Asahel Hurd
2nd Regiment Grenville Militia

Asahel Hurd was born in November 14th 1768 in Arlington, Bennington County. Vermont, USA.  He was a son of Loyalist  Phineas Hurd and Anna  Hawley originally from the United States. He  was a private/commanding officer  and then promoted to captain  of the 2nd Regiment Grenville Militia company who served in the Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812.

HurdAsahel-01The regimental muster rolls and pay lists provide an invaluable resource for genealogists and historians. The regiment fought in four engagements against the American forces: at Prescott, Salmon River, Ogdensburg, and Chrysler’s Farm. The current Brockville Rifles’ battle honours include the “Defence of Canada: 1812-1815.”

Captain Asahel Hurd was married in 1787 to Sarah “Sally” Burritt (1768-1803), and had at least eight children.

He died 23 Jan 1831 and his grave is also located at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery in Burritt’s Rapids, Oxford-on-Rideau Township, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada and the gravestone still exists His monument inscription reads:

“In memory of Asahel Hurd who died Jan. 23, 1831 at 63 years 2 Mo. & 9 days.
Commanding Officer: Lieut. Colonel Stephen Burritt (Brother-in-Law)

Veteran Summary

Asahel Hurd
Officer, 2nd Regiment Grenville Militia
Place of Birth
Arlington, Bennington County, VT, USA
Place of Death
Burritt's Rapids, ON, CAN
Died on: 23 JAN 1831
Reason: Old Age
Location of Grave
Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, County Rd. #2 (9km East of Merrickville at 4419 Donnelly Drive)
Burritt's Rapids, ON, CAN
Latitude: 44.89339N Longitude: -75.79896