The Birth and Baptism of Ausite Martin – 1818

The mother of Osithe Gamache was Ausite (Osithe) Martin, who was born in L’Acadie on 30 Sep 1818 and baptized on 01 Oct 1818. Her birth and baptism is recorded in the folios of the parish of Ste. Marguerite de Blairfindie as baptism number 252 at the bottom of the folio.

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Ausite Martin -1818

The Birth and Baptismal Record of Ausite Martin – 1818

SOURCE: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montréal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Parish of Ste. Marguerite de Blairfindie, L’Acadie, St. Jean County, Lower Canada, 1818. Birth and Baptismal Record of Ausite Martin, Front of Folio 44, B.252.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Ausite Martin – 1818. Translated from the French, the record states:


On the first of October, one thousand eight hundred eighteen, by us, the undersigned parish priest, was baptized Ausite, born yesterday of the legitimate marriage of Nicolas Martin, farmer, and Marie Giroux. The Godfather was Jean Baptiste [Dupuis?] and the Godmother was [Philosote?] Boutin who, as well as the father, declared that they cannot sign as required.

[signed] J[ean] B[aptiste] Paquien, priest

This record can be found in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on as baptism number 252 on image 44 of 58 in the records of the L’Acadie Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie for the year 1818. The record is on the front of folio 44.

Ausite Martin was born in L’Acadie and, although she lived in Napierville after her marriage, she returned to L’Acadie to give birth to her first child, Osithe.

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