Sunday, May 8, 2011
Francoise Gaudet (Mother of all "Acadian LeBlanc's")
Francoise Gaudet, my 8th and 9th g-Grandmother, was born about 1623 in France to Jean Gaudet and an unnamed mother. She was to marry in France about 1644-1645 an unknown "Mercier" and had one daughter named Mary, born about 1646 in France, through this marriage. Francoise, her father, two siblings, and her daughter were to immigrate to the New World settling in Port Royal Acadia in the 1640's.
Around 1650 in Port Royal Acadia, Francoise was to marry for a second time to a Daniel LeBlanc and this union was to become the origin of all the Acadian LeBlanc's in the New World. Francoise and Daniel were to have Six sons and one daughter, and five of the sons were to have children to carry on the Acadian "LeBlanc" name. While there are a few "LeBlanc" surnames of Quebec origin in the New World, the majority of the New World "LeBlanc's" decend from the Acadian couple of Daniel and Francoise.
Francoise was to become a widow for the second time between 1695 and 1698 and she was to follow her husband in death in Port Royal between 1698 and 1700
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