Mailing List:2006-03-18 01, Nathan Whitney, War of 1812, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Ken and Carol Whitney" <klw1 -at- starpower.net> Subject: Nathan Whitney, War of 1812 Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 20:15:21 -0500 WRG and Greg Nickels, Two days ago I PHOTOCOPIED pages from the War of 1812 pension file of Nathan Whitney of New York and Illinois. He is an ancestor of Greg Nickels of the WRG. I do not know his ancestry line, but perhaps Greg will fill us in. Below you will find my extract of information from the file. Greg, if you give me your address, I will mail you the photocopies. Enjoy! From the War of 1812 Pension File of Nathan Whitney Corporal, Captain A. Haskell's Co., NY Militia S.O. 33633 S.C. 23932 National Archives Building, Washington, D.C. Nathan Whitney filed a claim for a service pension from the War of 1812 from Lee County, Illinois on 12 July 1878. Nathan testifies that he is eighty-seven years old and a resident of Franklin Grove, Lee County, Illinois. He testifies he was a non-commissioned officer in Captain Aritus Haskell's Company, Colonel Crosby's Regiment of Western New York Militia, organized under the state laws of New York. The regiment was called out enmass for service at the taking of the batteries at Fort Erie in the War of 1812. Nathan volunteered at Buffalo, New York to go to Fort Erie five days before the battle in 1814 for the relief of the fort. He continued in actual service for a term of "nearly one month, only lacking a few days". His company was disbanded at Eleven Mile Creek a few days after the battle, and he returned to the regular militia. Nathan further testifies that after his discharge, he resided as follows: 1814 to 1827 near Albion, NY; 1827 to 1831 in the Town of (Elby?), NY; 1831 to 1836 in Unionville, Ohio; 1836 to 1878 at Franklin Grove, Illinois. Nathan testifies that at the time of his enlistment, he describes himself as 23 years old; 5 feet, 8 ½ inches tall; black hair; dark gray eyes. He also declares that subsequent to his service he received a bounty land warrant No. 4832 in 1855. Patent date was March 10, 1859, Book 59432, No. of Receipt 10567. Nathan's pension was $8.00 monthly, and was paid to March 4, 1891. It was dropped by the U.S. Pension agency at Chicago, Illinois on Sept. 23, 1893, due to his death. (Date of death is not mentioned in the file.) Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD


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