Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.
"Adam was non-resistant so he was imprest to haul goods for England during the War of 1812. Adam was the only Waterloo boy who was captured by the Americans and the story goes that he was set free by the future president of the United States, William Henry Harrison, who could see he was harmless and sent him home. While that sounds fanciful, it does seem that he was captured and released as a non-combatant, with his captured Adam would have been present for the death of Tecumseh which took place after the other British troops and units had fled. This would make Adam one of the few people who would have been present at the death of both Brock and Tecumseh, as the Applegarth Flank of 2nd New York was also on the hill with Brock when he was shot at Queenston Heights." - Waterloo Region Generations
During the War of 1812, Adam Shupe served as a private in the 2nd York Militia. On June 4, 1812, he was selected at 19 years of age as a volunteer for service in a Flank Company. 
He served from September 25 to November 24, 1812 in Captain William Applegarth’s 1st Flank Company and was present at the Battle of Queenston Heights on October 13th. 
During the Battle on the Thames, a number of Waterloo Twp. men were serving as teamsters for the British. During the retreat many escaped with their teams and left their wagons behind. He married Mary Springer. 
On February 15, 1848, Adam Shoop, a yeoman of Waterloo Twp. and a former private in a flank company of the 2nd York, received scrip to the value of 100 acres of land. 
2. A Biographical History of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada by Ezra Eby
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