My 2018 French ChallengeAZ in 100 Words: R for Rock

The Rock family, or Frenière dit Desrochers, is my new pet project. The prime suspects—siblings Gabriel, Mitchell, John, and Elizabeth—are featured in censuses, voters lists, and vital records for the city of Vergennes.

Gabriel married Appoline Blain in 1802 in Saint-Luc Parish in Lower Canada—their daughter was baptized there in 1803. In October 1805, the family lives in Vergennes where Gabriel bought a piece of land. If we have a marriage proof for Elizabeth—she married Joseph Labonté in Vergennes in 1810—, such is not the case for Mitchell and John, who were married between 1805-1815.


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