Abraham Martin that is.
He was known as Abraham Martin dit l’Écossais.
He owned the plains of Abraham. Do you know someone who is related to him?
Well guess what?
I met one of his descendant in Ste-Anne cemetery.
Ron Depatie is a descendant of Madeleine Martin, one of Abraham’s daughters. Madeleine married Nicolas Forget-Despatis.
Ron made the trip to Ste-Anne just to meet Paul Dauphin… and also to buy some strawberries.
He could not resist visiting the cemetery after we had supper.
You see, Ron knows his great-great-grandfather Jacques Bélisle was buried here in 1892, but there is no headstone to be found. Both Ron and I figured the plot was given to someone else since no one was left to pay for its maintenance.
So he looked for clues and I tagged along.
I told Ron that even though we could not find the grave, Jacques Bélisle was here allright and watching over our shoulders…