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Isaac Corman (1778 - 1863)

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Isaac Corman
Born in Fredrick, Maryland, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Stoney Creek, Wentworth, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Biography

Isaac Corman served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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During the War of 1812, Isaac Corman served as a private in the 5th Lincoln Militia and served during the Battles of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812 and Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814. He was also confined to his house by the American’s during the Battle of Stoney Creek in 1813. He was reported as having given the American password to his brother-in-law, Billy Green, who passed it on to the British.

Isaac served in Captain James Durand’s 2nd Flank Company in 1812. [1]

Isaac served September 25 to October 24, 1812. [2]

Isaac was absent October 25 to November 24, 1812. [3]

Isaac was stationed at Burlington Heights from September 17 to October 10, 1813 in Captain Gershom Carpener’s Company. [4]

Isaac served May 23 to 26, 1814 in Lieut. Robert Land’s Detachment. [5]

Isaac served July 21 to 24, 1814 in Lieut. Col. Andrew Bradt’s Detachment. [6]

Isaac served September 22 to 24, 1814 in Lieut. Ephraim Land’s Detachment. [7]

Isaac served at Burlington September 25 to 30, 1814 in Capt. Robert Land’s Company. [8]

Isaac served October 24 to 30, 1814 in Capt. Daniel Young’s Company. [9]

On September 16, 1815, Isaac made a war claim, as a resident of Saltfleet Twp., for losses to British troops and Indians quartered at Stoney Creek in 1813. He lost 3,000 panels of “staked and ridered fence” and 1,000 fence rails taken for firewood by the troops. The Indians killed a hog and took a bee hive. On June 5, 1813, the enemy took and killed a yoke of oxen for beef. On July 10, 1823, he resubmitted his claim. [10]

On October 9, 1816, Decier Corman made a land petition as the wife of Isaac Corman of Saltfleet Twp. She was the daughter of Adam Green, a deceased Loyalist of Saltfleet Twp. She was recommended for 200 acres. [11]

The 1818-1819 Saltfleet Twp. Assessment recorded Isaac’s name. [12]

Isaac Corman, a farmer of Saltfleet Twp. and a former private in the 2nd Flank Co. of the 5th Lincoln, received 100 acres on the east half of Lot 13, Con. 8, Zorra Twp. on May 26, 1820. [13]


Burial

Burial:
Date: Jun 1863
Place: Stoney Creek Municipal Cemetery, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Note

Note: Isaac Corman was born in Maryland U.S.A. on 700 acres of land where the family lived. During the war of 1812 he served Canada with Captain James Durands' Company in the 5th Lincoln militia. Along with his brother-in-law, William Green ("Billy the Scout"), Isaac became a local hero. Tributes: An interesting article in March 1938 Hamilton Spectator Newspaper, also a monument in the Stony Creek Cemetery. Isaac obtained the password (will-hen-har) from the Americans after he was arrested and then released after he was found to be the first cousin of General WILliam HENry HARrison. Isaac kept his promise of not giving the password to the British by giving it to Billy Green, who then gave it to the British. The Americans retreated after losing a surprise
AN EARLY HISTORY OF THE CORMAN FAMILY Paper read by Miss Hazel A. Corman at the Unite Empire Loyalists' meeting at the Welland House on Tuesday, June 2nd, 1936. Johannus Jerrick Korman was born in Holland, on March 2,1732, of wealthy parents. When about six years of age, while playing along the shore with a playmate, he was kidnapped by the English. They asked for a ransom and he was taken to England where he was held for two years. During this time his name was anglicized to John George Corman. His captors, disappointed at obtaining no ransom, in 1740 brought him to the British Colony of Maryland, where he was sold as a Blacksmith's apprentice. Being unsuited for such work, he was soon sold to Chickie Depew Harrison and General Harrison. Here he remained for fifteen years and found such favour in his master's sight that he married his daughter Sarah Harrison, aunt of President and General William Henry Harrison. They took up a tract of 700 acres in Maryland, and raised a family of seven children. During the hostilities, at the time of the American War of Independence, they moved to British Kentucky, where they were burnt out. They then moved to Pennsylvania and in 1793 John George Corman and his youngest son Isaac, born in 1778, emigrated to Upper Canada. They settled at Stoney Creek on a 200 acre grant of land given them by the Crown. Isaac Corman later married Desire Green sister of Billy Green the Scout, and raised a family of eleven children. When the war broke out in 1812, Isaac Corman, refusing to give the Americans information as to the whereabouts of Indian or British troops, was taken prisoner and forced to accompany the division of the army camping along the shore of Lake Ontario, where they hoped to meet U.S. supply boats. During the evening Corman was closely questioned by the officer commanding, who upon learning that Corman, like himself, was a cousin of President and General William Henry Harrison, gave him the password for the night, Will-Hen-Har, and released him. On his way home he was met by Billy Green the Scout, who had been sent out in search of him. He quickly gave his brother-in-law the American password and urged him to take it with all possible speed to General Harvey, in command of British troops at Burlington Heights, seven miles distance. Corman then proceeded home to his delicate wife. The Americans, realizing all too late the seriousness of their act, sent guards to watch Isaac Corman for the night. General Harvey, after much persuasion, and led by Billy Green, made a forced march and night attack on the Americans now encamped at the Gage homestead west of Stoney Creek, and won the decisive victory of the Battle of Stoney Creek. (signed) HAZEL A. CORMAN


Name

Name: Isaac /Corman/
Given Name: Isaac
Surname: Corman
Source: #S6
Page: Place: Canada; Year: 1792; Page Number: 72.
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
Reference: 7486::793020
Source: #S53
Source: #S286


Birth

Birth:
Date: 8 Sep 1778
Place: Fredrick, Maryland, USA
Source: #S83
Source: #S53


Burial

Burial:
Place: Stoney Creek, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


Event

Event:
Type: Arrival
Date: 1792
Place: Canada
Source: #S6
Page: Place: Canada; Year: 1792; Page Number: 72.
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
Reference: 7486::793020


Residence

Residence:
Date: 1852
Place: Wentworth County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada
Source: #S53
Residence:
Date: 1861
Place: Lincoln, Canada West, Canada
Source: #S286

Note

Note: #NI1590835575

Sources

  1. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, page 996
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10387, pages 31-34, 68-71, & 115-118
  3. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 998-999 and t-10387, pages 192-195, 253-256, & 314-317
  4. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 1046 & 1122-1123
  5. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, page 1083
  6. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 915-919 & 1168-1171
  7. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 1177-1182
  8. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, page 1085
  9. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10386, pages 1189-1190
  10. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1129, Pages 1104-1108
  11. Collections Canada, Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865), Microfilm C-1651, pages 994-948
  12. Ontario Archives, Microfilm MS700, Reel 1
  13. Ontario Archives, Militia Land Grants Register, Microfilm MS693, Reel 140, Volume 132, Grant #463
  • The War of 1812 Militia Payroll Documents can be accessed online at

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=35&interval=50&sk=0&&PHPSESSID=t35e5elcve2av2ck6m2heds0s7crf37s6jcgkd25j0hraombkt30

1861 Census of Canada

851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research

Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006.Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passe

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On 8 Jan 2019 at 20:24 GMT Fred Blair wrote:

I changed the War of 1812 text and added a link to the payroll documents in the sources.



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