Jacques Tetrault, III

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Jacques Tetrault, III
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IndividualAndParentsLinkBars.png Jacques Tetrault, II (family)
Sophi Carrier
Spouse 1
Sophi Laforais/Papeno/Cyriac (family)
17 Dec 1865 (Probably not)
Danielson, Connecticut (Probably not)
Spouse 2
Amelia Simpson (family)
10 Oct 1887
Southbridge, Massachusetts


Oct./Nov. 1841
Beauharnois, Lower Canada (Modern Quebec)
10 Nov 1844
St-Clément-de-Beauharnois Parish, Beauharnois, Lower Canada
2 Sep. 1872
Sheldon, Vermont
25 June 1915
Worcester, Massachusetts
St. George's Cemetery, Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts


Many sources have been identified for Sophi, but the multitude of sources do not paint a very clear picture. We have 3 apparent maiden names.

Possible name sources
Papeno ?
Cyriac/Lafforais (one or the other might be from a previous marriage... The 1880 census shows that Sophi was older that Jacques, and married at about 30, so quite possibly there was a previous marriage.)
Possibly two or three separate marriages to different Sophis (two maybe, not likely three)

Following the children, correlating vitals, and considering how uncommon the surname Tetreault was in the Southbridge, Massachusetts area, it is unlikely that we're dealing with multiple families except possibly the father's family in some few instances.


Rhode Island Marriage Record
Marriage record lists marriage of daughter, Mary Elizabeth Tetrault.


Hi Sue:

Thanks for e-mailing me. While I do have quite a large data base on the Tétreau/Tatro, etc. clan, there are quite a few that are not traceable back to Louis Tétreau because of a missing record, an incomplete record, or one that was not completely filled out in the first place. Unfortunately, your line is among these. I do have a Mary E Tatro born in Southbridge MA on 5 Aug 1890, her parents being Jacques and Amelia Simpson Gregoire who were married in Southbridge on 10 Oct 1887. It apparently was a 2nd marriage for both, as Amelia Gregoire's maiden name appears to be Simpson. The parents of Jacques are stated as Jacques and Sophia, but no maiden name for Sophia. It appears that he was married before to Sophie Lafforet (Laforest?) at Danielson CT on 17 Dec 1865, but there are no parents listed in this record. Jacques was born about 1845, no doubt in Canada. I scanned my data base for any Jacques born between 1840-1850 and came up empty. I'll keep my eyes open and if anything turns up in the future I'll be in touch.

Eugene R Tatro (Gene)

1880 United States Census

Name: Jacques Tetreau
Residence: Southbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Birthdate: 1844
Birthplace: Canada
Relationship to Head: Self
Spouse's Name: Sophie Tetreau
Spouse's Birthplace: Canada
Father's Name:
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Race or Color (Expanded): White
Ethnicity (Standardized): American
Gender: Male
Martial Status: Married
Age (Expanded): 36 years
Occupation: Carpenter
NARA Film Number: T9-0566
Page: 188
Page Character: B
Entry Number: 179
Film number: 1254566
Collection: United States Census, 1880
Relationship Name Gender Age Birthplace
SELF Jacques Tetreau M 36 Canada
WIFE Sophie Tetreau F 40 Canada
DAU Delphine Tetreau F 9 Vermont, United States
DAU Minnie Tetreau F 6 Massachusetts, United States
SON David Tetreau M 3 Massachusetts, United States

1900 United States Census

1900 U.S. Census - ED 1679 Southbridge town (southeast part), Worcester, Massachusetts, page 40 of 48

The details in this census are so close as to make it certain that it is the right family, but they are so far off, that I wonder at where the details came from. Perhaps a neighbor was consulted for the details. Amelia's birthday is completely wrong, and Jacque's immigration year appears to contradict likely records involving him and his previous wife. (But then, what neighbor would know so much about the children, while so little about the mother?)

1910 United States Census

Copied from FamilySearch.org

Name: Jacques Tetrault
Birthplace: Canada
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1864
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
Family Number: 33
Page Number: 2
Household Gender Age
Jacques Tetrault M 67y
Spouse Amelia Tetrault F 52y
Child Alfred Tetrault M 21y
Child Joseph Tetrault M 17y
John Wilson M 55y
Cornelius Gee M 45y
Lawrence Oconnor M 30y
Ernest Howlette M 27y