“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Job Hoisington, Buffalo's 1812 War Hero

Job Hoisington Buffalo's 1812 War Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher N. Brown
1. Job Hoisington Buffalo's 1812 War Hero Marker
Inscription.  A hero was born when "Gallant" Job Hoisington sacrificed his life at this location on Dec. 30, 1813. During a battle between Capt. Hull's US Army Militia and British forces with their Native allies, the 51-year old Hoisington single-handedly held back the enemy at what is now the intersection of Porter and Plymouth Aves. Job's fellow militia-men escaped a certain death and Job's family, along with other innocent villagers, were spared the time to flee one of the worst horrors of the war of 1812: the Burning of Buffalo! Job's body was found at this spot in spring 1814, just months before the historic War of 1812 ended.
Erected 2008 by Kleinhans Community Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is December 30, 1813.
Location. 42° 54.154′ N, 78° 53.15′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Porter Ave., ¼ mile west of Symphony Circle, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo NY 14201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Job's Last Stand (a few steps from this marker); William G. Fargo Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holy Angels Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Religious Body in Buffalo (approx. 0.2 miles away); D'Youville College (approx. ¼ mile away); American Doughboy "Over the Top" to Victory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert "Frankie" Franklin (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary's-on-the-Hill (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2010, by Christopher N. Brown of Buffalo, New York. This page has been viewed 1,640 times since then and 68 times this year. Last updated on June 10, 2020, by Julie Montgomery of Buffalo, New York. Photo   1. submitted on January 14, 2010, by Christopher N. Brown of Buffalo, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 21, 2021