24 September 2012
What Proof Did Rufus Need for that War of 1812 Horse?
Regular blog readers know that I'm working on Rufus D. Stephens/Stevens who was in the War of 1812 from New York State. One problem with Rufus is that I'm not exactly certain where in New York State he was from or much about him during his early life.
Rufus received a claim for a horse which is referenced in an 1817 federal accounting of expenses of the United States government.
I'm hoping that there might be additional documentation on this claim at the National Archives. I've got a researcher working on it and when there's an update we'll have a blog post.