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

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

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