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John Kelly 1st Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Private John KellyJohn was born about 1775, to Jonathan Kelly and Elizabeth Shaver. He died 19 Jun  1839,  and is buried at Bowman United Church Cemetery in Ancaster Twp. During the War of 1812, John Kelly served as a Private, in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia.

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Lewis B Smith
2nd Regiment Lincoln Artillery

Gunner Lewis B. Smith

Lewis B SmithLewis B Smith born 10 Jun 1764 in Amwell, Sussex, New Jersey, USA and his wife Phoebe Huffman born 30 Sep 1772 , married in 1785, at Johnsonburg, New Jersey, U.S.A. Shortly there after, they headed to Upper Canada to escape persecution.

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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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Richard Lanning
1st Flank Company
1st Regiment Norfolk Militia

Richard Lanning
Richard Lanning is second from the left. his son, Tom (uniform) on far left, grandkids across the front and wife, Noreen Lanning on right was our piper. The blue cards were made up for the after event, each telling briefly the story of each vet. These are now in the Old Forge Museum in Sparta.

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.

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John Fonger
1st Flank Company
5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

John Fonger came to Canada from New Jersey as a young man and joined the 1st Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia. After the war he was given a land grant and settled in the St. George area of the then Dumfries Township. Whether or not he farmed the land is unclear as on the 1851 census he was listed as a labourer.

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