Monday, July 16, 2012

War of 1812

I was in Brookside cemetery, Watertown when I noticed a stone for Major General TR Pratt.  He had no memorial so I created one.  His obituary was rather hard to read but I was able to get most of it.  He was in the NY National Guard and served for Jefferson county sheriff for part of a term.

Northern New York Genealogy post a 1000 strong list of 1812 vets buried in Jefferson county.  Inspired by that, I've going over some muster rolls and payrolls for 1812 that can be found on the Jeff genweb site.  It gives me some dates of service and units for some of the vets.  I've been posting this information on memorials I've created.  There are nearly 1000 in my 1812 virtual cemetery on

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Revolutionary Veterans

The end of June saw me sworn in as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.  This group is similar to, but not associated with,  the DAR but for men.   Hopefully, in the future we will be able to raise awareness of the Revolutionary heritage in the 1000 Island region.  Around 300 veterans of that war are buried in Jefferson county.  These men fought for MA, CT, RI, VT and a few for NY.  They came here to settle on bounty lands they were given for their service.  I've created a virtual cemetery with links to memorials for each veteran.

I have also created a virtual cemetery for 1812 veterans buried in Jefferson county.  Originally created from graves with 1812 markers that I happened to find, it now includes names from the 1812 list posted by Norther New York Genealogies.

A hot dry summer  and my lawn starting to get crunchy.  The river is swarming with people for the 4th week.  Looks like we will get some good weather.