Chris’ contribution

I know I can post this.

She told me.  It’s a text written by Albert Lafreniere in 1991. I had heard that story before.

I know Fran did.

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You can find the same text on this Website.

Next time…

Time for sharing all that Chris posted on Ancestry!

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4 thoughts on “Chris’ contribution

  1. By the way, many of my direct grand-parents lived in the Acadian House. Anastasie Hebert who married John Smith; also Landrys, LeBlancs, and several others.

    Pierre, if you follow Julienne Lareau back on my family tree, you will see quite a lot of information under John Smith/Anastasie Hebert.

    Now here’s the part I find quite ironic-my father Robert I. Valentine (1926-1996) grew up in Bristol, CT, but knew next to nothing of his French-Canadian heritage (apart from speaking French with his relatives), yet somehow he decided to move away from Bristol, and raise his family within walking distance of the Acadian House in Guilford, which I would often walk by when I was a girl.

    And, compounding the irony, the descendents of those same families, who had spent 17 years in forced exile in Connecticut, would one hundred years’ later immigrate back to Connecticut to settle in Bristol!

    I have often wondered about the experiences of these folks. Two of the French women in Guilford married two of the Smith Brothers, who were steadfast puritan sons of the New Haven Colony’s founding fathers, and yet somehow these fine French women managed to drag their Puritan husbands back to Canada with them just as soon as they were able to go, and then quickly converted their mates into Roman Catholics!

    Strange tales-Strange trails!

    -Carol Valentine

    • I love this love story.

      I will post this comment.

      By the way, I don’t have access to your family since I am not a paying member of Ancestry.
      Can’t wait to celebrate Julienne Lareau on my blog the way I celebrated Amanda Ménard.

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