Monday, September 23, 2013

Pierre Rollin dit Maconais

  Pierre Rollin dit Maconais, my 5th Great-Grandfather, was born about 1732 in France to Pierre Rollin and Francoise Gathier. Pierre was my last ancestor to arrive in Quebec from France, circa the 1750's, from the Parish of Saint Clement, Macon France.

                              Rollin-Forest Marriage

  Pierre, at the age of about twenty-nine,  took for his bride a thirteen year old Madeleine Forest. (Subject of a previous post)  The couple was married at the Parish Church of Sainte-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec on 15 June 1761.

  Pierre and Madeleine would reside in Les Cedres Quebec through the mid 1770's, Vaudreuil Quebec through 1781, and would finally settle in Chateauguay Quebec. From the marriage of Pierre and Madeleine would come thirteen verified children, five daughters and eight sons. Pierre and Madeleine may have had three to four more children, but parish records to verify this are missing for their first nine years of their marriage.

                          Burial Record of Pierre Rollin

  Pierre died at the age of sixty-six on 19 February 1798 and was buried two days later in Chateauguay Quebec

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Elisabeth Smith of Hardwick Massachusetts

  Elizabeth Smith, my 6th g-Grandmother, was born about 1717 in Hardwick Massachusetts. Elizabeth was the first child born to Benjamin Smith and his second wife Experience Curtis.

  Elizabeth's mother died before her fifth birthday and her father re-married a Hannah Phillips on 23 April 1724. Elizabeth grew up in Hardwick in a "blended" family with six siblings, three brothers and three sisters from three mothers.

  On 3 July 1739, in Hardwick, Elizabeth married a James Robinson. The couple would operate a farm in the Hardwick area and from this marriage would come eight children, three sons and five daughters.

  Elizabeth lived her entire life in Hardwick, where she died at the age of eighty-three in 1800. She is buried at the Hardwick Central Cemetery of Hardwick Massachusetts.