Saturday, February 27, 2016

Reverend John Burns


It is believed that the Reverend John Burns, Presbyterian Minister, was the first Teacher of the Niagara School. Till lately, there were several living who were his pupils both before and after the war of 1812. He was taken prisoner and it is said preached to his captors. The late Judge Burns was the son of this old Niagara Teacher and Preacher. [Source]

Burials in Niagara
27 Feb 1822 - Reverend John Burns*

Source (Page 72)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Records To Research In Virginia

Excerpts from the Library of Virginia, Research Notes #19:

"Records housed at the Library of Virginia may help document War of 1812 military and public service."

Would this help in my Hinds research project?  Maybe not, since the records currently found for William Hinds were housed in Washington, D. C.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Witness, Jacques Beaudoin

War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses...(Microform: t-1126):

Witness Jacques Beaudoin
Antoine Barron of Malden

Friday, February 19, 2016

Books And Bondy Made Claims

War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses... (Microform: t-1126):

George Book and John Book 
Ancaster Township
Gore District

There's a George Book (probably the nephew of George and John mentioned above) who was born in 1824 and died in 1894 in Ontario, Canada.  He married 2nd Melissa Kennedy, my 2nd great grand aunt. 

Image 50
Sandwich Township
Western District

*This Gabriel Bondy may be my daughter's 5th great grand uncle.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lost His Span Of Horses

War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses...:

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loss of a span of horses
21 August 1815

"Personally appeared before me Charles Barnhart, who maketh Oath that on or about 15th of February 1813 he lost his span of horses on a journey from Kingston to York carrying the baggage of the 49th Regt. in the company of Capt. Manners the same is attested of Joshua Anderson and John Peters...".

Friday, February 12, 2016

Withstood The British

"A hundred years are many years too many for a nation such as this to harbor hate against an ancient foe. The British soldiers in the War of 1812 were as brave as Europe has ever produced. All the greater, therefore, the glory of, for example, our "rabble" of convalescents and militia successfully withstanding three times their number of the very flower of Wellington's army victorious in the Peninsula — the best soldiers, by long odds, that the Iron Duke ever commanded!" [Source]

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Claims In The Western District

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) 

Also Image 612

There's an index of claims in a separate source here at the Global Genealogy site.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Heard In A Niagara Tavern

An excerpt from A Study Of Disaffection In Upper Canada 1812-15, by Colonel Cruikshank, online, from the Brock Univesity library collection, below (slow loading PDF file):

"...while he was in a tavern at Niagara in 1807, he [Christian Schultz] heard a man say in the presence of ten or twelve others who gave no sign of disapproval that 'if Congress [of the United States] will only send us a flag and a proclamation declaring that whoever is found in arms against the United States shall forfeit his lands, we will fight ourselves free without any expense to them."'

Thursday, February 4, 2016

William Howard's Claim

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

There's an index of claims in a separate source here at the Global Genealogy site.  [William Howard's name was listed as being on pages 48 and 161]

Image 585  was this 48 or 161?

Claim #349
2 DW Class
[Class 2 is Damage done by the Enemy]
Yarmouth Township
London District
A horse taken by

William Howard (probably ours) postmarked an 1832 letter at Yarmouth.