West Coast Region ~ Bay St. George District
Les Gallants (Hache)
Source: Microfilm # N31067 (National Archive) A series of articles published in the L'Evangeline (Newspaper) , Monton, N.B. "Les Acadiennes de Terre-Neuve" by Thomas W. Leblanc published 25 March 1948 Les Gallants (Hache) (the Gallant excerpt) Felix Gallant de Margaree est venu s'etablir a Stephenville avec son epouse en 1846, et l'on trouve encore plusieurs de sew descendants a Terreneuve. Deux de ses petits fils, Arsene Gallant, marchand de Stephenville et Andre Gallant, cultivateur de Grand-Riviere sont devenus riches. Un autre Gallant, Ambrose epoux de Dosithe Cormier, habita Sandy Point vers 1870, et quelque uns de ses descendants se trouvent encore a ce village et a St.-Georges.
(Translation by Leo Doucet)
Felix Gallant from Margaree came to establish himself and his family in Stephenville in 1846, and one still finds several of his descendants in Newfoundland. Two of his grandsons, Arsène Gallant, merchant of Stephenville and André Gallant, farmer of Grand-Rivière became rich. Another Gallant, Ambroise, husband of Dosithé Cormier, lived at Sandy Point about 1870, and some of his descendants are still living in the village of St. George’s.
The Article was written by Thomas Leblanc of St. George's in 1948 and published in the l'Evangeline Newspaper of New Brunswick. It was transcribed by Laverne (Perrier) Cormier and posted to the Internet in September 1998 by Stephen Baker.
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