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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Françoise  BENOIT

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

Acadian Culture in Maine: Oral Traditions - University of Maine at Fort Kent (acim.umfk.maine.edu/oral_traditions.html)
Did You Know?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 1600s, pro-birth measures were put in place to encourage population growth in New France. Allowances were granted to familes with ten or more children. Bonuses were provided to men who married before age 20 and to women who married before age 16. Free education was promised to the 26th child! (Yes, the 26th child.)

History of Quebec for Dummies by Eric Bedard, published by John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd.
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
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
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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.
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.
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup) - L'Eglise de St. Antoine de Padoue
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
L'Eglise de St. Antoine de Padoue
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup) - Hotel Chateau Louise, Louiseville, Que.
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)
Hotel Chateau Louise, Louiseville, Que.
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup) -
Louiseville, Maskinongé, Québec, Canada (Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup)


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Françoise BENOIT married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag 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.

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

flag Jean-Baptiste MELANCON (b.15 August 1768, Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 29 August 1846, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

flag Marie-Josephte MELANCON (b.1769, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 17 February 1852, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

flag 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...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...Read MORE...


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

fccs.ok.ubc.ca/ about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

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

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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,...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

www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

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
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...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.

February 6, 1778

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

June 1, 1779

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 ...Read MORE...


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


World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


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
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...


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

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