If he was born in the US and was in the states during the war of
1812, he may have enlisted. Try the NARA database. Ancestry has a
searchable database that contains enlistees from the late 1700's
through the early 1900's. I think you can e-mail NARA and request a
search in their database and then send for the record. The last one
I ordered was still 37.00.You will want to order the full record.
You never know what will turn up in the paperwork.Good luck. I found
my 4th g-grandfather's birthplace that way after a ten year search.
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> I have been stuck on my great (x3) grandfather for quite some
> His name is David Sheffiel(d) and he was born in the US about
> His son, Charles (my great great grandfather) was born around 1823
> either in the US or Quebec. They eventually ended up in Kent
> Ontario. My problem is I have no idea where in the US they were
> or where in Quebec Charles may have been born and I have no clue
> to start looking. Any ideas would be extremely helpful.
> What I do know:
> - David's wife is Mary (b 24 Sept 1796 US? - d 10 Nov 1865 Kent
> - I'm sure Charles probably had other siblings but I have no
> - I have tried to find David's will with no luck (I think he died
> between 1871 & 1881)