I have been doing research on the Remillard, Viens, and D'Artois families for 2 years now. I have lots of information on all of the various branches up in Quebec. I would like to find out more about the Viens who came down from Quebec to the Holyoke, MA area and how we are all related.
Vivie Jean (b. 1618 France) & Elisabeth Drouet
Jean Baptiste Vient (b. 1713 Beaumont) & M. Charlotte Legrain
Charles Marie Viens (b. 1749 Point Olivier) & M. Therese Maillot
Charles Viens (b. 1778 St. Mathias) & Madeleine Daigle dit Lallemand
(Charles also had a first wife, M. Amable Vigeant with many children)
Marie Vitaline (Nathalie) Viens (b. 1827) & Alexis L'Homme dit Artois
Clarinda D'Artois (b. 1951 Napierville) & Isaie Remillard
Rene Remillard (b. 1893 Holyoke, MA) & Ardelle Calkins
Lawrence Remillard (b. 1927 CT) & Phyllis Legrand
Judy Remillard (ME) (b. 1954 Holyoke, MA) & George Mitrolka
I know that when Clarinda moved from Quebec to Holyoke some Viens relatives came to Holyoke at the same time. My grandfather remembered Clarinda visiting several Viens relatives in Holyoke but I haven't been able to make any connections. I know that Charles Viens and Marie Amable Vigeant had many children. His second wife, Madeleine Daigle dit Lallemand was not as lucky. She had 16 births and only 4 survived! Several offspring from both wives intermarried with D'Artois (L'Homme dit Artois) family members. I would love to know more info on the decendents of the children from both of these marriages. Can anyone help?
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