PLACES IN OUR PAST
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Lying on the southern edge of the green Bekaa valley, Machghara is a charming town caught within the folds of the mountain stretching from Dahr Al-Baidar in the north to Tawmat Niha south-east of Jezzine. The name comes from the secret of its water and its springs, from "as-Shaghour", sacrament of bounty and generosity.
Jacques Poissant dit LaSaline (9th great-grandfather) was sent to New France as a soldier and after his discharge he married and settled in Quebec, where generations of the Poissants were born and raised.
Jacques Poissant dit LaSaline (9th great-grandfather) was born in the Diocese of Saintes, the capital of the Saintonge region of the Bourg Marrennes. Saintes and Saintonge get their name from the Santon tribe that once committed 12,000 men to fight against Julius Caesar. Caeser prevailed and a thriving Gallo-Roman city grew there. Today, the ancient capital of the Santons attracts large numbers of tourists drawn by its heritage and the annual "Académies Musicales" festival.
Burgos was founded in 884. Andre dit L'Espagnol Robidou (10th great-grandfather) was born there about 1645.
France was born in Picardy when Clovis made Soissons the first capital of the Franks in 486. From 30 kms North of Paris, the boundaries of Picardy stretch eastwards towards Champagne and the Belgian border; westwards it extends to the English Channel. Francois dit Laderoute Seguin (10th great-grandfather) was born in Beavais in 1644.
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Bernard dit Sansoucy Deniger (10th great-grandfather) was born here about 1627.