Janet Allard, #48


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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 406        BOURGEOIS

            Looking for info on the par. of Arthur Steven Bourgeois (Dotor Bourgeois and Lucy) born 2 Feb. 1901, Washington Co., Barre, VT marr. 15 May 1939 Randolph, VT to Zalia Mary Morisette.  (Michael B. Burgess Michael_B._Burgess@umit.maine.edu)

Answer: par. of Arthur Stanley Bourgeois are Adelard Bourgeois son of Andre and Domithelde Martin Bourgeois and Luce Thetreault dau. of Amble and  Lucille Chicoine Thetreault marr. 10 Jan 1888 in St Hyacinthe. Source: Loiselle male #109 and Drouin Pt. 1 male #45.

Query 407        JARVIS/GERVAIS

            Looking for info on the b. of Walter Francois Jarvis born 8 Jan. 1891 in Isle Motte, VT. Also info on Antoine Jarvis and wife Mary Hayes and his bro. James and his wife, Lucy Pashby. (William W. Smith 2075 -U N Marine Blvd 326, Jacksonville, NC 28546-6920)

Answer: Walter Jarva b. 8 Jan 1891 Isle La Motte to Ida (no surname) b. NH and Antoine Jarva, b. Isle La Motte. Source: VT Vital Record microfilm reel #S12412. Antoine Jarvey bpt. at Isle LaMotte on 1 Nov. 1859 son of James/Cyprien Jarvis and Madeline Beaupre. Bro. Cyprien/James bpt. 10 January 1854 at St. Joseph’s de Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y. Source: Manuscript by Virginia DeMarce.

Query 408        LEGACÉ/REIL

            Now looking for the bpt. (ca. 1820) of  Guillaume Legacé son of Alexander and Adeline Martin of Baie Missisquoi and the bpt. (ca. 1820-1830) of Marguerite Reil dau. of Jean-Baptiste and Marguerite Veyen of  Baie Missisquoi

(Ken Davis, 563 Petrel Circle, Lakeland, FL 33809-7666)


            In response to Ken Davis’s query on Will and Marguerite Lagacy born in Canada and res. in Cavindish, VT, in the 1860’s. Guillaume Legacé son of f. Alexandre and Adéline Martin of Baie Missisquoi m. 23 July 1839 at St.-Georges Henryville, QC to Marguerite Reil daughter of f. Jean-Baptiste and Marguerite Veyen of Baie Missisquoi. Source: Mariages catholiques et protestants du comté d’Iberville 1823-1979.

Richard Pelletier,  Societé Généalogique Canadienne-Francaise, Montréal

Query 409        DALEY/RICHARD or RASHAW

            Looking for the marriage around 1887 of William James Daley/Daly born 1864 Burlington, VT and Olive M. Richard/Rashaw b. 1865 Colchester, VT.

(Michael Daley - Daley9755@verizon.net)

Query 410        LEBEAU

            Searching for the d. of Jean Baptiste Lebeau dit Lavolette parents Jean Baptiste & Esther Leduc also found under the name of Clifford in Massachusetts. He was married to Thais/Teresa Guy dau. of Michel and Scholastic Dubuc Guy on 4 Sept. 1860 in Montreal. (Jean Lee, 5017 Watervista Dr. Orlando, FL 32821

Query   411      Nobler and Zoe BERNO

            Seek baptismal records for the children of Nobler and Zoe Berno. They signed with an X.  Nobler (Norbert?) Berno (Bernard, Bruneau, Burneau, Burnor?) and Zoe (McKinsley, Mckinney, McKenzie?) were married in Quebec around 1852.  Cannot find in the 1851 census.  Soon after arrival in VT had 2 children in Waterbury, then five in Moretown.  Seeking a baptismal record that lists a birthplace/godparents/correct spelling!  Have all the other vital records, obits, land records, but nothing that says where in Quebec they came from.

Fred George Berno born 13 April 1854 Waterbury
Edwin Berno born 7 April 1856 Waterbury
Frank Berno born 27 Dec 1858 Moretown
Ellen Berno born 6 May 1861 Moretwon
George Berno born 3 Dec 1863 Moretown
Mary H Berno born 1867 Moretown
Peter Berno born Sept of 1869 or 1870 in Moretown.

Holly Hebert

Answer:  John Fisher found the following in the records extracted for the Baptisms of St Andrew Parish, Waterbury, Vermont: Bernard, Henry Peter, born 2 Sep 1870, bap. 25 May 1902. Father: Bernard, Norbert; Mother: St. Jean, Zoe. Residence: Moretown, VT. Godfather: Chantal, Frederick. Godmother: Chantal, Myrtie.


Louis Stébenne son of Charles and Marie-Thérèse Sené was born 27/10/1808, baptized 28/10/1808 at St-Mathias-de-Rouville, QC. His first marriage was on 23/10/1827 at St-Mathias-de-Rouville, QC with Marie Sansoucy daughter of Ignace and Pélagie Régnier dit Brion. Source Drouin collection (microfilms)

Richard Pelletier,  Societé Généalogique Canadienne-Francaise, Montréal