William Ketcheson
1st Regiment Hastings Militia

William was b 21 September 1782, in Bedford New York. William was the oldest child of William Ketcheson and Mary Rull. When the war broke out in 1812, William along with three of his brothers (Thomas, Benjamin, Elijah) went to Kingston.

Served as an Ensign for the 1st Regiment Hastings Militia from 2 July 1812 and December 24 1812. Commanded by Captain Jacob Walden Meyers.

William then served as a Lieutenant for the same regiment from March 13th to July 24, 1813 then commanded by Col John Ferguson.

July 4th to the 4th of August, 1814, William was called to take charge of the same regiment till its dismissal.

In 1838 William was made Colonel of the 4th Regiment Hastings Militia after the Rebellion of 1837-1838.

After the wars, he was active in both township and city council meetings. His advice was always sought and highly appreciated.

In his early years he became a Christian and united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church.

[Graveside Team ed — Cemetery GPS coordinates approximate as no definitive location given.]

Veteran Summary

William Ketcheson
Colonel, 1st Regiment Hastings Militia
Place of Birth
Bedford, NY, USA
Place of Death
Sidney Township, Hastings County, ON, CAN
Died on: 30 JUN 1874
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Ketcheson Family Cemetery, County Rd 5
Sidney Township, Hastings County, ON, CAN
Latitude: 44.232561N Longitude: -77.447475