Cantin Dionne was an early settler of Madawaska
who shows up in a number of the transcriptions on this site, though
his name is consistently misspelled in various ways:
- In the 1829 Report on the Sufferers in Madawaska, he is listed as Cantre
Yong, on line 22.
- In the 1830 US Census of Madawaska, he is listed as Cortor Yon, on line 21 of
p.382 in "Madawaska Settlement, St.John River"
- In the 1831 Survey of the Madawaska Settlements by Deane and Kavanagh, he
appears on the South Bank of the St.John, living in what is today Madawaska,
as Quintin Yan;
the survey notes he moved onto that land in 1819 and came from Canada (Québec)
- In the 1833 New Brunswick Census of Madawaska, he is listed as Contre
Yon, living in the "Back Settlement opposite Chapel"
(which seems to refer to the church at St.Basile, across the river), and,
like many others in Madawaska that year, as being in need of assistance.
- In the 1840 US Census he is listed as Conte
You, on line 14 of p.49, living in "Madawaska North of the
St.John" (the copy of the census from which this is transcribed does
spell it with a "u"at the end; but it was copied in 1840 from an
original, apparently the person who copied it saw what was probably an "n"
as a "u"; since the goal of the census transcription is an exact
transcription of the available copy, it is transcribed as "You"
on this site.)
- In the 1851 New Brunswick census he is listed as Cantin
Dionne, on line 18 of page 25, living in Madawaska parish, on
the west bank of the Madawaska River, with wife Mary (Demerchant) and children
Lewis (20) and Elizabeth (18).
to the Upper St.John River Valley communities
Last revised 20 Mar 2005