Some Franklin County, New York Veterans
of the War Of 1812
Residing There After Their Service

Note: SC stands for soldiers pension certificate number. WC stands for widows pension certificate number. SO stands for soldiers original application, and WO stands for widows original application number

Alexander, ArchibaldHe was born in Ireland June 12, 1789 and volunteered at Salem NY in September of 1814, serving 14 days under Capt. Harkness’ NY Militia. He was married to Elizabeth Webster in Ft. Covington on 20 Feb. 1817 by Jonathan Wallace, JP. They lived in Ft. Covington until 1833, then Erie PA until 1852, then Youngsville PA where he died June 14, 1869. She also died there October 29, 1884 about 86 years old. WC-12385.
Allen, Frederick P. born about 1799 and married Clarissa Winants in Plattsburgh Oct. 31, 1820 and lived there until about 1835. Served in Aiken’s Co. of NY Mil. and was mentioned in a Congressional resolution authorizing the President to award him a rifle as promised by Gen. Macomb, for gallantry at the Battle of Plattsburgh. They lived in Malone on 10 Elm St. from the 1850’s until his death there May 7, 1878 SC-7 WC-22748
Baker, Enochwas from Bow, NH and was born in about 1795. He served in Bradley’s Co NH militia as a musician. He moved to Pembroke, NH after the war, then to Shiplen, Canada for 4 years, and finally to Bangor in 1823. He and his brother Jason boarded with Hiram Eddy of Bangor and Enoch married Hiram’s sister Almira in Malone April 15, 1825. They had 5 children and lived in Bangor until 1871. He died in Atlanta, Illinois March 11, 1882 and his wife died April 14, 1895. Their daughter Georgia married a man named Langdon WC-33110 SC 24456
Barker, Davidhis first wife was Mary Parker and she died in 1827. He married Mary Boyington in Essex Co. (probably Jay, NY) on Jul. 4, 1830. Served in Blish’s Co. of NY mil . His son Louis D. Barker said that his parents always lived apart because of incompatiblity . She lived in Jay, then Hastings, Ontario, then Grand Rapids, MI where she died in 1886. He moved from Jay to Ogdensburg, to Ft. Covington by the 1850’s and died there in Dec. 1875. WC-33728
Barney, Godfreyborn in Herkimer, NY and served under Capt. Martin Barney at Sandy Creek and Sacketts Harbor. He married Lorinda Wilder of Ft. Covington Sep. 30, 1832 in Ft. Covington. He was a minister and moved to Lawrenceville, Norfolk, Carthage, Henderson, Belleville and finally Wisconsin in 1858. He died May 12, 1863. Lorinda was still alive in Wonewoc WI in 1878, ae 63. WC-16568
Baxter, Johnserved in James L. Fox’s PA militia but lived for a while in Franklin. WC-23462
Bowker, Eliasborn in Rutland, VT in 1790, son of Nathaniel Bowker. He married Asenath Hotchkiss (1803-1886) in Georgia, VT Apr. 18, 1825 and died at Hogansburg Oct. 22, 1868. Served in Wood’s VT militia. They had children Charlotte, Nathan, Henry and Nathaniel still living in Bombay in 1850 WC- 27123
Bradford, Corneliusmarried Polly Comstock (b. 1793 in MA) in Clinton Co. Jan. 1, 1816. He served as a private in Capt. John Dix’s company of the 36th NY militia. He volunteered at Plattsburgh in July 1812 and served 7 months altogether. He and his wife and daughter Louisa were all living in the Town of Franklin in 1860 SC-9378
Brewster, ThomasHe was drafted at Jay, NY in 1813 and served from September until November in Capt. Daniel Blish’s Co. of NY militia and also in Capt. Torrance’s company. He married Polly Lewis in Chateaugay March 1, 1812, but they were living in Jay in 1871 at which time he was 86 years old SC-7176
Briggs, Jehosephatserved in a Capt. Powers co. See if its one of yours. Old War IF-28378
Bruse, Abnerborn about 1795 in Murland(?), NH Served in Capt. Eggerton’s and Silas Dickinson’s co of 31st US Inf. and enlisted May 22, 1813 at Randolph, NH(?). Married Dorothy Collins (born June 4, 1802) in Stanstead, PQ Feb. 22, 1819. They lived in Jay, Saranac, and Bloomingdale. They were in Burke by 1851. He died May 16, 1881, probably in the Town of Waverly. WC-32183 and SC-15692
Brush, Smithwife Elizabeth. m. in Georgia VT Oct. 1, 1813. Drafted in Franklin Co. VT and served in Wilkin’s VT militia from Sep to Nov. 1813. Lived in Franklin and Essex Cos., NY and Macon Co. MO. SC-19420
Bryant, Samuel Jr.born Mar. 10, 1793 and died Apr. 14, 1881. Married Betsy Salisbury Feb. 2, 1812 in Warren RI. Listed as a Franklin Co resident, but Bloomingdale PO in 1883. Buried in Union Cemetery in the Town of Franklin. Luther S. Bryant, a Civil War veteran, was his son. Capt. Rufus Stewart’s 31st US Infantry SC-9545
Burbank, Stephenborn in Derry, NH in about 1795 and married Mehetibel Roweel on Feb. 17, 1820 in Stafford VT. Served in D. Crawford’s 11th US Inf. Lived in Malone by 1871, and died in Concord NH Jan. 14, 1882. SC -10780
Burnap, JacobHe was born in about 1791 and served in Simeon Wright’s VT militia from September until December 1812. He married Zillah Irish (born about 1787) in Salsbury VT April 10, 1812 and their eldest child was Sarah Emeline Whitman who was born June 11, 1813 and lived in Moira for about 50 years. He died in Moira Feb. 22, 1871. WC-4117
Cargan, Johnmarried Angeline Childs (who was born about 1801 in Vermont) on April 8, 1817 in Malone. She died in Constable in April 1872. He was born in Vermont in about 1791 and was living with his wife and son John and his family in Constable in 1840 -1860. He died December 2, 1879. His family appears in the 1820 census of Malone. He had served in Capt. Nathan Cook’s and Winthrop Sheppard’s company at Turin in Lewis County for approximately 9 months. SC-25
Chamberlain, Johnmarried Nancy Green in Franklin Co. 1844. Served in Joel Allen’s VT mil. WC-32778
Chase, Jamesmarried Sally Claggon in September 1814 in Middlebury VT. He served in Capt. Orrin Durkee’s company of Vermont militia. He died around 1880 and his widow was still alive in Chateaugay in 1883. SC-134
Clark, Stephenmarried Betsey Aubrey in Ft. Covington in June, 1825. He served in Foster, Binder and Nye’s Co. of 9th US Inf. and volunteered at Westurn, MA. He lost a finger in battle and was discharged at Sacketts Harbor. They were living in Dundee, PQ in 1851 SC-12708
Clary, Mosesdrafted at Georgia, VT and served in Wood’s VT militia from Sep. – Nov. 1813. He married Olive Mansfield in Milton, VT in October, 1816. They had moved to Bombay by 1851, and to Maquoketa, IA where he died May 15, 1877. WC-8730
Cleffin, Joelmarried Lydia Davis in Champlain, NY Jul. 10, 1811 Served in Septa Fillmore’s NY Militia. He died Dec. 23, 1845 in Monroeville, OH and his widow lived in Westville in 1855. She later moved to either Potsdam or Parishville by 1872 WC-4226
Cook, Munsonwas born in Poultney VT in about 1790 and served in Cook’s Co. of 1st US Rifles from August 1813 until May 1815 and served in the battle of Lundy Lane. He married Margaret Hartle in 1816 in French’s Mills (ie Ft. Covington). He was a minister and had at least two children, Matthias (who was born about 1818) and Rosanna who married a man named Maybee. He died in Gilead MI Dec. 1, 1869. WC-28765
Cook, NathanServed from Milton VT in Conrad Saxe’s VT militia from July to December 1812. He married Minerva Hill (daughter of Reuben and Rebecca Hill) in Georgia VT in October 1816. They had moved to Chateaugay by 1851 and he died there Jan. 16, 1875, followed by his wife on April 11, 1886. WC-11275 and SC –3822
Cox, Ezekielhe married Anna Joiner in Huntington, VT Jan. 24, 1812 and served in Lowery’s VT militia. They lived in Schuyler Falls in 1851, and he died in Richmond VT Feb. 11, 1855. She died in Dickinson Sep. 1, 1880 WC-5830
Davis, Georgemarried Eunice Butler on December 9, 1802 at North Hero, Vermont. He enlisted in September 1814 at Plattsburg and served in Jos. Hazen’s Co. of Vermont militia. He died at Brasher NY on February 20, 1847 and she was living in Monroe Co. NY in 1856. Her address was Hogansburg, NY in 1883. WC-30353
Dawley. Isaacmarried in Franklin Co. in 1805(?) Eunice Munsell. Served in Gilbert Howell’s NY mil. WC-13030
Dimmick, Lorenmarried Sybille Ellis on December 26, 1817 at Milton VT. He died April 3, 1861 at Russell NY and had had served in Capt. Stephen Brown’s Co. of Vermont militia. In 1883 she was living in Brushton, NY
Edwards, John Mmarried Charity Decker (born May 23, 1801) on January 19, 1819 in Plattsburg NY. He was living in Beekmantown NY when he served in Capt. Peter van Buren’s Co. of the 29th US Infantry from April 1813 to April 1814. Their only son William E. Edwards was born November 29, 1819 and had at least one child, Nelson who was born about 1847. John Edwards was born July 29, 1793 and died at Dickinson, NY January 28, 1868. Charity Edwards died sometime between 1880 and August 1882. She had a brother named Conrad Decker who lived in Stockholm, NY.
Eldred, Lorenmarried Lydia Robinson December 30, 1819 at Chazy, NY. He served in Capt. Daniel Robinson’s Co. of New York militia in August and September 1814. Loren Eldred was born July 28, 1797 and died May 16, 1873 in Bombay, NY. His wife was born October 4, 1803 and was still alive and living in Bombay in 1883. The family was living in Ft. Covington by 1830. Their family Bible contains the following information:
        Levi November 25, 1820. married Rebecca Pierce lived in Bangor in 1860
        Lester August 3, 1822. married Mary Nay Nov.15, 1855. Lived in Bombay in 1860
        Lydia Ann July 29, 1825 died September 27, 1827
        Daniel October 22, 1828 died April 4, 1831
        Martha October 2, 1830 died September 16, 1831
        Harriet August 29, 1832
        Huldah December 13, 1834. married Holden S. Sweet March 6, 1858. They had at least two children , Loren and Cor….(?)
        Rufus T. May 1, 1837. married Hannah Scanlon Feb. 6, 1868
        Louisa M. August 30, 1840. married Franklin van Buren Rolfe March 12, 1861
        Charles January 23, 1843 died July 18, 1844
        William January 23, 1846 died March 29, 1873
Foster, Danieldoes not appear on the NYS transcription of Aseph Perry's Co., but he was allowed a claim for clothing in 1858. Born about 1790 in VT and died July 21, 1861, (24 Jul. 1864?) wife Betsey Dodge b. about 1797 in MA and died May 9, 1876. They married January 1, 1815 in Franklin Co. VT. Both are buried in Ft. Covington. WC 5367
Gilman, Johnserved in Abel Tarbell’s MA mil. lived for a while in Ft. Covington. WC-33683 SC- 1315
Goodspeed, Charlesb. about 1791 in VT and may have been a brother of Daniel. No information on him except that he claimed to have served in the same unit as Daniel Goodspeed. Married Catherine ______(b. 1805 in VT) and was living with children Sophie C. and Mary J. in the 1860 census of Chateaugay and with Sanford, Dewitt and Mary in 1850
Goodspeed, Danielwas born May 24,1794 in Guilford, Vermont and was drafted at Chazy into Capt. Septa Fillmore’s Co. of New York militia from August to November in 1813. He may have also served in Capt. William Atwood’s Co. of 36th Regt. NY Militia. A Charles Goodspeed claimed to have served with him and may have been his brother. He was apparently still alive in 1883. His wife, Mary Douglass, died in 1858, and at that time he was living with children:
        Minerva 1825
        Platt 1830
        Calvin 18??
        Sarah 18??
        Chester 18??
        Ann 1840
        Orilla 1842
the next three children (his grandchildren?) were living with him in the 1860 census of Chateaugay
        Hiram 1844
        Mary I. 1846
        Henry 1849
Harwood, Andrewmarried Abigail ________. Capt. E. Scott of MA militia. Moved to Franklin Co (Dickinson) by 1878 when he died. WC 15712 and SO 2407, rejected
Hatch, MartinHe was born about 1797 in Vermont and enlisted in Burlington VT April 15, 1813 for two years becoming a corporal in the 11th US Infantry commanded by Capt. Valentine Goodrich. He was wounded in the right arm by a musket ball at Ft. Erie Sept. 17, 1814. His first wife Nancy Kellogg died in Ferrisburg VT in Jan. 1830. He then married Mima Gage (born about 1805 in Vermont) in Ferrisburg on Sept. 5, 1830. He lived in Ferrisburg 14 years(apparently counting 1844-1847 when he moved back to Vermont), Chateaugay 11 years, Malone 11 years, Moira 2 years and Brushton one year. He was living on a pension by 1860. They were living in Malone in 1860 with children:
        Warren 1833
        Welcome 1836
        Lydia Ann 1846 (who later married a man named Lurvey(?)
They also had a son William who was 47 in 1878. Martin died in Albia Iowa Feb. 14, 1870 and his wife died there in 1891
Hazen, Henry H.married widow Abigail Whitney in North Hero VT on December 5, 1819. He served (as a substitute for Jacob Rosevelt) in Capt. Stephen Pettis’ Co. of Vermont militia at Alburgh VT from July to December 1813. They later lived in Moira and he died at Malone on December 8, 1870. Their son Safford G. Hazen died during the Civil War
Hill, Aldenmarried Polly Snow. Served in Elijah Wood’s and A. Longworthy’s VT mil. She lived in Franklin Co in 1871. WC-5461
Hill, Hemanmarried Charlotte Cook in Georgia, Franklin Co. VT on March 15, 1816. He served in Capt. Elijah Wood’s Co. of Vermont militia in the fall of 1813. He and his wife were born in about 1795 and were living in Chateaugay in 1850. He appears as “Herman Hill” in the 1860 census of Chateaugay and he died there on March 19, 1871
Hill, John P.married Betsey Drew at Gilmantown, NH Jul. 19, 1813. He died in Moira May 16, 1849. He served in Capt. Davis’ Maryland (NH?) militia Jul. 1814 -Mar. 1815. She and their children are in the 1860 Moira census. They are both buried in Brushton. WC-1545
Howard, Junio married Rebecca Spaulding on July 11, 1816 at Andover in Windsor Co. VT. He enlisted in May 1813 into the 30th US Inf. Regiment
Huntley, Smytonmarried Lorena Porter in Milton VT on December 13, 1813. He served in Capt. I. Prentiss’ Co. of VT militia as a private. They were living in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co. in 1865 and he died there on May 9, 1874. In 1883 she was living in Ft. Covington, and was in Brushton in 1887. She died in Moira in 1896 aged 103 years 9 months. Smyton had a brother Marvin Huntley who was living in Chateaugay in 1878
Hutchins, Lymanmarried Hanna Bell Nov. 15, 1817 in Constable. He volunteered in Madrid in 1812 for Capt. John Polly’s Co. of NY mil. and served for 3 years, discharged at Sacketts Harbor. Later lived in East Farnham, PQ. 1857-1875. Their son Rodney was 59 in 1878. WC 13439 SC 20660
Jones, Williammarried Sarah Livingstone ( who had been born in Canada about 1803) on March 5, 1820. They lived in Westville for 2 years, then more than 50 years in Constable. He was originally from Windsor VT, born about 1783, and was drafted into the service and served from September to December 1812 in Capt. Matthew Phelps’ company of Vermont militia. In 1860, he and his wife were living with their two sons Albert (1836) and Abram L. Jones (1838)
Mansfield, Ambroselived in Bombay with his wife Mary and their children in 1850. He served in the same regiment of Vermont militia as Elias Bowker, but in a different company, and died before being eligible for a pension
Merrill, Davidtry him. served with Capt. James Spencer in the 29th Inf. WC 3727
Miller, Plinywas one of the first settlers in the Town of Harrietstown and settled what is now the village of Saranac Lake. According to Hurd, he was a captain under Col. Young in the War of 1812 and saw service at French’s Mills. There were several of his sons still living in Harrietstown in the 1860 census. NOTE: he was a captain, and Evans Robins got a pension in his service WC-22182. So did Samuel A. Hakes SC- 16813 so did Evans Robins (one “b”) WC - 22182
Peck, Mathertry him, might be the right Capt. Eggleston but prob not. Old War IF – 27306
Pepper, Ashbelmarried Caroline Woods and then Marvil Parker, whom he married on September 17, 1855 in Petersham MA. Marvil Parker had originally married David Parlin of Malone, but he had died in Buffalo NY in 1833. Ashbel Pepper lived in New Braintree MA and died there in 1862. He had served as a private in Capt. William Crawford’s company of Massachusetts militia. Marvil moved back to Franklin Co. and was living in North Bangor in 1879,
Pixley, Johnmarried Polly Barnes who died at Bangor in the spring of 1840. He then married Sally Day ( born about 1800 in Vermont) on October 5, 1840 at Chateaugay, and they moved back to Bangor. He had been drafted at North Hero VT in July 1812 and served in Capt. Stephen Peth’s company of Vermont militia as a private. He had been born in Canada in about 1794 and he died in Bangor on May 9, 1859. His wife Sally died at North Bangor on October 3, 1885 at he age of 85
Proctor, Daniel W.married Mercy Philena Stone in Massena NY on March 11, 1832. It was the second marriage for both. Her first husband, David P. Stone had died in Massena on September 10, 1822. He had enlisted at Salem NY and served as a musician in Capt. Bethel Church’s company of NY militia . They met in 1828 and he died on September 12, 1872. She was living in West Constable in 1878, but they were probably residents of Louisville in St. Lawrence Co.
Rasey, Jameswas drafted into Capt. Ira Wilson’s Co. of NY militia in Pittsford, Ontario Co. NY and was living in Chateaugay in 1883 and in Bellmont in 1860. He was born in about 1791 in Vermont
Rice, Levimarried Phebe ___________. He served in Capt. John Lobdell’s Co. of NY militia. He died before 1883 and she was living in Malone. SO- 25581. This is one of your original 1883 widows that you never got to (file had been pulled in Aug. 2001)
Russell, Jonathantry him. Served in a Capt. Perry’s outfit. SO- 26378 (file had been pulled in Aug. 2001)
Savacool, Josephtry him. it says Capt. Eggleston’s co. Old War IF- 17663 (rejected)
Shafer, Davidmarried Clara V. Bailey and served in Capt. Bartholomew’s Co. of New York militia as a substitute for Jacob Sawyer of Middleburg, NY. He died Jan. 5, 1873 in Janesville, WI. His widow was living in Chateaugay by 1883. There is no other mention of Franklin Co. in his pension file. WC- 12307 SC- 17413.
Shepard, Aruna M.married Lucy Douglass who was born in Tinmouth, VT in April, 1795, daughter of Peleg Douglass.. Aruna was born in Vermont in about 1794 and was a corporal in Capt. David Cofran’s company of the 42nd Regiment. He enlisted at Peru, NY and was living with his family in Chateaugay in 1860. They were married in October 1832.
        Hiram D. 1834
        Eunice 1835
        Helen 1859
Smith, Jamesmarried Caroline __________ and served as a private in Capt. J. Franklin’s Co. of the 45th US Infantry. He had been born in New Hampshire in about 1800 (?) and she was born in Vermont in about 1801. They were both still alive and living in Bellmont Center in 1883. According to the 1860 census of Bellmont, they had at least 5 children
        Alfred 1829
        Caroline 1836
        Eliza 1837
        Louis 1839
        Roxia 1844
Smith, Phelpsmarried Marilla Woodruff Feb. 19, 1818 in Milton, VT and served under Capts. Spencer, Taylor and Miller in the 30th US Infantry. He was born in VT in about 1789 and his wife was born there in about 1796. In 1860 they were running a hotel in Franklin, and their son Lewis lived next door. He died November 9, 1861. His widow later lived in Brighton and Bloomingdale, NY with her son Paul Smith who ran a hotel. She died Mar. 2, 1893. WC-28982
Trim, Johnlived in Bangor in 1854 aged 63. Served in Capt. James Warren’s Co. of 9th (NY?)Regt. He was drafted in Columbia Co. in 1812 and served at French’s Mills
van Buskirk, Garretmarried Sally (b. 1793 in NY). Enlisted at Chazy in July 1813 into Capt. William Atwood’s company of the 36th NY militia.. He was born in about 1789 in NY and was living in Chateaugay in 1850, but appears to be listed as “von Baner” in the 1860 census of Burke. Died in March 1867 and is buried at Smith Cemetery.
Washburn, Phineasmarried Lucinda Godwin (b. about 1804) on September 9, 1842 in Milton VT. He had volunteered under Capt. Conrad Sax of the Vermont militia and served 9 months. He had been born in about 1788 and died in Chateaugay on August 30, 1868. She was living in Burke in 1878 and in Brushton in 1887. In the 1860 census of Chateaugay, they are living with a Maurice Washburn who was 20, and may have been his son from a previous marriage. There is also a daughter listed, Sarah, who was born in Vermont in about 1844..
Weeks, LymanHe was born in Marlboro, MA about 1794 but drafted at St. Albans, VT in Oct. 1813 and served in Capt. Amos Robinson’s company of Vermont militia. He married Polly Morrell in St. Albans and she died before 1871. He was living in Bangor in 1840-1852, Brandon in 1855 and Malone by 1878. SC-22416
Wentworth, Iramarried Sabrina Griswold Sep. 29, 1822 in Sudbury VT. He served in Capt. Edwin B. Hill’s company of Vermont militia and died in Stocksborough Vt Mar. 22, 1856. She lived in Burke Center in 1883, and died there Dec. 19, 1886 ae 89. WC- 27625.
Whitney, Peterhis first wife was Lucina F______ who died in Dickinson Apr. 22, 1839. He then married Laura Farr in Bangor Sep. 18, 1839. He served in Capt. Jos. Hazen’s company of Vermont militia. They were living in Dickinson in 1860. Peter had been born in Vermont in about 1796 and Laura was born in New Hampshire in about 1819 and died Jan. 12, 1888 and is buried in Sand Hill Cem. They had at least four children, all of whom were born in Dickinson:
        Fayette 1840
        Cyrus 1843
        Byron A. 1846
        Justin S. 1853
Wiley (Wylie), Samuelborn in Lebanon, NH Jul. 2, 1794 and married Diana King in Bangor Apr. 6, 1823. He served in Capt. Malachi Corning’s company of the 11th US Infantry. Diana was born in NH about 1805. In the 1860 census of Bangor, they were living with four of their children, all of whom were born in New York:
        Frinda 1827
        Samuel H. 1837
        Edward S. 1840
        Carlisle C. 1843
WC- 21701
Young, Robertmarried Lucinda Payne who died on March 15, 1835, and then married Mary C. Fisk on November 5, 1835. He had served in Capt. John Polly’s company of New York militia as a private. They were living in Massena,NY in 1855. Robert died February 17, 1862, and Mary died August 3, 1887. She was living in Chateaugay in 1883.