BIRTHS 28 July 1700-1800


  • Marie-Anne GAGNÉ born 28 August 1724 in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada[1]; she is the daughter of François-Xavier and Marie-Geneviève (FILION) GAGNÉ; wife of Joseph AMIOT-VILLENEUVE.
  • Mary BARNARD was born 28 August 1767 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[2]; she is the daughter of Captain John and Mary (LOWELL) BARNARD; wife of Thomas BLAKE.
  • Mary CUSHMAN was born 28 August 1789 in Paris, Oxford, Maine[3]; she is the daughter of Caleb and Hepsibah (BOLSTER) CUSHMAN; wife of Simeon CUMMINGS.
  • Sarah “Sally” JORDAN born 28 August 1789 in Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine[4]; she is the daughter of Colonel Melatiah and Elizabeth (JELLISON) JORDAN; wife of Andrew PETERS.
  • William STINCHFIELD was born 28 August 1791 in Pejepscot Claim, Androscoggin, Maine[5]; he is the son of John and Sarah (LAKE) STINCHFIELD; husband of Eunice MARSTON.
  • Sarah GRINDLE was born 28 August 1789 in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine[6]; she is the daughter of Daniel and Sarah (GRAY) GRINDLE; wife of Captain Robert Presley WESCOTT, Sr.

[1] Father Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire généalogique des famiies canadiennes depuis la foundation de la colonie jusqu’à nos jours (Québec, Canada: Eusèbe Senécal, 1871), 124.

[2] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 37, Mary Barnard; #94.VII.1; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 13 October 2015.

[3] Henry Wyles Cushman, A Historical and Biographical Genealogy of the Cushmans: the descendants of Robert Cushman, the Puritan, from the year 1617 to 1855 (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1855), 273; images online, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : online 28 July 2018; Mary 660.IV.

[4] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 75, 188 [Sally Jordan #874].

[5] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHLmicrofilm 000009864, William Stinchfield, 28 August 1791; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 28 July 2018); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[6] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 28 July 2018), Sarah Grindle; FHL microfilm 11752.

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Surname GAGNÉ


Name meaning: French occupational name for a farmer or peasant, from Old French ga(i)gnier “to cultivate or work (the land)”, Numerous variants and Americanized forms are found.[1]

Early origins:

The surname GAGNE was first found in Huntingdonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.  After the Battle of the Hastings in 1066, many became under-tenants and adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified an under-tenant with his holdings.

There are many variations on the spelling of the name.  Old and Middle English lacked defined spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English.  French and Latin also influenced the spellings, finally Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded.[2]

GAGNÉ in my family:

    1. Ignace GAGNÉ 12 March 1656-20 July 1702; husband to Louise TREMBLAY (9th great grandparents)
      1. François Xavier GAGNÉ 24 February 1698-March 1743 husband to Marie-Geneviève FILON (8th great grandparents)
        1. Marie-Louise GAGNÉ 1720-1796; wife to Paul SIMARD
        2. Marie-Joseph GAGNÉ 1722-1776; wife to Pierre SIMARD
        3. Marie-Anne GAGNÉ 1724-1766; wife to Joseph AMOIT-VILLENEUVE AND Augustin DELAVONE
        4. Marie-Geneviève GAGNÉ 1726-1798; wife to Étienne BOUCHARD (7th great grandparents)
        5. François GAGNÉ 1728-1749
        6. Marie-Michelle GAGNÉ 1729-1767; wife to Étienne TREMBLAY
        7. Jean-Baptist GAGNÉ 1732-1792; husband to Marguerite-Appoline SIMARD
        8. Joseph GAGNÉ 1733-1784
        9. Louis GAGNÉ; husband to Cecile-Victorie SAUTON
        10. Raphaël GAGNÉ 1738-1813; husband to Marie-Geneviève DUFOUR
        11. Ignace GAGNÉ 1740; husband to Victoire-Apolline LAFOREST
        12. Basile GAGNÉ 1743-1748

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