November 1976
Texas Gulf Historical & Biographical Record;Nov1976, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p51
The article profiles U.S. Revolutionary War veteran Jean Baptiste Chaison. Chaison and his family were captured by the English in Nova Scotia during the French and Indian war and traveled to France. He volunteered for military service with American forces during the Revolutionary War and participated in several battles, including the siege of Quebec and the battle of Brandywine, Pennsylvania. After the war, he settled in Louisiana, where other Acadians exiled from Nova Scotia had relocated. He later married and traveled to Beaumont, Texas with his son McGuire Chaisson.

Tags: CHAISON, Jean Baptiste;  ACADIANS;  UNITED States -- History -- French & Indian War, 1754-1763;  UNITED States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;  BATTLE of Brandywine, Pa., 1777;  QUEBEC (Quebec) -- History -- Siege, 1775-1776


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