Decendants of Pierre Jeaunne (Jonah) (abt 1720-?) & Alexandra Marguerite Isselin (1724-?)

Decendants of Pierre Jeaunne (Jonah) (abt 1720-?) & Alexandra Marguerite Isselin (1724-?)

Updated: April 2015

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Pierre Jeaunne (now Jonah), his wife Charlotte Lovy and their 5 children, sailed from Rotterdam, Holland on the 16-May-1752, on the "Speedwell", arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia on the 22-Jul-1752

The "Speedwell" passenger list shows Pierre, 32 Years old age, farmer, from the Principality of Montbeliard. There were 7 people on his family who arrived that day; Pierre, Charlotte and his sons Frederic, Pierre, Jacques, Samuel and Jean-George. A daughter, Anne Charlotte was born after they arrived in Lunenburg.

They were part of the "Foreign Protestants" that came to Nova Scotia between 1749 and 1973, as part of the recruitment by the British government. They remained in Halifax until 1753, where they were relocated and settled in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Pierre Jeaunne's land holdings in Lunenburg were: a town lot in the Creighton Division Section E8, a wood lot, which consisted of 30 acres, located in the Northwest Range lot A37, and also a Garden Lot in the 5th Division D-5.

Of his family, 3 of his sons, Pierre, Jacques and Samuel died in Halifax before going to Lunenburg, and his wife Charlotte, died in Lunenburg in Jan 1754. Pierre remarried on the 10-Mar-1756 to Alexandra Marguerite Isselin. His son, Jean George, from his first marriage was taken by Indians in 1758 and was never heard of again.

In 1768, Pierre and his family; sons Peter James, John James, George Frederick and daughter Maria Catherine, who had left Lunenburg and were now living in Halifax, relocated and settled in the Township of Hillsborough, New Brunswick. Pierre's sons, Martin and Henry were born after they arrived in Hillsborough.

Pierre settled in Division A of the Hillsborough Township, on the south side of Lot No. 38, which is located alongside the Petitcodiac River, near Weldon Creek. This was lived on and still is occupied by my direct Jonah decendants, and the main farm area by Harold Jonah (my Great Uncle), until 2009.

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