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Early French colonists : an English translation

by Charles A Gauvreau; Mathias D'Amours

  Print book : Biography

A Glimpse into Early French Canada and the Riou/Rioux/Reoux Family   (2014-05-26)

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by Kaywf

This is an English Translation of the following book: Les Trois Pistoles by Charles A. Gauvreau (1890) Revised by Mathias D'Amours Sr. (1946). It contains the following sections: Preface; The Seigneurie; Development and Growth 1696 - 1750; Agriculture and Rising Population 1750 - 1800; The Parish and the Village; and Epilogue. In also includes an Index of Names, List of Document, list of Illustrations; and Footnotes

The book includes three illustrations from the original publication: Map of Lower St. Laurence; The Seigneurie of Trois Pistoles; and The Ice Flow. Shaefer has also added four illustrations: Air View of Trois Pistoles; Whales; Two Rioux Homes; and A Priests Home.

This little book is a treasure. The print appears to be a photocopy of a hand typed manuscript, and can be a bit hard to read, but it is a great gift to those of us who are not able to read the original French version.

It was copyrighted in Canada in 1976 by Stella C. Shaefer and printed in the USA.

My copy is autographed as follows: "To a descendant of Henriette Rioux, 8-1-1981." It also includes a copy of a hand-typed flyer dated 8-4-1981:

TO ALL THE RIOU COUSINS,

Whether you spell it, Riou, Rioux, Reioux, or ?

If your ancestors came from Quebec Province, 999 out of 1,000 says your first grandfather to come from France was, Jean (John) Riou of the Ile d'Orleans and Trois Pistoles, where he was Seigneur-Colon.

We now have a Riou Coat-of-Arms, beautifully done in color and has a full explanation of every part of the picture. It is a concise ONE PICTURE story of his history. It comes ready for framing, to be a permanent part of your home, and the home of your descendents forever.

The cost . . . . $5.50 each.

Mail check or money order with your order to:

Mrs. Stella C. Schaefer, 202 Twin Lake Dr., Belleair Bluffs, Fla. 33540

You may have heared [sic] of my book of Trois Pistoles, it is an English translation of one written in French in 1890. My book is called, Early French Colonists, and it sells for $5.00.

This book is true [sic] history of Jean Riou and his becoming Seigneur, his life, marriage, children, etc.

This also makes a very nice gift or gifts, for birthday, weddings & wedding anniversaries, Xmas, a lasting gift. What bride wouldn't appreciate a Family Coat-of-Arms, hers or her husbands [sic], to grace her new home?

If you have any questions feel free to write and ask.

                                                One of your, over 10,000 cousins.

 

                                                                        Stella C. Schaefer




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