m. ABT 1656
m. ABT 1678
Facts and Events
!BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS; 1625-1810; Ottawa, Editions Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols.; p. 753 (Port Royal); own copy. Born 1663, Catherine married Jean-Francois BROSSARD (no parents listed). [He was the immigrant ancestor.]
!CENSUS: 1671, Port Royal, Acadia, age 8 years, living with parents.
!CENSUS: 1678, Clarence J. d'Entremont, "Recensement de Port-Royal," in MEMOIRES DE LA SOCIETE GENEALOGIQUE CANADIENNE-FRANCAISE; vol. 22, no. 4; p. 235; sent by PERSI in Jun 1999. On verso of Folio 20: Catherine RICHARD is listed with Francois BROSSARD as first household on page. They have 5 head of cattle. [Next household are her parents Michel RICHARD & Madelaine BLANCHARD, but father is listed again with nine children two entries later.]
!CENSUS: 1686, Port Royal, Acadia, age 22 years. Married, living with husband Francois BROSSARD and 3 children, oldest 5.
!CENSUS: 1693, Port Royal, Acadia, age 29 years, with husband and 4 children.
!CENSUS: 1698, Port Royal, Acadia, age 35 years, with husband and 7 children.
!CENSUS: 1700 [really 1699?], Port Royal, Acadia, age 36 years, with husband and 9 children [was one listed twice?].
!CENSUS: 1701, Port Royal, Acadia, age 38 years, with husband and 8 children.
!CENSUS: 1703, Port Royal, Acadia, not listed by name and age, but as wife of Francois BROSSARD, with 5 boys and 3 girls [really 4 boys and 4 girls?].
!DEATH: Virginia Lobdell Jennings, THE PLAINs AND THE PEOPLE; ; 1989; p. 220-221; Salt Lake City Family History Library, US/CAN 976.318 H2j 1989: A HISTORY OF UPPER EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH. [Where did they get the death date of 1755 in Acadia? Buried in Petitcoudiac.]