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About Joseph Nadeau

Executed in 1760 for providing food to the French army. He had been a miller and was hung in a yard of his mill. He was 62 years old. It is reported that the Carleton governor, in the miller's memory, saw to the education of his two younger children.

"The Roy, Bellerview, Collete and Samson Families - By Remi Roy (c) 2003 - p 24 of 47"

"In May 1760, nine months after the capitulation of Quebec St-Michel, the miller Joseph Nadeau, a relative of the Roy ancestors was accused of inciting the Canadian militia and feeding French soldiers by Commander James Murray (later Governor of Canada and the 9th seigneur of Lauzon) It is said that he was hanged from his mill and his body was left on the noose for three days. He was indeed executed , but the details are not clear (see Deschenes). According to the (false) legend, Murray went further; he kidnapped Nadeau's two daughters and took them to England never to be heard of again, because they were thrown overboard at sea. This terrified the rest of the Canadians into final submission. The English had also confiscated their arms. The inhabitants of St-Michel lost more than 16,000 French pounds in money because the French no longer honored it. These were very hard times for most of our ancestors. Many homes and farms lay in ashes and most of their animals had been slaughtered. They had to use bows and arrows to hunt for meat, but their resourcefulness enabled them to quickly rebuild." - Reference: http://www.chez-nous.net/clan12.pdf

The above reference claims he was the brother of Isebelle Nadeau a relative of the Roy family?

A lineage from Ancestry.com

1. Ozanie-Joseph NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE (Maçia NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE1) was born Cir 1637 in Genouillac, Confolens, Angoulême, Angoumois (Charente), France, and died 10 Fév. 1677 in Ste-Famille, Île d'Orléans, Québec. He was buried 12 Fév. 1677 in Ste-Famille, Île d'Orléans, Québec. He married Marguerite ABRAHAM 6 Nov 1665 in Île d'Orléans, Québec, daughter of Godgaud ABRAHAM and Denise FLEURY. She was born Cir 1644 in St-Eustache, Paris, France, and died Apr 9-Nov 1695 in Beaumont, Québec.

	 

Children of Ozanie-Joseph NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE and Marguerite ABRAHAM are: + 2 i. Denis NADEAU. + 3 ii. Catherine NADEAU was born 5 Juin 1676 in Ste-Famille, Île d'Orléans, Québec, was christened 14 Juin 1676 in Ste-Famille, Île d'Orléans, Québec.

2. Denis NADEAU (Ozanie-Joseph NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE2, Maçia NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE1). He married Charlotte CASSÉ 9 Nov 1695 in Beaumont, Québec, daughter of Antoine CASSÉ OU LACASSE and Françoise PILON.

	 

Child of Denis NADEAU and Charlotte CASSÉ is: + 4 i. Joseph NADEAU was born 22 Mar 1698 in Beaumont, Québec, was christened 23 Mar 1698 in Beaumont, Québec.

4. Joseph NADEAU (Denis NADEAU3, Ozanie-Joseph NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE2, Maçia NADEAU DIT LAVIGNE1) was born 22 Mar 1698 in Beaumont, Québec, was christened 23 Mar 1698 in Beaumont, Québec. He married Angélique TURGEON 12 Jan 1723 in Beaumont, Québec, daughter of Zacharie TURGEON and Élisabeth ROY.

Child of Joseph NADEAU and Angélique TURGEON is:

+ 6 i. Marie-Louise NADEAU was born 14 Feb 1729 in Beaumont, Québec, was christened 15 Feb 1729 in Beaumont, Québec.

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Joseph Nadeau's Timeline

1698
March 22, 1698
Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont, Québec, Canada
March 23, 1698
Saint-Étienne-de-Beaumont, Québec, Canada

Godfather, Joseph Lacasse & Godmother, Marguerite Lacasse

1723
November 26, 1723
Beaumont, QC
1726
July 6, 1726
1726
1729
February 14, 1729
Beaumont, St-Etienne, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada
1731
April 12, 1731
St-Nicolas, QC
1732
November 24, 1732
Beaumont, Bellechasse, Quebec, Canada