an Acadian, Nova Scotian and New Brunswickan descendant, I can
trace my lineage to any number of the main "core" Acadian
families as can every other Acadian descendant. Most of these
"core" families are presented here briefly, beginning
with the first parents of each of these families to settle in
Acadia starting in the late 1640's.
bulk of my Acadian pages map out my direct Melanson lineage beginning
with Pierre Laverdure and Priscilla down through their son Charles
Mellanson dit La Ramée and his wife Marie Dugas.
only one actual 'Acadian born' generation (Charles à Charles
dit La Ramée Mellanson à Pierre Laverdure) my direct-line
Melanson ancestry then gets caught up in the renaming of Acadia
into Nova Scotia (around 1713). Although often still referred
to as Acadia by the French (usually in the French census') the
next two generations were born in what was now, technically, Nova
Scotia. These two generations later veer off into northern Nova
Scotia (to Minudie) for about 30 years due to and after the Deportations
where a third generation was born (Francois à David Melanson).
By about 1806 the last of my Acadian-Nova Scotian born ancestors
(Francois and his father David à Pierre dit Parrotte Melanson)
settled in southeastern New Brunswick where all subsequent generations
of my direct-line Melanson ancestors were born.
you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me
each generation page, click on "Children"
to follow to the next generation page)
Pierre Laverdure: b. abt 1600-1605, France; d. abt
Married: abt 1630,
England (SW), to Priscilla --------------:
b. abt 1610 (MCM), England; d. abt 1691, Boston (SW/MCM), Mass.,
Pierre dit La Verdure Mellanson, Charles dit La Ramée Mellanson
and John (Laverdure).
April 8, 1680, at Boston/Dorchester (SW/MCM), Mass., New England,
to Captain William Wright, Sr.: (widow
of Milah Snow - MCM).