Whately — The War Of 1812
Extracted from "History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts, Volume II," by Louis H. Everts, 1879.
The War Of 1812 did not find much favor with the people of Whately. They protested against the measure, and sent Phineas Frary as a delegate to the Northampton Convention, in July, 1812. After the war had been in progress for some time, Aaron Wait, Chester Nash, Melzar Smith, and Alvin Smith were enlisted as three years' men; and in obedience to the order of the Governor of the State, calling on the State militia to protect the exposed sea-coast, the Whately Rifle Greens marched to Boston, Sept. 15, 1814, for a three months' campaign, but were discharged October 28th. The company was composed of
Capt., Amos Pratt; Lieut., Asa Parker; Ens., Plyna Graves; Sergts., J. C. Loomis, Perez Graves, Martin Woods; Drummer, Simeon Reed; Fifer, Sylvester Morton; privates, Arnold Morton, William Starks, Henry Hannum, Row-land Graves, Robert Smith, Spencer Hannum, Edward Phelps, Chester Smith, Amasa Wade, Jr., Justus Starks, Horace Smith, Quartus Ingram, Jona. Wood, William Loomis, Jona. S. Adams, Joseph Belden, Erastus Hubbard, Sylvester Morton, Justus Graves, Charles Graves, John Dixon, John Graves, Otis Taylor, John Stearns, John Munson, Theoph. Bodman, Samuel Sanderson, Luther Warner, Phineas Nash, Calvin Morton, Michael Smith, Jona. A. Gillett, Oliver Graves, Reuben Graves, Jr., Roswell Train, Samuel Coole, Benjamin Larrabee, William Graves, Justin Smith, Erastus Hillman.
From the Whately militia there were in service,
Ens., Elijah Sanderson; privates, Thomas Crafts, Phineas Smith, Giles Dickinson, Joel Wait, Harris Allis, Israel Wells, Levi Green, Allen Sanderson, Enos Wait, Richard Bunce, Henry Wait, Ashley Smith.
Others from town in the war were Elihu Harvey, Daniel McCoy, and Isaac Marsh.