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Marguerite Poirier (abt. 1764 - bef. 1815)

Marguerite Poirier
Born about in Nova Scotia Colonymap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 1788 [location unknown]
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Died before before about age 51 in Rustico, Queens, Colony of Prince Edward Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Oct 2009
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Descendant of First Nations Christine Aubois.
According to genealogist Placide Gaudet[1]Marguerite Poirier born in about 1764 was the daughter of Joseph Poirier, "maitre cannonier a bord d'un corsaire français" who died in Tintamarre about 1779. Her mother was Marguerite Lavigne. She married Firmin Martin about 1784 in Rustico.
Marguerite Poirier married Firmin Martin as documented by the marriages of their children.

Before 15 July 1815 both Firmin Martin and his wife Marguerite Poirier are deceased. They are listed as deceased at the time of their daughter Marie's marriage to Amant Gallant on the marriage register document. (see marg reg. ref. of daughter Marie Martin) Marie Martin married Amant Gallant , 15 July 1815[2]

On January 9th 1816, in Rustico, Abraham Pineau (probably Abraham Pineau) adult son of Joseph Pineau and deceased Charlotte Doucet married Adélaïde Martin minor daughter of deceased Firmain Martin and deceased Marguerite Poirierof Rustico Witnesses Jean Pineau, Amant Galant, Jacques Pitre and many others. None could sign.[3]


  1. U.S. and Canada, Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Papiers (familles) de Placide Gaudet, Image 11 and 12 of 8365. Poirier Family Ancestry (paid subscription)
  2. Family, Film # 008131527, Rustico, St. Augustin, Registres Baptemes, mariages, sepultures, 1817-1824, pg-55, image pg 1276 of 1353, Marie Martin married Amant Gallant
  3. Family Search Film# 008131527, Registres Paroissiaux 1812-1824, Église Catholique Saint Augustine (Rustico, Île du Prince-Édouard). pages 1293 of 1353.Marriage Family Search

See also:

  • Genealogie des Familles Acadiennes de L'Ile du Prince Edouard circa 1764-1900 Volume 5 G-O page 3351-3352 by Mr. Jean Bernard PEI Acadian genealogist

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LNAB needs to be changed to Poirier, women did not change their last name after mariage in Canada. last name change needs to be done for merges to be done correctly, thank you
posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
Poirier-2527 and Poirier-12 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse
posted by Mama Kiki Lajeunesse

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