Veterans of the War of 1812


With the Revolutionary War barely 31 years in the past, the young United States became ensnared in the War of 1812 because of her alliance with France and Great Britain’s embargo of trade ships leaving U.S. ports and the impressment of U.S. sailors into the British Navy.
William Kidney, just 18 yrs. old, probably the son of Peter & Polly Kidney, enlisted in the infantry on February 24, 1813. He served as a private and served in the northern theater. His service was short. On December 31 of the same year he died of dysentery at French Mills, NY.

2 thoughts on “Veterans of the War of 1812

  1. Daniel Pourreau says:

    Hi Ellen,

    Merry Christmas to you! Interesting posts. I have information on two of my ancestors who lived and died in Warren. I would like to share this with you and other society members. Their names are Lieutenant Samuel Carter and his son Samuel Jr. Both served for Connecticut in the French and Indian war and the Revolutionary war. My email is attached if you are interested.

    Best Regards,

    Dan Pourreau
    Houston TX

    • Ellen Paul says:

      Hello Dan,
      I am so sorry to have let so much time from the time your comments were generated until now. I have to confess that the posts generated through this website go directly to Facebook which is where I pick up most of the remarks. I will be more vigilant.
      We would value your research on the Carters.
      We do have some information on the family, but I am guessing not as much as you. Turning Point Farm which is almost on the Cornwall border on Rt. 45 is also one of the properties captured in two publications in our library.
      I think I can be of the most help if you have a specific question. I will do my beat to find the information. Of course, if you have multiple queries, I’d love to see them.
      Kind regards,
      Ellen Paul
      curator

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