1855 Militia of Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec Captain John Corey's Company 1855

1855  Militia of Stanbridge, Missisquoi, Quebec

  Captain John Corey's Company

  November 24, 1855

The Sedentary Militia, an unpaid and compulsory force of all able-bodied males aged 18 to 60 organized along county lines. The Militia Act of 1855 permitted the formation of independent volunteer companies ("Active Militia") which in 1860 began to form into battalions that gradually eclipsed the Sedentary Militia. In 1864 the Sedentary Militia was re-styled "Non-Service Militia", and in 1869 its battalions were reduced to the "Reserve Militia" of each county. The Reserve Militia was last enrolled in 1873 (but never called out), deferred thereafter, and the theory that every able-bodied man was liable for service was finally abolished in 1950. The Army does not recognized regimental lineages pre-dating 1860, but regiments unofficially claim descent from the Sedentary Militia.

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Stanbridge ~ November 24, 1855

 Roll of officers and men liable to militia service in

Captain John Corey Company of first Battalion of the Missisquoi Militia

Names of Officers Age  Residence

Captain John Corey  59 No 10 Second Range

Lieutenant Harvey Gardner 50 No 14 First Range

Ensign Luther Gardner 47 No 16 First Range

Names of Non-Commissioned Officers / men  Residence  Age  Unmarried Men  Widowers w/o children
Tweed, William  No.10 first range  37    
Burnett, Robert  No.12 first range  24  1 
Burnett, James  No.12 first range  28    
Jones, John  No.12 first range  32    
Chambers, Alford  No.13 first range  19  1 
Chambers, Frederick  No.13 first range  25  1 
Pinter, Gittings (?)  No.16 first range  35    
Pierce, Hiram  No.16 first range  37    
Briggs, James  No.16 first range  30    
Briggs, Lyman  No.18 first range  37    
Chequoine, Levi  No.19 first range  24  1 
Hall, John  No.19 first range  26  1 
Carter, James  No.19 first range  39    
Eldert, William (?)  No. 10 second range  33    
Corey, Benjamin  No. 10 second range  27  1 
Corey, Lyman  No. 10 second range  25  1 
Corey, John  No. 10 second range  20  1 
Hitch, Stuard (?)  No. 11 second range  20    
Gilbreth, John  No. 11 second range  34    
Boomhower, Nicholas  No. 11 second range  28    
Coffrin, Hiram  No. 11 second range  19    
Phelps, John  No. 12 second range  26    
Dodge,   No. 13 second range  20  1 
Corey, Reuben Sergent  No. 13 second range  34    
Lancross, Noel (?)  No. 14 second range  26    
Frapie, Lewis  No. 14 second range  39    
Rounds, John  No. 14 second range  20  1 
Hakey, Laurence  No. 16 second range  30    
Jones, Ornin  No. 16 second range  39    
Lafitant, Charles  No. 17 second range  21  1 
Clow, Joseph  No. 17 second range  31    
Staunton,Gardner  No. 10 third range  19  1 
Rice, Augustus  No. 11 third range  23  1 
Baker, Thomas  No. 11 third range  31    
Pratt, Joseph  No. 11 third range  24  1 
Corey, Moses  No. 11 third range  27    
Chequoine, John  No. 11 third range  31    
Pratt, Charles  No. 11 third range  19  1 
Deline, Wiliam  No. 11 third range  26  1 
Pratt, Theodore  No. 11 third range  22    
Allen, Benjamin  No. 12 third range  27    
Rollins, George  No. 12 third range  19  1 
Watson, Daniel  No. 12 third range  21  1 
Mills, Minot  No. 12 third range  30  1 
Rice, Martin  No. 12 third range  37    
Caswell, Ira  No. 12 third range  25    
Bordow, Joseph  No. 12 third range  33    
Gachiche, Samuel ?  No. 12 third range  31    
Lambkin, Lyman  No. 12 third range  24    
Boomhower, Bruton  No. 12 third range  21  1 
Rice, O Charley?  No. 12 third range  32    
Dumas, Edward  No. 12 third range  26  1 
Lambkins, Philo  No. 12 third range  26    
Murry, Joseph  No. 12 third range  36    
Irish, Lewis  No. 12 third range  22  1 
Chandler, Cyril  No. 13 third range  32    
Hakey, Adam  No. 14 third range  21  1 
Jones, Thomas  No. 12 fourth range  27  1
 No. 17 third range  31    
Spur, Henry  No. 12 fourth range  24    
Deline, Boyers  No. 12 fourth range  27  1 

Names of Reserve men
Name of Reserve men  Numbers  Age  Residence
Corey, Benjamin     57  Lot No. 10 first Range
Burnett, John     53  Lot No. 12 first Range
Phelps, Amos     44  Lot No. 13 first Range
Dowd, Andrew     45  Lot No. 14 first Range
Gage, Luman     50  Lot No. 15 first Range
Fuller, George     56  Lot No. 16 first Range
Briggs, George     41  Lot No. 16 first Range
Fogg, Caleb V.     41  Lot No. 17 first Range
Clapton, Gardner     46  Lot No. 19 first Range
Eliot, John     41  Lot No. 19 first Range
Hunt, Robert     41  Lot No. 21 first Range
Chequoine, Michael     43  Lot No. 23 first Range
Getty, Ralph     40  Lot No. 24 first Range
Robinson, Willian     44  Lot No. 24 first Range
Young, Theodore     42  Lot No. 10 Second Range
Welch, Francis     52  Lot No. 11 Second Range
Tree, Caleb     48  Lot No. 11 Second Range
Cofrin, William     56  Lot No. 11 Second Range
Davis, Ira     57  Lot No. 12 Second Range
Perry, Horace     50  Lot No. 12 Second Range
Rogers, Lewis     44  Lot No. 13 Second Range
Rogers, Eli     46  Lot No. 13 Second Range
Rogers, William     40  Lot No. 14 Second Range
Cherrington ?     46  Lot No. 10 third Range
More, Josiah     46  Lot No. 10 third Range
Comstock, William A.     56  Lot No. 10 third Range
Gordan, William H.     44  Lot No. 10 third Range
Pell, Samuel     50  Lot No. 10 third Range
Edward, Robert     40  Lot No. 10 third Range
Chandler, Erastus     48  Lot No. 11 third Range
Hamilton, Thomas     42  Lot No. 11 third Range
Rice, Horatio     50  Lot No. 11 third Range
Schragel, William     59  Lot No. 11 third Range
Roberts, Dudley     44  Lot No. 11 third Range
Phelps, William J.     53  Lot No. 11 third Range
Osborne, Ezra     46  Lot No. 11 third Range
Sanderson, David     40  Lot No. 11 third Range
Sweet, Thayer     43  Lot No. 11 third Range

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