French Canadians Living in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1850: #9 Clara Plude

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Clara Plude is listed in the 1850 US Census for Ferrisburgh. She is referred to as Clarra Plude on Page 314b (stamped), Line 30, Household 325, with the following persons listed, respectively, on lines 25 to 29:

  • Ethan Roberts
  • Abigail Roberts
  • Orican Roberts
  • Joseph Lahab
  • Mary Lahab

Clara Plude is age 15 with no occupation but she might have been a servant. Orican age 38 is indicated as being insane. Joseph and Mary are both from Canada. I have not identified them yet. Clara’s brother, John, is living in Vergennes in 1850 with wife, Louisa King.

clara plourde 1850

Name Transcribed from the 1850 US Census:Plude, Clarra
Last Name:Plude
First & Middle Name:Clara
Original Surname in Québec:Plourde
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor:Pierre Pelourde married to Martine Jousselin. Pierre was baptized in 1603 in Vouneuil-sur-Vienne (St-Étienne), Vienne, France. Martine was baptized in 1607 in said parish. Their grandson René emigrated to New France.
Status:Born in Québec; came to Vermont with parents and siblings
Parents Name:Athanase Plourde & Marie Louise Arpajou
Parents' Marriage Date & Place:9 Oct 1815, Saint-Hyacinthe (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire), Québec, Canada
Spouse:Jean-Baptiste Forcier, known as John Battista Fushia
Marriage Date & Place:1 Jan 1855, Burlington (St. Joseph), Chittenden County, Vermont
Other Spouses:N/A
Vital Information:
Birth Date & Place:29 Sep 1836, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
Baptismal Date & Place:29 Sep 1836, Saint-Hyacinthe (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire), Québec, Canada
Death Date & Place:4 July 1906, probably in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Burial Date & Place:aft 4 July 1906, Yankee Hill Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Naturalization Date & Place:N/A
Land Owner in Ferrisburgh:N/A
Life Before Ferrisburgh:Clara's family must have emigrated to Vermont in the 1840's. Before that, the family lived in Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jude and Saint-Hughes.
Life After Ferrisburgh:In 1855, Clara married John Fushia whose parents were featured in Post #5 and Post #6. Clara and John lived in Vergennes, Vermont, shortly lived in Adams, Massachusetts and during the 1870's moved west to Nebraska (Denton and Lincoln, in Lancaster County).
Notes:Clara was related to Sophie Arpajou, married to Charles Tourville.

Clara's mother was Sophie's half sister.

Information was taken from the 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Census, Parish Repertoire of Burlington and Vergennes, Vermont, Collection Drouin (Quebec parish records), Fichier Origine Website and Find A Grave Website.

Last Updated: March 10, 2016

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