French Canadians Living in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1850: #1 Charles Tourville

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Charles Tourville is listed twice in the 1850 US Census.

First, he is referred to as Charles Footervill, on Page 300 (stamped), Line 1, Household 99 with the following persons listed respectively on lines 2, 3 and 4:

  • Julia Footervill
  • Henry Footervill
  • Merenda Footervill

Julia is his wife; Henry, their first-born son; and Merenda, his younger sister.


Second, he is listed as Charles Tovell on Page 314 (stamped), Line 13, Household 317 with the same persons as above, except that his son is listed as Charles H. and that the additional person on said page would be his mother-in-law, Maryett King, born in Canada, listed respectively on lines 318, 319, 320 and 321.


Name Transcribed from the 1850 US Census:Footervill, Charles
Tovell, Charles
Last Name:Tourville or DeTourville
First & Middle Name:Charles
Original Surname in Québec:Hubou dit Tourville
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor:Jean Hubou married to Jeanne Goupil, Mesnil-Durand, Calvados, France, probably before 1600
Status:Born in Québec; came to Vermont with parents and sibilings
Parents' Name:Charles Tourville & Sophie Arpajou
Parents' Marriage Date & Place:31 Jul 1827, Saint-Hyacinthe (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire), Québec, Canada
Spouse:Julia LeClair
Marriage Date & Place:abt 1847, probably in Ferrisburgh, VT
Other Spouses:N/A
Vital Information:
Birth Date & Place:17 Jun 1828, Saint-Hughes, Bagot, Québec, Canada
Baptismal Date & Place:18 Jun 1828, Saint-Hughes, Bagot, Québec, Canada
Death Date & Place:24 Oct 1907, Chateaugay, Franklin County, NY
Burial Date & Place:26 Oct 1907, Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Chateaugay, Franklin County, NY

Naturalization Date & Place:23 Oct 1852, Franklin County, NY
Land Owner in Ferrisburgh:No.
Life Before Ferrisburgh:Charles was raised in Saint-Hughes, Bagot County, Québec, Canada. His family moved to Vermont during the 1830's, probably definitely during the 1840's as his siblings were mostly baptized in Saint-Hughes or Saint-Jude, in Québec.
Life After Ferrisburgh:Charles probably left Ferrisburgh in the early 1850's with spouse and oldest son as his second son was born in 1851 in Chateaugay, NY where he settled as a farmer and remained there until his death.
Notes:Information taken from the 1860, 1870 and 1900 US Census for Chateaugay, Franklin, County, NY, Naturalization Index Cards from the NY Franklin County Courthouse in Malone, Find A Grave Website, Northern New York Newspapers Website and the Collection Drouin Church Records.
Charles Tourville Jr (1828-1907)

Charles Tourville Jr (1828-1907)

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