Janet Allard, #48


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


            Trying to find the d. record or burial of Pierre Marie/Marier before 1886 his parents Thomas Marie and Mother Marie-Archange Davignon dit Beauregard.

Michael O’Neill, 150 Sugar Hill Rd. Williamsburg, Ma 01096.


            Looking for the marriage of Hubert/Gilbert Couture and Olive Beaulieu (her parents Francois and Eleanore Charon Ducharme Beaulieu) between 1870 and 1874 perhaps in the area of Sheldon, VT.    Christine McFarland, 6 Ross St., Picton.

Query 427  MCGOWAN

            Searching for the birth record of Charles McGowan b. ca. 1833/34 or 1836 probably Montreal and the marriage of his parents John McGowan and his wife Urselete/Angeline between 1825 and 1835.  Kathleen Scheffler, 9  Thompson Ct., Rensselaer, N.Y.12144


            Looking for the m. date of Walter McMahon and Lillian McGowan (parents Charles McGowan and Marie Fredette) before 1912. Would also like baptism dates of children Mary, William, Charles John and Paul. Kathleen Scheffler, 9 Thompson Ct. Rensselaer, NY 12144

Answer to Query 428:

            The 23 Oct. 1910 marriage found at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, VT. The children’s baptisms found at St. Joseph’s Church Burlington, VT.


            Searching for the death or burial of Louis Desforges dit Picard (Robert and Marie Malboeuf) and wife Elizabeth Doat dit Laverdure (Martial and Elizabeth Parent) in St. Albans, VT.  John Ricco

Query 430 LAROSE

            Looking for the death of Joseph Amidie Larose (Joseph Daveluy dit Larose and M. Eldie Meunier) in Quebec. His wife Marie Emma Lacroix died in 1949 St. Marc’s Montreal, Canada.

Kathy O’Neill, 150 Sugar Hill Rd. Williamsburg, MA 01096.

Query 431 BRODEUR

            Searching for the b. record of Michel Brodeur and his parents around 1805 in Varennes, Quebec. Joy Collins, 8 Tanglewood Trail, Darien, CT 06820

Answer to Query 431:

            Michel Brodeur dit Lavigne was bpt. 19 May 1805 born same day Varennes Parish record, son of Joseph Brodeur dit Lavigne and Marie Anne Decelles dit Duclos

Query 432 BUCK

            Searching for information on Ruama Buck born 1786 in VT she married a William Fordice in 1806. Any relation to the Ruama/Reuhama Buck in the 1790 census of Arlington, VT. Dena Wilson, Robinson, Il.

Answer to Query 432:

            The Ruama Buck in the 1790 census was the widow of Lemuel Buck (he died in 1788 age 57, she died 1812 at the age of 82 yrs. both from CT.  Probably too old to be parents of Ruama Buck born 1786. Perhaps a grand-daughter. Believe the marriage record for Fordice/Buck would be in Nova Scotia.


            Looking for the death record of M. Melina Lacroix (Michel Lnngevin dit Lacroix and Marie Onesime Dugas dit Labreche) and Joseph Berthiuame (unknown), Montreal? Michael O’Neill, 150 Sugar Hill Red., Williamsburg, MA 01096.

Answer to Query 433:

            Death record of this couple not found and marriage possibly in U.S. Census searching we have concluded Berthiuame might be Joseph Benoni bpt. 1861 Notre-Dame, Montreal (Paul Berthiaume and Marie Ursule Gauthier). We questioned the mother of Marie Onesime believe requester found the wrong death record. The marriage gave her correct parents.