How I met Anna Campbell? – Redux


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Best regards.  I am responsible for the first info on William and Josephte Campbell.  Much research has been done since.  If I can help anyone who believes this to be their family line then please advise.


I can’t help myself writing about dead people…

close-up of Anna Campbell and Harry Lagasse

I met Anna in 2009 on this picture posing with her husband Harry Lagasse and his brother-in-law Victor Philippe Lagasse and his wife Alice Myers.

 Victor Lagasse and his brother Harry with their wives

This picture was taken probably in Bristol, Connecticut, at Pepere’s house.

original picture of the Lagasse family

I got curious in 2009 and I had found these notes on the Internet about the Campbells.

I am sharing them as I found them so some researchers might find them interesting to look at.

Anna’s name is not mentioned. But that’s besides the point of this post.

1. WILLIAM ALEXANDER1 CAMPBELL was born Abt. 1731 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and died March 15, 1811 in L’Acadie, Quebec. He married JOSEPHTE CHARTIER Abt. 1761 in St. Pierre de Becquet, Quebec. She was born Abt. 1744, and died October 22, 1799 in Lapairie, Quebec.

Notes for WILLIAM ALEXANDER CAMPBELL:William Campbell was born in Scotland and was most likely a member of Fraser’s 78th Highlanders. This Highlander regiment fought the French during the French and Indian War at some key battles: Louisbourg and Quebec. At Quebec, on the plains of Abraham, the 78th was directly on the front lines and took many casualties.

There are two William Campbell’s in Capt. Archibald Campbell’s company listed as privates. Neither William is listed as staying in Canada after the war. In addition, there is an Ensign Alexander Campbell who is listed as staying in Canada and purportedly went by the name William. The unit was disbanded in 1763 and many of the members received land grants in Nova Scotia and in the Montreal area.

There is an unsubstantiated story that William and his son Guillaume-Alexander may have moved across the border and fought for the American side during the American Revolution. This has yet to be researched.

The following details were given verbally by Annette Agnes Campbell (born 1885) as told to her by her great-uncle Benoni (born 1805) who knew William Alexander and his story:

“William came to Quebec with the Fraser Highlanders in 1759 to fight for the English against the French regiments of Montcalm at the plains of Abraham. It seems that after the war he was not allowed to return to Scotland having opposed fighting the French regiments possibly knowing that Scotsmen were on Montcalm’s side because of the Auld Alliance.

William married Josephte Chartier at a yet unknown site then settled at Laprairie, later at Ruisseau des Noyan (L’Acadie, Quebec) where he raised his family. He had adopted the Catholic religion.

William Campbell died at L’Acadie. The funeral was held on March 3, 1811. He was reported to be 80 years old, born possibly in Edinburgh in 1731. At his death, William lived with his son Alexander William”.

Also the following reference: One of the Campbells who chose to be discharged in Canada was William Campbell, who was born in 1731 in Edinburgh. He was a member of Captain Archibald Campbell’s company. He married Josephine Chartier from St Pierre les Becquets and settled first at Laprairie, Quebec and then at l’Acadie near St Jean Quebec. In 1992 one of his many francophone descendants is Dr Maurice Campbell of Trois Rivieres (Cap de la Madeleine) a member of the Quebec Chapter of the Clan Campbell Society of North America.”

The above has been extracted [p. 33] from “Lords of the North (1997) by James K. McDonell & Robert B. Campbell.

William is buried a Ste. Marguerite de Blairfindie in L’Acadie, Quebec. The grave is unmarked which his descendants hope to rectify soon. rev. 9/01/2001

Notes for JOSEPHTE CHARTIER:The ancestry of Marie-Josephte Chartier is subject to much debate. Several respected genealogists purport that Marie Josephte is the daughter of Jean Chartier ( ne John Carter) who was kidnapped by the Indians at the Deerfield, MA massacre and brought to Canada. This daughter was born 1729/32.

Marie-Josephte’s death record, however, indicates that she was 55 years old when she died suddenly in 1799 putting her date of birth to circa 1744. At this birthday, she would have ceased having children in her early thirties which would have been unusual.

The marriage contract of Hyppolite/Paul Campbell lists a Jacques Samoisette as “Cousin”, tracing this ancestry of the man, via his mother Angelique Gagnon and his grandmother Isabelle Chartier, wife of Pierre Gagnon, indicates that Marie Josette will PROVE to be the granddaughter of Michel Chartier II (who had children by three wives and was settled around St. Francois-du-Sud and Montmagny.

A daughter of Louis Chartier, Marie Josette was born 5 Dec 1732, Berthier-sur-Mer. Contrary to Tanguay, she did NOT marry 12 Nov 1770 at Longue-Point, Montreal, to Jean-Baptiste Archambault: that woman was a Chartier dit Robert. Jean Robert in his five Vols. on the Chartier family carries the Archambault marriage correctly on the Chartier dit Robert family but follows Tanguay’s error on pg 201 of his volume of Michel Charter’s descendents. With a birth year of 1732, she would have ceased bearing children at 44 which is reasonable. The death record age of 55 would then have to be an error as she would have had to been 67.

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CAMPBELL and JOSEPHTE CHARTIER:The marriage record of William and Josephte has not been found but references note the location as Deschambault, P.Q.      Children of WILLIAM CAMPBELL and JOSEPHTE CHARTIER are: 2.i. JOSEPHTE2 CAMPBELL, b. November 17, 1761, Deschambault, Quebec; d. May 22, 1828, Laprairie, Quebec.3.ii. GUILLAUME-ALEXANDRE CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1763, L’Acadie, Quebec; d. February 25, 1849, Henryville, Quebec.4.iii. FELICITIE CAMPBELL, b. July 04, 1768, St. Philippe, LaPrairie; d. November 26, 1821, L’Acadie, Quebec. iv. MARGUERITE CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1770, L’Acadie, Quebec; d. December 02, 1786, St. Philippe, LaPrairie; m. JEAN-BAPTISTE BOUTIN, February 21, 1786, St. Phillipe, Laprairie, Quebec.5.v. PIERRE JEREMIE CAMPBELL, b. October 12, 1770, L’Acadie; d. May 14, 1847, Henryville, PAUL CAMPBELL, b. October 18, 1774, St. Philippe, LaPrairie; d. Abt. 1847, St. Athanase.7.vii. MICHEL CAMPBELL, b. March 07, 1776, Laprairie, Quebec; d. L’Acadie.



Michel Campbell (Guillaume Campbell and Marie-Josephte Chartier) m. 20 November 1797, Chambly

Marie-Desanges Dumas (Etienne Dumas and Marie-Josephte Piedalue)

Josephte Chartier, of this parish, wife of Guillaume Cambel, age about 55 years, buried 24 October 1799, Lacadie, P.Q., d. 23 October.

Guillaume Campbell, b. Scotland, d. 15 March l8ll, L’Acadie, P.Q., bur 17 March, widower of Josephte Cartier, aged about 80 years.

NOTE:  the marriage of Guillaume/William Campbell and Marie-Josette Chartier has never been located.  He was almost certainly a demobilized soldier of the Seven Years War.  The marriage probably took place about 1760/61 in the region of Deschambault.  The oldest daughter, Marie-Josette “Oiam”, was baptized 17 November 1761, Deschambault, of “Guillaume Ecossais” and Marie-Josette Chartier, Canadienne.  “William the Scotsman” was very probably William Campbell, of either Fraser’s Highlanders or Montgomery’s Highlanders.  There was also a William Campbell in the 47th British Regiment, Seven Years War.

If William Campbell was a soldier from Fraser’s Highlanders, the missing marriage was probably performed by the Rev. Robert MacPherson, Presbyterian chaplain of the regiment.

Contrary to the assumption of M. Jean Robert in his five volumes on the Chartier family, Marie-Josette Chartier, wife of Guillaume Campbell, cannot have been the daughter of Jean Chartier/John Carter and Marie Courtemanche, for their daughter Marie-Josette Chartier died unmarried at age 18, as recorded in the registers of both St-Denis-sur-Richelieu and St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu.

The marriage contract of Hypolite/Paul Campbell, son of the above couple, lists a Jacques Samoisette as “cousin”.  Tracing the ancestry of this man via his mother Angelique Gagnon and his grandmother Isabelle Chartier, wife of Pierre Gagnon, indicates that Marie-Josette Chartier will prove to be a granddaughter of Michel Chartier II (who had children by three wives and was settled around St-Francois-du-Sud and Montmagny).

Tanguay contains an error which will perhaps prove pertinent here.  Michel Chartier II and his second wife Anne Picard dit Destroismaisons had a son Louis, b. 24 January 1707, Berthier-sur-Mer, and buried 29 July 1748, St-Vallier.  He married 26 April 1728, Berthier-sur-Mer, to Madeleine Lefebvre/Boulanger (Pierre Lefebvre/Boulanger and Francoise Fournier).  She remarried 1 July 1748 at St-Vallier to J.F. Hayot.

A daughter of Louis Chartier, Marie-Josette, was born 5 December 1732, Berthier-sur-Mer.  Contra Tanguay, she did NOT marry 12 November 1770 at Longue-Pointe, Montreal, to Jean-Baptiste Archambault:  that woman was a Chartier-dit-Robert.  M. Jean Robert in his five volumes on the Chartier family carries the Archambault marriage correctly in his volume on the Chartier dit Robert, but follows Tanguay’s error on p. 201 of his volume on Michel Chartier’s descendents.

It is true that this daughter would have been twelve years older than Guillaume Campbell’s wife IF her death record is correct about her age.  However, there is one aspect of the Campbell family records which indicates that this woman may well have been older.  The children of Guillaume/William Campbell and Marie-Josette Chartier may be listed as follow:

1.  Marie-Josette Campbell, baptized 17 November 1761, Deschambault, and married 1783 at St-Philippe-de-Laprairie to Pierre Boutin [many descendents–this couple both buried at Napierville].

2.  Guillaume-Alexandre Campbell [b.c. 1763?], married 17 November 1788, Lacadie, to Josephte Bisaillon [many descendents].

3.  Marguerite Campbell [b.c. 1765?], m. 1736, Lacadie, to J.B. Boutin.  He m. (2) in 1789 at Lacadie to M. Mad. Tremblay, so she died young.

4.  Felicite Campbell [b.c. 1767?], m. 1791, Lacadie, to Francois Thiriac dit Laforest [many descendents].

5.  Pierre Jeremie Campbell, bap. 13 October 1770, Laprairie.  Godparents Paul Denault and Marie Charlotte Pinsonnault.  m. 1790, St-Philippe, to Marie-Anne Rondel/Dubois (Jacques at Catherine Babeux).  At least two daughters who married.

6.  Paul/Hyppolite Campbell [b.c. 1772?], m. (1) 1795 at Laprairie to Felicite Bourdeau and (2) 1834 at St-Athanase to Francoise Choquette [many descendents].

7.  Michel Campbell, bap. 8 March 1776, St-Philippe, born the preceding day.  Godparents:  Michel Surprenant and Clotilde Lapierre.  m. 1797, Chambly, Marie-Desanges Dumas [many descendents].

A search of the records of St-Philippe, St-Constant, Laprairie, and Chambly indicates no more baptisms for this couple after 1776, not even of children who later died.  Documents would indicate that Guillaume and Marie-Josette continued living together.  If she were 55 at her death, she would have ceased child-bearing at the age of 32.  This was NOT common for a French-Canadian woman.  On the other hand, if she were the daughter of Louis Chartier born in 1732, she would have ceased childbearing at the age of 44, which was about average.

Antoine Campbell (Michel Campbell and Desanges Dumas) m. 6 May 1822, Lacadie

Emelie Alexandre (Jacques Alexandre and Josette Bonneau)

Alexandre Campbell (Michel Campbell and Desanges Dumas) m. 9 October 1827, Lacadie

Josette Perron (Louis Perron and Olive Charland)

Zoe Campbell, age 21 (Alexandre and Jovite Perron) m. 7 May 1853, St. Joseph’s Corbeau, Coopersville, N.Y.

Louis Patnaude, age 23 (Louis Patnaude and Marguerite Bourque).

Bap. 10 September 1831, Lacadie, Josephte, born 22 March last of Antoine Campbell and Emmelie Alexandre of Halburg, U.S.

Bap. 3 September 1834, Lacadie, Marie Odille, dau. of Antoine Campbell and Emilie Alexandre of St. Albourn.

Bap. 6 July 1844, at St-Georges-d’Henryville, Abraham, age 3 years, of the legitimate marriage of Antoine Campbell and Emilie Alexandre of Alburg, U.S.

Bap. 2 July 1837, Lacadie, Joseph, b. 4 January 1836 of the legitimate marriage of Antoine Campbell and Emelie Alexandre of Albourg, U.S.

Bap. 25 May 1834, Lacadie, Alexandre Campbell, son of Alexandre Campbell and Jovite Perron.

Bap. 6 July 1844, St-Georges-d’Henryville, Jean Baptiste, born 20 June last of the legitimate marriage of Alexandre Campbell and Jovite Perron of Alburg, U.S.  Godfather Michel Bombardier; godmother Virginie Perron.

Emilie Campbell m. Antoine Bombardier and resided at Alburgh, Vt.  8 May 1846, buried at St. Joseph’s Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Antoine LaBombardie, d. day before yesterday at Alburge, spouse of Melie Cambel, aged about 25 years.  A son, Joseph Bombardier, bap. 1844, St-Georges-d’Henryville.


1.  Antoine Campbell, b. 1822, Canada–d. 25 August 1903, Franklin Co., N.Y.  Civil War veteran.  Freeman 1858, Isle la Motte.  m. 1 May 1847, Isle la Motte, Vt., Caroline LaBombard, b. 1829, Canada–d. 25 July 1903, Franklin Co., N.Y., dau. of Michel and Therese/Sadie (Hall/Hale) LaBombard.

2.  Antoine Camel, b. c. 1793/97, Canada.  m. Mary     /Emilie Alexandre, b. c. 1804, Canada.

1850 census, Alburgh, Vt.; 1860 census, Isle la Motte, Vt., 1870 census, Alburgh, Vt.

2.1  Sarah Campbell, b. c. 1826, Canada.

2.2  Josephte Campbell, b. 22 March last, Alburg, U.S.  Baptized 10 September 1831, Lacadie.

2.3  Marie Odille Campbell, b. St. Albourn, bap. 3 September 1834, Lacadie.

2.4  Joseph Camel, b. c. 1836, Vt.  Joseph Campbell, b. 4 January 1836, Albourg, U.S., baptized 2 July 1837, Lacadie.

2.5  Pheba Camel, b. c. 1838, Vt.

2.6  Abraham Campbell, b. c. 1841/42, Vt.  Bap. 6 July 1844, St-Georges-d’Henryville, Abraham Campbell, age 3 years, parents of Alburg, U.S.Godparents:  Joseph Perron and Cecile Chatelle.  Possibly m. as a resident of Alburgh, Vt., Church of the Nativity, Swanton, Vt., 1 May 1865, as a son of Antoine Campbell and Marie Boneau, to Merentia Raymond, daughter of Nazaire Raymond and Flavia Coise(?) of Swanton, Vt.

2.6.1  Abraham Campbell, b. 22 July 1866, baptized 12 August 1866, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Hyppolyte Houle and Euphrosine Bricot dit Lamarche.

2.7  George Campbell, b. c. 1843, Vt.  Possibly m. Eulalie/Eudolie/Delia Dubois.  If so, he had the following children:

2.7.1  Martine Campbell, b. 28 March 1869, baptized 16 August 1869, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Michael Kelly and Angelique Dubois.

2.7.2  Mary Joanna Campbell, b. 18 March 1870, baptized 12 May 1872, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Alexandre Lavoie and Helene Lecourt.

2.7.3  Eugene Campbell, b. 15 May 1872, baptized 29 June 1872, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Gedeon Dubois and Marie Dubois.

2.7.4  Gertrude Campbell, b. 18 March 1874, baptized 17 February 1877, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Cheri Rocheford and Louise Defayette.

2.7.5  Alfred Campbell, b. 1878, bap. 12 April 1878, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents John Farrand and Marie Anne Gagnier.

2.7.6  Josephine Campbell, b. 15 March 1880, baptized 15 August 1880, Redford, Clinton Co., N.Y.  Godparents Antoine Pare and Emma Besset.

2.8  Ann Eliza Camel, b. c. 1841/45, Vt.

2.9  Albert/Arthur Campbell, b. c. 1846, Vt.  m. Angelina/Angelique Wood/Dubois, dau. of Jed and Lydia (Parot) Wood/Dubois.His widow m. (2) _____ Gaston and (3) Abram Wells.

2.9.1  Henry Campbell, b. c. 1872, Saranac, N.Y.  m. 1 December 1894, Grand Isle, Vt., Gertie Blow.

2.9.2  Maud Emma Campbell, b. c. 1877, Saranac, N.Y.  m. 24 July 1895, Grand Isle, Vt., Charles Blow.

2.10  Job Campbell/Jobe Camel, b. c. 1849/50, Vt.

3.  Alexander Campbell, b. c. 1804, Canada.  m. Zoa         /Jovite Perron, b. c. 1809, Canada.  1860 census, Alburgh, Vt.

3.1  Zoe Campbell, b. c. 1832.  m. at age 21, 7 May 1853, St. Joseph’s Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y., Louis Patnaude, age 23, son of Louis Patnaude and Marguerite Bourque.

3.2  Alexandre Campbell, bap. 25 May 1834, Lacadie.

3.3  Moses Campbell, b. c. 1841, Canada.  Moyse Campbell, son of Alex. Campbell and Zoe Perron of Princeville, m. 12 November 1861, St-Georges-d’Henryville, Florence Ledoux, dau. of Joseph(?) Ledoux and Marguerite Fontaine of the seigneury of St. Thomas de Foucault.

3.4  Jean Baptiste Campbell, b. 20 June last, Alburg, U.S., baptized 6 July 1844, St-Georges-d’Henryville.  Godparents:  Michel Bombardier and Virginie Perron.

3.5  Giles Campbell, b. c. 1848, Vt.

3.6  Henry Campbell, b. c. 1850, Vt.

3.7  Deby Ann Campbell, b. c. 1852, Vt.  Possibly the same as Celina, bap. 11 September 1852, St. Georges d’Henryville, age 1 year and 12 days.  Parents Alexandre Campbell and Zoe Perrault of Albourg, U.S.  Godparents:  Jean Baptiste Bombarbier and Zoe Campbell.  Celina Campbell, age 20 years, m. 22 October 1871, Alburg, Vt., St. Amadeus Church, John Bourret, 21 years, son of David Bourret and Adeline St. James.

3.8  Michel Cambel.  m. 24 June 1858, Church of the Nativity, Swanton, Vt., Aloysia Zavaria, dau. of Joseph Savaria and Olive Equit.

NOTE:  Joseph Savaria/Sabre (Jean-Baptiste Savaria and Catherine Dussault) m. 11 January 1825, Napierville, Olive Hethier/Ethier (Jean-Baptiste Ethier dit Quay dit Dragon and Agathe Dubeau).

3.8.1  Mathilda Campbell, dau. of Michel Campbell and Louise Savaria, m. 12 October 1874, Alburg, Vt., Geo. Breslt/Bristlo, age 26 years, of Texas.

4.  Flavie Campbell.  m. Baptiste Latour/Jean-Baptiste Noel dit Latour.  Resided at Alburgh, Vt.

4.1  Olive Latour, age 2 years, buried 23 July 1847, St. Joseph’s Corbeau, Coopersville, Clinton Co., N.Y.

4.2  Zoe Noel dit Latour.  m. 13 April 1863, Church of the Nativity, Swanton, Vt., Henry LaBombarde, son of Joseph LaBombarde and Aloysia Laberge of Alburgh, Vt.

4.3  Benjamin Noel, baptized 4 October 1842, St-Georges-d’Henryville, born 3 April.  Parents reside at Alburg.  Godparents:  Antoine Tetreau and Sophie Lavoie.

Next time Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita

Courtesy Carole H.


Thank you for your time…

descendants of Ambroise Lagacé and Flora Roussin

From My Heritage, my former genealogy Website

Comment made in March 2014 by Jonathan

I believe the Roy D. Lagasse that is depicted in the family diagram is my Great Grandfather. My Great Grandfather had one son that I know of (my grandfather) Thomas Earl Lagasse born in Rhode Island. My grandfather had two sons (My Father)Thomas Earl Lagasse Jr. and Christopher Lagasse also born in Rhode Island. If you could help me with any other info it would me much appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

He wrote this one last week…

Pierre, I was wondering if you might happen to have a Facebook account? If you do feel free to send me a friend request by searching…

 Then this simple one…

Thank you for your time…

Call it passion Jonathan…

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From Ancestry, my genealogy Website page

Should I Go On…? Was I dead serious?

I wrote this in December 2009

I wonder if I should go on writing my English blog about genealogy.

I will think about it and get back to you soon.

It was mainly a spin-off of my blog on wartime veterans and keeping their memories alive.

I also wanted to give Lagacé descendants living in the U.S. a chance to link up with their past.

Maybe I will get a message from a descendant wanting to know more… and since I know a lot…

Montreal circa 1954

See you around…

Post 829

How to find your way on this blog?

Good luck!

You need all the help you can get to find your way around.

How Jon T. Lagasse can find his way is by looking at my private tree on Ancestry.

Even looking in there is quite mind-boggling.

What would be more mind-boggling is if I had only written in French about Jon’s ancestors on the French version of this blog Jon would have never found his ancestors.

Never in a million years…

Jon’s mother had posted a message on a genealogy forum in 2000, and then wrote a comment on this blog in December 2009. She never followed up on her comment though.

Tough luck…

I guess the time is right for Jon to get reunited with his ancestors don’t you think?

Linking with the past using Facebook?

I got this comment earlier this week…

Pierre, I was wondering if you might happen to have a Facebook account? If you do feel free to send me a friend request by searching…

It was left on this post I had written in 2009.


Merry Christmas to all the Lagacés no matter how you write your last name.

This might be my final chapter on the Lagacé family but I would not bet on it…

Ambroise or Ambrose was a descendant of Pierre Lagacé and Marcelline David.

I found a lot of information about Ambroise last year well before I found information on my ancestors.

This is what I found on him on the Internet…

Ambroise Lagacé was born August 11, 1872 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He died on September 8, 1956, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

He married Flora Roussin. Flora was born on January 14, 1884, in Hawarstraw, New York. She died on April 23, 1945, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

In the 1900 census Ambrose or Ambroise was living in Bristol borough, Hartford, Connecticut.

In the 1920 census he was living in Greenwood Village, in Kent, Rhode Island. He was a machinist making screws.

Ambrose and Flora had these children:

Elmore born in or around 1900

Elsie Marcelline born in or around 1901

Roy Delphis born in or around 1909

Earl Henry born in or around 1910

Esther Georgianna born in or around 1912

Ambrose Peter born in or around 1915

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If you are related to Ambroise Lagacé write a comment…

I have a strange feeling I will be back tomorrow…



Are You Tammy Middleton…? Update

This was written in December 2009.


Still searching, I went on the Ancestry’s forum…


My name is Tammy Middleton and one day while my children and I were searching for different things on the net, we found this location and hoped that maybe you could help my children solve their mystery of who they are.

Not much is known from their side of the Lagasse family as most are dead or they no longer live in our state of Virginia and their father left us with no form of contact or link to the Lagasse past.

All I know is that the Lagasses from their side came from Rhode Island. My childrens father’s name is Thomas Earl Lagasse, Jr. and his father was of course Thomas, Sr. and his father was Roy Lagasse.

Roy had another son named David Lagasse, one brother named Earl Lagasse who was living in the Florida area, and one sister named Ester.

If this links with your family or Emeril’s please contact us as my children would dearly love to know about their past and if course if they are related to Emeril.

We love his show and somehow it makes my children feel special as if their name could really mean something instead of just a name in the dark with no past and no future to past on to their children.

Thank you for your time.

Tammy Middleton

I sent Tammy an e-mail but it bounced back…

I can understand why because she posted her message in 2001.

The chances are quite slim that Tammy is right now reading my blog so is Emeril Lagasse…

But who is this Emeril Lagasse anyway?

I have never heard of him…


Guess what? Tammy’s son just invited me as a friend on Facebook!


This is where some of my ancestors lived around 1880.


The Desrivières family lived in the manor.


A whole community revolved around them.

But you already know that don’t you.

Alexandre David, J. P., grocer (my great-great-grandfather)
Alexandre J. Bte., laborer (his son who married Philomène Lagacé, my great-grand-aunt.

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre I family

Jean-Baptiste Alexandre with his wife Philomène Lagacé and three daughters: Helen, Myra and Agnes

Baker William, jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Baker William, sen., pensioner
Best E., farm laborer
Bordeau F. X., hay presser (in fact his name was Bourdeau)
Bordeau George, hay presser
Central Vermont Railway, Joshua M. Ferris, station agent
Cote Charles, farmer
Cote Pierre, laborer
Cote T., farmer
Crothers James, J.P., postmaster, sawmill owner and mayor of Notre Dame des Anges
Des Rivieres F. G., J.P.
Ewing George, hay presser
Ewing John, hay and grain dealer
Ferris George, farm laborer
Ferris Joshua M., station agent Central Vermont Railway, agent Montreal Telegraph Co., and United States and Canada Express Co.
Fraser William, farmer
Gall Archibald, gardener
Hanigan John, saw and grist mill and lumber dealer
Hanigan John William, telegraph operator
HANIGAN WILLIAM, dealer in groceries and provisions of all descriptions, including all articles in these lines required for household use, of the best quality, and at prices as low as it is possible to sell them, also cattle dealer, opp Central Vermont Railway depot
Jourdanais Joseph, laborer
Lamair Jules, sectionman C.V.R.
Laparche Charles, blacksmith and horseshoer
Lavoie A., laborer
Leblanc David, sectionman C.V.R.
Leblanc Joseph, farmer
Leblanc Regis, farmer
Maloy Patrick, section foreman C.V.R.
Maloy Thomas, sectionman C.V.R.
Menard Charles, farm laborer
Miller Charles, farm laborer
Miller George, farmer
Miller Luke, farmer
Montreal Telegraph Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Plante Arthur, miller
Plante F. X., miller
Plantier Charles, laborer
Roy Pierre, grocer
Simard J. Bte., school teacher, secretary-treasurer parish of Notre Dame des Anges
Spear Henry, farmer
Therien Jos., jun., sectionman C.V.R.
Therien Joseph, sen., grocer
United States and Canada Express Co., Joshua M. Ferris, agent
Varieur Toussaint, laborer


There was a train station in Malmaison. It was also called Desrivières.


But you already know that don’t you.

gare de malmaison

What you don’t know is how Patricia Malloy guided me to Malmaison unless you have been reading this blog carefully since July.