A newsletter pertaining to the descendants of Robert Pepin and Marie Crete
November 2001 -- Vol 2, No. 11
|In this month's COUSINS:
It's been almost one whole year now.
And the data base. Oh my goodness.
Coming up on 13,000 individuals. The surname list of descendants for Jean Pepin and Jeanne Dumont -- the parents of our esteemed ancestor Robert Pépin -- looks a lot like this:
THIS MONTH'S FEATURE: Marie-Thérèse PEPIN and her husbands, Jacques THOMAS and Quentin ADAM.
Remember, before taking this info as gospel, do check it out in the Red and Blue Drouin, as well as the René Jetté, most especially the info on the older families. And if anyone has the titles of other good reference works, please feel free to pass them along.
Last month we looked at Marie-Jeanne (2Jean, 1 Robert), and her husband Louis-Joseph ROY.
This month we look at Marie-Jeanne's younger sister Marie-Thérèse (2Jean,1Robert), and her two husbands Jacques THOMAS and Quentin ADAM.
Marie-Thérèse PEPIN (2Jean, 1Robert) was born 3 Feb 1709 in St. Joseph; baptised 4 Feb 1709 in Charlesbourg, Québec.
Her first husband is Jacques THOMAS, son of Claude THOMAS and Marie-Anne VILLENEUVE, was baptised 17 Feb 1713; buried 16 Dec 1743.
Marie-Thérèse PEPIN and Jacques THOMAS married 4 Oct 1734, in Charlesbourg and their 5 children are:
If you see something that doesn't quite agree with your personal family history, e-mail me and tell me about it.
Actually, the title should be Jeanne Finn, as we'll be looking at her family lines this month. The follwoing info comes from a Family Group Record from FamilySearch(tm) Ancestral File v4.19. The "(AFN:xxxx-xxx)" are individual ID numbers from FamilySearch (I'm guessing).
JEANNE FINN'S PARENTS
JAN'S PARENTS and SIBLINGS
CHILDREN of JACOBUS and JOSIINA
RAMBLINGS FROM THE EDITOR
It been almost one full year since I started this newsletter. Naive child that I was, I figured by this time I'd have pretty well covered the collateral Pepin lines. HAH!
Part of the reason behind all of this was to find relatives of note -- like people who have made significant contributions to Canada and Canadian history. Thus far I've discovered the ancestor of Father Blanchet, one of the first two Roman Catholic priests to come to the Oregon Territory in the early part of the 1800s, plus the ancestors of a number of politcal figures. I've found sculptures, stone cutters, and master slaters, bakers, Lords of the Manor, and the guys that helped keep those Lords of the Manors fed. I've seen families who welcomed 14 children into this world only to loose them all before the age of 4, large families that saw all but one child marry, and the families whose children answered a higher calling and embraced a monastic life. Though it's too soon to tell, as I enter in the members of the Tanguay family, I'm actively looking for Father Cyprien Tanguay, whose work has contributed so much to this project. Same goes for the Jetté and Drouin families.
Then there are the given names that made me raise an eyebrow and wonder what the story was behind the giving of *that* particular name, such as the short-lived Cantin BERNIER, first child of Marie-Thérèse THOMAS and husband Berthélemi BERNIER.
But as far as a contribution to Canada and Canadian history goes, my first best guess is that our shared Pepin lines have contributed significantly to the Canadian population base. Other indicators are good for contributions to the population of the east coast, midwest, and west coast. There's a fellow named Clérmont Pépin, born in the early part of the 1900s (1920-something) who is a well-know Canadian composer, who is a direct descendant of Robert and Marie. I haven't identified his specific line yet, but I know I've got part of it recorded already.
And as I was working on this month's newsletter, the television was entertaining itself with the movie "Young Guns", the flick about Billy the Kid with Emelio Estevez. I've seen it before (and bought a copy because I really liked it), so I went back to my writing, only to be jarred out by Emelio's voice shouting, "HEY . . . PEPIN!" it was then I remembered that, in this particular movie, Billy and company come up against a sheriff named Pepin. I'd have to run through that segment of the movie again to be sure, but I believe it was in Missouri (or maybe Kansas).
You don't suppose that Pepin sheriff is one of ours, do you?
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