Monday, June 25, 2012

Military Monday–War of 1812 Veteran: Asher Waterman

Asher Waterman
Asher Waterman 1791-1875 signature from pension file 78 years of age
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.


Declaration of Soldier Pension pg. 1
Asher Waterman Declaration of Soldier for Pension

Declaration of Soldier Pension Cropped Section
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 Waterman War of 1812 Military History Map with arrows and names

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!


Copyright © Jana Last 2012


  1. I love how you included the map. I have yet to find an ancestor who fought in the War of 1812. Where were my people??? Slackers....

    1. Hi Wendy! Thanks for your comments. Maybe your people just weren't in the right age group to serve...a little too old, a little too young. :)

  2. I also love what you've done with the map, as well as finding the websites. It's great how family history research can teach us so much about history.

    1. Thanks for your comment! You're so right about family history teaching us about history. :)

  3. Very cool to see your War of 1812 ancestor. You were able to find a lot of information.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Matt! I appreciate your comments very much.

  4. Jana, Don't know how active you are on this site, but I do love it! Luther Waterman is our DAR patriot. We share Luther and Asher!!




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