Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.
Aaron was born in 1795, son of Sylvanus & Johanna Cornell. He married Hannah Sipes in 1818. They had eight children. He moved to Lambeth, Ontario and died there in 1886.
On June 4, 1812, he volunteered from Block Number 2, Grand River.
On June 4, 1812, he was selected at 37 for service in the 2nd Flank Company of the 2nd York Militia. 
During the War of 1812, Aron served as a private in Capt. William Applegarth’s Flank Company, 2nd York Militia. On August 16, 1812, he served under Capt. Samuel Hatt of the 5th Lincoln Militia at the Capture of Fort Detroit. 
He received the General Service Medal, Fort Detroit. 
He served from September 25 to November 24, 1812 in Capt. Applegarth’s Flank Company. 
In December, 1812, he was discharged at Queenston.
Aron Cornwall, a farmer of Beverly Twp. and a private in Capt. Applegarth’s Flank Co. of the 2nd York, received 100 acres on the east half of Lot 13, Con. 13, Zorra Twp. on May 25, 1820. 
Aaron died on 13 Dec 1886 in Lambeth, Ontario Canada at the age of 96. His death registration confirms that he was born in New York and lists his occupation as a farmer. 
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