Francois LeBlanc was the son of Cyriaque LeBlanc and Rosalie Stephanie Pothier.
He was born June 3, 1860 in Tusket Wedge, Nova Scotia now known as Wedgeport, and was baptised June 3, 1860 at St. Michael's in Tusket Wedge, NS.
In 1897 he inherited his father's house at 2689 Route 334 in Wedgeport, NS. where the couple lived up until 1943.
He also purchased a forge from Celestin Doucet on Corporon Rd and had it moved to the property across from his house which was owned by his brother, Firmin LeBlanc. The forge is now at Grand Pre National Historic Site on exhibition.
He was called upon to produce the many hundreds of wedges and "feathers" needed to work the stone at the Comeau's Hill Granite Quarry.
"It was sometime in the 1880's that the Quarry came into being. The site chosen was high along the eastern shoreline not far from the village of Wedgeport, and directly across from the road known today as the "Chemin des Doucets ." The rocks were huge, plentiful and of excellent quality, and as luck would have it, located very close to shore where one of the few navigable channels in this area is found, seemingly cut out of the flats. Such a channel would be advantageous for the boats and barges needed to remove the finished product. A roadway was constructed leading to "La Route a Smith", which exits in Wedgeport, through the "Chemin de l'Aboiteau," just south of the Saint Michel Church. At one time this road , or pathway, was widely used by Wedgeport and Comeau's Hill and Little River. This was an alternate route for transporting the quarried rock by land when other roads were not passable. The road is no longer clearly visible today. The Quarry's life as a commercial enterprise spanned not much more than 10 years."
1871 Candian Census:
Cyriac LeBlanc, age 42, occupation farm & fisherman
Rosalie S. LeBlanc, age 36
Rosalie LeBlanc, age 17
Emillien LeBlanc, age 13
Francois LeBlanc, age 11
Firmin LeBlanc, age 8
Ortense H. LeBlanc, age 6
Georginie LeBlanc, age 4
Abe R. LeBlanc, age 2
Anselme LeBlanc, age 84, occupation-farmer
1881 Canadian Census:
Cyriaque LeBlanc, age 52, occupation-blacksmith
Stephanie LeBlanc, age 46
Francois LeBlanc, age 21, occupation-fisherman
Firmin LeBlanc, age 19, occupation-fisherman
Hortense LeBlanc, age 17
Georginie LeBlanc, age 15
A. George LeBlanc, age 12
Marie C. LeBlanc, age 10
Jean A. LeBlanc, age 7
1891 Canadian Census:
Francois LeBlanc, age 28, occupation-stone cutter
Louise LeBlanc-Wife, age 24
Rose Emma LeBlanc-Lodger, age 10
Pie Potier-Lodger, age 2
Guillaume LeBlanc-Lodger, age 35, occupation-fisherman
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