Jean Pâté married one Claire Langlois at Port Royal, Annapolis Nova Scotia
at some point in time in the year of 1738. Claire, was born in Port Royal on
March 13, 1710 and was the daughter of François Langlois, a soldier of the
Port Royal Garrison and Madeleine Comeau. Their heritage dates back to
France and the 1600’s.
and Claire Langlois at some point in time moved to France [most likely due
to military posting]. In any case we find Claire returning to Louisbourg
with their infant child, a son whom was named Jean-Marie, to find that her
husband Jean had died. One story has it that he drowned somewhere between
Quebec and Louisbourg, around the year of 1741. Another has it that he died
fighting Indians. We his descendents may never know for sure, what happened.
In any case Claire Langlois remarried, she married one Jacques Maillet of
L'Acadie. When or where this couple met is lost to Grandfather Time but what
is of importance to us here is the fact that Jean-Marie Pâté found his way
to L'Ardoise, at some point in time after the year 1752. It is believed that
upon Claire's remarriage Jean Marie went to work for one Mathieu Samson, as
a farm hand.
Jean-Marie married one Françoise Louise Samson. Louise, born about 1739 at
Port Toulouse, Cape Breton was the daughter of Mathieu Samson and Marguerite
Poujet of Port Toulouse and later of L'Ardoise. Jean-Marie Pâté and Françoise
Louise Samson had 10 children and it is from this line that the Pâté
family of L'Ardoise and area descend. Our branch of the Pâté family
lived in L’Ardoise from the date of Jean-Marie's marriage at least, and
until well after the first World War.
Below is a link to a Pâté family genealogy report. Special thanks
to Maria Heemskerk for sharing her research with us. If not not for Maria,
this "Pâté Family" web page would not be possible.
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