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Régis Bellefontaine (abt. 1780 - 1851)

Régis Bellefontaine
Born about in Memramcook, Westmorland, New Brunswickmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1800 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Saint-Louis des Français, Kent , New Brunswickmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 30 May 2021
18:32: Valerie (Fremmerlid) Penner edited the Biography for Régis Bellefontaine (abt.1780-1851). [Thank Valerie for this]
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Biography

Régis was born around 1780, the son of Paul Godin dit Bellefontaine and Rosalie Comeau.

He married Scholastique Bourgeois around 1800. They had the following children:

  1. Marie Madeleine (c1799-1831) m. Honore Fougere
  2. Helene Madeleine (c1801-1864) m. Jean Baptiste Williams dit Bristol
  3. Luc (1807-____)
  4. Rosalie (1809-1873) m. Pierre Gueguen
  5. Benjamin (1812-bef.1871) m. Ludivine Clermont
  6. Fidèle (1815-____) m. Agnes Robichaud
  7. Anne (1817-____) m. Dominique Severin Goguen
  8. Pierre (1820-bef.1881) m. Susanne Vatour
  9. Modeste (1824-1852) m. Andre Lirette

He passed away on April 4, 1851 and his burial was on April 26th 1851 in Saint-Louis-des-Français.[1][2][3]

Research Notes

Since we don't have any records that show Regis's age, his year of birth is estimated based on his wife's approximate year of birth. His parents were married in 1770.

Regis was the son of Paul Bellefontaine and Rosalie Comeau according to Stephen White[4]. In the marriage record for Luc Bellefontaine, it says that Luc was the son of Paul Bellefontaine and Rose Comeau, and one of the witnesses was "Regis Bellefontaine, frère" (brother)[5].

In the marriage record for Regis's son Pierre Bellefontaine and Suzanne Vautour, they were granted a dispensation for for a fourth degree of consanginuity[6]. In other words, they should share great-great grandparents. This provides evidence that Regis is the son of Rosalie Comeau the daughter of Jean Comeau, since Pierre and his wife Suzanne appear to be second cousins once removed through Jean Comeau.

Sources

  1. Burial (typed transcription) - "Parish registers: New Brunswick : C-3020, " database with images, Canadian Heritage, (https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c3020/258?r=0&s=2 : accessed 30 May 2021). Regis Fontaine, burial 26 Apr 1851, registre de la paroisse de St-Louis-de-Kent, catholique, 1800-1870, Image 258. Library and Archives Canada.
  2. Burial Record. Ancestry.com. Actes d’état civil et registres d’église de l’Acadie (Collection Drouin), 1670 à 1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. (Name: Regis Fontaine [Regis Bellefontaine] [Regis Fountain] Event Year: 1800-1899 Event: Enterrement (Burial) Religion: Catholique City: St-Louis-des-Français Place or Church Name: St-Louis-des-Français Province: Acadie (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) (New Brunswick)) Ancestry Record 1110 #53292
  3. Régistres de Saint-Louis Nouveau-Brunswick Index Général 1800-1900. https://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ceaac/files/umcm-ceaac/wf/wf/pdf5/st-louis.pdf. Text : Fontaine, Régis / Scholastique Bourgeois / S 26 Avril 1851 / 3-3
  4. WHITE, Stephen A. « La généalogie des trente-sept familles hôtesses des "Retrouvailles 94" », Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 25, nos 2 et 3 (1994). (https://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-ceaac/files/umcm-ceaac/wf/wf/pdf/37fam-bourg.pdf) BOURGEOIS: Pierre-Benjamin Bourgeous m3 Anne Thebeau: x. Scholastique, n v 1781; m v 1800 Régis BELLEFONTAINE (Paul & Rosalie Comeau); d St-Louis 5 fév 1850.
  5. Marriage of Regis's brother Luc - "Parish registers: New Brunswick : C-3017," database with images, Canadian Heritage (https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c3017/203?r=0&s=4). Luc Bellefontaine and Marie Anne Petitpas, 22 Nov 1813, registre de la paroisse Notre-Dame-de-la-Visitation (Grande-Digue). Library and Archives Canada.
  6. Marriage of Regis's son Pierre - "Parish registers: New Brunswick : C-3020, " database with images, Canadian Heritage, (https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_reel_c3020/216?r=0&s=2 : Accessed 30 May 2021). Pierre Fontaine and Susanne Vautour, registre de la paroisse de St-Louis de Kent, catholique, 1800-1870. Library and Archives Canada.


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