As David Graham was kind enough to point out in his comment, the Rebellion de Patriotes of 1837-1838 certainly colored the lives of the Dion/Denis and Robidou families of the early 1800′s.
Minimally, it can be assumed that the Rebellion of Lower Canada contributed to the socio-political environment and circumstances within which the family migrations to the Clinton County area of upstate New York occurred. Research will continue to determine any firm linkages between our family and the Rebellion exist. Should you know of any, please contact us!
I have uploaded a document that discusses the Rebellion (in English). You may either:
- read it online Rebellion de Patriotes- 1837 to 1838 (Lower Canada Rebellion) (online readable) or
- download it (the material is in the public domain) Rebellion de Patriotes 1837-1838- the Lower Canada Rebellion