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- that all of today's Melansons and Melancons
are descendants of two brothers, Pierre and Charles
DID YOU KNOW - that the baptisms of Pierre and Charles Mellanson have been found in England and are reproduced in the updated, reprinted The Melanson Story?
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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of original historical documents (transcriptions in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
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.