Here’s Jerry…

Call it a coincidence, luck, karma, whatever.

Here’s Jerry.

Jerry Robetoye and Blanche Robitaille née Lagasse

Jerry was born on March 15, 1846 in New Bedford

Can’t argue with the Mormons…

NOTAM… See comments below

Name: Jerry Robetoye
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 15 Mar 1846
Death Date:
Name Note:
Father’s Name:
Father’s Birthplace:
Father’s Age:
Mother’s Name:
Mother’s Birthplace:
Mother’s Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50005-1
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
Source Film Number: 873758
Reference Number:
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

But there is more…

Jerry was with the cavalry in the Civil War… Company K, NY state.

Pension card

Linda has him as Louis’ father.

I believe he’s Louis’ grandfather. Louis was born in 1902 and Jerry in 1846.

I believe Jerry is Edward’s father whom Louis named his son after.

This makes sense, but I could be wrong. What makes sense though is this…

Frobe Lagasse’s family circa 1905

5 thoughts on “Here’s Jerry…

  1. Sorry, but in this case the Mormon site is incorrect concerning Jerry’s place of birth. He was not born in New Bedford.
    According to Massachusetts records, there is no birth for him in the Massachusetts Archives maintained by the Secretary of State.
    According to New Bedford records, there is no birth of anyone whose last name starts with the letter R in New Bedford from 1842 to 1848.
    However, in the New Bedford Vital Records, Jerry’s birth – as recorded on his gravestone in New Bedford – was March 15, 1846.
    He is buried at Rural Cemetery in New Bedford, but that does not mean that he was born in the city.
    His GAR record, preserved at the New Bedford Free Public Library and based on information that he provided when he enrolled in the local GAR post in 1894, states that he was born in Canada and came to New York about 1863, shortly before he enlisted.
    He is one of the few persons of French or French-Canadian origin to have fought in the Civil War and to have a link to New Bedford. That itself makes him noteworthy!

  2. He was my great-great grandfather. All names check with mine. He was born in Ontario Canada. Somehow the last name changes to Robitaille. So that may be where issues arise. I never saw a picture, so thank you!

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