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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Jean-Baptiste  BENOIT

  (b. abt. 1748, Acadia, Canada   d. 2 October 1830Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada )  
Summary: Jean-Baptiste BENOIT was born abt. 1748 in , Acadia, Canada . Jean-Baptiste BENOIT was the child of Geoffroi BENOIT and Madeleine BABIN and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Claude BENOIT and Jeanne HÉBERT (maternal)  Pierre BABIN and Madeleine BOURG

He married  Françoise LÉTOURNEAU 9 October 1775 in Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Françoise LÉTOURNEAU  was born 30 August 1759 in Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly) .  She died 22 September 1832 in Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Nicolas LÉTOURNEAU and Marie-Geneviève PELOQUIN dite FÉLIX.

Jean-Baptiste BENOIT died 2 October 1830 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Lower Canada .
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Did You Know?Acadia - Did you know? In Acadia, Ash Wednesday (Mercredi des Cendres) ushered in forty days of penitence, as prescribed by the Church. Fasting, for those between the ages of twenty-one and sixty, was very severe, permitting no more than two ounces of bread in the morning, a good meal at noon and a light snack at night. Meat was prohibited, at first every day of the week, and later only Wednesdays and Fridays.

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? 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 had a profound belief in the supernatural, and was prone to associate miraculous handiwork with every unusual event. New France was full of legends and weird tales. Most of these legends had some moral lessons attached to them: they were tales of disaster which came from disobeying the teachings of the Church or of miraculous escape from death or perdition due to the supernatural rewarding of righteousness.

Daily Life in New France ( french/ daily_life_in_new_france.htm)
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns) - Église de Saint-Athanase, est. 1822
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St. Johns), Quebec - Richelieu River
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns) - St. Johns, Que. Canada, Gouin Bridge. Pont Gouin.
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St. Johns, Que. Canada, Gouin Bridge. Pont Gouin.
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns) - Saint Jean sur Richelieu (St John's) Quebec Canada Grand Trunk Railway Station
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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns) - Yacht Club, St. Johns, Que.
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns)
Yacht Club, St. Johns, Que.

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Jean-Baptiste BENOIT married flag Françoise LÉTOURNEAU-- Date: 9 October 1775 Place: Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada
Françoise LÉTOURNEAU was the daughter of Nicolas LÉTOURNEAU and Marie-Geneviève PELOQUIN dite FÉLIX

flag Elisabeth BENOIT (b.12 April 1781, Chambly, Province of Québec, Canada   d. 26 November 1801, Saint-Luc, Lower Canada)

flag Pierre BENOIT (b.30 May 1794, Chambly, Lower Canada   d. 30 August 1854, Saint-Luc, Lower Canada)

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News 1749--French population of the whole of the Acadian Peninsula : 13,000 -

Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. acadtime.htm
The establishment of Halifax in 1749 engrained a solid colonized British presence on the Atlantic...Read MORE...

News 1750 - LeLoutre gets the Indians to burn Beaubassin to get Acadians over to French territory. acadtime.htm -

Canada 1750 - German immigrants begin to arrive in numbers at Halifax. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1752 - Canada's first newspaper, the weekly Halifax Gazette, appears (March 23). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

News 1754 - At the beginning of the French and Indian War of 1754,
the British government demanded that Acadians take an oath of allegiance to the Crown that included ...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.

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 webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

News 1758 - The Acadians who fled to Ile St. Jean and Ile Royale are rounded up and 3000+ are sent to France.
Two of the ships are unseaworthy and sink ... hundreds of Acadians perish. The ones who make it to...Read MORE...

Canada 1759 - British troops defeated French troops in Battle of Plains of Abraham near Quebec City

Québec a Nation History (Part 15) ( -

News 1764 - British authorities in 1764 allowed Acadians to return in small isolated groups.
They returned slowly, settling in various locations on mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. ...Read MORE...

News 1775 - November 2 - American Revolutionary War - American invaders capture Fort St. John on the Richelieu River. St-Jean, Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ November_2 -

1775 Marriage / Partner
Jean-Baptiste BENOIT and Françoise LÉTOURNEAU 9 October 1775, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
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

1781 Birth of Child
Elisabeth BENOIT was born 12 April 1781, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
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...

1794 Birth of Child
Pierre BENOIT was born 30 May 1794, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly)
World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

News 1800 commodities were produced in smaller centres; for example,... Saint-Jean became a centre for earthenware production... 2010/ 10/ seigneurial-system-and-settlement.html -

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

1801 Death of Child
Elisabeth BENOIT died 26 November 1801, Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada
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...

Canada 1812 - War of 1812 - second invasion of Canada by Americans (
At the outbreak of hostilities, the U.S. Army was a poorly equipped force of fewer than 7,000 men,...Read MORE...

Canada When the next American invaders arrive in 1812, they are fought to a stand-still at the battles of Queenston Heights, Chateauguay and Lundy's Lane, setting boundaries that remain today.

Canada: A People's History ( history/ ) -

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

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.

Canada 1818 - Canada's border is defined as the 49th Parallel from Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ 1800-to-1867.html -

News 1828 - Cathédrale Saint-Jean-l’Évangéliste established at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu -

2 October 1830
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada (St-Johns)

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