Nicolas Millot probably arrived in Québec in the last year or two of the conflict. He was in Québec in 1759, the year of the decisive English victory at the Plains of Abraham in Québec and it is probable that he saw action there with his fellow soldiers in the regiment Guyenne. It was a brutal defeat for the French troops. Despite his wartime experiences, he and Marie Josephe Guyon went on to have more than fourteen children, several dying in childhood. On the church record for his funeral in March 1812, Nicolas was noted to be the "mâitre de l'école".
Recall, some Loyalists or Tories were tarred and feathered and/or executed for their sentiments. Such was the fate of David Redding, another Loyalist who fought at the Battle of Saratoga. He was captured and executed by the patriots in Bennington Vermont... Perhaps Abner heard of Redding's fate and realized he would fare better in Québec.
In Canada, he was given compensation for his losses by the British government. He settled at St. Sulpice and on an island in the St Lawrence River, Bouchard Isle.