6. François GAGNON was born about 1842. He appeared on the 1850 US census in Madawaska Plantation as Francis Gorneo, age 8, living in the household of Francis and Mary Gorneo. He appeared in the 1860 US census, in Township 18, Range 5, as Francis Gagnon, age 19, living with Francis and Mary Gagnon.

He was married to Sophie CASTONGUAY (daughter of Prudent CASTONGUAY and Sophie SAUCIER) on 16 Feb 1863 in Ste-Luce Church, Frenchville, Maine. (10) They appear in the 1870 US census in Dickeyville (Frenchville), Aroostook Co., Maine, as Francis and Sophia Gonion, neither of whom could read or write. François is listed as 29, born in Maine, father of foreign birth, mother of US birth, a farmer with $400 in real estate at $210 in personal estate, and a US citizen. Sophie is listed as 23, "keeping house," born in Maine. Also in their household are Mary (age 7), Prudent (4), Archie (2), and Eli (4 months).

François GAGNON and Sophie CASTONGUAY had the following children:

child+16 i. Marie GAGNON.
child+17 ii. Sophie GAGNON.
child+18 iii. Prudent GAGNON.
child+19 iv. Élise GAGNON.
child+20 v. Hilaire GAGNON.
child+21 vi. Anastasie GAGNON.
child+22 vii. Fortunat GAGNON.
child+23 viii. Euphémie GAGNON.

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