Mathew Kennedy (my g.g. grandfather) born c. 1795, Labrador married c. 1828, to: Suzanne Lepine, possibly Ste. Antoine sur Richelieu, Quebec. They had:
Suzanne: born c. 1829 and married: Felix Jodoin, 14 apr 1856 William: born c. 1831 John:born c. 1836 Henry Mathias: born c. 1841(my g.grandfather) Maria:born c. 1842 Ellenora: born c. 1844 Clarissa: born c. 1847
What I suspect is that Mathew Kennedy who live in Ste Augustine later in life, worked there, he and his brother Andrew (who was married to : Catherine Wilshire, an Inuit) were trappers, hunters, etc. They were quite wealthy for the time and place in which they lived.
The children I believe were born between Ste Antoine sur Richelieu and Ste Augustine.Some later removed onto Nova Scotia and other parts.For example. According to 1871 Census, Queens Co. N.S.: Suzanne (Lepine) Kennedy was living with her daughter Ellenora (Kennedy) Gold andher husband William Gold in Liverpool , N.S.. They were living in the house of William's parents; Thomas and Annie Gold.Susanah Kennedy (a.k.a. Suzanne (Lepine) Kennedy was listed as age 60, widow) also living in the same household was a widow named Mercy Dexter.
I don't know if there is a connection to your Dexters or not, but I do know that my g.grandfather Henry Mathias Kennedy who married Elizabeth Smith (1871, Liverpool) she has Dexter's in her family.
Well take a look and see if this is of any help.And if anyone can help me I am stuck on my Suzanne Lepine who married Mathew (or Mathias Kennedy) around 1828, possibly Ste Antoine sur Richelieu, and had the above mentioned children I would appreciate your assistance.Also I suspect that she died and was buried in Nova Scotia, possibly Liverpool (Queens County) sometime after 1871 She would be listed in all likelihood as Susannah Kennedy.My best to all!