Abraham Boudreau was born around 1657 the son of Michel Boudreau and Michele Aucoin. He married Cecile Melanson daughter of Charles Melanson and Marie Dugas around 1686. In the 1698 census in Port Royal, he had 10 horned cattle,9 sheeps,6 pigs ,8 fruit trees, one rifle and 3 arpents of land.
Abraham was a merchant navigator of Port Royal where his ship was captured in June 1683 by the pirate Grayham and testified in Boston against one of the Pirate officers. This same Abraham would be acting as a spy for the Acadian Governor Villebon. He would go to Boston on a regular basis and inform the Acadian Govenment on the war preparations. On Dec.4 1692, Boudreau informed the governor that he was going to Boston and bring back information for the month of March in 1693. It is a good thing Boudreau brought back the information, so that Villebon could send the details to Ponchartrain, minister of the French Navy of the Pemaquid Fort. ON March 17 1695, Boudreau informed Villebon of the presence of English War Ships at the Port of Boston. Thanks to this information, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, Baptiste,Jean-Vincent D'Abbadie baron of St Castin and others would capture on Aug.15 1696 Fort Pemaguid. source Societe Historique Acadienne.
When I was at the genealogy center, I came across this article about Abraham Boudreau, and thought to myself, I bet this would be a great thing to add to my blog. As I said before, these little tidbits we find here and there, are an important part of our history. If you descend from Abrham Boudreau and Cecile Melanson, you should add this little story ,or do more research on it and add it to your family tree. I checked my Boudreau line and it doesn't have Abraham in it.
Changing the subject, I was all excited , I had written to the Archives to find a death record for my ggrandfather Amand Cormier, they said we found the record and will be sending it to you.
Today the big brown envelope arrived, oh boy! oh boy! It is the death record, I thought. So I quickly opened the envelope but to my dissapointment they sent me his death record from the church, I already had it, and they said they could not find a death record there for him. So I am wondering if back then, they forgot to register deaths. He died in 1913, but no record. I searched under Joseph, I searched under Amand, Armand,Laman, found nothing. Seeing as I waiting around thirty to find his wife, maybe I will have to wait another thirty years for him. So guess I will have to stick around. grin.
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