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Abraham Comeau (1679 - aft. 1749)

Abraham Comeau
Born in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 1702 in Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Died after after age 70 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Biography

Abraham Comeau was born around 1679 in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-France. His parents were Pierre Comeau and Jeanne Bourg. He was the second child and first son in this very large family of 18 children.

In 1686, at Port Royal, Abraham, aged 7, was living with his parents, Pierre COMO [sic], aged 32, and Jeanne BOURC [sic], aged 22 [sic], and his five siblings: Marie [recte Marie Anne], aged 8, Marguerite, aged 6, Anne, aged 5, Jeanne [recte Marie Jeanne], aged 4, and Joseph, aged 5 months. The family owned 1 gun and had 10 cattle, 10 sheep, and 8 hogs. No land was listed on the 1686 census but he was living next door to his uncle, Etienne, who had 3 arpents of cultivable land.[1]

In 1698, he was the oldest child at home, along with 13 other siblings.[2] His parents had two more siblings after he married and left home.

He was still living with his parents in the 1701 census.[3]

Abraham (22) married Marguerite Pitre (18) (born about 1683 in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-France; daughter of Jean Pitre and Marie Pesseley) in 1702 in Acadie. Together they had 13 children between 1702 and 1727.[4]

  1. Marie Louise Comeau (abt. 1702–abt. 1745) .
  2. Jean Comeau (1704–abt. 1756) .
  3. Jeanne Comeau (1706–abt. 1740) .
  4. Jean Baptiste Comeau (1708–abt. 1756) .
  5. Marie Marguerite Comeau (1710–1756) .
  6. Anne Comeau (1713– ) .
  7. Francoise Comeau (1713–1785) .
  8. Élisabeth Comeau (1716–1785) .
  9. Charles Comeau (1718– ) .
  10. Madeleine Comeau (1720–bef. 1789) .
  11. Francois Comeau (1722–1747) .
  12. Charles Comeau (1724–1747) .
  13. Catherine Comeau (1727–1770)

They have their own home and one daughter in 1703.[5]

He was a life long Port Royal resident, as he was enumerated there in the censuses of 1703, [5] 1707,[6] 1710[7] and 1714,[8] and all their children were born there.

Marie Marguerite was buried in Annapolis Royal on July 12, 1747, written as the spouse of Abraham, not the widow, though he was not among the witnesses to her ceremony.[9] Two of their children had previous entries on the same page, but there is no entry for him on June 12 (that date removed). On Feb 10, 1749, their daughter Catherine was married. Marie was noted as deceased but Alexandre appeared to be still living.[10]

Sources

  1. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1686 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 15-60;
    at Port Royal: Pierre COMO 32, Jeanne BOURC 22; children: Marie 8, Abraham 7, Marguerite 6, Anne 5, Jeanne 4, Joseph 5 months; 1 gun, 10 cattle, 10 sheep, 6 hogs. In the original 1686 Census at Port Royal, Comeau was listed as Como, Bourg was listed as Bourc, Marie Anne was listed as Marie, and Marie Jeanne was listed as Jeanne.
  2. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1698 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie1698 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 110-150;
    Pierre COMMEAU 47; Jeanne BOURG (wife) 37; Abraham 18; Margueritte 17; Anne 16; Jeanne 15; Joseph 14; Madeleine, 13; Pierre 12; Angelique 11; Elisabeth and Catherine, twins, 10; Francoise 9; Cecile 7; Jean 2; 11 cattle, 15 sheep, 8 hogs, 26 arpents, 30 fruit trees, 1 gun,
  3. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1701 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1701 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 174-211;
    Pierre COMMEAU 48, Jeanne BOURG (wife) 42; Abraham 20, Marie 21, Marguerite 18, Jeanne 16, Anne 14; Claudine 11, Catherine 9, Cecile 7, Angelique 5, Isabelle 3; 1 gun, 15 cattle, 20 sheep, 14 hogs, 12 arpents.
  4. Stephen A. White, Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print. P. 375-376
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1703 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1703 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 212-220;
    Abraham COMEAU, his wife 1 girl, 1 arms bearer.
  6. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1707 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1707 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the Library and Archives Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 221-237;
    at Port-Royal: Abraham COMMEAU and his wife, 1 boy less than 14, 2 girls less than 12; 6 cattle, 9 sheep, 8 hogs, 1 gun.
  7. Transcription of the 1710 Census at Port-Royal, Acadie. Acadian Census microfilm C-9119 of the Library and Archives Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Collection MG 11 CO 217, Image 1316;
    at Port-Royal: Abram Coummaux, his wife, 2 boys, 3 girls
  8. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1714 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1714 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the Library and Archives Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752,” Images 239-261;
    at Port-Royal: Abraham COMMEAU and wife, 2 sons, 5 daughters.
  9. Nova Scotia Archives, "An Acadian Parish Remembered - The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755," register RG 1 volume 26a page 336; online database with images,Wife's Burial
  10. Nova Scotia Archives, "An Acadian Parish Remembered - The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755," register RG 1 volume 26a, page 378; online database with images,Daughter's marriage

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'Comeaux' is the same as 'Comeau' in Acadian History.
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Comeau-2 and Commeau-10 appear to represent the same person because: I just entered the Commeau 10 when I found the same spouse.
posted by Wesley McAllister

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