Place:Bécancour, Nicolet, Québec, Canada


Alt namesBécancoursource: Wikipedia
Gentillysource: Family History Library Catalog
Sainte-Gertrudesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates46.399°N 72.269°W
Located inNicolet, Québec, Canada     ( - 1982)
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bécancour is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Québec, Canada; it is the seat of the Bécancour Regional County Municipality. It is located on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River at the confluence of the Bécancour River, opposite Trois-Rivières.

Wôlinak, an Abenaki Indian reserve, is an enclave within the town of Bécancour. They arrived from Norridgewock, Maine (formerly Acadia) in the aftermath of Father Rale's War.

There was a small migration of Acadians to the village (1759), after the British began the Expulsion of the Acadians from the Maritimes. Specifically, the Acadians migrated from present day New Brunswick to avoid being killed or captured in the St. John River Campaign.

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