Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.
John was born about 1793. He was the son of Miller Lawrason. His mother was Elizabeth Purvis. He married first, Hannah Kitchen and in 1816, Amelia Simons. He passed away about 1865. He was buried in St. George United Cemetery in St. George.
During the War of 1812, John Lawrason served as a private in the 2nd York Militia and was promoted to sergeant in 1813. On June 4, 1812, he was selected at age 19, as a volunteer, for service in the 2nd Flank Company. 
He was sick at Fort George from October 25 to November 24, 1812 while serving in Capt. William Applegarth’s Flank Company as a private. 
He served as a private from July 30 to 31, 1813 in a detachment under the command of Lieut. Col. Richard Beasley. 
He served as a sergeant from September 21 to October 16, 1813 in Capt. Samuel Ryckman’s Company. 
He was stationed at Burlington Heights from June 25 to July 20, 1814 in the same company. 
He was at stationed at Hutes Hause (Hutt’s House) near St. David’s from July 20 to 24, 1814 in a detachment of men, under the command of Lieut. Col. Richard Beasley, that was scouting the American positions. 
He was stationed at Burlington Heights from July 25 to 30, 1814 in the same detachment and took part in the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on the 25th. 
He served from August 25 to September 5, 1814 in Capt. Samuel Ryckman’s Company. 
John Lawrason, 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 18, Con. 3, Eramosa Twp. on April 29, 1820. 
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On 27 Aug 2016 at 19:16 GMT Fred Blair wrote:
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