Born in Grenoble, France on April 24, 1734, Antoine Paulin arrived in Canada with a French military squadron. Choosing not to return to France, he made Canada his home. With the onset of the American Revolution, he again picked up arms to serve with the fledgling American Army.
Paulin served as a Captain in Colonel Moses Hazen’s 2nd Canadian Regiment in the Continental Line and participated in several well known campaigns throughout the Revolutionary War. He and his young family settled in Northern New York.
He died on September 7th, 1813 in Champlain, Clinton County, New York and his remains were buried on the farm of Hiram Shute.
The Saranac Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will host a grave-site NSDAR marker dedication for Paulin on Saturday, September 17th, at Shutes Cemetery in Champlain.
Karen Mazzola, a direct descendant of Captain Paulin and a member of the Linares Chapter, NSDAR in San Diego, California, sponsored the plaque.
The dedication will begin at 2 pm. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Portrait of American Revolution Captain Antoine Paulin.