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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Marie-Josephe  ARSENAULT

  (b. abt. 1738, Acadia, Canada   d. 9 December 1813 Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada )  

Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT was born abt. 1738 in , Acadia, Canada . Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT was the child of Paul ARSENAULT and Madeleine HÉBERT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Abraham ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) and Jeanne GAUDET (maternal)  Jacques HÉBERT and Jeanne GAUTROT (GAUTREAU)

She married  Joseph GIROUARD 3 July 1758 in Québec, Canada, New France .  The couple had (at least) 8 children. Joseph GIROUARD  was born 19 January 1731 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  He died 22 October 1792 in Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm) .  He was the son of François GIROUARD and Anne BOURGEOIS.

Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT died 9 December 1813 in Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada .
Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, 'feux-follets are spirits of the damned that temporarily leave a person's body and wander at night in the shape of a small flame.'

Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (
Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes
From its inception in the early 1600s until 1760, it was called Canada, New France.
1760 to 1763, it was simply Canada
1763 to 1791 - Province of Quebec
1791 to 1867 - Lower Canada
1867 to present - Quebec, Canada.

Thanks to Micheline MacDonald for providing this information.
Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In the mid 1800s, the average couple in New France had 6 to 8 children, with one or more lost to disease during their childhood.

Source: Canada: A People's History ( history/)

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

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Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag Joseph GIROUARD-- Date: 3 July 1758 Place: Québec, Canada, New France
Joseph GIROUARD was the son of François GIROUARD and Anne BOURGEOIS

On 3 July 1758 in Québec City, Comté de Québec, Québec, Canada, Joseph married Marie-Josèphe Arseneau, the daughter of Paul Arseneau and Madeleine Hébert.

(White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Famillies Acadiennes. volume I. Moncton, Canada: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999).

flag Josephte GIROUARD (b.19 May 1761, Deschaillons, Canada   d. 1 August 1825, Saint-Esprit, Montcalm, Lower Canada)

flag Catherine GIROUARD dite MALOUIN (b.20 September 1764, L'Assomption, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 20 October 1840, Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada )

flag Angelique GIROUARD dite MALOUIN (b.3 July 1766, L'Assomption, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 4 October 1826, Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada )

flag Pierre GIROUARD dit MALOUIN (b.18 September 1771, L'Assomption, Province of Québec, Canada   d. , )

flag Marie GIROUARD (b.1773, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )

flag Alexis GIROUARD (b.1 August 1773, L'Assomption, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 24 January 1840, Saint-Jacques, Lower Canada )

flag Euphrosine GIROUARD (b.27 November 1780, Saint-Jacques, Province of Québec, Canada   d. , )

flag Basile GIROUARD (b.21 September 1782, Saint-Jacques, Province of Québec, Canada   d. , )

Events During the Lifetime of Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT

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1758 Marriage / Partner
Marie-Josephe ARSENAULT and Joseph GIROUARD 3 July 1758, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)
1761 Birth of Child
Josephte GIROUARD was born 19 May 1761, Deschaillons, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jean-Deschaillons)
1764 Birth of Child
Catherine GIROUARD dite MALOUIN was born 20 September 1764, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada
1766 Birth of Child
Angelique GIROUARD dite MALOUIN was born 3 July 1766, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada
1771 Birth of Child
Pierre GIROUARD dit MALOUIN was born 18 September 1771, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada
1773 Birth of Child
Alexis GIROUARD was born 1 August 1773, L'Assomption, Québec, Canada
1780 Birth of Child
Euphrosine GIROUARD was born 27 November 1780, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm)
1782 Birth of Child
Basile GIROUARD was born 21 September 1782, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm)
1792 Death of Spouse/Partner
Joseph GIROUARD died 22 October 1792, Saint-Jacques, Québec, Canada (Saint-Jacques-de-Montcalm)

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