Francois LeBlanc

Francois LeBlanc (1860 - abt. 1956)

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Francois LeBlanc
Born in Tusket Wedge, British Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married 8 Feb 1881 in St. Michael's in Wedgeport, NSmap
[children unknown]
Died about in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canadamap [uncertain]
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Francois LeBlanc was the son of Cyriaque LeBlanc and Rosalie Stephanie Pothier.[1]
He was born June 3, 1860[1] in Tusket Wedge, Nova Scotia[2] now known as Wedgeport[3], and was baptised June 3, 1860 at St. Michael's in Tusket Wedge, NS.[1]

A farmer, a fisherman, and a blacksmith by trade.[2]
He married Marie Louise Stoddard, the daughter of Ralph Stoddard and Rebecca Anne O'Connell, on February 8, 1881 at St. Michael's.[1]

In 1897 he inherited his father's house at 2689 Route 334 in Wedgeport, NS. where the couple lived up until 1943.[2]

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.[4]

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.[5]

"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."[5]

He died sometime around June 27, 1956[1], and was buried at St. Michael's Cemetery in Wedgeport: Section A, Row 34, Marker 105.[6]

Census Data
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[7]

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[8]

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[9]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Genealogy Saint Michael's Parish Wedgeport 1767-1925" ISBN 0-9735513-0-5. Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre Wedgeport, NS Canada BOW 2B0, Published 2004. Page 262, Line 1674.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Argyle Township Courthouse Archives Microfiche Reference Number 45-09-00594 for Route 334 #2689 in Wedgeport, NS; Compiled by Doreen A. Anderson October 1991; Sources listed: Yarmouth County Deeds & Probate records; Census records-1861, 1871-91; Map found in Book A.M.-122-123; McAlphine Directory 1868-1869; St. Michael's Church records; "Tusket Wedge" by Stephen Surette; Assessment rolls-1872, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1910, 1939.
  3. "Wedgeport" from Wikipedia "The village of Wedgeport was formally called Tusket Wedge, and was also at one time called the "Chebec". In 1909 by an Act of Parliament, it was changed to Wedgeport." last accessed online January 24, 2017 at [1]
  4. Stephen G. Surette "Tusket Wedge" prepublication edition printed in 1973 by the author, page 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 Daniel Jacquard, "Between A Rock And A Hard Place: An Historical Sketch of the Comeau's Hil Granite Quarry; written March 2000 and published in "The Argus" The Quarterly Newsletter of the Argyle Municipality Historical and Genealogical Society; Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2000, Page 28.
  6. Argyle Township Courthouse Archives: 1991 Survey of St. Michael's Cemetery in Wedgeport, NS
  7. Library and Archives Canada: Censuses: 1871 Canadian Census: Province-Nova Scotia: District-Yarmouth #192: SubDistrict-Plymouth #A, Polling District No 5: Page 20: House-60: Family-65: Last accessed online January 15, 2019 at: 1871 Census
  8. Libray and Archives Canada: Censuses: 1881 Canadian Census: Province-Nova Scotia: District-Yarmouth #14: SubDistrict-Plymouth #A: Page 51: House 200: Family-203: Last accessed online January 15, 2019 at: 1881 Census
  9. Library and Archives Canada: Censuses: 1891 Canadian Census: Province-Nova Scotia: District-Yarmouth #44: SubDistrict-Tusket Wedge #14: Page Page 18: Family-64: Last accessed online January 11, 2019 at: 1891 Census

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