benjamin butler

My Uncle’s Father-in-Law Got a War of 1812 Pension and Why It Matters

The War of 1812 pension file for my probable uncle’s father-in-law is a genealogist’s dream. It may also help me track my actual ancestor Benjamin Butler (born about 1819 in New York State). At over 100 pages, the pension application for Jacob Baker from served in a unit from Vermont and lived in Ohio, Michigan, […]