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possible ancestor that participated...

Posted: 22 Nov 2010 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rankin
hello everyone,
i've been doing some research into my families history and i have some questions. I believe that my great-great-great-grandfather was a participant in the Rebellion of 1837, but I'm not entirely sure

His name was Joseph Rankin and here's why I believe he was involved.

I found a marriage "agreement" (not sure what they're called) in the Quebec Marriages records on the site to my ggg-grandmother (born in Montreal, married in 1852) and in this register it says that he was a Sergeant in "Her Majesty's XX Foot Soldiers" (I believe this to be the 20th Foot Soldiers.) A bit of research indicated that this regiment was sent to Quebec, and that some 200 members stayed behind...i believe him to be one of those members. Also, I found a census that indicates his profession as "Staff Sergeant, N York Militia"

I was wondering how I would go about finding any other information on him and his military service...I'm rather interested, but have hit a wall so to speak

thanks in advance for your help

Sam

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