Yesterday, I posted the Birth and Baptismal Record of Jean Baptiste Martin, son of Nicolas Martin and Marie Giroux. Nicolas Martin and Marie Giroux had two sons with the name Jean Baptiste Martin, suggesting that the first son named Jean Baptiste had died young. Indeed, the first Jean Baptiste died on 06 Aug 1804, just four months after his birth. His Death and Burial was recorded on the front of folio seventeen at the top of the page.
The Death and Burial 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. Death and Burial Record of Jean Baptiste Martin, Front of Folio 17, Sep.
Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Death and Burial Record of Jean Baptiste Martin – 1804. Translated from the French, the record states:
P[aschal] L[aneto] p[riest]
On the eighth of August one thousand eight one thousand eight hundred and four, by us, the undersigned priest, was buried in the cemetery of this parish the body of Jean Baptiste, son of Nicolas Martin, farmer, and Marie Giroux, of this parish, who died the day before yesterday at the age of four months, in the presence of Nicolas and Jean Baptiste Garant, who have declared that they do not know how to sign as required.
[signed] R[ené] P[aschal] Laneto, priest
This record can be found as image 17 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 front of folio 17.
When recording the surname of the deceased, the priest first recorded the surname of the witnessed, crossed it out, and then wrote in the correct surname, Martin.
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