Name: Abigail Margurette "Gabrielle" Stebbins
Given Name: Abigail Margurette "Gabrielle"
_MARNM: Gabrielle Denoyon
Birth: 4 Jan 1683/1684 in Deerfield, Franklin County, MA
Christening: AFT 17 Oct 1688
Burial: 5 Nov 1740 Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
Move 29 Apr 1704 Captured at Deerrfield, taken to Quebec, New France
Immigration: May 1710 Naturalised probably at Deerfield Or County Franklin
Change Date: 8 Apr 2014 at 01:00:00
Stebbins Family History online reference;
1. STEBBINS, Abigail/Marguerite (sometimes called Gabrielle), born 4 Jan 1683/4 Deerfield MA ; bapt prob after 17 Oct 1688
The children of Jean Denoyon and Abigail Stebbins have an interesting history from both side s of their parentage. Jacques DeNOYON was the grandson of Marin CHAUVIN and Gilette BONNE, o n his maternal side. When his grandfather, Marin CHAUVIN died at a young age, only one child , Jacques mother, had been born to his grandmother. Gilette BONNE, the widow, at the age of a bout 17 years, married secondly Jacques BERTAULT.
Gilette Bonne and Jacques Bertault had 6 children. One daughter, Elisabeth, was engaged b y a marriage contract at the age of 10 years in 1669 to Charles Denart, a youth of 20 years . The contract was annulled the same year. At the age of 12 and a half Elizabeth Bertault we d Julien de La Touche, a 30 year old veteran of the Carignan Regiment. His farm apparently di d not thrive, since Jacques Bertault often invited his daughter for meals and sent her food . La Touche drank heavily and did not get along with his wife. In frustration. Jacques Bertau lt and Gilette Bonne attempted to poison then killed La Touche. Their crime discovered, the y were sentenced to be executed 9 June 1672. Their daughter Elisabeth was sentenced to observ e the execution and to pay a fine. In 1673 she married Noel Laurence a 28 year veteran of th e Carignan regiment, and later married a third time Jean Baptiste Pilon. The DeNoyon-Stebben s descendents have therefore an ancestry with an execution of a female ancestor, and also ori gin from an English lineage.
Only after three of her children had been baptized In the Catholic church, was Abigail baptiz ed by Father MERIEL as Marguerite STEBBENS, 24 yrs of age, from Deerfield New England, on 2 8 May 1708 at Notre Dame de Montreal. Her parents are given as Jean STEBBEN and Dorothee ALEX ANDRE. The godparents for Marguerite were Philipe DeRIGAULT Sieur DeVAUDREUIL, Governor Gener al of New France and Marguerite BOUAT.
On 9 July 1708, Abigail petitioned the King's Council for a concession with separate propert y from her husband, he apparently not being a good provider, and was granted a farm of 75 arp ents in Boucherville. The Denoyon family was living with Marie CHAUVIN, Jacques' widowed moth er. Detailed information of the family is found in the article by MONTY. In a deed drawn 24 A ug 1708 by Notary Tailhandier, Abigail Stebbens received a farm of 3 arpents frontage by 25 a rpents of depth with a house, shed and stable.
Abigail Stebbins received permission along with Andre GRAIN (her brother-in-law), Nicolas PIN ET (her son-in-law) and Rene LEBEAUX (nephew of captive Christine Otis of Dover NH) to go t o Deerfield to visit her relatives. Permission was granted for 3 months leave. Abigail's fath er had died a few years prior, but her mother was still living, and her oldest son. Jacques R ene / Aaron was in Deerfield. Permission was granted in August 1725 for the group to go by ca noe, with a stop at Fort Chambly to report. They went to Albany first then by the Connecticu t River southward. Abigail stayed in Deerfield for the birth of her daughter on 27 Feb 1726 , then returned to Boucherville about October of that year. She had been gone for about 14 mo nths.
The children of Abigail STEBBENS and Jacques DeNOYON were:
Jacques-Rene/Aaron, born 26 & bapt 28 Dec 1704 Ste Famille de Boucherville; went to live wit h his grandfather in Deerfield MA; as Aaron DENIO married 8 July 1730 Deerfield MA Anna COMBS , she died prob 5 Apr 1774; had 13 children; he died 29 April 1780 Greenfield MA.
Marie Gabrielle, born 10 & bapt 12 Mar 1706 Boucherville; marr 5 Apr 1723 Boucherville Nicola s BINET; (at least 3 children)
Jean-Baptiste, born 11 & bapt 12 Apr 1707 Boucherville; died & bur 11 Aug 1708 Boucherville.
Jean-Baptiste, born 12 & bapt 13 Oct 1708 Ste Famille de Boucherville (godmother was Theres e Stebben); marrr Ist 14 Apr 1731 Boucherville Louise BLAIN; marr 2nd 28 July 1760 Bouchervil le Genevieve DURET;
Francols, bapt 7 July 1710 Boucherville; marr 17 Oct 1740 Boucherville Marie Joseph ROBERT;
Dorothee, born 2 & bapt 3 Oct 1711 Montreal (godmother Esther Wheelwright ,captive from Well s ME);
Marie, born 1712; marr 8 Jan 1731 Boucherville Charles BABIN
Marie, marr 13 Jan 1737 Boucherville Louis RENAUD;
Marle Josephe, born 4 Aug 1713 Boucherville; bur 10 Aug 1714 Boucherville.
Marie Charlotte, barn 14 June 1716 Boucherville; marr 20 Nov 1736 Boucherville Jean Baptist e MAGSE;
Marie Josephe, born & bapt 21 April 1718 Boucherville; marr 11 May 1739 Boucherville Pierre D AUNAY;
Marie Madeleine, born & bapt 11 Sept 1720 Boucherville; marr 10 Aug 1750 Boucherville Pierr e DAME;
Joseph, born & bapt 21 June 1724 Boucherville; marr 1st 19 Nov 1753 Boucherville Maria Josep h HUET dit DULUDE; marr 2nd 4 Oct 1779 Boucherville Angelique BLAIN;
Marie-Anne, born 27 Feb 1726 Deerfield MA; bapt 5 Nov 1726 Boucherville; marr lst on 27 Oct 1 749 Trois Rivieres Jean CHRETlEN; marr on 2nd 7 May 1764 Boucherville Paul MENARD;
Jacques Denoyon b: 1667 in Quebec, Canada c: 12 Feb 1668 in Trois Rivieres, Maskinonge, Quebec, Canada
- Jacques Rene Denio Denoyon (Aaron Denio) b: 6 Dec 1704 in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada