Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Widow Margaret Cameron

War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848 (Microform: t-1126):

Margaret Cameron, widow of Donald (or Daniel) 

Image 104 indicated where loss was sustained was Crowland in Niagara and that Margaret was the widow of Donald.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Some Who Suffered Losses

War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, RG 19 E5A
Microform: t-1126

Partial List Of Names

Friday, January 22, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Orders To De Gaugreben

Select British documents of the Canadian War of 1812, from Lt.-Col. Bruyeres at Kingston, to Prevost at Kingston, 19th January 1813:

Dear Sir:
"I left Prescott on Friday last after having given the necessary directions to Lieut. de Gaugreben to proceed with the Survey of that Post, and to erect without delay a Block House on a small commanding spot in the rear of the present Battery which it will completely protect; it is also intended to improve, and close this Battery as soon as it is possible to break ground. — I slept that night at Brockville, twelve Miles from Prescott...".

Thursday, January 14, 2016

A Few Claims In The Western Distroict

The War of 1812 at Library and Archives of Canada included the War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848...:

Claims in the Western District (Image 650 Microfilm T-1124) 

Claim #159
___ Maisonville
A bow and ... taken by the Indians...
Remarks:  The claimant having been detected in bartering liquor with the Indians in exchange not considered as entitled...

Claimant #160
Abraham Unsworth
Above killed by Indians

Claimant #161
Elizabeth McDonald
...produce of the late Daniel Stuart for whom she claims as executrix

Claimant #162
Jno B. Barthe
...buckwheat destroyed by the Indians...
Pike's Creek

Claimant #163
___ LaBute
[livestock] killed by Indians
In Sandwich

There's an index of claims in a separate source here. [Claims abstracted above found on Pages 55/56]

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Captain Robert Thurston


Captain Thurston, a physician and man of prominence in his locality, recruited a company from Shelby and adjoining counties for service in the War of 1812. Shortly after organization, Captain Thurston's company proceeded under orders and reported to Colonel Presley Gray, who was in command of the Thirteenth Regiment Kentucky Militia. This regiment was under command of Major General Thomas, and shortly after being joined by Captain Thurston's company, moved southward to assist in the defense of New Orleans.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bouchette's Reports

Source [Quebec Pre-War]

From The diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe...:

Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Bouchette('s) reports seem to have led to the arrest of Colonel McLean, afterwards executed as a spy.  In 1804, he (Bouchette) was appointed Surveyor-General of Lower Canada, raised a regiment, Quebec Volunteers, in 1812, and in 1813 was appointed lieutenant-colonel and transferred to staff and intelligence service. In August, 1814, Bouchette left for England, and while there was nominated Surveyor-General under the several articles of the Treaty of Ghent, for establishing the boundary between the United States and His Majesty's possessions in America. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Daniel Curtis

"Daniel Curtis migrated Detroit...was appointed ensign in the First Infantry, Jan. 3, 1812...stationed at Fort Wayne...".  "The lady of Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sheridan is a grand-daughter of Captain Curtis...".



Daniel Curtis married Eliza Whistler, who died when she was struck by lightning.

Friday, January 1, 2016

The First Naval Officer Who Fell

Scrimshaw Art Of The Frigate Constitution At The Smithsonian

"Lieut. William S. Bush, was a native of Wilmington (Delaware.)  His father, Capt. John Bush was a meritorious officer in the revolutionary war, and he was the nephew of the brave Major Lewis Bush, who fell supporting the cause of his country at the battle of Brandywine."

"The brave and amiable lieutenant William Bush, the first naval officer who fell in this war, distinguished himself by intrepidly leading on the boarders when he received the ball which deprived his country of his services." [Source]