Mission Impossible III

Even Tom Cruise could not find anything about these ancestors.

Hello Pierre, 

I am in need of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE team!

I have been trying for 2 years to find my great-grandfather Christopher H Tedford who came from Ireland to Vermont thru Canada. To say I have been chasing my tail around in circles is an understatement!  I have all the information from when he crossed at Alburg to his death. I am looking for info on he and great-grandmom Mary Ann Harris from Canada to Ireland and hopefully back thru the centuries. So, to take the team’s motto of “Start Small–Start Slow” I decided that just maybe since their son William was born at St.Jean (hope that is in Quebec) in 1852-53, there might be some record there of his birth with some info on his parents that may be of some use to me. 

As always thank you for any help you may be able to give me. 

Judi

mission match

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THE STORYKEEPERS PROJECT #24: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Pierre Lagacé:

Most interesting derivative of a name… like Gokee who was Gauthier

Originally posted on French Canadian Cultural Alliance of the Great Lakes ~Our 400-year Heritage~:

DANIEL TRUCKEY for THE STORYKEEPERS PROJECT

Daniel Truckey, Director and Curator of the Beaumier Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University brings to light the issue of names in this latest contribution to The Storykeepers Project. For a variety of reasons, family names can become altered over time. And for French Canadians long accustomed to life under the French regime, the transition to British and American rule frequently brought with it consequences for their family names that strike at the heart of our personal and collective identity.

So often when I’ve told someone my last name, they will ask, “where does Truckey come from?” Some assume it is English or maybe Eastern European. They are often surprised by the truth, 1) it is a derivative of a French name and 2) I’m not exactly sure how it came to be. However, with respect to the second item, I have my suspicions…

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Who will be the 3rd Teacher’s Pet Awards?

This time you will have to wait until June 9th.

I promised myself to ease up a bit on this blog, and let you enjoy the blogs of first two recipients…

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         Notes to Ponder                                      Pacific Paratrooper

Make sense.

It also makes sense to comment on the posts that touches you the most.

I always take time to comment like commenting on this post from my virtual little sister Notes.

Sometimes we have to pay attention in life.

2nd Teacher’s Pet Awards – Pacific Paratrooper

Blogger’s note

I just could not wait till next Monday especially since Notes has not written about her award I gave her yesterday.

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Maybe she will read this one. 

Den Umschlag bitte …

I can’t recall how I came to stumble upon this blog.

Maybe because of the glider picture seen here.

I know it was back around Christmas 2012 that I had found the blog.

I could not help reading in the same day all the posts that blogger had written since September 2012 about her father who was a paratrooper in the Philippines in 1944.

I did not know anything about paratroopers being in the Pacific War.

I knew nothing… nothing…

 

Was? Fallschirmjäger in den Pazifischen Krieg?
Ich weiß nicht…
(Babylon translation)

This is her first post.

The rest is just about history, the kind you don’t find in history books.

So GP you’re my second “random” Teacher’s Pet Award.

Now try guessing who will be the recipient of the third one…

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With all my admiration…

Mission Impossible II – Antoine Sauvé dit Laplante

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I have not forgotten about Antoine Sauvé dit Laplante.

Let’s just say I got stranded in Moscow, Quebec with my M.I. team.

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As I was trying to help Catherine with her Sauvé dit Laplante ancestor I had found this information on the Internet.

Explications concernant le nom de famille et des parents.

Sur l’acte de mariage le 30 avril 1804 à St-Constant le curé avait écrit mariage entre Antoine Majeur, fils d’Antoine Majeur et Marie Williams. Or ces lignes sont biffé et remplacé par “domicilié en cette paroisse”.. Il y a un contrat de mariage no. 352, rédigé le 28 avril 1804 devant le notaire Demers. Dans ce contrat est indiqué que les parents soient feu Antoine Magée et feue Lisette Laplante. Les enfants sont né avant 1817 sous le nom Magé, plus tard Laplante. Lors de son décès son nom est Laplante. Lors du décès de sa femme Charlotte Barré 20 ans plus tard son nom est devenu Antoine Sauvé. Denis Laplante a fait de recherches publiées dans le volume 48 des Mémoires de la Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française. Il vient à la conclusion que Antoine Majeur / Magé / Laplante / Sauvé se nommait probablement McGee et serait, de toute évidence, d’origine irlandaise. Les parents sont jusqu’à date inconnus. Inhumation de Antoine Laplante le 27 avril 1855, âgé de 77 ans, époux de Charlotte Barré de St-Clément de Beauharnois Source: Denis Laplante, vol 48 SGCF 1997 et propres recherches dans les registres paroissiales.

Corrections fait selon les commentaires constructives de Réjean Poirier -

Merci

Marie

I wrote this quick message to Cathy to tell her daughter that going to Libourne in France to see Pierre Sauvé’s birthplace would be a waste of time.

 

mission match

Hi Cathy,

For what I could find, Antoine Magee or whatever his name was written became Antoine Laplante or Antoine Sauvé dit Laplante. I could not see the parish register, but someone did and wrote about it.

Antoine’s parents might have been Marie Williams and Antoine McGee, but that is all presumption.

For what I know he was not a descendant of Pierre Sauvé because the priest would have written his parents’ names.
Sauvé had been a well-known name in Quebec since Pierre Sauvé and his numerous descendants.
There is no reason whatsoever to omit his parents’ name.

So the hypothesis of McGee is still alive, but no proof will ever be found.

I can invite you as a member on my private Ancestry site.

1st Teacher’s Pet Awards – Notes to Ponder

I had a recollection after doing the dishes with my son last week. I get most of my inspiration from doing the dishes or when I take a shower.

Honest, you have to trust me about this…

Trust is everything in life and on this blog about genealogy!

I was just putting a leftover bell pepper in a plastic container. The bell pepper was orange in color which is not that important to be able to understand this post. What I had recollected about was the first time in my life I saw my first bell pepper, a green one which is also an unimportant information. I was visiting a friend and his mother was cutting a green bell pepper.

I was 10 years old which makes me a baby-boomer although my father never went to war and got killed. Something to ponder about isn’t?

Recollections was the title of a post from a blogger who at first I thought was a man.

I am a pretty bad judge of a blogger being a male or a female.

Our Ancestors is all about recollections and vice-versa. I have them all the time like the bell pepper anecdote. It reminded me of where I lived back in 1958.

After that recollection I had a flash.

How to tell the world about my favorite bloggers?

I was never a teacher’s pet nor as a teacher did I have any.

 

Teacher's Pet

I trust you 100% my dearest teacher..

I never had any teacher’s pets that I know of, although some of my students could have believe otherwise. Everyone was on the same level though some students would stand up amidst the crowd.

 

Teacher's Pet

I picked it all by myself from my own apple tree…

It did not matter because I loved them all.

This is my first “random” teacher’s pet award though some of my favorite bloggers could believe otherwise.

It goes to Notes for her post about recollections.

Click here.

Just write Notes a comment and let her know she won an award. I am sure it will put a smile on her face.

I will be back next Monday with my second Teacher’s Pet Award.

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Please, please, pick me…

Anybody here seen my old friend Abraham…

Note

I had written this earlier this week. It was to be posted after my intermission. I am not making this up.

Honest.

Proceed…

Never think for a second that you know everything about ancestors and how to find them.

I could not find how Abraham Duby was linked to the first Dubé ancestor to set foot in America.

Mathurin Dubé

Now I think I know why.

I knew everything about Mathurin Dubé and some of his descendants, but I still couldn’t find Abraham Duby’s parents.

Abraham Duby

I really tried. Throwing the towel is not what I do usually. But in Abraham’s case I was thinking I should.

Throwing the towel is the hardest part when you are searching for your ancestors.

It’s much easier to keep looking.

This is what got me going again…

Judi’s interest.

Hi Pierre,  

You are so right. START SMALL-START SLOW.

I tried to connect with Dan Hrlic but he no longer is with Yahoo.
But by doing so I have found out that Peter Dubia is supposed to have married a Canadian Indian Princess named Laura Barney. This just seems bizarre to me.
How about you?  
Also the first names that were given to children in these two families (Dague-Dubie) are repeated over and over again by brothers and sisters, with an occasional odd name thrown in.  
They also seem to have been a close group because when I track a Dubie to a place a Dague relative shows up there too. It truly is a small world.  
Judi

Were Dubés also living in Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire parish around the same time period as the Daigles in the early 1800s?

Is there any information about a Abraham Dubé born around 1797 in St-Hyacinthe where the Yamaska river flows?

Is the calculated birthyear found on Abraham Duby a valid information?

Abraham Duby

1884 – 87 = 1797

We know we can’t rely on information even on “official” documents.

Stephen Dague death certificate

 

Is this a…

mission impossible

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No!

Judi found him last night!

Yes Judi, you really did!

Abraham Dubé (Abraham Duby) married Geneviève Ballard dit Latour (Olive Jeanne Bear) in 1827 in l’Île-Dupas, one hour-drive from where I live.

Now I am the one who’s all excited…