Clue No.1: 1850 U.S. Census

Are you ready for this?

You will have to bear with me because I am going to go step by step in all this search for Anton Cayo’s ancestors even if it takes the whole year. I will focus only on the Cayos unless someone related to Aldéi Lord’s ashtray contacts me.

Levi ashtray 2

This being said let’s have a close look at clue numero uno. These Cayos are not Spaniards, nor Mexicans…

They were French-Canadians!

Clue no. 1

September 19th, 1850, Colchester, Vermont.

1850 U.S. Census Peter Kayou

There is a family on this census page.

It’s Peter Kayou’s family.

1850 Peter Kayou family

All the family members were born in Canada according to this census. Censuses are not always a reliable source, but in this case, I will use them and proceed cautiously.

The wife of Peter Kayou is Frances. She’s 45 years and thus would have been born around 1805.

1850 Frances Kayou 1805

She is probably Françoise Trudeau. I can’t think of any alternative for her given name except Françoise.

Peter is of course Pierre.

This is a no brainer…

The name Kayou is most probably Cadieux. People back then would prononced it Caieux or Cayeux, dropping the “D”.

Who are the chidren in this family?

Two sons: Antoine and Samuel.

1850 Antoine Kayou 1828

1850 Samuel Kayou 1830

My guess is that Antoine, 22 years old in the 1850 census (1850 – 22 = 1828), is Joseph born in 1826.

1826 7 mars Joseph Cadieux

Samuel, 20 years old in 1850 (1850- 20 = 1830), is Charles Anselme born in 1830.

1830 Charles Anselme Cadieux

There was also a Cordelia in this family. She was born in 1834.

1834 Marie-Cordélia Cadieux

Where would Cordelia Cadieux be?

Well, she would be just next door with the neighbors baby-sitting little Julia Lord of course!

1850 Mathilda Kayou 1833

Mathilda, 17 years old (1850 – 17 = 1833).

That’s all close enough for me!

Censuses don’t give you a precise date of the birth year of people, just a general idea. So for the record, at least for this demonstration, Pierre Cadieux was Peter Kayou. His wife Frances was Françoise Trudeau, and they had at least three children…

Make that four because there is another one…

Peter Junior born in 1824!

1824 Pierre Cadieux 6 juillet naissance

Peter would be Mary Evelyne Cayo’s grandfather.

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http://genforum.genealogy.com/lagasse/messages/243.html

I feel like Nostradamus this morning.

An urge to write again.

This is precisely when Dennis left his message on Gen Forum

February 25, 2004 at 17:37:06

10 years ago!

Click here.

I’m the son of Lionel Lagasse and the grandson of Levi N. Lagasse and Marie Louise (Dube) Lagasse. Levi was one of twelve children born to my great-grandfather Dennis, and the Lagasse name was spelled with a “y” at the end for a time. My great-grandfather Dennis was killed in 1921 in an industrial accident while working in Bristol CT. U.S.A.

Are there any others with a great-grandfather Dennis in their family tree?

I replied on June 17, 2010 at 19:08:24…

Dennis (Stanislas) Lagasse married Harriet (Henriette) Alexandre in 1862.

They had 13 chridren (typo!).

My grandfather Léo Senior is their son. He was the last child.

He was born June 6, 1888.

I know all there is to know, well almost all, and I will share all with their descendants.

Contact me… you will not regret it.

Pierre Lagacé

10 years and one day later I am writing about a 19 years-old candy maker in Burlington in 1900…

Mary Evelyne Cayo, candy maker

Post 657

This might be the most important post on this blog about our ancestors.

Maybe someone out there on cyberspace is looking for his or her ancestors like Dennis Lagasse was in 2011. I had seen Dennis Lagasse’s message on a genealogy forum that Dennis had left in 2008 if I don’t have these senior moments once again.

I’m the son of Lionel Lagasse and the grandson of Levi N. Lagasse and Marie Louise (Dube) Lagasse. Levi was one of twelve children born to my great-grandfather Dennis, and the Lagasse name was spelled with a “y” at the end for a time. My great-grandfather Dennis was killed in 1921 in an industrial accident while working in Bristol CT. U.S.A.
Are there any others with a great-grandfather Dennis in their family tree?

Luckily I had kept his message in my files so I can share it again with you.

This morning I just got the urge to write again on my blog as I was taking my shower. I always get my ideas for this blog while taking my shower or while I am doing the dishes.

I have learned that when I get an urge to write about our ancestors on Our Ancestors I do so…

So what is this all about a candy maker whose name was Cayo?

Mary Evelyne Cayo was born in June 1880 according to the 1900 U.S. Census in Burlington. The census says she was a candy maker and her father was a mason.

I got curious because I am not sure Peter Cayo is a descendant of Pierre Cadieux and Françoise Trudeau who got married in February 1822. Their first child was Onésime, a little girl born just three months after their marriage. Children born out of wedlocks in those days were often abandonned.

Luckily for me she was not and became my lost great-great-grandmother. She was of course Dennis Lagasse’s ancestors. I will continue with this story later…

The urge has just left me momentarily.

See my comment below.

Is your name Cayo? Redux

I will repost this article because I wrote it last January. Since I found another distant descendant of Onésime Cadieux who married Stanislas Lagassé in 1840, I think it’s a good idea to refresh your memory about the Cadieux-Cayo connection and do a little editing.

So here goes…

I wonder if I should write about the Cayos? I would hate to confuse people with all my ancestors. I only write this blog to look at pictures of our ancestors. They speak so much when we look at them like this lovely couple.

Myra Alexandre and William Archambeault

William and Myra also appear on this picture with someone else’s ancestors.

wedding Myra Alexandre

I am sure my new found distant cousin enjoys this picture as well as my 3rd cousin Frank Archambault did when he first saw it in 2012.

This being said…

Do you have Cayo ancestors who once lived in Colchester, Vermont in the 1800s? In Massachusetts? In Wisconsin?

Want to know more?

Of course you do… and it’s the reason why I have been writing this blog since 2009.

Strangely enough I found this in my search for my Cadieux ancestors.

The Hayward Republican July 28, 1904

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Cayo celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding on Saturday, July 16, at their home. General invitations were issued, and a large number of their old-time friends assembled to wish them much joy and happiness on the occasion. A very interesting evening was spent listening to the reminiscences of their early days in Hayward. Their dwelling house was the first to be built in this city on this side of the river–in 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Cayo were married in Manitowoc county, this state, July 16, 1854. Here their twelve children were born, ten of whom still are living, namely: Joe V., James, Mrs. CF Searle, Edward, John, William, George, Mrs. Dan McQuarry, Mrs. IC Phillips, Oma. Ira, one of the deceased children, is well-remembered by the people of Hayward.

Mr. Cayo at one time served with AJ Hayward on the county board and took a very active part in the upbuilding of Hayward. He was born March 19, 1927, and is now 77 years old. Mrs. Cayo is 70 years of age. Beyond a doubt, they are the oldest and longest-resident couple in the county.

They were the recipients of many presents, among them a purse of gold coin given them by our citizens.

Refreshments were served, and all wish to see them live to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

The Hayward Republican Nov. 5, 1914

Another Pioneer Called to Rest
Antone Cayo, One of the City’s Earliest Settlers Here Passes Away at Extreme age of 89; Death Comes Peacefully

Closely Connected with City’s Early History

Again we are called upon to chronicle the deah of an early settler. This time it is Antone Cayo, one of the earliest settlers in Hayward. Death occurred Saturday evening at 12:30. He had retired on Friday evening and did not wake up except for a few moments on Saturday. he was in no pain and died very peacefully, infirmities incident to old age being the cause of his death. At his bedside at the time were his wife, son Oma, daughter, Mrs. D. McQuarry, daughter-in-law Mrs. Oma Cayo and son-in-law, I.C. Phillips.

The source of that information is here.

I wonder if I should write about the Cayos and confuse you once again?

You would be surprised to find out where the Cayo name originated from and what you can find on Find A Grave.

Lodell Cayo 1943

Source

Or on Family Search…

Lodell Cayo 1943 death

End of the redux post. Next Monday, another redux post about the Cayos to keep you in the mood.

Looking for your Cayo ancestor?

I know when to stop writing, and I know when to start writing again.

Getting results gets me going.

This being said, let’s get back to this story I had started to write about the Cayos. Some people out there whose name is Cayo can in fact be lost descendants of Pierre Cadieux who died from cholera in 1832.

That should get some attention from my new found 3rd cousin who found more French-Canadian roots in his family tree yesterday.

I think I got his attention one more time…

I will leave you with this and I will get back after I shovel all that snow.

Let’s say by next Monday.

snow_storm

Find A Grave to find lost ancestors?

Is using Find A Grave to find lost ancestors a good idea?

Of course it is, but you also have to look for more sources and then use a lot of presumption along the way.

This is what I had found on Find A Grave when I stumbled upon the Cayo surname.

Antone Cayo
Birth:     Mar. 19, 1827
Death:     Oct. 31, 1914

This is what I believe is Anton Cayo’s baptisimal act even if the given name Joseph is not the same, and the birthdate on the headstone is off a little.

1826 7 mars Joseph Cadieux

The date on this document is March 8th, 1826 while the date on the headstone is March 19, 1827. I presume that the person who gave the information about Anton’s birthdate when he died might have been wrong. This sometimes happens.

Presumption number one!

Little Joseph, son of Pierre Cadieux and Françoise Trudeau, was né hier (born the day before) on March 7th, 1826. He could have been called later in his life Antoine which was Françoise’s father’s given name.

Presumption number two!

I have searched for all the children of Pierre Trudeau and Françoise Trudeau in the St-Matthias parish registers.

I found this child.

Charles Anselme Cadieux, born on March 24th, 1830.

1830 Charles Anselme Cadieux

Remember that given name.

Here’s another child.

Pierre Cadieux born on July 6th 1824.

1824 Pierre Cadieux 6 juillet naissance

Remember that name also.

Here is the last one…

Marie-Cordélia, born on November 2nd, 1834.

1834 Marie-Cordélia Cadieux

All these people are my great-great-grandmother Onésime Cadieux’s siblings.

Onésime Cadieux was née le matin (born on the morning) of May 26th, 1822.

1822 26 mai Onésime Cadieux zoom

Is Joseph Cadieux the same person as Anton Cayo?

How did I arrive at that conclusion?

To be continued next Monday…

Is your name Cayo?

I wonder if I should write about the Cayos?

I don’t like to confuse people with all my ancestors.

Do you have ancestors who once lived in Colchester, Vermont in the 1800s? In Massachusetts? In Wisconsin?

Want to know more?

Of course you do…

Strangely enough I found this in my search for my Cadieux ancestors.

The Hayward Republican July 28, 1904

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Cayo celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding on Saturday, July 16, at their home. General invitations were issued, and a large number of their old-time friends assembled to wish them much joy and happiness on the occasion. A very interesting evening was spent listening to the reminiscences of their early days in Hayward. Their dwelling house was the first to be built in this city on this side of the river–in 1883.

Mr. and Mrs. Cayo were married in Manitowoc county, this state, July 16, 1854. Here their twelve children were born, ten of whom still are living, namely: Joe V., James, Mrs. CF Searle, Edward, John, William, George, Mrs. Dan McQuarry, Mrs. IC Phillips, Oma. Ira, one of the deceased children, is well-remembered by the people of Hayward.

Mr. Cayo at one time served with AJ Hayward on the county board and took a very active part in the upbuilding of Hayward. He was born March 19, 1927, and is now 77 years old. Mrs. Cayo is 70 years of age. Beyond a doubt, they are the oldest and longest-resident couple in the county.

They were the recipients of many presents, among them a purse of gold coin given them by our citizens.

Refreshments were served, and all wish to see them live to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

The Hayward Republican Nov. 5, 1914

Another Pioneer Called to Rest
Antone Cayo, One of the City’s Earliest Settlers Here Passes Away at Extreme age of 89; Death Comes Peacefully

Closely Connected with City’s Early History

Again we are called upon to chronicle the deah of an early settler. This time it is Antone Cayo, one of the earliest settlers in Hayward. Death occurred Saturday evening at 12:30. He had retired on Friday evening and did not wake up except for a few moments on Saturday. he was in no pain and died very peacefully, infirmities incident to old age being the cause of his death. At his bedside at the time were his wife, son Oma, daughter, Mrs. D. McQuarry, daughter-in-law Mrs. Oma Cayo and son-in-law, I.C. Phillips.

The source of that information is here.

I wonder if I should write about the Cayos and confuse you once again?

You would be surprised to find out where the Cayo name originated from and what you can find on Find A Grave.

Lodell Cayo 1943

Source

Or on Family Search…

Lodell Cayo 1943 death