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Geneviève Lefranc was born around 1613 possibly in La Haye (present-day Descartes), France. Around 1648, she married Antoine Hébert in Port Royal. Between about 1649 and 1656 she gave birth to three children: Jean (c. 1649) Jean (c. 1653), and Catherine (c. 1656).
At the time of the first Acadian Census in 1671, the family was living in Port-Royal, Acadia (today Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada). Fifty year old Antoine and 58 year old Geneviève were living with their four children. Antoine was a cooper. Six arpents  of their land (in two places) was cultivated and they had 15 cattle and 18 sheep. It is not clear where their homestead was situated, although their nephews' farms were on the south bank of the Dauphin (Annapolis River) east of the fort.
In 1678 there were two sons with their wives living in the Hébert household. 
In 1686 Antoine, age 72 and Geneviève 80, were living with their son Jean, his wife Anne Doucet and their 5 children.
It is believed that Geneviève died between 1686 and 1693, as her name does not appear on the 1693 census.
DNA. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported that Geneviève Lefranc had a haplogroup W1. The details are not known as to how many of her descendants were tested to support this report. Ongoing test results are also reported here. As of May 2014, 10 descendants have reported a W haplogroup, indicating European origins. A link to the family tree of a WikTree member's mtDNA results is provided on the upper right corner of this profile.
Geneviève Lefranc (~1613 - ~1686)
Père et mère: L'identité de ses parents est inconnue.
Naissance: Elle naît vers 1613 dans le village de La Haye (aujourd'hui Descartes) France.
Mariage: Vers 1648, Geneviève Lefranc âgée de ~35 ans, épouse Antoine Hébert âgé de ~27 ans.
Recensement 1671: Antoine HEBERT, tonnelier, 50, épouse Geneviève LEFRANC age 58; leurs 3 enfants: Jehan 22, Jehan 18, Catherine 15; bestiaux 18, mouton 7, 6 arpents en culture sur 2 endroits. Ils habitent à Port-Royal, Acadie (maintenant Annapolis Royal, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada) 
Recensement 1686 Elle vivait à Port Royal avec son époux Antoine.
Décès: Son décès est estimé être survenu entre 1686 et 1693 puisque son nom d'apparait pas au recensement de cette année. Elle aurait été âgée d'environ 73 ans ou peut-être plus.
Antoine HEBERT, cooper, 50, wife Genevieve LAFRAND 58; Children: Jean 22, Jehan 18, Catherine 15; cattle 18, sheep 7, 6 arpents in 2 places
Anthoine Hebert & Geneviefve Le Fran, Jac Le Blanc & Catherine Hebert, 2 & 2 cattle 30 sheep, Jean Hebert & Marye Doucet, 1 boy: 1 1677; 20 cattle, 10 acres.
Jean HEBERT 32, Anne DOUCET 22; children: Jacques 9, Pierre 7, Jean 5, Joseph 2 months, Jeanne3. Antoine HEBERT 72, Genevieve LEFRANC 80.
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