Lachance / Brennan / Ranger / Larocque / McCuaig / Kenny / Durocher / Dufresne
Families from the Ottawa River Valley, the St. Lawrence Valley, and Central New York State -- compiled by Bob Ranger - - - this website is maintained at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA. Updated: February 1, 2019.
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Preface and Acknowledgements - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/preface.htm
Surname List - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/names.htm
Timeline of Important Events - http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/famhist/timeline.htm
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Andre Pepin (b about 1605) was a merchant. He and his wife, Jeanne Chevalier, lived in Bourville, Le Havre in the diocese of Rouen, Normandy, France.
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James Brennan (about 1868-1900), Wakefield, Gracefield, Ottawa, married Julia Kenny (about 1890). Their son: Robert Alexander Brennan (1892-1975), Gracefield, Québec, Ottawa, m Marie Angelina "Lena" Lachance in Ottawa in 1914.
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Basil DAVID Ranger (1835), Elizabethtown township, Leeds county (Brockville), Ontario, Canada, Redwood, N.Y. m Margaret "Maggie" Pilon (b about 1843, m about 1859). Their son: John David Ranger (1864-1959), Brockville, Ont., Canada, Redwood, Theresa, Jefferson County, NY, Syracuse m Catherine Deruchie (about 1884).
Ranger dit Laviolette - Some Descedants of Hubert Ranger dit Laviolette and Anne Girardin http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=2-l_coderre
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John Larocque b 1843, Rigaud, married Margaret Picotte (c1847), Their son: George Larocque (about 1868-1948), Brockville, Ont., Canada m Matilda "Delia" Dufresne (about 1890).
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John McCuaig and Bella McKenzie married in about 1860. Their daughter: Mary McCuaig (b about 1867), Moose Creek, Ont. married Julien Lachance in 1886 in Ottawa.
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Julia Kenny (about 1870-1948), Gracefield, Qc., Ottawa, married James Brennan (about 1890); Their son: Robert Alexander Brennan (1892-1975), Gracefield, Québec, Ottawa, m Marie Angelina "Lena" Lachance in Ottawa, 1914.
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John Stephen Derocher (b about 1836) married Barbara Ann Kennedy (b about 1841, Belfast, Ireland). Their daughter: Catherine Deruchie (1863-c1947) Cornwall, Brockville, Ont., Canada, Theresa, Jefferson County, NY, Syracuse m John Ranger (about 1884).
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Charles Dufresne (c1844) married Margarit [Lemay, Leroy, or Letray] in about 1870. Their daughter: Matilda "Delia" Dufresne (about 1873-c1943), Lancaster and Brockville, Ontario, Canada, m George Larocque in 1891 in Brockville.
Bob's daughter (Jeanette Zoeckler) has been researching her mom's side of the family. See the Jeanette Zoeckler Family History Index Page to check out her Lewis and Frost histories.
Two other topics are addressed in Bob's website:
Recent developments in DNA mapping. Especially in the Y chormosome, which is passed on from fathers to sons back to the very beginning, to Y-chromosome Adam. And also the Mitochondria, which is passed from mothers to daughters, also from the very beginning, our Mitochondrial Eve. You can map out the routes these two ancestors took to get from where it started, to where we are now. I realize it's only two lines out of thousands of ancestors, but it's something we couldn't do until a few years ago. You may access the Genographic site by going to: http://rcranger.mysite.syr.edu/genome/.
The Dvorak keyboard layout. When typing was an art in itself, the world was astonished with Barbara Blackburn high speed Dvorak typing, reaching speeds of 212 wpm at times. Mrs. Blackburn passed away in April, 2008. She lived in Salem, Oregon and her record is expected to hold as the fastest typist who ever lived. For more information see the Barbara Blackburn page linked here.
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