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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  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 .
Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? On January 6th of each year, the Acadians celebrated Epiphany. This tradition included the Twelfth Night cake. The cake contained a ring, a medal, and a button. When the cake was cut, it was said that the person who found the ring would be married soon. The person who found the medal would have a religious vocation. The person who found the button would remain a bachelor or old maid.

Source: Je Me Souviens, A Publication of the American-French Genealogical Society, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Volume 35, Number 1. Spring 2012. Acadian Festivals.
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? The habitant was inordinately fond of sour milk. Tea was scarce and costly. Brandy was imported in huge quantities. Every parish in the colony had its grog-shop; in 1725 the King ordered that no parish should have more than two. Quebec had a dozen or more, and complaint was made that the people flocked to these resorts early in the morning, thus rendering themselves unfit for work during most of the day, and soon ruining their health into the bargain.

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

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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

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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. , )



Events During the Lifetime of Françoise BENOIT

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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)

Added: 5/13/2009 9:12:31 AM

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