Henry Borrie (1860 - 1931) Sharon Quebec 19th Century French Family

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Henry Borry (Borrie) was born June 27, 1860 during the American Civil War era. He is the son of a John Borrie and Mary Louise Bodway who also were born in Sharon, Quebec, Canada. He died April 23, 1931. We have some information about the family from his obituary; which mentions his brother Michael Borrie! He was born in Sharon, Quebec but I can’t seem to add this to his wiki data under birth? We need some help with this family’s genealogy and connecting the dots. The French language barrier has been a challenge in their research.

Any help is appreciated in editing and categorizing properly

What should we use as a LNAB? Borry or Borrie?

Thank you

WikiTree profile: Zeb Barré
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (725k points)
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hmm, major changes needed on names here, you have the parents listed as John Borrie and Marie Louise Bodway.    

The couple married on 11 October 1858 in St-Patrice-de-Sherrington were named Jean Baptiste Barré, son of Jean Baptiste Barré and of Charlotte Simard, of age, and Louise Beaudin, minor daughter of François Beaudin and of Rose Marchand, all residents of that parish.  https://www.genealogiequebec.com/Membership/LAFRANCE/acte/4831044  Marriage record IGD Drouin (membership)

Henry cannot be born 27 June 1860.  His parents have a son named Emerie Barré, born on 30 June 1860 and baptized on 1 July in the parish they married in.  Godparents for that child are his paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother.  https://www.genealogiequebec.com/Membership/LAFRANCE/img/acte/5481774 Bapt. image IGD (Drouin)

Emery Barré married Célanire Langlois on 22 November 1881 in St-Valentin (St-Jean), so is definitely not your man.  His parents however are listed on that marriage record as residing in the USA  https://www.genealogiequebec.com/Membership/LAFRANCE/acte/5007902 Barré-Langlois marriage IGD (Drouin)

The location name you have for his birth is wrong, Québec is a city, the name as a province only applies after July 1st 1867. 

There are other boys baptized with the name Henry Barry / Henri Barré in 1858 and 1860, but not with those parents. 

 Have you found him on a US census with his parents prior to his marriage?

by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (700k points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

I will try to find a census prior to 1900. Parental lineage still uncertain. The obituary mentions his brothers and Michael Borry of Mooers. Henry’s death record lists parents as John Borry and a ? Beaudin

Brother Ira Borry in his obit notice mentions “Bearer at funeral a Alfred Tellstone” and Henry’s wife’s maiden name is Telstone/Tellstone

Noel Borry is also a brother I believe see his Obit and Here also Here

Needs research

considering that he dies in Barre city, I suspect the place was named after the family, and the correct name is Barré.  laugh

Yea lol

The name seems to be challenging as it is mispelled frequently

this is one source but can’t read it well


The FamilySearch you pulled up is the marriage of the parents which I mention above, 11 October 1858.  Already gave you the basics on that one. wink

I added Joseph Noel Borry As the sibling of Michael Henry and Ira. His death record shows parents as a John Borry and Louise M. Boudy. The maiden name is probably being mispelled once again 

I’m hoping with all these siblings to solve the parental lineage 

I was able to add John Borry obit and death record for Ira. Still researching so challenging the name misspellings etc 

I wouldn't add more profiles until you have the baptisms showing their actual name, since you will probably have to do a name change later.  Stick the data on them in the parental bio notes
Oh yes good point!
Wikipedia says Barre is named after British politician Isaac Barre.

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  • Andrew, your question was :
Henry Borry (Borrie) was born June 27, 1860 during the American Civil War era. He is the son of a John Borrie and Mary Louise Bodway who also were born in Sharon, Quebec, Canada. He died April 23, 1931.
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Henry Borry was born Isaie Barré, son of Jean Baptiste Barré and Elisa Baudin (sic) Marie Louise Beaudin. Born 26 June 1862, he was baptized 30 June in Sherrington, Canada East.
He married Julia Telstone. Henry Borry died on April 23, 1931 in Barre City, Washington, Vermont, United States
  • Thank You Christian
A special thank you to Christian Roy for researching the documents, analyzing the information and writing the biographies of Jean Baptiste Barré and Marie Louise Beaudin and children on Canadian side and on US side.
by E Martin G2G6 Pilot (123k points)

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