The French Connection

This page shows the French connection between the Mitchell family and the Webb family into which Mattie married. Not surprisingly there was already some Micmac blood in the Webb family, but it surprisingly came from a Benoit - L'Offical connection.

The following data is based on papers about the Benoit and Camus families wriiten by A. Stride of Ottawa; and info from Ivy Benoit, Ellen Hunt, Edward Webb and George Cammie, and the 1921 NF census. Updated April 2004 based on information from Peggy Gale Bennett that Guillaume was the son of Pierre not the son of Clement.


Benoit - Webb - Mitchell connection:
1. Martin BENOIT b. 1643 France arr Acadia from France abt 1671 d.1714 m. 1672
   Marie CHAUSSEGROS b. 1660 one of 5 women arr Port Royal from Rochefort 1671.
 2. Clement BENOIT b. ca 1677 Pisiguit m. ca 1704  Ann BABIN
 2. Pierre(dit LeJeune-the younger Pierre)BENOIT b. ca 1683
  3. Guillaume BENOIT m. Marie Josephe (Josette) GAUTROT. constructed sawmill in
     Petit Bras d'Or in 1751
   4. Boniface BENOIT m. Marie Josephe BOUCHER
    5. Boniface BENOIT m. Madelaine MANET m. Marie DORION lived in Tracadie and
       Havre Boucher area where children born. later moved to Margaree w/ family. d.
       Grand Anse buried in Margaree
     6. Paul BENOIT m. 13 Nov. 1832  Victoire LeBLANC in Margaree moved to Flat
        Bay NF ca 1850   5 sons 3 dau  by 1847 in Flat Bay area
      7. Bridget BENOIT b. 30 Aug 1837  m.  13 Oct. 1856 John (Jean) WEBB b. abt
        1830-35
         8. Rita WEBB m. ? RYAN [rita is dau not sister of john jr.; ray neilson 3 mar/00]
         8. Marie Anne WEBB b. 16 Aug 1857 m. 26 May 1879 Matthew MITCHELL b. 1844 d. 1921
         8. Fred/Dick WEBB b. 1870  m. Ann BENOIT b. 1865  (widow of  Thomas)
         8. John WEBB b. 1881 m. Mary FRANCIS from Conne River  [ray neilson 3 mar/00]
         8. Charles WEBB b. Jan 1883  m. Alice GEORGE; 9 children

Camus- L'Official - Webb - Benoit - Mitchell - Connolly connection:
1. Jean CAMUS m. Perrine LAHAYE of Lafouet, diocese of Saint-Brieuc
 2. Jean Francois CAMUS  b. ca 1724 (1776 census St. Pierre) d. 21 Apr 1785 St.
    Pierre m.30 Aug 1756 Louisbourg, Jeanne CLERMONT(widow of Pierre Treguy) b.
    13 Dec. 1726 Louisbourg d. post 1790  (family removed to LaRochelle FR  w/ 2
    sons,arr 11 Jan 1768 aboard Le Roi David, father ret 28 Apr 1769 followed by family
    in 1770. deported again 1778 to St. Servan FR arr 29 Oct 1778 aboard La
    Genevieve, Capt. Dupont)
  3. Jean-Charles Rene CAMUS bap 8 July 1765 St. Pierre  m. Marie L’OFFICIAL 23
    Sept 1792; 9 children
   4. Marie CAMUS  m. Cheticamp NS Jacques WEBB b. ca 1800-05 Cheticamp NS
      moved to Bay St. George abt. 1840-50 was at Bay St. George Oct 1858 w/ 3
      children
    5. John (Jean) WEBB b. 1830-35  m.  13 Oct. 1856 Bridget BENOIT b. Aug 30,
      1837, Margaree NS
     6. Rita WEBB m. ? RYAN [rita is dau not sister of john jr.; ray neilson 3 mar/00]
     6. Marie Anne WEBB b. 16 Aug 1857 m. 26 May 1879 Matthew MITCHELL b. 1844 d. 1921
     6. Fred/Dick WEBB b. 1870  m. Ann BENOIT b. 1865  (widow of  Thomas)
     6. John WEBB b. 1881 m. Mary FRANCIS from Conne River  [ray neilson 3 mar/00]
     6. Charles WEBB b. Jan 1883  m. Alice GEORGE; 9 children
   5. Marie WEBB b. 1835-40 m. 22 Jan. 1862 Christopher Michael AGATHE (Micmac)
   5. Elizabeth (Elsie Alice) WEBB b. 1840-45 clm. Michel BENOIT b. 1843, Margaree
     6. Helen BENOIT b. 1864 m. 12 Feb 1882 Victor Reault (now Rowe)
   5. Susan WEBB b. 1831bap. 1 Sept 1833 Cheticamp  m. 24 Jan 1851 George LEJEUNE
  4. Francois CAMUS  m.
   5. John  CAMMIE m.
    6. Peter CAMMIE m.

Grenier - L'Official connection:
1. Jean GRENIER (Garnier) m. Agnes LIENARD
 2. Marie-Louise GRENIER b. 16 Dec 1709 Point aux Trembles Quebec d. 23 Nov 1760
    m. Raymond L'OFFICIAL

L'Official - Camus connection:

1. Pierre L'OFFICIAL m. Louise BARRIERE of Figeac, diocese de Cahors Guinne b. ca
   1690
 2. Raymond L'OFFICIAL b. ca 1704 France m. Marie Louise GRENIER b. 1709 d. 23
    Nov 1760
  3. Henri L'OFFICIAL m.  ca 1770 (Nanette) (Isabelle Cheyo) (Elizabeth Shegone) see
     Note:1 below
   4. Georges L'OFFICIAL
   4. Anne L'OFFICIAL m.  20 July 1790 François BENOIT
   4. Marie  L'OFFICIAL m. 23 Sept 1792 Sandy Pt. Rene CAMUS (revalidated Quebec
      City Sept 24, 1794)

Meschin - Baudry - Clermont - Camus connection:
1. Thomas MESCHIN arrived NF ca 1658(1671 census) m. Marie LARGITAU (1698 census)
 2. Jeanne MESCHIN m. ? BAUDRY
  3. Jeanne BAUDRY b. Pointe Verde NF m. Francois CLERMONT dit La ROSE 26 Apr
     1708 Plaisance NF (in 1713 180 people  removed from Placentia to Cape Breton
     Island)
   4. Jeanne CLERMONT(widow of Pierre Treguy) b. 13 Dec. 1726 Louisbourg m.30
      Aug 1756  Louisbourg, Jean Francois CAMUS b. ? d. 21 Apr 1785
    5. Jean-Charles Rene CAMUS bap 8 July 1765 St. Pierre  m. Marie L’OFFICIAL 23
       Sept 1792;

Note: 1) re Elizabeth Chego or Isabelle Shegone: this family is listed in the RC registers of Caraquet New Brunswick. The Reverend Charles Francois Bailly de Messein, whose area of responsibility encompassed all of the Maritime Provinces in the 18th century, made one of his Missionary journeys to Nova Scotia and while in the Halifax area, more specifically the town of Chezzetcook, Elizabeth Chego (future wife of Henri L'Official; daughter of Paul Chego and Marie, Micmac Indians) was christened. Its not known exactly where these native people were living at this time, probably Nova Scotia but it is known that Micmac people would come from as far away as Newfoundland in the frequency of every three to seven years to see their pastor and most definitely to partake in St Ann's Day Celebrations.
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