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Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Fulgence, est. 1863 65, rue de l’Église, Durham-Sud, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

The name of Durham was borrowed from a county in Great Britain, like, moreover, the majority of the townships created at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.

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Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Fulgence, est. 1863
65, rue de l’Église, Durham-Sud, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps

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Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada

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  • In 1802, the township of Durham was incorporated as part of the policy of the government of Lower Canada to settle the lands of the center of the country.
  • 1832 - DURHAM,
    township in the co. of Drummond, on the west side of the river St. Francis, joins Wickham N.W.; Melbourne S.E.; Acton and Ely S.W. The land is generally good, presenting several extensive and improvable tracts that might be turned to advantage. Beech, maple, birch, butternut, pine, ash and cedar are found in great plenty; there is some oak but it is less abundant. - Watered by numerous small rivulets. - The principal proprietors are the heirs of the late Tomas Scott, Esq. The Abenaqui Indians of the village in the S. of St. Francois hold 8150 acres by letters patent. - The Drummondville Road runs through this T. above 10 m. Near the centre is a new bridge built over the Black River and another over a ravine, 210 ft. wide, in which the high waters of the R. St. Francis rise to 8 feet...The extent of road made is 4 m. and it is opened to 40 ft. and more; 3 miles of it are ditched and drained, and the width between the ditches is from 18 to 20 feet, having 16 small bridges or drains to... Read MORE...

  • On June 8, 1845, the Municipality of the Township of Durham was incorporated.
    However, the region was still relatively deserted and it was not until 1851, when the Saint-Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad was built, that settlers began to settle.
  • The first settler, Mr. Fulgence Préfontaine, is said to have arrived from Charlevoix in 1854.
  • A Catholic mission was created there in 1857. Mass was celebrated in the house of Mr. Calvin Alexander, the first wooden chapel being erected only in 1862.
  • 1863 - Église de Saint-Fulgence established at Durham-Sud
  • On January 1, 1865, the municipality of the township of Durham-Sud was created, which separated from the municipality of the township of Durham.
  • 1873
    SOUTH DURHAM, Drummond co., Que. See New Durham.

    NEW DURHAM, or SOUTH DURHAM, a post village in Drummond co., Que., on the G. T. R., 66 miles from Montreal. It has pearlash and hemlock bark factories, a telegraph office, 2 hotels, and 4 stores. Pop. 200.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • 1890 - South Durham
    "South Durham, Post vil., Quebec, co., Drummond, 66 m. from Montreal."
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1902- South Durham Railroad Station built by Grand Trunk Railway

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female ancestorFelicite COTE (13 September 1804, Saint-Gervais, Bellechasse, Québec, Canada (Saints-Gervais-et-Protais) - 13 June 1872, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
female ancestorEsther GAGNON (9 November 1810, La Malbaie, Québec, Canada (Murray Bay) (Saint-Etienne-de-la-Malbaie) - 6 January 1883, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
male ancestorGédéon-Célestin DÉRAGON (9 August 1826, Chambly, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Chambly) - 1 April 1889, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
female ancestorDomithilde MARCHESSAULT (28 May 1840, L'Acadie, Québec, Canada (Sainte-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie) - 27 September 1908, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
female ancestorJulie BARSALEAU (29 October 1850, St-Chrysostôme, Québec, Canada - 2 November 1905, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
male ancestorMarcel LAROCHELLE (10 April 1851, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre) - 5 June 1924, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
male ancestorNoel PELOQUIN (20 August 1865, Sorel, Québec, Canada (Saint-Pierre) - 26 June 1937, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham))
photo of Martha "Abbie" Symonds ATKINSONMartha "Abbie" Symonds ATKINSON (1868, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham) - 8 November 1914, Barre, Vermont, USA (Graniteville) (South Barre))
male ancestorHenry Charles LAFRANCE (11 November 1870, Durham-Sud, Québec, Canada (Saint-Fulgence-de-Durham) - 4 July 1944, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA (Florence))

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male ancestorMarcel LAROCHELLE (10 April 1851 - 5 June 1924) and female ancestorCatherine LIZOTTE (1862 - ) married 20 July 1880
male ancestorPierre PELOQUIN (7 December 1875 - ) and female ancestorLaura Alphonsine LEDOUX (14 May 1884 - ) married 13 October 1902
male ancestorPaul LAROCHELLE (4 June 1885 - 4 May 1913) and female ancestorFlorida PELOQUIN (3 August 1889 - ) married 24 October 1911
male ancestorFelix PELOQUIN (30 January 1880 - 1945) and female ancestorYvonne PELOQUIN (10 January 1892 - 30 June 1966) married 20 October 1913
male ancestorOnil Zephyr Joseph MANSEAU (30 May 1895 - 1961) and female ancestorAlma Marie PELOQUIN (21 January 1896 - 30 November 1971) married 7 March 1916
male ancestorGeorges CHENET (21 May 1884 - ) and female ancestorFlorida PELOQUIN (3 August 1889 - ) married 30 October 1917
male ancestorFerdinand COUTURE (17 March 1890 - ) and female ancestorAlbina PELOQUIN (2 December 1890 - ) married 1918
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