SOCIETY OF THE U. S. WAR OF 1812 IN OHIO (MALE)

Local History Collections

Collection ID: 285
Location: LH 256

(Description ID: 595179)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center


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Society of U.S. War of 1812 in Ohio


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LH-256


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Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

Addenda

Introduction


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The Society of the War of 1812 in Ohio placed the documentation of members' descent from a War of 1812 soldier on deposit at the Center. The records remain the property of the organization, but are open to the public for research purposes. Those patrons wishing to photocopy any portion of the collection should contact the organization.


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Agency History


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The General Society of the War of 1812 was formed at a convention of surviving veterans in 1854 at Independence Hall. The organization was composed of fifty-three veteran members and 253 descendant members. The society first recognized the affiliation of state chapters during its 1894 campaign to strengthen ties with veterans nationally. The Society of the War of 1812 in Ohio was organized in January of 1895 and admitted to the General Society in June of that same year. The Ohio organization functioned with the same purposes in mind as did the national society. As one of the many patriotic hereditary societies that formed in response to America's heavy nineteenth-century immigration, membership was limited to men who could prove descent from ancestors who had seen military service in the War of 1812. The focus of the organization was to promote pension legislation, aid impoverished families among its membership, and provide for the education and moral instruction of the children of deceased veterans. Forty-one Ohio members were recruited over the next three years. The society gradually became less active until its charter was revoked in 1911. In 1988, Keith Drew Ashley of Pomeroy, Ohio reactivated the society with an organizational meeting at Columbus with eleven members. For further information on the organization, its members, and their ancestors who served in the War of 1812, see: General Society of the War of 1812: The Roster 1989. The volume is located in the Center's reading room.






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Scope and Content


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The Society of the U.S. War of 1812 in Ohio collection consists of the documentation of thirty-four individual members' proof of descent from their identified ancestors who served in the War of 1812. The records were generated as a result of the reactivation of the organization in 1988 by Keith Ashley. They include all accepted members' hereditary papers through 1996. Proof of descent from an Ohio War of 1812 soldier is a necessary requirement of membership. Note that several members have more than one file on record.


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Inventory


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Ac. 5450

.66 linear ft.


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Box 1

Papers of:

Balser, Everett

Cupp, Frederick

Grim, Robert

Harding, Harry

Morehouse, E.

Reid, Robert D.

Broadbent, Peter E.

Bowen, Norman A.

McElroy, Glenn W.

McInturf, Robert G.

Mullen, Michael R.

Brown, Vincent

Zimmer, Robert

Howell, Ronald J.

Bahl, Daniel

Ralston, Michael

Moore, William A.


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Box 2

Papers of:

Martin, Paul

Reed, Ralph Charles

McElroy, Glenn Wallace

Ralston, Michael

McCoy, Robert C.

Hill, Thomas Allen

Pitts, Neal Chase

Thomas, Ruddy Scott

Hutchings, Joseph Ray

Grimes, John Francis

Brown, William Raymond

Ford, Larry Lindell

Dunahay, Lowell Vincent

Jenkins, Dean

Pohl, Clifford Ralph

Olney, Allen Lee

O'Neil, John Thomas

Simler, Francis L.

Harris, Hugh Allen


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Addenda


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Ac. 5497

.66 linear ft.


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Members' documentation of proof of descent.


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Box 3

Morehouse, Phil

Neal, Thomas

Drake, Robert Scott Drake

Fry, Charles George

Baker, Harrison Scott

Hodalski, Jr., Frank

Schubert, Glenn F.

Brinker, John Thomas

Brinker, Brett Thomas

Seiple, Stephen B.

Daniels, Thomas S.

Ashley, Robert Drew

Reining, Michael Andrew

Simpson, Jr., Gustavus S.

Cox, Shawn Alan, Bradley Scott, Gregory David


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Box 4

Jones, Myron E.

Trefts, Albert Sharpe

Bauman, Kirby Lee

Johnson, Jr., Ishmael Herman

Bartholomew, Robert E.

Spellman, Wilbur

McGill, Gerald L.

Fazzini, Phillip A.

Smith, Edwin

Moore, Jason Hurd (2)

Gensemer, Richard Lee

Connor, Robert J.

Colburn, Rolland D.

Tilton, Bradley A.

Hadsell, James Earl


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Addenda


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Ac. 5635

.66 linear ft.


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Box 5

Irick, John Daniel

Cornell, Barry Laird

Morey, Graham Denby

Mann, Timoth Allen

Rice, Steven Douglas

Abbott, Alvin Arthur

Rice, Jonathan Norman

Armentrout, Jerry Allen

Schumaker, William Ellis

Wilson, Richard Eugene

Ward, Timothy Edward

Murphy, Gerald Edward

Vaughn, James Edward


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Box 6

Johnson, Eric E.

Blum, James Robert

Marck, Charles W.

Hayes, Wendell Burdette

Reid, Ronald Jay

Moore, James Eugene

Reed, John Arthur

Karr, Jean Phillip

Sandersfeld, Thomas Ralph

Garey, Richard William

Smith, John Hobart




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