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Conflict Period:
War of 1812 1
Branch:
Militia 1
Rank:
Private 1
Birth:
10 Oct 1794 1
Massacusetts 1
Death:
30 Sep 1867 1
Redford, Wayne Co., Michigan 1
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Full Name:
Bennett Joy 1
Birth:
10 Oct 1794 1
Massacusetts 1
Death:
30 Sep 1867 1
Redford, Wayne Co., Michigan 1
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War of 1812 1

Branch:
Militia 1
Rank:
Private 1
Service Start Date:
29 Aug 1814 1
Service End Date:
15 Apr 1815 1

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 In 1814 Bennett Joy volunteered in the New York Detached Militia at Perinton and served as a Private during the in the War of 1812 in the Company commanded by Capt. Markham in the Regt. commanded by Col. Hopkins. Bennett was mustered August 29 and was then wounded and taken prsioner to Quebec on September 17 where he remained until end of the war. After the end of the War, Bennett was released from prison in Quebec and had to walk back to present day Wayne Co., NY where he arrived April 15, 1815. He was inscribed on the Pension Roll at $8 per month to commence on April 16. In March of 1817 he was examined by physicians from Pittsford, New York who described his wounds caused by a musket ball that entered his left thigh travelled up his leg and through his hip exiting near the base of his spine, they further stated that he would be deprived of the use of his left thigh and leg for the remainder of his acitve life and therefore suggested that Bennett receive the highest rate of disability. At the time of his enlistment, Bennett was described as being 5 feet 10 inches in height with light hair, blue eyes and light complection.  [Information from his his original pension certificate in family archives of ggg-grandson T.Schmidt and War of 1812 pension file]

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