Double Grandparents

I’ve decided to make a category for “Oddities & Curiosities”.  Things that don’t really warrant full blogs, but just short blurbs about unusual things I find in my family research.

Today I was doing work on the French side of my family (the family of my great-grandmother Delia Rosanna Bacon) when things started seeming really familiar (no pun intended).

I realized eventually that MANY branches of my French Canadian family are intertwined multiple times.  This makes sense.  It was a small area, people were not mobile, and they tended to marry in the same Parish or at least denomination.  This usually leads to a small pool of families from which to choose mates.

Here are some of the multiple-grandparents I’ve found.

Jean Pierre Hénault (Énaud) dit Fresnière and his wife Marie Geneviève Genereux are my double-grandparents because their son Pierre is my 6x great grandfather:

Pierre Hénault dit Canada III (1720 – 1791)
Marie Louise Hénault Énaud (1757 – 1827)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

and their daughter Marie Madeleine is my 6x great grandmother:

Marie Madeleine “Magdeleine” Hénault Enaud (1721 – 1813)
François Olivier dit LaVictoire (1760 – 1844)
François Olivier (1783 – 1859)
Henri François Olivier (1812 – 1876)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So through this link Delia’s parents were 4th cousins.

François Charron dit Ducharme (1678-1746) and his wife Marguerite Piette dite Trempe (1680 – 1761) are my 7x grandparents twice.  Their son Joseph Charles is my 6x great grandfather:

Joseph Charles Charron dit Ducharme (1723 – 1806)
Joseph Charron dit Ducharme (1753 – 1839)
Catherine Charron Ducharme (1787 – 1832)
Elisabeth Tellier (1815 – 1886)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

And their daughter Marie Marguérite is my 6x great grandmother:

Marie Marguerite Charron dit Ducharme (1712 – 1749)
François Plouffe (1746 – )
Charlotte Plouffe (1773 – 1842)
Jean Baptiste Bâcon Sr. (1804 – 1889)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So the parents of my great grandmother, Delia Bacon were fifth cousins.

Antoine Desrosiers and his wife Marie Renée LePellé are both my seventh and eight great grandparents because their son Antoine is my 7x great grandfather:

Antoine Desrosiers dit Lafresniere III (1698 – 1760)
Geneviève Desrosiers dite LaFresnière (1723 – 1782)
Joseph Tellier (1744 – 1808)
Antoine Tellier (1783 – 1847)
Elisabeth Tellier (1815 – 1886)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

Their other son Jean-Baptiste Charles is my 6x great grandfather:

Jean Baptiste Charles Desrosiers dit Lafresniere (1721 – 1785)
Marie Pelagie Desrosiers dit Lafresniere (1765 – 1827)
François Olivier (1783 – 1859)
Henri François Olivier (1812 – 1876)
Cordélie “Cordelia” Olivier (1850 – 1918)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)
Frederick Clifford Thomas Jr. (1918 – 2006)
Frederick Clifford Thomas III (1941 – )
Charles Frederick Thomas

In this case, the parents of my great-great-grandmother Cordélie Olivier were 2nd cousins once removed.

François Abraham Fiset (1635-1700) and his wife Marie Denise Savard (1644-1708) are my double grandparents also.  Two of their daughters, Marie Madelein and Denis Fiset are my ancestors:

Marie Madeleine Fiset (1673 – 1711)
Marie Martineau (1701 – 1771)
Marie Thérèse Arcan (1725 – 1782)
Joseph Marie Brunet (1742 – 1815)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

Denise Fiset (1678 – 1731)
Charlotte Maranda (1697 – 1758)
Magdeleine Cadoret (1725 – 1800)
Charlotte Pothier (1762 – 1851)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So my 3x great-grandmother Marie Ann Gilbert Comtois’s parents were 5th cousins.

Jean Piette dit Trempe (1641-1730) and Marguérite Chemereau (1651-1715) are my double-grandparents because their son Antoine is my 8x great-grandfather:

Antoine Piette dit Trempe (1673 – 1750)
Pierre Piette dit Frenière (1712 – 1776)
Anne Marie Piette (1739 – 1776)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois (1760 – 1834)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

And their daughter Marguérite is my 7x great-grandmother:

Marguérite Piette dite Trempe (1680 – 1761)
Marie Marguérite Charron dit Ducharme (1712 – 1749)
François Plouffe (Plouf Ploufe) (1746 – )
Charlotte Plouffe (Plouf) (1773 – 1842)
Jean Baptiste Bâcon Sr. (1804 – 1889)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

This means Jean Gregoire Bacon’s parents were 5th cousins once-removed.

Charles Boucher (1658-1728) and his wife Marguérite Agnès Pelletier (1666 – 1708) are my double grandparents because their daughter Marie is my 8x great-grandmother:

Marie Boucher (1693 – 1751)
Pierre Piette dit Frenière (1712 – 1776)
Anne Marie Piette (1739 – 1776)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois (1760 – 1834)
Charles Gilbert dit Comtois Jr. (1791 – )
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

and their daughter Marie Anne is my 7x great grandmother:

Marie Anne Boucher (1702 – 1784)
Marie Anne Joly dite Delbec (1723 – 1800)
Marie Louise Hénault Énaud (1757 – 1827)
Marie Louise Brunet (1788 – 1869)
Marie Anne (Marianne) Gilbert Comtois (1812 – 1867)
Jean “John” Gregoire Bacon (1850 – 1936)
Delia Rosanna Bacon (1885 – 1918)

So the parents of Marie Anne Gilbert Comtois were 4th cousins once removed (and also 5th cousins, as we’ve seen).

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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