Whistler, John, 1756?-1829

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Born in Ulster, Ireland, circa 1756; served in the British Army during the United States revolution; returned to England; came to the United States and entered army, 1791; lieutenant, 1792; captain, 1797; completed building Fort Dearborn, 1803; brevt. major, 1812; honorably discharged, 1815; was then military store keeper, Newport, Kentucky and later at St. Louis, Mo.; died there, September 3, 1829. (from Appleton. Hist. regis. U.S. Army) (blue index cards)

From the description of John Whistler papers, 1799-1842. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 403701030

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referencedIn Indiana Territory collection, 1800-1816. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Whistler, John, 1756?-1829. John Whistler papers, 1799-1842. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Kingsbury, Jacob, 1756-1837. Jacob Kingsbury papers, 1783-1833. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Brown-Patterson Papers, 1797-1902, 1800-1835 Dayton Metro Library
creatorOf Sutherland, John, 1771-1834. Brown-Patterson papers 1797-1902 1800-1835. Dayton Metro Library
creatorOf St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
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associatedWith Brown, Henry, 1770-1823 person
associatedWith Kingsbury, Jacob, 1756-1837. person
associatedWith St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818. person
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Birth 1756

Death 1829


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