Continuing to follow the family of Nicolas Martin and Marie Giroux back in time, their son Jean Baptiste was born on 23 Mar 1804. His Birth and Baptism was recorded on the back of folio eight.
The Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Martin – 1804
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, 1804. Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Martin, Back of Folio 8, B.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Martin – 1804. Translated from the French, the record states:
On the twenty third of March [one thousand eight one thousand eight hundred and four], by us, the undersigned priest, was baptized Jean Baptiste, born of the legitimate marriage of Nicolas Martin, farmer, and Marie Giroux, living in this parish. The Godfather was Jean Baptiste Landry and the Godmother was Barbe Amable, who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required. The father has signed with us.
[signed] Nicolas Martin [signed] R[ené] P[aschal] Laneto, priest
This record can be found as image 9 of 32 in the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 on Ancestry.com in the records for L’Acadie L’Acadie Ste-Marguerite-de-Blairfindie in the year 1804. The record appears on the back of folio 8.
I had already found a record of birth for Jean Baptiste, the son of Nicolas Martin and Marie Giroux, recorded in 1807. The fact that this couple named two sons Jean Baptiste suggests that the first Jean Baptiste (the one recorded in the record shown here) died before 1807. I’ll have to look for a death record for this child in the time period from 1804-1807.
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