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Daniel LeBlanc

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Loudin, Martaizé, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Port-Royal, Acadie
Place of Burial: Port-Royal, Acadie
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Leblanc and Unknown Leblanc
Husband of Marie Francoise Leblanc and Françoise Gaudet
Father of Pierre LeBlanc; Jacques LeBlanc; Marie-Françoise Blanchard; Étienne LeBlanc; Rene LeBlanc and 2 others

Occupation: Laboureur, Cultivateur, conseil de justice, moved to Acadie(Nova Scotia), Canada 1645, fermier, Laborer, ploughman (laboureur), Farmer
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About Daniel LeBlanc

Parents Unknown - Theories (see discussion):

The largest Acadian family began with one man, Daniel LeBlanc, who was born in France about 1626. Arriving in Acadia before 1650, sometime that year, he married Françoise Gaudet, widow of an unknown Mercier, daughter of Jean Gaudet and his first wife whose name is unknown.

Of their six sons, five had large families. Among them, they had 35 sons among whom 31 married. Thus, the LeBlanc family grew very rapidly which explains its predominance among Acadian families.

According to Stephen White:

The place of origin and the ancestors of Daniel LeBlanc are unknown. Some have wanted to believe that Daniel descended from a noble family of Dauphiné, based on research by d'Entremont (J. Alfred LeBlanc - the Origins of the LeBlanc Family, "Footprints of the Exiled: A LeBlanc Family Newsletter", vol I, 1986, p. 7), but the family proposed (to René to Alphonse to Pierre) is a Blanc or deBlanc family, rather than LeBlanc (see MM. de La Chenaye-Desbois & Badier, "Dictionnaire de la noblesse, 3e édition, Paris, 1863, vol. III, p. 314-317).

The jointly-owned land mentioned below, leads researchers to believe that there existed a bond of some kind between Antoine Gougeon and his son-in-law Guillaume Blanchard on one side of the family and with Daniel LeBlanc on the other. The nature of the connection is yet unknown.

Historical Notes:

Daniel LeBlanc settled on the north banks of the Port-Royal River (today clled Annopolis River), to the northeast of the marsh lands of Bélisle, about nine miles further up than fort at Port-Royal, and a half mille further down than Saint-Laurent chapel, where he died in the year 1695 (Placide Gaudet "Arbre généalogique de Mgr Edouard LeBlanc, évêque de Saint-Jean, N.B. (First Acadian Bishop), BRH vol XVIII, 1912, p. 357).

October 5, 1687: State of executed works in Acadia by Sir d'Aulnay; among those who made their mark: Daniel LeBlanc. Therefore, Daniel came to Acadia before the death of d'Aulnay in 1650 (ANF, Col, C11D, vo II, fol 85).

May 24, 1690: Daniel LeBlanc is one of six members of the Council demanded by Phipps and responsible for maintain the peace and to render justice (BRH vol SVIII, p. 357).

August 1695: Daniel LeBlanc promises fidelity to the king of England at Port-Royal; if made his mark (Massachusetts Archive, Vol II, fol 540).

1734: Schedule of the Seignorial Rents payable yearly by the Inhabitants of Annapolis Royal...

The names of the Several Plantations: 1. Paradis Terrestre 2. Do La Grave or Point LeChesne

The first Grantees: 1. Daniel LeBlanc & Guillaume Blanchard 2. Daniel LeBlanc and Antoine Goujon pay one Den par Arpent (per acre)

The Present Possessors: 1. John Prince and Pierre Godet 2. Guillaume Blanchard, Joseph LeBlanc and his brethren.

(GB, PRO, CO 217, vol VII, fol 90)

Source:http://www.acadian-home.org/frames.html

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The family of Daniel LEBLANC and Françoise GAUDET

[85560] LEBLANC, Daniel (..), ploughman (laboureur), born about 1626 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686) or 1627 (rec. 1693), died 1695 (census 1698 Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie).

Him : Origin : would be from Martaizé (860149) (nom existe), but records are missing and there is no trace of that person

(Origine : serait de Martaizé (860149) (nom existe), mais registres lacunaires et aucune trace de lui)

  • married about 1650, from .. (Acadie)

GAUDET, Françoise (Jean & .. [85509]), born about 1623 (rec. 1671), 1626 (rec. 1686), 1627 (rec. 1693) or 1618 (rec. 1698), died between census 1698 and census 1699 Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie)

     1) Jacques, born about 1651 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686, rec. 1693) Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie), died after 1731-05 Grand-Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines) (Acadie), married about 1673 Catherine HÉBERT
     2) Marie Françoise, born about 1653 (rec. 1671), married about 1671 Martin BLANCHARD
     3) Étienne, born about 1656 (rec. 1671)
     4) René, born about 1657 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686) or 1655 (rec. 1693) Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie), died 1734-01-03, buried 1734-01-04 Grand-Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines) (Acadie), married about 1678 Anne BOURGEOIS
     5) André, born about 1659 (rec. 1671) or 1660 (rec. 1686), married about 1683 Marie DUGAS
     6) Antoine, born about 1662 (rec. 1671, rec. 1686) Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie), married about 1681 Marie BOURGEOIS
     7) Pierre, born about 1664 (rec. 1671) or 1665 (rec. 1686) Port-Royal (bim) (Acadie), married about 1684 Marie THÉRIAULT, married about 1697 Madeleine BOURG

Source: http://www.francogene.com/quebec--genealogy/085/085560.php

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Daniel 1er ancetre au Quebec,originaire de France..Vint au Canada avec son epouse vers 1650 et setablit en Acadie a Port-Royal....(aujourdhui Annapolis)IL etait laboureur et avait 45 ans en 1671....Ils avaient 7 enfants..Les descendents de Daniel se sont multiplies dans toute la Province de Quebec et meme au-dela, mais principalement en Acadie et en Gaspesie.

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Listed in the census of 1671. Plowed land was 10 arpents in two locations and included 18 horned animals and 26 sheep. The estate was on the Riviere Dauphin (now Annapolis River...about 22 miles north of Port Royal, now Annapolis).

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Arrived in Acadie (Nova Scotia) in 1645

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Daniel LeBlanc was a farmer

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Daniel LeBlanc was one of the pioneers of Acadia.

Link on Daniel LeBlanc and the Acadian LeBlanc family:

http://www.acadian-home.org/leblanc-family-history.html

Link featuring painting of Daniel LeBlanc family home:

http://wquercus.com/acadie/homestead.htm

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Here's a website of an artist's rendering of what his homestead might have been like:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Ddaniel%2520leblanc%26fr2%3Dtab-web%26fr%3Dslv8-yme&w=840&h=558&imgurl=www.wquercus.com%2Facadie%2Fimages%2Fleblanc_home.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wquercus.com%2Facadie%2Fhomestead.htm&size=206.2kB&name=leblanc_home.jpg&p=daniel+leblanc&type=JPG&oid=7ab0a6acac160a68&no=6&tt=350&sigr=11crb59th&sigi=11fbm7jh7&sigb=1305a877g

Here's another website with some more info:

http://rleblanc.org/index.htm

And another that talks about his birthplace and parents

http://www.landrystuff.com/leblanc.htm

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Daniel Le Blanc serait originaire du Poitou et aurait vraisemblablement vécu à Martaizé dans la région de London, département de la Vienne. Martaizé est à environ 25 kilomètres au nord de Poitiers. Selon Desaulniers, Daniel aurait eu une première femme avec laquelle il aurait eu une fille. Il arrive en Acadie vers 1645. Il s'établit sur la rive nord de la rivière Francaise, au nord-est du marais de bélisle, a environ 15 kilometres en amont de Port-Royal (Annapolis, Nouvelle-Ecosse). Lorsque Port-Royal fut pris par Phipps en 1690, Daniel fut nommé membre du conseil chargé d'administrer la colonie en attendant l'arrivée d'un gouverneur. En dépit des privations inhérentes à cette époque, il vécut jusqu'à l'age de 70 ans. Le nom 'Le Blanc' a été écrit en deux parties jusque vers 1800, puis a progressivement laissé la place à l'autre. J'ai eu ses informations dans un recueil généalogique, publié en juillet 1987. Ce recueil a été dédié à René LeBlanc et Florette Lacharité pour souligner leur cinquante années de vie commune.

(référence Lisette LeBlanc)

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La plus nombreuse famille acadienne n'a qu'une seule souche, Daniel. Il arrive en Acadie vers 1645. De leur 6 fils, 5 ont fondé leur propre foyer et ont engendré 35 fils. Daniel et son épouse s'établirent dans la paroisse St-Charles des Mines à Port-Royal. Demeurèrent sur la rive nord de la rivière Françoise, au nord est de Lac Bélisle, environ 9 milles de Port-Royal et ? mille en dessous de Chapelle, St-Laurent où il décéda entre les années 1693 et 1698.

Stephen White écrit: "Le lieu d'origine et les ancêtres de Daniel LeBlanc nous sont inconnus. D'aucuns ont prétendu que Daniel descendait d'une famille noble du dauphiné, se basant sur les recherches d'H. Léandre D'Entremont, mais la lignée proposée à René à Alphonse à Pierre, est d'une famille Blanc ou de Blanc, plutôt que LeBlanc

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Short History here:

http://www.acadian-home.org/leblanc-family-history.html

An artists depiction of his home:

http://wquercus.com/acadie/homestead.htm

The following info was provided by Stephen LeBlanc, grandson of Abel LeBlanc:

I have come across some information that was given to me when we use to bowl at the Hub bowling alley. The information contained the marriage of Daniel LeBlanc to Francoise Gaudet Mercier in 1650 in Nova Scotia. This can be added to the LeBlanc tree time line. Also given to me was a description of the LeBlanc family shield. Unfortunately I don't have a copy of the shield only the description of it, and the meaning of it's symbols. The description goes like this:

The wavy bars symbolize the ocean crossed by the 1st ancestor and various sea voyages undertaken by the family, notably during the deportation. The ocean is a constant in the history of Acadia and also an allusion to Port Royal. (now Annapolis Royal) where the 1st ancestor settled.

The gold star is one of the official symbols of Acadia. It represents Our Lady of Assumption, patron Saint of Acadians and was also the symbol used by three LeBlanc Bishops. "the garb formed of five ears of wheat recalls Daniel's occupation as a farmer and his five sons," said Mr. Pichette.

The garden lily has two meanings. One, it recalls the French origin of the family, while the flower's white color is an allusion to the name.

The galley is another symbol of Acadia.

The Latin motto, Ut Fructum Plus Afferat, is particularly appropriate when it comes to the LeBlanc's. It can be translated as meaning, "So that it may be more fruitful,". The LeBlanc's took the motto to heart. They are the largest of all Acadian families.

The colors of the flag of Acadia, blue and red, and the metals, gold for yellow and silver for white, are the principal colors of the shield.

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ID: I1416

Name: Daniel LEBLANC

Sex: M

Birth: 1626 in France

Death: 1695

Father: Rene LEBLANC

Mother: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Francoise GAUDET Mercier b: 1626 in France

Children

Jacques LEBLANC b: 1651

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Daniel LeBLANC, 45, wife, Francoise GAUDET Mercier, 48; Children: Jacques 20, Etienne 15, Rene 14, Andre 12, Antoine 9, Pierre 7, and 1 daughter (Francoise 1653); cattle 17, sheep 26. -------------------- LEBLANC, Daniel (..), ploughman (laboureur), born 1626 died 1695 at Port-Royal (Acadie). Origin: from Martaizé but records are missing. Married before 1651 (1650) census, from Port-Royal (Acadie) to GAUDET, Françoise born between 1618 and 1627; died 1695 at Port-Royal (Acadie). Children: 1) Jacques, born about 1651 at Port-Royal (Acadie), died after 1731 census at Grand-Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines) (Acadie), married about 1673 to Catherine HÉBERT.

     2) Marie Françoise, born about 1653,  married about 1671 To Martin BLANCHARD.
     3) Étienne, born about 1656.
     4) René, born about 1657 at Port-Royal (Acadie), died 1734-01-03, buried 1734-01-04 at Grand-Pré (Saint-Charles-des-Mines) (Acadie), married about 1678 to Anne BOURGEOIS.
     5) André, born about 1659. married about 1683 to Marie DUGAS.
     6) Antoine, born about 1662, at Port-Royal (Acadie), married about 1681 to Marie BOURGEOIS.
     7) Pierre, born about 1664 at Port-Royal  (Acadie), married (1st) about 1684 to Marie THÉRIAULT, married (2nd) about 1697 to Madeleine BOURG.

Bibliographie : Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes (White); http://www.umoncton.ca/etudeacadiennes/centre/cea.html: Dictionnaire des Acadiens d'Archange Godbout; Déclarations de Belle-Île-en-Mer Marriages of ancestors of that couple: Over 2 generations1500-1599 = 1 1600-1699 = 1 Marriages of descendants of that couple: Over 13 generations1600-1699 = 12 1700-1799 = 1959 1800-1899 = 1745 1900-1999 = 1398 2000-2099 = 7

-------------------- Arrived in Acadia around 1645. Lived on north side of Port Royal River to the northeast of BelliIsle marsh about 9 miles from the fort and a half mile from the St-Laurent Chappel -------------------- http://genealogy.leblancnet.us/474.htm

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Daniel LeBlanc's Timeline

1626
1626
Martaizé, Poitou-Charentes, France
1626
France,Loudun,Martaize
1650
1650
Age 24
Port Royal,Acadia
1651
1651
Age 25
Port-Royal, Acadie
1651
Age 25
Acadie
1653
1653
Age 27
Port Royal, Annapolis County, NS, Canada
1656
1656
Age 30
Port Royal, Annapolis County, NS, Canada
1657
1657
Age 31
Port Royal, Annapolis County, NS, Canada
1659
1659
Age 33
Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada
1662
1662
Age 36
Port-Royal, Acadie