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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104th Regiment of Foot
George Gallinger Jr. was born on 7 Oct 1788 in Osnabruck Township, Stormont County to George and Margaret Gallinger, and the youngest of eight siblings. George’s father, George Sr., was a United Empire Loyalist and had served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York during the American Revolution, along-side his three brothers and father, a German immigrant. They were living in Johnstown, New York, when their German community was threatened by the Rebels, losing everything. At the conclusion of the war they settled into the Stormont County of Upper Canada with their earned land grants and started life over in their new country.
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1st Regiment Stormont Militia
Involved in the capture of Ogdensburg, New York on the 22 of February 1813. The British Regulars and local militia crossed the St. Lawrence on the ice and defeated the defence force of the 1st United States Rifle Regiment taking 70 American prisoners.
This story is typical of a British soldier during the French Revolution & Napoleonic era. 1789-1815.
Edward Lee was born in Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England in 1766. St. Leonard’s Church records show the he married a Elizabeth Jones on 5 April 1790, He first joined the British army 1792 in Pigot’s Regiment of Foot it would later be called the 130th (Loyal Staffordshire Volunteers) served in the West Indies, seeing action in what is now Jamaica during the Second Maroon War 1795-96.
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Royal Newfoundland Fencible
James Vrooman was the son of Adam, a Captain in Butler’s Rangers who was granted crown land in Queenston. He was the second youngest of seven children and youngest of five sons. His eldest brother was Solomon Secord Vrooman who was in the Lincoln Militia & who inherited his father’s land. He was born on 22 Apr 1794.
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Glengarry Light Infantry
Born in New York state William Robinson had settled with his family in the Front of Lansdowne Township, Leeds County before 1812. He was balloted for service in the Flank Company, 1st Regiment Leeds Militia commanded by Lieutenant Jonathan Fulford in July of 1812 and was on duty at Brockville when the town was raided by an American force led by Captain Benjamin Forsyth in February 1813.
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1st Regiment Leeds Militia
A native of Connecticut, Nathan Hicock followed his cousin Truman Hicock to Leeds County, Upper Canada in 1800. Nathan Hicock was clerk of the Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne from 1803 to 1807. In 1806 he married the former Elizabeth Sexton with whom he had a family of eight children.
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2nd Regiment Leeds Militia
James Struthers came to Leeds County in Upper Canada about 1800 along with other members of the Struthers family.
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John C Garden joined the 5th Company Royal Newfoundland Regiment commanded by Captain John T. Whelan, 16 Dec 1807, his brother James joined the next day both as Junior Officers. Their father was William Henry Garden (1749-1812) UEL.
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A War of 1812 Hero Returns Home
By Robert Dallison, 20 March 2013
Captain John Jenkins returned to Fredericton a crippled war hero of great acclaim. From a respected Loyalist family, he was born in 1786 in New Brunswick. He was described “as a tall, fine looking young man,” one of six siblings, two of which were half brothers. He developed a close attachment to his Kingsclear family home and to the neighbors, the Winslows. Judge Edward Winslow noted in a letter that Jenkins was “as usual” a constant visitor. Although Edward Winslow Junior was a close personal friend, young Penelope Winslow held a particular attraction.
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