Marceline Gagnon & Louis Plourde

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1. Marceline GAGNON was born about 1822.

She moved with her parents, sister, and brothers from Kamouraska, Québec, to Trois Pistoles, Quebec, sometime before 1825.

The family then moved to the St.John River Valley in what is today Aroostook County, Maine, sometime around 1831. Marcelline was living with her parents at the time of the 1840 US Census, in the Madawaska Settlements south of the St.John River, Aroostook County, Maine, in the household of "Prosper Gonyon," and is probably listed as the one female aged 20-30 living in the household.(153)

She appeared in 1850 US Census in Madawaska Plantation, Maine, as Marcellin Pluard, 30, born in Maine, cannot read or write, living in household with Lewis Pluard (31), Modest (10), John (11), Mullin(sp?) (8), Jane F. (7), Joseph (6), Rose (4), and Elenore (2). (1) This family was living next door to Marcelline's brother Thomas and his family. She appeared in the 1870 US census of Aroostook County, Maine, in "Dickeyville" (Frenchville), Aroostook Co., Maine, as Marceline Plourde, age 53, born in Canada, could not read or write, living with Louis Plourde (50), and Oliver (24), Nancy (25), Romain (17), Peter (13), and Thomas (8), living next door to her nephew Antoine Gagnon and his wife Philomène (p.62b).

She was married to Louis PLOURDE (son of Pierre PLOURDE and Desanges LAGACÉ) on 9 Aug 1841 in St-Basile, New Brunswick. (2)

Louis PLOURDE was born about 1820 in Canada. He appeared in the 1850 US Census in Madawaska Plantation as Lewis Pluard, age 31, living with Marcellin and children. He appeared in the 1870 US census of Aroostook County, Maine, in "Dickeyville" (Frenchville), Aroostook Co., Maine, age 50, farmer, born in Canada, could not read or write, living with Marceline and children (p.62b).

(For information on the ancestry of Louis PLOURDE, see the website Les Descendants de René Plourde, by Sigfrid Tremblay; Louis Plourde is at http://www.chez.com/genealogies/plourde/pafg08.htm#1111)

Marceline GAGNON and Louis PLOURDE had the following children:

child+2 i. Louis PLOURDE.
child     ii. Anastasie PLOURDE was born on 19 Oct 1843, and was baptized on 20 Oct at Ste Luce Church. Her godparents were Antoine Gagnon and Obéline Nadeau. (Source: Ste-Luce Church Parish Records).
child+3 iii. Magloire PLOURDE.
child+4 iv. Raphael PLOURDE.
child+5 v. Sophie PLOURDE.
child+6 vi. Olivier PLOURDE.
child+7 vii. Joseph Germain PLOURDE.
child+8 viii. Romain PLOURDE.
child+9 ix. Marie PLOURDE.
child      x. Pierre PLOURDE was born about 1857.
child     xi. Thomas PLOURDE was born and baptized on 15 Mar 1862 at Ste-Luce Church. His godparents were David Lagassé and Stacie Gagnon (Source: Ste-Luce Church Parish Records).

Last revised 28 Oct 2005