I have read your message three times and still am not quite sure how it all works! I'll keep working on it.
I was real surprised to find that the Milo's were from Miller's Falls. My grandmother's side of the family were the Taylor's from Montague (one of the founding fathers). My grandmother, Hilda May Hulbert Squires (mother was Neva May Taylor Hulbert), married a George William Lapine in Montague--this was his second marriage. His first wife was a Carrie Newton of Montague and they had several children--William Franklin, Marion May, Lucy, Charles
Lawrence and Barbara.
According to George's Death Certificate, his parents were Joseph Lapine and Mary Milo. George was born in 1871 supposedly in Cornish, NH although they have no record of his birth and the Catholic Church in the area doesn't either. It also listed Joseph Lapine and Mary Milo as being born in Woodstock, VT--also no records on any Milo's or Lapines in Woodstock--I went there.
Maybe Joseph Lapine and Mary Milo got together in the Montegue/Millers Falls area instead of where I have been looking! Do you show any Lapines in your records? The only reason I knew about a Lenois connection was a document I have which states that George had 4 half brothers (Harry, Fred, Philip and Burton Lenois--not sure if older or younger). Harry--married with 2 children--living in Springfield, MA in 1942(?), Fred--married with 10 children--living in Bernadston and Philip Burton--living in Hartland, VT. A half sister (Mrs. Thomas Milo--Mary, of Hartford, CT, married to 1st cousin). It also mentioned Mary Milo's daughter, Miss Madeline Dinsmore--Hartford, CT. It also mentions a Bert Milo who was a cousin to George and a brother to Thomas--Windsor, CT--I guess he would be your grandfather!
I would love to get any information you may have. It gives me new areas to look for records. I have several documents about Lepines in Quebec prior to 1730 but have not been successful in connecting anything to date. Your message was were I learned that the Milo's came from Canada through Swanton, VT. I have since found a document which states that there was a Peter Lapine--1804, M. Cynthia--1813, in VT and also a Henry Lapine, 1850 and an Alfred Lapine 1853, both of VT. If I can make the connection in VT, it goes back to the Berard dit Lepines in the Quebec vacinity? Some people kept the Berard name, others used Lepine and Lapine is the Americanization of that name.
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Thanks, I'll let you know what I find on the Milo's--the Americanized name.