Michael Harris was born into a distinguished family in Dublin, Ireland in 1795. Little is currently known of his younger years there.
Michael enlisted with the 100th (H.R.H. Prince Regent’s, County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot (later renumbered as the 99th). Michael was only ten years old when the regiment sailed from Ireland to British North America for garrison duty in the colonies. It is unclear at this time if Michael actually sailed with the regiment in 1805 because of his young age but it was not uncommon for young boys to enlist. (and an actual date of enlistment has not been found)
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(HRH The Prince Regent’s,
County of Dublin)
Regiment of Foot
Joshua Adams built the Glen Tay mills that were situated on the Tay River in Glen Tay, Ontario, Canada.
He was born in Rutland, Vermont, USA, 5 May 1780. He came to Canada with his parents and other United Empire Loyalist families in 1798 and settled in Bastard Township, 20 miles north of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Joshua married Elizabeth Chipman whose family was also of UEL stock, from Vermont. The couple had nine sons and four daughters.
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2nd Regiment Grenville Militia
Family Links: son of William Brown Bradley