I have the actual/but damaged Revolutionary War discharge paper of my "many-greats" grandfather William Diddy who was discharged from the British Army, 53rd Regiment at Montreal on December 24, 1783 having served eight years. He was from Norwich England and an illiterate weaver. I think that he traveled from Montreal to Washington, CT and married Susan(nah?) Quackenbush. One of their son's was John Quackenbush Deady (he changed the spelling of the last name from Diddy to Deady) . The family moved to the Finger Lakes region of NY (though I have no dates for that) in the Town of Rose. If you have any information on William or his family, specifically the Quackenbush lead... I would like to know.
  
Suanne Brooks       suannebrooks@aol.com