History of Jacques Haché-Gallant


Jacques Haché-Gallant was born in Beaubassini Nova Scotia in 1712. He married Josephte Boudrot, the daughter of Francois Boudrot and Jeanne-Anne Laudry of Tracadie on June 20, 1735 in Port LaJoye (Rocky Point) Prince Edward Island. Josephte was born about 1717. Jacques was a navigator and ploughman. They had ten children.

Jacques and Josephte lived in Port LaJoye, Prince Edward Island and sometimes in Tracadie (Bedford Bays, P.E.I.) with Josephte's parents.

From 1724-1738, there were three invasions of field mice. The rodents were so numerous with varacious appetites, that they devastated the cultivated crops and devoured the grassy flats. The crops failed in 1757 and 1758. In 1758 the fortress, Louisborg fell. The British had control of Prince Edward Island. They demanded that all the inhabitants of the island be deported back to France. Ships arrived, the settlements destroyed and the people were put aboard the ships. Over three thousand five hundred people were transported in 1758 to France. Michel's son, Jacques Haché dit GalIant's family fled to the forest. They lived with the Micmac Indians and survived the winter. The Indians help build their homes again in the spring and they continued to wrestle with the wilderness.

In the Census of 1752 in Tracadie, there were eight families one of which was the family of Jacques and Josephte Haché dit Gallant. In the Census of 1760 is living with his brother in Restigouche, New Brunswick where on January 7, 1761 the marriage of his daughter, Marie-Jeanne, to Joseph Boudrot took place. Jacques returned again to Prince Edward Island with his son Charles. We find Jacques again in 1773 on the Island of Miscou in the Gulf of St. Lawrence for the occasion of a visit by a priest Abbe' Joseph Mathurin Bourg, the Vicar General of Quebec. There were several marriages celebrated. Among the witnesses were Jacques and his two sons, Joseph and Cyprien.

In 1782 most of the families left the Island of Miscou and moved to Nispisquit (Bathurst) Cape Breton. As for Jacques he went back to Prince Edward Island with his sons, Joseph and Cyprien.

Jacques died around 1792.

Children of Jacques Haché-Gallant and Josephte Boudrot are:

Jacques-Philippe Haché-Gallant was born on June 10, 1736 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). Jacques Phillipe died Unknown.

Marie-Jeanne Haché-Gallant was born on July 14, 1738 in Port LaJoye, I'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). She married Joseph' Boudrot on January 7, 1761 at Restigouche, New Brunswick. Marie-Jeanne died on February 15, 1825 in Nipisiquit (Bathurst), New Brunswick, Canada.

Pierre Haché-Gallant was born about 1739 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). Pierre died Unknown.

Joseph Gallant, dit LeGrande was born on December 25, 1740 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI) and was baptized on May 21, 1741 at St. Pierre du Nord Church. Joseph died in 1814 in La Roche (Baie-Egmont), Prince County, l'ile du Prince Edouard.

François Haché-Gallant was born in January 10, 1743 in St. Pierre-du-Nord, (near Port-Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI) and was baptized June 2, 1743 at St. Pierre du Nord Church. François died in 1752.

Marie Anne Haché-Gallant was born in 1747 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). She married Joseph Arsenau. Marie Anne died on May 13, 1813 in Nipisiquit (Bathurst), New Brunswick, Canada.

Cyprien Haché-Gallant was born in 1748 in Port-de-Tracadie, l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). He married Marie Bernard. Cyprien died on March 23, 1814 in Cascumpec, Prince County, l'ile du Prince Edouard.

Charles Haché was born in July 1749 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). He married Felicité Gautrot. Charles died on June 07, 1842 in Margarée, Cap-Breton, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada.

Geneviève Haché-Gallant was born on October 16, 1751 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI) and died at birth.

Anne Haché-Gallant was born on October 16, 1751 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). She married François Cormier, Abt. 1771, Prob. St. Pierre-du-Nord, (near Port-Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). François was born Abt. 1751, l'iles-de-la-Madeleine, Nouvelle France and died Unknown. Anne died on December 27, 1827 in l'iles-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Lower Canada.

Madeleine Haché-Gallant was born about April 1752 in Port-Lajoye (Lajoie), l'ile Saint-Jean (PEI). She married Jean Arseneau on September 17, 1773 on the Island of Miscou. Madeleine died 1830, Prob. in La Roche (Baie-Egmont), Prince County, l'ile du Prince Edouard.

 

 

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