Starting last October, I’ve posted articles about some of my ancestors’ life events that marked an anniversary in 2012. I’m continuing this series by presenting a selection of ancestral events for 2013.
3 March 1743:
Death of Pierre Ardouin (Hardouin) in Montreal. He was buried there the next day. Pierre was born in 1665 in Tesson in the province of Saintonge, France. He arrived in Canada about 1688 or 1689. He married Agathe Morin, a widow, in June 1692 in Montreal. They are my maternal ancestors.
5 March 1773:
Birth of Marie Anne Séguin in Boucherville, Chambly County, Quebec. Daughter of Pierre Séguin dit Ladéroute by his second wife Françoise Véronneau, Marie Anne was baptized the same day in the parish church Très Ste-Famille of Boucherville. In September 1794, she married Jean-Baptiste Lemieux, by whom she had eleven children. Marie Anne and Jean-Baptiste are my maternal ancestors.
13 March 1703:
Death of Catherine Loignon in Château-Richer, Montmorency County, Quebec. She was two weeks shy of her 34th birthday, and left behind nine children (two had predeceased her). Her husband Etienne Drouin remarried in 1711, a widow by whom he had no children. Catherine and Etienne were my paternal ancestors.
20 March 1833:
Death of François Pineault dit Laperle dit Deschatelets. His funeral took place two days later in Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Terrebonne County, Quebec. François’ married twice: first to Marie Louise Colle (they are my maternal ancestors) and second to Marie Angélique Duquet (Madry), who survived him.
29 March 1733:
Burial of Jeanne (Françoise) Petit in Longueuil, Chambly County, Quebec. She died the previous day, aged either 77 or 90, depending on her age on the 1681 census or in her burial record. Originally from La Rochelle, France, Jeanne came to Canada as a “fille du roi” in 1672. That September, she entered into a marriage contract with François Séguin dit Ladéroute, whom she married on 31 October 1672 in Boucherville, Chambly County. Jeanne and François were the great-grandparents of Marie Anne Séguin, born on 5 March 1773, above.
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