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Charles 'petit' Leger

Male 1749 - 1837  (87 years)


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  • Name Charles 'petit' Leger 
    Born 15 Jun 1749  LaRosette, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Jul 1807  Shemogue, Westmorland Co, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1820  Trois Rousseaux, in the parish of Cap Pele, Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    , settling 
    Residence Oct 1820  the parish of Shemogue, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    a labourer 
    Occupation Sep 1821  the parish of Shemogue, , New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    a ploughman/farmhand 
    Died 17 May 1837  the parish of Barachois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 19 May 1837  the cemetery of the parish of Barachois Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Present at his burial were Laurent Godet and Jean Godet.
    Notes 
    • Bona-vol.2,p.661-b.yr. T19-b.&d.dts.&locs.;known as "Petit Charles";marr.info. T20-b.&d.yrs;marr.info. J03-p.131-notes of Placide Gaudet say he was the sole survivor after being deported to Connecticut with his parents and siblings - his mother, brothers & sisters died of hunger and Charles Leger was adopted by his godmother, Marie Grosvalet...He was at Champs Elyses in 1790 with his wife, 3 sons and 2 daugs. He settled at Chemoque in 1804 and in 1820 at Trois Ruisseaux(Leger's Brooks) in the parish of Cap Pele where he died in 1837. B26-p.72,73-b.yr,talks of another document from the Archives of St Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, which mentions that Charle's sister, Marie, survived the 1755 tragedy...Paul and Marie sought refuge in Louisiana...Placide Gaudet,who was not aware of the New Orleans document...Charles was separated from his parents and never saw them again...at the age of six in 1755, he was adopted by his godmother,Marguerite Grovalet, who took care of him as if he were her own son....They took refuge at Chipoudie and then at Ile St Jean. According to Placide Gaudet, Charles was 18 when he left Ile St.Jean to reach Minudie in Nova Scotia...
    Person ID I1033  Annette - Research
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2009 

    Father Francois Leger,   b. 14 Aug 1714, LaRosette, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Madeleine Comeau,   b. 4 Sep 1720, Port Royal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755  (Age 34 years) 
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Bourque,   b. 9 Jul 1763, Minudie, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1807  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1778  Dieppe, (Fox Creek), N.B. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles dit Charlitte Leger,   b. 29 Sep 1779, Franklin Manor Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1827, Cap Pele Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Isabelle Leger,   b. 10 Jan 1781, Franklin Manor Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1859  (Age 78 years)
     3. Simon Leger,   b. 7 Oct 1783, Minudie, N.S. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1827, Cap Pele Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     4. Moise 'Meche' Leger,   b. Abt 1786,   d. Mar 1861, Cap Pele Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     5. Scholastique (Collete) Leger,   b. 26 Jun 1787, Minudie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1842  (Age 55 years)
     6. Paul Leger,   b. Abt 1791, Minudie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1869  (Age ~ 78 years)
     7. Francois Leger,   b. Abt 1794,   d. 24 May 1868  (Age ~ 74 years)
     8. Louis Leger,   b. 1796,   d. 27 Jun 1845  (Age 49 years)
     9. Thaddee Leger,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Modest Leger,   b. 1800, Minudie Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1838  (Age 38 years)
     11. Prime Leger,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. Pierre Leger,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Parish:Grand Digue, NB;Notre-Dame 1800-75 (P03), Microfilm Reel C-3016 and C-3017., p.328,M.4 (son's marriage 20 Jul 1807).

    2. [S9] Periodical:les cahiers vol 25 nos 2 et 3 (J02), ISSN: 0049-1098., p.186.

    3. [S69] Parish:Cap Pele, NB; Ste-Therese 1813-1959, Microfilm Reel F-1892., son's marr. 30 Oct 1820.

    4. [S69] Parish:Cap Pele, NB; Ste-Therese 1813-1959, Microfilm Reel F-1892., marr 26 Sep 1821(son's marriage).

    5. [S60] Parish:Barachois, NB; St-Henri 1812-70 (P02), Microfilm Reel C-3016., p.344,S.9-burial 19May1837.


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