The Descendants of Francois (dit la Riviere) Michel


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In1998, Waldron Leard, sent me a large packet of information via snail-mail on the Michel family prior to the expulsion of the Acadians. I have been fascinated to realize that I am FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE) MICHEL’ s 8th great-granddaughter and have worked on connections. I do realize that there are many more family members who do not appear here, but I drew the line out to my fifth cousins. There are connections to the Bell, Betts, Boulter, Carruthers, Dawson, Gordon, Leard, M’Williams, Muttart families and others.

Descendants of Francois (dit la Riviere) Michel

Generation No. 1

1. FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1 MICHEL was born 1640 in France. He married MADELEINE GERMON. She was born 1635.

Children of FRANCOIS MICHEL and MADELEINE GERMON are:

2. i. JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2 MICHEL, b. 1658, Normandy, France; d. 18 Feb 1748, Annapolis Royal, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS Canada].

3. ii. FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE) MICHEL, b. Abt. 1670, France; d. Bef. 1755, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada].

Generation No. 2

2. JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2 MICHEL (FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1658 in Normandy, France, and died 18 Feb 1748 in Annapolis Royal, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS Canada]. He married CATHERINE COMEAU 1689 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada] [Port Royal, NS, Canada], daughter of ETIENNE COMEAU and MARIE LEFEBVRE. She was born 1671 in Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

Children of JACQUES MICHEL and CATHERINE COMEAU are:

4. i. FRANCOIS3 MICHEL, b. 1689, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 12 Jun 1759, Pisiquit Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada].

ii. JEAN MICHEL, b. 1692, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. UNKNOWN, a native Malecite woman in a Malecite village in Acadie, La Nouvelle-France by native elders; b. Acadie, La Nouvelle-France.

iii. CHARLES MICHEL, b. 1694, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada].

5. iv. JOESPH MICHEL, b. 1697, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]; d. Aft. 1759, MA, USA.

6. v. JUDITH MICHEL, b. 1697, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada].

7. vi. MARGUERITE MICHEL, b. 1702, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 1800, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

8. vii. JACQUES "GABRIEL" MICHEL, b. 04 Jun 1704, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]; d. 20 Oct 1764, Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada] (Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere).

9. viii. MARIE ANNE MICHEL, b. 12 Sep 1706, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]; d. 25 Jan 1768, Neguac, La Nouvelle-France [Neguac, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada].

ix. MICHEL MICHEL, b. 30 Dec 1708, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 29 Jan 1709, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. UNKNOWN.

10. x. PIERRE MICHEL, b. 25 Feb 1710, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 15 Dec 1746, Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada](Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere).

11. xi. MADELINE MARIE MICHEL, b. 05 Aug 1712, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

xii. PAUL MICHEL, b. 28 Jul 1714, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 10 Jan 1735.

xiii. ANNE MICHEL, b. 23 Apr 1719, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada]; d. 29 Apr 1742, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. OLIVIER EGAN, 14 Feb 1740, Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France; b. 1708, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France; d. 18 Apr 1745, Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada] (Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere).

3. FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE)2 MICHEL (FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born Abt. 1670 in France, and died Bef. 1755 in Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]. He married MARGUERITE MEUNIER/MIGNIER 1695 in Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, daughter of JEAN MEUNIER and MARGUERITE HOUSSEAU. She was born 1680 in Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [NS, Canada].

Notes for FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE) MICHEL:

The French colony of Port Royal, established in 1605, was exchanged back and forth between France and England on a number of occasions. The first Port Royal Acadian census was recorded in 1671. The Treaty of D'Utrecht signed in 1713, was the "beginning of the end" for Acadian people. Francois resided with his wife in Pisiquit Acadie and in 1714 they, with three sons and four daughters were among 346 people living along the Riviere de Pisiquit. From 1713 to 1755, the Acadian people were forced to live under an "English regime". Although these 30 years were years of prosperity, they were also years of incertitude. In 1744, the French, under the command of General Duvivier, attempted to take over Acadia. Louisbourg fell in 1745.

Children of FRANCOIS MICHEL and MARGUERITE MEUNIER/MIGNIER are:

12. i. MARIE-JOSEPHE3 MICHEL, b. 1696, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. L'Anse-au-Matelot, Ile Saint-Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Alexandra, PEI Canada].

ii. CECILE MICHEL, b. 1700, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere au Crapaud, Ile Saint-Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Crapaud, PEI Canada]; m. FRANCOIS-LOUIS BOURC/BOURG, Abt. 1715, Cobequid Acadie, La Nouvelle-France; b. 1687, Cobequid, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Truro, NS Canada]; d. 03 Dec 1758, at sea, interred in the English Channel, England. Francois-Louie was a ploughman.

Notes for CECILE MICHEL:

They lived a Riviere au Crapaud on the east bank of the River. They made a clearing on it for the sowing of four bushels of wheat. In livestock they owned two oxen, four cows, one calf, four pigs and ten fowls. The Fall Farm was just to the west of the Crapaud People's Cemetery and the cemetery is on the site of this Acadian farm. The first known British settler on this property was Christopher Smith of Harum in Yorkshire, England.

Notes for FRANCOIS-LOUIS BOURC/BOURG:

The Acadians landed at Point Prim and were verbally granted land by the Commandant, Monsieur Denis de Bonnaventure. They arrived in the Crapaud area about 1750. By 1758, the Cobequid settlers who came to Ile Saint-Jean through the efforts of Lord Rollo had arrived and the Acadians were deported to France and their newly established settlements burnt.

iii. PAUL (DIT LAURINE) MICHEL, b. 1703, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. 1742, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada]; m. MARIE JOSEPHTE VINCENT, 03 Jun 1726, Annapolis Royal, La Nouvelle-France; b. 1707, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Aft. 1752, Riviere du Moulin a Scie, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Johnstons River, PEI, Canada]. Paul was a ploughman.

Notes for MARIE JOSEPHTE VINCENT:

The family moved to Ile St-Jean around 1750-52. The move took place after Paul's death.

iv. MARGUERITE MICHEL, b. 1706, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere-du-Nord-Est, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [N of Hillsborough River, PEI, Canada]; m. PAUL (DIT GRANDPAUL) DOIRON/DOUARON, 1734, Pisiquit Acadie, La Nouvelle-France; b. 1710, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere-du-Nord-Est, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [N of Hillsborough River, PEI, Canada]. Paul was a ploughman.

Notes for PAUL (DIT GRANDPAUL) DOIRON/DOUARON:

They came to Ile St-Jean ca. 1750 and settled on the Hillsborough River.

v. ELIZABETH (DIT LARUINE) MICHEL, b. 1712, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 1750, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [NS, Canada]; m. JEAN VINCENT, Abt. 1730, Pisiquit Acadie, La Nouvelle-France (NS), Canada; b. Abt. 1712, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere-du-Nord-Est, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [N of Hillsborough River, PEI, Canada]. Jean was a ploughman.

Notes for JEAN VINCENT:

Jean came to the Island in 1750. Jean had land on the Riviere du Moulin-a-scie, situated on the south side of the Riveiere du Nord-Est of Port la Joie in 1752. Jean is listed in the 1752 census as married to Marguerite Herbert, a native of Acadia aged 25 and with a 2 year old son so it is unlikely that Elizabeth ever lived on the Island. The land was granted to Jean verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. On it they made a clearing for the sowing of eight bushels of wheat. He had in livestock two pigs and eight fowls. The property is on a piece of land between the Johnston's and the Glenfinnan Rivers, overlooking the Hillsborough River.

13. vi. MARIE-MADELEINE MICHEL (DIT LA RUINE), b. Abt. 1713, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 06 Nov 1758.

14. vii. BARBE (DIT LAURINE) MICHEL, b. Abt. 1714, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 1798, Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., St. John's Island [PEI], Canada (Vallier Field).

viii. MARIE MICHEL, b. 1717, Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere du Moulin a Scie, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Johnstons River, PEI, Canada]; m. BERNARD SAVARY; b. 1712, Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada]; d. Riviere du Moulin a Scie, Ile Saint Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Johnstons River, PEI, Canada]. Bernard was a ploughman.

Notes for MARIE MICHEL:

This family came to Ile Saint-Jean about 1750 and was on a grant of land given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure. They made a clearing of three arpents in extent at this location at Rivieres du Moulins-a-Scie on the south side of the petite Ascension.

The Hillsborough River is typical of many PEI waterways, subject to tidal influences up to 75% of the length of its main stream. The Acadians called it "Riviere de Nord'Est" and "La Grand Riviere". The early colonial British named it Hillsborough for the Earl of Hillsborough. It is also known as the East River. The French were the first Europeans to occupy the area on a continuing basis beginning in 1720 at Port-LaJoie guarding the south of the river.

In 1758, at the hands of the British, most of the Island's population of 5,000 were removed from their lands, including the rich marshlands of the Hillsborough which had attracted the experienced Acadians. The Acadian homesteads along the River, included Port-LaJoie (Present day Fort Amherst, a point of land between the Johnston's and Glenfinnan Rivers, present day Frenchfort, Scotchfort, Mount Stewart, and Pisquid)

Notes for BERNARD SAVARY:

Bernard was the oldest of four surviving sons and three daughters and his father, a widower, lived with them in Ile Saint-Jean.

Generation No. 3

4. FRANCOIS3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1689 in Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada], and died 12 Jun 1759 in Pisiquit Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada]. He married (1) ANNE (DIT LAROSETTA) LEGER 05 Feb 1715 in Port Royal, Acadie, daughter of JACQUES LEGER and MADELEINE TRAHAN. She was born 1697 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 08 Dec 1742 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada](Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere). He married (2) ELIZABETH/ISABELLE LEJUGE 24 Nov 1751 in Port-LaJoie (Acadian Port southeast shore Charlottetown Harbour), Ile Saint-Jean by Patrice Le Gree. She was born 1689 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 11 Jul 1759 in Chateauneuf, France.

Children of FRANCOIS MICHEL and ANNE LEGER are:

i. MADELEINE4 MICHEL, b. 20 Nov 1717, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. RENE AUCOIN, 1737; b. Abt. 1711.

ii. FRANCOIS MICHEL, b. 13 Apr 1720, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. MARIE JOSEPH BOURG, Abt. 1748, Acadie.

iii. JOSEPH MICHEL, b. 05 Apr 1722, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 30 Apr 1722, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

iv. HONORE MICHEL, b. 19 Apr 1723, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

v. JEAN MICHEL, b. Abt. 1725, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada].

vi. JOSEPH MICHEL, b. Abt. 1725, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada].

15. vii. ANNE "MARGUERITE" MICHEL, b. Abt. 1737, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada]; d. 04 Jun 1816.

viii. CATHERINE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1736, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada].

16. ix. PIERRE MICHEL, b. 1739, Port-Lajoie, Ile Saint-Jean [PEI], La Nouvelle-France (Saint-Jean d'Evangelist cimetiere Rocky Road, PEI); d. 20 Mar 1784.

5. JOESPH3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1697 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died Aft. 1759 in MA, USA. He married MARIE JOSEPHE BOUDRET/BOUDREAUX 1725 in Port Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, daughter of FRANCOIS BOUDRET and MARIE-MADELEINE BELIVEAU. She was born Abt. 1704, and died in Annapolis Royal, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada] (Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere).

Children of JOESPH MICHEL and MARIE BOUDRET/BOUDREAUX are:

i. MARIE JOSEPHE4 MICHEL, b. Abt. 1726, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. SIMON BREAUX, 17 Jan 1745, Port-Royal Acadie; b. 1715, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

17. ii. JOSEPH MICHEL, b. 01 Apr 1731, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

18. iii. FRANCOIS JOSEPH MICHEL, b. 01 Apr 1733, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

iv. CHARLES MICHEL, b. 08 Jun 1735, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

v. BRIGITTE MICHEL, b. 19 Sep 1738, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

vi. PAUL MICHEL, b. 23 Mar 1740, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

vii. JEAN BAPTISTE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1742, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [ NS, Canada].

viii. FELICITE MICHEL, b. 15 Mar 1745, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

ix. SCHOLASTIQUE MICHEL, b. 07 May 1747, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

x. FEMALE MICHEL, b. 19 Dec 1750, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

6. JUDITH3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1697 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada]. She married PAUL SAVOIE 23 Sep 1722 in Port-Royal, Acadie, son of GERMAIN SAVOIE and MARIE BREAU. He was born Abt. 1696 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died in Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewill Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

Children of JUDITH MICHEL and PAUL SAVOIE are:

19. i. JUDITH4 SAVOIE, b. 1723, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

ii. FRANCOIS SAVOIE, b. 1724, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. 1734.

20. iii. MARIE JOSEPHE SAVOIE, b. 25 Mar 1726, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. LA, USA.

iv. MARIE MADELEINE SAVOIE, b. 1728, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France.

v. CHARLES SAVOIE, b. Abt. 1732.

21. vi. PIERRE SAVOIE, b. 28 Feb 1741, Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada]; d. 24 Mar 1788, Opelousas, LA, USA.

22. vii. ANASTASIE MARGUERITE SAVOIE, b. Abt. 1745, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. 18 Oct 1802, Opelousas, LA, USA.

viii. JEAN SAVOIE, b. Abt. 1750.

7. MARGUERITE3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1702 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died Bef. 1800 in Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]. She married RENE MARTIN 29 Oct 1726 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, son of RENE MARTIN and MARIE-ANNE MEUNIER. He was born 1698 in Port-Royal or Anappolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 10 Jan 1777 in L'Achigan, La Nouvelle-France [Montcalm, QC, Canada].

Children of MARGUERITE MICHEL and RENE MARTIN are:

i. RENE4 MARTIN, b. 21 Dec 1727, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

23. ii. MARIE MADELEINE MARTIN, b. 31 Mar 1729, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 17 Dec 1772, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

iii. MARGUERITE MARTIN, b. 21 Jul 1730, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. ANTOINE DANIEL.

iv. JOSEPH MARTIN, b. 18 Feb 1732, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. MARIE LOUISE GIROUARD, 06 Feb 1767, L'Assumption, QU; b. 1747, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

v. CHARLES BENJAMIN MARTIN, b. 24 Feb 1734, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. MARIE THERESE ROBICHAUX; b. 06 Dec 1737, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 04 Nov 1807, L'Achigan, La Nouvelle-France [Montcalm, QC, Canada].

vi. MARIE MODESTE MARTIN, b. 07 Sep 1737, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. JEAN BAPTISTE AMIRAULT; b. 23 Jul 1728, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

vii. ROSALIE NATHALIE MARTIN, b. 29 Aug 1738, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

viii. ANNE MARTIN, b. Jan 1740, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. JEAN BAPTISTE BELEC, 24 Sep 1770, L'Assumption, QU.

ix. FRANCOIS MARTIN, b. 12 Apr 1742, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

x. AMABLE MARTIN, b. 1744, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. ANASTASIE GIROUARD; b. 1751, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

xi. ANASTASIE MARTIN, b. 1746, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. JEAN POIRIER; b. 10 Feb 1740, Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada].

8. JACQUES "GABRIEL"3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 04 Jun 1704 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 20 Oct 1764 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada] (Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere). He married JEANNE MARIE BREAUX 13 Feb 1730 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, daughter of JEAN BREAU/BRAULT/BRAUD and ANNE CHIASSON. She was born 1709 in Port-Lajoie, Ile Saint-Jean, La Nouvelle-France [near Charlottetown, PEI, Canada] (Saint-Jean d'Evangelist cimetiere Rocky Road, PEI), and died 31 Mar 1765 in Mirabalais, Saint Doinique, West Indies.

Children of JACQUES MICHEL and JEANNE BREAUX are:

i. MADELEINE4 MICHEL, b. 1731, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. RENE BABINEAUX, 20 May 1759; b. 19 Apr 1725, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 05 Dec 1775.

24. ii. ANNE MICHEL, b. 23 Jan 1733, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 18 Jun 1818, Opelousas, LA, USA.

25. iii. JOSEPH MARIE MICHEL, b. 1735, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 14 Jul 1783.

26. iv. PIERRE MICHEL, b. 10 Apr 1738, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 27 Mar 1813, St. James Parish, LA, USA.

v. MARGUERITE ANASTASIE MICHEL, b. 15 Oct 1740, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 19 Dec 1764, Mireblais, Haiti.

vi. MARIE JOSEPHE MICHEL, b. 26 Dec 1742, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; m. GUILLAUME FRANCOIS HOSTCLIN; b. Abt. 1740.

vii. BASILE MICHEL, b. 16 Feb 1745, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 26 Sep 1807, Le Havre, France; m. CECILE DOUCET; b. Abt. 1748, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France; d. 29 Dec 1811, Le Havre, France.

viii. FRANCOIS MICHEL, b. 1749, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 1793, sea off the Inagua Islands, South America; m. MARY LEEDS, 04 Apr 1774, Stonington, CT, USA; b. Apr 1751, Stonington, CT, USA; d. Abt. 1820, Groton, New London Co., CT, USA.

ix. ANNE MICHEL, b. 1752, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 17 Jun 1818.

x. ISADORE MICHEL, b. 1752, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 22 Sep 1764, Mirebalais, Haiti.

9. MARIE ANNE3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 12 Sep 1706 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 25 Jan 1768 in Neguac, La Nouvelle-France [Neguac, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada]. She married AMBROISE BREAUX 29 Oct 1726 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, son of JEAN BREAU/BRAULT/BRAUD and ANNE CHIASSON. He was born 10 Oct 1705 in Port-Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal, NS, Canada], and died 28 Jan 1768 in Neguac, La Nouvelle-France [Neguac, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada].

Children of MARIE MICHEL and AMBROISE BREAUX are:

27. i. JOSEPH4 BREAUX, b. 17 Jul 1727, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 19 May 1811, Memramcook, Westmoreland Co., NB, Canada.

28. ii. MARIE JOSEPHE BREAUX, b. 04 Nov 1728, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. Abt. 1777, LA, USA.

29. iii. ANASTASIE BREAUX, b. Bet. 1729 - 1731, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France.

30. iv. ATHANASE BREAUX, b. 08 May 1733, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. Abt. 1794, St. James Parish, LA, USA.

31. v. MARIE MADELEINE BREAUX, b. Abt. 1739, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. Abt. 18 Sep 1820, LA, USA.

vi. PAUL BREAUX, b. 16 Mar 1741, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

vii. JEAN BAPTISTE BREAUX, b. 1743, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

32. viii. JEAN VICTOR (DIT MENOU) BREAUX, b. Abt. 1750, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

33. ix. ISABELLE ANASTASIE BREAUX, b. Abt. 1751, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada].

34. x. ANSELME BREAUX, b. 1753, Chipoudy, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Hopewell Hill, Albert Co., NB, Canada]; d. 16 Apr 1797, Neguac, Northumberland Co., NB, Canada.

10. PIERRE3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 25 Feb 1710 in Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada], and died 15 Dec 1746 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada](Saint-Jean d'Baptiste cimetiere). He married ANNE MARIE GUILBAULT 26 Nov 1731 in Port-Royal, Acadie, daughter of CHARLES GUILBAULT and ANNE BOURG. She was born 03 Apr 1712 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada].

Children of PIERRE MICHEL and ANNE GUILBAULT are:

i. MARIE JOSEPHE4 MICHEL, b. 15 Dec 1746.

ii. JOSEPH MICHEL, b. Abt. 1734.

iii. JEAN BAPTISTE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1736.

iv. ANNE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1738.

v. PIERRE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1738; d. Bef. 1742.

vi. NATHALIE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1739.

vii. PIERRE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1742.

viii. FELICITE MICHEL, b. Abt. 1744.

ix. CECILE MICHEL, b. 04 Dec 1746.

x. ISIDORE MICHEL, b. 04 Dec 1746.

xi. ANNE MICHEL, b. 04 Dec 1746.

11. MADELINE MARIE3 MICHEL (JACQUES (DIT SAINT-MICHEL)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 05 Aug 1712 in Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]. She married JOSEPH (DIT L'OFFICIER) GUILBAULT 02 Jan 1733 in Port-Royal Acadie, son of CHARLES GUILBAULT and ANNE BOURG. He was born 07 Feb 1710 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada], and died 01 Sep 1765 in Poste des Attakapas, Louisiana, USA (Saint Martin de Tours Catholic Cemetery).

Children of MADELINE MICHEL and JOSEPH GUILBAULT are:

35. i. MARIE ANNE4 GUILBAULT, b. 1733, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 28 Dec 1809, St. Martinville, LA, USA.

36. ii. CHARLES GUILBAULT, b. 1736, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

37. iii. ANNE GUILBAULT, b. 24 Mar 1739, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 15 May 1813, St. Martinville, LA, USA.

38. iv. ROSALIE GUILBAULT, b. 1741, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

39. v. MARGUERITE GUILBAULT, b. 09 Aug 1743, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 13 Mar 1814, St. Martinville, LA, USA.

40. vi. FELICITE GUILBAULT, b. Abt. 1748, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 03 Jan 1818.

41. vii. FRANCOIS GUILBAULT, b. 1749, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada]; d. 16 Sep 1822.

viii. DAVID BASILE GUILBAULT, b. 1752, Port-Royal Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Port Royal NS, Canada].

42. ix. JEAN GUILBAULT, b. 1760, Restigouche, La Nouvelle France [NB, Canada].

12. MARIE-JOSEPHE3 MICHEL (FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born 1696 in Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada], and died in L'Anse-au-Matelot, Ile Saint-Jean, La Nouvelle-France [Alexandra, PEI Canada]. She married LOUIS SIRE/CYR 23 May 1712 in Saint Charles des Mines, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Grand Pre, NS, Canada], Acadie, La Nouvelle-France, son of JEAN SIRE and MARGUERITE RIMBAULT. He was born Abt. 1685 in Saint Charles des Mines, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Grand Pre, NS, Canada], and died 23 Jun 1757 in La Nouvelle-France [Quebec City, QC, Canada].

Notes for MARIE-JOSEPHE MICHEL:

The family resided at Pisiquit in 1714, St-Charles-des-Mines from 1719 to 1731, l'Anse-au-Matelot, Ile Saint-Jean in 1749 and Petit-Marais in 1752. They settled on property granted to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonnaventure at Anse-au-Matelost. On it they made a clearing for a garden. In livestock they had a heifer, two sows and twenty fowls. The area they settled on in Iles Saint-Jean is now known as Alexandra.

Monsieur Denis de Bonnaventure was a native of France who distinguished himself as a soldier at Louisburg on Ile Rayale. He was appointed Commandant (Governor) of Ile Saint-Jean in August 1749 and served until 1754. He had under his command a garrison of 100 men. His first act was to reconstruct the principal buildings of his garrison, including barracks, personal quarters for himself, a surgeon, the parish priest as well as large depots for provisions and arms. The buildings were all wood, excepting the powder magazine, which was built of stone. The building site remained the same as was before, prior to the fort's burning by New Englanders in 1745 during the war that was fought by the British and French from 1744-1748.

The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle was signed on 18 October 1748 restoring Ile Saint-Jean and Isle Royal to France. The area known as Acadie was also what is now mainland Nova Scotia, remained in British hands. Assistance was provided from the Government to all Acadians in British territory who would move to Ile Saint-Jean from Nova Scotia and bring their livestock with them. Bonnaventure assigned the land to the influx that arrived, on a verbal basis. Apparently he did not issue deeds. Bonaventure was succeeded by Rousseau de Villejouin.

Notes for LOUIS SIRE/CYR:

The family resided at Pisiquit in 1714, St.-Charles-Des-Mines from 1719-1731, L'Anse-au-Matelot, Ile Saint Jean in 1749 and Petit-Marais in 1752.

Children of MARIE-JOSEPHE MICHEL and LOUIS SIRE/CYR are:

i. PIERRE-PAUL4 CYR, b. Abt. 1718, Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 15 Nov 1766; m. MARGUERITE HEBERT, 27 Jun 1740; b. Abt. 1705, Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada]; d. Bet. 01 Jan 1752 - 1755.

43. ii. VERONIQUE CYR, b. Abt. 1729, Saint Charles des Mines, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Grand Pre, NS, Canada]; d. 30 Apr 1759, St-Servan, Bretagne, France.

13. MARIE-MADELEINE (DIT3 LA RUINE) MICHEL (FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE)2 MICHEL, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born Abt. 1713 in Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada], and died Bef. 06 Nov 1758. She married BERNARD POIRIER, son of PIERRE POIRIER and AGNES CORMIER. He was born 1708 in Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada], and died Bef. 06 Nov 1758.

Child of MARIE-MADELEINE LA RUINE) and BERNARD POIRIER is:

i. MADELEINE4 POIRIER, b. 1733, Beaubassin, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [village located on the NS/NB border near Amherst, NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 1761; m. SIMON HEBERT, 06 Nov 1758, Paroisse du St-Charles, Bellechase, QC, Nouvelle France, Canada; b. 1737, Cobequid, La Nouvelle-France (Truro, NS, Canada); d. Abt. 1786.

14. BARBE (DIT LAURINE)3 MICHEL (FRANCOIS (DIT LARUINE)2, FRANCOIS (DIT LA RIVIERE)1) was born Abt. 1714 in Pisiquit, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [Windsor, NS, Canada], and died Bef. 1798 in Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., St. John's Island [PEI], Canada (Vallier Field). She married MICHEL ULRICH Bef. 1738, son of JOSEPH ULRICH and CATHERINE DIEBOLT. He was born Aft. 1700 in Waldolwisheim in Bas-Rhin Alsace, France, and died Bef. 1773 in Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., St. John's Island [PEI], Canada (Vallier Field). Michel was a farmer.

Notes for BARBE (DIT LAURINE) MICHEL:

Acadians had a marked taste for homemade pastry, especially des poutines, a type of dough based on flour or scrapped potatoes. Cut and rolled into balls, the dough was dropped into boiling broth, where it cooked and rose to the surface.

Not to be overlooked were buckwheat pancakes, or plogues. They were either thin and turned over, or raised. The latter were made with levin or yeasty residue that was kept in a wooden bucket from meal to meal. They raised hot and light, with many tiny holes spurting a mouth-watering steam, and were not turned over but stacked and kept hot.

There was cabbage soup, wild berries (fresh in summer, jams in winter, des grillades, du pain de buckwhit, del la tourtiere, or pork pies. The earthen cellar floor, cool but above freezing, was covered with pumpkins, carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes and onions. Croquecicnois, a kind of raised doughnut, made of a round piece of dough, slashed and twisted, then fired in deep fat, was a holiday specialty - these were called beignes in La Nouvelle-France. They were swerved with home-made wine - either dandelion, choke cherry, beet, patte d'oie or chasspareil.

Before table tea could be either bought or traded for, tea was made from branches of American larch or tamarack, steeped in hot water. Coffee was barley, roasted in a shallow pan until brown. Beer was concocted from fir tops, soaked in a barrel with yeast and molasses. This was fermented for a few days, when it settled, the clear liquor that resulted was considered not bad at all. On holidays was brought from the bottom of le grand coffre a bottle of rum, worth a week's work - but fully appreciated by pioneers whose love of un p'tit coup has not diminished with the generations. To drink to excess was a virer un tanante de brosse or prendre une brosse.

Notes for MICHEL ULRICH:

The forest pressed hard upon the rough buildings of the Acadian pioneer. The noon sun drew a golden path on a broad stretch which axes has cleared, and it was time to enter the home for dinner. The settlers came for a simple meal. They loved du lard, preferring it to partridge and hare. After a bowl of pea soup, salt pork, boiled potatoes and hot tea, they filled their saucers with molasses obtained in trade with the New England merchants, in which they soaked large pieces of bread. They leaned back to enjoy une touche.

Potatoes were the staple food. The old-time woodsman method of cooking them, sliced raw and laid on top of the stove where they sizzled and toasted, then salted and buttered was one method of preparing them. Another method was cooking them in hot coals, raked out black as a cinder, with the insides white an fluffy.

Meat was fresh game or slaughtered livestock, which could not be kept long. In winter, some was frozen. Families arranged exchanges so that when one slaughtered, he would return the amount borrowed from the other. When meat could not be frozen, it was salted down in barrels of heavy brine.

Square tailed trout and togue were native to the waters. Togue, which was unexcelled for chowder has entirely disappeared from eastern Canadian rivers. Salmon and smelt were also harvested for food. Caribou and moose were plentiful but had to be hunted with care. Deer did no appear until after the land was opened for agriculture.

Butter was churned by hand, the buttermilk immersed in the brook in earthenware jugs to be used for drinking or in cooking.

Children of BARBE MICHEL and MICHEL ULRICH are:

i. BARBARA (BARBE)4 ULRICH, b. Abt. 1738, Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [NS, Canada]; d. Aft. 1798, Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., PEI, Canada; m. ADAM PHOLMER/ FOLMER/ FULMORE, 10 Jan 1763, Sainte-Charles-de-Bellechasse, QC, Canada; b. Bitche Lorraine, France; d. Aft. 1811, Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., PEI, Canada. Adam was a farmer.

Notes for ADAM PHOLMER/FOLMER/FULMORE:

For some time the family resided in Quebec. Adam was living in the Parish of St. Charles Co., Bellechaisse and sold land 3 x 40 in the third concession on the Riviere de Sud. The county of Bellechaisse is across the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City.

We do not know if there were children.

What is known is that in 1803, a Loyalist emigrant and possibly and ex-soldier, Robert Han(d)cock was living at Adam's home at Tryon. Hancock was still alive in 1811 as he was the executer of James Howatt's estate.

44. ii. MARGUERITE (HOLLERIE) ULRICH, b. Abt. 1744, L' Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [NS, Canada]; d. Aft. 1815, Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co.,St. John's Island [PEI], Canada.

45. iii. CATHERINE ULRICH, b. Acadie, La Nouvelle-France [NS, Canada]; d. Bef. 1798, Tryon (2 mi W of Crapaud), Lot 28, Prince Co., St. John's Island [PEI], Canada.

 

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