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The Melanson Story Updated 2014
by Margaret C. Melanson
Preface by Stephen A. White
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DID YOU KNOW - that all of today's Melansons and Melancons are descendants of two brothers, Pierre and Charles Mellanson?
DID YOU KNOW - that the baptisms of Pierre and Charles Mellanson have been found in England and are reproduced in the 2014 updated The Melanson Story ?
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The Melanson Story; Acadian Family, Acadian Times

Pierre and Charles Mellanson, the ancestors of all of today's Melansons and Melancons, arrived in Acadia in 1657. Acadia was a large territory which encompassed present-day New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and much of Maine.

The Melanson Story: Acadian Family, Acadian Times traces the lives and adventures of Pierre and Charles Mellanson, their children, many of their in-laws, and their Boston family. A variety of characters are encountered, including the privateer, the slave trader, the spies, the forger, the hero, the traitor, and of course, the proverbial bootlegger.

The documents and stories are set against a background of the history of Acadia from its first French settlement in 1604, through the Acadian deportation and its aftermath. The text is generously illustrated with reproductions of original historical documents (transcriptions in Appendix A), signatures, maps, portraits, photographs, drawings, and other material, lending a visual sense of time, place, and people.

You can purchase The Melanson Story, updated edition, online or by mail. Please feel free to write the author if you have any questions or comments. She looks forward to hearing from you.

   

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