French Canadians Living in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1850: #12 Adeline Greenough née Dupras

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Adeline Greenough née Dupras is listed in the 1850 US Census for Ferrisburgh. She is referred to as Adaline Green on Page 295 (stamped-left page), Line 13, Household 11, with the following persons listed, respectively, on lines 12 and 14 and 15:

  • John Green
  • John Green Jr
  • Lewis Green

John is Adeline’s husband, born in Vermont, and the others are their children, John Jr and Lewis, both born in Vermont. According to the 1900 US Census, the couple had 9 children, 5 of whom were still alive then. The couple was married in 1848, most probably in Vermont (no record found yet). Although John Sr was born in Vermont, he is of French Canadian ancestry. His name in the Catholic Repertoire is Jean-Baptiste Grignon. His ancestry should be a fun puzzle to resolve.

It is interesting to note that living close by is Adeline’s sister, Sophia Pratt, married to John Mitchell.

Adeline died in Essex, VT, on December 24, 1914. Here are her obituary and funeral notice:

ESSEX JUNCTION.Mrs. Adeline Pratt Greenough Dies at Home of Daughter. ∼ Mrs. Adeline Pratt Greenough, widow of John Greenough, died yesterday morning at two o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Moses Fisher, on Railroad street. Mrs. Greenough was born in Canada 86 years ago last August. Since her husband’s death four years ago at Colchester she had resided here. Last January Mrs. Greenough fell and broke her hip and since that time has been confined to her bed. Death was due to heart trouble. She is survived by three children: Edward of Burlington, Lewis and Mrs. Fisher of this village. The funeral will be held at the Church of the Holy Family Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery.—The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont), Fri, Dec 25, 1914, page 8

ESSEX JUNCTION. ∼  Funeral of Mrs. Adeline Pratt Greenough Held Saturday. ∼ The funeral of Mrs. Adeline Pratt Greenough was held at the Church of Holy Family Saturday morning at 9:30 o’clock, the Rev. J.B. Pouliot officiating. The bearers were Frank Valyou, Frank LaBelle, Benjamin Wagner and Peter Fisher. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. There were several from out of town to attend the funeral, among them being Peter Greenough of Elmore, a grandson of Mrs. Greenough, Alvin Little of New Haven, Mrs. Florence and Mrs. Safford of Milton, and several from Winooski. Mrs. Greenough is survived by a brother, Joseph Pratt of Essex Center, besides three children.—The Burlington Free Press (Burlington, Vermont), Mon, Dec 28, 1914, page 6

Name Transcribed from the 1850 US Census:Green, Adaline
Last Name:Greenough (née Dupras)
First & Middle Name:Adeline (baptized as Marie-Adèle)
Original Surname in Québec:Dupras
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor:Jacques Duprat & Françoise Lamoureux, married in Poitiers (St-Triaise) (Vienne) France, on September 22, 1641. Their son Jean-Robert Dupra, was baptized on October 12, 1642, in Poitiers (St-Hilaire-le-Grand). Jean-Robert came to New France around 1674. He married Marguerite Vachon in 1675 (marriage contract before notary Michel Filion) in Beauport, Québec. Jean-Robert was a notary.
Status:Born in Québec; came with parents and siblings
Parents' Name:Joseph Dupras & Marie-Anne Davignon
Parents' Marriage Date & Place:15 Jan 1816, Pointe-Olivier (St-Mathias), Rouville, Québec, Canada
Spouse:John Greenough (Jean-Baptiste Grignon)
Marriage Date & Place:About 1848, probably in Ferrisburgh, VT
Other Spouses:N/A
Vital Information:
Birth Date & Place:27 Aug 1828, Pointe-Olivier (St-Mathias), Rouville, Québec, Canada
Baptismal Date & Place:28 Aug 1828, Pointe-Olivier (St-Mathias), Rouville, Québec, Canada
Death Date & Place:24 Dec 1914, Essex, Chittenden County, Vermont
Burial Date & Place:26 Dec 1914, Holy Family Cemetery, Essex Junction, Chittenden County, Vermont
Naturalization Date & Place:No
Land Owner in Ferrisburgh:Unknown
Life Before Ferrisburgh:Adeline emigrated to the States between 1839 and 1843 with her parents and siblings.
Life After Ferrisburgh:By 1870, the family had moved to Colchester, in Chittenden County, VT. Adeline settled in Essex Junction with her daughter when her husband died, in 1910.
Notes:Information was taken from the 1850, 1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 US Census, Fichier Origine, Find-a-Grave Website, Québec Parish records, Vermont Church Repertoires, Vermont Vital Records and the Burlington Free Press newspaper.

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