Sorry, this thing should have emailed me when you answered my thread. Please use my direct email. firstname.lastname@example.org
I may have some distant marriage relationship thru a Boardman- Jewett connection, but my immediate interest & need for info asap is the book I am writing about Ft Niagara Lighthouse. Your gr gr grandfather was the lightkeeper as well as the fort Commandant from 11/8/1823 to 6/9/1825. He was shipped west at that point to fight in the Black Hawk Indian Wars. I need to know when & why he came back to Niagara. He is buried at the Fort's National Cemetery. He died of pleurisy, inflammation of the lungs, ie pneumonia. I need info on his kids and his second marriage - as much as you have. Was the Cornelia Boardman who married Lt Edgar Lacey at Ft Niagara on 5/21/1831 Elijah's daughter? I have an expert back in Wethersfield chasing info & she has not found the marriage connection to Pomeroy, altho Pomeroy is an extremely well established family there. I need as much info as you can provide of your gf's military career - at least where he served from-to what dates, what his rank was, what his prime responsibilities were & anything exceptional he had/happened to him. I am VERY VERY curious how he & family came to be at Ft Niagara after 1825, because the fort was officially closed as a military base from 1826-1841
Am very glad to make contact with you, & sure hope you can solve some of these mysteries for me, the folks in Rocky Hill and the folks at the Ft Niagara Museum.
David Cook (the devret1 email acct lists my pen name of Darryl Everett)
Do you also have any info on the Elijah Boardman of approx same age as your gf, from Bennington VT who also served in War of 1812?