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. 
He served from September 12 to 20, 1814 in the same company. 
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. 
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↑ First-hand information as remembered by Wayne Burnie, Monday, November 17, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
↑ Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 14-15 & 194-197
↑ Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 72-75
↑ Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1129, Pages 1279-1282
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: