Liza got me confused until she realized I had copied Alexandre’s grandparents instead of his parents.
Amable and Élisabeth had many more children. One son I found was Trefflé born in 1829. He would marry Philomène Bernard and fathered many children: Joseph, Philomène, Régina, Uldéric, Adélard, Phillias, Esdras, Arzélie.
Esdras Benoit emigrated to the United States. He married Sarah Allard. Adélard also emigrated to the U.S. He married Ellen Catherine McCarthy. All this information came either from the 1861 and 1871 Canadian censuses or from Ancestry’s hints that I was able to validate.
Trefflé Benoit dit Livernois died in 1889. Nothing more has been found about Philomène Bernard except for her potential ancestors. This finally closes this dossier of Alexander Bennett, aka Alexandre Benoît dit Livernois, a young French-Canadian who enlisted in the Union Army and deserted. The story is all here.
Next time Osias Sauvé and Liza’s old pictures…