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1812 Ancestors War of 1812

Accepted by Lineage Societies and others who have verified service records whose names appear on this list.

The membership requirements for various lineage societies are not the same. The men's society, General Society of the War of 1812 requires that men considered for membership be direct lineal descendants of men who fought in the War of 1812.
The National Society of Daughters of 1812 accepts service performed in the period 1784-1815 and also accepts qualifying civilian service such as an ancestor's having held public office or served on a jury.

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Galehouse (Gelhousen), Frederick. Superintended the construction of a public road from New Lisbon to Lake Erie for the use of artillery. Work on the road was suspended after William Hull surrendered Detroit without firing a shot on August 16, 1812. Frederocl Gelhousen was born 28 Oct 1782 in Germany and died at Doylestown, Wayne County, Ohio on 22 Apr 1865. He was married to Elizabeth Wilt whom he married 22 July 1805. He was buried in the Doylestown Presbyterian Cemetery in Wayne County, Ohio.

Gardner, Reuben. Served SC militia from 29 Oct 1814 to 7 Dec 1814. On the muster roll of Captain Chapman Levy's company. His brother Samuel Gardner served in the same company. Reuben Gardner, the son of Thomas Gardner, was born 9 Dec 1790 in SC and died 12 Jan 1843 at Bridgeville, AL. He is buried in the Bethany Cemetery in Pickens County, AL. He married his wife, Lydia Bradford in SC in 1815. She died in Bridgeville, AL 7 Dec 1856.

Gilliland, Hugh, Volunteered 23 Sep 1814 in Hancock County, GA. Commissioned 2nd. Lieutenant in Captain Willis Shiver's Company G, Major Mitchell's Battalion of the 3rd. Regiment commanded by Col. Ignatius A. Few. Discharged 28 Feb 1815 at Waynesboro, GA. Wife Lucinda Saunders. Hugh Gilliland died 17 Oct 1857 in Coosa County, AL

Gist, Joshua. Pvt in Captain John Jackson's company of Infantry, Metcalfe's Regiment, West Tennessee militia 13 Nove 1814-16 May 1815. He received bounty land. He was born 17 Mar 1793 in NC and died 26 Feb 1863 at Colbert County, AL. He was married to Susannah Grooms. He is buried on private land in Colbert County, AL

Glass, Williamson. Mississippi Territory (Alabama) Fort Madison, private. Served as a spy, served under Captain and General Samuel Dale, 1813-1814. Took part in General Claiborne's Holy Ground Expedition. References: Pension claim made by his widow, Mary Baker Glass on 15 may, 1857. Williamson Glass was the son of Zachariah Glass who constructed Fort Glass. Williamson was born ca. 1784 in Georgia and died after 1860 and before 1870 in Marengo County, AL.