|Signature from Pension File|
at 78 years of age
Asher Waterman, my 3rd great-grandfather, was a veteran of the War of 1812. His pension file states that he was in Captain Gregory’s Company, Safford’s Regiment, Tupper’s Brigade of the Ohio Militia from October 1, 1812 until February 9, 1813.
|Asher Waterman Declaration of Soldier for Pension|
|Cropped Portion of Asher Waterman's |
Declaration of Soldier for Pension
Transcription of cropped portion:
Asher Waterman who volunteered in Captain Jehiel Gregory’s company, Safford’s regiment, Tupper’s brigade, at Athens in said Athens County, on the 15th day of October 1812, and was honorably discharged at Fort Meigs on the 9th day of February, 1813; that he went from Athens immediately on his enlistment to join his said company near Urbana, Ohio and marched then to Solomon town, where remained on duty near one month, then to Fort McArthur where he remained with said company on duty until February 1813, where he marched to Fort Meigs and was discharged as aforesaid. That his certificate of discharge was filed with his application for a search warrant about 1853 or 1854 and was never returned. No. of application 143.282.
Asher left his home in Athens County, Ohio and was honorably discharged at Fort Meigs, Ohio. This map shows us the approximate locations and routes traveled as Asher served in the War of 1812.
While doing research for this post I came across these two interesting websites:
Historical Marker Database
Fort Meigs - Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield
Thanks for reading!