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Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag female ancestor  Françoise  BENOIT

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

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Françoise BENOIT was born abt. 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

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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

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 .
Details of the family tree of Françoise appear below.
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Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren) of Françoise BENOIT

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Françoise BENOIT married Acadian Exile - Grand Derangement flag male ancestor 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

Stephen A. White, Dictionnaire Genealogique Des Familles Acadiennes, p117.


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

Added: 5/13/2009 9:12:31 AM - Updated: 3/21/2015 3:53:57 PM

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