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Taken from my book, "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"



Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather

92. Antoine Paro -( Antoine Paro, 46; Ester Paro, 23; Adaline Bezio,11; Eva Collette, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger Gilbert, 1) born in Canada.


Great - Great - Great - Grandfather

46. Antoine Paro - [Ester, 23; Adeline Bezio, 11; Eva Delia Collette, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger, 1] born 1794 in Canada, son of Antoine and Mary Ann (Leurette)Paro; m. 1st Julia or Delia ______; 2nd Elizabeth Damerce, born August 1, 1813, died February 10, 1892. He died October 19, 1886, aged 92 yrs. He and his second wife are buried in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville, N.Y. Their gravestone inscriptions appear as follows:

Antoine Paro Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊElizabeth Damerce, His wife
Died Oct. 19, 1886 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Died Feb. 10, 1892
ae. 92 yrs
(Born Aug. 1, 1813)

Also buried there are:

Peter Bonville Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Adeline Paro his wife
Died Apr. 28, 1894 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Died July 4, 1919
ae 62 Yrs. 6 mos. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ae 75 yrs. 8 mos.


Great - Great - Great - Grandmother

47. Julia or Delia _____ - [Ester Paro,23; Adaline Bezio, 11; Eva Delia Collette, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger Gilbert, 1] born 1802; died before 1870; m. Antoine Paro, b. 1794 in Canada, son of Antoine and Mary Ann (Leurett) Paro. He died in Keeseville, NY, October 19, 1886 aged 92 yrs. Her death date is unknown to me.

Children of Antoine (46.) and Julia or Delia ______ (47.) Paro.

1. (?) Edward - born 1818; m. Mary ______
Children:

1.

I. Julia - born 1846
2.

II. Amelia - born 1848
3.

III. Lewis - born 1850

2. (?) Nicholas - born 1819; m. Amelia ______
Children:

1. I. Henry - born 1849

3. Ester (23.) - born 1821, died Sept. 11, 1890

4.(?) Peter - born 1828; m. Mary ____,born 1831

5. Israel - born 1830

6. Elizabeth - born 1836

7. Lucy - born 1841
Children:

1. I. Mary - born 1861

8. Celia - born 1843

9. Harriet - born 1846


Great - Great - Grandfather

22. FRANCIS BISSAILLION (BEZIO) - [Adeline, 11; Eva Delia Collette, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger, 1]born 1813 in Canada; m. Ester Paro, born 1821 in Canada, daughter of Antoine and Julia (_?_) Paro, died Sept. 11, 1890 in Keeseville, New York. He died sometime after 1880.

Part of the January 22, 1972 entry in my research journals contains:

"The grave next to George and Ellen Collette had two stones and was very large. Louis Bissaillion and his wife were buried there. His name was spelled B i s a i l l o n but her stone said "wife of Louis Bezio". Evidently Bissaillion is the French name and Bezio the anglification adopted by the family when they settled in the United States.

When I left the cemetery I traveled down into the city. On one store I saw a sign "Francis F. Bezio, Inc.". Went in to see if he was related to Francis Bezio, Mimi's Grandfather. I spoke to the bookkeeper who phoned Mrs. Bezio. Her husband Francis F. died in 1963. She remembered Mimi", (my grandmother, Eva Delia), " and Adaline and Emma Collette 'who married a Mitchell.' " She said her husband was the son of Alfred Bezio and he the son of Frederick Bezio. She surmised that Frederick and Francis may have been brothers. She was not willing to talk much as these where only in-laws."

If you consider an English speaking Census taker hearing a frenchman pronouncing Bissaillon and writing what he hears phonetically, "Beez-eye-own", spoken rapidly, with the ending trailing off, becomes Bezio.

My next trip to Keeseville was with my sister, Loretta Vaber, and the account follows:

"Monday, August 21, 1972

Trip to Keeseville, New York

Yesterday afternoon I drove to Albany to Bob and Lorrie's. Spent the night there. Lorrie and I left at 8 o'clock to visit Keeseville. We arrived there about 10:45 AM and went to the "Irish Church", Church of the Immaculate Conception, where we looked through the cemetery. Next wewent to the rectory and spoke with Father Mc Cabe who said he could not help us. Went to St. John's Cemetery where we found the following inscriptions:" Here are those of Bissaillions.

Louis Bisaillon wife Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊPoly Rouigh
Co. L. 2nd N.Y. Vet. Cav. Ê Ê Ê Ê Wife of Louis Bezio
June 18, 1905 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNov. 17, 1847 - Mar. 8, 1917

Alfred Bisaillon Ê Ê Ê Ê Elizabeth E. Ê Ê Ê Ê Wilfred H. Bisaillon
1876 - 1947 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1877 - 1954 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1902 - 1903

Francis Frederick Bezio Ê Margaret La Mountain Ê Victoria Bezio
1904 - 1963 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1903 - Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1923 -

Rayburn H. Patnode
1923 -

David Bisaillion Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary Larreau, wife of David Bezio
Born May 22, 1850 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊBorn Oct. 16, 1853
Died Aug.22, 1912 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Died Mar. 14,1922

Emma Bezio Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Freddie Bezio Ê Ê Ê Ê Lillian Bezio (no dates)
Died July 31,1880 Ê Son of D.& A. Bezio Ê Ê ÊIda Bezio (no dates)
Dau. of D.& A. Bezio Ê Died Nov. 12,1880 Ê ÊA. A. Bezio 1914-1915
ae 3 weeks 9 yrs. 6 mos.

George Bezio Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMelina Hart, his wife
1878 - 1956 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1880 -

William Bisaillion Ê Ê ÊAlexander Bisaillion Ê Ê Ê Mutty Twa, his wife
1822 -1913 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1858 - 1884 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1847 - 1913

Leonard R. Labelle Ê Ê Ê ÊJoseph Bisaillion Ê Ê Ê Ê Georgianna Labelle
1900 - 1900 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1901 - 1901 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1907 - 1909

Joseph La Bounty Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊEmilia Bezio Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Lilly - Dau.
1850 - 1939 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê his wife Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊDied June 4, 1891 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1861 - 1931 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êae l yr.

Frank Bezio Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Mary Drew Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Pearl Bezio Thompson
1866 - 1918 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê his wife Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1903 - 1949
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1871 - 1916

William Bezio ÊLouise La France ÊVictor Bezio ÊRoger A. Bezio
1883 - 1955 Ê Ê Ê 1885 - Ê Ê Ê Ê Êson Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 1908 - Ê Ê Ê

Warren A. Bezio Ê Ê Ê ÊCharles G. Bezio
1910 - Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê1928 -

After a search of the cemetery we went to the rectory and were given complete freedom to look through the records of baptisms, marriages and deaths. There were 8 different books. The first three had no index and I looked through each one. The records were all in Latin and I did have some trouble translating. The other books had one index that was itself a bound book. I looked through this also. I found many names that I did not copy because they were far removed from a direct line of descent. I didn't find anything of importance but here are some entries of interest.

1854 Ester Bisaillion Baptized Dau. Francis Bezio and Ester Desnoyer.

Mar. 17,1867 Baptized Theophilus Laramee' to Joseph Laramee' & Olive Greguier

Dec. 25, 1867 Baptized Dionysium Laramee son of Lacombre and Alphonsiua Laramee'

July 5, 1857 Baptized Norcice Laramee' & Marie Pion's daughter Julliet

April 28, 1872 Baptized Marie Elizabeth to Edmund Collette and Julie Corbeil.

After taking these notes at the rectory of St. John the Baptist Church in Keeseville we visited the Clintonville cemetery, Ausable Chasm cemetery, and two cemeteries in Ausable Forks. In the last cemetery we visited I copied the following :

Ausable Forks

Agnes Mar Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary Hood
wife of Dolphus Paro Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê wife of Dolphus Paro
Died Feb. 5, 1911 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊDied Mar. 10, 1877

Joseph Paro Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Josie Fotcher Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Minnie Paro
Died Oct. 14, 1892 ÊÊ Êwife of Joseph Paro Ê Ê Ê Dau. of D.& A. Paro
Died Oct. 10, 1891 Ê Ê ÊDied Mar. 14, 1896 Ê Ê Ê ae 15 yrs. 10 mos "
Ê Ê ae 67 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êae 69 yrs. Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê
Ê Ê Ê

Children of Francis (22.) and Ester(Paro) (23.) Bissaillion.

1. Louis - born 1841, died June 18, 1905; m. Poly Rouigh born Nov. 17, 1847, died Mar. 8, 1917

2. Francis - born 1846; m. Julia Introw
Children:

1. I. Francis - born 1866, died 1918; m. Mary Drew born 1871, died 1916
Children:
i. - Pearl - born 1903, died 1949; m. _____ Thompson.

3. Adaline (11.) - born June 29,1847, died July 27, 1919

4. Margaret - born 1849

5. David - born May 22,1850; died Aug. 22, 1912; m. Mary Larreau, born Oct. 16,1853, died Mar. 14, 1922
Children:

1. I. Freddie - born May 12, 1871, died Nov. 12, 1880
2. II. Matilda - born 1873
3. III. Cornelia - born 1875

6. Henry - born 1852; m. Selina _______
Children:

1. I. Henry - born 1872
2. II. Alfred - born 1876, died 1947; m. Elizabeth E. _______ born 1877, died 1954.
Children:
1. i. Wilfred H. - born 1902, died 1903
2. III. George - born 1878, died 1956; m. Melina Hart, b. 1880
3. IV. Emma - born July 10,1880, died July 31, 1880 ae. 3 wks.


7. Ester - born 1854

8. Joseph - born 1856; m. Amelia ______

9. Alexander - born 1858, died 1884; m. Julia _______
Children:

1. I. Ellen - born 1877
2. II. Alexander - born 1879

10. Edmund - born 1861

11. Amelia - born 1863

12. Louisa - born 1865



Great - Great - Grandfather

20. ANTOINE ST. ANDRE D'COLLETTE - [Joseph, 10; Eva Delia , 5; Charles Francis Gilbert ,2; George Roger, 1]b. circa 1812 in Canada, m. Adelaide Laramie, b. circa 1820 in Canada.

From information in the letter I received from the French church in Keeseville (part 2, page 27), namely that the last name of the family was St. Andre Collette, I believe the census reports that follow are for Antoine Collette (20) and family. The 1850 report shows his wife's name is Adalade. His son Joseph was born in 1840. He and she were born in Canada, all facts consistant with the information I have concerning their son Joseph (10). The most difficult fact to believe is that Adalade became a mother when she was 14 years old. My experience with census reports is that, the accuracy of the information given depends on which person in the household gives the census taker the information. Various spellings, ages and other items may change from one Variations in the ages of individuals is not uncommon and Adalade may really be 4 to 5 years older than reported. Although Census reports are very helpful in finding information, they are not always absolutely correct. They were given and taken and transcribed by human beings and therefore subject to mistakes and errors.

The 1860 and 1870 reports below show the English name, Andrew, in '60 and then the French name, Antoine, in '70. My original copy of the 1860 census shows that I first wrote Antione's age as 57, then wrote a 4 overtop of the 5 to show 47. I may have written the 47 after Lydia, then realized it was his age, changed his age, and forgot to supply the correct age for Lydia. It is also possible I thought Lydia to be his wife and assumed she was the same age as he. It is now clearly evident with a closer look that Lydia would have been 22 and his daughter. By 1960, Alfred and Selena were born. It appears Adalade was no longer living with the family, most probably having died by that time.

In 1870, Antoine is probably remarried to Elizabeth. All his children are out of the house except the two youngest.

Buried in St. John's Cemetery (the French cemetery) in Keeseville are the following. The "Fred Collett" appears to be Alfred, son of Antoine. Perhaps Amelia is his daughter!

Amelia Collet Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Edward Rosio Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Amelia Rosio
wife of Frank Rosio Ê Ê Son of F.& A. Rosio Ê Ê Ê Ê Dau. of F.& A. Rosio
Died Feb. 14,1879 Ê Ê Ê Died June 20,1879 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Died Jan. 12,1876
ae 34 yrs Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êae 2 yrs Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Êae 4 yrs

Fred Collett Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Adeline Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊMary Adeline
1849 - 1925 Ê Ê ÊWife of Madison Rosio Ê Ê Ê Inf. Dau. of M.& A. Rosio
Born Oct. 12,1856 ÊBorn Dec. 29,1875
Died Dec. . 21,1876 ÊDied Jan. 3, 1876

Antoine's son Joseph Collette was married and a father by the time this deed recording a transfer of land between Joseph's father, Antoine and Joseph's father - in - law, Francis Bezio, took place.

June 27, 1874 - between Francis Bezio and Estelle (her name appears at the end of the deed as Esther - both she and Francis put their marks to the deed.) Bezio, his wife of the town of Ausable, county Clinton, State of New York and Antoine Collette of the town of Ausable aforesaid - paid $80 - land situate - lying and being in the town of Ausable and County and state aforesaid being part of the west half of lot number two in the twelve thousand acre location granted Zephaniah Platt and others and bounded as follows: Beginning in the center of the highway opposite the end of a boardfence, thence east to the west line of Gorton F. Thomas' farm, thence south along the west line of said Thomas' farm to the center of the highway, thence northwesterly along the center of the highway to the place of beginning, be the same more or less, being same premises deeded March 1, 1847 by Joseph Breyeau and and Mary Ann Breleya to party of first part Francis Bezio and recorded 19 April, 1848 at 11 o'clock in forenoon in Volumn 13 deeds, pages 315 and 316. Also, all that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the town of Ausable, county Clinton and State of New York, bounded as follows, to wit, in the west by lands now in the possession of Joseph Shortsleeves, on the North by land now owned by Gorton Thomas, on the east by land now owned by the party of the 2nd part Antoine Collette, on the south by the highway leading from Keeseville to Peru Village, containing 1/2 acre of land be the same more or less, being a part of a piece of land formerly owned by Joseph Breyeau signed and conveyed by him to the party of the first part, reference being had to said deed for a more particular description being same premises conveyed 6 May, 1857 by Joseph Breyeau, Jr. and Mary his wife to the party of the first part hereto and recorded 6th August, 1857 at 10 hrs. and 20 minutes and in book #31 of deeds on pages 221-222.

Children of Antoine (20.) and Adelaide (Laramie) (21.) St. Andre d'Collette

1. Antoine, b.1834 ; m. Fanny _____ b. 1839
Children:

1. I - Alfred, b. 1858
2. II- Juliette, b. 1860

2. Lambord, b.1836 -

3. Lydia, b.1838 -

4. Joseph (10.), b. June 1,1840, d. June 17, 1922

5. Mary, b.1846

6. Harriet, b.1848

7. Alfred, b.1850

8. Selena, b.1854


Great - Grandfather

10. Joseph St. Andre d'Collette - [Eva Delia, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger, 1] born June 1, 1840 in Keeseville, NY, son of Antoine and Adelaide (Laramie) St. Andre d'Collette. He married Adaline Bissaillion (also known as Bezio)-born June 29, 1847, in Keeseville, NY, daughter of Francis and Ester (Paro) Bissaillion (Bezio). She died in Keeseville, NY on July 27, 1919 and was buried in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville, NY When his wife died he went to live with his daughter, Emma Mitchell at 47 Warren Street, Laconia, NH He died there on June 17, 1922 and was buried on June 20th,1922 in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville, NY

The first record we have of him comes from the United States Census. My records of the 1850, Clin-ton Co., NY, Census did not reveal any Collettes, but I believe the entry for "Antwine St. Andreis" in the 1850 US Census of Clifton County is of the Antoine St. Andre d'Collette family for the following reasons. Reason # 1: Joseph's last name did include " St. Andre " before Collette. ^

In the course of my research I

" Received an answer from St. John the Baptist Church, Box A-C, Keeseville, New York, 12944, to my letter of inquiry. The answer read:

Dear Mr. Gilbert,

Our earliest records are for the year 1853. We have therefore no record of Adaline's baptism nor of Joseph Collette's. However, according to our records, Adaline Bissaillion Collette was buried in St. John's Cemetery on July 30, 1919 at the age of 73. Witnesses to burial were: Reverend D. O'Reilly, Reverend A. J. Boulerice, Mr. Alfred Bissaillion and Joseph Collette. Joseph St. Andre Collette was buried in St. John's Cemetery on June 20, 1922 at the age of 82. He was spouse of Adaline Bissaillion. He died in Laconia, New Hampshire. Witnesses to the burial were Reverend Alfred Boulerice, Mr. Joseph Collette and Mr. Alfred Bissaillion. I am sorry we do not have any more information for you, Mr.

Gilbert. Perhaps you could write to the other parish church in Keeseville, Immaculate Conception Church, for further information, especially regarding the earlier dates.

Am enclosing your letter with the other requested information on it.

Yours very truly,

Rev. Thomas J. Robillard

Note: I have just learned at this writing that you may write to Mr. Raymond Bezio, R.F.D. Keeseville, N.Y. 12944. He may be the one who can give you much information regarding the Francis Bezio Family."

Reason # 2: The information on Joseph Collette's death certificate (page 34) agrees with the 1850 census (page 29). That document lists Keeseville in the town of Ausable, as his birthplace. It lists his mother's name as Adelaide and his father's name as Antoine. The death certicate shows Joseph's birth date as 1840, making him 10 in the year of that census.


Great - Grandmother

11. Adaline Bezio (Bissaillion) - [Eva Delia Collette, 5; Charles Francis Gilbert, 2; George Roger, 1] born June 29, 1847, daughter of Francis and Ester (Paro) Bissaillion, in Keeseville, New York. She married Joseph St. Andre d'Collette, born June 1, 1840; son of Antoine and Adelaide (Laramie) St. Andre d'Collette. He died in Laconia NH, June 17, 1922. She died July 27, 1919, in Keeseville, NY. Both she and her husband are buried in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville, NY.

She was third oldest of twelve children and the oldest of five daughters. Her siblings were, Louis, Francis, Margaret, David, Henry, Ester, Joseph, Alexander, Edmund, Amelia and Louisa. Her father and mother were born in Canada, and he was a farmer. Living with this large family was her aunt Rosa L. Bissaillion, a single lady. Early census reports place Aunt Rosa's birth date as 1806. She was living with Alexander and his wife and family in 1880 and her age was listed as 87, making her birth date 1793. Adeline's father's early reports give his birth date as 1813. In 1880, his age is listed as 81. Her mother has conflicting reports on her age as well, the last two showing her to be 13 years younger than her husband. She died September 11, 1890, in Keeseville, NY at the probable age of 72.

Early in my research I made the following trip and its subsquent entry. It is an entry made when in search of information about the Collettes and Bezios.^ "Saturday, January 22, 1972-Today I traveled to Keeseville, N.Y. from 85 Floral Avenue, Johnson City,NY. Took route 12 to Utica, then route 8, through the Adirondack Preserve to the Northway. Route 8 was snowy and icy and the Northway, windy. I arrived in Keeseville about 2:30pm. I found St. Mary's Irish Church and was about to search for Joseph and Adaline Collete's gravesite when the cemetery caretaker approached. He told me there were no Collette graves there. He directed me to the French Cemetery on the opposite hillside of the town. It was cold and windy as I walked up and down each isle. Many stones where covered with snow drifts. I found the grave of Ellen Collette, Mimi's sister, who died in infancy and the grave of George Collette, her brother, who died at age 6. I found no stone for Joseph or Adaline Collette. When I left the cemetery I traveled down into the city. On one store I saw a sign "Francis F. Bezio,Inc.. Went in to see if he was related to Francis Bezio, Mimi's Grandfather. I spoke to the bookkeeper who phoned Mrs. Bezio. Her husband Francis F. died in 1963. She remem-bered Mimi", (my grandmother,Eva Delia), "and Adaline and Emma Collette 'who married a Mitchell.' She said her husband was the son of Alfred Bezio and he the son of Frederick Bezio. She surmised that Frederick and Francis may have been brothers. She was not willing to talk much as these where only in-laws. The book-keeper directed me to Marjorie Porter on Chesterfield Street, who is the local historian. She is an old woman, small and thin, the Great-granddaugther of Mr. Porter, originator of Essex County Newspaper. She was not too much help." but did have directories.

" According to the 1875 city directories, Edward Collette and George Gilbert were residents of Keeseville. She told me that Frenchmen from Canada migrated to Keeseville to work in the mills. Some, earlier ones, came from Canada, others from Plattsburgh."

My memory is that she told me these mills were saw mills and that the French came to lumberjack. I do not know why I did not so record it, but recalled it, later, when I observed the census reports for that area. I found, that many of the men in Keeseville worked in the Nail Factory. In 1870, Henry and David Bezio, brothers-in-law of Joseph Collette, were working in the nail factory according to their census reports. The 1880 census shown below tells that Joseph Collette worked there also.

Further it reveals that Joseph, Sr.'s oldest son, Joseph, Jr., was born in 1869. It follows, although I have no proof, that Joseph, Sr. probably married about that time.

My grandmother, Eva Delia, was born in 1887 and is not listed here. She did visit Keeseville from time to time as my father remembers. He remembers traveling from Laconia, NH to the east shore of Lake Champlain. The ferry boat took them across the lake and his grandfather met them on the west shore. Grandfather Collette had driven his horse and wagon and my father was allowed to drive the horse and wagon back to his grandfather's house on Jackson Street. When I became involved in this work, my father, mother and I drove to Keeseville and found what we believe to be the original house at Jackson Street. Dad and I are sure it is the same house, with some alterations, as that which you see pictured at the beginning of page 32.

My father remembers his grandfather when he became a widower and came to Laconia, NH to live with his daughter, Emma Mitchell. He recalls him sitting on the front porch watching the kids play and issuing warnings to them when the play became what he thought to be hazardous. The second deed reveals what happened to the house at Jackson Street in Keeseville, NY.

The acquisition and disposal of land is documented in the following deed transfers found in the Clinton County Clerk's office and copied in my research journals.

The first Collette owned Deed to the Jackson Street house ^

"August 5, 1908 - between Henry M. Prine of Keeseville, Essex County, New York and Mary L. Prine, his wife, parties of the first part and Joseph Collette and Adaline Collette, his wife, parties of the second part - for $1 - for land in Keeseville bounded as follows: beginning at thesouth east corner of lot 87 of the map survey of the Josiah Fisk homestead as made by J. C. Macomber in 1849 said corner being according to the location of the same made in a conveyance of said lot 87 heretofore made by E. K. Roweyn, thence south along the westerly line of Jackson Street four rods, thence westerly at right angles to said last mentioned line ten rods to the westerly line of lot seventeen of Platt's, 12,000 acre location thence north at right angles to said last ment-ioned line four rods to the southwest corner of Roweyn's lot thence east ten rods to the place of beginning - containing 1/4 acre of land more or less being the same premises conveyed to party of the first part by parties of the second part by deed dated June 4th, 1894 and recorded June 26, 1894 in Volume 91 of deeds pg. 453.

The second deed to the Jackson Street House ^

November 18, 1918 - between Joseph Col-lette and Adaline Collette, his wife, of the village of Keeseville, New York, parties of the first part and Joseph Collette, Jr., of the same place, party of the second part. Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first part, for and in consideration of $1 and other goods and valuable consideration dollars ($ ), lawful money of the United States, paid by the said party of the second part, do hereby remise, release and forever quit claim unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns forever.

All that certain piece or parcel of land sit-uate lying and being in the town of Ausable in the Village of Keeseville, Clinton County, New York, bounded and described as follows to wit: on the east by Jackson Street, on the south by Mary Hart, on the west by W. M. Riley and on the north by premises occupied by Alex Martin and being the same premises conveyed by Henry M. Prime and wife to parties of the first part, by deed dated August 5, 1908 and recorded in Clinton County Clerk's Office in Book 111 of deeds at Page 87 - Parties of the first part reserve the right to the use of said premises during their life time and the life time of the survivor of them, the real consideration for this conveyance is that party of the second part support and maintain parties of the first part during their natural life time and life time of survivor of them in manner suitable to their station in life and in manneras they have been accustomed to live."

By choice or otherwise, Joseph, the "survivor of them" in the above deed, did not have the "use of said premises during" his "life time" as he lived out his life in Laconia. He died 3 years after his wife.

Children of Joseph (10.) and Adeline (Bissaillion) St. Andre d' Collette (11.):

1. Joseph -born 1869; died without issue

2. Ellen - born Feb. 1871, d. July 26, 1872 ae 18 mos.

3. Adeline - born 1873; m. David La Mountain
Children: (La Mountain)

1. I Arthur - m. Aldea. No Issue.
2. II David - m. Malindy _____ (She was first married to Eugene Gilbert, son of Francis A. and Angeline (Bastin) Gilbert.)
Children: (La Mountain)
1. i. Arthur
2. ii. Constance
3. iii. Emma
4. iv. Elsie
5. III Dolphus - m. Dorothy
Children: (La Mountain)
1. i. Gertrude - m. Bernard Waryas
Children: (Waryas)
1. Sandra
2. Cheryl
3. IV Bertha
4. V Eva (twin of Bertha)
5. VI Joseph - m. ____?___; they had 3 children.

4. George - born 1875; died Jan. 13,1881 ae 6 yrs.

5. Emma - born 1878; m. Nelson Mitchell
Children: (Mitchell)

1. I Frederick - m. Alice Genack
2. II Marion - m. ___?___
Children:
1. i. Ronald
3. III Beatrice
4. IV Ernest - m. 1st, Ester Cobern, 2nd Viola Jarvis
Children: by 1st wife
1. i. Ernest
5. V Elizabeth - m. Nelson Morrissette
Children:
i. Nelson Morrissette - died 1996

6. Rose- m. Charles "Joliecoeur" Hart
Children: (Hart)

1. I Evaline - died without issue
2. II Adelaide - m. Laurance Flanders. No issue.

7. Alexander - born 1885 (?) died age 69; m. 1st, Katherine Dora La Croix; 2nd, Elvira St. Laurent. She died in her early 80's.
Children: by 1st wife (Collette)

1. I Dora - d. Nov. 24, 1996 at 3 PM. - m. 1st, Daniel Sullivan; 2nd, Merton Chase.

Children: by 2nd wife (Collette)

II Elvira - m. Charles Morin.
Children: (Morin)

1. i. Charles O. - m.1st, Ethel (they have 10 Grandchildren); 2nd, Delores
Children: (Morin)
1. Patricia - born 1953
2. David - born 1954
3. Michael - born 1955
4. Susan - born 1958
5. Sandra - born1959
2. ii. Donald P. - m. Lorraine Perry (they have 5 Grandchildren)
Children: (Morin)
1. Donald
2. Donna
3. Shawn
3. iii Edward W. - m. Ellen Isabelle

III Alexander - m. 1st, Albertine Maheux; 2nd, Mabel Rollins
Children: (Collette) by 1st wife

i. Theresa - m. Jerry Abrams
Children: (Abrams)

1. 1. Jacqueline

ii Raymond - m. Ann Gendron
Children: (Collette)

1. 1. Paul
2. Allan

IV Ida - had child with Benjamin Chapman
Children: (Chapman)

1. i. John Warren - m. Judith Ellen Hanscom
Children (Chapman)
1. John
2. Joy
3. James

V Leo - b. ? ; d. January 16, 1995, m. 1st, Geraldine __?__; 2nd, Kathleen Houley
Children: (Collette)

1. i. Lawrence
ii. Ronald - m. Gloria
iii. Catherine
iv. Richard

VI Marion - died December 26, 1992; m. 1st, Leroy Huntington Slocum, Jr.;
2nd, Norman Rollins; 3rd, Harold Dyer; 4th, Vernon Pearson.
Children:
i. Darlene (Slocum) - m. George Haynes
Children: (Haynes)
1. Lisa
2. Jeffrey
3. Laura - born 1986
4. Kate - born 1988

ii. Valerie (Rollins)

iii. Melanie (Rollins)

VII Theresa - born April 3, 1931 in Laconia, N.H.; m. Norman Pelchat- b. ? , d. June 23, 1995.
Children: (Pelchat)
i. Michael
ii. Ellen - m. Elwin Cochran
iii. Joann
iv Richard - m. ____?____
Children : (Pelchat)
1. Bryan - born April 28, 1991 in South Daytona, Florida.


8. Eva Delia (5.) born Nov. 3, 1887; died Apr. 3, 1967 (see Gilbert)