Jacques Avelines, one of Susan’s Ancestor

Do you remember how this amazing story started…?

Calista Who?

That’s the only thing we had and a few notes Susan had written about Calista.

Calista Who was in fact Colette Aveline and Edward Newcity was Édouard Villeneuve.

Colette’s ancestor was Jacques Avelines who was a soldier who took part in the last battle of Quebec.

Jacques Avelines was a soldier with the Berry Regiment.

Everything Susan would want to know about her ancestor Jacques Avelines, the Seven Years’ War and the battles of 1759 and 1760 is here.

Jacques Avelines was at the battle of Sainte-Foy.

He survived the battle and he stayed in New France.

Jacques Avelines married Madeleine Asselin on November 10, 1760.

After, the rest is history…


Susan sent me this on Sunday morning.

It’s the parish record of the marriage of Jean-Baptiste Aveline and Marie Végiard dite Labonté I was looking for.

They got married on 15 September, 1800, at Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire church in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.

Susan sent me this on Monday morning.

On August 3rd, 1818, little Scholastique St-Jules was born…

She died on June 25th, 1890…

Her memory will live forever