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



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.

This wonderful document provided by Tom Baker . 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 and Men
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