French Canadians Living in Ferrisburgh, VT in 1850: #18 Antoine Stone

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Antoine is listed in the 1850 US Census for Ferrisburgh. He is referred to as Antoine Stone on Page 304 (stamped-right page), Line 31, Household 162, with the following persons listed, respectively, on lines 32, 33, and 34:

  • Mary Stone
  • Lucy Stone
  • Sarah Stone

Mary is Marie-Marthe Bérard, wife of Antoine. Lucy and Sarah are their daughters. All family members are said to be born in Canada, which is proven by the Quebec parish records, except for Sarah. We haven’t found any baptismal record for her, either in Quebec nor Vermont.

Antoine Stone was born Antoine Meunier dit Lapierre. This family is easy to follow. From 1812, year of the marriage, until about 1838, they lived in Marieville. In 1850, they were in Ferrisburgh where they settled until Antoine’s death in 1881.

Unfortunately, no burial information could be found in newspapers. We can assume that Antoine was buried in Ferrisburgh.

Name Transcribed from the 1850 US Census:Stone, Antoine
Last Name:Stone
First & Middle Name:Antoine
Original Surname in Québec:Meunier dit Lapierre
Earliest Known Paternal Ancestor:Bertrand Meunier was married to Madeleine Guibourg. Their son Pierre, born in 1643 in Rennes, France, came to New France around 1666. He was a servant for the Sulpicians. He married Barbe Richaume on October 12, 1675, in Montréal.
Status:Born in Québec; came with spouse and children
Parents' Name:Pierre Meunier dit Lapierre & Françoise Bienvenue dit Fontaine
Parents' Marriage Date & Place:23 Feb 1778, Varennes, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Spouse:Marie-Marthe Bérard
Marriage Date & Place:25 Aug 1812, Marieville, Rouville, Québec, Canada
Other Spouses:N/A
Vital Information:
Birth Date & Place:27 Mar 1790, Verchères, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Baptismal Date & Place:28 Mar 1790, Verchères, Verchères, Québec, Canada
Death Date & Place:8 Nov 1881, Ferrisburgh, Addison County, Vermont
Burial Date & Place:Unknown
Naturalization Date & Place:N/A
Land Owner in Ferrisburgh:Yes
Life Before Ferrisburgh:After his marriage to Marie-Marthe Bérard in 1812, Antoine, wife, and children lived in Marieville. It looks like they have left Quebec around 1838. Their son Edouard married in 1833 in Marieville and was in Ferrisburgh in 1860. Antoine was a farm laborer.
Life After Ferrisburgh:From 1850 until Antoine’s death in 1881, the family lived in Ferrisburgh.
Notes:Information was taken from the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 US Census, Ferrisburgh Town Records, Vermont Vital Records, Fichier Origine, and Collection Drouin (Quebec parish records).

Last Updated: August 28, 2019

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