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Updated April 7, 2011

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I am researching the following families: Barnes, Beland, Beland dit Daraiche, Belland, Belanger, Blais, Charbonneau, Charette, Dagenais, Daraiche, Depoca, Dubois, Dubois dit Jolicoeur, Dupel, Duval, Evans, Girard,Girard dit Lebrun, Gratton, Joanisse, Joanisse dit Depoca, Lafleche, Leblanc, Marshall, Payette, Payette dit St.Amour, Pelletier, Richer, Richer dit Lafleche, Riopelle, Seguin, Seguin dit Laderoute, Sabourin, Ste.Marie, St.Amour and many more. Many of these families came to New France as settlers during the 1600's enduring terrible hardships in settling in a foreign land.

Researching my GGG Grandfather Charles Barnes,the son of John Barnes & Mary Robinson,born in 1810 in Boston, Massachusetts.It is believed that Charles Barnes & family came from Boston,Mass. in the early 1840's. Family tradition goes that Charles was a Merchant Mariner & jumped ship at Montreal, Quebec. It is believed that he was an Irishman however some contacts I have made claim he was an Englishman from Boston, Mass.& that his family operated a publishing company in Boston called "Barnes Books".Upon consultation in Aug.2002 with the Massachusetts State Archives by S.Evans,their research department was unable to provide any information on the family being in Boston,Mass. during that timeframe & had no data or info on a local business known as Barnes Books.Further research continues on attempting to confirm the above.

I am also researching some East Coast families of Nfld, including Bagg, Bartlett, Caines, Forsey, Keeping, Kippen, Pike, Taylor & many others.These families were some of the earliest settlers to Newfoundland from England, Ireland & Scotland in the 1700's.

Researching the descendants of George Evans & Margaret Rhytherch of Glamorgan, Wales, their son William Evans born 1809 in Wales, married Jane Parker, daughter of William Parker and Jane Kerr of Ontario following the death of his 1st wife Olive Warriner. Searching for Evans, Arthur / Arthurs, Parker & Keetch families of North & East Gwillimbury Township & Georgina (near Newmarket, Ont.).William Keetch & wife Rosanna Evans, the daughter of William Evans were shopkeepers in Newmarket in 1880's with a general store on Main St. Rosanna Evans was the daughter of GGG Grandfather William Evans and his 1st wife Olive...who is buried in St.Georges Anglican Cemetery,Sibbald Point, Ontario along with their 2 infant sons. Also researching the surnames Parliament, Storey / Story, Gray, Lepard & Harman / Harmon.Their families are connected to the children of William Evans & 1st wife Olive.The Harman, Lepard, Storey & Parliament families were some of the first early settlers in the Muskoka, Ontario area, putting down roots in Chaffey Twp. & Sinclair Twp. & right in the Village of Huntsville in Muskoka District. Much to my surprise during my research I have discovered that many of these individuals were members of St.Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Huntsville ( I am currently a member of the same congregation! ) & were buried in our own Church cemetery !!

Why do I research and write about our family history? I have been greatly influenced by my family both past and present. There have been so many people in our family who have left us with a legacy. A family history is an attempt to capture the character, strengths, struggles, battles, hardships, triumphs, spiritual life, faith and values of the people who have made up our family.It is my hope that our family history will help us better understand ourselves, inspire us and encourage us to live life to the fullest.A strong commitment to walk with the Lord is very evident in the lives of so many of the people who make up our family and have made up our family in their past lives.My prayer is that their story will also encourage you in your faith in Christ.

Family Photos
  • Dubois / Charbonneau family Sudbury Ontario Canada (25 KB)
    Albert Dubois & Florida Charbonneau & Family about 1945.Albert Dubois descends from Francois Dubois dit Jolicoeur & Marguerite Charles dit Lajeunesse married in Boucherville,Quebec in 1700. The family of Francois & Marguerite later resided primarily in Terrebonne & had a great many descendants.Florida Charbonneau descends from Jean Charbonneau & Isabelle Elisabeth Alboire dit Trinique of France.Albert & Florida are Susan's paternal Grandparents. My father Roger Dubois is the third eldest in the family, born Dec 19, 1931 & died Oct 30, 1996.
  • Frank Evans born 1881 son of David Evans (32 KB)
    Frank Evans born 1881,the son of David Evans & Margaret Arthurs,husband of Marjorie Marshall. Frank Evans is the father of Frank Jr.,Herbert, Eileen,Arthur & Norman Evans. He is the grandson of William Evans & Jane Parker who settled in North & East Gwillimbury,Ontario 1840 to 1850ish. He is Paul's paternal Grandfather.
  • Dominic Belland,wife Marcia Barnes & Family (49 KB)
    Dominic Belland son of Jean Baptiste Beland dit Daraiche & Rose Delima Belanger, wife Marcia Barnes, daughter of Thomas Joseph Barnes & Louvina Delima Payette dit St.Amour.Photo taken in Britt, Ontario,they are Susan's maternal Grandparents.My mother Jeannette Belland is standing behind her father, born June 19, 1935 & died May 27, 1996.
  • Daniel Forsey & wife Annie Maude Keeping (32 KB)
    Daniel Forsey born 1895 in Grand Bank,Nfld the son of George Forsey & Francis Jane Gilliard and his wife Annie Maude Keeping,born 1896 in Channel,Port Aux Basques,Nfld daughter of William Keeping and Sarah E.Bartlett. Daniel & Annie Maude are Paul's maternal Grandparents. Nanny Forsey lived a long life & died in her 99th year, born Feb 10, 1896 & died Oct 13, 1994.
  • David Evans husband of Margaret Arthurs (63 KB)
    David Evans & Margaret Arthurs are Paul's paternal Great Grandparents,they were married on Sept 16th,1880 in Beaverton,Ontario.Margaret was the daughter of Henry Haughton Arthur(born 1813 in Cornwall,England)and his wife Isabella Webster(born 1816 in the USA).David Evans was the son of William Evans and Jane Parker.David & Margaret's son Frank,born 1881 was Pauls paternal grandfather.
  • Margaret Arthurs wife of David Evans (58 KB)
    Margaret Arthurs was born on Aug 26th,1857 in Shanty Bay,Ontario,the daughter of Henry Haughton Arthurs & Isabella Webster.
  • Dubois dit Jolicoeur Family, Quebec 1800's (104 KB)
    My Dubois line descends from Francois Dubois dit Jolicoeur & Marguerite Charles dit Lajeunesse,from their son Jean Baptiste Dubois & Marie Anne Gareau married in Terrebonne,Quebec in 1739.
  • Unknown EVANS or HARMAN from Harman family bible. (43 KB)
    This photo is believed to be William Evans b.1809 in Glamorgan,Wales,son of George Evans & Margaret Rhytherch.This photo was obtained from the family bible of Amelia EVANS HARMAN & her husband Timothy HARMAN. Amelia Harman,nee Evans was the daughter of William Evans & his 1st wife Olive WARRINER. The bible was passed down from the Harman family & they believe that the gentleman is not of the Harman family line but the father of Amelia Evans Harman b.1839. William married Olive WARRINER about 1838 & after her death in 1847 remained widowed until about 1853 when he married Jane Parker of Bradford,ON in East Gwillimbury,York Co,Ontario. Paul descends from William & Jane's son David who married Margaret Arthurs in 1880 in Beaverton,ON. If this photo is of William,is he pictured here with his 1st wife Olive WARRINER (seems unlikely due to the dates involved) his 2nd wife Jane Parker,or perhaps with one of his daughters. If you can help identify the persons in this photo I would love to hear from you.
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  • Gaspard II de Coligny - my 12th GreatGrandfather (6 KB)
    It was in 1562 that the first prayer is said to have been prayed in the United States of America by Jean Ribault. Ribault was the first visitor to seek to claim the land for the French in 1664. He & his men wanted to claim the New World for Christianity.Ribault was brought to the USA by Coligny, a man who loved God His word & the Bible, according to documents. As a General he became one of the most powerful men in France. He showed how he could be a Christian soldier & follow religion in a camp. He allowed no swearing in his camp & according to the book "Coligny", " he lived for a higher world than this; that Jesus would one day reward him for all of his trials here & though the King of France might be unkind Jesus was ever true". (taken from the writings of Julia McNair Wright, 1870)
  • Jean Charbonneau Descendants (12 KB)
    Jean Charbonneau & wife Isabelle Elisabeth Alboire dit Trinique arrived in New France about 1682. Their 8 generations of descendants listed here form a large group of the Charbonneau's today.
  • Descendants of John Barnes & Mary Robinson (20 KB)
    Charles Barnes born 1810 in Boston, Mass. relocated to Quebec, Canada in or about 1839, just previous to his marriage in Rigaud, Quebec to Eugenie Seguin dit Laderoute. He is the ancestor of many of the Barnes / Barns of Papineauville, Thurso & Hull Quebec. They also settled in areas around St. Eugene, Prescott Co., Ontario. Although their surname was Barnes, their 1st language was French.
  • Jean Beland & Beland dit Daraiche Descendants (40 KB)
    Jean Beland & Elisabeth Cadran's son Jean Ancetre Beland was born in Normandie, France in 1655. He arrived in New France in 1675 & by 1677 he had taken a bride,Genevieve Godin, the widow of Antoine Boutin. This union resulted in another twelve generations of Beland and Daraiche descendants. Many of my Beland family originate from Gaspe in the area of Matane & later in Hull, Quebec.
  • The Life of a Habitant in New France (5 KB)
    The French Canadian -- especially the French farmer -- is known simply as "habitant" or as Jean Baptiste in popular folk tales. Today, just as was the case more than three hundred years ago, the habitant of Jean Baptiste type is the backbone of the life of New France. Of all the national groups and cultures on the North American continent, New France remained the least affected by external development and it continued as a unique island in the turbulent sea of American life. The term " habitant " originally designated a citizen of permanent domicile. This distinguished the habitant from the "voyageur" and the "coureur de bois," who explored the wilderness and traded in furs.
  • Francois Belanger & Descendants (51 KB)
    The marriage of Francois Belanger & Francoise Horlays of Normandie, France abt. 1610 their son, Francois Belanger born 1612 and later married to Marie Guyon dit Dion. They were married July 12,1637 in the 1st double marriage ceremony celebrated in Canada along with Robert Drouin and Anne Cloutier. The marriage contract signed July 27,1636 is the oldest contract of marriage preserved in the original in Canada, as well as the 1st signed contract of marriage.
  • The Last Will & Testament of John Evans 1724 -1768 (1 KB)
    The Last Will & Testament of John Evans 1724-1768, Paul's five times Great Grandfather of Glamorgan, Wales.
  • The Last Will & Testament of Wm. Evans 1750-1780 (3 KB)
    The Last Will & Testament of William Evans 1750-1780,of Glamorgan,Wales,Paul's four times Great Grandfather.
  • George Forsey & Descendants (12 KB)
    Daniel Forsey born 1895, the son of George Forsey & Francis Gilliard, married Annie Maude Keeping in North Sydney, Nova Scotia in Oct. 1913. They are Pauls maternal Grandparents.
  • John Evans 1724-1768 & Descendants (46 KB)
    John Evans was Paul's five times Great Grandfather & was from Glamorgan, Wales,his son William lived a very short life from 1750 to 1780 in Glamorgan as well. One generation further along we have William's son George, wife Margaret & family living in the Quaker's Yard area of Glamorgan where he was an Innkeeper. Geo. Evans son William born in 1809 is Paul's direct ancestor & it is believed that he came to Canada about 1826. William Evans born 1809 of Glamorgan, Wales settled in North & East Gwillimbury & Georgina, married a woman named Olive WARRINER, they had 5 children together and following her death remarried Jane Parker of Ontario.
  • Descendants of Benjamin Kippen of Newfoundland (19 KB)
    Descendants of Benjamin Kippen & Frances Bagg of Nfld, Benjamin married Frances in 1815 in Burin, Nfld. They were the 1st settlers of Burnt Island, Newfoundland. Their son James & Ann Pike ( his 1st wife was Eleanor Caines ) were Paul's GG Grandparents, son William Keeping ( the surname changed to Keeping sometime after Williams birth ) married Sarah E.Bartlett in May 1885 in Channel, Port Aux Basques, Nfld. Their daughter Annie Maude Keeping was Pauls maternal Grandmother their sons were William James, Clarence & Samuel, all born in Channel, Port Aux Basques. I am researching all variations of the Keeping, Kippen surname, as well as many other names directly connected to this line.
  • Descendants of Francois Dubois dit Jolicoeur (152 KB)
    Francois Dubois dit Jolicoeur b. 1675 was the son of Jean Dubois & Catherine Dumas, he a soldier in the Militia of Longeueil, soldier of Farche de la Marine, the Captain with Mr. Charles Lemoyne, 1st Baron of Longeueil. He was also a Master Carpenter. (Source: Dictionnaire de Genealogique des Familles de Quebec des Origines a 1730, by Rene Jette, 1983). It is unknown at what time exactly that Francois came to New France. Following his marriage to Marguerite Charles dit Lajeunesse in 1700, the couple lived for quite some time in the Longeueil region. In 1711 he obtained a parcel of land in Terrebonne, and in 1714 he was granted a 2nd parcel of land on L'lle aux Vaches in the Seigneurie of Terrebonne. It was there that the couple raised their family with the assurance of many descendants. When Francois died in 1741 in Terrebonne, his descendants were established with homes in the region of Terrebonne, Ste. Rose, Mascouche, Lachenaie, Boisbriand, Ste.Therese, and Montreal, Quebec. Today there are many descendants in many parts of Ontario, (including many in the Sudbury area) the United States, and particularily in Detroit, Michigan.
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