Thursday, February 17, 2011

Antoine LeBlanc (My only "White" ancestor)

Antoine LeBlanc
My 2nd g-Grandfather, was born July 8 1835 in Saint-Anicet Quebec to Jean LeBlanc and Marguerite Lemay. Antoine married Adeline Caza in Saint-Anicet on Jan 8 1856. From this marriage would come 8 boys and 4 daughters. In 1877, the family immigrated to the United States settling in Oswego New York. In Oswego, Antoine changed the family name to "White", an anglicized version of LeBlanc, and became a farmer.
Antoine's first wife died in 1881, and he married for a second time, an Adelia Poulin in Oswego. Two daughters and a son would come of this second marriage.
Antoine was to remain in Oswego under the "White" surname until his death on February 18, 1919
The three children born of the second marriage remained in the Oswego area and keep the surname "White". The children of the first marriage moved away from Oswego and all went back to the French surname of "LeBlanc"


  1. One of our French-Canadian family lines went back and forth between St. Jean and St. John. The one who stuck with St. John applied for US Citizenship right away.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  3. I found your blog through the new blog listings at Geneabloggers and spent a little time looking through it this morning.

    Love your old photos...isn't this an addictive hobby?

  4. Clara White? Was she one of the children that that reverted back to the LeBlanc name? Curious as I have a Clara J. LeBlanc in my tree. Little is known of her, other than that she was married to a William H. Wells, son of Louis/Lewis (Company C, 22nd New York Regiment). My Wells family are believed to have been in NY at one time, as well as N.H. and Lowell, MA