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Henry Lewis Smith 2nd Flank Company 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia

Private Henry Lewis Smith

Henry Lewis SmithHenry Lewis Smith was born 28 Jul 1786, in Sussex County, New Jersey, and died 18 Apr 1859. He married in 1808 Elizabeth Vandecar, daughter of Alexander Vandecar, United Empire Loyalist, born 11 Apr 1789, died 11 Mar 1863. His family had been members of the New Jersey Volunteers, and had served consistently for the British during the American Revolution. Henry died April 1859 in his 72nd year.

He fought in the 2nd Flank Company, 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia.
The brothers Jacob Lewis, and Lewis Smith Jr survived and went on to serve, in the Rebellion of 1837.

On 3 May 1811, Elizabeth Smith made a land petition as the wife of Henry Smith of Glanford Twp and the daughter of Ralph Vandecar, a Loyalist. She was 22 years old and had been married to Henry Smith, the son of Lewis Smith, for three years. She was recommended for a grant of 200 acres.

During the War of 1812, Henry Smith served as a Private, in the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia. This militia regiment did not muster men from Glanford Twp, so it is possibly Henry had moved since 3 May 1811.

He served from 25 Sep to 24 Nov 1812 in Captain James Durand’s Flank Company which took part in the Battle of Queenston Heights on 13 Oct 1812.

He served from 25-31 May 1813 in Captain Israel Dawdy’s Detachment.

Henry also served, from 30 Aug to 2 Sep 1813 in Lieutenant Michael Showers’ Company.

From 19-28 Jun 1814 he was employed falling timber at Burlington with Captain Peter Bowman’s Company.

On 22 Oct 1820 Henry Smith of Glanford Twp and a former Private in the flank company of the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia received a 100 acre militia land grant on the West Half of Lot 1 Conc 10 Garafraxa Twp where is name was recorded in the 1825 Glanford Twp Assessment.

On 18 Apr 1859 he died in Glanford Twp and was buried in the Bowman United Church Cemetery.

Brother-in-Law of 4th Great Grand Uncle of Marilyn Rayner Hardsand UE

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.

The family had been members of the New Jersey Volunteers, and had served consistently, for the British, during the American Revolution. During the War of 1812, Lewis was a Gunner in Captain Kerby’s, 2nd Regiment Lincoln Artillery. Lewis was died on 3 Dec 1812, at the Battle of Queenston Heights from Dysentery.

Lewis’s son, Matthias, was a private with the 5th Regiment Lincoln Militia, 1st Flank Company. He was killed at the Battle of Chippewa, two weeks after his father’s death.

The remaining sons of Lewis B Smith, named Henry Lewis, Jacob Lewis are also buried in Bowman Cemetery, and Lewis Smith Jr , survived and went on to serve in the Rebellion of 1837.

Lewis died of Dysentery in the War of 1812.

William Brown Bradley
104th Regiment of Foot

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.

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John Allen
New Brunswick Fencibles

John Allen was born in Wilmot, Nova Scotia on 17 June 1784.  He was the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Allen who commanded the 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution.  After the war, he moved his family first to Nova Scotia and then to New Brunswick where he received a grant of 2,000 acres of land at Kingsclear, just north of Fredericton.

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Cornelius Bertran
1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia

Cornelius Bertran was born c1785, likely in Sussex County, New Jersey, USA, to David Bertran.  David served in the 2nd Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution.  He and his family came to Upper Canada in 1794 when he was given a land grant in Clinton Township as a United Empire Loyalist.

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