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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag   Marguerite  BENOIT

  (b. 28 April 1721 Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia   d. 6 June 1780 Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada )  

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Marguerite BENOIT was born 28 April 1721 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia. Marguerite 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

Marguerite was deported as part of the Acadian Exile / Grand Derangement around 1755.

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She married  Benoni MELANÇON (MELANSON) abt. 1742 in Acadia, Canada .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. Benoni MELANÇON (MELANSON)  was born 16 August 1720 in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia.  He died bef. 8 February 1766 in Lancaster, Massachusetts, USA (South Lancaster).  He was the son of Pierre Paul MELANÇON (MELANSON) and Marie Catherine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT).

Marguerite BENOIT died 6 June 1780 in Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada .
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Marguerite BENOIT

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Marguerite BENOIT married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag  Benoni MELANÇON (MELANSON)-- Date: abt. 1742 Place: , Acadia, Canada
Benoni MELANÇON (MELANSON) was the son of Pierre Paul MELANÇON (MELANSON) and Marie Catherine THÉRIOT (THÉRIAULT)

Marguerite Benoit married Benoni Melancon, son of Paul Melanson and Marie Theriot, circa 1742


Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p116.


flag  Marie MELANSON (b.abt. 1744, , Acadia, Canada   d. 14 December 1772, Yamachiche, Province of Québec, Canada )

flag  Joseph MELANSON (b.abt. 1745, , Acadia, Canada   d. , )
m. Marie-Josephte LORANGER dite RIVARD 17 October 1774

flag  Etienne MELANSON (b.abt. 1748, Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia  d. 17 November 1814, Yamachiche, Lower Canada )

flag  Marguerite MELANSON (b.abt. 1750, , Acadia, Canada   d. 17 September 1808, Louiseville, Maskinongé, Lower Canada )

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28 April 1721
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, Canada / Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Acadia


Name: Marguerite Benoit
Gender: Female
Baptism/ Christening Date: 02 Jun 1721
Birth Date: 28 Apr 1721
Death Date:
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Father's Name: Claude Benoit
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Jeanne Hebert
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C51007-1
Syst Origin: Nova_Scotia-ODM
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Canada In 1745 Louisbourg fell to British forces from New England.

Canada The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle returned Louisbourg to the French in 1748

Canada 1749 - 2,576 settlers are brought to Acadia by the British. Halifax is founded. acadtime.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Canada At the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775, American rebels invade Canada

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.

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.

1772 Death of Child
Marie MELANSON died 14 December 1772, Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)
6 June 1780
Yamachiche, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche)

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