Thank you for the insight on Sgt. Aaron D. Vrooman. As I now know that Aaron was probably living in Beverly Twp. during the war, I have townships of residence for about a third of the men who served in the 2nd York Militia.
Although the surviving militia records are incomplete I was able to place Aaron in St. David’s prior to its burning on July 17, 1814 by the Americans as they advanced from Fort George and the British fell back. Some of the men in his company were captured and taken prisoner so he must have been involved in a minor confrontation, possibly between scouting parties. I have no record of Aaron taking part in a battle.
I have revised, but not yet published, my 2nd York transcripts and indexed them to the microfilm which is now available online. This has made it easier to obtain copies of specific documents for the regiment. Documents 155-157, for the engagement at St. David's, are on pages 42-44 on microfilm T-10384 at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/00...
in the Upper Canada Militia payrolls.
I am writing short biographies on the men who served in the 2nd York during the war and would like to know more about Aaron. Do you have any of the following information?
Birth: Date and place, name of parents, parent’s place of origin
Marriage: Spouse and date
Death: Date and place, cemetery
Year arrived in the area
Any family history of the war
Any other family members in the militia during the war
I am currently transcribing documents for the Lincoln Militia Regiments. Do you have any other ancestors who may have served in the Upper Canada Militias on the Niagara Frontier during the war? I have a Private William Coleman (1792-1873) in the 2nd York.
You will find my email address on the OGS website with my published transcripts at http://www.ogs.on.ca/services/1812-militia.php