Francois Barthelemy Leduc / Marguerite Major

Here is a look at Eugene’s Great-Grandfather.  It includes the story of how this Leduc line moved from Québec to the Detroit area, which includes the southern coast (Essex, Ontario, Canada).

8.  Francois Barthelemy Leduc

 Father:  Thomas Leduc

Mother: Marie Angélique Cuillerier

Born in 1783 in L’Île-Perrot, Québec, Canada.

 Died on 30 Apr 1862 at the age of 79 in Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada.

According to the published genealogy  “Ancestry of William Leduc of Detroit, Michigan by His daughter Addie Leduc Morton”

Francis Barthelmy and Marguerite lived at Saint-Timothee, Québec, Canada, but moved to Detroit, Michigan, leaving on October 31, 1834 and arriving in May 1835.  They came with their six youngest children (Judith Angelique, Toussaint C, Louis, Michel, Josephine, Euphrosine) and the husband of their daughter Angelique, who had married Louis L’Arrive.  They left on two sleighs with two teams, but when they got to York, now Kingston, Canada, the snow was gone, so they stopped there, and many of them worked there for awhile and then continued on their journey, arriving in Windsor, Canada, in early 1835. Their eldest daughter Marguerite, who had married Felix Charrbonneau, also came to Detroit soon after with his family to reside in Detroit.  Their eldest son, Ambrose had married, and did not leave Canada. We do not know when or where Marguerite (Boutron) Leduc died but think while on a visit back to Canada.  Francis Barthelmy Leduc made several visits back to Canada, and died there April 30, 1862, aged 79 years.  He is buried at St. Louis, near St. Timothee, Canada.

Married to Marguerite Major on 19 Oct 1807 at Île Perrot, Québec, Canada.

9.  Marguerite Major,

 Father  Louis Boutron dit Major

 Mother Marguerite-Véronique Toupin

Born on 11 Jul 1785 in L’Assomption, Québec, Canada.

Francois Barthelemy Leduc and Marguerite Major had the following children:

            i.   Ambroise Leduc, born 2 Mar 1809, Île Perrot, Québec, Canada; married Judith Leger, 12 Feb 1833, Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada.

           ii.   Marguerite Leduc, born 10 Dec 1810, Soulanges, Les Cedres, Québec, Canada; married Felix Charbonneau, 24 Feb 1829, Saint-Timothee, Beauharnois, Québec, Canada; died 23 Dec 1883, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

           iii.   Judith Angelique Leduc, born 4 Mar 1813, Île Perrot, Québec, Canada; married Louis Arrivee, 27 May 1834, Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada; died Apr 1868, Unknown.

           iv.   Toussaint C Leduc, born 14 Jan 1816, Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada; married Adelaide Boulay, 14 Jan 1840, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; died 6 Aug 1882, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

           v.   Louis Leduc, born 10 Sep 1818, Saint-Timothée, Québec, Canada; married Margarite St. Jean, 28 Feb 1843, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; died 25 Jul 1876, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

           vi.   Michel Leduc, born 23 Sep 1823, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada; married Marguerite Nantais, 23 Feb 1846, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada; died 23 Mar 1882, Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

           vii.   Josephine Leduc, born 11 Oct 1819, Soulanges, Québec, Canada; married Peter Bouteille, 12 Jan 1841, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States; died 1845, Unknown.

           viii.   Euphrosine Leduc, born 1 Nov 1826, Saint-Timothee, Beauharnois, Québec, Canada; married Jean Baptiste Laurain, 11 Jan 1847, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario, Canada; died 29 Nov 1908, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

           ix.   Anonyme Leduc was born on 24 Feb 1831 in Saint-Timothee, Beauharnois, Québec, Canada.He died on 24 Feb 1831 at the age of 0 in Saint-Timothee, Beauharnois, Québec, Canada. He was buried on 26 Feb 1831 in Saint-Timothee, Beauharnois, Québec, Canada.