Tuesday, July 31, 2012

William Curtis

  William Curtis, my 10th Great Grandfather, was born on 12 November 1592 at Nazing, England to Thomas Curtis and Mary Camp.
  William married a Mary Rawlyns on 3 Dec 1615 at London England. One son named William, was born to this marriage and Mary Rawlyns died at or soon after the birth of their son. This son named William would arrive in the New World one year before his father.
  On 6 August 1618 William married a Sarah Elliot in Nazing England. Of this marriage, six children, two of whom died early, would be born in England and three more would be born in Massachusetts.
  On 22 June 1632, William, his wife and four children, sailed to the new world from London England on the "Lyon" arriving in Boston on 16 September 1632.
  In the New World, William would farm and acquire numerous parcels of land in Boston and Roxbury Massachusetts. At one time he leased eleven acres in Roxbury to Thomas Dudley, the Governor of The Massachusetts  Bay Colony. In 1652, William owned four parcels of land in Roxbury; ten acres with house a barn and orchard, and parcels of one acre, three acres, and two acres.
  William died in Roxbury at the age of eighty years old on 9 December 1692 and is buried at Eliot Burying Grounds in Roxbury Massachusetts. (See photo)
  For family genealogy see: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I5903

Sunday, July 22, 2012

George Osias LeBlanc

  My Great Grandfather, George Osias LeBlanc, was born on 9 April 1870 at Saint-Anicet Quebec. George was the son of Antoine LeBlanc and Adeline Caza, the 9th child of a 13 child family.
  At the age of seven, George's family moved to Oswego New York where he was to attend school and learn the English language. At the age of eleven, George's mother died and he was raised by his father and a step-mother whom George's father married soon after his mother's death. George lived under the Anglicized name of "White" during his stay in Oswego. George, along with all his siblings, would move away from Osewgo and reclaim the surname "LeBlanc"when they grew older.
  George would marry a Helena Graton on 12 February 1892 at St James Church in Aitken Minnesota. The newlywed couple would take up farming and would have thirteen children  born in Aitken over the next twenty years. (See Photo)
  George sold the farm and  followed his children to Duluth Minnesota in the late 1920's. He again followed his children to Southern California in the 1940's.
  George Osias LeBlanc died on 18 January 1953 in San Pedro California, and was buried at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach California (Photo)

For further information see http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I42