More than a house – More than pictures

Linking with the past…

Our Ancestors

Posting once a week and only about How I found your ancestors might be harder than I first thought.

Anyway…

Our roots are deeper than we think.

Acadia House

Acadian House

Médard Myers

Medard Myers’ family

Medard Myers is a direct descendant of René Hébert.

Medard N Myers

So is little Germaine Lagasse.

Germaine Lagasse

1915

Germaine’s mother, Alice D. Myers, is the little girl in front of her father Medard N. Myers.

Médard Myers

1891

She was as such a descendant of René Hébert, and she probably never learned about her Acadian roots.

For more on Acadian House, click here.

Excerpt

In the past, there have been several articles written about the Acadians, who for a time resided in Guilford, Connecticut, but none of them have answered the question–“What are their names?”

That information can be answered, at least in part, but first; a little history is in order.

Britain had won Nova Scotia from the French in 1713, so…

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Love Story – Redux

A comment made on this post about the Acadian House…

I recently discovered I descended from John and Anastasie via my Remillard line (their daughter Cecile married Louis Marie Remillard).  In another small world circumstance, I live in the next town over.  I’m a cyclist and for over two decades rode past the Acadian House in Guilford, never giving it much thought.  Needless to say, I now often wonder what stories that home can tell. 

There’s a certain poetic justice to John and Anastasie’s story, and there’s something to be said about the type of men the Smith brothers were, leaving their lives in the British colonies with their Acadian brides for a land and culture no doubt foreign to them.   In another twist, John’s maternal grandmother was Mary Forbes, who I believe was the sister of Captain Samuel Forbes, the shipbuilder who captained the ship that brought the Hebert family to CT. 

A great story where love triumphed, and the world is much smaller than we sometimes realize!

More on the Acadian House

Acadian House

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ct0148.photos.023807p/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ct0148.photos.023808p/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ct0148.photos.023809p/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/hhh.ct0148.photos.023810p/

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