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Re: Charles Benoit and Josette Desroches
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: March 27, 2012 at 07:29:59
In Reply to: Charles Benoit and Josette Desroches by Elizabeth Lord of 2817

Hi Elizabeth. FYI, it really helps to answer your question if you provide DATES of birth in Census records. See below.

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia about Paul Benoit
Name:        Paul Benoit
Gender:        Male
Age:        29
Estimated Birth Year:        abt 1823
Birthplace:        Canada
Born of Canadian Parents:        Yes
Province:        Canada East (Quebec)
District:        Rouville County
District Number:        25
Sub-District:        St Mathias
Sub-District Number:        340
Household Members:        
Name        Age
20 Benoit, Charles 59 M b. 1793
21 Desroches, Josephte 57 F b. 1795
22 Benoit, Paul 29 M b. 1823
23 Benoit, Damase 23 M b. 1829
24 Benoit, Solime 20 M b. 1832
25 Benoit, Samuel 13 M b. 1839
26 Benoit, Athalie 18 F b. 1834

Now I can look for baptismal records to verify this family. Here are baptisms for some of the children from the Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 :

Damase Benoit, b. 1 Apr, bap 1 Apr 1829 St-Mathias, son of Charles Benoit & Josephte Desroches

Joseph Solime Benoit, b. 9 Dec, bap 19 Dec 1831 St-Mathias, son of Charles Benoit & Josephte Desrochers

Marie Athalie Benoit, b. 29 Jan, bap 29 Jan 1834 St-Mathias, daughter of Charles Benoit & Josephte Deroches

So, this looks like the correct family in the Census. Census takers messed up birth dates all the time, especially with the parents. Hope this helps. Annie

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