Peter Dings, Served during the War of 1812 as teamster at Sackets Harbor in the Fall of 1812. He worked as a teamster transporting United States Army to Sackets Harbor in the Fall 1812. Attached is the Claim of his wife Jane Dings for allowance under act of April 15, 1857. He served for 40 days at 3 dollars a day but received no pay for service. She was reimbursed $33.50 for his service. Both Peter and Jane Dings are buried in the Flackville, NY Cemetery; Peter's gravestone has a War of 1812 marker next to it placed by D.A.R. many years ago.
Peter would be my Grandfather Richard Dings' Great Great Great Grandfather. Peter’s father was Jacob Dings who served in the 10th regiment of the Albany County Militia during the Revolution. The 10th regiment was at the second battle of Saratoga. Jacob and his 4 brothers, who all served in the 10th regiment of the Albany County Militia, are buried in the Dings Family cemetery in Gallatin, NY.
SUBMITTED BY: Shane Sovie, from Ogdensburg, NY and Fourth Great-grandson of Peter Dings.