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 #292       PLANT/CARON

            seek  marr.  Levi PLANT to _____CARON c1904;  His father was Peter Plant b. VT who may also have had a bro. Amos.  Peter died Springfield, MA  1915;  Levi lived in Maine c1900. May have connections to Knowlton & Morin. (Mike Plant  c/o Leo Fleury,  VFCGS))


            seek marr.  & par. Alexander COUTERMARSH  to Rosalie ROBERTS  c1840’s VT/QUE; son Alexander JR b. Fairfax, VT  4 May 1848 d. Hartford, VT 8 Mar 1918;  Rosalie Roberts dau. of John Roberts & Anglis Carpenter both prob. b. QUE.. Rosalie b. Milton, VT 23 Jun 1833 d. Hartford, VT 24 Jan 1907. (Anne Pfeiffer; 34 Chatham Court;  Goshen, CT 06756)

#294     KING

            seek  par. Wilhemina Elizabeth KING b.  QUE 29 Mar 1851 & d. Hartford, VT  8 Nov 1927. She marr. 1 Jan 1872 Hartford, VT to Alexander Coutermarsh JR.  Wilhemina’s father prob. Francis/Francois King. (Anne Pfeiffer,  address above)


            seek  marr. & par.  Frederick JAMES  b. poss. Lincoln, VT  abt 1877. Father poss. Frederic Gemme? b. c1842 d. 1890 VT. & mother, Rosa (Cote) Phinney b. 1851 d. abt 1920 VT.  Frederick marr. Elizabeth PARENT  c1901-02 VT.  Her par. unknown but b. 1883 Lincoln, VT & d. 1956 Westfield, MA.

Frederick d. 25 Nov 1923 Weybridge, VT.

(Alga James Livington; 26100 Crowner Road; Cathage, NY 13619)


            see burial place of great gram. Mary Belville who marr ___ Provencha.    She was b. Stanstead, QUE  c1850.  She died at Franklin, NH 21 Sep 1934 age 84 but was reportedly interred  VT  in Lake Willoughby area. (Rachael G. Schnyer; 685 Old  Homestead Highway; Swanzey, NH 03446)

#297     SIMPSON

            seek par. Daniel R. SIMPSON; his 1911 U.S. Passport Application at Buffalo, NY reports his b. 1 Aug 1848 LaChance, Prescott County, Ontario &  his father deceased;  Daniel resided in Buffalo at that time and worked in mining. (Mrs. Evelyn Pedrosa; 883 Coquina Drive East;  Daytona Beach, FL 32117)


            seek  death of Francois Paradis NOEL II  aka NEWELL prob. Addison County, VT  seek also parentage & marr.

            seek info on Marie-Brigette LAFORME dit MOURAND/MOURAND/MORARE who also  has connections to CHARBONEAU/SHERBINO/CHERBINO. LaForme also see as Laferme.

(Jill Jessen Hernandez  c/o VFCGS  attn Leo Fleury)


            seek marr. place  for Jean DESMOULIN aka John Miller to Julia MORIN aka Maurin;  their daug. Julia Desmoulins-Miller b. 1872 Williston, VT.

(Carolee Reynolds   c/o VFCGS attn Leo Fleury or  1-802-434-6381)


            see marr. Jean Bte. DANDURAND aka Dandrow to Esther Laura PATENAUDE-PATNODE both  from Keeseville, NY to Swanton, VT c1850’s. (Carolee Reynolds   see prev. query for address)


            seek info on Joseph THIBAULT  &  Betsey TURNER;  also Nora TAYLOR from Noyan, QUE area who marr. VOSBURGH. (Joyce Thibault Stanek;  42  3rd  St  Apt 1;  Turner Falls, MA 01376)

#302     PERRON       

            seek info on Archie PERRON who marr. Angelina ______  in QUE;  their son, Joseph b. Que came to VT at early age poss. Bristol/Lincoln area.  He reportedly came from a large family of siblings; Joseph also served  VT Volunteers 1863-65. 

(Winston Perron;  34 Colonial Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602  or  winperron@adelphia.net)


            seek  birth & par.  Dominic Rowe (dit Baillargeon?) c1794-95 either Moscow, VT, Colchester, VT or CAN.  Father poss. John & mother unknown. Seek  Dominic’s marr. to Lydia (Elizabeth?) ______ prob. 1829-30 place unknown.   Seek birth info on Peter Roe/Rowe (dit Baillargeon) c1799 & Francis c1801-10; were they brothers of Dominic?

(Pamela M. Walls,  10426 Tamryn Blvd;  Holly, MI 48442   or  email  pdwalls@corncast.net)

#304     HAZELTON

            Seek  birth & par. of Norman HAZELTON b. Windham, VT  Family bible gives birth year 1819 but subsequent  census recs. Show 1816, 1821, 1820.  

(Mrs June Hazelton Richardson;  2417 Persian Dr.  #47; Clearwater, FL 33763)


            seek  birth Joshua Johnson MIX cSep 1816 Danby or Huntington, VT son of Joel  Mix (b. VT c1780 marr. c1808 Huntington or Danby, VT to Lydia Bull)  Joshua marr. 8 Sep 1841 Huntington, VT Sophronia Remington (b. c1819 Starksboro, VT  d. 19 Nov 1872 Huntington, VT   Daug, of Joshua & Sophronia was Jane Agnes MIX b. c1842 prob. Huntington,Vt. marr.  there to Cyprien  aka Benjamin SIMONEAU (b. 1838 St Hughes de Bagot, QUE & d. 7 Jun 1901 Biddeford, ME)

(Marie Simoneau; PO Box 604, Marshfield, MA. 02050  or email  marie.simoneau@ssa.gov)


            seek birth/bapt.  of  Francoise  PETIT (d/o  Jean Bapt. Petit & Marguerite Pineau/Pinault).   She marr. Pierre-Amable JACQUES 25 Sep 1780 Varennes, QUE.


Note:   Drouin shows marr. Jean Bte Petit & Marg. Pineau 14 Feb 1746 at Vercheres, QUE)

(Raymond Hebb,  1149 W. Church St.  Elmira, NY 14905)


            seek birth/bapt. of Marie-Blanchard RAYNAUD b. c1775 (d/o Jean-Bte Raynaud & Marie Angelique Plante);  She marr. Joseph CHARLAND  12 Aug 1793 St Charles-sur-Richelieu, Varennes); Joseph  b. c1770 s/o  Joseph Charland & Marguerite Thibierge.


Note:   Drouin shows marr. Joseph  Charland & Marg. Thibierge 30 Jul 1760 at Ste Famille, IO, Que)

(Raymond Hebb,   see address on prev. query)


            seek info on Joseph GUYETT who marr. Marcilla _______ prob. from QUE who settled in Warren, RI. Their daug. Mary b.  1837 VT  marr. 1866  Warren, RI to Samuel Oscar Pierce  (b. 1822 R.I.)

Need also death dates & places for Mary and Samuel. Prob. R.I.   Guyett line of French-Canadian  ancestry & rumored to have Native American connections.

(Christina Belisle;  12 Bray Lane;  Bristol, RI 02809 )


seek  info on William James HAMILTON b. IRE  received British pension for Crimean War Service; marr. Catherine HANLEY  where?  She  b. IRE (Roscommond) 5 Sep 1841 d.  Lowell, MA 1 Mar 1909.  Their son, William James b. 6 Jul 1860 St Johns, Que (which one?);  migrated to Highgate Ctr, VT 1872 before moving to Lowell, MA. Interested in census entries for this family

(Jean B. Shepard; 8401 So. Kolb Rd. #354; Tucson, AZ 85706)

#310      NOBLE

               seek birthplace in VT of Sarah Annatatia Noble; death rec. shows birth date 12 Mar 1853 d/o John Bernard Noble & Alice O’Byrne both b. Canada.  Sarah reportedly French-speaking and Catholic. It appears that Noble family migrated from VT to Chicago.

(Lisa McDonald;  3140  17th Avenue South; Minneapolis, MN 55407 or email gemyndig@msn.com)


               seek marr. . Joseph DUCHESNEAU (aka DuChesneaux, Duchesane, Ashe) & Genevieve Blanche GUILLET (aka Diette) prob. in Lower Canada. Need parentage of both.  Their first child, Elizabeth b. 1870 Burlington, VT; other children b. Burlington incl. Arsene; Mary Jane; Helen/Ellen; & others. Family returned to QUE c1895 where we find marr. of their children in the Standbridge, Missisquoi area. (Janet Allard; 8 Williams St,  Essex Jct, VT 05452)


               seek birth & par. James RHONE  whom marr. Catherine LE FIORE of Canada; James d. 4 Sep 1880 Burlington  and seek location of his burial in St Joseph Cemetery. No info on death of Catherine.

Their daug. Mary Elizabeth b.  Burlington 22 Sep 1860 d. 19 Sep 1904 Burlington, unmarried.

What is their connection to Francis RHONE who operated a grocery store at corner of Pearl & Champlain Sts, Burlington (city directory 1866-1880). 

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


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.


              Member, Pamela Walls of Michigan has provided Judith MacKinnon with two pages of  Colchester, VT 1840 & 1850 transcripts for this ROE/Rowe family  with a copy to our society files. Pamela also provides proof from St Joseph Church, Burlington  baptisms that this family appears indexed both as ROWE and BAILLARGEON.





              William P. Wolfe (2167 Jordan Place; Boulder, CO 80304) has sent us ten pages of his

research on the DESCENDANTS OF FRANCIS LAVANWAY  for our Surname Files.  Many thanks to William for this addition to our files.