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