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Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

funafuti (View posts)
Posted: 28 Oct 2001 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 May 2002 8:04PM GMT
Surnames: LeCain, Janvier, Weld
I am looking for any information anyone has on the family of Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?). She married Charles Janvier, and with him had a son, Roland. She divorced Charles and later married a man with the last name of Weld, and had at least one more son. She lived the last part of her life in Peabody, Mass. I know she is connected to the LeCain family of Nova Scotia, but I don't have the details. Any info on her ancestors would be appreciated. Thanks.

-Eric Meany

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

triner3 (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 2001 10:29PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 3 Nov 2001 10:33PM GMT
Surnames: LeCain, Janvier, Weld
She is my great-great aunt! Her name is Fannie/Fanny Gertrude LeCain. She was born 10/17/1880 in Cambridge or Lexington, MA and died in 1979. She is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Peabody, MA. I think I have the picture of the grave on my computer if you would like that. Her birth record is in the Mass Archives at UMass Boston. Her parents are George Washington LeCain (1849-1918) and Hannah M. Rogers (1859/61-1946). They are also buried in Cedar Grove. My grandmother remembers Fannie and at least her 2nd husband. Her husband William Weld is buried with George and Hannah, and her son Arthur is buried with her. I have much more information, I would love to exchange more. My father is the George who posted an earlier message on this board.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

funafuti (View posts)
Posted: 4 Nov 2001 5:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 May 2002 8:04PM GMT
Thanks for your reply. I have since come in to lots more information on her and her ancestors than I previously had, but any more you could provide would be wonderful. I'd be happy to reciprocate with what I know. She was my Great-Great Grandmother. I knew her when I was quite young and she was quite old. Her son Roland Janvier (by her first marriage) was my Grandfather.

-Eric Meany
funafuti@hotmail.com

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

Katie LeCain (View posts)
Posted: 4 Nov 2001 6:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LeCain
I have the LeCain line traced back to Francis Barclay LeQuesne/LeCain (1722-1806) and I have another geneology from someone else that traces the name to the 1400s. It looks like your grandfather and mine (George Russell LeCain) are cousins. He is deceased and his wife is living in Peabody. Let me know if you need more info...I probably have it. I went to Nova Scotia this past summer...I have lots of pictures of graves and other historical things about and from this family.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

George Ernest LeCain (View posts)
Posted: 5 Nov 2001 6:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm not as familiar with this as Katie (LeCain) Estrella, but i knew Roland and his wife Marion quite well. In fact, I took piano lessons from her. If you want any information about them, I'm sure my mother would know.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

LeCain Smith (View posts)
Posted: 18 Dec 2003 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think I'm related to Francis B. LeCain who married Alica Hydeand had son Thomas b. 1750 who had son Frederick who was born 1789 who moved to Boston in 1819. Any help appreciated. Imfo back to 1400's would be great !! Thanks. PS Planning another visit to Annapolis - My name is LeCain Smith

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

Katie LeCain Estrella (View posts)
Posted: 27 Jan 2004 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry it took me a little while to get to you...it's a busy time of year! Francis Barclay LeQuesne/LeCain married Alicia Maria Hyde on 9/1/1745. Thomas was the youngest of six It is possible that Raulin's father is named Colin, and that Colin's father is Clement LeQuesne, living around 1470. children, born 8/20/1756 and died 11/2/1802. He is buried in the Garrison Cemetery in Annapolis Royal. He married Martha Wilkie (1762-8/29/1841) sometime before 1794. Martha died in Boston. I have that Martha and Thomas had at least seven children, but two of them are named Frederick, so I could be wrong. I think the one you are talking about is Frederick L. LeCain, born 1789 in Annapolis Township. He married Ann Martha Davis (12/1/1793-11/30/1819) on 3/8/1815 in Annapolis Royal. She is buried in the Garrison Cemetery also. This info is from the Annapolis Vital Records. They had 5 children: Eliza, Frederick Henry, Mary Jane, Charlotte M.E.S.(I think she was a missionary), and Ann Martha. I believe Charlotte and Ann Martha did not marry. Do you have information on the other children's families? Also, do you have info on the other Frederick, who married Jane H. Bittner (1800-1865), born in Germany and died in Boston, and had a son Thomas W.? Or any other children of theirs?
Francis B. LeQuesne was baptized in the Isle of Jersey on 10/20/1723. He was probably the oldest of 6 and his parents were Jean LeQuesne and Elizabeth Horman. They married on 1/16/1721 in St. Lawrence Parish. He died 12/3/1761. There is a question about Francis' grandfather...there are 2 possibilities: 1. Jean LeQuesne(d.1717), son of Jean married Anne LeBrot in 1702, or 2. Jean LeQuesne(baptized 6/17/1677, d.4/7/1733), son of Thomas married Rachel Durrell dit LeVavasseur on 12/6/1701 in St. Saviour parish. Both Jeans had 3 children, and the sources I have lean towards Jean son of Thomas being Francis' line. Thomas, father of Jean, was baptized 8/6/1643 in the parish of St. John. He married Marie LeMustrel on 12/8/1672 in St. John and died in 1693. They had 6 children, Jean is the second. The father of Thomas is Philippe (baptized 4/18/1612 St. John's) and he married Sara Groissier on 10/21/1640 in St. John's. Thomas was the 2nd of 7 children. Philippe's father was Thomas, born around 1580 in Jersey. Thomas married on 7/4/1601 Elizabeth Hamon/Horman in St. John. He was buried 4/17/1634, and was the son of Raulin and Guillemine. Raulin was buried 2/20/1597. It is possible that Raulin's father is named Colin, and that Colin's father is Clement LeQuesne, living around 1470.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

LeCain Smith (View posts)
Posted: 30 Jan 2004 11:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello and thankyou for the reply. Your imfo and mine is quite simular but with a few differences. I have a copy of the -History of Stawell Family- A Quantock Family plus some imfo from Annapolis which was of great help. First let you know I'm a descendant of Frederick (born 1789 in Annapolis) who moved to Boston and married Jane Bittner. She and Frederick are the ones I'm trying to find out about. They had a son Frederick born in 1829 who married Eliza Wilson Thomas ( no record of a son Thomas)and moved to Cincinatti and had a daughter Mary who married a Cameron Mann. ...etc..down to me. The forementioned Frederick who married Ann Davis seems to have had only two children: Charlotte born 1816 and Ann born Nov. 17, 1819. Soon after that Ann Davis died(Nov. 30 ) Frederick moved to Boston. Where did you find the name of children Frederick and Eliza born under Davis? I'm not sure where he married Bittner and can find nothing on that name. Do you know her background (Germany) ..There is some records of a Frederick living in Boston at the time but no confirmation as to who really. It does seem that he is related by my imfo to Frances Barclay LeCain....
Going further back I have I have Thomas born 1580 that married Horman and had four children had father that was Raulin (d. 1597) and mother Guillemine ( though Raulin's brother Clement b. 1550 had two sons -Thomas and Guillaume??) Rauline's father was a Colin born 1500 and his father was a Clement born 1470. ..Also it's the prominent belief that Frances (born 1721and one of 6 children) Barclay LeCain's father is Jean born 1704 and married to Elizabeth Horman. This Jean is one of three children from another Jean born 1677 who married a Ann Lebrot and a Rachell Durell. Not sure who is the true mother there.most likely seems it's Durell. Parents of that Jean is Thomas and Marie Le Mustrel ..next is Phillipe who married Sara Groissier then Thomas born in 1580 who married Elizabeth Horman (possible related to the one that married in 1721 to Jean?) .Well thanks again and hope that helps you too. Any imfo on Bittner family and Frederick appreciated. Did you know there will be some big "centenial" celebrations in Annapolis in 2005.!! I plan to visit then,.Best wishes Lecain Smith...PS- Boston supposedly had a big fire in 1830 that destroyed all the shipping records.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

Katie LeCain Estrella (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2004 6:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
The info I have on Jane Bittner and Frederick’s family is from the archives at Umass Boston. I think that’s where I got Thomas W. as a son. I got Frederick and Ann Davis’ other children (Eliza, Fredercick Henry, and Mary Jane) from Familysearch.org, so that could be erroneous info. It says that they were all christened at St. Luke’s in Annapolis Royal in June 1816. I would love more info on Jane Bittner…I just know that she was born in Germany on 11/7/1800 and died in Boston on 12/9/1865. There is no marriage record in the UMass archives for these two, so that means they didn’t get married in Mass. I also would love info on your line…I didn’t have Eliza Wilson Thomas’ name or any of their descendants. Could you fill me in on that? And I am seriously considering going to Annapolis in 2005!! I think the LeCains are so lucky to be from Annapolis, a town that is so conscious of preserving its history.

Re: Gertrude LeCain (1880?-1979?) in Massachusetts

LeCain Smith (View posts)
Posted: 4 Feb 2004 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello again ..I never asked how you were related to the LeCain's . Some of my imfo came from Wayne Walker in Annapolis. As for Eliza Wilson Thomas she was born Cincinatti in 1836 and died in Avondale, Ohio in 1922... I don't have much and it was all from some family notes and has not been confirmed online. Her parents were Charles Thomas and Mary Kane (widow of Thomas Gulpin). ..no dates on them. Those family names are common but I haven't connected any of them. Eliza married Frederick LeCain (b. 1829- d. 1889) who was the only child I have for Frederick and Bittner. They had two children = Charles F. LeCain and Mary Eliza LeCain (1858-1934). Mary married Cameron Mann in 1882 in Cincinatti. They had 4 children of which one was Justine Mann (1883-1938). Justine married William Fisher in 1905 at Watkins N.Y. and had two children = one Cameron and the other was Stowell LeCain Fisher who is my mother. She married Evan W. Smith in 1942. My full name is LeCain Whitehill Smith.......It would be my guess that Frederick married Bittner in Boston. Do you know the best place to find Boston marraige records? Well guess that's all for now. Many thanks LeCain
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