Monday, June 28, 2010

The Pierre Gagnon Family- CA 1640, US 1845 to Current

Gagnon Lineage

** Underline names are linked to their connecting pages**
The Gagnon home in La Gagnoniere, Perche, France
These pictures were taken by Real Gagnon. I no longer can reach his site, but give him full credit. Hopefully to travel there myself one day to get more pictures.

Generation One:
Pierre Gagnon b. 14 February 1612 at La Gagnoniere, Perche, France; m. 14 February 1642 Vincente Desvarieux  at Notre Dame Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. 17 April 1699 at Chateau-RIcher, Quebec, Canada
Their Children:
1. Jean b. 3 May 1643 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; m. Marguerite Racine; d. 27 Oct 1699 at Château-Richer, Québec, Canada, aged 56 years

2. Anne b. 25 June 1643 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; before 1666, aged 22 years
3. Pierre b. 1646 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada
4. Jeanne b.  30 June 1648 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. 6 September 1648 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 2 mos.
5. Pierre-Paul b. 5 September 1649 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; He was ordained on 21 December 1677 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada;  was the third priest ordained in Quebec; d.  6 Apr 1711 in Beaupré, Québec, Canada (drowned).
7. Joseph b. 27 Dec 1651 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. 28 April 1680 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 28 years.
8. Rene b. 18 September 1653 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. 7 October 1653 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada;
9. Marie-Madeleine b. 10 February 1655 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; She began her novitiate in 1665; entered the Augustine convent (Mere des Anges) in Quebec city at the age of 13; was ordained on 5 Jun 1669, and took final vows 26 Mar 1671 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. 22 Mar 1677 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 22 years; Upon her death she was described by the nuns of the Hotel de Dieu in Quebec as "truly comparable to the angels in her purity, her spirit of peace and sweetness and for her devotion...".
10. Raphael b. 4 April 1658 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; d. bet 1667 and 1681 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada, aged 8 years
11. Noël b. 9 Feb 1660 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; m. 8 June 1683 Genevieve Fortin; d. 25 Nov 1708 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada


      Pierre Gagnon was born in Le Gagnonnierre, Perche, France. He was baptized at the church of Saint-Aubin, Tourouvre, Perche, France. Around 1640, Pierre with his two brothers, Mathurin and Jean, and a cousin Robert travel to Quebec to join their sister who had already traveled over with her husband, Eloi Tavernier. Their widowed mother, Renee Roger, also joins them.



     For several years the brothers bought and established farms along the coast of Bowspirit between Castle- Richer and Sainte- Anne. During the winter months they would move to Quebec where they also became traders. On 14 August 1651, they bought land along the Lower City. On 6 October 1658, they bought a store.


     His was a land grant of 6.5 arpents on the river by 126 arpents deep. On 13 May 1657, he ceded a half arpent of his land to Nicholas Lebel, bordering that of Jean Cachon, Jr. He took it back 29 December 1668.




Generation Two:
Pierre Gagnon b. 1646 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; m. 6 February 1669 Barbe Fortin at Chateau Richer, Quebec, Canada; d. 10 August 1687 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 41 years.
Their Children:
1. Marie-Madeleine b. 28 March 1671 in Château-Richer, Québec, Canada; m. 10 June 1686 Rene Le Page;

2. Joseph b. 1 Jan 1673 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 17 February 1700 Agatha Belanger
3. Geneviève b. 4 March  1674 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 18 February 1692 Charles Belanger
4. Augustin b. 18 October 1675 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; d. 1681, aged 5 years
5. Pierre b. 4 January 1677 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 14 November 1701 ISabelle Lacriox
6. Charles b.  17 May 1679 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 19 January 1706 Anne Belanger; d. 17 February 1759 at St Michael, Quebec, Quebec, Canada, aged 79 years.
7. Marguerite b.  9 February 1681 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; d. 30 May 1686, aged 4 years.
8. Marguerite b. 2 February 1682 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 24 November 1704 Pierre LeFrancois;
9. Alexandre b. 7 January 1684 at at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 26 August 1711 Angelique Caron;
10. Marguerite b.  7 January  1687 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; d. 24 December 1722 at Château-Richer, Québec, Canada;
11. Jean Baptiste b. 25 February 1688 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada;




M[arriage] 62 Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin
In the year of O[ur] L[ord] J[esus] Ch[rist] one thousand six hundred sixty-nine, Mister deCaumont, missionary priest, published the bans and not finding any impediment married Pierre Gagnon and Barbe Fortin, living in Cap Tourmente, and in the presence of Jean Gagnon and Étienne Racine, Joseph Gravelle, and Jacques Gamache. F. Fillon, Missionary Priest



Generation Three:
Jean Baptiste Gagnon b. 25 February 1688 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; He was baptized on 26 Feb 1688 in Beaupré, Québec; m(1)15 June 1714 Francoise Ouellet at Rivierre Ouelle, Quebec, Canada; m(2) abt Jan 1726 Marie-Françoise St Pierre; m(3) 17 August 1750 Marie-Anne dit Lafrance at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada; m(4) 19 September 1762 Marie-Reine Jean d. He signed a marriage contract on 4 Jan 1726 in St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Quebec; d. 3 Feb 1769 in Ste-Anne de la Pocatière, Québec, Canada
M(1) Children:
1. Joseph b. 28 January 1716 at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada; d. 7 July 1738 at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada
2. Marie Francois b. 20 April 1716 at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada; d. 20 April 1719 at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada
3. Jean Baptiste b. 23 June 1723 at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada; d. 22 December 1725
M(2) Children:
4.  Michel b. 20 February 1728 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada;
5. Jean Baptistie b. abt 1730 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 20 November 1752 Marie-Josèphe Mignault dit Labrie at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada
6. Pierre Roch b. abt 1732 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 21 June 1756 Marie Josephe Pain at La Pocatiere, Quebec, Canada; d. 18 April 1757, aged 25 years
7. Marie Josephe b. 6 March 1735 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 18 Janaury 1752 Michel Grondin at St. Roch, Quebec, Canada;
8. Marie Anne b, 29 Ocotber 1736 at St. Roch des Aulnaies, L'Islet, Quebec, Canada; d, 8 December 1738 at St. Roch des Aulnaies, L'Islet, Quebec, Canada, aged 2 years.


Generation Four:
Michel Gagnon- b. 20 February 1728 at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. 29 July 1754 Marie Josette Parent at Beauport, Quebec, Canada; d. bef. April 1777, aged 49 years.
Their Children:
1. Michel b. 13 August 1755 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, L'Islet, Québec;


Generation Five:
 Michel Gagnon- b. 13 August 1755 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, L'Islet, Québec; m. 8 April 1777 Marie Felicite Pelletier at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada; He died on 15 Mar 1830 in St- Pascal, Kamouraska.
Their Children:
1. Michel b. 1778 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada; d. 8 April 1778 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada, ages 3 mos.
2. Michel b. 17 February 1779 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada; d. 21 May 1782 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada, 3 years.
3. Marie Felicite b. 1780 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada
4. Michel b. 1783 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada; d. 3 February 1787 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada, aged 4 years
5. Marie Charlotte b. 1784 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada; d. 24 February 1787 at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada, aged 3 years
6. Prosper b. September at St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec, Canada


      He was a blacksmith.


Generation Six:
Prospère Gagnon-  b. 16 September 1790 at Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada; m. 10 September 1813 Marie Anne Ouellette at Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; d/ 12 August 1847 at  St. Luce, Madawaska, Aroostock, ME
Their Children:
1. Michel b. 12 December 1814 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
2. Marie Marcelline b. 7 January 1817 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
3. Antoine b. 23 June 1818 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
4. Angélique b. abt 1820 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada
5. Thomas b. 25 June 1823 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada


      Pierre was baptised on 17 September 1790 at Ste-Anne de la Pocatière, Québec. His godparents were François Pelletier and Marie François Gauvin.When he married in 1813 present as witnesses were Michel Gagnon (Prospère's father), Dignale Roi, Ignace Lavoie, Jr, Etienne Tardif, and Antoine Ouellette (Marie Anne's father), Alexandre Tardif, Jean Baptiste Cayouette, François Ouellet, "and several other relatives and friends of the bride and groom. In the children's baptismal records, he is listed as a "forgeron," or blacksmith. Prospère and his family appeared in the 1825 Census of Lower Canada, as Prospère Gagnon, living in Trois Pistoles in a household with 3 children under the age of 6, and two between the age of 6 and 14; one married male 25-40; and one married female 14-45.


     Then in 1831, summer, the family moved again to the upper St. John River Valley, now known as Frenchville. By 1833 Prospere shows up in the New Brunswick, Canada. That year the New Brunswick provincial census taken at that time lists Prospere, his wife and five of his children (3 sons and 2 daughters). At that time they had no livestock, did no sow and raise crops and were living as tenants. Prospere was described as a laborer, needing assistance and there was a note that the family"requires almost immediate relief." Prospere's siblings had all moved to the area.


     In the 1840 US Census of Madawaska settlements south of St. John River, Aroostock, Maine, Prosper is in the household with the following: 1 make between 40 and 49; 1 male between 20-29; 1 male between 15-19; 1 female between 60-70; 1 female between 30-40; 1 female between 20-30.
Prospère died on 11 Aug 1847 in Frenchville, Maine, and was buried on 12 Aug 1847 in Ste-Luce Cemetery, Frenchville, Maine. The burial record is in the Ste-Luce parish register (1847, p.93a). "August 12th 1847 we buried in the cemetery of this place the body of Prospère Gagnon, deceased yesterday at the age of 55 years, husband of Marie Anne Ouellet of this parish. Present were Hilarion Daigle and Joseph Albert, who did not know how to sign. H Dionne, priest"


Note: In November 1833 the Provincial government of New Brunswick undertook a census of the Madawaska Settlement, which was going through a very difficult time: crops had failed and a large part of the population were very bad off. New Brunswick decided to find out what kinds of assistance were needed and how much, so they surveyed the population, asking not only the number of people in each household but also how much livestock they had, how much and which crops had been sown and harvested in that year and in previous years.


Generation Seven:
 Michel Gagnon-b. 12 December 1814 at Trois-Pistoles, Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada; m. Marie Anne Thibodeau b. 1819 at St. Basile, Madawaska,
Their Children:
1. Ezeckel b. 1840 at St. Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada
2. Clarisse b. abt 1840 at St. Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada; m. 5 October 1859 Pierre Jacques at Van Buren, Aroostock ME
3. Isaie b. 20 November 1841 at St. Basile, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada; m. Georgina Parent
4. Modeste b. 22 January 1845 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
5. Marie Rose b. 27 June 1846 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;  d. bef. 1850, aged 3 years
6. Marie Osithée b. 11 May 1848 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
7. Sophie b. 15 Dec 1849 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
8. Michel b. 10 August 1851 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
9. Antoine b. 1853 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
10. Thomas b. 17 February 1855 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
11. Zelia b. 1857 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
12 Suzanne Laura b. 17 November 1858 at  St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
13. Marguerite b. 16 February 1861 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;
14. Vital b. 9 October 1862 at St. Bruno's Parish, Van Buren, Arsoostock, ME;


     Michel was baptized 13 December 1814 at St. Louis Church, Kamouraska, Québec, Canada. His godfather was Michel Gagnon and his godmother was Claire Morin. He moved from Kamouraska to the Madawaska region with his parents, brothers and sisters in about the summer of 1831, at the age of 16. He was not listed in the same household as his parents in the 1840 census. He was most likely at the  household of his father-in-law Michel Thibodeau, along with his wife Marie-Anne Thibodeau at Madawaska, New Brunswick Canada. The first few children were baptised at St. Basile's Parish, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada. Daughters Modeste and Marie Rose were baptised in 1845 and 1846 at St. Luce's Parish, Madawaska, Aroostock, ME


 The 1850 US Census in Van Buren Plantation, Maine:
Michael Gormeo, aged 37 years, laborer, born in Canada, can not read or write;
Nancy, wife, aged 31 years  born in New Brunswick, can not read or wrote; 
Zayer, aged 10 years, male, born in New Brunswick;
Clorice, aged 8 years, female, born in Maine; 
Modest, aged 5 years, female, born in Maine;
Rose, aged 4 years, female, born in Maine; 
Sophia aged 8/12 mos., female, born in Maine; 
Lewis Gormro, aged 35 years, male, laborer, born in Canada



The 1860 US Census in Township K, Range 2, Aroostook, Maine, take on 10 July 1860
Mitchele Gonyou, aged 46 years, male, farmer, real estate valued at $100, personal estate $40, born in Upper Canada, couldn't read or write,
Mary A., aged 41 years, female, born in New Brunswick, can not read or write
Ezekel, aged 20 years, male, farm laborer, born in New Brunswick, can not read or write
Modeste. aged 15 years, female, domestic, born in New Brunswick
Sophia, aged 11 years, female, born in Maine
Mitchele, aged 9 years, male, born in Maine
Anthony, aged 7 years, male, born in Maine
Thomas, aged 5 years, born in Maine
Ezeta, aged 3 years, female, born in Maine
Laura, aged 1 year, female, born in Maine


The 1870 US census in Township K, Range 2, Aroostook, Maine, taken on 2 July 1870
Michael Gonier, aged 56 years, male, white, farmer, real estate worth $200, personal estate worth $150, born in Canada, both parents of foreign birth, couldn't read or write, citizen of US, 
Mary Ann, aged 47 years, female, white, keeping home, born in New Brunswick, both parent of foreign birth, can not read or write.
Mitchell, aged 19 years, male, white, farmer, born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth, can not read or write
Anthony, aged 17 years, male, white, farmer,born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth, can not read or write
Thomas, aged 15 years, male, white, farmer,  born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth, can not read or write
Yeta, aged 13 years, female, white, at home, born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth,
Laura, aged 12 years, female, white, at home,  born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth,
Maggie, aged 10 years, female, white, at home, born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth,
Vetal, aged 8 years, male, white, at home, born in Maine, both parents of foreign birth,


 
The 1880 US census in K Plantation, Aroostook, Maine, taken on 28 June 1880
Mitchel Gagnon ("fils" first), white, male, aged 68 years, farmer, married,  can not read or write, born in Canada, parents born in Canada,
Marie, white, female, aged 60 years, wife, married, at home, can not read or write, born in Maine, both parents born in Maine
Zelia, white, female, aged 23 years, daughter single, at home can not write, born in Maine, father born in Canada, mother born in Maine
Laura, white, female, aged 21 years, daughter, single, at home, can not write, born in Maine, father born in Canada, mother born in Maine
Margaurette, white, female, aged 19 years, at home, single, at home, born in Maine, father born in Canada, mother born in Maine
Vetal, white, male, aged 18 years, son, single, at home, can not read or write, born in Maine, father born in Canada, mother born in Maine.
next door to "Mitchell Gagnon, Jr." and his family
Generation Eight:
Thomas Gagnon was born on 13 Feb and baptized on 17 Feb 1855 in Van Buren, Aroostock, Maine; m(1) abt 1875 Philomene Morin; m(2) 1898 Madeliene Helen Corbin; d. 13 April 1925
M(1) Children:
1. Paul b. abt 1876
2. Vetal b. abt 1878
3. Helen b. abt 1880
4. Irene b. abt 1882
5. Levi b. abt 1884
6. Louis b. abt 1884
7. Thomas b. abt 1886
8. Carry b. 5 June 1888 at Aroostock, Mane
9. Olive b. 1 January1892 at New Brunswick, Canada
10. John b. 9 May 1894 at New Brunswick, Canada
11. Marie b. 24 September 1985 at New Brunswick, Canada
12. Joseph b. 21 June 1899 at New Brunswick, Canada


M(2) Children:
13. Dennis Anthonase b. 3 May 1901 at St. Leonard, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada; m.11 December 1923 Odeanna Marie Caron
14. Leonard b. 17 December 1902 at St. Leonard, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada
15. Edouard b. 9 December 1904 at St. Leonard, Madawaska, New Brunswick, Canada
16. Patrick b. 20 February 1906 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada
17. Ferlene b. 1910


The most difficult task was to assign dates of births to all of the children. I have looked over vital records that I could obtain and combined them with charts sent by different Gagnon family members. I am hoping the Gagnon Reunion books will enlighten me more on exactly who is who, since I can not find everyone in the Census Records.

 1901 T Leonard, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada:
Thomas Gagnon, male, head, married, b. 3 February 1855, aged 46 years, born in United States, in Canada since 1885, Canadian origin, Roman Catholic, a journalier, can speak English, can speak French
Madeleine Gagnon, female, wife, b, 5 July 1880, aged 20 years, born in United States, in Canada since 1890, Canadian origin, Roman Catholic, can speak French
Carry Gagnon female, daughter, single, b, 5 June 1888, aged 12 years, born in United States, in Canada since 1890, Canadian origin, Roman Catholic, can speak French.
Olive Gagnon, female, daughter single, b. 1 January 1892, aged 9 years, born in New Brunswick, Canadian origin, Roman Catholic, can speak French
Johnny Gagnon, male, son, single, b. 9 May 1894, aged 6 years, born in New Brunswick, Canadian orgin, Roman Catholic, can speak French
Marie Gagnon, female, daughter, single, b. 24 September 1895, aged 5 years, born in New Brunswick, Canadian orgin, Roman Catholic, can speak French
Joseph, Gagnon, male, son, single, b. 12 June 1899, aged 1 year, born in New Brunswick, Canadian orgin, Roman Catholic, can speak French

1910 United States Federal Census TownshipI R2WELS- Caribou Town, taken on 1 May 1910:
Thomas Gagnon, head, male, white, aged 55 years, married for second time for 12 years, not able to read or write, owns home, free of mortgage, house, 15 on farm schedule, born in Maine, father born in Canada French, mother born in Canada French, speaks French, laborer, does odd jobs, works on own, has been out of work since 10 April 1910, unemployed for 13 weeks since 1909.
Ellen Gagnon, wife, female, white, aged 29 years, married once for 12 years, had six children, four are living, can not read or write, born in Maine, father born in Canada French, mother born in Canada french, speaks French.
John, son, male, white, aged 16 years, single, can not read or write, did attend school since 1 September 1909,  15 farm schedule, Born in Canada French, American citizen, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, speaks French, laborer, does odd jobs, works on own, was unemployed on 10 April 1910
Mary Gagnon, daughter, female, white, aged 14 years, single, can not read or write, did not attend school since 1 September 1909, born in Canada french, American citizen, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, speaks French,
Joseph Gagnon, son, male, white, aged 11 years, single, can read and write, did attend school since 1 September 1909; born in Canada French, American citizen, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, speaks French
Leonard  Gagnon, son, male, white, aged 8 years, single, can read and write, did attend school since 1 September 1909, born in Canada French, American citizen, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, speaks French
Patrick Gagnon, son, male, white, aged 4 years, single, born in Canada, French, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, speaks French
Faullia Gagnon, daughter, female, white, aged 1/12 mos. single, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine

Generation Nine:

1920 United Stated Federal Census Van Buren Town, Aroostock, Maine taken on 14 June 1920:
Tommy Gagnon  Head (second marriage), rent home, male, white, aged 64 years, married, can not read or write, born in Maine, father born in Canada, French, mother born in Canada, French, can speak English, no occupation.
Helene, wife, femaile, white, aged 30 years, married, can not read or write, born in Maine,
Joseph, son, male, white, aged 20 years single, not in school, can read or write, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English, laborer, lumber mill
Athanase, son, male, white, aged 18 years, single, was not in school, can not read or write, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English, laborer, lumber mill
Patrick, son, male, white, aged 13 years, single, was in school, can read and write, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English
Falene, daughter, female, white, aged 9 years single, was in school, can read and write, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English


Generation Nine:
Patrick Gagnon b. 20 February 1906 at Quebec, Quebec, Canada; m. 23 April 1928 Isabelle Saint Pierre at Caribou, Aroostock, Maine; d. 7 January 1970 at Brockton Plymouth, MA
Their Children:
They had three children two daughters and one son who lived to adulthood

    Patrick was a butcher for the Brockton Public Market for many years. Today that supermarket is known as Shaws.



1930 United Stated Federal Census Record, Carubou Village, Aroostock, Maine taken on  15 April 1930 12 Park Street
Patrick Gagnon, head, rents, does not own a farm, male, white, aged 24 years, married, aged 22 at marriage, di dnot attend school, can read and write, born in Canada, American citizen, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English, mechanic, garage, is working, not a veteran
Isabell, wife of head, female, white, aged 20 years, married, aged 18 years at marriage, did not attend school, can read and write, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine, can speak English
Patricia H., daughter, female, white, aged 1 6/12 years, single, did not attend school, born in Maine, father born in Canada, American citizen, mother born in Maine.

12 Park Street Caribou, Aroostock, Maine


Sources:
1. One hundred French-Canadian family histories, Philip J. Moore
2.
http://www.rezoe.com/gagnon-belzile/- has a few pictures
3.
http://www.upperstjohn.com/gagnon/gagnonniere.htm
4. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.; Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.
5. Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 Record for Michel GagnonQuebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
6. Gagnon Family Reunion Information: http://gagnonreunion.com/index.html

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mc Clellan Lineage Table of Contents

Will be updated soon!!

Parker Family Table of Contents

Will be updated soon!!

Miller Lineage Table of Contents

Will be updated soon!

Gagnon Lineage Table of Contents

Gen # Name of Head & Spouse             Blog Family Link

1. Pierre Gagnon (1612-1699)                  Pierre Gagnon, CA 1640, US 1845 to current
    + Vincente Desvarieux (1624-1695)
2. Pierre Gagnon (1646-1687)
    + Barbe Fortin (1654-1737)
3. Jean Baptiste Gagnon (1688-  )
    +Marie Francoise Saint Pierre (1693-1750)
4. Michel Gagnon (1728-1777)
    + Marie Josette Parent (1736-  )
5. Michel Gagnon (1755-  )
    +Felicite Pelletier (1754- )
6. Prosper Gagnon (1788-   )
    + Marie Anne Ouellet (1790- )
7. Michel Gagnon (1814-  )
    + Marie Anne Thibodeai (1819-  )
8. Thomas Gagnon (1855-  )
    + Helen Corbin (1880-1941)
9. Patrick Gagnon (1906-1970)
    + Isabelle Saint Pierre (1909- 2007)        Pierre Saint Pierre, CA 1680 to Current



Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Edward Fuller Family, Pilgrim- US 1620 to Current

** Connected to the Ralph Jones Family at Ralph Jones (1623-1692) **

Generation One:
Edward Fuller b. 1575, baptized 4 September 1575, Norfolk, England; m. Unknown; d. btw 11 January- 10 April 1621 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
Their Children:
1. Matthew- b. abt 1605 at England
2. Samuel-b. abt 1608 at England; m. 8 April 635 Jane Lothrop;

       It is believed that he was with the Pilgrims in Leiden, Holland. His wife's name is not truly known but has been referred to in various books to be Ann. Edward died in the died between 11 January and 10 April of 1621. His wife passed away after 11 January 1621. Samuel survived and Matthew came over before 1640.


Generation Two:
Matthew Fuller- b. abt 1605 at England; m. Frances Fuller Nee Unknown; d. Aug 1678 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, aged
Their Children:
1. Mary b. 1625 at England; m. 17 April 1650 Ralph Jones at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 1691 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, aged 66 years.
2. Elizabeth b. abt 1627 at England; m. 22 April 1652 Moses Rowley at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; d. aft 1714, aged 87 years.
3. Samuel b. abt 1629 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 12 December 1673 Mary Iyde at Rehoboth, Bristol, MA; d. 15 August 1686 at Rehoboth, Bristol, M, aged 57 years.
4. John b. abt 1631 at England; m(1) Hannah Morton; m(2)  Abigail Titus; m(3) Bethia Fuller Nee Unknown
5. Anne b. abt 1633 at England; m. Samuel Fuller
      " The question of the paternity of Matthew Fuller was examined exhaustively by Bruce C. MacGunnigle, Robert M. Sherman and Robert S. Wakefield in 1986, and they came to the conclusion that Matthew was a son of EDWARD FULLER [ TAG 61:194-99]. Bruce C. MacGunnigle has published the definitive treatment of Edward Fuller and his descendants in the fourth volume of the Mayflower Society's Five Generations Project. "

     He was the oldest son of Pilgrim Edward Fuller and did not make the passage with his parents and younger brother, Samuel. When he arrived in New England, he was already married and a parent. In April of 1642, ten acres of land was granted to him in Plymouth. Also in 1642 he served as juryman and was made a freeman. He was sworn and admitted on 7 June 1653. In 1643 he was appointed sergeant in the military company under Captain Myles Standish.
      Around 1650 he moved to Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, in 1653 he was a representative at the colony court and a lieutenant in the militia. On 20 June 1654 he was appointed lieutenant under Standish in the proposed expedition against the Dutch ant Manhattan. On 2 October 1658 he was on the Council of war, served in 1671 as one of its chairmen. on 17 December 1673 he served as Surgeon General of the colony troops and the Massachusetts troops and was give 4 shillings a day. During King Phillip's War he was captain of the Plymouth forces. Captain Fuller was also the first regular physician in Barnstable,.
      He lived at the northwest corner of Barnstable at Scorton Neck. He also owned large tracts of land in Falmouth and Middleboro. His will was dated 25 July 1678 and was proved 30 October 1678. His estate was appraised at £1667,04,06, among the items were pearls, precious stones, and diamonds.

"CAPT. MATTHEW FULLER died at Barnstable between 25 July, 1678, the day he made his will, and 22 August, 1678, the date of the inventory. The will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume III, Part II, Pages 127 - 129.
[CAPT. MATTHEW FULLER'S WILL]

[3: 2: 127] The five and twentieth Day of July in the yeer of our Lord one thousand six hundred seaventy and eight; I Mathew ffuller of the Towne of Barnstable in the Collonie of New Plymouth; being sicke of body but of Good and prfect memory thankes be unto almighty God; and Calling to Remembrance the uncertaine state of this transitory life and that all fflesh must yeild unto Death when it shall please God to Call; Doe make Constitute and ordaine; and Declare this my last will and Testament, In manor and forme following; Revoakeing and Anulling by these prsents all and every Testament and Testaments will and wills heertofore by mee made and Declared either by word or writing; and this to be taken onely for my last will and Testament; and none other; and first being pen itent and sorry from the bottom of my hart for my sins past most humbly Desireing forgivenes for the same; I Give and Comitt my soule unto almighty God my Saviour and Redeemer, in whom and by the Merretts of Jesus Christ, I trust and be leive assuredly to be saved, and my body to be buried in such place, as my executors heerafter Named shall appoint; and Now for the settleing of my temporall estate; and such Goods Chattles and Debts as it hath pleased God farr above my Deserts to bestow on mee; I Doe order Give and Dispose the same in manor and forme following That is to say first I will That all those Debts and Dutyes as I ow in Right or Consience to any manor of prson or prsons whatsoever shalbe well and truely Contented, or ordained to be payed, within Convenient time after my Decease by my executors heerafter Named;
Item I Give and bequeath unto Shubeall Jones my Grand Child the Reputed son of Ralph Jones, the angle lott of Marsh meddow, which I formerly bought of his father Ralph Jones, after ffrancis my wifes Decease
I Give and bequeath the one halfe of all the Rest of my Lands & meadows I have in the Townshipp of Barnstable, or else where in America To my welbeloved son John ffuller; after ffrancis my wifes DeceaseI Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Jones the wife of Ralph Jones Ten pounds in mony;
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne ffuller The now wife of Samuell ffuller ten pounds in mony;
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Rowley the wife of Moses Rowley ten pounds in mony;
Item I Give and bequeath unto Sarah Rowley the Daughter of Moses Rowley all my sheep; and by these prsents I Doe appoint Jedediah Jones to oversee the sheepp That they be Imployed wholly for the use of the said Sarah;
Capt. Matthew Fuller's Will and Inventory 9
Item I Give and bequeath ten pounds to Jedediah Jones the son of Ralph Jones in mony;
Item I Give to every one of my Male Grandchildren halfe a Crown a peece in old England mony;
[p. 128] Item I Give to every one of my femall Grandchildren twelve pence a peece in old England mony;
Item I Give to Ralfe Jones Samuell ffuller Junir: and Moses Rowley senir my sones in law five shillings apeece in mony;
Item I Give and bequeath unto my onely beloved son John ffuller twenty pounds in silver mony, and to bethya his wife twenty shillings in Gould;
I Give to Mary ffuller the late wife of my son Samuell ffuller Deceased five shillings in Mony;
I Give and bequeath unto Robert Marshall the Scotsman a peece of Cloth Intended to make mee a suite; off;
Item I Give to Jaser Tayler two Raysers;
Item I Give and bequeath to ffrancis my Deare and welbeloved wife; whoe by these prsents I Doe ordaine and Declare to be the sole executrix of this my last Will and Testament the use and Improvement of all my housing lands and Meddowes Dureing her Naturall life; as alsoe all my Moveables houshold stuffe Cattle horse kind swine; and whatsoever else Can be Named undisposed of to be att her Dispose for ever
In witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand and seale the Day and yeer abovesaid
Signed and sealed Mathew ffuller and a seale
in the prsence of
Joseph Laythorpe
John Hawes
Leift: Joseph Laythorp and John hawes made oath to the truth of the Will abovewritten: viz: That they Did see Capt: Mathew ffuller above said; signe and seale and Declare this aforsaid Will to be his last Will and Testament; before the Court holden att Plymouth the 30th of October 1678"

Source:
1.  Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower. Fuller, William Hyslop,.Palmer, Mass.?: unknown, 1908.
2. http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/wills/capt_matthew_fuller_will.htm
3.  Genealogy of some descendants of Captain Matthew Fuller, John Fuller of Newton, John Fuller of Lynn, John Fuller of Ipswich, Robert Fuller of Dorchester and Dedham : to which is added supplements to volume I: Genealogy of some descendants of Edward Fuller of the Mayflower, and volume II: Some descendants of Dr. Samuel Fuller, of the Mayflower. Fuller, William Hyslop,.unknown: Printed for the compiler, 1914.

The Ralph Jones Family- US 1635 to Current

** Connected to Godfrey Family at Willam B. Godfrey (1804- ) **

Generation One:
Ralph Jones- b. abt 1623 at England; m. 17 April 1650 Mary Fuller at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 1692 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, aged 69 years.
Their Children:
1.Mehitable b. abt 1651 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. John Fuller
2. Matthew b. abt 1653 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA;
3. Shubael b. 27 August 1654 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
4. Jedidiah b. 4 January 1656 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m. 18 March 1682 Hannah Davis
5. John b. 14 August 1659 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; d. abt 25 February 1730 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, aged 70 years.
6. Mercy b. 14 November 1666 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
7. Ralph b. 1 October 1669 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m. Deborah Coombs; d. aft 1696, aged 26 years
8. Samuel b. abt 1671 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m. 26 June 1718 Mary Blish at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
9. Ephraim b. abt 1673 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
10. Mary  b. abt 1675 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA

       Ralph was listed as able to bear arms in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA in 1643. He later removed to Barnstable, Barnstable, MA in 1654. He settled at Scorton. The house stood on the main land within a few feet of the boundary of Sandwich, Barnstable, MA. He was a farmer.
     In 1657 he was fined for not regularly attending meeting. He later became a member of the Quaker Society in Sandwich, MA. He took the oath of fidelity in 1657.  In June 1657 Ralph Jones and Edward Dillingham arrested for having Friend's meeting. Jones fined and Dillingham admonished,
     Ralph Jones will dated 11th of 3rd month (May) 1691 and proved 20 April 1692, he "being aged". In it he asked to be buried at the "Quaker Buring Place" in Sandwich and left money to the Quakers, Mentioned wife (unnamed) his father Fuller, sons Shubael, Jedediah, Ralph, Samuel, Mathew, John and Ephraim, the last not yet 21 and daughters: Mercy, Mary and Hittable son Shubael, executor.






Generation Two:
Matthew Jones b. abt 1653 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m(1) Unknown Nee Unknown:  m(2). 14 January 1688 Mercy Goodspeed at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; d. abt 1 August 1749 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA, aged 96 years.
M(2) Children:
1. Benjamin b. 3 January 1690 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m. 30 August 1721 Hannah Gifford
2. Ralph b. 5 January 1692 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m. 17 March 1721 Abigail Linnell
3. Experience b. 1 March 1697 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
4. Josiah b. 14 June 1702 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
5. Ebenezer b 6 June 1706 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
6. Rebecca b, abt 1708 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
 
      Matthew owned  Mr. Nathaniel Bacon's Great Lot at Cotuit. On 16 October 1690, he exchanged this land for 30 acres on the west of John Dunham's land near Santuit. Matthew had a wife before Mercy but the name is unknown. He married at age 18 and remarried Mercy at the age of 22 years.
 
Generation Three:
Ebenezer Jones- b. 6 June 1706 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; m(1) 19 march 1728 Jane King at Marshfield, Plymouth, MA; m(2) 1 March 1732 Hannah Jones at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;  m(2). 20 March 1740 Rebecca Crocker at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA;
M(1) Children:
1. Hannah b. 20 December 1728 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
 
M(2) Children:
2. Josiah b. abt 1734 at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA
 
M(3) Children:
1. John b. 1740
2.Tabitha b. abt 1742
3.  Remember b. abt 1744
4. Barnabas b. abt 1746
5. Hannah b. abt 1748
6. Josiah b. abt 1750 
7. Crocker b. abt 1752
8. Silvanus b. abt 1754
 
Generation Four:
Sylvanus Jones- b. abt 1754; m(1) abt 1779 Rachel Taylor; m(2) 25 September 1796 Ruth Taber at Dartmouth, Bristol, MA

M(1) Children:
1. Tabitha b. 1 October 1780 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1808 Levi Gifford
2. Hannah b. 2 November 1783 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1816 Alden Allen
3. Deborah b. 11 December 1787 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1806 Silas Valler
4. Ruhamer b. 16 September 1790 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1819 Peter Taber
5. Rachel b. 18 April 1793 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. Simeon Valler
 
M(2) Children:
6. Saul b. 24 March 1798 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1826 Sarah Hoxie; d. 1 November 1876, aged 78 years.
7. Taylor b. 11 March 1800 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA
8. Lydia b. 22 October 1802 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 15 March 1832 Sylvanus Valler
9. Rebecca Crocker b. 1 December 1804 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1823 Branch Harlow;
10. Remember b. 10 June 1809 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 19 February 1839 Edmund Mieggs
11. Hepzibah Wing b. 3 April 1812 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA; m. 1831 at William B. Godfrey at Fairhaven, Bristol, MA; d. 11 December 1898 at Hanson Plymouth, MA, aged 86 years.
12. Ebenezer b. 19 March 1815 at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA

Sources:
1. Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families, Col. 2, Amos Otis, pp. 106-111

The John Churchill Family- US 1643 to Current

** Connected to the Doten Family at Thomas Doten **
** Connected to Holmes Family at Joseph Holmes (1700-1748) **
** Connected to John Shaw Family at Elkanah Shaw (1703-1765) **

Generation One:
John Churchill b. abt 1620 at England; m. 18 December 1644 Hannah Pontus at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 1 January 1663 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, aged 43 years
Their Children:
1. Joseph b. 1647 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA;
2. Hannah b. 12 November 1649 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 1672 John Drew at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
3.Eliezer b. 20 April 1652 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 8 February 1685 Mary Doty; d. abt 1716, aged 63 years.
4. Mary b. 1 August 1654 a Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. Thomas Doty;
5. William b. 1656 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA;
6. John b. 1657 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. Sarah Cole; d. 13 June 1723, aged 66 years
7. Henry b. abt 1659 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

      John first appears on the list of male inhabitants between 16 and 60 years old and able to bear arms in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA in 1643. on 18 August 1645 he bought a farm from Richard Higgins. He was made freeman on 4 June 1650 and was admitted on 5 June 1651. On 20 October 1652 he bought from Nathaniel Masterson, ten acres of upland lying at Wellingsley (Plymouth, MA). He is called a Planter in the deed. According to the Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, p. 331, it is thought his home may have been located where the home of Thomas Sears and Amos Leshure stood.





Generation Two:
Joseph Churchill- b. 1647 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 3 June 1672 Sarah Hicks at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA;
Their Children:
1. John b. 3 July 1678 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
2. Margaret b. 1 October 1684 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 1708 Samuel Bates; d. 5 July 1764, aged 79 years
3. Barnabas b. 3 July 1686 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 3 February 1714 Lydia Harlow at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA;
4. Mercy b. 1689 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. young
5. Joseph b. January 1692 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 13 December 1716 Abiah Blackwell at Sandwich, Barnstable, MA;

       John lived on the farm his father owned. Before 1700, he built the house that still stands on Sandy Gutter Road.



William Churchill b. 1656 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 17 January 1683 Lydia Bryant at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 5 October 1722 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA, aged 66 years
Their Children:
1. William b, 2 August 1685 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. Ruth Bryant
2. Samuel b. 15 April 1688 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. Joanna Bryant
3. James b. 21 September 1690 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. 27 December 1716 Mary McFarlin; d. 25 December 1754 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA, aged 64 years
4. Isaac b. 16 September 1693 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. Susanna Leach
5. Benjamin b. 1695 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. 2 December 1727 Mary Shaw at Carver, Plymouth, MA
6. Lydia b. 16 April 1699 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. 8 November 1727
7. Josiah b. 21 August 1702 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. 16 May 1723 Jemima Hamblen
8. Mehitable b. abt 1704 at Plympton, Plymouth, MA; m. 11 January 1727 Elkanah Shaw at Plympton, Plymouth, MA

      William inherited lands in Pinkatussett, now known as Plympton, Plymouth, MA. He and his wife were members if the church in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.




Generation Three:
John Churchill b. 3 July 1678 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; 19 November 1700 Desire Holmes at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. 1 March 1756 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA.
Their Children:
1. Priscilla b. 27 November 1701 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 31 October 1721 Thomas Rogers at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. aft 1740, aged 38 years.
2. Samuel b. 8 March 1703 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 1732 Hannah Curtis
3. Sarah b. 25 April 1706 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 1727 Elkanah Totman
4. Phebe b. 8 October 1708 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 3 February 1726 Joseph Holmes at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; d. abt 5 October 1772 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, aged 63 years
5. Rebecca b. 11 December 1713 at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; m. 7 October 1731 Elnathan Holmes at Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Sources:
1. The Churchill family in America.Churchill, Gardner Asaph,.  Boston: Pub. by the family of Gardener A. Churchill, 1904.
2. Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth
3. Plymouth Vital Records
4. Plympton Vital Records