The ADAM Family Migration
- The Last 400 Years
The Immigration of
the ADAM Family begins with the voyage of our ancestor and immigrant Jean
Baptiste Adam who arrived in Quebec, Canada sometime around the year 1663.
Our line of his descendants is traced here geographically so you can see where
our ancestors lived and traveled, andperhaps
one day walk in their footsteps. Our ancestors were in Quebec, Canada for
over 260 years before migrating to and residing in Massachusetts, USA for
the last 100 years.
St Joseph Sillery, St Joseph-de-la-Pointe-Levy
BOURGOGNE, FRANCE - Jean Adam was born in Briennon, Auxerre, Bourgogne,
France and left around the year 1662.
LEVI, QUEBEC - Living among Jesuits, came to Quebec with next to nothing.
CITY - Lived with & worked for Eustace Lambert & family on
a very well established farm. Listed in 1st Census of Quebec 1666.
- Worked on forts in Richilieu, not listed on any census. Carpenters were
in dire need for fortifications from indian attack.
ROUGE, QUEBEC - After having sold his ground in Lauzon to Jean Demers
on July 29, 1668, he acquires a dwelling of ninety arpents which belongs
to Antoine Pouyaut in Cap-Rouge. I am not sure when exactly he acquired
his land in Lauzon after he got to Quebec.
QUEBEC - On February 28, 1672, he buys from Pierre Normand a house
in Sous-le-Fort à Québec.
QUEBEC - Married here in 1674, (2) Children born here in 1674 and
LEVI, QUEBEC - Became royal notaire de Lauzon.
BELLECHASSE, QUEBEC - 1st Concessions granted by the Lord Couillard
Charles de Beaumont des Islets; Jean Adam receives 5 acres of land in
Beaumont, Bellechasse, Quebec. He resided here until his death and is
listed in the 1681 Canada Census.
AT LAUZON, QUEBEC and baptized at QUEBEC (NOTRE-DAME)
QUEBEC - In 1705, granted land 8 acres in front and 40 acres in depth
from Sieur Lavard seigniory of St-Pierre. Jean Baptiste never made his
home there after 15-20years and for that was petitioned by Claude Thomas
Dupuy to surrender his lands along with Joseph Moreau, Jean Francois Frignon,
Widow Moreau, Joseph Guillet, Luc Proteau, Madame Lorange, Jacques Courteaux,
Augustin Moreau, Paul L'Ecuier, and Joseph Rouillard in the following
ordinance of 1726; LINK
TO ORDINANCE(pdf) Edects, Ordinances & Declarations; also
see Page 94 of pdf.
- Married in Batiscan in 1708. Resided here until his death in 1730.
- Born here, married here in 1755 and (6) of his (9) children were born
here as well.
QUEBEC - The (3) youngest of Antoine's children were born here. He
died here in 1796.
Churches: St-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier,
- Born in Batiscan, Family moved to Berthierville.
QUEBEC - Married here in 1780. Antoine had (2) of his oldest children
born in St-Charles-sur-Richilieu. All other children born here. Seems
to move around time of father's death.
QUEBEC - Listed as dying in Maskinonge, Quebec. Must have lived with
family in area until his death.
(pic 1, 2,
in ST. CHARLES-SUR-RICHILIEU but family lived in Berthierville,
QUEBEC - All of his children were born here, The last one in 1819.
Pierre's son Alexis, his 5th child, had a son born in St Bathelemy, Quebec
as early as 1850.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Resided here until his death in 1877.
QUEBEC - BORN IN 1818 AND MARRIED HERE IN BERTHIERVILLE IN 1842. FIRST
(4) CHILDREN BORN IN BERTHIERVILLE.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - (6) OTHER CHILDREN BORN HERE. DIED
HERE IN 1893.
(pic 1, 2,
, St-Peter's of Northbridge,
QUEBEC - Born here in 1847, family moved to St. Barthelemy around
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Married in 1871 at St. Cuthbert, Quebec.
All but one of Alexis' children were born in St. Barthelemy. He is listed
residing here with family in the 1891 Census of Canada.
RI, USA - Alexis moved his family to Manville, RI which was a popular
place of emigration for the ADAM family in 1892. His daughter Leonise
was born here in 1892. She was the only child of Alexis which was born
outside of Canada. Alexis moved back to Canada in 1895 believing his family
would have a better life back in Canada.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Alexis
is listed in the 1901 and the 1911 Census of Canada as residing here with
family. His farm consisted of about 7 or 8 acres. He resided in this village
until the day he died.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Azarie was born here in 1884. Listed
in the 1891 Canada Census with parents and siblings.
RI, USA - Moved here with family in 1892.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Azarie moved back to Canada with parents
and siblings in 1895. Married at St.
Cuthbert in Berthier, Quebec in 1907. Played baseball for the Montreal
Royals AAA team in 1904 documented, possibly for more than the one year.
They were the farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
(Whitinisville), MA, USA - Azarie worked in the US at the Whitin Rockdale
Mill in Whitinsville, MA between 1908-1909. This fact is listed on border
crossing document. Played baseball in the Blackstone Valley League for
Whitin Rockdale Mill's team.
BARTHELEMY, BERTHIER, QUEBEC - Listed in 1911 Canada Census. Father
Alexis died in 1919 and they sold the farm and moved to Montreal.
QUEBEC - Azarie and family lived in Montreal for a short time before
coming stateside to live for good.
(Whitinsville), MA - Azarie and family moved to Northbridge permanently
until the day he died.