This is my motto.
I am sure it’s Joe’s also.
Joe and I like to go and look for headstones around Bristol, Connecticut. Last week while I was staying at his place he said…
“Hey why not go to Saint Joseph Church Cemetery, I have never been there!”
He did not have to twist my arms… and so we went.
The very first stone we saw was this one.
To be continued…
Of course he does.
Ron Depatie, a loyal reader, said I do in a comment.
He knew right off the bat that I would have written about that headstone anyway.
What Ron does not know is how I found that headstone and the link to the Red Sox.
My third cousin Joe is a Red Sox fan and he is the one who took me on a little sightseeing tour of St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Bristol, Connecticut.
What Ron does not know also is that Agnes Lagaser is in fact this man’s sister, my great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse aka Stanislas Lagacé.
Agnes was Dennis Lagasse’s little sister seen here in the 1852 Canadian Census.
I knew Agnes had married Julian Myers (aka Julien Lemaire).
But I did not know Agnes had remarried after Julian died in 1886.
This genealogical finding opens new doors to find that elusive picture I am looking for of Henriette Alexandre who was Marguerite Alexandre’s sister seen here on this picture from Joe’s collection of old pictures.
So without further ado, I will start looking for descendants of Agnes and maybe find someone who has old pictures of people he or she does not have the faintest idea who they are.
I thought I would get a lot of comments about that headstone.
Guess I was dead wrong.
Maybe that does not pique my loyal readers’ curiosity.
They should have written a comment.
Yesterday 22 visitors looked at 225 pages on this blog.
Not a single comment.
I wonder why I have been writing that much since September 2009.
You don’t have to write a comment. I know the answer to that question. Now, do you want to know more about that headstone?
Just say I do… and the next post will be about Agnes Lagaser and the Boston Red Sox.
I went to another genealogical expedition this week down in Connecticut. I will have more information and stories to share. To get you in the mood, this is what I had collected last year when I visited my third cousin Joe.
I went to see my third cousin Joe last week after my wife and I went to Vermont to visit the Shelburne Museum.
While I was at his place, Joe and I scanned all the old pictures he had, and he had some very interesting pictures.
You saw the cabinet cards yesterday didn’t you?
Joe had more to show me…
One person was easily identified: John B. Alexander II who fathered 18 children.
But this next one should have been easy.
He is Joe’s grandfather who I am sure Joe had not recognized.
I did when I came back home to look more closely at the tintype pictures!
Next time we pay homage to Joe’s grandfather.
I don’t write if I have nothing to say or share with my readers.
Reblogged from this blog.
In an earlier post I told the story of Philibert Racine alias Philip F. Root. Philibert was a Canadien veteran of the Civil War and the brother of two of my great-great-grandmothers. He served with the First Vermont Battery Light Artillery that saw action in the Red River campaign in Louisiana.
I mentioned in that post that Philibert reportedly had a brother who called himself George S. Root who served in this same unit in the Civil War. I surmised that “George” was an alias for Cyprien Racine, baptized May 30, 1843 at Saint-Damase-de-Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec. I believe that I can now confirm the theory that George S. Root was Cyprien.
Reblogged from here…
Many Canadiens fought in both the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. Estimates for the number of Canadiens who fought in the latter conflict range as high as 20,000. A love of adventure and the desire for employment seems to have been the main motives for these very young men who heard the calls to arms in the 1860s.
Philibert Racine, the brother of two of my great-great-grandmothers (my grandparents were second cousins) was among these Canadien veterans of the Civil War. Philibert was born on June 20, 1845, and baptized at Saint-Pie, Bagot County, Québec (known as “Lower Canada” at the time). Following his father Prudent Racine’s involvement in the Patriotes War of 1837 (see previous post) the Racines lived briefly in Vermont before returning to the Eastern Townships region of Québec in the early 1850s where they settled eventually at Roxton Falls.
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