Leo Fleury, #8


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anc.      ancestors                      dau.     daughter                       par.      parents

b.         born                              desc.    descendant                    poss.    possibly

bp.       baptized                        d.s.p.   died without issue          ref.       reference

bro.      brother                          d.y.      died young                    rel.       related, relative

bur.      buried                           div.      divorced                        rem.     removed

ca.        circa                             fam.     family                           res.      resided, lived at

ch.       child, children                fl.         lived, flourished sis.       sister

c.r.       church record                g.s.      gravestone                    twp.     township

co.       county                          info      information                    w.         wife

d.         died, death                    marr.   married                         wid.      widow, widowed


Query # 365      GEMME-ST GEMME/COTE

            Seek par.  & marr Frederic GEMME/JAMES (St-Gemme?) (b. 1844  d. 1890 VT) to Rosa COTE   (b. 1851 poss.  Three Rivers, QUE & d. c1923  Bristol, VT. area)  Rosa had prev. marr. 1870 to Israel Phinney.  She also had bro. Jesse Cote/Cotey who res. Addison Cy (Lincoln?). Frederic & Rosa had son  Frederick  JAMES  (b. 1878 Lincoln, VT?  d. 25 Nov 1923 Weybridge, VT)

(Alga E. Livingston; 26100 Crowner Road; Carthage, NY 13619)


            Seek marr.  & par. John FARNHAM (Archambault? b. Can. 1826-30) to Pauline GERO (Giroux?) (b. c1824)  John d. 2 May 1892 Middlesex, VT & Pauline d.  8 Feb. 1916 Moretown, VT .  Need to confirm that John Farnham was orig. J.B. Archambault.

(Damiel Perret;  PO Box 144;  Westwego, LA 70096)

Query # 367      CARROLL/NADEAU

            Seek par. Delia NADEAU (b. Sherbrooke, QUE 1858-60)  & marr.  to Oliver Edward CARROLL. Their son, Joseph Oliver Carroll  (b. 1 Jan 1888 Lanesboro, MA);  Delia reportedly the oldest of seven children incl.  sister, Elizabeth who marr. Charles Christian, reportedly a Mohawk.)          (Judith Carroll;  702 Commons Ford Road; Austin, TX 78733)     carrollj@austin.rr.com


            Researching GGF  Louis L. LAROCK (b. 20 Jan 1869 Williston, VT)  who marr. Delia PRATT 14 Mar 1892 Richmond, VT.  Louis  son of Jean Baptiste LaRock/Larocque & Marie Louise Duhamel. Our member,  George Myers has provided several pages of research on this line.  One remaining question is Marie Louise Duhamel the same person as the Louisa Germaine on some family records?

(Avis Dionne;  146 West Street;  Columbia, CT 06237)

Query # 369      CURTIS/TETREAU

            Seek BDM info.  Freeman CURTIS  (an Indian?) to Mary Ann POWERS.   Their daug. Philena Curtis b. 1846 Brandon, VT but no record found.   She marr. Peter TETREAU 26 Feb. 1866 Webster, MA.  Peter (Pierre?)  (b. 12 Nov 1840 St Damase,QUE) par. unk.   Philena d. 19 Apr 1931 Worcester, MA.

(Sandra Putnam Roy;  710 CH Frisina; Westbury, QUE  J0B 1R0   sandyroy007@hotmail.com)

Query  #370      COTA

            Seek BDM info.  Louis COTA (b. Can. c1838);  who did he marry?   He came to U.S.  with his son, Louis/Lewis . Also had sons Almon & Willie b. Can.   Louis (II)  b. Can.  marr. Lilla Goodell 29 Jun 1886 Duxbury, VT.

(Mary  Hawkins     email   MARBETHH@aol.com )

Query   #371     STRATTON/PECK

            Seek par , birth & marr. info. Almon STRATTON (b. 1809 VT)  & wife, Ovelia PECK (b. 1811 VT).   Their son, Charles Hiriam Stratton (b.  1854 Constable, NY) marr. 30 Aug 1881 Berkshire, VT to Emma Paul (Dolphis & Harriet Austin).   Charles d. 1936 Enosburg Falls, VT

George Myers, our member, has found info. in Vt. records  of  their children.

(Marion S.. Strange;  1535 Harvard Way; Reno, NV 89502-3114   MStrange19@charter.net)


            Seek  info. on par.  Peter LAFLECHE  (b. c1821 Ottawa, ONT)  who marr2  Thirza KING 22 Jan 1868 Sheldon, VT.   Peter marr#1 Elizabeth MONTY/MONTA   where?   Is he the same Peter Laflash age 70, who d. 2 Dec 1880 at Milton, VT?

George Myers has provided research from Vt. records of  the children of Peter from his two marriages.

(Lorena Linder;  404 Shasta;  Taft, CA 93268      email   maegsnana@bak.rr.com)

Query  #373      CORMIER/MANEVILLE

            Seek marr. & par.  John(Jean) CORMIER (b. c1822  Can) & Aurelia LAROCHELLE (b. c1824 Can).  In 1870 living in Colchester, VT.  Daug. Sophie marr. Frank/Francois MANDEVILLE in No. Adams, MA. 4 Apr 1880;  other children marr. St. Joseph, Burlington,VT)

            Seek marr. & par. Albert MANDEVILLE & Marie LABRIE in U.S.  Son, Frank/Francois  marr.  Sophie Cormier.

(Rene H. Bernier;  8 Honeysuckle Lane;  Niantic, CT 06357)

Query   #374     TANGUAY/BERNIER

            Seek marr.  Augustin (Gustav) TANGUAY to Mary WEDGE.  Their son, Andre/Andrew b. 11 Jul 1870 Keeseville, NY. who marr. 7 Oct 1890 Brooklyn, CT. Amanda BERNIER (b.  15 Sep 1867 Cap St. Ignace,QUE)  Andrew & Amanda b. died Adams, MA.

(Kenneth Bernier;  6336 Stonebridge St;  Columbus, OH 43229   email Kenneth.bernier@dia.mil)

Query  #375      RILEY

            `Seek BDM info on Joseph RILEY  (b. VT   d. c1878) & wife,  Mary S.___? (b. VT).

Their son, Henry Riley (b. 16 Nov 1871 Burlington, VT)  d. 22 Sep 1928 Lake Placid, NY. Marr. Sarah BEEMAN (b. 14 Jun 1877 Wilmington, NY) b.  8 Jun 1943 Peasleville, NY..

(Cathy Riley;  120 Bower Rd;   Poughkeepsie, NY  12603   email  purcar@aol.com)

Query  #376      GAUDET

            Seek  birth info. Adelard GAUDET b. Jun/Jul 1891-93  in New England poss. MA.  Son of Joseph Gaudet,  an Acadian b. Nova Scotia & Renee JALBERT.  Parents believed d. 1906 poss. In New England area.

(Marjorie Buckham;  107-595 Yates Rd;  Kelowna, BC V1V 1P8 Canada email  Marjorie_buckham@telus.net)

Query  #377      PLANTE/LAROCK  

            Seek par.  Peter PLANTE  (or LaPlant)  b.  3 May 1817  poss. Freleighsburg, QUE marr. c1849 Stukley, QUE? To Mary LaROCK.   Had nine children some b. Canada;  Peter immigr. US  & enlisted  Civil War at St Albans, VT  11 Dec 1863.   He died in Solders Home, Nebraska;  Chiildren incl.  Phoebe (1851);  Peter 2 (1854); Julia (b. 1858); Sylvester; Frances; Harriet; Octaber; Edward; Jeremiah; Mary.           (Janice LaPlante Gray;  PO Box 464;  Bernardston, MA 01337)

Query  #378      AUGER-OSIER/BRUNET

            Seek marr.  Pierre/Peter AUGER (Peter Osier) (b. Can. 1840-50) to Marie BRUNET (also Brunel, Brunette etc) (b. Can. 1840-50).  Pierre d. 5 Dec 1899  Standish, Clinton Cy, NY & Marie d. 4 Aug 1919 Tupper Lake, NY.  Their son, Lewis OSIER/OSHIER b. Redford, NY 23 Nov 1874 & d. 13 Nov 1937 Tupper Lake, NY  marr.  Marie-Louise Boisjolie dit Griveau (b. 13 Jun 1868 St Felix Valois, QUE)  d. 5 Jan 1945 Tupper Lake, NY.           (George Mullen;  7314  Rt 287;  Wellsboro, PA 16901)

Query  #379      RHONE/LEFEBVRE

            Seek marr.  James RHONE  (b. c1842 Burlington, VT son of Francis Rhone & Elizabeth McGarry) marr.  c1860 where? Catherine LEFEBVRE  (b. c1842 Can) .  Son, Francis Henry b. Burlington 24 May 1863 &  in 1870 was in the orphanage.   His younger sister, Elizabeth Ann (b. Aug 1865) reportedly adopted while older sister, Mary Elizabeth (b. Sep 1860) was raised by grandparents.  Was this family breakup cause by the premature death of their mother, Catherine?

(Mona Rhone;  66 Tanglewood Drive;  Hamden, CT  06518    monarhone@hotmail.com)

Query  #380      LAW

            Seek info.  on  John LAW  & family in Chittenden County,  VT where he died c1840-41. One of his children was Prentis Law.   Law Island in Malletts Bay, Colchester, VT is supposedly named for this family.

(Bruce Bredeman       c/o  Leo Fleury at VTFCGS)

Query  #381      ELMER/YORK/RICH

             Seek marr#1  c1835  John  ELMER to Esther YORK.  Their children,  Melissa, Edwin, Adelina, Musy.   John Elmer marr2  later to Lucy Almeda RICH ; their children Mary Jane; Hyrum & Mariah.  John Elmer was son of John Sr. b. 1776 & Sarah Peake.   Their children, namely Harriet (b.1829); John H. (b. 1833); Sarah M. (b. 1836)   left for Utah & Wealthy Elmer who marr. Joseph Depew in Lee, IA;  except for John (Jr) and  Tryphenia Elmer who marr. P.J. C.  Johnson who stayed in VT.

(Wendy Fitzpatrick       by email   Wendy.fitzpatrick@encana.com)

Query  #382      GALIPEAU/CAREY

            Seek  par. & BDM info Nicholas GALIPEAU (b. 9 Jan 1875 Shaftsbury, VT) who marr. c1899-1900  Rose Anna CAREY  (b. Nov 1882  Bennington, VT).  Nichlas poss. Son of Jean/John Galipeau & Delia Terrien.

(Deb Parsons  of Ohio      c/o  Leo Fleury  at VTFCGS)

Query  #383      WOOD

            Seek par. & BDM info on Joseph WOOD  (d. 1 830 VT) who marr. Laurah ____?  They had four sons,  James (b. 1799 VT);  who marr. Mary Wheeler;   Joseph B. (b. c1800);Ezekiel (b. 1812 VT) d. 1893; married Lovina Holley;   Truman (b. c1816 VT).  James & Truman operated a salon in Huntington, Chittenden Cy at one time.             (contact  Leo Fleury  c/o   VTFCGS)

Query #384       VINCENT

            Seek info. on the VINCENT family who res.  540 St Paul St., Burlington, VT. c1923;  Have a real photo postcard in my collection of Burlington cards which shows photo of M/M Vincent on steps of home at that address & dated 1923.   Would this be  Levi Vincent who was a policeman and later  res. on So. Union St.?

(Leo Fleury;  164 Saratoga Ave. Burlington, VT 05401  email  lfleury@prodigy.net)


            Seek BDM info Alphonse COUNTER  (b. Can c1840)  & wife, Adelphine P. _____? (b. Can c1840).  They appear in Burlington, VT  1870 census.

            Seek BDM  info Edward  YOUNG (Lajeunesse?) (b. Can. c1822) & wife, Zoe ______? (b. Can c1829)  They appear in Colchester, VT 1870 census.

(contact Leo Fleury  c/o VTFCGS)


This following are answers to queries that have been published in “LINKS.”  We would appreciate copies of any replies to queries for the society archives, for the benefit of future researchers and subsequent publication in this journal.  Your help in providing answers to these queries is greatly appreciated.

Ans #152         Lester/Leicester PRATT was born c1838  Middlebury, VT  s/o Charles F. & 1st wife, Harriett??.   His marr. record shows he was from Berkshire, VT with marr. at Coventry, VT 23 Oct 1866 age 28 farmer; to Angeline CARON b. Derby, VT.  Lester & Angeline (Carreau/Carrow) named in two marriages of their sons,  Frank Ezeb b. c1870 Newport, VT & Joseph b. c1875?.  Another unnamed child recorded 25 Nov 1869  at Coventry.

=courtesy to  Gloria Pratt  (NNYACGS).

Ans #336         Joseph DUBE’ marr. Marie MORIN at Islet, no date.  Their son, Francois, marr. 1757 to Marie DeBlois at St-Francois, Isle of Orleans.

=courtesy of Mary Plant #116

Ans #348         Gilbert Teriah (Therrien)  marr. 3 Dec 1882  Alburgh, VT.  to Cornelia LAROY age 20  1st marr. d/o  Octave Laroy & Marceline __  Gilbert   b. Alburgh,VT  age 22 at  this marr.  s/o Lewis & Pheba (Tinance or Terran).

=research by Janet Allard from the Vt  Vital Records microfilm reels in the VTFCGS library.

Ans #363 (partial): Query  Stephen Gokey - from family lore  recorded by my grandfather Edgar P. Akey c1930s told by his father-in-law John Baptist Gokey and Charles Cyrus Gokey both siblings of Stephen Alexander Gokey. -  Stephen Alexander Gokey b. Johnson VT Tue Sept.13, 1853, d. Walden NY Oct 19,1905, was one of 14 ch. -8 girls and 6 boys. No date or place of marr. recorded. Par. Charles Gokey b. 1812 Verreau PQ (underlined was unsure of loc. perhaps Varennes?) d. Dec 28 1898 age 87 (prob. in Milton VT) Entered seminary. Left to enter clothing business. Became involved with Papineau and fled Quebec. Took US Citizenship while a resident of Milton. Married Sat Aug 14, 1841 place not recorded but possibly Milton Eliza Myers Mitchell b. Dec. 23 1822 St. Gregoire, PQ d. Mar 2, 1869 place not recorded. (Prev. marr. to Amale Mitchell date and place not recorded. One ch. Harriett Mitchell b. Nov. 13 1839.) Marr. Charles Gokey Aug 14, 1841.  Par. Charles Gokey reputedly born in South of France.  Arrived Canada about 1800. Became farmer in Verreau (?) d. about1853. One son Charles and one dau. who marr. and d. in Montreal in 1840s leaving 7 ch. all daughters. No other info. No information on spouse. May have come to Canada as soldier.

John B. Myers b. Mar 4, Switzerland d. Apr 19, 1851 Milton VT Soldier with Napoleon, captured by British. Changed sides. Came to North America. Took part in Battle of Plattsburgh. Discharged in North America.

Mary M. LaBounty (perhaps LaBonte) b. St Mary (?) PQ Mar 11, 1790 d. Jun 7, 1860 Johnson VT D. and place of marriage not recorded. One other child-Louisa Myers b. May 24, 1837 in St. Cesaire PQ

There are quite a few more entries. I would be happy to photocopy. No information on name change. Most entries anglicized.

=courtesy of Dwight Menard  dwightmenard@yahoo.com