Monday, October 05, 2015

52 Ancestors 2015: #40 – Joseph Adam and Angélique Bissonnette, 240th wedding anniversary

I’m participating in “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: 2015 Edition” by Amy Johnson Crow of No Story too Small.

For the 40th week of this challenge, I used the optional weekly theme (October) to write about my paternal ancestors Joseph and Angélique (Bissonnette) Adam, who have a wedding anniversary in October.

Joseph Adam and Angelique Bissonnette 1775 marriage record
Adam - Bissonnette marriage record (Ancestry.ca)

Here a few facts about Joseph and Angélique:

They are my double ancestors, nos. 166/182 and 167/183, respectively.

 Joseph was a fraternal twin with his sister Marie Charlotte. [1]

 Joseph and Angélique married on 9 October 1775 in St-Michel-de-la-Durantaye (now St-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Quebec), 240 years ago this week. [2] They were married for 49 years.

 They had previously entered into a marriage contract ten days earlier (September 30) in the notarial office of Joseph Riverin. [3]

 They received a dispensation to marry, because Angélique was Joseph’s second cousin once removed. [4]

 Joseph was almost 20 years old and Angélique was 18. [4]

 They were the parents of eleven children, three sons and seven (or eight) daughters, born between 1777 and 1799. [6]

 They have only female-line descendants, because their sons (Joseph, Louis, and Pierre) died as infants. [7]

 Joseph’s occupation: journalier (day laborer). [8]

 Joseph died on 27 December 1824 and was buried in Beloeil, east of Montreal. [9]

 Angélique survived her husband by ten years. She died on 26 December 1834 in Marieville, near Beloeil, where she was buried. [10]

Sources:

1. “Dictionnaire”, database, Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) (http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca : accessed 1 July 2014), Ignace Adam – Marie Ursule Lefebvre Boulanger, Famille no. 31064.

2. St-Michel (La Durantaye, Quebec), parish register, 1755-1789, p. 132 recto, entry no. 382, Joseph Adam – Marie Angelique Bissonnet marriage, 9 October 1775; St-Michel parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 28 October 2014).

3. “Archives des notaires”, digital images, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) (http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/notaires/index.html : accessed 4 October 2015), notary Joseph Riverin, Répertoire chronologique, 1773-1777, entry 30 September 1775, Mariage de Joseph Adam et Marie Angelique Bissonnette.

4. St-Michel, parish register, 1755-1789, p. 132 recto, Joseph Adam – Marie Angelique Bissonnet marriage, 9 October 1775. The couple received a dispensation of du troisième degré de parenté au quatre (the third degree of relationship to the fourth).

5. St-Etienne (Beaumont, Quebec), parish register, 1692-1796, page no. illegible, entry no. 1384 (1755), Joseph Adam baptism, 15 August 1855; St-Etienne parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 1 July 2014), and, St-Michel (La Durantaye, Quebec), parish register, 1755-1789, p. 61 verso, entry no. 1151, Marie Angelique Bissonnet baptism, 12 May 1757; St-Michel parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 1 August 2015).

6. “Dictionnaire”, database, Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH) (http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca : accessed 14 February 2015), Joseph Adam – Marie Angelique Bissonnet, Famille no. 51923.

7. “Dictionnaire”, Joseph Adam – Marie Angelique Bissonnet, Famille no. 51923.

8. St-Mathieu (Beloeil, Quebec), parish register, 1801-1810, p. 4 recto, entry no. M.2 (1805), Charles Messier – Marie Josette Adam (written as Charles Messier – Marie Josette Adam, indexed as Charles Mettier – Marie S?? Adam) marriage, 6 May 1805; St-Mathieu parish; digital image, “Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 28 April 2008).

9. St-Mathieu (Beloeil, Quebec), parish register, 1816-1834, p. 177 recto, no entry no. (1824), Joseph Adam burial, 29 December 1824; St-Mathieu parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 29 July 2015).

10. St-Nom-de-Marie (Marieville, Quebec), parish register, 1834, p. 61 verso, entry no. S.97, Angélique Bissonet (written as Angélique Bissonet, indexed as Angelique Bissouel Adam) burial, 28 December 1834; St-Nom-de-Marie parish; digital image, “Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967”, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 29 July 2015).

Copyright © 2015, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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