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David Nelson (abt. 1792 - abt. 1839)

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

David Nelson served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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David was born about 1792. He was the son of William Nelson and Eunice Young. He passed away about 1839.[1]

In 1806, David's parents were living in Nelson Township. In 1815, he married Katherine Williams.

During the War of 1812, David served as a private in the 2nd York Militia. On June 4, 1812, he was selected at age 20 from a group of volunteers for service in the 1st Flank Company. [2]

He served from September 25 to December 19, 1812 in Captain John Chisholm’s Company and was present at the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13th. [3]

David's brother, Aaron, served in the same company in 1813.

On April 27, 1850, David Nelson, of Gore District and a former private in the [2nd] York, received 100 acres-worth of scrip. [4]

David received his militia land grant as a veteran of a flank company. If David died in 1839, who applied for his 1850 land grant? Was it one of his heirs or was David still alive?


  1. A source for this information is needed.
  2. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10383, pages 1186-1188
  3. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 103-112 & 123-125
  4. Ontario Archives, Militia Land Grants Register, Microfilm MS693, Reel 140, Volume 132, Grant 5589

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