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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? Acadian saying: 'Vent d'en bas, il pleuvra. Vent d'en haut, il va faire beau. [Wind down, it will rain. Wind up, it will be fine.]'




Did You Know?Quebec - Did you know? In New France, socially, the seigneur and his family did not stand apart from his neighbors. All went to the same church, took part in the same amusements upon days of festival, and not infrequently worked together at the common task of clearing the lands. Sons and daughters of the seigneurs often intermarried with those of habitants in the seigneury or of traders in the towns. There was no social 'impasse' such as existed in France among the various elements in a community.

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.

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.


Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
The Old Road, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
Map of Acadia - Source: http://www.acadian-cajun.com/acadmap.htm
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - Grand Pre Village, N.S.
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
Grand Pre Village, N.S.
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Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia - The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia
The Road To Grand Pre, N.S.
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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia  Françoise  Benoit

  (b. 1734Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 28 August 1806Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )  

Françoise Benoit was born 1734 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Françoise 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  Jean Antoine Melançon (Melanson) abt. 1761 in Province of Massachusetts Bay .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Jean Antoine Melançon (Melanson)  was born abt. 1733 in , Acadia, Canada (Acadie) .  He died 14 March 1816 in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup) .  He was the son of Pierre Paul Melançon (Melanson) and Marie Catherine Thériot (Thériault).

Françoise Benoit died 28 August 1806 in Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada .


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Françoise Benoit married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement Acadia Jean Antoine Melançon (Melanson)-- Date: abt. 1761 Place: , Province of Massachusetts Bay
Jean Antoine Melançon (Melanson) was the son of Pierre Paul Melançon (Melanson) and Marie Catherine Thériot (Thériault)


Francoise Benoit married Jean Antoine Melanson, son of Paul Melanson and Marie Theriot, circa 1761

Source:
Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p117.

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Children:
America/USA Benjamin Melancon (b.8 June 1762, Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 31 December 1832, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Melancon (b.15 August 1768, Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 29 August 1846, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Marie-Josephte Melancon (b.1769, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 February 1852, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

Canada/New France Pierre Melancon (b.1770, , Québec Province, Canada   d. , )



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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

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) (www.youtube.com) -

1762 Birth of Child
Benjamin Melancon was born 8 June 1762, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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...


1768 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Melancon was born 15 August 1768, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)

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.


Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...


Canada 1791 - The Constitutional Act divides Québec into Upper and Lower Canada
The Constitutional Act of 1791 was an Act of the British Parliament creating Upper Canada and Lower Canada. Although it was a first step towards Canadian Confederation, its rigid colonial structures...Read MORE...


Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...


World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy


World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...


World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland


World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire


Death
28 August 1806
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)



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