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Frederick Starr Jarvis (1787 - 1852)

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Frederick Starr Jarvis
Born in Danbury, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Home District, Upper Canadamap
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Died in Toronto, Canada Westmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jan 2017 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2018
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Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812 | St. James Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario.

Frederick Jarvis from 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada participated in the War of 1812.


Frederick, born in 1787 in Connecticut, was the eldest son of United Empire Loyalist parents Stephen and Amelia Jarvis, who settled in Toronto Township in 1809.[1]

During the War of 1812, Frederick served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment, York Militia.[2] He was said to have been present at the Battle of Queenston Heights.[3]

After the war, he continued farming his own and his father's land, and in 1816 married Susan Merigold,[4] the eldest daughter of neighbours Thomas and Elizabeth Merigold. They had twelve children.


  1. UELAC
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, page 173
  3. "Fighting For the Frontier: The War of 1812 Remembered" by Milan Gocmanac, Heritage Mississauga
  4. "Ontario Marriages, 1800-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), F. Starr Jarvis and Susan Merrygold, 04 Aug 1816; citing , Home District, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,030,051.

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