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John Lessor/Lessard born in St. Joseph de Beauce abt. 1842

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John Lessor/Lessard born in St. Joseph de Beauce abt. 1842

Posted: 1273424763000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lessor Lessard
Seeking information about John Lessor probably Jean Lessard or Jean Baptiste Lessard.

John was born about 1842 (1880 US Census) in Canada (most likely Quebec). He had a first wife Mary (Marie?) by whom he had at least two daughters. The death certificate for one of his daughters states that Mary's maiden name was Varney. This is unconfirmed and may be erroneous. Perhaps it was Vadnais? John's two daughters are described below.
The first is Mary Constance (b: 25 May 1856 probably in PQ d: 7 Apr 1932 in Brewer, ME) and the second Adele Ida (b: 2 or 8 Feb 1860 in PQ, Canada d: 18 Oct 1918 in Brewer, ME). It is believed that John's wife Mary dies by the early 1870's because he is living with his second wife in 1880 in Brewer, Penobscot County, Maine. Later Census records state that the two daughters had moved to the US 1860-1862. I have not been able to find any record in the 1870 US Census.

By the time John (b:1842) shows up in the 1880 Brewer, Maine Census, his first wife Mary is deceased, probably in Canada and he has remarried Salena (b:1855) in Canada and has 3 more children; Mary E.(b: 1874 in Canada), Joseph (b:1875 in Canada), and James E. (b:1876 in Maine) By that time Adele is 20 and working as a servant in the Peter Pooler household in Brewer. Mary has married Thomas Jork [Jacques] whose real surname is actually Verow and is living in Brewer. Mary Constance's death certificate states that she was born in St. Joseph, Canada (perhaps in Beauce?).

John Lessor and his family seem to disappear after the 1880 Census. I can find no further record of him or any member of the family, (no birth, death, marriage record, no US Census record for 1900).

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