Joined: 04 Aug 2005
Location: Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
|Posted: 04 Aug 2005 19:42 Post subject: Hortense ROY Pierre DUBE Ste-Luce Frenchville Ft.Kent
|Am seeking more information and connections to this couple and their children:
Pierre DUBE b.abt.1816
m. 11 May 1846 Ste-Luce
Artimese/Hortense ROY (dit Voisine) b.abt.1823
I descend via this couple's first born child, also named Hortense/Artimese Baptised: March 27, 1847
Daughter of Pierre Dubé and Hortense Roy
Born and baptised in Frenchville, St. Luce
Rapheal Roy and Louise Caron Lebel
Fr. Henri Dionne officiating
And further via her illegitimate son known as Thomas, born 24 July 1870 although baptized simply as Joseph at Ste-Luce
Child: Joseph Dubé
Mother: Hortense Dubé
Date: Baptised on July 27, 1870
Sponsers: Pierre Dubé and Locadé Labrie
Officiating: Fr. Sweron
Place: Ste. Luce, Frenchville, Aroostook County, Maine
Hortense's father was named Pierre, however she also had a younger brother named Pierre, so it is unfortunately unknown which Pierre was the godfather/sponser of my grandfatther, however I suspect it was her younger brother. The Locade Labrie listed as godmother/sponser was either then, or later to become, Hortense's aunt by marriage to Pierre's (Sr.) brother, her uncle Prudent DUBE. Leocade was only about 5 years Hortense's senior and quite a bit younger than her husbnad, Prudent, if census records are accurate.
According to census records, Hortense (my great-grandmother) had quite a number of younger brothers and sisters. I would like to find a link to some living relatives connected via this family. In spite of having researched I have yet to find much recorded for, and yet to make any connections to these siblings' descendents.
Hortense (my ggrandmother) was the eldest child of Pierre and Artimese Roy DUBE. Next in line was a brother Joseph. I believe I found a record for a marriage between himself and Georgina MARQUIS, 25 April 1871, and another later between himelf and a Josephine BARD 27 August 1894, both in Frenchville. I have no knowledge of any children from either of these unions.
Next younger of Hortense's siblings was Pierre, whom I take to be my grandfather's godfather. And younger than him according to combined records of census, and Cote's book, are 7 or 8 other siblings. I know nothing of any of them.
I have only just recently found a listing in the Census of 1900 at Ft.Kent, for a Peter DUBE aged 82, born Aug 1817, with wife Mary, aged 40, born Sept 1859, married 5 years according to her entry (and his entry first has 50 then crossed out and 5 written over). This Peter's age and birth year seem to correlate to my great-great-grandfather's dates. The length of time married, first listed erroneously at 50 years would also closely aproximate and at his age, he was likely a widower when he married "Mary" 5 years before the census. She is listed as wife, and 5 years married, otherwise I would have taken this Mary to be his daughter, since he did have a daughter of about that age named Mary.
My Hortense later had another child named Joseph Boucher in 1885, by a man Francois Xavier Boucher, who is assumed her husband since when she died in April 1919 in Fort Kent her record lists her as Hortense BOUCHER, and gives correct DUBE parentage. But nothing else has been found for this union.
Hortense's father Pierre's parents, also Pierre, and Theotiste Pelletier married in 1819, and through the published sources, I could link him to his father, Joseph-Francois, and then on back to Jean DUBE and Renee SUZANNE which was great fun, but I would very much like to expand the branches from the last half of the 1800s in the Frenchville/Ft.Kent area or wherever they went.
Incidentally, published sources which I've followed seem to quite clearly connect the very fruitful Germaine DUBE of further east in the SJV back to Jean DUBE via a different line, not closely connected to my Pierre.
So if anyone has any info or suggestions to expand my knowledge of Pierre's branch, I would appreciate contact.
Thahks very much!
Researching: Dube, Plourde, Roy (Voisin), Thibodeau, Marquis, Levesque, Lacroix, Boucher