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Marie LeBlanc (abt. 1687 - 1758)

Marie LeBlanc
Born about in Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Daughter of and
Wife of — married about 1703 in Beaubassin, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 71 in Québec, Canada, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Marie was born around 1687 to parents André LeBlanc and Marie Dugas. There is no birth record. She was born in Acadia (her parents were living in Port Royal in 1686 and in Les Mines in 1693). Around 1703 Marie married Germain Cormier, son of Thomas Cormier and Madeleine Girouard. [1]

Between about 1705 and 1728, the couple had 12 children: [1]

  1. Pierre Cormier (dit le Grand Pierre)
  2. Marie Germaine Cormier
  3. Anne Marie Cormier
  4. Marguerite Cormier
  5. Germain Cormier
  6. Jean Baptiste Cormier
  7. Jean Cormier
  8. Pierre Cormier (dit Le Petit Pierre)
  9. Marie Magdeleine Germaine Cormier
  10. François Cormier
  11. Charles Cormier
  12. Michel Cormier

The censuses between 1703 and 1750 show that Germain and Marie resided at Beaubassin where they tended their farm and raised their children, more specifically in the village of Ouescoque. [2] By 1752 they were refugees at Baie-Verte, near the border separating present-day New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. No children were counted in the household. Germain was recorded as Le vieux Jean (sic), with his wife.[3][4]

Marie was widowed between 1752 and 1754-55. In the 1754-1755 census, she was listed as widow Cormier in the household of Bernard Poirier in Jolicoeur. (Upper Point de Bute, New Brunswick). [2][5] She managed to escape deportation by fleeing to Quebec, probably with her daughter-in-law Madeleine Doucet and her five children. Her husband François had been deported to Georgia in 1755 without his family and died in New York, on his way back to find his loved ones. [2] According to researcher André-Carl Vachon, she travelled to Quebec by boat in 1757 with Jean Baptiste Cormier and his wife Marie Madeleine Bernard and other members of the Cormier family. [6]

A smallpox epidemic was raging in Quebec in 1756-1757. Many of the 1144 [6] Acadians that reached Quebec City during that period were already exhausted by famine, other diseases and their many displacements trying to escape the roundups of the British soldiers. Approximately 300 Acadian exiles died in the city of Quebec alone. [7] The church register of Notre-Dame-de-Quebec parish shows numerous entries of deceased Acadians indicated by a cross and the letters "acc" or "acad" in the margins. [8] Marie died on January 16 1758 in Quebec City, and was buried on the 18th of that month.[9] Four of her grandchildren, (François and Madeleine Doucet's children) died in Quebec City between 1756 and 1758:

Madeleine Cormier (abt.1746-1757)
Pierre Cormier (abt.1751-1757)
Félix Cormier (abt.1753-1758)
Marie Cormier (abt.1755-1756)

The cause of death was not noted in the church registers.

The children of Germain and Marie were impacted by the Grand Dérangement (Great Expulsion of the Acadians):


  • 1707 Acadian census at Beaubassin: Germain CORMIER and Marie LEBLANC, 1 boy less than 14; 4 arpents, 9 cattle, 10 sheep, 10 hogs.
  • 1714 Acadian census at Beaubassin: Germain CORMIER and Marie LeBLANC his spouse; children: Pierre, Marie, Margueritte, Anne, Germain.


  1. 1.0 1.1 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert.Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p. 408-409, 991-992.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Melanson, Michael B. Cormier Genealogy: Generations 1-7. (Dracut, Massachusetts: Lanesville Publishing, 2021) p. 77-81
  3. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; 1752 Census The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 277-308.
    The older Jean CORMIER and his wife.
  4. Stephen A. White, Recensements de Beaubassin et des Trois Rivières de Chipoudie, de Memramcook et de Petcoudiac (1686-1755). Les Cahiers de la Société historique acadienne, vol. 50, nos 2-4, juin-décembre 2019, p. 288-289.
  5. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino;1755 Census image 17
    Veuve (widow) Cormier in household of Bernard Poirier
  6. 6.0 6.1 Vachon, André-Carl. Les réfugiés et miliciens acadiens en Nouvelle-France 1755-1763, Tracadie, La Grande Marée, 2020, p. 93, 264-265
  7. Jobb, Dean W. The Cajuns: A People's Story of Exile and Triumph. (John Wiley & Sons, 14 janv. 2010) 272 pages accessed at Google Books
  8. Burial record of Pierre Cormier (abt.1751-1757), Marie's grandson. "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1757-1759 > image 119 of 259; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.
  9. Burial Record "Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Québec > Notre-Dame-de-Québec > Baptêmes, mariages, sépultures 1757-1759 > image 140 of 259; Archives Nationales du Quebec (National Archives of Quebec), Montreal.

See also:


  • WikiTree profile LeBlanc-1332 created through the import of Mills.ged on Jan 14, 2013 by Kim Mills.

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LeBlanc-1332 and LeBlanc-2 appear to represent the same person because: Same date, same father (mother omitted for LeBlanc-1332). No child named Josephte listed for this couple in DGFA but in some Ancestry family trees she appears as Marie Josephe LeBlanc with same information as Marie (LeBlanc-2). Seems like a conflation of 2 people.
posted by Gisèle Cormier
Hough-2776 and Hough-2706 appear to represent the same person because: Potential duplicate
posted by Manuela Thiele
Duplicate of LeBlanc-2
posted on LeBlanc-1332 (merged) by Bob Donahue