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Source: Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In the typical habitant dwelling-house, often reached by a ladder, was a loft or attic running the full area of the house, but so low that one could touch, the rafters everywhere. Here the children, often a dozen or more of them, were stowed away at night on mattresses of straw or feathers laid along the floor. As the windows were securely fastened, even in the coldest weather this attic was warm.

Source: Daily Life in New France (www.chroniclesofamerica.com/ french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)


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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Marguerite  Benoit

  (b. 28 April 1721Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 6 June 1780Yamachiche, Québec, Canada )  

Marguerite Benoit was born 28 April 1721 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Marguerite Benoit was the child of Claude Benoit and Jeanne Hébert and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Martin Benoit dit Labriere and Marie Chaussegros (maternal)  Étienne Hébert and Jeanne Comeau

She married  Benoni Melançon (Melanson) abt. 1742 in Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  Benoni Melançon (Melanson)  was born 16 August 1720 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia .  He died bef. 8 February 1766 in Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA .  He was the son of Pierre Paul Melançon (Melanson) and Marie Catherine Thériot (Thériault).

Marguerite Benoit died 6 June 1780 in Yamachiche, Québec, Canada .


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Marguerite Benoit married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Benoni Melançon (Melanson)-- Date: abt. 1742 Place: , Acadia, Canada (Acadie)
Benoni Melançon (Melanson) was the son of Pierre Paul Melançon (Melanson) and Marie Catherine Thériot (Thériault)


Marguerite Benoit married Benoni Melancon, son of Paul Melanson and Marie Theriot, circa 1742

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Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p116.

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Name: Marguerite Benoit
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Baptism/ Christening Date: 02 Jun 1721
Baptism/ Christening Place: SAINT CHARLES,GRAND PRE,KINGS,NOVA SCOTIA
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Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.
An expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley besieged and ultimately captured the French fortress of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, in 1745 as part of King...Read MORE...


News 1747 Troops from New England Massacred at Grand Pre.


Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

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Canada 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.
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Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax.

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Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23).

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Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...


World History 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.


News 1755 - September 5, 1755 - Acadian Expulsion
John Winslow, military commander at Annapolis, starts rounding up 5,000 Acadians from Grand Pre, Annapolis & Fundy coast for refusing to take an oath of allegiance; their land and farms are forfeited ...Read MORE...


Acadia 1755
Beginning of the Acadian Expulsion on July 28

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover

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Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

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Canada 1763 - France cedes its North American posessions to Britain by the Treaty of Paris, ending the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). Quebec City French-speaking Catholics were now under the rule of Protestant Britain.
In 1763, England was convinced, mistakenly, that it was inheriting a French society but the new colonial authorities did not fully understand the reality. The former subjects of the king of France...Read MORE...


News Between 1765 and 1790, Yamachiche grew quickly with new settlers from Acadia (Acadians expelled by the English) and from the United States, particularly Loyalists from Massachusetts.

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Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada
but despite the efforts of rebel spies to entice Quebec to join the revolution, les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule, and the invasion ultimately fails. The mass migration of...Read MORE...


Canada 1775 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
On December 31, 1775, during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83), Patriot forces under Colonel Benedict Arnold (1741-1801) and General Richard Montgomery (1738-75) attempted to capture the...Read MORE...


World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.


World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.


Death
6 June 1780
Yamachiche, Québec, Canada



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