flag   John (Jean)  THOMAS

  (b. abt. 11 February 1787 Charlottetown, St. John's Island   d. 17 January 1875 Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )  

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John (Jean) THOMAS was born abt. 11 February 1787 in Charlottetown, St. John's Island. John (Jean) THOMAS was the child of John THOMAS and

He married  Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW) 23 January 1815 in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW)  was born abt. 8 October 1794 in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila).  She died 25 May 1870 in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila).  She was the daughter of Michael Stephen MCGRATH (MCGRAW) and Brigitte-Félicité ROBERT dite LEBRETON.

John (Jean) THOMAS died 17 January 1875 in Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada .

Notes: John Thomas possibly baptized 2 Nov. 1788 at St. Paul's Church Charlottetown, P.E.I., the son of John and Margaret Thomas. The name of John Thomas' mother is given in the Tracadie registers as Margaret Higginson. A widow, Margaret Higgenson married William Drysdalle. John junior was about 5 years old when he arrived at Tracadie. I believe John Thomas Sr. was from Wales.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada / Port La-Joie, Isle-St-Jean, Acadia
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John (Jean) THOMAS married flag  Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW)-- Date: 23 January 1815  Place: Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada
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Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW) was the daughter of Michael Stephen MCGRATH (MCGRAW) and Brigitte-Félicité ROBERT dite LEBRETON


flag  Jean Elie THOMAS (b.01 December 1815, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 14 January 1818, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )

flag  Guillaume Jonas THOMAS (b.8 December 1818, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 22 May 1887, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Adelaide COMEAU abt. 1839

flag  Marguerite THOMAS (b.12 May 1821, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 22 May 1875, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Dosithee ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) abt. 1841

flag  Jean Elie THOMAS (b.15 September 1823, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 16 February 1905, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Tharsile BULGER 29 October 1848

flag  Louis Philippe THOMAS (b.25 January 1826, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 16 September 1924, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Marie Louise LAUSIER (LOSIER) (LOZIER) 5 November 1850

flag  Michel THOMAS (b.20 February 1829, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 20 June 1914, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Marie Claire BRIDEAU 05 November 1850

flag  Guillaume (William) THOMAS (b.28 March 1831, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. 15 November 1884, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada )
m. Judith (Judique) BOUCHER 21 November 1859

flag  Jacques (Jimmie) THOMAS (b.abt. 1834, , New Brunswick, Canada  d. 22 June 1896, Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada)
m. Celina MALLET 18 January 1864

flag  Élizabeth Louise (Lizette) THOMAS (b.abt. 1836, , New Brunswick, Canada  d. , )
m. Canut ARSENAULT (ARCENAULT) (ARSENEAU) 12 February 1866

flag  Brigitte THOMAS (b.12 October 1840, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada   d. , )

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Canada 1791 - The Constitutional Act divides Québec into Upper and Lower Canada
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1815 Marriage / Partner
John (Jean) THOMAS and Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW) 23 January 1815 , Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

1815 Birth of Child
Jean Elie THOMAS was born 01 December 1815, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
Canada 1818 - Canada's border is defined as the 49th Parallel from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains.

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1818 Death of Child
Jean Elie THOMAS died 14 January 1818, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
1818 Birth of Child
Guillaume Jonas THOMAS was born 8 December 1818, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
1821 Birth of Child
Marguerite THOMAS was born 12 May 1821, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
1823 Birth of Child
Jean Elie THOMAS was born 15 September 1823, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
1826 Birth of Child
Louis Philippe THOMAS was born 25 January 1826, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
1829 Birth of Child
Michel THOMAS was born 20 February 1829, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
Canada By 1830, the struggle for democratic government in the colonies of British North America has reached fever pitch.
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1831 Birth of Child
Guillaume (William) THOMAS was born 28 March 1831, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
Canada 1836 - Opening of the first railway in Canada from La Prairie to St. Jean, Quebec
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Canada 1838 - Levels of illiteracy among the French-speaking people were about 73% in 1838 but reached 88% in the countryside.
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World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

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1840 Birth of Child
Brigitte THOMAS was born 12 October 1840, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
Canada 1841 - February 11 – Act of Union - The two colonies of The Canadas are merged into the United Province of Canada.

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Canada 1854 - The French seigneurial system of land tenancy is finally abolished in Canada East

Canada 1857 - Ottawa chosen by Queen Victoria as the capital of the united colony of Canada

Canada 1858 - The Halifax-Truro line begins rail service. Chinese immigrants from California arrive in British Columbia, attracted by the Fraser River Gold Rush.

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Name: John Thomas
Gender: Male
Age: 76
Birth Year: 1785
Spouse's Name: Bridget Thomas
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Canada 1864 - Quebec Conference of 1864 held to discuss Canadian Confederation which will lead to the creation of the Dominion of Canada.

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World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870

1870 Death of Spouse/Partner
Brigitte Marguerite MCGRATH (MCGRAW) died 25 May 1870 , Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila)
World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

17 January 1875
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