Three years ago, I posted an inquiry on the Boudreau
forum as to the possibility of such an origin. Remember the
story of "Evangeline" -- how the Acadians were "kidnapped"
and dispersed to all of the English colonies, in the period
from 1755 on? I just couldn't understand why noone seemed to have found the Boodry "immigrant ancestor." Dennis
Boudreau replied that he knew of no Acadians who had stayed
in Mass, once it was possible for them to go to Canada after
the Revolutionary War. He said that there were three other
"French" sources: France itself, French Canada (Quebec and
Ontario), or Huguenots from England or elsewhere.
I have just heard from Dennis, who now says that it is known that (at least) one Acadian family did remain in Mass,
that of Pierre Boudrot, his wife Marguerite, and their numerous children. A genealogy that covers both Mass. and Maine is being worked on at the University of Moncton, the
"home" of serious Acadian research. They became Peter and
Margaret Boodry. One son was the Joseph Boodry who married
Hannah Leonard on 20 Aug. 1773. They had a son John who married (#1) Sibel Seekin and then (#2) Mary Marble. John and Mary had a son Joseph. My own line continues through Joseph Boodry's first marriage to ??? [his second marriage was to Catherine Morrison]. Joseph and ??? had a son George Boodry, who married Ruth A. Healy, which marriage produced my grandfather, Henry Boodry, then my mother, Angela Boodry, and then me.
I'm going to try to get a copy of this genealogy. If and when I do, I will post that fact, plus any lines for a few generations. In the meantime, I post this for whatever help it may be to any of you.
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