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John Forsyth (1816 - 1866)

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

John Forsyth served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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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]

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  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

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