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DAVID LEPITRE

POSTED 10.21.11
I was just reading some of the Log Cabin chronicle posting and I thought maybe you could give me some direction. I am trying to trace my husband's family who were from the Stanstead area. I have a copy of a baptism record from the Sacred Heart church, North Strattford NH for Joseph Henri COLLARD born Jan 14 1908 in West stewartown NH and baptized at Sacred Heart, January 24, 1908. His parents are listed as Noah COLLARD (Noe) and Virginia CHENELLE. Family stories suggest he was part indian , adopted as a baby. Other stories suggest Noe and family went back and forth from the US. Do you know if there is any way to clarify one way or the other whether he was the natural child of Noe & Virginie? Would there be any records to that effect in the Church? Suggestions? Any help is appreciated. Lynnette Collard [email protected]

Lynnette,

It would be best to see that original church record first if you can. It might have his parents listed as parents or some other description. What you sent me is not clear it doesn't appear to be flat right at that part. But as it is only a copy there may be more clues in the original. Sometimes they use the word "chosen" or some other word for an adopted child.

When Noe Collard marries Virginie Chenelle, Sept. 5, 1904, he is living in St-Hermenegilde, Quebec. He is a widower and was first married to Florida Langlois. Virginie was the daughter of Theodule Chenelle and Victoria Ramsay.

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I want to begin by telling you how much I appreciate your time with me on the telephone today regarding the SABALL ancestry.
The missing birth/address information I am seeking is on Albert F SABALL (SABOLL).
b. 1863 Canada d. 1949 Massachusetts
His father was Louis Sabolle and was baptized at (Sacred Heart) Missions des Cantons de l'Est 28/05/1839, age de 3 semaines Francois et Adelaide Gravelle, journalier du canton de Stanstead
Along with
SABOLLE, Felix 8/05/1839 age de 2 ans 3 mois
SABOLLEMarie-Philomene bapt 11/07/1842 nais 13/06/1842
Alphay, Louis, Cyrus, George, Marie, Alfred, Emma
The relative with the Masonic Symbol was Julius G SABALL (jr) b. 1833-1892 And was buried at Fitch Bay with his wife Naomi MARTIN (1831-1888) and son Joseph Cephas SABALL (d. 1886) Julius also had Maggie E. b. Sept. 28, 1857 and baptized as an adult in the Methodist church Stanstead Twp. April 15, 1877.
Jack (John L. ) Saball, Groton, Massachusetts [email protected]

Jack,
There is considerable information about the Sabol, Saboll, Sabolle and many other spellings of your family name in local records. Sadly I have not found much on the first names you have mentioned. The records for the parish of Sacre Coeur when it was served by a missionnary priest are on a few pieces of paper that were copied by someone who had gone to the diocese office years ago. They are not complete. However if you were to have a look at the Drouin Records you should find all catholic records there.
The American - Canadian Geneological Society in Manchester, NH (which isn't terribly far from you I believe.) has a super collection of Quebec records and the Drouin collection. I have been told that Mrs. Armonde (Camber) West, formerly of Georgeville, now of Ayer's Cliff, has a connection to your family and information and photographs.

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I read with interest your website regarding the comings and goings between Stanstead and Vermont. I am trying to find out where my g g g g g grandfather came from but it is not in your area. He appears in the 1800 census in Swanton, VT. His name is James ROBERTS b 2/26/1773 (I don't know where) d 8/2/1825 Swanton, VT. Can you possibly point me in a direction that might help me find more information.
Robert Colombo [email protected]

Robert,
Please try, www.swantonhistoricalsociety.org
There is a very large group of folks with that name. The Drouin Collection of records (available by subscription online) may be a help to you if you feel he may of had French roots. If he did have he may have been called Jacques Robert.
If you live near one of the many Franco/American or Canadian /American genealogical societies they may have the Drouin records inhouse for your use. As I am sure you know Robert is a bilingual name Roberts is usually English. There are dozens of them in Vermont of 1790 (census) and a James living in Whitingham, Windham Co.

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I am hoping you can help me find information on my family. Samuel THORNTON, son of Samuel THORNTON, mother unknown, was born in 1775 in New Hampshire. He married Catherine BAKER of New Hampshire. They seemed to have moved back and forth between Hatley Quebec and New Hampshire. Some of their children were born in Canada and some in New Hampshire. Samuel and Catherine had a son, also called Samuel who was born in Hatley in 1816. In 1840 he is living in Wheelock Vermont and marries in 1841 Chloe BLANCHARD. His parents Samuel and Catherine also live out their days in Wheelock. Can you find any info on this Thornton family.
Jeanie Thornton Roberts [email protected]

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I wrote you back some time ago in reference to the Elisha GRISWOLD family. I have since been able to find some answers and thought it should be posted in case someone should be looking and find it.
1. my e-mail is now [email protected]

2. I have found death records on John GRISWOLD and Henry GRISWOLD . They both died in the W. Stewartstown Nursing Home. I still have no answer on Maria/Abigail Smith GRISWOLD . I will keep searching.

3. I am now trying to find my father's heritage; ABBOTT, MCINTIRE, BUSHAW. His great grandfather was John L. ABBOTT b. about 1810 in Hopkinton, NH (I cannot find any record on him, nor can I find his father, mother or siblings) He married Abigail B. MCINTIRE, daughter of John R. MCINTIRE and Mary COLLINS. Pg 200, 201 F&C. Abigail was born 23 Jan 1814 in Stanstead County, Quebec. I am unable to find a birth record or marriage record. Abigail is buried in Bradford, Orange, Vermont. She died 12 Apr 1900. Some of her children are born in Sutton, NH and the others are born in Bradford, VT. She had a sister, Mary, who was born in Magoon Point-Georgeville--this shows on her death record.

4. John & Abigail's son George W. ABBOTT --I have been unable to find him. I believe he may be the George William Price ABBOTT who died in Hatley on Sept. 23, 1878 at 26 years old (gun shot wound). He married a Laura BUSHAW on 28 Jan 1873 in Piermont, NH and Laura ABBOTT shows with two children (Eugene Lester ABBOTT & Katie ABBOTT ) in the Hatley 1881 Census living with her father and mother, Lewis & Mary BUSHAW. If I am correct, Laura had a sister, Rosa BUSHAW, who married George's brother Ephraim Mark Collins ABBOTT this is my father's line. My problem is that I cannot find where George W.P. ABBOTT is buried. I think possible he is the one showing in Boynton Cemetery who died 5 Sep 1870 age 27 years. The stone being old, probably doesn't reflect an accurate read. In order to assure this information is accurate, I need more proof.
I sure do appreciate anything you can do to help me with any of the Abbott/Mcintire/Bushaw lines. If you have any ideas where I might look, please let me know.
Ellie Daniels [email protected]

Ellie,

We find the following:
Boynton Cemetery Stanstead, Quebec

Contributed by Leslie Nutbrown, Jan 17, 2005 [[email protected]]. Total records = 93.
This old cemetery is mowed and kept by the Crystal Lake Cemetery Company. The earliest stone dates from 1818 and the most recent burial is 1974.
Susan Nutbrown and I made visits to this cemetery in Sep of 2004, as we did a complete recording of all existing and legible stones. - Leslie Nutbrown

Abbott, George W., d. 5 Sep 1870, age: 27yrs
Abbott, Hattie, no dates

The Stanstead Journal ran this death notice: At his residence, Stanstead, Sept. 5, 1870. Geo. W. Abbott aged 27 yrs.
Also from the Journal , Hattie Victoria, only child of Geo. W. Abbott July 4, 1870 died in Rock Island.


POSTED 10.04.11
I have traced my great grandfather's family to birth dates in Stanstead, Quebec but that is about as far as I have gotten. I have: 1. Jason C. RAYMOND born in 1855. My great grandfather 2. William RAYMOND born in 1857 3. Oscar RAYMOND born in 1858 4. Samuel RAYMOND born in 1865 Parents being John RAYMOND born in 1834 and Matilda Gordon born in 1836. I am hoping to find where the families of John and Matilda came from. I know Matilda emigrated to Vermont in 1869 or 1870 and eventually lived with her son William in Concord, Vermont. I am trying to find out what happened to John RAYMOND and was his ancestry French, English, Irish, Latvian? While John (Jean?) RAYMOND may be of French descent I would assume we can rule Matilda GORDON as a transplanted New Englander. I am hoping they tie in with one of the families I traced through Raymond families of New England. A Zebina RAYMOND marrying a Philena DAVIS, father Sampson Davis of Derby, Vermont around 1810 or so. After marrying moving on to Canada. Probably wishful thinking but it would make things a lot easier. If there is any help you may be able to offer I would greatly appreciate it. Paul Raymond Worcester, MA [email protected]

Paul, I have not found a Raymond in Stanstead on the 1825 Census. I do not find a marriage record for the names you asked for. There are no records of children born to them in the the church records index. I did not find the children of John in the school records indexed here from the 1800 - 1850. When Ruhannah P. Davis, widow of Moses Raymond dies in Compton May 23, 1871 (she was 47), the local paper asked the NH and MA papers to please copy her death notice. Children or this couple: Aug. 8, 1872 Emma Jane Raymond, daughter of the above couple died aged she was 21 years 10 mo. Sarah H. Raymond d. Mar. 15, 1877, wife of Prosper W. Parker, buried Ayer's Cliff. Anna M. m. William Somerville, Oct. 22, 1877, m. in Hatley but from Compton. Ruhamah P. Raymond (daughter) d. Apr. 6, 1879. Two other Raymonds but no proof they are related but from Stanstead at one time. Mary Raymond m. John M. Batchelder, Oct 17, 1885 at Derby , VT Rev. Charles William Raymond d. Jan. 18, 1886 aged 41 in Brooklyn, NY. There is an obituary in The Stanstead Journal which is available from the Stanstead Historical Society. Sorry I do not have all the back issues. There is a small charge for the obit and I do not know if it will help you or not.

Those are all the Raymonds that were here at the time of your ancestors that made it into local records. I searched the Catholic records for Raymonds. There are pages of them and several Jeans, Jean Baptiste and Jean Pauls but nothing fits and they are not here as early as your requests. There are 3 Davis-Raymond marriages. The Davis Family was a very large group here in Stanstead and Orleans Co. Their ladies must have been very popular with the Raymond men.

I do not find the name Raymond on the 1791 NH census but there are several in Vermont. Most are in Woodstock, Windsor Co., VT. There are 2 Johns, Samuel, Sylvester and William. Guess looking there would make sense. ¥

I have come across a record that I had forgotten about. Now I think I would like to know more about it. Many years ago when Peggy and I were scanning the census film, I saved this. Stanstead County census, 1871: #141 D112. CLEAFORD NICHEL , age 92, born Quebec, Religion Prodestant, origin German. I believe likely there is more information. Peggy was having hard time reading the film. Would you please check this for me. What other people in that household, In What area was this located? Anything that you feel would be helpful in learning more about him and his family. I wonder what other censuses he might be listed in. John Clifford [email protected]

The missing birth/address information I am seeking is on Albert F SABALL (SABOLL). b. 1863 Canada d. 1949 Massachusetts His father was Louis SABOLLE and was baptized at (Sacred Heart) Missions des Cantons de l'Est 28/05/1839, age de 3 semaines Francois et Adelaide GRAVELLE, journalier du canton de Stanstead Along with SABOLLE, Felix 8/05/1839 age de 2 ans 3 mois SABOLLE Marie-Philomene bapt 11/07/1842 nais 13/06/1842 Alphay, Louis, Cyrus, George, Marie, Alfred, Emma The relative with the Masonic Symbol was Julius G SABALL (jr) b. 1833-1892 And was buried at Fitch Bay with his wife Naomi MARTIN (1831-1888)and son Joseph Cephas SABALL (d. 1886) Jack (John L. ) Saball Groton, Massachusetts [email protected]

I am looking for information on Alonzo & Mary ALEXANDER such as where they lived in Georgeville, the vital stats on their children who were born in Georgeville. My grandfather was born in Georgeville, so I am assuming the other children were as well. Names of children: 1) Charles Westley b.1864 in Georgeville 2) Nellie b.1866 3) Hattie b.1868 d. 1872 of snake bites 4) Samuel b.1870 5) Carroll Amel b.? Adopted/ a French Canadian, always claimed he was an Alexander. Unsure if he meant born an ALEXANDER. If possible: 6) James & 7) Ruamy or "Amy" ALEXANDER parents to Alonzo....d. Ruamy about 1875 d. James about 1880. Here in Vermont there cannot be found records of their deaths in the state archives or grave sites. Background There is a probability that Alonzo' father and mother had moved back to his Canadian home when Alonzo and Mary moved to Georgeville. Great story to be unraveled. Alonzo's father came originally from Portugal, arrived in Canada in the Portuguese army under command of the British. He told his family he had changed his name to James Alexander after leaving the army. Some said he deserted, but much of the story does not match the facts which I have found. I believe shortly after he arrived in August of 1814 and after the Treaty in 1815 he may have been given a military land grant. I am now looking at the British Military Records, the Quebec Registre Foncier, to glean factual information and also Alonzo land transactions. According to Stanstead's land records, Alonzo bought and sold a few lots. In order to find James's true identity prior to leaving the service, I have to search various resources using the most used names over the generations. I have a very good idea and now need to search. One family member was told to search the records of the deserters. Barb Pellett [email protected]

I'm doing some genealogical research and it appears that I've hit a snag with a family that moved from Vermont to Magog, Canada. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions. The family is of Timothy WADE (or WAID, maybe WAIT, or WAITE) and Sabra STERLING. I'm not sure when they moved, but it was between 1795 and 1825. I believe that they had at least two sons, Stephen and Benjamin. Stephen appears to have stayed in Canada. Benjamin and his wife (Polly?) may have had a child in Canada in 1822 (Timothy), and then returned to the USA. It also appears that one of Benjamin's daughters, Caroline, married a J. KUTE - who was born in Canada in about 1815. Caroline and J Kute followed the family back to the US and eventually to Iowa. I have really good data for Benjamin down to present day. I also have really good data for Timothy and Sabra and their ancestors. What I'm missing is proof of the connection. I can't find any documents linking Benjamin WADE/WAID to the family of Timothy and Sabra. Brad [email protected]

I have an ancestor, Lewis BEEBE, who appears in Michigan in four census, 1850 thru 1880, then disappears. We've then traced most of his children, one of whom is my great grandfather. Getting back to Lewis, he married a Sophia (one reference has her surname as SAGE). In most of the censuses he has said he was born in Vermont (in one it says New York), and that his parents were born Canadian. Sophia says in all censuses she was born in Canada and her parents were Canadian. I've been looking throughout Vermont for years and recently focused in on the Stanstead/Derby area because I'm convinced he was born south of the border and his parents lived north of the border. I have covered all the Historical Societies north of the border, with Kathy Curtis being very helpful. I have covered all the usual genealogy sites, Ancestry.com, etc. and the Canadian Achieves site without any success. The messages below are focused south of the border, but again it seems I have come up against a dead end with Bill. If you could give me some advice or direction I would really appreciate it. For me the problem is to find some kind of birth record (Church or Government) for Lewis around 1824 south of the border and/or his parent's birth records north of the border between +-1780 and 1805. I say birth records for his parents because most all Beebe's in North America are decedents of John Beebe, 1650 and were born in the US, going up to Canada to fight in the War or to settle, but again being born in the US.. Our branch doesn't seem to be attached to that tree since most of them immigrated to Canada in the early 1800's. Gary L Guertin [email protected]

Gary I had a look at some of the Beebe first names in the 1790 Vermont Census. In Pawlet, Rutland Co. there was a Rev. Lewis Beebe and just a few names down in the same town, is an Ephraim Bebe. There is an Ephriam Beebe in Beebe on the 1825 census so finding one in Vermont before they came to Quebec seemed interesting. The fact that there was a Lewis there and no where else in the region as well seemed important. The area here was not opened to settlement until 1792 and the first settler came in 1796 so they all had to be somewhere else prior to 1796. many of our settlers from Conn. did not come directly here; many spent time in Vermont on the way. Settlers coming here from the USA for the free land had to swear allegiance to the King and or Queen depending when they came. I am not sure about the terminology, whether they became citizens at the same time, but their place of birth would not change. Many women who expected to give birth to a first child in our early settlement went back home or at least as far as a place where there were other women to help them with the birth. If the Beebe family had not forced the removal of the information in our county history before it was printed we might have had a better idea of what actually happened to them. I think everyone believes it had something to do with the treatment of Zeba Sr. before he came from the USA.


POSTED 08.15.11
Odila Michael ROY son of Robert Gerard ROY and Priscilla Ann BOLTON PEACOCK, was born July 15, 1947 in Stanstead and baptized at Sacre Coeur. Sadly he died in September 1947 at two months and is buried in the parish cemetery according to older relatives but there isn't a record to be found. His grandfather was Odila ROY (d. 1961) and his grandmother was Marie-Louise LAFLAMME (d. 1960) both are buried in Mont Ste-Marie. Is there a family member or family friend that remembers where Odila Michael is buried?

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The family is of Timothy WADE (or WAID, maybe WAIT, or WAITE) and Sabra STERLING. I'm not sure when they moved, but it was between 1795 and 1825. I believe that they had at least two sons, Stephen and Benjamin. Stephen appears to have stayed in Canada. Benjamin and his wife (Polly?) may have had a child in Canada in 1822 (Timothy), and then returned to America.

It also appears that one of Benjamin's daughters, Caroline, married a J. KUTE - who was born in Canada in about 1815. Caroline and J KUTE followed the family back to the US and eventually to Iowa.

I have really good data for Benjamin down to present day. I also have really good data for Timothy and Sabra and their ancestors. What I'm missing is proof of the connection. I can't find any documents linking Benjamin WADE/WAID to the family of Timothy and Sabra. Brad Gilbert [email protected]

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Looking for parents and/or siblings of Ralph RITCHIE. He is listed in the 1840 census of Salem, Vermont. In the town records of Salem, VT, Deed Vol. 2 1839-1852, microfilm pg. 95, Feb. 21, 1842, he gave his youngest son, Ralph RITCHIE (George HOLT), to Horace and Louisa HOLT. Ralph Ritchie was a witness on Oct. 20, 1842, to a deed showing William RITCHIE of Sherbrook in the district of St. Francis and Province of Canada East deeding a piece of land in Salem to Benjm HINMAN of Derby. Salem school records show Ralph RITCHIE/RICHIE had 4 children in school in 1841, 3 in 1842, 2 in 1843, and 1 (Ann) in 1844.

My husband's great great grandfather was George RITCHIE and his death certificate lists Ralph RITCHIE as his father and his mother unknown born Montreal. Received the following update to this query:

According to his death certificate, 'my' George H. RITCHIE died in Derby, May 5, 1908. His father is listed as Ralph RITCHIE born Scotland and mother unknown born Canada. George married Frances CARTER and they had 3 children, Fred, Herbert, and Hattie (Harriet). A Ralph RITCHIE lived in Salem, NH, in the 1840 census. Sandra McKenny transcribed the Salem Town Records #2 and that listed Ralph as having 4 children in school in 1841; 3 children in school in 1842; 2 in 1843; and 1, Ann, in 1844. I also found the following when I was looking at a microfilm of Salem town records:

Salem Town Records Deed Vol. 2 1839-1852 On microfilm Pg. 95 Feb. 21, 1842 Extract - I, Ralph Richie of Salem in the County of Orleans and State of Vermont in consideration of my own inability to maintain and provide and educate agreeably (?) to my wishes and the interest of the child and the good will and respect I have for and the confidence I place in the ?? veracity and good management of Horace and Louisa Holt of Salem in the County of Orleans and State of Vermont I do give and bequeath unto the said Horace and Louisa Holt my own youngest son Ralph Richie or George Holt and I hereby covenant and agree that I relinquish and forever quit claim all my right and title not only to the ?? government ordered ?? of the said Ralph Richie or George Holt but also my right title to interest to the services or labor of the aforesaid Ralph Richie or George Holt. 25th day of January 1842 Ralph Richie in presence of C S Grow I also ran across an old deed for Ralph in Salem that listed William Ritchie of Sherbrooke as a witness. Shannon May [email protected]

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Judy Califano at [email protected] writes: I don't know if you remember me but you helped me in the past locating our grandparents country cottage. Back in 1955 my family stayed at a cottage on Rue DeCap on Lake Orford. At the end of the street located right on the lake and on Rt 112 was a small hotel. I looked for it last year and could not find it. Do you know what happened to it? Can someone tell Judy what happened to this hotel?

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Looking for information on a Nelly DAVIS b 1849 and listed on the 1861 census with Leonard and Philura DAVIS. Leonard and Philura Glidden DAVIS were married in 1853. Do not think Nelly is their daughter. She is listed as a family member but could possibly have been taken in by the Davis family. Leonard DAVIS is a descendant of Dudley DAVIS. Leonard and Philura DAVIS left Canada and were in Missouri in 1870 census with no children. In 1880 census they had two small children William H b 1869 and Birdie E. DAVIS b 1871-72 stating the children were born in Canada. It is possible Leonard and Philura never had children of their own and either adopted or took in children. In 1892 Birdie or Bertha DAVIS was married and listed her name a Bertha MORRELL. On her death certificate her father is listed as John MORRELL ? and Nellie? Need to know if the Nelly b 1849 living with Leonard DAVIS in 1861 could have married John MORRELL and they are the parents of Bertha Davis MORRELL b 1871-1872. who was living with Leonard DAVIS in 1880. Any Information would be appreciated. Sharon Warnock El Centro Ca. [email protected]

Sharon

I notice that the Nelly Davis on that census is Nelly M. Davis. On October 10, 1867 when Nelly M. Davis from the census would be 18, there is a marriage of Nellie M. Davis to Lucius H. Morrill, both of Stanstead, married in Newport, Vermont by Rev. Samuel T. Frost at the Lake House. (marriage notice in The Stanstead Journal.)

All the many Davis families in the area make up a very large group. Of that group, the children of Capt. Dudley Davis and his second wife Susanna Chamberlin, seem to fit the ages of the Leonard and Thaddeus on the 1861 census you refer to. Although Thadeus is absent on the census it would appear that he and Leonard are brothers and the sons of Capt. Dudley Davis. If you do not have a copy of Forest and Clearings, The History of Stanstead County by BF Hubbard (1874) it can be read online at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The Davis Family information starts on page 202 and continues to page 204. Another branch appears on 322.

When Leonard S. Davis, son of Dudley Davis, died in Meadville, MA, April 16, 1906, The Stanstead Journal ran an obituary. I do not have a copy of it but it is available from the Stanstead Historical Society Archives. Mrs. Kathy Curtis is the Archivist and can send you a copy for a small charge. It may list his family members and be of some help to you in your search.


POSTED 06.04.11
My paternal grandmother's family name is KEZAR. Her lineage goes back to Josiah
KEZAR, b. 1807, and Sarah BELKNAP, Sarah b. 1813.
They were both born in the United States but are on the Canadian Census of
1861, 1871 and 1881 both of Stanstead and Barnston. I can not find the
border crossing to find out which "KEZAR" family they come from.
I am planning a trip to Stanstead to visit their grave sites in Heathton
Cemetery and see what more I can dig up (pardon the pun, it was
unintentional!) Eluvia KEZAR, Josiah KEZAR and Sarah (Sally) BELKNAP KEZAR.
Is there any additional info I should know, besides what your great website
has to offer?
Theresa (Smith/Kezar) Gallemore, Fairfax, VA [email protected]

Theresa,
At one time the Kezars were a fairly large family group in Stanstead County. In the county history however I did not find a Josiah. You can find some of the many early Kezars in The History of Stanstead Co. also known as Forest and Clearings. If you do not have access to the book it is online at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 look at pages 255 & 256.

I do find Josiah in the index to Protestant marriages but as a Keyser so I did not find him with the Kezar spelling. He married Sally Belknap on Mar. 18, 1841 recorded in the Free Will Baptist books of Stanstead. Both were residents of Barnston. There is a Ben. Frank. Keyser married 30 years later, also of Barnston, same spelling.

Sarah Belknap died at South Barnston, Jan. 25, 1885 aged 72 years 18 days.
When Persis Keyser dies June 5, 1876 his parents are listed as Josiah Keyser and Sally Keyser and the records are those of the Advent Church of Fitch Bay, Quebec.

One misspelling might have been just that but the Keyser spelling is used for 30+ years. There is also a Keezar spelling in the index to wills and Keezer appears in the local paper. There are very few records for a Josiah of either spelling. I did not find an obituary for him.

It appears that Sarah was married to John Belknap before becoming Mrs. Kezar. Her monument has Sarah Moody Belknap on it and there is a will on file for Sarah Moody Belknap, widow of John Belknap. If you wish a copy of this will it should be available from the local government registry office. There is a charge for it; I can supply the book and will numbers and the address to write to and or email should you wish them.
Some of the Kezars went west with early Mormons from Hatley, Quebec.

There are still a few Kezars in the area and more Belknaps.

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I am interested in finding out more about my family in Stanstead,
especially that of my grandmother. My grandmother's name was Alberta LAROCHELLE and my grandfather was Arsene RIENDEAU. My grandmother died in 1954 when she was about 43. She and two of her sisters married three Riendeau brothers. I would love to know anything about any of them. I have been told that my great grandmother(grandmother's mother) was a full blood Huron, but I do not have any of their information nor do I have any of my grandfather's information. Any direction would be helpful if you have one. I truly appreciate your help.
Heidi Riendeau-a lady looking for answers [email protected]

Heidi,
Arsene Riendeau and Alberta LaRochelle were married June 17, 1936 in St. Marc's in Coaticook, Quebec.
Arsene's father was Alfred and his mother was Elmire Lebel.
Alberta's parents were Jean and Adeline Gagne.
Arsene Albany Riendeau marries after Alberta's death, Simone Arnold, Jan. 31, 1970, in St. Jean Church, Coaticook.

Lucia LaRochelle m. June 11, 1935 to Adrien Riendeau
Candide " m. Aug. 18, 1936 to Wilbrod "

This wasn't an area for Huron First Nations people. She may still be Huron and have come from somewhere else. If your ancestors were all Catholics their marriages should be in Drouin records. They are available online by subscription.

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Peter John WEARE is my 4th great grandfather. I would like to know if there are any records that may list the actual burial place of Peter and his wife Hannah.
[From the History of Stanstead County, Lower Canada, Province of Quebec.] " THE FAMILY OF PETER JOHN WEARE.

"Peter John WEARE, born 1752, married Hannah NASON, born in 1754 in Hampton, Rockingham county, New Hampshire; he settled in Bolton, near the shore of Lake Memphremagog, in county of Brome, Canada, in 1793, and removed to Stanstead 1803. Peter John WEARE died at Stanstead, Canada, January 20, 1829, 77 years of age. Hannah Nason WEARE died November 6th, 1828, at Stanstead, 74 years of age. Their children were Jonathan, who married Nancy Austin; John, who married Cynthia Ashley, and Betsey, who married Oliver Bangs.

"At Stanstead there still remains the Lintel stone of Peter Weare's house; the inscription is 'Peter Weare, 1810.'

"John Weare, second son of Peter Weare, born in Andover, New Hampshire, March 28, 1791; was about three years old when his father settled in Bolton. August i, 1811, he married Cynthia ASHLEY, born in Clarmont, New Hampshire, August, 1791. Mrs. Cynthia Ashley Weare died in Allegan, Michigan, January 16th, 1842. John Weare died in Cedar Rapids, April 6th, 1856."
Irene and Curt Alexander [email protected]

Irene,
The most important part of the information from Forest and Clearings was the lot and range number of where the Weares lived, Lot 7 Range 11. The earliest community church and cemetery was located on this same lot. After his death the first Catholic chapel was built on two acres of the same lot and may have been the same land as the community church.

It appears that Mr. Weare was one of the associates (of Nicholas Austin) that went from Bolton to Stanstead, Township. It appears also that the very early date of settlement of 1793 may not be true as the actual grant is dated August 9, 1897.

The following clipping from a 1954 The Stanstead Journal, does place a burial for a Peter Weare on land that was lived on by a man of the same name according to Forest and Clearings. Lot 7 Range 11

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I'm seeking information about my GG-Grandfather Wm. Norman PETERS. He magically appears on the 1861 Canadian Census as a resident of Stanstead. I can Chronicle his life via The Drouin collection from this point forward, but cannot find his history prior to 1861. He listed his place of birth as the United States and his birth year as 1839 which would have made him 22 years old, later research listed his immigration year as 1860. Since he spent the rest of his life in the Stanstead area, I suspect he might have been born in Vermont or possibly New Hampshire. I can find no border crossing records and no mention of who his parents might have been.. He married Betsey WILLIAMSON in 1862. They rest in the Knowlton Cemetery, Brome, QC. If you can shed light on who his parents were and where they resided I would be eternally grateful.
Deborah Beaudreault, New Orleans, LA. [email protected]
p.s. I was born in Magog, and yes, I am a long way from home!

Deborah,
I took a quick look to see what Ms. Simmons had in her huge data base. In the list of 42 there is one William N. however all the plain Williams may be of interest. Should you wish to have a look, ask her for her current rate and suggest what you are looking for. http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/search.asp There were also a Betsey L Williamson and a Betsey Lavina Williamson on Ms. Simmons site.

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I am trying to find out some information on Jacob AMY and his wife Sarah WAID. I believe they both died in the same year, 1893, and are buried in Fitch Bay Cemetery(Brookside). Their daughter Orie E. AMY died two years earlier in 1891 and is also buried at the same cemetery.
I am trying to find out exactly what was the cause of death. Joel WADE married Orie E. AMY in Jan 1885 in Derby, Vermont.
After Orie's death in 1891, no further record has ever been found of Joel WADE. My mother believes Joel WADE changed his name to Charles Lester WINN and moved to Essex, New York. Some distant relatives believe Joel WADE was involved in a train wreck around 1894 and assumed the identity of someone who may have died on the train.
David Pinter - Great grandson of Charles Lester Winn
Tempe, Arizona [email protected]

David,
According to The Stanstead Journal, Joel E. Wade of Essex, VT married Orrie E. Amy of Stanstead, June 22, 1885 in Derby, VT. The minister was the Rev. George S. Chase.
The same paper notes the death of Mrs. Joel Waid who died at Massawippi was held in Fitch Bay May 16, 1891.
Orie's monument mentions a death of Ida E. Amy born and died in 1874. Joel's name is on the stone but no dates mentioned.
Wade, Waid, Waide and sometimes Waite in local records seem to be interchangeable from time to time.

There was a Winn family in this area but I do not see a connection as yet. Will look some more.


POSTED 04.24.11
I'm seeking information about my GG-Grandfather Wm. Norman PETERS. He magically appears on the 1861 Canadian Census as a resident of Stanstead. I can Chronicle his life via The Drouin collection from this point forward, but cannot find his history prior to 1861. He listed his place of birth as the United States and his birth year as 1839 which would have made him 22 years old, later research listed his immigration year as 1860. Since he spent the rest of his life in the Stanstead area, I suspect he might have been born in Vermont or possibly New Hampshire. I can find no border crossing records and no mention of who his parents might have been.. He married Betsey WILLIAMSON in 1862. They rest in the Knowlton Cemetery, Brome, QC. If you can shed light on who his parents were and where they resided I would be eternally grateful. Deborah Beaudreault, New Orleans, LA. [email protected] Deborah,

After just a quick look I see his wedding to Betsey as May 7, 1866 in the Church of England, Knowlton. I will see if I can find his parents. Two townships of Brome Co. were part of Stanstead until after 1850. He may have lived in Stanstead and not the village itself. Potton and Bolton Twp. were parts of Stanstead. Part of Bolton and part of Hatley Twp were taken to make Magog Twp. part of the old Stanstead Co. And as I am sure you know, Peters was an important name there. It is also an early name in Brome Co.

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The so-called 'Carrier' book -- Their Roots Run Far and Deep: The Ascendants and Descendants of François Carrier and Marie Adélaide Demers, is finished and will soon be printed. Each volume will be soft-covered and perfect-bound. The price of this encyclopedic book (four volumes, 1,468 pages, 81Ú2 lbs.) is $64.95 US, plus postage & packaging Fran&ccdil;ois Carrier (1832-1922) and Marie Adélaide Demers (1831-1908), of LŽvis County, QuŽbec, had eleven children. Their Roots Run Far and Deep provides information about Franois' and Adélaide's ancestors (ascendants), as well as information about the descendants of six of the eleven children (and their spouses): Franois "Frank" Carrier (1855-1943) and Marie Arline "Aurelie" Langevin (1855-1936), whose descendants reside primarily in Minnesota.

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I recently did some telephone inquiries in the Derby/Stanstead area and Barbara Malloy from the Newport Historical society recommended your website and expertise. I spend one whole morning reviewing all your archived postings and found them very interesting. I am planning a trip later in the Spring to visit the area and do some research. My gggrandparents, Russell BURT (1816-1904) and Cecelia WELLS ( 1817-1891) raised their family in Derby, VT and can be found in the US Census for 1860,1870, 1880 and 1900. From Vermont Vital records (marriage and deaths, but not births), it seems that at least some of their children and probably Cecelia were born in Farnham, PQ. Russell census records say alternatively that he was born in Canada, Eng ( also death cert) or Connecticut and that his parents were born in Connecticut. So I am on a mission to determine where Russell was born and who his parents are. My ggrandfather, their youngest son, was named Seaborn after a grandfather (anecdote from my grandmother). I am interested to trace and discover whether he is a descendant of the BURT (Benjamin Burt and Sarah Belden) family who were captured at the Deerfield, MA massacre in 1704, carried off to Canada and then ransomed back to Mass in 1706. Their 2nd son Seaborn was born on the ship returning to Boston after the ransom. They settled in Ridgefield CT after returning, raised a large family, and several sons became loyalists and emigrated to Canada after the revolution. There is a large genealogical history written of this family who were original settlers in Western Mass, but the info on the lines emigrating to Canada have missing links and I do not find a Russell. My ggrandparents, Seaborn Burt and Ida Emrick came to Western Mass (along with all of Ida's large Canadian family and at least one of Seaborn's brothers) from Derby in the 1880's. I have discovered several 2nd and 3rd cousins during my genealogy research that have all independently come to the same big question.....IS this pioneer BURT family, our family?????? My first plan is to search the Orleans County Monitor at the Old Stone House Museum for my grandfathers obituary. The Newport Express and Standard for 1904 seem to be non-existent. Not sure how to go about searching for records in Farnham. Any thoughts or suggestions on this matter will be greatly appreciated. Also, I do understand that I should not be presupposing that Russell is a member of this pioneer family........it is just that it such an interesting possibility. Susan Spencer [email protected] Susan Please give Marlene Simmons' site a try http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ There is a small charge for her service but can save you years of searching. You can reach Marlene by mail at: Marlene Simmons, 1039 Burnett Road, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0 or P.O. Box 72, Richford, VT. 05476 - 0072 There are 160 Burt entries in Ms. Simmons site as well but Russell was not found. Farnham is in Missisquoi Co. It was a hot bed of Wells but only a few Burts. I suggest an email to Judy Antle, archivist for the Missisquoi Hist Society. Visit their site at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/8392/en_society.html Or write to Missisquoi Historical Society, PO Box 186, Stanbridge East, Quebec J0J 2H0 I found only one Burt (Benjamin) in Loyalist indexes. He was in New Brunswick. He was born in 1741 so probably not the very popular Seaborn's son. At least one Emrick came to Noyan (also in Missisquoi) and Ms. Antle can help with this family. There is a Loyalist association too. The Sir John Johnson branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association is located in Stanbridge the same village as the Missisquoi Historical Society. Most newspapers are available on microfilm through inter-library loan from the national and or the state Library?
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I am looking for any information of Louis Joseph SARCELLIER dit LABBE born in 1774 in La Perade, QUE; went by name of Joseph LABBEE (his father, of the same name, went by Louis Sarcellier). The last record I can find of Joseph Labbe in laPerade at Ste. Anne's parish is in July 1792; in 1803 Joseph Labbe appears in Ste. Genevieve, MO, Louisiana district. Does anyone have any information on this family or on Joseph? Does anyone know what the likely route would be taken from la Perade to Ste. Genevieve, MO in about 1800? Or WHY someone would venture there from Quebec. Louis Joseph's father Jacques Sarcellier dit LA CHAPPELL and his mother Marie Devin SARCELLIER dit LA CHAPPELL both died in January 1750 in St. Jean Port Joli Que, leaving children under the age of 5 years (Louis was 2). Was there an orphanage that raised them? What would the custom have been? Is there any connection here of the dit name being changed from Lachappell to Labbe? Daisy Shepard [email protected]
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My grandfather, Newton CLEAVELAND and his brother Wm. Mayo were born in Stanstead. Their parents were Henrietta QUIMBY (1845 to 1879) and Wm. Rush CLEAVELAND, MD. I am told Henrietta died in Coaticook and is buried in the Boynton Cemetery with her infant son, Edwin. After her death, Wm. Rush C. married Alice Atwood on 14 June 1879. I know absolutely nothing else about her! Can you help direct me to any information? Neither do I know anything about Norman CLEAVELAND, MD the father of Rush. Any clues about any of them would be very helpful!!! Mary Ann Montague, Dixon, CA [email protected] Mary Ann,

May I assume that you have all the information you need about Henrietta Quimby and William Rush Cleaveland? According to local records she died in Barnston, their home, and was buried in Boynton which is the Quimby family home. Alice A. Atwood, was the daughter of Benjamin Atwood and Caroline Boynton. She and W. Rush were married June 12, 1879 in the Congregationalist Church here in Stanstead. Norman Cleaveland was born in Royalton, VT and married Alice Tucker. Their story is in our County History Forest and Clearings. You can read about them on page 304 by going to http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 Perhaps ony two of their children survived. Jedadiah Tracy Cleveland was born Jan. 1, 1848 and William Rush 26 of March 1845. Strangely they were neighbors of another branch of the Cleveland family and I am sure they used the spelling of their name to remain seperate but local records list them under both spellings. Newton was born Feb. 6, 1874 and was baptised at the Anglican Church in Coaticook. Wm. Mayo not found yet.

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I am the great grandson of Austin MASON who was born in Hatley, Stanstead, Que. on June 12, 1863, married Mary Adeline GROVER on Nov. 29, 1883 in Mansfield, MA and died Feb. 5, 1952 in Mansfield, MA. He was buried in the Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield, MA. His father was James Henry MASON. James was born Nov. 11, 1827 in Derby, NH according to marriage record. I believe it should be Derby, VT as I find no record of a Derby, NH. He married Maria Vernon CHANDLER on Jan. 26, 1851 in Duxbury, MA and died Sept. 8, 1899 in Ayer's Cliff, Stanstead, Que and was buried in the Union Church Cemetery there on Sept. 10, 1899. I am looking for info on James Henry MASON's parents who I have as Joseph MASON and Polly DELANO. The only info I have on either of them is that Joseph died about 1853 in Vermont. I would like to get much further behind James and Joseph, but I am taking small steps at a time. I did find the "Vital Records of Stanstead County, Quebec" at the New England Historic Genealogy Society in Boston. The strange thing was that the Mason records reported in that book were actually for events that occurred in Mansfield, MA. David E. Grant, 108 Central Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 [email protected] David,

Found a Joseph Mason on the 1825 census of Stanstead. I cannot say if this is the one you are looking for but he is the only one listed as living here at the time. There are five people in the family. They seem to consist of husband and wife and three young children. The death of Jennie Mason daughter of James H. and Mariah V. Mason is recorded in the Free Will Baptist records of the Township of Hatley. Burial April 7, 1866 in Ayer's Cliff. There are a few Mason records but nothing I can connect to your request at this time. When the items in the old Journals refer to events in far away places that usually means that there were still relatives or many friends here at the border.


POSTED 04.18.11
Delbert J. Carr was born in Fitch Bay, Quebec, Jan. 29, 1876 or 1877* the second son of Jonathan J. Carr and his wife Mary Brown. On October 4, 1904 he married Carrie M. Seymour. They had one daughter Mrs. Lyon F. Gustin who lived in Berwyn Ill. when he died on June 1, 1949. He had two sisters, Mrs. Ida May Thorenson and Kathleen R., Mrs. Claude Percy Rider.

* His obituary reads 1877 -- a census suggests 1876.


POSTED 03.18.11
My name is Lawrence PARMENTER and I have history in your border area. My Grandfather , Walter Harvey PARMENTER was born in Lowell, Vt and lived on the border area all his life until his 1930 death and is buried in N. Troy. During the '20-'30 period he owned and operated a stone quarry just East of Derby Line which straddled the border. During prohibition he sold alcohol out of the house which became known as the SPOONERS line house. Upon his death it was willed to my father, Lawrence C. PARMENTER .

He was charged in Canadian Courts with smuggling around fall of 1940. While visiting the Haskell Library doing genealogy research in 2005 I came across an article in archives of your Sheerbrooke paper for Oct 1940, Vol XCV-44, which detailed its out come and $50 fine. He sold the property soon after and in 1941 moved on to western NY.

I was wondering if you had any info on either the Spooner Line House or the smuggling trial or its history. I have copies of that article and another from the New York City Herald-Tribune dated Oct 31, 1940. Lawrence Parmenter [email protected]

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I am looking for an ancestor of mine who came to Canada and came across your site. William POWELL was born in West Derby, Liverpool, England on 3 Feb 1891. He was emigrated from Liverpool on 4th June 1909 and arrived in Quebec on 12th June. He went to the GIBBS HOME in Sherbrooke. I have been trying for a few years now to find out where he went from there or how long he stayed there, but can find no trace of him. Any help or suggestions would be great. Deborah Arnold [email protected]

Deborah, Can you tell me more about him between his arrival and becoming your ancestor? Have you spoken to Sarge and Pauline Bampton? [email protected] David

Home Children (1869-1930) Home Children site NAC Surname: POWELL Given Name: William Age: 18 Sex: M Ship: Tunisian Year of Arrival: 1909 Departure Port: Liverpool Departure Date: 4 June 1909 Arrival Port: Quebec Arrival Date: 12 June 1909 Party: Church of England Destination: Sherbrooke, Quebec Comments: Waifs and Strays Source: Library and Archives Canada Reference: RG76 C 1 a Microfilm: T-4761 Other Home Children he came to Canada with on the Tunisian in 1909: 1. FOLEY Albert 15 2. CRUMP Albert 16 3. MEAD Alfred 14 4. OLDFIELD Charles 5. HAMMOND Colin 6. STANFORD Edgar 7. COOMES Ernest 8. WADE Ernest 16 9. BOTTOMLEY Ernest 14 10. EDGAR Frank 14 11. DUNN James 15 12. CROSS James 14 13. KEMPTON Lawrence 14 14. CONNOLLY Thomas 16 15. RABBITTS Thomas 16 16. SPARROW Walter F 13 17. CHOAT William 15 18. POWELL William 18 19. EDWARDS William 14

Also he would have been old enough to go to WW1 in 1914 - 1918. There are many William Powells that enlisted. Each one should be checked but I took a quick look at the ones that said they were born in 1891 and in England. Perhaps you could tell if any of the 40 or so is the right one. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-110.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=41ko7netgmtijv23qbbarch0b7&q1=Powell&q2=William&q3=&interval=20

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I am the great grandson of Austin MASON who was born in Hatley, Standstead, Que on June 12, 1863, married Mary Adeline GROVER on Nov. 29, 1883 in Mansfield, MA and died Feb. 5, 1952 in Mansfield, MA. He was buried in the Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield, MA. His father was James Henry MASON. James was born Nov. 11, 1827 in Derby, NH according to marriage record. I believe it should be Derby, VT as I find no record of a Derby, NH. He married Maria Vernon CHANDLER on Jan. 26, 1851 in Duxbury, MA and died Sept. 8, 1899 in AyerÕs Cliff, Stanstead, Que and was buried in the Union Church Cemetery there on Sept. 10, 1899.

I am looking for info on James Henry MASONÕs parents who I have as Joseph MASON and Polly DELANO. The only info I have on either of them is that Joseph died about 1853 in Vermont. I would like to get much further behind James and Joseph, but I am taking small steps at a time. I did find the ÒVital Records of Stanstead County, QuebecÓ at the New England Historic Genealogy Society in Boston. The strange thing was that the Mason records reported in that book were actually for events that occurred in Mansfield, MA. David E. Grant, 108 Central Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 [email protected]

David,

Found a Joseph Mason on the 1825 census of Stanstead. I cannot say if this is the one you are looking for but he is the only one listed as living here. There are five people in the family. They seem to consist of husband and wife and three young children. The death of Jennie Mason daughter of James H. and Mariah V. Mason is recorded in the Free Will Baptist records of the Township of Hatley. Burial April 7, 1866 in Ayer's Cliff. There are a few Mason records but nothing I can connect to your request at this time. When the items in the old Journals refer to events in far away places that usually means that there were still relatives or many friends still here at the border.

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I am hoping you can send me in the correct direction. Just found Ann FLANDERS born in Stanstead Plain, Quebec about 1820. Mother's name is also Ann. Father's name is unknown, both parents born in New Hampshire. Brother's name is Royal Cutler FLANDERS born in Vermont about 1805.

Where should I be looking for birth records for Ann? Beth Munzing, [email protected]

Beth, What is the source of the information that she was born in Stanstead Plain?? Her birth was not registered in any of the church records known to exist dating from 1815 to 1879. There was one Flanders lady married with second name Ann, Melinda Ann and there was an Abbie and an Adelaide married in the County. There is an Amanda Flanders of Stanstead that marries in Derby, Vt . At that early date Stanstead usually referred to the County, the Township and the village.

The son of a Ryel Flanders is married in 1869 is the closest thing I have found to your request. If you look at the Stanstead County History known as Forest and Clearings, http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 page 280 and 281 you will see the earliest Flanders family that came here. Neither Ann or Royal are mentioned. On the 1825 census there are 3 familes mentioned, those of Jesse, Joseph and Lewis. Do you have other details that may provide a clue or two?

Response:

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. In "The Powers Genealogical and Historical Record of Walter Power", by Amos H. Powers, it as sold an Powers married to Anna Flanders of Stanstead, Canada. 1850 and 1860 census list her place of birth as Canada East.In "The Flanders Family from Europe to America", by Edith Dunbar, there is a Joseph Flanders , wife Anna that lived in Guildhall, VT at time Royal was born. (Will look there) Then Joseph and Anna moved to Fitch Bay, Canada in 1808 and lived there at time daughter Anna was born. There was a Benjamin b May 11 1810 at Stanstead, according to Dunbar but the information was obtained by interviews with old residents in Fitch Bay.

Dunbar also states that Royal owned land in Stanstead , it bordered on land of Miriam (his sister). Feb. 18, 1832, Mrs Eleanor Glover of Quebec, widow and relict of Thomas Stott, granted to Royal Culter Flanders of Stanstead, lot No.20, 4th Range in Stanstead. Beth Munzing, [email protected]


POSTED 01.31.11
Here is some more info that I have on BEERWORT's that either lived or were born in the Stanstead area or are in some way connected to the Stanstead Community. GARY, THE RESPONSES ARE IN CAPS.

Request #1- Mina M. BEERWORT B/08/05/1870 - NB:1- Mina Born Stanstead County QC. Canada MARRIED: Unknown - FOUND IN THE RECORDS AS BEERWORTH, M. MAY 5, 1890 SHE MARRIES ORION ALDRICH OF HUNTINGVILLE, QC

2- She marries E.O. Donaldson. It is not clear if this was the first marriage for E.O. Donaldson, but it is indicated as Mina's first marriage. NB: The only thing I know about him was that he was from Saranac Lake, NewYork, USA.It is unclear if he was born there or if he simply lived there. - THIS MARRIAGE NOT FOUND LOCALLY. 3- Child #1 thru #7 I do not have anything on the child's, Names , DOB & DOD information is a mystery to me. Request #2 1- Minnie L. Beerwort B/08/05/1870 Minnie Born Stanstead County QC. Canada 2- George E. ALDRICH The only thing I know is the couple lived in Windsor, Vermont, USA at some point in time. 3- Child #1 There is seemingly only 1 (one) child Request #3 Herbert Allen Beerwort & Ida Adeline BEERWORT (SCHOOLCRAFT) M/05/31/1881. I have the parents information but I'm a little short on their children's specifics. I know they had 3 children Child #1 Edna Annette BEERWORT B/02/10/1885 IN PASSUMPSIC, VT (STANSTEAD JOURNAL) Child #2 Raymond Gordon BEERWORT M. NELLIE ELEANOR SAUNDERS, JUNE 28, 1911, NEWPORT, VT METHODIST RECORDS Child #3 Earle Stanley BEERWORT B/05/11/1893 LIVING IN SHERBROOKE, QC WHEN HE M. MISS EDYTHE P. RAYMOND JUNE 2, 1920, AT MONTGOMERY CENTER, VT HER HOME. Do you know if they stayed in the area and what became of them? Gary Mac Arthur [email protected]

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I am looking for information on Sylvia (Sibel) BEAN (BEANE) wife of Lewis KEELER died July 4, 1864 at the age of 33/09/00 and is buried in the Heathon Cemetery. Their children are Hezekiah b. 30 May 1851 d. 14 Mar 1939, Clarence L b. 18 July 1854 d. 7 June 1902, Clara b. 18 July 1854 d. 18 May 1862, Nellie b. d. 10 Oct. 1862 and Henry b. d. Any help will be appreciated and I'm more than willing to share what I have on the Keeler family. Nancy Kolesnik [email protected]

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I was loking for help about my ancestry, and I received your website! Perhaps you could help me! I would like to know about a Germain Minister who was practicing at the SevenDay Adventist church in South Stukely in the years 1940's! I read that the SevenDay Adventist church still stand today after so many years. My family was from Eastern Township in the 1930's and 1940's! That Minister was a good friend of my parents! I would really appreciate your help to find out his name! Nicole Stephens [email protected]

Nicole, Perhaps the people who attend the church can be of help. There is lots of information about the early days of this church online. Some addresses list below. I will look some more but without his full name it will be hard to know if I have found the right one. There were several Germain that were priests. Contact South-Stukely Seventh-day Adventist Church 2012 Route 112 South-Stukely, QC, J0E 2J0

There are books about the church. 'The South Stukely Seventh-day Adventist Church.' Denis Fortin, Dean and Professor of Theology Co-authored with Jo-Anne Anderson and Milton McElroy. The Outlet (6:239), June 2000, 15.

STUKELY CHURCH: OLDEST CONGREGATION IN CANADA by Esther F. Ramharacksingh Knott

Augustin C. Bourdeau and the South Stukely Seventh-day Adventist Church . First International Conference on Ellen G. White and Adventist History, http://www.andrews.edu/~fortind/Publications.htm - 47k - Cached - Similar pages

J. Ernest Monteith Papers Box1 fld16 75th anniversary of South Stukely church. Box2 fld1 Colporteur ... http://www.andrews.edu/library/car/collection/M/Monteith,%2520J%2520Ernest%2520Papers.pdf - - Cached - Similar pages

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I have a few marriage dates (not Herbert and Mina this time) that I'm wondering if you could help me with. These people were all found in the Stanstead Census, so I'm assuming they married in that area or in US.

-William Henry Lyon b. abt. 1831 in Scotland & Bessie 'Betsy' A. Parsons b. 6 Sept. 1829 in Quebec.

BETSEY PARSONS WIFE OF THE LATE WILLIAM LYON D AT HER HOME IN STANSTEAD TWP., JAN. 22, 1907. I FOUND THE ONE NOTICE WITH WILLIAM H. AND HIS BROTHERS BEING RELEASED BY THEIR FATHER ALEXANDER AT HOLLAND, VT, DEC. 14, 1863.

WHEN ALEXANDER DIED THE PAPER SAID HE WAS A NATIVE OF ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND WAS 72 AND D. IN HOLLAND, VT AUG 12, 1864. -Henry Newton Lyon b. 19 Apr. 1860 in LC and Edith L. Dubois b. 3 Sept. 1893 Coaticook, Quebec (her father is Charles Dubois) SOMETIMES THE EARLY DUBOIS WERE ALSO CALLED WOODS. (in the 1901 census, Henry was still living with his mother, so Henry must have married after 1901) -Anna M. Lyon b. 1856 in LC and WESLEY J.YOUNG. (Anna MARIA LYON MARRIED FEB. 14, 1871, CONGREGATIONAL PARSONAGE STANSTEAD PLAIN. THAT BUILDING BURNED NOT LONG AFTER THAT, WHICH MIGHT EXPLAIN WHY THE M. DOESN'T APPEAR IN THE INDEX. SHE LEAVES HER HUSBAND AND HE PUTS A NOTICE IN THE JOURNAL REFUSING TO PAY ANY OF HER DEBTS MAY 13, 1886. could have been married in the US, but not sure) -William Henry Lyon, Jr. b. abt 1857 in LC (not sure if married) CHARLES H. LYONS DIES MAY 12, 1911 AGED 66 AND THERE IS AN OBIT AVAILABLE FROM THE STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOC. ARCHIVES. CHARLES AND JAMES WERE THE BROTHERS OF WILLIAM H. ALL GIVEN THEIR MINORITY BY ALEX. IN 1863. Lynn Lyons [email protected]

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I read with interest the information you have posted about doing research on the Quebec/Vermont border. That is where we need to search as well. I am searching for the parents of Enoch DAVIS. He was born in 1784 in USA, probably in NH. I think his father was named Aaron DAVIS and his grandfather was probably named Dudley DAVIS.

I believe Enoch's father moved to Stanstead area when he was a young boy. Enoch then ended up in Durham, Ontario, where he married 1811 to Rachel KARR, dau of Norris KARR, a loyalist. His oldest son, Aaron is born in USA. His 2nd son, Enoch is born in Quebec. His 3rd son, Norris, is born in Canada--either Quebec or Ontario. His wife is awarded land in Ontario (because her father was a loyalist), and he lives there the rest of his life.

I just need some original records to prove who Enoch's parents are. There are several Enoch's in that time period, and they are all somehow related to Dudley DAVIS, who lived in Stanstead. Your column was most helpful. Thanks, Carmen Davis [email protected]


POSTED 12.27.10
1. I am researching the SALLS family.
I was wondering if you have come across any articles; or photos on the SALLS
family. There are some buried in Stanstead.
Trish, Patricia McCaul, 132 Pottle Rd., Oxford, ME 04270
[email protected]

Trish,
Can you tell me which SALLS line you descend from?

2. My line is as follows: Abram Salls, Harvey Salls, Melvin Salls, Clarence
Salls, Elwin Salls, Jennie Salls (McCaul) and, me.

Trish,
The Salls family do not appear on the 1825 census for this area (greater
Stanstead). However between 1825 and 1840 when his daughter Sarah Jane is
born (b. Aug. 31, 1840 bapt. Mar. 7, 1841) Abram and wife Sophia appear in
Clifton, Eaton Township, Compton Co. There are six other Salls births
recorded before 1879. Mandatory birth registration for Protestants did not
occur until 1929 so many did not happen. The clergy were responsible for all
registrations until the 1970s.

The indexes to the Protestant church records cover the time between 1815 to
1879. The Salls family seem to belong to many different religions. Abram is
a member of the Adventist church. I would need more information than you
sent me to be sure he is the right one. There are 37 Salls burials in
Stanstead County's 90 cemeteries. There are 3 Salls deaths recorded by 1879
Abram being one of them; he died March 26, 1876 and is buried in the
Marlington Cemetery in what is now Ogden, Quebec formerly part of Stanstead
Township. His first wife Sophia Bissell is buried there too.
There are 7 Salls marriages recorded between 1815 and 1879. Abram's (second)
marriage, to Almira Collins at Gline's (Glyne's) Corner, Dec. 13, 1869 is
one.

There are a couple of Abrams, Sr. and Jr. entries and one other. It seems so
far to be the only name on your list that appears in local records.
I took a look at the marriages for the Bedford Judicial District which
includes Brome and Missisquoi counties to the west of Stanstead County.
There are 2 pages of Salls marriages; 3 of which are for Abrahams. Abraham
Salls of Noyan who marries Sophia Bissell in Caldwell Manor Aug. 13, 1821 in
the Church of England. It appears he went from Noyan to Clifton before
coming to Stanstead. There is a Harvey Salls in Brome that marries Eliza
Whitehead, May 30, 1853 in the Congregationalist church in Brome.

There were far more members of the Salls family in the neighboring counties
to the west and contacting the respective historical socities for Brome and
Missisquoi Counties would be helpful if you have not already done so. Judy
Antel is the archivist for Missisquoi and Arlene Royea for Brome.

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1. I recently developed an interest in my family genealogy and keep running
into a cemetery, named Reuter's Corner Cemetery. Since most of the people
reported to be buried there, seem to have a common thread that they died in
or near Stanstead, QC. I was wondering if you knew of this cemetery or if it
ever is listed in historical records for the area.
Gary MacArthur [email protected]

Gary,
The Ruiter's Corner Cemetery is a few miles northwest of the Village of
Stanstead. It is still in use and well maintained. It is on land that once
was granted to the Ruiter family. They came from Missisquoi where they first
went as Loyalists from New York a decade or two before coming to
Stanstead. You can search the cemetery monuments on line at
http://www.interment.net/can/qc/stanstead.htm

2. The names in my Family Tree that are listed as buried in Ruiter's
Cemetery are:
Edward & Lydia Longeway Circa 1905 to 1915-interned at cemetery Luther
Beerwort(h)/ he died in 1899. My paternal grandmother was a Beerworth. My
father grew up in Clarenceville, QC.
Here is info that I have on Beerwort's that either lived or were born in the
Stanstead area or are in some way connected to the Stanstead Community.

Request #1
1- Albert Lavergne Beerwort B/04/07/1852 D/Unknown
NB:1- Albert Born Stanstead County QC. Canada
2- Married at Methodist Church, Magog, QC. Canada
MARRIED: M/12/18/1877
2- Julia Kinsman B/Unknown D/Unknown
3- Child #1 Carl Beerwort B/Unknown D/Unknown
NB:adopted Carl, a child of Julia's sister

Request #2
1- Harriet A. Beerwort B/09/22/1854 D/Unknown
NB: 1- Harriet was Born:Stanstead County, QC. Canada
MARRIED: M/Unknown
NB: Harriet's husbands name may have been William Miller or Norman
Miller.
2- Unknown Miller (5) B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #1 Carrie Miller B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #2 Bertha Miller B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #3 Benjamin Miller B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #4 Edna Miller B/Unknown D/Unknown
Request #3
1- William H. Beerwort B/08/10/1856 D/Unknown
NB: 1- William was Born:Stanstead County, QC. Canada
MARRIED:M/Unknown
2- Sarah Collins B/Unknown D/Unknown
NB: They had 7 (seven) Children together. Here is where it becomes
difficult. You see, I am not sure if Sarah was from Stanstead or San
Fernando,
California. The family lived there, but as I stated, I'm not sure when they
married,
when they started their family and where these events took place.
Request #4
1- Lydia M. Beerwort B/10/01/1858 D/Unknown
NB: 1- Lydia was Born:Stanstead County, QC. Canada
2- Died1 Lennoxville, QC. Canada
MARRIED: M/Unknown
2- Dr. H. V. Hight B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #1 Lillian Hight B/Unknown D/Unknown
Child #2 Belle Hight B/Unknown D/Unknown
If you could direct me, in the right direction, or if you have any
information on these people, I would appreciate it very much.
Gary MacArthur [email protected]

Gary,
Request #1
1- Albert Lavergne Beerwort and Julia Eliza Kinsman of Magog were married
12/18/1877 by Rev. W. Timberlake at Magog.
Both Julia and Albert are baptised on May 6, 1877 in the Methodist Church
Magog records. Her baptism record gives her parents as Solon Kinsman and
Loprucia Kinsman of Magog Township. She and Bert have the same witnesses
John H. Holland and Letitia E. Holland. Another Kinsman, Fletcher Isaac, of
Bolton was baptised Sept. 9, 1877 with the same witnesses in the same
church. Albert's address is given as Stanstead Twp. when he received this
adult baptism. Magog Twp. was created from part of Bolton Twp and part of
Hatley Twp. so Bolton is very close to Magog.
Julia's mother died April 19, 1910. According to The Stanstead Journal, she
was buried from the home of her daughter Mrs. Bert Beerworth, Ticehurst
Corner (which would have been in Stanstead Twp.).

According to The Stanstead Journal, Mrs. James Davey d. at her home in Rock
Island, Dec. 26, 1920. She was born Harriet Beerworth and was twice married.
1st to Wm. Miller, 2nd to James Davey. At her death she was survived by her
husband, a son B.F. Miller of Rock Island and 3 married daughters.

Child #2 Bertha Miller marries 1st. Mr. Gardyne, 2nd Cyphas L. Rogers May 8,
1925

Child #3 Benjamin Miller marries May F. Thompson at Christ Church, (Ang.)
Stanstead, Apr. 27, 1910.
d. May 24, 1935, age 50.
Request #3
1- William H. Beerwort married Sarah S. Collins, at Newport, VT Aug. 6,
1885, they were both of Smith's Mills (Tomifobia today) at the time.


POSTED 12.02.10
I was searching online for any information pertaining to my grandfather who was listed as a fireman in Quebec in the early 1900's. His name was Leslie Bernie DAVIS he was married to Isabel COBURN. They were married in Quebec in the 1920's and my grandmother Helen was born in Beebe, Quebec.

I have a marriage certificate for Leslie Bernie DAVIS who was married on April 10, 1926 to Isabelle Elizabeth COBURN. He was 29 at the time of his marriage. Occupation was listed on that certificate as fireman. He was born in Morgan, Vermont, married in Beebe, Quebec. Parents names were Sarah Lafoe and Bernie DAVIS. Any information or old photos would be truly appreciated and treasured. lmotta at [email protected]

Imotta,

The Stanstead Journal Vital Stats index mentions the death of Burney L. Davis on Jan. 11, 1930 aged 70, he was survived by his wife, (Sarah Ann Lafoe) one daughter Mabel Burton of Lyndonville, VT and a son Leslie that lives at home. There is an obituary available from the Stanstead Historical Society.

The next item I find is the birth of a daughter, Joyce Althea, to Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Davis of Rock Island, Quebec Feb. 8, 1935.

There is a death of a Mrs. Bernard Davis of Beebe April 30, 1936. They do not appear to be buried here. The 1911 Census of Canada for Hatley, Stanstead Co. lists Berney Davis aged 57 as head of household, his wife Sarah 47, daughter Mabel 17 and son Leslie 15. Can you give me more details about his position as fireman and where he worked? Please remember that a fireman back then also refered to the person that kept the boilers fired in a factory. The boiler were not just for heat but they often produced the steam that turned machinery.

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Thank you for your information online. My family (GUSTIN, changed from Augustin -Jean) was located in Fitch Bay. I was amazed at how much they went back and forth from the U.S east coast, to Canada. Some went back to Canada, and I find they died and were buried there. Your article explained a lot to me. I am stumped with a grandfather and great grandfather born in Fitch Bay in 1857 and 1834, respectively. My Great Grandfather was Marshal GUSTIN born March 7,1834 . Parents were Aaron GUSTIN and Miriam FLANDERS (I find LOTS of record of them !) They had 14 children. Marshal went to the states by late teens, and settled and died in Iowa on Dec 11 1879 of Typhoid Fever.

My Grandfather was Lewis Austin GUSTIN (also born in Fitch bay ) born 8/21/1857 died in Calif8/7 1943. Census usually shows Lewis born in Canada, but one shows him born in Illinois. Either way, I find no birth record.

The odd thing is that I have traced this limb of my family tree to the 1500's and on it goes. There are church records for the earlier people, but nothing for these two! Any time I see a religion mentioned in records this part of the family has answered ÔnoneÕ I am fairly sure they would not have been Catholic. But, who knows ? Any suggestions? Ellen Stohr Big Bear City, [email protected]

Ellen, The border was certainly more open back then with the focus more on smuggling than immigration. Recording entries into the USA from Canada in an organized fashion, starts about 1869.

The book, Forest and Clearings, the History of Stanstead County(B.F. Hubbard, 1874) has the following information on the Gustins It would seem that the Gustins that came here got their start in Lyme, Conn. From there to Marlow, NH then to Stanstead. They were Baptists and Universalists; both of which were two of the earliest religions found here. Later there are Congregationalist and Methodist Gustins. The earliest Aaron mentioned in F&C seems to be the son of the senior Josiah Gustin who did come here with several members of his family. And this Aaron's wife was Miriam Flanders. It mentions that Marshall married Mary Ann Osman??

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I am researching The SALLS family. I was wondering if you have come across any articles; or photos on the ÔSALLSÕ family? There are some buried in Stanstead. Would love any info you have. Patricia A. McCaul, [email protected] or [email protected]

Hello Trish,

Can you tell me which Salls line you descend from? I do have some information but prefer not to "send all" and would rather make it pertinent to your search.

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I was recently researching my great grandfather, Nelson PIERCE, born in Sherbrooke in 1848. After talking with relatives, I was told that he and his brother had been living with an uncle who treated them harshly so they left to the U.S., changing their last name. It looks like Nelson's brother changed his name to Lewis PERCY. I found a civil war record that I think is him and it showed an alias of Lewis PICHE. We had understood that their original last name could have been de peche so this sounds like a possibility. We can't find any records on them in Quebec. We would love to know their parent's names. According to U.S. censuses the father was born in France and mother was born in Canada. Nelson was born May 6, 1848. Lewis would have lived in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. His wife's name was Marilla. His birthdate is possibly Dec. 7, 1844. Also, all of the U.S. censuses show his birth as Canada-Fr. Mother born in Canada Fr. and Father born in France. Any help you could offer on how to go further in our research would be helpful. I have been on Ancestry.com and have hit a roadblock.

Lori Chipperfield [email protected]

Lori,

PichŽ was and is a common French name in Quebec. The first one arrives in Quebec prior too his marriage in 1665. De peche I do not find any examples in early records. Both Pierce and Piercy were common Protestant names in the southern part of Quebec. I do not find a registered birth for either given name amongst the many Pierces in Sherbrooke and its surroundings. I did not find a Catholic baptism for Nelson in 1848.

I have found a Nelson PichŽ in the Magog's R. Catholic records. Nelson PichŽ the son of Napoleon. Nelson and Napoleon in the same family seems funny. But the age doesn't agree with yours; this Nelson was born in 1880. Perhaps the one you are looking for is his grandfather. I have not found another as yet.

Napoleon has many children in Magog. He has several wives too or there is more than one Napoleon. There never was an official area called Canada French. It may mean Quebec alone, that would be a very large area to search, but there were other areas of Canada that were and are, French speaking too.

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POSTED 10.27.10
I found your site while researching material on my great great grandfather, Donald MCKAY, as we are planning a MACKAY family reunion next summer at the Ripplecove Inn. I discovered Donald's burial place at Lingwick Pioneer Cemetery, alongside his wife, Margaret NOBLE. He died in 1891. They had 6 children, only two of whom I have been able to trace: Donald Jr. (b. 1854) and Norman (b. 1848). Our family is descended from Norman (m. Elizabeth HALLEY, buried in Mansonville, Qc). My question is: how do I go about finding Donald's land grant and when he arrived from the Isle of Lewis? Passenger ships from that period do not seem to exist. I think he emigrated in 1851, on board the Barlow, but I'm not certain. If you could point me in the right direction, I would be very appreciative. Dee Appleby, Truro, Nova Scotia
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Dee, Do you have a lot and range number for Donald's holdings? It is my understanding that much of the land in that area was developed by the British American Land Company. They may have been the original grantee or purchaser. Donald may have had to purchase from them. If however if you have the lot and range numbers email them to me and I will have a look in the "List of Lands Granted by the Crown in the Province of Quebec from 1763 to 31st December 1890", to see what I can find. There was a book written about many of the settlers from the Isle of Lewis about a dozen years ago. I am sorry I have forgotten the name of it. I feel certain both Bishop's and Compton will have a copy. I will see if I can find it in my notes. I found this site on the net
http://hebridscots.com/hisqueb1.htm It should be helpful. Check the bibliography carefully.

If you have information about: the early BEEBE family of Beebe, the STRATTONs, of both Beebe, Vermont and Beebe, Quebec, the KIMPTONs, and any of their related families that you can share it would be appreciated.
Nicole Houle, [email protected]

Can you send me the name of a person in Stanstead who can do a look up for me. I am in need of knowing if a Jeremiah DAVIS and his wife Abigail purchased land in Stanstead between 1794 and 1803. He is identified in Grantham, NH deeds as living in Stanstead when he sells his Grantham, NH land to his brother. Jeremiah is an ancestor of my wife.
Bill Sharp, [email protected]

Bill, I am willing to see if I can find Mr. Davis for you. The Davis family group is a very large one in the early days of Stanstead settlement. Our County history called Forest and Clearings (Hubbard, 1874) can be viewed online at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 please have a look at pages 202 to 204 and 322 for the Davis families and there are 67 other Davis entries in the book. Sadly I did not see the name Jeremiah but perhaps you will find someone else that may be significant to your search. I searched: 1825 Census for Stanstead 12 Davis families none headed by Jeremiah. Checked the list of the persons receiving grants of land from 1763 to 1890 in Quebec. There are the following Davis' on that list for our area: Edmond, Hiram. George W., William, Phineas, David B., Artemas, Dudley, and Ira. No Jeremiah found. There are pages and pages of Davis marriages. Found only one Jeremiah. This one marries Martha Ware Aug. 29, 1853 in Shefford. He was from Bolton Twp. which was part of Stanstead Co. but became part of Brome Co. about the time of the wedding. He could have been living in Stanstead Co. and rented land. Several of the early Davis families settled on land that had been granted to others and had to move or purchase the land. He may have been using another given name. Do you have names of children that can be used to locate him? I will continue looking. If you have other details that can help find this fellow amongst the many Davis families please send it along.

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My daughter Keely and I visited with you two weeks ago on Friday. You helped me with some research on the FOX family, and I want to thank you for your help. I've received some additional information from Kathy Curtis, who is a very nice lady, and from the historical group in Campton, NH. The pieces I have been able to put together so far are that Silas FOX was born in New London, Connecticut, lived for some years in Campton, New Hampshire, and then moved to Stanstead. There are still some information holes between Silas FOX and New London, but I'm certain that given enough time I will be able to put his story together. Thanks again for your help, offered freely to a couple of lost Americans and most gratefully accepted by same. John Sutherland, Portland, Maine [email protected]

Should any of our readers have further information about Silas Fox and his journey to Stanstead please contact Mr. Sutherland. If you wish to help but do not have the internet please contact me for forwarding. DL

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I am enquiring about the possibility of obtaining a copy of the Stanstead Journal's coverage of a July 1895 train wreck in Quebec. Below is a headline found on the internet. I am interested in this story because my great grandfather was one of the injured. His name was Cleophas CHAREST and he lived in Coaticook at the time of the accident. I thought perhaps that the local news would have contained more information than what's contained in the U.S. newspapers. What I was hoping I might find in a local or Quebec newspaper article would be more information about the people who were injured and/or died. For example, I don't know who my great-grandfather might have been traveling with. This is a family story that somehow never was told to my mother or to my aunts and uncles. Isn't history fascinating and hasn't the internet made it so much more accessible? Linda Hunter, 15 Carpender Rd., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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WRECK IN CANADA. ONE SECTION OF AN EXCURSION TRAIN RUNS INTO THE OTHER. THIRTEEN PERSONS WERE KILLED. TWENTY-NINE OTHERS INJURED, SEVERAL OF WHOM MAY DIE -- THE UNFORTUNATE PEOPLE WERE PILGRIMS ON THEIR WAY TO THE FAMOUS CATHOLIC SHRINE AT ST. ANNE DE BEAUPRE. Quebec, July 10. -- A terrible accident occurred on the Grand Trunk railway at Crags Road station about 14 miles west of Levis, at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, the result of which 13 persons were killed and 29 others more or less seriously injured, two of whom may die. A large pilgrimage from Sherbrooke, Windsor Mills and Richmond had left the latter town about 10 o'clock Monday evening for the famous Catholic shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre.


POSTED 09.15.10 I am listing the known children of Jean-Baptiste, the elder, and Josephte D'AMOURS dit COURBERON, for you, in hope that you may come across one of their names during your search. Jean-Baptiste married Josephte PELLETIER in Ste-Anne-de-la-La Pocatire in 1812. Children (known): 1. Jean-Baptiste, born 1813, died 1839 in prison at Québec 2. Marie-Josephte, born 1814- 3. Marie, born 1816-died 1817

Between 1817 and 1827, the Jean-Baptiste D'AMOURS dit COURBERON family may have lived in the St.-Hilaire area, although I have found no record of children baptized in the church register at St-Hilaire. It is possible that Théodore, who served his sentence in Québec, was born there, but if that is true, his age in the prison record is incorrect.

4. Délina, born 1827, married in Stanstead in 1848- 5. Louis, born 1828, died 1828 6. Franois, born 1831- 7. Hénédine, born 1834- 8. Séraphine, born 1836- Marshall Colburn, 4335 Schneider Drive, Oregon, Wisconsin 53575 [email protected] m

Looking for the parents of the Mitchell JACOBS who married Mary HARPER. Both were born in Canada. Their son Joseph was b. in St. Jean Jul 20, 1829 and died Aug. 16, 1913 in the home of his son Augustus at Demick's Mills Quebec just across the border from Holland, VT. He first married also a Mary HARPER. She was born Nov. 20, 1826 in Canada and died Dec. 7. 1889 in Holland. Joseph then married Susan DROWN CLUSKY June 28, 1890 in Evansville, VT. She was born to Job DROWN and Rhoda GAY on Jan. 6, 1828 in Brownington. She died Mar. 21, 1908 in Holland, VT. There were 11 children born to Joseph and Mary: Melvina, Frederick, Mary Ann, Joseph, Dennis, Augustus, Mida, Unk ?, Jeremiah, Mira, and Melissa. Dennis and Becky Jacobs, 2453 Hinman Settler Road, Newport, VT 05855

Becky, in answer to some of the questions in your letter I can offer this. There were indigenous Jacobs in Quebec appearing on the 1901 Census. There is a Mitchell who is too young to be the one you are searching for but he could be a descendant. Most of the 16 Joseph Jacobs living in Quebec in 1901 lived in the region or very close to where your husband's family came from, all south and south west of Montreal. More work is needed to make a connection. The two Mary Harpers question. Stranger things have happened. It is quite conceivable that Joseph married a cousin on his mother's side of the family. Marlene Simmons has 14 Mary Harpers in her huge data base and 327 Jacobs from the area where they used to live before coming to Demick's Mills and Holland. There is a small charge for her service but she can help you sort through them for a reasonable fee. When Melvina Jacobs, Mrs. David Broe, died in 1926 her obituary stated her mother was Mary Harper. That along with the other pieces of the puzzle you already have should be enough to confirm Joseph's wife as Mary Harper. There are wills for the Jacobs' family in the Stanstead registry office. The one for Mrs Joseph Jacobs might be of interest to you. I can supply the file number for the will but cannot tell you if it is for Joseph's first or second wife. There is also a charge for looking at this document should you wish to. Wills can be a amazing source of information or can be devoid of anything of value to a family historian. When the second wife, Susan, died The Stanstead Journal reported her death as taking place in Caswell's Mills which is part of greater Holland and was on the land around Holland Pond. Marlene Simmons, 1039 Burnett Road, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0 or P.O. Box 72, Richford, VT. 05476 - 0072 Home Page: http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/search.asp . The Stanstead Registry office can be visited during regular business hours or you can email -- [email protected]


POSTED 08.21.10 I just read your article Quebec/Vermont border. I am one of those you talked about who is having a most difficult time locating my ancestors in the Derby and Stanstead area. I have been to Derby and Stanstead searching records at the library and walking through the cemeteries and have hit that Ôbrick wall.Õ My big handicap is not being able to read or speak French.

My family name is CARTER. I'm looking for the parents and siblings and birth date/place for my GGGrandparent Elliot Sawyer CARTER and wife Cyrena Irene MILLER. The US Census information list Elliot being born in Canada East (1850) and also in VT (1860+70). I'm inclined to believe the 1850 census.

I believe Elliot was born in Stanstead (Cdn East) because:

1. Ezra Chamberlin CARTER was born about 1802 in Canada East according to the1850 US Census. Ezra is believed to be a brother of Elliot because they lived near each other in Derby and Elliot's daughter, Mary, and Ezra's Son, Leonard, were married.

2. Emil CARTER was born 14 Mar 1802 in Standstead Canada. He is the son of John CARTER and Elizabeth HEATH. He died 27 March 1870 in Newport, VT. I think he may be a brother to Elliot S. because of closeness to age and because John and Elizabeth HEATH were married in Newbury, VT in 1793 where Elliot also lived in 1827. John and Elizabeth may have lived in Stanstead and gave birth to Ezra, Emil and Elliot there.

3. There are many CARTERs living in Derby, VT that could be Brothers/Sisters to Elliot because age closeness.

4. There appears to be a family tie between Stanstead, Newbury/Bradford VT, and Derby VT. I don't know the reason nor the relationship for the Carters in these places.

5. HEATH and MILLER families living in Derby and Holland may have caused Elliot and John CARTER to move to Derby.

Here is what I know: Elliot Sawyer Carter born 28 June 1804. Source: Derby Marriage Records Elliot S. Carter bought land in Bradford/Newbury, VT 11 Sep 1827 Source: Bradford Land Records Elliot S. Carter bought land in Derby, VT, 14 Mar 1829 Source: Derby Town& Land Records Elliot S. Carter married Cyrena Irene Miller 16 Sep 1830 in Derby, VT Source: Derby Marriage Records, Bk 5, Pg 312 Elliot & Cyrena had 8 kids born in Derby VT and attended school (1832-1848) Source: Derby School Records Elliot and Cyrena sold land 1849 and moved to Ohio and on to Michigan.

Other Carters in DERBY William Carter 1779 - 1802 Derby Land Records Isaac Carter 1820 - Census of 1820 Ezra Carter 1820 - Census of 1820 John Carter 1827 - 1838 Derby School Records (5 kids in School) Ezra Carter 1831 - 1848 Derby Land Records (7 kids in School) Benjamin Carter 1834 - 1837 Derby Land Records Jacob Carter 1834 - 1835 Derby School Records Eliphelet Carter 1836 - 1864 Derby School Records

More Information Eliphelet Carter Born abt 1800 according to 1850 census Ezra C. Carter Born abt 1802 according to 1850 census in Cdn East Emil Carter Born Mar 1802 in Cdn East Elliot S. Carter Born Jun 1804 Thomas H. Carter Born abt 1808 according to 1850 census Alex T. Carter Born btw 1800-1810 according to 1840 census Elijah W. Carter Born abt 1827 according to 1850 census

I certainly hope you or someone from your area can help me nail this mystery down. Harold B. Carter, 61 Old Meribeth Road, Hampton, VA 23669 [email protected]

Harold, Have you read the Carter material in The History of Newbury Vol 1, by Wells? The first paragraph says a lot about why it is a problem to find information. There are many Carters in our early records but I was not able to find a connection to yours. Many of our early settlers, inculding Stanstead Village's first family, that of Johnson Taplin, came from Newbury, Vt. Our county history does not mention a Carter. For the most part there are few church records here before 1815. The clergy were responsible for recording births, marriages and deaths. The lack of organized churches was a real hardship for those early folks. There were missionary clergy and circuit riders frrom the USA that came here. Some of them came to perform services for their relatives here in Canada and many former Americans went back to their US homes to be married. Many first children to these couples were born in the States where the mother would have some family for support. In 1804 there were few other ladies to help the with a birth and they were miles apart. Please note that at the early dates you mention Stanstead would refer to the whole County and Township by the same name. Villages had not been set aside by the 1804 date of Elliot's birth.

The earliest baptism / birth in local records for a Carter is that of Sarah E. Carter who was baptised in 1879 when she joned the Adventist church. Her birth was recorded at that time the date given 00/00/1846. Interesting to note the witnesses were J. Taplin and H. Carter. No explaination if this mature lady was the wife of a Mr. Carter or born a Carter when she joined the church. The fact that J. Taplin was a witness would make a connection to Newbury.

There are dozens of Carters in the records for the lower part of the province. In Well's book there is only one that came to Canada, Anne dau. of Noah and Abigail Johnson. Anne married Silas Aldrich Nov. 10, 1806 and came to Compton, Quebec just down the road a piece. Her sister Sally maried Rufus Taplin.

Carters do not appear in the Stanstead part of the 1825 census. Strangely there is an Elliott Sawyer.

Of the Children of John Carter in the Wells book Eunice married a Miller. There is a Heath / Sawyer marriage in the same book.

Canada East was made up of all Southern Quebec of which Stanstead was a very small part. It was formed by the act of union of 1840. The same area was called Lower Canada from 1791 to 1840. The Act of Union was passed by the Parliament in London on July 23, 1840, and came into force on February 10, 1841. Officially, Canada East and Canada West simply replaced the names Lower Canada and Upper Canada. In practice, however, the former names did not die quickly. If you have a record of Elliott's birth with Canada East on it it must have been made after Feb. 1841.

Harold's response You mention The History of Newbury Vol 1 by Wells. I have the History of Newbury 1704-1902 by Wells, printed in the St. Johnsbury, Vt. by the Caledonian Company in 1902. It's the second reprinting done in 1996 and it says the first reprinting was in 1975 by the Town of Newbury, VT. Nowhere does it say it's Vol 1. If your reference/copy identifies it by Volume, then it must not be the same one and I need to get that copy. If you can tell me the publisher and date it was printed, I'll call some libraries in VT to see if they would support an interlibrary loan. If you know where I can buy it, please let me know.

There is one name that keeps haunting me and that is Eliphalet Carter. He, Ezra and Elliot Sawyer Carter lived in Derby at the same time and had kids in school. I mentioned before I believe strongly that Ezra (1802) and Elliot (1804) were brothers because they both lived in district 8 (neighbors) and the marriage of Leonard and Mary (Ezra and Elliot's kids respectively). Eliphalet was born in 1800 and lived in District 2, but again was about the same age. Eliphalet stayed in Derby and is buried in the Derby Cemetery. My point is that maybe by investigating Eliphalet, something may say who is siblings and parents were.

Harold

The preface to the second book on Newbury refers to itself as the sequel (1900-1977). I purchased both the Wells reprint and the sequel from the Newbury Town office in March of 1994. Hamiliton Child's Directory for 1883-4 places an Eliphalet Carter on the road between Derby Line and Holland. It lists him as a farmer with 114 acres. He is the only Carter in Derby in the 1883-4 book. There was a Josia Carter in Holland mentioned in the same book. None found in the neighboring towns. The History of Derby might be of some help but it does not have a great index for genealogical research. I just read your article "Quebec/Vermont border". I am one of those you talked about who is having a most difficult time locating my ancestors in the Derby and Stanstead area. I have been to Derby and Stanstead searching records at the library and walking through the cemeteries and have hit that "brick wall". My big handicap is not being able to read or speak French.

My family name is CARTER. I'm looking for the parents and siblings and birth date/place for my GGGrandparent Elliot Sawyer CARTER and wife Cyrena Irene MILLER. The US Census information list Elliot being born in Canada East (1850) and also in VT (1860+70). I'm inclined to believe the 1850 census.

I believe Elliot was born in Stanstead (Cdn East) because:

1. Ezra Chamberlin CARTER was born about 1802 in Canada East according to the1850 US Census. Ezra is believed to be a brother of Elliot because they lived near each other in Derby and Elliot's daughter, Mary, and Ezra's Son, Leonard, were married.

2. Emil CARTER was born 14 Mar 1802 in Standstead Canada. He is the son of John CARTER and Elizabeth HEATH. He died 27 March 1870 in Newport, VT. I think he may be a brother to Elliot S. because of closeness to age and because John and Elizabeth HEATH were married in Newbury, VT in 1793 where Elliot also lived in 1827. John and Elizabeth may have lived in Stanstead and gave birth to Ezra, Emil and Elliot there.

3. There are many CARTERs living in Derby, VT that could be Brothers/Sisters to Elliot because age closeness.

4. There appears to be a family tie between Stanstead, Newbury/Bradford VT, and Derby VT. I don't know the reason nor the relationship for the Carters in these places.

5. HEATH and MILLER families living in Derby and Holland may have caused Elliot and John CARTER to move to Derby.

Here is what I know: Elliot Sawyer Carter born 28 June 1804. Source: Derby Marriage Records Elliot S. Carter bought land in Bradford/Newbury, VT 11 Sep 1827 Source: Bradford Land Records Elliot S. Carter bought land in Derby, VT, 14 Mar 1829 Source: Derby Town& Land Records Elliot S. Carter married Cyrena Irene Miller 16 Sep 1830 in Derby, VT Source: Derby Marriage Records, Bk 5, Pg 312 Elliot & Cyrena had 8 kids born in Derby VT and attended school (1832-1848) Source: Derby School Records Elliot & Cyrena sold land 1849 and moved to Ohio and on to Michigan.

Other Carters in DERBY William Carter 1779 - 1802 Derby Land Records Isaac Carter 1820 - Census of 1820 Ezra Carter 1820 - Census of 1820 John Carter 1827 - 1838 Derby School Records (5 kids in School) Ezra Carter 1831 - 1848 Derby Land Records (7 kids in School) Benjamin Carter 1834 - 1837 Derby Land Records Jacob Carter 1834 - 1835 Derby School Records Eliphelet Carter 1836 - 1864 Derby School Records

More Information Eliphelet Carter Born abt 1800 according to 1850 census Ezra C. Carter Born abt 1802 according to 1850 census in Cdn East Emil Carter Born Mar 1802 in Cdn East Elliot S. Carter Born Jun 1804 Thomas H. Carter Born abt 1808 according to 1850 census Alex T. Carter Born btw 1800-1810 according to 1840 census Elijah W. Carter Born abt 1827 according to 1850 census

I certainly hope you or someone from your area can help me nail this mystery down. Harold B. Carter, 61 Old Meribeth Road,Hampton, VA 23669 [email protected]

Harold, Have you read the Carter material in The History of Newbury Vol 1, by Wells? The first paragraph says a lot about why it is a problem to find information. There are many Carters in our early records but I was not able to find a connection to yours. Many of our early settlers, inculding Stanstead Village's first family, that of Johnson Taplin, came from Newbury, Vt. Our county history does not mention a Carter. For the most part there are few church records here before 1815. The clergy were responsible for recording births, marriages and deaths. The lack of organized churches was a real hardship for those early folks. There were missionary clergy and circuit riders frrom the USA that came here. Some of them came to perform services for their relatives here in Canada and many former Americans went back to their US homes to be married. Many first children to these couples were born in the States where the mother would have some family for support. In 1804 there were few other ladies to help the with a birth and they were miles apart. Please note that at the early dates you mention Stanstead would refer to the whole County and Township by the same name. Villages had not been set aside by the 1804 date of Elliot's birth.

The earliest baptism / birth in local records for a Carter is that of Sarah E. Carter who was baptised in 1879 when she joned the Adventist church. Her birth was recorded at that time the date given 00/00/1846. Interesting to note the witnesses were J. Taplin and H. Carter. No explaination if this mature lady was the wife of a Mr. Carter or born a Carter when she joined the church. The fact that J. Taplin was a witness would make a connection to Newbury.

There are dozens of Carters in the records for the lower part of the province. In Well's book there is only one that came to Canada, Anne dau. of Noah and Abigail Johnson. Anne married Silas Aldrich Nov. 10, 1806 and came to Compton, Quebec just down the road a piece. Her sister Sally maried Rufus Taplin.

Carters do not appear in the Stanstead part of the 1825 census. Strangely there is an Elliott Sawyer.

Of the Children of John Carter in the Wells book Eunice married a Miller. There is a Heath / Sawyer marriage in the same book.

Canada East was made up of all Southern Quebec of which Stanstead was a very small part. It was formed by the act of union of 1840. The same area was called Lower Canada from 1791 to 1840. The Act of Union was passed by the Parliament in London on July 23, 1840, and came into force on February 10, 1841. Officially, Canada East and Canada West simply replaced the names Lower Canada and Upper Canada. In practice, however, the former names did not die quickly. If you have a record of Elliott's birth with Canada East on it it must have been made after Feb. 1841.

Harold's response You mention The History of Newbury Vol 1 by Wells. I have the History of Newbury 1704-1902 by Wells, printed in the St. Johnsbury, Vt. by the Caledonian Company in 1902. It's the second reprinting done in 1996 and it says the first reprinting was in 1975 by the Town of Newbury, VT. Nowhere does it say it's Vol 1. If your reference/copy identifies it by Volume, then it must not be the same one and I need to get that copy. If you can tell me the publisher and date it was printed, I'll call some libraries in VT to see if they would support an interlibrary loan. If you know where I can buy it, please let me know.

There is one name that keeps haunting me and that is Eliphalet Carter. He, Ezra and Elliot Sawyer Carter lived in Derby at the same time and had kids in school. I mentioned before I believe strongly that Ezra (1802) and Elliot (1804) were brothers because they both lived in district 8 (neighbors) and the marriage of Leonard and Mary (Ezra and Elliot's kids respectively). Eliphalet was born in 1800 and lived in District 2, but again was about the same age. Eliphalet stayed in Derby and is buried in the Derby Cemetery. My point is that maybe by investigating Eliphalet, something may say who is siblings and parents were.

Harold

The preface to the second book on Newbury refers to itself as the sequel (1900-1977). I purchased both the Wells reprint and the sequel from the Newbury Town office in March of 1994. Hamiliton Child's Directory for 1883-4 places an Eliphalet Carter on the road between Derby Line and Holland. It lists him as a farmer with 114 acres. He is the only Carter in Derby in the 1883-4 book. There was a Josia Carter in Holland mentioned in the same book. None found in the neighboring towns. The History of Derby might be of some help but it does not have a great index for genealogical research.


POSTED 07.14.10 I am trying to locate Ross Kirby BALDWIN. My understanding is that he lived in the Montreal area and worked for Texaco oil as an area representative. He lived for sometime in Ontario, Toronto/ Niagara area. I understand he had 2 brothers and I believe there names were Jack and Jimmy ( James ) that also lived in the Montreal area. I understand that Ross Kirby BALDWIN was probably born in Vermont but I have no idea when the family moved to Montreal. I am sure there is nieces and nephews but do not know them. Patti Morrow, Morrow Grain Co. Ltd., Box 69002 Tuxedo Park, 110 - 2025 Corydon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2G9 [email protected]

Patti, I have had a look for any evidence of a Ross Kirby Baldwin in this area and have not found one yet. I did find the following: 1901 Census of Canada Ontario G. Ross Baldwin aged 7 Dundas and Ross Baldwin, 5 Elgin . On the 1911 Census of Canada, Ontario: Delbert Ross Baldwin 16, Lennox and Addington Ross Baldwin, 17 Grenville, Ross Baldwin 36, Hastings East.

I came across your site yesterday while searching for links to Lena THIBAULT born approximately 1844 Papineauville, Quebec. She married Daniel FARRELL born app. 1832 in Petit Nation, Quebec. I find them in the 1871, 1881 census living in Carleton, Ontario. Daniel is in the 1851 census with his father John FARRELL born Canada West app. 1806, and his siblings. Cannot locate the birth of Daniel or his marriage to Lena THIBAULT . Lots of variations for both her first and last name. Would also to find Daniel FARRELL 's mother's name and exact birth place for mother and father. Have checked catholic and some non catholic records. I have found one record of Daniel's brother William baptised by a travelling minister. I believe the FARRELL family was Weslyan. Any help, hints, ideas would be very appreciated. Janet [email protected] Janet, Please give these a try if you have not already done so.

http://www.genealogie.org/famille/thibault/

http://www.genealogie.org/famille/thibault/e_accuei.htm

http://www.nosorigines.qc.ca/ genealogielistfirstname.aspx%3FFamille%3DThibeault_1075%26lng%3Dfr

http://www.geneanet.org/genealogie/fr/thibault.html

http://www.genealogie.com/nom-thibault/thibault.html

http://bio52.blogspot.com/2009/06/thibault-une-histoire-de-famille.html

The Drouin records should have the marriages you are looking for. POSTED 05.09.10 Pauline Bampton referred me to you. My grandfather Joseph BROWNRIGG b Feb 15, 1879 Liverpool was admitted Jan. 4, 1893 to the Liverpool Sheltering Home with 5 siblings following the death of their mother. He came to the Knowton QC, Distibuting Home with his brother Cornelius in March 1893. Cornelius drowned while bathing in Sutton, QC Aug 8, 1897, age 20. Another brother, Albert Edward came to Knowlton in May 1893, married in Florida in 1903. A sister Rhoda was also placed in care, but I know nothing of what became of her. Does anyone have any information about these Brownrigg children?

Brenda Brownrigg Bell [email protected]

Hello Brenda, The 1881 British Census places them to a house in Liverpool and includes their parents. John BROWNRIGG, head of the house and father of the children, worked as a Smiths Striker. Mary BROWNRIGG, wife and mother, their children: William, John, Cornelius, Joseph and a boarder, William BORE. They lived at 182 Beaufort St., Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England

I am looking for information about Dr. Hiram FULLER who helped settle Home Children in the 1890s. He lived in Sweetsburg, now part of Cowansville, QC. Do you know anything about his activities? Is there a list of children he sponsored and where they might have worked? I know my grandfather William Henry LATHAM (imm. 1894) was sponsored by him, according to passenger lists. And my granduncle Howard Harold LATHAM (imm. 1891, d. 1893 Adamsville, QC) may also have been connected with him. The only biography I found on the Internet provides little information about these home children activities.

Brian Latham, Box 1682, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P3 [email protected]

On the 1901 Canadian Census one H. Leroy has two, 15 year old boys as servants. From the names on Marlene Simmons site it appears that Dr. Hiram was also H. Leroy and Leroy in various records so I feel this is the man in question. The two boys on the 1901 census do not appear on the 1911 one and do not seem to be in Quebec with the same names as when they were with Dr. Fuller and his family. There were Home Children named Landry in the National Archive site but none called Edward. I did not find a Bono (all spellings).

I am trying to locate the farm occupied by my great-great grandfather Joachim LEFEBVRE near St-Patrice-De-Sherrington, Quebec (near Napierville) in 1901. According to the Canadian Census of 1901, his farm (one of three farms) was located on ?Rang Williamstown. Rang Williamstown seems to be near Rang St. Francois, since the farms listed in the census are surrounded by other farms located on Rang St. Francois. In the 1911 Canadian Census there are five families enumerated on Rang Williamstown. However, present-day maps do not show 'Rang Williamstown,' only Rang St. Francois. Do you know where I could find a map that would show St-Patrice-De- Sherrington for the period 1901 - 1911? I?ve tried the Quebec Archives, without success.

Jim L. Jim, The town office may be a help, Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington 300, St- Patrice, Sherrington (QuŽbec) J0L 2N0 TŽlŽphone : (450) 454-4959 - Fax : (450) 454-5677 [email protected]

And this sounds like it should be helpful: Map of the District 166: Laprairie and Napierville Provinces/Districts St. Patrice de Sherrington Parish and St. Patrice de Sherrington Village. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1911/001003- 380.24-e.html

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POSTED 04.25.10 I have a question, maybe you can steer me in the right direction&q.

My Great Grandfather, George SIMPSON, age 32 on the 1871 Windsor, Richmond, Quebec census, occupation "powder maker". Just discovered the Windsor Powder Mills and the Hamilton Powder Co. and perhaps he worked for either one. He had a son, " born to the Late George SIMPSON Sept 21, 1875 and christened January 10, 1876", according to St. Andrews Presbyterian church records. That would seem then that he died between January 1875 and 1876 but I have never found any information on it.

I have found at the website for Quebec Daily Telegram that there was an explosion at the Hamilton Powder co. that killed 4 people in 1884. Perhaps there was one earlier. Do you know how I could find any trace of him working there or the Windsor Powder Mills during that time, and if he was killed then??

I tried emailing the La Poudriere de Windsor historical park, but as they don't open till May my email didn't go through.

Just a note - There was a small article in the Stanstead Journal in 1892 of the drowning of two children of my other Gr. Grandparents, who lived in Sherbrooke. So I don't know exactly what towns you cover.

Evelyn Bartlette, 99 Rochdale St., Auburn, Ma. 01501 [email protected]

Evelyn,

I had a look in the Canada Directory for 1871 for George Simpson and although a powder mill is mentioned only one employee is listed, Seth Andrews.

There were two newspapers closer to Windsor that were publishing at the time in question. Both were in Richmond, the Guardian established in 1857 and the Times and County Record established in 1878. I am not sure when they may have stopped publishing but both were still in business into 1898. They may have been microfilmed at some point and the Canadian National Archives can tell you if they are available. Checking with the Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University would be wise.

There is the death record of a George Simpson of Richmond, June 8, 1867, in the books of the Anglican Church there. His occupation is given as telegrapher. When his son, George Edward Simpson dies, at 6 years of age, on Sept. 31 1873, the son is listed as being from Clinton, Ontario but the event is registered in Richmond too&q.

I see the birth of Allen Marr Simpson, I assume he is the one you mentioned, born Sept. 21, 1875 to George and Ann Michie of Windsor Mills. Presbyterian Church records of Melbourne Twp. Other children of theirs: Frank Ritchie Simpson, b. Sept. 4, 1873, Thomas Michie Simpson, b. April 20, 1871 both records in the Presbyterian books in Sherbrooke.

If there was a connection to a local citizen or an event was of major importance it should have been mentioned in the Journal at some point. Both sides of the border were covered, Orleans Co. Vermont and Stanstead Co, Quebec.

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POSTED 02.02.10 I'm seeking information on who James SHEPPARD's parents are as well as what connection the DAGG family has to him. James SHEPPARD was born in Ontario 1838. James SHEPPARD married Elizabeth Milliken. In the 1881 census James Sheppard shared his household with the DAGG family. In the Shawville Villiage Cemetery there is an Elizabeth DAGG wife of John SHEPPARD are those James SHEPPARD's parents. James SHEPPARD lived in Pontiac Thorn Quebec and is buried at the Anglican Church Otter Lake Quebec. [email protected]

Kim,

The Pontiac region of the province is well out of the area I am familar with, Sorry. I wonder where you may have looked in your search? I would try the other censuses of Canada. I know the 1881 census is available on the net but the others may prove to be helpful in your search. If James was born in Ontario in 1838 or one or two years either side of that date he should first appear on the 1841 census. Some areas may not have a census for 1841. As we do not know where in Ontario he was born we would only be guessing where to look. The first census for Pontiac seems to be that for 1861, NAC microfilms rolls #C-1305 and #C-1306. For 1871 it is C-10024 and C-10025. I wonder if you have a date for his arrival in Pontiac? His birth place may be directly across the river from Pontiac. The Ottawa River is the boundry between Quebec and Ontario.

If James and Elizabeth were married in Quebec, their marriage record may have included their parents names. The Family Group Record from the Family History site says they were married in Quebec. If you have access to the Drouin Marriage records you may find theirs amongst them. Do the cemetery records that you mention for Elizabeth Dagg and John give ages and dates?

There is a third family represented on the 1881 census you mention. One of the 4 Elizabeths listed (3 Sheppard and one Dagg) is from a second Sheppard family. She is a servant and could be a niece to James.

I checked the 1871 Canada Directory under both Thorn and Pontiac for the Sheppards and the Daggs and I did not find them. Neither village was large and the directory may not have recorded everyone. There is another one in 1857-58 which I do not have. I sent an email to a researcher in that area to see if earlier censuses are available in Ontario. No reply yet.

1881 Canadian Census

Household:

James SHEPPARD 42 Ontario
Elizabeth SHEPPARD 38 Ontario
John SHEPPARD 16 Quebec
Elizabeth SHEPPARD 15
William SHEPPARD 13
Abraham SHEPPARD 9
Margaret SHEPPARD 6
Maude SHEPPARD 3
Elizabeth SHEPPARD 16 Servant
Thomas DAGG 45 Ireland
Margaret DAGG 42 Quebec
Elizabeth DAGG 22
Jane DAGG 20
William DAGG 15
Thomas DAGG 12
Charity DAGG 9
John DAGG 7
Andrew DAGG 7

Source Information:

Census Place Thorn, Pontiac, Quebec

Family History Library Film 1375862

NA Film Number C-13226

District 98

Sub-district G

Page Number 30

Household Number 113

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Family Group Record

Husband James Sheppard Birth: 1839 Ontario Christening:
Marriage: About 1864 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

Wife Elizabeth Milligan Birth: 1843 , , Ontario Christening:
Marriage: About 1864 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Children

1. John Sheppard Birth: 10 MAR 1865 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 10 JAN 1866 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

2. Elizabeth Adeline Sheppard Birth: 05 OCT 1866 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 11 NOV 1866 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

3. Thomas Edmund Sheppard Birth: 27 DEC 1869 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 03 APR 1870 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

4. Abraham Sheppard Birth: 31 DEC 1872 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 13 APR 1873 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

5. Margaret Ann Sheppard Birth: 22 DEC 1875 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 23 APR 1876 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

6. Alice Emma Mary or Maude Sheppard Birth: 26 JAN 1878 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 04 MAR 1878 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

7. Beatrice May Sheppard Birth: 31 MAY 1883 Thorn, , Pontiac, Quebec Christening: 08 JUL 1883 Clarendon,Pontiac, , , Ontario Death:
Burial:

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POSTED 02.02.10

Photo Wanted of Quebecer

For one of our genealogical projects. A picture of Ferdinand (Snooky) Lowell, at any age, who, shortly after returning from his military service in WW2, went to work in British Columbia's Anglican Church Mission Ships in the service of Rev. F.W. Mitchell who was the parish priest in Stanstead (1943-1953). Mr. Lowell was the son of Joseph Lowell, the Mayor of Rock Island in 1919. Photo will be returned.

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Photo of a Town of Stanstead, Quebec, Council meeting in 1964 or 65. The two Grade 9 classes from Sunnyside School attended the meeting to see the workings of council as part of their instruction. Seated left to right: councillors Arthur McHarg, Eugene Lachance, Harold Cass, student Gary Sisco, Mayor Edward Struthers, student Judy Comstock, George Winter, Edward Hyatt and Thérèse Winter, sec. Standing in a general l to r order: Teacher Ernie Hazard, Bruce Sheldon, Betty Young, Ron Farley, Linda Pellerin, Grace Goodwin, Gerald Lepitre, Joy Wilson, Collette Aubé, Remona Falconer, Richard Middleton, Susan Denney, Karen Willing, Micheline Aubé, Jackie Emslie, Diana Wilson, Jim Galloway, Wendy Cass, Dick Cooper, Sharon Ticehurst, Pat Bushnell, Lorie Emslie, Paul Sutton, Susan Bushnell, Charles Colt, Maureen Smith, Peter Channell, Miss E. Baldwin.

100,000 HOME CHILDREN
Thanks to Pauline Bampton for the following important note.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- 01/26/10 -- In response to the unanimous support for Member of Parliament Phil McColeman's motion in the House of Commons, the Government of Canada has designated 2010 the Year of the British Home Child, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

"'Designating 2010 as the Year of the British Home Child is a meaningful way to acknowledge this chapter of Canadian history," said Minister Kenney. "The Government of Canada recognizes the hardships suffered by British Home Children and their perseverance and courage in overcoming those hardships. Over the next year, the Government of Canada will honour the great strength and determination of this group of child immigrants, and reflect on the tremendous contributions made by former Home Children and their descendants to the building of Canada."

From 1869 until the late 1940s, around 100,000 children were brought to Canada from the United Kingdom by religious and philanthropic organizations and sent to live with Canadian families, often as farm labourers or domestic servants under the United Kingdom's Child Migration Scheme. These children were known in Canada as the Home Children.

Throughout 2010, the Government of Canada will encourage Canadians to learn more about this period of our history. In September, Canada Post will issue a commemorative stamp in honour of the legacy of former British Home Children in Canada. Further activities are being developed to mark the Year of the British Home Child.

"So little is known about this important chapter in Canadian history,&uot; said Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant. "Many of the Home Children faced hardships and adversity, but went on to become contributing members of our society. By proclaiming 2010 as the Year of the British Home Child, our Government is taking steps to ensure that their experiences and perseverance are honoured and commemorated." It is estimated that between 3 and 4 million Canadians are directly descended from former Home Children.

Contacts: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Communications Branch Media Relations Unit 613-952-1650 [email protected]

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POSTED 01.11.10 I am looking for a John HILL/COTE ( born 1825 Canada/Vermont) married to Louise DESHAINE (born Canada 1835. They are found in 1870 and later at Newport, Orleans co., Vermont. The first 3 or more kids were born in Canada. Also, this might be a second marriage where to early kids have a different mother because of the age difference of the parents. My for-mother was their child who went by the name Carrie J. all her life(born Jan 1859 Vermont) but she appears to be the Clara age 12 on the 1870 census at Newport, Vermont. This Carrie J. married a Frederick TOWNSEND and they lived at Lowell, Massachuets all their lives.

The info I have for sure is from certificates obtained from Lowell, Mass. clerk of records. And, family tradition said the name was changed from COTE to HILL. Can you help?

Peter Brunsdale [email protected]

Peter,

Marie Malvin Descoteaux b. Mar. 6, 1866 to Jean Baptiste Descoteaux and Louise Duchesne of Newport, VT, baptised April 1866 found in the records of Sacre Coeur Parish Stanstead. Descoteaux is often changed to Hill and Deshaine would sound very close to Duchesne when spoken.

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I was wondering if you might have any information on William W. LOVEWELL, spelling later changed to LOVELL. I have been trying to establish where he came from in New England but I have not found any conclusive information. I believe he is the son of Zaccheus LOVEWELL and Hespibah TAPLIN but need to prove it. As you might know there were several "TAPLINS" who settled in the area. He married Mary HANSON, daughter of Micajah HANSON who arrived in 1808. William fought in the War of 1812 for England. He died on March 25, 1875 and is buried at the Lovell Cemetery in Barnston. It says he died at age 85 which would have had him born in 1790. His son was Henry LOVELL, M.L.A., M.P. Stanstead and Mayor of Coaticook and his grandsons were Moody Brock LOVELL, M.L.A, Stanstead, Charles Henry LOVELL, M.P. Stanstead and Fritz Ernest LOVELL, Mayor of Coaticook. Any help you can offer would be great. I have been in touch with the Stanstead Historical Society but they found nothing on William.

Kelly M. Smith (Mr.) [email protected]

Mr. Smith,

The History of Coaticook (L'Histoire de Coaticook [1818-1976], Darderault, 1976) states that Henry Lovell and Artemesia Merriman were the parents of Fritz Ernest Lovell. The marriage index says that William Henry Lovell married Artemesia Merriman in a first marriage and O.H. Merriman second, Stella Goodhue 3rd. It would appear that Henry, William Henry and W. H. Lovell were one and the same. There is a record of Henry Lowell and his wife Artemesia Merriman's daughter Minnie Bell dying at the age of 6 on Mar. 2, 1870. The history of Coaticook also says the 4th Mayor of that place was Henry Lowell. Mary H. Lovell wife of William Sr. dies May 28, 1864 aged 68 years. I include the sketches of the younger Lovells of Coaticook from Men of Today in the Eastern Townships published by The Sherbrooke Record Co. (1917)

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My family surnames from Holland, Derby, Brome Quebec are HALL, DAVIS and recently discovered, MAGOON.

My MAGOON ancestor is Dorothy who was born in VT in 1798 and married Enoch DAVIS, father of Solomon DAVIS and Eleazor DAVIS. I believe the DAVIS family goes back to Dudley DAVIS and I have found information on this branch. But I don't know who Dorothy's parents are and I would like to find that out.

I have her buried in the East Bolton Cemetery, along with her husband Enoch and son Eleazer. Solomon DAVIS, another son, is my ancestor and he is buried in Sudbury Massachusetts. He was born in Quebec in 1825 and died in Framingham, MA in 1901. His daughter, Henrietta, married Albert HALL and lived in Holland, VT.

If you can shed any light on this family, I would appreciate it. I currently have a public tree on Ancestry.com and have a photo of Solomon's grave, should anyone you know want to see it.

Suzanne Hall Eaton [email protected]

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I'm looking for relatives or ancestors in Canada

Norbert Bolduc Sept 29 1903
Mother Alice Parr Bolduc
Father Liborie Annie Bolduc

The only towns I have are Marie PQ Canada, Sacre Coeurde

They entered Maine in the 1900s my mother was born 1928 I have tried and tried with no luck. Both sides of my family have the same names, Bolduc and Prevost. If you could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. I have been told I'm Cree Indian and French Canadian

Diane Wilson at [email protected]

Diane,

Please have a look at

http://www.genealogie.org/famille/prevost/provost/home-eng.html

>From the LDS Family Search site: Norbert BOLDUC Birth Date: 29 Sep 1903 Death Date: Jun 1986 Social Security Number: 007-03-3324 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Maine Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 04210 Localities: Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine

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I recently discovered your Log Cabin Chronicles and wonder if you can give me some advise.

In January 1840 Jean-Baptiste DAMOUR dit de COURBERON was released from prison in Quebec City (incarnated for burglary) on the condition he transport himself out of Canada and we resume he went to the US, possibly with the support of his brother, Jean-François COURBERON. It is known that Jean-François and his family went to Redford, New York (just west of Plattsburg), but it is not known where Jean-B'te resettled.

We know that his oldest surviving daughter, Délina D'AMOURS dit de COURBERON married Joseph LABONTÉ on 21 August 1848 at Stanstead. He was the son of Franois LABONTƒ and Josephte ANTAYA. They had one child, Joseph, born 11 October 1848, in Sherbrooke, but he lived only one year.

My desire is to locate more information regarding Jean-Baptiste (born 1785 in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatire) after his release from prison. It is possible that he lived near Stanstead, either Vermont or Quebec, with his wife, Josephte PELLETIER and their three other children, Franois (born 1831 in Ste-Anne, MŽdine (born 1834, Ste-Anne) and SŽrephine (born 1836, Ste-Anne). Marshall Colburn [email protected]

Marshall,

The information you mention is in the local records.

The Parish of Sacre Coeur becomes a parish in 1848, the previous 10 years it was a mission. Most of the D'Amours were members of the Coaticook churches after they opened. The only record I can find in the marriage index that mentions Courberon is that of Alphonse D'Amour Courberon Feb 23, 1925, St. Marc, Coaticook.

Figuring out if and where some one lived in Stanstead County using Sacre Coeur Parish records is not always a reliable method. It is the second oldest parish in our region of the lower Eastern Townships. Sherbrooke is a year or so older. So the whole County came to Stanstead until their own parishes were formed or one that was closer to where they lived was. Most of Orealns County, VT also came here for RC services or the priests went there as a missionary and preformed services. Those living in Stanstead County were considered members of this parish unless it is indicated to the contary in the records. That included Coaticook and up to the borders of the area covered by Sherbrooke.

Jean-Baptiste may have lived in Coaticook for example and the distance from there to Sherbrooke would be very close to that to Stanstead. Coaticook did not have its first parish until 1868. As a result recording the births, marriages and deaths before that date required the services of a priest from Sherbrooke or Stanstead or a missionary priest from head office.

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POSTED 12.14.09 Richard SMITH, b. 1782, and his second wife Sarah KNAPP, b.1786, (both American born) were my 3-great grandparents. Richard, after large losses in Windham County, VT., real estate, deserted his first wife and children and moved to Ascot, Quebec, where he earned a living as a trader and school teacher. He had 5 children with his second wife. Only one baptismal record has been found for their first child Sarah Ann WHITE SMITH who oddly appears to have been named for his first wife who divorced him back in Vermont in 1829, after her birth and just about 2 weeks before the birth of my 2-great grandmother, Clarina HOWARD SMITH.

I have been unable to find a marriage record for his second marriage in Quebec. It appears that RICHARD, SARAH & her mother Ruth were all living in Ascot in the 1819 Ascot census. By 1828 SarahÕs mother Ruth KNAPP has died and Richard and Sarah are witnesses. Quebec Vital and Church Records. Ruth KNAPP's death, Ascot (Church of England) QuŽbec On this 13 day of April, 1828, Sarah KNAPP, widow, born August 16, 1753 was buried in the presence of her daughter and other witnesses. Aged 70 years and 9 months. Witnesses: Richard SMITH, KNAPP SMITH

I am trying to discover the maiden name of Ruth KNAPP, and who her husband was (the father of Sarah KNAPP) and where else to look besides the DROUIN collection for the marriage of Richard SMITH & Sarah KNAPP, and missing birth records of other 4 children. Jacki Russell [email protected]

Jacki,

The age and dates here do not work. The index I have suggests that the Ruth Knapp with the Smiths as witnesses died April 28, 1828, aged 74, was buried on the 30th and was born August 16, 1753 as you mention. Have you tried the Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University? There are still two Knapp family histories available from Higginson Books. The Knapp Family in America a genealogy of the descendants of William Knapp . . . including a pedigree of Hiram Knapp is a slim volume written in 1909. There are many Hiram entries in local records. The second one, Nicholas Knapp Genealogy, is a brick at 900 pages may also be of help.

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With cousins we have traced back to 1600, but the elusive time is between 1848 to 1865 My Great Grandfather Celestine (Lester) PRATT (b) 9 Apr 1848 in St.Hyacinthe,Quebec Christened 9 Apr 1848 in St. Dominque, Bagot. I have his father as Charles Dupras (PRATT) not at the Christening, and his mother Marie GUERTIN remarried around 1850. I would like to know where to find when he came across the border. I have his Civil War records. I know his mother stayed in Canada and he visited from time to time, as he lived in Vermont until 1895 then moved to Rhode Island where he is buried with my Great Grandmother Angeline CORROW ( CARON) Gene Caouette ,Vermont

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Gene,

There does not seem to have been any restrictions on immigration from Canada to the United States until 1895. If they went by ship there could be a passenger list. If Mr Pratt became an American citizen or was naturalized there should be a record in the office closest to where he applied. I am surprised his military service record did not supply more information. If nothing else the time between 1861 and 1865 should be available.

Where abouts are you in Vermont? Close to the Manchester, NH end? The American Canadian Genealogical Society there has great records from Quebec and the Drouin records. It is sort of like one stop shopping for folks with roots in Quebec.

My family surnames are from Holland, Derby, Brome Quebec are HALL, DAVIS and recently discovered, MAGOON. My MAGOON ancestor is Dorothy who was born in VT in 1798 and married Enoch DAVIS, father of Solomon DAVIS and Eleazor DAVIS. I believe the DAVIS family goes back to Dudley DAVIS and I have found information on this branch. But I don't know who Dorothy's parents are and I would like to find that out.

I have her buried in the East Bolton Cemetery, along with her husband Enoch and son Eleazer. Solomon DAVIS, another son, is my ancestor and he is buried in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He was born in Quebec in 1825 and died in Framingham, MA in 1901. His daughter, Henrietta, married Albert HALL and lived in Holland, VT.

If you can shed any light on this family, I would appreciate it. I currently have a public tree on Ancestry.com and have a photo of Solomon's grave, should anyone you know want to see it. Suzanne Hall Eaton [email protected]

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POSTED 10.30.09 First of all, thanks so much for your column! I posted a question a while ago and it was seen by a distant relative of mine. He has provided me with a great deal of information on my ancestry. Now I have a couple more queries to post.

According to the 1901 census of Canada my ancestor Burton L DHU lived in Brome and was married to 17 year old Edith. In the Drouin files I found a marriage record for Miss Grace E SORNBERGER to Mr Burton L DHERS (transcription error I think, I strongly believe this is my Burton DHU.) The marriage took place at the Fitch Bay Adventist Church. This is the last time I found this wife in association with Burton and I always assumed she died. However, I just located a marriage record from Vermont, and it is not in front of me so I'm not sure of the date (several years after the 1901 census), that indicated a George DHU, son of Elizabeth HOLLENBECK and Ed DHU (these are also Burton's parents) married a Grace DHU, whose father was a SORNBERGER. It appears to me that Grace Edith divorced Burton and later married his brother George. I would like to confirm this somehow.

Also, I am looking for an ancestor named Amanda BELANGER. She was born around 1852, I believe in Canada, lived some of her adult life in Salem, Derby, VT and she died in 1885 in Salem, Derby, VT. She was married to Oliver "lLevi"l DERUSHA (or any other variation of that name). They had several children that were baptized at Sacred Heart in Stanstead, including Marie Louise DESROCHERS and Marie Jane DESROCHERS. Amanda is buried at Sacre-Coeur cemetery in Stanstead, though no stone remains. In her interment record from Sacred Heart, it states she has either a father or brother named Alexis (cannot tell if it says frere or pere). Levi went on to marry Martha POWERS and they are both buried at St Mary's in Stanstead. I would like to find out who Amanda's parents were, if possible, and where she was born in Canada.

Paula Price [email protected]

Paula

The Stanstead Journal reported that at Oliver on Dec. 19, 1900, Elder D.W. Sornberger, grandfather of the bride, in the presence of her father at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. Burton L. Dhu of the Twp. of Bolton married Miss Grace Sornberger of Magog Twp.

Elder D.W. Sornberger was the pastor at Fitch Bay for many years so the event was probably recorded in his books.

When Valentine Orson Brown died suddenly on May 4, 1945 he was in the home of his sister, Mrs. Burton Dhu, Derby Line, VT. His sister Ivy Brown was Mrs. Dhu. His daughter Olive died here a few years ago. She was very sharp I am sure she would have remembered her aunt and uncle. I think her siblings have all gone too.

According to the cemetery records at the Stanstead Historical Society Archives, Ivy Brown Dhu's middle initial was E. She dies in 1968 and was born in 1879; she is buried in Derby Line. Lawrence Dhu and his wife Yvonne (I think she was a Watson) are buried there also.

There was a death of an infant child of Berton Dhu of Beebe Plain recorded by the Sherbrooke Daily Record, Dec. 27, 1902.

She was 36 at the time of death. She had a brother Alexis.

Paula Price wrote:

Thanks for putting Marc in touch with me. He has given me some excellent information! I have one more small clue to go on with Amanda. I located a baptismal record for Joseph Elwin GARCEAU, my grandfather. His parents were Edouard GARCEAU and Mary (Marie) DESROCHERS. Mary/Marie was Amanda Belanger's and Levi DERUSHA's daughter. According to the document Joseph Elwin's godfather was either Francis or Francois Xavier LEBLANC BOULANGER. If only I could figure out how he was related to Amanda... Paula Price [email protected]

Paula

Years ago when I worked as a funeral director I remember the funeral of Mr. Joseph Elwin Garceau who was the cousin of the daughters of Francois X. Leblanc making him Mr. Garceau's uncle. Therese LeBlanc Winter made the arrangements. That was in 1976. Mrs. F.X. Leblanc was Marie-Louise Desrochers.

When Francois Xavier LeBlanc married Louise Durocher June 20, 1910 his address was Bedford, MA. Louise's address was Salem, VT. His parents were David and Emma Pinsonneault and Louise's were LŽvis and Amanda.

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Bea Nelson of the Holland Historical Society recommended you to me. I have 3 sides of my family that came from Canada. The 2 families I need help with are BEAN & HAMILTON.

Although Bea told me today that Hamilton may have only been the English name of my gg-grandmother Ellen HAMILTON who married Charles BEAN on 4-8-1884 in Holland, VT. If this is the case then I don't know what her real last name would be.

Ellen definitely was Indian. Also my uncle Bernie is still alive at 75 & he remembers Ellen & he says she was very Indian. In fact he said he remembers her telling him a few of her Indian names & one of them was Delilah.

I have a picture of Ellen holding my mother as an infant & the Indian features in Ellen's face are so clear & precise that it's unreal! It's a 4-generation picture so my g-grandmother, Ellen's daughter, is in the picture also & her name was Mary Winona BEAN but her married name was Largy. The Indian features on Mary's face are very clear &distinct as well just like her mother Ellen. My grandmother, Mary's daughter, also in the picture, has no trace of the Indian features except maybe for the chin. The chin sticks out or juts out & it's sort of pointy but not too pointy. Some of us that are living have this chin, we all call it "lthe Bean chin"l. But I think it actually comes from Ellen's Indian side which all along has been Hamilton but now I have my doubts about her real last name. The info I have is Ellen was born on 8-1858 some where in Quebec & she immigrated to the US in 1882. Her husband was Charles BEAN, middle initial may be H, b. 6-1860 in Barnston, Quebec. Their daughter, my g-grandmother, Mary Winona BEAN was born on 7-3-1885 in Holland, VT.

Now, Ellen's father is supposed to have been George Hamilton b. 1823 in Ontario. He was married twice, Nellie??, no last name, no dates or places. A second wife was Elizabeth McKay b. 7-1-1844 in Ontario. I don't know which wife came first & I don't know which one would have been Ellen's mother. I'm not sure at all on the accuracy of any of this info. I also have as George's father a Francis HAMILTON married to Janet??, no last name on her either. Again, on these 2 I have no dates, places, etc. & i'm not sure of this info either.

Now for the BEAN side. As i've said above, Charles BEAN was married to Ellen HAMILTON. I have an Edwin BEAN listed as Charles' father. Edwin was born in Ontario, no dates at all. Edwin was "lsupposedly"l married to a Mary SHERWOOD b. 1-11-1828 in England. She immigrated to Perth, Ontario in 1832. I have no date or place of their marriage. I also have her father listed as Christopher Sherwood from Yorkshire, England. I also have her mother listed as Ann Stapp?? also from Yorkshire, England. But on Charles & Ellen's marriage certificate it lists Charles' mother as being Mary (MARSH) exactly like that with MARSH in parenthesis. So i'm not sure about the accuracy of any of this either.

Would you please be able to help me with all of this? I have been every where on the internet & I keep getting all sorts of different things. On the Bean surname there are so many of them I don't know which ones are my line?! At one point I was told that my Bean's might be cousins to the John BEAN's from Exeter, NH but I don't know how accurate this is either. I don't know where else or who else to turn to & I need & want a lot of accuracy on names, dates, places, etc. In particular I want to know very much about my gg-grandmother Ellen HAMILTON & her Indian line, the correct tribe she belonged to & everything. Any help that you can give me will be greatly appreciated. If you cannot help me can you direct to someone else who can? Also, feel free to forward this email to someone else that can help me. Christine Bellrose, Nashua, NH [email protected]

Christine, At that date her last name could easily be just Hamilton. With the name Hamilton she might be Metis which is a person of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. There is a marriage record for Charles H. Bean of Barnston to Ella Towle in 1878. The name Marsh could be Marais or Desmarais which is marsh in French.

I do not have much information for Ontario which is hundreds of miles away. I do not feel I can be much help there.

Bea is right but is cutting our Native Canadian population a little short. There are many more Native Canadian groups in Quebec. But it is necessary to do genealogical research in the regular way unless the family you are researching lives on a reserve. Native Canadians who married non-natives and lived in towns and farms had the same rules about registration of b. m. and d. as everyone else.

A quick search for George Hamilton with a Birth/Christening date of 1823, in all Countries from all sources on the Family Search site (LDS) returned 51 items. Some of these George Hamilton entries are for the same person but come from different submitters or at least different sources.

There were two George Hamiltons in Ontario with the same birth year 1823, found on the 1881 Canadian Census. This first family has a George married to a Mary who comes from Scotland. This George could be a descendant of one of those hundreds of Scots that came to Canada to work in the fur trade. Many of these men married/lived with Native Canadian women while in the bush and fathered many children. I saw the Francis and Janet Hamilton one but as you said no last name for Janet.

I can tell you that the Beans in our part of Quebec were a very large group in the early 1800s. The original Beans in Hatley and Barnston did come from NH.

An Edwin Bean from Hatley did marry a Josephine Bean daughter of Simon Bean on Sept. 19, 1860. Simon was the son of Moses Bean who was born in Sutton, NH July 21, 1774 and who moved to Hatley Twp., Stanstead Co. in 1798. Hatley borders on Barnston Twp. which is also part of Stanstead Co.

I do prefer to work with genealogical charts with a group as large as the Beans. Too many with the same names and dates to keep them straight in my head. I believe there is still an active group of Bean researchers.

For the Ontario connection please try this site: http://www.ogs.on.ca/

I do not see any of the names you are asking about in the Abenaki lists of names. There are so many more Native Bands in Canada that may be her group. Here are the bands in Quebec

1. Abenakis of Becancour Band 2. Bersimis Band 3. Caughnawaga 4. Dominion Abitibi Band 5. Fort Chimo Band 6. Fort George Band 7. Great Whale River Band 8. Hurons of Lorette Band 9. Kipawa Band 10. Lac Simon Band 11. Long Point Band 12. Manowan Band 13. Marie Band 14. Mingan Band 15. Mistassini Band Innu Nation Cree band, 16. Montagnais du Lac St. Jean Band 17. Natashquan Band 18. Obedjiwan Band 19. Odanak Band 20. Old Factory Band 21. Restigouche Band Listuguj First Nation, Actually this is the Restigouche Mik'maq Band, Restigouche, Quebec. Indian Brook and other Mik'maq sites, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Cape Bretonne.

22. River Desert Band 23. Rupert House Band 24. Seven Islands Band 25. Timiskaming Band 26. Waswanipi Band 27. Weymontachie Band

Here are the original tribal groups by name The Abenaki tribe The Algonquin tribe The Attikamek tribe The Eastern Cree The Huron tribe The Inuit The Maliseet The Micmac tribe The Mohawk tribe The Montagnais The Naskapi The Ojibway

Recommended books about Quebec Native Americans: Native Peoples of Quebec: Introduction to the Native American tribes of Quebec. Indians of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces: Overview of East Coast First Nations history and culture.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Quebec province: Waban-Aki Nation: Coalition of the Abenaki First Nations of Quebec. Algonquin Nation Tribal Council: Representing the Algonquin bands of Barriere Lake, Timiskaming, and Wolf Lake. Algonquin Anishinabeg Tribal Council: Representing the Pikogan, Kipawa, Kitcisakik, Kitigan Zibi, Lac Simon, and Winneway bands. First Nations of QuŽbec: Articles and information on Quebec's aboriginal peoples. Quebec First Nations: Maps and cultural information about Quebec Native Americans. Indians of Canada and Quebec: Historical information on Quebec's First Nations. Aboriginal Place Names of Quebec: Map of Quebec labeled with placenames in Quebec Native languages.

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I am looking for information on Susan BRACY and her family. She was thought to have been born about 1839 in Potton Township. She was married in about 1855, possibly in North Troy Vermont, to Hollis MANUEL, who was born in North Troy, Vermont in about 1832. She died July 2, 1914 in North Troy, Vermont and is buried in the North Troy Cemetery, with her husband Hollis. She had a daughter Alice Maryetta, born Nov.23, 1873 in Jay or North Troy, Vermont, date of death unknown. Alice married my great grandfather, Howard A. MOONEY, July 15, 1891 at St. Andrew Anglican Church in Bolton. Any information other sources you could supply would be greatly appreciated. Brian Mooney [email protected]

Brian There is a family called Brasee/Bresee in this area too. Volume 2 of The History of Brome Co. (Taylor) pages 237- 240, many of which came from Vermont to Brome Co. According to the information in the article that the name was corrupted from the French name Bresy. Perhaps to close to ignore?? I took a quick look at this site; http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ Marlene covers both sides of the border near Richford and may be able to help. She does have a small charge for her service but is the best source for that part of both countries. Search results for Bracey on her site there are 75 entries Howard A. Mooney and Hollis Manuel are also there. The Canadian Census for 1901 does supply a little information too. May I ask where you have already looked for Susan? I may be able to suggest other sources.

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POSTED 10.07.09

Some of the Bartlett's that descend from Edson Lyman Bartlett have written you before, in an attempt to find further details on this man. See earlier request for information, below:

I have been searching for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT an recently obtained a copy of his wife's burial record which reads that she was buried in Fitch Bay on 10 July 1892 and mentions the Adventist Church with D. W. Somburger, Minister ( spelling may not be accurate). Do you know of such a church being located in Fitch Bay or what cemetery the family might be buried in? There seems to be several cemeteries located in the Fitch Bay area but I have found no record on them. I presume that Edson, Sylvia, Jonathon, Ira Orrin, Julie Ann and Benjamin Franklin (AKA) Franklin BARTLETT are all buried in the same cemetery in Fitch Bay. The burial record had Mrs. Sylvia Shurtleff, the widow of the late Edson Bartlett died in Coventry, VT.July 08,1892, aged 87 of general debility. Another record I found states that Franklin BARTLETT died in a mine blast at Magoon's Point 08 Sep 1867 as recorded in the "Vital Statistics from The Stanstead Journal 1861-1875 " which I purchased from the Stanstead Historical Society. Any help that you may provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Clifford Johnson [email protected]

Clifford,

Rev. D.W. Sornberger was the first clergyman when the Adventist church was formed in Fitch Bay in 1862.

D.W. Sornberger dies in 1903. He had been married for 60 years in 1898.

There are two cemeteries in Fitch Bay and Edson does not appear in the index to either.

When the Bartlett, Shurtleff, Browns and Coles came to Stanstead they settled mostly around Fitch Bay and Brown's Hill and the surrounding area. The Bartletts of Barnston appear to be a different family. Page 197 in The History of Stanstead Co., B.F. Hubbard (1874) which you can see at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The other family is on page 297.

Although several of the Bartlett women are buried in Fitch Bay I do not see where their husbands are buried. Any chance some of them were Quakers and not Adventists?

Perhaps Bill SHURTLEFF, P.O. Box 234 Lafayette, CA 94549-0234 could be a help. He posted Edson's birth on the LDS Family History site and suggests he died Jan. 1875 in Stanstead Co., Quebec.

And the same site has tseven listings for Edson Lyman Bartlett all to do with Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, and it has the following Edson Lyman Bartlett Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: JAN 1875, Stanstead, Quebec Burial: Wife Sylvia Ann Shurtleff Birth: 08 OCT 1803 Marshfield, Washington, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: 08 JUL 1892 Irasburg, Rutland, Vermont Burial: Children July Ann Bartlett Benjamin Franklin Bartlett

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Recently a discovery was made wherein a KENDAL BARTLETT (11), and ROSE BARTLETT (10), along with Horace Bartlett (5; Edson's oldest son), and three of his wife Sylvia's brother's children: George, Charles & Betsy Shurtleff, all were supposedly shown as being in a school together in 1829. The record said: "Head of Bury West School" (or Bary, or Barre). Do you have any access to Records for this particular school? Could you check other records for the Kendall and/or Rose Bartletts? It is our thought that the two Bartlett's listed are cousins of Horace. Thus, information on their parents would be a great find. Nathan Bartlett [email protected]

Nathan,

Sadly I do not. The Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University http://www.etrc.ca/ and the Compton County Historical Society may be able to help, http://mus.eatoncorner.com/page2.html . If indeed the school is that at Bury, Quebec and not Barre, Vermont, Bury is in Compton County. I have checked the b, m, and d indexes for their lifetimes without success. The closest item found is a marriage for a Roe Bartlette to Petter Radieker in 1844, in Stanstead. A quick look through the part of the Descendants of Wm. Shurtleff that i have shows members of that family in both Bury, QC and Barre, VT. More work is necessary. David

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I have been recently gifted an antique set of dishes and have been told they are from my Great-Great Grandmother. The information I have been given is that her name is Elmira DUROCHER STONE. She had a son named Freeman. I know very little about this side of the family, and am very excited to find out more. I do know that she lived in Coaticook, Quebec. According to a family diary, the date of death is July 17, 1967, and she was 75 years old at the time, so the date of birth should be 1892. This is on my father's side (Peter LUCE) and Freeman's daughter Hazel married Kenneth LUCE. They lived in Moe's River, Compton for many years, and there are still many Luces there (in fact we were just there last week!) I have heard that much of the family comes from the States. I would really appreciate if you could point me in the right direction to find out more! I came across your site while searching. Crystal (Luce) Smith Paris, Ontario [email protected]

Hello,

Stone is the translation of Durocher or at least as close as possible. So these folks appear under both names in Quebec records. Henri Durocher married Mina Lesperance Nov. 11, 1895 in St. Edmond parish Coaticook. Henri's parents were Henri and Julie Desindes. Mina's were Pierre Lesperance and Marie Lyonnais. According to the 1911 Canadian Census she was born Aug. 30, 1880. On the 1901 census she was born in Aug. 1879 but is still 5 years younger than Henry. He too was a year younger in 1911. Re: the picture in the June 10 and June 17 issues of the Journal, the one of a nun and a group of schoolchildren in front of the Journal building, I recognized the nun standing in the back row. My parents also think she is Sister Prudentienne Chevalier. At the time the picture was taken, she was known as Sister Alice. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy. Diane Seguin Bacon

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What a great treat it has been for me and my twin sister Ginny to try to piece together our family history in the last year and a half. I have had many great people help me along the way and have recently returned from Quebec City where I did research at the Gabrielle Roy Library on my ancestors. They were English speaking Irish settlers in Quebec city who were commercial merchants and timber trade workers in the early 1830's. They were Hugh MACADAMS(MCADAMS) and Anne (nee ROBINSON. ) and lived in the Gowen's Buildings on Saint Peter Street in the lower town. He and his large family are recorded on the Drouin Records and we have managed to locate his grave, his wife, my great,great grandfather Alexander Macadams, and two spinster sisters. Many of the younger deaths in the 1840's are recorded in the Drouin records but we can't find their graves. A visit to the old St.Mathew's cemetery and library records of the tombstones did not find them either.In anycase Alexander MACADAMS moved on after marrying a Sarah Emma MURPHY in Quebec to have a family of his own. We have traced them to Essa Township on the 1861 census in Simcoe County Ontario( kind of near Barrie ont.) with the first of their children. The third eldest was a daughter who lived and died in between the census of 1861 and 1871 and her recorded death was reported in an Ottawa newspaper. The first son also died young on a visiting trip to Ste Foy in 1866 and is buried there. My direct relative was Alexander Humphrey MACADAMS born in Quebec City on June 8, 1859. His sister was born in 1864 in Ontario, perhaps in Essa Township or maybe in London City(London, Ontario) as that was their next home on the 1871 census. Her name was Stella Maris MACADAMS and she is the person I wish to ask you about.

Stella Maris MACADAMS was married twice, once to a Mr. BELFORD and listed as a wealthy socialite from Quebec. I know this because her second husband was rather famous, or should I say infamous! He was an artist who met her in London, England in 1901 and married her in Paris the same year.She was a young wealthy widow from Quebec who travelled over to England with her uncle Albert Alexander Humphrey who was there to sell a gold mine. ( St. George, Beauce region...st.Onge gold mine) of which he worked as the mine superintendent. She was said to be married to a Belford. I wonder if you know of any Belford's who married a Stella Maris MACADAMS and died before 1899? Her life with her new husband, Charles CONDER is outlined in detail in an online book called Charles CONDER: The Last Bohemian. written by Ann Galbally, of the University of Melbourne, Austr.in 2003. Stella Maris is mentioned in the book, Annie younger sister is also there, Alexander MACADAMS is mentioned as her father. I am pretty sure this is my family in print! Even though the MACADAMS, Murphy's and Humphrey's are all related I have not been able to locate much information on the Humphrey line or on the Belford line. Several ship manifests have listed Stella as a wife going to Ireland in the early 1890's but I don't know if that means he lived in Ireland? Any help you could give me would be great. I have heard of some Belford's in the Eastern Township area and don't know if you have too? The publishing Belford in the USA don't seem to have married any Stella's as far as I can see. I think it would have to be a fairly wealthy Belford, as she was a wealthy widow. My interests in the Macadams family started when my grandmother died at 101 yrs old and her birth cert. had another father's name on it than we all thought it would be. OPPS!!! SO the search continues for Alexander H. Macadams who was my grandmothers birthfather who abandoned her at 18 months or thereabouts. I thought if you knew any leads for the Belford connection I could get started on that vein of the family as well. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Patsy Joosse [email protected]

Patsy Here is a note received from Tim Belford, long time CBC Radio personality, in answer to your request.

Hi, Thanks for the note. Unfortunately I can't help. Although my family did live in Quebec (Richmond) about a hundred years ago none married a Macadams. As far as I know, there are two different branches of the Belford family that arrived in the early 19th century and settled in Ontario. Whether or not they were related I'm not sure, although they both originated in the same area of Ireland. At present, I believe there are only two Belfords in Quebec - myself and my son.

Tim Belford

Also, There is a Mrs. Hugh Macadams living at 26 1/2 St. Genevieve St., St. John (Quebec City listing). There is also a William Macadams living in the same residence but held a law office, 20 St. Peter St., Lower Town. This from the Dominion Directory 1871. No Belford found in Quebec City listings in that year.

According to the 1901 Census there are 86 Belfords in Canada with 60 of those people in Quebec. There were more in 1911.

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My name is Thomas LEES. I was born in Sherbrooke in 1944 and was raised in Beebe/Rock Island until 1963. My parents were Thomas LEES and Violet MELVIN. I have managed to find (or knew) of much of my immediate family's background. What I do not have are the following:

1 - Copy of marriage certificate of parents (Thomas and Violet Melvin) married 22 Aug 1931 in Beebe.

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(For all birth, marriages and deaths in Quebec since 1900 the certificates are available from Quebec. A form is available or you can order online with a credit card. http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 There is a link in blue near the bottom of the birth certificate information for the other forms). 2 - Copies of death certificates of parents Thomas (died 7 Mar 1979 in Rock Island) and Violet (died 10 Jan 1968 in Stanstead). Both are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead. 3- Copies of death certificates of grandparents John (died 31 Aug 1950 in Beebe) and Jean (nee PATERSON) (died 1951 in Beebe). Both are buried at Woodside Cemetery in Beebe 4 - My father and his mom and dad and siblings came to Canada about 1912 (a guess). Is there any way to find out exactly date/ ship/port?
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(Being British they did not have a problem coming to Canada. Ships passenger lists are available. They can be time consuming, microfilms can be borrowed from the National Archives through inter-library loan. The Journal says at the time of their 25 anniversary Aug. 18, 1956, that they were natives of Scotland. The first entry I find for them is the birth of a son July 10, 1936). 5 - Any census records available?
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(The last Canadian census available to researchers is the 1911. If your folks came to Quebec early enough in 1911 they may be listed). http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html 6- Any wills/testaments/inventories copies available for Father (Thomas) and grandfather (John).
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(Several Lee wills registered here in Stanstead but none for Lees. Perhaps they had to go through the court system if they did not have a notarial will). Tom Lees, PO Box 1015, Vulcan Alberta, T0L 2B0 [email protected]

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I am at a wall in my Family tree and stumbled across your webpage. I Would like to know where else I might look for info on my 3x Grandfather Jean Dosithe LAVALLEE He was Baptized in St. Cesaire, Quebec. in September 1830. His Parents Joseph LAVALLEE and Jossette PELLETIER moved to Colchester, Vt. area around 1838. Jean (John LOVELY on census reports) Married Marie DUBE around 1848-1849 I am looking for there marriage record. I have found his brothers Francis and Charles marriage records in the old town of Winooski records. I have looked in the 2 church record books numerous times. St Joseph and St Mary (Immaculate Conception). I Have been doing this for ten years now and don't know where else to look? I heard about the book "Quebec Parish & Missionary Records of Northern New York & Vermont: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & Abjurations" But I donât have any access to this, nor can I travel to far with my Desert Storm Disability. Any ideas where else I might try? Scott Lovely, Portland, CT [email protected]

Scott, The Drouin Marriage records are probably the best place to look if they were married in a Catholic church and specially if they married before leaving Quebec. The two best sources in the USA for these records are listed below.

http://WWW.ACGS.ORG/

http://www.afgs.org/index.html

http://www.afgs.org/genepges.html

The first is in the bottom of New Hampshire and the second in RI. I guess they are about the same distance from Portland. The third is a list of links to other French Canadian sites. If you have been to these folks without any luck let me know.

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I came across your site while looking up info on Beebe Plain I'm hoping you can help me. I just found my great-grandfather's brother in the 1860 federal census living in Beebe Plain. His name was Michael KNEELAND, his wife was Margaret, and they had 3 daughters - Bridget, Margaret and Sara. They were Irish immigrants, but I believe they were Protestant, possibly Presbyterian. Nothing is known by us about this branch of the Kneeland family.My father always said that they changed the spelling of the name to NEYLON at some point - apparently they lost touch over the years. Do you know anything about this family? I sure could use some help with this! Joanne Kneeland [email protected]

Joanne, I have not found any Kneelands in local records. Usually the Beebe, VT folks used the Beebe, Quebec churches and cemeteries. In the1860s, if they were Catholics they would have been using the Stanstead church as there wasn't another for miles on either side of the border. The first names you mentioned certainly could be for Catholics. On the Canadian side of the border the largest group of Kneelands is in Stukley, Quebec. Do you know where they went after Beebe, VT? I need a few more details to know if I find the right ones. When were they born, married etc.

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I was given your name by a woman at the Stanstead Registry Office when I called there to inquire as to how to request birth/marr/death certificates from Stanstead for a genealogical search I am doing. My great-grandmother, Mary BEAUCHAMP, was born in Stanstead and came to the US at a very young age with her sister and never went home.

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(Thousands of people left Quebec to work in the mills in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass. and Rhode Island. Many workers in these mills were young children).

It was always a mystery as to the circumstances of her leaving and what happened that she never saw her family again. Several years ago my father went to Stanstead and was able to find a baptismal record at Stanstead Plain and Beebe Plain Church of England: Mary BEAUCHAMP daughter of Louis Elijah BEAUCHAMP laborer and Ellen KNOWLES his wife of Stanstead Plain, born 2nd of March 1887 and baptized 15th of May 1877.

We could not locate the family in the census records until recently when we learned more about searching for spelling variations. We then found them listed under BOSHAW, BOOSHAW, BASHAW, BEAUCHAMP, and even BOUCHARD. We learned that Louis Elijah was the son of a Francis and Betsy BEAUCHAMP and likely had brothers William and Isaac. Louis and Ellen had another daughter Maud who was a year younger than Mary. We found Louis, Ellen, and Maud living in the poorhouse in Stanstead in 1891 (perhaps Mary had already come to the US). I guess my questions for you would include:

Another name to consider; Beauchamp would probably translate to Goodfield.

1. is there no 1851 Stanstead census?

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No 1851 census for Stanstead.

2. do you know of other Beauchamp researchers in Stanstead?

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No.

3. what agency in Quebec do I contact to look for birth/marriage/death certificates that might help me learn more about this family?

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(Here is the address for the certificates for before 1900. For documents held at the Archives nationales du QuŽbec in Quebec City (ANQQ), please contact: http://www.anq.gouv.qc.ca/ Archives nationales du QuŽbec Centre d'archives de QuŽbec Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault CitŽ universitaire, P.O. box 10450 Sainte-Foy QC G1V 4N1 Tel.: (418) 643-8904 Fax: (418) 646-0868 E-mail: [email protected]

Here is the website for the ones after 1900 http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 Sadly you need to know most of what you wish to know as they will not search but can provide certificates).

I spent a very frustrating afternoon on the phone trying to speak with someone who could point me in the right direction. (I called the historical societybut the man could not speak English and i cannot speak French). I appreciate any pointers for research! Ronda Randall, Brunswick, Maine ronda at [email protected]

Ronda, I find a few Catholic Beauchamps in local records.

birth of Rose Amanda dau. of Israel Beauchamp Rosalie Beloin 8/3/1875

death of Andrew, Elizabeth and Felix

one marriage in Stanstead and 2 in Magog.

Elie Beauchamp of Waybridge, Vermont marries Mary Maguire in Stanstead 1/11/1868. These folks show up for various other events under the names Beauchesne, Beauchene and Beauchamp. Many of these people could not read or write and the many spellings is a result of that. The Magog ones are in the1960s. No way to connect them at present. The Stanstead Journal reported the death of Ellen, wife of Elijah Beauchamp in Stanstead Dec. 10, 1892 aged 51 years.

The Journal also has a birth announcement for a son born to Mr & Mrs Beauchamp in Hatley Nov 30, 1898. Sadly their first names are not mentioned.

There is a death for Betsey Beauchamp aged 86, in Rock Island Oct. 11, 1881. Rock Island is now part of Stanstead.

There is a death for Lizzie Beauchemp who d. Mar. 12, 1913 in her 87th year a resident of Rock Island and Derby Line for 42 years.

They seem to disappear after that date.

Our county records do not show a cemetery record for them. These records were compiled for the most part from information on visible monuments. No monument, no record sort of thing.

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The names for the photo of Sept. 2, 2009.

Back row left to right: Doug Bronson, Herb Mallalieu, Lee Brown, Arthur Slade, Gordon Bunk Laberee, Doug Putney, Earl Bushnell, Al Little, Jack Heald, Valmore Lepitre Middle row: Don Willing, _?_, Greg Bronson, Ron Langevin, Nil Belleville, _?_, Arthur Laberee Front row: Raymond Yates, Mike Wing, Keith Slade, David Lepitre, Alcide Yates, Gerald Lepitre, Danny Wallace, Mike Bronson. If you have any corrections or can fill in the two blanks pease let us know.

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Looking for information on members of the Martin MULLINS family who emigrated about 1843 from County Cork, Ireland to Quebec. It is not known how long they were in that area, as some of the family later moved to the US. The children were James, Martin and Mary, (probably born in Ireland), Elizabeth M., Laurence, Edward, Robert, John, and William. All belonged to the Catholic church. I have found that the three daughters are buried in Mont Ste. Marie Cemetery in Stanstead. Two sons married BISSONNETTE sisters, presumably in Stanstead. The daughter Elizabeth, married Prosper BISSONNETTE according to the cemetery record.

I would welcome anything, but especially need information on the father Martin- his place of residence, whether he died and is buried in the Stanstead area and anything about his wife (name unknown). I have not found any listings for them in the burials in Sacre-Coeur de Jesus or Mont Ste Marie cemeteries.

I appreciate the opportunity to have this query published in the area where the family once lived. The Mullins records I have are vague, and I was happy to see your . website. I am including my mailing address in case someone wishes to contact me and doesn't have email.

Barbara Lamb, 12 Cornwall Road, Geneva, NY 14456 [email protected]

Barbara, I did not find a Martin Mullins in this area. The earliest Mullen/Mullens, Mullin/Mullins family here was that of John Mullen and Ann McCoy (McCone also). The first entry in local records I find for them is the birth of daughter Sara Anne in Georgeville March 3, 1848. She died in Georgeville Feb. 26, 1849 at ten months and is buried in Sacre Coeur Cemetery. There is the birth of a daughter Elizabeth on April 25, 1850. Elizabeth was 54 and the wife P.A. Bissonnette when she died May 4, 1905. Mary E. Mullins, daughter of John, dies May, 20, 1917 in Stanstead aged 76 and the Bissonnets were the witnesses. Robert Emmit was born Aug. 19, 1852 in Stanstead. He marries Cordelia Bissonnette Jan. 20, 1879, Stanstead. John Mullens dies Dec. 28, 1865 in Stanstead. He was 56. John's wife Ann McCone dies at the age of 77 on Oct. 22, 1889 in Stanstead. The witnesses were her sons Thomas and John.

There is a lot of activity for a James Mullins, son of James and Ann Jacklie. He and his two wives have a large family that marries in Stanstead but mostly in Coaticook. At this time I cannot connect him to the John Mullins family but depending when their first son James was born it is possible he is a grandson.

If John and Martin are one and the same this may be your family. Certainly the other bits of information seems to fit.

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I'm writing to you today to ask your advise as to how I can locate land records from abt. 1881. In the 1881 census, I found my great great great grandparents living in Hatley, QuŽbec area and I would like to find exactly where they lived. My ggggrandfather was listed in the census as Freeman CURTIS. He was born,baptised at St. Hyacinthe on Dec.11, 1825. His birth name is Firmin CASSISTA. When he was a child, his father, also Firmin CASSISTA moved the family to Swanton,Vermont area. When he returned to QuŽbec by abt. 1877, he and his wife, Amelia nŽe Emilie GIRARD and their children settled in or near Hatley. It was about this time when his name changed from CASSISTA to CURTIS. He was a farmer and the census information shows district 56, sub-district E, Division 1,page 38, Household number 206.

His wife, Amelia died on December 23,1881. Her name is listed as Minnie GIRARD in the Hatley Methodist Church record. She was buried in the Bean Burying Ground,which is now the Lakeview Cemetary on route 143. I went to the cemetery, however there is no grave marker.

A couple of years later, Freeman moved to Massachusetts to live near his oldest daughter, Philomene, who was my great great grandmother. A few of his other children remained in QuŽbec. One son, David CURTIS married Leila LIBBY in 1881 and they were living in Compton. David died in 1902, also a farmer. When his wife Leila died in 1913, the Church of England, Hatley record says she was the widow of David CURTIS, farmer of Waterville.

I would also like to find where in Waterville they lived. Since I live near Sherbrooke, I would be able to see for myself where they lived, that's if the land records can be located. Any advise or information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Putnam Roy, Westbury, QC [email protected]

Sandra, You need to know the lot and range number inorder to start a search. Currently the Registry offices are known as Registre Foncier du Quebec . The website where you can find the information once you have the lot number is http://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca 7 h to 23 h Monday to Friday and 7 h to 17 h Saturdays and Sundays.

Perhaps Russell Nichol of Compton may know about this family. He is a local historian.

At the time of their marriage (Nov. 10, 1881) David Curtis was living in North Hatley and Lelie S. Libby was in Ascot. That is according to the marriage notice in The Stanstead Journal.

When Mary died Dec. 28, 1881 she was listed as the wife of Freeman Cassitta, she was 51. Her residence was given as Stearnsville, Stanstead.

According to the Journal, when David Curtis died Dec. 19, 1902, (there may be more than one) he was a resident of Eustis (which is next to North Hatley). He died in Waterville and had lived at Abbot's Corner. All these places are within a few miles on a map. The Sherbrooke Record adds the detail that he died of typhoid fever and was about 45 years old.

I will try to locate Stearnsville, Stanstead. That's a new one for me. The tricky part of your request is that there is both a village of Hatley and a township of Hatley. The same for Compton and Stanstead. Waterville is/was in Compton Twp.

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I've been researching my family and have been stuck at one point for many weeks. I found an article in the NY Times July 5, 1897 about Moses PIERCE (my fourth great grandfather) dies at age 104 Uncle to the President Franklin Pierce. I have found very little about this man. He died in Derby Line July 5th, 1897 and was born per my calculations from his death certificate on May 26, 1793. The death certificate states possibly born in Corinth VT but it is hard to read. Moses had a daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE (PIPER) born in 1828 who died in Randolf, MA. June 17, 1909. Her death certificate states that her father was born in Stanstead, P.Q. She may have been born there also.

Moses's father was Samuel PIERCE and mother was mary SARGENT. Moses's wife was Abigail COLBY. The article said that he live for many years in Canada. Would it be at all possible for someone to look up his and Anne's possible births in Stanstead? Would it be possible to find the death notice that woud give his parents? I'm also trying to find out if his son Tillotson who is listed in the 1850 census might actually be Henry Tillotson PIERCE who would be my great great great grandfather.

I read a lot of your history but didn't find anything that rang a bell. Just for the heck of it I went to the Mormon Latter Day Saints. I'm not sure how good it is but it did have Moses and eleven children born in Grafton NH. I'll try looking there for his birth. I know he lived in Canada for many years and also Derby Line VT. I now believe that his daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE was born in Stanstead P.Q. One family tree has her born in Stanstead PEI but that is spelled Stansted. Elizabeth's death certificate says that her father was born in Stanstead PQ but I'm now thinking it was her. Frank Bartlett [email protected]

Frank,

Found a marriage for Miss Ann E. Pierce to Robert Piper both of Derby, Vermont, June 17, 1852. Parents were not given. Is that the right Ann E. Pierce?

No birth record found for her.

Moses Pierce d. July 5, 1897 in his 105th year. His wife Abigail B. Colby died Mar. 23, 1868 aged 77 yrs. There is an obituray for her which would be available at the Stanstead Historical Society Archives.

The Pierces in our region make up a very large group. It seems they may not all be related.

I have been working through the: Pierce Genealogy, being the record of the Thomas Pierce . . . There are many enteries for both Samuel and Moses and for Stanstead. No connection yet. There are other concentration of folks with that surname not far from the border. Stanbridge in the Missiquoi Co. and in Shipton there is even a Samuel born in 1783. I will keep looking,

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I am looking for the marriage record of John Nelson HAINES to Mary-Anne SHITLOVET in B.C.Canada circa 1875. The couple resided in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.) and later Deer Creek (Chilcotin region of B.C.) when they met. Their daughter Lillian BAMBRICK (nee Haines) was born in 1879 and raised in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.).

Is it possible to get this info? Mary-Anne SHITLOVET would be my great-great grandmother and proves native background in our family (she was a Lil'Wat native from Big Bar).

Advise, Deanna Hendricks [email protected]

Deanna,

BC is a great distance from my area of expertise. I suggest contacting the British Columbia Genealogical Society to see if they can help. http://www.bcgs.ca/

I did try the LDS (Mormon) site and found the following two interesting families:

On the 1881 Canadian Census you will find the Household of John C. HAYNES of Irish origins, 48 years old, his wife Emily J. HAYNES 29. Their children Fairfax HAYNES 9, Valentino HAYNES 5, Hester Emily HAYNES 3, William Howe HAYNES 1 Irene Margaret HAYNES 5 months. Of the most interest are the next two children who are older but not listed first. I suspect they may have had a different mother. all chidren are born in BC. Mary HAYNES 14, John HAYNES 12 who was born 1869. The Census Place was Osoyoos, Yale, British Columbia The second family of interest is that of John HAINS who was born in 1829 in the USA. The Census Place for him is Clinton & Lillooet, Cariboo, British Columbia. John HAINS is 52 his son Nelson HAINS is13 born in the USA too. Daughters Minnie HAINS is 11, Lilly HAINS 6, Maria HAINS 6 months. The son Nelson could be John Nelson and was called by his middle name to avoid confusion around the house.

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Looking for KNOWLTON family cousins out there ! Looking for anyone descended from Francis FRASER Jr. who married Zeruiah KNOWLTON, trying find the line in order to connect each-other ! FRASER Family website http://www3.sympatico.ca/rick.macneil/frarpt1gen123.htm

Great Great Great Parents Francis Fraser's are Francis Fraser Jr. married Zeruiah Knowlton had children are: 1.Francis Fraser 1811 Eliza Pritchard 2.John William 1813-1894 married Amelia spicer 3.Daniel 1820- content Green 4.Rachael Married William Grant.

April Hebert [email protected] Some of the Bartlett's that descend from Edson Lyman Bartlett have written you before, in an attempt to find further details on this man. See earlier request for information, below: I have been searching for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT an recently obtained a copy of his wife's burial record which reads that she was buried in Fitch Bay on 10 July 1892 and mentions the Adventist Church with D. W. Somburger, Minister ( spelling may not be accurate). Do you know of such a church being located in Fitch Bay or what cemetery the family might be buried in? There seems to be several cemeteries located in the Fitch Bay area but I have found no record on them. I presume that Edson, Sylvia, Jonathon, Ira Orrin, Julie Ann and Benjamin Franklin (AKA) Franklin BARTLETT are all buried in the same cemetery in Fitch Bay. The burial record had Mrs. Sylvia Shurtleff, the widow of the late Edson Bartlett died in Coventry, VT.July 08,1892, aged 87 of general debility. Another record I found states that Franklin BARTLETT died in a mine blast at Magoon's Point 08 Sep 1867 as recorded in the "Vital Statistics from The Stanstead Journal 1861-1875 " which I purchased from the Stanstead Historical Society. Any help that you may provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Clifford Johnson [email protected]

Clifford,

Rev. D.W. Sornberger was the first clergyman when the Adventist church was formed in Fitch Bay in 1862.

D.W. Sornberger dies in 1903. He had been married for 60 years in 1898.

There are two cemeteries in Fitch Bay and Edson does not appear in the index to either.

When the Bartlett, Shurtleff, Browns and Coles came to Stanstead they settled mostly around Fitch Bay and Brown's Hill and the surrounding area. The Bartletts of Barnston appear to be a different family. Page 197 in The History of Stanstead Co., B.F. Hubbard (1874) which you can see at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The other family is on page 297.

Although several of the Bartlett women are buried in Fitch Bay I do not see where their husbands are buried. Any chance some of them were Quakers and not Adventists?

Perhaps Bill SHURTLEFF, P.O. Box 234 Lafayette, CA 94549-0234 could be a help. He posted Edson's birth on the LDS Family History site and suggests he died Jan. 1875 in Stanstead Co., Quebec.

And the same site has tseven listings for Edson Lyman Bartlett all to do with Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, and it has the following Edson Lyman Bartlett Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: JAN 1875, Stanstead, Quebec Burial: Wife Sylvia Ann Shurtleff Birth: 08 OCT 1803 Marshfield, Washington, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: 08 JUL 1892 Irasburg, Rutland, Vermont Burial: Children July Ann Bartlett Benjamin Franklin Bartlett

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Recently a discovery was made wherein a KENDAL BARTLETT (11), and ROSE BARTLETT (10), along with Horace Bartlett (5; Edson's oldest son), and three of his wife Sylvia's brother's children: George, Charles & Betsy Shurtleff, all were supposedly shown as being in a school together in 1829. The record said: "Head of Bury West School" (or Bary, or Barre). Do you have any access to Records for this particular school? Could you check other records for the Kendall and/or Rose Bartletts? It is our thought that the two Bartlett's listed are cousins of Horace. Thus, information on their parents would be a great find. Nathan Bartlett [email protected]

Nathan, Sadly I do not. The Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University http://www.etrc.ca/ and the Compton County Historical Society may be able to help, http://mus.eatoncorner.com/page2.html . If indeed the school is that at Bury, Quebec and not Barre, Vermont, Bury is in Compton County. I have checked the b, m, and d indexes for their lifetimes without success. The closest item found is a marriage for a Roe Bartlette to Petter Radieker in 1844, in Stanstead. A quick look through the part of the Descendants of Wm. Shurtleff that i have shows members of that family in both Bury, QC and Barre, VT. More work is necessary. David

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I have been recently gifted an antique set of dishes and have been told they are from my Great-Great Grandmother. The information I have been given is that her name is Elmira DUROCHER STONE. She had a son named Freeman. I know very little about this side of the family, and am very excited to find out more. I do know that she lived in Coaticook, Quebec. According to a family diary, the date of death is July 17, 1967, and she was 75 years old at the time, so the date of birth should be 1892. This is on my father's side (Peter LUCE) and Freeman's daughter Hazel married Kenneth LUCE. They lived in Moe's River, Compton for many years, and there are still many Luces there (in fact we were just there last week!) I have heard that much of the family comes from the States. I would really appreciate if you could point me in the right direction to find out more! I came across your site while searching. Crystal (Luce) Smith Paris, Ontario [email protected]

Hello,

Stone is the translation of Durocher or at least as close as possible. So these folks appear under both names in Quebec records. Henri Durocher married Mina Lesperance Nov. 11, 1895 in St. Edmond parish Coaticook. Henri's parents were Henri and Julie Desindes. Mina's were Pierre Lesperance and Marie Lyonnais. According to the 1911 Canadian Census she was born Aug. 30, 1880. On the 1901 census she was born in Aug. 1879 but is still 5 years younger than Henry. He too was a year younger in 1911. Re: the picture in the June 10 and June 17 issues of the Journal, the one of a nun and a group of schoolchildren in front of the Journal building, I recognized the nun standing in the back row. My parents also think she is Sister Prudentienne Chevalier. At the time the picture was taken, she was known as Sister Alice. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy. Diane Seguin Bacon

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What a great treat it has been for me and my twin sister Ginny to try to piece together our family history in the last year and a half. I have had many great people help me along the way and have recently returned from Quebec City where I did research at the Gabrielle Roy Library on my ancestors. They were English speaking Irish settlers in Quebec city who were commercial merchants and timber trade workers in the early 1830's. They were Hugh MACADAMS(MCADAMS) and Anne (nee ROBINSON. ) and lived in the Gowen's Buildings on Saint Peter Street in the lower town. He and his large family are recorded on the Drouin Records and we have managed to locate his grave, his wife, my great,great grandfather Alexander Macadams, and two spinster sisters. Many of the younger deaths in the 1840's are recorded in the Drouin records but we can't find their graves. A visit to the old St.Mathew's cemetery and library records of the tombstones did not find them either.In anycase Alexander MACADAMS moved on after marrying a Sarah Emma MURPHY in Quebec to have a family of his own. We have traced them to Essa Township on the 1861 census in Simcoe County Ontario( kind of near Barrie ont.) with the first of their children. The third eldest was a daughter who lived and died in between the census of 1861 and 1871 and her recorded death was reported in an Ottawa newspaper. The first son also died young on a visiting trip to Ste Foy in 1866 and is buried there. My direct relative was Alexander Humphrey MACADAMS born in Quebec City on June 8, 1859. His sister was born in 1864 in Ontario, perhaps in Essa Township or maybe in London City(London, Ontario) as that was their next home on the 1871 census. Her name was Stella Maris MACADAMS and she is the person I wish to ask you about. Stella Maris MACADAMS was married twice, once to a Mr. BELFORD and listed as a wealthy socialite from Quebec. I know this because her second husband was rather famous, or should I say infamous! He was an artist who met her in London, England in 1901 and married her in Paris the same year.She was a young wealthy widow from Quebec who travelled over to England with her uncle Albert Alexander Humphrey who was there to sell a gold mine. ( St. George, Beauce region...st.Onge gold mine) of which he worked as the mine superintendent. She was said to be married to a Belford. I wonder if you know of any Belford's who married a Stella Maris MACADAMS and died before 1899? Her life with her new husband, Charles CONDER is outlined in detail in an online book called Charles CONDER: The Last Bohemian. written by Ann Galbally, of the University of Melbourne, Austr.in 2003. Stella Maris is mentioned in the book, Annie younger sister is also there, Alexander MACADAMS is mentioned as her father. I am pretty sure this is my family in print! Even though the MACADAMS, Murphy's and Humphrey's are all related I have not been able to locate much information on the Humphrey line or on the Belford line. Several ship manifests have listed Stella as a wife going to Ireland in the early 1890's but I don't know if that means he lived in Ireland? Any help you could give me would be great. I have heard of some Belford's in the Eastern Township area and don't know if you have too? The publishing Belford in the USA don't seem to have married any Stella's as far as I can see. I think it would have to be a fairly wealthy Belford, as she was a wealthy widow. My interests in the Macadams family started when my grandmother died at 101 yrs old and her birth cert. had another father's name on it than we all thought it would be. OPPS!!! SO the search continues for Alexander H. Macadams who was my grandmothers birthfather who abandoned her at 18 months or thereabouts. I thought if you knew any leads for the Belford connection I could get started on that vein of the family as well. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Patsy Joosse [email protected]

Patsy Here is a note received from Tim Belford, long time CBC Radio personality, in answer to your request.

Hi, Thanks for the note. Unfortunately I can't help. Although my family did live in Quebec (Richmond) about a hundred years ago none married a Macadams. As far as I know, there are two different branches of the Belford family that arrived in the early 19th century and settled in Ontario. Whether or not they were related I'm not sure, although they both originated in the same area of Ireland. At present, I believe there are only two Belfords in Quebec - myself and my son. Tim Belford Also There is a Mrs. Hugh Macadams living at 26 1/2 St. Genevieve St., St. John (Quebec City listing). There is also a William Macadams living in the same residence but held a law office, 20 St. Peter St., Lower Town. This from the Dominion Directory 1871. No Belford found in Quebec City listings in that year.

According to the 1901 Census there are 86 Belfords in Canada with 60 of those people in Quebec. There were more in 1911.

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My name is Thomas LEES. I was born in Sherbrooke in 1944 and was raised in Beebe/Rock Island until 1963. My parents were Thomas LEES and Violet MELVIN. I have managed to find (or knew) of much of my immediate family's background. What I do not have are the following:

1 - Copy of marriage certificate of parents (Thomas and Violet Melvin) married 22 Aug 1931 in Beebe.

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(For all birth, marriages and deaths in Quebec since 1900 the certificates are available from Quebec. A form is available or you can order online with a credit card. http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 There is a link in blue near the bottom of the birth certificate information for the other forms). 2 - Copies of death certificates of parents Thomas (died 7 Mar 1979 in Rock Island) and Violet (died 10 Jan 1968 in Stanstead). Both are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead. 3- Copies of death certificates of grandparents John (died 31 Aug 1950 in Beebe) and Jean (nee PATERSON) (died 1951 in Beebe). Both are buried at Woodside Cemetery in Beebe 4 - My father and his mom and dad and siblings came to Canada about 1912 (a guess). Is there any way to find out exactly date/ ship/port?
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(Being British they did not have a problem coming to Canada. Ships passenger lists are available. They can be time consuming, microfilms can be borrowed from the National Archives through inter-library loan. The Journal says at the time of their 25 anniversary Aug. 18, 1956, that they were natives of Scotland. The first entry I find for them is the birth of a son July 10, 1936). 5 - Any census records available?
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(The last Canadian census available to researchers is the 1911. If your folks came to Quebec early enough in 1911 they may be listed). http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html 6- Any wills/testaments/inventories copies available for Father (Thomas) and grandfather (John).
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(Several Lee wills registered here in Stanstead but none for Lees. Perhaps they had to go through the court system if they did not have a notarial will). Tom Lees, PO Box 1015, Vulcan Alberta, T0L 2B0 [email protected]

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I am at a wall in my Family tree and stumbled across your webpage. I Would like to know where else I might look for info on my 3x Grandfather Jean Dosithe LAVALLEE He was Baptized in St. Cesaire, Quebec. in September 1830. His Parents Joseph LAVALLEE and Jossette PELLETIER moved to Colchester, Vt. area around 1838. Jean (John LOVELY on census reports) Married Marie DUBE around 1848-1849 I am looking for there marriage record. I have found his brothers Francis and Charles marriage records in the old town of Winooski records. I have looked in the 2 church record books numerous times. St Joseph and St Mary (Immaculate Conception). I Have been doing this for ten years now and don't know where else to look? I heard about the book "Quebec Parish & Missionary Records of Northern New York & Vermont: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & Abjurations" But I donât have any access to this, nor can I travel to far with my Desert Storm Disability. Any ideas where else I might try? Scott Lovely, Portland, CT [email protected]

Scott, The Drouin Marriage records are probably the best place to look if they were married in a Catholic church and specially if they married before leaving Quebec. The two best sources in the USA for these records are listed below.

http://WWW.ACGS.ORG/

http://www.afgs.org/index.html

http://www.afgs.org/genepges.html

The first is in the bottom of New Hampshire and the second in RI. I guess they are about the same distance from Portland. The third is a list of links to other French Canadian sites. If you have been to these folks without any luck let me know.

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I came across your site while looking up info on Beebe Plain I'm hoping you can help me. I just found my great-grandfather's brother in the 1860 federal census living in Beebe Plain. His name was Michael KNEELAND, his wife was Margaret, and they had 3 daughters - Bridget, Margaret and Sara. They were Irish immigrants, but I believe they were Protestant, possibly Presbyterian. Nothing is known by us about this branch of the Kneeland family.My father always said that they changed the spelling of the name to NEYLON at some point - apparently they lost touch over the years. Do you know anything about this family? I sure could use some help with this! Joanne Kneeland [email protected]

Joanne, I have not found any Kneelands in local records. Usually the Beebe, VT folks used the Beebe, Quebec churches and cemeteries. In the1860s, if they were Catholics they would have been using the Stanstead church as there wasn't another for miles on either side of the border. The first names you mentioned certainly could be for Catholics. On the Canadian side of the border the largest group of Kneelands is in Stukley, Quebec. Do you know where they went after Beebe, VT? I need a few more details to know if I find the right ones. When were they born, married etc.

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I was given your name by a woman at the Stanstead Registry Office when I called there to inquire as to how to request birth/marr/death certificates from Stanstead for a genealogical search I am doing. My great-grandmother, Mary BEAUCHAMP, was born in Stanstead and came to the US at a very young age with her sister and never went home.

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(Thousands of people left Quebec to work in the mills in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass. and Rhode Island. Many workers in these mills were young children).

It was always a mystery as to the circumstances of her leaving and what happened that she never saw her family again. Several years ago my father went to Stanstead and was able to find a baptismal record at Stanstead Plain and Beebe Plain Church of England: Mary BEAUCHAMP daughter of Louis Elijah BEAUCHAMP laborer and Ellen KNOWLES his wife of Stanstead Plain, born 2nd of March 1887 and baptized 15th of May 1877.

We could not locate the family in the census records until recently when we learned more about searching for spelling variations. We then found them listed under BOSHAW, BOOSHAW, BASHAW, BEAUCHAMP, and even BOUCHARD. We learned that Louis Elijah was the son of a Francis and Betsy BEAUCHAMP and likely had brothers William and Isaac. Louis and Ellen had another daughter Maud who was a year younger than Mary. We found Louis, Ellen, and Maud living in the poorhouse in Stanstead in 1891 (perhaps Mary had already come to the US). I guess my questions for you would include:

Another name to consider; Beauchamp would probably translate to Goodfield.

1. is there no 1851 Stanstead census?

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No 1851 census for Stanstead.

2. do you know of other Beauchamp researchers in Stanstead?

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No.

3. what agency in Quebec do I contact to look for birth/marriage/death certificates that might help me learn more about this family?

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(Here is the address for the certificates for before 1900. For documents held at the Archives nationales du QuŽbec in Quebec City (ANQQ), please contact: http://www.anq.gouv.qc.ca/ Archives nationales du QuŽbec Centre d'archives de QuŽbec Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault CitŽ universitaire, P.O. box 10450 Sainte-Foy QC G1V 4N1 Tel.: (418) 643-8904 Fax: (418) 646-0868 E-mail: [email protected]

Here is the website for the ones after 1900 http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 Sadly you need to know most of what you wish to know as they will not search but can provide certificates).

I spent a very frustrating afternoon on the phone trying to speak with someone who could point me in the right direction. (I called the historical societybut the man could not speak English and i cannot speak French). I appreciate any pointers for research! Ronda Randall, Brunswick, Maine ronda at [email protected]

Ronda, I find a few Catholic Beauchamps in local records.

birth of Rose Amanda dau. of Israel Beauchamp Rosalie Beloin 8/3/1875

death of Andrew, Elizabeth and Felix

one marriage in Stanstead and 2 in Magog.

Elie Beauchamp of Waybridge, Vermont marries Mary Maguire in Stanstead 1/11/1868. These folks show up for various other events under the names Beauchesne, Beauchene and Beauchamp. Many of these people could not read or write and the many spellings is a result of that. The Magog ones are in the1960s. No way to connect them at present. The Stanstead Journal reported the death of Ellen, wife of Elijah Beauchamp in Stanstead Dec. 10, 1892 aged 51 years.

The Journal also has a birth announcement for a son born to Mr & Mrs Beauchamp in Hatley Nov 30, 1898. Sadly their first names are not mentioned.

There is a death for Betsey Beauchamp aged 86, in Rock Island Oct. 11, 1881. Rock Island is now part of Stanstead.

There is a death for Lizzie Beauchemp who d. Mar. 12, 1913 in her 87th year a resident of Rock Island and Derby Line for 42 years.

They seem to disappear after that date.

Our county records do not show a cemetery record for them. These records were compiled for the most part from information on visible monuments. No monument, no record sort of thing.

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The names for the photo of Sept. 2, 2009.

Back row left to right: Doug Bronson, Herb Mallalieu, Lee Brown, Arthur Slade, Gordon Bunk Laberee, Doug Putney, Earl Bushnell, Al Little, Jack Heald, Valmore Lepitre Middle row: Don Willing, _?_, Greg Bronson, Ron Langevin, Nil Belleville, _?_, Arthur Laberee Front row: Raymond Yates, Mike Wing, Keith Slade, David Lepitre, Alcide Yates, Gerald Lepitre, Danny Wallace, Mike Bronson. If you have any corrections or can fill in the two blanks pease let us know.

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Looking for information on members of the Martin MULLINS family who emigrated about 1843 from County Cork, Ireland to Quebec. It is not known how long they were in that area, as some of the family later moved to the US. The children were James, Martin and Mary, (probably born in Ireland), Elizabeth M., Laurence, Edward, Robert, John, and William. All belonged to the Catholic church. I have found that the three daughters are buried in Mont Ste. Marie Cemetery in Stanstead. Two sons married BISSONNETTE sisters, presumably in Stanstead. The daughter Elizabeth, married Prosper BISSONNETTE according to the cemetery record.

I would welcome anything, but especially need information on the father Martin- his place of residence, whether he died and is buried in the Stanstead area and anything about his wife (name unknown). I have not found any listings for them in the burials in Sacre-Coeur de Jesus or Mont Ste Marie cemeteries.

I appreciate the opportunity to have this query published in the area where the family once lived. The Mullins records I have are vague, and I was happy to see your . website. I am including my mailing address in case someone wishes to contact me and doesn't have email.

Barbara Lamb, 12 Cornwall Road, Geneva, NY 14456 [email protected]

Barbara, I did not find a Martin Mullins in this area. The earliest Mullen/Mullens, Mullin/Mullins family here was that of John Mullen and Ann McCoy (McCone also). The first entry in local records I find for them is the birth of daughter Sara Anne in Georgeville March 3, 1848. She died in Georgeville Feb. 26, 1849 at ten months and is buried in Sacre Coeur Cemetery. There is the birth of a daughter Elizabeth on April 25, 1850. Elizabeth was 54 and the wife P.A. Bissonnette when she died May 4, 1905. Mary E. Mullins, daughter of John, dies May, 20, 1917 in Stanstead aged 76 and the Bissonnets were the witnesses. Robert Emmit was born Aug. 19, 1852 in Stanstead. He marries Cordelia Bissonnette Jan. 20, 1879, Stanstead. John Mullens dies Dec. 28, 1865 in Stanstead. He was 56. John's wife Ann McCone dies at the age of 77 on Oct. 22, 1889 in Stanstead. The witnesses were her sons Thomas and John.

There is a lot of activity for a James Mullins, son of James and Ann Jacklie. He and his two wives have a large family that marries in Stanstead but mostly in Coaticook. At this time I cannot connect him to the John Mullins family but depending when their first son James was born it is possible he is a grandson.

If John and Martin are one and the same this may be your family. Certainly the other bits of information seems to fit.

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I'm writing to you today to ask your advise as to how I can locate land records from abt. 1881. In the 1881 census, I found my great great great grandparents living in Hatley, QuŽbec area and I would like to find exactly where they lived. My ggggrandfather was listed in the census as Freeman CURTIS. He was born,baptised at St. Hyacinthe on Dec.11, 1825. His birth name is Firmin CASSISTA. When he was a child, his father, also Firmin CASSISTA moved the family to Swanton,Vermont area. When he returned to QuŽbec by abt. 1877, he and his wife, Amelia nŽe Emilie GIRARD and their children settled in or near Hatley. It was about this time when his name changed from CASSISTA to CURTIS. He was a farmer and the census information shows district 56, sub-district E, Division 1,page 38, Household number 206.

His wife, Amelia died on December 23,1881. Her name is listed as Minnie GIRARD in the Hatley Methodist Church record. She was buried in the Bean Burying Ground,which is now the Lakeview Cemetary on route 143. I went to the cemetery, however there is no grave marker.

A couple of years later, Freeman moved to Massachusetts to live near his oldest daughter, Philomene, who was my great great grandmother. A few of his other children remained in QuŽbec. One son, David CURTIS married Leila LIBBY in 1881 and they were living in Compton. David died in 1902, also a farmer. When his wife Leila died in 1913, the Church of England, Hatley record says she was the widow of David CURTIS, farmer of Waterville.

I would also like to find where in Waterville they lived. Since I live near Sherbrooke, I would be able to see for myself where they lived, that's if the land records can be located. Any advise or information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Putnam Roy, Westbury, QC sanro07@sympatico.ca

Sandra, You need to know the lot and range number inorder to start a search. Currently the Registry offices are known as Registre Foncier du Quebec . The website where you can find the information once you have the lot number is http://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca 7 h to 23 h Monday to Friday and 7 h to 17 h Saturdays and Sundays.

Perhaps Russell Nichol of Compton may know about this family. He is a local historian.

At the time of their marriage (Nov. 10, 1881) David Curtis was living in North Hatley and Lelie S. Libby was in Ascot. That is according to the marriage notice in The Stanstead Journal.

When Mary died Dec. 28, 1881 she was listed as the wife of Freeman Cassitta, she was 51. Her residence was given as Stearnsville, Stanstead.

According to the Journal, when David Curtis died Dec. 19, 1902, (there may be more than one) he was a resident of Eustis (which is next to North Hatley). He died in Waterville and had lived at Abbot's Corner. All these places are within a few miles on a map. The Sherbrooke Record adds the detail that he died of typhoid fever and was about 45 years old.

I will try to locate Stearnsville, Stanstead. That's a new one for me. The tricky part of your request is that there is both a village of Hatley and a township of Hatley. The same for Compton and Stanstead. Waterville is/was in Compton Twp.

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I've been researching my family and have been stuck at one point for many weeks. I found an article in the NY Times July 5, 1897 about Moses PIERCE (my fourth great grandfather) dies at age 104 Uncle to the President Franklin Pierce. I have found very little about this man. He died in Derby Line July 5th, 1897 and was born per my calculations from his death certificate on May 26, 1793. The death certificate states possibly born in Corinth VT but it is hard to read. Moses had a daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE (PIPER) born in 1828 who died in Randolf, MA. June 17, 1909. Her death certificate states that her father was born in Stanstead, P.Q. She may have been born there also.

Moses's father was Samuel PIERCE and mother was mary SARGENT. Moses's wife was Abigail COLBY. The article said that he live for many years in Canada. Would it be at all possible for someone to look up his and Anne's possible births in Stanstead? Would it be possible to find the death notice that woud give his parents? I'm also trying to find out if his son Tillotson who is listed in the 1850 census might actually be Henry Tillotson PIERCE who would be my great great great grandfather.

I read a lot of your history but didn't find anything that rang a bell. Just for the heck of it I went to the Mormon Latter Day Saints. I'm not sure how good it is but it did have Moses and eleven children born in Grafton NH. I'll try looking there for his birth. I know he lived in Canada for many years and also Derby Line VT. I now believe that his daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE was born in Stanstead P.Q. One family tree has her born in Stanstead PEI but that is spelled Stansted. Elizabeth's death certificate says that her father was born in Stanstead PQ but I'm now thinking it was her. Frank Bartlett fcbsr@snet.net

Frank,

Found a marriage for Miss Ann E. Pierce to Robert Piper both of Derby, Vermont, June 17, 1852. Parents were not given. Is that the right Ann E. Pierce?

No birth record found for her.

Moses Pierce d. July 5, 1897 in his 105th year. His wife Abigail B. Colby died Mar. 23, 1868 aged 77 yrs. There is an obituray for her which would be available at the Stanstead Historical Society Archives.

The Pierces in our region make up a very large group. It seems they may not all be related.

I have been working through the: Pierce Genealogy, being the record of the Thomas Pierce . . . There are many enteries for both Samuel and Moses and for Stanstead. No connection yet. There are other concentration of folks with that surname not far from the border. Stanbridge in the Missiquoi Co. and in Shipton there is even a Samuel born in 1783. I will keep looking,

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I am looking for the marriage record of John Nelson HAINES to Mary-Anne SHITLOVET in B.C.Canada circa 1875. The couple resided in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.) and later Deer Creek (Chilcotin region of B.C.) when they met. Their daughter Lillian BAMBRICK (nee Haines) was born in 1879 and raised in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.).

Is it possible to get this info? Mary-Anne SHITLOVET would be my great-great grandmother and proves native background in our family (she was a Lil'Wat native from Big Bar).

Advise, Deanna Hendricks luella31@telus.net

Deanna,

BC is a great distance from my area of expertise. I suggest contacting the British Columbia Genealogical Society to see if they can help. http://www.bcgs.ca/

I did try the LDS (Mormon) site and found the following two interesting families:

On the 1881 Canadian Census you will find the Household of John C. HAYNES of Irish origins, 48 years old, his wife Emily J. HAYNES 29. Their children Fairfax HAYNES 9, Valentino HAYNES 5, Hester Emily HAYNES 3, William Howe HAYNES 1 Irene Margaret HAYNES 5 months. Of the most interest are the next two children who are older but not listed first. I suspect they may have had a different mother. all chidren are born in BC. Mary HAYNES 14, John HAYNES 12 who was born 1869. The Census Place was Osoyoos, Yale, British Columbia The second family of interest is that of John HAINS who was born in 1829 in the USA. The Census Place for him is Clinton & Lillooet, Cariboo, British Columbia. John HAINS is 52 his son Nelson HAINS is13 born in the USA too. Daughters Minnie HAINS is 11, Lilly HAINS 6, Maria HAINS 6 months. The son Nelson could be John Nelson and was called by his middle name to avoid confusion around the house.

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Looking for KNOWLTON family cousins out there ! Looking for anyone descended from Francis FRASER Jr. who married Zeruiah KNOWLTON, trying find the line in order to connect each-other ! FRASER Family website http://www3.sympatico.ca/rick.macneil/frarpt1gen123.htm

Great Great Great Parents Francis Fraser's are Francis Fraser Jr. married Zeruiah Knowlton had children are: 1.Francis Fraser 1811 Eliza Pritchard 2.John William 1813-1894 married Amelia spicer 3.Daniel 1820- content Green 4.Rachael Married William Grant.

April Hebert knowltonfamily@live.ca Some of the Bartlett's that descend from Edson Lyman Bartlett have written you before, in an attempt to find further details on this man. See earlier request for information, below:

I have been searching for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT an recently obtained a copy of his wife's burial record which reads that she was buried in Fitch Bay on 10 July 1892 and mentions the Adventist Church with D. W. Somburger, Minister ( spelling may not be accurate). Do you know of such a church being located in Fitch Bay or what cemetery the family might be buried in? There seems to be several cemeteries located in the Fitch Bay area but I have found no record on them. I presume that Edson, Sylvia, Jonathon, Ira Orrin, Julie Ann and Benjamin Franklin (AKA) Franklin BARTLETT are all buried in the same cemetery in Fitch Bay. The burial record had Mrs. Sylvia Shurtleff, the widow of the late Edson Bartlett died in Coventry, VT.July 08,1892, aged 87 of general debility. Another record I found states that Franklin BARTLETT died in a mine blast at Magoon's Point 08 Sep 1867 as recorded in the "Vital Statistics from The Stanstead Journal 1861-1875 " which I purchased from the Stanstead Historical Society. Any help that you may provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Clifford Johnson Johnsoncliff@comcast.net

Clifford,

Rev. D.W. Sornberger was the first clergyman when the Adventist church was formed in Fitch Bay in 1862.

D.W. Sornberger dies in 1903. He had been married for 60 years in 1898.

There are two cemeteries in Fitch Bay and Edson does not appear in the index to either.

When the Bartlett, Shurtleff, Browns and Coles came to Stanstead they settled mostly around Fitch Bay and Brown's Hill and the surrounding area. The Bartletts of Barnston appear to be a different family. Page 197 in The History of Stanstead Co., B.F. Hubbard (1874) which you can see at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The other family is on page 297.

Although several of the Bartlett women are buried in Fitch Bay I do not see where their husbands are buried. Any chance some of them were Quakers and not Adventists?

Perhaps Bill SHURTLEFF, P.O. Box 234 Lafayette, CA 94549-0234 could be a help. He posted Edson's birth on the LDS Family History site and suggests he died Jan. 1875 in Stanstead Co., Quebec.

And the same site has tseven listings for Edson Lyman Bartlett all to do with Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, and it has the following Edson Lyman Bartlett Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: JAN 1875, Stanstead, Quebec Burial: Wife Sylvia Ann Shurtleff Birth: 08 OCT 1803 Marshfield, Washington, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: 08 JUL 1892 Irasburg, Rutland, Vermont Burial: Children July Ann Bartlett Benjamin Franklin Bartlett

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Recently a discovery was made wherein a KENDAL BARTLETT (11), and ROSE BARTLETT (10), along with Horace Bartlett (5; Edson's oldest son), and three of his wife Sylvia's brother's children: George, Charles & Betsy Shurtleff, all were supposedly shown as being in a school together in 1829. The record said: "Head of Bury West School" (or Bary, or Barre). Do you have any access to Records for this particular school? Could you check other records for the Kendall and/or Rose Bartletts? It is our thought that the two Bartlett's listed are cousins of Horace. Thus, information on their parents would be a great find. Nathan Bartlett dinabart5@msn.com

Nathan,

Sadly I do not. The Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University http://www.etrc.ca/ and the Compton County Historical Society may be able to help, http://mus.eatoncorner.com/page2.html . If indeed the school is that at Bury, Quebec and not Barre, Vermont, Bury is in Compton County. I have checked the b, m, and d indexes for their lifetimes without success. The closest item found is a marriage for a Roe Bartlette to Petter Radieker in 1844, in Stanstead. A quick look through the part of the Descendants of Wm. Shurtleff that i have shows members of that family in both Bury, QC and Barre, VT. More work is necessary. David

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I have been recently gifted an antique set of dishes and have been told they are from my Great-Great Grandmother. The information I have been given is that her name is Elmira DUROCHER STONE. She had a son named Freeman. I know very little about this side of the family, and am very excited to find out more. I do know that she lived in Coaticook, Quebec. According to a family diary, the date of death is July 17, 1967, and she was 75 years old at the time, so the date of birth should be 1892. This is on my father's side (Peter LUCE) and Freeman's daughter Hazel married Kenneth LUCE. They lived in Moe's River, Compton for many years, and there are still many Luces there (in fact we were just there last week!) I have heard that much of the family comes from the States. I would really appreciate if you could point me in the right direction to find out more! I came across your site while searching. Crystal (Luce) Smith Paris, Ontario tcsmith@sympatico.ca

Hello,

Stone is the translation of Durocher or at least as close as possible. So these folks appear under both names in Quebec records. Henri Durocher married Mina Lesperance Nov. 11, 1895 in St. Edmond parish Coaticook. Henri's parents were Henri and Julie Desindes. Mina's were Pierre Lesperance and Marie Lyonnais. According to the 1911 Canadian Census she was born Aug. 30, 1880. On the 1901 census she was born in Aug. 1879 but is still 5 years younger than Henry. He too was a year younger in 1911. Re: the picture in the June 10 and June 17 issues of the Journal, the one of a nun and a group of schoolchildren in front of the Journal building, I recognized the nun standing in the back row. My parents also think she is Sister Prudentienne Chevalier. At the time the picture was taken, she was known as Sister Alice. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy. Diane Seguin Bacon

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What a great treat it has been for me and my twin sister Ginny to try to piece together our family history in the last year and a half. I have had many great people help me along the way and have recently returned from Quebec City where I did research at the Gabrielle Roy Library on my ancestors. They were English speaking Irish settlers in Quebec city who were commercial merchants and timber trade workers in the early 1830's. They were Hugh MACADAMS(MCADAMS) and Anne (nee ROBINSON. ) and lived in the Gowen's Buildings on Saint Peter Street in the lower town. He and his large family are recorded on the Drouin Records and we have managed to locate his grave, his wife, my great,great grandfather Alexander Macadams, and two spinster sisters. Many of the younger deaths in the 1840's are recorded in the Drouin records but we can't find their graves. A visit to the old St.Mathew's cemetery and library records of the tombstones did not find them either.In anycase Alexander MACADAMS moved on after marrying a Sarah Emma MURPHY in Quebec to have a family of his own. We have traced them to Essa Township on the 1861 census in Simcoe County Ontario( kind of near Barrie ont.) with the first of their children. The third eldest was a daughter who lived and died in between the census of 1861 and 1871 and her recorded death was reported in an Ottawa newspaper. The first son also died young on a visiting trip to Ste Foy in 1866 and is buried there. My direct relative was Alexander Humphrey MACADAMS born in Quebec City on June 8, 1859. His sister was born in 1864 in Ontario, perhaps in Essa Township or maybe in London City(London, Ontario) as that was their next home on the 1871 census. Her name was Stella Maris MACADAMS and she is the person I wish to ask you about. Stella Maris MACADAMS was married twice, once to a Mr. BELFORD and listed as a wealthy socialite from Quebec. I know this because her second husband was rather famous, or should I say infamous! He was an artist who met her in London, England in 1901 and married her in Paris the same year.She was a young wealthy widow from Quebec who travelled over to England with her uncle Albert Alexander Humphrey who was there to sell a gold mine. ( St. George, Beauce region...st.Onge gold mine) of which he worked as the mine superintendent. She was said to be married to a Belford. I wonder if you know of any Belford's who married a Stella Maris MACADAMS and died before 1899? Her life with her new husband, Charles CONDER is outlined in detail in an online book called Charles CONDER: The Last Bohemian. written by Ann Galbally, of the University of Melbourne, Austr.in 2003. Stella Maris is mentioned in the book, Annie younger sister is also there, Alexander MACADAMS is mentioned as her father. I am pretty sure this is my family in print! Even though the MACADAMS, Murphy's and Humphrey's are all related I have not been able to locate much information on the Humphrey line or on the Belford line. Several ship manifests have listed Stella as a wife going to Ireland in the early 1890's but I don't know if that means he lived in Ireland? Any help you could give me would be great. I have heard of some Belford's in the Eastern Township area and don't know if you have too? The publishing Belford in the USA don't seem to have married any Stella's as far as I can see. I think it would have to be a fairly wealthy Belford, as she was a wealthy widow. My interests in the Macadams family started when my grandmother died at 101 yrs old and her birth cert. had another father's name on it than we all thought it would be. OPPS!!! SO the search continues for Alexander H. Macadams who was my grandmothers birthfather who abandoned her at 18 months or thereabouts. I thought if you knew any leads for the Belford connection I could get started on that vein of the family as well. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Patsy Joosse pjoosse@rogers.com

Patsy Here is a note received from Tim Belford, long time CBC Radio personality, in answer to your request.

Hi, Thanks for the note. Unfortunately I can't help. Although my family did live in Quebec (Richmond) about a hundred years ago none married a Macadams. As far as I know, there are two different branches of the Belford family that arrived in the early 19th century and settled in Ontario. Whether or not they were related I'm not sure, although they both originated in the same area of Ireland. At present, I believe there are only two Belfords in Quebec - myself and my son. Tim Belford Also There is a Mrs. Hugh Macadams living at 26 1/2 St. Genevieve St., St. John (Quebec City listing). There is also a William Macadams living in the same residence but held a law office, 20 St. Peter St., Lower Town. This from the Dominion Directory 1871. No Belford found in Quebec City listings in that year.

According to the 1901 Census there are 86 Belfords in Canada with 60 of those people in Quebec. There were more in 1911.

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My name is Thomas LEES. I was born in Sherbrooke in 1944 and was raised in Beebe/Rock Island until 1963. My parents were Thomas LEES and Violet MELVIN. I have managed to find (or knew) of much of my immediate family's background. What I do not have are the following:

1 - Copy of marriage certificate of parents (Thomas and Violet Melvin) married 22 Aug 1931 in Beebe.

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(For all birth, marriages and deaths in Quebec since 1900 the certificates are available from Quebec. A form is available or you can order online with a credit card. http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 There is a link in blue near the bottom of the birth certificate information for the other forms). 2 - Copies of death certificates of parents Thomas (died 7 Mar 1979 in Rock Island) and Violet (died 10 Jan 1968 in Stanstead). Both are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead. 3- Copies of death certificates of grandparents John (died 31 Aug 1950 in Beebe) and Jean (nee PATERSON) (died 1951 in Beebe). Both are buried at Woodside Cemetery in Beebe 4 - My father and his mom and dad and siblings came to Canada about 1912 (a guess). Is there any way to find out exactly date/ ship/port?
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(Being British they did not have a problem coming to Canada. Ships passenger lists are available. They can be time consuming, microfilms can be borrowed from the National Archives through inter-library loan. The Journal says at the time of their 25 anniversary Aug. 18, 1956, that they were natives of Scotland. The first entry I find for them is the birth of a son July 10, 1936). 5 - Any census records available?
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(The last Canadian census available to researchers is the 1911. If your folks came to Quebec early enough in 1911 they may be listed). http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html 6- Any wills/testaments/inventories copies available for Father (Thomas) and grandfather (John).
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(Several Lee wills registered here in Stanstead but none for Lees. Perhaps they had to go through the court system if they did not have a notarial will). Tom Lees, PO Box 1015, Vulcan Alberta, T0L 2B0 tmlees1@telus.net

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I am at a wall in my Family tree and stumbled across your webpage. I Would like to know where else I might look for info on my 3x Grandfather Jean Dosithe LAVALLEE He was Baptized in St. Cesaire, Quebec. in September 1830. His Parents Joseph LAVALLEE and Jossette PELLETIER moved to Colchester, Vt. area around 1838. Jean (John LOVELY on census reports) Married Marie DUBE around 1848-1849 I am looking for there marriage record. I have found his brothers Francis and Charles marriage records in the old town of Winooski records. I have looked in the 2 church record books numerous times. St Joseph and St Mary (Immaculate Conception). I Have been doing this for ten years now and don't know where else to look? I heard about the book "Quebec Parish & Missionary Records of Northern New York & Vermont: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & Abjurations" But I donât have any access to this, nor can I travel to far with my Desert Storm Disability. Any ideas where else I might try? Scott Lovely, Portland, CT scottlovely@comcast.net

Scott, The Drouin Marriage records are probably the best place to look if they were married in a Catholic church and specially if they married before leaving Quebec. The two best sources in the USA for these records are listed below.

http://WWW.ACGS.ORG/

http://www.afgs.org/index.html

http://www.afgs.org/genepges.html

The first is in the bottom of New Hampshire and the second in RI. I guess they are about the same distance from Portland. The third is a list of links to other French Canadian sites. If you have been to these folks without any luck let me know.

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I came across your site while looking up info on Beebe Plain I'm hoping you can help me. I just found my great-grandfather's brother in the 1860 federal census living in Beebe Plain. His name was Michael KNEELAND, his wife was Margaret, and they had 3 daughters - Bridget, Margaret and Sara. They were Irish immigrants, but I believe they were Protestant, possibly Presbyterian. Nothing is known by us about this branch of the Kneeland family.My father always said that they changed the spelling of the name to NEYLON at some point - apparently they lost touch over the years. Do you know anything about this family? I sure could use some help with this! Joanne Kneeland joanne.k@rcn.com

Joanne, I have not found any Kneelands in local records. Usually the Beebe, VT folks used the Beebe, Quebec churches and cemeteries. In the1860s, if they were Catholics they would have been using the Stanstead church as there wasn't another for miles on either side of the border. The first names you mentioned certainly could be for Catholics. On the Canadian side of the border the largest group of Kneelands is in Stukley, Quebec. Do you know where they went after Beebe, VT? I need a few more details to know if I find the right ones. When were they born, married etc.

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I was given your name by a woman at the Stanstead Registry Office when I called there to inquire as to how to request birth/marr/death certificates from Stanstead for a genealogical search I am doing. My great-grandmother, Mary BEAUCHAMP, was born in Stanstead and came to the US at a very young age with her sister and never went home.

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(Thousands of people left Quebec to work in the mills in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass. and Rhode Island. Many workers in these mills were young children).

It was always a mystery as to the circumstances of her leaving and what happened that she never saw her family again. Several years ago my father went to Stanstead and was able to find a baptismal record at Stanstead Plain and Beebe Plain Church of England: Mary BEAUCHAMP daughter of Louis Elijah BEAUCHAMP laborer and Ellen KNOWLES his wife of Stanstead Plain, born 2nd of March 1887 and baptized 15th of May 1877.

We could not locate the family in the census records until recently when we learned more about searching for spelling variations. We then found them listed under BOSHAW, BOOSHAW, BASHAW, BEAUCHAMP, and even BOUCHARD. We learned that Louis Elijah was the son of a Francis and Betsy BEAUCHAMP and likely had brothers William and Isaac. Louis and Ellen had another daughter Maud who was a year younger than Mary. We found Louis, Ellen, and Maud living in the poorhouse in Stanstead in 1891 (perhaps Mary had already come to the US). I guess my questions for you would include:

Another name to consider; Beauchamp would probably translate to Goodfield.

1. is there no 1851 Stanstead census?

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No 1851 census for Stanstead.

2. do you know of other Beauchamp researchers in Stanstead?

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No.

3. what agency in Quebec do I contact to look for birth/marriage/death certificates that might help me learn more about this family?

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(Here is the address for the certificates for before 1900. For documents held at the Archives nationales du QuŽbec in Quebec City (ANQQ), please contact: http://www.anq.gouv.qc.ca/ Archives nationales du QuŽbec Centre d'archives de QuŽbec Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault CitŽ universitaire, P.O. box 10450 Sainte-Foy QC G1V 4N1 Tel.: (418) 643-8904 Fax: (418) 646-0868 E-mail: anq.quebec@mcc.gouv.qc.ca

Here is the website for the ones after 1900 http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 Sadly you need to know most of what you wish to know as they will not search but can provide certificates).

I spent a very frustrating afternoon on the phone trying to speak with someone who could point me in the right direction. (I called the historical societybut the man could not speak English and i cannot speak French). I appreciate any pointers for research! Ronda Randall, Brunswick, Maine ronda at rondae@yahoo.com

Ronda, I find a few Catholic Beauchamps in local records.

birth of Rose Amanda dau. of Israel Beauchamp Rosalie Beloin 8/3/1875

death of Andrew, Elizabeth and Felix

one marriage in Stanstead and 2 in Magog.

Elie Beauchamp of Waybridge, Vermont marries Mary Maguire in Stanstead 1/11/1868. These folks show up for various other events under the names Beauchesne, Beauchene and Beauchamp. Many of these people could not read or write and the many spellings is a result of that. The Magog ones are in the1960s. No way to connect them at present. The Stanstead Journal reported the death of Ellen, wife of Elijah Beauchamp in Stanstead Dec. 10, 1892 aged 51 years.

The Journal also has a birth announcement for a son born to Mr & Mrs Beauchamp in Hatley Nov 30, 1898. Sadly their first names are not mentioned.

There is a death for Betsey Beauchamp aged 86, in Rock Island Oct. 11, 1881. Rock Island is now part of Stanstead.

There is a death for Lizzie Beauchemp who d. Mar. 12, 1913 in her 87th year a resident of Rock Island and Derby Line for 42 years.

They seem to disappear after that date.

Our county records do not show a cemetery record for them. These records were compiled for the most part from information on visible monuments. No monument, no record sort of thing.

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The names for the photo of Sept. 2, 2009.

Back row left to right: Doug Bronson, Herb Mallalieu, Lee Brown, Arthur Slade, Gordon Bunk Laberee, Doug Putney, Earl Bushnell, Al Little, Jack Heald, Valmore Lepitre Middle row: Don Willing, _?_, Greg Bronson, Ron Langevin, Nil Belleville, _?_, Arthur Laberee Front row: Raymond Yates, Mike Wing, Keith Slade, David Lepitre, Alcide Yates, Gerald Lepitre, Danny Wallace, Mike Bronson. If you have any corrections or can fill in the two blanks pease let us know.

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Looking for information on members of the Martin MULLINS family who emigrated about 1843 from County Cork, Ireland to Quebec. It is not known how long they were in that area, as some of the family later moved to the US. The children were James, Martin and Mary, (probably born in Ireland), Elizabeth M., Laurence, Edward, Robert, John, and William. All belonged to the Catholic church. I have found that the three daughters are buried in Mont Ste. Marie Cemetery in Stanstead. Two sons married BISSONNETTE sisters, presumably in Stanstead. The daughter Elizabeth, married Prosper BISSONNETTE according to the cemetery record.

I would welcome anything, but especially need information on the father Martin- his place of residence, whether he died and is buried in the Stanstead area and anything about his wife (name unknown). I have not found any listings for them in the burials in Sacre-Coeur de Jesus or Mont Ste Marie cemeteries.

I appreciate the opportunity to have this query published in the area where the family once lived. The Mullins records I have are vague, and I was happy to see your . website. I am including my mailing address in case someone wishes to contact me and doesn't have email.

Barbara Lamb, 12 Cornwall Road, Geneva, NY 14456 blamb@capital.net

Barbara, I did not find a Martin Mullins in this area. The earliest Mullen/Mullens, Mullin/Mullins family here was that of John Mullen and Ann McCoy (McCone also). The first entry in local records I find for them is the birth of daughter Sara Anne in Georgeville March 3, 1848. She died in Georgeville Feb. 26, 1849 at ten months and is buried in Sacre Coeur Cemetery. There is the birth of a daughter Elizabeth on April 25, 1850. Elizabeth was 54 and the wife P.A. Bissonnette when she died May 4, 1905. Mary E. Mullins, daughter of John, dies May, 20, 1917 in Stanstead aged 76 and the Bissonnets were the witnesses. Robert Emmit was born Aug. 19, 1852 in Stanstead. He marries Cordelia Bissonnette Jan. 20, 1879, Stanstead. John Mullens dies Dec. 28, 1865 in Stanstead. He was 56. John's wife Ann McCone dies at the age of 77 on Oct. 22, 1889 in Stanstead. The witnesses were her sons Thomas and John.

There is a lot of activity for a James Mullins, son of James and Ann Jacklie. He and his two wives have a large family that marries in Stanstead but mostly in Coaticook. At this time I cannot connect him to the John Mullins family but depending when their first son James was born it is possible he is a grandson.

If John and Martin are one and the same this may be your family. Certainly the other bits of information seems to fit.

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I'm writing to you today to ask your advise as to how I can locate land records from abt. 1881. In the 1881 census, I found my great great great grandparents living in Hatley, QuŽbec area and I would like to find exactly where they lived. My ggggrandfather was listed in the census as Freeman CURTIS. He was born,baptised at St. Hyacinthe on Dec.11, 1825. His birth name is Firmin CASSISTA. When he was a child, his father, also Firmin CASSISTA moved the family to Swanton,Vermont area. When he returned to QuŽbec by abt. 1877, he and his wife, Amelia nŽe Emilie GIRARD and their children settled in or near Hatley. It was about this time when his name changed from CASSISTA to CURTIS. He was a farmer and the census information shows district 56, sub-district E, Division 1,page 38, Household number 206.

His wife, Amelia died on December 23,1881. Her name is listed as Minnie GIRARD in the Hatley Methodist Church record. She was buried in the Bean Burying Ground,which is now the Lakeview Cemetary on route 143. I went to the cemetery, however there is no grave marker.

A couple of years later, Freeman moved to Massachusetts to live near his oldest daughter, Philomene, who was my great great grandmother. A few of his other children remained in QuŽbec. One son, David CURTIS married Leila LIBBY in 1881 and they were living in Compton. David died in 1902, also a farmer. When his wife Leila died in 1913, the Church of England, Hatley record says she was the widow of David CURTIS, farmer of Waterville.

I would also like to find where in Waterville they lived. Since I live near Sherbrooke, I would be able to see for myself where they lived, that's if the land records can be located. Any advise or information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Putnam Roy, Westbury, QC sanro07@sympatico.ca

Sandra, You need to know the lot and range number inorder to start a search. Currently the Registry offices are known as Registre Foncier du Quebec . The website where you can find the information once you have the lot number is http://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca 7 h to 23 h Monday to Friday and 7 h to 17 h Saturdays and Sundays.

Perhaps Russell Nichol of Compton may know about this family. He is a local historian.

At the time of their marriage (Nov. 10, 1881) David Curtis was living in North Hatley and Lelie S. Libby was in Ascot. That is according to the marriage notice in The Stanstead Journal.

When Mary died Dec. 28, 1881 she was listed as the wife of Freeman Cassitta, she was 51. Her residence was given as Stearnsville, Stanstead.

According to the Journal, when David Curtis died Dec. 19, 1902, (there may be more than one) he was a resident of Eustis (which is next to North Hatley). He died in Waterville and had lived at Abbot's Corner. All these places are within a few miles on a map. The Sherbrooke Record adds the detail that he died of typhoid fever and was about 45 years old.

I will try to locate Stearnsville, Stanstead. That's a new one for me. The tricky part of your request is that there is both a village of Hatley and a township of Hatley. The same for Compton and Stanstead. Waterville is/was in Compton Twp.

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I've been researching my family and have been stuck at one point for many weeks. I found an article in the NY Times July 5, 1897 about Moses PIERCE (my fourth great grandfather) dies at age 104 Uncle to the President Franklin Pierce. I have found very little about this man. He died in Derby Line July 5th, 1897 and was born per my calculations from his death certificate on May 26, 1793. The death certificate states possibly born in Corinth VT but it is hard to read. Moses had a daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE (PIPER) born in 1828 who died in Randolf, MA. June 17, 1909. Her death certificate states that her father was born in Stanstead, P.Q. She may have been born there also.

Moses's father was Samuel PIERCE and mother was mary SARGENT. Moses's wife was Abigail COLBY. The article said that he live for many years in Canada. Would it be at all possible for someone to look up his and Anne's possible births in Stanstead? Would it be possible to find the death notice that woud give his parents? I'm also trying to find out if his son Tillotson who is listed in the 1850 census might actually be Henry Tillotson PIERCE who would be my great great great grandfather.

I read a lot of your history but didn't find anything that rang a bell. Just for the heck of it I went to the Mormon Latter Day Saints. I'm not sure how good it is but it did have Moses and eleven children born in Grafton NH. I'll try looking there for his birth. I know he lived in Canada for many years and also Derby Line VT. I now believe that his daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE was born in Stanstead P.Q. One family tree has her born in Stanstead PEI but that is spelled Stansted. Elizabeth's death certificate says that her father was born in Stanstead PQ but I'm now thinking it was her. Frank Bartlett fcbsr@snet.net

Frank,

Found a marriage for Miss Ann E. Pierce to Robert Piper both of Derby, Vermont, June 17, 1852. Parents were not given. Is that the right Ann E. Pierce?

No birth record found for her.

Moses Pierce d. July 5, 1897 in his 105th year. His wife Abigail B. Colby died Mar. 23, 1868 aged 77 yrs. There is an obituray for her which would be available at the Stanstead Historical Society Archives.

The Pierces in our region make up a very large group. It seems they may not all be related.

I have been working through the: Pierce Genealogy, being the record of the Thomas Pierce . . . There are many enteries for both Samuel and Moses and for Stanstead. No connection yet. There are other concentration of folks with that surname not far from the border. Stanbridge in the Missiquoi Co. and in Shipton there is even a Samuel born in 1783. I will keep looking,

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I am looking for the marriage record of John Nelson HAINES to Mary-Anne SHITLOVET in B.C.Canada circa 1875. The couple resided in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.) and later Deer Creek (Chilcotin region of B.C.) when they met. Their daughter Lillian BAMBRICK (nee Haines) was born in 1879 and raised in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.).

Is it possible to get this info? Mary-Anne SHITLOVET would be my great-great grandmother and proves native background in our family (she was a Lil'Wat native from Big Bar).

Advise, Deanna Hendricks luella31@telus.net

Deanna,

BC is a great distance from my area of expertise. I suggest contacting the British Columbia Genealogical Society to see if they can help. http://www.bcgs.ca/

I did try the LDS (Mormon) site and found the following two interesting families:

On the 1881 Canadian Census you will find the Household of John C. HAYNES of Irish origins, 48 years old, his wife Emily J. HAYNES 29. Their children Fairfax HAYNES 9, Valentino HAYNES 5, Hester Emily HAYNES 3, William Howe HAYNES 1 Irene Margaret HAYNES 5 months. Of the most interest are the next two children who are older but not listed first. I suspect they may have had a different mother. all chidren are born in BC. Mary HAYNES 14, John HAYNES 12 who was born 1869. The Census Place was Osoyoos, Yale, British Columbia The second family of interest is that of John HAINS who was born in 1829 in the USA. The Census Place for him is Clinton & Lillooet, Cariboo, British Columbia. John HAINS is 52 his son Nelson HAINS is13 born in the USA too. Daughters Minnie HAINS is 11, Lilly HAINS 6, Maria HAINS 6 months. The son Nelson could be John Nelson and was called by his middle name to avoid confusion around the house.

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Looking for KNOWLTON family cousins out there ! Looking for anyone descended from Francis FRASER Jr. who married Zeruiah KNOWLTON, trying find the line in order to connect each-other ! FRASER Family website http://www3.sympatico.ca/rick.macneil/frarpt1gen123.htm

Great Great Great Parents Francis Fraser's are Francis Fraser Jr. married Zeruiah Knowlton had children are: 1.Francis Fraser 1811 Eliza Pritchard 2.John William 1813-1894 married Amelia spicer 3.Daniel 1820- content Green 4.Rachael Married William Grant.

April Hebert knowltonfamily@live.ca Some of the Bartlett's that descend from Edson Lyman Bartlett have written you before, in an attempt to find further details on this man. See earlier request for information, below: I have been searching for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT an recently obtained a copy of his wife's burial record which reads that she was buried in Fitch Bay on 10 July 1892 and mentions the Adventist Church with D. W. Somburger, Minister ( spelling may not be accurate). Do you know of such a church being located in Fitch Bay or what cemetery the family might be buried in? There seems to be several cemeteries located in the Fitch Bay area but I have found no record on them. I presume that Edson, Sylvia, Jonathon, Ira Orrin, Julie Ann and Benjamin Franklin (AKA) Franklin BARTLETT are all buried in the same cemetery in Fitch Bay. The burial record had Mrs. Sylvia Shurtleff, the widow of the late Edson Bartlett died in Coventry, VT.July 08,1892, aged 87 of general debility. Another record I found states that Franklin BARTLETT died in a mine blast at Magoon's Point 08 Sep 1867 as recorded in the "Vital Statistics from The Stanstead Journal 1861-1875 " which I purchased from the Stanstead Historical Society. Any help that you may provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Clifford Johnson Johnsoncliff@comcast.net

Clifford,

Rev. D.W. Sornberger was the first clergyman when the Adventist church was formed in Fitch Bay in 1862.

D.W. Sornberger dies in 1903. He had been married for 60 years in 1898.

There are two cemeteries in Fitch Bay and Edson does not appear in the index to either.

When the Bartlett, Shurtleff, Browns and Coles came to Stanstead they settled mostly around Fitch Bay and Brown's Hill and the surrounding area. The Bartletts of Barnston appear to be a different family. Page 197 in The History of Stanstead Co., B.F. Hubbard (1874) which you can see at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The other family is on page 297.

Although several of the Bartlett women are buried in Fitch Bay I do not see where their husbands are buried. Any chance some of them were Quakers and not Adventists?

Perhaps Bill SHURTLEFF, P.O. Box 234 Lafayette, CA 94549-0234 could be a help. He posted Edson's birth on the LDS Family History site and suggests he died Jan. 1875 in Stanstead Co., Quebec.

And the same site has tseven listings for Edson Lyman Bartlett all to do with Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, and it has the following Edson Lyman Bartlett Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: JAN 1875, Stanstead, Quebec Burial: Wife Sylvia Ann Shurtleff Birth: 08 OCT 1803 Marshfield, Washington, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: 08 JUL 1892 Irasburg, Rutland, Vermont Burial: Children July Ann Bartlett Benjamin Franklin Bartlett

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Recently a discovery was made wherein a KENDAL BARTLETT (11), and ROSE BARTLETT (10), along with Horace Bartlett (5; Edson's oldest son), and three of his wife Sylvia's brother's children: George, Charles & Betsy Shurtleff, all were supposedly shown as being in a school together in 1829. The record said: "Head of Bury West School" (or Bary, or Barre). Do you have any access to Records for this particular school? Could you check other records for the Kendall and/or Rose Bartletts? It is our thought that the two Bartlett's listed are cousins of Horace. Thus, information on their parents would be a great find. Nathan Bartlett dinabart5@msn.com

Nathan, Sadly I do not. The Eastern Townships Research Center at Bishop's University http://www.etrc.ca/ and the Compton County Historical Society may be able to help, http://mus.eatoncorner.com/page2.html . If indeed the school is that at Bury, Quebec and not Barre, Vermont, Bury is in Compton County. I have checked the b, m, and d indexes for their lifetimes without success. The closest item found is a marriage for a Roe Bartlette to Petter Radieker in 1844, in Stanstead. A quick look through the part of the Descendants of Wm. Shurtleff that i have shows members of that family in both Bury, QC and Barre, VT. More work is necessary. David

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I have been recently gifted an antique set of dishes and have been told they are from my Great-Great Grandmother. The information I have been given is that her name is Elmira DUROCHER STONE. She had a son named Freeman. I know very little about this side of the family, and am very excited to find out more. I do know that she lived in Coaticook, Quebec. According to a family diary, the date of death is July 17, 1967, and she was 75 years old at the time, so the date of birth should be 1892. This is on my father's side (Peter LUCE) and Freeman's daughter Hazel married Kenneth LUCE. They lived in Moe's River, Compton for many years, and there are still many Luces there (in fact we were just there last week!) I have heard that much of the family comes from the States. I would really appreciate if you could point me in the right direction to find out more! I came across your site while searching. Crystal (Luce) Smith Paris, Ontario tcsmith@sympatico.ca

Hello,

Stone is the translation of Durocher or at least as close as possible. So these folks appear under both names in Quebec records. Henri Durocher married Mina Lesperance Nov. 11, 1895 in St. Edmond parish Coaticook. Henri's parents were Henri and Julie Desindes. Mina's were Pierre Lesperance and Marie Lyonnais. According to the 1911 Canadian Census she was born Aug. 30, 1880. On the 1901 census she was born in Aug. 1879 but is still 5 years younger than Henry. He too was a year younger in 1911. Re: the picture in the June 10 and June 17 issues of the Journal, the one of a nun and a group of schoolchildren in front of the Journal building, I recognized the nun standing in the back row. My parents also think she is Sister Prudentienne Chevalier. At the time the picture was taken, she was known as Sister Alice. She taught at Our Lady of Mercy. Diane Seguin Bacon

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What a great treat it has been for me and my twin sister Ginny to try to piece together our family history in the last year and a half. I have had many great people help me along the way and have recently returned from Quebec City where I did research at the Gabrielle Roy Library on my ancestors. They were English speaking Irish settlers in Quebec city who were commercial merchants and timber trade workers in the early 1830's. They were Hugh MACADAMS(MCADAMS) and Anne (nee ROBINSON. ) and lived in the Gowen's Buildings on Saint Peter Street in the lower town. He and his large family are recorded on the Drouin Records and we have managed to locate his grave, his wife, my great,great grandfather Alexander Macadams, and two spinster sisters. Many of the younger deaths in the 1840's are recorded in the Drouin records but we can't find their graves. A visit to the old St.Mathew's cemetery and library records of the tombstones did not find them either.In anycase Alexander MACADAMS moved on after marrying a Sarah Emma MURPHY in Quebec to have a family of his own. We have traced them to Essa Township on the 1861 census in Simcoe County Ontario( kind of near Barrie ont.) with the first of their children. The third eldest was a daughter who lived and died in between the census of 1861 and 1871 and her recorded death was reported in an Ottawa newspaper. The first son also died young on a visiting trip to Ste Foy in 1866 and is buried there. My direct relative was Alexander Humphrey MACADAMS born in Quebec City on June 8, 1859. His sister was born in 1864 in Ontario, perhaps in Essa Township or maybe in London City(London, Ontario) as that was their next home on the 1871 census. Her name was Stella Maris MACADAMS and she is the person I wish to ask you about. Stella Maris MACADAMS was married twice, once to a Mr. BELFORD and listed as a wealthy socialite from Quebec. I know this because her second husband was rather famous, or should I say infamous! He was an artist who met her in London, England in 1901 and married her in Paris the same year.She was a young wealthy widow from Quebec who travelled over to England with her uncle Albert Alexander Humphrey who was there to sell a gold mine. ( St. George, Beauce region...st.Onge gold mine) of which he worked as the mine superintendent. She was said to be married to a Belford. I wonder if you know of any Belford's who married a Stella Maris MACADAMS and died before 1899? Her life with her new husband, Charles CONDER is outlined in detail in an online book called Charles CONDER: The Last Bohemian. written by Ann Galbally, of the University of Melbourne, Austr.in 2003. Stella Maris is mentioned in the book, Annie younger sister is also there, Alexander MACADAMS is mentioned as her father. I am pretty sure this is my family in print! Even though the MACADAMS, Murphy's and Humphrey's are all related I have not been able to locate much information on the Humphrey line or on the Belford line. Several ship manifests have listed Stella as a wife going to Ireland in the early 1890's but I don't know if that means he lived in Ireland? Any help you could give me would be great. I have heard of some Belford's in the Eastern Township area and don't know if you have too? The publishing Belford in the USA don't seem to have married any Stella's as far as I can see. I think it would have to be a fairly wealthy Belford, as she was a wealthy widow. My interests in the Macadams family started when my grandmother died at 101 yrs old and her birth cert. had another father's name on it than we all thought it would be. OPPS!!! SO the search continues for Alexander H. Macadams who was my grandmothers birthfather who abandoned her at 18 months or thereabouts. I thought if you knew any leads for the Belford connection I could get started on that vein of the family as well. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Patsy Joosse pjoosse@rogers.com

Patsy Here is a note received from Tim Belford, long time CBC Radio personality, in answer to your request.

Hi, Thanks for the note. Unfortunately I can't help. Although my family did live in Quebec (Richmond) about a hundred years ago none married a Macadams. As far as I know, there are two different branches of the Belford family that arrived in the early 19th century and settled in Ontario. Whether or not they were related I'm not sure, although they both originated in the same area of Ireland. At present, I believe there are only two Belfords in Quebec - myself and my son. Tim Belford Also There is a Mrs. Hugh Macadams living at 26 1/2 St. Genevieve St., St. John (Quebec City listing). There is also a William Macadams living in the same residence but held a law office, 20 St. Peter St., Lower Town. This from the Dominion Directory 1871. No Belford found in Quebec City listings in that year.

According to the 1901 Census there are 86 Belfords in Canada with 60 of those people in Quebec. There were more in 1911.

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My name is Thomas LEES. I was born in Sherbrooke in 1944 and was raised in Beebe/Rock Island until 1963. My parents were Thomas LEES and Violet MELVIN. I have managed to find (or knew) of much of my immediate family's background. What I do not have are the following:

1 - Copy of marriage certificate of parents (Thomas and Violet Melvin) married 22 Aug 1931 in Beebe.

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(For all birth, marriages and deaths in Quebec since 1900 the certificates are available from Quebec. A form is available or you can order online with a credit card. http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 There is a link in blue near the bottom of the birth certificate information for the other forms). 2 - Copies of death certificates of parents Thomas (died 7 Mar 1979 in Rock Island) and Violet (died 10 Jan 1968 in Stanstead). Both are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Stanstead. 3- Copies of death certificates of grandparents John (died 31 Aug 1950 in Beebe) and Jean (nee PATERSON) (died 1951 in Beebe). Both are buried at Woodside Cemetery in Beebe 4 - My father and his mom and dad and siblings came to Canada about 1912 (a guess). Is there any way to find out exactly date/ ship/port?
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(Being British they did not have a problem coming to Canada. Ships passenger lists are available. They can be time consuming, microfilms can be borrowed from the National Archives through inter-library loan. The Journal says at the time of their 25 anniversary Aug. 18, 1956, that they were natives of Scotland. The first entry I find for them is the birth of a son July 10, 1936). 5 - Any census records available?
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(The last Canadian census available to researchers is the 1911. If your folks came to Quebec early enough in 1911 they may be listed). http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.html 6- Any wills/testaments/inventories copies available for Father (Thomas) and grandfather (John).
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(Several Lee wills registered here in Stanstead but none for Lees. Perhaps they had to go through the court system if they did not have a notarial will). Tom Lees, PO Box 1015, Vulcan Alberta, T0L 2B0 tmlees1@telus.net

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I am at a wall in my Family tree and stumbled across your webpage. I Would like to know where else I might look for info on my 3x Grandfather Jean Dosithe LAVALLEE He was Baptized in St. Cesaire, Quebec. in September 1830. His Parents Joseph LAVALLEE and Jossette PELLETIER moved to Colchester, Vt. area around 1838. Jean (John LOVELY on census reports) Married Marie DUBE around 1848-1849 I am looking for there marriage record. I have found his brothers Francis and Charles marriage records in the old town of Winooski records. I have looked in the 2 church record books numerous times. St Joseph and St Mary (Immaculate Conception). I Have been doing this for ten years now and don't know where else to look? I heard about the book "Quebec Parish & Missionary Records of Northern New York & Vermont: Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & Abjurations" But I donât have any access to this, nor can I travel to far with my Desert Storm Disability. Any ideas where else I might try? Scott Lovely, Portland, CT scottlovely@comcast.net

Scott, The Drouin Marriage records are probably the best place to look if they were married in a Catholic church and specially if they married before leaving Quebec. The two best sources in the USA for these records are listed below.

http://WWW.ACGS.ORG/

http://www.afgs.org/index.html

http://www.afgs.org/genepges.html

The first is in the bottom of New Hampshire and the second in RI. I guess they are about the same distance from Portland. The third is a list of links to other French Canadian sites. If you have been to these folks without any luck let me know.

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I came across your site while looking up info on Beebe Plain I'm hoping you can help me. I just found my great-grandfather's brother in the 1860 federal census living in Beebe Plain. His name was Michael KNEELAND, his wife was Margaret, and they had 3 daughters - Bridget, Margaret and Sara. They were Irish immigrants, but I believe they were Protestant, possibly Presbyterian. Nothing is known by us about this branch of the Kneeland family.My father always said that they changed the spelling of the name to NEYLON at some point - apparently they lost touch over the years. Do you know anything about this family? I sure could use some help with this! Joanne Kneeland joanne.k@rcn.com

Joanne, I have not found any Kneelands in local records. Usually the Beebe, VT folks used the Beebe, Quebec churches and cemeteries. In the1860s, if they were Catholics they would have been using the Stanstead church as there wasn't another for miles on either side of the border. The first names you mentioned certainly could be for Catholics. On the Canadian side of the border the largest group of Kneelands is in Stukley, Quebec. Do you know where they went after Beebe, VT? I need a few more details to know if I find the right ones. When were they born, married etc.

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I was given your name by a woman at the Stanstead Registry Office when I called there to inquire as to how to request birth/marr/death certificates from Stanstead for a genealogical search I am doing. My great-grandmother, Mary BEAUCHAMP, was born in Stanstead and came to the US at a very young age with her sister and never went home.

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(Thousands of people left Quebec to work in the mills in Maine, New Hampshire, Mass. and Rhode Island. Many workers in these mills were young children).

It was always a mystery as to the circumstances of her leaving and what happened that she never saw her family again. Several years ago my father went to Stanstead and was able to find a baptismal record at Stanstead Plain and Beebe Plain Church of England: Mary BEAUCHAMP daughter of Louis Elijah BEAUCHAMP laborer and Ellen KNOWLES his wife of Stanstead Plain, born 2nd of March 1887 and baptized 15th of May 1877.

We could not locate the family in the census records until recently when we learned more about searching for spelling variations. We then found them listed under BOSHAW, BOOSHAW, BASHAW, BEAUCHAMP, and even BOUCHARD. We learned that Louis Elijah was the son of a Francis and Betsy BEAUCHAMP and likely had brothers William and Isaac. Louis and Ellen had another daughter Maud who was a year younger than Mary. We found Louis, Ellen, and Maud living in the poorhouse in Stanstead in 1891 (perhaps Mary had already come to the US). I guess my questions for you would include:

Another name to consider; Beauchamp would probably translate to Goodfield.

1. is there no 1851 Stanstead census?

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No 1851 census for Stanstead.

2. do you know of other Beauchamp researchers in Stanstead?

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No.

3. what agency in Quebec do I contact to look for birth/marriage/death certificates that might help me learn more about this family?

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(Here is the address for the certificates for before 1900. For documents held at the Archives nationales du QuŽbec in Quebec City (ANQQ), please contact: http://www.anq.gouv.qc.ca/ Archives nationales du QuŽbec Centre d'archives de QuŽbec Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault CitŽ universitaire, P.O. box 10450 Sainte-Foy QC G1V 4N1 Tel.: (418) 643-8904 Fax: (418) 646-0868 E-mail: anq.quebec@mcc.gouv.qc.ca

Here is the website for the ones after 1900 http://www.formulaire.gouv.qc.ca/cgi/affiche_doc.cgi?dossier=10819&sujet=89 Sadly you need to know most of what you wish to know as they will not search but can provide certificates).

I spent a very frustrating afternoon on the phone trying to speak with someone who could point me in the right direction. (I called the historical societybut the man could not speak English and i cannot speak French). I appreciate any pointers for research! Ronda Randall, Brunswick, Maine ronda at rondae@yahoo.com

Ronda, I find a few Catholic Beauchamps in local records.

birth of Rose Amanda dau. of Israel Beauchamp Rosalie Beloin 8/3/1875

death of Andrew, Elizabeth and Felix

one marriage in Stanstead and 2 in Magog.

Elie Beauchamp of Waybridge, Vermont marries Mary Maguire in Stanstead 1/11/1868. These folks show up for various other events under the names Beauchesne, Beauchene and Beauchamp. Many of these people could not read or write and the many spellings is a result of that. The Magog ones are in the1960s. No way to connect them at present. The Stanstead Journal reported the death of Ellen, wife of Elijah Beauchamp in Stanstead Dec. 10, 1892 aged 51 years.

The Journal also has a birth announcement for a son born to Mr & Mrs Beauchamp in Hatley Nov 30, 1898. Sadly their first names are not mentioned.

There is a death for Betsey Beauchamp aged 86, in Rock Island Oct. 11, 1881. Rock Island is now part of Stanstead.

There is a death for Lizzie Beauchemp who d. Mar. 12, 1913 in her 87th year a resident of Rock Island and Derby Line for 42 years.

They seem to disappear after that date.

Our county records do not show a cemetery record for them. These records were compiled for the most part from information on visible monuments. No monument, no record sort of thing.

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The names for the photo of Sept. 2, 2009.

Back row left to right: Doug Bronson, Herb Mallalieu, Lee Brown, Arthur Slade, Gordon Bunk Laberee, Doug Putney, Earl Bushnell, Al Little, Jack Heald, Valmore Lepitre Middle row: Don Willing, _?_, Greg Bronson, Ron Langevin, Nil Belleville, _?_, Arthur Laberee Front row: Raymond Yates, Mike Wing, Keith Slade, David Lepitre, Alcide Yates, Gerald Lepitre, Danny Wallace, Mike Bronson. If you have any corrections or can fill in the two blanks pease let us know.

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Looking for information on members of the Martin MULLINS family who emigrated about 1843 from County Cork, Ireland to Quebec. It is not known how long they were in that area, as some of the family later moved to the US. The children were James, Martin and Mary, (probably born in Ireland), Elizabeth M., Laurence, Edward, Robert, John, and William. All belonged to the Catholic church. I have found that the three daughters are buried in Mont Ste. Marie Cemetery in Stanstead. Two sons married BISSONNETTE sisters, presumably in Stanstead. The daughter Elizabeth, married Prosper BISSONNETTE according to the cemetery record.

I would welcome anything, but especially need information on the father Martin- his place of residence, whether he died and is buried in the Stanstead area and anything about his wife (name unknown). I have not found any listings for them in the burials in Sacre-Coeur de Jesus or Mont Ste Marie cemeteries.

I appreciate the opportunity to have this query published in the area where the family once lived. The Mullins records I have are vague, and I was happy to see your . website. I am including my mailing address in case someone wishes to contact me and doesn't have email.

Barbara Lamb, 12 Cornwall Road, Geneva, NY 14456 blamb@capital.net

Barbara, I did not find a Martin Mullins in this area. The earliest Mullen/Mullens, Mullin/Mullins family here was that of John Mullen and Ann McCoy (McCone also). The first entry in local records I find for them is the birth of daughter Sara Anne in Georgeville March 3, 1848. She died in Georgeville Feb. 26, 1849 at ten months and is buried in Sacre Coeur Cemetery. There is the birth of a daughter Elizabeth on April 25, 1850. Elizabeth was 54 and the wife P.A. Bissonnette when she died May 4, 1905. Mary E. Mullins, daughter of John, dies May, 20, 1917 in Stanstead aged 76 and the Bissonnets were the witnesses. Robert Emmit was born Aug. 19, 1852 in Stanstead. He marries Cordelia Bissonnette Jan. 20, 1879, Stanstead. John Mullens dies Dec. 28, 1865 in Stanstead. He was 56. John's wife Ann McCone dies at the age of 77 on Oct. 22, 1889 in Stanstead. The witnesses were her sons Thomas and John.

There is a lot of activity for a James Mullins, son of James and Ann Jacklie. He and his two wives have a large family that marries in Stanstead but mostly in Coaticook. At this time I cannot connect him to the John Mullins family but depending when their first son James was born it is possible he is a grandson.

If John and Martin are one and the same this may be your family. Certainly the other bits of information seems to fit.

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I'm writing to you today to ask your advise as to how I can locate land records from abt. 1881. In the 1881 census, I found my great great great grandparents living in Hatley, QuŽbec area and I would like to find exactly where they lived. My ggggrandfather was listed in the census as Freeman CURTIS. He was born,baptised at St. Hyacinthe on Dec.11, 1825. His birth name is Firmin CASSISTA. When he was a child, his father, also Firmin CASSISTA moved the family to Swanton,Vermont area. When he returned to QuŽbec by abt. 1877, he and his wife, Amelia nŽe Emilie GIRARD and their children settled in or near Hatley. It was about this time when his name changed from CASSISTA to CURTIS. He was a farmer and the census information shows district 56, sub-district E, Division 1,page 38, Household number 206.

His wife, Amelia died on December 23,1881. Her name is listed as Minnie GIRARD in the Hatley Methodist Church record. She was buried in the Bean Burying Ground,which is now the Lakeview Cemetary on route 143. I went to the cemetery, however there is no grave marker.

A couple of years later, Freeman moved to Massachusetts to live near his oldest daughter, Philomene, who was my great great grandmother. A few of his other children remained in QuŽbec. One son, David CURTIS married Leila LIBBY in 1881 and they were living in Compton. David died in 1902, also a farmer. When his wife Leila died in 1913, the Church of England, Hatley record says she was the widow of David CURTIS, farmer of Waterville.

I would also like to find where in Waterville they lived. Since I live near Sherbrooke, I would be able to see for myself where they lived, that's if the land records can be located. Any advise or information that you may have would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Putnam Roy, Westbury, QC sanro07@sympatico.ca

Sandra, You need to know the lot and range number inorder to start a search. Currently the Registry offices are known as Registre Foncier du Quebec . The website where you can find the information once you have the lot number is http://www.registrefoncier.gouv.qc.ca 7 h to 23 h Monday to Friday and 7 h to 17 h Saturdays and Sundays.

Perhaps Russell Nichol of Compton may know about this family. He is a local historian.

At the time of their marriage (Nov. 10, 1881) David Curtis was living in North Hatley and Lelie S. Libby was in Ascot. That is according to the marriage notice in The Stanstead Journal.

When Mary died Dec. 28, 1881 she was listed as the wife of Freeman Cassitta, she was 51. Her residence was given as Stearnsville, Stanstead.

According to the Journal, when David Curtis died Dec. 19, 1902, (there may be more than one) he was a resident of Eustis (which is next to North Hatley). He died in Waterville and had lived at Abbot's Corner. All these places are within a few miles on a map. The Sherbrooke Record adds the detail that he died of typhoid fever and was about 45 years old.

I will try to locate Stearnsville, Stanstead. That's a new one for me. The tricky part of your request is that there is both a village of Hatley and a township of Hatley. The same for Compton and Stanstead. Waterville is/was in Compton Twp.

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I've been researching my family and have been stuck at one point for many weeks. I found an article in the NY Times July 5, 1897 about Moses PIERCE (my fourth great grandfather) dies at age 104 Uncle to the President Franklin Pierce. I have found very little about this man. He died in Derby Line July 5th, 1897 and was born per my calculations from his death certificate on May 26, 1793. The death certificate states possibly born in Corinth VT but it is hard to read. Moses had a daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE (PIPER) born in 1828 who died in Randolf, MA. June 17, 1909. Her death certificate states that her father was born in Stanstead, P.Q. She may have been born there also.

Moses's father was Samuel PIERCE and mother was mary SARGENT. Moses's wife was Abigail COLBY. The article said that he live for many years in Canada. Would it be at all possible for someone to look up his and Anne's possible births in Stanstead? Would it be possible to find the death notice that woud give his parents? I'm also trying to find out if his son Tillotson who is listed in the 1850 census might actually be Henry Tillotson PIERCE who would be my great great great grandfather.

I read a lot of your history but didn't find anything that rang a bell. Just for the heck of it I went to the Mormon Latter Day Saints. I'm not sure how good it is but it did have Moses and eleven children born in Grafton NH. I'll try looking there for his birth. I know he lived in Canada for many years and also Derby Line VT. I now believe that his daughter Anne Elizabeth PIERCE was born in Stanstead P.Q. One family tree has her born in Stanstead PEI but that is spelled Stansted. Elizabeth's death certificate says that her father was born in Stanstead PQ but I'm now thinking it was her. Frank Bartlett fcbsr@snet.net

Frank,

Found a marriage for Miss Ann E. Pierce to Robert Piper both of Derby, Vermont, June 17, 1852. Parents were not given. Is that the right Ann E. Pierce?

No birth record found for her.

Moses Pierce d. July 5, 1897 in his 105th year. His wife Abigail B. Colby died Mar. 23, 1868 aged 77 yrs. There is an obituray for her which would be available at the Stanstead Historical Society Archives.

The Pierces in our region make up a very large group. It seems they may not all be related.

I have been working through the: Pierce Genealogy, being the record of the Thomas Pierce . . . There are many enteries for both Samuel and Moses and for Stanstead. No connection yet. There are other concentration of folks with that surname not far from the border. Stanbridge in the Missiquoi Co. and in Shipton there is even a Samuel born in 1783. I will keep looking,

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I am looking for the marriage record of John Nelson HAINES to Mary-Anne SHITLOVET in B.C.Canada circa 1875. The couple resided in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.) and later Deer Creek (Chilcotin region of B.C.) when they met. Their daughter Lillian BAMBRICK (nee Haines) was born in 1879 and raised in the Empire Valley (Chilcotin region of B.C.).

Is it possible to get this info? Mary-Anne SHITLOVET would be my great-great grandmother and proves native background in our family (she was a Lil'Wat native from Big Bar).

Advise, Deanna Hendricks luella31@telus.net

Deanna,

BC is a great distance from my area of expertise. I suggest contacting the British Columbia Genealogical Society to see if they can help. http://www.bcgs.ca/

I did try the LDS (Mormon) site and found the following two interesting families:

On the 1881 Canadian Census you will find the Household of John C. HAYNES of Irish origins, 48 years old, his wife Emily J. HAYNES 29. Their children Fairfax HAYNES 9, Valentino HAYNES 5, Hester Emily HAYNES 3, William Howe HAYNES 1 Irene Margaret HAYNES 5 months. Of the most interest are the next two children who are older but not listed first. I suspect they may have had a different mother. all chidren are born in BC. Mary HAYNES 14, John HAYNES 12 who was born 1869. The Census Place was Osoyoos, Yale, British Columbia The second family of interest is that of John HAINS who was born in 1829 in the USA. The Census Place for him is Clinton & Lillooet, Cariboo, British Columbia. John HAINS is 52 his son Nelson HAINS is13 born in the USA too. Daughters Minnie HAINS is 11, Lilly HAINS 6, Maria HAINS 6 months. The son Nelson could be John Nelson and was called by his middle name to avoid confusion around the house.

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Looking for KNOWLTON family cousins out there ! Looking for anyone descended from Francis FRASER Jr. who married Zeruiah KNOWLTON, trying find the line in order to connect each-other ! FRASER Family website http://www3.sympatico.ca/rick.macneil/frarpt1gen123.htm

Great Great Great Parents Francis Fraser's are Francis Fraser Jr. married Zeruiah Knowlton had children are: 1.Francis Fraser 1811 Eliza Pritchard 2.John William 1813-1894 married Amelia spicer 3.Daniel 1820- content Green 4.Rachael Married William Grant.

April Hebert knowltonfamily@live.ca

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I wonder if you could suggest someone who could help find the parents of Calista BLODGETT born in Stanstead on 21 Jan. 1811? I believe George Washington BLODGETT (born 6 Aug. 1788 in Randolph VT) married Huldah BLAKE (born 7 Aug. 1792 in Exeter, N.H.) in Stanstead in 1810. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Mr. S. H. Moore. shedmore@prodigy.net

Mr. Moore Very few records exist for b. m. and d. here prior to 1815. There is a fairly large number of people in this area with both surnames but a quick look through the local indexes did not turn up anyone with the same first names. However, the FamilySearch (LDS) site lists a Calista Blodgett with the same birthdate born in Connecticut. Actually there are are several listings for the same name and the same birthdate all having taken place in Connecticut.

There is also listed a George Washington Blodgett born on 6 Aug 1788 in Randolph, Orange, Vermont. His parents were Joshua BLODGETT and Increase CHILDS. Joshua died in Derby Line, VT which is just across the border from Stanstead. The submitter of the information might be of interest to you Charles G. Brough 271 Captains Court Venice Fl 34287

Looking where Lt. Lucius GREEN (1820-1888) from Highgate, Franklin, VT came from. Who were his parents? Lucius was married to Lucy WHITE b. 23 Apr 1823 in Malone, Franklin, NY she was the daughter of Nathan WHITE (1798-aft 1870) originally from CT but lived in Highgate, VT with daughter in 1870. Nathan WHITE was married to Lucy BARTLETT also of CT. Lucius served in 1870-80_s in Washington DC as a clerk in the US Gov_t Pension Office. Green_s were a large family from Franklin Co., VT. Perhaps he is the son of Hon. George GREEN (1791-1871) of Swanton? I think he died in DC and the family definitely lived there after Lucius died, Lucy received his Civil War pension. My family were the ROBINSON_s of Swanton, came there from Bennington ca. 1797: Silas ROBINSON(1746-1828) my 5X great grandfather Paul ROBINSON(1768-1824) _ 4X Henry _Harry ROBINSON(1796-1861) _ 3X Henry Byron_ ROBINSON(1832-1925) _ 2X If you can elaborate on my Robinson forefathers, that would be great too. Thank you. Douglas Arthur Robinson robinsonsdc@aol.com

This fellow seems to be working on the same Green family. John Kevin GREEN 5125 Happy Pines Dr. Foresthill, CA. 95631

I read about you being a contributor to the "Northland Journal" and that the surnames mentioned in the genealogical columns could be searched. If that is something that could be done, I would appreciate it. My great grandparents were George Washington DARLING and Bertha Elizabeth BROWN of Peacham,(Green Bay Loop) Vermont, and Delbert "Bert" WHEELER and Florence Emily LYFORD of Woodbury, Vermont. The LYFORD family descended from David LYFORD of Cabot, Vermont.

I have quite a lot of information on the Darlings from a book called "George Darling of Lynn and Marblehead and Some of His Descendants 1650 to 1920" which follows down to my line. Bertha BROWN had a sister Martha Alphretta BROWN who married G.W. Darling's brother, Charles Darling. The BROWN sisters were daughters of Robert BROWN and Eliza (Eliazbeth?) Atkinson, Robert being the son to William BROWN and Anne CASSADY . The Brown sisters were of Kingsey Falls, Quebec. In the 1930 US Census, Bertha is from " Canada-English". I could not find much on this Brown family though I understand from my mother that they were Irish. I am also interested in the ancestors of David LYFORD from Cabot, Vermont. I have been told by someone who studies the Lyford surname that his gravestone in Cabot has just his name and no dates or references to relatives. My third great grandfather, George Johnson DARLING, married a Charity SULHAM in Danville, VT.. I have not been able to find anything about her. If any of the surnames are in the index, I would be interested in knowing how I could access them. Thanks very much for any direction on these names. Anne Marie Barrett, daughter of Janis Muriel Darling Barrett, daughter of Burleigh Darling and Muriel Wheeler Anne Barrett annebar@gmail.com

Anne this name from the Net Robert DARLING 852 Diablo Ave #309 Novato CA 94947

Hoping to you can help me figure out where to go from what I know.... I am researching Solomon STONE born 1790 ? according to his tombstone in a Quaker Society of Friends cemetery in Bond Head West Gillimbury Simcoe County was a native of Vermont fromwhat I can find in Ontario he was not a Quaker but a Bible Christian yet he is somehow connected to the HOWARD family who were Quakers. I believe his first wife was Esther HOWARD being related to a Stephen HOWARD who's family settled in East Gwillimbury. In his will Stephen HOWARD was mention. I cannot be sure if Esther was a HOWARD but they named there first son Abjiah Howard Stone both names were common in the Howard family and they generally name their children after family members. I believe Solomon came to Canada around 1830 or earlier, as Solomon in 1830 pledged allegiance to the Queen. Along with a Thomas WEST who's families were also Quakers and came from Vermont. I am confused by the words "native" does that mean he lived there ....was born there....? How would I look for him in Vermont. Lisa Boos d.l.boos@sympatico.ca

Lisa, there are at least 4 Stone family histories available from Higginson Books, Salem, MA all of which may possibly hold the answer. Certainly worth looking at. Check the titles with your local library before buying anything. They may be able to borrow them for you through inter-library loan. There were 41 Stone families living in Vermont that made the 1790 Census. Finding a document suggesting his parents or his place of birth would be key.

Where and how was the term "native" used? \

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Looking for any information and stories about the family of Alphonse Couture and his wife Elmire.

Ethel Crumm
120 Daniel Dr., Easley, SC 29642-2100
ethel.crumm@gmail.com

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I am looking for a David DOYEN who was living in Stanstead, Quebec. I find him and his wife Closina with a step-son Luman MOSES in the 1901 census. David was listed as being 73 at the time, being this age I would assume he died there and perhaps even buried there. Do any of the churches in Stanstead have there records online? David DOYEN 's sister also lived in Stanstead her name was Julia BLACKWOOD and she is buried in Fitch Bay Cemetery with second husband Thomas BLACKWOOD . After Thomas BLACKWOOD's death Julia lived with her son and daug.-in-law Fred and Hattie BARBER. Information on any of the above would be much appreciated.

Glenys King, Durham, Maine
msglenys@peoplepc.com

Glenys,

David Doyen died March 4th 1903. He was at his home in Apple Grove.

He was married to Closina Rever. His daughter Hattie Julia Doyen married William Alfred Davis Sept. 18, 1895.

His daughter Elizabeth Belle Doyen was born May 7, 1871. She married Herbert Cooper Mar. 12, 1890, she died Jan. 8, 1945.

When Mrs. Blackwood died, Jan. 13, 1913, she was in North Vermillion, Alberta, with the Barbers.

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A couple of years ago I wrote to the Haskell Library in Derby Line asking for information about my 2nd great grandfather Joseph BATHROW was born in or around 1796. (His decendants spell it BIATHROW). You sent me a wonderful letter telling me about the area and history of Derby Line during that time period. I was most interested as was my mother, she is now 98 years old. My mother seems to think he might have been born around Sherbrooke, Quebec . Can you give me any information about the history surounding the area between Sherbrooke Quebec and Derby Line VT around the turn of the century (late 1700s early 1800s)?

To refresh your memory Joseph's was the son of a half-breed her parents - a Native American woman and a French Canadian father, as far as I can determine. His mother became pregnant at a very young age by a Catholic priest. I don't know if she had any siblings or not. Were there any indian tribes around Sherbrooke or anywhere between there and Derby Line? Were there any Catholic missons around this area in Canada in the late 1700s?

I called Kenneth Biathrow, a name you gave me, and his ancestry doesn't go as far back as my Biathrow line. Thank you for that lead. It was unfortunate that we couldn't our two lines.

Marilyn Potter, 8546 Navarre Parkway,
Navarre, FL 32566
map7746@aol.com

Marilyn, Do you have charts from yourself back to this gentleman? I doubt there is any record of the priest story. If you have her name that would be a start. I have not found anything at that early a date. No official records exist from the first few years of settlement in the very late 1700s. Your information on the LDS site does not mention the Canadian connection you are asking about. The Abenaki travelled through here as they hunted and fished but only temporarily camping as they went. The first Catholic priest to visit Sherbrooke was in May 1816 for one Mass. The next one was in 1823. The first chapel was opened in 1834 and was served many years by Irish Catholic priests. The second Catholic parish was here in Stanstead officialy opened in 1838 but having been served by missionaries from around 1829.

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I was wondering if you had any birth certificates, death certificates, censuses information for Joseph A. GILBERT b. May 22, 1840 in Derby, VT (I believe), for Antoine GILBERT b. in France, or for Julia TUSANT GILBERT b. in Canada? If you have any information on these people I would greatly appreciate it.

Erica Comstock erica_1442@yahoo.com

Erica,

I'm sorry that I do not have birth certificates/death certificates for the Gilberts. The various record offices should be able to supply those if the event was recorded.

Would Joseph A. Gilbert have been a Roman Catholic? Do you know when he died?

Does the A. stand for Anthime? Was he married to Julie Toussaint? In the index to local church records one Anthime Gilbert, 85 years old dies June 3, 1880 and is buried on the 5th. His wife was Julie Toussant. Buried here in Stanstead, it would have been the closest Catholic Church at the time.

If this information proves to be of your family and that appears to be possible, researching Catholics in French North America should be easy. They have some of the best records in the world. Most researchers use the marriages like a ladder. Each first marriage gives both sets of parents and the name of their parish the dates etc. Very helpful.

The Drouin Indexes are best, they cover Catholic marriages from the beginning of settlement to 1939.

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On your webpage the following statement is below Log Cabin Cronicles Genealogy Menu Page.

"His parents were John HUES and Janet PATRICK and the next of kin he had given to Wales Home was Mary YETTER. He lived in Stanstead from 1907-1950 and......"

The person thay are writing about is Fredrick HUES and Mary YETTER is my maternal grandmother. I would like to purchase your CD. please let me know the method of payment you prefer.

Debbie McGuire themcguires@theedge.ca

I have asked you before about my grandmother Mary Francis HEWS/HEWES/HUGHES born Apr,1892 in Massawippi, Quebec, married to Harold Arthur YETTER. I cannot find anything on her. I joined the Ancestry.com website and the only thing I can find is that she did marry my grandfather at the Derby Line, Vt and her son told me she was born in Massawippi, Que. She also worked for the Hamm family at the age of 8 yrs. old. Why is it I cannot find a birth certificate for her. It is almost like she never existed. I was told that Frederick Warner HUGHES was her brother, but he did not spell his surname the way she did. I do know that he died in the Wales Home, Richmond, Que, 1959 and he claims his parents were John HUGHES and Janet PATRICK. Cannot find anything on them either. Tried the gov. and they have no info. on her as well. Is there any other place I can check or any suggestions?

Frustrated .. Shirley Yetter shirleyyetter@rogers.com

Debbie and Shirley,

I believe that the only two people who have asked about this family are yourselves.

It did not become mandatory for most Protestants and non-believers in Quebec to register a birth until 1929. Prior to that date the only registration occurred when a person was baptised. The clergy were responsible for recording, collecting and sending this information to the government. No baptism no official registration. The clergy performed this work into the 1970s when the provincial government took over the task.

The 1901 census information on Automated Genealogy, shows Mary was born April 14, 1892 and living with the Hams as a domestic. The 1911 census says she was adopted by the Hams. Her age is right but the scribe or transcriber has made an error in the year. I could not find a Frederick Warner Hughes in the country in 1900 or 1911. I included the Alfreds, Wilfreds etc. in my search.

Official adoptions would be filed in the Superior Court. Non official ones will be difficult to find.

The only thing I found that might be of interest is the death of Mrs. W.R. Hewes, near Massawippi, Sept. 22, 1896. She was 64. Found in the Vital Stats of the Stanstead Journal.

I do not have a CD but over the years we have mentioned several from different authors but their name and address and the cost are mentioned with the description.

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My family started in France, Daniel Francois dit SUIRE PERRON came to Quebec in 1663 to stay.

Daniel married in 1664 to Louse GARGOTTIN of the king's daughters.

I have tried to get some history on this line, but every thing out of Quebec is in French.

Have you seen anything in English?

Ronald Perron rsperron@aol.com

Ronald ,

Congratulations for having gotten back to your immigrant ancestors. That's great. Its a lot of work to get back to them.

There are many histories of Canada and of Quebec that are written in English. The early history of your family, at least the church documents, were written in French because they were French. There was no reason to do otherwise. If you wish to go further back everything in France will require some French but most of the records follow a pattern and should not give you much of a problem once you have done a few. You are lucky as the French have some of the best records in Quebec and the world.

Being of French descent is something to be proud of. As a people they explored most of North America before other white immigrants arrived. They usually travelled in the company of friendly Native Americans and there are French names for mountains, rivers and lakes and towns and cities all over North America to mark the fact they passed that way.

If you have not already done so please have a look at this site and click on the button for English.

Association des familles Perron d'AmŽrique inc. http://famillesperron.org

Louise Gargottin is listed as one of the Kings daughters. But that is not a dead end. Her parents names in France are recorded in Quebec records and the place she came from. So you can follow that line back. Her second marriage was to Charles-Louis Alain, Jan. 7, 1679. Les Filles du Roi were women given passage and a dowry by the King of France to come to New France and marry settlers during the years between 1663 and 1673).

About Daniel Francois dit Suire Perron. The Jette Genealogical Dictionary says that he is Daniel or Francois Perron dit Suire. "Dit" means, also know as (or shortened to aka) in English. So he was Daniel Perron or Francois Perron also know as Suire, which was his mother's family name she being Jeanne Suire. He was known by both names. This often was done to make it easy to find the right Daniel Perron if there were several of them. There does not appear to have been a marriage for his parents.

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Looking for descendant of a Home Child sent to the Gibbs Home in Sherbrooke in the early 1920's. The Frederick BENNETT we are searching for was born in 1910 died 1931.

Pauline Bampton ecbpfb-homechild-que@sympatico.ca

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I was wondering if you had any birth certificates/death certificates/censuses/information for Joseph A. Gilbert b. May 22, 1840 in Derby, VT (I believe), Antoine Gilbert b. in France, or Julia Tusant Gilbert b. in Canada? If you have any information on these people I would greatly appreciate it!!!!

Erica Comstock erica_1442@yahoo.com

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I recently came upon your site and was hopung that you might be able to help me finding more information about my paternal ancestry. This is what I know;,my father was Charles Raymond HEATH born Oct 4th, 1939- died Oct 27th 1989 both events in Vermont. He is buried with his parents in St. Johnsbury.

My grandfather Andrew born 26 Aug 1906 in Stanstead Plain and died in Vermont in 1951. He married Marion Evelyn SCOTT or Evelyn Marion SCOTT .

My great grandfather Raymond Charles(Charles Raymond) If my information is correct was born in Holland, Vermont. He married a woman named Jessie and or Irene. On the birth record I have it shows my gggrandfather was Chas. HEATH, it is possible his name was Charles. He was born in Barnston P.Q. about 1854. He was a farmer. He married Estelle APPLEBEE, born in Holland, Vermont.

This is as much as I have been able to obtain thus far. My father had 1 brother born about 1931 and died 1987. There was another infant boy named Richard Allen I believe who died in infancy. My grandfather had numerous siblings, Mildred, Viola B., Floyd C., Robert J. and Paul A.

I noticed in the book on ourroots Heath is mentioned in Stanstead history.

Lani M. Twiddy tybaby1066@verizon.net

Lani ,

Raymond Heath of Holland, VT married Jesse Smith dau. of Francis Smith of Barnston, Sept. 22, 1897. (Stanstead Journal Vital Stats)

Robert James Heath son of Raymond Heath born in Stanstead August 9, 1917. (Stanstead Journal Vital Stats)

The 1911 Census of Canada on Automated Genealogy lists the following household:

Heath Ray Head of household b. Feb 1877 aged 34 .

Heath Jessie Wife b. Jun 1879 31

Heath Mildred Dau. b. Jun 1898 12

Heath Viola Dau. b. July 1903 7

Heath Andrew Son b. Aug 1906 4

Heath Floyd Son b. May 1911 1 day

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I would like to know if you know anything about Magoon's Point in Georgeville. I am a Dion from Magog, who married a Magoon from Montreal who knew some of his family had lived on Magoon's Point in Georgeville, this same family has close relatives in New Brunswick. I would like to know if possible how they came to be at Magoon's Point, were they United Empire Loyalists, NO and if possible where they hailed from? I've looked many places on the web and there is not much about Magoon's Point, just the name.

Ann Magoon at marcianna74@gmail.com

Ann,

The Magoons that came here do not appear to be Loyalists.

Please see the following site and go to pages 240, 241, http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880

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Thank you very much in responding to my email. No, I have not seen the will. The will is mentioned in several genealogy lineages. Mrs. Jean McCaw, passed away last January and Don Erkfritz passed away two and one half years ago. I'm direct descendent of Moses Westover, Sr. through his son Silas WESTOVER, then Moses WESTOVER, My great grandmother was Ida Celinda WESTOVER, my grandfather was Arthur Robert STARR, my father was Gerald Francois STARR. I am looking for documentation to confirm.

Gerald Starr ELECTGSTARR@aol.com

Gerald,

R. Neil Broadhurst's marriage index lists the following information:

Robert Starr marries Ida Celinda Westover July 22, 1878. This to be found in the Knowlton Methodist records. He was the son Henry Starr and Ann Robins of Brome Twp. and she the daughter of Moses Westover and Orilla Booth of West Bolton.

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I am searching for birth and family information for my great-great-grandfather. His name was Asahel BROWN. He was born in Canada East in 1827 or 1828. A La Crosse, Wisconsin amateur researcher recently told me he traced them through Methodist Church records to Saint Basile-le-Grand, Quebec. I can find no corroboration of this, and he unfortunately won't return my emails. He also lived in Lowell, Massachusetts at around 1848, and homesteaded in Wisconsin in about 1870 and died there in 1902.

There is a Stanstead County connection, however, in a person who may have been his sister and who is buried near him in the same cemetery in Mindoro, La Crosse County, Wisconsin.

Asahel's possible sister was named Rectina BROWN, born similarly in Canada East about 1825. She married a James COVEY in 1840 at about age 15, in Stanstead County in Quebec (Canada East).

Asahel's father's name was Samuel BROWN. He may have been born in or lived in Connecticut prior to moving to Canada, according to Asahel's Federal Census responses.

Asahel's mother's name was Polly. I have no maiden name, and I know only that Polly was a somewhat common nickname for women named Mary in the 19th Century. Polly, according to Asahel, was born in Vermont, further tantalizing that cross-border connection.

Other siblings born in Canada may have been named Samuel and Francis (Frank). It's possible, therefore, that they may also share a Stanstead County connection.

Ideally, I would like to find marriage information for Rectina that verified that her parents were, indeed, named Samuel and Polly (Polly's maiden name would be a special plum!). Her birth information would be quite helpful as well. Dan Brown, Saint Paul, Minnesota dpbrown@pressenter.com

Dan, One Asahel found. Marriage to Ann Birt June 5, 1837. He was a resident of Bolton which at that date was part of Stanstead. Record in the Shefford Anglican Church records according to index.

The Browns were a huge family group. Pages 194, 195 211 of the Stanstead County history might be of interest. http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880

There are several Samuels in local records, handfuls of Marys and even a Polly but none seem to fit in any other way.

Have a look at this site http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ you can search the data base for free but there is a small charge for the information but well worth the fee. It is an amazing database. One quick look turned up two Asahel Browns. Brown Asahel H Church Brown Asahel W Census

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My 3x great grandfather was George DREW (born Aug 24, 1803 in Lower Canada). He married Hannah Stone (born Nov 8, 1802 in Vermont). Their first few children, Uriah, Eliza Ann, Jane, Philena, Harriet and Saryann were also born in Canada. Then they migrated to Ohio. The LDS web site lists them as being born in Stanstead. Do you know who George DREW 's parents were?

Pam Lavoie lavoie@nrtco.net

Pam, Please go to http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 and look at pages 230, 31, 309, 310, and 340 The Drews were a very large family group setting in Sanstead County in two distinct areas. If you know what part of Stanstead they were in a reasonable guess could be made as to which group they belong to. There were others of course that move to other parts of the county as the family grew. Few to no records exist for 1803 in our part of Lower Canada which is now Quebec

There were two George Drews mentioned in the pages I have cited one may fit. There are at least two Drew/Stone marriages sadly none with a George and none that fits in the time requested. I will have a search of the Drew queries I have received in the past and get back to you. The person that submitted the information to the LDS site may be able to help you.

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I have been doing extensive research on a Maria SMITH b. 1823 (bet. 1813-1823) in Barnston, Quebec, who married Elisha GRISWOLD b. 1813 in Walpole, NH. He later lived with a second wife, Lovina WHEELER in Brownington, Orleans, Vermont. I stumbled upon accidentally that Elisha was apparently abusive and the Town of Waterford, Vt. finally took all their children away in 1856 and awarded them separate guardians; the Town of Waterford then placed Maria on a stage with her baby and sent her to Canada (I assume it must have been back to Barnston). She only stayed a short time and returned to Waterford. They had the following children and this is what happened to them: 1. Georgianna A. Griswold b. 01 Jul 1839 in Charleston, VT. m. Henry (Harry) Hockenberry in St. Johnsbury, d. 1919 in Chicopee, MA and buried in Bradford, Vt. Not guardianed - not with the family household at the time.

2. George Albert Griswold (Albert George was the original name) b. 30 Jul 1844 in E. Charleston, VT, m. Marilla Pierce and I have been told that they had twins--Walter & Wallace b. 30 Aug. 1874 in St. Johnsbury. The families felt that two babies would be too much to care for and placed Walter in Canada (?Barnston) and Wallace ended living and dying in Berlin, NY. George d. 05 Apr 1918 in Berlin, Rensselaer, NY. George & Marilla divorced. (in some instances, I find George to be born in 1842) Not guardianed - not within the family household at the time.

3. Henry H. Griswold b. 1847 in Charleston, VT. d. in Jefferson, Coos County, NH. His guardianship was given to Judith Ann (Griswold) Dexter and he resided with this family in Whitefield & Jefferson, Coos County, NH. I have not been able to find his death, nor Judith Ann's birth or death.

4. Oscar E. Griswold b. 1851 in Charleston, Vt. His guardianship was awarded to John Haseltine of Barnet, VT for $53.00 until he became of age. He married two times--Roxy Ann Comtock 29 Jul 1870 in Washington, VT. and 2nd Lydia Jane Randall on 15 Feb 1873 in Groton, Vt. he died in 1908. Family lore has it that Oscar was an importer of silks, laces, etc. and transported (or smuggled them) from Canada by wagon. He had to have a change of horses along the way to places south, like Putney, Brookline, ect. He is said to have state that the revenuers were getting close to him so he changed his name to Smith and so did his son, Nelson Brock Griswold, born 18 Mar. 1878. (I think it may have been Austin, his lst child, b. 20 Feb 1876 in Groton, VT, as I find him living in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada with a family of Daniels in 1891.)

5. Horatio Griswold was born 1852 in Vermont and died on 08 Dec 1921 in Waterbury, Vt. His guardianship was awarded to D.C. Bonnett for $75.00 until he became of age. He died not knowing where he was born, who his mother or father were.

6. Alphonso Griswold was born in 1854 in Vermont. He married Harriet Antionette Jones Fletcher in Edgarstown, MA on 22 Apr 1889. He died on 02 Sep. 1938 in Hanover, NH (lived in Thetford, VT) His guardianship was awarded to Abner Wyman Smith of Concord, Vt. for $65.00. His name was changed to Duett Alonzo Smith and he changed it to Duett Alonzo Griswold when he became older and that was the name he lived by the rest of his life. (my branch - he is my ggrandfather)

7. Baby Griswold -- The baby was awarded his guardianship to a John Smith in Concord, VT. for $105.00 until he became of age. I have been told that he became Austin S. Griswold. He married Hattie Humphrey 02 Feb 1886 in West Charleston. They divorced and I have not been able to find his death certificate. He seemed to live in the Windham County, Vt. area after the divorce.

8. Now, I have found that there is another brother. My Great Aunt (daughter of Duett) left a letter of the experience that she and my Great Uncle had while traveling by horse and buggy from Norwich, VT to Lancaster, NH to visit their father's brother Uncle John in 1914. I do find a John Griswold in Guildhall, VT. I believe this to be the one. He purchased this land & building from a James Morris in 1909. He was supposedly born in 1857-58. I can not find any other record on him to date.

Finding Maria could be the key to unlocking all other unanswered areas of this family. Ellen E. Daniels daniels@wildblue.net

Ellen, There are several Maria Smiths in local records and I imagine that there were many more not in the record books. The dates of their births are not close to your information. The Smith family is by far the largest single family group in early records which usually date from 1815 to 1879. Records from the date of birth you are suggesting are few in number. Early clergymen, who were responsible for recording such events, were circuit riders coming from the USA and often returning there with their books. Some of our early settlers went to the USA for their relgious needs. Have you read our county history, Forest and Clearings? Page 96 might be the best I can offer for the moment. (pages 132, 223-4, 277 are the family pages but there are dozens of Smith entries through the book). If you have not seen it you can online at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 Page 96 speaks of the Baptist church in Barnston. The Elder Roswell Smith was here about 1812 and after 4 or 5 years left the country. Among the names of the early Baptist settlers is Griswold and J. Griswold was a deacon of the church. Griswold does not appear in local records to any extent. Laura B Griswald is married in 1821 in Hatley and that is it. If her families were Baptist ministers and deacons they may have kept their own records.

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I am looking for a start on the ancestry of my gggrandmother's family. Her name was Marium Jane BLAKE and was born 10-22-1838 in Derby, Vermont. Her father was James BLAKE. She married Edward Melvin DERBY of Fairlee, Vermont on 10-28-1864 at Derby Line, Vermont. He was later killed during the Civil War, one week after their little son, James, died during an epidemic in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. My ggrandfather, Henry Issac DERBY was born the next week. Marium had to have been a remarkable person to have survived all this and the hard times following. I have much ancestral history on the DERBYs, but only what I have shared on the BLAKEs. I do know that the family used to move back and forth from Canada to the US from tales my grandfather shared. Any help would be appreciated.

annhawks at annhawks@sbcglobal.net

Ann,

The dates should be questioned.

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My search for Isaac YOUNG has brought me to you. What I know of Isaac is that he was born in 1794, but I don't know where. He had a daughter named Sabrie which means "of the border" or "born on the border". US census records show her marrying Abiel ALFORD of Stanstead and emmigrating to the US. In these records she lists her birth in Canada, but I know that this area came under some dispute during this time. Deductive reasoning has lead me to believe that Isaac traveled to Stanstead Plain as part of the land rush of the early 19th century and Sabrie was born in either Stanstead or Vermont . However, there is no record of Isaac or Sabrie in any USA documents that I can find. It is possible that Isaac was a worker for the ALFORD family and therfore not mentioned amongst the early Stanstead families. I have found confirmation of Abiel ALFORD and the ALFORD family in the early history of Stanstead. I have also found a document from the 1820's in which an Isaac YOUNG verifies the moral integrity of a man seeking veteran benefits as a soldier in the US Revolutionary War. Willing to share any information I have. My research has lead to a fascination with the Stanstead area and I plan to visit soon. Chris Young, Grand Junction, Colorado

cherylyoung@bresnan.net

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I am researching my grandfather’s side of the family; his name is Leon Deward STRATTON. His fatherÕs name is Deward Belmont STRATTON married to Clara PROULX. My Grandmother used to joke that my Grandfather was born on the border between Canada and the USA¦.and that there was always confusion. I believe that he was born in Beebe Plain, Stanstead, Quebec. Would you have any information regarding any of the names above and how I would go about conducting research online for Canada records. I live in California and find it extremely difficult to research my relatives in the Northeast. Jo-Ann (Lemon Stratton) Miller

JoLemonMiller@aim.com

Jo-Ann, It is probably Beebe Plain, Vermont where your Strattons lived. Deward Stratton was married to Clara Proulx October 31, 1909 in Sacré Coeur Church in Stanstead, Quebec. He was the son of William Stratton and Emma Kingdon. Clara was the daughter of Achille Proulx and Alde Hebert of Adamsville.

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I am doing some genealogy research and thought you might be able to enlighten me as to the possibility of some children from one family in the late 1800s being born in North Hatley and the other children being born in Greensborough, VT while the parents still resided in North Hatley?

Have seen both Hatley and Greensborough listed on different US census records as place of birth for the same person...quite frustrated in trying to track down the actual place of birth. Have searched the online Drouin collection and used Ancestry.com with no luck.

The family was Anglican. The name is Cordon Amos LOWELL 17 Apr 1861.

Karen Dunbar
kdunbar56@hotmail.com

Karen,

There are many similar occurrences. Sometimes the same person or family appears in two places in the same census year. Checking with the Greensboro Town Clerk would be best and the Quebec Anglican Archives for the North Hatley births. That archive is at Bishop's University in Lennoxville. Primary sources are always best.

Quebec Diocesan Archives Anglican Church of Canada
Bishop's University
Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) QC J1M 1Z7
Tel. : (819) 822-9600, ext. 2567
E-mail: jsweeny@ubishops.ca

I can tell you at the time of Lowell's marriage 31/07/1879 they were Congregationalists (Church Waterville, Quebec) and his parents were listed as being from Hatley. They were married in Hatley, Quebec 26/10/1859 (Free Will Baptist records). No Anglicans events found.

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I subscribe to the Northland Journal, and find it very interesting and informative, since we spent many years in a cottage on Lake Park, just a few miles from the border, on Lake Memphremagog...our son-in-law was here this weekend and saw one of the issues of the Journal, and remarked that he had some relatives, the LOCKLINS, from Lyndonville, and would like some information on them, thus, this request...would appreciate anything you might find on them...records, where they worked, lived and died and were buried. If there is any charge for this information, please let me know.

Don Woodworth popzoomster@gmail.com

Don,

As a volunteer I try to point folks in the right direction so that they may find the missing parts of their genealogy or family history.

To get started, your son-in-law would need further information. Given names would be a must and a few dates to make sure we are looking at the right person should the given names be repeated through the generations. Can you help with that? A complete family history would require a considerable amount of time when done properly; a bit beyond my volunteer efforts.

If you can provide the information required to start I will have a look to see what I can find for you.

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I am interested in information about Julia WARD, born 24 Sept 1815 in Canada. She was married to Walter HEATH of Corinth, Orange, Vt. Walter was born 18 Feb 1813 and died 17 Jun 1893. They were married at Derby, Orleans, Vt. in 1835.

Their children are: William, Jane M, Samuel P, Benjamin, Ozro, Abigail Louise, and Walter.

I am also interested in information about Sarah WISWELL/WISWALL born 10 Jul 1829 in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine. She was married to Jacob C WISWELL, of the same place, about 1842. Their only child, that I am aware of, is Fredrick Alonzo WISWELL. This may be too far for your area of expertise. Sorry, I don't know her maiden name.

Do you have any information on these families or surnames in your area? Is there someone local that I can correspond with? Are there any cemeteries where I could get some names and dates and who would I contact?

I am looking for the names and marriage dates and places of Julia WARD and Sarah WISWELL. I am happy to share any information I may have.

Norm Wiswell, PO Box 210904, Auke Bay, Alaska 99821

normtoo@verizonmail.com

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I am writing to ask if you, or one of your readers, can help me. I am researching the RAYMOND family for my step children and have hit a snag. Francois RAYMOND married Domithilde Boucher at St, Georges-de- Windsor and gave his parents as Joseph and Helene LEMAIRE. But all he said was "de Stanstead". Not de St. Whatever de Stanstead, just de Stanstead.. I haven't been able to find them in he Drouin Collection or in any of the census records available to me. Without their marriage record, I won't be able to find their parents to cntinue the line back. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated. Don Scott Laconia, NH donscott33@metrocast.net

Mr. Scott,

Without dates in the above to guide me it is more difficult to be sure but there is a birth recorded for a Francois Raymond b. 23/12/1866 with the parents you mentioned in the Stanstead's Catholic church records. The parish name is SacrŽ Coeur. Joseph and Helene Lemaire may have been of Stanstead at the time of Francois' marriage but a wedding for them does not appear in Stanstead or Windsor.

There is a Raymond Family website. The address is: http://www.raymondfaugas.com/ The site has an English translation should you need it.

Perhaps the largest Genealogical society that can be of a great help to you is within easy reach; the American-Canadian Genealogical Society P.O. Box 6478, Manchester, NH 03108-6478 . They have all the Quebec records you would need and a helpful staff to guide you. I am sure they are on the net but better to go in person if you can. Its just a little south of you.

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Subject: Daigle & Peasley

Not sure if you are willing or not but was wondering if you could look at something. Can you tell me if you have ever come across either of the above names being married to a native american or "indian". Darryl A. Peasley peasleyd@comcast.net

Darryl,

Many French Canadian families have at least some Native American blood. Once Native Americans joined the church they no longer had a note in their records that they were Native Americans. Unless they were living on a reserve there probably isn't any formal record that says they are Native. The best advice is to do the genealogy in the normal way. If you feel there is reason to believe an ancestor is a Native American, submit the completed genealogy to the Band you believe your ancestor belonged to for their assessment.

Have you had a look at http://www.accesswave.ca/~genealogy/html/Daigle.html

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I am seeking any history on Charlotte SWASH my Grandmother) who was transferred over from England from the Sheltering House known as Myrtle St. Liverpool. She was supposedly placed in the charge of a Mr. A. Drummond. She was one of 32 girls transferred on this particular instance to Birts House Knowlton, Qc.

You will find attached a copy of "The Immigration Acts of 1869 and 1872" that shows Charlotte (then 15 years old) and her sister Clara SWASH ( at 13 ??).

I am seeking to determine when she actually arrived at Knowlton and what happened to she and her sister shortly thereafter ? Graeme Bishop bishop4_1998@yahoo.com

Graeme,

Found this in Canada's National Archive site for Home Children. The Swashes would have stayed at the Knowlton Distribution Home until they were placed. They arrived May 27, 1900. It appears 55 children travelled together.

My Grandfather came from the Myrtle Street Orphanage and arrived in Halifax 27 Feb 1904. He was sent by train from there to Knowlton. After the closing of the Knowlton Home, Barnardo Homes took over their records and looking after the children already placed. I suggest you try them for further information. I was very pleased with the documents I received.

Home Children (1869-1930) I Name: SWASH Given Name: Charlotte Age: 15 Sex: F Ship: Vancouver Year of Arrival: 1900 Departure Port: Liverpool Departure Date: 17 May 1900 Arrival Port: Quebec Arrival Date: 27 May 1900 Party: Mrs. Birt Destination: Knowlton, Quebec Comments: 54 children from Liverpool Sheltering Homes, Liverpool i/c Mr Andrew Drummond Source: Library and Archives Canada Reference: RG76 C 1 a Microfilm: T-479 Type of Record: Passenger Lists

Name: SWASH Given Name: Clara Age: 13 Sex: F Ship: Vancouver Year of Arrival: 1900 Departure Port: Liverpool Departure Date: 17 May 1900 Arrival Port: Quebec Arrival Date: 27 May 1900 Party: Mrs. Birt Destination: Knowlton, Quebec Comments: 54 children from Liverpool Sheltering Homes, Liverpool i/c Mr Andrew Drummond Source: Library and Archives Canada Reference: RG76 C 1 a Microfilm: T-479 Type of Record: Passenger Lists

Group of Children Traveling Together Results: 55 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Name Given Name Age Sex Ship Year of Arrival 1. CANNING Ada F. 8 F Vancouver 1900 2. YOUNG Agnes 15 F Vancouver 1900 3. HUDSON Albert 10 M Vancouver 1900 4. BRILL Alfred 11 M Vancouver 1900 5. SMITH Alfred 8 M Vancouver 1900 6. FRANCIS Alfred 7 M Vancouver 1900 7. HOLDSWORTH Alice 12 F Vancouver 1900 8. BENNETT Annie 8 F Vancouver 1900 9. COKBURN Annie 12 F Vancouver 1900 10. BROWN Annie 8 F Vancouver 1900 11. YOUNG Barbara 17 F Vancouver 1900 12. TODDINGTON Bertie 7 M Vancouver 1900 13. SWASH Charlotte 15 F Vancouver 1900 14. COCKBURN Christina 10 F Vancouver 1900 15. EARNSHAW Clara 14 F Vancouver 1900 16. SWASH Clara 13 F Vancouver 1900 17. WALKER Daniel 14 M Vancouver 1900 18. CROXFORD Edith 9 F Vancouver 1900 19. LOVATT Edith 7 F Vancouver 1900 20. HUTCHINSON Ellen 14 F Vancouver 1900 21. CANNING Emily 12 F Vancouver 1900 22. DUNHAM Emily 10 F Vancouver 1900 23. COWLEY Frederick 9 M Vancouver 1900 24. DUNHAM Harriet 10 F Vancouver 1900 25. LOVATT Harry 9 M Vancouver 1900 26. SIMMS Harry 6 M Vancouver 1900 27. CADDICK Herbert 11 M Vancouver 1900 28. HORNBY J. 9 M Vancouver 1900 29. HAMILTON Jennie 9 F Vancouver 1900 30. WHITE Jennie 10 F Vancouver 1900 31. ACKERLEY John 11 M Vancouver 1900 32. LOVATT John 11 M Vancouver 1900 33. CANNING Kate 10 F Vancouver 1900 34. HUTCHINSON Lillian 12 F Vancouver 1900 35. LAWRENCE Lizzie 11 F Vancouver 1900 36. CANNING Maggie 8 F Vancouver 1900 37. BERRY Mary 8 F Vancouver 1900 38. HIGGINS Mary 17 F Vancouver 1900 39. BUSH Mary 14 F Vancouver 1900 40. BROWN Maud 10 F Vancouver 1900 41. HIGGINS Michael 13 M Vancouver 1900 42. JONES Rebecca 14 F Vancouver 1900 43. BLACK Robert 14 M Vancouver 1900 44. WALKER Rose 10 F Vancouver 1900 45. FULFORD Sarah 13 F Vancouver 1900 46. SMITH Sarah 6 F Vancouver 1900 47. HUTCHINSON Sarah 9 F Vancouver 1900 48. ACKERLEY Thomas 13 M Vancouver 1900 49. COCKBURN Thomasina 8 F Vancouver 1900 50. BROWN William 10 M Vancouver 1900 51. WILLIAMS William 13 M Vancouver 1900 52. COCKBURN William 14 M Vancouver 1900 53. CADDICK William 9 M Vancouver 1900 54. WATERS William 10 M Vancouver 1900 55. COWLEY William H. 11 M Vancouver 1900

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I wonder if you can give me any information at all about my great grand parents William Riley MCGOON (MAGOON) and Catherine E. DONAHUE (b. 1842) who were married in Stanstead, Quebec at Wesleyan Methodist Church on May 02, 1864. I would like to know where they were from and who their parents were. I don't have a born date for William Riley. I understand that Riley might be a family name. I believe that Catherine's parents both emigrated from Ireland. I do know that William and Catherine immigrated to the US in 1868 and settled at Mt. Sterling Illinois. Two children were born in Canada, Georgia Ann (October 1864) and John A. (1867). Their 5th and last child, my grandmother Katherine, was born at Mt. Sterling in March 1875. Kevin Nowlan, Folsom, California thenowlans@sbcglobal.net

Kevin,

At the time of their marriage William Riley (W.R.) and Miss Donahue were both of Georgeville, Quebec which is just a mile or so north of Magoon's Point. They were married as Methodists by the Rev.J. Thorneloe in his parsonage. The information is found in The Stanstead Journal. The dates agree.

There parent's names are not mentioned. Magoons were a very large family group with many of the given names repeated time after time.

The following Williams are found at http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ there is a small charge for the information but Marlene's database can save you years of searching. Search results for : Surname = Magoon First Name = William Hits found: 9 Surname Given Name Type of Record Magoon William Census Magoon William Census Magoon William Vt. Vital Rec. Magoon William Vt. Vital Rec. Magoon William A Church Magoon William Alvin Church Magoon William Fred Census Magoon William M Census Magoon William Walter Church

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POSTED 09.08.08

My husband, John Wm. (Bill) CUERRIER, was born in Alexandria, Ontario. And soon after his family moved to Rock Island, Quebec. His father was Wilfrid Joseph CUERRIER, and his mother, Nora Mary SMITH. His maternal grandmother was Catherine SMITH, nee Dunne, (birth father) and WHITWORTH, (stepfather). Catherine was born in Lancashire, England, abt.1899, and coming to Canada (when?), settled in Stanstead, Quebec. She married a John M. SMITH from Stanstead, who was born Oct. 1885. John and Catherine had three children; Jessica, Nora (1919-1974, Bill's mother) and Oral (all deceased). Catherine may also have had a previous marriage, but we don't know the name of the first spouse. I've been able to trace the Cuerrier side back four generations, but have had little luck with the Smith side of the family. I can find nothing on Catherine's daughter, Jessica SMITH (WHIPPLE) even though I know she was buried (1966) around Beebe. If you can offer me any help in tracing the Smith family (births, marriages, deaths, etc), I'd be truly grateful, as then my genealogy search will be over. Dorie Cuerrier dorieone@telus.net

Dorie, The Stanstad Journal reported that John Smith, aged 41 years died at his home on Maheux St., Stanstead on December 2, 1926, his wife was given as Kate Doane. When Oral Smith died at the home of his brother John on Oct. 24, 1918 their father was listed as Charles Smith of Way's Mills. Oral left his wife, Minnie Lane and two young sons. There is a marriage for a John Smith and Miss Kathleen Doe formerly of Sherbrooke, were quietly married at Stanstead, Dec. 31, 1918.

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I am interested in information about Julia WARD, born 24 Sept 1815 in Canada. She was Married to Walter HEATH of Corinth, Orange, Vt. Walter was born 18 Feb 1813 and died 17 Jun 1893. They were married at Derby, Orleans, Vt. in 1835.

Their children are: William, Jane M, Samuel P, Benjamin, Ozro, Abigail Louise, and Walter.

I am also interested in information about Sarah WISWELL/WISWALL born 10 Jul 1829 in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine. She was married to Jacob C WISWELL, of the same place, about 1842. Their only child, that I am aware of, is Fredrick Alonzo WISWELL. This may be too far for your area of expertise. Sorry, I don't know her maiden name.

Do you have any information on these families or surnames in your area? Is there someone local that I can correspond with? Are there any cemeteries where I could get some names and dates and who would I contact?

I am looking for the names and marriage dates and places of Julia WARD and Sarah WISWELL. Norm Wiswell, PO Box 210904, Auke Bay, Alaska 99821 normtoo@verizonmail.com

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I wonder if you can give me any information at all about my great grand parents William Riley McGOON (MAGOON) and Catherine E. DONAHUE (b. 1842) who were married in Stanstead, Quebec at Wesleyan Methodist Church on May 02, 1864. I would like to know where they were from and who their parents were. I don't have a born date for William Riley. I understand that Riley might be a family name. I believe that Catherine's parents both emigrated from Ireland. I do know that William and Catherine immigrated to the US in 1868 and settled at Mt. Sterling Illinois. Two children were born in Canada, Georgia Ann (October 1864) and John A. (1867). Their 5th and last child, my grandmother Katherine, was born at Mt. Sterling in March 1875. Kevin Nowlan Folsom California thenowlans@sbcglobal.net

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I am searching for my great great grandfather's parents. His name is Simeon POWERS. He was born 1828. I think he was born in Vermont. Franklin county I believe. He married Anna BUZZEL from Brome. He died in 1909. They spent thier married life in Cherry River, Quebec. They are buried in the Cherry River cemetery. The family search ends with Simeon POWERS. Would very much like to tell my 85yr. old father where his family came from. Debbie ugotmddrew@shaw.ca

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My mother is Mary Jane PARRISH and her date of birth was June 19, 1923. She took violin lessons at Stanstead College. She fondly remembers Miss Hilda Peck, Miss Mongueau, Miss Wallbridge, Mr Amaron, and Elaine Lemoine. I am not sure of the spelling of these names. I have two photographs of my mother with her parents, sister and three teachers. Her parents were Cecil and Ethel PARRISH who lived on a farm somewhere west of town near Ruiters Corners. I still need to find their farm. If you discover any information regarding their residence please let me know. In a farming community neighbours can be very distant but one of their neighbours was the JENKINS family. If it is any help her siblings were Peter David PARRISH born December 23, 1919, John Cecil PARRISH born April 22, 1921, Peggy Anne Palmer PARRISH born January 14, 1926 and Roger Taylor PARRISH born September 3, 1933. Heather Robinson robro2@telus.net 5160 Bay Road Sechelt, B.C.

Heather,

The Stanstead Journal of Feb. 1929, reported the death of Mr. Ronald Gillien, aged 34, brother of Mrs. Cecil Parrish, died at the Parrish home on the C.B. Jenkins farm. The Crystal Lake Cemetery record shows the death to be that of Ronald Gillies Feb 12, 1929 aged 33. He came to Canada from England in March 1928. The next time I find a mention of Cecil Parrish another death has occured in his home. That of Mrs. F.D.C. Phillips Oct. 22, 1938. This time the Parrish home is given as the Ogden Triangle. Which could be the same farm as before. No one I have spoken to remembers an Ogden Triangle. Land transfers can be seen at the local registry office here in Stanstead. Copies of deeds and other records can be purchased there. You will need to supply the information about the lot number if you do not go in person. They will accept phone and email orders with payment made by credit card. The Jenkins farms needing to be searched are on part of lot 8 range 8 and lot 8 range 9 on the old cadastral plan. Lot 8 range 8 looks to be lots 599 and or 591 on the new map and part of lot 8 range 9 should be lots 734, 735, 736 & 737. The north west corner of 734 has a very definite triange of roads touching it and it even touches 735. The lot 8 range 9 property once belonged to the Barry family the ancestors of C.B. Jenkins' wife.

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POSTED 09.05.08

I found a reference to a great grandparent "Removed to Stanstead in 1799, and located on No. 6th, 12th Range." This is for Nathaniel RIX. I'm trying to find a map that should show where this is. Are there any maps showing quot; and Range"? Evelyn ej1357@gmail.com

Evelyn,

Yes there are. Here is an email version of a section of the map you wish to see. The original map would be an expensive purchase when one can be found. I had a look at the list of early grantees and purchasers of lots in Stanstead County. Sadly Mr. Rix was not found. He may have rented or made some other arrangements. He was certainly here. Your details sound very much like what is written about his family in The History of Stanstead County, subtitled Forest and Clearings (Hubbard, 1874).

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Follow up to July 2nd query. Just a short note to advise that I recently found an article in the Vermont North Star newspaper, running several months in 1807. It advertised land for sale in Danville, VT, owned by Aaron HARTSHORN, currently residing in Stanstead, Quebec. It appears that Aaron HARTSHORN and Hannah (PEASLEY) HARTSHORN were in Stanstead as early as 1807. Art Kuhn aerkdk@aol.com

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I was told by my father that my great grandfather, Joseph FORTIER and perhaps his spouse Lumina VALLIERES, was buried in Norton Mills, Vermont. Reading your article, this seems highly likely. I have no dates for his death, but that would most likely have occurred late in the 19th century after the parish of Ste Suzanne in Stanhope was established. My grandfather, also named Joseph, was born in 1882, but I don't know if he was born in Stanhope or in Berlin New Hampshire where he died in 1938.

Do you have any idea if there would be documentation of burials, and perhaps even where the cemetery might be located in Norton? My spouse's maternal grandparents were from Newport Vermont, and she too has a great grandfather supposedly buried in Norton Mills. His last name was SAUCIER.

Denis E. Fortier dfortier@cmcc.edu

Denis,

I checked the Stanstead (County) Historical Society cemetery records and Jean Fortier, 1857-1931, is the only Fortier buried in Stanhope. That information was compiled from monuments that are visible. Should you feel that they could/should be there, without having a headstone, the church reccords would be best. Ste Suzanne is not listed in the telephone directory at present. They would be the best source of information.

The book, Three Towns, Norton & Averill, Vermont Stanhope, Quebec, by Lydia C. Andrews has lists of those buried in Norton but no Fortiers found. The book would be an interesting read for you having ancestors in that region. It should be available through interlibrary loan and copies were available at the Store in Norton.

I checked the Fortier family association website and it is under construction and it suggest I try again at a later date. The three following family groups seem to have the same root.

FORCIER

Association des famille Fortier inc. http://familles.fortier.net Forestier, Fortier

FORTIER

Association des famille Fortier inc. http://familles.fortier.net Forcier, Forestier

FORESTIER

Association des famille Fortier inc. http://familles.fortier.net Forcier, Fortier

The name Joseph can be misleading. Nearly every male child back then was baptised Joseph with a sometimes long list of given names. After that day they were know by one of the other names. All that to suggest that Jean is worth investigating.

There were Sauciers on at least one of those lists I mentioned in The Three Towns. They were certainly here and in Vermont. There was a small Saucier child who died in Barton, if I remember correctly, whose body was found jambed in the waterwheel of the local sawmill. He was brought to Stanstead for burial there not being a R. Catholic parish in Orleans Co. at the time.

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POSTED 07.22.08

I found an obituary for an ancestor Benjamin OBER born in Vermont about 1795, whose father Israel supposedly cleared land and farmed in Canada for a while. I don't know how long he was there or where he died. The next info I found was Benjamin's marriage in 1814 at Fort no. 4, Charlestown, NH.

Can you give me some suggestions as to where I might find more information about their time in Canada? Any help is greatly appreciated. Carolyn Bulgey cbulgey@nycap.rr.com

Carolyn,

That's a hard one. Even in the 1790s and 1800s Canada was a very large place. If you have a village, town or city to work with I could be more specific. Where in Vermont was Mr Ober born? Canada's National Archives in Ottawa is accessable by internet and is a great nationwide resource for genealogy. If you have an idea of where in Canada you wish to look it would be a great help.

Have a look at Interment .net http://www.interment.net/can/qc/stanstead.htm Ober, Helen, b. 1855, d. 1921, s/w Edwin Foss Foss, Edwin M., b. 1847, d. 1921, s/w Helen Ober They are buried in Woodside Cemetery, the former Beebe, (now part of Stanstead) Quebec.

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I am searching for the GREGWARE (GREGOIRE) family who were Native Americian, Roseann was born in 1812 and I believe she had a sister, Marie who married a Laurent QUENSEL. They were married in Lachine, Quebec, on Roseann, she married a John TRUMBLE, no record of their marriage, how to find out about Indian families? Marie Trumble at mariet@northnet.org

Marie ,

The only way to do Native American genealogy is to do it in the normal way using the church records, censuses etc. When you are done submit it the Band office that your ancestor belongs to and they will verify your work if there is a Native American ancestor. Unless your ancestor lived on a reserve there is not much hope of finding a record that says they are Native under normal circumstances. (except for the very first one) Once they became Christian they are recorded like everyone else.

There are no reservations near Potton.

From the names you mention I would guess these people are Catholics. I don't know where you live but if you are close to a source of Catholic records like the Drouin ones, that would be the place to try. You can subscribe to a online source too for a fee. Your public library can borrow the census microfilms that cover your family through interlibrary loan., and you can look at them there.

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I've tried to find you on the old site but you don't show up for me. Are you available to help me refind an old source? I have a reference for the death of Abigail CLEMENT in Barnston in 1825 taken from "Extracts From Newspapers of the Eastern Townships...." p. 10. but I've lost my copy of the item. I'm trying to include this data in my NSDAR application for Timothy CLEMENT but need the article. I hope you have access to this and might be able to scan it to me? No one seems to have any real proof of her death date or place and it would be fitting to include this in my pending submission. Can you help please? Or can you tell me how to locate it online anywhere? Jean Copple Tempe, AZ jlcopple@msn.com

No I did not drop out. When The Stanstead Journal changed hands the website was dropped. But the column continues online in the Log Cabin Chroniciles an eZine and it appears in Vermont's Northland Journal once a month. The text you asked for appeared in the The Stanstead Colonist and St. Francis Gazette dated 13 Jan. 1825 and reads, Died In Barnston, on the 29th of December, widow Abigail Clement, aged 66.

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I was on your website and was reading your responses to others and found that you are compassionate in helping others. So I was hoping you could help me? I am searching the GENEREUX Family and have run into a snag. Starting from me the family goes like this

Victoria B. GENEREUX b. 04 Aug 1959

Rene GENEREUX b. ? and Common-law Andrea JENNINGS b. 30 Oct 1938 Ontario?? Oscar GENEREUX b. 25 Dec 1896 and Aurelie (Victoria) LARRIVEE b. 05 Oct 1908 Married - 03 March 1926 in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Norbert GENEREUX and Juliette LAMOTHE Married - Oct 14, 1895 Bonfield, Ontario

Norbert GENEREUX and Marie louise Marguerite AUBIN dit LAMBERT Married - 08 September 1852 St. Felix de Valois Joliette, Quebec

Joseph GENEREUX and Charlotte CHARTIER See note below Married - Apr. 22, 1828 St. Elizabeth Joseph Ambroise GENEREUX and Marie Angelique Rival BELLEROSE Married - May 12, 1783 Berthier, Quebec in Berthierville, Quebec, Canada Note I recieved the following information in an email: On the marriage record of Joseph & Charlotte, she was called a savage, and he a voyager. Obviously he lived with her in the Indian lands in Ontario when he was a voyager. When they came back to the Quebec it was probably tolerated, but frowned upon. Notice that Charlotte & the sons Francois and Martin were baptized before the marriage. I can't find the son Joseph's baptism. When Francois & Martin died their ages confirmed they were the 2 sons baptized earlier, and it was the first time Charlotte used the name Cartier. My question is this can you help me find any or all information on Joseph GENEREUX and Charlotte Chartier and their children?

Victoria Genereux genereux.family@live.ca

Victoria,

There are some very good sources of information on Quebec marriages and families. If you are unable to get to them in person, you can subscribe to an online source of records too.

You have not mentioned census information. The censuses provide family groupings at the date they were taken, just like a snapshot would. Canada's National Archives can provide a list of all available ones. You can go to your public library and request they borrow the rolls of microfilm, through inter-library loan, for the dates and places you wish to study. Some historical societies and genealogical societies have this privilege too. Of course they must have a microfilm reader.

I wonder about the statement that Joseph Genereux was a voyager. Do you know his age in 1821? Men wanting to go in to that profession had to have a permit/contract to be a voyageur, 1670-1821 in the west of Canada (anything west and north of the Great Lakes, down the Mississipi and west of it and all of Canada's north). The Archives should have that list. I am missing the last volume that might have his name.

The Dourin marriage index would be a great help to you. You can visit a genealogical society or library that has a copy of this massive work or subscribe to one of the services online.

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I am trying to track Aaron HARTSHORN, Jr. and Hannah PEASLEY, and Jedediah PEASLEY and family. I know they are reported to have left Danville, VT circa 1802? and went to Stanstead County, Quebec. They can be found in London, Ontario circa 1819-1820. Aaron HARTSHORN, Jr. is the son of Aaron HARTSHORN (1755-1799) and Zeruiah BLUNT (1759-1860) of Danville, VT. They may have emigrated/migrated to Quebec with members of their church or Danville, VT. community.

II was hoping you may have some of the early records on people who came in from Vermont. I can't find much on the Internet. Arthur Kuhn aerkdk@aol.com

Arthur ,

There were families of Hartshorns (the name Aaron does not appear) and Peasleys in our judicial district. However I was not able to find any indication that the Aaron Hartshorns were here in Stanstead prior to the 1825 census. By then they are in Ontario??? The census indicates that a Sylvinus Hartshorn and his family were here. There are still Peasleys here and I have passed your query on to the best Peasley researcher we have. Very few records appear in Stanstead Co. prior to 1815 and for several years after that they are sketchy. I am suggesting that they may have been here and left without leaving a written record.

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I have been searching for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT an recently obtained a copy of his wife's burial record which reads that she was buried in Fitch Bay on 10 July 1892 and mentions the Adventist Church with D. W. Somburger, Minister ( spelling may not be accurate). Do you know of such a church being located in Fitch Bay or what cemetery the family might be buried in? There seems to be several cemeteries located in the Fitch Bay area but I have found no record on them. I presume that Edson, Sylvia, Jonathon, Ira Orrin, Julie Ann and Benjamin Franklin (AKA) Franklin BARTLETT are all buried in the same cemetery in Fitch Bay. The burial record had Mrs. Sylvia Shurtleff, the widow of the late Edson Bartlett died in Coventry, VT.July 08,1892 , aged 87 of general debility. Another record I found states that Franklin BARTLETT died in a mine blast at Magoon's Point 08 Sep 1867 as recorded in the "Vital Statistics from The Stanstead Journal 1861-1875 " which I purchased from the Stanstead Historical Society. Any help that you may provide on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Clifford Johnson Johnsoncliff@comcast.net

Clifford ,

Rev. D.W. Sornberger was the first clergyman when the Adventist church was formed in Fitch Bay in 1862.

D.W. Sornberger dies in 1903. He had been married for 60 years in 1898.

There are two cemeteries in Fitch Bay and Edson does not appear in the index to either.

When the Bartlett, Shurtleff, Browns and Coles came to Stanstead they settled mostly around Fitch Bay and Brown's Hill and the surrounding area. The Bartletts of Barnston appear to be a different family. Page 197 in The History of Stanstead Co., B.F. Hubbard (1874) which you can see at http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 The other family is on page 297.

Although several of the Bartlett women are buried in Fitch Bay I do not see where their husbands are buried. Any chance some of them were Quakers and not Adventists?

Perhaps Bill SHURTLEFF, P.O. Box 234 Lafayette, CA 94549-0234 could be a help. He posted Edson's birth on the LDS Family History site and suggests he died Jan. 1875 in Stanstead Co., Quebec.

And the same site has tseven listings for Edson Lyman Bartlett all to do with Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont, and it has the following Edson Lyman Bartlett Birth: 12 JUN 1798 Clarendon, Rutland, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: JAN 1875 , Stanstead, Quebec Burial: Wife Sylvia Ann Shurtleff Birth: 08 OCT 1803 Marshfield, Washington, Vermont Marriage: 08 JUN 1824 Derby, Orleans, Vermont Death: 08 JUL 1892 Irasburg, Rutland, Vermont Burial: Children July Ann Bartlett Benjamin Franklin Bartlett

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John Fregeau tells us that the picture we ran a few weeks ago was taken at the Ursuline Convent Auditorium in 1963 of the first grade confirmation class of Ecole du Sacre Coeur from across the street. That the 1st person - Middle row on the left is John. If you want to talk to John about this picture or wonder where he is john@icestation.net

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Looking for the parents of one Sarah Anne HALL, born 9/1821 in Sherbrooke or close-by Eastern Township, d:4/2/1875 in Hopkinton, NH . She married Hiram Abiff AMSDEN of Sherbrooke (b:3/26/1818-d:2/8/1844) on 12/13/1841 in Hatley, QUE. Methodist Church records They had a daughter Sarah, born 12/4/1842 in Sherbrooke. After Hiram died Sarah moved to Hopkinton, NH and married Lucius Harvey TYLER on 5/10/1852 in Concord , NH . Because Sarah moved to Hopkinton after her husband died I suspect that her paternal grandparents were Capt. Amos HALL, Sr (b:10/1/1761, Stonington, CT-d:10/19/1854, Maple Grove, QUE) and Martha Straw (b:11/28/1764, Hopkinton, NH-d:1/13/1822, Maple Grove, QUE) as they were married in Hopkinton in 1782 and lived there for some time before moving to Ireland Township, Megantic County, QUE in 1807. Although I note that there were some other Halls in Stanstead county around 1820 (Levi, Jabez, Luther, Elam, John and Lewis). Since Sarah and Hiram were married in Hatley it could be that her father was one of the Stanstead Halls and not one of the the sons of Megantic County's Amos HALL. Might you shed some light on Sarah's parents? Dave Barnard, Falmouth, ME 04105 russmatt99@yahoo.com

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POSTED 05.17.08

We are searching for the birth certificates of:
Proctor M. CLIFFORD, born about 1837 apparently in Vermont based on the 1870 Illinois census, Rock Creek (sometimes it is stated that he was born in Quebec) the census showed his wife Martha MCGEE age 23, i.e. born about 1847 in Penn. (possibly Bridport)
Harry, son, 2 years old
Samuel, son, 1 year old

Proctor may have been related to
Milo CLIFFORD, born about 1842 apparently in Vermont based on the 1880 Federal census, Mass.- both his father and mother were born in Vermont
the census shows his wife Lydia A., age 35, i.e. born about 1845 in Maine
Minnie E, a daughter, 10 years old

From a family note we know that Proctor CLIFFORD came from Carroll Co. Illinois married Martha MCGEE on November 28, 1866, possibly at Mt. Carroll.
Proctor had come to Caroll Co. from Libby Mills in Canada (Stanstead Co., Quebec). There are Libby people listed in the Baptist parish of Stanstead, Quebec.

The 1861 Canadian census record shows a:
P. M. CLIFFORD, 26 years old, i.e. born about 1835, a Baptist, single
and a Milo CLIFFORD, minor, 21 years old, i.e. born about 1840, single

We know that Proctor CLIFFORD died before age 40, on July 10, 1875, He left 4 children.
Harry B. b. Nov. 14, 1868
Samuel Doliff, b. June 2, 1870
Lena B., b. March 27, 1871
Benjamin Franklin, b. Oct. 14, 1872

Martha McGee CLIFFORD died in 1911. Both Proctor and Martha are buried in Stromsburg, Nebraska.

I have checked the parish documents of Stanstead from 1834 to 1843 inclusive (3 years were missing - 1833, 1839, 1840), the records started only in 1834 so I could not check 1833, and years 1839 and 1840 were missing on my microfilm so I could not check those years. Where else do you recommend I search in Quebec and Vermont? Thank you greatly for your guidance.
Marielle A. Bourgeois, M.A., P.O. Box 31172, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93130,
or mariellea@verizon.net

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My grandfather, Leonard Jonas WHIPPLE, was born in Stanstead on July 5, 1848. He was the son of John J. WHIPPLE from Sheffield, Vermont and Esther BICKFORD who was born April 24, 1814.
Leonard had a brother Walter and sisters Esther, Bessie, Laura and May. He moved to Massachusetts in 1870 and married Alice A. GRANGER of Florida, MA.
I would like to find more information about his mother, Esther BICKFORD . Are there any present day descendants out there?

Leonard B, Whipple, 5950W, Missouri Ave #100, Glendale AZ 85301 or
whip8298@msn.com

Leonard,

John Whipple and Esther Bickford were married in Hatley, according to the Hatley Anglican church records, on December 20, 1828. At that time John gave his address as Stanstead and Esther was from Hatley.

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I have been searching for years for my great grandmother Henriette (Harriet) LAFAR or THIRIAC dit LAFOREST. She lived in
Swanton,VT with Her husband Alfred RAYMOND (RAMEAU, RAMO)in 1867
when they had a son Cyril RAMEAU. The census of 1881 states that
they both are from Ontario but the only supporting evidence suggests
Swanton, VT.
If you know anything on my great grandparents I would love
to get that info.
Don Raymond donraymond@softek.net

Don,
There is a Raymond Family Assoc. for you to try.
http://www.raymond-faugas.com/

I have very little in my files for Swanton. I do have a question. If
you have them in an 1881 census isn't that a Canadian or British
Census? Swanton would have been in 1880.
There is also the following:
A Bulletin Board for Genealogy and other items of interest on the Swanton Historical Society Web site.
Swanton Historical Society, 58 South River Street - PO Box 235 -
Swanton, Vermont 05488 Phone: (802) 868-2483.
www.swantonhistoricalsociety.org/ -

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I am looking for information on the MERRY family. My great grandparents were Elwin James b. 1850 in Magog and Elizabeth b. 1862. (Ewart) MERRY . Elwin was the son of Joseph & Sarah MERRY . Elwin and Sarah were married on Jan. 4, 1889 at Laguerre, PQ Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Lars Bracken at l.brack@sasktel.net

Lars,
Please go to:

http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.aspx?id=880

pages 263-64, 267, & 361

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I am looking for the parents of my great grandfather, Ephriam ALLEN who was born in 1852 at North Hero, Grand Isle, Vermont. Ephriam later moved to Clinton County, New York State and married twice. 1st to Ida ROBERTS and 2nd to Etta. I So hope you can help me.
Mary Elwood mbridget8@verizon.net

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I'm trying to locate the burial information for Hugh HOY. Online
resources indicate his is buried in Napierville (DOUGLASS) Cemetery.
He was buried in 1866. I'm specifically looking for his father's
name. I have found his spouse Jane (DOUGLAS) HOY's burial information
online. She is buried in Sherrington in the year 1870. I have the
family located in the 1851 census data too. How can I find Hugh's
burial information online. I've researched the SW Quebec Ancestry
site and am stumped.

There are many HOY's and DOUGLAS' also buried in the same location.
I'm also assuming that is why one of the older settlements was called
Douglasburg and Coin-Douglas.
D. Hoy tpof2feathers@comcast.net

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POSTED 04.09.08

I am looking for descendants of Aden HORN, who was living in Nova Scotia in 1846, probably born between 1800 and 1828. He was most likely a fisherman.

The first stone on the Roman Catholic Church in Ferguson's Cove, Halifax County, N.S. was laid on May 25, 1846 by Rev. Walsh. At the time Mr. A. Uniacke presented medals to William Smith, John Purcell, Thomas Holland, Philip Harrington, Michael Sullivan, William Beverley, William Gifford, John Terrance and Adam Horn for rescuing the Captain and crew of the brig "Laurel" on February 24, 1846.

http://www.geocities.com/Lydia_52/SAMBRO-NS.html Please see the photos. Eve Lerner chavalerner@hotmail.com

medal
Caption; The medal give to Aden Horn for saving the Captain and Crew of the Brig Laurel

I just found out that my grandmother was born in Ste Hermenegilde-Co Stanstead. Her parents names are Joseph RACICOT/Margurite GENDREAU, I'd like to know more about where this place is and the history of these people. If you can help me out that would be great.

brenscot brenscot@telus.net

brenscot,

St-Hermenegilde is a small place east of Coaticook, Quebec and a few miles north of the border between Quebec, Vermont and New Hampshire.

As a volunteer I usually try to help fill in the gaps in someone's genealogy. Doing the complete history of these families is beyond the scope of this column, sorry. Do you have specific questions you need answers to?

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I am searching for infomation on John TRUMBULL (TRUMBLE-TROMBLEY) born 1817 (England or Quebec), John m. Roseann GREGWARE (GREGOIRE) (could be Native Americian) of Potton,Que. or that area, any info on this family would be appreciated, they came to Parishville, NY about 1858.

Marie Trumble mariet@northnet.org

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POSTED 04.09.08

I received your email address from Pauline Bampton. I am tracing my great grandfather, William Henry COBURN, and his 3 siblings. They were orphaned in Liverpool on 9 Mar 1900 with the death of their mother Ann. Their ages were 14, 12, 10, and 6. I have found a passenger record containing the names of the 3 eldest children; they departed Liverpool on 17 May 1900 and arrived in Quebec or Montreal on 27 May 1900 aboard the S.S. Vancouver. The passenger record includes handwritten notes indicating they were among 54 children in transit from The Sheltering House on Myrtle Street in Liverpool to Mrs. Birt's House in Knowlton.

I have two primary questions. First, are you aware of any further records which might show the circumstances of their arrival at The Sheltering House, their arrival at Knowlton, and subsequent placement with families? I know (via the 1901 census) that 3 of the 4 were placed with families in Quebec, as follows:

William Coburn, born 13 Nov 1885, to Shefford (the home of Luther S Hayes, farmer, and family)

Annie Coburn, born 10 Jul 1887, to West Shefford (Rowat Emmett, clergyman, and family)

Christina Coburn, born 26 Jul 1889, to Stanstead (Thomas Wools, farmer, and family)

Alexander Coburn, born 4 Aug 1893, to ?

Second, I am unable to find a passenger record or a census record for the fourth child, Alexander. Are you aware of any records that would be of help in tracing him?

Derek Marsano derek@marsano.net

Derek , My grandfather had a similar experience. He too was in the Myrtle Street Orphanage and he was sent to Mrs. Birt's in Knowlton, aged 5. When I seemed to have reached the end of the information trial for him here in Quebec I wrote to Barnardos After Care Section in England. Barnardos took over the Sheltering Homes. They had continued to monitor my grandfather's progress with an annual visit until he was 21. I was very lucky to obtain his information from their files. Should the Coburns have had the same experience there may be information waiting for you at Barnardo's. So much in their history is similar to that of my grandfather's that I hope they may have been followed by Barnardo's too.

The information from the NAC Home Children website for my grandfather suggests that the source of that information was a microfilm roll. Perhaps in your case the roll might list the missing child if he actually was on board ship. If not, England would be the place to look for help.

There is a record of a Christina Coburn here. She was married to Harold Gustin. Her dates in the cemetery are 1892 - 1964 however.

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I am searching for infomation on John TRUMBULL(TRUMBLE-TROMBLEY) born 1817 (England or Quebec), John married Roseann GREGWARE (GREGOIRE) (could be Native Americian) of Potton, Que. or that area, any info on this family would be appreciated, they came to Parishville, NY about 1858. Marie Trumble mariet@northnet.org

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I would like to know about a woman named Lizzie Sharp who owned a hat shop in Beebe for years. It was on the Main Street and had a huge glass window. How could I find out about her? I used to live in Beebe and remember her as a little child. Where is she buried? Was she married? Anything about her. I was always intriqued by her shop and know nothing about her. JoanSimmons Craftsbury Common, VT crookeds6@together.net wrote:

Joan, Mrs. Sharpe was the former Lydia Elizabeth Pocock the daughter of Francis and Annie (James) Pocock.

She was married 1st to William Beckley Sharpe who died Nov. 12, 1944.

She married 2nd. Alexander Dalziel on Sept. 23, 1948.

She died Aug. 18, 1971 and is buried in the Beebe Plain Cemetery, the one on Main Street. Her parents are buried there too.

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I'm looking for my family COULOMBE in the Milton and North Hatley Kateville area. Frank, Louis , Kit , I know they were frist French in N. Hatley area. My grand ma was a GAGNON, my grand papa worked for the railway my great grand father came from Lac St-Jean area.

jr coulombe jrcoul1@netscape.ca

jr ,

Frank X. Coulombe born 1863 died 1951 married to Marie Louise Lamoureux, 1875 - 1953

Louis Pierre Coulombe marries Georgie Gagnon June 19, 1909 first marriage in the books of Ste-Elizabeth, North Hatley Louis was the son of Franois Coulombe and M. Anne Cailla (Caya) Georgie was the dau. of Pierre Gagnon and Elisabeth Brosseau.

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POSTED 03.25.08

I am looking for records of a William Henry STUART b. abt 1800. I dont know where he was born, but I know that he was married to a Charlotte HAYNE dau. of William HAYNE rev of Plympton b. Deveonshire, UK. They had a daughter callad laura augusta STUART b.1850 who married my g.g grandfather Reginald Bassett ROGERS of Cornwall, UK.

I know that William Henry STUART resided in Lennoxville and have him listed in one source as a Gentleman. I also know that his wife Charlotte died in Lennoxville in 1861, but that thier daughter Laura was possibly born in Barnston, Canada and married in Dacre in Cumberland, UK. and she then resided in the UK.

I have come to a complete stand still trying to find records of William Henry STUART and his own family line. I would be very happy if you could help me come unstuck!

Laura Bowles, Cornwall, UK lcbowles1479@yahoo.co.uk

Laura,

Both Wm Henry and his wife are buried in Malvern Cemetery, Lennoxville, Quebec. William Henry Stuart, d. 1897 his wife Charlotte Hayne, d. 1861, age: 62.

There appear to have been 5 children born to William Henry Stuart and Charlotte Hayne whose baptisms were registered. All baptisms at the Anglican Church of Hatley (or Charleston as it was known prior to the name change) Their address alternates between Hatley and Barnston.

Mary Charlotte b. 31-03-1837

Caroline Sarah Georgiana b. 29-09-1838

Elizabeth Dallas b. 11-01-1842

Laura Augusta b. 23-02-1843

William Francis Steele b. 15-05-1845

One of the witnesses of the Laura Augusta baptism was Augusta Hayne. Perhaps her name sake and perhaps grandmother or aunt.

William Francis Steele and his wife Minnie Moulton reproduce (at least 4) and live in Ascot which is the area around Lennoxville today.

Charlotte Hayne Stuart died 23-10-1861, the burial is recorded in the Anglican books of Ascot with burial on the 26th.

Mary Charlotte dies 2-10-1850 recorded in Hatley Anglican.

William Henry Stuart is listed as a farmer at the baptism of his children.

Perhaps other descendants are still in the area.

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My grandfather was Joseph PERRON b. in Napierville,Quebec 2 Feb 1863, d. 1934 in Manchester,NH. Grandmother b.24 jan.1863 in Chambly Qc,Cda. d.1935 inManchester,NH.

We are descendants of Daniel Francois PERRON and Louise GARGOTTIN.

Do you have any info on this family line, or know where I can get info.

Ronald Perron rsperron@aol.com at rsperron@aol.com

Ronald,

I suggest you try the Perron Family Association. http://membre.oricom.ca/pperron/index.html

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I enjoy reading your columns in the Northland Journal. Would it be possible to help me learn more about my GILMAN ancestors?

Forty years ago, my mother received information about the Gilman family from the Broome County Historical Society. Information sent to her was from Further Contributions to the History of the Eastern Townships, published 1866, page 307. It is stated there that Thomas GILMAN came to Potton, Quebec in 1800. Is further information available concerning his parents and those of his wife, Priscilla SMITH Gilman(died 1831)? Did they come from New Hampshire?

Rose Mary Meyer meyer1953@att.net

Rose,

There are 11 Gilman entries in the History of Brome County, Volume 1, by Rev. E.M. Taylor.

There are 35 Gilman marriages in the Protestant Marriages in the District of Bedford Quebec 1804-1879 by Neil Broadhurst.

The book Gilman Family Traced in the line of Hon. John Gilman of Exeter, NH with Acct. of many other Gilmans in Eng. & America by A. Gilman (1869) is still available from Higginson Books.

There are dozens of Gilman entries in the History of Stanstead Co. (Forest and Clearings) by B.F. Hubbard (1874) Until 1850 or so Potton was part of Stanstead Co.

The Canadian Censuses for Potton for the years: 1825 microfilm number C-717, 1842 C-732, 1861 C-1270, 1871 C-10073, 1881 C-13201 and 1891 T-6389.

All the above should be available through interlibrary loan including the census reels.

The Brome County Historical Society's collection has come a long ways in the last 40 years. They would pleased to have the chance to help your family again.

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POSTED 02.21.08

BOOK REVIEW: Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635
By Denise Larson

Drawing on primary and reliable secondary sources, this work provides readers with a concise historical overview of the founding of Quebec and French-Canadian culture. It also supplies readers with the research tools necessary to link their family lines with those of the original eighteen pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during the lifetime of the city's founder, Samuel de Champlain.

Companions of Champlain was produced to honor the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City and to enable North Americans on both sides of the border to appreciate more fully their French-Canadian heritage.

Companions of Champlain explains in clear language the reasons for the New-World explorations of Samuel de Champlain in the 1600s and the unique culture that resulted from the establishment of a trading post in the wilds of North America in 1608. It is the story of the habitant family, the farm and daily life, not the complex intrigues of the French king and court, though some historical background information is included.

The historical backdrop for Companions of Champlain was drawn from the few extant primary sources of the early 17th century, most particularly Champlain's Voyages, Marc Lescarbot's Nova Francia and Jesuit Relations, and standard references such as H. P. Biggar's Works of Samuel de Champlain and Gustave Lanctot's A History of Canada.

Although Champlain and his wife, Helene Boulle, did not have children, his companions did. The original eighteen pioneer families who inhabited Quebec during Champlain' lifetime formed the nucleus of French-Canadian culture from which a new society sprang. They are the focal point of this work.

The author traces the genealogy for three generations of the following eighteen founding families: Amiot/Amyot, Boucher, Bourdon, Cloutier, Cote/Coste, Couillard/Couillart, Delaunay, Desportes, Giffard, Guyon, Hebert (Quebec's first colonial family (Hebert, is followed through five generations), Juchereau, Langlois, Marsolet, Martin, Nicolet, Pinguet, and Tardif/Letardif.

The author also presents a methodology by which readers can trace their lineage in a quest to link with one of Quebec's founding families.

Genealogical chart information was extracted from documents and records held at the Archives nationales du Quebec; in city, parochial, and provincial offices; and from reliable secondary sources, such as the genealogical dictionaries of Cyprien Tanguay and Rene Jette.

Other important features of this groundbreaking work include maps, references, five appendices, lineage and pedigree charts with citations, and a comprehensive index. Appendices provide a glossary of French genealogical terminology and an example of citation notation for use when filling in ancestral charts, one of which is provided for reproduction.

The full-reference citation method described in the book is unique in that it is keyed from the numbering sequence on commonly used charts and does not require the superscripts and complex systems often found in genealogy.

Format: Paper, Pages: 179 pp., Published: 2008 ISBN: 9780806353678 Item #: CF9914 Price: $22.95 plus $4 shipping for the first book and $2 for each additional book. Call for Canadian rates 1-800-296-6687

Available from The Genealogical Publishing Co, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 260, Baltimore, MD 21211-1953, www.Genealogical.com, or by fax 410-752-8492

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POSTED 01.09.08

My name is Terry SHELTRA and currently living in . I'm currently doing our family genealogy and was wondering if maybe you could answer a question for me.

I was born in Irasburg, Vt and my parents and grandparents lived in Irasburg and Lowell. I've run into a snag and thought maybe you might be able to resolve the issue.

After reading your article entitled "Genealogy on the Quebec/Vermont border" in the Log Cabin Chronicles, I noticed that you mentioned our family name "SHELTRA " in your column when talking about the History of Irasburg. By any chance, do you know if the name SHELTRA was indeed changed from Chartre. I've found several references alluding to this but can't for sure make the connection to the two names. Any help with this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Terry Sheltra, Texas terryshel1313@gmail.com

Terry,

Sheltra = Chartrand please see http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~afgs/S6dit-etc.html

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I am looking for information about a family that lived in Derby Vermont. Martha NOURSE was born 17 May 1882 in Coventry Vt. Her parents were Walter NOURSE and Lucy COLE. I went to Middlesex and found several vital records for this family. These records confirmed the family legend that has been passed to me. Martha NOURSE was my grandmother's mother. The story is that the Nourses came from England, down the St Lawerence seaway to northern Vermont. Walter NOURSE's death certficate says he died 27 Jan. 1892, age 36y 11m 8d. He was born in "Barry" PQ. His father was Charles NOURSE , born in England; mother was Betsey CHICKERING. In 1882 Walter was a painter of signs, carriages and houses in Derby. Charles was a retired farmer. There is no mention of Betsey CHICKERING. Lucy COLE was born 5 May 1858 in Salem, Vt. She married Walter 6 Jan 1878 in Derby. After Walter died Lucy married Arthur SAWYER on 8 Jan 1893. My grandmother called Lucy, "Grammie SAWYER ". They had a son named Chester SAWYER , born 22 Dec 1894. My questions are:
1) Where is "Barry PQ"?
2) Where are the Nourses buried?
3) Who is Betsey Chickering? Is she Canadian?
4) What is known of Chester Sawyer's life and burial?
Geoff Burrows gaburrows@gmail.com

Geoff,

Although pronounced Barry, Bury, Quebec was once called Robinson, it is in Compton County. It is in round numbers, about 60 miles north of the Can/USA border. Compton County borders on the far eastern corner of Vermont and western New Hampshire. There may have been more Nourses in Wolfe Co. to the North of Compton.

The Seaway is not opened until the 20th century and secondary rivers or travel overland would be required to get to Vermont.

Try this site
http://www.interment.net/can/qc/stanstead.htm to find the Protestant burials in Quebec. Use the links to search Quebec. That will give you known places of Nourse burials. Search for Nurse as well.

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I know that Edwin T. HANSON is my husband's great grandfather. Who are his parents?

Here's what I know about him:
Born 11 March 1867, Barnston (source: 1901 Canadian Census)
Married Lillian E NOYES June 25, 1890 (Stanstead Journal Vital Statistics, online abstract). If it helps to figure out which church might have records, the marriage was performed by Rev. WM. Smith
Died 25 September, 1905. (Stanstead Journal Vital Statistics, online abstract)
He is buried in Barnston's Pleasant View Cemetery (Interment.net)
He and Lillian had three children: Howard Newton, Reginald Douglas (my husband's grandfather), and Bernard (source: 1901 Canadian Census)
After Edwin died suddenly in 1905, Lillian moved with the 3 children to Derby Line, Vermont. She died in 1947 and is also buried in Barnston's Pleasant View Cemetery.
Lucia Renshaw lrenshaw@cyberitas.com

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I just read your article "Genealogy on the Quebec/Vermont border" and I am having so many of the issues you mentioned with so many different branches of my family tree! I'm hoping you can offer me some insight on one branch.

I am searching for information on the DHU family. My great-grandmother Doris Hart ARMSTRONG was born in Hardwick, VT in July 1901 to Nathaniel HART and Electa Jane (DHU) HART. Electa died in Hardwick just a few days later and as far as I know is buried there. She is reported to have been born in Stanbridge, PQ, on or about 9/16/1879. I can find her in census records in the US in 1900,in Hardwick, which makes sense. I cannot find a record of her prior to that in the US or Canada. She had a brother Burton DHU, born 1-23-1876. I can find a record of Burton DHU as an adult in Brome Canada (census), plus a border crossing. Again, prior to his marriage I can find no information on his family. I do know his mother's name is Elizabeth and some say her maiden name is HOLLANDBACK. The only place I have seen that name is in Burton's obituary. Burton/Electa's father's name is Edward, according to Burton's obituary, and Ed E. according to Electa's death record. I cannot find any record of any other Dhu's who could be the parents of Burton and Electa. I am totally stumped. I did find a DOE family, in Brome, with a mother named Elizabeth and a father named Edmund, with a different middle initial. On a border crossing document Burton indicated he is of Scottish descent, but on census records his parents' birthplace is supposed to be Canada. It's almost like these two children appeared out of nowhere!
Paula Price paula.price@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Paula,

I have had a look at some of the Townships databases and indexes to records.

Marlene Simmons has the best database for that part of the province and has 3 Dhu entries that I see in her index. There is a charge for the information from her but well worth the price if it is something you do not as yet have. I think she could tell you what she has or perhaps you could explain what you have and she would not send if it was the same.
http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/

Search results for :
Surname = Dhu
Hits found: 3
Surname Given Name Type of Record
Dhu Burton Census
Dhu Edith Census
Dhu Infant Newspaper


The LDS Family Search site had only one person that might fit in the area of your search, Annie Du found on the 1881 Canadian census

She was a servant in the household Archibald L.J. Mcmillan, a 47 year old doctor in Potton, Brome Co. Annie DU, female, English, 14 years old.

Prof. Jack Little wrote the following article, "The Bard in a Community in Transition and Decline: Oscar Dhu and the Hebridean Scots of the Upper St. Francis District, Quebec," Canadian Papers in Rural History, 10 (1996): 45-80. by J.I. Little. I do not have it sorry. Professor Little works at Simon Fraser University in BC.

There was a Dew family in St. Armand. Francis Dew marries Julia Lebare 20 May 1839 Anglican records St. Armand East. I guess Dew and Dhu would sound the same to a record taker.

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I am researching the FOUCHER side of my family. I have a Pierre FAUCHER dit ST. MAURICE (Jean Baptiste, Marie Francoise JUNEAU) b. 26 April 1726 at Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec. m. Abt. 1753, Reine PROVOST at Stanstead, Quebec. Pierre d. 21 Jan 1765, place unknown.

I have not any children for this couple, nor a definitive marriage date. I am wondering if they stayed in Stanstead? I would greatly appreciate any information you may wish to share.

Michelle Robillard michelle.robillard@gmail.com

Michelle,
Stanstead was not settled until 1796. RC Parish of Sacre Coeur not founded until 1848 and was serviced by a missionary priest from 1838. I can look after that date but if you are sure of your dates for Pierre I do not believe there will be anything here.

David

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POSTED 11.26.07

I am researching the MARTELL family in the Barnston, Quebec and Derby and Newport, Vermont areas. My grandfather was Albert Burton MARTELL who married Mary Delia (NOE) MC BRIDE in Derby, Vermont April, 22, 1909. He listed his place of birth as Barnston, Quebec, Canada, his father as John MARTELL who was born in St. Hyacinth, Quebec, Canada, his mother as Mary BULLETT, born in Canada. She listed her father as Louis NOE, birthplace Burlington, Vermont, her mother as Delia GAUDETTE, born in Champlain, New York. Her birthplace was listed as Burlington, Vermont.I found the family of John MARTELL in the 1891 census for Barnston, Quebec, Canada. Albert was listed as the son of John MARTELL along with Joseph MARTELL and Gertie Mary MARTELL also children of John MARTELL. In the same household were Mary Bullett, housekeeper, listed as not a family member, Emma WILLIAMS, age 11, and Bertie WILLIAMS, age 10. I did find a record in Derby, Vermont for the birth of a Joseph MARTELL, born 1 October 1884, father John MARTELL, born Bolton, Quebec and mother, Mary WILLIAMS, born, Quebec which appears to be relevant. It appears that the family hopped back and forth across the border. Any clues as to a direction to proceed in would be greatly appreciated. Albert was listed as age 10/12 in the 1891 census. I wondered if perhaps his mother, possibly Mary WILLIAMS died in childbirth and he was raised by Mary BULLETT, who possibly married John MARTELL at a later date. They were about the same age in the 1891 census. He was listed as age 43, Mary was listed as age 39. Linda Swendsen, 7 Elenwood Road, Standish, Maine 04084

lilacledge@207me.com

Linda,

Albert's birth is recorded here in Stanstead, Sacre-Coeur parish records. June 6, 1890 and baptised Aug. 11, 1890. His parents are listed as Sigfroy John Martel and Marie Boulet. The couple are also the parents of Joseph b. 1884, Joseph Walter b. 1893 and Gertrude b. 1886.

Marie Boulet or Mary Bullet seems to have been John's wife at least from 1884 to 1893. Further study of the actual church documents may be in order.

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I have a GGGrandfather, Albert Newell CLARK, supposedly born in California in the mid 1800's. Long story short, after marrying in Portland, OR in 1883 and travelling back and forth between Oregon and Missouri for several years, he seemed to have "disappeared" in 1900. His wife, in the 1900 census taken in July, stated that she was widowed. However, I found a petition for divorce in NOVEMBER of 1900 where she cites abandonment and says she has heard he is in Nanaimo (?) BC. He was never heard from again, and we can't find anything more on him. I've exhausted what is available to me - so I thought I would try you! I have no birth date, just a name, Albert Newell CLARK, and where he claimed to have been born. When he married in 1883 he gave his age as 24, so he would have been born around 1859.

Leah mathiasp@bbtel.com

Leah,

On the Automated Genealogy site I found the attached information.

The Albert Clark on the 1901 census (Clark1.jpg file) could be your man. The birthdate matches the one you are looking for. If that is him he was in greater Vancouver, Burrard BC. He has a lodger named Mary Alloway.

The Clark2.jpg file for the 1911 census shows all the Albert Clarks found in BC for that year none of which seem to match. I looked for Mary Alloway for 1911 no matches. I tried Calloway and similar names still no Mary.

I would try Vancouver area city directories for 1901 or even 1900 to see if he is there. A Vancouver historical Society or genealogical society could tell you what records are available to you. Ask about cemetery records too.

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POSTED 11.10.07

I am mostly looking for my grandmother's date and place of birth. She may have been born in or near Cookshire, and her maiden name was MOWLE. I am also looking for a way to find an obituary in the St. Johnsbury, VT, paper for my grandfather, Arthur Lorden HUSBANDS, who was killed on June 12, 1901. He was in a blasting accident on the Boston and Maine RR, and they are reluctant (or can't) give me any info about him. I am not seeking anything except information. My grandmother's name was Annie Mariah MOWLE. My grandfather was a civil engineer, who at one time was associated in some way with the design/building of the Firth of Forth RR bridge. Any information you can give me, will be greatly appreciated. Elizabeth Morgan Winters, Charlotte, NC THENJMOM@aol.com

Elizabeth,

Annie Maria Mowle b. 02-04-1867, baptised Anglican church Cookshire 23-06-1867, daughter of Edward Mowle and Susan Wilford.

Edward Jeremiah Mowle, farmer and Susan Adeline Wilford were married 26-06-1862 in the Anglican church Eaton.

Annie had brothers Edward Wiford and John Richard Mowle.

1881 British Census - from the LDS site Arthur L. HUSBAND Male Birth Year <1861> Birthplace Nottingham, England Age 20 Occupation Architects Assistant Lodger Source Information: Dwelling 82 Albert Rd Census Place Camberwell, Surrey, England Family History Library Film 1341158 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 0682 / 26 Page Number 46

1900 US Census - Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nekg3/nekg.htm

173B 29 Caledonia St. HUSBAND, ARTHUR L. 39 b. ENGLAND Civil engineer ANNIE M. Wife 33 b. Canada , MURIEL A. Dau. 5 b. Can. , WILLIAM E. Son 4, b. VT , MARTHA K. Dau. 1 b. VT

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I am researching my husband's family Ð the HANSONs Ð of Derby Line, Vermont and Barnston, Quebec. I'm a little confused on the Canada vital stats and the back and forth between Barnston and Derby Line. I've decided a local resource is the way to go. I am trying to connect the Edward/Edwin HANSON (1867-1905) family to Elijah HANSON through a Walter HANSON . There seem to be several Walter HANSON s. I'm trying to confirm the details. Lucia Renshaw at lrenshaw@cyberitas.com

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I spoke with you this morning concerning where to go next. Here is what I know about the ANDREWS Family. Burnett B. ANDREWS born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1790 and died on 12/11/1875 in Hereford, Quebec and is buried in the All Saints Church Cemetery his wife was Margaret WORKMAN who was born also in 1790 in Adaghowery Parrish in Northern Ireland and died 1880 in Hereford. I know by the yearly Town report for 1912 that Burnett A. ANDREWS passed away in North Woodstock, New Hampshire on 9/30/1912 and is also buried with Burnett1 and Margaret. His Son Walter Lewis ANDREWS born 6/2/1860 in either Hereford or Canaan, Vermont and baptized at All Saints Church baptised at All Saints Church 1/26/1862. I see them with there children in 1905 in White River Junction, Vermont. I have control from here.

Things that I would like to accomplish: Find bothers/ sisters of the early ancestors, check any deeds as there is a property in Hereford on ANDREWS way, track lineage. Determine how and where the early ancestors got too Quebec and determine their action in building the All Saints Church. We have visited All Saints Church and Cemetery, Stanstead County Histroical Society (Kathy). Spoke with Jody Robinson Archivist at Bishop's University (she doesn't hold records on the Anglican Churches, various Towns In Vermont and New Hampshire. Any help or recommendiations you could make that would allow me to get further would help. Roger Huntoon hrhuntoon2004@yahoo.com

Roger, The Diocese of Quebec, which takes in the old Compton Co., of which Hereford is part, has their archives at Bishop's. The archivist is James Sweeny jsweeny@ubishops.ca

Nancy French Dodge of Colebrook, NH has a lot of information for that border region and may be able to help. nfrench@together .

So have you looked at all the registered births, marriages and deaths at Bishop's?

The Walter, that you mention, is listed as the son of Burnet (tanner and voiturier which I think means he drove a horse and wagon) and his wife Fanny Clarke. Fanny Clarke is also given as the mother of Lewis Burnet, Fred Adelbert and Ella Frances all being baptized on the same day.

In Mrs. Lydia C. Andrews' book, Three Towns Norton & Averill, VT and Stanhope, QC, on page 118 she mentions the arrangements surrounding the Anglican church and the coverage of Hereford by Anglican clergy. There are bits and pieces about her husband's family but the index is not a good one.

The History of Compton Co. ... L.S. Channell (1896) page 235 has a brief history of Hereford. Pg 238 a small description of William Andrews says he was born in Londonderry Co. Ireland May 20th 1820, son of Burnett Andrews. The latter dying in Hereford in 1875. It also says that Richard W. Andrews, who was born in Barnston, Stanstead Co. was his nephew.

Land records for Hereford are in Sherbrooke from 1830 to 1891. After 1891 they are in Coaticook. Thanks to Mme Jeanne Comeau, direction gŽnŽrale du registre foncier for that information.

I hope this is of some help.

David Lepitre

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POSTED 10.22.07

I wish to trace my father's family tree if possible. He was supposedly born in Otter Lake Que. 1894. He came to Ontario 1896 settled in South Himsworth Township con.12 lot 2 I know very little beyond that. Is it possible for me to get messages on your chronicles to start my search? Cleve Way, Box 272 Callander, Ontario cway1@cogeco.ca

Mr. Way, Is this your family from the 1901 Canadian Census? If not please tell me your father's first name and your grandfather's if you can.

James Way, 30 of Muskoka & Parry Sound, Himsworth (North/Nord - South/Sud), Susan 38, Napoleon 12 , James 6 and Edith 4.

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I am trying to locate the buriel of Gilman MAGOON. He was born in Stanstead on August 24, 1823 and died in Stowe, Vermont on January 27, 1898. We have researched the cemetaries in Stowe and surrounding towns and he was not buried here. Therefore, we thought he might have been taken back to Stanstead and buried there. He married Harriot GEER on February 12, 1851 in Stanstead.

Gilman's father was Daniel MAGOON born in Vermont on March 1795 and died January 14, 1873. He married Delight GILMAN. We do not know if they are buried in Stanstead.

If you have any information regarding these people, please e-mail me. We would like to be able to add this to the Magoon file. Earl Magoon, Morrisville, Vermont elmtictoc@aol.com Sir, When Gilman Magoon married Harriet Geer his address was given as Potton, Quebec. (Feb. 12, 1851) Potton had been part of Stanstead County until just about that time. The event is recorded in the Methodist Church books. The Magoons were a very large family group and there are dozens of entries in the Stanstead Journal over the years. An entry for Daniel give his address as Potton as well. He gave his sons Riley and Chester the remainder of their minority, Potton, Feb. 2, 1856. It would seem that this family's appears in Brome County records for the most part. The following website address can be pasted into your browser or take the address from the cemeteries on the list below. Each is supposted to have at least one Magoon connection from this part of the world. David

http://www.interment.net/data/query_select.idq?CiRestriction=Magoon&select=%2Fcanada%2Fqc&SUBMIT=Search&CiScope=%2F&CiMaxRecordsPerPage=10&TemplateName=serp_can&CiSort=rank%5Bd%5D&HTMLQueryForm=search.htm

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We are looking for information on Napoleon CYR, my Grandfather who was born in 1844 in Quebec. At the time of the Census of 1881 he was 37. Living in St. Alexandre , Iberville Quebec. I am not certain if the name was the same, but it was this at the time of my Mom's birth. Mom who was Irene CYR was the only child of a second marriage. Napoleon was married three times . His last wife's name was Marie Louise of whose name I carry. As far as we know my Great Grand father and his father originated from France and not from Acadia, where my father came from (Bourgeois). We have his ancestry completed from 1621 to today.

Most of my Mother's family have passed away and so the few nephew's and nieces have no information to give us.

If you have some information you could send it to me and my brother : srlbourgeois@comcast.net and Pepere1924@comcast.net

Sister Louise Bourgeois SGM srlbourgeois@comcast.net

Sister Louise, I would need more information from you to be sure of which M. Cyr is the right one. There are so many Napoleons. Please try some of the many Cyr websites like this one http://mypage.direct.ca/m/mcyr/

This may be him living with his parentrs Amable and Lucie in Ste-Alexandre, Iberville, Quebec. The information is from the LDS website.

Napoleon CYR Other Information: Birth Year 1862 Birthplace Quebec Age 19 Occupation Cultivateur Ethnic Origin French Head of Household Amable CYR Religion Catholique Source Information: Census Place Ste-Alexandre, Iberville, Quebec Family History Library Film 1375839 NA Film Number C-13203 District 64 Sub-district D Division 2 Page Number 40 Household Number 215

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Looking for info on William FIFIELD born at North Troy, Vermont early 1820's. I can find David, Andrew , Homer, Forest James they are buried at Troy, Vermont. William is buried at Lakeside Cemetery, Town of Bellmont, Franklin County, New York. Was a Civil War Vet serving in CO B, 92 NY Vol. Any info is welcome have hit the proverbial stone wall. (nyle@jtt.net) Nyle, Perhaps you already have the following information from the LDS site. William C. FIFIELD b. 1823, VT 57 in 1880, Farmer Census Place Orange, Orange, Vermont Family History Library Film 1255345 NA Film Number T9-1345 Page Number 142A

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I am searching for the genealogy of my family. My dads parents were of Canadian decent there names are Juienne DAUDELIN LUSSIER born December 15, 1908, and Oliva LUSSIER born 1902. Their date of marriage was June 5 1926. My father was their first son and his name is Andre Roger Joseph Guy LUSSIER born 24 February 1930. My mom was Lucille Virginia IRISH born July 1 1932 her mother was Lillian IRISH born may 10 1909 and her dad was Leslie IRISH date of birth unknown, date of marriage unknown. My mother lived in Highgate, Vermont when she met my dad Virginia Lussier-Carter at sunshine1215@pcsii.com wrote:

Virginia , Your family does not seem to be from here. I think they do show up on the 1901 and 1911 censuses for Canada. The Lussiers are living in St. Cyrille de Wendover in Drummond and Arthabaska Co. and the Daudelins in St. Ignace de Stanbridge in Missisquoi Co. which is on the Vermont/Quebec border. Both censuses are available from Automated Genealogy.

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I am looking for information about the CHAMPEAUX or CHAMPEAU Family. I live in New Iberia Louisiana. We think that our Great-grandfather and his sister came to Louisiana, from Quebec, between 1870 and 1880. She died in the Galveston hurricane in 1900. My Great-grandfather settled near Loreauville,Louisiana and worked as a blacksmith. My Grandfather was born in 1882. Glenn Champeaux, New Iberia, Louisiana gcsgc@cox.net

I've just discovered your column - what a treat and great read! Thank you! Not sure if you can help or not... I'm trying to confirm the marriage record in Stanstead, 1861 for Francois GIRARD & Julienne LAPOINT-TOUSIGNANT.

They had the following children: Amelia, Julianna, Calisete, Rosana, Louis, Joseph, Guillaume - all born between 1864-1879 from what the census records indicate. I find the family living in Montreal on the 1881 census, so I don't know for certain if any of the children were baptised in Stanstead. The family eventually moved to West Boylston, Massachusetts.

I'm at the very start of discovering Canadian roots, and finding the language differences quite a barrier. However, I'm plugging away at it! Any advice you might have would be greatly appreciated. Linda ldepanian@charter.net

Linda,

The marriage record in the index to these records says Franois GIRARD marries Julienne LAPOINT-TOUSIGNANT, Feb. 3, 1861 here in Stanstead.

Franois is the son of Antoine and his wife Josephte Denoncourt and Julienne the dau. of Francois and his wife Melie Fremot.

It should be fairly straight forward to figure out the church records or the censuses as they follow a perscribed pattern. Learning the few words in these forms is easy. The WWW has several free translation sites too.

Caron Association of America announces its annual reunion to be held on the 22 and 23 of September in Drummondville. For more informations see the Caron Family website: http://www.genealogie.org/famille/caron/caron.htm or Madame Lucie Caron, 28 A Route de l'Eglise, St-Aubert (QC) GOR 3G0. or HÈÉne Caron (Balleux) 819.472.3839

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POSTED 09.06.07

Genealogy Help or Look-ups

Do you need help with your Orleans County genealogical research? Sandra McKenny & Ernestine Pepin will be conducting help sessions at the Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, Newport, VT 05855 on Wednesday mornings between the hours of 10 a.m. to noon.

I noticed that you might have information on the history of Stanstead. My husband and I have been doing genealogy on his family and have hit a dead end. The problem lies with the generation born between 1795-1810. According to verbal information from relatives, the STANTON family was from Connecticut, but several members were living in Canada before relocating to northeastern Pennsylvania around 1816. Do you have information on the following:

1. Why did people from New London County, Connecticut go to the Stanstead area? 2. Is there a record of anyone in the Stanton family there in the late 1700's to early 1800's? 3. What were their names? 4. Was there a Henry Stanton (a guess of a possible connection) in the Stanstead area?

We know the names of four Stanton sons, but don't know who their parents were. The boys names are Ebenezer b.1795, John b. 1798, Gurdon b. 1805, and Lodowick b. 1810. They were all supposedly born in Preston, New London County, CT.

Janet Stanon jhrwstanton@yahoo.com

1. For the free land. 2. Settlement starts here in 1796. The earliest Stanton record I have found so far is a marriage for Henry who m. Mary Nevers Sept. 5, 1826. There are other marriages to 1863 in the District of St. Francis. 3. I usually work from specific requests. It takes too much time to type in everything I might find. 4. There are three Henry Stanton marriages in the marriage index all in different places but he is from Compton which is a little further down the road. None of the other names you asked for found yet.

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My parents were from Rock Island. THEBERGE (Dad) and BARLOW (Mom). I left Quebec when I was very young, 10, but have always kept Rock Island in my heart. I retired from the Navy and reside in the upstate of South Carolina now. It's still home for me although I have never seen anything on the BARLOW (Angus) or THEBERGE (Laurent Maurice) name. Anything in your archives?

Bob Theberge Rltheberge@aol.com

Hi Bob,

Will that be Laurent son of Georges Theberge and Yvonne Thivierge born in Stanstead? And Audrey Barlow, daughter of Angus Barlow and Lottie May Young?

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I have run into several brick walls in researching my paternal ancestors. My Great-grandfather, Frederick W. DUFRESNE, was born in Derby Line, VT in 1861. His father and mother (David DUFRESNE and Celia FRECHETTE) were married in 1859 in St. Georges, Henryville. I have no birth info on either of them.

Next, Frederick's wife, Amelia COTE or CODY was born in Canaan, NH in 1864. I have no other info on her parents, Joseph COTE and Mary RICHARDS.

Finally, My great-grandfather Lewis Lee CASWELL was born around 1850 in Quebec--no solid info on his birth. His father was Alden CASWELL (my info says Alden was born in the US). Alden's wife was Susan (unknown last name). I read that a part of Stanstead was called "Caswellboro". This family seemed to move back & forth across the border.

These families eventually ended up working in the textile mills of NH. I'd appreciate any help you may be able to give on these long lost ones.

Elizabeth Martin elizmart1@verizon.net

Elizabeth ,

I have had a quick look at local records for you. 6 of David and Celina's children are baptised here in Stanstead, Quebec just across the border from Derby Line. Most of Orleans County's Catholics came to Stanstead for regilious acts until their churches were built years later.

Of the six, 5 were born in Stanstead and one was born in Lake Village, NH. This last one is also the last to be baptised here so it appears they had moved to NH by Jan. 5, 1880 when Rosalie was born.

Henryville is in Missiquoi and not really in my area of expertize. The Historical Society there may be able to help. I do not know where you are located but there are many Franco-American Societies in the USA. The one in Manchester, NH is perhaps the largest and you can use the large Drouin set of marriage records for Catholics and that should help you with your search.

I believe that most of the Caswells ended up on the US side of the border. Caswellboro is also almost in the States too. This is a neighborhood instead of a village and it only existed as long as Caswell's sawmill was in operation. There maybe more information in the Holland, VT Historical Society but I will see what I can find for you. The largest group of Caswells in the Eastern Townships would be in Melbourne and Sherbrooke Townships.

Please see http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.asp?id=880 this book, Forest and Clearings, is Stanstead Co.'s history. The Stanstead Caswell family is on page 172. The description of Caswellboro is on page 45.

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Found your great site wondering around looking for information on cemeteries in Mansonville. A suspected relative is buried in a cemetery in Mansonville. One Jane LACKEY (1925) - but the notice was published in the paper in Richford, Vermont. I was trying to find other Lackey names as early as 1820 ? Any hope.

Antony McManus afmlc at afmlc@sympatico.ca

Hi Antony,

Try Marlene Simmons' website for anything in the Mansonville area. She lives there and has the best database for the Townships. I see she has a cemetery record for Jane Lackey. There is a small charge for her information but well worth the price if it is difficult for you to get to the record yourself. Address http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/search.asp I believe you will find Marlene compiled the index to the vitals in the Richford paper.

Search results for : Surname = Lackey First Name = Jane Lackey, Jane Cemetery Lackey, Jane Newspaper

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Once again I need to ask you for some advice. Several months ago you where able and kind enough to give me information pertaining to my genealogical ties to Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec. The information was about my great grandfather Cordon LOWELL. What you supplied me with was of great help and has made some of my searching easier and I was also contacted by a second cousin who is doing the same research! Her family had lost touch with mine and are know planning on meeting.

Now for my question, actively searching for the Canadian LOWELLs I came across other Canadian family surnames, ROLFE & KENT.

Somewhere in the two additional surnames there is supposed to be Native American/Canadian First People bloodline. Either Micmac, Penobscot or Blackfoot, I am not sure which. How do I research English/Indian Christian Names within these sunames? Any advice would be greatly apprciated. You have been an invaluable source!

Julie (Lowell) Simison simisteinswife@yahoo.com

Hi Julie, Native American research in Quebec is done as you would for anyone else. The Clergy were responsible for recording any official marriage, birth or death. Only NA's living on reserves would have any special records. Local Native American roots are usually Abenakis or St-Francis but others could have come into the area. We did not have Native American settlements in the lower part of the Townships but they did pass through here as they hunted, gathered and fished.

Both Rolfe's and Kents were here/are here. With more exact information I might be able to be more helpful.

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Looking for my ancestry, my father's name is Charles Ernest QUEBEC, born Feb. 28, 1905, mothers' name Mildred V. WARNER, born May 1906, both born in Swanton Vermont. Any information to let me know where I should start the reserch will be greatly appreciated.

Carla Cahill cniftyfifty@yahoo.com

Hi Carla,

The proper answer to your question is to start with yourself and work backwards. To go from what you know toward the unknown. Sounds simplistic but it is the proper way to start.

Record your own information on a working generational chart or any piece of paper for that matter. Divide it up into two, a part for each parent. Try to obtain your parents birth, marriage and it would seem probable, their death certificates; these documents should provide a wealth of information to start your search.

Once you have their parents names (your grandparents) from these documents you can move to step four. I'm sorry that I cannot tell where in the country you are from your Yahoo address. I would think that you are near a good library where you can receive census records and other information on microfilm rolls through interlibary loan.

There is the Family History website (the LDS or the Mormons) which will give you some access to their material. If you are in Swanton there would be the Town Clerk's office to visit, the church records, cemeteries and perhaps an historical society all good sources of information. Newspapers often have obituaries and or the notices of births, marriages and deaths that you can read and record.

Do you have relatives who might have some knowledge they would be willing to share? A family Bible?

Anything gleaned from the Net should be verified with a check of all primary sources when possible. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

There was a Quebec family living here many years ago. The head of the family was Charles Quebec too. Charles A. born in 1851.

There were a few families of Quebecs just across the Border in Canada from Swanton. I have copied all I could find from the1901 Canadian Census and the 1911. By 1911 there is just the Quebecs living here in Stanstead the Missiquoi ones are gone, perhaps south to Vermont.

I am sure you can get this underway. Good charts are a help and many are available on the net. But if you have other questions please ask.

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I am looking for information on Justus Smith born in 1776 married to Mary Osgood. They moved to Buckingham Quebec around 1823 from Stanstead Que. I need Justus' parents name as well as Mary's. Also the names of his children.

Thank you,

Eileen butlergauthier@netscape.net

Eileen,

Settlement in Stanstead starts 1792. First census held in 1825. Few official records before 1815.

Justus was a grown man when he would have arrived and perhaps married. No registered marriage for him found here.

Please try the following site for access to our county history, the Smiths are on pages 132, 223, 224 and 277 and the Osgoods p. 293. Perhaps you have information in your files that will allow you to make a connection.

http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.aspx?id=880

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POSTED 08.20.07

I am looking for information about my great great grandfather who was born in Stanstead Count, Quebec in 1829. We cannot seem to find any information on him except the possible year he was born, He was with a lady called Delphine MERRIT. If you have any other info on him I would to get it . As far as we know he died about 1885 somewhere in New York.

The ancestor that I am looking for is Horace B JEWETT born 1829 in Stanstead County Quebec would like any info you may be able to find on him. Lisa Jewett soy_scents@hotmail.com

Lisa, The Jewett Family of America Yearbook of 1962, published by them suggests that Horace B. Jewett was the son of David Jewett and Laura Rexford. It says he was born in Stanstead Co. no date given. David Jewett was born in Stanstead Co. too, Feb. 18, 1803. His father was Nathaniel b. in Hopkinton, NH March 31, 1763, his mother was Sally Stone. Nathaniel's father was John b. about 1730 Stratham, NH and John was married to his cousin Hannah Jewett.

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I am looking for information on Justus SMITH born in 1776 married to Mary OSGOOD. They moved to Buckingham Quebec around 1823 from Stanstead Que. I need Justus' parents name as well as Mary's. Also the names of his children. Eileen butlergauthier@netscape.net

Eileen, Settlement in Stanstead starts 1796. First census held in 1825. Few official records before 1815. Justus was a grown man when he would have arrived and perhaps already married. No registered marriage for him found here.

Please try the following site for access to our county history, the Smiths are on pages 132, 223, 224 and 277 and the Osgoods p. 293. Perhaps you have information in your files that will allow you to make a connection. http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.aspx?id=880

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I had an ancestor, John WALKER, who lived in Peacham, Vermont. His history states that he was a carpenter by trade and also worked as a machinist. In 1832 or 33, he went to Stanstead Plains where he had charge of manufacturing plant and installed new machnery.

Is there a list of some of the plants that were constructed during this time? Also some of the managers or workers? I'm sure this is a long shot; however, we are trying to follow the Walkers from the point where they helped settle Boston in the 1630s and then ended up in Peacham. We are planning a Walker Trek in 2010 to follow their movements from Boston through Connecticut to Vermont (Stanstead) and then to New York. We would like to visit Stanstead if we can find anything more about John's experiences there. He left Peacham for New York in 1834. Any suggested areas to research would be greatly appreciated. Dee Walker Leavitt ellen_walker@cox.net

Dee, I have been trying to find something that could help you with your search. There would not have been very much manufacturing going on in this settlement in 1832. There were mills being built to supply flour, lumber, linseed oil and the like in Rock Island, part of stanstead Co. There was a foundry making plows somewhere around that date but I am not sure of the production. Transportation was a very real problem. Any goods produced had to be taken out of here by cart and horse over rather poor roads. A large part of the year the roads were impassible. The railroads were not established in Stanstead until 1871.

There were Walkers here and still are. There was even a John Walker here but I would need other information to make a connection to your John. In 1832 Stanstead refered to the County and Township. A little later it was the name of the village, Stanstead Plain (incorporated 1857). So for the years 1796 to 1857 the name Stanstead covered a large area indeed. Stanstead Plain was and is mostly residential. There was a very small brook on the "Plain" that may have run a small grist mill but not enough water power to run any kind of plant. If you can give me a little more to work with I will try to help. I have sent your request to our local Walker expert.

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I am looking for death date for Amos(Aimé) MASSON and Justine GAULIN he was married on 14 April 1845 St-Aimé d'Yamaska and where they are buried. Their children are; Delphis b. 02-23-1846 St-David Yamaska m:10-10-1871 Alphosine THERRIEN St-Edwidge Clifton Julie b: 1847-8? M:23-04-1866 Auguste LEBRUN Compton d:13-09-1874 David b: m:10-06-1876 Philomene ROUSSEAU Ste-Edwidge Clifton Joseph b:14-06-1850 St-Aimé Yamaska m:28-06-1875 Élisa DION Ste-Edwidge Clifton my great grand parent Justine B m:26-06-1877 Zoël LEMAY Ste-Edwidge Clifton Aimé b:04-04-1866 d:10-10-1868 Charles b:28-03-1868 Compton d: 10-10-1868 I dont know all children. Amos bought land in Ste-Edwidge Clifton 1864 ? and left 1879. They moved to Irasburg Vermont. Claudette Hugron claudettehugron@pppoe.ca

Claudette, The Masson family is mentioned in The History of Irasburg, Vt. and there is a photo of Ami and his wife on page 76 with the text. No date of death. There is a Catholic cemetery outside of town and they may be there. The church, St. John Vianney, was built in 1911. Catholics went to Albany, Stanstead, Lowell or Salem before that. I did not find them here in Stanstead. The cemetery starts in 1915. Had he died by 1915?

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I would love to find the church record and the notarized marriage contract for Robert PAQUET and Margaret CAPINO. Could you advise me as to where these documents could be held. Elaine ericard@rogers.com

Elaine, According to the index to the Protestant Marriages in the Judicial District of St. Francis (1815-1879) the marriage record of Robert Panket of St-Francis, and Margret Cassing is in the Congregationalist Church books, of Melbourne, QC which is across the river from Richmond, QC. Cassing was from Durham, Quebec.

Most Congregationalist Churches became United Churches with church union in 1925. If the church has gone out of business the books would have gone to the head office or to a special collections like the one a Bishop's University at Lennoxville. It is called the Eastern Townships Research Center. The provincial government has a second copy of all registered marriages in Quebec City. They will sell you a copy of the "acte".

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POSTED 07.07.07

Can you tell me if Stanstead includes the town of Pearceton, Quebec? I am looking for the name Augusta/Agusta in Pearceton and the birth of a Harold Agusta in October 1894 or October 1896.

Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Sandra Leland
sandra.leland@telus.net

Sandra,

Sorry, Stanstead has been Stanstead since 1792. The Quebec government listing of place names past and present does not have a Pearceton.

I had a look at the index to the 1901 Canadian Census at Automated Genealogy and the only Agustas I could find in the country were in BC. Nothing for the other spelling.

Agusta Joseph M. Head. M 38
Agusta Cecil F. Wife. M 30
Agusta Freddy M. Son. S. Mar 1 1896

Source Information:
1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict: New Westminster (City/Cité), NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
District Number: 2
Subdistrict Number: d-4
Archives Microfilm: T-6429

L'Association des Familles GRONDIN d'Amèrique invite you to their 2007 gathering that will be held the 18 and 19 of August in Saint-Maurice. For information please see their website www.associationgrondin.org then use the link Rassemblement or call GÈrard Grondin, president of the Association (819) 379-0372 or email ggerry08@hotmail.com

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POSTED 06.13.07

Re: Your Ancestry, Do you remember when? (Stanstead Journal, Wed. May 16, 2007 page 6)

This information has been offered in response to Steve Blake's question -- Stanstead Journal, Wed. May 16, 2007 page 6:

the event was the Stanstead District Scouts "Klondike Derby" held at the farm of Howard Aikman on Saturday March 18, 1967.

The photo is of the Beebe Scout Troop (sled team). Other troops participating were Magog, Stanstead, with the North Hatley troop winning the day's competition. Compass bearings directed the teams from Dawson City to test their Scouting skills: Fairbanks - signalling, Anchorage - knot tying, Kodiak - distance estimating, Skagway - fire lighting, Fort Yukon - first aid, Whitehorse - tree identification.

Howard Aikman, Stanstead District Commissioner was Mayor of Dawson City for the day. In an authentic teepee, Alden Peacock, Edward Middleton, and Phil Poaps served hot chocolate to all team members. At the end of the day, all Scouts were rewarded with an official sled ride with Fred Robertson's dog team.

From Terry Soutiere

Reunions

The descendants of Jean Brousseau, Julien Brousseau, Denis Brosseau known as the l'Association des familles Brousseau will gather on the 18th of August at Trois-Rivières. For information: Madame Réjeanne Brousseau, 1 A, Du Plateau, Pont-Rouge (QC) G3H 3J3 Tel.: (418) 873-5093.

Martineau Association of America (the descendants of Jacques Martineau) will meet Sept. 8, in the Olympic Stadium, Montreal. For information: Gaetan Martineau, tel. 450-372-6798.

Bilodeau: The descendants of Jacques Bilodeau and Geneviéve Longchamp are invited to the 8th annual Bilodeau Family Association Congress on Saturday June 16 to be held at the Maison Giséle Auprix-St-Germain, 150 rue Grant in Longueuil. For more information: Jocelyne Bilodeau St-Cyr, (819) 758-8541, or jocelyne.stcyr@sympatico.ca

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POSTED 05.22.07

I just stumbled upon this site tonight and I am hoping you might be able to steer me in the right direction. I am trying to locate obituaries of two family members who died in Gould and are buried in the Lingwick Cemetery. John Angus MACIVER died September 23, 1971 and his wife, Mary Ann WISEMAN MACIVER died November 23, 1986. Mary Ann was my grandfather's sister. I have been trying to locate living family members as I do a major family history of the WISEMAN family. This family is the last of the 9 siblings I have to reach and I am really coming up dry. I was hoping obituaries would help if I knew what to look for. Thanks for any advise you might have.
Sharon Journeau, sjourneau@sympatico.ca

Sharon, two things to try.

This web address is for the Eastern Township's Research Center at Bishop's University http://www.etrc.ca/mainpage.html
They should have copies of the Sherbrooke Record for the dates you mention. It would be the only English daily newspaper in the region at that time.


My second suggestion would be to contact Everett Boynton 819-822-0286. He and his family have been in the funeral business serving that area for several generations. I would feel quite certain he can tell you if there are surviving children in the area.

The LEDUC family gathering at the 350th anniversary of Longueuil.

Les Leduc d'AmÈrique iinvite all Leducs and their friends to the Annual Gathering which will be held June 9 in Vieux-Longueuil.


Along with the usual family reunion stuff visitors will be able to take part in the Longueuil festivities.


For information call Guy Leduc 514-321-5118 leducguy@sympatico.ca
Association des Familles Leduc
11 560, ave Ovila-Boucher
MontrÈal-Nord, QuÈbec
H1G 4W5
TÈl. / Fax: (514) 321-6735

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POSTED 05.14.07

I am searching for the parents of Charles BRACONIER. They may be Charles BRACONIER and Jeannine LAFLAMME. Charles was born 3 Mar 1875 in Milington,Quebec. He married 8 Nov 1898 to Clemence Jane BOISSEAU. I have found this surname spelled three different ways: BRACONIER, BRACONNIER, and BROCAMUER. On the 1901 Census of Quebec, Compton, Lake Megantic Village, Charles and his wife Clemence BOISSEAU are with two children, Rouville and Charles. But were his parents really Charles BRACONIER and Jeannine LAFLAMME, and what is available about them. Mary Brothers mbrothers1@cfl.rr.com

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There's a story in my family that I might be 1/16th Indian, that one of our ancestors on my mother's side was Abenaki, and I'm trying to see if there's a way to confirm that story.

My grandfather Henry Stuart HAMILTON was born May 31, 1896 in Magog. He went to live in VT in 1908 or so, became a citizen of U.S. in 1917 when he joined the army, died Oct 10, 1959 in Passumpsic VT. He was the oldest son of Henry Stuart HAMILTON and Florence YOUNG. Florence YOUNG was born in Magog in 1874 or so, since the story is she died in childbirth at age 23 birthing young Henry's brother Ralph (who was a year or two younger). After Florence died, the kids were taken care of by Florence's twin sisters supposedly, until Henry was sent to the CURTISS family in Bradford VT.

Henry S. HAMILTON the elder emigrated to Canada from Londonderry in County Derry, Ireland we think, and was a rogue and a gambler and perhaps got in trouble in Ireland and that is why he was sent away to Canada.

So I'm wondering if Florence YOUNG might have been part Indian, and if there is a way to tell whether she was or not. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Mary Hamilton Pantaleoni, now Boel mer@waterbearmusic.com

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I've enjoyed reading everything you've published about the unique problems of finding ancestors in the border area. I found you while searching for my great, great grandfather. Some of the clues you offered have helped, thank you.

I am currently trying to find out the name and birth date/place for the father of Charles Henry SMITH, born 12 Aug 1854, somewhere in Quebec and of his wife, Isabel (Isabella?) WALKER born 1849 in Canada. Their son is my grandfather, Thomas Howard SMITH, born in Stanstead 13 Nov 1888. My initial problem was that Thomas either lied about his age or didnt bother to remember when he told the census people. From what I remember of him, either is possible. He also gave his birthplace as Canada for the 1920 census and Maine for the 1930 census. I know it's him because the family was large with unusual names. I also found a US Draft card document from CT (confirmed by my 80 year old uncle as being the right place and employer, giving a 30 Nov 1879 in Lowelltown Maine as birthplace) I wonder if Charles might have come to Quebec from Maine.

I found the family (Charles, Isabel, Mary, Etta and Estella SMITH) before Thomas was born, in 1881 census, living in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, and living with his father (mother Isabel missing) in 1901 census in Barnston, Stanstead when Thomas was 12. They stated Church of England for religion and Scottish for Nationality. A Mary WALKER was living with the family, listed as housekeeper, I dont know if she was related to Isabel WALKER or not and interesting, she is the same birth year as the Mary SMITH living with the family in 1881 and in that census she is too old to be Charles daughter...he would have been 11 when she was born so I do suspect she might be Isabel's sister or a daughter since Isabel would have been 16.

It was really exciting to find the record of the border crossing in 1919 when Thomas and wife Etta B (JUDD) Smith came to the US with two children born in Quebec. Their former permanent address was listed as Tomifobia with brother John and listed going to Holland, Vt to be with Etta's father, William JUDD. Thomas was listed as "lumberman"

At first I thought Thomas might be pulling a little joke on the boarder agents, saying he was from Tomifobia. It sounds like the area was phobic about him. Then I did a search and found the Tomifobia Nature Trail which lead me eventually to you. Now I'm thinking about spending a week this summer looking around the area. Do you know if I might have a better chance to find records if I am actually there? Any idea of where I migtht find a record that would have Charles H SMITH's birthplace?

I had somewhat better luck with my grandmother's side of the family. I traced William JUDD born 1854 in Derby, Vt. to his father, John JUDD Jr, born in Shipton (which might have been called Asbestos, I'm unclear on the geography) 24 Mar 1830 which lead me to his father, John B JUDD, born in 1795 in Lisbon, NH. Then I hit the jackpot with the Maile/White tree where John B JUDD is the brother of their ancestor, James JUDD and am looking back the line to Thomas JUDD who shows up in Farmington, CT in 1608.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might have for my persuit of Charles SMITH or Isabel WALKER . I have been looking at WALKER families living in Hatley in 1881 and have been looking for birth records of any of them, but dont know exactly what to try next. Thank you for any help you can offer. Shirley Polishook foxpolishook@yahoo.com

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POSTED 04.25.07

I am trying to find information about Dr. Thomas MCCURDY who practised medicine in the Coaticook area. He was born 1 Oct 1867 in Ormstown, married Olla-Estelle KNIGHT 7 Feb 1893 in Saint-Edmond Coaticook. Both are buried in Cookshire Cemetery, he in 1934 and she in 1941. According to the 1911 census they were living on Lark St., Stanstead.

I have no record of any children they may have had and was wondering if there was any articles in the local papers about his practise and/or any achievements.
Any assistance or suggestions would be most appreciated.
Gordon Ross, Surrey, British Columbia gordon.ross@shaw.ca

Gordon,
I found two small entries for this family in The Stanstead Journal.
The marriage of Miss Eloise McCurdy, daughter of Mrs. Dr. McCurdy of Coaticook on Oct. 11, 1934. The groom is Leslie Haines of Toronto. I believe his roots were probably in the Hatley area not fa r from Coaticook. The wedding took place at the home of the bride's mother which is not the custom of the Catholics at that time. The Dr.'s marrige was in the RC church in Coaticook.

The second notice mentions the death of Lesile Haines' mother, Florence A. Knight Haines Gage. She was Mrs. Dr. McCurdy's sister making Eloise and Leslie cousins.

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I am looking for help with Joseph BIGELOW b. 1827 Blaise Twp. Quebec died July 10, 1881in McLean and Ridout, Muskoka Dist. Ont.

He was married to Elezebeth Lucy HOGG and she was born approx. Mar 01 1881. I am looking for any birth cert/ death/ or marriage cert. I am also looking for parents of both these people. I was told that they lived in Scugog, Ont. then Dorset Ont. Please let me know if you find out anything.
Teresa McBride terrimcbride@rogers.com

Terri,
I am sorry to not be of more help but Ontario is a bit out of my area. Blais Twp. in Quebec is in the Gaspe region. There are not many villages there the main one is St. Tharcisius. The township was named in 1919 so I do not know that this fits. Do you have any other details like their religion (other than Christian as shown on the census of 1881)?
I'm sure the date of Miss Hogg's birth in your note is a typo. The only proof of them I f ound is the 1881 census shown below. She would have been born a year after him. Joseph may have had French roots but I doubt that his wife would have been 100% French given her name and her birth in Ontario.

From the Family History Center site,
Household Record 1881 Canadian Census
Joseph BIGELOW, Male, French, 53, b. in Quebec, Farmer, Christian
Elezebeth BIGELOW, Female, French, 52 b. in Ontario, Christian
Benjaman BIGELOW, 19, b. in Ontario
Hannah BIGELOW, 17
Washington BIGELOW, 13
Alexander BIGELOW, 11 Source Information:
Census Place Ridout & McLean, Muskoka, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375879
NA Film Number C-13243
District 131
Sub-district K
Page Number 12
Household Number 62
Submitter to the Family History Center site, Alan Streit, has listed several Canadian Bigelows including thoses in Quebec and Ontario. He may be able to help in your search. Other submitters listed below also had some of the same Canadians in their submissions.
Alan M STREIT
817 Pomona Avenue Albany, California CA 94706-1815
Carol KIRN
7410 Silver Birch Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502
George J. NIXON
PO Box 11356 Salt Lake City, UT 84147

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I just discovered your excellent site. Hopefully you might be able to help me in my search for the birth/baptism of my grandmother Marie-Victoria VINCELETTE LEMAIRE. She was born in September 1862/1863 to Edouard and Ermine RACICOT VINCELETTE on Isle La Motte, Grand-Isle at the home of her uncle Pierre VINCELETTE .
The family was emigrating from perhaps Magog or St-Jean-Baptiste, Rouville to Northampton, MA. They stayed for awhile on Isle La Motte and entered the U.S. at Northampton, MA that November after her mother's recovery.
I contacted Ste-Annes (Hero ?) but no record. It has been suggested that a priest would canoe out to the islands to perform Mass, baptisms etc. However; weather interfered often and some never made it back to the mainland and they and records were lost. True?
Richard Lemaire, Palm Springs, CA rlemaire@dc.rr.com wrote:

Richard,
I did not find any Vincelette births in the 1800's registered in Magog.
Going from very near by St. Jean Baptiste, Rouville to Isle La Motte could be done by boat at that date and time of year. I have not heard the story of the disappearing priests and records. It would seem at the date in question that the ferry service between the islands would be well established. If there was a few places not served by a ferry that a parishioner would take the priest by boat. The Lake Champlain - Richelieu River transportation route was a major, busy "highway" between the Montreal region and Vermont and New York.

Because of the lack of R. Catholic Churches in this part of Vermont in the 1800's, missionary priests did go to Vermont and conduct services and did start churche s when the demand was there. They may have held on to their records. Have you tried the various census records? Or the church records of St. Jean Baptiste, Rouville? How about the American-French Genealogical Society? http://www.afgs.org/afgsrsch.html

I do not understand the "entering the U.S. at Northampton, MA"? It is inland.

There are many variants for the name all worth checking.
VinceIet Laboissiêre
Vincelay Finchley
Vincelay Vincelet
Vincelet Finchley
Vincelet Geoffroy
Vincelet Labastière
Vincelet Labastrière
Vincelet Laboissière
Vincelet Larossière
Vincelet Vincelay
Vincelet Vincelette
Vincelette Vincelet
Vincelot Amiot
Vincelot Amyot
Vincelotte Amiot

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POSTED 04.07.07

Looking for the brother of my great grandmother. Eugene GAMACHE, son of (?) GAMACHE and Phoebe Ella GOOLEY. According to what I've found, he was born in Canada ca. 1875 and died on 28 May 1913. US census finds him in Boston MA with his uncle, William GOOLEY in 1900. The Vermont census for 1910 finds him with his mother and step father, Phoebe Ella (GOOLEY) (GAMACHE) and William LOCKE. But a strange thing here - that line is crossed out and his daughter's name is listed below. I was told his daughter's name was Eugelia or something like that and that his wife was Ida. I find nothing on these two and this is the last I can find of Eugene Gamache.

Betty Smith at bsmith6153@yahoo.com

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I found one of your articles on the web which was most helpful. My problem
is the typical one with a twist. My family tradition states that our surname
STONE was changed from DESROCHER. A message board contact states that it was changed from STONE to DESROCHER for purposes of marriage and burial in the Catholic church. Was this a common practice? My Henry STONE born 1840 who married Julia DEZAN is coming up with a dead end. A message board contact states that the family was originally from the States however since reading your article about boarder crossing practices I'm more confused.
I have found Canadian census records showing the name as Stone. My more immediate family members lived in Vermont and have no knowledge of their ancestry. I live in Conn. so a trip to Stanstead is not in the cards right away.

I couldn't find the genealogy message board on the Stanstead Journal website. Many thanks for your devotion to this obsessive hobby.
L Waller histbuff@peoplepc.com

L ,
Desrochers, Rocher, and Durocher all have their roots in France. All have to do with stone or rocks. There were/are many families in the USA that started out as Desrochers and Durocher and became Stones. However there must be as many Stones that have English roots and came to North America as Stones. Dezan is also a French name that has been anglosized and probably started out as Dessaint.

Many French names were changed to more English forms to help settlers blend in, in their new USA home. Whether they came directly to the States from France or came via Canada only research can tell you that for sure. If you are researching both Stone and Dezan in New England the chance that they are both from Quebec is very high. A trip to Quebec is not necessary but you would enjoy visiting your ancestor's stomping ground. There are several Franco-American, Franco-Canadian centers near you. The largest collection is held by the one in Manchester, NH. A quick Google search should provide contact information.

My stuff can be found at http://tomifobia.stormer.us/genealogy.html
The following family assocoation offers Desrochers and Durocher help with the branches that spin off from the Houdes and may be of some help.

Les Descendants de Louis Houde et de Madeleine Boucher (1655) inc.
Louis Houde, son of Noël Houde and Anne Lefebvre, was born in 1617 in Manou, diocese of Chartres in the county of Perche, now the department of "Eure et Loir". He arrived in New France in 1647 and worked for at least three years in the household of the lord Noël Juchereau de Chastellées. He quickly acquired land in Saint-Augustin, in Quebec City (where the Grand-Allée is now) and in the seignory of Sillery.
He married Madeleine Boucher on January 12, 1655 in her father's home at Château-Richer. In time their sons each had their own holding and some of them took surnames reflecting the characteristics of their land: Desrochers (stony), Desruisseaux (with brooks), Bellefeuille (with trees).
The descendants of Louis Houde and Madeleine Boucher are now found throughout Canada, in many areas of the United States and in many places around the world.
Postal address
Les Descendants de Louis Houde et de Madeleine Boucher (1655) inc. C.P. 6700, succ. Sillery
Sainte-Foy QC G1T 2W2 Canada
Phone (418) 653-4849
Fax (418) 653-3248
Email famhoude@mediom.qc.ca

There were Desrochers Durochers that came directly from France and were not part of the Houde family too.

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I am looking for a death date for a Telesphore COTE.
He was born May 13, 1870 and married Emma DOLBEC on Aug. 27, 1894 my
Grandfather was Donald Joseph COTE born March 16, 1906, died June 16, 1959.
Telesphore Cote and his wife were from Canada. They moved to Maine. I would like to find a death date for him and and the cemetery he is buried in.
Tamara Grover (Cote) tgrov2@maine.rr.com

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POSTED 03.14.07

I am looking for a death date for a Telesphore COTE
he was born May 13 1870 he was married to Emma DOLBEC on Aug 27 1894 my Grandfather was Donald Joseph COTE born March 16 1906 death June 16 1959 Telesphore COTE was from Canada and his wife too.

They both moved to Maine if there is someone out there that could help me find a death date for him and Cemetery I would be so very happy.
Tamara Grover (Cote) tgrov2@maine.rr.com

Does anyone have any Mary JONASSE information? I will certainly appreciate it. Any information on the JONASSE surname would help.
Jane Mann aandjmann@nc.rr.com

I am trying to update all of the PARKER males descendant from Joel Davis PARKER to the present beyond the work that was done by Elsie Rhoena Parker of Lennoxville in 1953. Are you familiar with that Parker genealogy? I am a great grand-daughter of Walter Davidson PARKER , who is a grandson of Joel Davis PARKER . In Elsie's book I am the first child of # 60, Barbara Isobel PARKER on page 54. I have all of the information regarding my grandfather Merton PARKER 's descendants and I have the help of two other individuals who are tracing grandpa's brothers lines but I am interested in completing the other branches of the family as well if I can. I am just starting out on this project so there seems like a lot of work to be done. Any little bit of help that I can get would be appreciated.

I am a 1st cousin 3 times removed from John Joel PARKER and would like to know more information about him. I do have some background information that has been previously researched by other family members but I am trying to update and verify some of it.

This posting confused me a little because I thought that John Joel Parker (Photographer) lived in Vermont.

I find him and his wife Ethelyn and son John Evans in Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont from 1910 to 1930.

In 1930 he is not listed as a photographer but as a retail merchant but in 1920 and 1910 he is listed as a photographer. My family information has it that he married Jean Ethelwyn Brooks, Sept. 25, 1901 (which seems to be right because Isabella Brooks is listed as John's mother-in-law on the 1930 census) had two children.

You state that John Evans Parker was of MA. Do you know if that is where the family eventually settled or did he leave his parents in VT?
Where did John Joel die in 1961 and what happened to Ethelyn (or Ethelwyn) ? Any leads that you could give me would be appreciated.
Kathleen Bacher kathleen.bacher@sympatico.ca

Kathleen,

J.J. Parker although born in Hatley, Quebec (Feb. 23, 1877) did live in Vermont but just barely. His photo studio and the house above was nearly on the border between Quebec, Canada and Vermont, USA.
Mr. Parker opened his studio in 1899 in Derby Line after serving his apprenticeship in Sherbrooke and Lennoxville. Quebec. He sold his business in 1959-60 and died in 1961.

As a merchant he sold cameras and all the bits and pieces, darkroom stuff , cards, frames etc. I believe he was the longest serving Kodak dealer in New England when he retired. But he continued to take photographs at the same time.

Parker children
1. John Adelbert Brooks Parker (b. June 27, 1905 Lennoxville, Quebec - d. Jan. 16, 1906) according to census records, and
2. John Evans Parker b. 30 Nov. 1916 born in Montreal Maternity Hospital.
The elder Parkers stayed here.
J. J. Parker died in 1961 in Newport, Vt. Ethelwyn dies in 1963 both are buried in Derby Line.

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POSTED 02.27.07

I am trying to find when Rev ABBOTT and his wife Mary SMART died and where they are buried. I have some info on Rev C P ABBOTT. In the 1881 census he and his family were in Ely South, Shefford, Quebec.
NA film # 1375837, District # 59, Sub district K, Page #37, Household #168
They were marked as Episcopalian Religion.

According to the Anglican Church Archives in Ottawa, his appointments were
1859-1861 Clarendon, Quebec
1861-1872 South Stukley, Quebec
1874 1900 Boscopel and North Ely
1900-1904 Rougemont, Quebec
He was married here in Clarendon to Mary SMART

In the 1901 census Rev ABBOTT is living in Rouville District, subdistrict St. Michel, with two daughters and a grandson. His wife Mary must have died before 1901.
If anyone has any trace of their family, I would appreciate that info.
Donald Smart ldsmart@persona.ca

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My mother was born in Swiftwater, NH in 1899 to John CUMMINGS and Nellie
DUVAL. My mother passed away when I was very young so I have very little
information about her parents. She was orphaned around 6 and lived in a
foster home until she married my father.
I believe her grandmother's name was Marie Antonette DUVAL (by
marriage). Would like to find out some information on Nellie and Marie.
Arline Coleman arlineFrommass@webtv.net

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More on the Richardson query.
John RICHARDSON was with the ALDRICH family on the 1901 census. The following is from the book by Elizabeth Hearn Milner entitled Huntingville 1815-1980 A story of a village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec:

"From about 1870 into the early 1900's John Neilson RICHARDSON made boots, tools and violins at a workshop beside his residence. This was on the south side of the main road through Huntingville and is at present the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley ALDRICH . Wesley Aldrich is the great nephew of Mr. John RICHARDSON."

Hearn gives the source as "An interview with Mr. and Mrs. Wesley ALDRICH , Huntingville, Quebec, July 11, 1979".

Wesley ALDRICH 's grandfather, Charles ALDRICH married Nancy WARD. It would appear that John Nelson Ward RICHARDSON and the Aldrich family were connected through the WARDs but I am still looking for the proof.

I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone with information about John RICHARDSON 's dob, parents, etc.
Elizabeth eabbott@shaw.ca

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POSTED 02.03.07

I am seeking the parents of Francis BRYANT. He married Susannah GRIGGS. The GRIGGS family came to Alburg about 1783 from Halfmoon, NY. There were 2 brothers, Abraham and John. My descent is through John who was married to Hannah SCOUTEN. After John died in 1799 the GRIGGS family was given a land grant in Shefford.

Francis BRYANTwas born March 2, 1787 in Lower Canada. He and his wife Susannah GRIGGS are buried in Iowa having gone there, I imagine for the land, about 1850 I believe. They did spend a few years in Illinois owning close to 1030 acres of land before moving on to Iowa.

I have been told that Francis grandfather was William and that the family most likely comes from Potton. There were several children and I don't know who the parents of Francis are. I seem to remember being told to look for an Issac or another William for his father.

Francis and Susannah had:

* Jerad Bryant b: 2 Jan 1820 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada - my line (married Fanny Bell) * Hannah Bryant b: 24 Feb 1821 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada * Francis Bryant b: Abt 1824 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada - d. IL * Susannah Bryant b: 18 Apr 1826 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada - d. IL * Mary Bryant b: 4 Dec 1829 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada * Gardner Childs Bryant b: 18 Aug 1831 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada * Wilford D. Bryant b: 1835 in Shefford, Shefford Co., PQ, Canada* Rosannah Bryant

All the children are all mentioned in Neil Broadhurst compilation of Protestant B,D, and M in the area but not a marriage for Francis and Susannah in that area. I have tried every which way to find the parents of Francis Bryant. Do you have anything? I have more information if helpful. Lynn Menard LMThistle@aol.com

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Franklin RICHARDSON was born about 1819, either in Quebec or New Hampshire (depending upon which census you look at). He died 6 Dec1891 and is buried at Moe's River. His wife was Sabrina HURLBUTT. John Ward Nelson RICHARDSON was born 13 Dec. 1815 in Quebec, and he died on 30 May 1902. According to his obituary, the funeral service was held at the church in Huntingville, although I have been unable to find a cemetery record for him there. I don't know if he ever married.

Also, I have three different land transactions showing Franklin and John RICHARDSON buying or selling land near Milby in the 1840s. Both belonged to the Universalist Church and the Free Will Baptist Church, again according to different census records. At different times, both were either farmers or shoe-makers.

I would really like to find out more about this RICHARDSON family (mother, father, siblings) and their origins. If any of your readers can add more information, I'd be very pleased to hear from them. Elizabeth Abbott eabbott@shaw.ca

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I am looking for info on one of my Canadian great grandparents. Maybe you can point me in the correct direction. 6 of my great grandparents come from Canada, entering the USA in Maine. I have a great grandmother Alice CRAWFORD, born in Leeds, Megantic, Quebec. She died in Rumford, Maine. I have a copy of her death certificate. Her husband stated the name of her mother as Mary JONASSE, born in Quebec. I have never been able to find anything on this person.

A CRAWFORD family member contacted me last fall, because of a post I made on Rootsweb. This person has a gravestone picture of Alice CRAWFORD's father, Robert and mother Nancy JAMIESON. I thought it was funny that Alice's husband picked a strange name out of thin air and put this name on her death certificate, but I felt I had some kind of proof from the head stone pictures, that Nancy JAMIESON was married to Robert CRAWFORD m.19-03-1857 and they were Alice CRAWFORD's parents. However, I recently came across some info, indeed showing that Mary JONASSE might have been married to Robert CRAWFORD before he married Nancy JAMIESON. The town most mentioned is Windsor Mills, Quebec. I do not have any dates on Mary JONASSE , other then she was born about 1830, dying around 1900. Since I don't have specific dates, is there any place you can think of that I might contact to see if I can resolve this mystery? Jane Mann aandjmann@nc.rr.com

Hi Jane,

There are bits and pieces of different Crawford family records. There appears to be more than one Alice born in Megantic Co. Their birth dates do not work for the one you are looking for.

I think I would need more information to know if either of the following is helpful. Alice Crawford of Windsor marries Herbert McDowall 15-11-1879 or Alice Crawford of Ascot marries John Robinson, 02-06-1845

And from the LDS site I see the last Alice was born in Leeds.

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ ALICE CRAWFORD Event(s): Birth: < 1824> Death: Burial: Marriages: Spouse: JOHN ROBINSON Marriage: 02 JUN 1845 Leeds, , Sherbrooke, Quebec Messages:

I have not found Mary Jonasse in Protestant records for Windsor or for Megantic Co. In the RC ones the closest name is Joncas but no Crawford marriage mentioned.

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I found your great site while looking for Newell Jonathan BROWN (1853), son of Ozias Gilbert BROWN of Stanstead. Anyway I was wondering if you had any of that info.

I am in Thailand, so a long way to come to look locally. Newell was my Mothers Grandfather, and she is approaching 90 and asked me to have a look. So any hints would be precious. Terris Temple Terris,

Please have a look at this site. http://www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.aspx?id=880 Forest and Clearings is our County history and the family you are asking about is on page 211. Related families, more Brown's and the Fosses, can be found on pages 194 - 47.

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Was one of Harrys son was named Colin CURTIS

Was Julia or Helens son named Colin CURTIS formerly of Williams Lake, any information you could give me of whom is my grandfather's family, Colin CURTIS Sr.

Deanna luella1@telus.net

Deanna

I contacted the Williams Lake Museum and historical society on your behalf. Here is their reply.

Dave, I don't think there is a genealogy group here except for the Morman church, however we have the history of the Curtis family here in the museum. The family has been here for several generations and are still here. Harry was the original Curtis to come to the area. He married Julia Dussault. Colin was the sixth child born to Harry & Julia. He was born March 15, 1915. For the complete Curtis family history, please suggest that Deanna should get in touch with us. One of the Curtis family is on the board of directors of the museum society. Pat

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

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POSTED 01.04.07

My mother Helen Evelyn Lewisa PARKER was born on May 6, 1921 (she is still alive) although the records below say May 7. Her father's name was John James PARKER and his wife was Mildred. They apparently divorced when my mother was 2 years old (in 1923) or thereabouts and my mother never saw her father again. I would like to find my ancestors, cousins, etc. related to John James PARKER. All I know is that he lived near Stanstead or Beebe, Quebec for awhile but was apparently from Derby Line, Vermont and could have been either an artist or a photographer. Below is the only information that I have been able to find out to date.

Marriage- Parker/Bryant At the Universalist Par. June 30, 1919 by Rev. A.N. Blackford, John J. Parker of Derby, Vermont & Mildred R. Bryant of Marlington, Que. Birth- Parker (Apple Grove) A dau. b. May 7, 1921 to Mr. & Mrs. John Parker

I am assuming that the Parish is the Universalist Parish in Derby Line, Vermont because we didn't have churches described as that in Quebec that I know of. We think that my grandfather was a photographer and lived in the Stanstead/Rock Island/Beebe area.

I just received the email below from Gilles Dallaire and I am wondering if you can provide me with some history on the photographer that Gilles is mentioning in his email below because I find it quite a coincidence that the John James Parker mentioned below is also a photographer. Do you know anything about his birth, family, etc. Any help would be so much appreciated because my Mother is 85 years old and is in the hospital and I would like to find out some information for her about her father.

Any information on John James Parker, the photographer that you have in your archives would be so much appreciated. Joyce Rothney

Joyce ,

J.J. Parker the photographer, is not the fellow married to Miss Bryant.

John Joel Parker, photographer, was born in Hatley, Que. Feb. 23, 1877, married Ethelwyn Brooks Sept. 25, 1901 and they remained married until his death in 1961. They celebrated 59 years of marriage in 1961. They were married in Hillhurst, Quebec. They had one son John Evans Parker of MA. Another child died within the first year of birth.

Mr. Dallaire has confused John James with John Joel. The John James you are looking for was from Derby and I do not find a record of him living on this side of the border. His marriage to Miss Braynt is mentioned in the Stanstead Journal. Perhaps try the UU Church Derby Line and get a copy of the marriage record. The parents and or witnesses may be mentioned. I do not know their policy on privacy issues but your mother should have the right to see her parent's marriage record. The church secretary is Lisa C. Erwin.

There is a Universalist church in North Hatley and one in Huntingville, Que.

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POSTED 11.29.06

My great grandfather was John CHAPMAN born in Windsor mills area of Quebec. My problem is my great grand mother. Her first name is Elizabeth, born in Barnston, Heatherton, Quebec and was married in the same place. Her birth date is 12 May 1868 and the date of marriage is about 1897. She died in Saskatchewan on 13 May 1938. My problem is her last name. I can't find out from anyone who knows, or knew her maiden name. I have info on her after she was married i.e. children extra but noting before. John CHAPMAN her husband was born on 23 Aug. 1868, if that is of any help.

Susan Scoble Prince George, BC clubs@telus.net

Susan,

John Chapman married Lizzie Hanson on the Monday before July 15, 1897 in Heathton, Quebec.

The Stanstead Journal of July 15, 1897 said the marriage took place on Monday last. The paper was usually printed on Thursday so perhaps the wedding was on the 12th.

A second note suggests that a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Chapman of Beloeil Station, Quebec on May 14, 1898. Perhaps one of the other Hanson researchers can supply her parents name's.

Hoping to find descendants of William BURTON and Sarah Ann White SMITH in order to share SMITH family research and learn more about their descendants. Sarah Ann White SMITH was born February 2, 1827 in Ascot, Quebec, and died November 9, 1906 in Sherbrooke. She was the daughter of Richard SMITH and Sarah KNAPP. She married William BURTON April 1, 1850 in Lennoxville, son of _?_ BURTON. He was born October 14, 1828 in England, and died May 6, 1904 in Sherbrooke.

Children of Sarah SMITH and William BURTON are: 1. William BURTON, b. Abt. 1849, Quebec, Canada. 2. Charles BURTON, b. May 1, 1852, Sherbrooke; d. October 17, 1934, Sherbrooke; m. Sarah ; b. May 24, 1848, Quebec, Canada. 3. Mary BURTON, b. December 29, 1855, Sherbrooke; m. Alfred William JOHNSON, June 29, 1872, Compton County, b. 1848, New Zealand. 4. Ida BURTON, b. February 10, 1861, Sherbrooke. 5. Ann BURTON, b. December 14, 1863, Sherbrooke. 6. Robert BURTON, b. September 10, 1865, Sherbrooke. 7. Aurelius Howard BURTON, b. April 16, 1868, Sherbrooke; m. Emily/ Emma STOYLS; b. January 24, 1873, England. Jacqueline Sleeper Russell Jackisr@aol.com

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I am trying to verify if Rufus and Hanna Norris of Barford, Stanstead, Quebec (as listed on 1881 Canadian census) are the parents of my great grandmother, Rosanna Norris. Her birth year would be about 1860 making her about 21 years of age and perhaps married, therefore not listed on the census.

From marriage records I have for Rosanna, she was born in Canada and her mother and father were Rufus and Hannah (Kinsley) Norris.

A record of birth and perhaps a marriage record would help me fill in the years of her life up to 1905.

Can you provide me with a source for this information and any w2fees that would apply?

Christine Cambell, Belding, Michigan ccambell@triton.net

Christine,

Rufus Norris appears on the 1871 Canadian census. I only have the index which does not list his children or wife. You can search the census at a public library or historical/genealogical Society that offers inter-library loan services. I did not find her birth registered in official Protestant church records, however there is an interesting record of an adult baptism in the records of St. Edmond's Roman Catholic Church Coaticook, the largest center near Barford. Mary Norise was born in 1843 as the daughter of Rufuss and +Anna Keneason. I assume the handwriting was unclear for the "H" and they noted the problem with the + sign. She was baptised 19-01-1886. Most RC females were called Mary or Marie with a second name that was used every day. Or she may have had a sister Mary.

And this is on the Family Search site. Perhaps you have seen it. IGI Individual Record Rosana Norris Eaberly, Canadian Christening Parents: Father Rufus Norris Mother Hanna Kinsley Spouse: Vincent Babnow Marriage: 6 APR 1906 Manistee, Michigan Source Information: Type: M017330 Fil

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POSTED 11.12.06

I'm trying to find my ancestors from Vermont Quebec history. My great grandmother was Mary BELVILLE dit PROVENCHER (married Sullivan CHURCH 1st & then her 1st Cousin, John PROVENCHER )
If you can assist me I'd be very grateful.
Sharon Marsh sharonmarsh4999@yahoo.com

Sharon
I am willing to try and help but without a few dates and a couple of locations I am at a loss as where to begin.
These people can be of great help:
Association des Provencher d'Amérique inc.
http://www.associationprovencher.org

CP 10090 Succ Sainte-Foy
Québec QC, G1V 4C6
Personne ressource: Brian Provencher
Téléphone: (514) 352-5006
Courriel: danielpr3@hotmail.com
Bulletin: Les Provencher

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My great-grandfather, Mark E. WATSON, is said to have been born in Barnston, Stanstead County, Quebec in June 1857. His brother, James F. WATSON is said to have been born in Salem, Orleans County, Vermont on 15 Jan. 1850. They both moved to New Hampshire around 1875.
On his death certificate, Mark E. WATSON's parents are listed as John WATSON(1801-1889) and Sarah CLARK (1821-1890) of Stanstead. I have found burial information on them (Crystal Lake Cemetery), I also found them in the 1881 census in Barnston, but have been unable to trace them back any further.
Any suggestions as to what I do next? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Lynn Thomas lynnleon@wk.net

Lynn ,
I did not find a baptism for Mark Watson but did find other children of John and Sarah Clark Watson in the index to Protestant baptisms for Barnston/Stanstead.
James L. son of John and Sarah Clark was baptised on 12-05-1867 in Stanstead Twp. (in the Methodist's books). He was born 15-01-1850.
Lydia Elizabeth Watson, dau. of John and Sarah Watson of Barnston, bapt. 22-05-1870, b. 21-08-1853, Methodists Stanstead Twp.
Mary Jane Watson, dau. of John and Sarah Clarke of Barnston, bapt. 15-00-1863, b. 14-12-1848, born at Stanstead. Anglican books this time.

Recorded deaths:
Samuel Watson, son of John and Sarah Watson of Barnston, d. 25-05-1875 in Barnston. Fitch Bay, Adventist books.
Clara Ellen Watson, 6 yrs., d. 27-05-1862, Anglican Hatley books, dau. of John and Sarah Watson.
On the 1861 census John was born in England, is 57, Sarah is 37 and also born in England. John Jr, is 14, b. in the USA, Mary J. is 12 , b. in Canada as are the following, James is 11, Elizabeth is 7, Clara is 6, Mark is 4 and Fanny is 1. There are numerous Watson familes in the area in the 1840's and '50's.
The books for Salem, Vermont are at the Derby Town office. Salem no longer exists. They could provide proof of James' birth which should show the residence of his parents.
If John and Sarah were both born in England they may have been married there or in the USA before James' birth.
Passenger lists are available for both the USA and Canada but may take a lot of work to find what you require.
The Watson families make up a fairly large group in this area. There must be at least six Johns.

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I am trying to verify if Rufus and Hanna NORRIS of Barford, Stanstead, Quebec (as listed on 1881 Canadian census) are the parents of my great grandmother, Rosanna NORRIS . Her birth year would be about 1860 making her about 21 years of age and perhaps married, therefore not listed on the census.
From marriage records I have for Rosanna, she was born in Canada and her mother and father were Rufus and Hannah (KINSLEY) NORRIS.
A record of birth and perhaps a marriage record would help me fill in the years of her life up to 1905.
Can you provide me with a source for this information and any fees that would apply?
Christine Cambell, Belding ,Michigan ccambell@triton.net

Christine ,
Rufus Norris appears on the 1871 Canadian census. I only have the index which does not list his children or wife. You can search the census at a public library or historical/genealogical Society that offers inter-library loan services.
I did not find her birth registered in official Protestant church records, however there is an interesting record of an adult baptism in the records of St. Edmond's Roman Catholic Church Coaticook, the largest center near Barford. Mary Norise was born in 1843 as the daughter of Rufuss and Anna Keneason. I assume the handwriting was unclear for the "H" and they noted the problem with the + sign. She was baptised 19-01-1886. Most RC females were called Mary or Marie with a second name that was used every day. Or she may have had a sister Mary.
And this is on the Family Search site. Perhaps you have seen it.

IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0
Rosana Norris Eaberly Birth: Canada Christening:
Parents: Father: Rufus Norris Mother: Hanna Kinsley
Marriages: Vincent Babnow 06 APR 1906 Manistee, Manistee, Michigan

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Hoping to find descendants of William BURTON and Sarah Ann White SMITH in order to share SMITH family research and learn more about their descendants.
Sarah Ann White SMITH was born February 2, 1827 in Ascot, Quebec, and died November 9, 1906 in Sherbrooke. She was the daughter of Richard SMITH and Sarah KNAPP. She married William BURTON April 1, 1850 in Lennoxville, son of _?_ BURTON. He was born October 14, 1828 in England, and died May 6, 1904 in Sherbrooke.

Children of Sarah SMITH and William BURTON are:
1. William BURTON, b. Abt. 1849, Quebec, Canada.
2. Charles BURTON, b. May 1, 1852, Sherbrooke; d. October 17, 1934, Sherbrooke; m. Sarah ; b. May 24, 1848, Quebec, Canada.
3. Mary BURTON, b. December 29, 1855, Sherbrooke; m. Alfred William JOHNSON, June 29, 1872, Compton County, b. 1848, New Zealand.
4. Ida BURTON, b. February 10, 1861, Sherbrooke.
5. Ann BURTON, b. December 14, 1863, Sherbrooke.
6. Robert BURTON, b. September 10, 1865, Sherbrooke.
7. Aurelius Howard BURTON, b. April 16, 1868, Sherbrooke; m. Emily/ Emma STOYLS; b. January 24, 1873, England.
Jacqueline Sleeper Russell Jackisr@aol.com

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POSTED 10.24.06

I am a Beebe girl who moved away in 1957. I am trying to find out about my grandmother Nellie CURTIS STRATTON's family. Her mother was Harriet Merrill FLANDERS CURTIS.

Would you be able to help me locate information on Corrilla FLANDERS . She is buried in Fitch Bay Cemetery alongside Harriet Merrill FLANDERS , Velma FLANDERS and Wellman FLANDERS. Her stone has been badly damaged and the years are impossible to read but she died at age 17. The other stones range from l875 to the early 1900's. I believe she was the daughter of Wellman and Harriet, but I do not know for sure.

Joan Brown Simmons, Craftsbury Common, Vermont crookeds6@together.net

Joan

According to the cemetery records at the Stanstead Historical Society, she is the dau. of Wellman and Harriet. She died at 17 years and 20 days as you said, the record has the year as 1832 which makes no sense. The Stanstead Journal lists the death as May 6, 1877 and her parents as William and Harriet.

At Harriet's death May 10, 1912, she is listed as Harriet P. Merrill widow of William W. Flanders and wife of Alfred F. Curtis aged 72 and the place of death is given as Brown's Hill.^p

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Would it be possible to do a lookup for Austin (Antoine Augustin Augustus) DUCLOS in the 1863 Putnam and Gray map of the St. Francis District? In 1860 the family was newly returned to Quebec from exile in Vermont. Early converts to protestantism, one of Austin's sons, Madison Gordon DUCLOS (born Bridport, VT 1859) was baptised in the Methodist Church, Melbourne, Sherbrooke St Francis District in 1860. The family was thought to have owned a sawmill in Roxton Falls, and a child, Asahel Albert DUCLOS , was born there 21 Sep 1861, although I have been unsuccessful in locating a record of the family or the birth of Asahel in Roxton. I am hoping that there may be mention of Austin DUCLOS as a landowner in the St Francis District of the Putnam and Gray Map. He died as a result of a mill accident in Aug 1864 and his burial took place in Acton Vale.

Also, I have been to Bridport, VT and spent time in the vaults of the Town Hall looking for birth regiters of the Duclos children and found nothing, although all the death certificates of the siblings state systematically that they were born there. I checked line by line the handwritten entries, for every possible spelling and translation of Duclos. There are no records to be found in Montpellier or Vergennes, either. I did find the death registration of the mother-in-law in Vergennes in the Town Records which led to some info collected from censuses, but still nothing on the Duclos. However, finding the mother-in-law was the first bit of hard evidence that there was a Vermont connection. Nor can I locate the marriage of Austin Duclos nd Louisa Zoe Desmarais (Murray) in Vermont in 1850. Do you have any suggestions for where I should look next? Willa Duclos syaholnitsky@shaw.ca

Willa, There are dozens of US Duclos entries on the Family History site. And 100's in Canada. It would take your special knowledge to weed through them to be sure. Both Celle and Cauchois are alternate surnames for some Duclos branches that you may wish to consider.

My Putnam and Gray map is not available at this time. Isn't Roxton Falls in Shefford Co.? If it is it would be in the District of Bedford I think and not the District of St. Francis but I will check. I do not know of an index to the names on the map so it would require a very careful search of a large area to be sure not to miss it.

If these folks were Roman Catholics at birth, look for the closest RC Church to where they were born, at the time of birth. Or failing that come back to Quebec to look for them where RC churches were more common.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to try Marlene Simmons' site. There are 152 Duclos entries in her database, some of which may be of interest to you. http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ There is a small charge for the information but it could save you years of searching.

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POSTED 09.19.06

Looking for info on these two CHANNELLs father and son who I believe lived in the Bolton area. Let me know if you have any info. John A. or James Taylor CHANNELL.

Fred Channell uechika@msn.com

Fred James Taylor Channell of Bolton m. Sophia Knowlton, 31-03-1857 recorded in the Congregationalist records, Stanstead.

Page 141 History of Brome County (E.M. Taylor) mentions James Channell as postmaster in Bolton Forest.

Page 271 makes a connection between the Taylor family and the Channells. The widow Clark dau. of F.P. Channell m. Mark Spinney Taylor.

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Thank you for your reply and the information on Cyrus DANIELS. My thought was that thru Mary DANIELS, I could find out more informationon her Father Cyrus DANIELSand her Mother Deborah EWANS.Cyrus DANIELS, was my husbands GGGGrandfather . The only information Ihave on him is that he was born 30 Jan. 1808. Plainfield, Ms. Marriedunknown. I can find nothing on Deborah EWANS. Only that she died inBarnston on 16 September, 1881.

She may have had a sister named Sally EWANS that married Hiram HEATH, Cyrus and Deborah had 4 children that I know of.^p1. Adeline Daniels (my husbands GGGrandmother, Born: 1831/32. Who married Edmund BEAN@1850, probably in Barnston or that area.2. Mary Daniels. B: @ 1834 Married James D. Cilley.

3.Cyrus Daniels. Born1842.

(3 a) Fritz Thomas Daniels. B: 23 October, 1846. Married Verta HUMPHREY.

4. Farnum C.Daniels. Born: 11 February, 1849. Married : Sarah HUMPHREY. 11-02-1874

Most of this information I have gotten from the 1861 Census. At thattime the Beans and the Daniels lived next to each other.Now to Edmund Bean. He didn't stay in one place very long. AdelineDaniels married Edmund Bean 16 December, 1847 in Stanstead, Quebec.Edmund Bean was in Littleton, N.H. around 1900. Just up and disappeared.Their children that I have were (9 years after they were married ?): 1.Lavina A. Bean. B: 6 Jan. 1856, Barnston, Que. She married GeorgeWashington Allen,B: 22 March 1838, son of Jude ALLEN and Betsey HULL(another mystery). George Allen died in Barnston, Que. 9 Feb. 1901. Heowned a Hotel there. Lavina came to Littleton, N.H. and married 2 moretimes. 1. Guy Weld M: 1903 and 2. Geroge Puffer.She died 1920, Bethlehem, N.H. No exact date. Other children of Edmund Bean and Adeline Daniels were:Charles Henry Bean. B: 1852 Barnston, Que.Clorrinda Bean. B: May , 1855. Barnston, QueFrank Leslie Bean. B: 7 May, 1860. Barnston, Quebec. Some say EdmundBean went back to Canada and died. Some say he died on his way back tohis daughters house and was never found. I guess in those days one coulddisappear, when one wanted to. Just like today. I really do thank you for your reply.Gwen Emery GwendolynFromFL@webtv.net

Gwen Deborah Ewans died at the residence of her son Fritz, South Barnston at the age of 76. Sally Ewins of Barnston m. Hiram Heath 03-03-1836You have five children listed for Cyrus and Deborah. And there was a Marsena Daniels that married Thomas Ewins of Barnston 07-05-1840. and several more Daniels of Barnston that I have not connected as yet. And the Twp. of Barford also seems to have several more Daniels. It is right next door to Barnston.Adeline Daniels m. Edmund Bean 16-12-1847.Fritz Thomas Daniels. married Verta Humphrey as Thomas F. 21-02-1877Farnum C. Daniels married Sarah Humphrey11-02-1874.Cyrus Daniels died at the home of C.W. Humphrey, South Barnston, on Dec. 29, 1891 aged 84. He was born in Wheelock, VT and came to Barnston when a small boy.

REUNIONSThe DOYON Family will meet Oct. 1, at Vignoble « Le Cepd'Argent », 1257 ch. de la Rivière, Magog. At this gathering they will introduce the 5 volume Doyon 1644-2006. This genealogical dictionary will list the majority of the Doyons in North America on 2 200 pages.Information Yvan Doyon (418) 839-9366 or yvandoyon1@sympatico.cahttp://www.associationdoyon.com

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POSTED 07.27.06

I have hit a brick wall with my Gr.Grandfather Isaac W.(Simeon) JOHNSON. I have a copy of his death record which states place of birth as Barnston, P.Q. 11 Sept.1811. They were English and his father's name was Hezekiah JOHNSON and his mother was Betsey WILLEY . Would appreciate any info you might give me to find this elusive gr.grandfather. From family info I believe Hezekiah lived in Montreal. Isaac went back and forth between NH and Montreal. He had one daughter born in Montreal in 1835. Her name was Helen Marr JOHNSON.

Beverly J. Wesling, Howey in the Hills, FL bwesling@msn.com

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I am trying to find the family of a John ALLEN, b. about 1771, USA. He married
a Rebecca GEER. b. 13 Sept. 1888, Preston, New London, Ct.
He was listed in the 1824 Census of Potton, Que. A son.( I think) Jude
ALLEN is also listed In the 1824 census.

In the 1861 census, Jude ALLEN age 54, was in Magog, Stanstead Ct. with
his wife Betsey ALLEN, age 58. and my ancestor, son, George ALLEN, age
23. Wife: Lovina BEAN Allen and children. But George ALLEN died in
Barnston, Quebec, 9 February, 1901. He owned a bar or tavern at the
time he died.

What I am trying to find out is:

1. Where John Allen was born,and married and when and where he died.
2. When his wife , Rebecca Geer died and where. She was born in
Conn. 13 Sept. 1777 and may have lived in Vermont when they met.
3. Where Jude Allen was born and married. And if his wife was Betsey
HALL, HULL, or HILL. I thought if the marriage license could be found it
might tell us that. And maybe tell us who her parents were. I know Jude
Allen died on the 29 of December, 1891, in Barnston, Que. and his wife
Betsey died 25 May, 1880, Barnston, Que. So you can see, I have a lot
of questions. I would appreciate any help in finding these answers.
Gwen Emery GwendolynFromFL@webtv.net

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I was wondering if you could direct me or help me find out some information on the Cabana's that lived in Mansonville Quebec. I am trying to find St.Cajetan Catholic cemetary in Mansonville Quebec? I wonder if you would have any information about a bar that had one side of the bar on the Canadian side and the other half of the bar was on the American side? This would have been in the late 1800's early 1900's

B Cabana at b.cabana@telus.net

B.

There is an index to St.Cajetan Catholic Church records.
There were several bars of the description you gave. You gave no details in your four emails that could be used in a search.
Try Marlene Simmons.
E-mail: simmons@endirect.qc.ca
Page address: http://simmons.b2b2c.ca
There are 222 Cabanas in her database. There is a small charge for the information.

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For information:
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POSTED 07.05.06

I am seeking any information on Cyrus Hamlin DYKE, who lived in Coaticook from 1866-1894 on the family's large sawmill. He was married to Julia WHITE and had 3 sons: Cyrus Dana, Henry Hamlin, and James. Cyrus Hamlin DYKEwas born in Maine in 1812, but it is the later years spent in Canada that I am interested in. He died on May 4, 1894 and I have reason to believe that he belonged to the Joseph Benard GAR post #77 (Coaticook). Cyrus is buried in Maine with the designation "Captain" and I am hoping that you might have some information on him such as where I could locate his death record. I believe that Cyrus belonged to the Baptist church. I could only find sparse records of his earlier years in the Maine Archives. Many thanks for your time and any information you might have.

Janice Barney janice_barney@msn.com

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Seeking information on the MORRISON families of Stanstead, PQ, especially the families of Weston MORRISON , Betsy MORRISON (widow of Anthony CARNEY who married second Philander CLIFFORD), Florence MORRISON and Preston MORRISON .

Is the genealogy message board up & running? If so, how may I access it for personal use & research. Is there any kind of index to past genealogy inquiries? Roberta Wheeler Terrill, PO Box 241, Whitefield, NH 603-837-2291 dbterrill@verizon.net

Roberta,

The online version of my genealogy column is up and running. The two newspaper columns are also. There is an index for the years1990 - 1996, one for 1997 - 2001. The online version is searchable. I gave up on the indexes when the column went to more than one newspaper. It made it difficult to organize an index. It is and has always been a volunteer effort so time is a factor. To look online at the column go to www.tomifobia.com and follow the genealogy link.

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Looking for information on Amos LAFONT, who came to the North East Kingdom with Alfred DANIELS. Need information prior to his coming to Vermont from LaBay Quebec. His parents name and or any brothers or sisters. He was probably born in 1860.

Lucille Fremeau lvfremeau@surfglobal.net

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Information: Denis Dumas, (514) 727-4083 dumas.denis@uqam.ca www.genealogie.org/famille/dumas

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POSTED 05.27.06

My great grandparents were Moise DUBE and Merence LAREAU. I was hunting
for their marriage record and you put my query in your paper which led
to a response from Malcolm Juby in Austin, Quebec. He had found their
marriage record in Richford, VT., under the names of Moses JUBY and
Mariah LARROW.

I am still trying to prove who Merence's parents were. I wrote to you
last that I had located a Larrow family in the 1850 Berkshire, VT.,
census with a daughter named Mary LARROW and of the same age as my great
grandmother would have been in 1850. I was suspicious that it might be
her.

Since I wrote to you I sent for the actual marriage record and on it it
listed Merence's residence at the time of their marriage (at age 16) as
Berkshire, VT. This really got me going! I have had a distant cousin in
Quebec researching this Mary LARROW. Her parents, according to the
census and a family history I have on the family, were Joseph LARROW
(also LAURENT, LORAN, etc.), and Cecile MARTIN.

My great grandmother Merence's birth dates are shown in my records as
both 1839 and 1840. My cousin found the baptismal record of the Mary
LARROWin the census and it shows her as Merence with the parents as
Joseph LORANand Cecile MARTIN. The baptism took place in Napeirville
and it shows that she was born on Dec. 9, 1839 and baptized in Jan. 9,
1840. If she is my great grandmother then this could explain the two
birth dates for my Merence. The Godmother was Salome MARTIN.

I compared the other similarities of these two ladies and this brings me
to the reason I am writing to you. After you read about these
similarities I would like to know if you feel that these ladies are one
and the same.

I will refer to them as Mary (in the census family) and Merence (my
great grandmother).

When Merence and Moise's daughter died one of the witnesses to the
burial was a Joseph LAREAU. Mary's father, grandfather, brother and
cousin were all named Joseph.

Mary had a sister named Helene. When 3 of Merence's children were
baptized the godmother was Helene (Ellen) LARAULT, and Merence used the
last name of LARAULT on the certificates, also. Mary had a sister named
Helene. Perhaps this could have been her.

Mary had siblings named Emile, Helene and Joseph and her godmother was
named Salome. Merence named 4 of her children Emile, Helene, Joseph and
Salome. Coincidence?

Moise's brother was married to a Celina LAVALEE. There was a Celeste
LAVALEE who was the godmother of Mary's cousin.

A DUBE cousin states that there was Irish blood in the family. Mary's
mother died in 1843 and her father then married an Irish lady who was
the mother of three of Mary's siblings.

A son of Merence's named one of his daughter's Simone Cecile, Cecile
being Mary's mother's name.

In the 1881 census with Moise and Merence her name is shown as Mary.

On the death certificate for my grandfather DUBE his mother (Merence) is
shown as Merence LORAN, the same last name as the father of Mary on her
baptismal certificate. Another certificate shows her last name as
LEWERENCE, probably someone's attempt at spelling LAWRENCE, one of the
surnames used in the family of Mary.

I still cannot find a document showing the parents of Merence and who
she married together, or the exact birth date for Merence. No one has
been able to turn up a baptismal record on Merence so I am thinking it
is that of Mary and it is not recognized because it lists her father as
Joseph LORAN.

My cousin in Quebec found the baptismal record (for Mary LARROW in the
1850 census for the Berkshire family) in some vital records in the
parish of St-Cyprien de Napierville. It states that she was named
Merence and was born on Dec. 9th, 1839 and the date of baptism was Jan.
9th, 1840. Her parents are listed as Joseph LORAN dit JEANJOFFE and
Cecile MARTIN from Shanton, grande ligne from the state of Vermont. It
was signed by the parish priest who's last name was Amyot. My cousin
could not make out his first name.

This Merence is the same person as Mary, who I think is my great
grandmother. You can find the history on this Mary and her family at
this web site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtgrandi/demarce/larro.htm She
is the person listed as 1.1.5.1.

I am dead certain that the marriage record I have of Moses JUBY and
Mariah LARROW are my great grandparents. That is proven. Tyler Resch,
librarian at the Bennington, VT., Museum, sent me the marriage record
along with the 1850 Berkshire, VT., census and stated that he believes
it is very likely that this Larrow family with the 11-year-old daughter
Mary is my great grandmother Merence. The family in the Berkshire census
is the very same family as listed in the history (URL above) with Mary
as the 1.1.5.1 person.

The marriage of Moise/Moses and Merence/Mariah was performed by the
Justice of the Peace Jay Powell, Richford, VT. The marriage was blessed
in the Catholic church at a later time but we have not located that
record as yet. Most likely it was in Quebec as they seemed to have
settled there right after marriage. They lived in Sutton, Quebec, after
marriage and some records show that Moise was from there at the time
they married.

I have not found the death record for Joseph LAURENT/LORAN , Mary's
father. My cousin did find some death records on Mary's sister Cecile
and her mother Cecile. The record on her mother Cecile states that she
died on May 16, 1843 and buried May 18, 1843. It shows that she was the
spouse of "Joseph LAURENTdaily worker of this parish (St-Cyprien de
Napierville)." She was born in Laprairie, Quebec.

On Mary's sister, Cecile, my Quebec cousin received the following
information from the Quebec Archives. On March 27, 1843, was baptized
Cecile, born today from the legitimate marriage of Joseph LORRAIN,
farmer of this parish, and of Cecile MARTIN . Then it shows on Aug. 15,
1843, was inhumated Cecile LORRAIN, deceased yesterday, 5 months old,
daughter of Joseph LORRAIN, daily worker from this parish, and of the
late Cecile MARTIN . This, again, in St-Cyprien de Napierville.

I do have church information on my great grandmother and one of her
daughters. It was obtained from the St. Andre Roman Catholic Church in
Sutton, Quebec, where they were members.

It shows the death date of Dec. 8, 1887, and burial of Dec. 10, 1887, 47
years old. Her name is listed as Emerentienne LAREAU, wife of Moise
DUBE.

In some other unofficial records I have her birth date of 1839. If she
was born in that year then her birthday would have to have been during
that year AFTER her death date for her to be 47 at death. The other Mary
was actually born on Dec. 9th, 1839. This would certainly fit.

As for their daughter it states in the same church records that her name
was Heleine Louise who died June 4, 1868, and buried June 6, 1868, age 4
years, daughter of Moise DUBE and Merance LAREAU. Witnesses were Joseph
LAREAU and Jean DUBE , this would be Moise's half-brother.
On most all of these records it states that the witnesses and godparents
could not write. It shows on a marriage record for one of the children
of Moise and Merence that Moise was a witness but could not write.

I hope this filled in the blanks so you can get a better picture of
this. If I missed anything more you wanted to know please let me know
and I'll see if I can add more. Thank you so much for your time.

Jeanne Jackson, Mount Vernon, WA., jescoja@webtv.net

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It was originally published in 1999. This is a revised English edition, which will also be available in French late in September.

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POSTED 05.14.06

Mary Ann SLEEPER and Trueworthy KIMBALL

I don't know when you posted your question, but here is a brief summary of my info. Trueworthy and Mary Ann were my GG Grandparents. Their son Charles and his brother, Hiram Sleeper KIMBALL moved to Texas after the Civil War. They were both born in Compton.

Charles joined the Ripon Rifles out of Wisconsin and Hiram had a sawmill in Texas, I think he and his uncle, whom I believe to be a SLEEPER (possible Hiram?) Hiram S. KIMBALL fought for the Rebs. I have a picture of Charles (C W) and his wife Hattie (Hariette BARTO) I knew Hattie Barto KIMBALL I was about 7 yrs old when she passed away. CW and Hattie moved to Sherman, Texas. If you would like what information I have (which includes a copy of the marriage certificate of Trueworthy and Mary Ann. It was signed by Hezekiah Sleeper and several of his sons, Hiram KIMBALL married Nell BARTO, sister of Hattie but their children, Hattie and Ross, never married. My father Paul Carroll KIMBALL remembered the old gentlemen arguing over the principles of the war at every family gathering. Dad said they would shake their canes at each other. John KIMBALL who was also one of Trueworthy's children had a son and his son was named True Worthy KIMBALL . I knew this one. He lived in Newport Beach when I was a small child. Hattie was an exceptional woman. She was born in Vermont in 1845, taught school in Ripon ,WI during the civil war, and at age 89 traveled across country to Wisconsin to present a flag which had been carried in their battles. I was privileged to know this sweet lady who was 91 or 92 when she passed away. I also have papers showing Mary Ann's father and her brothers signing a letter to the King concerning their service to GB during the 1776 War. I am getting very wordy, but it is an interesting story. Dorothy Dotsdashes@aol.com

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I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the SHATNEY family of Vermont and/or the CHATNEAU family of Quebec. I have recently been informed that SHATNEY is the Anglicized form of CHATNEAU, which probably explains why I have had a difficult time tracing the family. Also, does anyone know whether the surname CHATNEAUD is a variant of CHATNEAU? My relative was Irene Elvia SHATNEY who married Lewis Edward MASON of Albany VT. Jeanne Douglas, PO Box 67, Hyde Park VT 05655 jehane@adelphia.net

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I have recently found out the my Gr Grandmother was a LACROIX. A very big mystery to our not so close relatives. She was indeed full Indian, and was at one time in Bernierville, St Ferdinand, Que. I am not sure if she was born there but census said born 1855. I still can not figure out who her parents were. She married Theodule I. JOLIN in 1903 (or 07) in Biddeford, Maine at St Josephs. Recently also have meet another member of my JOLIN family and he has sent me pictures of my Canadien relatives there. But Theodule is with second wife as Delima LACROIX my gr Grandmother died of the Spanish Influenza quite suddenly and Theo remarried the Nanny that he hired. I am going to take more time this weekend to search through your site which I find most interesting and different names that I have run across previously. Please let me know if you have Delima or Marie Delima LACROIX in your famly line.

Pamela J Canfield superthread16@alltel.net

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Have you by any chance come across the names CHARRON, or QUERY/QUERRY in your searches?

My great grandparents were possibly in the St.Albans, Vtermont area in mid to late 1800s. With the surname QUERY, its very difficult to trace this family. They married into the COURNOYER, HUS and CHARRON families as well. Diane whinny74@pivot.net

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My sister-in-law has been trying to find her father's side of the family and ran into a road block. Her father was Desire Edgar Joseph PARIS, born in Drummondville, Quebec, late 1800's. He came from a large family and also had polio that affected his arm. Can you give us a lead?

joymorga@juno.com

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Family gathering of the DESLANDES, CHAMPIGNY, DELAND families. The descendants of Jean Deslandes dit Champigny will hold their annual assembly May 21 in Upton. For information call 450)-799-4119 or have a look at "http://www.associationjeandeslandes.com02.com" or www.associationjeandeslandes.com02.com

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The LEMIEUX Descendants of America will hold their 24 annual meeting June 17 in the lovely Coaticook, St-Malo díAuckland et St-Venant-de-Paquette region. For Information and to sign up:

Georgette Lemieux 514-453 4432 or georgette.lemieux@ videotron.ca http://pages.videotron.com/lesmieux/" http://pages.videotron.com/lesmieux/ In the Coaticook area call CÈcile Lemieux 819-849 4645.

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POSTED 04.11.06

I would like to hear from anyone who is researching the SHATNEY family of Vermont and/or the CHATNEAU family of Quebec Province. I have recently been informed that SHATNEY is the Anglicized form of CHATNEAU, which probably explains why I have had a difficult time tracing the family. Also, does anyone know whether the surname CHATNEAUD is a variant of CHATNEAU? [My relative was Irene Elvia SHATNEY who married Lewis Edward MASON of Albany VT.] Thank you for any help you can offer. Jeanne Douglas, PO Box 67, Hyde Park VT 05655 jehane@adelphia.net

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Looking for parents of John Christopher LEMAY b 5/23/1852 Can, d 12/15/1911 Montpelier, VT, m 1/2/1870 Westfield, Troy or Newport, VT to Priscilla JACQUES b 2/21/1854 St Albans, VT, d 11/10/1917 Montpelier, VT. Their children, b Troy, Burlington, Brandon and Montpelier, VT, were: Victor, George, Mary, Almira, Agnes, Isabel, Joseph, Marie Anna, Rose and Clara. John Christopher LEMAY 's parents may be Julius LEMAY and Mary SAVOIE/a. Nedra Orvis rnorvvt@hotmail.com Looking for parents of Joseph JACQUES b about 1831 Can, d 1/20/1886 Westfield, Orleans Co, VT, m Priscilla BARNEY/BERNIER b 4/25/1832 Can, d 4/25/1913 Westfield, VT. Their children, b St Albans and Westfield, VT, were: Priscilla, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Francis, George, Cordelia, Almira and David. Joseph JACQUES ' parents may have been Peter Jacques and Julia. Nedra Orvis rnorvvt@hotmail.com Looking for parents of Priscilla BARNEY/BERNIER b 4/25/1832 Can, d 4/25/1913 Westfield, Orleans Co, VT, m Joseph JACQUES b about 1831 Can, d 1/20/1886 Westfield, VT. Their children, b St Albans and Westfield, VT, were: Priscilla, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, Francis, George, Cordelia, Almira and David. Priscilla (Barney/Bernier) JACQUES parents may have been Louis Barney/Bernier and Margaret LAVIGNE. Nedra Orvis rnorvvt@hotmail.com

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I came across your website by chance when searching for info on Massawippi. The reason for this search was an unusual obituary in a local newspaper here in Guernsey in the British Channel Islands- it said that my mother's uncle, Charles Henry BOUGOURD, died on board SS Sicilian in the Surrey Docks, London, in November 1915, as the result of a long and painful illness contracted in Massawippi, Canada. I have found out that SS Sicilian carried troops to Europe at that tme, and that it travelled from Quebec to Liverpool or London. I also know that Charles was resident here in Guernsey for the 1901 census, and that he married here in 1904. His only child was born a few weeks after he died. his death is registered officially as a death at sea but not a war death. However I haven't been able to find out any more- was he resident in Canada at that time, did he work on the ship, was he in the armed forces?(many Guernseymen did join Canadian contingents) He had been a builder/carpenter in Guernsey. I have lots of unanswered questions and really don't know where to look and wondered if you could suggestany resources. Liz Walton eaw6@tutor.open.ac.uk

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The GAUTREAU Family Association and all related families, Goudreau(lt). Godreau(lt), Goodro(w) Guthro(e) etc. (there are more than 200 ways to write this name) all descendants of Fançois, Gilles, Jean and Louis are now offering a deck of historic playing cards. Each branch has a different suit. The Association will be present at the Salon de généalogie et histoire de Rimouski on the 17, 18, and 19 March. The Montmagny section will hold their annual brunch on April 30. Everyone is invited to both events. For more information contact, Robert Goudreau, president 964 route Missisquoi, Bolton Est, (QuÈbec), J0E 1G0 (450) 292-4726 robertgoudreau@globetrotter.net

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POSTED 03.12.06

I found your name in the Northland Journal and thought I would see if you cared to look for the marriage of Antoine W. JALBERT and Adeline MALAHOIT between 1850 to 1860. The 1860 census has them living in Derby, VT. with two children. Marsil age 1 and Joseph age 3. I believe Antoine to be the son of Antoine JALBERT and M. Julie TOUSSAINT listed in the 1850 census as living in Brownington, VT. This Antoine was married 1 Feb 1825 in Port Joly, PQ. Antoine 1 is listed as age 21 in the 1850 census. I believe that the first two sons of Antoine and Adeline were baptised in Stanstead, QC. and the ones after were born in VT. I have been trying to find thid one for 10 years. Lee Gilbert(Jalbert) lgilbert7@juno.com

Lee, There appears to be several Antoine Jalberts in the Stanstead records. There may be an error or two in the indexes to these records and a trip to the church may be in order. Here is what I found: Baptisms Antoine Jalbert son of Antoine Jalbert and Julie Racine b. Aug. 27, 1852 Stanstead, bapt. 29th Zoe Eleonore dau. of Antoine Jalbert and Julie Toussaint b. June 11, 1849 Salem, VT, bapt. July 7, 1849 Zephirin Napoleon son of Nathan Jalbert and Adeline Mailhot b. August 13, 1860 Stanstead, bapt. on the 20th Zephirin Ludger son of Antoine Jalbert and Adeline Mailhot b. Jan. 1, 1862 Stanstead, bapt. on the 20th Deaths Zephirin son of Antoine Jalbert and Adelaide Mailhot dies aged 6 mo., April 3, 1861 buried on the 5th Antoine son of Antoine Jalbert and Sophia Stuart dies aged 14 mo., Aug. 26, 1853 buried on the 27th Marriages Of the 18 Jalbert marriages in Stanstead Co. only one seems to have a connection to the family you are asking about. Julie Jalbert, the widow of Elie Rivard, marries Louis Beauchemin on Nov. 26, 1849. All 17 other marriages were after 1900.

One Julie Jalbert is the Godmother for both Zephirin Napoleon Jalbert and Zephirin Ludger Jalbert and Zoe. It would seem that Nathan and Antoine fathers of the two Zephirins were one and the same.

Port Joly, PQ. would today be called St. Jean Port Joli, its on the St Laurence River's south shore, below Quebec City.

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My Family settled in Bolton, Brome, Quebec around 1850.Henry METCALF came from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire with 2 sons Charles Popple and Thomas Henry METCALF .His wife Sarah Ann had died in childbirth in England. Once settled he sent for his 2 younger sons Harrison and William Henry METCALF. They traveled with there aunt Rachel POPPLE. I believe they settled in the Chateauguay Valley. In 1850 Henry married Hannah ANGEL and had 1 son John W. METCALF. What we need to find out is who was the father of Henry METCALF /METCALFE .We have 2 different fathers for this man.

The second part of my family Aaron DREW and Abigail WHITEHOUSE settled in and around West Bolton, Brome around 1818. The DREW's were from Middleton, Strafford, N.H.and Aaron & Abigail both died in Knowlton. 7 of the 8 children were born in Bolton. In this family we are looking for the parents names of our Aaron DREW . My direct line was George Foss DREW married to Mary COMSTOCK. If you can help me with any of this it will be greatly appreciated. Leslie McNulty lesliemcnulty@shaw.ca

Leslie, The Family Search site lists the following: Henry METCALFE (AFN: 1M2J-8T9) Sex: M Event(s): Birth: 1816 Christening: 21 Nov 1816 Gainsborough, Lincoln, , England Parents: Father: George Moorehouse METCALFE (AFN: 1M2J-8JF) Family Mother: Mary (AFN: 1M2J-8KM) There could be several Henry Metcalfes in Gainsborough at this time. The one in the Chateauguay Valley seems to be from Ireland. 1881Census Place Havelock, Huntingdon, Quebec NA Film Number C-13206 The head of the household was John METCALF who was born in Ireland was 69. His son Henry METCALF was 31 born in Quebec.

Jeff Hochstrasser, 152 Morris Court Kuna, Idaho 83634, seems to be researching the same family.

There are dozens of Drews in the marriage index that I have for that region. I cannot tell what information you actually have so if you could send along your charts I might be able to fill in some blanks. One of the best sources for the Brome Co. area is the database of Marlene Simmons. http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/search.asp She has the largest collection of information for that area. There is a charge for the information but this could save you years of searching. There are dozens of hits for the people you asked for.

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Looking for Information on George Naylor Tatham and his wife Susannah Sweat Spinney. Also any info on Susannah's father, Mark Spinney an early settler in Bolton. Julie Tatham Tracy janntracy@hotmail.com

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My g-grandfather was Hezakiah Keeler b. 30 May 1851 or 1853 in Barnston, Quebec. He was married to Jennie Bryant on 18 January 1876 and together had 9 children. I have information on his children one of whom was my Grandmother Bernice.I am looking for information on his parents. Nancy Kolesnik mkolesni@together.net

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Looking for parents or siblings of Charles JEWETT born about 1795 MA, died 8/15/1872 Hyde Park, Lamoille Co, VT at age 77 yrs, 7 mos. On 12/5/1816 Concord, Essex Co, VT, he married Betsey LILLEY born 29 Sep 1793 Charlton, Worcester Co, MA, died 20 Feb 1869 Hyde Park, Lamoille Co, VT at age 75 yrs, 6 mos. Charles JEWETT did not own land or a house in Concord, but paid Poll, animal, state, town taxes 1818-1824. He paid school taxes in 1822-1824 in Center School District. His oldest child Calvin attended the Columbean School. Charles moved the family to Hyde Park in 1824. Nedra Orvis rnorvvt@hotmail.com

Nedra, Do you have the information on the Jewett family of Hyde Park from H. Child's, Business Directory 1883-4? Are you a member of the Jewett Family of America? The History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America ... by F. .Jewett in 2 vol. in 1908 is still available from Higginson Books or you may be able to borrow it from your library, or through their interlibrary loan system.

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I found a picture belonging to my Grandmother Minnie (MCGOVERN) YOUNG or my Great Aunt Florence (BROWN) MCGOVERN and I am trying to identify the family. My Grandmother's father was Walter MCGOVERN and her mother Edith SCHOOLCRAFT. Aunt Florence was married to Melvin MCGOVERN. It's a very old picture glued to a greyish black cardboard which was taken in Magog,Que. The initials QAR in a circle with an arrow thru it is in the bottom right hand corner. The picture is of a father, mother and 3 children, 2 boys and a girl. If anyone is familiar with these families, please email Susan Martin smartin@vaxxine.com

Susan,

Accordiing to the information in Eastern Townships Reminiscenses, Photographs of people and places, by Christian Vachon and the ANQ, Quincy A. Randall, photographer, was the successor to E.B. Hodge of Waterloo. Randall ran the Waterloo photographic operation from 1874 to 1892 when he went to Magog. He ran the Magog studio until the 1910's. Your photo must have been taken from 1892 to 1919. From the look of the photo I would guess it was taken after 1900. Have you done the genealogy for this part of your family?

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HEWS / HUES / HUGHES is the ones I am having trouble with. My grandmother was Mary Francis HEWS born April 14/1892. Mary had a brother Fredrick Warren HUES, born Sept. 5/1877. Fredrick listed Mary HEWS YETTER as his next of kin. This information (came from my cousin Shirley Yetter) was retrieved from the Wales Home. As the story goes, their parents were killed in an accident when Mary was about the age of 4. Mary went to live with HAM family (Henry & Deliha) I have found the 1901 and 1911 census from Hatley with her on both. The 1901 census has Mary as a domestic age 8, her name still registered as HEWS, on the 1911 she is listed with the HAM family, now she is adopted and her last name is HAM . She eloped with Harold YETTER and was apparently married at Derby Line Vermont.

On her marriage cert. she has John HEWS & Cora PATRICK listed as her parents. She was married under the name of Mary Francis HEWS not HAM. Fredick Warren HUES listed his parents as John HUES and Janet PATRICK. Fred is to have gone and lived with the GREEN family after his parents dies. I have found numerous members of the HEWS family, I am confused why a member of the HEWS family would not have taken her or Fredrick in. Also Fredrick would have been about approx. 19 yrs. Did families adopt 19 year old males at that time? Why would they have their parents listed under different first names? My mother, Irene DYSON had seen "uncle" Fred when she was a child, he worked in Vermont/Quebec. My mother remembers very little about her childhood. She was in a motor vehicle accident and since then has lost some of her memories. She can neither confirm if her "uncle" Fred was close in age to her mother or not. I would greatly appreciate any information on any family member. Also about Janet/Cora PATRICK who was born in the United States. Debby Mcguire, Delta, Bc themcguires@dccnet.com

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I am looking for any information on Maud DAVIS she was the daughter of Harlow DAVIS. She married a Thomas BLEVIN in Nov. 1901. They had their first child in Oct 1902, it was a girl Dorothy Maud BLEVIN(DAVIS). Their second child was born in Feb. 1905 in Vermont. His name was Vivien Easton BLEVIN(EARLE). I have found his birth record and their marriage record. I can not find any proof of Dorothy being born. Thomas BLEVIN and Maud DAVIS divorced sometime after the birth of their last child. I have found Vivien Easton BLEVIN on the 1911 Canadian census living with his grandmother Margaret BLEVIN. Have not been able to find any of the rest of the family. I don't know if Dorothy ever took the last name of BLEVIN. Later in years Maud DAVIS had the last name of KNIGHT. She went on to marry Bernard H. GOODWIN. I am looking for any information on any of these names.

Vivien was born in South Albany, Orleans,Vermont. Maud is found on the 1901 census living with her father in Sutton, Brome Co., Quebec, Canada. Maud and Thomas were married in November 1901 in Troy, Vermont. Vivien is living with his grandmother, Margaret Blevin, in St. Antoine Ward, Montreal. Neither Thomas or Maud are living there, just Margaret Blevin and two of my grandpa's cousins. I appreciate you replying to my email. Cindy Parker parfam6@hotmail.com

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I am hoping you might be able to steer me in the "right" direction to locate information about my husband's g-g-grandfather, James H. LEACH, who was born in Derby on 15 Feb 1836, and hopefully also find some information about his forebears.

James left Derby at some point before 1860 and settled in Keene, NH. He met and married two sisters there, Abigail and, after Abby died, Harriet Elizabeth Trask, and all three of them are buried in a cemetery in Keene.

James was the son of John LEACH who came from Ireland (county unknown). John married Rosanna WALKER (spelling not sure of her first name) who was born 27 July 1812, perhaps in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland. James' papers say that his mother, Rosanna, left him and his father when he was about 9 years old and that he never saw her again. We think John married Rosanna around 1835 in Ireland, but that's not certain.

The 1870 U.S. Census in Keene, Cheshire Co., NH, USA, lists James and his two sons (Frederick Augustus and John H. LEACH ) and a woman whose name isn't correct although the year of birth indicates that she is the correct wife (Harriet Elizabeth). It shows James working in a sash and door shop in Keene. He is shown as born in VT and his wife, Harriet, born in NH (she was born in Keene).

The 1880 U.S. Census in Keene shows the same family, but it lists James' birthplace as Canada and his parents' birthplaces as Ireland. His occupation is Carpenter.

The 1900 U.S. Census in Keene shows John with Elizabeth and son John. This census lists James' birthplace as VT again and James' parents as both being from Ireland. He is listed with occupation of sawyer.

The 1910 U.S. Census in Keene shows John and Elizabeth taking care of grandson, Joseph. This census lists James' birthplace as VT and James' parents being from Ireland.

In a sworn statement to a notary made on 29 April 1907, James states: "Personally came before me a Notary Public in and for aforsaid County and State (Cheshire, New Hampshire), James Leach aged 71 years, residing at Keene, County of Cheshire, State of new Hampshire, who, being duly sworn declares: That it was a mistake (in the one that made out his other papers) in putting his age at 72 years, that he enlisted the 18 day of August 1862 and was 27 years old when he enlisted, and is now 71 years old. That he was born in Derby, VT, February 15, 1836, and that he is now 71 years old. That his father died when he was seven years old, and had always taught him his age, and that his mother left him when he was nine years old, and he has never seen her since, and he don't know anything about the family record, he don't know anything about a baptismal record. That at the age of nine he went to Canada and stayed there about ten years, then to Swanzey, NH and was there about two years and then to Keene, NH and has lived in Keene all the time since only while in the Army.

He fought in the Civil War (we believe he also was an aide or chauffeur to President Lincoln). He enlisted in August, 1962 and was discharged on July 8, 1865. He was in the NH Volunteers 14th Regiment. He was employed as a carpenter and mechanic. He worked for Nims Whitney & Co. He lived at 34 Elm street, Keene, from 1881-1888; then at 120 Elm St., Keene, NH from 1889-1900. His army papers say he was a resident in Keene for 53 years.

James' father, John Leach, was a farmer, born in Ireland around 1810. I don't find John in any census in the U.S or the 1881 Canadian census. I believe both John and James would have been Catholic since all the later Leaches were Catholic.

My mother, who began this research, sent queries to the town of Derby, VT, and turned up nothing. I have not searched the cemeteries in Derby -- I did find James buried when we visited Keene, NH, but his father, John, is not there.

James was married when he enlisted in the army. He first married Abigail Frances TRASK (year unknown); when Abby died, he married her sister, Harriet Elizabeth TRASK , on 7 July 1860 in Keene, NH. The marriage certificate lists James father as John, a farmer, born in Ireland; his mother is listed as Rosanna WALKER, born in Ireland. My mother wrote to the General Services Center (Reference Research) in Montpelier, VT, for a birth certificate for James but no record was found for 15 Feb 1835/36 .

Gale Leach at ghleach@gmail.com

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Perhaps you can help me find who were the parents of Wendell HOYT, my great-great grandfather. All US census records say he was born in 1810 in Barnston East of a father from CT and a mother from NH. By 1836 he married Harriet PARMENTER MAY of Concord, Essex, VT and from there I can follow him perfectly. The newspaper lines about the marriage gives Concord as his home as well but I can find no evidence of that.

I see from a Danville, VT paper that a Stephen HOIT died in Barnston, LC on 8 June 1835 at age 81 so I thought I'd see if there is any record of him. (Wendell's name was spelled Hoit at the time of his marriage.) Lee Hoyt at leemhoyt@northnet.org wrote:

Hi Lee,

Nothing found on Wendell in local records. I could not find a connection to Stephen. Perhaps something will turn up. He certainly moved around a lot.

I found the following on the LDS sight. 1880 United States Census Wendell S. HOYT 70, born Canada, a Clothier , father b., CT mother b. NH. Harriet P. HOYT his wife aged 57. Also living with them: Mary J. HOYT dau. Hattie HOYT dau., Elsie HOYT dau., Horace DUELL Nephew. Go to http://www.ourroots.ca/f/viewpage.asp?ID=208761&Submit2=Soumettre look at the Hoyt family there and on the next page. This is Forest and Clearings our county history.

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The 1901 census shows quite a few LAROCHE families living in Compton district, sub district Eaton; Stanstead, sub district Town of Coaticook. A Francois LAROCHE was born somewhere in Quebec on 12 July, 1835. He went to Minnesota ca 1856/57 where he married a Philomene CORBIN dit LACROIX., ca 1863. The Corbin family might have had Indian blood, and also maybe, Francois He died in 1900 in Minnesota and said that he had left two brothers and three sisters in Canada. Can anyone do a lookup in baptismal registers to see if Francois was born in or around Stanstead. If impossible, could you direct me so I may continue my research. Jacqueline. langel1030@rogers.com

Jacqueline, I looked at both Coaticook and Stanstead record indexes and did not find a birth of a Francois Laroche registered. The 1835 date is very early for a French speaking person in this region. There are dozens of Laroche entries for later dates. Sorry. If you have the names of his siblings that remained behind I could try them for you.

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I have been trying to find my Great-Grandmother's lineage She was born Sarah DUBE in 1872. She married Charles WILLARD Nov. 19,1890 in Newport, Vermont. Her name was spelt DUBY at that time She had three brothers:Lendolph, Paul, and Eli .Lendolph lived near Island Brook; Paul and Eli lived in the USA. Sarah and Charles are buried in the Ascot Cemetery, Charles Willard 1865-1943 Sarah Dube 1872-1940 All my information just ends with Sarah I can go back no further. No one seems to know her parents names. I sent you this information in June and you posted it in June and October I just wanted to send you an update. I just got the following information from the Reference Research Center in Vermont. They sent me her marriage certificate and it said her parents were:

Joseph DUBY and Isabelle CLEMENT She was married at the age of 19 to Charles WILLARD Nov. 19th, 1890 in Newport Vermont. At that time she was residing in Newport. Her place of birth was Stanstead Quebec. If anyone has any further info on Sarah's family I would like to hear from you Lona Fraser, 154 Harbary Terrace, Saint John NB E2M 4B9 lona@nbnet.nb.ca

Looking for Reuben SULLIVAN, born 1831 and died Aug 18 1896 in Dixville. I am not sure where Reuben was born, as the 1881 census says US, and the 1871 and 1891 both give PQ as a place of birth. Reuben married Emiline DUNNING, born abt 1833 and died between 1871 and 1881. Reuben and Emiline had at least 2 son. Edgar SULLIVAN, born Mar 26, 1862 in Barnston. He married Annie (Anna) HILL, d.o. Silas and Rhoda Ann (Taplin) Hill. Edgar died in 1941.

Hiram SULLIVAN, born 1864 in Barnston, married Mary Ann. Hiram died in 1919.

Reuben was a Free Will Baptist and worked as a sawyer.

Also any infomation on Rhoda Ann TAPLIN, born abt 1833, would be great. She married Silas HILL abt 1851. Silas died in 1887. Rhoda Ann mentioned on 2 of childrens death certificates as Rhoda Ann WILCOX. Some of Rhoda's children were: Lodema, Wright Frederik, Annie (Anna), Mary D. and Lila Augusta. Any little bit of information would be greatly appriciated, as we have hit a major brick wall on these people.

Dorthe Hansen, 1389 Progreston Road, Carlisle, On L0R 1H3 dotmhan@hotmail.com

I live in Fort McMurray,Ab. However, my relatives are from the Eastern Townships area. My grandmother Esther GILBERT was a teacher in the Bury area ( she is now 93 years old). How do I locate more information? I'd like to see a picture of the school she use to teach at. Where can I begin to look? I'd also like to begin a search on our family history, but I have no idea where to start. Can you help me out?

Thanks very much

Wendy Bourgeau bourgeau@telusplanet.net

This is the info. that I have. Damase LAFRANCE b. in Canada His wife Arzelei DOUDELIN b. about 1846 to Cathrine and Joseph DAUDELIN Their children: Eva LAFRANCE Turcott Louis Joseph LAFRANCE b. Albany, NY d. May 16,1950 in California. Leon LAFRANCE ( my Grandfather) Jereann Farinha dfarinha@pacbell.net

Whereas I have the barebones - birth, marriage, death dates, and a little bit of history of my ancestors, I would really like to have a more general knowledge of them and of their times. The sources for what I do have stem from: Hubbard's history entitled "Forests and Clearings - The History of Stanstead County, Province of Quebec - with sketches of more than five hundred families" which was revised, abridged and published by John Lawrence - then printed by Lovell Printing in 1874 in Montreal. Letters from my Greatgrandfather Wilder BARTLETT - Applications for membership from S A R (Sons of the American Revolution) for: Joseph BARTLETT , James HUNTINGTON, Caleb PARKER, Timothy KNEELAND. (Actually, I have fourteen ancestors in the ranks...) Military records - time served, ranks, pensions. Huntington Memoirs published in 1915...in Hartford, CT. A notary's record (No. 25) of a "submission" between Joseph BARTLETT and his son Ira in the Township of Melbourne, dated 25th March 1830. A copy of the last will and Testament of Joseph BARTLETT , dated 6th April 1835, by the same Notary - D(?) Thomas Listing in "A Genealogy of the Descendants of Joseph Bartlett - of Newton, Mass" Compiled by Aldis Everard Hibner - published by the Tuttle Company in Rutland, VT in 1934. He is No. 122 on page 101. Joseph's son Ira married Susan Rose HUNTINGTON in Old Canaan, Connecticut - Her father, James HUNTINGTON, was born in Windham, CT. Caleb PARKER also moved to Canada - - - he had married Thankful PRATT was appointed a captain in the Vermont militia in 1793 by Governor Chittenden - he resigned in 1800 and removed to Stukely - six miles from Waterloo - he died there in 1826...His son Dexter married Hannah Gould KNEELAND, daughter of Asa, below. Timothy KNEELAND's son Asa (5th child), married Hannah Gould CHENEY and moved to Newfane, VT. He removed to Canada in 1799 after his first son's birth (John)...took up a plot of three hundred acres - built a log cabin. Afterward he built a substantial frame house - fifty feet square by two stories...with a 15 square foot chimney in the center from cellar to roof, with four fireplaces - - - he died 07 June 1844 at age 73...he is No 911, Chapter XV in "Seven Centuries in the Kneeland Family" by Stillman Foster, LLD - published by the author in 1897 in New York. I do not have Wilder BARTLETT 's birth but no marriage certificate - he was born in the District of St. Francis, as I said in my previous note I do not have either of his marriage certificates. I do not have my Grandmother Laura's birth certificate, but I do have her marriage certificate. I have census information for her husband George Goulding HODGESON, but no birth certificate (birthdate 20 December 1853 - in St. Vaudriel - Como) All-in-all, I feel very fortunate for the sake of the data that has been preserved by various family members; howver, I do believe that I have been able to assemble the data in a more logical form (with the help of a whole lot of people and the computer). I have a disc entailing 33 generations back, accurate to more than 25 generations. Robby H. Robinson 84robbet77@earthlink.net

I would just like to post if possible that I have started a site dedicated to the CHARLAND surname. So any one who may have this surname in their family is welcomed to join. we help each other our with our research. The location of the site is at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/charland/ Tina rwt@uneedspeed.net

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POSTED 11.16.05

I am hoping to locate information about my husband's g-g-grandfather, James H. LEACH, who was born in Derby, Vermont on Feb. 15, 1836, and hopefully also find some information about his forebears. James left Derby at some point before 1860 and settled in Keene, NH. He met and married two sisters there; Abigail and, after Abby died, Harriet Elizabeth TRASK, and all three of them are buried in a cemetery in Keene.

James was the son of John LEACH who came from Ireland (county unknown). John married Rosanna WALKER who was born July 27, 1812, perhaps in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland. James' papers say that his mother, Rosanna, left him and his father when he was about 9 years old and that he never saw her again.

We think John married Rosanna around 1835 in Ireland, but that's not certain. Gale Leach ghleach@gmail.com

center>* * * Seeking information on my g-g-grandparents, William FORTUNE and Mary J. HART/HEART. The 1850 U S Census shows them living in Swanton, VT. William b. c.1818, France; Mary J. b. c.1822, Canada; William H. b.c.1842, Canada; Micheal T. b. c.1843 VT; Thomas b. c. 1845 VT; and Mary J. b. c. 1849 VT. William FORTUNE (1818) said to have emigrated to Canada at about the age of 14. Father perhaps in Napolean's Army. Appears that they emigrated to US in 1842/43. Any info on FORTUNEs, of that era, from France would be appreciated. Sylvia Hanley afret@flash.net

center>* * * I am researching the GILMAN family of northern Vt and Melbourne, Quebec. The oldest relative I can find is William E GILMAN , born in 1800, we think. He had a sister Abigail. Sometime in the early 1800's they moved to Morgan Center, Vt. If you can point me in a direction as to finding out who came before Wm. and how he got to Quebec, I would appreciate it. Julie Thayer jthayeraz@adelphia.net Julie,

A William Eliphalet Gilman marries first, Suzannah/Susannah Hall at Melbourne (W. Methodist) on June 24, 1845. He married second Sarah Jane Gilpin of Cleveland, Quebec, at Melbourne Dec. 5, 1864 (Presbyterian).

Susannah may have died giving birth to James Charles Gilman b. Jan. 7, 1852 as she has died by the time he is baptised Mar. 8, 1853. She and William had a son William Russell, b. Mar. 13, 1850 another Edward Henry, b. April 24, 1846. William and Jane, probably Sarah Jane, have Thomas George Wesley b. Oct. 30, 1868. Abigail Gilman, b. April 14, 1827 was the daughter of William Gilman and Betsey Mitchell. This William was a blacksmith as was William Eliphalet Gilman. William Gilman and Betsey Mitchell also had Elizabeth born Feb 22, 1825. There are several Gilman families in the greater Melbourne area but a good case for William Eliphalet Gilman being the son of William and Betsey can be made. Both Williams' are blacksmiths and William and Betsey had a daughter Abigail. When Susannah dies Jan. 17, 1852 ten days after James Charles' birth, her husband is listed as William Gilman Jr.

William E. and Sarah Jane Gilman are buried in the Beach Cemetery, Morgan, VT. His birth date is given as Dec. 22, 1821 on his monument and his death as Mar. 8, 1895. Sarah Jane died Jan. 30, 1877 aged 40 y. 2 m. 3 d.

Other Gilmans that came here were from Gilmanton, NH perhaps a search of that town's records and the USA Census for NH 1820 may be of help to you.

Lawrence WILKINS married Mary Ellen MCARDLE-CARROLL at Kemptville, ON. Mary d/o Patrick MCARDLE-CARROLL and his wife Brigid MCGEE was born at Seagahan Townland, County Armagh, Northern Ireland August 9, 1889, christened in KilCluney Civil Parish at BallyMacNab RC August 11, 1889, Sponsors were Patrick MURPHY and Teresa MCARDLE. Mary, Widow WILKINS , died at West Brome, QC May 17, 1972. I'm seeking information on this couple and whether they were buried at or near Brome. Kindly contact me directly. aldobrochet@netscape.net

Aldo, Try Marlene Simmons' website http://simmons.b2b2c.ca/ A quick search on her site turned up the following: Search results for : Surname = Wilkins, First Name = Mary, Hits found: 17

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> Looking for a marriage record possible in Megantic County -- Mathilde BEDARD and Charles GIRARD circa 1888. No one seems to know the line on either side. Seems that other GIRARD in this period were descendant of GERHART. Could some one check? There appears to be some missing data in my Megantic Register pages. Libby Quanstrom elizam55@bellsouth.net

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> Hermenegilde or Ermenigile HINCE or HINSE, born Sept. 11, 1876 in Quebec, died June 7, 1964, Red Lake Falls, Red Lake County, MN USA. Married June 10, 1899 Adeline ASSELIN (born 27 March 1879 in Warwick, Quebec, daughter of Cyprine ASSELIN and Celina HENRI) in Lambert Township, Red Lake County, MN USA. On the 1900 US census he immigrated to the US in 1881, and on the 1910 US census he immigrated to the US in 1879. I am trying to figure out if he is the son of Louis HINCE or HINSE (1817-1904) and Angelique GOBEIL, or if he is the son of Louis HINCE or HINSE (1848-1912) and Marie GOBEIL. I have conflicting information on who his mother is. It is either Marie GOBEIL, Marie Angelique GOBEIL, or Angelique GOBEIL. Anyone else have this family in their tree? If you do please shed some light on where Hermenegilde belongs. Kathy J. (Walker) Moore kathy.moore@us.army.mil

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> Here's all the information I have on my father's paternal ancestors. Can you help me fill in the gaps, please? 1 Richard MOULTON d: Bef. 1900 Probably from the Barnston area +Rebecca RUNDLETT d: Aft. 1907 Probably from the Barnston area

2 Otis Raymond MOULTON b: 10/31/1860 in Barnston, Quebec, Canada d: 2/14/1917 Believed to have lived in the Derby, Vermont, area ~1910.

+Ella CUSHMAN b: 1/16/1864 in Georgia, Vermont m: 5/24/1881 d: Jun 08, 1953 It is said that my great-grandmother, Ella CUSHMAN , was a Native American from a tribe (perhaps Abnaki) in Vermont or Canada.

3 William Arthur MOULTON b: 9/25/1883 in East Charleston, Vermont d: 3/4/1938 in Burlington, Vermont +Lula Grace KENDALL b: 8/30/1887 in Newport, Vermont m: 1/25/1905 in West Derby, Vermont d: 1/18/1947 in Burlington, Vermont William Arthur MOULTON is my father's father, my grandfather. I know that my father had four siblings who survived their early years. Nothing is known of siblings of any of his ancestors.

There are many descendents of this line in the Burlington, Vermont, area, as well as along the East Coast and in the Mid-West. To my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to trace the family lineage, so I am finding little posted information. Any direction you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Bonnie (Moulton) Serany, 9584 W Ross Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 bserany@cox.net

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POSTED 10.01.05

We received all the names for the photo shown last week.

Isaac ELLIS,b.05-10-1838,d.11-30-1892,spouse,Missouria C.(Sue) Farrington ELLIS, b.02-25-1840.,married 09-20-1859.,d.07-03-1919.Isaac's brother (uncle)Parker ELLIS, his daughter (my cousin) Muriel BARTER , her son Meredith BARTER and her daughter Janet ( two of my second cousins) that I would very much like to correspond with! Parker and my father Hayes M. ELLIS were brothers.Too much time has gone by.

When did Isaac ELLIS (residence in 1871,1881-Stanstead,Stanstead,Quebec) come from England, Isaac ELLIS ,b. May 10, 1838. His possible family, father and mother, William and Mary Parke ELLIS and other son, Henry.b 1821 in Suffolk Co., England. All buried in Bury, Compton, father,1865, Mother in 1860, Henry in 1909. Isaacs sibblings: Parker ELLIS , b.1861, Loehla, Eugene, Edna, Hayes M. ELLIS , b.13 Oct 1876, and Alice Muade ELLIS BROWN. Hayes (my father) later came to Montana and Homesteaded in 1908. Gerald H. Ellis, 2044 Wyndham Pk. Dr.,Billings,Mt.59102 wheatmanmtge@msn.com

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I'm looking for relatives who lived in the St. Albans, Vermont. I think it may be Franklin County. They are: Nelson ARCHAMBAULT, born 1838 in France and died 1877 in St. Albans, Vermont.

Louise (Pecore) ARCHAMBAULT, born 1834 in Barquet, Quebec and died 1913 in St. Albans, Vermont.

Could you tell me where they are buried, city & cemetery or any other information you may have.

Their Children: William, Louise, Elizabeth, Agnes, George, Charles and Emma, Fred, Joseph, Edward (my grandfather) b. 15 Feb 1875 Lowell, Mass., Middlesex County, d. 25 July 1961 in Detroit, Mi.

He married Mary Ellen DOWNEY b. 19 April 1877 Cowansville, Quebec, died 19 Jan 1965 in Detroit, Mi.

They were married 7 Nov 1898 in Vermont (would you have any information on their marriage?)

acdel2@juno.com

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Just wanted to thank you for your help in my sereach for my family from Eaton Corner. This is what I have found out about them. Sometime between 1797 and 1805 a Joseph TURNER born 10 Dec 1766 in Middleborough, Massachuetts, his father was Samuel TURNER of Middleborough, Mass. It's still not very clear but family story has Joseph serving in the American Revolution with his brother Capt David TURNER ( My great great great great grandfather ) received a land grant in Maine only to find that land under water from heavy rains, so he went to Quebec and declared himself a United Emprie Loylist. He settled in I believe was Eaton Corner, Quebec. He married in Eaton to Mary FRENCH born 9 March 1773 in Enfield, Ct her brothers were Luther Saga FRENCH , Levi FRENCH , and John FRENCH all who were early settlers of Compton County. They had at least one child whom I believe was Luther French TURNER named after Mary's brother Luther Saga FRENCH. Luther French TURNER might have been born sometime between 1798 and 1805. This could make him the same Luther French TURNER you told me about who signed as a witness to the burying of one David TURNER infant Nov. 1, 1816 who's parents were Solomon and Dolly TURNER from Eaton.

Solomon TURNER was born 2 Sept 1787 in Middleborough, Mass he went to Maine with his father Capt David TURNER and his mother and brother sometime between 1791 and 1797.

Solomon married Dorothy "Dolly" BEEDE in Sandwhich,N.H. in 1813. in 1815 I believe Solomon and Dorothy went to Quebec where his uncle lived. Their the rest of their children were born. I have found that Dorothy is buried in Bishop's Cemetery in Bishopton but still can't find where Solomon died and is buried. Well any way I thought you would like to know what I have found so far and in you every find anything about these Turner's in Eaton or else where in Quebec please write me, thank you again for the help you have given me. Ron Turner Sweetcooking58@aol.com

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Looking for info. on my grandfather Floan DEZAN b. Aug. 10, 1843, in Compton, Quebec. Need his parents, the year he came to VT. and did he serve in any war? Floan DEZAN, married Eliza SIMONDS, July 02,1867, dtr. of John /Clemina (Smith) SIMONDS in Wheelock ,VT. I live in Laconia ,NH born in Wheelock, VT near Greensboro Bend .

Evelynlcn@aol.com

Hi Evelyn,

Nearly all the Dezan families in this part of Quebec started out as French speaking Roman Catholics called the Saint-Pierre/Dessaint/Desindes with several other spellings as well. There are researchers working on this family and one of the foremost died a few years back.

Compton, Province Quebec Canada covers a very large area in the Eastern Townships. Compton the County founded in 1853 was previously part of Sherbrooke Co.

Compton Co. at its founding consisted of the townships of Compton, Westbury, Eaton, Clifton, Hereford, Bury, Newport, Auckland, Lingwick, Hampden, Ditton, Winslow, Whitton, Marston, Chesham and part of Clinton.

For research purposes there are three areas called Compton; the village, the Township and the County.

Do you know his wife's name? Married in the USA or Quebec?

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I have been trying to find my Great Grandmother's lineage She was born Sarah DUBE in 1872. She married Charles WILLARD Nov. 19, 1890 in Newport, Vermont Her name was spelt DUBY at that time. She had three brothers: Lendolph, Paul, and Eli. Lendolph lived near Island Brook. Paul and Eli lived in the USA. Sarah and Charles are buried in the Ascot Cemetary Charles Willard 1865-1943

Sarah Dube 1872-1940 All my information just ends with Sarah I can go back no further. No one seems to know her parents names.

Lona Fraser, 154 Harbary Terrace, Saint John, N.B. E2M 4B9 lona@nbnet.nb.ca

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I have been researching my family ancestry on the LEACH side. My Grandfather Leslie LEACH b. 1899 d. 1949 Newport, Vt His Father, Leon LEACH b.1879 Brompton, Que. d. 1969 Newport, Vt. Leslie's mother, Alice M BELANGER LEACH b. 1888 all others unknown. Leon LEACH, Father, Phineas LEACH Brompton, Que. Leon's mother, Nellie PLUMLEY of Massawippi.

I have no dates for these people, I was able to find there names by searching the birth, marriage, and death records in Newport, Vt. My father, Gary Leach Lives in Newport Ctr, His father, Leslie, died when Gary was only 4 yrs old. I live in Upstate NY. How do I go back futher, I know it requires going over the border, but Im not sure where to go and how to obtain any futher info?

Sharon srputnam@usadatanet.net

Hi Sharon, When searching in Quebec you will need to work with registrations done by the clergy/churches for the most part. If you would like send me your charts and I will see if I can help. Here is some misc. information on the local Leaches.

I believe Leon had a sister. Alice Jennie the youngest daughter of P.S. Leach died April 14, 1905 in Newport at the age of 17.

Mrs. Lorina Leach died Nov. 30, 1905 in Massawippi. She was the daughter of Samuel Reed and Prussia Hitchcock who settled in Hatley in 1798. Massawippi is such a small place I would suspect a connection. She died at the home of Mr. Allbee. One Florence Leach, b. 1860, d. 1953, was the wife of J. Carroll Allbee.

Leon E. Leach of Derby, Vermont marries Nellie N. Plumley of Massawippi, Quebec Aug. 3, 1898 at Newport. The Rev. A.L. Wadsworth off.

Loren P. Leach of W. Derby, Vermont marries Alice A. Plumber of Coaticook, Quebec, March 7, 1901. Leach is not that common a name in this region. There may be no connection but too close to ignore.

Phineas Leach married Jennie Paige May 27, 1876 in St. James Church Hatley, Quebec. They were both of Massawippi.

It would be easy to believe that Phineas was the son of Mrs. Lorina Leach and her husband but that is only a guess at this point.

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POSTED 07.31.05

We received all the names for the photo shown last week.

Starting at the back, left to right: teacher Mrs. Louise Routhier, Roger Côté, Richard Routhier, Clement Jacques, Denis Bélanger, Réal Quirion, Marcel Prince 2nd row down Laurent Lachance, René Distefano, Guy Maclure, Albert Rousseau, Michel Gaulin, Jean Ladouceur, Jean-Guy Jacques, André Gaulin, Treffley Sage Front row Gaetan Belisle, Marc Bélanger, Serge Grenier, Yvon Routhier, Brian Monty and Daniel Powers.

Looking for information on Joel POWERS who married Nancy DWINELL. Joel was from Franklin, Vt and Nancy was from Bolton Quebec. They moved to the Stanstead area sometime during the 1830s. The 1830 census for Franklin, Vt. shows that they had several children. One of them was Mary A. Powers who married Eli Hoag in 1843 in Brome. Would like to find out who the other children were and who Nancy's parents were. Any help would be appreciated. mjcj@charter.net

I am looking for information on Esther and John BEAUPRE who were residing in Stanstead in 1881 according to the census. Ernestine Pepin erp@together.net

Seeking information on the CAVELL family of Magog. Alfred and Nellie CAVELL were living in Magog had at least two sons: Gordon Alfred, born 17 Jan 1895, and Charles Henry, born 25 June 1897. Both Alfred and Gordon enlisted in the 117th ET Bn but did not go overseas. In late 1917 Charles was drafted, sent to France and survived the war. Unsure of what happened to Charles when he returned from war but I do believe he returned to Magog and was living there up to at least 1946. Any information is greatly appreciated. meyersbac@sympatico.ca

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POSTED 07.31.05

Searching for information on Daniel DANIELS wife Martha and children all born in Canada. Son Abel was born in Dunham, Quebec . Don't know places of birth on others. They came to USA in early 1870's. Martha might be a Jasmin? children are John, Zoe and 6 others,

Jo-Ann Palmer, schs@sonoratx.net

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Please ask your readers if any of them are researching the GOVRO or GOVERO families in Vermont. (Members of the family spelled the name GOVREAU when first coming into Vermont.) Two other GOVRO researchers have been trying to locate Vermont "cousins" and we all seem to lose connections in the early 1900s. Notice that we are having more trouble locating our present-day relatives than tracing our roots, although any clues will be greatly appreciated.

The ancestor I am particularly interested in is John GOVRO, son of Varney GOVREAU who emigrated to Vermont and bought a farm in Morrisville. John GOVRO was born in 1833; over the years, he owned farms in Morrisville, Albany, and Lowell. His death date is not inscribed on his headstone in the Albany Village Cemetery, VT. His wife Matilda, 1837-1904, and his son Vilas, known as "Libby," 1857-1910, are in the same Albany lot.

John GOVRO was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in November 1861. Civil War records from Pennsylvania indicate that he was wounded (in Stanton? handwriting unclear), but the spaces for "Date of Discharge" and "Length of Service" are blank. Questions: Did he die of his wounds and was buried elsewhere? What is his death date? His first son was born in Morrisville, VT. His second son was born before he enlisted for military service from West Albany in November 1861.

Known children of John and Matilda GOVRO, with approximate dates, are: Vilas/Libby, 1857-1910, unmarried?, died at 53 from what the Orleans County Monitor headlined "Mysterious Death," and Varney, 1860-?, married Nellie DILTZ in 1881.

Known children of Varney and Nellie GOVRO are: Grace, b. 1887?- ?; infant son John,1888; Plinney, 1890?-1919; infant son/unnamed, 1900; Glendon, 1903-?, married Doris --- in 1923.

Known children of Glendon and Doris GOVRO are: Varney , 1923-1986? and Velma, 1925-1929 (d. age 4).

Other information I have is from census records: In the 1930 census, a Lewis GOVRO and a Mae GOVRO in Lamoille County VT, and a Varney R. GOVRO in Orleans County VT; in the 1920 census, a Henry GOVRO in Franklin County VT; and in the 1900 census, an Ina GOVRO in Chittenden County VT, and a Henry R. GOVRO and Julia A. GOVRO in Orleans County, VT.

I have no other names except those of two GOVRO couples who attended the Vilas/Libby GOVRO funeral in Albany, VT in 1910: Mr. and Mrs. Van GOVRO of Barton, VT and Mr. and Mrs. Henry GOVRO of Richford VT. Jeanne Douglas, PO Box 67, Hyde Park VT 05655.

jehane@adelphia.net

Are there plans in-the-works for indexing your genealogy entries--not by contributors, necessarily, but just by the surnames of concern to researchers. And even then, just the surnames that contributors type in ALL CAPS, signifying that they are the "keywords" being researched, would be very helpful.

The site has become lengthy, so it is difficult to re-locate a request previously posted when I find info for that researcher several days later.

Thank you for the reminder about including complete contact information so that readers can get in touch easily.

Jeanne Douglas jehane@adelphia.net

Jeanne,

It appears that the name derives from GAUVREAU and GAUVREAU. There were two families that came to Quebec that of Nicolas and of Etienne a relative of Nicolas. Nicolas married in Quebec in 1668 and Etienne in Quebec in 1712. There is a John Govro farmer in Child's Directory living in Lowell in 1883. Most of the last 15 years of columns have been indexed but are not available online.

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MALENFANT Gathering

The Malenfant family will meet at St-Hubert, RiviËre-du-Loup, on Aug. 20 and 21 Information: Roseline (418) 862-3624

GAUDREAU(LT)-GOUDREAU(LT)-GAUTREAU(X)-GOODRO(W)-GUTHRO(E)-ETC. (there are more than 200 ways of spelling this name)

All of the above families, are the descendants of four ancestors: François Gautreau (La HËve, N-E, 1632), Gilles Gautreau (Ile d'OrlÈans, 1665), his brother Jean Gautreau (Cap St-Ignace, 1675), and Louis Chavaudreuille dit Gaudreau (St-Hyacinthe, 1775).

L'Association des familles Gautreau would like to hear from you if you spell your name like any of the above. Contact the president:

Robert Goudreau
964 route Missisquoi
Bolton Centre, Qc, J0E 1G0
(450) 292-4726

L'Association will hold their 20th annual meeting at Centre Culturel du Cap St-Ignace on 23 to the 25 Sept.

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POSTED 07.17.05

Looking for Anthony Daigle

My husband was adopted. After almost 55 years he found his biological mother, she told him his father was Anthony DAIGLE. We have been able to find out that he was from Coaticook, Quebec. He was a boxer, and died of cancer. We think he moved to New Hampshire. It would be wonderful if we could find more information. We live in a small town in southern Alabama on the Florida line. If you have any thing to tell us about this man we would certainly be grateful.

Eileen Lehmann
elehman@frontiernet.net

Dear Eileen, I found the following in L'Histoire de Coaticook (1818-1976). Translated from French: In 1930 Tony Daigle a boxer surfaced in Coaticook. His trainer was his brother Amedée. Daigle was known as a smart fighter and for his devasting jab, the finesse of his feintes and his speed. There is a list of his fights for 1930 and '31 while he was still in Coaticook. The attached photo is from the same book. If anyone else can help with information about Tony Daigle please let Eileen know or send to dlepitre@abacom.com or drop it off at the shop and I will forward it.

Researching the family of Richard NEWMAN and Charlotte JOYCE. Arrived circa 1837 from Eng.with 3 Children. Charlotte died shortly thereafter in Compton (maybe Hatley). Richard remarried and settled in Canaan, VT. Children: George, Hannah and William. I believe another child, Thomas, was born in Hatley in 1837 Any info greatly appreciated. Dick Newman
dicknewman@aol.com

Hi Dick,

A child, Charles Henry, was born 23-03-1854, to Richard Newman and wife Ann of Stuartstown, NH which is just across the river from Canaan, VT. He was baptized 26-07-1857.

Also baptized the same day was Clarence Frederic b. 26-02-1856 and Mary Charlotte b. 30-05-1852.

All bapt. in the Hatley Anglican Church as was Thomas 14-10-1837 but his mother was Charlotte.

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I am looking for information on Esther and John BEAUPRE who were residing in Stanstead in 1881 according to the census. Ernestine Pepin
erp@together.net

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My DUFF ancestors lived there until about 1880 and then left for the Lyndon, Vermont area possible E. Burke. They were St John DUFF and wife Martha WALKER DUFF and their 10 children. Martha died about 1884 and St John in 1891 both are buried in the Lyndon Center Cemetery. If anyone has any info on St John's descendants I would appreciate it very much. John Duff
jcduf@aol.com

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Looking for information on Israel Etienne MYERS, born 1844 in Saint-Georges. His father's "real" name was John-Baptist BROCKMEYER, and his mother's maiden name was Louise DUMA (sic). I think it's probably DUMAS. If you have any information on MYERS, BROCKMEYER, or DUMAS in the Saint-Georges area in the 1840's please contact me.

Can anyone tell me what Catholic churches would have existed in Saint-Georges and Sainte-Marie, both in Beauce County, in the 1840's? My g-g-grandfather, Israel Etienne MYERS second wife (and possibly his first wife, too, because they were sisters), Lucie DUTILLY was born in Sainte-Marie in 1843. Israel's first wife, Adeline DUTILLY was born in 1844, but location unknown, other than somewhere in Quebec Province. Their mother's maiden name was July (sic) LAPIN.

Susan Hanson
susandhsnson@hotmail.com

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Benjamin WEBSTER was an early settler in Compton, Quebec. He married Ruth BATCHELDER in 1828. Ruth was born in Compton April 12, 1803. I am looking for any information on this family. Benjamin is my g-grandfather. Charlie
charleswebstersr@aol.com

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I'm seeking information on the parents and birthplaces of my great great grandparents Nathalie ARAL and Octave DEMERS. Octave was born August 1, 1819 and died March 1899. I have no other information on either person. Any help will be appreciated.

nancy.kolesnik@ccv.edu

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POSTED 07.09.05

1911 Census to be available soon

If you have been working seriously on your family history for any length of time you have had a look at a census or two. Perhaps you are waiting for the next one. It is expected that the 1911 census that was taken 94 years ago will be released in due time and be released online for all to use. But this privilege did not come without a fight.

In 1998 Statistics Canada raised concerns about the legality of the release of the historic census records. This led to seven years of investigation, analysis, debate, and discussion over how to permit the use of historic census records in Canada. So says Senator Lorna Milne in her The Milne Report -- Special Census Edition.

The Senator has been in the forefront of the movement to save census access for family historians everywhere. And the movement has been successful.

The House of Commons gave unanimous consent to pass Bill S-18 to amend the Statistics Act to allow the release of historic census records 92 years after they are taken.

From her website we learn the following: Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Lorna Milne represents the province of Ontario and the Senatorial Division of Peel County. She has served in the Senate of Canada since September 22, 1995.

Senator Milne's career includes serving as an educator, businesswoman, community activist, genealogist, and political organizer. Outside of the Senate, most recently she has been a self-employed author, lecturer, and genealogist (1989-95).

In 1988-89 she served as a Board Member for the Ontario Automobile Insurance Board, and she was a Residential Coordinator for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario in Metro Toronto (1988). She was the Owner of Flowertown Antiques in Brampton, Ontario for many years, from 1972 to 1989, and a Census Commissioner with Statistics Canada in both 1971 and 1981. Her early career includes serving as a Lecturer with the Physics Department at the University of Guelph (1956-57).

Active in community politics and education, Senator Milne¹s career includes serving as President of the Brampton-Georgetown Federal Liberal Association (1986-87); as Vice-Chairman of the Peel County Board of Education (1969); as a Trustee with the Peel County Board of Education (1968-72), and as a Trustee with the Brampton Public School Board (1964-68).

Her additional involvements in the community have been many. They include serving: as Director of the Peel Country Heritage Complex from 1983 to 1989; on the Senate of the University of Guelph (1981-85); as President of the North Peel Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, 1980-84; and, as Director of the Brampton and District Association for the Mentally Retarded from 1964 to 1966. Her efforts also include serving as the Founding President of the Brampton & District University Women¹s Club (1961-62).

Educated at the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Senator Milne was born in Toronto.

An amazing lady.

If you would like to thank her for her efforts on our behalf write to her at Senate of Canada, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A4 or by email milnel@sen.parl.gc.ca

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POSTED 06.25.05

Looking for any information on William Wallace AUSTIN born about 1827 and married to Laura Jane Kenaston. This man appears to have been hatched under a hot rock..any info would be thrilling to say the least. We think he is the son of John AUSTIN, a son of Nicholas AUSTIN the Quaker of Bolton. Thanks for any help. maurie.nord@gmail.com

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I have been trying to find my great-grandmother's lineage She was born Sarah DUBE in 1872 She married Charles WILLARD Nov. 19,1890 in Newport, Vermont Her name was spelt DUBY at that time She had three brothers:Lendolph, Paul, and Eli .Lendolph lived near Island Brook Paul and Eli lived in the USA. Sarah and Charles are buried in the Ascot Cemetery Charles Willard 1865-1943 Sarah Dube 1872-1940 All my information just ends with Sarah I can go back no further. No one seems to know her parents names. Lona Fraser, 154 Harbary Terrace, Saint John NB E2M 4B9 lona@nbnet.nb.ca

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Here's all the information I have on my father's paternal ancestors. Can you help me fill in the gaps, please? 1 Richard MOULTON d: Bef. 1900 Probably from the Barnston area +Rebecca RUNDLETT d: Aft. 1907 Probably from the Barnston area

Otis Raymond MOULTON b: 10/31/1860 in Barnston, Quebec, Canada d: 2/14/1917. Believed to have lived in the Derby, Vermont, area ~1910.

Ella CUSHMAN b: 1/16/1864 in Georgia, Vermont m: 5/24/1881 d: Jun 08, 1953 It is said that my great-grandmother, Ella CUSHMAN , was a Native American from a tribe (perhaps Abnaki) in Vermont or Canada.

William Arthur MOULTON b: 9/25/1883 in East Charleston, Vermont d: 3/4/1938 in Burlington, Vermont. Lula Grace KENDALL b: 8/30/1887 in Newport, Vermont m: 1/25/1905 in West Derby, Vermont d: 1/18/1947 in Burlington, Vermont William Arthur MOULTON is my father's father, my grandfather. I know that my father had four siblings who survived their early years. Nothing is known of siblings of any of his ancestors.

There are many descendents of this line in the Burlington, Vermont, area, as well as along the East Coast and in the Mid-West. To my knowledge, no one has ever attempted to trace the family lineage, so I am finding little posted information. Any direction you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Bonnie (Moulton) Serany, 9584 W Ross Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 bserany@cox.net

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I am trying to track ancestors beyond my immediate paternal grandparents. They were John. E. MCNULTY and Frances BRANSTON. Lived in Beebe (Stanstead). John MCNULTY was a conductor on the "spur". He died April 22, 1921.Any information on where they were from originally and their parents names would be appreciated. Sandra McNulty, 407 Foyston Rd., London, Ont. N6K 2J7 e-mail : tomsand@sympatico.ca

325th anniversary of the Brousseaus

The Brousseau Family Association will hold a gathering to celebrate the 325th anniversary of the arrivial of their ancestor Jean Brousseau Saturday August 13, in the Salle des Chevaliers de Colomb, 329, rue Dupont Ouest, Pont-Rouge. Information:

Jean-Marie Brousseau (418) 873-4304, Paul-Émile Brousseau (418) 873-4544

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POSTED 06.09.05

Please ask your readers if any of them are researching the GOVRO or GOVERO families in Vermont. (Members of the family spelled the name GOVREAU when first coming into Vermont.) Two other GOVRO researchers have been trying to locate Vermont "cousins" and we all seem to lose connections in the early 1900s. Notice that we are having more trouble locating our present-day relatives than tracing our roots, although any clues will be greatly appreciated.

The ancestor I am particularly interested in is JOHN GOVRO, son of VARNEY GOVREAU who emigrated to Vermont and bought a farm in Morrisville. John GOVRO was born in 1833; over the years, he owned farms in Morrisville, Albany, and Lowell. His death date is not inscribed on his headstone in the Albany Village Cemetery, VT. His wife Matilda, 1837-1904, and his son Vilas, known as "Libby," 1857-1910, are in the same Albany lot.

JOHN GOVRO was a veteran of the Civil War, enlisting in November 1861. Civil War records from Pennsylvania indicate that he was wounded (in Stanton? handwriting unclear), but the spaces for "Date of Discharge" and "Length of Service" are blank. Questions: Did he die of his wounds and was buried elsewhere? What is his death date? His first son was born in Morrisville, VT. His second son was born before he enlisted for military service from West Albany in November 1861.

Known children of JOHN and MATILDA GOVRO, with approximate dates, are: VILAS/Libby, 1857-1910, unmarried?, died at 53 from what the Orleans County Monitor headlined "Mysterious Death," and VARNEY, 1860-?, married NELLIE DILTZ in 1881.

Known children of VARNEY and NELLIE GOVRO are: GRACE, b. 1887?- ?; infant son JOHN,1888; PLINNEY, 1890?-1919; infant son/unnamed, 1900; GLENDON, 1903-?, married DORIS --- in 1923.

Known children of GLENDON and DORIS GOVRO are: VARNEY, 1923-1986? and VELMA, 1925-1929 (d. age 4).

Other information I have is from census records: In the 1930 census, a LEWIS GOVRO and a MAE GOVRO in Lamoille County VT, and a VARNEY R. GOVRO in Orleans County VT; in the 1920 census, a HENRY GOVRO in Franklin County VT; and in the 1900 census, an INA GOVRO in Chittenden County VT, and a HENRY R. GOVRO and JULIA A. GOVRO in Orleans County, VT.

I have no other names except those of two GOVRO couples who attended the VILAS/LIBBY GOVRO funeral in Albany VT in 1910: Mr. and Mrs. VAN GOVRO of Barton VT and Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GOVRO of Richford VT.

Any help your readers can offer will be gratefully acknowledged. It is sad to visit a gravesite at this time of year, Memorial Day weekend, and see a memorial stone with incomplete inscriptions for a Vermont veteran.

Jeanne Douglas jehane@adelphia.net

For twenty years now off and on I have been researching my STONE family. The name to my understanding use to be Des Roches. I know that the family came down from Canada, but I dont know which province, and all the records in Vermont in which they settled fails to menion anything other than Canada. The first to come across the boarder into vermont was Jeremiah STONE and his wife Julia (TESSIER on the gravestone, but TACY/TRACY on Vermont records) They settled down in Richmond VT. There Jeremiah was a farmer. I do believe that Jerry's brother "John" came along as well. John ended up working for Central Vermont Railway. He was married to Mivilla "Viola" CHARLAND (found out her last name from the church records at Holy Rosary Church) Jerry's children were Josephine, Olive, Salina, Joseph, and my great great grandfather Nazaire "Ezra" Joseph STONE. He learned the trade of working for the railroad from his uncle. His cousin (either Frank or Fred was the name, John's son) worked with him. Ezra was born 25 June 1865. his father was born Oct. 1834 and his mother Sept. 1833. Ezra also married a CHARLAND , her name was Marie Elizabeth, she was born in Richmond, her parents came from Quebec, and I do believe that those CHARLANDs tie in w/ John's wife. I have found the CHARLANDs in the L'assomption area before, but now I have no access to such records. So I am more or less stumped. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Tina Stiles stilestina@yahoo.com Les DUMAS invite you to third family gathering that will be held June 11 at the Hotel Le President, 3535, King St. West, Sherbrooke. There will be other activities including a Brunch, the annual meeting of the assocation, genealogical workshops and a conference on the history of Sherbrooke.

For information call Janine Dumas (418) 387-6304 or dumas@libertel.org

POSTED 04.22.05

Among the queries we receive by post and e-mail we find complaints. Occasionally complaints come by 'phone or are delivered in person. It's so easy for folks to mass email their queries to all the sites like ours in hopes they will find someone to help them. Days after, once the query has made its way into the newspaper or on the website, we get complaints from the very people the query submitters are trying to reach.

The readers with the answers cannot reach the author of the query because he or she changed their email address and did not send any other information that could be used to find them. We do get messages from conscientious submitters noting their address changes and we pass those on. But dozens of them do not let us know.

Imagine how you would feel if you spent a couple of hours looking for answers for a family genealogist known only as olebum@.xx to have your response bounce back as undeliverable.

This happens at least once a week. I now try to contact new submitters with a question or two if all they send with their query is an email address without a real name. Serious researchers always send their name and postal address along with their email and often website addresses. They know the value of contacting the general public in their searches; they want to be reached, they want those responses.

If you really want all available help from this resource please send your name, mailing address and the electronic data too. Make it easy for all readers to send you material. Make it easy for those without computers to participate. If you are reading this on the website remember it also appears in two newspapers and some of those readers may not use computers and the Net. Be prepared to send an S.A.S.E. Self-addressed, stamped envelopes made this hobby what it is today and still play a part. A real researcher will take advantage of every possible opportunity to get their answers and ensure they can be reached with the response.

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POSTED 04.05.05

I am trying to find the parents of Josiah ALDRICH from Stanstead and Lucinda HARRIS, his wife from Barnston. Josiah and Lucinda were the parents of my great-grandmother Clara ALDRICH born 1862 in Barnston. Clara died May 26,1927 in North Troy, Vt.

Also Looking for burial sites for Josiah and Lucinda. Josiah may have had a wife named Mary Ann, before Lucinda.

Also looking for grave sites for Alexander BRONSON and Jeanette BRONSON in Potton,Que. Marriage of Alexander BRONSON and Nancy HOPSON around 1858. Birth place of Jeanette BRONSON [their daughter ] born 5-1-1865. Birth place Mark Alexander BRONSON born around 1888, have not been able to find Mark in the U.S., he was born out of wedlock to Jeanette BRONSON, could have been born in Que.

Jo Ann Daggett tjkat@verizon.net

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I would like to find the parish and date of the marriage of George KING and Emma J. BREWER. I find on the 1891 census Lena KING, 13 years old, daughter of George KING and Emma J. BREWER. I think, she married Wellington J. BISSELL. I found this info in the Vital Statistics from the Stanstead Journal 1891 to 1905 page 66; Aug 13, 1895 by Elder D.W. Sornberger, m. Wellington J. BISSELL & Miss Lena M. KING both of Stanstead. Do you have an idea where I can have more info regarding this marriage?

Alain Roy jm_roy@yahoo.com

Alain,

Elder D.W. Sornberger was an Adventist preacher. The record should be with the ANQ and perhaps at the Eastern Township's Research Center at Bishop's University. Eastern Townships Research Centre, Archives Department, Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec J1M 1Z7 . http://www.etrc.ca

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Looking for information on my great and great-great grandparents Ezra GOUPEE and his wife Valida DUBOIS and Ezra GOUPEE and wife Mary Mathilde DESINDE and their parents before them.

Elzear J. GOUPEE, born Sept. 29, 1875, Compton, Quebec - died Jan. 22, 1966, Island Pond, Vermont - married Nov. 18, 1901, Island Pond, Vermont to Valida DUBOIS - born May 8, 1887, Sherbrooke, Que. died Feb. 19, 1973, Island Pond.

Elzear Alec GOUPIL dit GOUPEE, born Oct. 5,1842, on a ship enroute to USA from France, died April 3, 1917, Island Pond. He married July 31, 1871, Compton to Mary Mathilde DESINDE, April 18, 1849, LaBay, Que. died Feb. 14, 1917, Island Pond. We know nothing after this date, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Lydia McMillan Lydiamcm@earthlink.net

Lydia,

Is April 18, 1849, her birthdate? About LaBay, there are two La Baies in Quebec one in the Gaspe and one in the Saguenay Region.

You mentioned "We know nothing after this date, any help would be greatly appreciated". Which date?

When Elzear Goupil married Mathilde Dessaint-St. Pierre, 31-7-1871, he was a widower. The previous wife was Adeline Audet of Hatley. There are many Audet/Goupil marriages in the records of nearby Beauce, Doechester and Frontenac Counties, but I did not find Ezra or Elzear's first one. These Goupils descend from Antione Goupil (or Goupy) dit Laviolette, who arrives here in Quebec in 1673.

Mathilde Dessaint-St. Pierre's parents were Louis Dessaint-St. Pierre and Mathilde Trottier (sometimes Domithilde Trottier) of Compton.

The Island Pond records show many different spellings for both the Goupil surname and their given names. Sort of confusing. Have you a record of Elzear's arrival on a ship from France? Have a look at http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/ search_census.asp

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Looking for information on Sarah Ayer GORDON, b. Mar. 26, 1820, Kirby, Vt. Parents possibly William and Mary GORDON. Birth may have been recorded in one of the surrounding communities.

Red MacDougall redfish@netrevolution.com.

Looking for information on Sarah Ayer GORDON, b. Mar. 26, 1820, Kirby, Vt. Parents possibly William and Mary GORDON. Birth may have been recorded in one of the surrounding communities.

Red MacDougall redfish@netrevolution.com.

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I am looking for any imformation on the family of my grandfather Merrill Henri CANTELL. He was born near the border of Canada and the U.S. in Vermont. His date of birth was 1899. In 1916 or 1917 he went to Canada to join the Americans flying for the French and was forced to use a pistol to return fire as they had not been able to fire their machine gun through the propellors. He joined the American forces as a motorcycle dispatch rider for General Pershing. Sorry to say that thats all the imformation I have .Merrill Weaver-Haskell unclebumm4808@hotmail.com

Sir,

The only Cantell I can find that enlisted in Canada (Nov. 23, 1915, Montreal) from the USA was Reginald John Mackay Cantell of Boston.

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You helped my cousin Diane Hutchinson last year by checking for LARRABEEs in town histories. We are still trying to find out where Lucius and Jonathan LARRABEE were born and died. Janice Boyko of the Northeast Kingdom genealogy site couldn't find them listed in the Derby cemeteries. One possibility is Stanstead, Quebec. Do you know how we could access cemetery records for that town? Also, does Salem, VT have a cemetery? Cassie Horner adman@sover.net

Cassie,

Do you know if Diane tried any of the suggestions in my last reply to her? Specially trying the places or things in red. Dave

Hello,

Larabees in District of St. Francis clergy documented records (Quebec side of the border)

Charles Larabee dies Jan. 11, 1878 age 19, son of Lewis Larabee, Stanstead

Rose Larabee baptised Feb. 16, 1879, dau. of Lewis Larabee, Stanstead

Aaron Larrabee's wife Lizzie baptized Feb. 13, 1870 Eaton Twp.

There are a bunch of Larabas too but no Lucius.

There are several misc. Larabee items to be found in the Stanstead Journal. With what information your cousin has sent I cannot make a connection to them. The first entry does have some connection perhaps. The paper mentions the death of Jonathan Larabee of Derby who was found dead in his barn Dec. 20, 1845.

John Larabee died at North Troy, VT Feb. 8, 1905 aged 76. Vet. of the Civil War he was a native of Kamouraska, Que. Richford Gazette (Vermont)

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Do you have any information on Levi CHARLAND (married) Helen O'HEARN, St. Suzanne, Stanhope in 1877. I don't know where they went from there or if there were any children. I am still looking for John CHARLAND b. 1883 and am trying to make a connection with Levi as I suspect an Irish connection. Henry Rolfe henry.rolfe@sympatico.ca

Henry,

Lévi Charland, son of Jean Baptiste Charland and Rose Cote, married Helen Hearn dau. of William Hearn and Mary Mayer of Ste. Catherine on June 5, 1877 in Stanhope.

In the baptisms of St. Edmond's Coaticook there are several births for parents Louis and Brigitte O'Hearn nothing for Levi. But Helen O'Hearn appears as the godmother of one of their children. I do not have baptisms for Stanhope, sorry. Two of Louis and Brigitte's children have English first names, James instead of Jacques and Katie.

In the burials for the same church there is one record for Délima Charland wife of William O'Hearn so these two families are really connected. The O'Hearn deaths are mostly the children of William O'Hearn and Délima Charland and there is one under O'Heir too.

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I am searching for the final resting place as well as any info i can find on my great-grandparents, Nazaire and Clemence DESFORGES MARC-AURELE sometimes spelled: MARC-AURELLE, MARCAURELLE, MARCAURELE.

My grandfather, Louis, was their son. He was in the Spanish-American war having enlisted in Maine and was mustered out in Texas. He stayed in Texas and never went home. He lost all contact with his family after that and died in 1962. I have not been able to find any death/obit info on Nazaire and Cemence until today. Today I found a record that listed the death of Clemence as 1/24/1945 in the Town of Barton, Vt. I would love to know where she is buried and if Nazaire was buried with her.

This is the record I found but I don't read French. Nazaire / (m) 3 juin 1907 / Marcaurèle, Anna / Nazaire / Barabé, Rosalie / New Bedford, MA / Nazaire / Desforges, Clémence / (n)-28 janvier 1882 / Ste-Brigide-d'Iberville / / / / (d) 24 janvier 1945 / Barton, VT / / Steve marcaurele LSUSTEVE@aol.com

Steve,

Perhaps with the basic information that may have accompanied this info I could be more sure. However it appears her birth (n) Jan. 28, 1882 Ste-Brigide-d'Iberville, Que. There appear to be too many names in the first part of the note. The part (m) 3 juin 1907 / Marcaurèle, Anna / Nazaire / Barabé, Rosalie / New Bedford, MA; looks like Rosalie Barabé and Anna Marcaurèle were married June 3, 1907 in New Bedford, MA. But there could be something missing in the beginning.

Try the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Barton. St. Paul's Cemetery is on High St. in Barton Village. St. Paul's rectory's telephone number is 802-525-3711 perhaps the Priest will help you. If she is not buried there the service may have been done in the church and the record should say where she is buried.

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Leah Fitzgerald suggested that I contact you. I am looking for information about Mary Agnes CARON . She was my father's mother and was married to Alfred E BOBO of South Stukely. His birth date was 1853 and he died in 1903. My father told me that she came from Stanstead. I know that my grandparents, were Catholic when their first children were born. However by the time my father was born they had become Anglicans. I have traced the Bobo family back to France should you ever require more information about that family.

Roma B. Boyd roma.boyd@sympatico.ca

Roma,

Edouard Landerville marries Marie Elizabeth Bobo 24-07-1897 in Stanstead.

Thomas Bobo of Brome marries Ester Shemanu 20-04-1854 in St-Armand East.

Edouard Bobeau marries M-Jeanne Bruneau 07-11-1864 St-Etienne de Bolton.

Marie Elizabeth Bobeau daughter of Alfred Bobeau and Marie Caron is baptized 01-01-1877 in St-Etienne de Bolton. This shows a Alfred Bobo m. to a Mary Caron but does your father's age fit with being her son? Until 1853 or so, Bolton was part of Stanstead Co.

A large number of the Carons using the Stanstead RC Church lived in Vermont. They had children baptized in Stanstead and many marriages were performed in Quebec. One couple, Alfred Caron and his wife Anges Dupont of Derby, Vermont, had a son baptized here and were the godparents of others also baptized here. They may have been a relative of your ancestor, perhaps godparents.

Do you have the date of Mary and Alfred's first child's birth? Do you have Mary Agnes and Alfred's marriage date and place? When and where was your father baptised? Mary Agnes' age, place of and date of death? If they were married as Catholics in Quebec there should be a paper trail. Was Mary Agnes born a Caron? Was the marriage to Mr. Bobo her first? If yes, that marriage record should list her parents.

All of these things can provide clues. Without seeing your charts it is hard for me to know what sources you have used and where you have looked. Census records, wills, marriage contracts, death certificates would all be good sources of information.

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POSTED 02.17.05

Dear David:

The following news release covers an important new Irish genealogical work entitled County Longford Residents Prior to the Famine by Guy A. Rymsza, an Irish-American native of the Chicago area. Given the significant number of Irish descendents in Quebec and Vermont and the approach of St. Patrick's Day with its focus on Irish roots, I trust that your readers will find this news useful. More information is also available at www.domeshadowpress.com
Kind regards,

Joan Francoeur
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South Bend, Indiana

Landmark Pre-Famine Index Puts Irish Ancestors on the Map

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POSTED 02.17.05

The OSGOODs I am looking for are listed below.

Ida May OSGOODb. 11 June 1868 in Coaticook, Quebec. Her parents are
James P. OSGOOD and Belinda Mary LUCE. They also had a son Hiram A. OSGOOD b. 1865 unknown place, as well as _?_ OSGOOD b. 1871. My brickwall with this family is James P. b. 30 July 1831 in Maine d. 01 Dec. 1899
Goffstown, NH.

Children of James P. OSGOOD an his first wife Almeda Eldridge:

1.Henry Lewis OSGOOD m. Celia Augusta GARLAND on 30 Nov 1871 in Barnston, Quebec. They had William Henry OSGOOD b. 19 March 1872 in Compton or Hereford, Que.
2. Edwin Orin OSGOOD b. Mar. 1877 in Compton, Que.
3. Fritz Oscar OSGOOD b. 10 July 1879 in Compton, Que.
4. Charles OSGOODb. Jan. 1880 in Compton, Que., d. 08 June 1882 in
Compton.
5. Ethel Iona OSGOODb. 17 March 1906 in Holland, VT d. 19 Jan. 1907 in
Barnstead, Que.
6. Grace Minerva Osgood b. 05 Sept. 1912 in Coaticook, Que.
Also looking for the daughters of William Henry OSGOOD and Eva WORTH.
Maude maude@jleblanc.com

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In his Civil War pension application in 1885, my grt-grt-grandfather, John YOUNG, wrote that he was born (about 1840) in Mosco, Canada. He was living in St Albans, VT when he enlisted.

His parents were Lewis YOUNG and Julia LACOLIN. I have had no success finding this couple, first because I don't know which French version of the name they went by (LEMOINE, LEJEUNE or some other form) and, second, because I cannot locate a place called Mosco or anything close to it. It is like trying to find a needle in a haystack when you don't what the needle looks like or where the haystack is.

Had I not run into several other people over the years also looking for their ancestors in Mosco I'd have thought this location was a mistake. Others mentioned Masko or Maska and a Yamaska River. Does anyone know where Mosco may refer to?
Wanda Alter, Longwood FL litlwolf@cfl.rr.com

Hi,
Yamaska and Yamaska East are neighbouring Quebec villages just east of Sorel on the St. Lawrence River about half the way between Montreal and Quebec. The date of the cocession of the seigneurie of Yamaska is Sept. 24, 1683. There is a river and a mountain with the same name. Maska and Mamaska are Abenaki names for the area. There was a R.C. mission there from 1727. You do not think that Lewis Young was his proper name?

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Would you be able to help us obtain information on William Henry BLAISDELL or BLASDELL b.1816/1817 in Canada. He could have lived in Vermont and Frankfort, or Springfield, Il. He married Sara ABBEY/ABBY from Saranac Town, Clinton cty, NY. We would like to learn of his parents & siblings. He died in Paynesville, Mn 04/24/1887.
Donna(Carroll)Sarsland sarsland@tds.net

Hi Donna,

I found a William Blasdell listed as a settler of a very small settlement called New Boston in our County history. However indexes to local records do not show any activity by him or his family.

Another Blaisdell, Hannah, the wife of Joseph Putney came to our area from New Hampshire. They were aready married with children when they arrived and their children married and started creating descendants.

Sorry I cannot offer more at this time. A long through search may turn up a few more details but it appears that this family was not here long. But when you suggest that William Henry Blaisdell(Blasdell) was born in Canada it leaves a huge area to be searched.

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I've spent a lot of years looking for Catherine Dorothy GRANT (Benoni is a best guess for her father at his time), William H. CHURCH and Caroline B. LESLIE. It's like looking in another country for information on them, which, of course it is. They were so close, but so far when trying to track down. I'm sure you know what I mean.

Donald Day donday1@maine.rr.com

Don,

Benoni Grant was one of the original grantees of Stanstead. He did not take up residence however. He obtained land in other counties too and may have lived in Brome and/or Mississiquoi Co. Most of the Vermont places on the pedigree chart you attached are just over the Border from Mississiquoi. Phillipsburg and Dunham are in Mississiquoi Co.

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According to history, (The Dutton Library in Ontario sent me a page out of Sims' History of Elgin County Vol 1, p. 234). Bray WILLEY and his brother Joseph left Vermont in 1805 and settled along the St. Francis River in Lower Canada. Fourteen years later in 1819, they organized two large boats and with several
other families of the area, travelled upriver, along Lake Ontario and Lake Erie
and arrived at Port Talbot, Upper Canada

The families that travelled with the WILLEY 's were the RANDALLS, HOCKINS, YOUNGS and James WATSON.

I haven't found anything about the RANDALL family at all. My Randall was Israel RANDALL born in 1797. I don't know where and I don't know if he was travelling with his parents or not. I'm trying to find some info on this Randall family.
Darlene Ward dbward@svcn.mb.ca

Hi Darlene,
Do you have the name of the area that they lived in before leaving the St.
Francis. The river is quite long and travels through several counties and
townships before reaching the St. Lawrence. Both the Willey and Randall
surnames appear in several parts of the Townships.

If they left in 1819 there would be few formal records prior to 1815. The
earliest census of any note would be the 1825 census.

For the longest part of the trip the boats would have been no larger than
what a few men could carry when portaging. They may have hired qualified
rivermen to help them make the trip. There were so many obstacles to
travel from the St. Francis to Erie in the early 1800's. It must have been an
exciting trip.

I have had a look at the 1791 census for Vermont and find all the surnames you mention in one location except for Mr. Watson. The Wileys have one "l", Hawkins instead of Hockins, the Youngs and many Randalls all lived in Windsor Co. at the same time. Of course there are other families in other parts of the state with the same last names but there were not many Wileys only four families with this spelling and two of them lived in Windsor Co.

Perhaps try the Quebec Family History Society, P.O. Box 1026, Pointe
Claire, QC H9S 4H9http://www.cam.org/~qfhs

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POSTED 02.06.05

New CD

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I am looking for information about Harriet BENSON who was said to have been born in Stanstead Que. Dec. 15, 1829 to John BENSON and _?_. She m. Cephas WILLIAMS and d. 1909 in Winhall, Vt. Marcia White m.farhills@verizon.net

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I'm at a brick wall can anyone help? Looking for info on Orilla MASSON(Aurelia) who married Henry RUSSELL in Franklin, Vt. 1857. Also Phillis LAPOINTE who married a Fred BOUGHTON. All from Henryville or Stanbridge, Quebec area. If you have any info it would be greatly appreicated. These are my g-grandparents. Richard Green greengo@surfglobal.net

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My grandfather, Elmer may have been born in Stanstead in 1875. According to the 1881 census, his real name was Amidas or Armidas. His parents were Joseph and Sarah EATON RAYMOND. His siblings were Wilford, Frederick (which we knew as Thaddeus), Alvina and Arthur. Although Joseph was born Catholic, it appears that he changed his religion to that of the Second Day Adventist. We do not know if Elmer/Amidas was baptised Catholic or not. If anyone can confirm that Elmer/Amidas RAYMOND was born in Stanstead it would be greatly appreciated. Arlene Griffith allie47@mybluelight.com

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Ashley HIBBARD, (b. abt 1803) (wife: Margaret, it would be nice to have the marriage date and locale, abt 1828; along with the birth cert. of son, Stephen, June 10, 1828). Ashley A. HIBBARD, b 1782 NH, immigrated to Stanstead Lower Canada about 1796-1800 (wife: Hester, it would be nice to have the marriage date and locale, abt 1802). Looking for death record for Ashley A. HIBBARD, died bet 1822-1850, probably in Stanstead. Augustine G. HIBBARD died December 04, 1831, Stanstead father of Ashley A. and grandpa to Ashley Jr, listed above. I need some kind of census or vital record to support their presence during this time frame. Ken B. breirather@gbpackersfan.com

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I am seeking any information on Arthur Lorden HUSBANDS, who lived in Cookshire, and was married to Annie Mariah MOWLE, also of Cookshire. They were my grandparents. As far as I know, they are both buried in the Anglican Church Cemetery. Elizabeth Winters thenjmom@aol.com

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I'm looking for a Maria BEEBE born in Lower Canada in 1800. Married to John AULT of Matilda Township, Dundas Co., Ontario Canada. The AULTs were United Empire Loyalists. Maria & John are my g-g-grandparents. Any information on Maria is appreciated. Patsy AultP40@aol.com

Patsy, Loyalist lists suggest the Beebe's went to the Gaspé area of Quebec.

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Hi I am looking for a relative called Percy Malcolm FRANKS. Born in England in 1886 he moved to Scotland then went to Canada before the 1st World War. Apparently he was in the army but I can't find him on the military lists. Have a letter from him dated 20th May 1919 and he was staying at the Hotel Vancouver and was in the automotive business. He was never heard of again and I can't find a death certificate in BC. Any ideas? His niece and I am trying to solve the mystery. Kath Betts Kathbetts@hotmail.com

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I am looking for information about the SHAW family of Egton Bridge North, Yorkshire. Esther SHAW married William SWALES of Grosmont in the 19th century. They left faming and went to near Newcastle. One of the children became a priest (George) one a nun, and two were teachers (Agnes and Ettie). There was a daughter called Mary and my grandfather called Thomas Bernard who came to the Isle of Man and married my grandmother Margaret COLLINS. He was klilled at the Somme August 23rd 1918.

Anne Swales Davis anne.davis@salvationarmy.org.uk

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I am looking for any CHURCH families in Missisquoi County in the 1800's. In particular, I am looking for the parents of William H. CHURCH , born Jul y 29, 1821. He married Harriet Eliza MANDIGO STEARNS June 25, 1856. All info on CHURCH families would be appreciated. Also looking for any info at all on any LESLIE families around Stanstead in the 1800's. In particular, I am researching Caroline B. LESLIE born June 3, 1810. She was "of Stanstead" and married Samuel GIFFORD across the border in Derby, VT on Jan. 3, 1833. An Alexander W. LESLIE, of Stanstead, was also married there on the same day, possibly her brother. Don Day donday1us@yahoo.com

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I am looking for the death of my 3rd great grandfather Samuel SHEPARD. With the help of Lhorna Rhicard I now have the record of his wife's death as follows: Death, Rebecca PIPER, (this should be Rachel] , died July 3, 1848, burried: July 5, 1848 ae. 82 years, widow of Samuel SHEPARD of Brome Twp. Wit: Erastus and Emily MILLS - Dunham Methodist records.

The last record of Samuel SHEPARDI have is the following: 1825 Census, Canada - Richelieu County, Broome Twp, Samuel SHEPARD, three in family, one over 14 under 16, one married male over 40 under 60, one married female over 45. In 1825, Samuel would be 57 yrs old and their last child, Rachel, would be 14 yrs old. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Carl Sheperd carlsheperd@netscape.net

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Searching for parents and siblings of Dennis S. WHEELER b. 1808 Canada. He m. Adaline _?_ b. abt 1826 Salisbury, Merrimack Co., NH. He may have been married prior to this marriage to Adaline. I have no other info. on Dennis. Any help appreciated. Joan Norstedt past-lane@adelphia.net

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Looking for information about family of Vincent DE`ETCHEGOYEN who was born in Compton, Quebec on Oct. 4, 1879. He had at least 2 brothers, Albert and Brian. Any info. would be appreciated Blaine Coleman searching_6@hotmail.com

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Searching Abigail Maria PILLOW born Inverness, Quebec. Parents Christopher PILLOW and Abigail CAMPBELL. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. J. Honan jhonan@sasktel.net

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I'm looking for the parents, grandparents etc for Phebee TAUPIER who married Leon SALOIS July 18, 1864. The couple lived around Stanhope, Quebec. Her parents are possibly Mathias TAUPIER and Marie LEVESQUE. Does anyone have any information? Sylvie Bessey bessey@sasktel.net

Sylvie, Index to marriages in Compton Co. suggests that Phebe Toupin did m. on the dates you have Compton Village RC records. Her parents are as you have them and were living in Coaticook at the time. His parents were Michel Salois and Véronique Boisvert. Check out the Twofoots too.

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Looking for any and all information pertaining to the following people: David BROWN of Stanstead and Hatley Quebec; b. 1817 m. Cleone CHURTLEFF Dec. 1842, m. 2nd Mary ROBINSON of Hatley, Qc Jan.22, 1844, dau. of George ROBINSON & Sarah TAYLOR. Seeking informaton on John & Hepzibah BROWN 's children: Ozias Gilbert BROWN , Chester Wright BROWN , Betsey P DAVIS. Seeking to confirm by fact or by indications/associations that David is son of John & Hepzibah BROWN

Also looking for information on David Brown BAGLEY, Otis Brown ROLLINS, Flora Ella BAGLEY, Jacob & Elizabeth Ann (Arnold) BROWN , Wright G. BROWN , Gilbert O. BROWN . All of Stanstead and Haltey, Quebec in the 1800's.

Also looking for marriage record for Albert A. HEATH to Sarah J. WOODWARD and Charles E. WOOD(W)ARD to Nellie May LARUE/LAREAU in abt. 1902-1906. Was Charles WOODWARD a "widow"? Appreciate any and all help, findings.

Mark Leckie mskwmagw@yahoo.com or write PO Box 83 Lancaster, NH 03584

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New Service

Brenda Wilson Birch author of the three books, St. Armand Twp. Cemeteries, Frelighsburg Twp. Cemeteries and Dunham Twp. Cemeteries all of Missisquoi County Quebec is offering to do a free lookup to let you know if a certain person or family name is listed in one of her books. For more specific information a small fee will apply or if there are multiple entries for the family name you are searching for she will suggest which of the books would be best for you.

These books are much more that just a list of names found on the monuments. Ms. Birch has included information from microfilmed church records, old cemetery lists, marriage indexes and the like enabling her to add death dates, the age of the deceased, maiden names and parentage for those buried if found. She also makes the connection to spouses and children when possible and fills in the information, in many cases, when no monument exists.

A valuable service for Missisquoi County researchers. Brenda Wilson Birch can be reached by emailbrenda.w@sympatico.ca or by mail

Brenda Wilson Birch
54 Abbott's Corner Rd.
Frelighsburg, QC.
J0J 1C0.

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Searching for Abigail Maria PILLOW born Inverness, Quebec. Parents Christopher PILLOW and Abigail CAMPBELL. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
J. Honan jhonan@sasktel.net

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I am looking for information or other researchers who are researching the WOOD family. My great great grandfather Alexander WOOD was born in 1837 in Westbury, Compton Co. Quebec, the son of Levi WOOD & Mary (?). I have no siblings for Alexander and the line no further back than Levi. Any information no matter how small is apprectiated and I'm willing to share my information.

Barbara Barber serene1000@hotmail.com

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I am looking for the origins of the name ALGIER. I am just starting family geneology and need lots of help.

Chris Algier yumso@hotmail.com

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Searching for parents and siblings of Dennis WHEELER born abt. 1808 in Canada. He died Jan. 1859 Washington Co., Vermont. Married Adaline D. (?) who was born in Salisbury, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire. Need her parents also.

Joan Norstedt past-lane@adelphia.net

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I am seeking families from the Eastern Townships - Richmond and area as well as all their relations.

I will also be pleased to share any and all information I have on these and related families from this area such as ARMATAGE, ARMITAGE, BARRIE, BLAKE, BOAST, BROCK, BURRILL, BUSHEY, CARSON, CROSS, DICKSON, FESSENDEN, FOWLER, GOODFELLOW, GRIFFITH, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, LEROUX, LESTER, LISTER, LODGE, LYNCH, LYSTER, MASTINE, MCMORINE, MONTGOMERY, MORRILL, PERKINS, POPE, SMITH, STEVENS, SYKES and TRENHOLM(E), which I am also trying to trace.

Bob Dickson Kingston, ON dickson@kos.net

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Am looking for info on parents of John BAIRD who was born on Feb. 17, 1867 Windsor Mills, Quebec. Their names are William BAIRD Sr. and Sarah Ann BROWN.

Marilyn Collins kurtmandy4@walmart.com

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According to my family tree, my ancestors; Michael MOSHER, born Jun 1732, died in Sept. 1823 and his wife Zelphia PIERCE MOSHER, born in June 1746, died Mar. 1830 were the first, or some of the first, settlers of Mosher's Corner in Barnston. Any literature or data on the two of them would be greatly appreciated.

George Mosher Ft-Worth, Texas gwmosher@nationwide.net

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Looking for RICHARDSON family who lived in Shipton Quebec. Gaby Guy RICHARDSON died May 6, 1853. Need his father and mother's name. Believe his father was Jedediah and his grandfather was Jedediah both died in Shipton: buried at Claremont Cemetery. Also looking for info on his wife, Rachel NUTTING, her father John NUTTING. Both died and buried at Claremont Cemetery. Need details on all these names. I know they came from Claremont, NH. Any info will be of help since misinformation has been put on internet regarding these families.

jeanne reichenbacher rick@bio-con.com

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Wishing to correspond with anyone who has information on the HANCOCKs of Megantic County. Mary Ann HANCOCK married Duncan DONALDSON in 1833. Mary Ann's father was Thomas HANCOCK but this is all I know. Would like to find siblings etc.

Also seeking information on descendants of John Cullen HUTCHISON and Elizabeth DONALDSON . They lived in the Leeds and Kinnear's Mills area.

Elizabeth was the daughter of Mary Ann HANCOCK and Duncan DONALDSON .

Elizabeth's brother Peter married Charlotte HUTCHISON and another brother John married Harriet HUTCHISON .

J Nickles rjnickles@sympatico.ca

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My great-grandparents, Samuel Aaron HARRISON and Elizabeth Ruth TACKABERRY arrived in Montreal in early June of 1854 and by Christmas Day, 1854, according to a family history, "were married on Christmas Day in the farmhome of one of Elizabeth's married sisters, from which which we could see the State of Vermont from her kitchen window". They remained there from that day until 1860 when they moved to Smith Falls, Ontario. Their first 2 children were born in Coaticook. Seeking information on any TACKABERRY relatives that may have remained in Coaticook or are buried there, as well as any descendents.

James J. Carey RADMCarey@aol.com

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Hi, Looking for more information on the parents of Julia Ann JONES, born December 1839 in Ascot, Quebec. Her parents were, Julia Ann BLODGETT and William JONES. Looking for family of Julia Ann BLODGETT. But any information would be helpful. I have Julia Ann JONES THURSTON widow's pension papers that lists her parents as above. Would be willing to share any information.

Aleta Utterback autterback@sbcglobal.net

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I am looking for information regarding Sara S. STEVENS who married my gg grandfather E. C. ELLIS. Sarah died October 6, 1860 and is buried in Mount Forrest Cemetery in Coaticook.

David Graham Morrisonville, NY davidg8809@aol.com

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I am looking for information on the family of Magloire FLEURANT/Michael FLORANCE. Wife's name Emilie, children Joseph, Louis, Emilie, Michael, Eusebe, Edwin, Marie and Cesaire Napoleon. This family is listed in the 1860 census, living in Holyoke, Massachusetts with the family of Francis RUEL. In the 1870 census living in Boscowen, New Hampshire and in the 1881 census living back in Stuckley North, Shefford, Que. Michael/Magloire was born in Canada, Emilie is listed as also born in Canada. Most of the children were born in Canada, except Eusebe, and Cesaire Napoleon, who were born in New Hampshire. I would like to know the surname of Emilie who married Magloire/Michael. Michael/Magloire was born approx. 1812-1814 in Canada and Emilie was born approx 1822-1824 in Canada. I have been searching forever and would really appreciate any information. Not sure if they were born or married in the area of Shefford or not.

Marge Florence flocom@yahoo.com

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_?_ BROWN was drowned, we think in a sawmill accident, about 1800, possibly in Maple Grove. Sarah ARCHER, his wife, later married Gilbert HEALY and they moved to the Richmond, Quebec area where descendants still live today.

We have been unable to find any information on either BROWN or ARCHER. Queries on the ARCHER board have resulted in no responses. Can anyone help?

Ken Healy khealy0424@rogers.com

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Looking for further information on the MORRISON families of Stanstead

County. In particular the family of Weston MORRISON, and his son Chester A.

MORRISON in Barnston.

I would especially like to learn of the birth and parents of Weston Morrison

and his wife Anna EDSON.

Weston Morrison married 1st Elisabeth PIERCE 14 Feb. 1843 records of Free Will Baptist, Stanstead.

He married 2nd Anna EDSON May 1846 Free Will Baptist, Stanstead.

Chester A. MORRISON born 6 Dec. 1852 Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ. died 4 Sept. 1902 Manitou, El Paso Co., Colorado.

Chester married 1st Sarah E. HEATH 27 Nov. 1877 Methodist Church, Barnston,

Stanstead Co., PQ.

He married 2nd Laura Elizabeth ADAMS 17 Sept. 1884 Coaticook, Stanstead Co., PQ. Emma Sarah MORRISON born 12 Nov. 1878 Barnston.

Brian bksfish@hotmail.com

Hubbard WEBSTER, born Jan. 1808, m. Sept. 20, 1836, d. May 22, 1884 in North Hatley his wife was Mary HODGES, of Hatley b. 1815, d. Feb. 20, 1891 in North Hatley. A child, E.R. WEBSTER m. Nancie BROWN May 10,1882 in Lennoxville.

Harman HODGES m. Salvin RICHARDSON Aug. 1, 1828

Salun RICHARDSON m. Flora HODGES Jan. 8, 1828 and probably died and lived in Warden, Quebec.

Daiel [Dainel ?] A. ALLEN m. Martha Ann HODGES Sept. 25, 1860 . She was born in Hatley to Andrew Samual HODGES and Hannah METCALF . Any information about the ALLEN family and decendants is appreciated.

Fay Young fyoung@klngcom.com

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Interestedin any inforamtion on Jonathan or Moses BERRY lived part of their lives in Stanstead, Sheffield or Sutton.

John Calder jcalder@telus.net

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Loyal A POTTER, husband of Narcissa L MILLER d. 9/13/1881.

Narcissa d. 3/29/1909. Both are buried in Ruiter Settlement Cemetery, Potton, Brome Co., Quebec.

My question is this, in Narcissa's obituary it is stated that she and Loyal had 13 children. It has been brought to my attention that 2 of the children a boy and a girl died about the same year as their father. They were buried on their parents property. They died of a highly contagious diease and Loyal and Narcissa were not allowed to bury them in Ruiter Settlement Cemetery.

I was wondering if anyone knew of an out break of Small Pox during this time and may have the names of the two missing children. Loyal and Narcissa are my 3rd great grandparents.

Leonette Steele lsteele1@starband.net

Leonette,

Have you tried:

Brome County Historical Society

P.O. Box 690

Knowlton, QC

J0E 1V0

(514) 243-6782

or

Marlene Simmons, 1039 Burnett Road, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0 or P.O. Box 72, Richford, VT. 05476 - 0072 Home Page: http://www.virtuel.qc.ca/simmons/ E-mail: simmons@virtuel.qc.ca o

Does anyone have access to Quebec census names prior to 1881 that includes the Wolfe/Richmond/Megantic area? I'm looking for the John CASSIDY family that, in 1881, was residing in Wolfe County - Ste-Julien-de-Wolfestown.

Nancy haslam@together.net

Nancy,

I am guessing that with a together.net address that you are close to the Quebec border in Northern VT or NH. If you were to come to Sherbrooke you could access most records yourself.

Should you wish to do that please let me know I will send along addresses.

If you are further south in VT or NH, Manchester, NH has the Franco/American group and their great records.

If your public library has a microfilm viewer you should be able to borrow the census films through interlibrary loan.1861, film # C-1330 and C-1331, 1871, C-10087 and C-10088.

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Looking for MOONEY'S from Megantic County, Quebec. My gr-grandfather, James Johnson MOONEY, born Inverness area. His father also from Inverness area, David D. MOONEY, m. 1873, to Mary JOHNSON, from St Agathe, Quebec. David D. MOONEY b. 1845, he had a brother and two sisters that I know of. James b. 1840, Elizabeth b. 1844, and Margaret b. 1849. David's father James b. 1802, in Ireland, his mother Mary, b.1799 Scotland. Any help would be appreciated and will gladly share info I have.

Dave Mooney sarasotamoon@yahoo.com

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I'm seeking information on any HOLMES who was b. m. or d. in Hereford, Stanstead, Quebec during the 1800's; particularly interested in those families who may have come from New Hampshire, USA.

S. Holmes mosstrooper@peoplepc.com

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I am looking for information on my great-grandfather, Richard Pease IRWIN, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec?, in January 1871 or 1873. His death certificate may have been filled out by someone without a lot of family knowledge. He married Annie Aniz DAVIS from Fort Coulounge and the had three daughters the first being my grandmother, Mary Dorothy IRWIN, born Nov.1901. They left for British Columbia in the spring of 1902 where they stayed. His death was in May of 1929. Anyone who may have information regarding the IRWIN family or even the PEASE family I would love to hear from you.

Dawn Beaton dawnfran@telus.net

Dawn,

Richard Pease Irwin, was baptised April 30, 1881 in the Anglican church in Richmond after his birth Jan. 19, 1873 the son of John Irwin who married Mary Pease Feb. 27, 1864 recorded in the books of the Melbourne Anglican church. It seems that nearly all the Irwin family activity takes place in the greater Melbourne area.

Another son was baptised in the Richmond/Melbourne Methodist Church, William Wesley Irwin born Feb. 18, 1880, bapt. July 14, 1881. John and Mary also had John F. 1864 and George Andrew 1868.

One John Irwin of Melbourne was the witness to the burial of Andrew Irwin who died July 19, 1868 at the age of 60. Andrew was born in Ireland. Perhaps John was the son of Andrew. He gives his son George Andrew as a second name. But Andrew is common. The names Andrew, John, James and Jared appear through the Irwin records at several levels; a bit of untangling might be necessary.

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I am looking for information that might help find Louis BURNHAM's parents names. He came to the U.S. in 1861. According to the 1910 census for Conneticut, Louis and Esther BURNHAM were both born in Canada-French, but both claim their mother tongue was English. I really don't know if ths is usual or unusual for that time period. They moved to New Hampshire, then moved onto Minnesota, Wisconsin and then back to New England states again. They finally stayed in Stonington, CT. I hope someone might be able to help.

Elizabeth Foster Hoppeelj5@aol.com

Elizabeth,

Canada-French is not an official designation for this part of the country. For the approximate time of Louis' birth he may have been in Lower Canada (1791-1841) or if he was a bit younger it may have been called Canada East (1841-1867). A census closer to the time they actually arrived, may be of more help. The date of arrival, 1861, begs the question, did he take part in the U.S. Civil War? Usually a C. War record would give a lot of information. You must have his age from the 1910 census?

Were they married in Quebec before going to the USA?

If you had a few more clues to their whereabouts in what is now Quebec it be a help.

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I am looking for any info on James HOPSON born 1833 in Sutton, Que. married to Sarah WILSON, born 1837 in Sutton, Que. They are buried in Fairmount Cemetery in Sutton. Any info on their parents would really help. Renee Sanders, California seamist06@hotmail.com

I was searching to find any info on my great-grandparents. They are Edith Sophia MARTIN born May 25 1896 and Arthur John BEAUPRE Feb. 9, 1893, he was born In Derby Line the son of Charles BEAUPRE and Mary BELWARE. Mary BELWARE parents are Joesph and Mary BELWARE. My grandmother who is still alive and living in MA is Lillian BEAUPRE , she was born in Bebe. Stanstead on Feb. 2, 1915 any info you can provide would be appriecated. Paul DeBlois 1 Hilton Ave, Exeter, NH 03833 or carnie58@aol.com

Paul, Charles Beaupre of Kamouraska marries Marie Beloin in Stanstead May 12, 1877. He was the son of Jean Baptiste Beaupre and Henriette Thibault. She was the daughter of Joseph Beloin and Marie Raymond of this parish.

When Charles' sister Philomène marries Charles Lazerus in Stanstead Feb. 14, 1887 her address was St. Alexandre, Kamouraska.

Charles' sister Adèle marries Eusèbe Couture here June 29, 1903.

Charles and Marie Beloin's daughter Rose marries Joseph Boisvert 12-02-1907 Stanstead. And their son Henri Georges marries Marie Couture June 8, 1921.

Of the 6 children born to Charles and Marie (listed as born and baptised in Stanstead) I do not find Arthur John on that list. Usually Catholics in Derby Line came to Stanstead for their religious needs prior to the church opening in Derby Line in 1947. Some may have gone to Newport once that church was opened in 1875. The church there is St. Mary Star of the Sea. The Reverend J.S. Michaud was named the first pastor in September, 1873; he said his first Mass in a little schoohouse. The cornerstone of the church was blessed July 4, 1875. The completed church was blessed on August 22, 1877.

Nothing found for Lillian Beaupre. The Beebe, Quebec parish did not start until 1925. The Rock Island parish which was between Beebe and Stanstead started in 1916. In 1915 Beebe, Vermont Catholics may have gone to Newport. Prior to 1916 nearly all local Catholics came to Stanstead.

You may find Arthur John in Newport and Lillian too. Charles Beaupree and John Beaupree are listed as living in Derby Line in 1883 (H. Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory). They were shoemakers working for A.B. Nelson. There were Martins to be found on both sides of the border, of both French and English origins and of both Catholic and Protestant religions. It is very likely the answer to that mystery will be found in the USA records as well. There was a Lewis J. Martin in Derby Line at the same time (1883) as Charles and John Beaupree.

Interested in infomrtion about marriage of Frederick Davies and Sarah Patterson April 13, 1892. Dorothy Jones mosias35@armyresidence.net

Hi Dorothy, The marriage is recorded in the books of the Anglican Church in Inverness, QC. Frederick Davies is listed as a merchant. Both of them are listed as having been widowed.

I am wondering if you would have a vtal statistic list that might list a Margaret STRAIN HOPKINS of Coaticook. Her daughter was Cora HOPKINS ,(d/o Carl C. and Margaret STRAIN HOPKINS) that married Harry Mitchell EATON. Harry Mitchell was born in Littleton, NH Feb. 20,1869 (refrerence for time period.)

I am very curious about Margaret STRAIN as that name is in our family and is not a common name in this area. Our early Strains were in Bethlehem and Littleon, NH. and I am wondering if this might be a relative. The son of Harry Mitchell and Cora STRAIN was Dana H. who was an advertising manager for the Noyes Buick Co. of Boston,MA. Cynthia Farquharson, Littleton NH farquharson@eagle1st.com

Hi,

The only STRAIN I could find in Stanstead Co. was Cate Strain who marries Tyler Clark, Coaticook Baptist records, April 3, 1875.

None found on the 1790 NH or VT censuses. Where were they until they appear in Littleton? I am sure I have had another query in the past year for that name. I will have to look.

The Pioneers of Mass. lists only one; Richard Straine a brewer of Boston who it appears went back to England after 1648.

And Higginson Books lists a book still in print The White Genealogy. a History of the Descendants of Matthew and Elizabeth (Given) White . . . Vol. 1: The Line of Joseph & Elizabeth (White) STRAIN. POSTED 09.06.04

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The Georgeville Historical Society will be having a genealogy workshop for those who would like to do some research on their families and don't know how to get started as well as for those who need more information on the tools available and how to use them. Anyone interested should contact Judy Bachelder, 819-847-2595 or jlord@abacom.com We will try to choose a time that is convenient for everyone.

I have hit the proverbial genealogical brick wall! Stories from my husband's family say our surname was originally French derived from Lucier. About 4 years ago I decided to determine whether or not this was the case. Through census returns I have determined that yes, they were of French Canadian origin. The earliest ancestor for whom I have dates is Lewis Lovias LUCIA born May 13, 1833 son of Anthony and Margaret.. On his marriage certificate in 1858 he indicates he was born in Vermont yet census info advises his birthplace was Quebec. His son, who was living in Michigan in 1920, first told the census taker his father's birthplace was Vermont, but Vermont is clearly stroked out and Canada is written in the space. It is my theory his parents most likely lived on the Canadian side and he was born, perhaps at a relative's home, on the US side. I do know that his parents names were Anthony and Margaret. The family story goes so far as to say a French male married an English woman and she told him to change the name so it would no longer appear Fench!

If you have any suggestions as to how I should proceed next, I would really appreciate it. I did send to Vermont and no record of birth is recorded for LL Lucia. I am living in Ontario an hour's drive from Montreal. I have considered going to the archives but I feel like I am looking for a needle in a haystack. Where do I start? I should mention this person moved west to Alberta, my husband was born there and we relocated 10 years ago. The name was changed again when they lived in southern Ontario some used LUCHA, others LUCHIA. Sandra Luchia sl@hawk.igs.net

Hi Sandra, I agree that your surname was originally French if it was derived from Lucier. Lucier however was not the original French surname it is an Americanisation, if that is a word, of LUSSIER. When searching the Quebec records you will need to look for Lussier.

French Canadian names were changed for several reasons. Most of these folks were unable to read and write when they went to the U.S.A. to find work. As a result they were not able to correct the records keepers who wrote the French names as they heard them pronounced. The corruption of the name by record keepers is the main reason for name changes. Lucier fits here.

Others did translate their name on purpose so that they might fit in a little better. For example Mr. Racine in Quebec became Mr. Root in the U.S.A..

When these families were originally in Quebec or if they came back for religious services (marriages and baptisms most often) the priests here were able to and did use the proper spellings.

You do not say in what part of Vermont your husband's family lived; it might be a clue to their home in Quebec. There is a group of indexes to Quebec records called the P.R.D.H., registered b. d. m., several sets of marriage record indexes and many more tools to use in your search. There several sites to be found on the www: http://ancestorguide.com/L/Lussier/ http://genforum.genealogy.com/lussier/ http://www3.sympatico.ca/norbert.lussier/ http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtgrandi/demarce/lucia.htm This last one looks promising.

On Saturday August 14 Roy and Desmarais families came from near and far to take part in a special family reunion held in Notre Dame de la Merci, Rock Island's basement. The Phish concert was a concern for many and it prevented some U.S. familiy members from attending the event. However the 110 people present made the day a success.

The event was hosted by Claire Roy who had been looking forward to this special day for many years. She was inspired by her father, Théodore Roy, to begin researching her ancestral lineage more than thirty years ago.

After the welcoming address Claire proudly produced a book for each of her family lines. The Roy book contained over 250 pages and the Desmarais just over 100. Everyone was invited to view the books giving them the oportunity to read about their ancestors, to look at ancestral photos, biographies and more.

It was hoped that each member took home a deeper appreciation for what there ancestors had endured, what the family had become and to be proud of their Roy and Desmarais "roots". Claire Roy [can be reached by email c.g.astro@sympatico.ca

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Seeking information on Lemuel GREENWOOD, b. 5-18-1837, Holyoke, Hamden Co, Mass. and removed to W. Bolton, Quebec at an unknown time. Married Mary FULLER in Potton, Que. on 4-1-1865 she was b. 12-23-1849 Knowlton, Que. and had the following children Elson, Charles, Warren, Genevia, Lucinda, Laura, Julia, John Lorenzo, Leaman and Mildred. Lemuel died in S.Troy, Orleans Co, Vt. on 10-3-1907 and Mary died in Troy, Orleans Co., Vt. on 10--3-1939. Seeking concrete evidence of Lemuels' parentage and place of birth along with the same information for Mary. Also seeking any descendents of this marriage that my be able to provide any oral and written history of this branch of the GREENWOOD/FULLER line. Greg Bueddeman gbudman1@yahoo.com

Looking for any information on Gilman C. GRAVES' children. He was born in 1811 in Williamstown, NH and died in 1875 in West Shefford Quebec. He married Nancy HAYES in 1835 in Shefford. There was also a second Gilman GRAVES (b. 1803) in Shefford at that time; he married Chirsitine WILLEY. The two Gilman GRAVES are first cousins. Roch Royer bobo@citenet.net

Looking for Charles Victor TAYLOR and his wife, Marguite. Charles was born appoximately 1891 his father was Victor Edwin TAYLOR .his mother was Ella RATHBURN. connie taylor ltct123@yahoo.com

I am looking for the descendants of the BONESTEEL families who went to Missisquoi Bay (Baie) Quebec around Lac Champlain area in the year 1787. Some of the names of the heads of the families are as follows: -Luke BONESTALE -David BONESTIEL -Frederick BONESTIEL -George BONESTIEL -Herich/Heinrich BONESTIEL -Jerod BONESTIEL -John BONESTIEL -Nicholas BONESTIEL -Peter BONESTIEL

I am also looking for descendants of the WILCOX families who went to the Clarenceville village and vicinity with Isaac SALLS of Long Island (& others); in the year 1781.

Some of the WILCOX names who came with Salls in 1781 are as follows: - Stephen WILCOX - David WILCOX Other WILCOX families ended up in Ascot Township, east of Lake Humphry in Magog, Quebec in the year 1795. In the year 1796 these people were granted land.

The name of these WILCOX 's are as follows: Francis from the State of Vermont , Clement , Joseph, John, John Sr., Stephen from Alsburgh ? New York, Thomas from the State of New York Any information you can offer, is appreciated. Carol Stuart cstuart0414@rogers.com

Who was Ann CORRIGAN husband? Ann CORRIGAN (Edward + Ellen DOONAN) married _?_ MASSON (Jean + Angele FAUCHER) on June 30, 1869 in Leeds, Megantic Co. Quebec. Source : Megantic County Catholic Marriages 1845-1925. Ann and her husband vanished from the face of the earth by 1881, as I could't find them on the census nor the 1880 US census. Ann was born in 1853 Lotbiniere County Quebec. Her parents, were married in St-Sylvestre on July 8, 1851. Ann's mother Ellen DOONAN, was my g-g-grandmother.

Jean MASSON and wife Angele FAUCHER buried their daughter Rose de Lima, aged 13 months on December 27, 1837 in the Five Counties Cemetery now known as The Old Catholic Cemetery in Frontenac County Quebec. When Ann married her husband, he was probably 20 years her senior. I'd like to locate Ann and her husband. This has been a long standing brick wall. I'm hoping someone out there can offer some assistance. Anything will help. Esther Queb@comcast.net

I am looking for information on Louis BOULANGER and Flavie BOUCHARD. I have not been able to trace beyond this generation. Would anyone be able to tell me the names of their parents? I do know they had a daughter Elmire in January 1855 in Laurierville, Megantic and another daughter, Marie BOULANGER dit BAKER who lived in Biddeford, Maine. Marie married Venerand LANDRY in Lyster, Quebec. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sonia Roberts sonia.roberts@comcast.net

My ancestor Elizabeth MCINTYRE was born Jan. 15, 1855 in Inverness, Que. Her parents were Francis Mcintyre and Bridget Campbell.She is living with parents in 1871 census at age 16 in Inverness. By 1881 census her parents have both passed away and her two brothers and one sister are still on farm in Inverness Quebec. She most likely got married between 1871 and 1881. I would like to know if anyone has info on her. also I know there is catholic books published on deaths baptisms and marriages in catholic churches in quebec. I would like to know how I can get copies of such books for Catholic parishes in St Jauques de Leeds, St Slvestre, and St Athanase de Inverness. Another possibility is she entered the convent. Is there records of this in Quebec? Athird possibility is she got married in a protistant church. Does any one have records of such marriges? thank you Tom Mcintyre tommcintyre@cfl.rr.com

Looking for further information on the MORRISON families of Stanstead County. In particular the family of Weston MORRISON , his son Chester A. MORRISON in Barnston. I would especially like to learn of the birth and parents of Weston MORRISON and Anna Edson Weston MORRISON married 1st Elisabeth PIERCE 14 Feb 1843 Free Will Baptist Stanstead. Married 2nd Anna Edson May 1846 Free Will Baptist Stanstead. Chester A. Morrison born 6 Dec 1852 Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ. died 4 Sept 1902 Manitou, El Paso Co., Colorado. Married 1st Sarah E. Heath 27 Nov 1877 Methodist Church, Barnston, Stanstead Co., PQ. Married 2nd Laura Elizabeth Adams 17 Sept 1884 Coaticook, Stanstead Co., PQ. Emma Sarah Morrison born 12 Nov 1878 Barnston.

Brian bksfish@hotmail.com

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Hubbard WEBSTER, born Jan. 1808, m. Sept. 20,1836 Mary Hodges, of Hatley, died May 22,1884 in North Hatley. Mary HODGES, of Hatley was born 1815, died Feb. 20,1891 in North Hatley. a child E.R. WEBSTER m.Nancie BROWN, May 10, 1882 in Lennoxville. Harman HODGES married Salvin RICHARDSON Aug. 1,1828 Salun RICHARDSON married Flora HODGES Jan.8,1828 and probably died and lived in Warden, QC. Daiel [Dainel ?] A. ALLEN married Martha Ann HODGES Sept. 25,1860 . She was born in Hatley to Andrew Samual HODGES and Hannah METCALF. Any information about the ALLEN family and decendants is appreciated. Fay Young fyoung@klngcom.com

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When did the Jonathan SHURTLIFF & Mary HOVEY AYER, (relic of Wilder AYER) home burned down? Jonathan SHURTLIFF d. in 1888, Mary Hovey Ayer SHURTLIFF d. 1898. Records show that Lewis AYER s/o Mary HOVEY Ayer was willed the property. He sold the house 2 barns, 200 acres in1898 to the ROBINSON family for $500.00. Then the property was sold to the another family. Some articles read that the house was hit by lighting and burned to the ground. The Belden Atlas has a sketch of it from 1880. I'm hoping to find a photo of the home. William Ayer, 706D Ridgefield Circle, Clinton, MA 01510 williamayer@comcast.net

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Looking for Jeremiah SAWYER, wife Nancy, sons Reuben b.1809 Duncansborough (now Newport VT, D.L) and Ira, daughter Millie. Jeremiah died before1820 (buried unknown) and the family moved to ?. By 1833 they were in the MI/OH area by Toledo. I'm looking for them between 1820(VT) and 1833(OH). Jeff Thorn jthorn322@mchsi.com

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Hoping to find the marriage record for my great -grandparents. Apparently they obtained their license in Stanstead, Quebec to be married in Derby, VT. Does that seem possible ? Vermont has no record of the marriage of Daniel PATTERSON and Jane FOX Sept. 29, 1820. Markine@aol.com

Markine, It would seem from your note and from what I can find that the children of Silas Fox and Mary Cheney were probably all born before the couple came to Stanstead in 1800. There are many Fox marriages in later years but the earliest recorded one appears to be in 1819; that of Amos, son of Uriah who along with Silas was born in Campton, NH. None of Silas' children seem to have been married here officially at least.

Jane's brother Moody m. Nancy Clark from Bethlehem, NH and it would be possible that all the children married folks from back home. Our earliest ministers were from the USA and were circuit riders. It is known that many marriage records from the beginning of the settlement went with the travelling preacher and cannot be found here.

What is the source for the marriage date? A Silas Fox and family are living in Thornton, Grafton County, NH in 1790-1 and listed on the first census of the USA. There are six members of the family which is the same number as the Silas Fox family that came here.

Campton and Thornton are both in Grafton, Co. The census also lists Urial Fox in Campton with a family of 7 members and living near to the Cook and Clark families; names that marry in to the Urial Fox and the Silas Fox families. One Patterson family was in the County that of Isaac in Piermont.

Because I do not find a registered marriage for Daniel Patterson and Jane Fox in Stanstead, QC or Derby, VT, I would try Campton and Thornton, NH.

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My mother was Lucille Robert TROMBLAY. Her parents were Ida PROVENCHER and Emery ROBERT. I am looking for information of the ROBERT family. I knew my grandfather had a brother Donastion. Father Hermrnigilde ROBERT. Does anyone have any information? Lorrette Bourgeois rettebourgeois@msn.com

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Could you please tell me how I might obtain a photocopy of an obituary, most likely from the Stanstead Journal for the year of 1916. My husband's great-grandfather, Levi SIMCOCK lived and died in Stanstead, he died on Feb.13th.1916. We have his death certificate, but would like to obtain the obituary from the newspaper. Gale Simcock gales@sympatico.ca

Gale, His death was noted in the Journal but no obit. sorry. He died at home in Fitch Bay not Stanstead. His widow, the former Jane Hood, remarries in 1918.

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Researching my relatives born in Stanstead; Roy Langdon MAXFIELD in 1886, Elmer Truman MAXFIELD born 1862. And Truman MAXFIELD who was married in 1843 in Stanstead. Gail Maxfield jrradford@telus.net

Gail, Was this Truman married to Caroline Bachelder the daughter of Jacob and his wife Mehitable Blake?

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Looking for marriage and parents of James CROSS and Catherine REED who were supposedly married June 14 1821, Shipton, Richmond Co, Quebec. This is my husband's line and would love to get it going. Their children were born in the South Durham area. Jacqueline Molson geneamolson20@hotmail.com

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Looking for Husband's great great grandfgather Alva,Alvin, Alva BLANCHARD born about 1805 in New York? Can't find parents or birth records. Pat Blanchard patfred@pathwaynet.com

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I have an album of pictures from the late 1800s early 1900s of the BUCKLAND family. This pictures were taken in Coaticook. I don't know who any of these people are. My great-grandfather was William F. BUCKLAND he married Elizabeth TOWLE and had 2 daughters, Madge Achsah born in 1882 and Nora. I would be happy to send copies of these pictures if anyone thought they could identify them. June Motheral jam@stx.rr.com

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Searching for the parents of Levi PRATT married to Anna MOE (David / Elizabeth GILMAN) around 1830 in Ascot? Eaton? Sherbrooke? Eastern Townships QC. Would also appreciate the exact date of the marriage. Cyrilla lystrefle@hotmail.com

Cyrilla, They were married Jan. 18, 1837, recorded in the books of the Anglican church of Eaton.

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Interestedin any inforamtion on Jonathan or Moses BERRY lived part of their lives in Stanstead, Sheffield or Sutton. John Calder jcalder@telus.net

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Could you please do a look up for Sophia/Sophie ROY & Charles ELLIOTT/ELLIOT married in the county of Stanstead, St. Hermenegilde, Qc. in 1875. I do not know the name of the parish but would like to get that info and who their parents were as well. Barbara Gebo Squawgebo1@aol.com

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POSTED 07.20.04

I am trying to find out the present day name of the road that the Heathton one room school was on. There was the school and a church and cemetery in one area. The H. and Blanch Davis family lived near the school in the 1940's. Is the school building still standing? duncansbrook@hotmail.com

Researching my relatives born in Stanstead-- Roy Langdon MAXFIELD - born Stanstead 1886, Elmer Truman MAXFIELD born Stanstead 1862, Truman MAXFIELD - married in 1843 in Stanstead. Gail Maxfield jrradford@telus.net

Seeking information on David HEATH and wife Rhoda MERRILL of Stanstead David born 1795 in Vermont and Rhoda born 1799 in Vermont. Their children born in Stanstead were: Alonzo, Betsey, Eleazer, David, Rhoda, Abel, Josiah (whom we descended from), Artemesia, Emily, Esther, Mary and possibly others. In the 1881 census there are HEATH 's still in Stanstead. Looking for the birth information of David and Rhoda children, especially Josiah S. HEATH in Stanstead. Where are the HEATH 's buried. I understand that Rhoda's parents were in Stanstead also.. I believe they were David and Polly/Molly MERRILL . What occupation were the HEATH 's into? Gerald "Jerry" Zimmerman, 1709 Walden LN SW, Rochester, MN 55902-0901 jerryzimmerman@netscape.net

According to the family bible, my g-g-grandfather was born in "Lower Canada" on 10/02/1834. He was named Sydney Eliphlet O'NEAL and his name was changed to Sidney E. NEAL when his family went to the USA in the 1840's. There is no mention of parents or siblings. I have been told that his parents were Irish immigrants. I was wondering if anyone would have any information on the Irish in Quebec or the O'NEAL surname? Any information is appreciated. Valerie cyberbanshee@msn.com

Seeking info on Eliza JOHNSON, born 1804 in Quebec, married to William HAWES.They were married in Stanstead, Quebec in 1820. Her father was Jonathan JOHNSON. N. Oakley Noakley150@aol.com

Looking for descendants of William and Emeline (unknown) CASWELL who lived in the Waterville area about 1840-1855. They had children: William H., George A., Lucy A., Mary Jane, and Charles M. CASWELL . Also two sons from William's first marriage: Alden and Joel. The family later moved to Wisconsin. John Lambertson jlambertson@indepmo.org

I am looking for Matilda Eliza JACKSON, born Feb. 20, 1888, the first records of my grandmother are the 1900 US Census, where she was living with an aunt and uncle in New Hampshire. In that, and subsequent censuses, she lists her mother's birthplace as New Hampshire and father's birthplace as Canada. On her application for Social Security (US) she names her mother as Mary Jane Jackson and father as unknown. She lists her birthplace as Inverness, PQ. Jeffrey Stewart jds2art@bellsouth.net

Jeffrey, Her birth was recorded in the books of the Anglican church in Inverness. Baptised Mar. 18, 1888. The witnesses were J.L. Brown and Ellen Gowan. No father listed in the index to these records. There is a marriage of widower William Jackson and Eliza Jane Nelson Cougham in the same church Dec. 24, 1861 that may not have anything to do with your search but interesting. Perhaps the Anglican Church Records at Bishop's University might be a source of help. Library, Bishop's University Quebec Diocesan Archives Anglican Church of Canada Lennoxville QC J1M 1Z7 Tel. : (819) 822-9600, ext. 2567 E-mail: jsweeny@ubishops.ca

I am trying to find some information about my g-g-grandfather Isaac YOUNG, who was married to a Martha Ann GUSTIN on April 14, 1845 in Stanstead. My g-grandfather, Edward Burley YOUNG was born August 16, 1852 in what is now called Tomofobia, Quebec. After 3 years of searching, I am no closer to proving, or disproving either of these things. I do know that several members of their family moved back and forth across the border from Stanstead to Vermont from the 1850's to the 1870's. Edward Burley YOUNG had a brother, Hickory Wilder YOUNG ; b:Feb 12, 1846; a brother, Moses Foster YOUNG ; b: Apr 14, 1855; and a sister, Luella Amerett YOUNG , b: May 15, 1848. Isaac YOUNG had a brother; James F. YOUNG , born Jan 3, 1834. James was married to Mary CASS Apr. 5, 1859 in Stanstead. Isaac's wife, Martha Ann GUSTIN was the daughter of Levi GUSTIN and Elmira (or Elvira) M. "Sally" EARLY. I believe that Isaac's father was also named Isaac, and that he died in Stanstead, Quebec in 1842; and that he was married to Ruth WAID (or WADE). J. D. Peterson, 635 Collette St., Superior, NE 68978 jk95627@alltel.net

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Looking for information on the PERSONS family of East Farnham. Looking for information from before 1840. I believe the family came from N.H. Any information is greatly appreciated. persond166@hotmail.com

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I am looking for the parents of Prosper BICKFORD who is my g-g-grandfather. His parents, so the census say were born in New Hampshire. He married Mary Jane WHITE, the daughter of George Washington WHITE and Triphena BLACKMER. Gillian Wilson Jilly21747@aol.com

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Searching for dates and information on David and Matilda (MCFADDEN) MCKEAGE and family. They had at least 7 children and were listed in Newport Twp., Compton County, QC in the 1901 census. I have details of David's lineage and would be willing to share. Darrell Grant ndg@shaw.ca

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I'm trying to find any information about Antoine/Anthony TRAVERSEY, especially interested in finding his parents.

There are several spellings of the name in US records. He was b. around 1785-1790 in Quebec. He appears in the records of Salem(Derby), Orleans Co. VT around 1817...the births of his children are recorded. He does not show up in the VT census until 1840-1850. He dies a pauper in Salem/Derby by 1870.

His eldest son is Ruel TRAVERSEY. Other children include Charles, James, Maria, Mary, Moses, Jeremiah, Martha, Roxanna, Sally, Sarah, and my ancestor Samuel. Their mother, Antoine's wife, was Nancy LATHE. I don't know if that was his first marriage. The male children all dispersed except for Charles, who shows up the 1881 Canadian census of Beebe Plain as Charles TRAVERSEE.

From my research, it seems that all TRAVERSEYs came from the St. Francois du Lac/Pierreville area, descending from a LANGLOIS dit TRAVERSY. I find many TRAVERSEYs settling in towns along or near the river area going down into Lake Memphremagog and into VT...Drummondville, Stanstead, etc. it is likely that Antoine TRAVERSY may have come that way into VT. I also see TRAVERSEYs travelling down into the Lake Champlain area, settling on Grand Isle, etc. and then moving into the Burlington Missiquoi area, so, I suppose Antoine could have travelled that way into the Derby area.

Maybe if I could find descendents of Charles TRAVERSEY, they may have clues as to where Antoine came from and who his parents were. Laura Callier, 3700 E. Jewell Ave. #C509, Denver CO 80210 lauracallier@earthlink.net

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POSTED 07.01.04

Looking for information about FREGEAU family. Joseph FREGEAU married an Native American woman who is listed as Marie LABELLE. Marie returned to reservation near Lacolle around 1950 I believe. Any information about the FREGEAU family or Marie LABELLE would be greatly appreciated. I believe Marie died on the reservation but do not know how to get this informtion. Thanks

Sue Fregeau msfregeau@apexia.ca

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My family came from England to Bury, Quebec. I'm searching for the VINTINNER, BERWICK, ALLISON, and SHARMAN families. If you have any information please contact me with stories or information. I'm also looking for information or a newspaper article on a 1907 train wreck in Canaan, New Hampshire in which my great grandmother Mary Ann VINTINNER and her two daughters were killed. Their bodies were sent back to Bury to be buried.

Darlene Vintinner darlenem23@hotmail.com

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I am seeking information about the Charles/Clara/Helen/Homer PELKY family from Saint-Georges de Clarenceville, Quebec. Charles b. 1875, Clara b. 1874, Helen b. 1897, Homer b. 1900. I would appreciate any contacts.

I am seeking information on a French speaking, Canadian, named Homer who moved to Clinton County in 1920 and married Alice BURNHAM aged 16, the granddaughter of Elise LANGEVIN/DUQUETTE and Joseph DUQUETTE of St Bernard de Lacolle.

I am seeking information on the name CORYER, and looking for leads to an Almira CORYER from Quebec m. Samuel BURNHAM from New York. They lived in Isle De Motte, Vermont around the 1870s. They had a son named Leon BURNHAM m. Georgiana DUQUETTE in 1909 and lived in Rouses Point NY at least until 1930. I have come to a dead end with Almira, Leon and Samuel and would appreciate any leads.

Jan Clist dudley.clist@btinternet.com

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Looking for info on Alveratta BARROWS b. 1848 in Stowe, Vermont. Alveratta was one of ten children of Filene CONANT and Alfred J. BARROWS. They lived mostly in Stowe. We have located most of the other siblings but Alveratta being the oldest seems to have married and is lost to us. The name is unusual so maybe somebody will remember it and let us know.

Judy Barrows Jude3614@aol.com

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Looking for information about Charles HYATT born Dec 22 1882 Sherbrooke. His wife's name Edith was born Aug. 31, 1887. I would like also to find Edith maiden name. They had a son Edward. Would love to know more about this family.

Pamela Wood pwood85@hotmail.com

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Looking for information on the GINGRAS family who resided in Knowlton QC in the last half of the 1800's. My great-grandparents Edmond GINGRAS and Mathilde NORMANDIN had 13 children. Edmond was a blacksmith with his brother Paul (Napoleon). Just wondering if there are any records (or descendants) about any of the family in the Brome area.

Richard Gingras rgingras1@cogeco.ca

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Jean MASSON married Angele FAUCHER before 1836.

I am rying to find out when and where Jean and Angele were married.

These people were Catholics and married most likely somewhere in the Eastern Townships. It's confusing, because Jean is recorded as either MOISAN or MASSON. The wife remains the same Angele FAUCHER.

What I do know:

Jean and Angele buried one daughter on December 27, 1837 in the Old Catholic Cemetery, Frontenac County Quebec.

At least two of Jean and Angele's childrens married in the Eastern Townships. One in Leeds, Megantic Co. in June of 1869 the other one in Inverness, Megantic Co. in January of 1864.

Any help would be greatly appreciated in finding Jean and Angele.

E. S. Queb@atthi.com

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POSTED 06.22.04

Seeking information about my g-g-grandparents, both born in Quebec. Norman BERRY 18?? married Melvina LEMERA 18?? Their son Bennie Ammi BERRY of Derby, Vt married Mary SANVILLE. Also looking for George SANVILLE of Quebec who married Alice WHIPPLE. Frank T. Kucienski II kucienski@comcast.net

I am looking to verify information on the following individuals who have ancestry in the Coaticook area: EC ELLIS, Ephraim ELLIS, Adlebert ELLIS, Electa M. BUCKLAND, Lindsay Adelbert ELLIS, Rufus HARTWELL, Mary HARTWELL, Lucinda BURCH, Burton ELLIS, Reginald Elmer ELLIS and Dorothy ELLIS. David Graham davidg8809@aol.com

Looking for descendants of William WEST b. 1892 approx. in Halifax, Nova Scotia. William WEST had the following children Lynol, Raymond, Earl and Rosilyn. It is believed that Raymond WEST became a doctor in Washington D.C. William WEST had a brother named George and both of them were in the Canadian Military. Only William's kids are believed to be in the United State. Can anyone help? Tina Tyler wayne.russell@sympatico.ca Trying to find family data on Timothy WORTH who was born in 1827 Stanstead, Que and moved to Barnet, Vt about 1850 where he married Sarah GILFILLAN. Greg Bond cbond680@aol.com

Greg: Galusha (Timothy) Worth was born in Stanstead, QC in 1827, died 16 February, 1851. He was the son of Edward Worth, brother of Joseph Worth, my g-g-g-g-grandfather, one of the first settlers of Stanstead (1798). Edward was 10 when he came north from Corinth, VT with Joseph and his wife, Susan Taplin.

We live a few miles down the road from the old Edward Worth homestead -- the brick house was torn down just a few years ago. In the Stanstead Journal, dated January 17, 1850, there is a letter from Timothy Worth, who went west to CA during the gold rush of '49.

Does this connect for you? As far as I know, our family was the only Worth family in Stanstead, QC and Holland, VT in the late 1700s and early 1800s. John Mahoney jmahoney13@earthlink.

David, I just wanted to let you know that Mr. Bromby of Bishop's University has sent me the marriage records for my three Wheeler children. Isaac, Louisa, and Harrison, who seem now to be the children of Lemuel WHEELER. He is the first signator on Louisa's record. That, combined with the newpaper notice you found, fairly well shows the connections. Now, if I just knew something about Lemuel! I'm thinking that he might be a son of Isaac WHEELER of Plainfield. More to do, but thank you for your excellent advice! Jean Copple jlcopple@msn.com

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POSTED 06.19.04

I am looking for the parents and siblings of Rosanna TREMBLAY. I know she was born in French Canada in 1881 and she has passed away in 1915 or 1916. She is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetary in Rouses Pt., NY. In 1910 she is listed in the Clinton Cty. census as living in Champlain. She was married to Pasquale BONAFILIA and together they had about 8 children: Harry, Andrew, Rose, Bertha, Lena, Antoinette, Elizabeth, and William. At some point my grandfather (Andrew) talked about living in Clarenceville, PQ. If anyone could help with finding out who her parents and siblings were, I'd truly appreciate it. In the 1881 Canadian census they have only one Rosanna TREMBLAY who was born in 1881 but I am trying to confirm that this is my g-grandmother. Her parents are listed as Eduoard TREMBLAY and Hermine MATTE but I'm not even sure if I am spelling her last name right as there are alternate spellings. Thanks for any help. Patricia McCoy Ptrcmcc6@aol.com

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We're trying to pinpoint what happened to: Ashley Augustus HIBBARD, b. January 12, 1782 and his wife: Hester T. (nee PIPER?) His father Augustine, in 1794-95 declared Canadian intentions. National Archives of Canada, giving 1794 as the date/port of arrival or date/declaration of Intention. Augustine (Ashley's father) took Canadian Oath and intend to settle Rosten, Stanstead, Lower Canada He (his father as head & family) appears in History Of Stanstead County by B. F. Hubbard, page 120-121.

By 1850, widowed wife Hester T. HIBBARDis living back in the USA and shows up in 1850-70 censuses. She died 1870. Augustine (Ashley's father) dies in Stanstead, Quebec, on December 4, 1831. But what happened to the son Ashley? KB spam@gbpackersfan.com

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Trying to find family data on Timothy WORTH who was born in 1827 Stanstead, Que and moved to Barnet, Vt about 1850 where he married Sarah GILFILLAN. Greg Bond cbond680@aol.com

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I am looking for information regarding the son of Moise DUBE and Julia PARMENTIER. They were married at the Cathedrale St. Jean Baptiste de Nicolet, Nicolet, Quebec in 1851. The son I cannot find is Joseph. Julia Parmentier DUBE MICHAUD died in Brainerd, Minnesota. Her obituary does not mention a son by that name. An 1870 census of Illinois shows a son Joseph Napoleon. I assume that this is the same Joseph. He was my g-g-grandfather. I have not found record of his wife's name, or record of his marriage or his death. His daughter, Agnes DUBEY was my g-grandmother. She was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She had a brother Charles who moved to the Chicago area. Agnes married Robert L. BOGGANSTOS in St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved to Brainerd. Their daughter, Eva M. BOGGANSTOS was my grandmother. She just passed away 12/18/1998. She never mentioned her grandmother DUBE at all. She said her grandfather was Joseph. Any information would be very much appreciated. Evon M. Kyar, jutland83@aol.com

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My great uncle was the author and poet Frank Oliver CALL. I'm developing a website devoted to his writings, but need to gather more biographical information about him. I am fortunate to have many of his photos, letters and other items. Chris Sharman chris@christocommunications.com

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Where can I obtain info on the Charles HEWS family who lived at La Petite Nation in the Buckingham Territory. He was widowed at age 39 and is listed on the 1851 census. His children were: Susanna, Elizabeth, George, Mary, Charlotte, Rachel, Catherine and Margaret. There is no mention of who his wife was. Since I am researching my grandmother's name, I was wondering if she was the Mary listed. I know she was born in 1892, but the Mary listed has no birth year.

Here is what I have of Frederick Warner HUES, born Sept. 5,1877 died June 24,1959(he was in the Wales Home in Richmond,Quebec and buried in the Kirkdale Cemetery). I got my info from the Wales Home. His parents were John HUES and Janet PATRICK and the next of kin he had given to the Wales Home was Mary Yetter. He lived in Stanstead from 1907-1950 and moved to Barnston from 1950- ????.

As far as I know, he never married. I would like to also find out what happened to the parents. I was told that they were both killed in an accident and Fred and Mary were orphaned. She lived with the HAM family and he lived with the GREEN family.

Mary had on her marriage certificate that George HEWS was her father and that Cora PATRICK was her mother. So between what Mary says and what Fred says are too different stories. Any help would be appreciated. Shirley shirleyyetter@rogers.com

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Seeking information about my g-g-grandparent, both born in Quebec . Norman BERRY 18?? married Melvina LEMERA 18?? Their son Bennie Ammi BERRY Derby, Vt. married Mary SANVILLE . Also looking for George SANVILLE who married Alice WHIPPLE both of Quebec. Frank T Kucienski II kucienski@comcast.net

New Books

I now have three books available on cemeteries in Missisquoi Co. Quebec. They include all of the cemeteries of Dunham, St. Armand & Frelighsburg Twps. Anyone who had family members buried in any of these Twps. might find these books of value to their research. For further information about the cemeteries & the books please drop me a note. Brenda Wilson Birchbrenda.w@sympatico.ca

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Looking for information on the CHANNELL and COX family. Abraham Fitzjohn CHANNELL lived in Georgeville, QC, Canada. In 1815 he married Wealthy COX, d/o Jonathan COX and Naomi SMITH. At one time Abraham Fitzjohn CHANNELL ran the Union Tavern in Georgeville which later became know as the Camperdown Hotel. Their children were Charles Stuart, Leon Lelane and Susan. We are most interested in old newspaper clippings, engravings, photographs, etc.
Rita Channell Rdchannell@aol.com

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I am researching my husband's family. I have old family bible with the following information. But can't seem to find anything before James HALL and Anna STEWART married March 6, 1820:
They had nine children, seven boys and two girls. Girls never married. The youngest son is my husband's g-g-g-grandfather.
Aretus H. HALL born Mar. 10, 1822 married Ann WHITE Oct. 1848 died Nov. 26,1894
Ira HALL born Dec. 13, 1823 married Betsy C. WESTON Nov 27, 1848 died Oct. 25, 1896
Sumner W. HALL born April 6, 1826 married Mary E. SPAULDING no date died Jan. 5, 1883
John S. HALL born July 11, 1828 married ? died ?
J. Franklin HALL born Oct 23, 1831 married Mary F. TAYLOR no date. Died ?
Mary A. HALL born Nov. 13, 1834 never married died Feb. 4, 1874 in Lowell, Mass. buried in Athens, Maine
Crowell C. HALL born August 3, 1838 married Lorinda JOY November 26, 1862 Died July 7, 1879 Lorinda died Jan 20, 1879 Their 10 year old son Georgie died April 21, 1876
Sarah J. HALL born Dec. 23, 1840 never married had been in business with sister Mary at time of Mary's death. in Lowell Mass.
Alanson A. HALL born Aug. 11, 1843 married Maria MOULTON Aug. 18, 1972 died Dec. 31, 1911 Maria and Alanson came to Chicago to rebuild after the great fire in 1871. Their children are: Frank W. HALL born May 13, 1873 In Chicago,
J. Fred HALL born March 14, 1875 born in NH
Edgar E. HALL born Dec. 2, 1877 born in Holliston, Mass.
If any of this means anything to anyone I'd love to hear from you. I know Alanson A HALL served in the Civil War. I also know both James' parents were born in NH. I believe Maria MOULTON 's parents were Nathaniel & Elizabeth MOULTON both born in NH.
Sharyn Hall Hallumark1@Juno.com

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Seeking information about Marvin H. ORCUTT, Christopher BOWEN, John C. BOWEN. LUTHER genealogy says they all lived in Coaticook.
John BOWEN was married to Electa LUTHER. They had daughters Alice and Annie and a son Elwood.
Christopher BOWEN was married to Mary Ann LUTHER. They had a daughters Bertha and Mary and possibly other children.
Christpher and John BOWEN may have been sons of Ira BOWEN and Mary CARR.
Electa and Mary Ann were daughters of Moses LUTHER and Ruth HOLDEN.
Marvin ORCUTT was son of Horace ORCUTT and Mary Ann LUTHER. He was born between 1856 and 1858.
Have seen census entries for Marvin in 1881 and 1901. I have also seen census information for a John C. BOWEN and daughter Annie. Looking for other vital records related to these families.
Leah Smith esmith0709@mindspring.com

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Ruth BATCHELDER was born in Compton, Quebec April 18, 1803
Ruth married Benjamin WEBSTER Dec. 29, 1829.
Ruth died in Compton July 19, 1833.
Any information please.
Peggy Marsh Katzten@aol.com

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I am researching the CANTELL and GUYETTE families from Vermont. Could you give me any info on these families that you have or tell me how to find it?
Marge Teagle Woz120@aol.com

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Leavitt Family Project

This message will attempt, as briefly as possible, to give you some background on a family history project that the Western Association of Leavitt Families, along with some newly-discovered Leavitt descendants in Stanstead area, hope to accomplish this coming September.

In about 1800 Jeremiah and Sarah Shannon Leavitt migrated from NH to Hatley area. They brought their large family, which in the next 20 years became an even larger family. Jeremiah died in 1817. Sarah was still very much the matriarch among her growing posterity.

Sometime in 1835 members of their family coverted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormons.) Other members of the family were influenced to join and in July 1837, a wagon train of 55 members of this Leavtt family left Hatley bound for Kirtland, Ohio, where they hoped to join the main body of the Church.

Two of Sarah's daughters and four of her grandchildren remained, most in Hatley, some in Vermont and one family in Lawrenceville, NY.

The travelers met with much bad fortune and many died. Of the original 55, twenty two perished before they reached their final destination in the American west, including Sarah Shannon, all five of her sons, two daughters and many grandchildren.

Among those who died was Nathaniel Leavitt. His young wife, Betsy Bean Leavitt, returned with their three young children. to find succor among her family and friends. These returning three grandchildren brought the total to seven grandchildren and two daughters, as well as Betsy Bean, herself, who were now separated from the main body of the family.

The Leavitts who did reach the west, became colonizers and settlers in the seven western states and Canada.

Those who remained, after a generation, lost contact with those who had departed.

Since the year 1999, we have searched and reconnected with many of the descendants of those of our family who remained in the east. In June, 2000, we came to Hatley, met with our cousins there, and placed a memorial marker at the Old North Cemetery in remembrance of Jeremiah and Sarah Shannon Leavitt.

In September of this year, a contingent of western Leavitts, under the direction of The Western Association of Leavitt Families, will journey east again, to meet with our cousins in Hatley, Vermont and NY. This time we hope to place memorial plaques at the graves of those who remained. Most of their gravestones make no mention of who they are, nor their stories.

In most cases we have connected with living descendants of those who remained. We are quite sure, however, that there are many that we have not reached. And in the case of Nathan and Anna Leavitt Rowell, though they were parents of a large family, we have not found any living person directly descended.

We are well begun on this project. But it will be unfortunate if there are descendants of these people living there, whom we cannot contact, and who will therefore not know our purpose nor of the event.

Can you help us to reach people descended from our people, whom we have not yet discovered?

We have a family organization website with a rather extensive database, which will include many of these people, though we have not been able to find them. Much of the information we've included has been gleaned from the Stanstead Journal Vital Statistics books by Elane Wilson. We've been greatly assisted by other genealogists in the area and, of course, by the cousins with whom we have connected.

We have published three books of family history. The first, From Hingham to Hatley, details the first five Leavitt generations in America. The second, From Hatley to Home, tells the stories of those who left Hatley and who did arrive to make their homes in the early settlements of the west.

The third, Those Who Bade Goodbye, is a history of the children who did not come west, as nearly as we have been able to construct it.

If you would like to read a bit about our organization and get an idea of some of our projects, perhaps for assurance of our validity, you might log on to www.leavittfamilies.org .
Dixie L. Leavitt, President
Western Association of Leavitt Families
or
Anne O. Leavitt at aleavitt@netutah.com

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POSTED 05.31.04

I am searching for any information on Joseph REMY who was born Jan. 1, 1849, and married Pamela DESJARDINS March 15, 1885.

Also I am researching my grandfather, Joseph BRUSSEAU, born May 25, 1908 in CT, married Elsie Viola CHURCH. His father was Paul BRUSSEAU, husband of Sarah HUNTLEY. Any information would be appreciated. Jodi LaCroix jplacroix61@cox.net

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My great great-grandmother's obituary states she was born in Clifton, Quebec. I am unable to locate a place called Clifton. Her parents were married at the Free Will Baptist Church in Stanstead in 1842. Is there a Clifton anywhere in this area? Joan jfdf@shaw.ca

My Quebec road map shows an East Clifton about 12 miles south of Cookshire. I do not find a Clifton. Ken Healy

Ken is right, there is an East Clifton. But it is in the Township of Clifton in Compton Co. and for early dates anyone living in the township would give Clifton as their home.

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I would appreciate any information on Polly MANNING born about 1829. She died July 7, 1891 in Franklin County, New York. Her parents were born in Vermont and she was born in Canada. I've had no luck with info and appreciate all responses. Lyma lymagen@aol.com

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I want to thank everyone who has so far helped me in finding info on my ancestor James CARTER who m. Orpha CARTER in Stanbridge on June 8th1836. I still do not know who his parents were but have found a James CARTER in the 1825 Census of Lower Canada (Quebec) page 835 for the St. Armand, Quebec area. There are 7 family memebers and the oldest is listed as a married male over 40 and under 60 as well as a married female over 14 and under 45. As 4 of the children are under 14, I would think their marriage took place around 1810. Gail Allarie gailallarie@yahoo.ca

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According to the 1881 census, Chester CASWELL was born ca 1862, as was his wife Emma MOULTON, m. by 1884. They had, at least, 2 children, William Frederick CASWELL and Carrie CASWELL

Searching for family information about Chester and Emma, their parents, and their siblings. She may have been born in the USA. Stephen Beaupre Stephen.Beaupre@valley.net

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I am looking to verify information on the following individuals who have ancestry in the Coaticook area: E.C. ELLIS, Ephraim ELLIS, Adlebert ELLIS, Electa M. BUCKLAND, Lindsay Adelbert ELLIS, Rufus HARTWELL, Mary HARTWELL, Lucinda BURCH, Burton ELLIS, Reginald Elmer ELLIS and Dorothy ELLIS. I have a reference to Mary HARTWELL, b. June 6,1862, d. August 29, 1929. She was married to Adelbert ELLIS who is buried in Coaticook, QC. The parents of Mary that I have are Rufus HARTWELL and Lucinda BURCH. David Graham davidg8809@aol.com

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I am doing research on HARTWELLs and HARTLEYs. Any info you have could help a lot. All HARTWELLs and all HARTLEYs in Stanstead. Gerry Hartley Eagle99lds@aol.com

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I am looking for information regarding the relationship of the CHAREST family and the "Blackfoot Indian Tribe." My grandfather's mother was from that tribe. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Steve Charest evets777@hotmail.com

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My grandfather Arthur J. BOUCHARD was from Coaticook. He has passed but I remember a story that he told me of his father and his father's brother who were orphaned and subsequently raised by Native Indians. I was always intrigued by this and have wondered about the kindness of those people. Any help would be apreciated. Corey Bouchard coldsteel1957@aol.com

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Seeking info on descendants of the GADLEY family. Frank's ancestry is online at: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gadley&id=I41 But Anne Stacy is a mystery. Their family photo ca.1918 is attached. I have been unable, as yet, to find any information on who the COLLINSes are. Jane gadleygadelli@yahoo.com

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POSTED 05.21.04

I am looking for any information that would prove that the Catherine Dorothy GRANT born Nov. 18, 1814 in Phillipsburg was the daughter of Benoni GRANT. Records show her name as Dorothy. She married Emerson LASELL in Phillipsburg in 1844.

Also looking for any information on William H. CHURCH born July 29, 1821 in Dunham, Quebec, Canada. He maried Harriett Eliza (MANDIGO) STEARNS in 1856 in Higate/Swanton, VT. Any infomation about CHURCH families in the Dunham area at this time would be appreciated. Don Day donday1@aol.com

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Looking for parents to Clayton Lawrence GOODHUE b. 1897 Sherbrooke, Canada? Any help will be appreciated. Lowell Hammond llhammond14@yahoo.com

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Olivier MAYRAND, born in 1823, married Lucie POISSON on June 22, 1857. It was both Olivier and Lucie's second marriage. My great grandfather Adolph MAYRAND was born in Gentilly, Becancour, Nicolet,Québec. He also had a brother Fred MAYRAND and they both left Canada about 1880 relocating to Northern Mich. I am trying to find any confirmation of their birth and also about my great-grandfather's death. Olivier MAYRAND was drowned in the St. Lawrence River on April 15, 1865 and buried June 3, 1865 in the cemetery of the Parish of La Nativite de Notre Dame, Becancour, Nicolet.

I have been unable to find any information on their birth and life in Québec. Nor have I been able to find any information on Oliviers parents and families. The MAYRANDs moved from Normandy, France in the mid 1600's. Donna Bardos DawnRaven5@aol.com

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I am researching my husband's ancestors who were William WILSON b. 1785, Cavan Co. Ireland died 1872, buried in Mansonville Cemetery, Potton Twp, Brome Co. and his wife Margaret MITCHELL b. 1788 Baileyborough, Cavan, Ireland, died 1879, Potton Twp, Brome, Quebec.

Known children were: William WILSON (1880 census of Potton Twp no wife listed) and daughter Sara Jane WILSON b. abt.1829, married 1st Michael MACK, 2nd John FOSTER, 3rd Sidney DAVIS. Pat Vause vaus4511@bellsouth.net

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My great grand mother, Mary CARLIN, was born in Richmond, Quebec to Patrick CARLIN and Celia KELLEY in 1846. She was baptized in Sainte Bibiane in January of 1847. Her father is buried in the Shipton Cemetery in the family plot. She, her sister, and mother moved to Boston around 1860. In 1874, she married Patrick COSTELLO, a tinsmith. Patrick had fought in the American Civil War when he was around 14. According to family lore, he participated in one of the Fenian Raids on Canada. I am curious if there are any Carlins or Kelleys still in the area. Bill Taylor, Salem, Oregon or William.E.Taylor@state.or.us

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This message will attempt, as briefly as possible, to give you some background on a family history project that the Western Association of LEAVITT Families, along with some newly discovered LEAVITT descendants in Stanstead area, hope to accomplish this coming September.

In about 1800 Jeremiah and Sarah Shannon Leavitt migrated from NH to Hatley area. They brought their large family, which in the next 20 years became an even larger family. Jeremiah died in 1817. Sarah was still very much the matriarch among her growing posterity.

Sometime in 1835 members of their family coverted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormons.) Other members of the family were influenced to join and in July 1837, a wagon train of 55 members of this Leavtt family left Hatley bound for Kirtland, Ohio, where they hoped to join the main body of the Church.

Two of Sarah's daughters and four of her grandchildren remained, most in Hatley, some in Vermont and one family in Lawrenceville, NY.

The travelers met with much bad fortune and many died. Of the original 55, twenty two perished before they reached their final destination in the American west, including Sarah Shannon, all five of her sons, two daughters and many grandchildren.

Among those who died was Nathaniel Leavitt. His young wife, Betsy Bean Leavitt, returned with their three young children. to find succor among her family and friends. These returning three grandchildren brought the total to seven grandchildren and two daughters, as well as Betsy Bean, herself, who were now separated from the main body of the family. The Leavitts who did reach the west, became colonizers and settlers in the 7 western states and Canada. Those who remained, after a generation, lost contact with those who had departed. Since the year 1999, we have searched and reconnected with many of the descendants of those of our family who remained east. In June, 2000, we came to Hatley, met with our cousins there, and placed a memorial marker at the Old North Cemetery in remembrance of Jeremiah and Sarah Shannon Leavitt.

In September of this year, a contingent of western Leavitts, under the direction of The Western Association of Leavitt Families, will journey east again, to meet with our cousins in Hatley, Vermont and NY. This time we hope to place memorial plaques at the graves of those who remained. Most of their gravestones make no mention of who they are, nor their stories.

In most cases we have connected with living descendants of those who remained. We are quite sure, however, that there are many that we have not reached. And in the case of Nathan and Anna Leavitt Rowell, though they were parents of a large family, we have not found any living person directly descended.

We are well begun on this project. But it will be unfortunate if there are descendants of these people living there, whom we cannot contact, and who will therefore not know our purpose nor of the event.

Can you help us to reach people descended from our people, whom we have not yet discovered?

I have written to ask if we might list the names of families into which the Leavitt children married, so that people could contact us, if they believe they might belong and have an interest.

We have a family organization website with a rather extensive database, which will include many of these people, though we have not been able to find them. Much of the information we've included has been gleaned from the Stanstead Journal Vital Statistics books by Elane Wilson. We've been greatly assisted by other genealogists in the area and, of course, by the cousins with whom we have connected.

We have published three books of family history. The first, From Hingham to Hatley, details the first five Leavitt generations in America. The second, From Hatley to Home, tells the stories of those who left Hatley and who did arrive to make their homes in the early settlements of the west.

The third, Those Who Bade Goodbye, is a history of the children who did not come west, as nearly as we have been able to construct it.

If you would like to read a bit about our organization and get an idea of some of our projects, you might log on to http://www.leavittfamilies.org . Dixie L. Leavitt, President, Western Association of Leavitt Families

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POSTED 05.13.04

I am searching for the parents of Marie and Sophie ROY, who supposedly lived in Barford, Quebec on the other side of Wallace Pond, Canaan, Vt. Both sisters were married to Charles ELLIOTT of Canaan. My wife is the great grandaughter of Charles ELLIOTT and Sophie ROY. Her grandfather, Joseph, spent much of his youth raised in the house of his maternal grandparents. I don't know their names or where they lived exactly. Charles and Sophie were married in St. Hermengilde, but the record doesn't list their parents' names since it was a second marriage. Can anyone help me out with Roy origins? Cliff Timpson ctimpson@bfa.k12.vt.us

Clifford ,

I received the following query and it ran in the paper April 1, this year. I did a little search and made the response that follows the query.

A friend of mine is doing her grandfather's geneology and told me that he was born in Stanstead, Qc around 1889, his name is Frank ELLIOT. His parent's were Charles ELLIOT and Sophie ROY.

I found her grandfather living in Canaan, Vt. on the 1900 census at the age of 11 years old. Could you tell me where she might find a census for Quebec around 1890 or so and see if she can find her grandfather and his family? Or somewhere she could write to get a copy? Barbara Gebo squawgebo1@charter.net

Barbara, You can find the 1881 Canadian Census online, http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. and the1891 census is available on microfilm. Charles Elliott's first wife was Marie Roy. Ater her death he married Sophie Roy the widow of Moise Dumas May 23, 1875 in St-Hermenegilde, Quebec which is not far from Cannan. Best to look in St-Hermenegilde on the census. Its in Stanstead County not Stanstead the village. And since then I found that Joseph was born Dec. 9, 1874, his godparents were Martin Roy and Sophie Dorais, perhaps his grandparents. His half-brother Alfred Alexandre was born Jan. 5, 1873.) Finding the Moise Dumas/Sophie Roy marriage could help if it was her first marriage.

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In the 1881 Census in Bolton East, Brome, Quebec was William GILCHRIST 41, a Weslyan Methodist, born in England. He was a miner. He was married to Annie HAM, and had a son William, 18 also born in England. The rest of his family, Letitia, 13, Elisabeth, 11, and Joseph, 6 were born in th USA. This family migrated to Canada from Calstock on the Devon/Cornwall border in England. Although not a direct ancestor, William Gilchrist appears in my family tree as the cousin of my gt gt grandfather George Gilchrist. I would love to hear from anyone researching this family. maureen littlegables3@btinternet.com

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I have found Thomas McDONOUGH and his wife Eliza on the 1850 Vermont census, Holland Cty and Derby township. It lists Thomas 68, wife Eliza 39 and 5 children, Mary Ann, Thomas, Ellen, Rachael and James. Widow Eliza and children moved to Wisconsin between 1851 and 1857. I cannot find a death record of Thomas. He was my husbands great grandfather. The children must have attended schools etc out there but I can find no record of them. Ruth McDonah jandr@triwest.net

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Looking for anything on my Isaac WHEELER b. Jan. 4, 1808 in Royalton, Vt. d. Feb. 25,1896 Mn. I know that most of the names of Jonas's children are unknown and have been either trying to prove or disprove my theory that Isaac might have been one of them.

My ultimate goal is to identify the parents of Isaac, William H.H b.ca Jan 1815-Aug. 17, 1881 and Louisa WHEELER BOWKER b.ca 1805 d. Nov. 23, 1889. After looking for anything I can find for the last several years, I still cannot attach these WHEELERs who were in Stanstead Co. to parents. I've collected reams of Wheeler data from Vt. and Stanstead and have an idea that they were related to Josiah and his tribe from Royalton, but can't find proof of any link. Since I do have proof of the relationships of Isaac, William & Louisa, I'm trying to locate Wm's obit to see if parents or other siblings are named. I assume by your notation in red that the info I have is all that was printed in the death notice/obit/?

Do you have access to the original Canadian marriage records for either William or Louisa which might name parents? Wm. H. H Wheeler m. Ann Standish Aug. 27, 1838 Barnston Louisa Wheeler m. Alexander B. BOWKER Feb. 4, 1832 Barnston.

Would there be any other sources of local histories other than The History of Stanstead-Forests and Clearings or bios or family files for Wm. or the BOWKERs which might help me?

Also, there is a Sylvia Wheeler age 2, with Louisa & Alexander BOWKER on the 1861 Stanstead census and I don't know who her parents were and I don't find her in the St. Francis records. She would seem to be a niece of Louisa's? I wonder if she is the Sylvie WHEELER who married Geo. W. BOWEN July 1, 1873 at Derby Line. If she's a niece, she would be the daughter of an unknown sibling so she might be a good clue to follow. Finding the Wheeler parents is my quest.. Also do you know the relationships of the 3 men named John BELLOWS in Stanstead and Lennoxville? One 1744-1824, one 1784-1869-, the other 1796-1837. I think the 1744 and 1784 ones might be father and son from Marlboro, through Dalton, Ma. to Hancock, Vt. and on to Barnston, and the youngest one a son of Benjamin 1769-1859. Do you have any BELLOWS family files in your collection? I"ve been through the works on the WALPOLE family and these Canadian cousins aren't well traced like the others.

Jean Bailey Copple Tempe, Az. jlcopple@msn.com

Hello Jean, Forest and Clearings by B.F. Hubbard lists the children of Josiah, ten in all, with only 3 or 4 coming to Stanstead Co. Most all of the children were born in Royalton, Vt. before their arrival here in 1803. Do you disagree with F&C? There are errors in it.

The 1825 census lists only one Wheeler family here, that of Jabez. It consisted of a man and wife and four children.

There are five Wheeler wills and three marriage contracts registered here: none for the given names you requested. But as there seems to be some alternate first names being used in this family they may be of interest.

Have you searched Royalton records? A Josiah seems to be the only Wheeler there in 1790 but there are many more in the surrounding parts of Windsor Co. including one Isaac.

Lemuel Wheeler of Barnston gave his son Isaac the remainer of his minority July 7, 1826, published in the Stanstead Colonist and St. Francis Gazette. That would make this Isaac less than 21 in 1826 putting his birth in 1805 or after.

There are at least seven Wheeler family histories still in print. All available form Higginson Books.

In answer to your questions can we assume that Jonas Howe Wheeler is the Howe in F&C?

Josiah and family are in Stanstead by 1803. The only Isaac in the marriage index married Hannah Clement when he was 24 in 1832. Same church and year as Louisa.

Canadian Wheelers married in Derby (7) and Newport, (2) Vermont may be of interest to you. They were all of Barnston and Stanstead. Their first names do not fit your requests but as some seem to be using several names it would not be a stretch to connect them.

Louisa Wheeler Bowker's death is recorded in the Stanstead Journal as Nov. 23, 1889 when she was 84 years and 7 months pretty much a confirmation of a birth in 1805.

In reference to Wm. H. H Wheeler m. Ann Standish Aug. 27, 1838 Barnston. The marriage record index lists the groom as Harrison Wheeler the church as the Barnston Free Will Baptist. If you were to look at the original record you may find additional information eg. the witnesses, that may help you.

In reference to Louisa Wheeler m. Alexander B. Bowker Feb. 4, 1832 Barnston. The marriage record index lists Louisa as 26 years old and the church as the W. Methodist here in Stanstead.

For some of the church records try the: Eastern Townships Research Centre Archives department Bishop's University Lennoxville, Quebec J1M 1Z7 (819)822-9600 ext. 2261 http://www.ubishops.ca/etrc-crce/

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POSTED 05.05.04

I see Barnoldswick figures in your genealogical website. Good site, much information on genealogy/local history. You might like to put a link up to this site http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk
Best, Stanley Challenger Graham
stanley@barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk

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I am researching my husband's ancestors who were:
William WILSON b. 1785, Cavan Co. Ireland, died 1872 and is buried in Mansonville Cemetery, Potton Twp, Brome Co. Quebec.
His wife was Margaret MITCHELL WILSON b. 1788 Baileyborough, Cavan, Ireland, died 1879, Potton Twp, Brome, Quebec.
Known children were: William WILSON found on1880 census of Potton Twp no wife listed and daughter Sara Jane WILSON b. abt 1829 married 1. Michael MACK, 2 John FOSTER, 3 Sidney DAVIS.
Pat Vause vaus4511@bellsouth.net

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I am searching for any info on the MAILLOUX family that was in Coaticook at the beginning of the 1900's. They were:
1 Obiline b. Dec.10, 1889
2 Philippe b. Dec. 25, 1891
3 Marie Rose b.,Aug. 30, 1896 (my Grandmother)
4 Laura b. Jan. 20, 1897
5 Ivonne b. Jan. 5, 1899
6 Philippe father b. May 1, 1862
7 Rebecca mother b. July 1, 1868
I have a record of a Philippe MAILLOUX in Essex County, but I'm not sure they are the same person. Any help would be appreciated.
Linda linda@felixculpa.bc.ca

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I looked up the Stanstead census for 1825 and 1842. For 1842 all townships except Bolton and Potton were missing when the microfilming was done in 1954. Are the census returns for 1842 for townships of Stanstead, Hatley, Barnston and Barford still missing?
If so, Jeff Walden referred to an 1847 property map of the area. Is it available for lookups? I'm looking for property of Asa Wilson, and for a Prouty family that was on the 1825 census in Stanstead. These families left the area before 1850. I would like to find where they lived and learn a little more about the area.
Thanks for any information,
Joan jfdf@shaw.ca
Joan,
It seems little has changed with the censuses. Potton and Bolton were in Stanstead Co. for the 1842 census and they appear on roll C-732. Something happened to the 1851 Stanstead census so that too is unavailable. Some of the Stanstead County towns and their inhabitants do appear in the 1857-8 and 1871 Canada Directories. I am not aware of the 1847 property map. The Putnam and Gray map of 1863 is often cited.

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I am looking for any information that would prove that the Catherine Dorothy GRANT born Nov. 18, 1814 in Phillipsburg was the daughter of Benoni GRANT . Records show her name as Dorothy. She married Emerson LASELL in Phillipsburg in 1844. Any information would help.
Also looking for any iformation on William H. CHURCH born July 29, 1821 in Dunham, Quebec. He maried Harriett Eliza (MANDIGO) STEARNS in 1856 in Highgate/Swanton, VT. Any infomation about any CHURCH families in the Dunham area at this time would be appreciated.
Don Day, donday1@aol.com

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I am searching for the parents of Marie and Sophie ROY, who supposedly lived in Barford, Quebec on the other side of Wallace Pond, Canaan, Vt. Both sisters were married to Charles ELLIOTT of Canaan. My wife is the great grandaughter of Charles ELLIOTT and Sophie ROY. Her grandfather, Joseph, spent much of his youth raised in the house of his maternal grandparents. I don't know their names or where they lived exactly. Charles and Sophie were married in St. Hermengilde, but the record doesn't list their parents' names since it was a second marriage. Can anyone help me out with Roy origins?
Cliff Timpson ctimpson@bfa.k12.vt.us

Clifford ,
I received the following query and it ran in the paper April 1, this year. I did a little search and made the response that follows the query.

A friend of mine is doing her grandfather's geneology and told me that he was born in Stanstead, Qc around 1889, his name is Frank ELLIOT. His parent's were Charles ELLIOT and Sophie ROY.
I found her grandfather living in Canaan, Vt. on the 1900 census at the age of 11 years old. Could you tell me where she might find a census for Quebec around 1890 or so and see if she can find her grandfather and his family? Or somewhere she could write to get a copy?
Barbara Gebo squawgebo1@charter.net

Barbara,
You can find the 1881 Canadian Census online, http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. and the1891 census is available on microfilm
Charles Elliott's first wife was Marie Roy. Ater her death he married Sophie Roy the widow of Moise Dumas May 23, 1875 in St-Hermenegilde, Quebec which is not far from Cannan. Best to look in St-Hermenegilde on the census. Its in Stanstead County not Stanstead the village.
And since then I found that Joseph was born Dec. 9, 1874, his godparents were Martin Roy and Sophie Dorais, perhaps his grandparents. His half-brother Alfred Alexandre was born Jan. 5, 1873.)
Finding the Moise Dumas/Sophie Roy could help if it was her first marriage.

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Looking for HUGHES who came to Canada from either Ireland or England - I have a William and a Thomas - Thomas is my great-grandfather. Patrick was the son of Thomas and was a twin to John. They were born April 1, 1863. I have William as the father of Thomas but I have not been able to find anything that would indicate that to be the truth. I do know that they moved into Colebrook, NH to a farm. Thomas eventually died in Berlin, NH. I will give you all the dates I have in a detailed email later today or tomorrow.

Also looking for BONVILLE (BONNEVILLE) information - I am looking for Pierre or Peter. He married Amanda GRANDCHAMP in Brome Co. somewhere. It was believed to be his second marriage and he moved and settled in Connecticut.
Jane Hughes Bonville Janebon@aol.com

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We are looking for a death notice for the year 1908 from Magog. The mass took place at St. Patrick's Church and the burial was in the church cemetery. What newspaper would have carried it and how could we get that article?
Any help would be appreciated.
Judy Tetreault judytetreault22@hotmail.com

Judy,
A French or English family? A person with a high profile in the community may have been included in the newspapers of both languages I believe the only newspaper in the town for that year was the Enterprise. It should be available on microfilm from the National Archives through inter-library loan if you are in Canada or from the LDS Family History Centers in the USA. La Tribune of Sherbrooke would be the closest French language paper. It is still in business but I do not think that they will search that far back for you. The microfilm sources would work for them as well.
If you supply the name of the person you are looking for we may be able to find help from other sources.


I see Barnoldswick figures in your genealogical website. Good site, much information on genealogy/local history. You might like to put a link up to this site http://www.oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk
Best, Stanley Challenger Graham
stanley@barnoldswick.freeserve.co.uk

I am looking for information about Hannah STILL, born July 26,1812 in Magog, Stanstead, Quebec. She married Barnard LOWELL in 1830 in Hatley, Que. and she died Aug. 6,1891 also in Hatley, Que. Would like to know what her parents names were.
Marge Florence flocom@yahoo.com


Marge,
Some Still information can be found in local records. A child was born to William Lowell and his wife Mary Still if the index is correct. There are five Still marriages in the index for 1815 1879. And two births recorded when adult baptisms were preformed for the children of Antonio and Mary Still of Stanstead Township. Most of these events were connected to Hatley.
Is there a chance Hannah remarried after Barnard's death and we should be looking for her under another name? It appears that a Hatley farmer named Barnard Lowell died April 13, 1848 aged 40. If this was Hannah Still's Barnard Lowell she would have been a young women at the time of his death.



I am looking for information on the following people: Clark REYNOLDS born in Hancock, Massachuetts, Peleg REYNOLDS who was born in Hancock MA abt 1788, Rufus C. REYNOLDS born about 1820. All of these people lived near the Morse's Line area. I am trying to find out if they are related. I am also trying to find out where they are buried, who their children are etc.
Carollee Reynolds carollee57us@yahoo.com


My family is:
Joseph GENEREUX-FREEHART who m. Elizabeth LETOURNEAU (E.B. TURNER). They had daughters Elizabeth GENEREUX and Mary FREEHART.
There is also a Marshall FREEHART with several children that went by
GENEREUX , and I think has brothers Alex or Alec and Enos FREEHART.
There is also another Marshall FREEHART.
Also, one of the FREEHART Louise Emma, m. my 'Benjamin' Delphis Fabien GUYETTE. I cannot seem to find any sibling or parent information for any of
these people, other than my GUYETTE/GOYETTE/GOGUET line.
Another question about the FREEHART s. Is this an indian name? We have been told that we might be part Iroquois. I also was told something about Nova Scotia indians, MicMac.
One of the GOYETTEs married a COTE, another a PLOUFFE and another a CAMPBELL. Amazing how it's all linked somehow.
Monika Resucit8@aol.com

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I am seeking information on a French speaking, Canadian, named Homer who moved to Clinton County in 1920 and married Alice BURNHAM aged 16, the granddaughter of Elise LANGEVIN/DUQUETTE and Joseph DUQUETTE of St Bernard de Lacolle. I am grateful for any information. Jan Dueley clist@btinternet.com

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Looking for information and/or confirmation of the birth of Rebecca ESTES born about 1840 in Stanstead, Quebec. The original records were destroyed in a fire at Jefferson, New Hampshire and I only have an oral history. Her father, Richard O. ESTES b. Shelburne, Vermont abt. 1826. Her mother could be Abigail MILLS (claimed/reported to be her mother) but married Richard ESTES in 1846 in Vermont Any information regarding an ESTES /ESTEY/EUSTIS family in Quebec at that time would be useful. Barbara H. Coffey jecoffey@aol.com

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I am looking for my g-g-g-grandfather James CARTER who married Orpha COREY who owned a farm in West St. Armand. I don't know how to get more information. Would the land records indicate his birth date, place and parents. All I know now is that some records indicate 1815 and some 1823 for his date of birth. Any suggestions? I also need the parents of James CARTER who was born in the USA and moved to Stanbridge East (W. St. Armand) Quebec. He was born in 1815 or 1823. He married Orpha COREY on June 8, 1836 and was buried in 1864 in the Stanbridge Ridge Road Cemetery. Gail gailallarie@yahoo.ca

Gail,

According to the index to marriages for the District of Bedford, James Carter was under 21 years old when he married on June 8, 1836. An 1823 birth date would make him 13 at his wedding. The 1815 date works best and he could have been under 21 for part of that year. James and Orphey had a son Jared Orlando Carter

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Need information about Mary BOURET who was born in 1820. She married Andrew EDNEY and had the following children: Thomas EDNEY b. 1862 m. Sarah LOGAN, Elizabeth Jane EDNEY m. _?_ CLAGNEY, John EDNEY m. Charlotte McREYNOLDS. Any info appreciated. Marilyn Lupico lupicol@knology.net

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I am looking for information about Abbott and Eliza MORRILL from the Fitch Bay area. He married Martha MOULTON of Holland, Vermont in Stanstead and moved to Derby, Vt. I am also interested in the WILSON family of the townships. William WILSON was the minister at Plymouth Church in East Charlestown (formerly Navy), Vt. I remember the story of Mark WILSON being killed as he worked constructing a bridge in Montreal. Are there other relatives out there? Hope so. Martha Wilson Judd ern@kingcon.com

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I'm looking for info on the TURNER family of Magog Village, Quebec. It says in my family records that my g-g-g-grandfather went to Canada where his uncle lived. My g-g-grandfather was born in Magog Village on March 12, 1819 his name was Luther French TURNER. He married Caroline Theodocia COATES at Eaton Corner, Quebec. Luther's father was Solomon TURNER, his wife was Dorothy BEEDE both are believed to have died in Magog Village. Any info you can send me would be helpful. Ron Turner Sweetcooking58@aol.com

Mr. Turner,

The Turners in the Magog, Bolton area were numerous. Turnertown about half the way between Magog and Ayer's Cliff, was named for the family. Sadly it is a place in name only. Even the Turnertown Cemetery has been destroyed by the neighbouring gravel pit. The History of Stanstead Co., Forest and Clearings, (Magog Town, Magog Village, Magog all one and the same, are in Stanstead Co.) lists the Turners that settled there and at the Lake Shore. Brothers Jesse and David and their cousins Daniel and Timothy were the early settlers.

A look at the indexes to the Protestant records for the Judical District of St. Francis shows that other Turner family groups were to be found throughout the Eastern Townships.

Solomon and Dorothy are listed as the parents of Alfred at his marriage to Betsey Butler, Nov. 15, 1842, in Eaton. The way the entry reads Solomon and Dorothy were from Eaton.

One Luther French Turner signs as witness to the burial of the infant David Turner Nov. 1, 1816 in Eaton. The parents of the baby were Solomon and Dolly. The same Dolly dies Feb. 25, 1870 in Dudswell and the act mentions that she was formerly of Eaton. It appears that Solomon was still living at her death.

If the record indexes are correct the Luther French Turner who signed his name in 1819 at the death of David Turner was much older than your Luther French Turner.

Listed amongst the associates of Josiah Sawyer the grantee of Eaton is Luther French. I have looked in the History of Eaton and in the History of Compton Co. for a connection to your family but failed to find one. There may be one. Neither book has an all-name index unfortunately.

Perhaps a letter to the Compton County Historical Society would be a help. Compton County Historical Museum Society

P.O. Box 517>br>Cookshire, QC
J0B 1M0

or try the
Eastern Townships Research Centre
Archives department
Bishop's University
Lennoxville, Quebec
J1M 1Z7
(819)822-9600 ext. 2261
http://www.ubishops.ca/etrc-crce/

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I would like to know if anyone knows of a Joseph YETTER(GURTIN) who lived in Coaticook, Quebec. I cannot find anything on him. He was born in 1818-20 and married Charlotte EATON. He died in Vermont but was buried in Coaticook. He did not live in Vermont, only died there. Must have been visiting someone at the time. Any help would be appreciated. Shirley Yetter shirleyyetter@rogers.com

Shirley, When did Joseph Yetter(Gurtin) die? I do not know what records you have searched since hearing from you in 2001. There is a Joseph Yettah on the 1871 Canadian Census for Stanstead Co. This fellow was 54 years old, born in Quebec, French Canadian, Roman Catholic, and a labourer.

From the Stanstead Journal vital stats books we find the marriage of Abigail J. daughter of J. Yetter of Coaticook. She married Allen Foster Oct. 28, 1868, Baptist church records.

Cemetery records have an Arthur J. Yetter in Coaticook's Mount Forest Cem. 1854 - 1911.

The closest French name to your Gurtin I could find is Guertin. In the Roman Catholic records there is a Joseph Guertin having a child, Marie Eliza, in Coaticook in 1871. Joseph's wife is Rose Vaillancourt. The couple also loses a child, Alfred age 1 year in 1868.

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I am researching HOPKINSON's in Stanstead and Sherbrooke Counties and towns of Sherbrooke and Coaticook in particular. My great grandmother was Lillie Ann HOPKINSON b. 1864 in Sherbrooke the daughter of William Cuell HOPKINSON and Clarina Howard SMITH. I believe William's brother may be Henry HOPKINSON, b. England abt. 1831 and wonder if anyone knows anything of this family.
Jacqueline Sleeper Russell K.C.'s new email The Stanstead Historical Society Archive has a new email address achives@colbycurtis.ca . Please remember that Kathy Curtis is in only two days a week and her time and office are often used for other purposes as well. Please be patient she will get back to you as soon as time permits.

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Luther CHAPIN was Town Clerk in Duncansboro [Newport], Vermont from 1800 until his death in 1810. Apparently his wife, Dinah JONES, had died before he left Belchertown, MA, with his surviving children.

Their son, John Amsden CHAPIN, was born Dec. 18, 1790, Belchertown; died Sept. 22, 1880 in Westfield, MA. He married about 1820, either in Duncansboro or (more likely) Stanstead, Quebec, Diadama MERRILL, who was born July 1801 (maybe Stanstead; died Feb. 28, 1872, probably in Calais, VT. By 1832 they were living in Calais "on the LEBARON farm" with at least 4 or 5 young children.

John's son, Prentiss [Prentice] H. CHAPIN was born Dec. 7, 1826 "Stanston" (maybe Stanstead), Quebec; died Jan. 10, 1898, Westfield, MA. He married on Feb. 20 or 28, 1849 (probably in Calais) Maria T. LEBARON ; daughter of James & Alma (HATHAWAY) LEBARON. The next year (1850) Prentiss is listed as a lawyer in Chicopee, MA. Questions:

When did Dinah (JONES) CHAPIN die? Where were John A. & Diadama (MERRILL) CHAPIN married?

Who were Diadama's family? The "History of Stanstead County", 1874 refers to a David Merrill & large family from New Hampshire but does not mention her.

What was Prentiss's middle name? And how did he become a lawyer?

Thanks for any leads. I'll gladly share what information I do have. Terry Chapin MYRTLE2GEORGE@aol.com

Hi Terry,

A John Chapin appears on the 1825 census of Stanstead and environs. It is a head of household census. There were 5 members in the family with the head (John most likely), being between 25 and 39 years old. His wife would have been between 14 and 44 years of age.

A second Chapin is listed in Forest and Clearings The History of Stanstead County. On page 204 Candace Chapin is the wife of Abraham Martin.

The Merrill and Morrill families are two large family groups and not all of them are recorded. Forest and Clearings was compiled from material collected by Hubbard from families who provided it on their own. No verification was made on the submissions.

Prentiss [Prentice] H. Chapin's birth does not seem to have been registered in Stanstead nor does the marriage of John A. & Diadama (Merrill) Chapin.

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I'm looking for info on the TURNER family of Magog Village. It says in my family records that my g-g-g-grandfather went to Canada where his uncle lived. My g-g-grandfather was born in Magog, Quebec March 12, 1819 his name was Luther French TURNER married Caroline Theodocia COATES in Eaton Corner, Quebec. Luther's father was Solomon TURNER his wife was Dorothy BEEDE both is believed to have deid in Magog. Any info would be helpful. Ron Turner Sweetcooking58@aol.com

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Looking for information on the SMITH and COX families. Jonathan COX married Naomi SMITH . They were from New Hampshire and settled in Massawippi. William Ayer, 706D Ridgefield Circle, Clinton, MA 01510 ,978-368-1744 or williamayer@comcast.net

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Looking for info on George HEWS and Cora PATRICK. They adopted Mary Francis HEWS. She was born April 14,1892 and married Harold YETTER. As far as I know she had a brother Frederick. She was working for the HAM family at the age of 8 yrs. as a domestic servant and her brother was living with the GREEN family. Aparently their parents were killed when Mary was 4 yrs. If anyone has any knowledge of this, please contact me. Also looking for info on the WATSON and PIKE families. They came from the Hatley, Ayer's Cliff, Massawippi, Lennoxville, Cowansville and Stanstead areas. Any help would be appreciated. Shirley Logue shirleyyetter@rogers.com

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Looking for the BURGESS family, Amos and Elisabeth and grandson Jack came from Hertfordshire, England to Canada I think about 1806-1812 on the ship (I have been told) SS Hesperian. Any help would be great. Alyce Rogers rogersa@ptialaska.net

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I'm hoping someone might be able to tell me if the following two GILSON boys are brothers and if someone might know who their parents were would be an added bonus. They are both found in the Dixville, Coaticook area. 1. Daniel GILSON - b. 1 June, 1836, Quebec; buried in Dixville Cem., Quebec; m. Ann Elizabeth MAYHEW. 2. John GILSON - b. c1830, Quebec; bur. Crooker Brook Cem., Dixville, Quebec; m. Sophia CHESLEY. Darlene dwnautomation@on.aibn.com

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I am looking to find the family history of my great grandmother, Exilda ST. ONGE. She married my great-grandfather, Ovila TURGEON, who was born in Napierville, Quebec. It is there and in LaPatrie, Quebec where they lived and where some of their children were born. I am assuming that Exilda must have also originated in that same general area of Quebec. All I know of her is she was born in 1857 and died in Chicopee Falls, MA on January 15,1925.

Exilda and Ovila Turgeon both emigrated to the U.S. in 1898. I would like to know the names of her parents and of any brothers, sisters and where in Quebec she came from.

I am also looking for the family history of my great-grandfather, Francis LAPERLE. I have no info except that he was married to Emilie POTVIN of Moosup, Plainfield, CT where they lived for quite awhile. My grandfather, Henri Isadore LAPERLE was born in Moosup. I believe all of their children were born in Moosup. Their other children were George, Emery and Alvina.

I would love to know who Francis' parents were and who his brothers and sisters were, if any. He may have had a brother by the name of John Baptist or Jean Baptiste. I believe that either he or his parents were immigrants from Quebec or the eastern areas of Canada. But they also may have been from Moosup and it may have been an earlier generation that immigrated from Canada. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Jeannette T. Dumas jeannettedumas@yahoo.com

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Looking for information about the descendants of Simeon POPE b. NH about 1761, and Judith ADAMS of Orleans County VT who migrated (or married and then migrated) to the areas around Barnston, Stanstead county. In particular - Clarissa POPE, b. Mar.18, 1789, d. July 18, 1853, had married Calvin WILCOX, b. April 27, 1781 in CT, d. 1868, both somewhere in Stanstead county. Had children Ruth 1811-1814, Pardon B. 1813-after 1881 m. Judith ALLEN, Calvin 1815-? m. Charlotte SMITH, Luther 1818-? m. Seraph GLIDDEN and Mary Ann RIX, sons Justin and John ended up in Minnesota, Abel A. 1820-1830, Mark P. 1822-? m. Margaret ROBINSON, Lydia 1825-before 1881 m. Thomas CLARK, had a son Calvin who married Amy ?, Richard P. 1827-after 1881 m. Sarah EDSON, and Clarissa WILCOX 1830-1833.

Marshal POPE 1796-1880, who married Philura PAUL, had children Lucius 1819-? m. Elsie MOULTON, Alonzo 1825-1893 m. Betsy Annis ROBINSON and Mary WILLIAMS, Emily C. 1829-?, and Jeremiah P. POPE 1836-?. Amanda POPE abt. 1803-1861, married Abraham BOYNTON 1796-1855 and had children Ruth 1825-?, James Mumford 1827-1845, Adams Wilcox 1830-1878 m. Anna CHRISTIE, Osmond 1833-1867 m. Mary G. HUBBARD, Luther W. 1836-1864 and Amanda BOYNTON 1839-? I am trying to pinpoint more precise locations where they lived and possibly cemetery locations and listings. Willing to share data on POPEs. Ian Zaenger iczang@msn.com

Ian, Forest and Clearings has information on Clarissa Pope and Calvin Wilcox pages 207-8. She was born in Deering, NH. They came to Stanstead in 1817 and settled on the east part of lot 5 on the 11 range. The family of Pardon B. Wilcox is described on pages 342-3. There are dozens of Pope marriages, births and deaths recorded in area churches and have been indexed.

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I've been trying for years to find more about my ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. My gr-grandfather was born in 1826. His mother died on the ship coming from Dublin to Grosse-Ile, Quebec, Canada. The father had to give little John up for adoption to Den DAWSON and Margaret BARNS or BANNS or maybe BARNES. John who took the name of DAWSON lived in Pointe-Levy, Quebec, with his wife Philomene GIRARD, whom he had married in 1854. He died in 1890. One of their daughters was Francesca Augusta (Gussie) DAWSON married to Frank LOZO and they lived in Saskatchewan. The others were Mrs. COUTURE from New York and Mrs. LACOURSIERE.

My grandfather was Ephrem DAWSON he was married to Mary Ann REID, daughter of Edward REID and Mary McNAMEE. I would like to find more about Edward and Mary. Where did they come from etc.

I have other names of uncles and aunts on all sides. Please let me know if we can help each other find more about our ancestors. Pierrette Martin pmdmartin@videotron.ca

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I would like to know if anyone knows of a Joseph YETTER (GURTIN) who lived in Coaticook, Quebec. I cannot find anything on him. He was born in 1818-20 and married Charlotte EATON. He died in Vermont but was buried in Coaticook. He did not live in Vermont, only died there. Must have been visiting someone at the time. Any help would be appreciated. Shirley Yetter shirleyyetter@rogers.com

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A friend of mine is doing her grandfather's geneology and told me that he was born in Stanstead, Qc around 1889, his name is Frank ELLIOT. His parent's were Charles ELLIOT and Sophie ROY.

I had never heard of Stanstead, Qc. so I went online and found you. Could you tell me exactly where you are located in Qc. or what big city you are located near. I have relative from Sherbrooke, Qc. but not sure if you are near there.

I found her grandfather living in Canaan, Vt. on the 1900 census at the age of 11 years old. Could you tell me where she might find a census for Quebec around 1890 or so and see if she can find her grandfather and his family? Or somewhere she could write to get a copy? Barbara Gebo squawgebo1@charter.net

Barbara, Stanstead the village is on the Vermont border opposite Derby Line, VT. It is 30 miles south of Sherbrooke. You can find the 1881 Canadian Census online, http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp. and the1891 census is available on microfilm

Charles Elliott's first wife was Marie Roy. Ater her death he married Sophie Roy the widow of Moise Dumas May 23, 1875 in St-Hermenegilde, Quebec which is not far from Cannan. Best to look in St-Hermenegilde on the census. Its in Stanstead County not Stanstead the village.

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In this column on Mar. 18 Vi Dussault was looking for Moise Dubé and his wife Emerentienne (Merance) Lareau. Malcolm Juby of Austin read her query and knew he could help. And he did. Both Vi and "cousin" Jeanne Dube wish to express their thanks.

Malcolm Juby is a great man. He had the marriage that I was looking for. Can you please thank him for me? He deserves the recognition. This marriage has been a tough one to find. Thank you for your help as well, Vi Dussault vdussault@comcast.net

I am still shaking with excitement after hearing from Vi this morning with the terrific news from Malcolm on my great grandparents' wedding record! You are as responsible as he for locating this information and I just want to thank you personally! Our family has been searching for this information for so long we had about given up! I am going to write a letter of "Thanks" to Malcolm right now. I am anxious to see if he is actually a cousin of mine since I do have a family photo with the name of an Alice Juby on it. I remember my father saying years ago that some of the family spelt their name Juby. Do the marriage records have the parents' names of the couple on it by chance? That is my next quest!

Thank you so much, again! This has really made my day! Jeanne Dube Jackson, Mount Vernon, WA jescoja@webtv.net

P.S. I got an email from Malcolm's son-in-law who does his email communications. He gave me some added information.

It appeared to Malcolm that Moise and his then wife to be, Merance, moved from Sutton to Richford, VT., sometime in 1856. They were married by a Justice of the Peace on 12/26/1856. Either they or the Justice changed the spelling of their names to Moses Juby and Mariah Larrow.

I've been thinking about this. Merance was 16 in 1856 and Moise was 27. I wouldn't imagine that the family would be too happy about that. Perhaps they eloped over the border, married and changed their own names for obvious reasons. It appears that they were not living in Sutton again until between 1863 and 1868. At that time they began using their original names.

The St. Andre church in Sutton shows their marriage valid in the earliest record, that of the death of their 4-year-old daughter in 1868. There is probably no record of the Blessing of the marriage as far as a certificate goes. Nothing is issued to my knowledge. In a case such as this I wonder if we would find any record of parents.

Jeanne,

If the marriage is a first marriage, in a Catholic church in Quebec, the parents name and where they were living should appear in the register. In the case of a second marriage after a death the late spouse is usually given instead of parents. You find that first marriage and then you have the parents.

Catholic births (baptisims really) give parents and god-parents.

Protestant marriages you seldom find the parents names but some do appear. Births do have parents.

Perhaps you are making this more complicated than it really is. By today's standards the marriage of a 16 year old girl to an older man would be unthinkable. Back then a marriage in Quebec could take place when the girl was 12. Often the men were older.

Most of the name changes can be explained with one fact. Nearly all working class French Quebecers were unable to read and write. Record keepers in English Canada and certainly those in the USA wrote French names as they heard them. When the subject of their work was unable to correct them the errors remained.

Quebec families were large and many children went to the USA to find work to survive and if they were lucky they earned enough money to come back to Quebec and buy a farm of their own.

They did not go back to using the correct spelling on their return to Quebec by choice. A French speaking and educated priest could correctly spell their names and did so in his records. I may be wrong with your paticular case but this pattern is the norm.

Are you a member of the Dube Association of America? The last address I have for them (1997) was: Association des Dubé d'Amérique, C.P. 6700, Sillery (QC) G1T 2W2 Telephone, Richard Dubé, home 418-658-5206, work 418-643-2158 Fax. 418-658-0458 These folks should be able to help you.

From Jeanne, Thanks for that valuable information. I should have given it more thought before I went off into left field. I had read on your site about the variation of names for the same person and I have seen so many examples of that. I have also seen some very young brides among the pedigrees. Guess I am over-anxious for some answers. What you explained certainly makes a lot more sense! Jeanne

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I I am still researching the BARTLETT family, especially Edson Lyman BARTLETT and I have come across two different publications which might devulge some information which I need.

There is a publication Obituaries from the Canada Christian Advocate 1858-1872 by Rev. Donald McKenzie in which I am told that there is an obituary notice for a Franklin BARTLETT who died on September 7, 1867 from a blast while mining limestone in Stanstead. This appears to be a son of Edson BARTLETT about whom we have only the date and place of his death. Notes left behind by a cousin verifies that he was killed by a blast. Secondly, there is another volume of Obituaries from the Canada Christian Advocate 1873-1884 in which an obituary for Edson Lyman Bartlett might appear. How can I obtain this information without having to buy these publications? Is there anyone who could look up this information or a inter-library exchange available for these ? I really do not wish to buy the publications at approximately $40.00 a piece and find that there was no information of value to me. I would appreciate any help you may give me in obtaining the information . Clifford Johnson Wrjcliff@sover.net

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Looking for information on a David WHITE who was a hatter in Rock Island in the mid 1800's. I think he is my relation but cannot find anything about him. He married or lived with an Iris Sky's BAILEY and had about 6 children. Helen Faries hlfdlf@earthlink.net

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If anyone has the cemetery transcriptions for Mount Forest Cemetery in Coaticook andwouldn't mind looking up the following I would greatly appreciate it. Elmer J. CHESLEY Darlene Nutt dwautomation@on.aibn.com

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One of my direct ancestors, Isaac VOORHEES, had several half-brothers (Abraham & Jacob) that supposedly married daughters of James H. BROWN. Most of James' children were born in Stanstead, so I was hoping that someone might have more information. I'm trying to verify the marriages to Abraham and Jacob VOORHEES as well as gather any other information about the BROWN family that I can. Here is what I have on James H. BROWN and his family. There is confusion about whether Abraham VOORHEES married Jane Ann BROWN, or Adaline Jeanette BROWN, or both (I currently show him as having married both), as well as whether Adaline Jeanette BROWN married a John R. WOODS (which I also currently show): 1 James H. BROWN b: 11 Aug 1803 in Potton, Brome Co., Quebec, d: 30 Nov 1884 .+Elizabeth A. COPP b: 25 Apr 1807 in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, d: 9 Jun 1882 m: 27 Feb 1827 in Stanstead, Quebec, ........2 Jane Ann BROWN b: 1827 in Stanstead, Quebec, d: 1909 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL ............+[1] Abraham VOORHEES b: 26 Dec 1830 in Neshanic, Somerset Co., NJ d: Abt. 1910 in St. Joseph, MO m: 1859 ........2 Eleanor Ann BROWN b: 23 Mar 1829 in Stanstead, Quebec, d: 29 Jan 1905 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA ............+James Carr BROOKS b: Abt. 1825 in New York m: 5 Apr 1848 in Henderson Co., IL ........2 Jeremiah BROWN b: 1831 in Stanstead, Quebec, d: 14 Jan 1906 in Boise, Ada Co., ID ............+Sarah ROWLEY ........2 Annis P. BROWN b: 18 Feb 1833 in Georgeville, Quebec, d: 26 Sep 1899 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA ............+Jacob Rutsen Schenck VOORHEES b: 31 Mar 1829 in Neshanic, Somerset Co., NJ d: Abt. 1870 m: 25 Oct 1855 in Biggsville, Henderson Co., IL ........2 Harriet Emma BROWN b: 3 Mar 1835 in Hatley, Quebec, d: 18 Apr 1919 ............+Charles E. DREW b: Abt. 1822 in m: 7 Oct 1851 in Henderson Co., IL ........2 George W. BROWN b: 1836 in Hatley, Quebec, d: 1927 ............+Nancy J. _?_ m: 8 Jan 1858 in Henderson Co., IL ........2 Adaline Jeanette BROWN b: 16 Jun 1840 in Stanstead, Quebec, ............+[1] Abraham VOORHEESb: 26 Dec 1830 in Neshanic, Somerset Co., NJ d: Abt. 1910 in St. Joseph, MO m: bet. 1855 - 1859 ........*2nd Husband of Adaline Jeanette BROWN: ............+John R. WOOD m: 3 Jul 1867 ........2 Ira M. Putney, Jr. b: 16 Jun 1840 in Stanstead, Quebec, d: 5 Mar 1901 in Stronghurst, Henderson Co., IL ............+Azubah Ann HAISLETT b: 27 Aug 1840 in Fitchville, Huron Co., OH d: 5 Jun 1900 in Stronghurst, Henderson Co., IL m: 23 Jun 1858 in Henderson Co., IL ........2 Victoria L. BROWN b: 10 Aug 1843 in Stanstead, Quebec, d: 11 Mar 1902 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA ............+Lee D. FULMER ........2 Joshua T. BROWN b: 19 Feb 1846 in Illinois d: 30 Jan 1870 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA ........2 Abigail C. BROWN b: 27 Mar 1848 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA d: 12 Sep 1848 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA Does anyone have any additional information about this family? Dick Voorhees genealogy@dvoorhees.mailshell.com

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I am pleased to have discovered a couple of your articles about the mysteries of Vermont/Canada border births, marriages, etc. and these have shed some light on my difficulties in learning about the origins of my French-Canadian great-grandfather. As I try to build "Ancestor Albums" for my children, I have been on a "wild goose chase" trying to trace Eugene Ernest GILBERT, (son of Antoine W. GILBERT and Andaline or Adaline MALAHOIT), said to have been born around in January 1857 or 1861 in Derby Line, VT., which has no record of him; nor do his parents appear in the 1860 census in that area. As I research the births of each of his many children, I am trying to find some clue to his origins, I see that he gives a different birthplace for himself with the registration of just about each birth. In one of the earliest, he reports being born in Stanstead, French Canada. Can you tell me where I should write to request his birth certificate and/or if there is a place where I may search for the birth myself? Also, how would my letter, in English, fare in the Quebec bureaucracy? If necessary, I'm willing to make a trip up to Stanstead to do the work, but hope to have a sense of where I should be looking before traveling the distance. I sometimes wonder if he gave so many birthplaces for himself because he felt insecure of his status in the U.S., or if his comprehension of English was as limited as mine is of French, so that he misunderstood or fabricated answers just to get the question answered. Any enlightenment you may be able to offer me will be much appreciated. Constance Snyder, 338 Cranberry Hill Road, East Thetford, Vermont 05043 or c.crovosnyder@VALLEY.NET

Hi Constance, There are still several Gilbert families in greater Stanstead who may have some answers. Another son of Antoine Gilbert and Adeline Mailhot, Zepherin Napoleon, was born Nov. 18, 1873 and was baptized Jan. 1, 1874 here in Stanstead. This appears to be the only one of this family recorded in this parish. Of Eugene Ernest's many children none seem to have been married in Stanstead County. Our parish was founded many years before a RC parish was started in Orleans Co. Vermont. For many years Vt. Catholics came to Stanstead for services. This parish was formed in 1838.

If you require a certificate from the government you must know the date and place before you ask for it. They will not search. If you were to go to Manchester, NH (I believe that is closer to you) The Franco American (American/Canadian) group might have all your answers.

As a non-resident you should not have a problem with the language when writing Quebec. But writing without knowing as mentioned above, will not be productive.

I have looked in the indexes to the Stanstead RC records and found nothing for you except for Zepherin Napoleon. Perhaps Eugene Ernest was evolving with the times. For years the whole county was Stanstead then places like Rock Island, Beebe, Magog, Hatley were formed within its boundries. A person born in Stanstead in 1853 might have been married in Beebe in 1873 and never left the home place. A study would have to be made to see if that is what was happening or if he was trying something. If he remained a Catholic and came back to Quebec for services, language would not be a problem for him. The census takers in the USA might have been.

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Looking for information about Archie CLOKEY (CLOUCKEY, CLOUCKIE?) born in 1873 in St. Ephrem, Que. He married Minnie LITTLE. One of his brothers was a Catholic priest, there were four boys and two girls in the family. There was some connection to these towns: Scotstown, Lake Magantic, St. Mary, St. Sebastian, New Woods (?), Rat Lake (?). The family eventually settled in Vermont. Two of his brothers were named Charles and Paul. He fathered 11 children, all born in Vermont. Patty jayclark@tds.net

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Looking for info on Moise DUBE, born 3/1/1829, in Sutton, Brome Co. He married Emerentienne (Merance) LAREAU, sometime in 1864-1866, supposedly in Sutton as well. I cannot find a record of this union. They both died in Sutton, he died in 1916, she died 12/8/1887. They are both listed in St. Anthony books. Moise had a brother Jean Marie (born 1821), who was married to Jeanne QUINN, they were also living in Sutton and died there. Moise's father was Jean Marie DUBE, who married for the second time, to Amable LAPIERRE MEUNIER at Notre Dame des Anges in Stanbridge. I do not know who Moise's mother was. Both Moise and Jean Marie had children who married in Sutton during the 1890's to 1900 time frame. Any help would be appreciated. Vi Dussault vdussault@comcast.net

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My search is for the surnames BACHELDER and CHASE. They were in Lower Canada in Stanstead area in early 1800 and Susan CHASE may have returned to this area in about 1845-50. Susan BACHELDER married Dudley L CHASE and they moved to Oswego county New York about 1813. I have found that the BACHELDERs moved to the Stanstead area from New Hampshire. Looking for help or advice. Russ Chase russachase@hotmail.com

Russ, Our county history states the several Bachelder families that settled here are the descendants of Jethro Bachelder who emigrated from England and settled in Loudon, NH in the 18th century. There are not many records to be found here before 1815. Finding something for your early dates would be most fortuitous.

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I found a family group sheet for Edward CHAMBERS and Adelia WEST in the IGI (International Genealogical Index) records for Dunham Flates, Missisquoi, Quebec. They also appear in the 1851 census of Missisquoi. I believe Adelia's full name was Cynthia Adelia WEST. She was born about 1814, her parents were form NY and CT.

Edward was born in about 1817 in Canada otCanadian parents. Their children were born in Canada, except Helen who was born Feb. 1855 in Wis. The 1851 shows the family was in Missisquoi. By 1860 the family was in Seboggan, Wisconsin. And in 1870 the family was in Martin County, MN.

I would like to learn more about the WEST family. Need a clue as to the parentage of Edward. Other direct surnames to this family that I have so far are BLAKE and REED.

A family history story states that one of the BLAKE children went to work for their Uncle Ezra REED in Burr Oak, Wisconsin. This Ezra REED was born Oct . 13, 1808 in Vermont. He died June 2, 1887 age 79. His wife was Phoebe, who was born about 1811 in Canada, to Vermont born parents. Ezra had several children born in Canada. Julia A. (1833) William C. (1835) (Nelthy?) (1840) Rosina (1842)

Children in NY: Ezra W. (1837)

Children in Wis: Ira -1844-1902 George W. (1848)

Children in Iowa: Luther -Feb 1851

The 1850 census has a Philena and James O'CONNELL living in the REED home. Philena was age 21, born in Canada. Which leads me to believe this is an elder married daughter of Ezra's. Does anyone know the maiden name of Ezra's wife? Or his parents names? Would like to conact anyone interested in this family. Barbara Cady cadyfam@ttc-cmc.net

Barbara, There is an interesting marriage record for an Adelia E. West whose address at the time of the service was St. Albans, Vt. She married Ora S. Blakely, Aug. 24, 1868. She was 31 years old at the time making her birthdate about 1837. Any connection?

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I am in need of some guidance, information and assistance. My 6th Generation great-grandfather Joshua GIBBS and I believe his brothers Thomas, Isaac and David all resided along the Canadian border area starting in the mid 1790's. I know that David is buried at St. Armand. That Thomas lived in St. Albans, VT until very old and then moved to NY to lived with his son. That Isaac lived in Franklin, Franklin Township, Franklin County, VT until his death.

According to a hand written note my g-g-great-grandfather, Joshua moved back to the states in 1814 - after his sons Horris and Hirum were released from service in the British Army.

One of his daughters wrote that she was "born on 09 NOV 1794 in Warwick County- district Montreal in a township called 'Dunn's Pattent'. The nearest place of business in Lower Canada is Slab City. The nearest place in Vermont was Dunham." I can find Dunham in Missisquoi County but not in Vermont? Could you shed light on this? She also writes that " When quite young her parents moved to Penny's Seignory fifty miles north of Montreal. Is there a master list of all the Seignories?

In the hand written note from Joshua - It sounds like he traveled back and forth. "I went in to Canada in year 1806 to Pennets Seignory my family went to Pennets seignory march 1807". Any idea where Pennets or Penny Seignory was/is?

I know that Joshua signed a 1794 Declaration of Aliens, Lower Canada and an Oath of Allegiance at Missisquoi Bay in April 1795. David C. Gibbs, Boise, Idaho dcgibbs@yahoo.com

Hi,

With the exception of the Penny Seigniory and Warwick questions most of your material deals with Missisquoi Co. Have you tried that historical Society? Or Marlene Simmons?

I did not find a Warwick County, but there is a township and a village by that name but not in Missisquoi Co.

At one time St. Armand, the former French seigniory was called Dunn's Patent after the Hon. Thomas Dunn, the same fellow who organized the settlement of Dunham. Although there were several Slab Cities in Quebec (mostly local usage) the one that fits your request would be Frelighsburg.

The Canada/USA border was in dispute for many years at the beginning of the settlement. Some parts went back and forth between the two countries as the border moved. I doubt Dunham the village or the township of Dunham both of which are north of St. Armand were affected. Parts of St. Armand were however.

Is there a master list of all the Seignories? I have not found one. Sorry.

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My mother is a MONAGHAN by birth. Her g-grandfather was George MONAGHAN born 1833 in the Province of Quebec. I am looking for the parents and siblings of George MONAGHAN/MONAHAN. He married Sarah BAKER on Oct. 31, 1855 in St. Luke's Anglican church in Laprairie. George was a butcher in Montreal and attended Zion First Congregational Church on Radegonde St. which later became Beaver Hall Hill. Sarah BAKER was the daughter of John BAKER and Francis WARD, John was also a butcher, he moved his family from Montreal to a farm on Cote St. Lambert. I do not know if the MONAGHAN family left Montreal also or if they remained there.

George and Sarah moved to Ontario in the early 1870's. Regards, Sharron Nadeau, Calgary, AB sharrnad@hotmail.com

There were five MONAGHAN brothers in St .Sylvester --10 land grants 1825--1835-- but today there are no MONAGHANs in area. Where did they go? Leo Monahan RLGM@webtv.net

There were five MONAGHAN brothers who arrived in Quebec in the 1800's (I was told 1840's). Francis Charles arrived first setting up land for his brothers and parents. They left the area for some reason and bought land in Streetsville, Ont. That apparently didn't work. Francis Charles settled in Glanworth, Ontario but the other four boys disappeared. Francis Charles parents died in Windsor, Ontario and are buried there. Only info I have is that they are buried in the oldest cemetery in Windsor. Pat Monaghan monaghan@rivernet.net

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Would like to find if there is any information about these families who were in Quebec from about 1820-1850. My great-grandmother Emaline WILSON always said she was born in Quebec. Today I found a record of the marriage of her parents Asa WILSON and Catherine PROUTY in Stanstead at the Free Will Baptist Church Mar. 1841. Emaline was born in Oct. 1843 and her brother Charles in 1848. The families, originally from NH, remained in Quebec until about 1850 and then migrated to Illinois.

PROUTY family in Quebec: Joshua PROUTY was born in Quebec in 1824. His father Henry PROUTY supposedly died there in 1827. Joan jfdf@shaw.caxxx

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Looking for information about Gideon ALEXANDER and his second wife Philea/Philia who lived perhaps in Durham in the early 1800's. He was born in 1767 in Uxbridge, Mass. He m 1st Lucretia TAYLOR in 1791, in Worcester, MA. He had 3 children by this first wife: Asa (m. Susan WOODBRIDGE), Calvin (m. Sally CARPENTER), and Mary/Polly (m. Stephen HICKS). Some in his extended family became Catholic in Quebec. They lived not only in the E.T. but also in other places in Quebec such as Nicolet, St. Gregoire, and La Prairie. Gideon himself had at least one child by his second wife Philea _?_ (who may have been American like his first wife): Jane, who m. Moses FOLLANSBEE in 1821 in Shipton, Quebec. I have some reason to believe that Gideon died around 1850, perhaps in Durham. I have no idea when Philea was born or when she died, what her maiden name was, or whether she had any children other than Jane. Without her maiden name of course I cannot find her in the records of the notaires. Any information much appreciated. Karen Courtenay KCourtenay@aol.comxxx

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Seeking any information on the following people: Frank LARAWAY, born 1837/38, St.Mary's, Quebec, Frances LARAWAY, born 1797, St. Mary's or St. John's, Canada; Frank's wife, Melinda JACOBS, born December 31, 1839, probably in Vermont; Joseph JACOBS, father of Melinda, born Brome, P.Q., Canada; Delia LADEAU, wife of Joseph JACOBS, born May 5, 1800, place unknown; and Mary GOOSEY, wife of Francis LARAWAY, daughter of Joseph and Mary (LNU) GOOSEY, mother of Frank LARAWAY. The families migrated from Canada during the mid1800's and lived in Johnson, VT. I would appreciate any leads. Julia jvstrees@yahoo.com

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I am researching Josette Rene LABOUNTY found on the 1871 nad 1881 Compton Co. Quebec censuses. Joseph and Josette LABOUNTY were listed along with their son David and his family. I have not been able to find the birth record and parents of Josette. In 1867 the LABOUNTYs were living in Holland, Vermont as was another son Joseph.

Josette died in Compton Mar. 6, 1882. It appears that her birth may have been around 1804.

In my quest for ancestors I have found a Joseph WOODS. But he has become a brickwall. His wife was Marie GRENIER and they came from Canada to the USA. June Lewis, 10803 Lavon Creek Dr., Riverview, FL 33569-7322

June, Please look for the alternate spellings for Labounty (Labonte) and Dubois for Woods.

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If anyone has baptism information for North Hatley, I am looking for the parents of a Jean / John VANASSE born about 1904. Also looking for his marriage to Clara LOGAN in the area of Stanstead County Quebec . I am trying to connect this family with the main Vanasse lines. Bernard bvanasse@hotmail.com

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I am searching for a birthdate for Simon GEVRY/GIVRY/GEVRI. He married Adelaide MENARD, November 4, 1839 at St. Dominique, Shefford County, Quebec. Simon's parents names were: Jean Baptiste GEVRY and Marie Anne TOUCHETTE of the same parish. Any other information you can give me about the GEVRY or GIVRY family is greatly appreciated. Joan Croteau NotelyJoan@aol.com

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I am looking for any information about the family of Margaret STEBBINGS/STEBBINS who married my g-g-grandfather John MOORE in 1835 in St. Peter's Chapel, Quebec City. All help will be greatley appreciated. Keith Moore kemoore@telus.net

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Looking for any information on THOMPSON/WEBSTER/PROSPER genealogy in Cherry River, Magog area. Barb broffe7151@rogers.com

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Searching for George BUCK, UEL Elizabethtown Township 1884 and family. Son Joseph b. 1784. Delphine Cameron Large dlarge@shaw.ca

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I am looking for any information on Samuel Van ANTWERP (from NY) and Eliza TRAVER (probably from Vermont). I believe Samuel was born in Dunham in 1802 and lived there through abt. 1850. Eliza was born in abt. 1810 and married Samuel in abt. 1839. At least one child, Peter, was born in Dunham, Any information on them would be greatly appreciated. Dave Nichols db.nich@verizon.net

Dave, Samuel and Eliza married Oct. 18, 1836 in Dunham, Anglican church records.

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Looking for info on Peter BEDARD, b. 1778 in Quebec, m. Elisabeth FLEMING in 1811 in Anglican marriage. Peter does not show up in the many BEDARD genealogies in Canada. Help! Ron Bedard RBedard565@aol.com

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Looking for information of David or Freeman Benjamin WHITE. Could someone with a copy of the History of Stanstead check to see if there are any of the following listed: David White, Betsey (BAILEY) WHITE Freeman Benjamin WHITE, Samuel WHITEor Absalom BAILEY. Helen Faries hlfdlf@earthlink.net

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Melvina BAILEY, wife of Orin HUNTOON, is my great-great-grandmother. I have been searching for years for info about her. Please share all you have about her and her family. Vernon Dunbar urgent1506@yahoo.com

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I believe Orin HUNTOON was the brother of our g-grandfather Leander HUNTOON. Any info on any part of this family would be greatly appreciated. John O'Donnell elknhaust@northcom.net

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_?_ CROSS b. Ireland d. 11/8/1884 had a son William CROSS b. 1846, d. 1913 and m. Sarah BAIRD b. 1848, d. 1927 in VT. Children Lathan, George and Arthur. Seeking info on all. Need info on Sarah BAIRD too. Their son Lathan James CROSS b. 1879 Quebec d. 1951 Ohio m. Bertha Louise EDNEY b. 1890 Victory, VT d. 1981 Ohio. Marilyn Lupico lupico1@gte.net

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I would appreciate any information about the parents of this family seen on the 1881 census for the town of Stanstead: William WATSON 51, b. Que, C. of E., Irish, fisherman Lizzie 50, b. Que Laura 12 and Ida 15 (who came to MA & NH and married) and Ida M. WATSON b. 1866, d. Rochester, NH, m. Jan. 4, 1887 Herbert STRATTON, Beebe Plain Laura E. WATSON b. 1868 Beebe Plain, d. Rochester, m. 1902 John W. FEENY, Lynn, MA Nellie WATSON b. aft 1881 census. Do you have any idea how I can find the marriage to Herbert STRATTON, and Nellie's m. to C.E. WHITE? Connie Burbank, Newmarket, NH ceb.connieburbank@verizon.net

Hi Connie, Is this William G. Watson 1831-1926 who was married to Elizabeth Hunter 1829-1917? Certainly the dates are close enough to be him. This fellow died at the home of his daughter Mrs. C.E. White in Lennoxville.

Herbert A. Stratton married Ida M. Watson Jan. 4, 1887 in Derby, Vermont not in Beebe. The Rev. G.S. Case performed the ceremony.

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On the 1880 Iowa census I found my ancestor Gilbert SAWYER and his wife Adaline CRELLER. Two other SAWYER families are also listed: Samuel SAWYER who married Ellen MCNEIL, and Eli SAWYER who married Ellen VOSBURG all are from Stanbridge, Qc. The coincidence of surnames, ages and geography suggest they are brothers, or else closely related. Can anyone connect these SAWYER men with families in Quebec 1825 - 1865? Rafael Soler exegis1@yahoo.com

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I would appreciate any information about the parents of this family seen on the 1881 census for the town of Stanstead, p. 25: William WATSON 51, b Que., C. of E., Irish, fisherman, Lizzie 50, b Que., Laura 12 and Ida 15 (who came to MA & NH and married). Connie Burbank ceb.connieburbank@verizon.net

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For years I have been trying to identify the 2nd wife of Levi Locke BELKNAP, son of Mitchell BELKNAP and his wife Elsea Charlotte MOSHER. Levi was born July 13, 1838 at Barnston East. On March 27, 1861 in the Calvinist baptist Church in Barnston, he was married to Abbie M. PERKINS, daughter of Joseph PERKINS and Eliza JAMES. They had one son, Arthur L. BELKNAP born March 12, 1862 in Holland, Vermont.

Abbie died at her parents home on November 7, 1875 of Consumption. She was originally interred in the Lyons/Perkins Cemetery, but was later removed to the Bickford Corner Cemetery.

Levi remarried sometime after 1875, but we had no idea of his wife's name. The only information known about her was that she was a Catholic. Somewhere along the way Jim came up with a possible last name of FLYNN from Coaticook. I checked the Cemetery at St. Edmonds and found some FLYNNs, but nothing that proved a thing.

I have now found that in the 1881 census, Levi is married to a lady named Sarah, and living with her and his son in Barnston. Levi is listed as a millwright, and he and Arthur are listed as Wesleyan Methodist, while Sarah is listed as Catholic.

Levi died March 12, 1912 in North Straford, New Hampshire. We know that he had a son by Sarah, J. Sherry BELKNAP, born July 16, 1883, Stanstead County? He married abt 1900 to a lady named Margaret. They had a son named Walter who for many years had a car dealership in Colebrook, N.H.

The last we knew Walter was in a home in Laconia, N.H., but his son Sherry lives in the old homestead in Bloomfield, Vermont. J.Sherry and his wife Margaret are interred in the Catholic cemetery at Bloomfield. I have a feeling that Levi and his 2nd wife might possibly be interred there in unmarked graves.

I believe that Levi and Sarah were married at St Edmonds, but I am looking for proof of that and also to determine her maiden name. Any information on how to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated. O.K.Belknap sagebrush@sympatico.ca

Hi Zack, A Catholic marriage record exists for a Lévis Belknap at St. Edmund's, Coaticook. He married Sarah Flynn, daughter of James Flynn and his wife Agnes Moore on June 4, 1880. Sarah and Levi had four children baptised at St. Edmund's. Claude John, b. Mar. 13, 1891, James Sherry b. July 16, 1883, Lindsay Edward b. Jan. 23, 1889 and Mary Charlotte b. July 27, 1881.There is an earlier Catholic, Belknap marriage. Moody Belknap the husband of the late Rosanna Marsh, marries Mary McGooghin in Stanstead, August 18, 1856. James Sherry Belknap appears to have been named for James Sherry who along with his wife Mary Horane were his godparents.

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I am seeking information about a CASSADY family. The CASSADY parents came from Ireland to Magog about 1844. There is a possible son, Thomas, who was born in Ireland, married a French-Canadian woman named Margaret from Magog, and died in PA in 1887. A son, David Franklin (my great-great grandfather) was born in Magog in 1845 or 1850 and died in PA in 1921. A daughter Ellen was born in 1847, married Daniel SNYDER and died in PA in 1932. A son James died in PA. A son, Owen J. was born in Magog in 1854 and died in 1925 in PA. A possible son, Philip, was born in 1855 and died in 19143 in PA. There is also a possible son named Charles and other siblings. The CASSADYs did not come to PA until the late 1860s. Do you have any further information about a Bridget CASSADY ? Could she be a sibling of this family? I am searching for information about the Patrick DONIGAN, Thomas CASSIDY, Hugh SMITH, John DONAHUE, and MULVEY families who arrived in the Magog area from Ireland, about 1838. They lived in the Magog and Georgeville areas. Susan Smith susanesmith@juno.com

Susan, The index to marriages suggests that a Thomas Cassudy married Mary Murvy? in St. Patrick's, Magog, Mar. 2, 1862. He had been married to the late Catherine Donigan. The index to births lists a daughter born to Thomas Cassiday and Marguerite Mulray named Marguerite Eliza baptised in St. Patrick's Sept. 9, 1862.

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Looking for information on Ebenezer HOVEY Jr. m. Mary Polly COX abt 1810, Stanstead area. Mary Polly COX is the d/o Jonathan COX and Naomi SMITH. They were m. 1780, Hanover, NH and removed to Stanstead County abt 1800. William Ayer 706D Ridgefield Circle Clinton, MA 01510-1451 williamayer@comcast.net

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Looking for information about Elisha SMITH, born about 1852, married to Martha KINSTON, born about 1858. They had many children, among whom was Belinda SMITH, who married Manley NELSON. Other children may have been Abigail, Mehitable, Shurbel, Parthnia, David, Richard, Catherine, Nancy, Hiram or Jesse. Also need more information on Manley NELSON. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. 21 Nov 2003 golda22@bellsouth.net

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Looking for info on Joseph DUTILLY tilly and wife Julia (maiden name unknown), parents of Adeline (d-o-b1844) and Lucie (d-o-b 1842 or 1843) DUTILLY . Adeline married Israel Etienne MYERS in Rutland County, VT in March, 1862. In June, 1876, Israel Etienne MYERS, Jr.(d-o-b 1864) received his First Communion at St. Zenon in Piopolis, Comte de Frontenac; and in November, 1881, Adeline MYERS (d-o-b 1862 or 1863), married Phillip Therrien, also at St. Zenon in Piopolis, Comte de Frontenac. Earlier in 1881 the family, along with Lucie DUTILLY, was living in Marston South, Comte de Compton, where they were enumerated in the Canadian Census. 1) Trying to find out whether Lucie and Adeline had any siblings, and if so, who they were. 2) Also trying to find out how Joseph DUTILLY, father of Adeline and Lucie, fits into DUTILLY family tree. Also looking for maiden name of his wife, Julia. 3) Israel Etienne MYERS, Jr. died sometime between the 1881 Canadian Census and 1884, when the family is in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Family legend says he died in a fire, perhaps a house fire. Would like to find place and date. 4) Daughter Malina MYERS was born in 1881, presumably in Marston South, Comte de Compton, and has died by 1884. Looking for place and date of death. Susan Hanson susandhanson@hotmail.com

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I am trying to find an index of cemeteries in Barnston Township. My g-g-g-grandfather Absalom BAILEY was buried in a Calvanist Baptist cemetery in Barnston on January 7,1844. I am hoping to find if other BAILEY 's and some WHITE's were also buried there. Can you give me any suggestions on where I might find some information. Helen Faries hlfdlf@earthlink.net

Helen, Try the Stanstead Historical Society. They can be reached at shs.archives@interlinx.qc.ca, by mail, Stanstead Historical Society, 535 Dufferin, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0, by telephone (819) 876-7322, or fax (819) 876-7936.

I do not find Absalom Bailey in their cemetery index however. He may not have had a monument. Also try Ellie Bailey in Dixville. She has a lot of Bailey information for that region. codyalice@sympatico.ca

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Melissa HUNT McGIVERN and I believe my grandfather Edward J. McGIVERN were members of the Methodist church. Melissa's husband Michael was Roman Catholic. They were married 1845-1850? We find them on the1850 census of Bath, NH along with 2 daughters ages 1 and 3 and he had 200 acres of land. Melissa's mother was Susan LANG. I have not been able to find their records in New Hampshire. No doubt they were married in her church either in NH,VT or Quebec. They moved to Magog before 1860. Can someone tell me where they were married and anything else about the MCGIVERNs? Sheila sma50@snet.net

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I've been trying for years to find more about my ancestors who came from Northern Ireland. My gr-grandfather was born in 1826. His mother died on the ship coming from Dublin to Grosse-Ile, Quebec. The father had to give up little John for adoption to Den DAWSON and Margaret BARNS or BANNS or maybe BARNES. John who took the name of DAWSON lived in Pointe-Levy, Quebec, with his wife Philomene GIRARD, whom he had married in 1854. He died in 1890. One of their daughters was Francesca Augusta (Gussie) DAWSON married to Frank LOZO and they lived in Saskatchewan. The others were Mrs. COUTURE from New York and Mrs LACOURSIERE. My grand-father was Ephrem DAWSON who married Mary-Ann REID, daughter of Edward REID and Mary McNAMEE. I would like to find more information about Edward and Mary. Where did they come from etc. I have other names of uncles and aunts on all sides. Pierrette Martin pmdmartin@videotron.ca

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Looking for any information about the Joseph NAUD - Angelique CLEMENT family of Millington. Need their parents, sibilings and proof of their marriage of Jan. 16, 1843. Would like information about their 12 children too. Marie Clarise, m. an EMMERSON, Allodie m. X. BRUNEAU, Joseph m. C. MATHEWSON, Jude Madeline m. F.X. BRUNEAU, Pierre/Peter, Clemence m. J. SEARS, Livie m. M. BROWNING, Frederick Edward, m. Ella Jane YOUNG, Alfont/Alfas Walter m. Nora JOHNSON, Charles Sergent m. M. WEEDIN, Richard Ramon/Remon Regisse m. R. PETTY and Malvina m. HORNBECH. Also need information on Frederick and Ella's children: Charles E., Lorna Mildred, Lovina Christine, Dora May, Raymond Alvin and Arthenise Murel. Mary H. Naud-Kent, 18636 107 Ave. SE, Renton WA 98055 Michel Neault writes in response, I do have information on their children but was never able to find their parent's names. Michel Neault mneault@videotron.ca

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Can someone tell me if there were any HIGMANs in Magog between 1910-1920 and info on births, marriages and burials. I note from the 1901 census there were a family of Oly?am, and Harriet with children Maddie, Hattie, Felix and Abbie living there at the time. The census says they were Methodists but I believe them to be Roman Catholic.Any info would be useful. L G Treadgold LTreadgold@aol.com

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Looking for information on Comfort PINKHAM and Elizabeth PHELPS b. abt 1812 in Quebec. One of them d. Sept. 1883 in Clarke Twp. They married Mar. 13, 1832 at St. Armand East, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. Moved to Clarke, Durham County and had 8 children. Stephanie Eddy stephanie@i-zoom.net

Stephanie, Comfort's address was given as St. Cesaire when he married. Elizabeth was from Stanbridge. This was each one's first marriage and they were both over 21 years old at the time.

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I'm researching the family of John HARRISON and Margaret SMITH ( my g- grandparents) who lived in the Windsor Mills - Brompton area between 1870 to early 1900's. Their children married into the RICHES, WHEELER, LITTLE, VOGT, MACDONALD and BILTON families. Would love to hear from my "cousins", or anybody knowing of these families. Lucy McRae glrae@telusplanet.net

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Anyone have information on the Tertius FRENCH who married Sylvia CALKINS December 30, 1819 in Richford, Vermont? Both were of Sutton. Doug Smith nina.swaim@valley.net

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George, John and Sophie TITTEMORE were the first TITTEMOREs to settle in the Pigeon Hill area in the last quarter of the 1700's. Does anyone know of any living decendants of these people? If so Please contact me. May Paxman Dyck hmdyck@hotmail.com

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This snap is labeled 74th Battery. Can someone tell us who, when and where? You can reach me directly at dlepitre@abacom.com or 876-5755.

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Seeking descendants of Albert E. CARR, who lived as a child in Coaticook b, abt 1866 in Stanstead County, s. of Horace L. CARR and Elizabeth. They were in Magog in 1881. Albert was in N. Hatley before 1900. I would like to know what became of this lost cousin of mine. Does anyone have any knowledge of Albert E. CARR . His parents were Cornelius CARR and Nancy (possibly HACKET) and was married in Fitch Bay to Mary BOYES Jan. 22, 1889. She died in 1891. Her parents were George BOYES and Mary LYTLE. Glad to share any info I have. Madge Kokenburg rmkoken@charter.net

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Letter 1 Looking for information on Ceser CHARLAND born abt. 1850 living in Barford, Stanstead County 1881 census. Wife Delvina ? who was she? she was born abt. 1854. Had a son Fred born 1879 wife Lede? (1870) living in Barford (1901 census). Henry Rolfe hpcdm@aol.com

Henry, Césaire Charland married Delvina Couture Jan. 7, 1878 in St. Hermenegilde. He was the son of Joseph Tranquille Charland and his wife Marie Anne Mailhot, his address was given as St-Hyacinthe. He died June 23, 1873. He lost a child, stillborn, just days before his own death. Delvina was the daughter of Pierre Couture and Zoe Chartier. Delvina died Feb. 14, 1924. Joseph Alfred was b. Dec. 3, 1878.

Letter 2 My wife Phyllis is a CHARLEAU her father was Edward CHARLEAU son of John CHARLEAU . Now I thought I was sure that this was the same man named John SHARLAND 18 yrs. of age in Barnston 1901 census. He married Annie HOWE at home of her father Wilson HOWE in Barford in 1905 under name John CHARLEAU . John died June 30, 1932. I have it that he was son of Cesaire and Delvina born August 29, 1892. Do you have any stats that might confirm or show this to be wrong. John & Annie are interred Mount Hope Cemetery in Coaticook. Annie died May 23, 1927 St. Vincent de Paul Hospital Sherbrooke. Henry Rolfe hpcdm@aol.com

Henry, I do not find John listed as a son of Cesaire. No record of his baptism in St. Hermenegilde or St. Edmond's Coaticook or Stanstead. I do find a John Charland in the Rural Mail Directory of 1928, RR#1 Coaticook. If your John was 18 in 1901 he would have been born in 1883 probably and not 1892. Is it possible that John becomes a Protestant after his marriage? Perhaps it is Mount Forest Cemetery in Coaticook they are buried in? The Sherbrooke Record listed Annie's last name as Horne at their wedding.

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Letter 1 I just found your web site which has a lot of great information on genealogy. Great site! I live in Connecticut and have just started researching my French Canadian ancestors who lived in Rock Island. Since I am unsure as to where my grandfather was born, Iwould like to start with trying to obtain a photocopy his death certificate. He died in Stanstead on Oct 17, 1907 according to the obituary from The Stanstead Journal . <> My question is this: Would the Town Clerk in Stanstead, or the Catholic Church in Rock Island, (from where he was buried) possibly have a copy of this death certificate that I could write for ?? Or, must I write to Le Directeur de l'etat civil Offices in Quebec? John Farrow jfarr8660@sbcglobal.net

John, All official copies of any b. m. or d. are supposed to come from Le Directeur de l'etat civil in Quebec or Montreal. The clergy have been discouraged from providing any copies of their records.

You may wish to check that date. The Parish of Notre Dame de la Merci, Rock Island did not start until 1916. Town clerks did not do registration in Quebec. Rock Island Catholics went to Stanstead for their religious needs until 1916.

Most married people will not have their birthplace mentioned on their death certificates. Most RC certificates will say what parish they lived in at the time of death, the date of death and that of the burial service. If they were married their spouse would be mentioned.

The most effective way to research Catholics in Quebec is through their marriage records. What was grandfather's name?

Letter 2 My grandfather's name was Richard LACASSE, and the date of death according to The Journal was Oct 17, 1907. I looked at the obituary again and it did not refer to a church in Rock Island, as I had incorrectly assumed, but rather the "Catholic Church" with the "Sacred Heart Choir " in attendance. This probably means Stanstead, or elsewhere in the area. I had hoped to get some valuable leads info from his death certificate but now that I have read up on what is actually listed, none of that will help me. I have no idea when or where he was married. The only other clue that I am following up on is that he was born in St. Jean Baptiste, near St. Marguerite de Dorchester.

There are a number of places with this St Jean Baptiste name and I have to find a good Canadian map and narrow in on which one it is and then try to send away for his birth certificate. One final genealogy question for you: Do the local funeral homes keep records that would assist genealogy research

John, Richard Lacasse dies Oct. 16, 1907 aged 43 years and was buried on the 18th. His wife was Georgiana Lizotte. The witnesses were John and Alexander Lacasse. The service was from Sacre Coeur in Stanstead. I did not find his marriage record in Stanstead. I tried the marriage directories for all the counties east of here including Dorchester and did not find it. He may have been married where his bride came from which may have been anywhere in the province or the USA. Funeral Home records can be helpful when you find them. They are inconsistant here.

Letter 3 Richard LACASSE& Georgiana LIZOTTE had 6 children together. I suspect that they married abt 1890, but I am not sure where. 1. Albert born 1891, lived in the Boston area and then retired and died in Milford, Conn. in 1977. 2. Alfred born abt 1892, lived in Maine, married there, had 2 childern and died there in 1976. 3. Alex born 1893, lived in Rock Island and died there in 1928 ( never married). 4. Malvina born 1895, lived in Rock Island with husband and had 8 childen, all lived in Can. Some still live in the area and I have had contact with one of them on genealogy. 5. Peter born abt 1900 moved to the Boston area, died there abt 1948 (no children). 6. Alice born 1905, moved to Boston where she married James FARROW who was from Stanstead. They later moved to Conn. and she died there in 1983. Had 4 children.

I suspect that all were born and baptised there locally in either Rock Island, Beebe or Derby Line.They moved several times back and forth across the border.

I descend from Alice, my mother, who was the youngest of the 6 children.She was born in Derby, where the family lived at that time.

After Richard died, Georgiana married again to John Bolduc and had 3 more children in Rock Island. One possibility is that Richard and Georgiana may have been married in Champlain County. In the 1881 Canadian census, a Georgiana Lizotte was living there with her family. She was 9 years old at the time which matches the birth year we have on her. I think that may be her, but until I locate their marriage records, I won't be sure. John Can you tell me which parish in Champlain Co. you found her in? I looked in the parishes of St. Stanislas de Champlain, and La Visitation de Champlain, no luck. There is a possibility that these people married in the USA too.

Mystery Photo This sawmill appears to be on a lake, possibly at Newport, Vt. Can anyone say for sure?

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Briggs WAIT, b. 1778 NY, and supposedly died Oct. 7, 1876 or 1870 and is buried in Marlington Cemetery, Stanstead. The last record I have of him was in the 1861 census records when he was living with his daughter, Amy Almeda, b. 1816 (by his 1st wife, Mary SHEIR/SHELT) and her husband Daniel TRYON in Stanstead. I have not located a church record confirming his death. Many of his descendants settled in the Stanstead area, although they originally lived in Noyan, Quebec. His 2nd wife, Jane LONGEWAY also has a stone at Marlington Cemtery, dated Aug. 19, 1859. Does anyone have further info confirming their deaths? I would love to hear from other descendants. - Pam Wood Waugh, 730 Dunhill Dr, Orlando, FL 32825 pam@woodwaugh.com

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I'm looking for a HOYT family living in Barnston in 1810 when my great-great-grandfather was born there to a man who had immigrated from Connecticut and his wife from New Hampshire. Their child Wendell Samuel Salisbury HOYT then moved to northern Vermont to marry Harriet P. MAY in St. Johnsbury, VT on Dec. 16, 1838. The migration to Canada may have been a result of the American Revolutionary War. Lee Hoyt leemhoyt@northnet.org

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Looking for the records of the Samuel BRYANT family born Aug. 8, 1812 and subsequent family. Margaret Cressman duffy@golden.net

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I am new at this. Looking for my Daddy Joseph Stanislas TREMBLAY's family. His father was Alexandre, his mother Emelie PAQUOT. Names are as shown on bapteme certificat. Joanna Marie Tremblay joannanesw@aol.com

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Looking for information on Thomas William LANE b. 1836. Married Valesta BOWKER from Stanstead (Barnston) and had children Elmer, Gertrude, Lizzie and Minnie Mabel (who would be my g-g-grandmother). The LANE 's came over from England on the ship Ardwell in 1836. I would really like information on Thomas' parents but am having trouble finding any. If anybody has information on the LANE family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Lois Smith loissmith@hotmail.com

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I am looking for the marriage of John/Jean VANASSE who was from North Hatley Quebec and Clara LOGAN in the area of Stanstead County Quebec . Their son George was born on March 29, 1933 in Canada and immigrated to the U.S.A. later on in life. At a young age George was put in an orphanage. I am trying to connect this family was the main VANASSE lines . Bernard Vanassebvanasse@hotmail.com

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My g-g-grandparents James MILLER s/o John MILLER and Margaret McCarthy married Katherine (Kate) Hyland/Holland d/o John Hyland/Holland and Margaret Cusick/Cusack September 13, 1859 in L'Avenir, QC. They had the following children: Margaret Elizabeth b. October 12, 1866 possibly Richmond, QC (my great grandmother) Mary b. circa 1869 QC William b. circa 1870 Curtis b. circa 1872 Susan b. circa 1873 They left Quebec and went to the States. This information of children I found on 1880 census for Corinth, Vermont. I believe there were a few children prior to Elizabeth but were probably out on their own. From Vermont they went on to Connecticut, and that is where my g-grandmother was buried. My grandfather came to Quebec in 1925 from New York met my grandmother and stayed. I would appreciate any information on this family, and if there is still family in Quebec. Janice Copeman, Ottawa, Ontario jlcopeman@rogers.com

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Does anybody have photographs and or maps of Hopetown, QC? I would like to know what it looks like, or looked like in the past. Christopher Ross info@thisismyurl.com

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I'm looking for STINSON ancestors. My great-great-grandfather, Thomas STINSON, arrived in Ontario, Canada sometime prior to 1851, supposedly from Ireland. Linda Stinson mil.stin@bmts.com

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Hi David, Thank you for the mention of my Missisquoi and Frelighsburg Twps. Cemetery books. It was very kind of you to post the message an it's appreciated. Here it is corrected, sorry about that New book Brenda Wilson Birch has a second book out titled, St. Armand Twp. Cemeteries, Missisquoi County Quebec. This book lists the information from headstones in the ten township cemeteries. Each cemetery is indexed separately, with the names in alphabetical order, along with the dates, (birth and death), ages & spouses or parents when stated. She also found and included additional information from the Missisquoi microfilm reels, older cemetery lists and Neil Broadhurst's Marriages in the District of Bedford 1804 - 1879 for stones that were no longer standing or that did not exist.

This book does have more information and some corrected and or more complete dates than those in the Missisquoi Graveyard Tour booklets. Ms. Birch suggests, "should any errors be found I welcome corrections." This book is very straight forward, simple to use and easy to read and includes the following cemeteries: 1) Pigeon Hill Cem. 2) Hasting Cem. 3) Saint Philippe Cath. Cem. - Philipsburg 4) Luke Cem. 5) Philipsburg Prot. Cem (very early settlers, some U.E.L.'s) 6) Vincent Cem. 7) Notre-Dame Du Lourdes Cath. Cem. - St. Armand 8) Russell a.k.a. Hancock Hill Cem. 9) Krans Cem. 10) Sornberger Cem. There are 96 spiral boundpages, allowing the book to remain flat when open. The book sells for $25. plus $5 shipping. For those who wish to order a copy contact Brenda Wilson Birch at: brenda.w@sympatico.ca or Brenda Wilson Birch, Frelighsburg, QC.

Her first book, Frelighsburg Twp. Cemeteries is also available and is of the same format.

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I am looking for more information on Joseph BIGELOW he was born in 1827 or 1828 in Blaise Township, Quebec and died in Mclean Township, Muskoka County, Ontario. Also need information about his wife; she was born in 1821 in Ontario Her name was Lucy HOGG or Elezebeth HOGG . Greg Waldner twostorey110@yahoo.ca

Greg, If I understand the description of Blais Township in Noms et lieux du Québec , this township did not receive its name until the death of André-Albert Blais in 1919. There may not have been very many towns or parishes in the region at that early date but knowing the name of the village or parish he was born in would be a help and the religion he was baptised in a must. Can you supply more?

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I am looking for information about William Smart BROOKS married to Ida LOWELL. They lived in Ascot or Sherbrooke. Their children were Edmond, Arthur, Ernest, Mary, Albert Henry, Gertrude and Goldwin C. William was born in Valcartier, Quebec. Mona Savard monasa61@hotmail.com

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I am lloking for any information on John Roberts WIDDUP. He was my great -grandfather, born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England in 1870. He emigrated to Canada from Leeds in 1898. Last known address was Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke City, Sherbrooke County, where he lived with his wife Emily and two sons Harold aged 2, Percy aged about 5 months (the 1901 census). I am decended from a son that he had in England. I am very keen to find out anything about this man. He was politically active in England, from about 1894-1898. Sue Hayter sue@hayter56.freeserve.co.uk

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I are searching for my great-grandfather William CALDWELL who married Jessie MANN and we are trying to find out the name of William's father and so on. We believe the Gaspe area would be where these roots may be located. Any information would be appreciated. Karyn and Ron Brunelle rzulich@cyberbeach.net

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Would be delighted to hear from anyone familiar with the HOTCHKISS families who lived in Lacolle in the 19th. century. Most interested in Merritt, who ran a mill and his brother Alonzo, (married to Mary STARNES), who ran a hotel. There may be a connection with the family of Henry HOYLE who located from Baucup, Lancashire with his brother Robert. Clark Shea ccshea@smarttnet.com

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I am looking for info about Luther TURNER and family of Magog Village b. 1818. Married Caroline COATS in Eaton, 1842. Her parents Goodrich & Jemima COATS . Bernie bcparr@digitex.net and

Looking for the father of Luther French TURNER b. 1819 in Eaton Corner, Quebec, Canada. Married Caroline T. COATES b. 1820. Ron Turner sweetcooking58@aol.com

Another year draws to a close

It has been a year of so many changes for this paper. I started this column in 1990 during Peter Scowen's editorship. There was someone new in that chair every so often in those first few years and I was just starting to get used to Ross Murray when he had to leave. It has been a privilige to have worked with many of The Journal 's editors over the years (I supplied photos to Lloyd Bliss when he asked for them in the late 60s and early 70s). Each editor has allowed me to do what I wanted to do with this column, space permitting, but I'll miss Ross the most.

For the first year the typesetting/proofreading was kind of hit and miss for Your Ancestry. But even that, traumatic as it was, created a lasting friendship with fellow researcher Pearl Britch as a result of her name being mispelled.

After that mishap proofreader Malcolm "Dr. Feelgood" Stone gave my copy a once-over each week. At first he gave my bits of miscellaneous information his attention but found the gobbledy-gook of queries too tough for his tiring peepers. But once he got into it he became a co-conspirator and friend. Now he too has had to go.

Phil Desmoreaux left his post as production manager in the spring and Al Smith went after the new owners took over.

The electronic version of the Journal died then too. That was sad. We were getting dozens of email queries weekly and reaching so many more people with your questions; we were really getting things done. Folks were receiving answers.

Things continue to change with this paper. Who knows what the future holds. I feel like the last rat at the dump. All the best in 2004. POSTED 12.18.03

I stumbled on to your site. I have a g-grandmother, Harriet A. FLETCHER, that was born in Magog, Canada in 1860. Her father Simeon FLETCHER married in Holland, Vermont. Where would I write or call to see if they would have the birth certificate for my g-grandmother? Marilyn K. Buckelew mnbuckelew@yahoo.ca

Marilyn, The index to Protestant Births for the Judicial District of St. Francis for the years between 1815 - 1879 does not show a birth for Harriet Fletcher. The Roman Catholic directory for Magog (1861-1991) does not either. Her birth may have been registered in Vermont. Try the Holland town office. She might appear on the 1861 Canadian census. Was this Simeon married to Dorothy Magoon?

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Looking for relatives of Selah and Hazen POMEROY and the MANSUR family. Adele ahskoda@yahoo.com

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Looking for information on Comfort PINKHAM and Elizabeth PHELPS b. abt 1812 in Quebec d. Sept. 1883 at Clarke twp. m. Mar. 13, 1832 at St. Armand East, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. Moved to Clarke, Durham County and had 8 children. Stephanie Eddy stephanie@i-zoom.net

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Need any information about an Abraham BAIRD who was born about 1802. I believe he is related to Elijah BAIRD, b 1794, who lived in Stanstead. Abraham is listed in the same area as Elijah in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 census. He is listed in the 1830 census in Niagara Co., NY where Elijah moved to in the early 1830's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone come across any information about an Erastus BAIRD? He is related somehow to William Henry BAIRD from Stanstead. He is listed in the 1840 and 1850 census in Berkshire, Franklin Co., Vermont. He later moved to Branch Co., Michigan and lived in the same vicinity as Avery BAIRD, son of William Henry BAIRD and Abigail FLANDERS. Erastus died in 1863 in Branch Co., Michigan. I believe he married in VT around 1830, since his wife, Anna ?, was born there. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Loren Beard rootsnwings64@msn.com

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We are looking for information on my husband's great-grandfather. He was Major James William WILSON of the British 39th foot in the Napoleonic War and in Spanish War and he fought in India. We know he was overlooking Paris and wrote a journal on Aug.15, 1815 and after the army disbanded and he as well as many other soldiers were out of a job and emigrated to Canada some time after the treaty of Ghent and the end of the war. We would like to know dates of his birth, marriage - and to whom, death and date of emigration. We know there were 12 children, the youngest of which was my husband's grandfather: Charles Edmund WILSON - born in Richmond on Mar. l5, l848. He married Eva Elizabeth SWIFT of Churchville in l890 and they had 3 children born in Toronto, Ontario. Charles was an artist and kept a pictorial diary of his life in the Eastern Townships and lived near Kinsey a note addressed to Kensington Cottage to Charles. Dunnville, St.Francis River, Masonville, Rapids of St.Francis River, which are all in the Richmond area, are all drawn and mentioned in this diary. We went to Richmond city Hall and was sent to see Mr. Raymond Lancaster who keeps the records of St.Anne's Cemetery. We checked his books and went to the cemetery but he said the earlier records were lost in a house fire where they had been kept. We then went to Melbrooke Town Hall to check Archives and meet with Esther and Donald Healy. Did not seem to find anything there. We tried to meet with and left messages for Mr. James Sweeny at Bishop University and after not having our call answered, we drove to the University but he was not there. He still had not returned our call when we had to leave to return to Ontario. The unknown is where the Major was born and when, who he married and where and when emigrated and the children. Were all born in Canada? We know there was a George (we have a note from him from U.S.) William, Amy, Marianne, Charles, Arthur, James Robert & ???. Major James was noted as being cousin to Lord BERESFORD. His father was noted as being Captain Robert WILSON :born l746 and died in Mar. l2, l827. One uncle was Coronel J.WILSON, and an uncle Sir John WILSON. Jim & Ann jamann@sympatico.ca

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I hope you can help out with this one. I am looking for ancestors of Nancy Ann RYDER/RIDER (or maybe even JEWETT) b: Feb. 20, 1836 in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec (my gg-gm) There is a suggestion that she is the d/o an Abner RIDER/RYDER and Judith CASS/CASE, but I haven't been able to confirm it. In addition, other researchers have also seemed to have reached a dead end on this.

We have a Nancy Ann RYDER (alternately spelled RIDER) listed on our sheets, but something peculiar shows on the 1880 U.S. Census for Manchester, NH. George Washington SAWYER, NH lists his wife as Nancy A., but a "wife's sister is listed as Ursula JEWETT, b: ABT 1855.(age 25) The census lists both Nancy A. and Ursula as having been born in Canada, but it lists the birthplaces of their parents as: Father - VT; Mother - NH.

Furthermore, the 1870 U.S. Census for Manchester, NH lists my George W. SAWYER and Nancy A. as expected, but also shows a Susan ------ , b: abt. 1855 (age 15) presumably SAWYER , but there is definitely no Susan SAWYER in our line around this time. I believe it may be the same Ursula listed in 1880. It may be the wife's half sister, but I am not sure at allI have searched and searched and searched and cannot find any connection to Nancy Ann RYDER or Ursula RYDER or Nancy Ann JEWETT or Ursula JEWETT. Not only that I have done various searches for all known JEWETTs and RYDERs/RIDERs on both sides of the border. This part of the SAWYER family also has ADAMS, NOYES, PIERCE/PEIRCE, and BELL branches. Could you please help? This has me absolutely stumped. Stuart W. Sawyer stuart@richardsonfitness.com

Stuart, When George W. Sawyer died Jan. 1, 1884 aged 48 his wife was listed as Nancy Ryder, both formerly of Hatley. Abner Rider of Hatley married Judith Cass July 8, 1835, Abner Ryder of Hatley also marries Martha Ritchie, Sept. 25, 1868 in Granby. Judith dies Mar. 14, 1860 and is buried in McConnell Cemetery not far from Ayer's Cliff. Abner's dau. Julia m. Lemuel Parker on Feb. 18, 1861. His son Horace dies Oct. 9, 1863 aged 16.

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I am searching for any and all info on my ancestors, I am from the Vermont branch of the POLLARDs descended from William and Anne POLLARD of Boston in the 1600. My great grandfather was Charles POLLARD and he was married to a Jennifer BARTLETT, Charles was the son of either Cephus or Jasper POLLARD. These Pollards lived in the Bridgewater Vermont area. Also any info on my great grandmother Jennie BARTLETT would be appreciated. She was part Indian and came from Canada. Sandra Garrett kivi1946@stx.rr.com

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I stumbled to your site. I have a g-grandmother, Harriet A. FLETCHER, that was born in Magog, Canada in 1860. Her father Simeon FLETCHER married in Holland, Vermont. Where would I write or call to see if they would have the birth certificate for my g-grandmother? Marilyn K. Buckelew mnbuckelew@yahoo.c...

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When we went to the antique stores in Putnam, CT I bought a tintype (circa 1890-1900s) because it was from a Derby Line studio. If you look at the bottom left you'll see "Derby Line" backwards (like in a mirror). Looks like the studio was called "West". Maybe we could send it to The Stanstead Journal and have readers identify the two in the photo (probably father and son).

Daniel Mongeau daniel.mongeau@bigfoot.com

Daniel, Your tintype is a copy photo of an earlier paper based print that has the logo of the West Studio of Derby Line, Vt. This is odd as the tintype predates the use of paper in photography but both were in use at the same time for a short period. Tintypes were produced as a novelty for many years too. There are far more copies of tintypes on paper than the other way round. I reversed the image to make it easier to read. Can someone help Daniel?

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I am trying to do research on my descendants who settled in the Brigham area of the townships, anyone with info. would be most appreciated. Laurel Tilson espritfin@hotmail.com

We do receive queries like this one from time to time. As much as we would like to help this is difficult to do from what we received. If you are a descendant of Laurel and live in the Brigham area, please let him/her know.

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I have been through your pages, very interesting. I was hoping to find info on the CHASE family of Magog. The last I have is James Ira CHASE. chase_lawrence@hotmail.com

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I am searching for info on the following family from Sherbrooke, Quebec. Joseph Theodore RIENDEAU and Valerie PERUSSE married May 29, 1906 at St. Michel in Sherbrooke. Their children were Georgiana my grandmother, Valerie (m. a BLANCHETTE), Rose Alma (m. HEBERT), Alexina, Marie Anne (m. LAGACE) and Joseph Alfred Riendeau b. 1921. Georgianna died in 1938. We would like to make contact with any family members. Jane biddulph@netxp.com.au

Jane, The index to the marriages at St. Michel lists the husband of Valérie Perusse as Joseph Riendeau. He was the son of Benjamin Riendeau and Georgiana Frappier. Valérie was the daughter of Urbain Perusse and Valérie Gaulin. Joseph remarries April 11, 1931 to Rosalie Labbe. Three of Joseph and Valérie's children are baptized at St.Michel but I did not find her death recorded there.

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Searching for George BUCK U.E., and family of Elizabethtown Township ca.1884. Any clues? Delphine Cameron Large dlarge@shaw.ca

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It must be winter. As the cold weather starts and folks like to spend more time working on their family history research, the Stanstead Historical Society is again having to cut the hours that their archives will be open. Starting immediately archives hours will be; Wednesday and Thursday only, 9 a.m.- noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Also no one will be allowed to do research unattended, Mrs. Curtis will have to be there. If you wish to visit the museum it is best to telephone and ask for their new hours as they have been cut too.

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Webmiester John Mahoney, a long-time supporter of this column, has been making Your Ancestry available to internet users on his e-zine site the Log Cabin Chroniciles. Always mindful of the plight of others, John realized that Your Ancestry no longer has space for the ever-popular mystery photos. To fill the need for photo space, the LCC has created a new feature called historic photos where you will be able to view at least one interesting photo each week. We hope you will answer the questions that appear with the photos if you can.

Along with John's fine magazine you will also find on the LCC site the Genealogy Quest Message Board, Your Ancestry, History Photos, Books, Stanstead Region Research Information, Genealogy on the Quebec/Vermont Border, Using maps in your research and other miscellaneous research information.

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POSTED 11.27.03

I am helping my mother-in-law, Roberta Karman, complete her Mayflower Society application. We have not been able to find the location of a marriage that took place in 1814, and we have reason to believe the couple lived in Stanstead at that time. The names are Jairus BONNEY, Jr. and Irene LEARNED, but Jairus is often misspelled, as is LEARNED which often comes out LARNED. The marriage date was January 31, 1814.

We have been able to track the fathers of this couple through U.S. censuses, but we lost them in 1810, thinking again they were in Stanstead.

If you have any suggestions for me as to where I might find the information I need, I would certainly appreciate your help. I have ordered, through inter-library loan, two books: Schooling in the Clearings, Stanstead 1800-1850 and History of Stanstead County but so far they are non-circulating. Paula Karman, Chico, CA pkarman@csuchico.edu

Paula Such an early date may be very difficult to track down. The clergy recorded these events and there were few of them in place in 1814. Most were circuit riders and often took their records with them. The Learned name does appear in what became Brome Co. and Eaton Twp., Compton Co. There is a Learned Plain in the latter. The part of Brome where the Learned family lived was part of Stanstead Co. when settlement started. It is close to the Vermont border which made going to the US to be married a distinct possibility. I did not find this marriage in the index to recorded marriages for Compton. The closest to and only Stanstead marriage is that of Henry Larnard of Charleston (Hatley) Stanstead Co. Dec. 30, 1824.

Alan Dale Learned, 86 Huntington Ave., New Haven, CT 06512 placed several queries for this surname over the years the last being in 1997. Perhaps he could be of some help to you. If he is still at that address he has years of research ahead of you.

The name does not appear in Forest and Clearings the History of Stanstead Co. No Bonney found either. There are Bonos, Bonners, Bonnars, Bonnallies, Bonallies, Bondy, and Bonnos. The French surname Bonin is often pronounced something close to Bonney by many English speakers. Both the books you mention are available from the Stanstead Historical Society.

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Looking for Franklin H. BULLOCK, Nov. 9, 1827 to Dec. 20, 1911. In the Minnesota 1860 census Frank says he is 26 and from Vermont. He is living next to the Nelson EASTMAN family and years later marries Ruth who appears on this record as Sarah. On his Civil War records he is 35 in 1862, Aug. 12, and is from Canada. He is in Company F of the 6th Infantry Regiment. He serves 3 years and is mustered out the 19th of July at St. Paul, MN. Part of this information is from the book Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865, pub 1890. His wife Ruth EASTMAN was born June 19,1841 in Ohio. Her father was a doctor. Their children, Franklin and Ruth's, were Dora (not Dura), Metta who was born April 10, 1866 near Red Wing, MN and married (1) Orrin GRAVES, and (2) Abe HERNDON; Mary is May, Eva, Bertha and finally Mark Atwood who was born Sept. 19, 1884, which was 6 months after Metta's first child (my grandmother) which was Feb. 8, 1884. My grandmother (Mary Emily GRAVES) raised me and used to say that Franklin H. BULLOCK was about 6 feet 2 inches, had black hair and weighed close to 200 pounds. Also he was English. It was said that after his father passed away that the oldest son got the land and kicked out the rest of the family. The mother and a daughter moved to Boston. Perhaps Franklin and 2 other brothers went west, Franklin said he had no use for the English and the laws that treated the families like they did. Corinne Morrison corine_morrison@yahoo.com

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POSTED 11.19.03

Ephrem BÉLIVEAU first marriage was to Angélique BOURQUE, his second was with Célanire JACQUES (St-Gabriel-de-Stratford) in 1875. His daughter Marie married Cléophas FECTEAU in 1894 (Garthby) I'm searching for information on Ephrem's parents. Can someone help me?

Julie Labrecque yobheljul@hotmail.com

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I'm looking for information about Caroline MARTIN who was Mrs. William W. WILLIAMS. Who were her parents? She was born 1810 in Quebec. Probably at South Stukely. Also we have a Pamelia BEACH married to Asher MARTIN. I was wondering if anyone has information about him. The MARTIN's that we have were from South Stukely. Where did this family come from?

Elaine Williams grannie13@msn.com

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POSTED 11.12.03

I am searching for information on Daniel CALL, whose son, Whiting CALL, was born in Magog, Canada on September 30, 1839.
I am also searching for Abijah CALL, Effie CALL, (or Effie CALL MITCHELL), and Clarissa Bell CALL.

Clarissa was my grandmother, orphaned at 12 by the death of her father. Her mother (whose name I do not know) and twin sister died when Clarissa was an infant. Clarissa married Walter George WILLIAMS, who was born in East Bolton. Abijah may have been her father or grandfather. Whiting was her uncle. Clarissa was born in 1875, and Whiting was born in 1839.
If anyone can help me determine who my great-grandparents were, I will appreciate it.
Jackie Lewis golda22@juno.com

I have spent some time finding all the KENASTONs on the databases from
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom (a great website) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nekg3/nekg.htm. \ Many of them are the desc. of John Clarke KENNISON and his wife Praxo SEARLES, confirmed by my correspondence with a gr-gr-grandson of them.
On the1861 Stanstead census page 241-Mary A. KENNISON living with Almon SARLES [sic] family is a daughter of John C. and Praxo.
Page 115-I would like to know who this Louise KENASTON, (widow) is?
Page 95-appendix c-I'm hoping the fact that Roswell TYLER and wife Sally(Sarah) KENASTON living next door to Lewis & Ethelenday MAGOON, indicates that they are sisters. The MAGOON 's in turn live next door to Julius/Angelica ANDREWS where Nathan and Ethel KENASTON are living. I hope it's
3 sisters in a row!
I am hoping to find the names of Nathan's parents and then locating their lines.
Pat Greenwell, Alberta harpstrings@shaw.ca or anamcharra1@yahoo.com

What kind of death or burial records can be found circa 1915? Are parents and or spouses names given and birthplace? How can I obtain a birth, marriage or death record for the time period 1870 to 1915? Madge m.kokenburg@att.net

Madge,
You do not say from what province or region the record is to come from. In Quebec if the death occurred prior to 1900 ask the National Archives of Quebec. After 1900 Le Directeur de l'état civil will supply the offical death certificate mentioning the name, place and date of death, or the acte which lists all the information to be found in the original clergy recorded document. As neither department will search for you you are required to supply most of what you are looking for and they will provide proof. There may be other ways to obtain information but you need to provide more data.

New book
Brenda Wilson Birch has a second book out titled, St. Armand Twp. Cemeteries, Missisquoi County Quebec. This book lists the information from headstones in the ten township cemeteries.
Each cemetery is indexed separately, with the names in alphabetical order, along with the dates, (birth and death), ages & spouses or parents when stated. She also found and included additional information from the Missisquoi microfilm reels, older cemetery lists and Neil Broadhurst's Marriages in the District of Bedford 1804 - 1879 for stones that were no longer standing or that did not exist.

This book does have more information and some corrected and or more complete dates than those in the Missisquoi Graveyard Tour booklets. Ms. Birch suggests, "should any errors be found I welcome corrections."
This book is very straight forward, simple to use and easy to read and includes the following cemeteries:
1) Pigeon Hill Cem.
2) Hasting Cem.
3) Saint Philippe Cath. Cem. - Philipsburg
4) Luke Cem.
5) Philipsburg Prot. Cem (very early settlers, some U.E.L.'s)
6) Vincent Cem.
7) Notre-Dame Du Lourdes Cath. Cem. - St. Armand
8) Russell a.k.a. Hancock Hill Cem.
9) Krans Cem.
10) Sornberger Cem.
There are 96 spiral boundpages, allowing the book to remain flat when open. The book sells for $25. plus $5 shipping. For those who wish to order a copy contact Brenda Wilson Birch at: brenda.w@sympatico.com or Brenda Wilson Birch, Frelighsburg, QC.
Her first book, Frelighsburg Twp. Cemeteries is also available and is of the same format.

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POSTED 11.07.03

Some time ago, I wrote looking for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT while he was in the Stanstead area. I I ran across some information in the BARTLETT Queries which I am wondering about.

The message said that there is a death notice in the Canadian Christian Advocate 1858-1872 that says that a MAGOON and a Franklin BARTLETT were killed in a blast while mining limestone at Magoon's Point, Stanstead. MAGOON was killed and BARTLETT died the next day. It sounded like it happened around 10/2/1867. It stated that the Bartletts' and the Magoons' lived in the Stanstead, Quebec area.

Also I was told that Edith BISSELL was a Bartlett and her father was killed when a blast of powder went off so I think this is a connection to the Bartletts' I am trying to research. This message speaks of Franklin BARTLETT but my line has a Benjamin Franklin BARTLETT born March 20, 1841 in Derby, VT and died Sept. 1867( this may not be accurate) in Stanstead .

Do you have access to anything which might clarify this information? I would sure appreciate any help which you may provide; this may lead to an obituary which might give us a bit more information on the family. Cliff Johnson Wrjcliff@sover.net

Hi Cliff, The Journal records the fact that Marcus Magoon 27 and Franklin Bartlett 26 were killed while blasting at Magoon's Point. That would make this Franklin born in 1841. There may be more information in the actual Journal I am looking in the Vital Stats index only. Your date is close. I could not find a burial record in the S.H.S. files for Bartlett but one for Magoon says that he died Sept. 6, 1867 and is buried in Apple Grove Cemetery.

I am researching the WORTH surname. Wilder Pierce WORTH was born 1/25/1820 in Holland, VT. Died 1/6/1908. Could he be the grandfather of Eva Louise WORTH who, according to Orleans County Town Clerk, married William OSGOOD on 3/25/1894. I have no other info on Wilder. Elizabeth Bolevic ebolevic@hotmail.com

My cousin and I have come to a complete road block in our research. We've been able to trace the SHIELDS family back to Coaticook but no further. We can't find immigration records, we can't find ships passenger lists, we can't find marriage or death records (except for the church registry in Coaticook). Can anyone help? Dave Shields shieldsdk1@hotmail.com

Seeking descendents of Methodist Preacher Asher SMITH and wife Sarah WILSON. This couple first resided in Stanstead and then in Bolton Twp., Brome County beginning ca. 1806. Both died in Bolton. Carolyn Murphy Docserchr@aol.com

Looking for information on the WILLARD family Phil johannieg@sympatico.ca

I'm hoping someone can help me on a Osias GUERTIN who married Melanise RUSSELL in Canada. This marriage was Osias 2nd. Osias and Melanise immigrated to Vermont about 1891. Their first child Mitchell was born Feb. 1890 in Canada. Osias' death record in Franklin, Vermont shows his father as Mitchell GUERTIN and stated he was born on Oct. 9, 1839 St. Sebastien, Que. Osias first appears in 1900 census of Montgomery, Vermont. That census shows his birth as Aug. 1841. With him is his 2nd wife Melanise RUSSELL/RUSSEL b. 1868-1870 Canada. His daughter Linda GUERTIN from his first marriage was also living with them in 1900 b. July 1885 Canada. Osais could have been married abt. 1888 as it showed he was married abt.12 years on the 1900 census. Someone told me that this Osias might be Michel Osias who was baptized Michel Osias GUERTIN (b. Aug. 20, 1841) in Quebec son of Michel GUERTIN and Anastasie PINSONNAULT who married Oct. 27, 1840 in Henryville, Quebec. Is there anyone who might be able to do a look up and see if a marriage of Osias GUERTIN and Melanise RUSSELL abt 1888 Quebec, shows who Osias is the son of? Barb bdestromp@hybryd.org

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Looking for information about John Bailey TENNY, born 1801 in Hatley, Que. the son of William TENNY and Elizabeth BAILEY. Also looking for information about their son William Snow TENNY, and daughters Roxanna TENNY (m. Charles BRADFORD) and Fanny Noble TENNY. Jane PERCIVAL, b. 1818, m. Guy LEAVITT, b. 1812, at Melbourne, Richmond County, Quebec Looking for her parents and place of birth of William TENNY who m. Elizabeth BAILEY, lived Hatley, Stanstead County. Any info on these people gratefully accepted. Corinne Collins treefind@aol.com

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I am searching for information on my husband's family. His grandfather was Archie COTE. He was born in St. Frances, Quebec, March 17, 1874 the son of Phillip COTE and Minnie CARTIER. Betty Cote bcote95591@aol.com

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I am looking for information on the ARMSTRONG family that came to Quebec from New York in the late 1700's to early 1800's. I have a few records for sons and daughters but have been able to find little on the parents, Jesse ARMSTRONG and Hannah CARR. I believe that they were Bristish Loyalist that came to Canada from the States during the revolutionary times. Can someone direct me to sources of information? Also looking for information on GAUDETTEs or GAUDETs in Coaticook, Quebec. I found my family on the 1881 census living in Coaticook. They are Jacob, born around 1835, Marie (DESCAHMPS) b. ca.1845, Francois b. ca. 1869, Edouard b. ca. 1871, Guilluame (?) b. ca.1873 and Mederise b. ca. 1877. I would really like to be able to find the marriage record of Jacob and Marie and any other information I could on this famiy. They are French Canadian and Catholic. Becky Keegan Bke7560341@aol.com

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Looking to share information on Samuel and Hannah DUNBAR of Barnston, Quebec. Samuel resided there from about 1800 until 1832 and was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rod Fleck rodfleck@olypen.com

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Seeking information about Marie Jeanne ROUX m. to Arthur DUQUETTE married Feb. 11, 1907 in Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Arthur's parents were Elise LANGEVIN and Joseph DUQUETTE from Canada ? Lacolle, he had two sisters Georgiana (BURNHAM) she lived on Maple Street, Rouses Point, NY and Dina (PARISH) and a brother Joseph. The ROUX family originated from Nicolet, Quebec, and are related to the BARIL and SANSCHAGRIN and CARIGNAN. Jan Clist dudley.clist@btinternet.com

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Church records show that David CASCADDEN and Elizabeth CRAWFORD were married on February 15, 1859 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Leeds, Megantic County, Quebec. On the 1881 Canadian Census, David and Elizabeth are listed in Cleveland Township of Richmond County, Quebec. Nine children are listed with them. Their fourth child, and second daughter, Letitia, is my maternal grandmother. Would like to obtain information on all members of this family. John Mountain mountaingp@hotmail.com

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I am researching the WORTH surname. Wilder Pierce WORTH was born 1/25/1820 in Holland, VT. Died 1/6/1908. Could he be the grandfather of Eva Louise WORTH who, according to Orleans County Town Clerk married William OSGOOD on 3/25/1894. I have no other info on Wilder. Elizabeth Bolevic ebolevic@hotmail.com

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Willard BARNES married Harriet WYATT (my Grandmother) in Sutton. Que. March 25, 1879. Her father was Daniel WYATT who married Ruth Ann BARNES. Daniel and Ruth Ann are buried in the Grace Church Cemetery in Sutton. Harriet's sister was Amy Levina WYATT who married Rufus POWERS. She is also buried in Grace Cemetery. While I am searching primarily for my Grandfather, Willard BARNES, I would be interested in hearing from any descendant of any of the above.Willard left Sutton for the State of Washington during the 1880-90's and I am hoping someone will have his whole name, family background and hopefully some info on his whereabouts in WA. So far I have been unable to find any trace of him - not even a death notice in the archives of the State of WA.

Lawrence T. Wilson Navy 135804@aol.com

Looking for information on our great-grandmother's family. Elizabeth GALLAGHER was born October 22, 1840 in St-Sylvestre, Lotbiniere County. She married John McKELVEY and they lived in Wolfestown.

Teresa McKelvey terrimckelvey20@aol.com

Looking for Alexander and Anna WATSON born Scotland ca. 1851, died Montreal 1926. He married Anna DAY, who died in New York in 1938. They lived in the Montreal and Morin Hieghts area. They had three children Margret ( 1880 )who married a Walter WATSON from Montreal, Christina (1887) who married Harry WEIST from New York, Herbert (1890 ) who married Ella May MCDOUGALL from Wallaceburg, Ontario. Any information would be greatly apreciated.

Gary Watson watson@kent.net

Looking for decendants of Georges-Frederic TREMBLAY and Judith Elot-JULIEN. They had five children, Flore, Narcisse-Georges, Clara-Malvina, Georges-Frederic and Mathilde Lucie Eby eby_lucie@hotmail.com

Looking for information about John Bailey TENNY, born 1801 in Hatley, Que. the son of William TENNY and Elizabeth BAILEY. Also about their son William Snow TENNY, and daughters Roxanna TENNY (m. Charles BRADFORD) and Fanny Noble TENNY. Jane PERCIVAL, b. 1818, m. Guy LEAVITT, b. 1812, at Melbourne, Richmond County, Quebec Looking for her parents and place of birth of William TENNY who m. Elizabeth BAILEY, lived Hatley, Stanstead County. Any info on these people gratefully accepted.

Corinne Collins treefind@aol.com

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POSTED 10.16.03

I am trying to locate a daughter of George GRAHAM and Mary Ann MURPHY of New Brunswick who married W. E. HUSE and according to her brother's obit she was living in Beebe, Quebec in 1925. I am not sure what her first name was as she was one of three daughters who left New Bunswick in the late 1800's. Her first name would be either Sarah Jane b. abt. 1852, Hannah b. abt. 1857, or Frances b. abt. 1868.

Jan Mason masond@nbnet.nb.ca

Hi Jan, W. E. Huse's wife was Frances E. Graham, born 1869, dies Nov. 12, 1934 at Beebe, and is buried in Griffin Hill Cemetery. A follow-up You have made my day! Thankyou! I have searched for years for George and Mary Graham's children. Rumor had it their daughters went to work in some big mill in New England. After exhausting every newspaper here in NB, I asked a friend in Maine to check Aroostock Co records thinking maybe his death was covered there where his only child lived....it took awhile but the obit was finally found. Have possibly located one daughter in Lowell, Mass in 1930, a Mrs. E. A O'Malley. If you find anything on France's husband, W. E. Huse, could you send it my way. I don't believe they had any family as the obit stated James William Graham had only one nephew, an N. G. DeBarrell ( DeBarrow?) in Lowell, Mass. While George and Mary Graham had a large family, to date I have found only one living relative, an adopted grandson of James William Graham. Thankyou again. Its so nice to finally be able to fill in the blank space under France's name in our Graham history. Jan

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My HINMAN ancestors settled in the Eastern Townships in the 1820's, primarily in St Armand but spread out into a few surrounding towns, Stanbridge and Sutton (where 2 daughters married into the Chadsey family). Although the Hinman line itself left the Townships sometime in the 1830s, I am still in search of where these HINMANs might be buried. Douglas Hinman doughinman@comcast.net

Hello Doug, The index to marriages for Brome Co. lists the marriages of: Eliza Hinman of South Durham and Elmeda Hinman of St. Armand; both married to Chadseys. Eliza m. Daniel on Dec. 30, 1827 in Dunham, recorded in the Anglican Church books. Elmeda m. Job Oct. 14, 1833, in St. Armand East, also in the Anglican Church books.

I have looked at some of the cemetery lists for St. Armand and did not find Chadseys or Himnans. These cemeteries are a bit out of our area. The Missisquoi Historical Society, would be better equiped to help if the Hinman-Chadseys stayed in that area until their deaths.

However Marlene Simmons has a huge database for that area too. She has a small charge for a search but could save you years of searching in the regular way.

She has recorded the fact that Joseph Chadsey went to Sparta, Wis. in 1860, was 83 years old in 1915 and that he had a brother I.E. Chadsey and a niece Mamie.

She also records the death of Eliza Chadsey (Mrs. Daniel) as taking place June 8, 1886 in Sutton. Her burial was to have been in the Sweets Burying Ground, she was 79 years of age.

Children of Eliza and Daniel are given as: Ira Edward, Daniel, Eliza, Harriet Jane, and Edgar George. This may be only a partial list. Joseph of Sparta would be a strong possibility too as his brother was I.E. Chadsey which I strongly suspect as Ira Edward.

Elmeda Chadsey marries James Lee Oct. 13, 1857 in Sutton. If we assume that this is Elmeda Hinman Chadsey, Job Hinman must have died between 1833 and 1857. The Sweet Burying Ground seems a good bet for them. The list for this cemetery is held by the Missisquoi Historical Society although the cemetery is in Brome Co. The Brome Co. Historical Soiety in Knowlton may be able to supply some details too.

I have had a quick look through the Sketch of the Life of the Hon. Timothy Hinman by Norman Bingham printed by the Somerville Citizen, of Somerville, Mass. Hinman is given credit for founding Derby, VT just across the VT/QC border from us. His family would be a logical source for Hinmans in this area as he was the earliest or one of the earliest settlers here. I failed to find a connection.

Addresses for the above mentioned sources: Judy Antle, archivist for the Missisquoi Hist Society. Visit their site at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/8392/en_society.html mhsarchives@globetrotter.net Missisquoi Historical Society P.O. Box 186, Stanbridge East, QC J0J 2H0 (514) 248-3153

Marlene Simmons, 1039 Burnett Road, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0 or P.O. Box 72, Richford, VT. 05476 - 0072 Home Page: http://www.virtuel.qc.ca/simmons/

Brome County Historical Society P.O. Box 690 Knowlton, QC J0E 1V0 (514) 243-6782

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POSTED 10.09.03

Searching for missing SHARMAN/SHERMAN information about the George SHERMAN family of Scotstown and the SHARMAN families in Ayer's Cliff and Hatley. Also the PRINGLE family that moved to New Hampshire. Need parents of James SHARMAN of Wenhaston, Suffolk, England who married Mary KERRISON in Wenhaston. They had 9 children when they came to Quebec via British American Land Co. Three were born in Wenhaston, the others were born in Holton St. Peter.

Trudy Sharman-Hillgrove trudymeister@gillanet.net

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Does anyone have details about Mary DICKEY. She may have been born in Richmond, Quebec. She was married to Philippe LAPOINTE in Holyoak, Massachusetts before emigrating to St-Magloire de Bellechasse, Quebec in the very early part of the 1900's? I went through all the cemeteries in Richmond and found no stone with the DICKEY name.

Jean-Denis Lapointe jwjdlp@tdstelme.net

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I am looking for information about William Smart BROOKS who was married to Ida LOWELL. They lived in Ascot or Sherbrooke. Their children were Edmond, Arthur, Ernest, Mary, Albert Henry, Gertrude and Goldwin C. William was born in Valcartier, Quebec.

Mona Savard monasa61@hotmail.comon

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Seeking descendants of Richard (or Richards) PACKARD, who emigrated from Massachusetts/Vermont to Stanstead sometime after March of 1788, when his son John Allen was born in Vermont. His wife was Sally COATS. Their children were: John Allen, Sally, Mary, Mercy, Laura, Daniel, Moses, Artimisia, Hollis, Chester B., Erastus W. and Wales Eleazer PACKARD (according to information in my family line, but unverified). Richard/Richards PACKARD died February 25, 1840, in Stanstead.

Matthew Hale PACKARD , son of John Allen PACKARD, was presumably born in Canada circa 1822; later emigrated to the US and settled in Bloomington,McLean County, Illinois. I'm interested in contacting my Canadian cousins for exchange of family information.

Karen (Packard) Rhodes, Middleburg, Florida or ladyjaguar@earthlink.net

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Hope someone can help me find any history/data, birth, marriage or death for Daniel James WHITEHEAD who was of Scottish descent and whose occupation was carpenter/carriage/wagon maker. He resided in Thurso, Quebec (Lower Canada at the time) Sometimes he went by the name of James WHITEHEAD. He would have been about 34/35 yrs of age in 1881 according to the census. His spouse's name was Jinnett MCLEAN (age 38 yrs) and there were two children listed in 1881, Minnie age 3 and Neil age 2, both children born in Quebec. He died about 1914. Hoping someone is linked to these families.

Dorothy Morris, Whitby On. Dotemorris@aol.com

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I have finally traced back to the Phillip CALL who was married to Keziah MORRISON. I would like to find some informatioin on Phillip. For instance, where and when he was born, who his parents were, etc. Keziah was born c. 1775, and they were married in 1795, but I don't know where she was born. Their children were born in Magog, Stanstead Co., Quebec.

Also I am looking for information about Manley NELSON or his wife, Belinda SMITH. He was born in the early 1800's. Their daughter, Cynthia Ann Nelson, who was my great-grandmother, was born in 1837.

I am searching for information on Daniel CALL , whose son, Whiting CALL , was born in Magog, QC on September 30, 1839.

I am also searching for Abijah, Effie, (or Effie CALL MITCHELL), and Clarissa Bell CALL .

Clarissa was my grandmother, orphaned at 12 by the death of her father. Her mother (whose name I do not know) and twin sister died when Clarissa was an infant. Clarissa married Walter George WILLIAMS, who was born in East Bolton. Abijah may have been her father or grandfather. Whiting was her uncle. Clarissa was born in 1875, and Whiting was born in 1839.

I am looking for information on Felina W. CALL . Particularly, birth, or marriage. I believe she was the mother of Alpha W. CALL and Whiting CALL . She was on an 1881 census, living with Alpha, his wife and his three children.

If anyone can help me determine who my great-grandparents were, I will appreciate it. Jackie Lewis golda22@juno.com

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I'm currently working on the SLACKS in VT.

Ransom SLACK and his wife Sophronia BEAN arrived in Quebec in about 1849 but both were born in Orleans Co., VT. Ransom is believed to be the s/o Joseph, but after 40 years of research, I've come to the conclusion that he was more likely the s/o Simeon SLACK, born 1792, who was the s/o Joseph SLACK and Jerusha FAIRMAN, of Rev War fame.

Ransom had a brother Simeon born 1829 and several other siblings Anyway great helpful website.

Pat Greenwell, Alberta harpstrings@shaw.ca or anamcharra1@yahoo.com

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POSTED 10.06.03

Seeking any family history for the following; this is my maternal line, early settlers in the Eastern Townships -c 1800: George HILLMAN & Catharina SCHARPE, their four children; Mary, John, Elizabeth and Charles Henry HILLMAN. John HILLMAN marr. 1810 - Catherine CUMMINGS and to them were born 12 children; Amelia 1809 (Lewis KNAPP), John (Betsy GRANT) Catherine 1813-1821, Mary (John DOLE), George, (Maria Ann WILCOX), Stephen (Charlotte COOKE) Sarah (David HOWARD) Elsey , Hannah (Franklin WRIGHT) Ervine Joseph (Hariette MILLER) Lee (Lucy COLE) Jane Ann -born 1832. Settled and farmed in Ste Angelique de Papineauville, Ottawa Co (as per census),Lower Canada. Willing to share my data.

Dorothy Morris, Whitby ON or Dotemorris@aol.com

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Anyone having information on Telesphore and Odele HARPIN DEROSIER. Please contact me.

Kim hisonespirit@aol.com

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I'm looking for info on any BECKWORTH family in Quebec . They lived in Canada until the 1860's. One of the names I am interested in is Charles BECKWORTH, who could have used the name of BECKWITH also. Pam Beckworth

pambeckworth@compuwise.net

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William HAWES of Hereford died Feb. 1, 1912. I have checked all available listings to find where he was buried, but no luck. His wife was Alzada (Elzader). His parents were Franklin (Frank) and Judith (Judy) WOODWARD HAWES, of Hatley (Charleston). William was listed in the 1870 Orleans Co., Vermont Census as William HOUSE, in the 1891 Hereford, Compton Co., Quebec Census as William Webster HAWSE; and in the 1901 Hereford, Compton Co., Quebec Census as Webster W. HAWSE. His wife was Margaret Elzader Catherine, and is burried in the All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Hereford, QC. Where was William Hawse burried?

Robert Hawes rdhawes48@hotmail.com

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Looking for information on Samuel and Hannah DUNBAR. Samuel was a resident of Barnston from about 1800 until 1832 according to the affidavit for a pension he swore out in 1832. He was a veteran of the American Revolution having served the Continental Army and may have lived relatively close to a Simon CLOUGH and Don LYMON also of Barnston who swore as witnesses to Samuel's affidavit. I am willing to share information on Samuel's ancestors and siblings. Rod Fleck, Forks, WA

rodfleck@olypen.com

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I'm searching for any info about Eva and Ernest SAXBY. They emigrated from Crayford Kent, England in 1921. They had two daughters Doreen Mary and Pauline Patricia. They were Catholics. They returned to Crayford during the Depression. They left family in Lennoxville. Ernest worked in the lumber industry for awhile. Trying to find out about this family as they were my Grandparents. Stephanie Adair

stephanie_adair@hotmail.com

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Looking for any information about the Joseph NAUD - Angelique CLEMENT family of Millington. Need their parents, sibilings and proof of their marriage of Jan. 16, 1843. Would like information about their 12 children too. Marie Clarise, m. an EMMERSON, Allodie m. X. BRUNEAU, Joseph m. C. MATHEWSON, Jude Madeline m. F.X. BRUNEAU, Pierre/Peter, Clemence m. J. SEARS, Livie m. M. BROWNING, Frederick Edward, m. Ella Jane YOUNG, Alfont/Alfas Walter m. Nora JOHNSON, Charles Sergent m. M. WEEDIN, Richard Ramon/Remon Regisse m. R. PETTY and Malvina m. HORNBECH. Also need information on Frederick and Ella's children: Charles E., Lorna Mildred, Lovina Christine, Dora May, Raymond Alvin and Arthenise Murel. Mary H. Naud-Kent, 18636 107 Ave. SE, Renton WA 98055

mhkent@msn.com

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POSTED 09.25.03

I have been researching quite a few names from my husbands side of the family in the Richmond & Wolfe counties of Quebec . I have had less success with my own family and have been downright frustrated. My mother's maiden name was WILTON and although I kept coming across the name on Eastern Townships pages & boards I didn't pay it any mind as I couldn't imagine a connection to our Saskatchewan WILTONs. Well I guess I should have paid attention as I have discovered our Irish WILTONs did start their Canadian life in Inverness, Megantic County Quebec. I understand there is even a Wilton town in Megantic. So any Wiltons with a common heritage please respond.

The other names I am interested in, in Richmond/Wolfe are ANDREWS, CLEVELAND, BOOTH, FOSTER, BERNARD, BURBANK, FROST, LODGE, WILLY, NIXON, FILION and FOWLER.

Cindy Cleveland c_cleveland@hotmail.com or ldpharmtec@netscape.net

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Thank you for writing and keeping posted the awesome article on "border" genealogy in Vermont and Quebec.

I came across the article in a desperate search for some guidance on how to do research in that area. My ancestor swore out a Revolutionary War pension application in Orleans County, Vermont but lived in Barnston, Quebec. So, this article is really great for this Northwestern, USA person. Rod from Forks, Washington, rodfleck@olypen.com

Looking for the parents of Flora DAVIS (Mrs. Arthur BUZZELL) who was born? in South Stukley, Quebec .

dlepitre@abacom.com

Looking for information/relatives from my wife's side of the family from Rock Island, circa early 1900's - Thomas PEPIN, his son Cyrias PEPIN, Cyrias' wife Orphilia Doris CARBONNEAU, Doris' parents - Pierre CARBONNEAU and Delphine FRAPPIER, and Delphine's first husband - Israel JOYAL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

David Raith dcraith@aol.com

Sad News

Many of you have been helped with your genealogical research by Susan Beaton of Dixville. Her mother passed away on September 20. Our condolences to Sue and her family at this very sad time for them.

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POSTED 09.22.03

Looking for information and geneology for Eva Green CARTER and for Elmer HUNT.

Terry Shaw tgrundis@aol.com

Need the census, birth, marriage and death records for Rev.Augustine HIBBARD and for Ashley HIBBARD his son. Other concerns:

Augustine George HIBBARD married Eunice ASHLEY. Eunice died August 1, 1800. I need the death location and burial date/locale for Ashley A. HIBBARD . Ashley A.'s wife was Hester T. maiden name unknown. Would like Hester's maiden name, parents, her birthdate/locale? Ashley A. and Hester had a son, also named Ashley HIBBARD. (born about 1803?) I need Ashley Jr's birthdate/locale. Ashley Jr married Margaret maiden name unknown. I need marriage date/locale. KB breirather@gbpackersfan.com

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I hope to find the farm on which my husband's family the NASHes lived. As my letter stated my husband's uncle is now 91 and he left Stanstead as a 10 year old boy, I am actually surprised how much he remembers. It is most unlikely that he would have any idea what the plot number was so the best I can think of is to pursue the postal records. They were there from 1907 to 1920. I have emailed his uncle to see if he can give me a closer location to the Heath's than just "neighbours".

It would be wonderful if a reader might remember them, though being so many years ago it might be a bit much to expect, but I learned a long time ago you never get anywhere if you don't ask.

Lynda Nash nlnash@jetstream.net

Dear Nashes, The post office does not keep records back that far. The Heath family that you mentioned as being a neighbour to the Nashes in question, lived onStanstead's postal Rural Route 2. This covered a large part of what is now Stanstead East. The only RR Directory that I have is for 1928 and as expected the Nashes are not listed on RR#2, however William Heath is. And there are two Therrien families. Perhaps they were the Thilliers that you mention in your letter as having purchased the farm from the Nashes. This route would cover several miles of road and there were no civic numbers for the farms in the 1910's. I am sure one of our readers will be able to help you before your visit.

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I would like to know who you send the requests for the Ancestry Column to. Patricia Knapp pat.knapp@sympatico.ca

Hello Patricia, You can send them directly to dlepitre@abacom.com if you wish. Also you can see Your Ancestry online at John Mahoney's Log Cabin Chronicles. You will find at least a month of columns archived there in case you may have missed some.

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I am looking for family history, proving the tradition that Caleb WHITE, who moved to Stanstead in 1800 was indeed a Mayflower descendant. I currently need backup births, deaths & marriages on descendants of Caleb. Kathey & Ron Benoit at benoit5@usintouch.com

Hello Kathey, Our County history, Forest and Clearings, The History of Stanstead County by B.F. Hubbard (1874) has a lot of matterial on the rather large White family. Caleb is outlined on pages 221 and 222. Perhaps you can borrow a copy from your library or through inter-library loan. It is available from the Stanstead Historical Society and from Heritage books.

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POSTED 09.10.03

I am looking for any information about Charles TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE who is listed in the 1881 census as living in Beebe Plain with his wife Harriet. I am descended from his brother, Samuel. Am searching for any information on the TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE family.

Laura Callier lauracallier@earthlink.net

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Researching the BRAZEL family of Eaton Twp, Compton County, Quebec. Believe the father's name was John who had at least 4 sons, Peter, Charles, George and Stephen. Any and all information would be useful. I believe John and his wife Mary may be burried in Sand Hill. jhbrazel@woh.rr.com

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According to the 1900 US census (Vermont), John BISHOP was 53, born in March 1847 in New Hampshire, US. The 1910 Vermont census states that he was born in Vermont, and that his father was born in Canada and mother in Vermont. The death record of his son, Joseph, states that John was born in Canada. Quite a hodge podge.

What makes it even more intriguing, is that sometime between birth (where ever that was), John lived in Trois-Pistoles. His name was Jean LEVESQUE. In his marriage record, John's parents are given as Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. It does not state where or when the parents were married. Trois-Pistoles records do not provide information on Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. So, I'm asking if anyone has information on the Levesque/Calver connection. It's a long-shot, I know, but I thought I'd ask.

Michel LEVESQUE could go by the name of Michael BISHOP . Henriette's name probably remained unchanged. New Hampshire, Vermont, or Quebec may hold the answer, or answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Kevan Barton at kevanbarton@adelphia.net

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I am seeking information on the name CORYER, and looking for leads to an Almira CORYER from Quebec who married Samuel BURNHAM from New York. They lived in Isle De Motte Vermont around the 1870s. They had a son named Leon BURNHAM who m. Georgiana DUQUETTE in 1909 and lived in Rouses Point, NY at least until 1930. I have come to a deadend with Almira Leon and Samuel and would appreciate any leads. Jan dudley.clist@btinternet.com

Sue Hayter

I am lloking for any information on John Roberts Widdup. He was my great grandfather, born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England in 1870. He emigrated to Canada from Leeds in 1898. Last known address was in the 1901 census.Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke City, Sherbrooke County, where he lived with his wife Emily and two sons Harold(aged 2), Percy aged about 5 months). I am decended from a son that he had in England. I am very keen to find out anything about this man. He was politically active in England, from about 1894-1898.

sue@hayter56.freeserve.co.uk

dana jensen

I am searching for Henry Baker b. 14 Feb 1754, Maryland. He is the father of John Baker d. 4 May 1868. John married "Hiley" who d. 1869. Their daughter was Rizpah Baker, my great-great grandmother. Rizpah was from Keokuk, Iowa. danajensen@earthlink.net

Any chance that someone with the Hubbard book could check on a couple of my family ancestors?

Amanda Page, b. 23 Apr 1816 to Jabez & Susan (Osgood) Page was reported to have been born in Stanstead, Quebec. The only other mention of Stanstead is for Susan Osgood's aunt and uncle, Nathaniel & Sarah (Sanborn) Tilton, who lived in Stanstead Centre.

Many thanks. llbouchard@comcast.net

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POSTED 09.07.03

I am researching the MOSHER family history in the Eastern Townships. I have gotten back to the beginning of the 1800's, but cannot find the link that crosses into the U.S.A.

The earliest information I have is: John Meigs MOSHER was born either in1810 or on Nov. 19, 1802 in Barnston, Quebec. I have found two bits of information with both these dates. He died Oct. 6, 1878 and was married either in 1835 in Barnston, or after 1833 in Vermont to Submit BURBANK.

Do you know of anyone who has done research into the Mosher family? Do you know of any information sites that might help me in my research? Shirley Mosher Hayden ireland@netcom.ca

Hi Shirley,

John M. Mosher, born Nov. 19, 1802, was the son of Richard Mosher and Jane Craig. John married first Betsey Locke at Derby, Vermont Feb. 13, 1823. He married second S. Burbank. Submit was the daughter of Samuel Burbank of Boscawen, NH who settled in Barnston in 1808. I do not know where the second marriage took place I failed to find a record for it.

John Meigs Mosher dies October 6, 1878 aged 76 this fact recorded in the Hatley & Cassville Methodist records.

From Stanstead Historical Society cemetery records it would seem that Betsey Locke died at 20 years of age April 4, 1831, the daughter of Levi Locke and Sally Clement and she is buried in her father's lot in the Heathton Cemetery. I suppose she may have married at eleven or twelve but it is more likely that one or both of these dates may have been transcribed incorrectly or perhaps the monument is unclear.

Submit Burbank Mosher dies aged thirty-six on Feb. 7, 1843 after burying husband number two, Cyrus Burbank in 1841. She lies in the South Barnston or Burbank Cemetery.

Richard Mosher's parents were Michael Mosher and Zilphia Pierce natives of Middlebury, Conn. They settled in Barnston (at what became Mosher Corner) in 1805. The Mosher, Burbank and Locke families all appear in Forest and Clearings by B.F. Hubbard, our county History. If you cannot find a copy in your local library or through inter-library loan you can purchase one from the Stanstead Historical Society, 535 Dufferin, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0, by telephone (819) 876-7322, or fax (819) 876-7936 or at shs.archives@interlinx.qc.ca.

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According to the 1900 US census (Vermont), John BISHOP was 53, born in March 1847 in New Hampshire, US. The 1910 Vermont census states that he was born in Vermont, and that his father was born in Canada and mother in Vermont. The death record of his son, Joseph, states that John was born in Canada. Quite a hodge podge.

What makes it even more intriguing, is that sometime between birth (where ever that was), John lived in Trois-Pistoles. His name was Jean LEVESQUE. In his marriage record, John's parents are given as Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. It does not state where or when the parents were married.

Trois-Pistoles records do not provide information on Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. So, I'm asking if anyone has information on the Levesque/Calver connection. It's a long-shot, I know, but I thought I'd ask. Michel LEVESQUE could go by the name of Michael BISHOP .Henriette's name probably remained unchanged. New Hampshire, Vermont, or Quebec may hold the answer, or answers. Any help would be appreciated. Kevan Barton at kevanbarton@adelphia.net

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I am looking for information pertaining to my ancestors who moved from Massachusetts to Stanstead, beginning with Phineas HUBBARD who moved there in 1805. Subsequently the generation of John Milton HUBBARD was there, followed by that of Austin Lyman HUBBARD who moved to Colorado Springs, CO in the early 1880's. Are there geneaological resources in the Stanstead area by which I can learn more about these forebearers? Thank you for your attention to this matter and I hope ro receive reply.

Richard A. (Hubbard) Thompson richjane1933@earthlink.net

Richard, you are in luck.

B.F. Hubbard, son of Phineas, compiled a county history in which he writes up his own family on two pages. The History of Stanstead County called Forest and Clearings was originally printed in 1874. See the first query for more about F&C. You can also visit the Stanstead Historical Society archives on Tuesday and Wednesdays and perhaps Mondays by appointment. You will find considerable information about the family there.

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I am looking for any information about Charles TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE who is listed in the 1881 census as living in Beebe Plain with his wife Harriet. I am descended from his brother, Samuel. Am searching for any information on the TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE family.

Laura Callier lauracallier@earthlink.net

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Researching the BRAZEL family of Eaton Twp, Compton County, Quebec. Believe the father's name was John who had at least 4 sons, Peter, Charles, George and Stephen. Any and all information would be useful. I believe John and his wife Mary may be burried in Sand Hill.

jhbrazel@woh.rr.com

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Hello, I'am looking for more information on Joseph BIGELOW he was born in 1827 or 1828 in Blaise Township Quebec and died in Mclean Township, Muskoka County, Ontario. Also need information about his wife who was born in 1821 in Ontario. Her name was Lucy HOGG or Elezebeth HOGG.

Greg Waldner twostorey110@yahoo.ca

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I am seeking information on the name CORYER, and looking for leads to an Almira CORYER from Quebec who married Samuel BURNHAM from New York. They lived in Isle De Motte Vermont around the 1870s. They had a son named Leon BURNHAM who m. Georgiana DUQUETTE in 1909 and lived in Rouses Point, NY at least until 1930. I have come to a deadend with Almira Leon and Samuel and would appreciate any leads.

Jan dudley.clist@btinternet.com

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POSTED 09.02.03

Searching for my great grandfather William CALDWELL who married Jessie MANN. Would like to find out the name of William's father and so on. We believe the Gaspe area would be where these roots may be located. Any information would be appreciated. Karyn Brunelle rzulich@cyberbeach.net

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I am looking for information about my grandfather; Thomas McLAUGHLIN was married to Louise Josephine PITRE. They resided at Kindersley, SK. He died at a young age when my father was a boy and my grandmother died in 1983. Any info on ancestors would be helpful. I understand that Thomas was a very popular McLAUGHLIN name and we were never sure of his middle name but have a photo if someone can help. Carol Sawatzky (nee McLaughlin) caragana@sasktel.net

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Would be delighted to hear from anyone familiar with the HOTCHKISS families who lived in Lacolle in the 19th. century. Most interested in Merritt, who ran a mill and his brother Alonzo, (married to Mary STARNES), who ran a hotel. There may be a connection with the family of Henry HOYLE who located from Baucup, Lancashire with his brother Robert. Clark Shea ccshea@smarttnet.com

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I am looking for info about the family of Luther TURNER, Magog Village b 1818. Married Caroline COATS in Eaton, 1842. Her parents were Goodrich & Jemima COATS. Bernie bcparr@digitex.net

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I'm looking for info on the WORBY family. My grandfather, Frederick Lucius WORBY, was born in Sawyerville in 1909. His father was Alvin WORBY, his mother was Hattie Elizabeth LIBBEY or LIBBY. I would love to hear from anyone who has details on the WORBY or the LIBBEY family. Judith Freeman Clark jfclar@tds.net

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Trying to find out who my father's father was. My father was Clifton STEWART born in the Lake Megantic area in l908. He grew up in the Lake Megantic and Scotstown area and worked in Maine as a young man as a guide at a hunting camp. Never knew who my grandfather was except I heard he came from the State of Maine. Bob Stewart rsici@rogers.com

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Searching for Philander TRACY, b.1817, probably in Vermont, buried in Duboyce Cem. 1884. Lived in Brome Co., also Cyrus SPRAGUE b. 1836?, lived in East Farnham. Mike Viger michel_viger@sympatico.ca

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According to Edson WARNER's WARNER Family research, Chester Webster WARNER, b. 1813 son of Cyrus b. 1782, married Sally PEASE b. 1809 (four children noted); married second Almeda T. BOYDEN b. 1829 (eight children noted). My research shows: Lucinda WARNER b. 1812, Guy Carlton BLODGETT b. 1811, Allison BLODGETT b. 1858, Nellie (Elsie) LINDSAY b. 1859 and Minerva Jane (Minnie) TAYLOR/ Jesse LINDSAY. Anyone having family Bibles, pictures or old correspondence and wishing to contribute information on the above families please contact: Diane Farley French, 6318 Thornberry Cres., Windsor, ON N8T 3A2 or defrench@sprint.ca

We have received inquiries about the Your Ancestry column that has been missing from the Journal's website. For reasons unknown to me the Journal Website has not been updated since July 3 (except for a brief flash of the July 10 or 17 edition).The real newspaper version of the Journal has been running this column since August 15, 1990. Perhaps those of you reading this on paper can share your old Your Ancestry columns with the folks who only read sorry used to read the Web edition. We need their electronic participation as much as we need those of you using pen, ink and paper. The more people reading and answering queries the better for all of us. There are still too many genealogical mysteries out there to give up now. If you are talking to someone missing this stuff online mention the Log Cabin Chronicle. John Mahoney runs Your Ancestry on his sites one week behind the paper version of the Journal and the LCC has connections to other genealogical information sites and to me and my material. Let's get everyone back in the game.

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POSTED 08.23.03

I am searching for any info on family of James LONSDALE and Lois BIGELOW who were married December 20,1878. Lois was born Sept. 6,1857 In Buckingham Township, Quebec, Canada. Any info would be appreciated. Janice royerrita@hotmaul.com

Seeking info on a Charles L. L.POLLARD aka L L POLLARD aka Lucius L POLLARD .

Charles and wife, Ida, are listed in the 1901 census as living in Coaticook and his occupation is listed as photographer by his own account. Both are listed as Methodist.

They migrated to Canada in 1886 from Vermont possibly. In 1913 they were in Ayer's Cliff this from letters I have that he wrote regarding his U.S. Civil War Pension. He died in 1918 and I'm "assuming" he died in Ayer's Cliff.

Any help greatly appreciated. Need to know where to find his death certificate, where he is buried. Any chance of finding any of his photographic or artistic works? Dorothy Goldman djgoldman@mathbox.com

Hi Dorothy,

There is a Lucius Pollard buried in Ayer's Cliff. His dates on the monument, 1838 - 1918. His wife is given as Ida Crasse with her death date as 1940 aged 84. (born about 1856) No obituaries found in local newspaper; there may have been one in the regional paper.

You can purchase a death certificate from the Quebec government. Proper forms are available. Should you not wish or need "official proof" you may have some luck with the clergy. They recorded all these facts for the government until a few years ago. Any idea which religion the Pollards followed?

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Looking for information on my g-great grandparents Jerry FARRELL, Joanna BELROSE (BELLROSE) and born in Canada, not sure where, but they died and are buried in North Hero, Vermont.

Also looking for George THIBEAU and Celina LOYER both were in Canada, either Henryville or Lacolle, Quebec. Not sure where they are buried. Any help on these names is appreicated. Louise Gladden lgladden@access4less.net

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Does anyone know the address for the BEDARD Web Site ?

Looking for my great grandmother Emma BEDARD who married Adjuteur DEMERS. They had a daughter, my grandmother Rose Anna DEMERS born 1893. somewhere around St. Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec. Any info a help.

RichardSeymour51@hotmail.com

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Looking for information on Joseph VIELLEUX born around 1867 in Magog, Quebec. Married Salome CYR. Thank you for any information.

Janet Annis Deshaies mitima@aol.com

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Looking for the ancestry of Marguerite BLAKE who married Henri MARTIN on January 11, 1807 at Ste Anne de la Pocatière. Her father was Philippe BLAKE dit L'ANGLAIS and her mother was Anastasie POOL or POVE.

Lilou Martin liloutwo2@hotmail.com

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I am looking for family history on the KELLY family in Cleveland, Ohio. My grandfather was James Patrick KELLY . Married to Anna Francis DALEY KELLY . Both were born in Cleveland. Patrick John KELLY was born in Gaulway Ireland and arrived in the US about 1873. He married Bridgett CROSS approx. 1877. Bridgett's parents were from Hills of Wicklow, Ireland. Any info would be welcome. Deborah Kelly Keldon02@msn.com

I am simply looking for the marriage record of Albert Anson Heath to Sarah Jane Woodward. and where I might find the actual marriage record itself. Thought perhaps you might have an answer? Thanks and hope you're doing well.

Mark Leckiemskwmagw@hotmail.com

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POSTED 08.23.03

I just want you and all the readers to know how much I appreciate all the information they have given me. I treasure the 2 generations of Smith's that I have been able to find as no other member of the American part of the family has had any information. Thanks so much to you and all the people who kindly share information. I live in Salt Lake City and would be glad to do a look up at our Genealogy Library if it would help someone. Thanks again, Deborah Cobb at debdc48@hotmail.com

pMs Cobb's query Am looking for any information about Allie SMITH and his wife Nettie SMITH married November 3, 1885 in Derby Line, VT. Lived in Massawippi, Stanstead, Quebec. Allie's parents unknown. He was born in 1860's, lived in Hatley, QC when he got married. Nettie SMITH's father was Oscar SMITH and her mother was Elizabeth. She was born 1860's and lived in Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec until she married. Any information appreciated. Deborah Cobb debdc48@hotmail.com

Ronald Taylor was one of several who responded to this query. Thanks to you all. That is how it is supposed to work. Some of the respondants did not have access to the internet and could not respond on their own. If you are placing a query it is best to include your postal address so that you do not miss that all important piece to your puzzell

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Looking for my aunt, Alma Irene DAVIS, born August 29, 1926 in the Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada area. Changed her name to Alma Joanne. Married Donald Bertram Berry May of 1944. Alma was in the Women's Army Core stationed in Kitchener, Ontario. Leslie Middleton nannymore@yahoo.com

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Searching for a James LOWELL, born about 1877 in Ste. Colomban. The name may have been LAVELL Also looking for Rose ZEARNS or ZENS or a similar sounding surname. She married Daniel SMITH in1882 in Buckingham, her maiden name on this document was,Rosannah GAVEUP? or SAREUP? Thomas LONSDALE was a witness. Myrna Sinclair myrbil@shaw.ca

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Hi Im looking for family related to Chandler MANUEL . Adrienne Soto adriennesoto@excite.com

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Seeking info on paternal relatives: father born George (WEYMOUTH?)WILSON Nov 11, 1909 (could also have been 1904 or 1905); His father was Wilfred and mother Elizabeth BOOTH; his older (14 yrs) brother was also Wilfred and his sister Daisy May (or Mae). Family lived and farmed in or near Cowansville, Que. Father attended school there through 1924 (grade 10). My Dad ran away from home at age of 17 and never returned. Always said the family originated in Vermont and came to Canada as UEL's. Shawnna Pierce b_pierce@uniserve.com

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Looking for genealogical information on the ROXBURGH name. My mother was born and adopted in the year 1915. born as a ROXBURGH in Edmonton, Alberta Shirley Hewson shewson@telus.net

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POSTED 08.23.03

I am searching for the burial site of my grandmother whose name was Anna LAPLANTE. She married Albert Adney WESTOVER and raised 16 children. I have reason to believe that she originated from the Bedford area, and that she could be buried out there. Can anyone help me? Also, I am looking for information on my great grandmother, Orillie BONNEAU (BONO) who married Moses WESTOVER . They are buried in Wheeler cemetery in Knowlton. Joan Westover Cruickshank dean.cruickshank@sympatico.ca

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I have heard that someone has created a family tree for the FOSTER family that has lived in the Knowlton area for many years. I am wondering where I can find it on the web as I want to have a look at it before starting one myself. John Foster McKinnon johnfmckinnon@sympatico.ca

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Names I'm interested ANDREWS, FROST, LOCKWOOD, WILLEY, CLEVELAND, MASTINE, PERKINS, FOSTER, BERNARD, CASSIDY, FILION, FOWLER and BOOTH all from Richmond & Wolfe, Canton de Cleveland Quebec. I am at a standstill with my husbands grandmother ISabelle Eleanor Madeline FOSTER, daughter of Frank or Francis or Grant FOSTER and wife Barbara BOOTH. Barbara is seen living with the Timothy LEET's in the 1881 census of Richmond and Wolfe with an Attalies BOOTH (widow) living next door. I would like to confirm that this next door neighbor was her mother if this is in fact true. Ciindy Cleveland c_cleveland@hotmail.com

• Stephen CARPENTER was b. Aug. 13, 1778 Uxbridge, Worcester, MA. He m. Jan. 30, 1801 Uxbridge, MA, Hannah TAFT b. ca 1784 d. ca 1857 MI. Their daughter Nancy CARPENTER b. ca 1820 perhaps in Compton, Quebec. The family returned to Uxbridge, MA after Nancy was b. Then the family removed to Orion, Oakland, Michigan. I have had the Catholic church records for Compton searched. I have reason to believe they were Protestant. Some of Stephen's children before Nancy were probably b. in VT. Stephen Carpenter franks1ag@earthlink.net

• We are loooking for information on the GIBLIN family. We are told they arrived in the upstate NY area in 1817-1825 . We are searching for the history of the family and location of the family member over the last 150 years as well as information about their lives and jobs. limerick girl rgs82020@hotmail.com

• I'm seeking info on Edith Jane NUTT, b.1867, Hull, England; & Richard H. b.1872, Hull, England; children of Joseph Hassall & Seraphina (IVESON) NUTT. The family is listed in the 1881 Can. Census - Newport, Compton Co., Quebec Census (LDS). At the time, Edith is age 14 and Richard age 8 at the time. Darlene Nutt dwnautomation@on.aibn.com

•  I am seeking info. on MOREY family. Ben MOREY possibility son Benjamin and Rebecca MOREY married Emeline COLLINS. They moved to Irasburg, Vermont and were noted there in 1850 census. Ben born 1810. Noted b.place as Canada and another source listed Stanstead. Numerous MOREY 's living in Irasburg VT 1790 through 1880 census. I believe they are all somehow related but I'm missing pieces. I suspect answers lie in Canada. Quite possibly the family comes in from England to Canada but haven't gotten that far yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tammy Marshall-Paquin thepaqcrew@msn.com

• Researching families of James BARTER(b.1837) and Olive Adelina SYLVESTRE (1843), of Bury, and John SIMONS(1831) and Roseanna/ Rosannah FRIZZLE(1828) of Eaton, Compton Co. Simons & Frizzle both born in USA. Frizzle possibly also in Brome Cty. Valerie McLean valyyj@hotmail.com

• Looking for information on Isidore DANIELS who arried Adelaide FOUCAULT. Carol Stevens cstevens05819@hotmail.com

• would anyone have any info a birth record for Kenneth Todd FLANDERS b.1912 in Eastern Townships to a Daniel FLANDERS? Jane Merrill antaya@adelphia.net

• I'm looking for SIMONEAU, SIMINO living in Irasburg, VT and Stanstead, Quebec. Any information could be very usefull. Pierre Simoneau pierresimoneau@yahoo.com

• Looking to make contact with and share family information the family of Samos C. WILSON & Mary I. HAWSE, of Fitch Bay, QC. They marr. April 26, 1882 in Stanstead. Mary died Jan 27, 1900, leaving 9 children. Samos remarr. Nellie C. DOWN of N. Troy, VT on Nov. 4, 1902 near Ayer's Flat. Mary Iris HAWSE (surname spelled both HAWSE and HAWES) was the youngest sister of my g-g-grandfather, William Webster HAWES of Hatley. Hope someone out there knows of her descendants. We would like very much to meet any of them. Jeralyn Hawes, 8th Grade, Groveton, NH samar@ncia.net or rdhawes48@hotmail.com

• Looking for more info on these families. My g-g-grandparents Gabriel and Emily MASON LEONARD VARNUM (b. 1829 Canada, daughter Leon and Celice MASON LEONARD) may be connected to these folks or the VARNUM s in Sutton, Brome and later in Whitby, Ontario. Sharon Sergeant ssergeant@usa.net

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I am looking for more information on Joseph BIGELOW he was born in 1827 or 1828 in Blaise Township, Quebec and died in Mclean Township, Muskoka County, Ontario. Also need information about his wife; she was born in 1821 in Ontario Her name was Lucy HOGG or Elezebeth HOGG . Greg Waldner twostorey110@yahoo.ca

Greg, If I understand the description of Blais Township in Noms et lieux du Québec , this township did not receive its name until the death of André-Albert Blais in 1919. There may not have been very many towns or parishes in the region at that early date but knowing the name of the village or parish he was born in would be a help and the religion he was baptised in a must. Can you supply more?

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I am looking for information about William Smart BROOKS married to Ida LOWELL. They lived in Ascot or Sherbrooke. Their children were Edmond, Arthur, Ernest, Mary, Albert Henry, Gertrude and Goldwin C. William was born in Valcartier, Quebec. Mona Savard monasa61@hotmail.com

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I am lloking for any information on John Roberts WIDDUP. He was my great -grandfather, born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England in 1870. He emigrated to Canada from Leeds in 1898. Last known address was Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke City, Sherbrooke County, where he lived with his wife Emily and two sons Harold aged 2, Percy aged about 5 months (the 1901 census). I am decended from a son that he had in England. I am very keen to find out anything about this man. He was politically active in England, from about 1894-1898. Sue Hayter sue@hayter56.freeserve.co.uk

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I are searching for my great-grandfather William CALDWELL who married Jessie MANN and we are trying to find out the name of William's father and so on. We believe the Gaspe area would be where these roots may be located. Any information would be appreciated. Karyn and Ron Brunelle rzulich@cyberbeach.net

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Would be delighted to hear from anyone familiar with the HOTCHKISS families who lived in Lacolle in the 19th. century. Most interested in Merritt, who ran a mill and his brother Alonzo, (married to Mary STARNES), who ran a hotel. There may be a connection with the family of Henry HOYLE who located from Baucup, Lancashire with his brother Robert. Clark Shea ccshea@smarttnet.com

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I am looking for info about Luther TURNER and family of Magog Village b. 1818. Married Caroline COATS in Eaton, 1842. Her parents Goodrich & Jemima COATS . Bernie bcparr@digitex.net and

Looking for the father of Luther French TURNER b. 1819 in Eaton Corner, Quebec, Canada. Married Caroline T. COATES b. 1820. Ron Turner sweetcooking58@aol.com

Another year draws to a close

It has been a year of so many changes for this paper. I started this column in 1990 during Peter Scowen's editorship. There was someone new in that chair every so often in those first few years and I was just starting to get used to Ross Murray when he had to leave. It has been a privilige to have worked with many of The Journal 's editors over the years (I supplied photos to Lloyd Bliss when he asked for them in the late 60s and early 70s). Each editor has allowed me to do what I wanted to do with this column, space permitting, but I'll miss Ross the most.

For the first year the typesetting/proofreading was kind of hit and miss for Your Ancestry. But even that, traumatic as it was, created a lasting friendship with fellow researcher Pearl Britch as a result of her name being mispelled.

After that mishap proofreader Malcolm "Dr. Feelgood" Stone gave my copy a once-over each week. At first he gave my bits of miscellaneous information his attention but found the gobbledy-gook of queries too tough for his tiring peepers. But once he got into it he became a co-conspirator and friend. Now he too has had to go.

Phil Desmoreaux left his post as production manager in the spring and Al Smith went after the new owners took over.

The electronic version of the Journal died then too. That was sad. We were getting dozens of email queries weekly and reaching so many more people with your questions; we were really getting things done. Folks were receiving answers.

Things continue to change with this paper. Who knows what the future holds. I feel like the last rat at the dump. All the best in 2004.

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POSTED 12.18.03

I stumbled on to your site. I have a g-grandmother, Harriet A. FLETCHER, that was born in Magog, Canada in 1860. Her father Simeon FLETCHER married in Holland, Vermont. Where would I write or call to see if they would have the birth certificate for my g-grandmother? Marilyn K. Buckelew mnbuckelew@yahoo.ca

Marilyn, The index to Protestant Births for the Judicial District of St. Francis for the years between 1815 - 1879 does not show a birth for Harriet Fletcher. The Roman Catholic directory for Magog (1861-1991) does not either. Her birth may have been registered in Vermont. Try the Holland town office. She might appear on the 1861 Canadian census. Was this Simeon married to Dorothy Magoon?

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Looking for relatives of Selah and Hazen POMEROY and the MANSUR family. Adele ahskoda@yahoo.com

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Looking for information on Comfort PINKHAM and Elizabeth PHELPS b. abt 1812 in Quebec d. Sept. 1883 at Clarke twp. m. Mar. 13, 1832 at St. Armand East, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada. Moved to Clarke, Durham County and had 8 children. Stephanie Eddy stephanie@i-zoom.net

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Need any information about an Abraham BAIRD who was born about 1802. I believe he is related to Elijah BAIRD, b 1794, who lived in Stanstead. Abraham is listed in the same area as Elijah in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 census. He is listed in the 1830 census in Niagara Co., NY where Elijah moved to in the early 1830's. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Has anyone come across any information about an Erastus BAIRD? He is related somehow to William Henry BAIRD from Stanstead. He is listed in the 1840 and 1850 census in Berkshire, Franklin Co., Vermont. He later moved to Branch Co., Michigan and lived in the same vicinity as Avery BAIRD, son of William Henry BAIRD and Abigail FLANDERS. Erastus died in 1863 in Branch Co., Michigan. I believe he married in VT around 1830, since his wife, Anna ?, was born there. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Loren Beard rootsnwings64@msn.com

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We are looking for information on my husband's great-grandfather. He was Major James William WILSON of the British 39th foot in the Napoleonic War and in Spanish War and he fought in India. We know he was overlooking Paris and wrote a journal on Aug.15, 1815 and after the army disbanded and he as well as many other soldiers were out of a job and emigrated to Canada some time after the treaty of Ghent and the end of the war. We would like to know dates of his birth, marriage - and to whom, death and date of emigration. We know there were 12 children, the youngest of which was my husband's grandfather: Charles Edmund WILSON - born in Richmond on Mar. l5, l848. He married Eva Elizabeth SWIFT of Churchville in l890 and they had 3 children born in Toronto, Ontario. Charles was an artist and kept a pictorial diary of his life in the Eastern Townships and lived near Kinsey a note addressed to Kensington Cottage to Charles. Dunnville, St.Francis River, Masonville, Rapids of St.Francis River, which are all in the Richmond area, are all drawn and mentioned in this diary. We went to Richmond city Hall and was sent to see Mr. Raymond Lancaster who keeps the records of St.Anne's Cemetery. We checked his books and went to the cemetery but he said the earlier records were lost in a house fire where they had been kept. We then went to Melbrooke Town Hall to check Archives and meet with Esther and Donald Healy. Did not seem to find anything there. We tried to meet with and left messages for Mr. James Sweeny at Bishop University and after not having our call answered, we drove to the University but he was not there. He still had not returned our call when we had to leave to return to Ontario. The unknown is where the Major was born and when, who he married and where and when emigrated and the children. Were all born in Canada? We know there was a George (we have a note from him from U.S.) William, Amy, Marianne, Charles, Arthur, James Robert & ???. Major James was noted as being cousin to Lord BERESFORD. His father was noted as being Captain Robert WILSON :born l746 and died in Mar. l2, l827. One uncle was Coronel J.WILSON, and an uncle Sir John WILSON. Jim & Ann jamann@sympatico.ca

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POSTED 12.10.03

I hope you can help out with this one. I am looking for ancestors of Nancy Ann RYDER/RIDER (or maybe even JEWETT) b: Feb. 20, 1836 in Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec (my gg-gm) There is a suggestion that she is the d/o an Abner RIDER/RYDER and Judith CASS/CASE, but I haven't been able to confirm it. In addition, other researchers have also seemed to have reached a dead end on this.

We have a Nancy Ann RYDER (alternately spelled RIDER) listed on our sheets, but something peculiar shows on the 1880 U.S. Census for Manchester, NH. George Washington SAWYER, NH lists his wife as Nancy A., but a "wife's sister is listed as Ursula JEWETT, b: ABT 1855.(age 25) The census lists both Nancy A. and Ursula as having been born in Canada, but it lists the birthplaces of their parents as: Father - VT; Mother - NH.

Furthermore, the 1870 U.S. Census for Manchester, NH lists my George W. SAWYER and Nancy A. as expected, but also shows a Susan ------ , b: abt. 1855 (age 15) presumably SAWYER , but there is definitely no Susan SAWYER in our line around this time. I believe it may be the same Ursula listed in 1880. It may be the wife's half sister, but I am not sure at allI have searched and searched and searched and cannot find any connection to Nancy Ann RYDER or Ursula RYDER or Nancy Ann JEWETT or Ursula JEWETT. Not only that I have done various searches for all known JEWETTs and RYDERs/RIDERs on both sides of the border. This part of the SAWYER family also has ADAMS, NOYES, PIERCE/PEIRCE, and BELL branches. Could you please help? This has me absolutely stumped. Stuart W. Sawyer stuart@richardsonfitness.com

Stuart, When George W. Sawyer died Jan. 1, 1884 aged 48 his wife was listed as Nancy Ryder, both formerly of Hatley. Abner Rider of Hatley married Judith Cass July 8, 1835, Abner Ryder of Hatley also marries Martha Ritchie, Sept. 25, 1868 in Granby. Judith dies Mar. 14, 1860 and is buried in McConnell Cemetery not far from Ayer's Cliff. Abner's dau. Julia m. Lemuel Parker on Feb. 18, 1861. His son Horace dies Oct. 9, 1863 aged 16.

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I am searching for any and all info on my ancestors, I am from the Vermont branch of the POLLARDs descended from William and Anne POLLARD of Boston in the 1600. My great grandfather was Charles POLLARD and he was married to a Jennifer BARTLETT, Charles was the son of either Cephus or Jasper POLLARD. These Pollards lived in the Bridgewater Vermont area. Also any info on my great grandmother Jennie BARTLETT would be appreciated. She was part Indian and came from Canada. Sandra Garrett kivi1946@stx.rr.com

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I stumbled to your site. I have a g-grandmother, Harriet A. FLETCHER, that was born in Magog, Canada in 1860. Her father Simeon FLETCHER married in Holland, Vermont. Where would I write or call to see if they would have the birth certificate for my g-grandmother? Marilyn K. Buckelew mnbuckelew@yahoo.c...

tintypeThis Week's Mystery Photo

When we went to the antique stores in Putnam, CT I bought a tintype (circa 1890-1900s) because it was from a Derby Line studio. If you look at the bottom left you'll see "Derby Line" backwards (like in a mirror). Looks like the studio was called "West". Maybe we could send it to The Stanstead Journal and have readers identify the two in the photo (probably father and son).

Daniel Mongeau daniel.mongeau@bigfoot.com

Daniel, Your tintype is a copy photo of an earlier paper based print that has the logo of the West Studio of Derby Line, Vt. This is odd as the tintype predates the use of paper in photography but both were in use at the same time for a short period. Tintypes were produced as a novelty for many years too. There are far more copies of tintypes on paper than the other way round. I reversed the image to make it easier to read. Can someone help Daniel?

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POSTED 12.03.03

I am trying to do research on my descendants who settled in the Brigham area of the townships, anyone with info. would be most appreciated. Laurel Tilson espritfin@hotmail.com

We do receive queries like this one from time to time. As much as we would like to help this is difficult to do from what we received. If you are a descendant of Laurel and live in the Brigham area, please let him/her know.

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I have been through your pages, very interesting. I was hoping to find info on the CHASE family of Magog. The last I have is James Ira CHASE. chase_lawrence@hotmail.com

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I am searching for info on the following family from Sherbrooke, Quebec. Joseph Theodore RIENDEAU and Valerie PERUSSE married May 29, 1906 at St. Michel in Sherbrooke. Their children were Georgiana my grandmother, Valerie (m. a BLANCHETTE), Rose Alma (m. HEBERT), Alexina, Marie Anne (m. LAGACE) and Joseph Alfred Riendeau b. 1921. Georgianna died in 1938. We would like to make contact with any family members. Jane biddulph@netxp.com.au

Jane, The index to the marriages at St. Michel lists the husband of Valérie Perusse as Joseph Riendeau. He was the son of Benjamin Riendeau and Georgiana Frappier. Valérie was the daughter of Urbain Perusse and Valérie Gaulin. Joseph remarries April 11, 1931 to Rosalie Labbe. Three of Joseph and Valérie's children are baptized at St.Michel but I did not find her death recorded there.

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Searching for George BUCK U.E., and family of Elizabethtown Township ca.1884. Any clues? Delphine Cameron Large dlarge@shaw.ca

Access cut-back

It must be winter. As the cold weather starts and folks like to spend more time working on their family history research, the Stanstead Historical Society is again having to cut the hours that their archives will be open. Starting immediately archives hours will be; Wednesday and Thursday only, 9 a.m.- noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Also no one will be allowed to do research unattended, Mrs. Curtis will have to be there. If you wish to visit the museum it is best to telephone and ask for their new hours as they have been cut too.

Historic photos

Webmiester John Mahoney, a long-time supporter of this column, has been making Your Ancestry available to internet users on his e-zine site the Log Cabin Chroniciles. Always mindful of the plight of others, John realized that Your Ancestry no longer has space for the ever-popular mystery photos. To fill the need for photo space, the LCC has created a new feature called historic photos where you will be able to view at least one interesting photo each week. We hope you will answer the questions that appear with the photos if you can.

Along with John's fine magazine you will also find on the LCC site the Genealogy Quest Message Board, Your Ancestry, History Photos, Books, Stanstead Region Research Information, Genealogy on the Quebec/Vermont Border, Using maps in your research and other miscellaneous research information.

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POSTED 11.27.03

I am helping my mother-in-law, Roberta Karman, complete her Mayflower Society application. We have not been able to find the location of a marriage that took place in 1814, and we have reason to believe the couple lived in Stanstead at that time. The names are Jairus BONNEY, Jr. and Irene LEARNED, but Jairus is often misspelled, as is LEARNED which often comes out LARNED. The marriage date was January 31, 1814.

We have been able to track the fathers of this couple through U.S. censuses, but we lost them in 1810, thinking again they were in Stanstead.

If you have any suggestions for me as to where I might find the information I need, I would certainly appreciate your help. I have ordered, through inter-library loan, two books: Schooling in the Clearings, Stanstead 1800-1850 and History of Stanstead County but so far they are non-circulating. Paula Karman, Chico, CA pkarman@csuchico.edu

Paula Such an early date may be very difficult to track down. The clergy recorded these events and there were few of them in place in 1814. Most were circuit riders and often took their records with them. The Learned name does appear in what became Brome Co. and Eaton Twp., Compton Co. There is a Learned Plain in the latter. The part of Brome where the Learned family lived was part of Stanstead Co. when settlement started. It is close to the Vermont border which made going to the US to be married a distinct possibility. I did not find this marriage in the index to recorded marriages for Compton. The closest to and only Stanstead marriage is that of Henry Larnard of Charleston (Hatley) Stanstead Co. Dec. 30, 1824.

Alan Dale Learned, 86 Huntington Ave., New Haven, CT 06512 placed several queries for this surname over the years the last being in 1997. Perhaps he could be of some help to you. If he is still at that address he has years of research ahead of you.

The name does not appear in Forest and Clearings the History of Stanstead Co. No Bonney found either. There are Bonos, Bonners, Bonnars, Bonnallies, Bonallies, Bondy, and Bonnos. The French surname Bonin is often pronounced something close to Bonney by many English speakers. Both the books you mention are available from the Stanstead Historical Society.

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Looking for Franklin H. BULLOCK, Nov. 9, 1827 to Dec. 20, 1911. In the Minnesota 1860 census Frank says he is 26 and from Vermont. He is living next to the Nelson EASTMAN family and years later marries Ruth who appears on this record as Sarah. On his Civil War records he is 35 in 1862, Aug. 12, and is from Canada. He is in Company F of the 6th Infantry Regiment. He serves 3 years and is mustered out the 19th of July at St. Paul, MN. Part of this information is from the book Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865, pub 1890. His wife Ruth EASTMAN was born June 19,1841 in Ohio. Her father was a doctor. Their children, Franklin and Ruth's, were Dora (not Dura), Metta who was born April 10, 1866 near Red Wing, MN and married (1) Orrin GRAVES, and (2) Abe HERNDON; Mary is May, Eva, Bertha and finally Mark Atwood who was born Sept. 19, 1884, which was 6 months after Metta's first child (my grandmother) which was Feb. 8, 1884. My grandmother (Mary Emily GRAVES) raised me and used to say that Franklin H. BULLOCK was about 6 feet 2 inches, had black hair and weighed close to 200 pounds. Also he was English. It was said that after his father passed away that the oldest son got the land and kicked out the rest of the family. The mother and a daughter moved to Boston. Perhaps Franklin and 2 other brothers went west, Franklin said he had no use for the English and the laws that treated the families like they did. Corinne Morrison corine_morrison@yahoo.com

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POSTED 11.19.03

Ephrem BÉLIVEAU first marriage was to Angélique BOURQUE, his second was with Célanire JACQUES (St-Gabriel-de-Stratford) in 1875. His daughter Marie married Cléophas FECTEAU in 1894 (Garthby) I'm searching for information on Ephrem's parents. Can someone help me?

Julie Labrecque yobheljul@hotmail.com

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I'm looking for information about Caroline MARTIN who was Mrs. William W. WILLIAMS. Who were her parents? She was born 1810 in Quebec. Probably at South Stukely. Also we have a Pamelia BEACH married to Asher MARTIN. I was wondering if anyone has information about him. The MARTIN's that we have were from South Stukely. Where did this family come from?

Elaine Williams grannie13@msn.com

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POSTED 11.12.03

I am searching for information on Daniel CALL, whose son, Whiting CALL, was born in Magog, Canada on September 30, 1839.
I am also searching for Abijah CALL, Effie CALL, (or Effie CALL MITCHELL), and Clarissa Bell CALL.

Clarissa was my grandmother, orphaned at 12 by the death of her father. Her mother (whose name I do not know) and twin sister died when Clarissa was an infant. Clarissa married Walter George WILLIAMS, who was born in East Bolton. Abijah may have been her father or grandfather. Whiting was her uncle. Clarissa was born in 1875, and Whiting was born in 1839.
If anyone can help me determine who my great-grandparents were, I will appreciate it.
Jackie Lewis golda22@juno.com

I have spent some time finding all the KENASTONs on the databases from
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom (a great website) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nekg3/nekg.htm. \ Many of them are the desc. of John Clarke KENNISON and his wife Praxo SEARLES, confirmed by my correspondence with a gr-gr-grandson of them.
On the1861 Stanstead census page 241-Mary A. KENNISON living with Almon SARLES [sic] family is a daughter of John C. and Praxo.
Page 115-I would like to know who this Louise KENASTON, (widow) is?
Page 95-appendix c-I'm hoping the fact that Roswell TYLER and wife Sally(Sarah) KENASTON living next door to Lewis & Ethelenday MAGOON, indicates that they are sisters. The MAGOON 's in turn live next door to Julius/Angelica ANDREWS where Nathan and Ethel KENASTON are living. I hope it's
3 sisters in a row!
I am hoping to find the names of Nathan's parents and then locating their lines.
Pat Greenwell, Alberta harpstrings@shaw.ca or anamcharra1@yahoo.com

What kind of death or burial records can be found circa 1915? Are parents and or spouses names given and birthplace? How can I obtain a birth, marriage or death record for the time period 1870 to 1915? Madge m.kokenburg@att.net

Madge,
You do not say from what province or region the record is to come from. In Quebec if the death occurred prior to 1900 ask the National Archives of Quebec. After 1900 Le Directeur de l'état civil will supply the offical death certificate mentioning the name, place and date of death, or the acte which lists all the information to be found in the original clergy recorded document. As neither department will search for you you are required to supply most of what you are looking for and they will provide proof. There may be other ways to obtain information but you need to provide more data.

New book
Brenda Wilson Birch has a second book out titled, St. Armand Twp. Cemeteries, Missisquoi County Quebec. This book lists the information from headstones in the ten township cemeteries.
Each cemetery is indexed separately, with the names in alphabetical order, along with the dates, (birth and death), ages & spouses or parents when stated. She also found and included additional information from the Missisquoi microfilm reels, older cemetery lists and Neil Broadhurst's Marriages in the District of Bedford 1804 - 1879 for stones that were no longer standing or that did not exist.

This book does have more information and some corrected and or more complete dates than those in the Missisquoi Graveyard Tour booklets. Ms. Birch suggests, "should any errors be found I welcome corrections."
This book is very straight forward, simple to use and easy to read and includes the following cemeteries:
1) Pigeon Hill Cem.
2) Hasting Cem.
3) Saint Philippe Cath. Cem. - Philipsburg
4) Luke Cem.
5) Philipsburg Prot. Cem (very early settlers, some U.E.L.'s)
6) Vincent Cem.
7) Notre-Dame Du Lourdes Cath. Cem. - St. Armand
8) Russell a.k.a. Hancock Hill Cem.
9) Krans Cem.
10) Sornberger Cem.
There are 96 spiral boundpages, allowing the book to remain flat when open. The book sells for $25. plus $5 shipping. For those who wish to order a copy contact Brenda Wilson Birch at: brenda.w@sympatico.com or Brenda Wilson Birch, Frelighsburg, QC.
Her first book, Frelighsburg Twp. Cemeteries is also available and is of the same format.

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POSTED 11.07.03

Some time ago, I wrote looking for information on Edson Lyman BARTLETT while he was in the Stanstead area. I I ran across some information in the BARTLETT Queries which I am wondering about.

The message said that there is a death notice in the Canadian Christian Advocate 1858-1872 that says that a MAGOON and a Franklin BARTLETT were killed in a blast while mining limestone at Magoon's Point, Stanstead. MAGOON was killed and BARTLETT died the next day. It sounded like it happened around 10/2/1867. It stated that the Bartletts' and the Magoons' lived in the Stanstead, Quebec area.

Also I was told that Edith BISSELL was a Bartlett and her father was killed when a blast of powder went off so I think this is a connection to the Bartletts' I am trying to research. This message speaks of Franklin BARTLETT but my line has a Benjamin Franklin BARTLETT born March 20, 1841 in Derby, VT and died Sept. 1867( this may not be accurate) in Stanstead .

Do you have access to anything which might clarify this information? I would sure appreciate any help which you may provide; this may lead to an obituary which might give us a bit more information on the family. Cliff Johnson Wrjcliff@sover.net

Hi Cliff, The Journal records the fact that Marcus Magoon 27 and Franklin Bartlett 26 were killed while blasting at Magoon's Point. That would make this Franklin born in 1841. There may be more information in the actual Journal I am looking in the Vital Stats index only. Your date is close. I could not find a burial record in the S.H.S. files for Bartlett but one for Magoon says that he died Sept. 6, 1867 and is buried in Apple Grove Cemetery.

I am researching the WORTH surname. Wilder Pierce WORTH was born 1/25/1820 in Holland, VT. Died 1/6/1908. Could he be the grandfather of Eva Louise WORTH who, according to Orleans County Town Clerk, married William OSGOOD on 3/25/1894. I have no other info on Wilder. Elizabeth Bolevic ebolevic@hotmail.com

My cousin and I have come to a complete road block in our research. We've been able to trace the SHIELDS family back to Coaticook but no further. We can't find immigration records, we can't find ships passenger lists, we can't find marriage or death records (except for the church registry in Coaticook). Can anyone help? Dave Shields shieldsdk1@hotmail.com

Seeking descendents of Methodist Preacher Asher SMITH and wife Sarah WILSON. This couple first resided in Stanstead and then in Bolton Twp., Brome County beginning ca. 1806. Both died in Bolton. Carolyn Murphy Docserchr@aol.com

Looking for information on the WILLARD family Phil johannieg@sympatico.ca

I'm hoping someone can help me on a Osias GUERTIN who married Melanise RUSSELL in Canada. This marriage was Osias 2nd. Osias and Melanise immigrated to Vermont about 1891. Their first child Mitchell was born Feb. 1890 in Canada. Osias' death record in Franklin, Vermont shows his father as Mitchell GUERTIN and stated he was born on Oct. 9, 1839 St. Sebastien, Que. Osias first appears in 1900 census of Montgomery, Vermont. That census shows his birth as Aug. 1841. With him is his 2nd wife Melanise RUSSELL/RUSSEL b. 1868-1870 Canada. His daughter Linda GUERTIN from his first marriage was also living with them in 1900 b. July 1885 Canada. Osais could have been married abt. 1888 as it showed he was married abt.12 years on the 1900 census. Someone told me that this Osias might be Michel Osias who was baptized Michel Osias GUERTIN (b. Aug. 20, 1841) in Quebec son of Michel GUERTIN and Anastasie PINSONNAULT who married Oct. 27, 1840 in Henryville, Quebec. Is there anyone who might be able to do a look up and see if a marriage of Osias GUERTIN and Melanise RUSSELL abt 1888 Quebec, shows who Osias is the son of? Barb bdestromp@hybryd.org

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POSTED 11.07.03

Looking for information about John Bailey TENNY, born 1801 in Hatley, Que. the son of William TENNY and Elizabeth BAILEY. Also looking for information about their son William Snow TENNY, and daughters Roxanna TENNY (m. Charles BRADFORD) and Fanny Noble TENNY. Jane PERCIVAL, b. 1818, m. Guy LEAVITT, b. 1812, at Melbourne, Richmond County, Quebec Looking for her parents and place of birth of William TENNY who m. Elizabeth BAILEY, lived Hatley, Stanstead County. Any info on these people gratefully accepted. Corinne Collins treefind@aol.com

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I am searching for information on my husband's family. His grandfather was Archie COTE. He was born in St. Frances, Quebec, March 17, 1874 the son of Phillip COTE and Minnie CARTIER. Betty Cote bcote95591@aol.com

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I am looking for information on the ARMSTRONG family that came to Quebec from New York in the late 1700's to early 1800's. I have a few records for sons and daughters but have been able to find little on the parents, Jesse ARMSTRONG and Hannah CARR. I believe that they were Bristish Loyalist that came to Canada from the States during the revolutionary times. Can someone direct me to sources of information? Also looking for information on GAUDETTEs or GAUDETs in Coaticook, Quebec. I found my family on the 1881 census living in Coaticook. They are Jacob, born around 1835, Marie (DESCAHMPS) b. ca.1845, Francois b. ca. 1869, Edouard b. ca. 1871, Guilluame (?) b. ca.1873 and Mederise b. ca. 1877. I would really like to be able to find the marriage record of Jacob and Marie and any other information I could on this famiy. They are French Canadian and Catholic. Becky Keegan Bke7560341@aol.com

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Looking to share information on Samuel and Hannah DUNBAR of Barnston, Quebec. Samuel resided there from about 1800 until 1832 and was a veteran of the American Revolutionary War. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rod Fleck rodfleck@olypen.com

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Seeking information about Marie Jeanne ROUX m. to Arthur DUQUETTE married Feb. 11, 1907 in Franklin, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Arthur's parents were Elise LANGEVIN and Joseph DUQUETTE from Canada ? Lacolle, he had two sisters Georgiana (BURNHAM) she lived on Maple Street, Rouses Point, NY and Dina (PARISH) and a brother Joseph. The ROUX family originated from Nicolet, Quebec, and are related to the BARIL and SANSCHAGRIN and CARIGNAN. Jan Clist dudley.clist@btinternet.com

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Church records show that David CASCADDEN and Elizabeth CRAWFORD were married on February 15, 1859 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Leeds, Megantic County, Quebec. On the 1881 Canadian Census, David and Elizabeth are listed in Cleveland Township of Richmond County, Quebec. Nine children are listed with them. Their fourth child, and second daughter, Letitia, is my maternal grandmother. Would like to obtain information on all members of this family. John Mountain mountaingp@hotmail.com

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I am researching the WORTH surname. Wilder Pierce WORTH was born 1/25/1820 in Holland, VT. Died 1/6/1908. Could he be the grandfather of Eva Louise WORTH who, according to Orleans County Town Clerk married William OSGOOD on 3/25/1894. I have no other info on Wilder. Elizabeth Bolevic ebolevic@hotmail.com

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POSTED 10.27.03

Willard BARNES married Harriet WYATT (my Grandmother) in Sutton. Que. March 25, 1879. Her father was Daniel WYATT who married Ruth Ann BARNES. Daniel and Ruth Ann are buried in the Grace Church Cemetery in Sutton. Harriet's sister was Amy Levina WYATT who married Rufus POWERS. She is also buried in Grace Cemetery. While I am searching primarily for my Grandfather, Willard BARNES, I would be interested in hearing from any descendant of any of the above.Willard left Sutton for the State of Washington during the 1880-90's and I am hoping someone will have his whole name, family background and hopefully some info on his whereabouts in WA. So far I have been unable to find any trace of him - not even a death notice in the archives of the State of WA.

Lawrence T. Wilson Navy 135804@aol.com

Looking for information on our great-grandmother's family. Elizabeth GALLAGHER was born October 22, 1840 in St-Sylvestre, Lotbiniere County. She married John McKELVEY and they lived in Wolfestown.

Teresa McKelvey terrimckelvey20@aol.com

Looking for Alexander and Anna WATSON born Scotland ca. 1851, died Montreal 1926. He married Anna DAY, who died in New York in 1938. They lived in the Montreal and Morin Hieghts area. They had three children Margret ( 1880 )who married a Walter WATSON from Montreal, Christina (1887) who married Harry WEIST from New York, Herbert (1890 ) who married Ella May MCDOUGALL from Wallaceburg, Ontario. Any information would be greatly apreciated.

Gary Watson watson@kent.net

Looking for decendants of Georges-Frederic TREMBLAY and Judith Elot-JULIEN. They had five children, Flore, Narcisse-Georges, Clara-Malvina, Georges-Frederic and Mathilde Lucie Eby eby_lucie@hotmail.com

Looking for information about John Bailey TENNY, born 1801 in Hatley, Que. the son of William TENNY and Elizabeth BAILEY. Also about their son William Snow TENNY, and daughters Roxanna TENNY (m. Charles BRADFORD) and Fanny Noble TENNY. Jane PERCIVAL, b. 1818, m. Guy LEAVITT, b. 1812, at Melbourne, Richmond County, Quebec Looking for her parents and place of birth of William TENNY who m. Elizabeth BAILEY, lived Hatley, Stanstead County. Any info on these people gratefully accepted.

Corinne Collins treefind@aol.com

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POSTED 10.16.03

I am trying to locate a daughter of George GRAHAM and Mary Ann MURPHY of New Brunswick who married W. E. HUSE and according to her brother's obit she was living in Beebe, Quebec in 1925. I am not sure what her first name was as she was one of three daughters who left New Bunswick in the late 1800's. Her first name would be either Sarah Jane b. abt. 1852, Hannah b. abt. 1857, or Frances b. abt. 1868.

Jan Mason masond@nbnet.nb.ca

Hi Jan, W. E. Huse's wife was Frances E. Graham, born 1869, dies Nov. 12, 1934 at Beebe, and is buried in Griffin Hill Cemetery. A follow-up You have made my day! Thankyou! I have searched for years for George and Mary Graham's children. Rumor had it their daughters went to work in some big mill in New England. After exhausting every newspaper here in NB, I asked a friend in Maine to check Aroostock Co records thinking maybe his death was covered there where his only child lived....it took awhile but the obit was finally found. Have possibly located one daughter in Lowell, Mass in 1930, a Mrs. E. A O'Malley. If you find anything on France's husband, W. E. Huse, could you send it my way. I don't believe they had any family as the obit stated James William Graham had only one nephew, an N. G. DeBarrell ( DeBarrow?) in Lowell, Mass. While George and Mary Graham had a large family, to date I have found only one living relative, an adopted grandson of James William Graham. Thankyou again. Its so nice to finally be able to fill in the blank space under France's name in our Graham history. Jan

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My HINMAN ancestors settled in the Eastern Townships in the 1820's, primarily in St Armand but spread out into a few surrounding towns, Stanbridge and Sutton (where 2 daughters married into the Chadsey family). Although the Hinman line itself left the Townships sometime in the 1830s, I am still in search of where these HINMANs might be buried. Douglas Hinman doughinman@comcast.net

Hello Doug, The index to marriages for Brome Co. lists the marriages of: Eliza Hinman of South Durham and Elmeda Hinman of St. Armand; both married to Chadseys. Eliza m. Daniel on Dec. 30, 1827 in Dunham, recorded in the Anglican Church books. Elmeda m. Job Oct. 14, 1833, in St. Armand East, also in the Anglican Church books.

I have looked at some of the cemetery lists for St. Armand and did not find Chadseys or Himnans. These cemeteries are a bit out of our area. The Missisquoi Historical Society, would be better equiped to help if the Hinman-Chadseys stayed in that area until their deaths.

However Marlene Simmons has a huge database for that area too. She has a small charge for a search but could save you years of searching in the regular way.

She has recorded the fact that Joseph Chadsey went to Sparta, Wis. in 1860, was 83 years old in 1915 and that he had a brother I.E. Chadsey and a niece Mamie.

She also records the death of Eliza Chadsey (Mrs. Daniel) as taking place June 8, 1886 in Sutton. Her burial was to have been in the Sweets Burying Ground, she was 79 years of age.

Children of Eliza and Daniel are given as: Ira Edward, Daniel, Eliza, Harriet Jane, and Edgar George. This may be only a partial list. Joseph of Sparta would be a strong possibility too as his brother was I.E. Chadsey which I strongly suspect as Ira Edward.

Elmeda Chadsey marries James Lee Oct. 13, 1857 in Sutton. If we assume that this is Elmeda Hinman Chadsey, Job Hinman must have died between 1833 and 1857. The Sweet Burying Ground seems a good bet for them. The list for this cemetery is held by the Missisquoi Historical Society although the cemetery is in Brome Co. The Brome Co. Historical Soiety in Knowlton may be able to supply some details too.

I have had a quick look through the Sketch of the Life of the Hon. Timothy Hinman by Norman Bingham printed by the Somerville Citizen, of Somerville, Mass. Hinman is given credit for founding Derby, VT just across the VT/QC border from us. His family would be a logical source for Hinmans in this area as he was the earliest or one of the earliest settlers here. I failed to find a connection.

Addresses for the above mentioned sources: Judy Antle, archivist for the Missisquoi Hist Society. Visit their site at: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/8392/en_society.html mhsarchives@globetrotter.net Missisquoi Historical Society P.O. Box 186, Stanbridge East, QC J0J 2H0 (514) 248-3153

Marlene Simmons, 1039 Burnett Road, Mansonville, QC, J0E 1X0 or P.O. Box 72, Richford, VT. 05476 - 0072 Home Page: http://www.virtuel.qc.ca/simmons/

Brome County Historical Society P.O. Box 690 Knowlton, QC J0E 1V0 (514) 243-6782

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POSTED 10.09.03

Searching for missing SHARMAN/SHERMAN information about the George SHERMAN family of Scotstown and the SHARMAN families in Ayer's Cliff and Hatley. Also the PRINGLE family that moved to New Hampshire. Need parents of James SHARMAN of Wenhaston, Suffolk, England who married Mary KERRISON in Wenhaston. They had 9 children when they came to Quebec via British American Land Co. Three were born in Wenhaston, the others were born in Holton St. Peter.

Trudy Sharman-Hillgrove trudymeister@gillanet.net

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Does anyone have details about Mary DICKEY. She may have been born in Richmond, Quebec. She was married to Philippe LAPOINTE in Holyoak, Massachusetts before emigrating to St-Magloire de Bellechasse, Quebec in the very early part of the 1900's? I went through all the cemeteries in Richmond and found no stone with the DICKEY name.

Jean-Denis Lapointe jwjdlp@tdstelme.net

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I am looking for information about William Smart BROOKS who was married to Ida LOWELL. They lived in Ascot or Sherbrooke. Their children were Edmond, Arthur, Ernest, Mary, Albert Henry, Gertrude and Goldwin C. William was born in Valcartier, Quebec.

Mona Savard monasa61@hotmail.comon

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Seeking descendants of Richard (or Richards) PACKARD, who emigrated from Massachusetts/Vermont to Stanstead sometime after March of 1788, when his son John Allen was born in Vermont. His wife was Sally COATS. Their children were: John Allen, Sally, Mary, Mercy, Laura, Daniel, Moses, Artimisia, Hollis, Chester B., Erastus W. and Wales Eleazer PACKARD (according to information in my family line, but unverified). Richard/Richards PACKARD died February 25, 1840, in Stanstead.

Matthew Hale PACKARD , son of John Allen PACKARD, was presumably born in Canada circa 1822; later emigrated to the US and settled in Bloomington,McLean County, Illinois. I'm interested in contacting my Canadian cousins for exchange of family information.

Karen (Packard) Rhodes, Middleburg, Florida or ladyjaguar@earthlink.net

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Hope someone can help me find any history/data, birth, marriage or death for Daniel James WHITEHEAD who was of Scottish descent and whose occupation was carpenter/carriage/wagon maker. He resided in Thurso, Quebec (Lower Canada at the time) Sometimes he went by the name of James WHITEHEAD. He would have been about 34/35 yrs of age in 1881 according to the census. His spouse's name was Jinnett MCLEAN (age 38 yrs) and there were two children listed in 1881, Minnie age 3 and Neil age 2, both children born in Quebec. He died about 1914. Hoping someone is linked to these families.

Dorothy Morris, Whitby On. Dotemorris@aol.com

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I have finally traced back to the Phillip CALL who was married to Keziah MORRISON. I would like to find some informatioin on Phillip. For instance, where and when he was born, who his parents were, etc. Keziah was born c. 1775, and they were married in 1795, but I don't know where she was born. Their children were born in Magog, Stanstead Co., Quebec.

Also I am looking for information about Manley NELSON or his wife, Belinda SMITH. He was born in the early 1800's. Their daughter, Cynthia Ann Nelson, who was my great-grandmother, was born in 1837.

I am searching for information on Daniel CALL , whose son, Whiting CALL , was born in Magog, QC on September 30, 1839.

I am also searching for Abijah, Effie, (or Effie CALL MITCHELL), and Clarissa Bell CALL .

Clarissa was my grandmother, orphaned at 12 by the death of her father. Her mother (whose name I do not know) and twin sister died when Clarissa was an infant. Clarissa married Walter George WILLIAMS, who was born in East Bolton. Abijah may have been her father or grandfather. Whiting was her uncle. Clarissa was born in 1875, and Whiting was born in 1839.

I am looking for information on Felina W. CALL . Particularly, birth, or marriage. I believe she was the mother of Alpha W. CALL and Whiting CALL . She was on an 1881 census, living with Alpha, his wife and his three children.

If anyone can help me determine who my great-grandparents were, I will appreciate it. Jackie Lewis golda22@juno.com

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I'm currently working on the SLACKS in VT.

Ransom SLACK and his wife Sophronia BEAN arrived in Quebec in about 1849 but both were born in Orleans Co., VT. Ransom is believed to be the s/o Joseph, but after 40 years of research, I've come to the conclusion that he was more likely the s/o Simeon SLACK, born 1792, who was the s/o Joseph SLACK and Jerusha FAIRMAN, of Rev War fame.

Ransom had a brother Simeon born 1829 and several other siblings Anyway great helpful website.

Pat Greenwell, Alberta harpstrings@shaw.ca or anamcharra1@yahoo.com

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POSTED 10.06.03

Seeking any family history for the following; this is my maternal line, early settlers in the Eastern Townships -c 1800: George HILLMAN & Catharina SCHARPE, their four children; Mary, John, Elizabeth and Charles Henry HILLMAN. John HILLMAN marr. 1810 - Catherine CUMMINGS and to them were born 12 children; Amelia 1809 (Lewis KNAPP), John (Betsy GRANT) Catherine 1813-1821, Mary (John DOLE), George, (Maria Ann WILCOX), Stephen (Charlotte COOKE) Sarah (David HOWARD) Elsey , Hannah (Franklin WRIGHT) Ervine Joseph (Hariette MILLER) Lee (Lucy COLE) Jane Ann -born 1832. Settled and farmed in Ste Angelique de Papineauville, Ottawa Co (as per census),Lower Canada. Willing to share my data.

Dorothy Morris, Whitby ON or Dotemorris@aol.com

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Anyone having information on Telesphore and Odele HARPIN DEROSIER. Please contact me.

Kim hisonespirit@aol.com

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I'm looking for info on any BECKWORTH family in Quebec . They lived in Canada until the 1860's. One of the names I am interested in is Charles BECKWORTH, who could have used the name of BECKWITH also. Pam Beckworth

pambeckworth@compuwise.net

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William HAWES of Hereford died Feb. 1, 1912. I have checked all available listings to find where he was buried, but no luck. His wife was Alzada (Elzader). His parents were Franklin (Frank) and Judith (Judy) WOODWARD HAWES, of Hatley (Charleston). William was listed in the 1870 Orleans Co., Vermont Census as William HOUSE, in the 1891 Hereford, Compton Co., Quebec Census as William Webster HAWSE; and in the 1901 Hereford, Compton Co., Quebec Census as Webster W. HAWSE. His wife was Margaret Elzader Catherine, and is burried in the All Saints Anglican Cemetery in Hereford, QC. Where was William Hawse burried?

Robert Hawes rdhawes48@hotmail.com

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Looking for information on Samuel and Hannah DUNBAR. Samuel was a resident of Barnston from about 1800 until 1832 according to the affidavit for a pension he swore out in 1832. He was a veteran of the American Revolution having served the Continental Army and may have lived relatively close to a Simon CLOUGH and Don LYMON also of Barnston who swore as witnesses to Samuel's affidavit. I am willing to share information on Samuel's ancestors and siblings. Rod Fleck, Forks, WA

rodfleck@olypen.com

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I'm searching for any info about Eva and Ernest SAXBY. They emigrated from Crayford Kent, England in 1921. They had two daughters Doreen Mary and Pauline Patricia. They were Catholics. They returned to Crayford during the Depression. They left family in Lennoxville. Ernest worked in the lumber industry for awhile. Trying to find out about this family as they were my Grandparents. Stephanie Adair

stephanie_adair@hotmail.com

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Looking for any information about the Joseph NAUD - Angelique CLEMENT family of Millington. Need their parents, sibilings and proof of their marriage of Jan. 16, 1843. Would like information about their 12 children too. Marie Clarise, m. an EMMERSON, Allodie m. X. BRUNEAU, Joseph m. C. MATHEWSON, Jude Madeline m. F.X. BRUNEAU, Pierre/Peter, Clemence m. J. SEARS, Livie m. M. BROWNING, Frederick Edward, m. Ella Jane YOUNG, Alfont/Alfas Walter m. Nora JOHNSON, Charles Sergent m. M. WEEDIN, Richard Ramon/Remon Regisse m. R. PETTY and Malvina m. HORNBECH. Also need information on Frederick and Ella's children: Charles E., Lorna Mildred, Lovina Christine, Dora May, Raymond Alvin and Arthenise Murel. Mary H. Naud-Kent, 18636 107 Ave. SE, Renton WA 98055

mhkent@msn.com

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POSTED 09.25.03

I have been researching quite a few names from my husbands side of the family in the Richmond & Wolfe counties of Quebec . I have had less success with my own family and have been downright frustrated. My mother's maiden name was WILTON and although I kept coming across the name on Eastern Townships pages & boards I didn't pay it any mind as I couldn't imagine a connection to our Saskatchewan WILTONs. Well I guess I should have paid attention as I have discovered our Irish WILTONs did start their Canadian life in Inverness, Megantic County Quebec. I understand there is even a Wilton town in Megantic. So any Wiltons with a common heritage please respond.

The other names I am interested in, in Richmond/Wolfe are ANDREWS, CLEVELAND, BOOTH, FOSTER, BERNARD, BURBANK, FROST, LODGE, WILLY, NIXON, FILION and FOWLER.

Cindy Cleveland c_cleveland@hotmail.com or ldpharmtec@netscape.net

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Thank you for writing and keeping posted the awesome article on "border" genealogy in Vermont and Quebec.

I came across the article in a desperate search for some guidance on how to do research in that area. My ancestor swore out a Revolutionary War pension application in Orleans County, Vermont but lived in Barnston, Quebec. So, this article is really great for this Northwestern, USA person. Rod from Forks, Washington, rodfleck@olypen.com

Looking for the parents of Flora DAVIS (Mrs. Arthur BUZZELL) who was born? in South Stukley, Quebec .

dlepitre@abacom.com

Looking for information/relatives from my wife's side of the family from Rock Island, circa early 1900's - Thomas PEPIN, his son Cyrias PEPIN, Cyrias' wife Orphilia Doris CARBONNEAU, Doris' parents - Pierre CARBONNEAU and Delphine FRAPPIER, and Delphine's first husband - Israel JOYAL. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

David Raith dcraith@aol.com

Sad News

Many of you have been helped with your genealogical research by Susan Beaton of Dixville. Her mother passed away on September 20. Our condolences to Sue and her family at this very sad time for them.

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POSTED 09.22.03

Looking for information and geneology for Eva Green CARTER and for Elmer HUNT.

Terry Shaw tgrundis@aol.com

Need the census, birth, marriage and death records for Rev.Augustine HIBBARD and for Ashley HIBBARD his son. Other concerns:

Augustine George HIBBARD married Eunice ASHLEY. Eunice died August 1, 1800. I need the death location and burial date/locale for Ashley A. HIBBARD . Ashley A.'s wife was Hester T. maiden name unknown. Would like Hester's maiden name, parents, her birthdate/locale? Ashley A. and Hester had a son, also named Ashley HIBBARD. (born about 1803?) I need Ashley Jr's birthdate/locale. Ashley Jr married Margaret maiden name unknown. I need marriage date/locale. KB breirather@gbpackersfan.com

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I hope to find the farm on which my husband's family the NASHes lived. As my letter stated my husband's uncle is now 91 and he left Stanstead as a 10 year old boy, I am actually surprised how much he remembers. It is most unlikely that he would have any idea what the plot number was so the best I can think of is to pursue the postal records. They were there from 1907 to 1920. I have emailed his uncle to see if he can give me a closer location to the Heath's than just "neighbours".

It would be wonderful if a reader might remember them, though being so many years ago it might be a bit much to expect, but I learned a long time ago you never get anywhere if you don't ask.

Lynda Nash nlnash@jetstream.net

Dear Nashes, The post office does not keep records back that far. The Heath family that you mentioned as being a neighbour to the Nashes in question, lived onStanstead's postal Rural Route 2. This covered a large part of what is now Stanstead East. The only RR Directory that I have is for 1928 and as expected the Nashes are not listed on RR#2, however William Heath is. And there are two Therrien families. Perhaps they were the Thilliers that you mention in your letter as having purchased the farm from the Nashes. This route would cover several miles of road and there were no civic numbers for the farms in the 1910's. I am sure one of our readers will be able to help you before your visit.

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I would like to know who you send the requests for the Ancestry Column to. Patricia Knapp pat.knapp@sympatico.ca

Hello Patricia, You can send them directly to dlepitre@abacom.com if you wish. Also you can see Your Ancestry online at John Mahoney's Log Cabin Chronicles. You will find at least a month of columns archived there in case you may have missed some.

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I am looking for family history, proving the tradition that Caleb WHITE, who moved to Stanstead in 1800 was indeed a Mayflower descendant. I currently need backup births, deaths & marriages on descendants of Caleb. Kathey & Ron Benoit at benoit5@usintouch.com

Hello Kathey, Our County history, Forest and Clearings, The History of Stanstead County by B.F. Hubbard (1874) has a lot of matterial on the rather large White family. Caleb is outlined on pages 221 and 222. Perhaps you can borrow a copy from your library or through inter-library loan. It is available from the Stanstead Historical Society and from Heritage books.

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POSTED 09.10.03

I am looking for any information about Charles TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE who is listed in the 1881 census as living in Beebe Plain with his wife Harriet. I am descended from his brother, Samuel. Am searching for any information on the TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE family.

Laura Callier lauracallier@earthlink.net

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Researching the BRAZEL family of Eaton Twp, Compton County, Quebec. Believe the father's name was John who had at least 4 sons, Peter, Charles, George and Stephen. Any and all information would be useful. I believe John and his wife Mary may be burried in Sand Hill. jhbrazel@woh.rr.com

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According to the 1900 US census (Vermont), John BISHOP was 53, born in March 1847 in New Hampshire, US. The 1910 Vermont census states that he was born in Vermont, and that his father was born in Canada and mother in Vermont. The death record of his son, Joseph, states that John was born in Canada. Quite a hodge podge.

What makes it even more intriguing, is that sometime between birth (where ever that was), John lived in Trois-Pistoles. His name was Jean LEVESQUE. In his marriage record, John's parents are given as Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. It does not state where or when the parents were married. Trois-Pistoles records do not provide information on Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. So, I'm asking if anyone has information on the Levesque/Calver connection. It's a long-shot, I know, but I thought I'd ask.

Michel LEVESQUE could go by the name of Michael BISHOP . Henriette's name probably remained unchanged. New Hampshire, Vermont, or Quebec may hold the answer, or answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Kevan Barton at kevanbarton@adelphia.net

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I am seeking information on the name CORYER, and looking for leads to an Almira CORYER from Quebec who married Samuel BURNHAM from New York. They lived in Isle De Motte Vermont around the 1870s. They had a son named Leon BURNHAM who m. Georgiana DUQUETTE in 1909 and lived in Rouses Point, NY at least until 1930. I have come to a deadend with Almira Leon and Samuel and would appreciate any leads. Jan dudley.clist@btinternet.com

Sue Hayter

I am lloking for any information on John Roberts Widdup. He was my great grandfather, born in Barnoldswick, Yorkshire, England in 1870. He emigrated to Canada from Leeds in 1898. Last known address was in the 1901 census.Melbourne Street, Sherbrooke City, Sherbrooke County, where he lived with his wife Emily and two sons Harold(aged 2), Percy aged about 5 months). I am decended from a son that he had in England. I am very keen to find out anything about this man. He was politically active in England, from about 1894-1898.

sue@hayter56.freeserve.co.uk

dana jensen

I am searching for Henry Baker b. 14 Feb 1754, Maryland. He is the father of John Baker d. 4 May 1868. John married "Hiley" who d. 1869. Their daughter was Rizpah Baker, my great-great grandmother. Rizpah was from Keokuk, Iowa. danajensen@earthlink.net

Any chance that someone with the Hubbard book could check on a couple of my family ancestors?

Amanda Page, b. 23 Apr 1816 to Jabez & Susan (Osgood) Page was reported to have been born in Stanstead, Quebec. The only other mention of Stanstead is for Susan Osgood's aunt and uncle, Nathaniel & Sarah (Sanborn) Tilton, who lived in Stanstead Centre.

Many thanks. llbouchard@comcast.net

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POSTED 09.07.03

I am researching the MOSHER family history in the Eastern Townships. I have gotten back to the beginning of the 1800's, but cannot find the link that crosses into the U.S.A.

The earliest information I have is: John Meigs MOSHER was born either in1810 or on Nov. 19, 1802 in Barnston, Quebec. I have found two bits of information with both these dates. He died Oct. 6, 1878 and was married either in 1835 in Barnston, or after 1833 in Vermont to Submit BURBANK.

Do you know of anyone who has done research into the Mosher family? Do you know of any information sites that might help me in my research? Shirley Mosher Hayden ireland@netcom.ca

Hi Shirley,

John M. Mosher, born Nov. 19, 1802, was the son of Richard Mosher and Jane Craig. John married first Betsey Locke at Derby, Vermont Feb. 13, 1823. He married second S. Burbank. Submit was the daughter of Samuel Burbank of Boscawen, NH who settled in Barnston in 1808. I do not know where the second marriage took place I failed to find a record for it.

John Meigs Mosher dies October 6, 1878 aged 76 this fact recorded in the Hatley & Cassville Methodist records.

From Stanstead Historical Society cemetery records it would seem that Betsey Locke died at 20 years of age April 4, 1831, the daughter of Levi Locke and Sally Clement and she is buried in her father's lot in the Heathton Cemetery. I suppose she may have married at eleven or twelve but it is more likely that one or both of these dates may have been transcribed incorrectly or perhaps the monument is unclear.

Submit Burbank Mosher dies aged thirty-six on Feb. 7, 1843 after burying husband number two, Cyrus Burbank in 1841. She lies in the South Barnston or Burbank Cemetery.

Richard Mosher's parents were Michael Mosher and Zilphia Pierce natives of Middlebury, Conn. They settled in Barnston (at what became Mosher Corner) in 1805. The Mosher, Burbank and Locke families all appear in Forest and Clearings by B.F. Hubbard, our county History. If you cannot find a copy in your local library or through inter-library loan you can purchase one from the Stanstead Historical Society, 535 Dufferin, Stanstead, QC J0B 3E0, by telephone (819) 876-7322, or fax (819) 876-7936 or at shs.archives@interlinx.qc.ca.

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According to the 1900 US census (Vermont), John BISHOP was 53, born in March 1847 in New Hampshire, US. The 1910 Vermont census states that he was born in Vermont, and that his father was born in Canada and mother in Vermont. The death record of his son, Joseph, states that John was born in Canada. Quite a hodge podge.

What makes it even more intriguing, is that sometime between birth (where ever that was), John lived in Trois-Pistoles. His name was Jean LEVESQUE. In his marriage record, John's parents are given as Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. It does not state where or when the parents were married.

Trois-Pistoles records do not provide information on Michel LEVESQUE and Henriette CALVER. So, I'm asking if anyone has information on the Levesque/Calver connection. It's a long-shot, I know, but I thought I'd ask. Michel LEVESQUE could go by the name of Michael BISHOP .Henriette's name probably remained unchanged. New Hampshire, Vermont, or Quebec may hold the answer, or answers. Any help would be appreciated. Kevan Barton at kevanbarton@adelphia.net

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I am looking for information pertaining to my ancestors who moved from Massachusetts to Stanstead, beginning with Phineas HUBBARD who moved there in 1805. Subsequently the generation of John Milton HUBBARD was there, followed by that of Austin Lyman HUBBARD who moved to Colorado Springs, CO in the early 1880's. Are there geneaological resources in the Stanstead area by which I can learn more about these forebearers? Thank you for your attention to this matter and I hope ro receive reply.

Richard A. (Hubbard) Thompson richjane1933@earthlink.net

Richard, you are in luck.

B.F. Hubbard, son of Phineas, compiled a county history in which he writes up his own family on two pages. The History of Stanstead County called Forest and Clearings was originally printed in 1874. See the first query for more about F&C. You can also visit the Stanstead Historical Society archives on Tuesday and Wednesdays and perhaps Mondays by appointment. You will find considerable information about the family there.

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I am looking for any information about Charles TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE who is listed in the 1881 census as living in Beebe Plain with his wife Harriet. I am descended from his brother, Samuel. Am searching for any information on the TRAVERSY/TRAVERSEE family.

Laura Callier lauracallier@earthlink.net

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Researching the BRAZEL family of Eaton Twp, Compton County, Quebec. Believe the father's name was John who had at least 4 sons, Peter, Charles, George and Stephen. Any and all information would be useful. I believe John and his wife Mary may be burried in Sand Hill.

jhbrazel@woh.rr.com

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Hello, I'am looking for more information on Joseph BIGELOW he was born in 1827 or 1828 in Blaise Township Quebec and died in Mclean Township, Muskoka County, Ontario. Also need information about his wife who was born in 1821 in Ontario. Her name was Lucy HOGG or Elezebeth HOGG.

Greg Waldner twostorey110@yahoo.ca

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I am seeking information on the name CORYER, and looking for leads to an Almira CORYER from Quebec who married Samuel BURNHAM from New York. They lived in Isle De Motte Vermont around the 1870s. They had a son named Leon BURNHAM who m. Georgiana DUQUETTE in 1909 and lived in Rouses Point, NY at least until 1930. I have come to a deadend with Almira Leon and Samuel and would appreciate any leads.

Jan dudley.clist@btinternet.com

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Searching for my great grandfather William CALDWELL who married Jessie MANN. Would like to find out the name of William's father and so on. We believe the Gaspe area would be where these roots may be located. Any information would be appreciated. Karyn Brunelle rzulich@cyberbeach.net

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I am looking for information about my grandfather; Thomas McLAUGHLIN was married to Louise Josephine PITRE. They resided at Kindersley, SK. He died at a young age when my father was a boy and my grandmother died in 1983. Any info on ancestors would be helpful. I understand that Thomas was a very popular McLAUGHLIN name and we were never sure of his middle name but have a photo if someone can help. Carol Sawatzky (nee McLaughlin) caragana@sasktel.net

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Would be delighted to hear from anyone familiar with the HOTCHKISS families who lived in Lacolle in the 19th. century. Most interested in Merritt, who ran a mill and his brother Alonzo, (married to Mary STARNES), who ran a hotel. There may be a connection with the family of Henry HOYLE who located from Baucup, Lancashire with his brother Robert. Clark Shea ccshea@smarttnet.com

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I am looking for info about the family of Luther TURNER, Magog Village b 1818. Married Caroline COATS in Eaton, 1842. Her parents were Goodrich & Jemima COATS. Bernie bcparr@digitex.net

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I'm looking for info on the WORBY family. My grandfather, Frederick Lucius WORBY, was born in Sawyerville in 1909. His father was Alvin WORBY, his mother was Hattie Elizabeth LIBBEY or LIBBY. I would love to hear from anyone who has details on the WORBY or the LIBBEY family. Judith Freeman Clark jfclar@tds.net

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Trying to find out who my father's father was. My father was Clifton STEWART born in the Lake Megantic area in l908. He grew up in the Lake Megantic and Scotstown area and worked in Maine as a young man as a guide at a hunting camp. Never knew who my grandfather was except I heard he came from the State of Maine. Bob Stewart rsici@rogers.com

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Searching for Philander TRACY, b.1817, probably in Vermont, buried in Duboyce Cem. 1884. Lived in Brome Co., also Cyrus SPRAGUE b. 1836?, lived in East Farnham. Mike Viger michel_viger@sympatico.ca

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According to Edson WARNER's WARNER Family research, Chester Webster WARNER, b. 1813 son of Cyrus b. 1782, married Sally PEASE b. 1809 (four children noted); married second Almeda T. BOYDEN b. 1829 (eight children noted). My research shows: Lucinda WARNER b. 1812, Guy Carlton BLODGETT b. 1811, Allison BLODGETT b. 1858, Nellie (Elsie) LINDSAY b. 1859 and Minerva Jane (Minnie) TAYLOR/ Jesse LINDSAY. Anyone having family Bibles, pictures or old correspondence and wishing to contribute information on the above families please contact: Diane Farley French, 6318 Thornberry Cres., Windsor, ON N8T 3A2 or defrench@sprint.ca

We have received inquiries about the Your Ancestry column that has been missing from the Journal's website. For reasons unknown to me the Journal Website has not been updated since July 3 (except for a brief flash of the July 10 or 17 edition).The real newspaper version of the Journal has been running this column since August 15, 1990. Perhaps those of you reading this on paper can share your old Your Ancestry columns with the folks who only read sorry used to read the Web edition. We need their electronic participation as much as we need those of you using pen, ink and paper. The more people reading and answering queries the better for all of us. There are still too many genealogical mysteries out there to give up now. If you are talking to someone missing this stuff online mention the Log Cabin Chronicle. John Mahoney runs Your Ancestry on his sites one week behind the paper version of the Journal and the LCC has connections to other genealogical information sites and to me and my material. Let's get everyone back in the game.

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I am searching for any info on family of James LONSDALE and Lois BIGELOW who were married December 20,1878. Lois was born Sept. 6,1857 In Buckingham Township, Quebec, Canada. Any info would be appreciated. Janice royerrita@hotmaul.com

Seeking info on a Charles L. L.POLLARD aka L L POLLARD aka Lucius L POLLARD .

Charles and wife, Ida, are listed in the 1901 census as living in Coaticook and his occupation is listed as photographer by his own account. Both are listed as Methodist.

They migrated to Canada in 1886 from Vermont possibly. In 1913 they were in Ayer's Cliff this from letters I have that he wrote regarding his U.S. Civil War Pension. He died in 1918 and I'm "assuming" he died in Ayer's Cliff.

Any help greatly appreciated. Need to know where to find his death certificate, where he is buried. Any chance of finding any of his photographic or artistic works? Dorothy Goldman djgoldman@mathbox.com

Hi Dorothy,

There is a Lucius Pollard buried in Ayer's Cliff. His dates on the monument, 1838 - 1918. His wife is given as Ida Crasse with her death date as 1940 aged 84. (born about 1856) No obituaries found in local newspaper; there may have been one in the regional paper.

You can purchase a death certificate from the Quebec government. Proper forms are available. Should you not wish or need "official proof" you may have some luck with the clergy. They recorded all these facts for the government until a few years ago. Any idea which religion the Pollards followed?

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Looking for information on my g-great grandparents Jerry FARRELL, Joanna BELROSE (BELLROSE) and born in Canada, not sure where, but they died and are buried in North Hero, Vermont.

Also looking for George THIBEAU and Celina LOYER both were in Canada, either Henryville or Lacolle, Quebec. Not sure where they are buried. Any help on these names is appreicated. Louise Gladden lgladden@access4less.net

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Does anyone know the address for the BEDARD Web Site ?

Looking for my great grandmother Emma BEDARD who married Adjuteur DEMERS. They had a daughter, my grandmother Rose Anna DEMERS born 1893. somewhere around St. Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec. Any info a help.

RichardSeymour51@hotmail.com

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Looking for information on Joseph VIELLEUX born around 1867 in Magog, Quebec. Married Salome CYR. Thank you for any information.

Janet Annis Deshaies mitima@aol.com

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Looking for the ancestry of Marguerite BLAKE who married Henri MARTIN on January 11, 1807 at Ste Anne de la Pocatière. Her father was Philippe BLAKE dit L'ANGLAIS and her mother was Anastasie POOL or POVE.

Lilou Martin liloutwo2@hotmail.com

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I am looking for family history on the KELLY family in Cleveland, Ohio. My grandfather was James Patrick KELLY . Married to Anna Francis DALEY KELLY . Both were born in Cleveland. Patrick John KELLY was born in Gaulway Ireland and arrived in the US about 1873. He married Bridgett CROSS approx. 1877. Bridgett's parents were from Hills of Wicklow, Ireland. Any info would be welcome. Deborah Kelly Keldon02@msn.com

I am simply looking for the marriage record of Albert Anson Heath to Sarah Jane Woodward. and where I might find the actual marriage record itself. Thought perhaps you might have an answer? Thanks and hope you're doing well.

Mark Leckiemskwmagw@hotmail.com

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I just want you and all the readers to know how much I appreciate all the information they have given me. I treasure the 2 generations of Smith's that I have been able to find as no other member of the American part of the family has had any information. Thanks so much to you and all the people who kindly share information. I live in Salt Lake City and would be glad to do a look up at our Genealogy Library if it would help someone. Thanks again, Deborah Cobb at debdc48@hotmail.com

pMs Cobb's query Am looking for any information about Allie SMITH and his wife Nettie SMITH married November 3, 1885 in Derby Line, VT. Lived in Massawippi, Stanstead, Quebec. Allie's parents unknown. He was born in 1860's, lived in Hatley, QC when he got married. Nettie SMITH's father was Oscar SMITH and her mother was Elizabeth. She was born 1860's and lived in Barnston, Stanstead, Quebec until she married. Any information appreciated. Deborah Cobb debdc48@hotmail.com

Ronald Taylor was one of several who responded to this query. Thanks to you all. That is how it is supposed to work. Some of the respondants did not have access to the internet and could not respond on their own. If you are placing a query it is best to include your postal address so that you do not miss that all important piece to your puzzell

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Looking for my aunt, Alma Irene DAVIS, born August 29, 1926 in the Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada area. Changed her name to Alma Joanne. Married Donald Bertram Berry May of 1944. Alma was in the Women's Army Core stationed in Kitchener, Ontario. Leslie Middleton nannymore@yahoo.com

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Searching for a James LOWELL, born about 1877 in Ste. Colomban. The name may have been LAVELL Also looking for Rose ZEARNS or ZENS or a similar sounding surname. She married Daniel SMITH in1882 in Buckingham, her maiden name on this document was,Rosannah GAVEUP? or SAREUP? Thomas LONSDALE was a witness. Myrna Sinclair myrbil@shaw.ca

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Hi Im looking for family related to Chandler MANUEL . Adrienne Soto adriennesoto@excite.com

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Seeking info on paternal relatives: father born George (WEYMOUTH?)WILSON Nov 11, 1909 (could also have been 1904 or 1905); His father was Wilfred and mother Elizabeth BOOTH; his older (14 yrs) brother was also Wilfred and his sister Daisy May (or Mae). Family lived and farmed in or near Cowansville, Que. Father attended school there through 1924 (grade 10). My Dad ran away from home at age of 17 and never returned. Always said the family originated in Vermont and came to Canada as UEL's. Shawnna Pierce b_pierce@uniserve.com

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Looking for genealogical information on the ROXBURGH name. My mother was born and adopted in the year 1915. born as a ROXBURGH in Edmonton, Alberta Shirley Hewson shewson@telus.net

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I am searching for the burial site of my grandmother whose name was Anna LAPLANTE. She married Albert Adney WESTOVER and raised 16 children. I have reason to believe that she originated from the Bedford area, and that she could be buried out there. Can anyone help me? Also, I am looking for information on my great grandmother, Orillie BONNEAU (BONO) who married Moses WESTOVER . They are buried in Wheeler cemetery in Knowlton. Joan Westover Cruickshank dean.cruickshank@sympatico.ca

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I have heard that someone has created a family tree for the FOSTER family that has lived in the Knowlton area for many years. I am wondering where I can find it on the web as I want to have a look at it before starting one myself. John Foster McKinnon johnfmckinnon@sympatico.ca

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Names I'm interested ANDREWS, FROST, LOCKWOOD, WILLEY, CLEVELAND, MASTINE, PERKINS, FOSTER, BERNARD, CASSIDY, FILION, FOWLER and BOOTH all from Richmond & Wolfe, Canton de Cleveland Quebec. I am at a standstill with my husbands grandmother ISabelle Eleanor Madeline FOSTER, daughter of Frank or Francis or Grant FOSTER and wife Barbara BOOTH. Barbara is seen living with the Timothy LEET's in the 1881 census of Richmond and Wolfe with an Attalies BOOTH (widow) living next door. I would like to confirm that this next door neighbor was her mother if this is in fact true. Ciindy Cleveland c_cleveland@hotmail.com

• Stephen CARPENTER was b. Aug. 13, 1778 Uxbridge, Worcester, MA. He m. Jan. 30, 1801 Uxbridge, MA, Hannah TAFT b. ca 1784 d. ca 1857 MI. Their daughter Nancy CARPENTER b. ca 1820 perhaps in Compton, Quebec. The family returned to Uxbridge, MA after Nancy was b. Then the family removed to Orion, Oakland, Michigan. I have had the Catholic church records for Compton searched. I have reason to believe they were Protestant. Some of Stephen's children before Nancy were probably b. in VT. Stephen Carpenter franks1ag@earthlink.net

• We are loooking for information on the GIBLIN family. We are told they arrived in the upstate NY area in 1817-1825 . We are searching for the history of the family and location of the family member over the last 150 years as well as information about their lives and jobs. limerick girl rgs82020@hotmail.com

• I'm seeking info on Edith Jane NUTT, b.1867, Hull, England; & Richard H. b.1872, Hull, England; children of Joseph Hassall & Seraphina (IVESON) NUTT. The family is listed in the 1881 Can. Census - Newport, Compton Co., Quebec Census (LDS). At the time, Edith is age 14 and Richard age 8 at the time. Darlene Nutt dwnautomation@on.aibn.com

•  I am seeking info. on MOREY family. Ben MOREY possibility son Benjamin and Rebecca MOREY married Emeline COLLINS. They moved to Irasburg, Vermont and were noted there in 1850 census. Ben born 1810. Noted b.place as Canada and another source listed Stanstead. Numerous MOREY 's living in Irasburg VT 1790 through 1880 census. I believe they are all somehow related but I'm missing pieces. I suspect answers lie in Canada. Quite possibly the family comes in from England to Canada but haven't gotten that far yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tammy Marshall-Paquin thepaqcrew@msn.com

• Researching families of James BARTER(b.1837) and Olive Adelina SYLVESTRE (1843), of Bury, and John SIMONS(1831) and Roseanna/ Rosannah FRIZZLE(1828) of Eaton, Compton Co. Simons & Frizzle both born in USA. Frizzle possibly also in Brome Cty. Valerie McLean valyyj@hotmail.com

• Looking for information on Isidore DANIELS who arried Adelaide FOUCAULT. Carol Stevens cstevens05819@hotmail.com

• would anyone have any info a birth record for Kenneth Todd FLANDERS b.1912 in Eastern Townships to a Daniel FLANDERS? Jane Merrill antaya@adelphia.net

• I'm looking for SIMONEAU, SIMINO living in Irasburg, VT and Stanstead, Quebec. Any information could be very usefull. Pierre Simoneau pierresimoneau@yahoo.com

• Looking to make contact with and share family information the family of Samos C. WILSON & Mary I. HAWSE, of Fitch Bay, QC. They marr. April 26, 1882 in Stanstead. Mary died Jan 27, 1900, leaving 9 children. Samos remarr. Nellie C. DOWN of N. Troy, VT on Nov. 4, 1902 near Ayer's Flat. Mary Iris HAWSE (surname spelled both HAWSE and HAWES) was the youngest sister of my g-g-grandfather, William Webster HAWES of Hatley. Hope someone out there knows of her descendants. We would like very much to meet any of them. Jeralyn Hawes, 8th Grade, Groveton, NH samar@ncia.net or rdhawes48@hotmail.com

• Looking for more info on these families. My g-g-grandparents Gabriel and Emily MASON LEONARD VARNUM (b. 1829 Canada, daughter Leon and Celice MASON LEONARD) may be connected to these folks or the VARNUMs in Sutton, Brome and later in Whitby, Ontario. Sharon Sergeant ssergeant@usa.net

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