|Posted By:||Bonita Shafer|
|Post Date:||June 25, 2001 at 10:47:28|
|Forum:||Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum|
Trying to locate information on American and Canadian Patriots' send to Van Diemans Land, the British penal colony now called Tasmania.
Americans sympathizers fought for Canada's independence from Great Britain.
Northern NY men participated at the Battle of Wind Mill in 1838.
Hugh Calhoun is listed at one of those men who fought, and was transported to the penal colony in 1840 aboard the convict ship HMS Buffalo, he was listed as age 25, pob Ireland, American Patriot convicted at Fort Henry Toronto.
Your help in finding any connection /information on him would be greatly Appreciated.
Patroits' War Research
Town of Watertown Historical Society