James Vrooman was the son of Adam, a Captain in Butler’s Rangers who was granted crown land in Queenston. He was the second youngest of seven children and youngest of five sons. His eldest brother was Solomon Secord Vrooman who was in the Lincoln Militia & who inherited his father’s land. He was born on 22 Apr 1794.
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Glengarry Light Infantry
Solomon Vrooman enlisted in the Lincoln Militia when war broke out in 1812 along with his brother, James, and fought in the battles of Stony Creek and Queenston Heights 13 Oct 1812 as well as Beaver Dams and Lundy’s Lane.
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