LINKS  Journal of the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society, Vol. 8, No. 1  (Fall 2003)




                                                            Leo Fleury, #8


We encourage our members to submit free queries for publication as space permits.  Queries should be brief and concise, typed or printed clearly.  Queries from non-members should include a $3.00 check for each query. Queries should be sent to VERMONT FRENCH-CANADIAN GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, Attn.: Query Editor, P.O. Box 65128, Burlington, VT 05406-5128.  Please send a copy of all replies to our society for its archives-library and publication.


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 #295 JAMES/PARENT (Correction)

            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. Elmer and Emma (Grant) Parent (have Parent genealogy back to England in lat 1700s.) Elizabeth b. 1883 Lincoln, VT & d. 1956 Westfield, MA. Frederick d. 25 Nov 1923 Weybridge, VT.               (Alga James Livington; 26100 Crowner Road; Cathage, NY 13619)


seek desc. of Marie Rosalie TERRIEN who marr. Etienne PAPILLON 21 Jun 1806 St. Ours, QUE; a son, Etienne (b. 1810) moved to U.S. early 1800s & became known as Stephen FLAGG.  He died W.Brookfield, MA. 15 Jun 1879. Other sons of Marie Rosalie were Francois (DOB unk);  Antoine who marr. 1832 at St Ours to Marie Victoire Salois.  Was Andrew Papillon dit Flagg also a son of Marie Rosalie?.       (Richard Brown  c/o VFCGS  Attn Leo Fleury)

note:  Loiselle Quebec Marriage Index shows marr. of Etienne Papillon (Etienne & Ursule Peloquin) to Rosalie Therrien (Jean-Bte & Marg. Desmarais) Jun 1806 St Ours.  Also Etienne (Etienne & Rose Terrien) marr. 2 Feb 1830 St Ours to Josette Jacques (J.B. & Marie Salvin).

Query #314       THERRIEN/GENDRO

seek BMD of Basile THERRIEN marr. to Theotiste GENDRON; date & place unk.  Son, Jean Baptiste marr. Marie Anne LaPrade in St Anicet, QUE 1875.  The census states that Jean Baptiste was from U.S.      (Jerry Therrien, Midland, ONT


seek info. on Marguerite “Maggie” DRINKWINE (b. St. Albans, VT  14 Apr 1878 d/o John & Elizabeth (Blair) Drinkwine both from Canada. Maggie marr. Archelaus Miles Sweetser 15 Sep 1894 where?; Maggie d. 1944 & husband d. 1954-57.  Maggie also had siblings Helen, Louise, Sophie, William, Rose, Alfred plus several ˝ siblings.

(Joel E. Wheeler,  66 Aspen Rd.,  Springfield, MA 01128-1010)

Query#316        CLINE

seek info. on Antoine CLINE who came from QUE. c1825  settled in Fairfax, Vt. area.  Also Mitchell Cline (a son of Antoine??) came at that time to Brandon then Burlington, VT. Both had French Canadian wives.  Seek death & burial info. on Mitchell c1860-70s; Antoine d. bet. 1850-60 & his wife, M. Catherine ___, & children were in Wisconsin by 1860.

(Bernice A. Jump;  W6508  19th West; Necedah, WI  54646)

Query #318       CASTLE

seek birthplace & family of George CASTLE  b. 1780 where?  Was he part of the Daniel Castle family in the 1790 census at Burlington, VT who had two sons under 16 yrs.

(Sandra Castle; 6855  San Marino #204; Naples, FL 34108-7546)

Query #319       BUSHEY/BUSIER

seek info on ancestors & desc. of Antoine BUSHEY (Busier?) who settled in Brome, QUE.  There seems to be five generations of Antoines which makes research confusing. Antoine #3  marr. Mary Ann __ & came to Charlotte, VT c1832 with 5 or 6 children & had more in VT.

(Mrs. Lucille Bushey LaRose; 32 Mountain View St.;Bristol, VT  05443)

Query #320       DAIGLE

Our VT-FCGS library has received a copy of the 1995 work by Elizabeth Jane Lattimore, donated by Ralph Courtois of Maine on “THE DAIGLES OF MADAWASKA & ACADIA/ THE BRANCHES OF AUGUSTIN, JEAN-BAPTISTE, JOSEPH SIMON, JOSEPH (PIERRE), BERNARD, OLIVIER” 

Query #321       PRIESTLY

seek marr. of Jame PRIESTLY in QUE c1837-39 to Mariah ______. Jame b. 16 May 1806 Yorkshire, ENG & d. 28 Sep 1879 Mineral Point, WI.  Mariah died there 28 Feb 1888.  Mariah went back to Can. 1854-56 to visit her parents & her sixth child, Franklin, was born there.  Seek also maiden name/parentage of Mariah.       (Edgar Loyd; 1109 Pecan Circle; Canyon Lake, TX  78133)

Query #322       DANIELS/DUQUETTE

seek ances. of Joseph Moise DANIELS (b. Norton Mills, VT 26 Nov 1895 s/o Alfred & Philomene Duquette who marr. 9 Jan 1888 Stanhope, QUE). Philomene d/o Pierre & Emelie Marchessault).  Other children of Alfred & Philomene incl. Joseph Ludgar Aime s/o b. 16 Oct 1891 & Onesime Alfred Regis b. 2 Jun 1890.

(Carol  Stevens; 776 Higgins Hill Rd.; St Johnsbury, VT 05819)

Query #323       EMOND/LEMERAND

seek info. on par. of Joseph Hermidas EMOND (b. 7 Jan 1894 Bath, ME son of Thomas Emond b. Que & Catherine Brough); Joseph marr. Mary LEMERAND prob. Michigan when?.  Mary b. 25 Jul 1896 Monroe, MI, par. unk).  Joseph d. 11 Jun 1967 Pontiac, MI & Mary d. 7 Jul 1993 Clearwater, FL)

(Mary K. Christie; 1715 Linden St; Longmont, CO. 80501)

Query #324       QUESNEL

We have received charts etc.  from the first  generation in New France of Olivier Quesnel, who at 24 came from St. Malo, Normandie, France.  He marr. 15 (ct 14) Jan 1680 at Notre Dame, Montreal, to Catherine Prud’homme (d/o Louis & Torberte Gadois). They had 12 children (8 sons & 4 daugs).

Descending charts from Louis du Quesnel  appears in Vermont in the 9th generation at Bristol, Middlebury, Bridport, Rutland, & Burlington, VT.

The compiler, Ange-Aimee Seguin Martin; 12 Black Jack Circle; Port Orange, FL 32128  welcomes additions, corrections  or suggestions.

Query #325       BIGRAS/NADEAU

Lynn Currier has given copies of documents & clippings for VT-FCGS surname file for benefit of future researchers & networking with others on these surnames. Documents incl. Marr. contract of Camille Bigras (Treffle & Rose Anna Gravel) & Isabelle Nadeau (Joseph & Esther Hubert) at St. Denis, Montreal;  a photo of Joseph Camille; U.S. Citizenship of Joseph Camille &  photo c1960s at Barre, VT of Camille & Bella.; prayer cards of Adelord & Annie (Gravel) Martineau and obit of Felix Nadeau, brother of Isabelle.                 (Lynn Currier

Query #326       GUNN/CAIN-KANE

seek desc. of Bernard GUNN & Elisabeith CAIN-KANE.

(Rose-Alice Kane Therrien;  CP 278; N.D. du Bon Conseil,QUE J0C 1A0

Query #327                   FLEURY

seek info on Della or Stella FLEURY who lived in Essex Cy, NY & found in NY 1900 census.

(Gene Warner c/o VFCGS attn: Leo Fleury)

Query #328       KIMBALL

seek ances. & par. of David KIMBALL (b. 1826) marr. c1850 to Anna Nancy K ____ (b. 1830).  Their son, Joshua C. (b. 2 May 1854 Walden, Caledonia Cy, VT) marr. Lois Mary Lyford (b. c1859 Hardwick, VT. d/o Calvin & Phylura Ball).

(Robert J. Wespiser; 320 Songo School Rd; Naples, ME 04055)



The Fletcher Free Library of Burlington has given us a copy of this 27pp index, which was compiled by their volunteer, Sybila Watts Smith.  This index was compiled from the book done by Myron Samuelson in 1976 “THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF BURLINGTON, VT. that covered from the early days to 1946 with much about the Jewish community in the State.