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Hebert pioneers
Posted by: Janet Manseau (ID *****2030) Date: October 10, 2009 at 14:21:18
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Hi, I am posting the notes that I have for some of my pioneer ancestors, in hopes that they may be of interest to some of you that are doing research on your ancestors. Enjoy, Janet

Descendants of Etienne Hebert

Generation No. 1

       1. Etienne1 Hebert was born about 1630 in France, and died Bef. 1671 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. He married Marie-Anne Gaudet about 1650 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada, daughter of Jean Gaudet and Unknown. She was born about 1633 in Martaize, Londun, Vienne, France, and died 30 Jul 1710 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.

Notes for Etienne Hebert:
The land of Acadie was owned by France in the 1630's. For years, France wanted to settle the area with its own people. Although they had sent men to start a settlement as early as 1604, no women were sent for over 30 years. In the mid 1630's, France started sending men and women to colonize the land. Among those settlers were two brothers, Antoine and Etienne HÉBERT.
When did they get here? We don't know exactly when they arrived in Acadie. Some have placed the date as 1640. I would place the date closer to 1648, since his brother Antoine's oldest son was born in 1649. There was a ship, La Verve, that arrived at that time. Depending on which census (1671/1686) you consult, Antoine was born in 1614 or 1621. He arrived with his wife, Genevieve LEFRANCE (b. 1613 or 1606). His brother, Etienne, was supposedly born about 1630 and married Marie GAUDET around 1650. We do not know exactly where these brothers came from or who their parents were. For a long time, it was thought that their parents were Jacques and Marie JUNEAU of Haye-Descartes of Touraine; but that has been shown to be incorrect.
The misconception began with Father Adrien Bergeron's article entitled "Deux grandes familles acadiennes" [Memoires de la Societe genealogique canadienne-francaise (Vol. VI, No. 8, Oct 1955, pp. 393-394)]. Father Bergeron tried to say that Antoine and Etienne were brothers of a Jacques HEBERT, son of Jacques and Marie JUNEAU. The following year, Father Archange Godbout showed the connection to be incorrect (Vol. VII, No. 2, April 1956, pp. 122-123). An examination of Jacques' (the son) marriage contract showed his name to be HABERT, not HEBERT. We know for sure that Godbaut's article also shows evidence (derived from marriage dispensations) that Antoine and Etienne were indeed brothers.
Stephen White (renounced genealogist) said the origin of Acadien HEBERTs can be summed up in one word: unknown.
Most of the Acadien records were destroyed when the British captured Acadie.


Notes for Marie-Anne Gaudet:
She was listed as the widow of Etienne Hebert in the 1671 Acadien census with 10 of their 12 children, 4 cattle and 5 sheep.
       
Children of Etienne Hebert and Marie-Anne Gaudet are:
       2       i.       Marie2 Hebert, born about 1651 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died about 1685 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. She married Michel Gereyt-dit-DeForest about 1666 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born 18 Jun 1637 in Avesnes, Flanders, Belgium; died about 1688 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.
       3       ii.       Marguerite Hebert, born about 1652 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 30 Jan 1715 in Pisiquit, Acadie, Canada. She married Jacques-Nicolas LaPrence about 1677 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1646; died about 1692 in Pisiquit, Acadie, Canada.
       4       iii.       Guillaume Hebert, born about 1653 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.
       5       iv.       Emmanuel Hebert, born about 1653 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 30 Nov 1744 in Grand Pre, Acadie, Canada. He married Andree Brun about 1679 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born 21 Aug 1646 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 25 Jul 1727 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.
       6       v.       Etienne Hebert, born about 1654 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 02 Nov 1713 in Grand Pre, Acadie, Canada. He married Jeanne Comeau Aft. 1678 in Riviere aux Canards, Acadie, Canada; born about 1662 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died Aft. 08 Oct 1725 in Acadie, Canada.
       7       vi.       Paul-Gaston Hebert, born about 1656 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.
       8       vii.       Jean Hebert, born about 1658 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. He married Jeanne Doiron(Douaron) about 1691 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1676 in Pisiquit, Acadie, Canada.
       9       viii.       Francoise Hebert, born about 1661 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died Feb 1713 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. She married Jean-Claude Comeau about 1675 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1657 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 03 Nov 1720 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.

Notes for Francoise Hebert:
She was listed as being 10 years old in the 1671 Acadien census with her widowed mother and siblings.

Notes for Jean-Claude Comeau:
In the 1671 Acadien census he is listed as being 14 living with his parents. His name was spelt "Jehan". In the 1678 Acadien census, he is listed with his first wife Francoise Hebert, as having 3 children (no name and no ages are given). They owned 1 cow and 1 calf. Jean can also be found with Francoise in the 1693 Acadien census with 8 children, 18 cattle, 35 sheep, 14 pigs 30 arpents of land and 1 gun. Their ages vary from one census to another.

       10       ix.       Catherine Hebert, born about 1662 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 03 Aug 1727 in Louisbourg Cape Breton. She married Philippe Pinet about 1679 in Grand Pre, Acadie, Canada; born about 1653 in Acadie, Canada.
       11       x.       Marie-Martine Hebert, born about 1665 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. She married Nicloas Barriault(Barillot) about 1681 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1646 in France.
       12       xi.       Michel-German Hebert, born about 1666 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 19 Jan 1736 in Grand Pre, Acadie, Canada. He married Elizabeth-Isabelle Pellerin about 1692 in Riviere aux Canards, Acadie, Canada; born about 1674 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada.
       13       xii.       Antoine Hebert, born about 1670 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died Bef. 21 Jul 1753. He married (1) Jeanne Corporon about 1691 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1673 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; died 12 Aug 1735 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada. He married (2) Anne Champagne-dit-Orillon 28 Feb 1737 in Port Royal, Acadie, Canada; born about 1712; died Bef. 12 Aug 1760.



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