Acadia - Did you know? New Year's Day was one of the most popular social occasions in Acadia. In every home people would get up in the morning, shake hands and wish one another 'a good and happy new year, and paradise at the end of your days'. A farily common superstition required that the first visitor to enter a house be a person of the male sex. If a female entered first, she risked bringing bad luck upon the household. On New Year's Day, everone tried to wear something new for the first time. This ensured having new clothes all year long.
Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.
Quebec - Did you know?Have you ever wondered why there are often no very old tombstones in the cemteries of Canada/New France? There is a good reason. Up until the mid to late 1800s, the deceased were buried around the church. It was the customary practice to do this as a way of showing the close relationship between the living and the dead, as God is master of life and death. In time, space ran out and new cemeteries were created. At that point, the bodies near the church were often exhumed and transfered to a common area of the new cemetery. The gravestones of the old cemetery were eventually removed to create space around the church for parking.
Source: La Nativité de Notre-Dame du Vieux-Beauport (www.fabriquelanativite.com)
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She married Jean Baptiste Cormier
The couple had (at least) 1 child.
Jean Baptiste Cormier
was born abt. 1730
in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada (Fort Lawrence) (Beaubassin, Acadia)
He died 28 June 1792
in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
He was the son of Pierre Cormier dit Rossignol and Marie Anne Cyr.
Madeleine Bernard died 12 November 1814
in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada.
The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000
1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic Coast.
Britain founds Halifax to counter the French presence at Louisbourg. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory.
www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm -
1750 - Église de Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue established in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu
1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.
1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754, the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included fighting against the French. Most of them refused. www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.
1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France. Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to France initially settle in northwestern France, around St. Malo and Morlaix. www.acadian-cajun.com/ acadtime.htm -
1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City
Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com) -
1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups. They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. Others ended up in Newfoundland, the West Indies and even the Falkland Islands.
www.cbc.ca/ acadian/ timeline.html -
1766 Birth of Child Anastasie-Nathalie Cormier was born 25 May 1766, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
When the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today.
Canada: A People's History (www.cbc.ca/ history/ ) -
1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.
Death 12 November 1814 Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
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