I just returned from some on-site research in Hemmingford, Quebec. I found a Sandford Brayton enlisted in the Hemmingford militia in 1837,38, and 39 during the rebellion at that time. His signature is on the pay roster for the militia. If you have his signiture on any document the town historian of Hemmingford will gladly send you copies of the pay roster for comparison. He apparently was the son of Comfort Brayton (Comfort being the only Brayton in the county of the requisite age to have children). He had two living brothers, Charles and Joseph. (Another younger son, Comfort, died at age nine) Charles is my antecedant, and Charles married Rebecca Jane Irish about 1840 and moved to Chateaugay, N.Y.
Any information you have about the Irish family would be apreciated. The only Irish family known in Franklin County about that time was that of Enoch, a veteran of the war of 1812.m He lived in Dickenson, Franklin County, New York.
Charles said on the 1880 census that his father was born in Vermont, and though I haven't checked any further, the Genelology of the braytons, by Clifford Brayton states that Joseph had a son by the name of Comfort. Given that this is not a common name in the Brayton line, I think that this lets us link all the way back to Francis.I will out of touch for a few weeks, but if you have any thing further please let me know.