I loose his "Paulin" surname with his daughter which is the only descendant that I can find for him. I have her (Julie, marrying Francois Gillie and they ahve a son Ambroise who spells his name Gilliett who married Clarissa Anderson and they have a son George who spells his name Gisli. Clarissa is a descendant of the Captain Louis Marney which brings us back to the Canadian Regiments once again! Louis served under Livingston AND Hazen so it all connects.
what little I have on Amable is:
He was accidently left behind when the family withdrew with the Americans from Canada in 1775/6. He later Joined the Continental Army at age 12 as a fifer.
Amable Paulin, revolutionary veteran
Amable, the eldest son of Captain Antoine and Théotiste Paulin, was born in 1768, presumably at St Denis, Canada. He also presumably attended school in Canada as there would not have been time for much schooling , after he left that country. He joined the Continental Army in 1780, at twelve years of age, and he was able to write which was not common in these days. From the time of the evacuation of Canada, when Captain Paulin took his wife and family with the Continental forces, to New York state, until after the war, Amable knew nothing but army life
Amable joined the Army as a private, at Fishkill, Dutchess County in 1780. He first joined his father’s company, in Colonel Moses Hazen’s regiment. Later he was transferred to Captain Selin or (Silly’s)Company and Captain Clement Gosselin's Company all in the same regiment, Congress' Own. He served to the close of the War, and presumably was in all the battles that the Regiment was in. He was allowed a pension, then dropped on account of property under the act of May 1st 1820. He was allowed a pension on Certificate # 569, issued August 3, 1829, at the rate of $80 per annum. He received lot # 123 of 80 acres and lot # 28 of 420 acres.
He and his wife, Josette Paulin, lived in Chazy and both their names were in the census of 1820. Tradition says he was a Methodist Sunday School teacher and preacher, though not a minister in that church. and that he laid the cornerstone for the Methodist Church in Chazy, N. Y.
Copy of Document National Archives. State of New York.
Clinton County SS: Amable Paulin of Chazy in the County of Clinton and State of New York being duly sworn deponent and saith that he this deponent did in the Spring in the year of our Lord 1780 at the Town of Fishkill in the County of Dutchess in the State of New York, enlist in The Continental Army a private soldier in Captain Antoine Paulin, Congress' Own Regiment commanded by Brigadier General Moses Hazen for and during the war-and this deponent saith that in the Spring of l781, this deponent was at Lancaster in the State of New Jersey transferred into Captain Silly's company, Same Regiment in the Fall into Trenton Quarters at Plimpton, New Jersey, and was then transferred into Captain Goslin's Company, same Regiment-and this deponent saith that he continued in the Army until the year of 1783 and was discharcht at New Windsor in the State of New York, when this deponent received an honorable discharge, which discharge this deponent kept several years, but is now wholly lost-And this deponent saith by reason of his reduced circumstances in life, is in need of assistance from his Country for support and further saith not
Sworn this Sixth day
of April 1818
Before Me Nathan Carver am of the Judge
of the courts of compleas of the
County of Clinton
This indexture made this Thirtieth day of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-five, between Amable Paulin, of the Town of Champlain, County of Clinton and State of New York, Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of Forty Pounds Lawful money of New York, in hand paid to the said Amable Paulin before the Insealing and Delivering hereof by the said Antoine Paulin, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said Amable Paulin hath granted, bargained, sold released and confirmed and hereby doth grant Bargain release and confirm unto the said Antoine Paulin and unto his heirs and Assigns one certain lot or Parcel of Land Lying in the Town of Champlain containing Eighty Acres it being.Lot number one hundred twenty-three in a Treat of Land Granted to the Canadian and Nova Scotia Refugees and the Eighty Acre lots belonging to a patent granted to Amable Paulin, Adjoining the Great Chazy River, Together with all the privileges and appurtenances to the same or in any wile appertaining.
To have and to hold the said Eighty acres of land as above to him, the said Antoine Paulin, and to his heirs and Assigns, to his and their own proper use and behoof forever.
And the said Amable Paulin for himself, his Heirs and Assigns, Doth covenant with the said Antoine Paulin, his Heirs and Assigns that he having good and Lawful Right to sell and convey the sam as Above will him, the said Antoine Paulin, his Heirs and Assigns against him The said Amable Paulin his Heirs and assigns and against all other persons Claiming from, by or under him his heirs, or assigns.
Forever warrant and Defend on Witness whereof the parties to this Indenture have Interchangeably, Set their hands and seals the day and date above written.
In the Presence of
Théotiste X Paulin
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