Laclair and Rousseau families Quebec to Vermont
Would like to correspond with anyone who has researched Laclair and Rousseau families who lived in Quebec and then moved to Vermont. I have a Paul Rousseau born November 1844, emigrated to USA about 1871-1872; lived at Rutland, Vermont and then at Bennington. His wife was Lena Laclair, daughter of Stepehen and Mary Laclair. Lena was born May 1859, most likely in Vermont. Siblings were Rosa, Frederick, Matilda and Mary, all born in Vermont.
I suspect that "my" Paul Rousseau...who also went by Napoleon, and also went by alternate surname BROOKS....was the son of Augustin Rousseau 1818-1852 (born at Ste. Claire, Rimouski, died most likely at Ste. Flavie, Rimouski) and his wife Eleonore Ouellet 1819-1871, who was born at Kamouraska, Quebec. Augustin and Eleonore are on the 1851 census at Ste. Flavie with children Elizabeth Rousseau age 9 years, Napoleon age 6 years, Marie A. age 1 year and Philomene Lepage age 10 years who was Eleonore's daughter from her first marriage.
I think someone has posted at Ancestry.com that same Augustin and Eleonore had additional children Merenda, Israel and Samuel Rousseau, but I think this information is wrong- these 3 children were born after 1852 and I think whoever posted this family info has some Rousseau families mixed up.
Please post here or write to me directly- one of my sons in law is a direct descendent in this family line.
Thanks from Nora