
William Brown Bradley and his twin brother Lewis Turner
Bradley were born in Savannah, Georgia c1771. Their father, Richard Bradley, died c1780-81. During the Revolutionary War he was employed by the Commissariat, a non-uniformed civilian body. Their mother was Sarah Turner, daughter of Lewis and Jeston Turner of Whitemarsh Island, Georgia.
Levi Doan b April 26th 1791 in Humberstone (Now Port Colborne) Ontario. Died 11 December 1884. Married about 1816 to Anna Ramey (b 1789 d 1877) . They had two Sons and six daughters.
Captain Daniel Young, 5th Lincoln Militia Regiment
By William (Bill) Young, UE (January 20 2015)
Captain Daniel Young was my 4th great-grandfather.
Prior to the war John Bostwick was the High Constable for the District in 1800 then Deputy Sheriff in 1801. He was also a surveyor and had surveyed several tracts along the Talbot Road and Lake Erie shoreline.
Jonathan, the second son of Solomon Austin, m Miss Hannah Potts, and had seven children. He and his son John built Austin’s mills in the Lynn Valley.
In the war of 1812, true to their principles of loyalty, the father and four sons (Solomon Jr., Jonathan, Phillip and Moses) shouldered their muskets and marched under Brock to fight the hated “Yankees,” once more. They fought at Malcolm’s Mills (Oakland), Fort Malden, Fort Detroit, Fort Erie, Nanticoke Creek, McCrae House and Lundy’s Lane. In the 2nd Regiment Norfolk Militia Jonathan attained the rank of Captain and his commanding officer was Lieutenant Colonel Robert Nichol. The descendants of this family are the most numerous of any of the families of the settlement.
Richard Hatt II was a Businessman, judge, office holder, militia officer, postmaster and the recognized founder of Dundas.
Richard emigrated in March 1792 arriving in Canada that June. He moved to Upper Canada and by December 1794 was engaged in the Mercentile Business.
Richard Hatt’s father, Richard Hatt I, told his son that to be Industrious, obliging, and to act with strict fidelity, was the key to success in life. At the time of his father arriving in the spring of 1796, Richard was a partner of McKay & Co. Almost immediately, Richard decided to move out of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and as early as 1796, settled in Ancaster Township and opened a General Store. He seemed to be more interested in processing goods rather than just provisioning.
Research compiled by the Heritage Arts Legacy of Fort Erie
Fighting was intense during August and September 1814 when the Americans applied pressure and laid . During those two months, 150 men lost their lives in battle and were buried on the grounds of the fort in a mass grave.
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Major General Sir John Harvey had a long and distinguished career both as a soldier and as a colonial administrator. In addition to serving during the Napoleonic Wars, including the War of 1812 in North America, he was also the Lieutenant Governor of the four Atlantic Provinces.