Membership in the Ohio Society of the
War of 1812
Any male person above the age of 21 years with a lineal or collateral (blood
relation of a direct ancestor - adoptive relationships are not eligible)
descent from a veteran of the War of 1812 who is of good moral character
and reputation. Dates of military service are required; civilian or patriotic
service is not accepted.
Genealogical documentation (i.e.: birth, marriage, death) is required
for each generation from the veteran ancestor down to the applicant. Lineage
papers from other societies cannot be used as proof of descent. Forms will
be provided upon request. Applicants have six months to complete the application
- with extension by written request.
All applications are subject to approval by the Registrar - General of
the Ohio Society War of 1812, the General Society of the War of 1812 and
the membership of the Ohio Society.
The veteran must have been in service between June 19, 1812 and February
18, 1815; documentation of service is required.
Service as an officer or enlisted man in the United States Army, Marine
Corps or Volunteers.
Service as a member of the ship's company on an armed vessel of the United
Service in the militia of any state, territory or the District of Columbia
duly called out for service against an armed enemy or for coast or border
Service in the forces of the United States at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
For detailed information on membership in the Ohio Society and an application
form, send a written request by mail to:
Bradley A. Tilton, Registrar -
161 North McElroy Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
Last up dated 12 May 2008