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Re: Frank Tacia no longer a orphan
Posted by: Fred Sedgwick (ID *****6098) Date: August 15, 2004 at 08:51:05
In Reply to: Re: Frank Tacia no longer a orphan by Joseph and Nina Rogers of 1317

Nina, my findings do not entirely agree with what you have sent. For example, I don't see how Francois could have been born in 1814. The 1860 census of Massena Township, St. Lawrence county shows him, age 55, born in Canada, living with his second wife, Mary, and three of their children. His son Joseph and family are also living in Massena Township. If he was born in 1814, and his first wife died in 1836, it seems unlikely that he managed to have five children by her. Francois does not appear anywhere in the 1880 census, but his wife Mary is shown as a widow living in Dickinson, Franklin County.

I am very sceptical about the parents you have for his second wife. I have records of Lucie Levasseur and her parents, Joseph Levasseur and Archange Leclair, living in Massena Township at the same time as Francois, so it is more likely that this is the correct family.

Francois' second wife was Mary Fournier. They married 9 May 1848 in the Catholic church at Hogansburg, Franklin County. This was the closest Catholic church at that time.

There is much more evidence that indicates that Francois was born in Berthier, Quebec in 1802.
I sent all the details to Joanne Kawalski over the past two years. If you have questions I would be happy to help you if you contact me directly.

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