I am trying to collect information on the descendants of my greatx5 grandfather, Antoine Paulint/Paulin (or any of his comrads-in-arms).He was born in Grenoble, France in 1734 and came to New France as a soldier with Montcolm.After "the Old French War" (French and Indian war) he was left with most of the non-Officers of the force in Canada. He raised a force of volunteers to attept to fight for the Colonies in the American Revolution but they weren't accepted because they were Catholics.Washington heard about the plight of the French Canadians and sent Moses Hazen to collect them. Antoine was made a Captain in "The Second Canadian Regmt" which was also known as "Congress'Own".The unit fought from Montreal all the way down to Yorktown and the surrender of the British.
Antoine Paulin and his comrads were given land up along the Canadian Boarder and founded what would be known as Coopersville.He is buried under a headstone that is marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution as Cpt. Antoine Poland (his DAR # is A086649), and some of his descendants also spell their name that way.Some of the people in his unit were named Boileau and their descendants in that area mainly spell it "Bilow"... "Asselin" suffered similar fate to "Ashline", and "Bleau" changed to "Blow".
This information will NOT be used in a book (for sale anyway).