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Putting Two and Two Together
How It May Have Happened
"Eleonora Louise Doucette Turnage"

The Doucets came from Conflans-en-brye, France before 1660. While in France, Germain Doucet -Dit-Laverdure was a captain for Aulnay

 [I have yet to find out what Aulmay means. It was written on an Ancestral Research done by Frank R. Biratta in Laconia, New Hampshire. I don't know who requested this to be done, but it was given to me by Edna Clement in 1987. "ET"]

 When the Doucets came to the New World in the early 1600, they settled in a place called Port Royal, Acadie, or Adacia, which we now know as Nova Scotia. Acadia was a region in Canada that was settled in 1604 by the French. It included what are now the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Acadia also included parts of Quebec province and the state of Maine.

Acadia was a French settlement when the French and English began their long struggle for possession of the North American continent. During Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), Port Royal, the seat of the Acadian government, surrendered to the English. At the end of the war, the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) gave Acadia to England. France claimed Acadia comprised only what is now Nova Scotia. The Acadians became a source of trouble to England because of their sympathy for the French. They encouraged Indian attacks on English settlements.

In 1755, during the French and Indian War, the British tried to compel the Acadians to live up to the terms of the treaty of 1713. Colonial troops from New England deported Acadians who refused to take an oath of allegiance to the British king. As a result, about 6,000 men, women, and children were sent away to the British colonies in America, farther south to the French colony of Louisiana, Prince Edward Island, and Provinces of Quebec. Included in this group of Acadians to go to Quebec, was the Joseph Doucet family. Along with their son, Pierre-Louis Doucet, they went to Becancour, Province of Quebec, on the St. Lawrence River, northeast of Montreal. From there, the Doucets in our ancestral line moved from Nicolet, to St. Gregoire and then settled in St. George de Windsor, Province of Quebec, where our Grandfather, Edouard Doucet, was born.

I notice, while looking at the map of Nova Scotia, then Acadia, that Port Royal is no longer the name of the city. It seeens that Port Royal was first settled by a colony established by Champlain in 1605. The colony was burned several times and changed hands between the British and French until 1758, when the British took over and changed the name to Annapolis Royal. It is also interesting to note that about 25 miles southwest of Annapolis Royal, is a town called Doucetteville. There has to be a connection somewhere!