1. Félicité GAGNON was born in 1779 in St-Roch-des-Aulnaies, Québec. She was married to Pierre LANDRY (son of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY and Madeleine LEVASSEUR) on 22 Sep 1800 in St-Louis, Kamouraska, Québec.
Pierre LANDRY was born about 1777. He appeared in the 1825 census of Lower Canada, living in Kamouraska, three houses from Félicité's father Michel. Living in his household are: one child under 6; two children 6-14; three unmarried females 14-45; one married male 40-60; one married female over 45 (p.21).
Pierre, Félicité, and their children moved from Kamouraska to the Madawaska region sometime before March 1830, possibly as early as 1828 (Pierre gives that date as the year he settled in New Brunswick in his response to the 1851 New Brunswick census.)
Pierre LANDRY appeared in the 1831 survey of the Madawaska Settlements taken by Deane and Kavanagh for the State of Maine, living on the north bank of the St.John River across from near the current border of Frenchville and Fort Kent, where he owned land fronting on the river 30 rods (about 165 yards) wide, had a house and a barn, and 10-12 acres of land cleared. He had bought the land from Joseph Marquis in March 1830.
He appeared in the 1833 New Brunswick census as Peter Landrie, living in household with his wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters, described as in need of immediate relief. He owned one horse, 2 young cattle, 10 sheep and 4 pigs; had sown wheat, barley, oats and potatoes the previous spring, and like many in Madawaska that year, had a very bad harvest. He is not listed as having had crops in previous years. He lived on the north side of the river, in what is today St. François, on land that had not officially been granted to him by the government.
Félicité GAGNON died on 17 Oct 1835 and was buried at St.Basile.
Pierre appeared in the 1851 New Brunswick census, in St. François (p.20), as Pier Landry, living in the household of his daughter Clarisse and son-in-law Théodore Cyr; he as listed as aged 74, a lodger, and as having entered New Brunswick in 1828. Pierre LANDRY died on 25 May 1856, and was buried on May 27 at St. François cemetery in St François, New Brunswick. The parish register describes him as 84 years old, widower of Félicité Gagnon. [source: Ste Luce parish register, 1856, S16]
Félicité GAGNON and Pierre LANDRY had the following children:
i. Marie-Judith LANDRY was married to François LABBÉ (son of Joseph LABBÉ and Marie DUCROS-LATERREUR) on 1 Oct 1822 at Kamouraska. They appeared in the 1840 US census in Madawaska, on the north bank of the St.John (p.52). In the 1850 US census they are living in Hancock Plantation (p.126a); and in the 1860 US census they are in Township 17, Range 7 (p.461).
ii. Pierre LANDRY was married to Geneviève LABBÉ (daughter of Joseph LABBÉ and Marie-Ursule DUCROS-LATERREUR) on 7 Jan 1822 in Kamouraska. He appears in the 1831 survey of the Madawaska Settlements taken by Deane and Kavanagh for the State of Maine, living on the north bank of the St.John River across from near the current border of Frenchville and Fort Kent. The survey notes that he was "born in Canada" and "began moved onto the land this year," that is, in 1831. They appeared in the 1851 New Brunswick census, in St-François (p.12).
iii. Adélaïde/Délina LANDRY was born about 1809. She was married to Pascal MICHAUD (son of Benjamin MICHAUD and Marie-Anne BOURGOIN) on 8 Feb 1831 at St. Basile church in Madawaska. They appeared on the 1833 New Brunswick census of Madawaska. They appeared on the 1840 US census in Madawaska (p.100). They appeared in the 1850 US census in Madawaska Plantation. They appeared in the 1860 US census in Township 18, Range 5.
iv. François LANDRY was married to Marie-Victoire ST.PIERRE (daughter of Bénoni ST.PIERRE and Marie-Victoire DIONNE) on 5 Nov 1833 at Kamouraska.
v. Augustin LANDRY was born about 1809. He was married to Cécile THIBODEAU (daughter of David THIBODEAU and Céleste CYR) on 24 Oct 1836 at St. Basile church in Madawaska. They appeared in the 1840 census in Madawaska, p.48. They appeared in the 1850 US census in Township 17, Range 9 (now St.Francis Plantation). They appeared in the 1860 US census in Township 17, Range 9.
vi. Céleste LANDRY was born about 1816. She was married to David THIBODEAU (son of David THIBODEAU and Céleste CYR) on 6 Feb 1837 in St. Basile church. They appeared in the 1850 US census in Township 17, Range 9. They appeared in the 1860 US census in Township 17, Range 10.
vii. Clarisse LANDRY was born about 1824. She was married to Théodore CYR (son of Eupheminen CYR and Madeleine VIOLETTE) on 18 Sep 1837 in St. Basile church. They appeared in the 1840 US census in Madawaska (p.53). They appeared in the 1851 New Brunswick census in St. François (p.20).
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