no image

John Forsyth (1816 - 1866)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
John Forsyth
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2018
09:17: EditBot WikiTree edited the Biography for John Forsyth. (Renaming category: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, War of 1812) [Thank EditBot for this]
This page has been accessed 174 times.

Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.

John Forsyth from 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada participated in the War of 1812.


John was born in 1816. He was the son of James Forsyth and Eleanor Morden. He passed away in 1866. [1]

During the War of 1812, John Forsyth served as a private in the 2nd York Militia. He served from September 21 to September 26, 1813 in Capt. Samuel Ryckman’s Company. [2]

He served from September 12 to 20, 1814 in the same company. [3]

On October 6, 1815, he made a war claim as a resident of Barton Twp. for losses to Indians. From June to December, 1813, he had 6 hogs and 5 sheep taken. In September, 1814, he had five hogs taken. John Snider of Barton Twp. and Caleb Forsyth of Ancaster Twp. certified the claim. On September 2, 1823, he resubmitted his 1815 war claim as a resident of Ancaster Twp. [4]

This profile is a collaborative work-in-progress. Can you contribute information or sources?


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Wayne Burnie, Monday, November 17, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 14-15 & 194-197
  3. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 72-75
  4. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1129, Pages 1279-1282

See also:

More Genealogy Tools

Sponsored by MyHeritage

Search for living relatives: People Finders

Searching for someone else?
First: Last:

DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John:

Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Family Tree DNA.

  • Login to edit this profile.
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

There are no public comments yet.

John is 17 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 18 degrees from Lance Martin, 29 degrees from Oscar Wilde and 14 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

F  >  Forsyth  >  John Forsyth