Peter Dumass was the son of Pierre Dumas and Mary Huntley (or some sources say Hartley?) Dumas, Sterling’s first settlers. Peter may have been Sterling’s second settler, having arrived at the age of 18 with his father to clear their land and construct their first log cabin.
born 1787 Apr 11 in Stanford, Dutchess County, New York
married 1807 Jan 15 to Eva Elizabeth Phillips in Manlius, New York, age 19
died 1872 Sept 28 in Sterling, Cayuga County, New York, age 75
military service enlised at Cazenovia 1814 Apr 9, age 26
Private in Lt. Samuel Tappan’s Company, 23rd U.S. Infantry Regiment
Was at Battles of Chippewa and Niagara (Lundy’s Lane).
Mustered out in 1815.
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Registry of Enlistments War of 1812. p227 entry 28990 Vol. 8–National Archives War of 1812, file 1454, Reference for Service