Re: French's Coat
- --- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, Jay Callaham <callaham@b...> wrote:
>Loyalist officer, Jeremiah French.
> No, I didn't say "French coat"!!
> Here's a website that has a picture of a coat belonging to NY
>Jay et al (nobody else can read this, just jay and al),
> Good hunting!
> Coldm Regt
> 4th Coy, Bde of Guards
Oddly enough, we just received a message from a descendent of Jeremiah
French asking us to participate in a French family reunion being set
up for a couple years from now in the Dorset/Manchester, VT, area.
Which brings me to my other point--French did not come from NY, he and
his family had a farm in Dorset, VT. He served in the Queen's Loyal
Rangers (Peters' Corps) and then in the Royal Regiment of New York
(Yorkers). The family dedicated a new marker for him in Cornwall,
Ontario last June. To me, happenings like the above take an impersonal
and distant object (just a coat) and transform it giving it a human
soul and an immediate intensity. That's what I'm in this hobby and
museum work for.
Whitcomb's Corps--who probably encountered Jeremiah and others from