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Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.



Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? Tobacco was used freely in New France. Nearly every farmer planted tobacco near his home. Men and boys around age 12 or above often smoked pipes. The women were smokers, too, but more commonly they used tobacco in the form of snuff.

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


Over time, Quebec has gone through a series of name changes.

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Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec
16, rue de Buade, Quebec City, Quebec
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Claire-Cecile  Benoit

  (b. 1728Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 17 March 1758Québec, Canada, New France )  

Claire-Cecile Benoit was born 1728 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Claire-Cecile 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  Joseph Leblanc abt. 1749 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Joseph Leblanc  was born 7 January 1726 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia .  He was the son of Joseph Leblanc dit Cajetan and Marguerite Bourgeois.

Claire-Cecile Benoit died 17 March 1758 in Québec, Canada, New France .


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Claire-Cecile Benoit married Acadia Joseph Leblanc-- Date: abt. 1749 Place: , Acadia, Canada
Joseph Leblanc was the son of Joseph Leblanc dit Cajetan and Marguerite Bourgeois


Claire Cecile Benoit married Joseph LeBlanc, son of Joseph Le Blanc and Marguerite Bourgeois, circa 1749.

Source:

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

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Children:
Acadia Marguerite Leblanc (b.1750, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )

Acadia Pierre Leblanc (b.1753, Port Royal, Acadia  d. 19 April 1815, Saint-Hyacinthe, Lower Canada )

 Marie Leblanc (b.abt. 1757,   d. , )



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News 1737 - A road is completed between Quebec and Montreal.
The Chemin du Roy was the first road linking Quebec City to Montreal. Today the old roads which where established in 1737, serves as a tourist route, passing through three of the provinces principal...Read MORE...


News 1743 - Several people are crushed to death at the bakers shop in Quebec due to scarcity of food in New France.

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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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Death
17 March 1758
Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)



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