The Morin Trek

Travelling back in time 348 years, from 2010 to 1661 with Morin descendants.

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François Frederick Nelson Morin - genealogy report

 

1.  FRANÇOIS FREDERICK NELSON7 MORIN  (ANTOINE6, JOACHIM5, JOACHIM4, CHARLES3, PIERRE MORIN DIT2 BOUCHER, PIERRE MORIN DIT1) was born 31 Jul 1868 in Cumberland, Ontario1, and died 05 Jan 1946 in Toronto, Ontario.  He married MARIE…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on January 12, 2013 at 12:58am — No Comments

DESCENDANTS OF PIERRE MORIN DIT BOUCHER, PART II, 1773-1950

 

Descendants of Joachim Morin

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOACHIM5 MORIN  (JOACHIM4, CHARLES3, PIERRE MORIN DIT2 BOUCHER, PIERRE MORIN DIT1) was born 21 Aug 1773 in…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on December 19, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

DESCENDANTS OF PIERRE MORIN DIT BOUCHER, PART I, 1661 - 1773

 

Descendants of Pierre Morin dit Boucher

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  PIERRE MORIN DIT1 BOUCHER1 was born 1634, and died 1690.  He married MARIE MARTIN 1661 in Port Royal, daughter of PIERRE MARTIN and CATHERINE VIGNEAU.  She was born 1637, and died 17 Sep 1714 in Québec2.

       

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Added by Gerard Boyer on October 2, 2011 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO IRENE MORIN FOX

   Irene Morin Fox ( 18 Apr 1902 – 31 Oct 1974 ) was the eighth child of Frederick Nelson Morin, youngest son of Antoine Morin and Émélie dit Larivière and brother to Philippe Morin married to Sara Summers.



Irene was the first of the girls to finish her education and become a teacher. She taught in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Windsor, that I know of. In 1933, at the age of 31, she married 39 year old Scotsman Bill Fox in London, Ontario, a golf pro who, when they met, was the pro…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on February 16, 2011 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

November 2010 update/novembre 2010 en suite

The 2010 Morintrek dvd is almost ready for distribution. We have most of the addresses of those who will love it. Contact Gerry if you are worried that you are not on the mail-out. I've begun the translation of J.Y. Morin's book l'Odyssée des Morin so that our English speaking members will get to enjoy learning about the first three generations of our ancestors, Pierre Morin dit Boucher , his son Pierre Morin dit Boucher and then his son Charles Morin. The author, Jacques Yvan Morin…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on November 25, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

Where did Pierre Morin and Marie Martin live...?

Where did Pierre Morin dit Boucher and Marie Martin live between 1661 and 1673?…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on October 28, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

The Cumberland Township Morins in the 1901 census and their neighbours.

When the 1901 census was taken in Cumberland, Ontario, the following Morin families were living within close proximity of each other.…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on September 28, 2010 at 7:41pm — 1 Comment

September 2010 developments

Well folks,

Here's what I'm up to with the Morintrek. The earlier part of our family history has been very well documented by Jacques-Yvan Morin in his book L'Odyssée des Morin. I met with him this past week and I have begun translating this book into English. It covers his whole family history up to his father. The first two generations are the same as ours and then the chapter on Pierre Morin III has a lot in common with our ancestor Charles Morin of the same…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on September 27, 2010 at 7:07am — No Comments

Morintrek continuation

I wasn't sure what to do with the morintrek, but have decided to keep it alive for the next year. I'll do some editing over the next while and start putting up the aftermath of our trip.

Please feel free to use this site to contact me in the meantime. I'll be meeting Jacques Yvan Morin, the author of l'Odyssee des Morin, a very well written account of his ancestors who are also ours for the first two generations. We have a tentative agreement to translate the book into English and…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on August 17, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

RE-EDITING OF MY VISIT WITH MAUREEN MORIN, JANUARY 2010

Thanks to Maureen for reading the first draft which had errors in it. If you printed the last draft, replace it with this one.

A VISIT WITH MAUREEN MORIN…

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Added by Gerard Boyer on April 26, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Philippe & Sarah Morin homestead

I finally was lucky enough to visit the Philippe Morin and Sarah Summers homestead, which was owned by the Winters family when I was growing up in Cumberland. Phil McNeely, Tom McNeely and Maureen Morin all have memories of this place. Maureen was born there, Phil and Tom remember attending picnics there. It's set on the highest point of land in that area with a beautivul view of the Ottawa River and Laurentian Mountains. The house is now owned by the Ottawa Public School Board, McSkimming… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on March 23, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Philippe Morin Will (registered Apr 26, 1948)

Philippe Morin was the son of Antoine Morin. He married Sara Summers and was the father of , among others, Uncle Treffle, George Morin (my great grandfather), Uncle Jim Morin who ran the little snack bar in Cumberland, Uncle Richard who married Mae McNeely, . I uncovered his will today at the Land Registry Office in Ottawa.

"This is the last will and testament of Philippe Morin of the Township of Cumberland in the County of Russell, farmer, made this 29th day of June, 1931. I appoint my… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on November 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

PAST TO PRESENT CONNECTIONS

One of the most amazing connections with regards to our Acadian roots is that both my sister, Anne-Marie Boyer and my mother, Therese McNeely, now live where our first Morin ancestor to Canada, Pierre Morin dit Boucher, was married. Anne-Marie established herself there without knowing about our Acadian origins!

Secondly, my daughter Liane Boyer's fiancee, Cameron McLean, has traced his ancestor to Jacques Bourgeois, the ship's surgeon and successful farmer from Port Royal who established a… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on October 30, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

1853 Antoine Morin buys land with oats and hay

LAND IN CUMBERLAND TOWNSHIP FOR A FEW BAGS OF OATS AND A LOAD OF HAY (submitted by Gerard Boyer, Sept. 2009)





As I continue to uncover material dealing with my Morin ancestors, I couldn’t help but copy the following deed of land from Betsy Powell to Antoine Morin in 1854. The document is full of legal land language but this land deal is an interesting one. I found a mint of useful information at the Land Registry Office at the Provincial Court House on Elgin St. in downtown… Continue

Added by Gerard Boyer on September 28, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

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