Re: Faunce Codding and Faunce Taylor
Talked to Nate Parker and he said he found something online about the DAR and Coddings, he would e-mail it to you.
Where to start for military records? He may have been in the Revolutionary War, or he may of been militia on call. The only thing we know for certain is he died in Ontario Co.,NY. Do you know if he has a stone marker at Bristol Center Cemetery? Many times the local DAR,Vets, etc.., would place memorial makers that mention what war he served. May even mention on his stone! At this time snow may have it covered if one exisits. Deeds may show the land was a bounty for service, which may show where he served, or what unit he served in.
The LDS has mircofilm of many soldiers from that time. He may be on some muster rolls or pension rolls. I'm not sure what rolls NYS has, but he could still be listed. Sometimes living family members ( spouses, children )will collect for years, and there would be a record of it. There is a person I have dealt with nearby who is very good at this and I'll give her a call. Do you know if his son ( children ) lived up to 1855? The New York State census asks what county, or state the individuals were born in. Nate has mentioned that is ( the 1855 census ) online, but I'm not sure where. He is more intune with the Web, then myself.