Posted By:Annie Carlile
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Subject:Re: Rose Alba Poirier
Post Date:November 21, 2012 at 13:10:17
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I found a little bit more on Rose Alba's mother. This may be a death record for her:

Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 about Charlotte Bessette
Name:        Charlotte Bessette
[Charlotte Cyr]
Gender:        Female, age 92
Birth Date:        2 Oct 1862
Birth Location: Colchester, VT
Death Date:        1 Aug 1955
Death Location: Winooski, Chittenden
Cause of Death: General Arterio Sclerosis
Veteran:        Non applicable
Residence:        Winooski, Vermont
Spouse's Name:        Moises Bessette, deceased
Mother's Name:        Sarah Gervais, b. Unknown
Father's Name:        Augustin Cyr, b. Burlington, VT
Date Filed:        04 Aug 1955
Vital Event Type:        Certificate of Death
Informant: Armand Bessette, son

This might be Charlotte in 1870:

1870 United States Federal Census about Charlotte Sears
Name:        Charlotte Sears
Age in 1870:        8
Birth Year:        abt 1862
Birthplace:        Vermont
Home in 1870:        Bristol, Addison, Vermont
Race:        White
Gender:        Female
Post Office:        Bristol
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Justin Sears        58 b. 1812 Canada; Farm Laborer
Sarah Sears        40 b. 1830 VT
Josephine Sears 15 b. 1855 VT
Joseph Sears        14 b. 1856 VT
Theodore Sears        12 b. 1858 VT
Charlotte Sears 8 b. 1862 VT **
Louisa Sears        7 b. 1863 VT
Thomas Sears        1 b. 1869 VT

Oh, no! There is a really big problem with this scenario. The problem is that there is a marriage for her Rose Alba Bessette, and it is to a Cleophas Pratt:

Vermont Marriage Records, 1909-2008 about Rose Alba Bessette
Name:        Rose Alba Bessette
Gender: Female
Age:        29
Birth Date:        abt 1884
Mother's Name:        Charlotte
Father's Name:        Moses
Marriage Date:        7 Apr 1913
Marriage Location: Colchester, Chittenden
Spouse's Name:        Cleophas Pratt
Spouse Gender:        Male
Vital Event Type: Certificate of Marriage

So, that must mean that Rose Alba Bessette is NOT the daughter of Moise Bessette & Charlotte Cyr. And I thought I had them, but then when I looked back at the godparents of her child, Lucille:

Marie Rose Alma Lucille Poirier, b. 9 Nov, bap 14 Nov 1915 Eastman (St-Edouard), Brome County, Quebec, daughter of Joseph Poirier & Rose Alba Bessette -godparents- Rodrigue Ste-Marie & Rose Alma Besette, his wife of the parish of St-Alphonse-de-Granby.

It was leading to a different Bessette family:

"Connecticut, Marriages, 1729-1867," Roderick St Marie, 1911

groom's name:        Roderick St Marie
groom's birth date:        1888
groom's birthplace:        
groom's age:        23
bride's name:        Rose A. Bissette
bride's birth date:        1885
bride's birthplace:        
bride's age:        26
marriage date:        30 Oct 1911
marriage place:        Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
groom's father's name:        August St Marie
groom's mother's name:        Delia Dupre
bride's father's name:        Louis Bissette
bride's mother's name:        Mary
groom's race:        
groom's marital status:        
groom's previous wife's name:        
bride's race:        
bride's marital status:        
bride's previous husband's name:        
indexing project (batch) number:        I03104-4
system origin:        Connecticut-EASy
source film number:        1311440
reference number:        75

Here is a death record for her, I think:

Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008 about Rose Alma SteMarie
Name:        Rose Alma SteMarie
[Rose Alma Bessette]
Gender:        Female, widow
Birth Date:        13 Sep 1885
Birth Location:        Canada
Death Date:        26 Jul 1978
Deathplace:        Emergency Room
Death Location: Hyde Park, Lamoille
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic Cardio-Vascular Disease With Heart Block
Veteran:        Non Applicable
Residence:        Hyde Park, Vermont
Mother's Name:        Albina Amyot
Father's Name:        Louis Bessette
Date Filed:        27 Jul 1978
Vital Event Type:        Certificate of Death

Here is a marriage for these parents (who I am hoping are also the parents for your Rose Alba):

Louis Bessette (Pierre Bessette & Eulalie Bernier)
m. 29 Jan 1877 Roxton Pond (Ste-Prudentienne), Shefford County, Quebec
Albina Amyot (Philippe Amyot & Elmina Hantfield)

Here are two possible baptisms for Rose Alba:

Marie Albina Rosalba Bessette, b. 23 Mar, bap 23 Mar 1882 Roxton Pond (Ste-Prudentienne), daughter of Louis Bessette & Albina Amyot -godparents- Philippe Amyot & Elmina Hentfield, his wife.

Marie Rosanna Rosilda Bessette, b. 6 Feb, bap 6 Feb 1884 Roxton Pond (Ste-Prudentienne), daughter of Louis Bessette & Albina Amyot. -godparents- Hermas Amyot & Rosanna Jacques, his wife.

Here's one for her sister, Rose Alma:

Mrie Dina Rosa Alma Bessette, b. 14 Apr, bap 15 Apr 1885 Roxton Pond (Ste-Prudentienne), daughter of Louis Bessette & Albina Amyot. -godparents- Auzias Amyot & Dina St-Pierre.

This might be the Bessette family living in New London, CT in 1920:

1920 United States Federal Census about Louis Bessette
Name:        Louis Bessette
Age:        64
Birth Year:        abt 1856
Birthplace:        Canada
Home in 1920:        Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Immigration Year:        1899
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Albins Bessette
Father's Birthplace:        Canada
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada
Home Owned:        Rent
Able to Read:        Yes
Able to Write:        Yes
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Louis Bessette        64 b. 1856 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr: Carpenter, House; imm 1899
Albins Bessette 60 -wife- b. 1860 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; imm 1899
Rose Bessette        32 -dau- b. 1888 Can
Arthur Bessette 22 -son-married- b. 1898 Can
Agnes Bessette        25 -dau in law- b. 1895 Mass
Cordelia Bessette 65 -sister- b. 1855 Canada-Fr
Leo Bessette         21 -son- b. 1899 Conn
Ernestine Bessette 18 -dau- b. 1902 Conn
Arthur L Bessette 3/12 -gson- b. 1920 Conn

And in 1910:

1910 United States Federal Census about Louis Birsette
Name:        Louis Birsette
[Louis Bessette]
[Louis Brissette]
[Louis Bissette]
Age in 1910:        52
Birth Year:        1858
Birthplace:        Canada
[Canada French]
Home in 1910:        Norwich, New London, Connecticut
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Immigration Year:        1866
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Albina Birsette
Father's Birthplace:        Canada
[Canada French]
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada
[Canada French]
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Louis Bissette         52 b. 1858 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; Carpenter, House; imm 1866
Albina Bissette        50 -wife- b. 1860 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; imm 1867; married 33 years; 13 children/10 surviving
Rosalina Birsette        25 -dau- b. 1885 Can-Fr; Weaver, Factory/Cotton; imm 1898
Rosilia Bissette        22 -dau- b. 1888 Can-Fr; Weaver, Factory/cotton; imm 1898
Azelias Bissette        20 -son- b. 1890 Can-Fr; Driver, Grocery Wagon; imm 1898
Arsen Bissette         18 -son- b. 1892 Can-Fr; Weaver, Factory/Cotton; imm 1898
Mileonna Bissette        14 -dau- b. 1896 Can-Fr; imm 1898
Exavier Bissette        12 -son- b. 1898 Can-Fr; imm 1898
Leo Bissette         10 -son- b. 1900 Conn
Ernestine Bissette        9 -dau- b. 1901 Conn
Cornelia Bissette        54 -sister- b. 1856 Can-Fr; imm 1907

And in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census about Louis Bissett
Name:        Louis Bissett
[Louis Bessette]
[Lewis Bissette]
Age:        43
Birth Date:        Aug 1856
Birthplace:        Canada
[Canada French]
Home in 1900:        Thompson, Windham, Connecticut
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Immigration Year:        1898
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Alhina Bissett
Marriage Year:        1877
Years Married:        23
Father's Birthplace:        France, Canada
Mother's Birthplace:        Canada, France
Occupation:        View on Image
Neighbors:        View others on page
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Louis Bissett         43 b. Aug 1856 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; Day Laborer
Alhina Bissett         40 -wife- b. Jun 1859 Can-Fr, par b. Can-Fr; married 23 years; 12 children/9 surviving
Sturison? Bissett 22 -son- b. Mar 1878 Can-Fr
Rosealba Bissett 18 -dau- b. Nov 1882 Can-Fr **
Rosealma Bissett 15 -dau- b. Apr 1885 Can-Fr
Asirleas Bissett 14 -son- b. ? 1886 Can-Fr
Ezra Bissett        11 -son- b. ? 1889 Can-Fr
Airin Bissett        8 -son- b. Sep 1891 Can-Fr
Melina Bissett        5 -dau- b. Aug 1894 Can-Fr
Exavia Bissett        2 -son- b. Dec 1897 Can-Fr
L* Bissett        11/12 -son- b. Jul 1899 Conn

In 1940 Louis is living with daughter, Ernestine in Taftville, CT: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWMH-LSN

Ok. Here is a marriage for Joseph & Rose Alba:

"Connecticut, Marriages, 1729-1867," Rosa Bessette, 1907

groom's name:        Joseph Poirier
groom's birth date:        1881
groom's birthplace:        
groom's age:        26
bride's name:        Rosa Bessette
bride's birth date:        1882
bride's birthplace:        
bride's age:        25
marriage date:        25 Nov 1907
marriage place:        Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
groom's father's name:        Joseph Poirier
groom's mother's name:        Delphine Breault
bride's father's name:        Louis Bessette
bride's mother's name:        
groom's race:        
groom's marital status:        
groom's previous wife's name:        
bride's race:        
bride's marital status:        
bride's previous husband's name:        
indexing project (batch) number:        I03104-4
system origin:        Connecticut-EASy
source film number:        1311440
reference number:        13
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F7P5-59H

Well, at least I got Joseph Poirier's family right the first time! Sorry if I have you completely confused by now. I really hope I don't. I hope this helps. Annie