My 2018 French ChallengeAZ in 100 Words: C for Chartier

While working on a project like mine, discoveries come from all kinds of sources. I first “met” Peter/Pierre Chartier—born in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu in 1756—in a Revolutionary War Pension File application made by his wife, Polly Robinson. Peter marries Polly—Marie-Françoise Robinet—in New York State shortly after the war. He dies in Vergennes in 1820. Besides, their respective identity was corroborated owing to two of their children baptized in 1787 (parish of Chambly). Clearly, I had found in this family probably the oldest French Canadians living in Vergennes in the early 1800s.

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