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Joseph Comeau[1]

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  • Name Joseph Comeau 
    Born 8 Nov 1724  Rivière-aux-Canards Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 19 Nov 1724  the parish of Grand Pré Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1753  Petotcoudiac Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence 1761  Fort Edward, Windsor, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1768  Windsor, , Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1768  Minudie, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He worked for JFW DesBarres and lived in the Elysian Fields.
    Residence 1774  Baie Sainte Marie, Digby, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1807  Menoudie, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • He is widowed by this time.
    Notes 
    • Notes from Irene (Terrio) Melanson: Joseph Comeau came to Minudie in 1768. He worked for J.F.W. DesBarres and lived in the Elysian Fields. On May 8,1769, demised by lease to a group of men including Joseph Comeau, 600 acres of Minudie upland and 100 acres of marsh to be dykes at DesBarres' cost. One-third of their produce was given to desBarres which later was increased to half. Joseph's name also appears on the list of names of those who worked on the great aboiteau.

      Passage from page 95 of Beloved Acadia of My Ancestors by Yvon Leger:
      "In 1755, the Comeau family was most probably part of the painful caravan of refugees from the Petitcodiac region who sought the protection of Commandeur de Boishébert at Gédaique (Grand-Digue) and Cocagne, before reaching the banks of the Miramichi River. Joseph Comeau thus avoided deportation towards the British colonies of the South. In 1761, however, he was among a contingent of Acadians taken by Captain McKenzie to Forts Beauséjour and Edward, where they were kept as captives till 1763 or 1764.
      Among the documents preserved at the Federal Archives (the Deschamps Papers), we find several mentions of Joseph Comeau, his wife Anastasie and their son Mathurin. After their liberation, Joseph Comeau and many ex-prisoners from Fort Beauséjour settled in Menoudie, that ancient and once prosperous Acadian colony on the banks of Riviere-Hébert, in Nova Scotia. The Deschamps Papers also mention that Joseph Comeau, his son Mathurin, Joseph Leger, Mathurin's father-in-law, along with other Acadians were the very first lease-holders of Joseph Frederick DesBarres. Their main assignment was the maintenance and repair of the dikes or aboiteaux built by their forefathers in the previous century."
    Person ID I2853  Annette - Research
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2015 

    Father Claude Comeau,   b. Abt 1700,   d. Bef 17 May 1763  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Claire Landry,   b. Abt 1701,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Anne Aucoin,   b. 27 Apr 1727,   d. Bef 29 Dec 1767  (Age < 40 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1752  Grand Pre Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Mathurin Comeau,   b. 23 Jun 1753, Petitcoudiac, Westmorland County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1820  (Age 66 years)
     2. ... Comeau,   b. 1754,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Marie Madeleine Comeau,   b. 3 Dec 1756, Petitcoudiac, Westmorland County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1214  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Madeleine Hebert,   b. 25 Jan 1741, the parish of Beaubassin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Sep 1807  (Age < 66 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1767  Franklin Manor, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    • Their marriage in 1767 was in the civil registers of Franklin Manor. Their marriage was rehabilitated in the church 29th August 1768 in Pisiguit (today Windsor, Nova Scotia).
    Children 
     1. Pierre Comeau,   b. 3 Sep 1768,   d. 16 Nov 1844, the parish of Cap Pelé, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Madeleine Comeau,   b. 22 Apr 1772
     3. Cyrille Comeau,   b. 15 Apr 1775
     4. Modeste Comeau,   b. 15 Feb 1778
    Family ID F1215  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Book:Leger History and Genealogy (B26), ISBN: 2-89372-017-X., p.95.

    2. [S92] Periodical: La Societe Hist. Acad., Mar 1967, Vol II, No.4,(J03), p.121.

    3. [S90] IT Data: Acadian Data,base, University of Moncton, Retrieved Aug 1994(M01), p.16 of my sheets.

    4. [S115] Book:Bona Vol.3 Beaubassin Grand-Pre, ISBN 0-7761-5027-8/0-7761-5030-8(vol.3)., p.1138.

    5. [S35] Info:Irene (Terrio) Melanson (T15).

    6. [S90] IT Data: Acadian Data,base, University of Moncton, Retrieved Aug 1994(M01), p.10 of my sheets.

    7. [S9] Periodical:les cahiers vol 25 nos 2 et 3 (J02), ISSN: 0049-1098., p.90.


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